Here is my third installment in my webcomic series "Pervy Moments" this time on "Summer Youth".
I always love making these since not only are they fun to make but it really does give me a chance to be stupid lol. This time I actually used nothing but photoshop to create this, so finally I'm not restricted to what Illustrator has to offer (which pretty much limits me to just cell shading). I learned a ton about how different tools work like masks, texture brushes, gradients, just a ton of stuff which I finally not just can use, but understand how/why to use.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy the comic! I was planning on posting a comic every Sunday, but until my exams are over I may not be able to do them, at least the ones of this detail lol. Though I will try my best!
You can find more of my comics without having to do so much page searching/scrolling at my DeviantART: http://ipervy.deviantart.com/
Edit: ^^; it seems the resizing of the comic messed up alot of the colors/gradients, so you can get a better view of it: here
I admire your motivation to draw so much studies, and because of that you improve pretty fast. Your comics made me laugh so make some more
Whew week is starting off pretty busy ahah, but I really don't want to die off again on my sketchbook. So, I tried to spend a little time in the morning before heading off to doodle and decided why not show a process for it as I go along. I'm planing to do a full figure painting of this image like I did with the portraits earlier, ^^; hopefully it wont turn out to horrid ahah.
First is the rough sketch where I just play around until I'm happy, then I go over it with my inks. Then I lay in my base flat colors for the skin/clothing/hair/etc, and then add my shadows. Now next comes the painting and other random layer processes!
deadlyhamster: Super sorry for the late reply, ^^; totally didn't see your comment until just now. But, thanks a lot for your laughter at my comics! You can definitely expect more coming soon though the mileage on their funniness will very ahah.
Also I hope I'm improving pretty fast lol, sometimes I really think I need to improve much faster.. I just think to myself "at this pace, will I become a professional?",and more often then not the answer is no so I'm constantly trying to push myself even harder and I hope you continue to do so also ^^
Images: Ah another morning and this time I made some time to keep working on the girl I worked on yesterday. This time I went into the actual painting phase.
The first image takes off right after I left off, which is where I blended all the flats with the base shadow. Next I add some more highlights and shadows to intensify the values (didn't have time for the hair though). The third Image I now blend those highlights/shadows and start going in more detail on the anatomy of the skin.
Still have a lot more to do with this painting but I'll have to keep working on it another later lol. In the process of painting this, I've learned so much about different brushes and how pixels work that it just gets more and more fun just to play around with everything ahah. I also feel that the blending processes is becoming more second nature to me as I keep doing these painting since now I feel like my autopilot mode is kicking in which is a good sign of me getting a better understanding of things.
Last panel of your last comic; that, was a work of art in itself. xD
Anyways; I can sympathise with you, not that my anatomy's any good, but I did always get complaints about my linework and rendering.
Feels good to hear about improvements, don't it? ;P
You're making good progress, mate. Loads of studies which is always good. Keep on pushing for improvement.
Naidy: The last panel was actually the main reason why I even created this comic lol, just couldn't resist the stupidity ! Definitely also feels awesome to hear someone say your improving, especially recently since I've been feeling kind of down since it seems I've actually gotten worse in my technique with final exams/work taking away from my actual drawing in general (And for many others also I've noticed). So, to hear someone say there's improvement in the midst of that really brings me out of the gutter ahah (genuinely or not).
Images: First two images are some doodles in photoshop and on paper from imagination. I did this mainly to keep myself from not forgetting how to draw lol.
3rd are some studies from photos, and the 4rd are from imagination using what I learned.
Lastly is the girl from earlier which is still not looking all to good, but at this point I felt it would just be better to move on lol. One my main goals I have is trying to get to the point where I can actually paint over the lines (which I have tried a few times but failed.. many times).
Last edited by Pervy; May 5th, 2011 at 10:01 PM.
Yes, Just one more week and I'll finally get to go full-on hustling in art! I just can't wait!
Anyways, today I just did some studies in photoshop (first image) from photos, since I feel I've been having trouble actually drawing with the tablet. The second image I just tried doodling some more figures, but from imagination. Then finally the last image is a ID image for my Deviantart since I've been procrastinating on doing it for a while now ahah. ^^; also did it since I won't be doing the next pervy moments till next week after exams.
Hey man. Those comics are definitely top quality! Great stuff. Have you seen the Wormworld saga website? I think you should experiment a bit with the layouts of yours as the content is cool. Also your figure studies are really good but be careful with the size of the heads, they look a little small (I may be wrong so sorry if I'm talking rubbish!). Head studies are spot on, well done!
