Thanks Kronos, really appreciate that.
Sorry for this bogus post, just wanted to let you all know I've started with college again, so I might not update frequently for a loooong while, depending on what we're doing this module.
I'm also just reposting the last from the previous page here so you guys don't need to load the whole bloody page just to see it. Sorry again for the shameless bump
nice man, i like the abstract stuff its really strong. not sure about the big black shadow in the latest, looks a bit abrupt.
i love that page tho man really cool! yeah i think on the whole your pencils are pretty cool!
Sorry for missing the updates brendan.
they look very good. And i'm happy to see you've finished the rocket one.
The abstract manu inspired one is great. the figures at the bottom a completing the piece by adding a very nice mood.
The pencils are good too. But the value line just under the mouth is too much imo.
Work on the whole plane under it instead of that line.
Keep it up !
things are lookin great. really like your textured backgrounds. can you spare me a tip in how you make them? if you dont want to give away your secrets thats cool. lol
Hey D, great job with the forms man. Digging that Rocket man also! keep it up you art . Sorry i haven't been around lately, was just picked up by a third party game company thats about to explode into something rather large. Been working on concepts and characters like crazy, hopefully i'll be able to post my work in a new sketchbook i'll be making soon. Also have a website in the works, hopefully with everything going on, i'll have it live by the mid to end of the year.
Thats my low down, ill be over tonight for some gay sex. Keep making my nipples hard!
Like the last few updates <> very strong <> thanks for dropping by <> up u go.
Hey Brendan thanks for the reply on the background thing, one more question, do you happen to know a good source of photos to be used for background textures, or did you happen to come across the one you were using?
I like this one in particular from your recent updates. I'm doing figure studies lately myself, and it's cool to see how other people handle the form of the body http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1169847856
Will come back again, so update !
uhu. very nice update. and what module's you are getting this year ?
Brendan N, I gotta say I really like your painting skills. Lots of atmosphere, texturing and wonderful palettes. Really cool creature work and sci-fi design.
There is only one thing in particular as crit that I want to mention, and that is that in many of your figures, their heads are a tad too large. I notice it mostly in your women figures. All nicely done figure work for the most part - I just happen to notice the head sizes more than anything and probably a matter of opinion.
Cheers, man. Keep going!
Hey Brendan, Thanks for your on-going support. Keeps the fire going.
This last piece is really getting some powerful mood with color and contrast of shapes. I know it's still in it's start phase, just want to suggest, make sure to distinguish the actual traps from the shoulder form to his left there.
What I like, lately, with your experiments is the dramatic light that you're hitting your scenes with. LOve it. And your brushiness has that expressiveness that I eventually want to incorporate into my own work. Great example. Great inspiration. Go Brendan, go!
rodrigo: Thanks man! Yeah agree with you about the big black blotch - doesn't really fit. Thanks for dropping in mate, keep rockin!
Daniel: Hey man, how you holding up? Hope everything is looking good for you bro. Thanks for the props, agree with you on those pencils. Need to do more studies haha. Thanks for coming by man, always appreciate your comments!
Santa: haha thanks man, and there are no such things as secrets in art! Well, there shouldn't be. I might still post a more complete tutorial sometime, in the meantime I'll give a short explanation. For the textures I use Painter. I have captured some textures and photos as Paper. In painter, you select different types of paper to create texture, however this only works for brushes that have the "grain" option. I use various brushes with various settings and various paper setting. It's much more about playing around and happy accidents than a preconceived thing. Hope that helps some .
BOOM: mmm, banging BOOM eh? Now it's your turn to make my nipples hard and post some of those concepts you colour . Also want to see that website - I have a box of Kleenex waiting just for it haha. Drop some stuff bro, wanna see! And congrats on the success too, soon you just my have you name in the credits of an official title! Good luck, and thanks for the props!
mentler: Muchas gracias Bonedad, always appreciated.
JERI: Thanks man. ImageAfter is a good place, else take your own photos if possible. You have complete control over everything that way. Thanks for the props on the figure work, shoot em straight back atcha. Your figure work is really shaping up awesomely. thanks for dropping by mate!
oma: Hey oma, thanks man. There's going to be a lot of experimental stuff going on, two subjects' current modules are putting emphasis on trying new things out. Then there might be 3d characters and the like, plus some design work. We'll see! thanks for dropping by!
yetictacher: Thanks man, those comments are really heartwarming. I agree with you on the heads, they're often to large in retrospect. I'm always scared of drawing them too small, always hate that, so I end up making them too big <sigh> studies! Cheers for stopping by!
Dile: Hey thanks bud! Honoured to be in your sig, I'll have to make some room for you in mine, need to shift things up a but. Thanks for the comments too man, really appreciate, keep rocking dude!
