I like your pen and ink and marker stuff....cool cool cool
Sweet page 4!
Moiss - thanks man! I stopped by your SB, awesome freaking life drawings!!
Grtz to page 4, anyway, that last piece u did, very insightful, it really shows that the simplest tones can image something, u just have to know where to apply them, well done mate, i might go a step simpler too, to find some connections. thx for your enlightening post
Cold - thanks man! I really struggle with color, so until i get a the hang of digitally painting i figured i would keep things monotone..
here is a WIP i might take it a little further just for practice, but i don't really like the composition - it seems dead, no action!
about 1hr - photoshop CS
i like it but maybe make the vehicle cannon turning towards you, i dont know it does seem stagnant. I do like the overall feel though. Good job sir.
I understand what you mean.. The thumbnail looked beter imho. And I think also because of the lack of colors it looks kind of boring. Also the tank is shooting rabbits!
yeah i would try a different composition. Maybe 3 point perspective. That way you get to see whats going on in the sky as well?
Everlastingboost/Kei-th - Thanks for the suggestions on the tank painting... I worked on it a little more but I just couldn't get inspired, so I trashed it... I think painting is still a ways off for me at this point..
Sometimes i feel like i am actually getting worse...... man it can be frustrating.....
just some really quick random sketching.... I don't think any of the doodles are awe inspiring, but I wanted to post this stuff since this is a sketch book right?? On the upside feel I am starting to gain some depth/volume in my sketches of poeple... this is all without ref, expect the cat... but the cat wouldn't really sit still for more than a minute, so I am not sure if that counts!
*also I feel like i am making some progress in understanding human facial features.... in the past i was just using eyes, lips, etc. that i saw other artist use, but now i am starting to understand how to create my own...they are still not very attractive at this point but they are improving along with being able to more accurately place them within the head...not sure if that makes sense or not....
pen and a half dried out sharpie - about 4hrs
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Thanks for checkin' out my sketchbook, was lookin' for yours and well, TADA!
Great designs and concepts with the robots and machines. Good anatomy and facial studies.
"Wigga Wigga Nutshire"
"How many quarters are in a dollar?"
"...half and half, kinda like the cream, but I don't like coughy..."
It seems you and I are part of the few that enjoy drawing robotic things. Maybe im missing other threads but i see a huge abundance of figure and character drawing around here and hardly any tech. Not a bad thing, but back to u. Im really glad to see you are working on the figure, as am i. It will really really really help out your tech skills knowing how to draw figures well. More organic forms will come out, but i can see you are very good at drawing the tech things.
Your work is very feng zhu'ish in appearance, which is a good thing. I would just continue to work on your ellipses, though the looseness is definitely good. Do you do overlays for your next step in the designing? or is this the end? Keep up the good perspective use by the way, that helps your vehicles a ton! and nice job with the pen...style looks good...GOOD LUCK!
wow wow wow rob-ot, you're still doing studies like there was no tomorrow. Hats off!
I agree with you all in that the tank painting needs a different angle. The view in the piece from page one (from underneath the wing of an aircraft) kicks ass, don't settle for side view on this one.
Love the calendar hanging on your wall (underneath the dart board)
Immortal - thanks!
mbetteker - thanks! as for your question about overlays... I rarely use underlays or over lays when working.... typically i just use my scribbly mess as reference and draw the image over from scratch.....I will also typically draw elements seprately and then combine them in PS.... i.e. the motorcycle rendering I drew the tires completely seperate for the body of the bike. then combined them later...hope that makes sense?
Ohjay - thanks for the encouragement, it is definately aprricated!! and seriously it keeps me going! No worries... I have an idea for a cool enviro...its coming soon!
I hope I am not boring you guys with my sometimes sad looking anatomy studies, they are definatly far outside my comfort zone...but thats a good thing, right?? Anyhow I am working out a cool tech enviroment and will defiantly share it soon!!
For now though I will subject you all to another experiment.... charcoal pencil on canson paper(i forgot how hard it is to work on textured paper)..... about 2hrs
Nice drawings! As always!
Can you do some technical stuff soon? (A)
Cold - Thanks, I am still just trying to fit is as much practice as possible!
Dile - Thanks, not sure if american style comics is a good or bad thing these days...
Kei-th - Thanks, here is something for you that is a little bit techincal...its from todays DSG 1060
DSG 1060 - about 1.5hrs...pen, marker, and PS color.
*I like the line drawing but not so much the coloring.... I might re-render it when I get home tonight using my tablet...and i think i screwed up the perspective on one of the horns...guess that needs fixed too!
Yay, a crazy bull!
You might be right about that horn - and if I'm allowed to nitpick (seeing as you're gonna touch it up anyways), the joint on it's left back leg looks weird. Right now it's not even close to parallell to the right joint, so it looks like he's slipping (made sense?)
By the way, make that bull your avatar, man!
May be you are right about the colors but I still kind of like thered bg.
The perspective is a litle bit of I think ( on the horn) but only if you know it..
ohjay - thanks! you are right about the hip...there a few other things i will need to fix as well....
The avatar is a good idea! I have tried to create one in the past but with no luck... if you have any tips on making it work - please let me know!
