I've been to London for a couple of days so i havent been able to post for a while. Here a little update!
Hey there, just wanted to welcome you to the SSG again
I'm heading out right now but I'll go through your SB more thoroughly when I return.
Edit: My favourite page so far: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1161686841
It shows a lot of improvement. Not to mention the baby launcher, that's sweet.
Last edited by Seer; November 9th, 2006 at 03:35 PM.
Welcome to tha group.
You have quite the imagination!
You've got fat people, guts, a bunch of macabre stuff... *admires*
You've improved much since your first few posts I see. The only suggestions I have now is to keep an eye on that anatomy and do some life studies. Your anatomy is improving muchly, but your peoples seem... I dunno... their limbs just aren't at the right as angles they should be; there are some subtle flaws that I can't quite put my finger on at the moment...
Anyway Cheers! have fun & welcome.
Hee people! Thanks for the warm welcome
One page update...
I'm off to an internetless weekend but hope to make some studies then!
Welcome to our sketchbook support group! (echo echo echo)
Now I can make comments here with an "official" type status
I like your self-portrait stone sculpture jam, and the certifed baby launcher is great.
Give a shot at our egg stillLife group exercise. What I notice in your figures can be easily cured with study of simple shapes. Watch your ellipses.
Your imagination, as always, is impressive :.
Dug up some bridgeman books along with some charcoals and got myself to do some studies. And i tell you, that really helped me! Got to do those more often haha.
Some eggs for a SSG assignment, they look more like weird potatoes...but i'll post them anyway
Under the eggs you see a 1 hour test, i was trying to make something in a old master style. It was totally from mind so i'm quite happy with the light and values.
Beneath that two other digispeedies.
Last edited by Beershite; November 14th, 2006 at 11:11 AM.
I might post this one aswell.
Very nice. Anatomy is murder.... you got a lot of it down (from a referenced perspective). The posterior leg sketch looks a bit off. It might just be me (more specifcally, the glutes should angle downward into the bicepfemoris and iliotibial band). Interesting highlight and shadow paintings. I really like the guy with the wide brimmed hat and cloak AND the giant in the forest.
Something weird has happened to me. I've started to enjoy looking at studies of the human figure (dont take that the wrong way). Mmm assorted body parts (!?).
I like how you have rendered the eggs, only thing that is slightly off are the shape/contours on a few of them but I'm sure you noted that yourself
The digi piece with two soldiers:
The left soldier looks like he's cut-out, doesn't he? I'm sure this has got to do with the weird lightsources, one coming from the right and one from the left. I'm not sure the way it hits him is 100% correct though?
The 1 hour test is lookin goood
Thanks for the crits guys!
Made this one in the weekend. Tried to make something in a other style...
The giant prisoner of the forest is great. I like the composition, I like the lighting.
The last one.... I'm not sure what's up with the vacant stare and the awkward pose. Is it still a WIP?
The composition balances nicely though :.
Your torso studies above blow my socks.
And and and... your new digital stuff? Awsome man. You're really getting a hang of texture.
In your latest digital picture, the guy holding the sword... he's got a kind of dumb look in his eyes, eh? He also looks like he's puckering his lips.
Just iron'n out some details.
Yeuh, i know...the guy in the last digi sucks hehe.
It is not finished and im not planning to finnish it, was more a painting style test. Should have paid more attention to the pose and facial expressions, you guys are totally right
Anyway... no time...some stupid doodles.
Thanks Jack, yeah those were done very quickly.
Last friday we had a sketckmeeting with CA'ers from the Netherlands!
There was a model and the guys from SOEPEL.EU were so kind to provide us with a space to hang. It was quite hard to work from life again so the drawings look like crap. And the beer didn't help either
So here goes nothing...
That's good folks were able to get together to get a model and start hammering away at life studies. I see your having some struggles with breaking down the proportions here. It's definitely different than looking at a 2D reference. You can see how many rules to anatomy you were able to apply via your subconcious.
yeah, what liquidjack said. It's a bitch to render from life instead of a photo. gotta take that 3d form and put it on a flat piece of paper, but still try to give the illusion that it's 3d.
What I see here and in a lot of your works is that the overall illustration is really good, however, there are some glaring anatomical errors that would easily be fixed if you'd establish some gestural lines and some proportional guides on paper before you further render the form.
just some foor for thought
Keep it up with them studies!
But it was some time ago when i worked from life and that shows indeed. I just forgot how to build up such a thing. Keeping the gesture lines and proportions in mind!
And now after a time of studies it was time to do something crazy again!
Here ya go...
Looking good man, You have a great imagination. It is nice to see stuff that is different then the rest of the site.
I took a rembrandt sketch and watched the hatching closely drawning his portrait. It doesnt look like him but that wasnt my goal, more to understand the hatching better. Then tried the same hatching technique on one of my things..
That last digi is excellent. Geiger inspired?
You did a helluva job.
I like your hatching style on the doodles. See if you can be a bit more lighthanded, the lines sometimes get too heavy and give it a cartoon feel.
As always, your imagination is superb :.
Yeah, as I was about to say earlier. I smell a Giger fan...
I really like your crosshatching. It's really nice when you're able to convey fluidity through a series of short lines, eh? Okay.
So, nitpicky: I know that drawing people's head turned upwards with their chin and jaw all showing like that is REALLY hard, but it would help a lot of you had some refs handy and maybe did a study or two beforehand to get a grasp of what yer getting into. Then again, for all I know, maybe you did. It's a hard perspective! Then again... nitpicking here
Also, if the girl's peeling her belly open to let loose a torrent of deformed foetuses (I really like the way that sounded!) there'd be some skin-bunching at her hands. Skin =/= paper. Have you seen surgery shows where they clamp people's skin back to get to the bonbons inside? Yeah. It's gets all wrinkly and bunchy, not "grabbing a fistfull of fabric" bunchy, but ... you get the idea, right?
ahahha. Yeah. so. Keep updating!
Yep Giger fan here!
I'll try to be more lighthanded with the hatching guys, but it's hard to do with a fineliner pen. Tried to aplie it on my new pendrawing.
hahah, that's cool! I'll make sure to put that one in my qoute listOriginally Posted by bunny
About your 'nitpicking', you are totally right. I realize those things when i'm working on it. But i just keep drawing and don't stop to find some ref.A very bad habit, and i should punish myself for that Thanks for taking the time to point that out!
So here the new drawing and the finnished portrait from the first page. Already some time ago that it was done but i only recently had time to make some pics of it.
nice stuff here.
I'll defenitly visit this one more often.
Sooo See you around and well good luck man!
groetjes en kusjes
"That's cute.... but it's WRONG"
Scary sketches (might cause health problems)
ok, ok so not scary, true. But the health problems I'm not so sure off...