Don't worry Vigostar, you are not alone in this. I very much need to improve fast. To survive if nothing else. So i'm with you on this all the way. Thanks for the offer of the crits. I'll send it to you once i'm past the blocking in stage. I could use the crits. The same offer is open to you if you need it but it sounds like you've finished yours. I can't wait to see it.
Vigostar, Infinitum. I'm in. I'll do everything from my side, I don't want such a wonderful idea to go belly up. Although I can't say I feel any disaster coming. Just life with its normal events. OK, so one week is the maximum for me.
Bumskee, thank you for comments, you are too kind and gentle with my mediocre work. I love critics, don't hesitate to say anything on your mind, I'll never believe that everything is glowing. Show me my horrors, it'll make me stronger.
Thank you for answering those old questions of mine, very much obliged.
Hello,emooe! Oh god, I feel for you. Very glad you are better and drawing. Thank you for the kind words. I would like to hear all details about wrong perspective and proportions in first Vigo" (?) or Infinitum (?) character's version. Please continue your thought.
About your version of Vigostar character. In my opinion, it's done in a very economic to details style. She doesn't look close to original, although has her own playful, lighthearted mood,I think. An accurate little lady from a good family with a nice little family business running. Naked hips and stockings are a little confusing, but maybe the season's fashion demands this. She looks very bourgeois. The little doggy too. Your drawing feels like 20th years of the last century.
Look forward to see more of your work and analyse you until you have to sit down just in case . Drink more liquids
Last edited by sve; October 28th, 2005 at 11:47 PM.
Hey, Bumskee . I love it, they are funny as hell . Wish it was me sitting . Maybe it is me, there is some similarity... Yeah, it's great, can't look at it without a giggle . I'm taking them with me.Thank you for starting my day with a smile, Min.
Pink glowing eyes, interesting hole on the left breast ( for mail?), coming out of fog, source of light behind the back. I'm not afraid of them, I'm expecting candy and cookies from them
awesome min... for some reason the Iron Giant comes to mind..!
Yowzas!!! All of u guys are throwin out works from left to right. I haven’t been in here for a while and all of a sudden……… badabooom a whole new smorgasbord of artworks to oogle at. Keep it up guys!
Anyways here are some comments for more of the recent posts.
Bumskee: super duper dope! Absolutely lub it. Most definitely captured the likeness of my original design I see you omitted a couple minor details i.e.: the number five on the left robotic breast, and looks like you smoothed out all the harsh clunky knick knacks and hardware that my design carried. But it looks so fresh; it has that bumskee magic that is so evident in all your digital renderings. The perspective of the figure is sweet…Totally looks like he is reaching for something, maybe a jar full of brains? Jar full of human shaped cookies? Jar full of nuts and bolts to snack on later? Heheh. The colors are rocking as well…the pink glowing eyes, purple shadows, blue bounce light, and yellow reflected light all harmoniously work together to create another magical piece from the one and only, bumskee!!
Vigo: good point on the deadlines, I think. One week sounds good for you guys; deadlines will increase productivity, decrease slacking, and definitely motivate you to work within time restrictions. Hehe. Btw: im still working on your guys sketch’s, haven’t had much time to work on them because of school…school is spreading me out thin these days.. .ahhhh! but I’m currently trying to finish out a vigo sketch, and bumskee sketch among the rest..
Emooe: hey man, good to see some work from you. from a design standpoint the pose and idea works well, she seems very basic and simple. I like the costume a lot. I might steal it. Hehe….The overall drawing has a different feel to it, something out of classical sketch catalogue…1920ish feel perhaps? I dunno. ……..
It’s very economical. I think you simplified a might bit too much. The overall drawing doesn’t have enough interest to engage the viewer. I would have to agree with vigo: shoot for quality instead of rushing a piece to try and catch up.. Not to say that you didn’t put some time on this piece, I just think you can push even harder..after all…thats what art is about, pushing yourself to be better. It just takes time and lots and lots of practice. Thanks for sharing.
Sve: what can I say about those two sketches of my crazy robo-monkee character? Humorous, witty, lighthearted, subtle sophistication, funny, enjoyable, entertaining, definitely made me smile when I looked at them. I like both actually. Cant decide which one I like more…both have the loose hatchy pen linework that you are so capable of producing, kinda scribbly but energetic, carefree “I feel like drawing dammit, don’t bother me, I must finish this…!” sort of linework.
