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Hey dudes! Just reposting on this page so you guys don't need to go back all the time!
oma: haha - yes he's falling over! damnz... anyway, thanx for the encouragement! cheers for stopping in always!
Helzon: lol - good point mate. Those were in fact merely playing around with the brushes, trying to put some shit down and make something out of it. Newer ones will be a tad more preconcieved lol. cheers for popping by dude, remind me to make rounds in your book dude!
Recursive: thanx Dan! Yeah, the whole pic started of with the horizon line prefectly flat and all, then the composition sucked so I decided to skew it, ended up with this....
isair: sup brutharrrr! Thanx man, damn need to stop by your thread. Thanx for the props dude - muchappreciated!
nother speedie - not sure how long, did it in seperate sittings.... c+c welcome!
ya see, thats the problem I have with this place:
The moment I log in and look around, I get inspired and need to go work!
With that last one, the lightings and the colors you've chosen all look good to me. I feel however, that there's a lot you can do to spice up this image.
I don't know the background you have for this, but some things that come into mind are maybe a giant crater indicating a previous explosion, collapsed buildings. Or maybe they're fishing ships getting their daily catch of flying desert fishes, while Greenpeace and other assorted conservations groups are staging their protests in the background.
Try pushing the ship details much much further, so that they surpass they business of the background texture. Make sure all the elements are playing nicely together (the background feels more ineresting to look at).
Swell progress btw .
Wow cool, those speed paintings look awsome man! Id really like to see more detailed ones also tho but they look awsome. Do you use some kind of brushes when making those? Are you using drawing tablet also? :o
Wow thanx guys! Will write some proper replies later!
For now, here are two sketches I did as concepts art for my CHOW entry with the theme "Bi-polar man." The second pic is the one I'll be expanding on, thought I was being very original splitting the guy down vertically until I remembered Two-Face from Batman. Goddamit, how come the comics keep stealing my Ideas. meh, I'll see how I can develop this one. Enjoy, c&c welcome!
Oh yeah - forgive the quality, these were done on really crappy paper.
hey man, long time since I payed a visit - and it's looking real good
colors and values seem to come out nice. anatomy and forshortning seem a bit off though - from what I've seen. remember to keep studies up, if you have the opportunity to atend some life drawing classes, go for it.
if not - draw peeps anyway.
in any case, post more. amm liking it!
Hey d, the speedie at the top of the page looks real nice, would like to see even more of them
keep hitting the paper
Long long time since I came here.Dud you are churning out some really good deal.I the stiffness is much less visible now but keep working on it.Your digis are strong as always.It will take a while for me to join you guys.Studies and issues.Not much more to say than keep working.
speedies are looking real good, the rendering is just getting better and better.
On the ship one, you really gotta push the values on the ship, and dont be afraid to do some drastic painting, ships can result from the "happy accident".
You wouldnt be far off to do some thumbnails in pen or pencil to plan the composition. Its not that they are bad, but Im sure you could achieve a lot more with further planning.
On the last pencil stuff, i kinda get the feeling that he has large(like wide) arms, compared to a thin torso..
Maybe its just me?
Anyway, keep chugging away, Im seeing improvement
hey D, looking great- sorry i havnt stopped by more, but i will. Last speedie has great colours/texture-- keep it up!
Gnome: Haha - thanx man, you are way too kind. There are far better inspiration round here than this lousy pile of shit. thanx for stopping by!
Recursive: Hey Dan! Thanx for the kind words - yeah, forgot to adjust the contrast to give it punch. Amazing what tiny changes can do to a piece, though it's hardly worth reposting lol. Thanx for stopping by and for the support - keep inspiring the living daylights out of us bro!
JERI: lmao - desert fish sounded fine, but greenpeace wtf! You're right mate, these need a little more in terms of concept. So far, I've been painting movie stills or something rather than actual concepts, but I like doing that. The ship does need more detail, however.
Meats: Thanx mate! Yeah, the ship was a bit of a rush job, but I agree this one lacks a good distinctive focal point and juicy details. Something to think about - perhaps I should start studying your speedies! Cheers for stopping by!
Ryan: Thanx dude! I did desaturise the back ground, adding blues and using photoshops "color" modifier on a brush, though it proably would have done better with a little more of that. Details on the ship - definitely lacking, will try to keep that in mind with the next speedie. Thanx for stopping in!
Mika: Thanx Mika! Yeah, I'm using M@'s brushes (downloadable from his exclusive sketchbook) and yes, I'm using my trusty graphire4 tablet!
