Very good armor sketches, hard subject to deal with, for the dragons, love the creativity, but don't like the rough lines in a so cartoonish style, maybe is just me anyway.
Well, I learned to ink with a brush and it definitely shows in my digital work too I'd say. Most of the time my inks tend to be thicker and stronger with digital though.
Warm up drawing of my overall favorite Loki comic design (combination) from the Siege storyline, partly because I like the way different artists draw the fur pelt on his shoulders. Though I didn't notice how badly I had fudged his other hand until I had inked it.
I went to Suomenlinna to draw first time this summer.
And some sketches from comics
And a crocodile thing
It might be safe to post these now? Anyway, some older work I did for Myrrysmiehet, for their new table RPG Vapauden Miekat (Swords of Freedom): http://myrrysmiehet.fi/drupal/taxonomy/term/16 that’s still in progress, but the first demo was playable in Tracon 2011.
The game is thematically bit of a mix of everything from anime to fantasy to steampunk so I got to design very different characters (shaman, cyborg and a ronin) and it was really fun. Now that I look these there's some things... that I would do differently (mostly stuff I made harder for myself), and mind you these were never intended to be lined up next to each other so they don't really fit.
Loki looks sweet,man!Too bad you noticed the hand after you inked it but it came out great as it is and I also love the way you colored him.
wow you just have so much stuff in here to look at of late you are making me feel like a right old lazy slob (which I am! nut never mind), its great to see and I have to say the gestures in your images are getting stronger and stronger, the emotion and action in them is leaping out well done.
there you go a nice pat on the back now get on with it and post more!! he he he he he
all the best to you little bird
A great kind hearted lumbering bullock
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
Hi TinyBird, Thank you for commenting on my thread. Great SB here!
I've been meaning to comment in here for a while but kept getting distracted by other things.
It's a long sketchbook and the work is all of a similar level which makes me wonder about your ability to push your own limits, but more on that below.
What I love most is your own personal style of working. Those scratchy lines and scruffy sketches along with the personality and expressions on your various characters are unique to you, and they're what makes your art special and stand out from the crowd. Don't ever lose that.
Okay, something you said a couple of pages ago caught my attention and it fits with what I said about pushing your own limits -
You're probably aware of most of that yourself but I think it needs saying, and I also think you should forget about what other people are doing and push yourself for yourself. It's your art and your life and/or career after all.
But in the interest of being useful, I'm going to challenge you to take your watercolours to a life drawing class and instead of all those five minute sketches you do, produce a twenty to thirty minute colour study. Lets see if you're as good as your sketchbook says you are.
Easier said than done though, I have a really sneaky way of avoiding going outside my comfort zones without even noticing (perspective is one, almost always when I draw an environment or a scene, I unconsciously manage to make it from an angle or otherwise so where perspective isn't really required, only to notice it later).
I don't really know how to actually do things for myself either, or what that even means (like I mentioned somewhere else in this thread, it's not like I'll like my own art any more no matter what I do so that's kinda awkward), but trying to find that out is a project to be undertaken then!
Unfortunately the second part is bit harder, I was actually going to take my new water brush to the next life drawing... only to find out that life drawing was the last one for the summer :V
Though we don't really have any say about how long the model keeps the poses, I think most poses are 10/15 minutes long (they never say how long they'll pose), but after I manage to move (I'll be moving to a new apartment next week!) and my summer vacation starts (week after that!) I think I'll take that chance to ask a friend over and draw/paint them; at least I'll have control of the lighting and stuff in the image and have a bit longer poses too.
Also I'm planning on drawing the apartment itself, while it's still in its clean and virginal form... until the floor gets covered by books and paper.
And after summer ends and the life drawing starts again I'll be sure to take on that challenge too!
Good stuff, my fav from this page.
Also, loved every dragon, including the one with the "people do their jobs" thing over his head, the shark call phone, and well, many things.
To say something negative, don't like the dude with the halberd, the textured surface over a cartoon, the color choice, is hard to tell, but I prefer the B&W version.
A lot of the time I see people working through their learning processes no problem so giving generic advice about tackling this that or the other feels redundant. So I'll concentrate on something different that catches my attention and hopefully say something useful instead.
No worries about that life class challenge - though I'll be watching to see what you do with the friend study. Good luck with the move and everything else, and I hear you about comfort zones. My default is to fall back on copying other people's stuff to avoid what I should really be doing. I guess we all have our foibles, heh.