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these figures drawn in the dark red color are really, really sharp. not sure exactly what it is about them but i feel like that color is working out really well for you...as always i'm enjoying watching your exciting and forays into image-making.
big props on putting down that tutorial for us too...such generosity! I'm definitely going to try that out!
Originally Posted by tensaiI also did six full illustration pages for a pop star over here in Japan but I cant show those till they’re published.
CAN'T WAIT that's gonna be awesome, love that whole graphic aspect of your works, mang.
niiiiice, t. hope youre havin fun all over europe. rock the world and bring some back witcha. great sketches man, i didnt say so at the time before. i really like the ones of that dude in the trenchcoat. like? i mean love! boku ga ebisu no kurokki kurasu ni mo ikkai itte kara, mou sukoshi narete kite, ii ne to omou. kaettara isshoni ikkou yo. ki wo tsukette kaette ne. jya.
sooner than expected i'm back in tokyo from a trip to paris and amsterdam. i got a great 24 page illustration/art direction gig that's gonna keep me busy this month. it's gonna be a real hectic time but of course i'm excited as hell.
i'm still scanning and gathering files bit i'll post some random sketches from paris and amsterdam, some sketches and prototype from a shoe construction i did with my father, and finally some sketches and finals for an assignment i did before leaving japan.
first some replies:
rodrigo! - cheers mate. you have great stuff going on in your book.
Bojee - alan, hey man. thanks for pushing me to post again. what i was struggling most with was what i was going for. i kept changing pencil and didn't know how long we had. it went a bit better later on but i still thought things could have been a lot better. thanks for the boost though - i do agree now that i look at them again.
Asoir - thanks man. would love to know what 'type of work' this is?
Shinryu - glad you liked it man. would love to see some updates from you...
gugg - that dark red colour is sanguine in a pencil. it's quite hard (as in not 6b or 9b quality) but you can get some nice lines out of it...
do try out the tutorial. a lot of peeps seem to love it but i havent seen too many people playing with it yet. check andy p's book to see what he did with it though.. perhaps i described it too precise and it looks like a chore. its fun to do. play around with it some time.
purb - thanks man, i really think just going there regularly will be a lot of fun. i will definitely try to make it. ja, doyoubi matta aimashou...
Listing - i just talked to quite some designers and artists in the netherlands
and a lot seem to like the portraits, saying i should get into them. i'm not sure i agree but it's apparently such a matter of taste. personally i think i've got a long way to go with both the environments and the peeps, thank god...
Andy P - cheers man. love what you're doing in your book. its great to have some more illustration oriented sketchbooks around - i'm learning a ton from just checking your shit...
ok - like i said, this is a first batch of random sketches, done on the train, plane, dinner table, standing, waiting etc. (i realized i'm probably not the greatest dinner companion...) some i like, some have huge problems. but all of these were done just to keep going and to not get bored... so don't read too much into these.
comments and crits as always appreciated...
Last edited by tensai; October 26th, 2006 at 05:06 AM.
oo. i think that's one of my favorite things about your art. i love your lines. the figures have such beautiful lines and the lines of plane cabin make it really animated. i really wanna see it colored.
Wow tensai, what a refreshing sb, its been awhile since I last entered your domain. Love your line quality, very solid and bold, can't say enough about the line quality. Your stylized perspective is very nice. I myself have been drawing more perspective drawings, really liking it now that I understand how to create proper grids. Keep feeding us bro, this sb is every bit 5 star and some. I'll be sure not to be a stranger in this sb.
thanks for the replies - i'll comment later on, jut wanted to put this ink trial up. still scanning and gathering photos and stuff...
ah, zannen da yo ... I saw the title "buildings and peeps" and thought we were going to see some people in enviroments. I was excited (tsugi no toki ne!?)
Though, these are bloody sweet portraits! and I love the top three enviroments too. Life drawings are badass too! Cheers dude.
Aaahh Yeah! Great to have you back! That last portrait rocks!
"absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee
Bojee's Monkey Brain
okaeri nasai! glad you made it back safe and sound. thx for stoppin by my book, love the ink test you put up, thats sweeeeeeet dude. im thinkin of goin tomorrow, ill decide when i wake up. ive decided i can only go like twice a month now so i can save a little money, so we'll see how that goes. anyway, the stuff's lookin really good, keep workin more ink peeps. enjoy the night, mata ashita kana.
So nice to see your art ! Hope you had good time in Paris.
just wanted to drop some love on my brethren... I have to say that your thread always inspires me to work in marker/ink; now I just have to find some cityscape pictures for reference and get going! Out of curiousity, what do you use for the lines? Because I noticed lines with different weights and such. I haven't been able to find one that was just right, usually either too thick or too thin. But as always, amazing work friend!
went to figure drawing again but was very very tired, excited but tired. purb came to hold hands as well. some of the sketches - really poorly photographed... last one is a charcoal sketch of my dad.
promise to reply tonight, or tomorrow
as for now, comments and crits as always appreciated...
