AsaB - thanks Asa!
Matte_Art - hee! thanks man! im not sure if they're gonna use it ON skateboards, I never asked ._. I should tho!
Shmaba - hah! thanks for the kick in the proverbial nuts i had forgotten about that vaccuum cleaner! back to the drawing board!
Kerberos - no hard feelings wtsoever, I'd shoot them too thx!
MarkWinters - where have you beeeen?? I shall post moar!
today's update! some 1hour IRC tds ive participated in lately:
And I managed to participate in this week's CHOW! here's my entry, the Unicorn Kitty SLinger Girl!
Poll is here, some really amazing stuff! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...10#post2342310
Hay there petite, your improving at a steady rate I see!
The last posts rocks! Have always loved your style, such cool use of colour as well!
I wouldn't mind seeing you push yourself with some realism though, maybe some photo studies or a digital still life? I'm sure you'd kill it!
Really do dig the style though, keep on sharing,
Poor kitton! ;-;
We should do more irc thunderdomes, they are good for you! Keep up the good work!
Hi, dropping by from the Twitter update. I enjoy your sketchbook, and I see progress especially in your figures. I'd like to see you explore different faces as you tend to have a particular stylized face. That might be where your study of Daniel Craig fell through, although you were close.
One nitpick, and I could be wrong...but I see a lot of white which makes your colors look chalky. If you are working from a black/white underpainting I'd try not doing any addition of white when you are in the coloring process.
Keep up the good work, and I'll see you in CHOW!
Hah, adore the IRC TDs! Such creative concepts you put out, loved 'em. The design for the motorcycle tractor is pretty damn cool I now wanna see more cool vehicles by you!
Ah, so you did the CHOW, the topic was adorable and your lady sure fits the profile! The expression on that poor kitty is priceless. This style seems to come really natural to you and you handle it beautifully! But like Matt said, some realism or studies inbetween wouldn't hurt--I do, however, definitely want to see more of your comic stuff
I'm digging the IRC t-domes, they are definitely good practice. And congratulations on finishing your first chow! I do wish her face wasn't so obscured by the slingshot, tho -- it's hard to get a read on a character when the face isn't easy to see. Maybe a more engaged pose, too, like she is actively pulling on the elastic band more than just standing.
I can see that you are developing quite a nice style with the characters already. One thing I would like to see more would be facial expressions perhaps (attitude, big smiles, etc. ) Surely the later pieces aren't lacking, the zombies sketches and the recent Chow in particular are definitely step up.
Digging those portraits, theys are hott ! and constantly improving with every new posts. Keep up the work/play schedule, I'll will be stopping by later to see your progress.
Insert very insightful quotes here ...
- get back to work!
I'm loving the Pet, I hope you end up finishing that one and you know what I think about your Chow. Great work! ._.
Nice works! I agree with Jess about maybe making your action-y stuff a touch more dynamic. Portrait type stuff is great but action shots should have punch! Do lots of thumbnails when doing stuff like that. Really try to work out the best, most dynamic pose that (most importantly) reads clearly. You're definitely coming along. Keep it up!
That kitten launcher concept made me laugh, then I looked at the cat and laughed some more, nice work so far, keep it up
JailHouseRock2 - thank you!! you are right, I need to do more studies from life, and def more form studies in general! I've been remedying to that somewhat in the past weeks!
Slash - I switched to Chiustreams
AikidoAl - diversify faces (I badly need to study those...) and use a different highlight color, got it! (not using white, but just changing the brightness of the skintone, which basically results in same chalkiness... ARG!)
AsaB - thanks Asa! you're completely spot on, been doing a lot of studies lately and I do hope it shows!
alesoun - thanks, allie! I'm glad you like it!
JessiBean - YES M'AAAM!!
HisHoax - thanks, tootsie!
MarkWinters - I've started gobbling up Vilppu just for that purpose! I hope progress shows sooner or later! thanks Mark!
The man with no name - thanks, I sure will!
woo! it has been a while and I have been busy as a bee! Here's some of what I've been churning out!
