Who knows what other rare delights lie yet to be discovered 'neath the brine...?
Thanks Nashmov, and Chate Noir... your kind comments are greatly appreciated : )
Last edited by Hethabyr; October 24th, 2008 at 11:56 AM.
Is it merely vanity, that one should deign to leave a mark...
Or to look back with longing at the light, when all ahead seems dark?
To put one's mind and hands to work, to try to forge a bond...
'Tween consciousness of all that is, and that which lies beyond?
A verse from "The Toil of Times Past", an Ancient Echoi poem.
Yup! It's that irrepressible Sausage Man again, this time in the company of his trusty steed, Chooby the Not a Horse.
It doesn't worry me too much that not very many people comment on these pieces, although I do really appreciate it that you do look in from time to time, and that you always leave a positive comment. Brings a big smile to my face : )
Last edited by Hethabyr; October 29th, 2008 at 04:50 AM.
A return to fishy themes.
The Biffle Baffle Bird, though it's generally quite happy to eat a variety of insects, fruits and berries, seems to have a particular penchant for pixies.
Thanks Clochette : )
Last edited by Hethabyr; November 7th, 2008 at 08:59 AM.
I felt the need to come back to this one, since the previous pixie, which had been added as an afterthought in Photoshop, looked a bit naff. I can actually manage finer detail, with a more precise cursor point in the online facility, than I can achieve in Photoshop. I suppose it's because Photoshop isn't intended for regular drawing at 72dpi, which is the groupboard's default resolution. As always, my intention is to do a more refined pencil versions at a later date.
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This is Flar Paloo, captain of the Horinoi.
Un hommage humble à Jean-Baptiste Monge... parce que j'adore ses créations.
Excuses pour mon Français abominable : )
Ever since I happened upon his work a couple of years ago, I've been hugely inspired by the French artist/illustrator Jean-Baptiste Monge's wonderful creations, and I find myself revisiting his site from time to time, just to see if there's anything new on display. He is, quite simply, an imaginative genius! Frustrating to find that there don't seem to be any English translations of his books as yet... in fact, even the French copies are obtainable only through French Amazon, or direct from the publisher. Anyhow, here's an "ever so 'umble 'omage" to the man and his work. Fishing for sticklebacks.
PS: Here's the link to his website: http://www.jbmonge.com/BiblioJB.php
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Been a while since I've posted anything with a bit of colour. A quick head study. Watercolour wash, with some dip pen scribbling.
Don't eat the fruits from gropple trees, and never by them linger.
Remember little Poppy Poo...? He's left without a finger!
They were fairly fashionable in Farflungium too.
Ooh, I'm all about that watercolor wash.. very nice; lovely colorz! 8)
Fine work as always, Captain H. Rock on!
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
Hey! Check out my blog here
From such humble beginnings...
Well, we had to start somewhere... didn't we? : )
Thanks AmontilladoAg : )
Last edited by Hethabyr; November 26th, 2008 at 08:18 AM.
i visit this place often enough, but it would be boring to comment everytime, since 'awesome' would be the only comment.
i hope you are gathering these into one big ass book to make some money of your efforts? i know i would buy it, and it would keep children all over the world quiet for a couple of hours. (please make it a book)
As the Flip-Flop-Flappy is very well aware.
Thanks Zergaloth... your kind comments just made my day.
I'd love to see it all in book form too, but I doubt if it'll happen any time
soon. The nonsense cornucopia just keeps on flowing, though, and I've
no immediate inclination to bung a stopper in it : )
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awesome ... simply awesome
I have never seen anything like this before ... love the ornate ancient engraving thingees
Yup! It's a real oldie, from way back in 1995. I came upon it earlier this week while looking through piles of stuff. I started tidying it up
a little, and then I thought... naaah. I don't have time for this. To be honest, I'd love to do a fresh version, with improvements to the
figures, and a lot more attention to line and tonality. It'll never happen, though. It served its purpose at the time.
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I love your style. So like old engravings or etchings, only with an imagination that you just don't see in the print masters. I'm also reminded of Walter Moers. I assume you've read his books?
Hey Hethabyr. I've really enjoyed following your work this year. I'm a huge fan of your stuff. I really think it's great.
Imagination aside, it frustrates me that you don't add a third darker tone into the computerized pieces. Am I allowed to say that that I think they sit too flat? Especially sat next to image you just posted. It's proper breathtaking. I really wouldn't know where to start. If there was nothing to contrast it against then I'd shut up, -which is what I'm precisely going to do now.
You have my permission to even bother lowering yourself to criticize my work.
Happy Christmas. I shall look forward to seeing more in the new year.
Last edited by JPW; December 23rd, 2008 at 03:21 PM. Reason: I originally said about adding black, but that wouldn't look right.
Thanks Donalfall and JPW. I've not heard of Walter Moers, but I'll definitely look him up. JPW... I do appreciate what you say about the relative flatness of the low res digital pieces, in comparison to pencil, but they're just sooo much quicker to do, and I love having the white to use as highlight. They are only intended as preparatories, too, although, as I've said in the past, many of them will never see light of day as finished pieces. "Jooble Tells Tall Tales", and the older piece, "Mottledoth's Melancholy", will certainly have to be done in pencil, plus I'm aiming to do a sculpt of Mottledoth. There's something about him that appeals to me. I think he needs his own story.
Thanks again, both : )
Infinitely more rare than hen's teeth.
Hi there Hethabyr! I'm just watching all day different sketchbooks in here and I've clicked Your page. I've known Your works from "Dessinateur" french site.. I've always love your let say goblin-like characters. 20 years of drawing it's quite a stunning achivement. Your works never be forgotten. Bye.
Again and again, WOW!
Old pieces and new pieces, they are all fantastic!
This thread is a rare diamond around here.