wow great environments, that is obviously in your comfort zone because ur damn good at that stuff. keep it up and explore some new territory man!
A couple of old diving helmet studies done on my DS. I am seriously thinking of remortgaging my house so I can buy an original helmet. I could piss the neighbours off by trouncing around the garden pretending I'm a Big Daddy, or just wear it around the house while I'm doing the hoovering, or something.
Good to see you getting back into your pencils!
Your DSG entry is great!! Its like i caught spying on them, great atmosphere. I hope your saving your shavings though.
Beautiful DS work as well, I really need to get mine set up to do all of those wonderful type of things.
More more more!
Love your studies. The sketchs are fantastic
I have a sketchbook and i don't there is one page without a black blob scribble abomanation.
Give us some big epic full pics please.
I love your DS plein airs! The diving helmet looks sick. Maybe you can make a character around it!
OMG those are some really awesone DS paintings! I still haven't even figured out how to transfer them to my computer.
I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
_ Brooke McEldowney,
I like your enviro-digis and much more your pencil sketches. I am looking forward to more enviro-stuff with pencil and pencil figures like on the first pages! Thanks for sharing!
LordVenom: Thanks man. I should experiment more with my colours and stray out of my comfort zone.
Mitze: Cheers. One of these days I'll get back to pencils big time. But not today, I guess.
Eddieee: Thank you. I need to start creating characters and steampunk would seem a logical way into that area for me... brass nipple ornaments and all that.
Asterisks: Thanks. To dump DS paints to the harddrive you need a usb stick with a micro sd adapter.
Soros: Haha... I keep saying o myself I'll ditch the wacom for a while and go back to pencils. Sometime soon, I hope.
Gotta start posting my backlog, so here's the first batch of DS dumps - random film studes & odd junk...
wow you live in a beautiful place.
and your paintings are just as great, from life and from mind alike.
thanks for stopping by my sb this is really impressive =D
Those DS sketches are astounding, i got mine setup with colors not long ago but i cant seem to get into it yet, my stylus is too damn tiny to use comfortably. How long do you typically spend on a DS piece by the way?
All great, and that last batch of environments is especially enticing. More!
Last edited by AustenFM; May 25th, 2010 at 06:13 PM.
I love that dragon pic! The foreground marsh is beautifully done, as is the wing blur, as are lighting decisions you made. It feels 100% like it's occupying that space. The river by the castle is really off, but the meat of the pic is lovely.
Concerning the columnar building pic... That mini-one in the foreground is really ruining the perspective. The two big issues I see with it are: First -- although it's meant to be considerably closer to us, the windows -- which seem of the same sort as in the larger structures -- are actually slightly smaller, which tries to drop it behind the big'uns even though it's in a forward plane. Second -- The general form and texture of it is the same as the huge ones, but all proportionally scaled down. It looks like a scale model, which I doubt was your intent.
Really nice natural and industrial studies/displays overall, and I'm loving those adorabots!
About the walrus fellah... That large neck area feels like it's on the same plane as the tusks, and it has no form. Underneath the left tusk the form is darkening, following the general outline of that tusk. Not only does that not properly describe the form of the neck, but it makes it seem to interact with the tusk (which it shouldn't be doing). Also, you totally spaced on the opportunity to describe the form of the neck with shadows from the helmet bone-adornments, not to mention that it keeps the helmet from feeling real. I know it was a quick paint, but you gotta watch that. Remember, it's not about painting a thing, it's about looking into the form.
Keep it up, and Thanks for posting all these! -- You gotta post your DSG from yesterday, people following this thread will be very, very pleased to be treated to it! That thing is bad-ass (despite its amusing oopsy).
Last edited by William b. Hand; June 1st, 2010 at 04:52 PM.
great work !
love those environment studies and pen and pencil works- very detailed
the pics you took of that foggy environment are awesome!
Last edited by Charles Ratteray; May 31st, 2010 at 02:06 PM.
Have to say - I love this sketchbook! Nice pencil work but mainly those environment paints are awesome - did you say they are mainly done on painter? I seem to remember reading that somewhere. Really interested to see what else you come up with next, and definitely will be back!
P.s. I wish I had that kind of dedication to rendering myself, I struggle with that but you obviously have no problem with putting in the hours!
Ehm... wow... I dunno what to say. Your work actually blew me away. Love your studies... but seriously, you really took the breath out of me just on your last sb-page!
Thanks for the support, guys. I really appreciate it.
AustenFM: I usually spend around 45 minutes on my DS paints. Sometimes more, sometimes less. I use an old Wacom pen instead of a stylus. Maybe try that?
William B: Thank you so much for the crits. A real eye-opener for me... particularly regarding drawing out the form. I think that will really help me. Oh, and "adorabots" is such an err... adorable phrase. I hope that isn't patented!
ThomasM: I used to use painter, but I've lost my disc and can't be arsed to go rooting for it. I don't really have any dedication for rendering. I'm lazy, so I just scribble a lot.
A couple of DSG's + some DS bits 'n' bobs...