Started a sketchgroup in my country of Lebanon upon my arrival back from Norway! www.beirutsketchgroup.blogspot.com
here's a mashup of sketches from last saturday's meet (just a few, not gonna post them all O_o )
this one is def my fave: a kid on his bike + training wheels! squee!
I've been restlessly attending Bobby Chiu's very inspiring Chiustreams, and I am hooked! here's some of the 1-hour Chiu-oodles I've made for different streams!
the last one is a self portrait I really need to work on, got some great feedback on it by Troubi, must apply!
A bunch of unfinished work I'm posting here to motivate myself into finishing!
these were made for my love's Desucon prints, but we didn't end up finishing them! they're collabs (lineart on the first is mine, on the second is his.) They're meant to illustrate artist's true muse: late night coffee!
more unicorn-girls for fun! because why the hell not?
these two were derived from the same sketch: first one is my take on Nibru, the She-bru! second one isfor the Alvin Lee chiustream: an original street Fighter character "Olga", Zhangief's kid!
As for finished work, here's my submission to Chow 174! it got 21 votes, which is 3 times what my last chow got (in previous post)!! yay! improving slowly! (detail +final)
but wait! I said I was doing studies, right? Here's a sample:
Vilppu and Bierek! not gonna post all studies because they're boring albeit very useful.
colored pencil stuff from the sketchbook that scanning killed. BLEARGH.
Sweeeet update! Awesome seeing new stuff from you
I think you've definitely loosened up. Your new approach is sketching is most likely what's helping you there! I love looking at those, there's so much life in them. Seems like the Beirut Sketchgroup is a smashing success!
All your other pieces (although most unfinished, haha!) are juicy! I hope you'll manage to finish most of them, they show plenty of awesome potential Also, I think the traditional drawings were really lovely, I hope to see more of that!
I love the loose sketches. You better keep doing those! I've noticed a lot more confidence creeping into your work, which i know comes from doing these exercises! Keep rocking!
alesoun - your joke is unfortunately lost on me allie ;-; sorryyyy lol
AsaB - awr thank you Asa hun I'll definitely try to finish most!
carlosranna - awr thank you... I'm so flattered
Jazz - awr ty I hated those legs untill you said that!
Slash - yessir mentor behbeh-san
James Wolf - thank you! so glad you like it!
Here's a light update of *more* works in progress, heh. I know I know I suck
The double one is a color/comp sketch for a dyptich I'm making for client (traditional painting comish).
The hamstergirl is just for fun, but a friend requested I modify it for his gf who loves Hello Kitty, so ill take it in THAT direction instead hope you like it!
i love the dyptich, as you know, i'm looking forward to see it finished in acrylics. You still haven't fixed the thigh on the other chick, but other than that i love the sketch, as you also know.
Hey there, cool updates as I already said
A little bit of a crit on the last Dyptich sketch -and the other sketch too actually- is that they both feel a little..stiff. While this fits with the second sketch, I think you could try and be a little more loose in the first piece. Also, try and figure out what the bodies would do underneath the cloth, it seems not everything lines up properly which makes the poses stiff too (especially hips and upper arms). Would be cool to see you work them out in acrylics though
Yoitisi - yeah i have been often told I lose a LOT when I do digital than when I sketch... and yeah I did not think through the underlying structure of these sketches at all, I guess you could say I banged them out without thinking at all, which obviously is not smart ^^; I somehow seem to forget everything I learn in Vilppu when I move over from sketch to digi illustration, which is retarded... I should really pay more attention to that.
On that note, I wish I wdve read your comment sooner and applied it to the following, oh well.
Here's the Hello-Kitty Fangirl, a piece for a friends' gf's bday. I hope she digs it.
Happy halloween everyone, although I'll admit, I'm not in a festive mood today...
Hello Kitty looks so fun and adorable! Love the pose and the exaggerated style!
The dyptich WIPs look really promising as well, very interesting comp and use of colours Yoi has some good points, so I hope you've managed to do some more work on it!