[ Oop! I almost posted another robot topic... ]
[ That can happen in a day or two. ]
[ But, for now... ]
[ ...Something nicely Environmental, Architectural, and Fantasy-oriented to cleanse the palate. ]
Environment: WHITE STONE CASTLE RUNS RIGHT UP THE SIDE OF A CLIFF
Last edited by William b. Hand; March 2nd, 2008 at 01:41 PM.
This is my first time doing a DSG.
And what an appropriate time since the numbers spell out "leet"
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Marksman, look into GIMP. It's a free digital drawing program very similar to Photoshop. Check it out.
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Good start so far.
Last edited by Mitze; March 4th, 2008 at 02:37 PM.
hey guys. long time observer, first time poster here. thought i mite start jumping in on a few DSGs from now on and improve my mediocre skills
[ Mod Edit: smaller please ]
2 and 1/2 hours draw time
Last edited by Idgstyle; March 3rd, 2008 at 07:13 PM.
I need help with environments
Keep drawing... And keep painting!
My Sketchbook Critiques please!
im totally new to this forum, and this is the first thing i've put up here. i just got my art tablet about a week ago and am still trying to get the feel for it. scenery and landscapes are really not my strong point...
also, im not really sure how to upload this correctly. i read there is supposed to be a attachment area with a paperclip icon. i see nothing like this at all so i just used image shack.
It has been a while since my last post. Try to paint here more often now. Hope everyone here in the DSG is doing good.
@Ryoken: Nice view, impressive. Maybe you could paint more details on the sky.
@ Mitze: Nice mountain-background and good designed castle.
@buhlerks: actually my favorite. Like the atmosphere very much.
About an hour's work.
I so need to improve my environment skills -_-
Tsujni: Good quick sketch like it's supposed to be.
Brat: Dito, could be more spectacular by adding some towers
Ryoken: very nice, the dragon gives it something extra, the tower on the left should follow the perspective of the other elements.
Mitze: nice atmosphere, the only thing that bothers me is the photo-ellements shining trough to much in some parts.
Idgestyle: somehow your picture doesn't show immediately, and i'm to lazy to click on links.
Nightbleu: Very, very nice, my favorite so far, quickly done but with huge impact.
Buhlerks: very nice light and depth here, the reflection of the sun implies there's a clear sun standing right above it.
Racasdorph: interesting approach, i don't see a castle though.
Kuth: intriguing design, specially the little park on top looks very uncommon. Maybe you could finish it more.
Wolfchop: welcome, good start, funny castle design, i'm only missing something on the right, maybe an incoming dragon?
Iambanana: the basic elements are there, cant really say much about it.
Gretchen: do castles always come with flocks of birds? I really like the perspective.
Once i begin i can't stop drawing.
Mitze i likey.. reminds me of the game "Ico"
Yeah i know what you mean but it so much quicker with them. If i have more time i try to avoid them or make them blend in better.Mitze: nice atmosphere, the only thing that bothers me is the photo-ellements shining trough to much in some parts.
I got rid of the mountains in the background which i think was the worst offender. Kind of bare now will have to think of something to put there now or balance the pic.
Last edited by Mitze; March 3rd, 2008 at 03:58 PM.
Well, here's mine. I admit, I've never drawn any kind of building before. So the challenge was really beneficial, I learned a lot. Would have continued on this, but I limited myself to an hour and a half (exactly, thanks to Apimac Timer! How I've lived all these years without it, I don't know. ) just to avoid overworking myself on a study.
I'm lovin' everyone else's 'sketches.' (if they can be called that) Truely inspiring stuff. Really motivates me to improve.
A.J. "LaVaCaT!" Albert
Illustrator, Designer, Fiery Cat-thing
Sorry to burden you with this trainwreck of a painting, but i only saw this at 1:00am and had to have a go coz the topic was so fantastic!
Love to see more topics like this, and sorry i only had about 30 mins to spend on it this time...
space sprayer - i really love the colors and the atmosphere here! its grim!
Racasdorph, a little help for you: 2 basic rules for environments 1) At the initial stage of your sketch draw in some perspective guidelines and regularly check that everything is conforming to these lines as you progress. 2) As things get further away intensity is decreased eg. shadows in the foreground are very dark, shadows in the distance are relatively lighter, same goes for highlights and colours will also appear less intense with more distance from the viewer.
Last edited by johnn; March 4th, 2008 at 08:16 AM. Reason: addition of text
I'm not good at painting mountains...
Artists have such a magnificent gift...breathing life into something with just simple lines.
The Sketchbook: Life through Line