The still life is looking amazing!! I would love to see you refine it just a little bit more, maybe work on transitioning tones across the ceiling and crisping the edges. Edges are very, very important. Keep up the great work!
Whoa so many replies! O_o
Spaggen Thanks a lot!
miycko thanks, yeah I added some reflective lights to make it look more metallic
Cacodaemonia thanks! sure am trying as hard as I can!
AlexTooth Thanks I am struggling with my lines as I got used to draw with sketchy lines all my life and now trying to fix this bad habit
I will sure check out those gnomons thanks mate!
Peetaer thanks buddy I'm glad I could help
Slothboy3000 yeah this is a crazy form/plane/texture/value/color/metal practice LOL!
LieutenantHanz you are so right, I really need to put attention to my edges thanks for reminding me!
Icecold does that mean we will have to sleep in the same room and fight over the computer? sounds cool
jatherip hehe Thanks! you are improving too, hopefully you will faster now
Dy.laneA Glad you like it, wait until it's finished hopefuly before Christmas LOL
vicker Thank you
BlackDelphin Hehe the only thing that will stop me now is myself.
jcpahl I appreciate it
krel If I will finish it this year LOL
So today was an interesting day, I had a photo shoot at a fast food restaurant ( I am a photographer, but I am willing to change my profession to a Concept Artist ) I was shooting food for the menu and good food! I mean fast food is awesome no wonder so many overweight people here in the States it just tastes good! any way after the shoot I took all the food and gave it to a homeless person who was surprised to get a whole bag full of sandwiches hamburgers chili and fries. at least one hungry person was fed today.
Not much to show today just a sketch and some more progress on BB
I fixed his waist and legs and I don't even want to say how much I worked on his right foot it's too embarrassing, but I take it as a very big practice in Metal drawing, color and value observation.
I also decided to set a goal for myself today, I will try get my first freelance job in 6 months from now, wish me luck!
Music for the soul
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Its incredible to see how much you have improved.. ive read from 1 to 7 and u can be damn lucky to have that mr. Icecold talking you through the way
Ofcourse you have to do it yourself eventually, And the enthousiasm en motivation is from your part! But damn you have improved, you have taken the critiques and tips into ur head an put them down on the paper/wacom..
If you keep this up you are gonna be great someday!
Best of luck!
jatherip I will fix that arm your right it could use more depth
rogerb Thanks!, I am very lucky to Have Icecold on board it's a long way up and you need all the friends you can get
alexson Thanks mate!
More epic music
Today's sketches, Loomis head studies sure start to pay off. and more progress on BB so much work on that fella so I'm just gonna update bits and pieces of it hehe.
Big improvement since you started this SB! Both in your drawings and digitals. I really like your latest drawings, especially the futuristic guy with staff. And Bumblebee's foot is looking great.
Keep it up man!
omg the staff! The (used to be) wow-[person who sell their body] in me wants this to be your next project when Bumblebee is finished. DO IT!
Edit: I used bad language. So sorry!
Last edited by krel; December 5th, 2009 at 12:41 PM.
Firsto ff, thank you danny for what you said in ice's sketch book!! I was in a sort of slump myself, after still not being able to get that pose done for the chow
But you and my friends cheered me up a bit, and i even painted a bit today
So thank you.
About your metal bits and your 13h work, i really hope you won't stop now!!! I tend to be very disappointed when i succeed, and then i totally fail. I hope you're not like that.
Can't wait to see that recent update you're talking about!
ps. i saw you post in the what dose everyone look like thread, and seeing the recent head studies you did, i think you should draw someone from over there
Danny_K, your sketchbook is very active, good that you do so much! I like your stillives and I think they can bring you forwart. Try to study more from nature and real live.
Hey boys and girls!
I will never give up on finishing that metal yellow head, well except if a nuclear war breaks out or I break my right hand, no way! I'll probably reach 30 hours by the time I'm done with him, but who's counting ah? LOL
Head studies Ah I am far from doing any decent heads I dont feel I get it yet but once I get that feeling I will try
motivation rhymes with frustration and they are both unfortunately part of being an artist, I struggle with these 2 fellas every day, just part of the battle, but life wouldn't have a meaning without those two wouldn't it?
So I had few concept Ideas, they are supposed to be guards in a psychiatric prison facility for people like him http://www.badassvillains.com/badass...l_lecter_3.jpg I am completely unhappy with the design right now It's too plain, but I'm still playing with some variations, any suggestion, C&C are very welcome! thanks.
A quick still life study from this morning
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WELL I MOST CERTAINLY WILL DO THAT DANNY!!
And you can bet i'll kick you a$$ if you slack off
Also stop counting the hours!! LoL! If i would do that, i'd certainly slow myself down, not knowing how much i can actually take on.
