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The amount of studies that went into this is astounding.
The head on the left guy, keeps making me look at him. Something about his hat is throwing me off, feels to sharp.
Awesome work on this and that bird mount is my fav.
Hey everyone, here's what I have. Being sick hurts productivity so much. But anyway, feeling better and liking my designs for the new challenge. My concept is obviously based around mermaids, but they are going to hunt things that live on the shore instead of just some obvious crustacean beast. So.... yeah, whatever. I'll be working this weekend, but I'll also be at a capoeira event so my hours will be limited.
Quick update because I haven't posted in a while. I've been really busy with a lot of capoeira related events and travelling out of state for one of them really hurt my work schedule. This is only 1/3 of the entry for the Monster Hunter Bloodsport competition, which I wasn't able to submit for. Faced some issues with the design, but overall I like it as far as my first real ortho. I'll be adding the monster design and the 2nd set of armor later on. Need to get started on the new Zelda competition.
The positive results from my trip:: I gained some valuable perspective on my goals for capoeira, and my study of that art in general. Also my friends and I started to work on a side project which I think will really help me develop my design sensibility, especially in an area I'm really weak at, - contemporary/modern costume and character design. Hopefully you'll be seeing more from that in the future.
Jesus Christ. You should have seen my face when I looked over your endless studies of faces, eyes, noses, arms, hands, etc. How the hell did you find time to do them? I admire your dedication on drawing anatomy as much as you can and it definitely shows that it's paid off well. Keep it up with your anatomy sketches.
As for the koi mermaid, it seems like you've grasped the concept art of characters well but there are few critiques I have to offer on that one, which are that 1) the shadow on her face is a little bit off (might substitute gray with blue instead) and 2) her eyes aren't aligned properly so if you can redo them, she may look a little better.
Natheless, keep it up with an astounding work!
Fantastic studies; that's a lot of hard work, and it's obviously taking you places. Keep that shit up.
I love the sea humanoid beings! I can't wait to see more.
Sketchbook --I'd love some feedback!
Karkera - Thanks, I'll go back to her eyes and face a little more when I design the 2nd set of armor based on the monster she's hunting.
Roope - I'm definitely going to work on the Zelda Challenge, not sure if I'll enter though, I don't think I'll have time to do enough studies to qualify.
jcpahl - Thanks! Will keep doing my best.
Randomeister - More is on the way. Glad you liked them.
Here's part 2/3 of the Monster Hunter project, my Mongoose/Otter/Pangolin beast thing. It's pretty simple, but I learned a lot about layer modes and locking transparency in this image, thanks especially to Jaan van Eeden for showing me those things. I think this "monster" looks a little docile, but it's supposed to be based on how an otter lives and hunts around rivers, so I guess that's okay. I might do a quick face painting of it snarling, just to show how it would react when the mer-people attacked one of these things.
The new armor design might have to get put on hold until I finish the current Bloodsport challenge, I'm already pretty delayed in starting it. Hopefully I can get a lot done this weekend.
Suffice it to say, I'll be watching this thread.
Amazing work so far! Very impressing body studies!
I need your discipline. Thanks for sharing!
jondawo - Thanks, glad you liked my stuff.
Greenhouse - Thank you, all it takes is commitment and building some momentum.
So, it's been a while since I posted I know. I've been playing catch up with the bloodsport images. I'm posting my final for the Zelda Windwaker re-deisgn challenge, which I learned a ton from. It's the first painting in Photoshop where I did a really tight line drawing beforehand, which was really helpful in forcing myself to actually think about all the forms and shapes before moving into value and color. Also the first painting where I utilized locking transparency on more than just 1 layer. Still experimenting with that, but I'm understanding it much better. And, thanks to a couple tutorials and some critiques from friends I gained a little better understanding of the importance of silhouette. While the bloodsports are on break, I'll be working on completing an old challenge that I didn't participate in. I did some sketching but I want to work on the character's design some more until I get something I really like. Anyway, that's all for now. Making progress feels pretty nice.
