Hey man, love what you did with that space gal sketch, though I think you should have kept her mech-arm a light color, the darkness of it seems to push it back and blends it into the shadows of her leg.
Your ace of pentacles is coming along well too, just keep in mind which direction the wind is going to be blowing, her hair and little "skirt" have conflicting flow directions.
I can't wait to see what you do with this one, keep it up!
seriously man, WHO ARE YOU!??? you've gotten sooooooo good; i'm lovin it man. lovin skintone, you're working that perspective...you are going killler man. keep it up.
small crit with body positioning and some other small things, it might be more natural for her legs and hips to be tilted the opposite way, being that her high arm is on the same side as her high leg. not a piece killer, don't really notice unless you really think about it. also, with the way her body seems to be falling (or floating/flying), her loincloth pointing the other way would be more consistent with the body movement. how it is now probably makes for better composition though. though if you made it a little longer (which would help break up a tangent) and wrapped it around a bit...i dunno. anyway, g'luck with the comp; great job man. see what you do soon. and thx for the luv in my thread man. i appreciate. peace yo.
AustenFM - aww man you should have come here when I was working on the space girl. Your right about the arm. Dont worry about double posts. Thanks bro!
phoenicorn - Thanks! Glad you like it.
brentos8 - Thanks, thats nice of you to say.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect - Good luck to you too, you have some really nice designs. Thanks
purb36 - Thanks bro! your one of the first ppl I had the plessure of having in my first SB. So thanks for your support aswell. I dont really see a problem with the pose. Im trying to see what you say. I think it might be the skirt thingy messin up the figure... dont know. I liked your Idea of making it longer so I did. Thanks!
teapo - Thanks! Doing Chow is great for you see there after Team-chow!
I think it is because they are focus points, but there is something with the breast you paint that feels off, like they are balloons with liquid inside, something is missing! that feeling that you want to kneed them ~ well. anyway ~
I agree with Kostas as for the illustration, nice composition, but maybe the rendering could be worked at - and as noted in my mammaries comment, something about the general anatomy and the slightly balloon like teats she got.
As for the last I like it, though my first comment holds true here as well ~ but overall I like.
As for fresh eyes, yes - I had to go back to a year old image recently, and oh my it was weird - but in general I just try to remember to flip and flip the image, over and over again - but I usually fail.
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
Great selection of hot ladies! I think I need to do more female characters my SB's all a bit blokey... Anywho nice work, composition is cool too
Hey there, B-Man
The last 5 pages of your sketchbook have shown even more improvement than the 10 before that! haha
It was a pleasure to browse through it, Great work!
keep it up!
Your chow has an interesting face and making the body longer has given a really good look. Can't wait to see it coloured.
Hey man, i like your latest two pieces, the black and white renderings are looking nice, silky smooth!, although i feel that the colours put down on your last B+W dont quite sit comfortably, especially the BG, try knocking it way back, give some depth, blur it or use less saturated colours...
Nice improvements though, thanks for the post, made me realise i hadnt posted in a while, will try to.....
dan liimatta - Yeah fliping is a reflex now. I still mess up on stuff though. But with time I will get better, I hope . Thanks man your a huge ispiration Im glad to have you pop in here ones in a while!
GEB - Do it man! Ill pop in and help with adwise when I can. Thanks.
Luckers - Thanks! I will work harder this year.
Black Spot - Thanks! Glad you like it! Here comes the colors.
dannE-B - Yeah your right Im starting to think its the brown I added. Im gonna try and knock it back some and maybe even redo the whole thing. Thanks! Hope to se some nice updates from you soon!
Janos - Thanks! I like your woodoo stuff! Keep at that wanna see your finished peices!
Flaskpost - Yeah Im having monitor problem it's alot flatter then I thought. I try and fix it. Thanks bro!
Ok so here is the progress on my two Team-Chow peices.
The Ace of pentacles and The Chariot.
i got it! ok...if i can explain it...
the floating girl's arm is coming forward right? it should be, cause the opposite leg comes forward with the opposite hand. well, her armlet, at her shoulder, and the angle that it wraps around her arm make it seem like that arm is moving back in space instead of moving forward. so that's where the confusion for me came in. you do it on the chariot guy as well. the angle his arm is at appears to be receding in space, but the band on his upper arm is viewed at a straight-on angle, which flattens it out. if you change these two little clues, it will make it look more convincing...well, to me at least. that's my 2 euro. either way, they look hott, man! keep up the AWESOME work, cause you're killin' man, we can't stop you!
that chariot painting rules! though his sword and helmet looks a bit flat.
i love your stuff. pure awesomeness.
Art and kindness are my weapons of choice.
You do a nice job with facial expressions.
Hey! Some nice work in here.
Love the Ace, and the Chariot is cool too!
A small crit on the Chariot:
The rider looks a bit rigid.
The picture is very dramatic, and the bears look high speed and dynamic.
The rider though, looks like he's just standing there, affected not at all by what's going on. I think maybe he would look better if you bent his back a bit, so it looks like he's doing a bit more to keep balance. It looks like his legs are bent and ready for action, but not his torso so much.
Still a good pic though. Love how you have two different types of bear.
Good stuff again Björn, but a comment about the stiffness you sometimes have ~ in the last piece I like the brown bear and the ground most, because they come alive with the motion. The rest is sitting there, not rolling towards you at high speed. Or rather you should try to be a bit more loose in the rendering (not sloppy) and give the character and the polar bear some more motion and life (and maybe look at those sharp clouds in the back - for me they have the same focus as the characters but they should probably not.
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jobba på, och njut ~
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.