Ok well i started a sketchbook last year but i thought i needed a new start. Somewhere to post only recent work.
I'm pretty new to working digitally in terms of painting (only 12 months or so)
I currently work in Visual Effects ( film) but am looking to move into concept art as a full time occupation. I thought I would use this sketchbook to map out my progress as I attempt to put a decent portfolio together.
I graduated in 2003 with an illustration degree but pretty much neglected my artwork for a couple of years (except for a few tour posters i did for bands).
Now i'm looking to really knuckle down and land my dream job as a concept artist.
PLEASE GO TO THE BACK PAGES FOR MORE RECENT WORK.
Last edited by Kambei Shimada; December 21st, 2012 at 06:28 PM.
Here's a few digital enviros ive been working on...
Last edited by Kambei Shimada; January 6th, 2011 at 09:47 AM.
I tend to do most my sketching or doodles with a cheap biro or ball point pen..
will post some more soon as i was far to slack with my last sketchbook.
Last edited by Kambei Shimada; January 7th, 2010 at 11:01 AM.
Woah! Very nice man, and in ballpoint nonetheless. O_O
Two digital pics above it looks solid too, really cool colours on the first one and the second one looks like a photo almost. =O
Ballpoint =O, skills hehe. keep it up man
Honeymoon, Imaginary and Chocolate Thanks guys, always nice to get good feed back.
Seeing as i've been trying to get my digital skills up to scratch i've started doing some speedpaintings. (landscapes)
I must say your works are very good. I love this landscape you did (and the others above it) the sense of realism is almost overpowering.
Hatton Slaydon & Janos - Thank you!
Last edited by Kambei Shimada; January 13th, 2010 at 04:56 PM.
Thanks for stoppin by my sb!
Loving the chimp, finish it pleeeeeeease.....
Thanks for the comment!
Nice sketchbook you have here. I especially like this landscape:
The colours are beautiful.
Keep up drawing in general, I would like to see some more quick sketches. Quite often they are the ones that show what you should focus to improve on.
Nice monkey, you should finish it.
Loving it though, keep on drawing.
cool things, esp. post 2, and that landscape is delicious
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
Hatton Slaydon - Thanks, a sense of realism is something i've been trying to work on.
Janos- Thank you Sir!
andres333 - Thanks, will do eventually i promise.
FraserMcT - Will post some sketches soon, Cheers.
Kingkostas - Will do, same to you!
dan liimatta - Thanks dude.
I though i would post a step by step of this WIP i've been working on.
Comments & crits appreciated...
Last edited by Kambei Shimada; January 26th, 2010 at 07:12 AM.
The best thing i have learned with photoshop is to work big with large blocks of general color and/or value. Then save the details for last. And use a hard brush because its easier to go back and soften edges later. You can set the brush to have opacity that is responsive to pen pressure, aswell as size (although i suggest a big chunky square brush of uniform size).
Anyways, check out Randis Albion's videos, or perhaps Daarken's. They both offer great advice.
Will check out those videos though!
Sourgasm - Thanks dude.
Turbosnail - Thanks man, I'll finish it eventually.
pretty nice , but that Mash-up of pictures with the girl and jelly fish -- don't stretch pictures it makes things looks unrealistic and people will tell right away -- when ever something looks off that's were the eye races too and focuses on. but i know your still working on it , keep up the good work.
Wow im really envious I like the first one uploaded
It looks promising; though I would agree that you could at least block the the colours out a bit better before you focus on the face on the latest
Now Finish it ~
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
thanks for visiting my sketchbook!
great stuff in here. love your latest wip
Wow. So little post, so much variety!! Great rendering technique, and great photocompositions! Please post more, so that you can percieve your work in a better fashion.
Ok so i deleted the jellyfish piece as it has been giving me jokes.
Jangmai - Thanks man, gotta love good old biro soo underrated!
Lapada - You're right it just did'nt work things looked stretched, I've deleted it for now. (Will go back and fix at some point).
DomasPorada - Thank you!
Jamesy - Cheers Senoir!
Royzy - Glad people like the Chimp!
dan liimatta - will do with the rest. I just could'nt resist getting stuck straight into the details.
sarbro - No probs, Thanks.
lennon - Thanks sir, i'm planning on posting more.
People seem to like the landscapes i've been doing so here's another....