Your a amazing sketcher
The mysteries that lie in the mountain are not for the mind of a mortal
Heyhey ! Lots of sweet stuff I haven't seen.. U ain't holding back on me are you?? I love your studies as always. The little comic girl was awsome she made me smile
Liked the little poses and siluettes aswell you keep getting better dude.
keep em comin..
lovely work dude
Ab-so-goddang-lutely incredible work, compadre. It's nice to see some sketches from you, now, what with all the finished digital work you have. Feeling the old style at times, which is nice, but you've evolved a hell of a lot. It's good to see, kick in the inspiration drive so to speak. Been inactive now, what with persnal downness, unfaithful girlfriend and stuff. But I'm back, I think, again.
Keep on rocking. Du äger totalt, gosse. SPLAT, om du minns.
Your sexy art inspires many. Keep goin' man.
I cannot get over how inspiring your work is. I have to get my work samples for school ready but this just makes me want to throw that aside and draw faces, and bodies and FAT!
Oh, and that portrait of me is gorgeous... I'm so not that pretty though! *chuckles and hugs tight*
I reeeally enjoy looking through your sketchbook and I'm really impressed with it all. Of your latest pieces i really love the sceneries you did most, with the huge trees/mountain-thingys shaped as odd swirly beings. The colours and the foggy depth of those pics are really moody and cozy wich I enjoy.
I also love seeing your quick sketches and studies, because they inspire me do start working hard on those areas myself.
I'll be coming back for more, you'll see.
I´m sorry for the lack of updates people! I´ve got more coming soon! I´m still alive! Just been buzy with my master thesis and life. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and replies! Makes it all worth it.
I´ll get back with more art an proper replies.
Here´s a little hovering witch for fun though!
(and free Tibet)
Vallan1: Thanks mate! I guess I need to practive more proportion^^.
Chate Noire: Thank you! I´ve been working at trying to get better at enviros, glad you noticed =D
Brun: Thanks! I´m not sure if im tits though!
SoftOcean: Hiya! Thanks, I try! I think emotion and attitude are paramount, far more important than renderingtechnique. I think the first stage in i drawoing is the most difficult, and if I nail it, it´s probably going to be a decent picture.
Yin: Hello buddy!Oh, thats "The Drawing Manual" by Glen Vilppu. He is my god. Gah, I used a soft edged to get the tonal transistions right! I suck =( . I didn´t even index the colours.... Thanks for the paintover!
Shadow of a mountain: Thanks, though I don´t think so myself.
Johan79:Thanks mate! I just hide away the good stuff ;P.
Koppa: Thanks for the encouragement!
Chewster: My friend! Gald to see you around, sorry to hear about all that shit. I´m glad you´re doing better. When will I be seeing a skechbook from you?
PerinGalite Thanks a bunch buddy! I had no idea it did ^^ Ah, and there´s a strong connection between my avatar and your country, which rocks^^ I´ll tell you about it if you want to kow
Tess: *Hugs! Thanks you! Yeah, fat rocks! And you are far more stunning than you seem to think
Buck: Thanks Buddy! You´re rocking pretty hard yourself! Glad to hear you´re liking it! And now we´re friends 4 ever, seeing as how we started a CA sketchgroup and all =D.
DefiledVisions : Thank you! Gald you like em! I´m looking forward to seeing you again!
Enmi: Thanks! ^^ Yeah, environments are soooo cool! I can´t believe I´ve been neglecting them for so long.. Shame on me.. Cya!
Tess: You made my day!
Chewster: That´s cool. Thank you buddy ^^.
Now finally, here´s some more. Mostly practice, trying to sketch quick and get better at describing form with tone. I´ll post some more tomorrow. BTW. Blade Runner is the most awsomest thing EVAH!
(mirrored, I´m sooo lazy)
Peace! And Free Tibet.
Oh, and if anyone´s interested, I´m looking for a fulltime position as a conceptartist! Feel free to PM me if you´re intresed! =D
pencils! what pencils/leads do you use? love those sketches mate, keep going
Slick! That steampunk feel you've got started is looking great. I love how minimal you're able to keep things when you want to. A lot of these face sketches with just the barest hint of features are gorgeous. The paintings have a great sense of smoothness, too, that I wish I could emulate.
Even that woman with the missing cheeks has a real slick look - Keep it up!
nice going man, I really enjoy the last piece a lot, great design and the simplicity is impressive ^^
I think that the face is slightly weaker though, mostly since I've seen you define shapes a lot better, and the mirror thing, dude don't do that ;p
I think that you have the same problem as me sometimes with the "feel" of the piece, they feel a little dead, that is not true for your pencils however, they are impressive.
