I really enjoyed looking through your sketchbook! You use a lot of perspective all the time, which I've been trying to work on. Thanks for inspiring me! I love your use of tones, too!
yeah last one turnes out very well, really like the light.
one little thing is that he grabs the hammer nearly on top of the handle, which led to the impression that he is not able to hit hard.
sorry for my complicated german english sentence
Aveh-Thank u very much mate!!!i am glad you got something out of it
Kungfoowiz-Thnx very much Edward .I will try to improve a lot of things
Lii-chan-Thank u very much mate!!! Yeah i think perspective is very important everywhere , so i kinda try to train myself very often on it
Emil_-Thank u emil !!!i am glad u like the piece.I will keep building it
kischi-Thank u mate!!! No worries.Btw i though that he could hit with more speed if he held it like that.Myself i tend to wield a hammer faster when i wield it like that.But ok from the aspect of power you are probably right.
Parsakoira-Lol thnx very much Parsa but still have a way to go !!!
Krato-Heheh thnx for encouraging mates!!!.Ok here i did some and enjoyed it after
Deodatus-THank u mate!!!I will
ok here a quick linework piece i prepared for later(using some ref this time) and a life study of my feet and then i went crazy playing with them , thats the fun.
And a speedy life i did yesterday and forgot to upload
Thnx for supporting!!!lets all keep up!!!
hello king !
i already posted how much i appreciated your warriors/creatures designs and your lovely girl, but the post isn't here !
/* warning: critics, critics */
the composition of this last work is interesting yet it could be more interesting with a different camera level.
Your shading is very nice on the big warrior, but perhaps the highlight should be less strong on the 3 others idiots (it's too metallic)
if i was you, i would change the background, the two arch are too symetrical and not very interesting.
** end of critics **
take care mate
Man, the rendering of the feet is mind blowing. Also, great lighting on the last one. Nice idea with the feet and the little man, i love it when you play with your studies. Keep up τρέλα!
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LAL-Thank u very much mateeee!!
Kungfoowiz-Thank u edward!!!heheh yep a lot of things to take care off .Thnx for supporting man
Krato-Keviiiiin thnx for pushing mate!!!
Parsakoira-Yay thnx for encouraging Parsa!!!
zou-Comrade!!!!I really appreaciate these!!!If u can i would like u guys to link me any reference or idea on what thing can be nice to put in the background, and if my skill allows it i can work it on .I will not change the camera view and things because i will not risk doing this illu a study(since i am trying hard to break the non-finishing barrier) but after that yayyyy more things to apply(more planning).(For the female combat mage(lol) are there any changes u think could make it better? its still on sketching stage so i could work the changes i think). Dont worry the highlights will go down when i paint it(in normal mode)(i will force them heheheeh).THankkkk uuuuu!!!
knut--Dhmhtrh Thank u very much mate!!!!heheh i try to enjoy everything to get the best experience out of it
Metal Fingers-Aleeeex!!!Thank u mate.i am afraid of overdoing it but i will work it in some other style and subject.I will make something like a children book illu maybe to train this .In dark pieces i am not that fan of saturated colors.but ok it depends
Well these days i cant say i am feeling all that high since a lot of things needs to be done and some of them i dont have any mood to do them but man, with all the support i get from u guys this makes my mood a lot!!!! I wanna try become better and at least beign able to offer some help.
Thnx very much mates, lets keep fighting and follow our dreams because thats the way we bring out the best of ourselves and value a lot of things.
Here some quick basic color overlaying i would like to play with, feel free to suggest another color solution
Studies are looking fantastic dude, making awesome strides with each post.
WIP is looking sweet so far, though there are a couple of little things that stand out to me... First off, compositionally its kinda overly formal, but that might just be the Frazetta influence coming through. Character and action being in dead centre, in front of a straight horizontal, and symmetrical arches freezes the action a fair bit, Even introducing 3-point perspective to create some subtle diagonals would break that up a bit imo. Might also help to introduce some cooler tones to break up the feeling of monotony and symmetry. The last thing thats kinda bugging me is his swinging arm. I assume its meant to be caught in mid-swing, but there is no force or weight to it, the hammer seems kinda flat and doesnt seem to be following a logical swinging arc it would if he was trying to smash some brains in. I also think that rather than in mid-swing, it might look more dramatic to have his arm raised higher above his head, preparing for the swing and showing the height of the action rather than an in-between shot. Though that depends on what kind of tension youre trying to capture; holding it aloft would work better for a formal composition, mid-swing is a lot more tense and dynamic.
Hi kingkostas, about the latest image. I would suggest using less saturated colours in the backround. Colour has tendency to lead the eye, as contrast also, higher contrast difference more is the eye moving towards it.
I would tone the saturation on backround down, and use light blueish tones in there, othervice keep working on that, exciting to see where it will go...
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Nice feet you have there im also really liking the last painting the lighting is turning out really well I think. I hope you're planning on doing something for behind the arches because the goblins and especially the far left shield is blending in at a quick glance although it does look like you're still working on it so it will def be badass if your other art is an indicator of where this is heading.
Good luck and keep on being better than me at art
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Those are some fantastic feet studies you did there! I also really like the line economy in the woman sketch. I'd like to see this one turned into a finished painting. Keep going! We are watching you!
Indeed, nice colors mate! I see you taking your time with that last one piece, so rendering going very well. Just don't spend to much time and don't get looped. Cheers, Kostas!
It's always good in here KK. It's great watching your last image evolve. Fantastic!
great studies on the feet !
you're making nice progress. my suggestion would be to make some water in the ground and include somme cooler colors
for the background , i didn't found the very exact pic i imagined. but here a suggestion (the light play)
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Hey kostas, the latest wip is looking nice. I love the reflections in the metal surfaces. I'm digging the studies too, especially the way you follow the form.
Damn! This is amazing! Awesome progress on the illustration. The backlighting on the guy is great. As for colour- I would add some more obvious complementary colours to what you have now. Since the picture is predominantly yellow, I'd put a lot of violets and blue-greens in the shadows. But I always do that... Also, great touch with the red light. Only thing else that comes to mind is for you to add some really saturated colour accent to where you want the viewer to look. A blue amulet around the knight's neck for example. Here's a little overpaint to show what I mean. I hope it helps Also the feet studies are great!
Thanks for the inspiration again
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