Great of you to drop by on my sketchbook, thanks for the advice and I agree with it. You've got a great sense of personality on your drawings and the ones on brown paper / background are my favourites from your work. This one in particular.
I was just about to make a comment that you should play up on heavier lines and contrasts to lift the drawings above the surface (so to speak). But your last piece is dead on! Keep the concepts coming, great subject too.
Insert very insightful quotes here ...
- get back to work!
Oh man, there's some seriously badass stuff going on in here. I love the composition of this one in particular- it's really dynamic and interesting. I'd love to see that taken farther.
Nice start to your vampire dude too- he's looking very sinister. You might want to check out Tim Bradstreet's work if you don't already know it.
More amazing stuff, keep it up man.
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Really like the one of the soldier resting with his gun in hand. It gives a very nice "before the shells start flying" feeling. A quiet before the storm breaks kind of moment. The one of the guy surrounded by bullet holes is interesting, too. Firing squad and execution? Guy must be very strong to keep that kind of expression.
Hey man, I'll bet not many people get the Opie and Anthony reference but RIP tippy.
I like the army stuff. Try to get tighter with you drawing right now it has a loose, not quite controlled look. Keep working you have the right approach its just details.
The last one is nice!
Real nice updates, man. You're friggin awesome at narratives. I love these.
thanks chamber, i really appreciate that man... just so my sb doesnt fade into the 4th page im just gonna post some more sketches
this one i almost started from scratch and i keep changing it, ive probably put about 2 hours into this thing sofar. gimme some crits or ill just
some of these are old sketches that i recently found, maybe gave em a little tweak since ive improved since then, but some are the same
you need to go watch platoon and expunge all this war nastalgia out for you system for a while XD. Also please get a scanner you camera really degrades the impact of what i know these drawings could showcase.
Good stuff you have here.! I really like tis one a lot: http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1...innamsmall.jpg
But I think you should work the image as a whole, 'cause it's so easy to get caught up in details like the face and you never finish it. And it's a lot easier if you figure out the colour and values of the whole pic instead of doing one part at the time and finally discover that the skincolour didn't fit in...
By the way it looks like you're painting with a mouse. If that's the case you should really invest in a tablet. Using a mouse over a long period of time can also injure your wrist and as an artist you don't want that to happen.
Keep working on the studies, other than that, it's not much to say. Looks like you doing fine and are improving at a regular pace.
Keep it up!
thanks zelda_geek, i think u nailed it. ill try to catch up to the faces and fit them in. I guess it doesnt speak well for my photoshop skills but i did use a tablet for that its a pretty small wacom tablet i wish i had a bigger one, i probably dont know how to use it tho lol
A crit on the one you're starting to color... There's something off about the guy on the left's forearm. It doesn't seem like the folds of the jacket are falling the right way for how his arm is positioned. Nice job so far though. Those guys have great expressions and character.
k i some more time on this so it looks more complete... i lowered the saturation to dull down some of the colors
Robert B: my scanner is a peice of garbage too, sorry--- some of the pics are scanned. i was actually watching forest gump, not platoon lol
Burial chamber: i didnt see ur post until about a minute ago, ill look at his arm a little closer. thx for the compliment mah friend
dig your style man. you've found your niche with war themed art and definitely good at it. spend more time on just one piece instead of starting so many. lots of your stuff is epic. how are you to finish a million epic pieces that are only at an early stage of development? just something to think about man. keep rockin on though. i really really dig your style.
what medium do you primarily use? conte?
Lol, I agree with peetaer- this picture is epic. I realize you didn't change anything to the guy's forearm, but whatever problem might be there has become very minor now that the background is in. I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I didn't already know it was there. The thing I'm seeing now is that the guy in the middle's head is a lot less 3D than the other two guys'. I think it's because all of the highlights in his hair are gone, and the solid black is making the shape seem flatter than it really is.
It's stupid that your sketchbook has only 4 stars. This is top notch narration.
ya, its laziness. About the vietnam pic im trying to decide what the black guys arm is doing. i think i should lower it or put an m16 in it or something. i think im gonna take ur advice and complete some of the stuff that ive compiled.. im takin requests
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thanks for the support guys-
burial: yea, i just had to make it so it didnt look like he was pointing the gun at one of his friends
Raul: i took ur advice, opted for the m79 since tropic thunder had the black guy with the shotgun and it seems almost like a cliche now, hes also got an m16 on his back that may have belonged to the injured guy.
im still far from finished, so comments are still handy guys