I think it is time! Just do one already!! ;P If you will wait for the perfect moment,then you shall never start! you wait for a moment when everything will be cosy, healthy, new, you will know everything already? there wont be any point in practising by that time! you will have already achieved your goal haha! that is, if that pitch-perfect moment ever comes..
Did i make any sense? lol..i just went on and on xD
And i think if it wouldn't be so hard, if we wouldn't have to struggle , then it wouldn't be worth it.
The spoon is mega awesome!!! The little spot of colour and the little scratches and dots on the edges really make it look so detailed, so delicate, so crisp..so well done in two words.
The little bot isn't plain, but he isn't to special either. If you keep that sketch though, adjust his right wing a bit because it seems off, and to foreword; and speaking of, that facility elite has some proportion issues too; the lower part of the legs.
See you soon with a new update.
Yeah you're right, I am not waiting for the perfect moment though but your right, I'll see what I can do
The reason I'm counting hours is to see how better I get, for example it used to take me 2-3 hours to do a still life like that spoon it's down to 1.5 now
also in the industry time is everything, I am eventually planning to start working in this industry and I can't take my time with each art work it has to be quick and high quality, there are deadlines and the clients wont wait forever unfortunately
those sketches are just some scrap I didn't even wanted to upload they were made late at night with barely any thinking or design in them just scrap, I have totally different direction in mind. thanks!
Last edited by Danny_K; December 6th, 2009 at 06:19 PM.
Oooh you'd better post all you do danny! haha
I want to see exactly what you don't do perfect right off the bat, so i can point it out lol so you will try even harder next time
And i think you should still concentrate more on getting better, and only from time to time, when you feel like you need to know, then count the hours!
I for one don't understand to much these feeling you are having now..it may be to early for me, i may be to innocent about it lol, but all i care about is getting better and better, and i don't really think about how customers would want it..i just know i want to be better.. and better..and i don't compare myself with others either, i just know that i have to keep going, all the time!
So yeah! Sorry for babbling nonsense again >_<
Of course we all do art for the love of it but at the end of the day when you are out of your parents house and have bills to pay and family to take care of you start to think of ways to make a living of what you love, of course I am light years away from actually taking any freelance job but I am always keeping my goal in mind and the reason I started this sketchbook in the first place, become good get a job have fun
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Really, really brilliant sketchbook! I'm about to start doing one myself, I hope I can improve like you have. Keep it up!
dude...haha wow that bumblebee study is crazy! It seems like a pretty damn good idea to do for metal studies. You're improving a lot dude, just keep at it.
Your poses and anatomy studies are awesome
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
Bumblebees leg looks awesome. Definit improvment since the head which you did first right.
And I think your right about counting hours and stuff, thinking of the future.
For me, the competition is the main reason I ge any better. I draw more becouse I want to get better, than I draw becouse I enjoy it. (I still enjoy it thou!)
Everyone certainly dont work like that, we´re all different, but if you are that kind of person I think you should cherish it and use it to your advantage.
Looking forward to the staff-dude, if you find the time to render him. I know there is alot going on, so much you want to draw/learn, and so little time.
Take care, mate.
I've meant to post earlier, but it kept getting away from me!
I LOVE bumblebee! The detail you're including is awesome. The one area that's getting lost is your light source. Where is it coming from? *greyscale and zoom out check* That's the thing to decide on and change before you dive all the way into details. The details are fairly easily salvageable if you do have to change values in place though. Anyway, I'm major impressed with how you've managed to have all the parts interact so well.
Your facial anatomy is definitely improving too. Great work there. The spoon is lovely too. Just do more of them! Value over colour is what I would suggest for now. Colour doesn't matter as much with metal as it does with other things anyway.
The detail you are putting in bumblebee is amazing! Great work mate!
Not only that, but your pencils are very good too. Your faces are looking very good, loving the expression on the kings face. Keep working, you are getting better and better.
Oh, and if u got some time. Stop by my humble sb. =)
Please stop by my sketchbook!
I will definately get to the staff dude eventually
Whoaaaa you guys keep me fired up and all thanks!!!
Today I sold on Ebay my 2 only games I loved the most warcraft3 and starcraft no more wasting time on games it's all about art now!!! bye bye Dota. muhahahaha
a furiae.com nose tutorial, notice how the nose is the best looking thing in her face LOL
After the tutorial I felt like doing one from imagination
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Great work man keep it up, i really like your sketchbook i think i may subscribe haha. I love all your people / face study stuff, makes me feel very inadequate
and i like the spoon too haha, its the simple things in life eh?
מעולה אני רואה שהרמות עולות אצלך חופשי!
ממש אהבתי את הפירוט ברובוטריק!!!
יאללה עוד עבודות
Nice stuff here man, your recent portraits are great but watch the lips, they seem a bit off, in fact if you put your hand up over the lips they look great, especially the first one.
Your bumblebee is looking awesome!