Plunder Bunny: Oh, god. Part of me is screaming "noooooooo", but my darker side is shouting "yeeeeeaaah!"
Jason Rainville: Haha... well I guess that certainly changes my interpretation somewhat. Cheers.
Monotony: Thanks, man. I'll get back to my DS once it's had time to rest.
Snoochy: Thanks for stopping by.
great pencils, particularly like the bridgman
Really like the comic stuff in particular.
PheKt: Cheers. I'm trying to push daily pencils but it's hard.
sh1fty: Thank you. I got a notebook full of background fluff for my CB setting I need to start working out visually... soon.
I thought I'd try my hand at the weekly industrial design challenge as i really need to start thinking about the how/why when it comes to paintings along with the mood or story which I've tried to do in the past. I was lucky enough to stumble on the latest topic at the last minute and managed to knock something up in time. The topic is certainly not true ID but it may serve as a gentle entry point for me.
Anyway, the topic demanded a background description which actually really helped me think before I scribbled. So I decided to interpret Ernest Hemingway's, The Old Man and the Sea (having recently read the story, again) in a different, urban myth manner. The background story is below (excuse my terrible attempt at storytelling). The sculpture is mean't to be a Marlin almost on it's back with it's dorsal fin in tatters and held in place by sail rigging. Sorry for the rant, but although the end result is somewhat lacking in regards to what I wanted, I really got into the idea behind the speedpaint for the first time and I sware... fucking doors opened!
The people from the city never climbed the hill - fearing what they didn't understand. It was late March when the the first rumors started to circulate amongst the more observant citizens. The summit of the hill was beginning to change shape... beginning to grow. But few people took notice of the gossip back then as they had more localized rumors to contend with. It seemed things were going missing.
Only little things at first, like sections of fencing, containers, and scrap metal. But by mid Autumn, larger things were vanishing: Engines, telephone poles, corrugated roofs - even whole sections of airplanes. The city officials were at a loss as to what to do. The ever growing shape on the neighboring hill was obviously at the heart of the matter, but the people from the city never climbed the hill; they feared what they didn't understand.
But then, as the last of winters cold embrace had began to fade into Spring, the disappearances stopped.
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The first rays of dawn had already cast their light upon the city below when the old man reached the foot of the hill. He noted to himself, as he always did, that the sun broke upon his back a few steps earlier than it had the day before. Several months ago he would have already reached his shack at the summit and be in his cot with a belly warm with sup; but the year gone had been long and he feared the chill of the winter would stay with him this time.
Stumbling, with a heavy load of metal at his shoulder, he halted for a while and lifted his head to the structure above - his gaze taking in each section in turn. A sudden smile alighted on the old mans face, and for a moment his wrinkled brow softened into youth. He hauled the metal from his shoulder and gave it to the brambles that lined the trail.
That morning, when the people in the city below had just begun to stir, the old man lay down in his cot and decided he would sleep from now on... his work being done.
Wow, your environment / backgrounds are amazing!
I'm really jealous of your figures too, got some great structure and form to them. Really liking your skeletons as well with that rough form you've given them.
Thanks for pointing me in your direction
Nice DS speeds (i didn't know that DS has such feature). Great digit art. But i must, that yours pencil drawings aren't so good. Bit muddy and strokes are sloppy. Hovewer, your pen drawings are beatiful, especially building pictures. Anyway good luck, and, i guess, would've be good to see more character drawings.
Wow, nice sketchbook! Love the last 3 paintings especially.
Do you use "Colours" for the DS speedpaintings?
Seraph Fawkes: You are so right on my pencils. I can't stop random scribbling. It shows in my digi/ink work too. I think my hand is possessed by the spirit of the Mad Hatter!
etchesofthesun: Cheers. Yeah, Colors! all the way. Love the program.
Apologies for dropping a shit load of DS speedies, but one of my memory modules became corrupted so my PC is running on half ram. Brush lag in Painter/PS is killing me - and even my scanner won't register. This first batch is some of the paints I did during a long weekend out and about in Conwy, Wales...
I'm not impressed, cuz I'M SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is amazing
My God! this is art!!
Amazing sketchbook man !!! Definately subscribe to this one
Great stuff man! These location drawings are top notch! And the DS stuff, Ive tried my hand on it a few times n you have to work a lot to get something out of the brush but you are managing that pretty well! Good job matey!
This was a fuck up on numerous levels before I had even finished my first mouthful of cherry lips. Just trying to paint some armour in a quick and dirty fashion... completely unbalanced to the left. Still, it was nice to be able to knock something out in PS with only half system memory (lag). I can't use Painter at all (my fav') at the moment. *sob*
Todays efforts... Or more honestly: A quick winter speedie that I didn't really give a shit to as far as thought is concerned, and a second speedie that started off as a DS paint (see above somewhere) that I worked up some more...
Note to self: A bottle of red wine and digital painting do not mix, although it's fun so fuck it!
AustenFM: Cheers. My pencils have all but rotted away it's been that long since I sketched. It is now top of my agenda.
Angelo Cordon: Thanks, man. Yeah, I use a DS running colors! for my portable paints.
Parsakoira: Thank you. I must say your avatar is badass fun... I could watch it for hours.
Here's a batch of plein air DS paints done around my local area...