humm for some reason, i really want to see the profile at the bottom left on this page :].. if that's not too much trouble
And, what do you do when shading exactly ? Are you smudging much ?
argh...sorry for the questions
OmertA: Thanks OmertA! Sometimes I wonder about that...
Peetaer: Hey thanks! At the rate I'm going this weekend I think you will see more than you ever wanted.
DanielC: Okay, man. I'll post the whole image (I was trying to hide the less desirable areas, you caught me)...just fer you tho.
To answer the second question (and no ask as many as you want). Believe me, I am flattered that you would even ask me anything!
My technique is something I picked up from the Atelier, and Master Dobsky. After what felt like a few hundred cast drawings, it's hard to break th habit. But, it works well for me and I get really Zen about it, so it makes me feel good. I basically DON'T smudge. Not that its a bad thing, but you will train yourself to better see light on form if you concentrate on turning the form with almost minuscule value shifts with just strokes of your pencil. It's hard to explain, but not if I had a visual. What I am doing isn't magic or anything, but it does require an assload of patience. I fill in dots essentially, but I start of with blocking in the basic shadows, I use hatching and cross hatching. When I want to refine, I go in and make the hatching tighter and cleaner, then I kinda fill in the dots of blank areas that my pencil didn't quite get, or I lift off the darker areas with my kneaded eraser. You can kinda see how I start off with the less finished areas of my drawings. They do get smudged as I carry my sketchbook about, tho. So I had to spray them w fixative.
My sketches aren't as refined as I could get bc I didn't want to get all caught up in that part of the drawing.( Okay, I got self indulgent, and that went out th window a bit) I wanted quick concept of character, to train myself to capture light and shadow from my imagination better, and I wanted to see how far I could get with my anatomy from memory.
Anyways, I hope I answered your question in a that blathering. ugh, sorry bout that.
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Here's the whole image for you Daniel...
And my sketch for today. It's something I have had in my head for a long time. Like years ago. I am going to do a small series w just this character.
hey thanks for explaining that! I think ill try that with my next still life study or long pose life drawing session.
i really love this one, http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...9&d=1220237333
and i think this would make an awesome shirt or sticker or both hehe
that tv guy looks fantastic too!
yeah ink is such an awesome medium. ive been hooked to those tiny 005 microns lately. Anyway, nice seeing more of your work! Cant wait for the next update
Your stuff is fucking awsome!!!
Amazing pencil rendering!! Cool stuff allround!!
Those pencil sketches are unreal, thanks for explaining your technique by the way. It's making me very envious. I tend to smudge a lot myself and it works for me but perhaps I should listen to what you're saying because the end results are awesome in your pencils.
Will check here again, thanks again for the help!
dude those pencils are SICKKKKKKKkk ! O_O
Really cool stuff! I love the pencil characters in the previous page
This thread needs update... Moooooore!