Dayle: Thanks a ton for visiting and for once again the awesome link o-o their comic is down right breath taking! Also, really appreciate the critique, if anything else it definitely got me more conscious of not just how I draw heads but the whole body in general.
In a few days it will be my birthday and that will mark the day I started taking art seriously for exactly 1 year. lol I remember that day being one of the lowest day I've ever experienced which pushed me to start this journey in art. But, now with a year under my belt, I once again have to realize that even though I feel I've gotten miles better then I first began, I know for certain that at the pace I'm going I honestly won't be successful in art (Certainly not anytime soon).
I realized this when I decided to go back to some of the people that inspired me like bobby chui, dave rapoza, and of course Algenpfleger (and many more). I just scrummage through their work and their sketchbooks and just saw the shear amount of studies and creativity they put out into every post they made.. then I looked at mine and saw just how far behind I am, I'm even behind where they first started lol.
So, I know I need to work far more and with much more variety if I plan to better myself to a professional level. So with the low realization of my 1st year of art, I want to make this new year where I go leaps and bounds beyond where I am now! I also hope you ask yourself the same question of whether or not you will succeed at the pace your going, and push yourselves on as well.
Sidenote: lol another goal is to spend less time on the internet typing and study instead.
Last edited by Pervy; May 10th, 2011 at 01:06 AM.
Just one more exam and I'll finally be free -- yay!
The first image are just some figures with rough shadowing from imagination. I was trying to see how well I could do more dynamic and static poses, though I still have a lot of problems with foreshortening and anatomy as you can see lol.
Second image is my first attempt at an environment from imagination after where I tried to apply what I learned from the study I did earlier. I was focusing more on trying to make depth in the image with just blocking in basic shadows and lighting things here and there. Definitely need to work on my rendering for sure.
shambok: I appreciate your comment! With your encouragement I'll continue to push on forward!
First Image: Some burn hogarth studies since I find his dynamic figures really helping me grasp a better understanding of the human body in different positions.
2nd Image: Studies from photographs to balance my hogarth studies and see the similarities between the two.
3rd Image: After doing those I decided to do some line drawings of figures from imagination to see what I retained. lol unfortunately I decided to toss on some generic/disproportionate clothing. >> and looking back at it now, I totally forgot to finish up the leg for the guy on the coach..
4th Image: Finally got to doing some studies on clothing (from photos) just to open my range of ideas on actual drapery. Will do much more of these for sure, since I feel just roughing them out gives me a larger sense of what I can do with my own figures.
5th Image: An environment study from a photograph which I pretty much failed miserably lol, though i learned a lot more about how brushes work. I think I'll have to do more simple object studies if I really want to get a better sense of rendering, since these environments are just so big I'm not sure how to render the smaller bits.
6th Image: After doing the study on the environment I went ahead and did some line work for a picture where I'll be applying what I learned from the environment study. Still have much more to add, but by this time I still need to study for my last exam ahah.
Last edited by Pervy; May 12th, 2011 at 02:18 AM.
Today I didn't get to much studies in other then finishing up the picture where I apply what I learned from the previous environment study (of which I pretty much butchered as you can see ahah). Anyways, I just spent the day with some family and old friends with classes now over and my bday and such. Then got home and spent the rest of the day scrummaging through a year worth of sketches and sketchbooks to see how I progressed. lol and with that I'm ready to go!
Image: Like I said earlier, this image is where I apply what I learned from the study. I decided to make it a night time scene since in my last image I found I was just rehashing the same colors I remembered using in the actual study, so I wanted to push my imagination on choosing colors. lol I can't say I executed that part to well, but I know for sure I really messed up on the wood, and the girl since I had no idea how I would render them (have yet to study them).
Nice job on the next sketches and I really like your digital artwork. But I would suggest not using the general grass brush in photoshop. That really stands out like a sore thumb within the images. I know there are tons of great tutorials online within Deviantart or probably around here that show how to do great grass without using that brush.
jellyswirl: Thanks for the advice and encouragement! lol have to admit I was expecting someone to poke me for using that brush, and your right ahah. The next grassy/leafy environment I'll try seeing how other artist do it before jumping in for sure ^^
1st Image: Some figure studies from photos. I actually had quite a epiphany moment while doing this, since I finally caught a very bad habit of mine of using really hard brush strokes when with the tablet. It wasn't until I drew the first girl on the top left that I began really loosening up instead of trying to get each line pretty solid. And wow, the amount easier it is to draw anything digital just skyrocketed, and it actually feels like I'm sketching -- imagine that lol.
