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Jasper_ thanks dude, i decided against the horizontal slit for something more evil lookin. Dunno if i achieved it or not, but i kinda dig it regardless.
DeathByChris: thanks man, they need work, but thats why im here
NiaLain: thanks dude, im gonna work hard and hopefully something worth while will come out of this.
inspectorsokar: heres some mooaarrr!
just a progress shot of where im at today, still pretty early, still figuring out colors and shit. long ways to go on this one. thanks for lookin.
shit i need my daily dose of ur awesome stuffs keep showing ur art and post more pencils they r good
Metal Fingers: thanks dude!
Teundeboer: i appreciate it man thanks!
NiaLain: no other way to do it, hard work and time, thanks!!
MacTire: thast good to hear, means a lot! thanks!!
Xelar: ya? i find that my poses are kind generic and dull sometimes, something im working on, but i appreciate that you like them! as for BGs and colors, well thats my main focus for the next few months.. and i guess forever.. but im workin on it, hopefully ill get it eventually.
inspectorsokar: pencils eh? yeah you know what i havent done some pencil stuff in awhile, i might do that sometime soon, cheers!
heres the sword gal again, i think im gonna leave it at this, might revisit it again later on, fix the swords and things. as for now, its time to start something new.
Looks good man! The figure is awesome, great skin tones and rendering. I think it would really kick some ass though if your background was as tight as the figure, but that will come with bit of time and practice. Keep it goin man!
Great stuff wreck. Though when you revisit this character you might want to reconsider the shading on the dress, at the moment the dress shading looks like the form it covers on the left is a raised knee towards the viewer, which can't be true as she is clearly wlaking with both feet on the ground.
Anyway, keep up the great work!
Loving this last one!
Gasp! Hey man it's Kaetharas on DA, great sketchbook!!!!
I am going to be amazing! .
The latest piece is very nice - really clean and controlled, maybe too much so, well no but ~
WaSsiM: thanks man!
Jasper_: ya i completely agree, i plan on going back to that one and workin on the BG a bit more. got bored with it, but in time, ill want to go back and touch up things.
MacTire: ya i think i see what ya mean man, thanks for pointin that out, ill fix that when i go back to it.
kidult: thanks dude!!
Marlo: thanks for lookin... again!!
dan liimatta: killed it a bit i know eh. strill tryin things, used a lot of soft brushes on that one, something i dont usually do. im a fan of the rough brush strokes in paintings. anyways thanks man!
henri: heh no worries man, all crits are welcome!
had a mini vacation. went tentin. was lots of fun. anyways back to work!
So i got a Spyder 3 pro. calibrated both my monitors. but one of them is still darker than the other. so im still not sure which one is right... guess ill just keep calibrating them till they match? it really makes it hard to tell when im using a dark thats to dark... so ill let you guys tell me.
and if anyone is familiar with using the spyder 3 pro and knows some things that are useful for a new owner, lemme know. its pretty straight forward but there could be something that works better when calibrating.
alright, new stuff.. kinda fighting with myself right now. nothings comin out the way i want. but ill stick with it.
heres what i got so far. ill be messin on these for a bit. (again let me know if things are to dark)
the camera angle on the illo is a bit boring for me, I have to say, try and really get the viewer in the action! I think you could push size relationships a bit more, make that dude tiny, putting the camera under his feet which would make that beasty fackin huge. rendering is looking nice as always though. I'd recommend a whole bunch of compositional studies from people you admire, see how they construct images through shape and how they put the viewer into the image. cheers!
happens - and better to experiment and fail (not that you did as I still like the piece, but just talking in general) than to just use what you know and never try to expand.
I do like the latest two as well - perhaps some texture would be warranted - both creatures feel a bit like they are just newborn babes that have never been scratched or torn ever ~
esp. with the first of the two I find it to be a bit of shame since I really like the shapes and forms of the beasts (save that it got the sad castrated look of many "safe" monsters ~ (a touch of fur to indicate a shape probably would help)
or when a coat of arms for a nation can safely indicate virality (in this case Finland but they aren't alone).
