Yea thanks for the comments. just todays doodle.
Last edited by dannE-B; July 10th, 2007 at 12:32 PM.
Oh my.... Keep it coming! Push yourself and experiment with everything!
Nice atmosphere in these recent stuff. Good to see you experimenting with textures, I need to give it more go myself. The shapes youve got in this guy's legs is really good:
You still coming along to the Manchester meet? I think you need to confirm that your going in the uk thread. Cya soon hahahaha!
some fun doodles for Teen challenge 31...Redesign your Hero..
Last edited by dannE-B; July 15th, 2007 at 07:59 AM.
quick sketch...will update if i progress with it..thanks for viewing.
Niiice digital paints! The colours and subtle textures really make them stand out! Gokat is cool!
gokat rapes. if you decide to go further with that last piece, make sure you understand the folds on his pants before you attempt them. get reference or have somebody pose, cause right now it doesnt look natural. also a small thing to consider is the two lines that make up either side of his leg are slightly curved, while the seem of that pant leg is straight. the seem will follow any curves the legs make.
also this is just a personal aesthetic thing, but i would make his collar higher.
cool stuff. The cartoony stuff reminds me of Entroids. Which is a good thing to me. nice work.
thanks a lot for the comments and suggestions..im glad you like Gokat. Heres some more quick character sketches.
Tight sketches og Gokat hehe! Though the illustrations of him have some wierd perspectives. It look like we're looking down at the ground but the character is stood on it like we're looking straight at him. I think if u add more depth to the ground itll help.
Good work on the quick character sketches too. They have a marker look about them. Something bugs me about the arms of the last one though. Maybe her arms are a tad bit too long. Remember, the elbow lines up with the end of your ribcage (Its kinda there, but I'll nit pick here!). Good show, see u in 10 days! Hahahaha!
some more sketches
thanks callops...so ive been messing around trying to learn something new in photoshop...a lot of it turned out horrible...but i think ive made a TINY breakthrough...
sorry for these crappy little updates.
Nice style in those black and wite characters. Pretty neat collection of them. The photoshop test looks good . I like how ur trying to capture multiple colours in the sky yet keep it quite atmospheric. The rim light on the mountain top is nicely done. It could have done with more depth methinks. The foreground could be strengthened up to frame the whole picture. Good to see some texture usage too!
I actually really like that sketch u did too. Is it from life? I think I like the variety of tones u got there. It helps it read well.
Anyway, I'll see u this Saturday! W00t!!!!
thanks Ben, that pic is just made up...see ya 2morro!
Ok some random faces...theres a Self portrait in there of me..bet ya cant find it!
naked lady and another environment.
some cool stuff here! like your designs and you have a cool style. I think the naked lady on that last post has some odd anatomy. It might help to take a look at some ref to help you break the figure down into some basic shapes. very nice SB. keep em comin.
Hey man thanks for the post, was nice seeing you too
I will enter more challenges
Your digital stuff is cool btw
Check out my sketchbook!
Those Gokats are hilariously awesome, brings back memories.
Lovin your environments too, the detail is crazy.
Ok heres just a few doodles i did at the Manchester Meet, and another environment, im determined to get better at these.
man, you've got a great sense for colors. Your enviros are wonderful to behold.
Hey Dan. Good to meet up with ya again. It was a great day out.
You mentioned a few times that u wanted to inprove your landscapes so I had a go at a paint-over. Hope u dont mind. If u do just lemme know.
I upped the contrast around the focal point. That meant giving the sky between the valley a sharper and bright look. I also painted the rimlights brighter for a greater contrast and darkened the shadow area. I also used another colour in the light. Theres a few yellow highlights as I found the blue highlight didnt stand out well against the blue mountains.
I thought the ground needed more depth so I made the foreground darker and tried to give a gradient to it as it went off into the distance. Some more highlights and stronger shadows added to define the shapes more.
Generally this is really good. U just missed a step which is the lighting. Pay a bit more attention to contrast, using a greyscale filter can be a massive help. Good colour choices too. I like your use of a cool blue for the distance and a warmish red for the foreground. Hope this helps.
Hey ben thanks a lot for that paint over you have definitely improved on it, i will get to work on changing it, thanks for the tip.
Ok some sketches from todays wander around manchester.
ok heres some quick thumbnail drawings ive been doing, the majority of these are crap, but it was a good exercise for getting lots of different ideas down in one go....i shall do more of these.
Your sketches are looking more impressive! I enjoy your biro work and illustrative style in those. The sketches from the museum is really good. Your tonal work has improved on that piece. Also good to see some brushpen work, keep practicing those cause youre gonna be asked to do some brushwork. Nice thumbnails too. Got some nice fluid poses. A few times you probably have the arm being too vertical. Ive been trying to come up with interesting ways of positioning arms when theyre inactive so its something Im paying close attention to at the moment
I agree with bendragons paintover but I think there are other possibilities to improve the piece and to think about in the future. I would start to add a bit more detail to the foreground elements, not too much thou so it dosnt clash with the focal point. Your digis contain alot of mushy lines. I would start create some real crisp egdes around the focal point elements (ie the bridge). With these two points combine, you should start to generate a sense of depth of feild.
I adore your use of colour and the 'playfulness' of your character designs.
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