2nd Image: After doing the studies I started sketching poses from imagination, and with my new found sketching epiphany it was so much easier to just draw more dynamic poses.. at least that's how I felt while doing it anyways.
3rd Image: Last but not least a value study of a face from a photo. After doing this I've realized that everything I've done up to now has not been painting. I just found it so difficult to see values correctly and getting the brushes to give the kind of gradients I'm looking for. But, I'm slowly getting the hang of it. This thing took a chunk of my day, but I feel that I'm literally starting to really understand how to paint even tho its just black and white lol.
Also, before this value study, I failed 2 colored portrait studies that I just had to scrap since I wouldn't be able to stand looking at them everyday.
Sidenote: Any critiques or advice to keep in mind when doing value studies or colored studies would be greatly appreciated ^^
1st Image: Figure studies from photographs
2nd Image: Gestures from imagination
3rd Image: Value study from photograph, where I finally paint over my lines! I never knew that process was so long ^^;
4th Image: Applying value study (very badly I might say ahah)
Notes: I've noticed that the more painting I do the less I want to actually draw random figures from my imagination, lol probably because I feel so week at actually painting that I really want to get better at it. I also get the craving to also put the characters in an environment rather then just standing around like I've been before I picked up photoshop.
1st: Some studies of figures from photographs. I've discovered that ever since I started doing regular figure studies in the morning I draw so much easier later on lol.
2nd: Except when it comes to clothing haha. Here I did some doodles of whatever came to my head for outfits.. and I think its pretty apparent what came out was all horrible ^^;. Like for the top right girl I just drew the pose then thought "umm.. lets give her a green shirt thing with pointy ends.. umm uhhh and a random corset on the outside? yea! Oh and toss in some snazzy hood since its so generic!"
I really need to get into drawing much more drapery, especially armor since I have a hard understanding of how each piece connects to each other. Gotta really broaden imagination through studies!
3rd: Next is a bargue study. The significant thing here is that I finally didn't use any lines at all to paint her, and thats such an huge achievement for me lol since for the past year I've always struggled in anything without lines. So, to actually be able to paint anything with some general sense of likeness is great.
4th: Ugh though applying what I learned is a different problem ahah. I tried making this head from imagination with the intention of giving her a very round face but honestly didn't know what to do with it ^^;. Then eventually just had to accept that I really messed up to much in the early stages to be worth reviving her from my torturing lol. Definitely will try again though! (Also did this without lines which in the end lead to her face being so warped)
1st: Some figure studies
2nd: Gestural studies of drapery. Figured since I just need to broaden my imagination, there's no need to go into details but the ideas
3rd: A value study of a whole figure, also without relying on lines which is still a cool concept for me haha
4th: A figure from my imagination applying what I know about anatomy to make it seem dimensional. ^^; I goofed quite a few spots and made it a bit warped, but I think I made some progress ahah
Sidenote: Ugh, have a long hours to work today so I might not be posting tomorrow, but I might get some pencils in.
Wow those faces from imagination are really good compared to the ones you do with refs !
Good studies, but I would recommand you doing a few more leg studies, because in your figures, legs are I think your weak spot !
Keep it up bro !
Shad-: Thanks for the encouragement and advice! lol though I'm not to happy with either of the faces from refs or imagination (I do like how the old guy with the hat came out a little tho..), and I definitely need to do more studies on legs. ^^ Once again I really appreciate your input.
1st Image: A color study focusing on the figure
2nd Image: Another color study, but on a old guy
^^; both studies are pretty horrid, but I think doing these shorter studies help me retain what I learn just a bit more since I usually spend hours working on one certain study, and here I'm limiting myself to roughly only a little over an hour. Also have such a hard time picking out the right colors lol, though I'm sure that's the same for everyone at first ahah.
I have a huge preference for the second study !
The brush in the first is too soft, wich makes the overall rendering a little weird.
I encourage you to do more of those, yeah it's f*ckin hard to pick right colours first, so you need to do a huge amount of this kind of studies to kick some ass
Shad-: Nice to see you again! lol thanks for the advice, though for the first image (and the second also) I just wasn't fast enough within the hour time limit to get to actually work on edges.
