♥ Hiipi´s thread of looooove ♥ - Update 15.08.2006
Prague being over, I also want to share my works from that time. Was fun, will keep going.
First off with the first page of my sketchbook. It is Carl Dobsky. Inspirational fella in more than one way. Bought myself guasses from Prague and here I am trying them off for the first time.
And inspired by Coro (who ROCKS!!!! DAAAAMN!!!!) and his techniques, tried this. And it sucks.
Here´s the winner piece of the portrait assignment - had to go and find a stranger to model - found her in a bar. And she just kept on moving... Crap. Can´t really concider myself a winner - there was only two other contestants.
This is the winner piece of assignment where we had to follow the techniques of Andrew and Marko. I am happy with this, and happy I won! Got meself Degenesis -appendix!!! With a Signature and all!!!
On the way home I tried my Copics again and this time it doesn´t suck. But it ain´t too good either. I should get a bit more colors, I stole these from my school and they are like the crappiest pack of colors in the western part of the world! Bright yellows, oranges, greens and blues! You could compare this set to the first set of crayons you ever had... Not that there´s something wrong with basic colors but here the brightness differences really bother working.
I thought I would hold a little introduction too, stuff that I have done. Not so much but a little at least... Since I have been doing newspaper illustrations, there´s a bit mysterious themes in my pics. But you´ll see... Hope you don´t mind. And after this I will start filling my sketchbook!!
First off with a Hitler.
...and two other weirdos.
A map o´Europa
(a close-up since it was BIG when it was printed)
And a comic I did, a friend gave the story.
And a joke illustrated...
A storyboard for a road-safety campaign tv-spot. Hasn´t aired yet though.
Another cover work (for a poem compilation, that is why it is so prrretty)
And this one I did as a Valentine´s Day card...
Two posters for an upcoming (hopefully so) game. (these two are after a finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela)
You thinks it is enough?!? I think so. Will get back to you!!
Last edited by Hiipi; January 20th, 2006 at 11:00 AM.
One more... My sketchbook is filling but too slowly, have to pick up the pace.
He he he... Reminds me of my self-portrait. And since I guess no-one can connect these two threads together, I will post it here too. I was planning on starting another portrait soon, will keep you posted about it. This is all oil. First ever oil-piece I have finished. Haven´t un-finished but few before this... And I think I am not even finished with this one. Oh man I want to learn to paint!!!
Last edited by Hiipi; January 19th, 2006 at 06:47 AM.
Nice to flick thru your sketchbook. I didnt see any of your work whilst in Praha, (If I did, and you cant believe I have forgotten, its maybe cos I was fairly drunk when i viewed it...)
Anyhoo, Love the self portrait - its definately YOU, and the book covers. The Carl Dobsky portrait is cool man, and I love the hitler pic and the last head sketch there. Gonna keep an eye on this thread dude, you best be drawing lots ok?
Hey, well done getting the Degenesis book btw!!! you should post a pic of you holding it!
Well here we go. Filling my books - the manual AND the virtual.
dorian - Thanks maaan! Just received an e-mail asking for another book cover today! I am happy! And well... The trick is to get the word out there that you are willing and able to do stuff like that! I first started to do newspaper illu´s and not long after that, gathered a small portfolio online and just found out all the publishers in Finland and SPAMMED!!! There it came. That was and has been the only self promotion I have ever done - the word gets out on it´s own after a while. Good luck man, just be f*cking obnoxious and rude and MAIL THEM ALL! Or even visit!!!
jtheanswer - Thanks maan! I dunno why but everyone seems to like the storyboard... Maybe it has a good mood into it. It was quite a quickie actually. But thanks!!! Cheerios!
Jtoons, van, BAKI - Well well, you should´ve been to Praha since the composition and the "fluidity" of the is TOTALLY in debt to Marko and Andrew! Their composition theory ripped my damn eyes open!!!
johnny78 - Damn thanks! I sure hope we will make it too! I have already plans that at least I will be working on it a lot but we´ll see how it goes. Being independent isn´t a good guarantee that something as big scale as this will get done. But I´ll keep me thumbsies uppp!
Cyanid - Ha haa!!! Yes baby!!! I don´t mind stars, keep ´em coming and rest assured, you will be served from this side. Well I guess I will feed you anyways...
Placeboast - Thanks for the kind words but I believe there sure is something to crit. So fire away, Captain! I like crits. Constructive ones, not on the line of "The gap between your nose and upper lip is HUGE!"
Inkfish - Tack ska du ha Inkfish! Gubbe är en maskin. Jag ska fortsätta min maskinsam seder och bruk! (sorry all, a little scandinavian connection here)
Molly!!! - Giiiiirl!!! You are a like a good glass of joy the whole girl, that´s what you are!!! Was cool to meet, let´s stay in touch over ´ere. And thanks for the comments, I believe you didn´t see my stuff over there. I was a bit shy to show my shit around... Don´t know why, maybe because it is not really Concept-artish stuff, more like illustrations and such. But if I learned something, I learned that whatever style or way is good. So now I am re-assured that I have to get my works up to be viewed.
And hmm, not so sure about the Gamma-rayed Mr. Dobsky but I am fond of myself yes. Soon starts another commission, my girlie. She wants me to paint her portrait (and I want to also) but she isn´t too excited about the way I want to do it... I want it silly, nothing normal but silly as hell! We´ll see.
That fat kid - Yo thanks!! I sure will! I dunno, maybe I can not draw ppl normally and that is why I tend to mess up their faces like this. Hih. Welllllll, practise makes perfect. If I first nail the ugly faces, maybe I will start prettying them up after that.
But here´s another, just something wicked... I think I just don´t dare to touch this one anymore on the manual sketchbook, maybe virtually I will touch it up a bit. I have NO idea what it is... Some kinda medically-wired-pilotish-futuregirl... Handing out a wire. (?????)
Hah... Don´t ask.
Back to the business! CU@CA!
Last edited by Hiipi; January 19th, 2006 at 07:06 AM.
You have a real variety of stuff in here. It's all good too. I can't offer any painting advice on the latest update but I'll make a drawing comment. Her upper arm goes straight as a rod down and her lower arm goes straight as a rod up. I don't think this could happen in reality. Also cropping it right at the elbow makes the arm look even more bizarre.
Full of great pieces your sketchbook is..
Especially the hitler one and the book covers most i like.
Also i wonder, are the pieces about Kalevala you mentioned (these two are after a finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela)?
waiting for more..
Aight! Back again, work has kept me busy enogh not to do anything worth posting (except for these ones) but I will try to do something about that. Get fired or something... :winkywink:
tensai - Thanks! Actually I made another storyboard for that road safety campaign and they just filmed it in and is in edit at the moment. Color correction and whatnot. I will try to find that one too. It was nice to see my visions filmed! It looks a bit different still but we´ll see after the colors are in place.
schowalye - Yes man!!! It is Kalevala! How´d you know about that? We will see how it goes, it´s been busy at work and I hope I (and everyone else there) get the chance to work on that full-time starting from January.
Jokisalo, chenga and jtheanswer - thanks boy-os! I am not sure I will keep this thing up, I want to evolve!!! 2 git better dammid!
And Joeslucher - I fixed that part but then got fed up with the whole pic. It is now in my archive of "Good effort but try again´s".
These pretty boys (and girls) are commissioned illus. I hope it is this monitor I am at the moment but these look REALLY dark! Wasn´t meant to, hopefully they are okay on your monitors...
Last edited by Hiipi; January 19th, 2006 at 07:18 AM.