Nice job, aniki ! Don't worry for not replying, just keep posting the good stuff ! I second Kian about your lines skills.
yeah, they are poorly photographed. the first 2 are soooo beautiful in real life; pics dont do them justice. good to see you again dude, welcome back. g'luck with the work.
awesome studies man! makes me wanna draw
Hey lok, how do you do?
Man, you build your peeps just as wonderfully as you build your cityscapes. I'm glad that you've been posting more of these, I like to see them. Especially the guy with the goggles from post #459 and the one of your dad. I can't wait to see those Paris and Amsterdam sketches. My buddy and his wife live in Amsterdam and I was lucky to have been able to visit them there a few years ago. I love it there, one of my favorite places.
wow, figure drawings are excellent, really nice! the blue pencil pilot, lok764.jpg, is a fav of mine, tucked that right into my inspiration folder.
Thanks also for the acrylic transfer print process (yeah, I know I haven't been here in over a month shame shame!). when I was still doing a lot of analog art, I used to just glue down my print-outs and photocopies (krylon fix both sides, apply with acrylic gel medium and roll out the air bubble with a brayer) -- this would have been very useful about 7 years ago!! I'll have to try it again sometime when I'm ready to do some experimentation.
as promised some replies...
pennington - cheers man, that airplane ride was a bit bumpy but i think when i have time i want to use the sketch to make a lino print.
Andy P - i did a 6 page gig for a popstar here in tokyo who wanted to have his image distroyed. i'll post the reults soon as the mag is out now. his managment and the mag really liked it and now they want me to do the whole band for their tour book. the tour book is minimum 24 pages, so i gott to start cranking actually. i do thumbs of poses/scenarios - then we shoot, than i do rough (really rough) sketch, and then i composit in ps. i'm trying to find some sketches so that i can show how it developed. soon as thats done i'm posting it up...
Darktwin - thanks, in architecture school we did perspective drawing almost exclusively.. drawing buildings from plans and sections (orthos) and draw them again from a higher stand point, then rotated etc. its definitely a good base to be able to do that.
Asoir - ok, haha thanks for trying...
Idiot Apathy - yeah, so , soon - but in a different way than you expected or probably hoped for. you're right though, and i'll go for it soon as i can...
Bojee - cheers bro. i lllove the new figures you put up, how long do these take you.
complete2 - thanks man. a lot more to come of those in the next couple of weeks.
Zord - cool that you get inspired man. the best thing to do some city scape stuff is outside though man. will keep you on your toes. i use a lot of different pens. depends what i'm doing. micron pens, brush pens bamboo pens. i use a cheap kuretake pen that they used to have in almost every convinent store in japan... for the thicker lines i just go over them again, or press twice as hard. i wear them out real quick anyway. the last portrait was done with a nib pen, so those are inherently flexible.
Kian - thanks, your book has a lot of exciting stuff as well mate.
julien - i had an ok time in paris. had food poisoning though. living in japan you never worry about the fish. first time i had a mixed plate of fish food in japan and it pinned me to my hotel room for half of my stay. other than that it was sweet of course. fashion shows, palais de tokyo had a great exhibition and visiting friends' studios in montmartre / coute d'or...
purb - really? ok, i'll reshoot them if you say so... i was tired and a bit distracted though man.
josef - thanks for dropping in, and good, please do!
madplanet - well cause i had foodpoisoning what i posted was the extend of my paris sketches... other than that i have design sketches and prototypes but can't show them yet. i used to like amsterdam, i was born there but i totally don't feel it anymore. i realise its a personal thing but to me the city itself was really depressing me... i really missed that metropolis feeling. i understand its a great place to visit though. went to the countryside to visit friends and chill with the cows and horsies and that was sweet though. if you go there again, make sure to let me know. you never know if i'm there as well.
bee w - cool, would love to see when you pick it up man. i think its really nice to switch between analogue and digi...
will update later...
Last edited by tensai; October 29th, 2006 at 07:56 PM.
ok, i dunno if i mean theyre like THAT bad, its just that theyre not nearly as good as seeing them in real life. i dunno, its just different. g'luck with the work.
Love those figures. All of them convey a very strong sense of weight and flesh. This one is my favourite: http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1162032558
The only one that appears a little awkward is this one (I'm sure you're aware), mostly due to the proportions on the head and features: http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1162032523
Looks like you flew malaysian airlines on your trip
wow! so many great updates, i dont even know where to start. sorry for being so absent on here. love the acrylic transfer demo, really cool technique. i have some freinds in fine arts that do that but i have yet to try it myself. i love the sketch on the 30th of august. and the figure drawings have great line economy and alot of character. very cool stuff. everything of yours has such a great gesture feel. i love it! i've been very busy with school but ill try to come around here more often. take care!
hey man always a pleasure to flip through your sketchbook, good stuff as always.
tensai- Lok, hey these last figures are looking good, I think the girl sitting on the stool and the drawing of your dad are my favorite. Keep them coming. And to answer your question they are 1min to 15min long depending on the pose. I'm really glad your posting again.
"absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee
Bojee's Monkey Brain