looking good man. i like the fireman 2120- thats a long ways off! lol. its good to stretch your mind. keep practicing the basics. remember to do alot of still lifes, they are extremely useful for learning how to address form and lighting. keep pushing, im glad to see you using more graphite. as much as i adore photoshop, its still an extension of your ability to draw and fundamental understaning of form, composition, and light. drawing is the most effective tool any artist has and being good at it will carry you very far.. i noticed you did a car interior! thats awesome, they're a difficult thing to draw and it good to see you taking chances.
one small crit: be conscience of your line quality. its a difficult thing because it really only comes with practice but being aware of it helps it come faster.
Hiyah Dile! Your sketchbooks rock and i mean both of them. Your progres is astonishing mate. Congratulations on winning the CA contest and big thanx for adding meh to the support group. Cheers and keep amazing us with your skillz.
"There are two kinds of people in this world: artillerymen and targets."
Sketchbook full of INK
hey dile!, you have some insane work here. didnt you say you were 14?
it turns out im 14 as well lol .but yea im not as good as you but i still draw and have fun!.i love your speedpaint towards the top.im not really able to do that most i can do is probably draw and blend with blending stumps right now.im starting to water color then i will post a few drawings.but yea i love your work and keep posting!!!
Last edited by freshmanartist; October 22nd, 2006 at 09:42 PM.
Nice job with the spaceships Dile, they're looking awsome. Id really like to see them in colour. I've noticed you have made alot of other things also but the spaceships specially look good in my opinion so far.
Id like to see more characters also sence they've got nice ideas on them also.
But colours please! Id so like to see them.
hey! you've made alot of progress since I last saw your stuff.. keep at it..
My new sketchbook! come on in and dont be shy about the comments!
My old sketchbook - come on in and drop some comments!
lol, to lazy to type right now, clock is soon 4 in the morning, and im really
tired, + i got school in a few hours, need to get just a couple of hours sleep!
I just wanna thank everybody for the support! Minimum of crits this time, wich
I belive is bad, im still VERY thankful for the encourageng comments! thank you everybody! I will reply proper laterz!
I HAVE been drawing mad the past days, spent probably 90% of all free time, to drawing, Im been surfing some aswell Ca is my second home! well,
To lazy to scan anything now...
Since its some "drawing your selfportrait" the 1st of november, I started practiceing now, it wont hurt, since my facials / anatomy seriously suck hard.
Need to practice more, and more, I also been drawing alot of bridgeman studies besides, enough talking, I will prove it laterz!
well, here is the self portrait at least!!
*First attempt , maybe worth to mention its my first selfportrait..*
lol: Sorry for the bump people , I cant sleep so I just thought I should
reply and mention that i got "featured" on COOLGRAPHS WEBSITE IMHO thats pretty cool
TheGnoll: haha, Recently ?? I hope one day you can say instantly Thanks man! Glad to hear that!
Justin Oaksford: Im a martial artist besides, and doing gymnastics 4-5 times a week, sometimes more, So I have a pretty cool body But I prefear studying models Really. Thanks for your comment dude! Glad to have your instant support!
Xoet: Thanks man, I will try to post 5 pages a day, it doesnt really matter as long as I make 1000 pages of artworks before march 7th next year Thats my birthday and the day I will create "3.0" Thanks!
Blanquish: Thanks, althought, thats more of what you prefear, I belive you got
that because you been looking alot into Koshimes stuff, he use pen/ ink alot, but would get the same result or better if he used pencils, so its only what you prefear to use, im lacking of ink right now, = bad ;( So Im trying to stick to
pencils as much as I can, but that shouldnt limit what I can do ??
Thanks for your comment dude :]
Horsefly: oohh, why that nick on such a talanted artist ? You deservs such
a more profesional name!!! Ohwell, Glad to see your name in my skethcbook, and thanks for the comment!
Jack: I know your right, pretty meaningless comment though...
everything else is perfect ? nah, come'on , crit me, thats just a "bad habbit"
Thanks for checking in though
Ryan DeMita : I belive a selfportrait is on the right direction ?
Thanks alot for your comment, I have already done some more drawing from life, I try to post tomorrow or at friday : ] thanks dude!
InkR: Hey man! Haha, I didnt really won a contest, or somehow I did, but
I dont consider it "big" or "won", or anything really, just a fun thing, its called "teen-challenge" My piece wasnt the best, I admit that, and I know
that, I just got the more votes, thats all Thanks man!
BloodBrush: hey dude! That was some positive feedback makes me smile! thanks !
Mika.K: Thanks, Colours ? well, lets see, I love colours though, so it shouldnt be a problem, although I have lied my wacom besides now for a while, just painting on it once a day or something (like the self portrait) trying to get better at pencils, and to get all fundamentals down better! Thanks!
JoeHell: Glad to hear that!
Well, since this was an art less post, I thought i maybe should
ANNOUNCE CRITIQUE , Oh yeah, feel free to give me some, Im starving now,
havent got any real crits for long!! GIVE ME, feed me with crits, seriously, thats what im living on from here No, just kidding, but really, Im getting
so glad when i get real crits
Nice dile, a bit to soft for my taste, a bit smudy too... love the warm colours though!
