Did a bit more work on the bull head gladiator but its still a mess. The pose just isn't working. The green head is for a vector line drawing coloured in photoshop, I'm going for the professional cartoon look. It's harder than it looks.
It's been a while since I did any work I'm happy with but this one is going well. Tried out a new brush, I think its a photoshop default (watercolour loaded wet flat tip) its working well for drawing.
On the newest piece, it's hard to see the effect of the texture you added because you have so much contrast from the black lines and bright highlights. In general, you seem to have a good sense of form and value but on the robot, you've seemed to paint a lot of details with very dark and heavy lines. I think this kills some depth because black lines on the light side reduces the sense of bulk of the overall forms.
I like the lobster/frog design on the first page and it shows that you're thinking what you're drawing in 3d which is great! I think one thing you should study more is accurate coloring. You seem to use color overlays which is a quick way that works well sometimes (and I respect it if/whenever you want to go that route) but it doesn't capture the subtle shifts of hue and saturation between light and shadow on an object. Would be great seeing some more still lives and photo studies, painted directly in color from you. Also, with colored paintings, really avoid using grey and black because they're very rare in nature.
I like the soldier pic too, I love how solid you've made the clothes and everything look.
Keep them coming!
I grabbed a random image from flickr to do a sketch from, normaly i'd trace the photos I use for reference but for this I drew by eye. Clearly the proportions and anatomy are messed up but I kind of like that.
I'm starting to really enjoy drawing in illustrator, the brush strokes are predictably consistent. The results are completely different from what I get with photoshop. Another picture of my cat, looking pretty smug.
I've tried to experiment a bit with light and distance here, the colour of the head is meant to be a bit weaker to show its further away. I really needs some changes, any tips would be really helpful.
Love the variety in this sketchbook, and especially Poppy the Cat and posts 35 and
39 - you really have personal style going on in these, which, in turn, is really pleasant!
I also wanted to say how great your vectors look. I've done them twice in my life,
one time ages back, when I discovered a meshing tutorial for a lily, and the second
time when I did some work. No inclination to go back other than from necessity, as the
whole thing is just scary to me. Really well done for branching out! And Z Brush - wow.
Can't wait to see your progress in the following months; perhaps a good idea would be to
practice dynamic poses - that would really help those characters pop.
Thanks for the feedback Jansi, its really helpful and motivating.
This is some development of a character from yesterdays sketch, he's what we call a ned in Scotland. You see them everywhere, hopefully not carrying an axe though.
good stuff my friend. maybe we can help each other out because i just got photoshop too.
my subconscious does not stop begging my conscious to draw.
hmm does that mean im a slave to my subconscious?
at least it doesnt beg for crack. ha.
Here's another character design I'm developing for the story in my head. He's a geeky role play dude, no disrespect to any geeky role play dudes out there. I'm using minimal reference material for these, just trial and error using my imagination.
My girlfriends working on the desk so I'm try to paint on the kitchen table today, no curtains and sun equals reflections on my screen. I keep having to stop whenever the sun comes out from behind a cloud.
I accept that was a very boring story.
I keep starting new paintings and then scrapping them after about an hour, this has been my only moderate start. Colour picked a few colours from a Frazzeta painting.