I think you'll be safe to as well ~
(just feel a bit sad for all the eunuch monsters of the world of (game)art)
Anyway pet peeve aside I like it ~ (I've had that issue for years and years ~)
Metal Fingers: yeah i agree man, its kinda a boring and safe composition. i supremely need to study more on that subject, be more dynamic rather than creating something that will be easy to render. i think i should just jump in, take on all the "risks" maybe. because up till now, ive just been tapering in a few "risks" once im comfortable enough with the last "risk". that make sense? anyways. lots of fuckin marbles to juggle it seems.
dan liimatta: thats a great idea dude. ill try and throw some kind of decal or something on the dudes armor. yeah these ones arnt finished yet. fightin with the birdy one for a few days now on some rendering things. like i mentioned to metalfingers, im not to keen on the composition either, but im gonna try to bring this one to a finish regardless. add mor textures, and try and bring some sense into the ground planes. not a complete waste of time, learnin stuff from even the "meh" ones too and thats my purpose right now!
heres an update on the birdy fight.
great updates man! this bird monster painting has a couple of issues that are kinda standing out to me, the anatomy on the bird guy... while its obviously not human antomy, i just thought it should at least remain consistent, for instance behind his left leg (our right), his calf muscle seems to be really pushed back. also his right forearm seems oddly bent or broken. and this is just personal preference, but the bird head seems a bit cartoony compared to the rest of his body. its kind of a weird contrast. BUT, im not just trying to trash your pic, im only pointing this out because i love your work, and feel like this one could be pushed alot further. hope you understand.
So I started
Threw myself at your image with claws and fangs, with destruction in mind.
10 minutes later.
So this wasn't meant as an improvement, but as texture test - as to illustrate what I think you might want to play with a bit more as you go along - it will help you break up colours and make things look more lethal I think.
& use layers - feel free to have fun and experiment with random crap and then delete it if you don't enjoy it - I actually spent 5 minutes of the 10 by removing shit I first added ~ since it got way way too much.
Anyway I did it more for fun than anything else I just hope you don't mind and can get something out of it.
Note that I often go too far into this direction and I should be more careful, but I suspect a blend of I and you in this would be rather pleasant.
This is one of the only sketchbooks I've actually gone all the way through from start to finish! You have original ideas and an awesomely smooth rendering style. I'm definitely going to be checking back on this.
I'd like to see an action scene between two of your characters where they aren't just standing still, though. Keep up the great work!
NickyBeats: hey man, good eye dude, dunno how i let that one slip. but your absolutely right about the leg.. it had like two knees or something.. i also tweaked the arm a bit so it looks less bent. as for the cartoony look, i agree. it does have a donald duck kinda look eh.hehe. thanks again for the crits dude, i appreciate it!
dan liimatta: Dan your the man! thats so rad! thanks for takin the time to do a paint over! i definitiely took some of ur advice into what i worked on next. didnt push it as far as you did with your over painting, but maybe we can do a colab sometime and go all balls out with that! hehe, again i appreciate the crits!
ohucthulhu: thanks man! i appreciate you takin the time to look through my stuff! ya, i think ill be aimin for some more action posses soon. they be comin!
I gotta say, you guys are awesome, Dan and Nicky gave me some great crits on this one. really helping me push through this even though all i wanted to do was trash it and start something new. i gave this piece more time than i would have otherwise. but now im feeling a bit better about it. its still a complete mess, but i did learn some shit from it. firstly, when making a compositional piece, to fuckin use thumbnails!! i just went straight into this one with out a plan, and i paid for it. big lesson there.
but again i gotta thank ya guys for the help. i show this stuff to my GF and, god love her, she goes " its really really good" for everything i draw. hehe so its great to have some fellow artists share their two cents with me.
anyways, im moving on to something else now.
It would be a pleasure & I'm happy you liked it ~ & I'm glad we could help you over the frustration treshold - keep it up and have fun ~
Jasper_: thanks man, slowly but surely!
dan liimatta: yeah theres still some fun in those frustrating moments. cus after all, im doing what i want to do hehe
So i was sick this week and staring at my monitors was making me nauseous, so didnt get to do much. thankfully im feeling better now, sucked on some ginger root and did some yoga, and i think i got most of the gunk out of my body that was making me ill. this is all ive got for now tho. ill keep pickin away at it.
Really liking the colors you use. Gotta echo the thumbnail advice, I don't use them myself anywhere near enough.