The first one, I could see some similiarities with my character, but looks like you went with a different direction, which is a good thing indeed. The monkee skull head rocks, and it seems like the robot could not tolerate being controlled by the mad scientist, so he did the unthinkable, he commited robotic virtual suicide by stabbing himself in the neck, looks kind of unnatural and awkward with the way he is stabbing himself, that is if he is stabbing himself…to me it looks like he is stabbing himself. It looks unique and comical. anyhwoo.. is it?I dunno. But the design got more clunky, more steampunkish if you will,with all those gears and gadgets…. steampunk technology in a south American jungle. Interesting , it is very. And the monkee boots/feets are petite, but complement the berserker ritual dance he is programmed to perform when he is in self destruct mode. And the mad scientist falling is equally humorous….it’s a sprinkling of confectioners sugar on a fried twinkie… Good shit.
And vigos reinterpreted interpretation of mycharactert is rockin’ as well..i really really like the expression on the monkess face, he looks distressed, in disbelief, traumatized that he killed the soldiers, confused for the inadvertent kills. I think you really gave the monkee a good expression…the scienttist has some groovy shades….and the two front sharp teeth give us an idea that he likes to snack on monkee brains during snacktime. a cannibalistic monkee scientist dude.…heheh….his left leg is gone though, is he missing aleft leg? unless there is a left leg compartment hidden on top of the monkee head. The soliders look helpless and drained…again interestingly cool pen hactchings and marks…. Cheers!
Vigo: heheh nice loomer sketch…urban meets nights of the living dead.. cool idea, but I think the pose and some of the anatomy could be stronger. Some of the upper arm structures get lost in those thin arms, even if they are thin you can still define some of the anatomy a bit. Put a 80sstyle boombox on his shoulder, bumpin some necro hehe…give him somemore personality and character. Thanks for sharing.
The ian interpret. looks very very cool, I like the magenta-ish linework that you seem to have done with pencil. And the pastel colores ----yellows, oranges, pinks in the backgrounds serve well with the sketch. The soft background contrasts well with the rough and rugged sketch. A 1-2 visual punch, that tantalizes the sensories. Lots of visual flavor, no fillers and msg. Sweet raspberry flavor, with hints of orange, creamy lemon, and a bit of strawberry… Yumm ...i would kiss her but my lips are chapped.
I like the bumskee interpretation a lot…man you are good with yellows and reds…the design is clear and concise with the color scheme. Nitpicky critwise….The back of her left calve is missing a curve on the upper part of her calve, the line indicating the out side of the calve is just a straight rigid line with no contour, there is a small contour but I think it starts late.. Bleh im not making sense and im rambling to much….the body art/tattoos work well, really indicate the shape and forms of her luscious legs. Really though the overall piece is nice, If she eventually cuts me, I wouldn’t mind at all, I enjoy pain. Hehhh just kidding hahhaha…..hahaaah..ummmm….yeah…
Diego: hey man good to see the work, your interpretation of ians looks interesting, a post apocalyptic hiker girl hiking in solitude….your line works Is clean and crisp as you may know, but anatomy can use some extra uumph, I like your designs and costumes a lot, but just play around with some of the poses, and vary lineweight a bit more. Vigos one looks nice, but her legs looks to skinny, and the face a bit manish. But don’t listen to me. Thanks for sharing
Infinitum: for your bumskee interp. its Good to see you working in greyscale a la abumskeety styles, the pose is very dynamic and full of life and energy. But watch out for the eyes, don’t make them to bright like loomer mentioned. And some of the lighting on the armor is too bright. Good job nonetheless. Keep going and Thanks for sharing.
Pheww I think I wrote to much crap..
sorry for the nonsensical boring rambling and sorry if I didn’t get to all of the sketchs, theres way to many!!!….…. Ill try to post mine sometime this century. If I have the energy, I have been rather groggy and languid lately. my lips are all chapped and cut up from the cold weather, my nose is stuffed, i think im getting a cold because the air conditioner was on throughout my entire film class. brrrrr...
catch ya guys laters im off to go study.
MAMMA MIA, clogik ! OMG, OMG,OMG! You can make very nice money with this tongue of yours. Come on, I want to read this column ( new of course) every day instead of newspaper. Your speech is as colorful as your paintings. Damn it, I didn't even notice that "the back of Loomer's version's left calve is missing a curve on the upper part of her calve". What am I doing here, blinding you guys with my horror drawings .
And reading this fruity description above I almost fell off the chair from stomach spasm.
Well, thank you so much for nice words in my direction, just wanted to interrupt it all the time and ask: "Are you talking about me?". Really, I didn't expect it.
So it was a mad scientist. Surprise, surprise! I thought it's one more monkey , the smarter one.
Thank you again, I need to take a cold shower and rest a little
Gosh, I want to see your versions even more. and new update in your sketch book, I love your girl with painted face.
Last edited by sve; October 28th, 2005 at 01:54 AM.
bumskee: heya dont worry about the number 5, i think it looks good without imo...leave it as is. U did good job
sve: hahah hope your stomach spasms calmed down now. okay?
me making money with my tongue? Hehheh too kind, but I think you should be the one wrting the columns.. you’re the poet master.
