enthombed: thanks! i will
OBX: thanks for the help!! i will deff work on what you said.... i have a long ways to go and i will get there with only help from people like you. kudos!
here's NOT a quickie... i hate painting and chatting... you get distracted too much!!
of coarse, the ref. haha, it's me!
Zulle: "ooga, ooga" - i sure am a monkey! haha yay!! page 4.... i'm going to be cool like simon and bjorn someday and have page 400. haha - oh and i made my page with Dreamweaver MX... i can't code very good and my brain explodes whenever i think too hard or look at code. that's why i draw. haha!
i'm trying to make an environment for mechs to be running around the bottom and stuff killing eachother... but this is only like 3 minutes of fun... now i have to flesh out the fight scenes! wee
if i have time this weekend i'll scan some pages of sketching i've done
don't forget about VALUE!!! anyway.. nice updates.
depth? you want to learn something about depth? huh...
I know three ways to create depth in a painting:
Depth with color:
everything in the backround has a colder color than in the foreground. (this effect happens because of the atmosphere and because our sky is blue.)
exception (this time the sky is more red than blue):
to paint something like this, it is important to study the subtle but complex color variations as things move in space.
Depth with contrast:
you can see this in both pictures. Everything in the backround has a lower contrast
Depth with edges:
you can see this in both pictures as well.
Harder in the foreground, softer in the background
I hope this helps you.
Edit: damn it... the pictures were in the wrong order -_-
Last edited by Zaknafain; May 29th, 2006 at 08:25 AM.
Your creature sketches and overall designs seem to be by far your strongest point, you can draw some really badass stuff on a page but it has other things that seem to not contend with it very well. Maybe contend isnt the right word but youve got some stuff that really shines.
Your color doesnt seem as strong really, which is a shame as some of your sketches would look really interesting with a tad of color with highlights and all that jazz.
Never the less, good stuff! and try some more color, this time with a textured/gradiant background and go from there!
haha, thank you Tobi!! awesome insight... now i'll be looking out for those things. i think i knew about the fading thing, but never knew how to put it down on paper. il'l try harder to make it more realistic....
here's a beast...blahhhh
WIP robot... BZZZZZZZT
oh yeah, that enviro with mechs... still working on it.... weee!!! any tips are welcomed!
I like the "beast" pretty humoroous feel to it, interested in seeing where you take a few of your latest ideas.
it just looks like something really rubbed it the wrong way, and its got a major attitude, it just strikes me as funny, the general attitude of the pose.
http://pix.nofrag.com/ed/2b/f4d0ec24...5b297dce5d.jpg This page reminds me a lot of a page out of my own sketchbook. I really like your inks there, neato! The invite to the party is extra nice! Keep em up and coming
nice sketches. I especially like the first page of the last update.
the clouds look good. the thing that bothers me is that the smoke looks solid. Make it transparent at the borders and not that dark. and never paint highlights on something like smoke.
anyway. keep updating that fast and you will reach page 10 tomorrow
yay rock concert
maybe you should draw a couple of spaceships if you suck at them... also it looks like its crashing right now - i dont know if thats your intention, a light spaceship like that in such a bright environment should have a nice and shiny, clear flame (imo)... weell well just keep updating like that
@ Zaknafain: thanks! no highlights on smoke and transparent, understood. i will keep updating as time allows.
@ krakel: haha, not rock concert, hardcore show. haha! thanks for the words. maybe you should make a tutorial for me on space ships? haha!
here's me robot fin... i dont know how to make him more real looking so i stopped. hahamaybe more tonight after the show.
edit: did in 45 min or so. bleh!!!
Last edited by MattGamer; June 2nd, 2006 at 07:58 PM.
sorry man- yay, HARDCORE SHOW!
add some detail to that robotish thing if you want to make it look more like.. a robot.. right now you have one big silhouette with something which ressembles red light ;P if you want to make it quick, just throw some lines on it
I agree with krakel about the robot. Additionally, make your shadows transparent.
Originally Posted by fredflickstone
just wanted to let you know,
That guy robot you drew for me, is hawt!!!!! ( not just typical hot, hawt!!!!)
Thanks man! My robot is so sexy!
And awesome! You sing too? Such talent!
I really enjoy your last edit. Simple, but so emotionally charged. quite nice.
And your robots are coming out very interesting. You should draw up some more. :3
@ krakel: lol. ok il'l throw lines on it thanks!
@ tobi: hmm.. transparent shadows? cool, thanks for the quote!
@ karla: aww, i'm so happy you liked him! *dances* yay!! thanks for the comment. it was a quickie and i didnt plan it. haha. i just thought of simon fellah the whole time i painted it.
here's more robots requested by karla. sexy robots... hehe.
I like that. Do some more like this and think more about your designs.
I'm working on vehicle design as well at the moment (I suck at it). Heres a link to a thread that helped me a lot: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=56493
Btw.. I'm not sure if its reasonable to do a perspective view in silhouette.
aww, 3 stars now oh well!
thanks tobi - really sweet thread! i might work more with some of those robot designs.
thanks tom! glad you like the style. RAWR
i like to play with green clouds. weee
here's a suck barooooooo!! AHHH
Keep it up dude, you're on the right track.
A request from me, do some value studies with nothing but black and white; see what you can do yeah? You'll need a brush other than your normal round, find something a little messy. Start large and cut away until you see something, then detail. IM me if you're game, I'll help you out
Last edited by Idiot Apathy; June 5th, 2006 at 06:16 AM.
don't worry about the stars... I have 4 stars again and hey... regarding the star system you are as good as mikecorriero (I think he had 3 stars for some days).
In fact it is motivating not having 5 stars: you now have a goal you can work on. I often see threads that deserve more than 3 or 4 stars.
Do you notice you progressed with depth? I can see it in your green cloud painting. I still see problems with your values (it is a lot better now) and your colors are always tonalistic but thats okay. Just work on it.
I totally agree with the Idiot. Do what he says.
Some cool stuff goin on here, i like your pen skeches, they have character.
Id say one think lacking in your sort of digital sketches is some strong edges. Try working in some more contrasting tight hard edges, in and around shapes.. i think it well help with depth if u sort of layer the hard edges.. so putting them at the front, you get perspective. Your silhouttes look good.. cus they have distinct edges and form. It might help working straight from pen sketches, keeping the outlines etc.
Some good progress, keep it at.