wow. sooo many replies, thank you mates, I'm realy touched !!!
and Oblio that's a great honor for me I wont disapoin you people(and othes things) from CA!
Dabaers - here I'll post some progress(or regress maybe) of those ships, I tryed hard to finish them but I dont thing the illustration is going anywhere, I suspect that I messed up something in the very early steps, and now I'm totaly lost, so if you or anyone has any suggestions I'll apreciate
Mr.Delicious, Velinov - thanx alot guys
swore, joiton, Tigermilk, MonkeYoakum, enthombed - many thanx to you to
DanielC -thans for the stars
Leo Snow - thanks, but they still need a lot more work, promisse some more soon(right after I come out of the painting frenzy)
ikuru -thanks, will pass trou there
D3im05- Don overreact now, I drealy don draw or paint that often I'm a merried man after all have to spend time with my wife to, I just do some scribles from time to time so I don't forget how to hold the pencil I coul'd nevever be able to draw as much as you do
Stoiko - heh, how long have you been lurking silently around here, where's your sketchbook, somhow I've missed that one !!! I whant answers and I'm so glad to see you here.
Charles Ratteray - thanks man, I was thinking something in the same line of thoughts when I was going trough your sb just a few minutes ago
liam.c - thank you so mutch!
windlee - I'm not sure I quite got the meaning of everything you said but thank you
jangsa, jigokuen, mohd al mahdi, carnalizer -tnx all
Soupandbutter - I didn't know my sb could be so dangerous,I must think of puting a warning or somethin like that
bakatron - just chaoticaly experimenting, that's what the lack of education does to people
Sooo enough replyes, here's more stuff, most of it realy quick.
First the latest stage of the shipyard, totaly lost here, will appreciate any hellp or sugesstions, I'm realy close to abandoning that one:
This one is a quick doodle based on Orson Scott Card's Sci-Fi Novel "Speeker For The Dead" the second book from the Ender Saga. I don like this one at all, the I painting I mean.
"The Skyfish Hunters" I started this one togather with the one with the ships, but haven worked alot on it since that time, I kinda like the idea and the little story I have around it so maybe, this one will have the luck not to be abandoned.
The next one is based on the heavy metal opera "Savageland" by X-Wild, unfortunately the band siezed to exist long ago, one of my favorite, most epic and inspirational conceptual albums ever.
"Sire, Sire what is happening to out world?"
"The sun has set on Savageland, the sun has set."
I hope I'll finish that one, thou I'm a bit lost with the color pallete, I rushed that one a bil, so any help and suggestions for the colors here will be appreciated
Here some oversized thumbnails I had alot of fun doing, will do some more and maybe bring a bith further the ones I like
"Lanternman" and "???"
"Black Bride VS Ghost Digger" and "The Bright Guardian"
"Drujba 2022" A quick vision from the future of the place I lived not to long ago. I'll definetely put a bit more detail and definition into that one. Atleast it has a story to support more detail unlike the one with ships in the hangar
And the last one fresh for this evening.
"The Neon Racer"
...aaaaang I almost forgot that one for the second time, it's not something to be proud of yet, but from time to time when I get the chance and the right mood I do some speed scultps in ZBrush(just quck concepts and studies). So here's a character part of my campeign to learn to design better personal armour, realy quick one, less that 2 hours not counting the rough base figure which took mi about hour and a half and I'll be using it for alot of things. Maybe some day this guy will get one more level of finer details and will be posed properly.
I see here so many good works, especially this warriors and The Holy Smoker-my favorite one! I hope to see it in color or a part of new painting may be… your painting always bring me inspiration for painting.
Wish you much luck next year and wait to see more and more metal warriors and new worlds!
there is some sexellent stuff here man! keep it up! i love your pencils!!
when doing stylized females like this, a good rule to follow is to simplify as much as you can and use as little unnecessary lines as possible! also, you seem to draw the ends of the lips too far down, bellow the bottom lip even sometimes!! that kind of stuff doesn't really happen unless the person is looking up! you also draw the lips a bit too big i think, even if they are stylized...
Mr.Delicious - thanks man, unfortunately I didnt have as mutch time to draw as I wished around these holydays
jangsa - tnx yeap some of them are fast, I'm realy stuck on the initial abstract thumbnail phase and rarely go beyond that, a thing I'm trying to change, qickly finishing things and bringing the further, I realy slow on the finishing part
ikuru - ;P "Wicked Sick" as they say, that's what I aim for, which reminds me I havent drawn any mosnters and creatures in ages, not counting the little tree friend
bonedog, Dished, Gilles,_^SlayeR^_ - tnx alot
panda - thanks for the comparison, not that I look at it again there are some similatities, but not that much and I'm not realy sure this is the direction I'm heading towards, but who knows
sabin boykinov - hope to do so, the worlds and stuff I mean ;P, happy new year to you to
drazen - hey thanks, and nice to see you here
archipelago - thanks for the comment and suggestion, I'll try and keep these in mind, those are indeed common mistakes I make. About the simplicity in stylization and rendering of the female face, thats something I know about, but trying to rethink the right balance of, right now
28chelseaslater - thanks, I'm glad you like'em, I have some plans for some more creatures in near future
marioucci - hey thanks mario, I still have to work alot more on those damned pencils and I still dont feel comfortable enough using them...
glad to see tou here, I kinda expected to meet you in digi-guys, but I guess I just missed the moment
heres some thing from last week:
Here's another thing I started, danm I'm good at starting and not finishing things, I kinda dont know that to do with the colors here, will try something
Some nude studies from photo reference, nothing special here
A thing I've been doing these holydays is going trough Bumskee's amazing SG, I've see what it means to be seruous towars studies(and many other things), so here's some atempts at being more serious(in numbers)
100 hand studies, mostly from some anatomy book, mainly Hogarths Dynamic Hands, and various other sources of refference...
not much stuff recently, I'm still recovering from holidays , played alot of games these last days/weeks...
Gears Of War, Helgate:London and oh the horror...Puzzle Quest for DS, this one was damn adictive...so here's what I managed to do:
Sky Fish Hunters
It's about those two lucky guys who have just discovered what's supposed to be a huge colony/hive of those little bright colored creatures, who jet around on tail of blue flame.
Managed to finaly finish this one, I'm not proud of the results , no perspective, messy lighting again and so on, but you give the critics, I'll be glad to here some.
...there is some more stuff in progress, which I hope to post in the very near future.
killer work all round'. I went through your whole sketchbook front to back and certainly took some notes. Love your rough grayscale character thumbs, Im definately jumping on some of my own fosho. Thanks for the inspiration.
Awesome sketchbook. Those hand studies look really tight (in a good way )
That last image misses indeed some depth through perspective. The foreground elements like the hill they are standing on and the trees almost seem to be in the same place. The lighting is something you can fix more easily, as the colors in the foreground and especially on the characters themselves are a bit muted still. I think with some more vibrant and saturated highligts/colors you can do something about that lighting and make the image more striking.