... but glad you enjoyed reading my foolish ramblings. If I were to get paid from my tongue, it would be for eatinng food. maybe i will be a taste judge on iron chef one day heheh :0
oh so its a smart monkee eh? i saw him as the mad scientist, but it works either way.
Hey SVe- thats good man.. i like that. you have very good body language there... he looks very tired and somewhat emotionally drained for what ever reasons... i would try and clean up those lines though.. pick the ones that you like the most and erase the rest.... try to straighten them out and get the form your lokking for... one nice line is what you need... I was going to post mine last night but, my safari didnt want to cooperate last night.. i hope to do it tomorrow afternoon or if I get home early tonight, i'll do it tonight.. it sucks too cuz I was actually able to meet my own deadline and I couldnt post the effer.. anyways... does anyone else have trouble with safari????
Clogik- glad to see that your still kicking amigo.... school comes first man... do what you gotta do... get them good grades... we'll be here.... good luck man...
Sve- I just wanna give you a hug!
Thank you, Vigo, you are becoming a very good friend for me. You can hug me as much as you want . Keep your strict approach to art up, though. I like this in you.
I'll be doing what you just said. You're right, I'm not happy about many things in this drawing. I wish the face was more interesting and expressive and better drawn, I would like to add colors and textures. I want more than I can at this stage. But I have the needed image in my mind.
Looking forward to see your update.
Last edited by sve; October 29th, 2005 at 12:01 AM.
Clogik!!!! i missed you. And your crit was dead on- I'm gonna go back in and fix that. Not nit-picky at all...thank you for pointing it out. Actually..I'm having fun with all these..and starting to spend more time than a 'sketch' - hence my lack of posts. Iincluding this one...I could spend forever on this..so much fun:
clogik's mind control freak bot!
- Sve - great idea on Theo. I would take that further (if you choose ) Perhaps spend some time on the rendering. It would make a very cool pic I think. I like your monkey version of vigostar's version of clogik..it seems very political...and the appearance is that of a political cartoon. First one has that same humourous feeling.
Bumskeee- i think i already told you how badass clogik's remix is. Very nice..and a different perspective than we usually see from you. You always surprise me...great job
vigo - crack that whip on us any chance you get. I'll bitch and moan, and cry for mercy ..but what i really mean is MORE MORE PLEASE! ahhaahhaaa .
I do apologize for the slow posting...I've been trying to take more time on my work and sketches...just in the mood lately to flesh things out. I'm sure I'll go back to the super-fast sketchies soon.
emooe - it's not a bad design by any means...i would like to see a more developed idea. I really loved the touch of that dog....great touch.
Ian - i love you
britt - i miss you *tear*
Last edited by loomer; October 30th, 2005 at 01:55 AM.
dude.... great fucking character design man... like WOOOAH!!!!!! great job.. i really cant emphasis that enough,..... I realized that on things like these character i dont need to spend days on them... im tackling them the same way I would tackle a job if I was working as a character developer... try to do things fast but, well executed with enough done to get the idea across... anyways... I have three to go... well, four cuz Im going to do bumskee's over!! at the end... and Im going to go for broke and even try to color the fucker...!!! we'll see.. good to see you back.. i was wondering where my compadre was!
Loomer I hate you... envy you... admire you.... damn
that's sweet dude... I canso understand Vigo's excitement and the f words to describe the work. Brilliant work, nice intepretation. The lines around the top works so well and the colours, meh you know you nail it all the time.
BTW I finished my website, my friend turned it into a CMS, heheh just uploading stuff now..
dude u got me with that website... I was trying to figure out how to enter it.. then i figured maybe click on the little eyes!!! i clicked all the eyes until i realized it said coming soon!
btw whens that website of yours gonna be ready for action? your teasin us.
Hello, loomer .
That's some soulless heap of metal. Looks very imposing. I wonder how it is in a close combat. I might put my money on Infinitum character. She is sure fast.
This gentle weightless homunculus on the top is weak and suspicious at the same time. It is really great, loomer, two different scary personalities in one body: Muscles and Brain. Well, this work of yours created a weird feeling in me, the same as reading about medical experiments on people . Textures of glass, iron, wires, soft body are beautiful.
Thank you for comments about the soul digger and other sketches. Yes, I will try to enriched him.
Of course, I went to your website too and did all the ritual.
Last edited by sve; October 29th, 2005 at 01:53 PM.
Scott, you'll think I'm crazy but now the image is too big . I mean from one side I enjoyed to see all lines and dots, I always love to see that, but on the other side I want to see the whole image at once, without moving side bars. Don't do anything with this image though, please. I'm telling you this just in case for your future. It's just better to present your art in the most convenient for viewer and most favorable for an image way.
Last edited by sve; October 29th, 2005 at 06:55 PM.
