Wow dude great stuff.. love the lighting in your life drawings and looks like some solid proportions. Critwise - I like this last creature design a lot, it seems like maybe there is a lot of even contrast in the image though that makes him a little more difficult to read. Right now, there is a lot of attention being drawn to his feet I think. Keep up the great work dude.
im diggin ur stuff man. nice updates. keep on posting. what year are you at ringling?
cool beans to you...my friend.
sKeTcHbOoK update page3 (scroll to the bottom of page)
those little paintings are neato. everything else too.
Hey you got some neat stuff here ...make sure to update more often
My sketchbook flawed to the max page 5
Ps:Hope you understand my English.
Remember my advices taste best with a grain of salt.
From photo-reference, a friend of mine. Started out as a sitting session, but I was burning too much gas money to keep picking her up and driving her home...its like a 30 minute drive. Turns out that girl in the mall was right, pictures DO last longer!
your traditional work really shines but this one : kicked me
square in teh nuts!
-imsuperglue yeah its therese. I am in the process of repainting the eyes, not only are they crosseyed, but the placement is off- the are different distances from the center of the nose. I'm also desaturating the hair, and am going to try to soften up some of those hard edges.....this painting really kicked my ass when I stopped to look at it after I thought I was done. Also going to try and make the background a little more interesting.
Kaoki- I'll tell you what, if I could bottle whatever was in my head when I made that, I would use it every day. I don't know why, but that drawing keeps getting pointed out again and again by different peeps.
ha, if you bottled it mate i'd buy it.
but just keep it up and you'll be doing stuff like that on demand in no time
I really want to see them but all I see are X's too.
^keep me going by visiting my sketchbook^
What is it that you dislike about the horses?
The dark halo around them doesn't work for me, I'd extend that out perhaps fading out into a hard edged box or frame. Depending on the paper you could even tape it off around the edges with low tack masking tape.
Real nice drawing though.
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I really like everything you posted on here it is some really really good work! It was really enjoyable for me to go through. You said you wanted some criticism so hopefully I can offer some. One thing I have noticed about this drawing of the horses and the drawing of the greek looking statue on the previous page is that you have over simplified the distinctions between the dark areas and the midtones/lights...etc... If you look at the horse on the right...look at "his" right leg there is a dark band running down the leg that makes the form read right simplified but the edge of that dark band is way too sharp. Also if you look at the horse on the left in the areas underneath the arm you see dark indications of where the leg meets the body...they are too sharp and it flattens the form out a lot more than it should. Basically the lines between the lights and the "darks" (by darks i mean everything that is not light or just plain paper) is too accentuated and you haven't make those edges as correct as they should be. When you are looking at these horses in real life squint a bit...is the edge fanned out?...on that horse on the left...those dark marks showing where the leg meets the body...do they "blend" in with the value there a little more? Make sure that when drawing from life (and also when creating something from imagination) that you don't oversimplify the edges into that illustrative light, dark transition, reflected light. Pay really close attention to the edges of the values and shadow shapes. Not sure if that will make sense...lemme know if you want me to elaborate. But at any rate it will make the drawing go from looking awesome (which it looks now) to looking ubelievable and real!
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panda- thanks there bud
Gilead- not that i dislike the horses, just frustrations over the resolution (which I have now brought it too, just need to find a big enough scanner). The subject matter is kinda lame... but thats where the $$ comes in- local gallery time!
MindCandyMan- I appreciate the time you took to discuss the drawing, and I think what it comes down to, is that I need to observe more and assume less. Which deep down I know I need to do, but unless you have someone knock you back into place about it every now and then you tend to forget it (aka thanks).
So, I know that everyone out there wants to know what I look like if i were skinny and an rpg villian! Well, I have this to ease your curiosity!
Last edited by McLean; July 12th, 2005 at 05:14 AM.
im living in the COTE apartments btw. hahahha.
anyways, back to crits: the guy even thoguh is serving only as a reliminary idea for what you want to later develop, there still isnt enough information there to really see whats going on. the guy , as i see it is wearing alot of coll fabric but its not really telling much for the character itself. clothes and wardrobe in a character must serve more of a purpose then aesthetics should come later, i believe. i mean you can render the fabric well, but if its not helping the character as far as telling us "oh ok, he's a villian!" or "oh shit this guy is ready to fuck some shit up" or "shit this grl is strong but sexy" (Lulu from FFX for example or characters in Hero) subtleties that are at first not very important play a big role. im a fan of subtle things myself, you shouldnt go as far as changing everything just for my sake, however , point is...if the guy i a villian make him look like a villian. the fabris is waaay too busy in him. simplify shapes and masses and later finish those details.
keep it up my friend.
that is some damn spiffy demon there that there it is.... but compositionally, I think you would be better off with the border... it looks a lot more empty than I think you want it to right now. A simple solution might be to make the border darker, or if they allow color, make it slightly warm or slightly cool.
i agree artnouveauaouauauaueue swirlys and cool mucha-ish designs are good only if the composition calls for it, right now that demon is crying out for alot of attention and would look too busy with more stuff . maybe a darker border would help.