Hey, good stuff dude! It seems like all you do is draw and paint, yay.
Watch the colors in the last one, they seem a little washed out.
Try to increase the saturation as well as the value for lighter colors.
I really like the negative space gesture drawings in earlier posts.
@Zelda: Thanks for the heads up! I'll watch those colors like a hawk
And yes, I've been doing a lot of stuff lately. Wich is good. I feel like I'm improving.
Here is my latest Industrial design. A diving suit for IDW challenge.
I made this little description to accompany it:
Nautilus Standard MKIII:
The suit is a sturdy design, made for frequent underwater manual labor. It has a dual hose system for circulating atmosphere through it while keeping the inside at the correct pressure. It is possible for the opperator to regulate the pressure with the safty valve (although it's not recommended after frequent "incidents"). The suit has a built in work-light to enable operation at murky depths.
The suit is designed for use at large depths and is therefore completely pressurized. This made it difficult to incorprate standard gloves, hence the impractical but necessary gripper glove design. They are opperated through a wire system on the inside, wich attach to the wearers fingers, and are notoriously tricky to master. However they get the job done. Mostly...
The suits accident rate is at an acceptable 50 % of produced units pr. year. Wich is a great improvement over the previous. MK II. The numbers for wich have been classified.
Gesture time! I'm focusing on value, but With color in the longer studies. I'm starting to feel pleased with the skin tone palette that I've put togheter over the last few weeks, but It could use some culling. Having swatches is incredibly usefull when working fast. Even if it is inacurate in the first pass I can mix my way to the right hue pretty quickly with a soft brush on low opacity.
Kevin: Thanks for stopping by! Wish I had time for more animations like the monster, but one thing at a time right?
Jerryatric: Thanks a bunch! Good luck with the studies!
Here are some more gestures. Still doing value and color. Not happy with the values still. I try to set the tools in photoshop up to work for the 30 sec. gestures, but I spend most of the time getting the figure down and the values are too random. I might need to switch my brushes around again. Maybe just use something really soft to stopp me worring so much about proportions.
Psychobuddy: Thanks! I'm glad you think I'm on the right track. Don't hesitate to give critique if you have any though
TopSecret: Thanks! Photoshop CS5 and one of the standard chalk brushes I think it was. I also used lasso tool and gaussian blur for the gradients.
I've done some more gestural drawing today. Still focusing on values and trying to let go of the focus on figure for a bit. The results are a blured mess of course but I feel like it's useful practice.