Finally!!!! I get to post my FINAL version of Loomers character... I did this character right after looking at Prostates thread so I think some of the aspects are inspired by the man, the myth the legend they call Prostate Sunrise.. Anyways... So, before anyone tears at me for the wonky anatomy and the little pecker and big balls i'll say that it was all intentional.. i didnt want to make him human but, i didnt want to deviant from human too much as well... so, heres the final product.. i tackled this drawing like I would if i were designing a character for a gaming company.. with neough on the paper to get the point across without hindring the drawing itself.. thats why part of his leg is missing.. that was intentional.. im nt sure if iy works but, Scott told me to experimant so there it is.... the next character will be coming really soon..
till then my compadres!
OK, vigostar I don't know about others but for me this piece is a puzzle. I really percept it more like a design than an idea.
I'll try to gather all my impressions.
His face gives me some hints. His eyes are empty, his forehead is so high yet it's not enough to cover all his brains. But his pose? He dances or moves in some mindless not adequate to situation motion, like a zombie. I don't think he uses all this brains, afterwards. He is in very good shape, so he probably needs this for some horrible act. I think it's not human, he doesn't think and act like a human and it makes him dangerous. I'm afraid of him.
Rendering. Breathtakingly beautiful. I wish you put close-up on the muscles of hips, knee, calve. If it's not too much trouble for you please do it as a favor to me. It has this information you talked to me about, so I would like to see and observe it better. His left hand and arm are very expressive and beautiful.
Overall it's a sphinx.
Last edited by sve; October 31st, 2005 at 12:27 PM.
HAAH A sve- I totally agree. I'll shrink that baby. I forget I have a 20" monitor...and that's larger than most peoples'
OH dUH!!! sorry vigo- that's obviously a shovel. I'm a moron. Glad you are experimenting...I think interesting results will happen. And it was effective..i concentrated more on the areas that you put serious detail in, and the suggestion of the legs were enough. quality rendering as always ....
I miss Diego.....DIEGOOOOoooo!!!!!!!! *shouts on top of mountain*
My good bud and I are working on the site, and I hope it's just a matter of weeks. I'm very fortunate to have such an amazing designer as my pal. It'll be pretty simple, and probably won't have too much art in there that you guy haven't already seen...but soon!
- okay...draw draw draw
as of request of Sve here are some close up shots of loomers character.. they still look a bit blurry but, im hoping you get a better idea.. anyone know up to what resoluton size i can post and image in without it going into turtle speed?? keeping in mind that im using photobucket.? So, here are three shots...
Im going to post a couple of close-up shots of the portrait WIP in my SB if your inetrested Sve.. Or anyone else for that amtter.... later dudes..
Hi everyone, sorry I havent been posting much. I'm stupidly busy at the moment trying to get going freelance and then I got ill. I'm still feeling bad now but I had to post something after what I said to you vigostar. starting this week i'm going to do one character a week like we said, even if it nearly kills me.
Anyway, you are all doing great work. I think this sketch trade is really bringing out some amazing work.
I have managed to get some done on Loomers character but at the moment only the portrait is finished. I'll post the full body version by the end of the week.
Here you go
Hope you like it. And sorry again for not being able to post much.
good work infini looks very extra terrestrial!!!! ET fone home!!! hope you get better dude.. keep up the good work..
im glad to see that your still up and running... Sve's character is next. i gotta get some ref..!!!
Mine is next? Gip-gip-Hurrah . I'm sure you all will draw her drunk and naked .
Infinitum, I hope you feel better now and energetic. I feel bad for you being sick.
U-u-u, your guy is so dead, and he still has this expression in his eyes, kind of being lost in the unknown cemetery. And no one to ask where the freshest grave is. And time is flying. Tough. In short, undead individual in a difficult situation.
Look forward to see a full version.
Last edited by sve; November 2nd, 2005 at 12:09 PM.
Vigostar - Thanks for the comments. He does look like Et now that you mention it, Ha Ha. I'm feeling a bit better now thanks.
Emooe - Thanks, I'm glad you like it. Good to see your still around.
Sve - Drunk and naked, not a bad idea Sve, Ha Ha. I am feeling better now thanks but not very energetic yet. It was just a cold but it was kinda bad and just wont go away.
Thanks for your comments on my work. You always have very deep comments, I really like that. It's like you look deep into their eyes and see their soul.
I'll have the full version done in a couple of days. I'm trying to do an entry for the eow, chow and possibly the cow and idw which is slowing things down a bit. I don't know how your managing to do tham all Min.
Oh by the way, i've set up a portfolio in the artists looking for work section.(the link is in my signature). I would appreciate it if you could all have a look at it if you've got time and see what you think. Mins already looked at it and given some helpful comments but if any of you think anything should be added or taken away or anything else then it would be helpful. Thanks
Last edited by Infinitum; November 2nd, 2005 at 12:29 PM.