Tigermilk: Agreeing with you 200% on the anatomy issues - something I really need to work on. Really hate the way my figures sometimes turn out, but I rarely know how to fix it. Bad habits and not-so-blissful ignorance, meh. Thanx for the kind words and for dropping by man - really appreciated!
Shinryu: Cheers man! Thanx, will be doing more of them, since I need to brush up on my colours, which are seriously lacking. cya round mate, thanx for stopping in!
Bhanu: Hey Brutharr! What's up man? long time no see, new month no love. Thanx for the kind words, when drawing these days I try to force myself to relax the irony is killing me. Hope you join us soon man, muchlove! cheers!
blanquish: Hey buddy, wasup? Thanx for the kind words! Values on ship - tried to add some areal perspective, but I agree on the details. Was a bit rushed, but the whole thing started entirely without the ship. So it was kinda wierd adding it and then also making it the focal point.... will check out the anatomy some more... thanx for stopping by man!
Spade: Thanx man! Drop round anytime, I usually try my best to return the favour dude!
Just one image - CHOW WIP still needs a llot of work, especially that leg - suggestions? C&c welcome, enjoy!
Nice update. Thanks for the help in my book, I tried to keep them in mind as I worked on my next self portrait. About your most recent one his right leg may be a bit to dynamicaly drawn to where it looks broken, but maybe this is because his opposite leg doesnt seem to keep with the same style so the comparison could throw a person off. Also, the opposite leg may need more work with foreshortening because it seems to be small compared to the his right leg. His left arm is having the same problems.
i like the pose you chose for this, but even though it's a dynamic curve the body doesnt always have to literally follow it. Straight limbs can still make a dynamic pose, and look like a curve. Keep working on it I'd like to see how t turns out.
lol @ the last one. Nice updates man! so what happened to your sig?
keep at it!
hey demented mate, hows it going?
Hmmm, last day of school, two weeks of sweet holidays ahead of me
I like the last one, much more dynamic than your other works.
I did a paintover as an alternative crit, but ill explain a few of the flaws.
Firstly the ribcage seems unusually rounded, Im no pro at ribcages as you can see, but hopefully you get the idea I put across.
I also pushed the values on the head, and tweaked the features a tad.
I also added texture to the blood and tried to fix the leg.
~the leg looks like it has several knees!
And also added some highlight to various bits,
eh youll see
Its not perfect(and God knows I know jack all) , but if you get something out of it, then Im happy-
maded a lot of other smaller changes, postly pushing values and giving him a collar.
and the head close up http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/7...eadcopyfq7.jpg
Thanx guys. 2bit - thanx. this is still a wip, and there's a lot that's been fixed since. Gonna keep that broken leg since it works with the composition. Will work on it if it gets too much.
blanq - most of the flaws you pointed out have already been fixed up. Keep in mind this is still just a wip - maybe 10% of what you'll see in the end. Most of the problems like the double knees are also due to not enough time spent on them - they're just past the block-in phase. Highlights are for later, when the forms are flowing better. Start out with highlights and you die. Stuff like texture and value correction will be added later in photoshop (this one is all-Painter so far). thanx for dropping by.
@Jester: wazup? lol - screw that other sig, way too mich info. Besides, your sig shouldn't be longer than your posts lol. still need to oc spometime mate!
thats a nice wip man, are you interested in crits? (got a couple but i might wait to see what youve done with it since ) interesting stuff keep it up ^^
Thanx spade - crits are always welcome - which is why I post here of course. But yes, a lot of the issues have been fixed up quite a bit (deltroid area, pectoralis major, biceps, neck, upper leg, atmospheric recession added to the furthest leg, etc). Still quite a few changes I want to make before I post, I don't want any nit-picky flaws to distract the crits from what matters - does it work?
I'll update once more before I go on to finalising the pic, more later!
Update nya! Still need to fix the leg up - suggestions? - I'm liking the broken look - too much? should I straighten it a bit? Also need to work some on the hands, belt, blood, texture and of course background. busy with another background solution, but it's not worth posting right now.
c&c welcome, thanks!
Im still not liking that leg.
Its the highlights that confuse me, looks like he has bumps on his skin.
But it looks pretty rad, pretty friggin awesome in my books!
"Start out with highlights and you die"
lawl, i see why!
oh, you ever up for oc?
Lol, wtf, I was sure I commented on that ship!
ohwell, I like the colors very much, but I think the design could need some more work, Im sure you know this, but a good way to come up with something at least alittle orignal is to make a few thumbs first! And make a quick ortho if you like and got time and so on! However, I like the colors and it gives it a nice mood!
Although I dont really know about the compostiion, its somewhere on the line
between Good/bad The ship is nice! but the rocks and stuff isnt..and now I
mean compostion wise! I guess you could "blur" the rocks alittle more and
make some more details on the front of the ship to create a better focus!