So I haven't posted in a while, but I have been working. Problem being I've been having a really hard time with the projects I've been attempting lately, and getting frustrated with my limitations and what I see as a lack of progress on my part. Probably going to step back for a little and just do some studies of the basics and various elements that I've never studied before I go back to doing finished pieces. Attached are some anatomy studies from my sketchbook and some rough concepts for my sci-fi hunter/pet which might go through a re-design again once I come back from my "studying break." Anyway, not giving up, I just need to remind myself why I like drawing/painting and do some fun stuff without the pressure of contests, deadlines and whatever. Here's to improving!
Hey guys, so here are some of the anatomy studies I've been doing and 3 of the environment speed-paints from Newsha's February challenge on DA. All three were 2 hours.
More coming! I'm really enjoying, just painting/studying and not worrying about a concept or a deadline. And I feel like I might be faster than I originally thought, so it's all good stuff that I hope will help when I go back to doing finished illustrations and such.
Just an update. Nice thing about working mostly in PS is that I can post more often, let's hope that continues!
Tomorrow I will be pretty busy with a big party I'm in charge of organizing, but I'll try to get a speedpainting done in the morning. Take care everyone.
So, the good news is that last weekend I threw a surprise party for my friend and did a ton of zombie makeup, which I think came out really well considering I'm not a makeup artist and this was my first try at it. Bad news is that this week I've been really struggling with my work ethic and motivation. Not so much mentally, but I haven't had any physical energy which makes sitting and painting all day a lot harder. Whatever it is I'm hoping to get over this hump and keep working. Here's some crummy speedpaints from this week. Can't wait to finish this set and start something new.
Awesome studies! Ugh puts me to shame lol
This is such an awesome post - seeing your progression and development of the idea. And a badass final product!
...this is a reply to the January 27th post. This is my first time commenting on this site and I'm not sure if it's dropping down to the bottom like it looks to be doing or not..
ultrashaun - Thanks!
mjhinrichs - Thanks, I'm glad you liked the mermaid piece. And yes, posts are chronological so they appear at the bottom of the list in the order they're posted.
Hey guys, not a lot to say, but just wanted to post the paintings I've gotten done in the last couple days. Sort of cheated with the time, but I've been wanting to get more accurate with these the more of them I do, versus rushing and doing a poor job. Anyway, here's stuff.
Yay! I finished the environment speedpaint series. I feel pretty satisfied with the last few of them, and I definitely feel more comfortable with my brushes and painting quickly than I did when I started so, that's a plus. Also learned a few things about blending modes, edge control, and definitely a ton of color matching practice. All in all, I think this was a really helpful series. Not sure what I'll be studying next. Might go back and try to finish some of my unfinished illustration and character concepts.
Here it is, finally. My Swamp Elder/Kung Fu Panda fanart piece. Took me forever and I got interrupted from working on it quite a bit, but overall I like how it came out and I definitely tackled a lot of things I haven't had much experience painting before. Need to practice all of it AGAIN! Thank you to Alex and Brent for your feedback, it really helped me pull this together in the end. Not sure what's coming next, but most likely some more character orthos.
Hey guys! So I started the face studies. Figuring out some bad habits I need to correct and learning a lot about texturing/rendering features. Here are the first 4, plenty more to come. This series kicks off with The Royal Fellas~! Marius, Sycra, Cris, and John ^_^
Hey guys, sorry I didn't post these right away, I started a week of hands and forgot to finish up Isra's portrait. Probably I'll paint more of you people after I do some more hands and get one of my ortho's out of the way.
Wow, I really like the colors in your works and your challenge pieces look great!
@Engor - Thank you! Little bits of encouragement are always nice
So, I've been really frustrated lately, and things outside of art have been pretty stressful as well. Anyway, I wish I had more to show after so long since the last update, but this is all I've got at the moment. She's a bounty hunter girl person.
So I haven't been on here in a while, but I'm going to update to try and spread my visibility around a little more. Every little bit helps. So here are a bunch of studies and the latest paintings I've done. Hope you guys like them ^__^