AztcFireFlower: wow thanks! Drama and mood is always something I'm aiming for, it's really cool to hear I'm getting through on this. But I still have a lot of figure work to do you're right. I also have to work more traditionally, it's a foundation I'm missing out on and it shows. Thanks for stopping by, always appreciate your comments - real glad to have you here!
Right, got a hectic load of work to do but I figured I'd stop in for an unusual update. One of the subjects (Concept Development) is putting a strong emphasis on experimentation this module. So far it's strictly traditional media (and alternate traditional media), and for this week strictly wet media. Had some fun but I'm not sure what to make of it. List of updates:
1) "1929" Ballpoint pen, ink and turpentine on toned paper.
2) "childhood dreams" Marker and turpentine on Bleed-proof paper
3) "fond memories" Turpentine from oil painting, ink and tea on paper.
4) "happy pills" Ballpoint pen, ink and marker in sb. figure photoreffed
5) Untitled. coffee and acrylic on paper, aiming to create an interesting surface.
6) "solitary duo" Ballpoint pen, ink and coffee on toned paper. Photoreffed from Icey's tut.
7 ) "take a stand" Acrylic, Tea and ink on paper. Hope no one interprets this one offensively, not intended to be! In fact!
8) "lover's heart" Coffee, marker and inks on toned paper.
there are two others but they suck and are too difficult to photograph, so f**k em.
c+c welcome, sorry if this is a dodgy update!
Last edited by Brendan N; February 4th, 2007 at 05:19 PM.
awwwwsome,your latest post,realy like it.....keep working in that way!
Cool update Brendan, the "solitary duo" pieace looks really nice, I really like how you've used the ink/ coffee.
Sweet work mate, keep us updated, cheers
Did you literally used coffee to do that untitled pic? Lol now that's cool, it'll smell good too.
I'm really unfamiliar with more abstract concepts, so I'm really can't tell you much about your latest updates except that the general mix of colors seems to be harmonious and they look rather convincing, that the author knows what he was doing.
Hope that helps.
just some replies:
Joe Effect: Thanks mate, glad you like. More experimental stuff to come soon.
asoir: haha cheers mate, thanks for stopping by!
Shinryu: Thanks mate, will do .
JERI: hehe yip, smells good too. Thanks for the props man, really appreciated!
some updates later tonight perhaps, just wanted to get these replies
wow, you are doing some new things here. and i like them a lot.
Great expression in that take a stand one, and that last one . i really love them .
keep going like this . and update more often will you .
thanks for stoppin' by my sb dude.I'm waiting 4 those experimental sutff.thanks again.and c.u.
Daniel: Thanks dude, and yeah I'm letting these go as far as possible, composing on the go, almost on impulse. Glad to hear it looks good, thanks for dropping by man, hope you are keeping up well!
Call0ps: Thanks! Humbled to hear you like compositions and colour - they still have a long way to go! Cheers for stopping in dude!
oma: haha thanks man! you are too kind my friend. I'll keep trying, hope to make some rapid improvements soon! cheers for stopping by dude!
JoeEffect: Cheers for the return favour mate, always appreciated. More experimental stuff over the weekend most likely, stay tuned lol.
Experimental stuff to come later, plus illustrative work for "The Little Prince" as part of another project. Right now, very early concepts from our gaming/animation project - one of the characters. More details and concepts as we go along, I'm really excited about this project. First one PS, second Painter, bout 20-30 min each.
the last post looks great. especially for the time you spent. it would be cool to see them at later stages with a bit more design.
i like that first one. but i think her left arm isn't that relaxed.
just try to do that position yourself. you will see your arm wouldn't be straight but leaning downwards a bit. but i really like that drawing. . just some detail whining .
keep going like this.
Nope. I've tried that stance over and over and I can't get my arm to bend down unless I bend my neck forward. She has her head fairly upright, and her neck is pretty straight, as is her spine. The fit is pretty tight and it forces the arm upwards. Just wanted to give my view on the matter . Thanks for dropping by oma, and everyone else. Replies tomorrow along with some drawings.Originally Posted by oma
you are right.Originally Posted by Brendan N
damnz, didn't tried that. but than the bar isn't straight. .
but that could be your intention to bend the bar a bit. but what the hell. it looks good!! that's all what matters. can't wait on the drawings!!
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
so simple yet so effective!!!
I'm trying to get back in the swing of things here! Your encouragement is always so appreciated and I really like seeing your new work. The new pencil work seems especially strong. I really need to work on my own, heh, I'm much less used to drawing with that - seeing your work is a good push in the right direction.
I like the experiments, one small crit I have is I would like to see more substance than flash in some of the digitals. But I think you're pushing forward and growing a lot evidently from these experiments and it seems you're going in the right direction.