Hellooooo, everybody. I posted some work here about 2 months or so ago and then ditched due to some personal issues and time constraints so no one knows me here. For a short introduction, I'm 18, Peruvian, and self-taught. I've been doing what the people who criticized my work told me to due to improve and I now practice on a daily basis. So i'll give it a go and post my work here, hoping to look back at it years later if I become a successful concept artist:
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Last edited by SandyMan; June 9th, 2012 at 09:58 PM. Reason: for keeping with the updates
oh and, sorry for the double post and the image sizes, im still getting used to managing files on the forums...the images can be seen to their full size by setting the zoom to 50%.
More work done recently (again sorry for the sizing, these were uploaded from a scanner and I lost the original files)
I'd still work on that image size thing if I were you. I think a lot of people would rather walk away than fiddle around trying to see the full thing. What you have looks promising though. Try to throw in some stuff for your head to see if you're improving there.
I use MSPaint.
I usually think of trivial things before going to sleep, and I was thinking ¨if life were possible in space andthere were an ecosystem in it, what would the beings living in there look like?¨, so I jumped out of my sheets and made this quick sketch.
2 concepts I did about a year ago, I posted them about a month ago but forgot to upload them in the right place.
2 daily charcoal exercises, one done about 5 minutes ago and the other yesterday. The enviornment is a quick exercise I did when I woke up.
i think that your on the right way just keep on making studies try to get comfort with shape and perspective youve got talent and if you keep working with passion im sure that you become a great artist - i want to see mroe -tons of studies so cmon!
^ thanks! its good to know that im at least on the right track, opposed to a couple of months ago.
Sure thing on the studies, i'll be shredding the sketchbook on a daily basis!
3 quick designs I came up with; it's the first time I use this art style to do anything and I personally like how they came out.
anatomical sketches, a charcoalie and a couple of quick concepts.
Minus hitmonchan, dunno why i drew a freaking pokemon.
My daily charcoal(which doesnt look very good really )
And another quick concept of one of those cyborgs I posted before.
Finished the last one of this set just now, so i'll upload them. the peas were a quick sketchbook practice.
I've attached them in order of pregressions, those are the only actual paintings i've done. i've tried several time before these, but with unsatisfactory results....because I was pretty damn bad when I was 16. Anyways, here!
A couple of studies, graphite, one with sanguine(I think that's what it's called in english) and a 2 hour piece from imagination
wanted to upload a 3rd study today but it'll have to wait until tomorrow ;D
I like working with sanguine, too, just tried it for the first time some days ago and i'm really comfortable with it.
Finally got a set of decent pencils.
Up until now, i've been quite lousy with pencils, so I'll try to get better at them.....mainly because they're so damn essential.
Couldn't find any decent anatomical references either so I took pictures of myself in order to do these two studies. The doorknob took me about 2 hours.
I really enjoy this stuff your coloring looks really well. But its obvious that your drawings alot of the time are not proportioned right, sometimes too wide, sometimes to long and not wide enough, etc.
^ True, that's why i'm working a lot on figure drawing! I just hope you're not referring to my self anatomic studies because that'd mean im deformed XD
Following the beer mug, I wanted to challenge myself a bit more with transparent objects such as glass....but I'm really not digging the outcome of this jar
Went at it again, trying out my new pencils. My grainy canson sketchbook paper doesnt really give me the texture I want to work with....so I tried an A4 bond sheet, which kinda gave me a crappy result too, i'll buy a smooth sketchbook.
Good work! Keep working hard
After being accepted to max the mutt, I took a 4 day break from drawing, only to be followed by a mighty bad fever and a cold, hence I haven't drawn anything for a week...and here's getting back it it.
I did this little fella in like....4 hours? I've monstly concentrated on organic monsters or robots so I wanted to try another texture for a change, namely wood.
I didn't get much done this week, alas here is a little experiment that took me a day. Tried to contrast the warm lights versus cold shadows just for the sake of experimentation, given that often time when I had to add lights or shadows I'd use the eyedropper, scroll down directly from my current value and use that as a shadows, whereas this time I tried picking different colors altogether for shadowing/lighting. I kinda like the result too.
Must work on cloth folds too, I suck at them on a whole new scale.
and thanks for the comments!
Ahh, another person who's going to Max the Mutt's Concept Art program. So am I, so I'll be seeing you around. =D
Anyways, I like your monster/creature designs and the way you colour them in. Of course, there's room for improvement such as with the anatomy, which is what I also need to work on. But I see that you're practicing on them, which is good. Anyways, see you next September or around there~ x]
between starting my new job, french, the birth of my nephew and my computer dying, I haven't been able to do any digital work, but alas I HAVE been using this rare occasion where I have no personal computer for working to develop my skills using pencils....which I did a while back ago but I was not proud of the end results. I have a ton of sketches on huge paper sheets which I cant scan because of my A4 sized scanner(lol....), but I got 4 sketches here from my newly bought A4 sketchbook. And all in all, I think I need to work a lot on hand anatomy if anything. I do think i've improved though.
Did this yesterday, considering I mentioned how I need to practice hand anatomy.
But there's only so much I can do on A4 paper
All criticism is welcome! (Read: PLEASE criticize.)
A sketch I forgot to upload yesterday; I know that right arm looks bad...but I couldnt really get myself to that position in a mirror given im not a contortionist, and my jedi mind trick powers are not mature enough as to allow me to make anyone pose for me
Again, please do give me some crits if you have a minute to spare