The last paper sketches looking good man, although something about the
facials on the guy standing on the right paper is bugging me!
Its something with the eyes, they arent detailed so I guess its work in
progress so far so just keep it up!
The last guy you did is really nicely done! nice render and the anatomy of the
legs looking really cool! Only thing I could mention is maybe to tilt it alittle,
because right now it lookse like if he gonna run/push of that leg, he gonna
broke it somehow!
Absolutly cool concept and idea aswell, looking really good!
Keep it up mate! Your stuff getting really awsome!
Hey whats up demented,
Great thing going with your speedpaints, nice colors, looks like your getting a hang of that.
The bipolar guy came out pretty nice. The colors are very unsaturated, but I like that, it gives it this creepy buisnesman I don't care bout the person I'm working for kind of feel. Kinda like a empty hearted buisnessman walking around in a huge city filled with tons of unsaturated grey buildings... hehehe Something like that.
I'd like to see some more work on that big robot and magician guy, I love the sketch.
hey nice SB. keep updating!
Wow, great sb, wonderful progress!!, wow, its been a little while since I've been in here. about the last drawing, I feel his leg is broken, unless thats what your going for, its not working. You should adjust the lower leg to follow the angle of the upper leg. Your sb is truely inspiring. Keep up the great work!!
I'd say the character probably needs more bipolarism. I reckon you ought to emphasis the contrast between his left and right, in particular he needs some contrasting features on his face (as face would be one of the first places that a viewer focuses on). Maybe you can have his left face properly groomed to match his suit, and right face unshaven, shabby. Or maybe you can have double colors (like Two-face, but of course that'd be cliche).
Maybe you ought to have his right body dirty (looks awfully clean and smooth at the moment). Also, I really think you ought to replace that bloody bit with something that resembles underlying muscles or exposed organs. I guess a messy looking interior will work well to contrast with his orderly looking left side, but I really don't think it'll work best.
Just my meager two cents, hope that helps mate.
You did some dammnz fine work here when i was away!.
very very good.
but i agree with you, that lag looks a bit akward to me.
i never saw a pose like that, so i can't crit you on that.
but you will think something on that . iam sure of it.
blanquish: Leg's been fixed - it's still twisting, but now it doesn't look so broken any more. Thanx for dropping by buddy.
Dile: The composition on the ship one sucks mate. It's all bad, there's very little good I see in there. That's mostly becuase nothing was preconcieved - was busy with an environment and decided to add a ship. These are more like digital doodles than speedpaints. And it was all about the colours in the end, not really trying to make something spectacularly artistic lol. Sketches were just very fast thumbnails - but yes you are right, I really need to work at being both faster and more accurate. Thanx for the kind words!
Mr-Joe: Thanx dude - the intention with the speedpaints are colour studies, so I'm glad I'm getting through there. Final of the Bi-polar guy has been consolodated into this post - enjoy! thanx for stopping in dude!
JERI: Some very valid crits my man - realised I was going in Two-Face's direction but by then it was too late. Unfortunately there won't be time to make this guy more bi-polar, but luckily bi-polarity only needs to be a characteristic - it doesn't need to be the first thing that comes to mind when you see him, so I think I'm fairly safe. Thanx for stopping in mate, always great having you here!
oma: Thanx dude! Yeah, but I've fixed the leg up and I think it's now ok. Thanx for stopping in mate!
K, 1 update - chow. thought I might add the description, just for fun:
ciao dudes!“…and many authorities doubt the Count of Nightingale Manor’s existence. Despite widespread skepticism, some reliable sources (anonymous) still believe the count is responsible for the murders of several high ranking officials and iconic figures, including: former DA, Anthony Schroeder (for which Chief Investigator Philip Callahan was convicted) ; philanthropist Charles Orrington; philanthropist Tessa Goldberg; Audrey Callahan (wife of Philip Callahan) and most prolific of all, governor Simon Parker. According to anonymous sources, a great deal of the count’s supposed victims were killed at the manor. Several other figures, including the late governor and DA, were killed outside the premises of Nightingale Manor. It has been speculated that the reason for this deviation was psychological and that the count aimed “to send a message” (anon, 1957). Investigation conducted at the manor have yielded no results, though several policemen have gone missing on the premises.
To date, there is no hard evidence to suggest a serial slayer is operating from Nightingale Manor, though there is definitive evidence suggesting a single culprit committing murders for political and socio-economic reasons, malignant in nature. Further accounts point toward…”
- Official Police Report on “The Count of Nightingale Manor”
Last edited by demented; October 1st, 2006 at 06:32 PM.