The design is awesome as always though, I would kill for some of your creativity.
Keep rocking man!
Last edited by Buckster; May 23rd, 2008 at 04:58 AM. Reason: update
Dan Valkar: Thanks!! I love faces.
Coinpurse: Thanks^^. Oh, I generally use different derwent coloured pencils. When I can get my hands on em I love Col Erase. I like colour. It gets so dull with mere grey . If I want to render somethign silly I usually use a 0.5 mechanical pencil. I think the paper is more important. I tend to use a very fine grain paper without much texture. I´m using some kind of Daler Rowney paper at present. It´s sweet!
Frogisis: Thank you! *blushes*
Buckster: Bah! You can´t project my own critisizm I gave to you on me! ;P That´s blasphemy! Seriously though, yeah, you´re right. I think it´s got to do with my lack of technique and security. I think when I draw with pencils, I can focus on the emotion and gesture, whereas in digital, I tend to focus on the technique aspect. I think I simply have to practice digital more, so that I can trust my subconscious to take care of the technique. Oh well, lots of practice ahead
More filthy sketches!!
*I just noticed I set my eyes too deep and too far apart! LOL @ me...
not filthy man, you are seriously one of the best pencil artists I have met, and that is not me kissing ass ^^
the last samuraj piece is amazing, great personality and volumes as always. Your line quality is great as well, I have learnt a lot from you and for that I am thankful.
They eyes far apart syndrome doesn't bother me, it is kind of integrated in your style ;p But I see your point.
Keep kicking some butt mate, cheers!
Wow, man...speaking of inspiration folders. Beautiful work. I'm going to be able to spend a good hour just looking at your work. Super expressive exaggerations...I'm really impressed with that. Looking over your whole sketchbook so far, your work has improved a ridiculous rate. It's cool how defined the changes are. Really nice work. I'll be watching your work. Thanks for inspiring!
Anyone who passes on you for an art job would be insane...or not insane enough...I forget how it works with you. Well, they'd have to have the right amount of insanity.
Whoa, excellent sketchbook Johannes!
You have a great range of skills all throughout, from pencil drawing to digital work, and now pixels!!!? I feel that your digital renderings stand out a little more than your drawings, you handle planes and surfaces very well. Lots of really smooth gradations.
Also, your pencil work is great, the characters you create have a very animated and expressive feel to them, I love it.
Of the few things I can find to point out, I'd suggest to keep working on your anatomy. It looks pretty good in most areas, but here and there I noticed a few things that were kinda off. Granted most of the stuff I'm referring to looked like practice sketches.
Another thing I might mention is that because of your animated style, you seem to simplify lots of areas on your characters. Perhaps a little more detail might help your characters more unique.
I also have to compliment your use of color, lots of good choices throughout your work.
One last thing- amazing progress since you started this thread!!!!! Truly inspiring
Really dig your sb, quite a enjoyable journey here.
The recent drawing show significant style changing and improvement. The samurai one is my favorite. Yet those sweet pixel art are hot, too.
Buckster- Thanks my friend, although I don´t deserve it. Well, it´s a problem if it´s not a concious decision. It could always come back and bite me in the ass someday if I´m not aware of it
Sketcheth- Thank YOU! ;P
Beonarri- Thanks, I think ^^
IdiotApathy- I´m so glad to be one of your mentees! *shivers with joy. Thank you for the encouragement!
Danomight- Thanks a bunch! You´re so right! I´ve actually been lacking with my anatomy studies lately. I just find them so boring . Gotta read more Vilppu ^^ Let´s kick some ass in the mentoringthread!
Rawr- Thank you!
Dchan- Thanks muddy! How´s the job search coming along?
So I drew some enviros, the first two are about 30 mins each, and the last one about an hour.
(fucked up ellipses )
Peace. And free Tibet !
it is great to see some more environments from you mate, I really enjoy the top one, great going. I love the colour you chose for the light ^^
the greyscale on has some nice depth to it but you should sharpen edges of the mountains so they don't look so blurred.
Keep at it mate, keep pushing the envos.
wow stunning sb you got here, your style is brilliant. love your pencils and you have nice colors in all your paintings, all those faces are sweet, definitely wanna see more so keep it up.
To live is to create, to create is to live. Without art and music, I do not know how I would get by in my day to day life.
awesome updates my friend! love the first 30 min speedy! great colors and light, good work with the sense of perspektive you really made it feel dramatic. good work and keep it coming