1st Image: Some figure studies from photos
2nd Image: Lately I've been doing a lot of studies, but because of that I've been neglecting my imagination work. So, to try to remedy both of them in one go, I decided to do a picture from my imagination where I use reference for things I have no idea how to do lol.
Honestly not to sure how I came up with this picture, but I remember just wanting to practice something metallic, something cup-like, and a female figure (to apply what I learned in my previous studies). ^^; there's a lot of problems I over looked and I had to rely on my lineart, but I learned a lot about edges on the body.
I think you're a great cartoonist. your sketches are also really good and you have a funny style. lol
Junpei: Thanks so much for the compliment! It really boosted up my day ^^. I never really thought of myself as a cartoonist.. or even an artist in general, unless a caveman with a computer counts as one lol.
Naidy: Heya again! ^^ Thanks for visiting and commenting! With your words of encouragement, I'll try my best to keep on pushing forward!
1st Image: Some figure studies
2nd Image: some more figure studies (and head studies) but now cut down to under 30 second gestures.
Sidenote: May deadlines for summer designs (and revisions) are kicking up so I'm not to sure I'll get in as many painting studies until everything is done and ready for printing. In other words, wish me luck in not messing up ahah
I wish you a lot of luck in your work
Also those last studies are very good, and the 30s one are impressive !
Shad-: If you up the knockin', then I'll never stop rockin'! ^^
Whew, super late post away~ It seems I'm having computer problems at the moment since for some odd reason most of the applications (photoshop/illustrator/aim/firefox/etc) I open on my computer keep not responding and eventually leading to them crashing.
So, I won't be updating as often, at least with my daily studies, but I'll still try to at least post up my personal work/paintings outside of my regular figures and gestures. lol I needed more motivation to do more painterly stuff anyways (and besides, I'm sure your all tired of my figure studies ahah).
Image: The image below is just a thumbnail process I decided to try out for another colored image I wanted to work on. Not exactly sure when I'll finish it with designs still a priority, but I'm really amped to finally try painting realish clothing. (I'll also try painting over the lines which I always find to be so difficult.. but I feel I'm relying on them to make my images look finished to much)
Side Note: Speaking of designs, we just recently held a photoshoot for our latest line (not the line I'm currently working on) and so many people came out to support us! o-o it was just amazing, some of these guys were with us from day one when we started traveling to different shows. So, to see all of these people coming out to just have fun with us is just a blessing! lol You can see some of the photos from the event at the website here: http://loyalkng.com/2011/05/25/behin...-x-photoshoot/
T-T such an amazing feeling to see how everyone continues to keep you inspired!
EDIT (May 28): Seems like my computer is out of commission ^^; so now I'm using a back up computer (aka the super old computer). Right now I'm debating of going ahead and just buy the new computer I've been staring at forever or reformatting the current one until (really depends on my budget). So, I may not be posting for a while, but I'm still keeping up all my studies and the designs (the ones of which did get fixed from me backing them up) lol and other then that everything seems pretty good so far.. I also got a flat tire I need to fix, but that's besides the point ahah.
Last edited by Pervy; May 28th, 2011 at 02:52 PM.
Wow I want to see colours on that one ! Looks great so far !
Be brutal ! : D
(Yeah I'm kinda running out of motivating motos but anyway, I hope you'll just continue to push all this ! )
Yay! Finally got everything working and designs are all done (my part of the process anyways). Revisions for screen printing took way longer then I expected, but I'm just glad I can finally get into studying and posting daily again.
1st image: Figure studies from photos. ^^; decided to keep up with the figure studies since I've gotten so rusty at just drawing the human body.
2nd Image: Face studies from photos. I always find it much more difficult to get a likeness when I'm drawing the tablet vs. pencil when it comes line drawings.. Though its most likely my lack of understanding/practice lol
3rd Image: A Sargent Study I also did today after watching Dan's (crimson daggers) stream and miles/sams' stream. My very first attempt at doing a master study which came out horriable lol. Outside of the rendering, one of the biggest problems I ran into was I just couldn't nail the warm colors sargent used on the skin.
In this study I finally worked with only shapes of colors which was very fun and difficult lol since I've been trying to push myself to think more in shape when painting and not so much in lines.
4th Image: some figures and faces from imagination which isn't much at all ^^;. Really need to polish up my figure drawing (especially getting them more dynamic).