Anyway, just stopped by to say "Prepare to be beaten!!!" (Du vet... tävlingen )
Hey Dile! sorry for not dropping by more often.
Really liking the sp, first I thought it was a photo - you're progressing very well buddy. Also, image40 of the last page is kickass, like that figure, the page is also devloping a nice balance.
As for crits, just keep on doing what you are doing. Start paying some more attention to composition - the sooner you develop an eye for composition, the sooner everything else will start to fall into place. Along with composition study the elements of composition - line, tone, rhythm, balance, focal point, etc. A good composition can take a bad artwork so much further!
ciao bud, keep em coming!
Oi! You! Get your arse on The SoFA!
* Help a CA artist! Visit the Constructive Critique section! *
Hey man, how's it going?
That's a sweet portrait that you've got there!
Keep practising, it will help you in that competition ;D
Anyway, that coolgraphs-thing is awesome
I don't know what kind of site it is, but it seems fairly new-started, and it's pretty cool that you got handpicked to be on it
I'll talk to you on msn Peace
( Btw, jag fick min Wacom idag Kickass! )
whoa!! great work!!!!
wowowowowo the shadow is great so great!!!
the nose is abit difformed... or it seem slike it but hardly noticable!!
wow keep oip
Hey man, haven't been by in a while!
Looking good over all, also glad to see you'll be taking part in the Nov. 1 SP day. As for the Sp, looking good. Try and use bigger brushes though. The face is a bit wonky, but nothing is really off by much.
So anyway, great stuff, and keep it coming!
Hey Dile its been a while bro!!! man have you improving your digis are looking much much better i can see you are understanding light and shadow much better!! Someone got the skillfull huntsman!! Keep working hard man its good you are doing digi's and using the pencil all at once keep up the good work!! I need to follow that method
Yo man, its how you prononce my name in japanese lol
Loving your ship and vehicle designs man. SP is cool as well.
More anatomy studies! is the only piece of advice I can think of lol
Keep up the awesome work man!
Whos God?!?.....'God... well you know when you really wish for something?'...yeh??.. 'He is the guy that ignores you.'!
is the Elixer..
Hey Dile. You're sense of shading and detail is getting better. Great job man. I would like to see ya do some "UHNVAIROHMEHNTZ" (environments)
That piece with the red eyed creature, the composition felt strong. You should try coloring that one Keep it up!
you gotta work on your line quality and brushstroke transitions.. work those gradients boy!
plus, hard/soft edge ratio. where the edge should be hard, and where it should be smooth...
go get em!!
BJÖRN HURRI | CONCEPT ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR
MY PORTFOLIO | HURRICANES DAILY DOODLES '12
MY EXCLUSIVE SKETCHBOOK
VIKING: BATTLE FOR ASGARD
THE OTHER BROTHERS
Duuude! you are getting more advanced in your art now i can tell. I found that life study with the jar and pipes and the shelves very inspiring. Hurri told me that if i was to do realistic art, i would draw objects i could see and touch. i guess i didnt knew what he meant back then...
See you on #conceptart someday!
WTF, Dile, with pencil skills? Man, your turnin into the coolest kid on the block. great stuff, youve improved heaps and loads. I wish I could make ships like those...just one crit, don't forget bout the bones underneath those muscles. One skinny boys like my you see just as many bones as muscles, heheh.
Anyways, cheers mate!
Hey Dile, Hows it going?
I haven't been here in a little while, so I think I owe you some crits,
First off you gotta post more! lets see some more work,. Something I think you should consider is to slow down your work pace a little bit, take your time placing your lines and like demented said develop a good composition first before you begin to shade/render.
When your sketching get a big eraser and glue it to your other hand you don't draw with, use it alot, keep erasing things when they look funky and redraw them till they look believable to you.
Practice more anatomy and studies, depending on what you want to be drawing and what you think you need work on. You should be abled to develop a pretty good picture in your mind what you want to draw, and if you can't picture how something looks, then that means you need to go get some reference and study the object. So grab some anatomy books and start figureing out in your mind how each part of the body works and moves so when you go to create your own figures you can shape them any way you want because you would have a good understanding of how it works.
Your work is amazing for your age, I would not worry about wanting critiques so much, but just keep drawing and practicing and studying how things work, and in years you will be above a professional level. If your in a slump and you don't feel like working, set some goals for yourself, like drawing an hour a day, no matter what it is or how crappy it looks, just keep yourself drawing.
Like I was saying above, slow yourself down when working, try to figure out how the object your drawing works, and how it would look, then take care drawing your lines, erase them if you don't like them, don't just settle for what came off the tip of the pencil, settle for what looks good, and most of the time you will have to erase and erase and re-draw to get it to look the way you want. Everything I just said above is all stuff I need to work too, so thank you very much for helping me as well.
Take care Dile,
Edit: I just saw this aboveHah great! me too, what do you study? I have been practicing kung fu for 2 years." Im a martial artist besides, and doing gymnastics 4-5 times a week"
Nice stuff going on here. Nose is looking a little flat in that last piece.
Keep up the work!
Some lovely loose work. With the added genius of getting all the detail in. Thats my problem I try to work too much into my designs which in turn takes a lot of time. Any hints on keeping it nice quick and free flowing