Kei-th - thanks! I like the red bg, but in my final rendering i thing it might turn into a entrance way to a futurist city.... I am still working out the details!
first update - just playing around a little with creating a full scene for the bull.... hopefully I can work out a cool background and lighting concept then... then I can start to refine the whole thing! Right now I like comp that is second from the top
Second update - just keeping my hand moving playing around with some faces... still trying to increase the volume... I think they are starting to get better??
Haha, those faces have awesome expressions! Agree on the second composition being the strongest - but I'm not too sure about the gun thing. Aaaww maybe I'm just nitpicking again.
Anywhoo, to get you an avatar - make a pic no bigger than 100 x 100px (or 29Kb) and go to 'User CP' all the way to the left on your top menu. Once there, click 'edit avatar' and click 'browse' to find it on your computer! Should work.
Faces are looking cool! kind of like the shading technique!
The bull is look great as well! May be you should try to give it a bit more contrast insubject. For example in stead of a proud good looking girl place a little poor farmer next to the bull and make the bull even more proud! This way you get a beter contrast between the subjects in the image. I don't know if it makes the image more actrictive! Just a thought!
Ohjay - thanks for the avatar info!
Kei-th - thanks, regarding the bull renderings... I have been stuggling a little with the overall comp...
new sketches - basically just having some fun without intent or focus on proper anatomy - pen and marker - 4-5hrs
haha, nice Your back!
hm you've been so... uhm... Unactive!
however I like what Im seing, but it should
be cool if you did some reference drawing! and
Lifedrawings! if you keep doing from imagination you'll get stuck!
try to develop, improve, test net things, being crative!
However, good stuff
Great faces! Love the some how cartoony style, hope your not offended.
The viking looks so cool! and the robot holding the girl made me laugh, really loud
Dile - thanks! I have been pretty crushed with drawing at work and haven't really been able to motivate myself to sketch when I get home...as for refenrce drawing, you are right but sometimes I just get lazy and want to doodle from my imagination... I've also struggled at times with refernce in general - I think that drawings/artwork should be about communicating and should be expressive...if I just copy a photo, shouldn't I just have used the photo?? That probably didn't make any sense!?!
Kei-th - thanks, and nope I am not offended. I kind of like the cartoony style i have going on.... I do not think that I would every really do portraits or have a need for photo realistic potraials of people.
Cartoons are fun...expecially because you can do what every you want with them charatures and nobody gets hurt! I am just easily amused I guess!
More faces - pencil and PS - about 2-3hrs - I apologize for any obsence content!
these are just some doodles from the margins of meeting adgenda pages at work - just thought you guys might like to see what I do when sitting through a boring powerpoint presentation (powerpoint is the devil)
*each little doodle is probably 5 minutes maxium.
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Nice drawings! The expresions on the first are so cool! And don't worry I have no problem with that content. Almost all drawing includes nude content.
On some of your pages you say 2-3 hours others 4-5 hours but do you realy work on them for that much time? That means like 6 minutes for every drawing (on the 4-5 hours) That would be something as 30 seconds per line! Do you really think about every line you draw?
I also like the cartoon style you have but don't forget your technical drawing
Oh and please don't draw heads with out pupils in the eyes they give my nightmaress
Kei-th - thanks!
I do sketch pretty fast, and the 6 minutes per head sound about right, some maybe a little longer and some shorter.
Regarding your question about thinking about every line... honestly not really. the major lines that define the form I do think about and try to visualize before I put the pen to paper, but all of the shading lines go really quickly. Also something that makes for fast sketching is that even when I use pencil i rarely erase and correct anything, I will usually just start the same sketch over and try to correct the mistake midstream... this is why you will notice multiples of basically the same image in a lot of my sketches...
*also I think I may just have a short attention span - This might be why you will find mostly rough sketches in my SB - I know i should probably see more things through to completion. I have a really hard time staying interested in a sketch; my sketches are just kind of like short hand for myself, once the sketch is done I get bored with it and don't take the time to complete it... Or maybe i just enjoy the sketching aspect and find that completing a fully rendered image is lots of hard tedious work..
Sorry about the scary no pupil poeple!
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Hmm ok but you are saying you sketch pritty fast.. but when I want to sketch a face I want to finish it in 30 sec so I would do like 30 in 15 min.. But yeah they will look like crap.. So I need to be more concentrated?
Kei-th - I would not recommend sketching as fast as i do unless you are just playing around. if you want to have a nice picture when your done you should plan what you woulld like to do, then find the proper reference material, then consentrate on the lines that you are putting down - expecially the major form and/or perspective lines. Don't worry about speed, worry about getting what you want regardless of how long it takes... trust me you will get fast and faster with practice!
Dile - you got me thinking so here is a picture from reference! I simplified it quite a bit so its kind of cartoony... I think if I have time this weekend I am going to attempt to paint the image over and hopefully start to learn how to better render skin tones and also try to better understand how clothing wrinkles work...
pen and PS - a little less than 5hrs
ok thanks for the advice!
the body looks cool but the head looks flat out of perspective I think.. also the neck looks really huge compared to the head
Just give it another shot! table looks cool!
and now.. draw some technical stuff!