Something special you have in yourself.
You have the thing to be great.
I am judging all that from viewing your art from the page 1.
You have the extraordinary ideas from page one,
most probably it is inborn. You cannot fake that.
You still not have the full skills yet to put that on paper,
but I see that you are a consistent person, so sooner
or later you will be a master eliminator,
the only thing that can f*ck you up, as most of others
out there is if you give up.
@ LtPlissken thank you very much for a such good words.
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; November 1st, 2010 at 06:00 PM.
Really nice work, great painting style.
Looking at a couple of your recent characters, some of them seem to have the head pretty much right on top of the bodies, which makes them look a bit like they are pulling their chin in. A more natural pose is when the neck is tilted slightly forward. I hope you understand what I mean, sorry if I explain it badly.
Some great work here especially loving that fantastic. Dragon. You have the heart of an artist in you keep doing what youre doing.
@ jskotte thanks for stopping by. I see what you're talking about. I'm still learning and trying to improve my skills, but even the coolest artists here sometimes have anatomy issues. I'm aware of my flaws, and be sure - I'll do my best to become one of the best.
@ The Gurch thank you for kind words
@ LtPlissken heh, well, actually this is was the first time I've really wanted to make strange looking character, intentionally. all other times before - because I've failed anatomy
anyway, here's some studies, refs and refless.
p.s. it's fucking frustrating for me to do ref studies. I've tried to copy Daniel Kim (Jin Kwon, "Lost") and definetely failed. Center guy - was already a piece by Robert Hannaford. But the character was freaking awesome. Right one - is total imagination.
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; November 3rd, 2010 at 08:26 PM.
now im not sure how you work, but im getting a feeling you're zooming into the picture to work on small details.. if you are doing that.. dont because you will be drawing irrelevant features that will just make the image look weird zoomed out.. instead work from about the same size that your going to post at or just a bit closer.
I rarely zoom in. I'm just painting with big resolution, and before posting I resize image. I don't think that it's a crime. I like to detail, so I'm using larger resolutions, but I wan't images fit well on the page, without need of scrolling. I'm just leaving unresized versions for myself, of simply deleting them. If you can point out some specific issues about images looking weird - I'd like to hear it.
i agree that this middle portrait is really good.Also in these u play both with hard and soft edges and that adds the needed spice.Also nice blocking of the hair mass in the imagination one.Only thing i find weird in this one is that the nose and mouth are a little more than needed towards inside(towards the left side), and maybe the nosetrills or how we say them, seem somehow irregularly big
But nice character with personality.Keep up the great work mate!!!
Nice portraits and guy in grey helmet - you've made one more step further. Keep going!
@ LtPlissken thank you for kind words, but I'm just exploring. I'm wishing to find my own style.
@ kingkostas thank you my friend, I'm glad you've liked it. 'Bout soft and hard - I'll try that, but I won't copy that style
@ Grassy thx mate )
There is really nothing wrong with working zoomed in, but I think when to do it is very important. You want to save it for the end, mainly. I think it is important to work overall, before working in the details. So working zoomed out is important in the beginning. Zooming in great when you want tighten edges, or work the painting more in detail. Really, it is more personal preference if you want to work up a clean Illustration. But, get the overall right first though. Then cut in detail. You've got some nice stuff going on in your book.
firstly I want to thank you for bearing my name in
second, these last digital pieces are outstanding,
and third, I wish you all the best in finding your own
Catch you later.
I love feedback smell in the morning!
@ cgaddict thanks, maybe I'll refine it more
@ DeKal glad you like it, nice to hear kind words from such an artist as you.
@ Beelow I know what you're talking about. But I believe, that Krato meant something another - that it's no use to zoom in and do small details, when they wouldn't be clearly visible on a resized image. And I gave my explanation why I'm doing that. But what you're saying is a truth. Maybe in the begging I had been carried out by zooming and detailing without overall composition being painted. Now I'm trying not to do these mistakes, and painting steadily, paying attention to the whole image and refining it evenly. Anyway - thank you for stopping by.
@ LtPlissken and thank you for kind words )
hot diggity im loving these painting keep them up!
my sketch book
Good job on that last one!
You improving your rendering technique, but in that last one portrait you kind of lost overall structure of the head. Or not... It's just that guy looks strange... Do emotions, man! Cheers!
love ur stuff man, keep it up
my subconscious does not stop begging my conscious to draw.
hmm does that mean im a slave to my subconscious?
at least it doesnt beg for crack. ha.
That huge green forest monster attacking the
humans looks promising.
The portrait, looks kinda strange indeed, but
no one should exclude the option, that actually
your intention was for him to look like that, kinda
in a caricature manner.
@ IKEMAN! thanks, glad you like it
@ Hellbeard thx
@ Grassy you're right, I've thought about that too. I'll take my anatomy book and will study it hard
@ mrd33ds thank you
@ Rotor yeah, 3\4 view and eyes are my butthurt. Hope I'll fix it with time
@ LtPlissken well part of his "uniqueness" was intentional, but another - are my crooked hands. but thanks for support
so, not much time to paint.. progressing further with green giant ^_^ not sure which lighting i like more and still planning to go for preDomWar 5
You have two light sources on this painting. The one is
coming from above, behind the green forest guy's back,
the other light source has been casted from nowhere.
The yellow strong light is coming out of nowhere, shining
up on those tribal fellows. Maybe you should put a camp
fire in front of them, or like this that strong light source does
not have any source. On the other hand, this is a fantasy
world, so anything can be possible, maybe their holy ground
has that strong glowing effect.
What is preDomWar 5?
Thank you for kind words and constant support!
The second one inspired by Mathias Verhasselt. Only wip, not finished!
P.S. Oh holy shitpickle, image server lagging. Sorry for repost.
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; November 22nd, 2010 at 03:57 PM.
Well, I've noticed that I've pretty much copied all lighting and colors from Matthew's work... But I'm learning so much, trying to understand his process. This guy is amazing! Check him, if you never had: click me
pushing further. not finished though. But I've already learned some new moves.
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; November 25th, 2010 at 02:23 AM.