So I discovered Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile for the iTouch and after messing around with it for a bit, I definitely prefer it to Colors!. It's still no Photoshop and I'm still using my fingers instead of a stylus, but at least it has layers. Here are the first couple of pictures I did to try that out, as well as a few recent scraps of pencil work.
Hey Chriskot nice face studies. And your environments are coming along nicely. You were right, each post is getting better and better!
keep doin ya thing peace!
Behind every great master is a great student...
Imagination is more important than knowledge- Albert Einstein...
NEW SKETCHBOOK -- http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...40#post3743640
OLD SKETCHBOOK: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...25#post2543225
I like your feel for simple appeal
Scetchbook: View the exhibitionist's stuff.
First is a little exercise in seeing how well I could figure out simple reflections without reference (I'm not too fond of the values). I'm pretty sure I subconsciously lifted the design from somewhere else, like an 80's prog rock album or something.
Second is a character that I discovered in a spontaneous Photoshop scribble.
neat stuff man, your portraits are great.
I was having one of the those "I can't seem to draw anything properly" days, so I decided to try doing a picture based on the most recent DSG topic: "SPACE-SUITED EXPLORERS FIND ALIEN TOTEMIC COLUMN". I'm kind of happy with the colours, but otherwise not too fond of the final image.
Also, four super-quick studies based on pictures of myself from Facebook. Playing table tennis, holding a leash, standing around, and playing poker.
Last edited by chriskot; February 11th, 2010 at 06:26 AM.
seeing massive improvement already, keep going!
Thanks Helioth! I intend to.
DSG 1537: CREEPY HULKING ROBOT HAS SMALL, PALE, HUMAN-LIKE FACE
More like "modestly creepy and overly blocky robot of indeterminable size has perspective issues".
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Last edited by chriskot; February 18th, 2010 at 04:07 AM.
holy crap dude. your progress from pg one is ridiculous! seriously, i am in doubt that those first sketches are even yours. hard work pays off huh? yea, i gotta try me some of that.
Diggin' your new aliens and portraits! Muchas Bueno!
This one looks very hippiesh/1960's.
What are you planning on doing with this? Illustrator? Concept artist for Video game company?
Book cover illustrator? Story illustrator?
Last edited by danlucas; February 26th, 2010 at 03:17 AM.
NickyBeats: Thanks man! Yeah, hard work does pay off. I definitely feel like I've been spending more time drawing with each passing month. Since the beginning of February I've been putting in a conscious effort to draw at least a little bit every day.
Danlucas: Thanks again! Glad you like them. As for what I plan to do with this, I honestly don't quite know yet. I only really seriously began to consider art as a possible career path a few months ago. Last year I was a physics student at university and art was just a hobby for me. The only reason I'm not back at university right now is because a computer error locked me out of a summer course I had to complete before I could start second year. Really, any of the things you mentioned would be great, but being a video game concept artist would be pretty ideal as video gaming is almost definitely my other favourite hobby.
I had a bunch of half-finished pictures and pencil sketches that I wanted to upload all at once, but it's been too long since my last update already so I'll just upload the couple that I have ready today and leave the others for later.
First is a group of quick enviro's.
Second is for DSG 1544 - PORTRAIT OF AN ATYPICAL DEMON W/ VERTICALLY-ORIENTED FEATURES
i really like the work you are doing. When you do the photostudies, instead of trying to copy the image, look for interesting shapes, and exaggerate certain things, use your artistic license. will end up making it look more life like and interesting.
I am Michael Nikola
the last one is really interesting