wooow some hot stuff here! keep it up - the marines are killer tooo!
Clanlord, monotony, Verehin, and kidult: Thankyou much, does the SB good to get some compliments fosho.
going to finally start working out some portfolio pieces, that is leaning to finally hitting up the finishes, have to polish off that centaur piece and crazy lion body blade beasty.... then some ass kicking marines to follow... heres a sketch where Im fleshing out some forms/gesture....
Really dig post #94 and #112. The energy in your work is amazing. You seem to lose a lot of it when you are trying the tighter approach though, as in the centaur painting - the rendering is solid and the anatomy is pleasing, but the raw energy is not there yet. I'm fighting a similar demon on a much lower level
Nightblue: you def. have a point with getting caught up in renders w/ stiffening up the drawing... I think some Justin Sweet/Vance Kovacs ref would do me well, as they have a really painterly style, only rendering the necessary and letting the eye fill in the rest... hmmm.... thanks for the crit!
heres an update w/ the marine WIP:
Just wanted to drop a line and say i love your work very inspiring, Your anatomy and concepts are awesome. Thank you for sharing please keep them coming
Stop your grinning and drop your linen! Found them!
first sketchbook ive gone from start to finish. really love the energetic and dinamic faces. post more!
Stovieheed: thankyou much! and will do fosho.
sourgasm: YeAH! Hellboy is fun to sketchup, gotta do some serious fanart soon!
GriNGo: yup, Color for one reason or another scares me a bit... but Im jumping on it soon enough dont you worry!
Farvus: true true with the line weight crit, but then again, if I was doing a linear illo, I certainly would spend more time/attention on the turning the strokes, but for the messy sketch.... its nice an chunky!
Lateman: HELL TO THE YEAH, hope you voted then!
Villa: Thanks bro, and loved the action in yours, glad to read you were entertained.
alright: Ive been working on finally getting a finish in, so I went back to my centaur piece and have been slowly but surely polishin it up. Still gotta put in some serious work time in it, but I think its shaping up nicely! Its all about the details...... (texture, color, background sure to come... )
It's a lovely sketchbook. I dig your last update. keep it up
NIce sketchs dude. Totally awesome
jesus that centaur is insane, they should be a playble race in a game
OMG. I just checked out all your sb, and it's just mind blowing . Just out of curiosity, did you attend any art school, art college, or art classes of any sorts, or all of this wonderful art came from being self taught ? And keep up the good work man. Seriously my number one enemy is my lazy arse too, and it's the worst one.
P.s.: You should totally color that centaur dude, it's by far your strongest, and best rendered piece yet. And it has that whatchamacallit...ummm...an imposing stature, yea that's it.
Nice work you have done!
I liked the samurai red helmet totally F!?%# cool
Liked the different red colors.
And i see you are inflected in the Japanese art style.
seriously, i wonder whats wrong with people around here.
Some really cool characters, done in a very cool style, and a great variety of techniques and subject matter.Subscribed, 5 starred and hoping to see some more soon
keep 'em coming!
Holy balls mate this is one great great great SB. Your more through sketches are very impressive, not to mention inspirational. and your stuff is aslo very illustrative, so I am fivestaring for sure! Also it is so impressive to see how you put so much into your loose sketches. On their merit alone I would give you the five little shiny things.
Whats up smokenmirrors havnt stoped by your sketchbook in awhile any way some roudy charcters man there really badass. keep it up!
damn ... your shit is asskicking, mindblowing and ... ahhh! realy the last charakterdesign is my favorite one on whole conceptart.org .... shit! one question: witch brush did you take? the standart ps renderingbrush (size 19 for normal) or is this a custom one?
best wishes, lateman!!
keep punshing me out of my chair!
hey yall' thanks for the compliments!
to couple of questions: yes I attended Otis college of Art and Design in L.A. briefly....
and Im just rocking the standard PS brushes...
alright Ive been detailing like crazy and then changed up the piece yet again as I noticed some flow discrepancies.... oye.... let me tell you....
in anycase, heres another reworked head.... Im not callin em' finished, but "reworked" fosho!
youll be seeing this centaur in the finished section soon! fingers crossed...
Last edited by smokenmirrors; September 29th, 2008 at 11:28 PM.
alrighty.... finally time to step away from this one. Im calling er done and DONE!
leaving it grayscale cuz i like it that way!
posting this badboy in the finished section for my first! (finished that this)
hope everyone gets a kick outta it, cuz I sure do. Not just because its right up my list of things I always love drawing, but because I finally finished a new piece! Gotta get out of my crappy non art job and start living the dream again.... making it reality.