ThabisoMhlaba: thaaaanks !
colored the Alistar skecth, honestly not a big fan of it, but fuuucckkk. and a superman thing. gonna noddle on that some more and update you when its done.
Holy crap you have great value control on your paintings, I am really digging all the greyscale sketches, good stuff
as far as LoL stuff goes, one thing that has been hammered into my head while doing that work is, make the poses as ridiculously dynamic as you can possibly make them, almost to the point of being broken, Riot loves dynamics! looking good though man!
Going back to what I was saying about the cut lines, I was referring to the cut lines in the armor itself, instead of straight lines and diagonals within the armor shapes, why not make up some interesting geometric shapes with the cut lines? organic, curvilinear, sharp and jagged etc...
JoeS: thanks man, i have lots of fun with grey scale, kinda my comfort zone id say.
cgaddict: thanks man glad you like it!
Fetsch: thanks man, hopin it turns out decent.
Duplicitious: its all pretty sloppy, but thanks for lookin!
Metal Fingers: my intention was just to do a doodle of alistar and then use the doodle as ref for a more dynamic pose later on... might do that later maybe. but ill do another more dynamic league champ soon when i get some time. as for the armor, i get what your saying now, i think i just need more practice drawing armor and tech type shit. its not my usual shirtless muscle guy.
heres a cover i was commissioned to do recently for an author who, well, needed a cover. ya, fuckin virgin blood!
Metal Fingers: ya man, again, new yorks best seller just cus of my shit cover, you watch!
heres some more things. some cyberpunkish orc guy, dat supes guy im still workin on, and some sketches of some monsters i just started.
Edit: fixed his left hand some, the weight of the meteor is still off balance should have planned it better, anyways thanks jesus foooooood!
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i can almost hear the superman music when i look at that pic man, nice! one really tiny thing doesnt really matter much but, his left hand.. it looks like u would maybe be able to see his fingers on the asteroid, where as now all u can see is his thumb. maybe thats just me.
anyway great work man
Went to the Montreal Comic Con this past weekend. was my first con experience ever. I was thankful for even getting the opportunity to go because of a generous friend of mine name Jono Doiron signed up for a table and gave me his free buddy guest pass thing. so i was aloud to explore the Con and see if i could meet any artists and get some advice. which i did! talked to a few people, they seemed to dig the samples i showed, but you never know when someone is fully engaged in "public politeness mode" just to get you out of their eye site so that the next idiot noob artist can ask the same 3 questions.
But reguardless of if i make any legit contacts out of it it was an awesome experience, close to home and fairly lard in size. if im still in montreal the next time it comes around, ill be makin sure i get a table.
also, i submitted a piece to a Dark Horse Comic contest and managed to somehow win. http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1075/d...on-art-contest
As for now, im just workin on things for my portfolio. Trying to raise my game and keep pressin forward. Had a few close calls landing gigs, but for some reason they all fell through just as i was starting to get attached. Thats how it goes though. got freelancin blue balls.
really great stuffs u have there
you use really strong rimlight over and over again but i see you have some problems with cast shadows and so your ilustration looks little bit flat.
Hey!! really great work.. i love the value of your illustrations !
..the only thing that looks a little bit strange for me is that in most of your illustrations it seems that -for example- the skin has only one color affected by a warm/cold light ! usually the nose/ears/elbows tends to be -for many reasons- more reddish, something similar may happen to the clothes & metalic stuff that usually get different tones due they're affected by the time.. (I hope you understand what i mean :B).
I liked a lot the superman guy and the other one fighting with zombies, from the textures of the background to the main character anatomy looks really cool!
Ludic: thanks man!
ninaren: thank you very much!
kojot: ya i definitely use a LOT of rim lighting, I should stop being lazy and look for reference photos, or even take them myself. In the end im workin on it.
InCOUM: I totally know what you mean, i often dont think about the temperatures of the things im drawin, if they have warm blood in them or if its an environment temperature thats effecting them, etc. This kinda stuff should directly effect the colors of these things too. Ill try to keep this in mind next time. thanks man!
dessinateurimpulsif: thanks man, black and white is where i feel most comfortable, but ive been starting in color for these last few ones and the results have been decent. I feel progress in my speed, even though it might not be improving the quality of the work. one step at a time, right? Thanks again!
Did this one today, ya ya i know, its not a crazy dynamic piece and ya ya it has the same colors scheme as my last few pieces, but fuck it, im tryin to figure some shit out, and honestly, i dig it. reworking my painting method will help me in the long run since ill be able to work that much faster. deal? deal!
wow these are amazingly well painted i think!
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Holy crap, huge motivation source for me. Thanks!
hey dude!! looking good! loving the lighting in these! your forms are all reading very clearly! i think some of these are lacking a bit in overall mood though, if youll forgive me for saying... but i think you could look at some films that use very interesting lighting and cinematography, and maybe implement some of those ideas into or even on top of your works. maybe some darker shots where there is dappled lighting cutting up the figures overall shape, or some more dramatic highlighting on the figures. i dont know, maybe it could really punch up the overall moods of these a bit. but like i said, the actual paintwork is awesome. and the characters are awesome!
EDIT: actually you do have alot of really great lighting, but maybe im just imagining a less clean cut style in your works. i think im just picking on one or two of your images for that last crit.
NickyBeats: I think your right man, i could be exploring other lighting mothods. I think i will definitely be doing this soon, i need to make some cash to be able to afford a decent camera other then my shitty phone one. that way i can take some photo ref for it. I bullshit my lighting method as is, if i were to try something else with out any ref, id be looking like a fool with my pants on the ground.. But again man, thanks for the crit !!
Mr.Ebony: thanks dude, !
heres some things.
Liking all your recent stuff... the technical aspects are really good... the stuff reads well, etc.
This one from the previous page is very nicely designed. (linked)
The next step would be to give your characters a sense of motivation... what are they thinking? What are they doing in those poses? If he's angry, maybe he should be lowering his head into his chest, clenching his jaw, causing his sternocleido mastoids to bulge, widening his stance and clenching his fists, causing the tendons to shorten and curl the wrists.
If he's thinking about an someone he likes maybe he turns his head to the side a bit and upward, his shoulders relax and a half grin crosses his face.
Just some ideas to add some thoughts and motivations that can be seen.
Walt Stanchfield's advice is good... put a story in every drawing.
You have the skills... put some real heart in your characters