Thought it was time to give up the old sketchpad and begin a new one. I'll start off by showing this project I was working on for a good portion of time some months ago. I learned a lot from it and plan to revise my work pipeline and get better results. I'll post more pages as soon as I can.
Hey man, great to see you still chopping away. I really like that 3D modelling of your
I think that 3D and 2D really don't have to be seen as in different worlds, the tools and
disciplines of each can be used as they are expedient for image planning and image
creation. I think that 3D especially can help to greatly enhance and speed up the process
for lighting and perspective in 2D work.
Conversely, 2D can be used to very quickly add character and texture and design to a 3D
piece. I don't know if you are familiar with Randis Albion's work? He has a lot of tutorials
and resources out there demonstrating his technique which really efficiently fuses 2D and
3D for stunning effects. I think you should check some of that out if you haven't.
I would love to see more of your 2D drawings/paintings recreated as 3D scenes.
Also I really encourage you to do some regular (weekly or daily) quick studies from life (or ref),
of color, of texture, and light. Focus on one aspect or combine them in some genre like still life
or a simple landscape study. I realy think building up a mental library of these three resources
from life would help your work to explode to the next level.
Keep it up, man!
Last edited by BludHund; November 2nd, 2012 at 10:02 PM.
sketchbook...a kitten dies every time you don't comment
“When forced to work within a strict framework,
the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will
produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
the work is likely to sprawl.”
- TS Eliot
Ya I know Randis. Really like his work. I have not scene tutorials from him that incorporate 3D. I have used his 2D tutorial in the past. Really helpful stuff. These days I can only make time for certain things. Also it is lack of motivation to get back into 2D art. I will seriously consider your advice though. With the holidays coming up I should be able to make more time to do some 2D work and get myslef motivateds to get back into it.
Oh my some really fantastic work in here!
Loving that 3d female figure study & those gestures above and lol congrats on becoming a Samnite
Can't wait to see more
I'll be here with the Daggers for the rest of my art journey.
Keep pushing people, let us be great together-!
your 3d work is coming along nicely!!
Do you find it helps your drawing? Vice Versa?
Ya 3D definitely is helping me with 2D. I think I am more accurate in defining forms and making them appear 3D. I don't think I would have been able to get too far though if I didn't have a 2D background. Both sides compliment each other well!
Really loving the 3D stuff and the comic you just posted. Keep up the good work.