yeah man that last one is looking pretty good, nice to see you slwed down on the rendering
for the gold/etal parts, just keep in mind reflection of the ground plane and where the light is.Kick in some highlights usign a sharp rubber
hey carni. there's some strong work here, and you've been improving a lot over the past few pages
one thing that's been irking me, however, is how you handle your graphite and your hatching. it's all over the place. granted, this IS a sketchbook and these ARE sketches for the most part, but i think it would be great if you paid a little more attention the the direction, shape, and weight of your hatching. for example, this piece here - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...3&d=1177777497 - I really like the pencil work on the worm guy, because the way you shaded him with your pencil indicates texture and volume
Anyway, i think you could also produce more finished pieces, or well-rendered pieces like this guy http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1178466098.
keep up the great work man
that's some nice rendering, keep it up and you have a nice portfolio piece right there
you make me realise I need to step up my gear.
Old sketchbook: 0shade0
Love the priest guy,
wanna see him finnished!!!
thanks for stopping by my SB
Remember to think of light, shadow and core shadows, its begining
to look a little to black and to lose some of the form you had at this stage,
Keep hammering at it, just remember to think of the light direction and
the relationships of values, design wise I dig it, and its good to see
you attacking more fully renderer figures KEEP AT IT!!
nice sketchbook. you have some really nice drawings. on some of your drawings i think you should spend more time on them and really focus on the lighting and value, like that last piece. that thing is AWSOME. keep up the good work.
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wow this crocodile priest guy is a CREEP. hehe. great work though, i love it.
gnoll -tried it,think it works better now
bunny -working on it,thanks
zhuzhu -yeah,he's adorable,isn't he?
0shade0 -thanks for the compliment,not used to it
tigermilk -you're welcome,i hope i can make it more often.
maxe -thanks for the crits,i think i got him abit too dark in the end,maybe some more highlight erasing will help? or is it better already?
themissinglink -maybe i should start listening to people,you're not the first to tell me i need to slow down
jim b -thanks alot
matejkovacic -here you go,thank you
aight,finished the priest dude,may be abit too dark at some points,but i'm quite happy with the result. now i've gotta tackle some "better design" practices...rest of the pics is mostly warmup doodles and stuff for shits n giggles.
hey man, good work with the priest dude.I personally don't like the pose of his hands and it is a bit too dark...remember a character sketch can gain a lot from composition too
but then again, nice work with the rendering, time spent on it has payed off i think
NOOOOO I can't see the priest dude!
only like from his head to the half of that crest on his chest. the rest is a grey block, ??
the warm up doodles are funny you're gettting pretty loose there too, watch out.
Old sketchbook: 0shade0
I quite like this priest dude. As you know some more contrast to his body
would help to show all the anatomy you worked on even better -
veins, muscles. But it's a good design and rendering anyway.
Keep up the good work, I'll be checking!
Like the contrast you got on
the critter you worked to
more of a finish.
I know that mechanical pencils
are the weapon of choice for
many in these forums.
They have many limitations that
out weight the non-sharpening advantage.
The leads are made with a
different binder than regular pencils
to keep them from breaking.
Them make it difficult to get much
contrast because of the breakage issue
in the softer sizes.
Because you can't apply much pressure
you have to build up to many layers and
destroy the paper surface.
Particularly the printer papers many use.
Ooh, nice rendering on the priest/croc guy. Definitely need to see more of that attention to detail from you. Especially since we KNOW you can! My only nit-picky thing is the left hand, it's a bit awkward looking compared to the right. Maybe practice crooking your hand into a claw and drawing it? He needs to look like he wants to grasp something - particularly someone's throat.
You're doing great with these sketches! Though I agree with others about the contrast, what I see is just splendid detail! I like that eye thing on his chest! Really cool!
What's also cool is that you actually have NAMES for these creatures and characters! Man, what I would give to be able to NAME things. Ha ha!
I like the final version I dig the blackness of it, and the
goofy evil expression is good, I think you could have looked
for some black dudes refs to make your modeling of
form better, its not so much as to make it lighter as
to find the right places to make the best plane brakes
possible, black skin tend to have more highlights
(that you might be missing here and there) and even the
blackest of black have some gray on the light side,
if they didn't then you would not be able to see any form,
here are some refs I googled maybe they can be of some use...
I don't know if its good idea that you erase over it, like
Mentler said the paper must be worn from all the hatching
plus you might lose some of the nice expression and looseness,
instead start a new one, and after that one, a new one and
so on now go draw and KEEP IT UP!!
Cool updates! Steadily progressing! Good to see you're spending more time on some pieces! The priest you did there looked better in post #209 though... I think you might've over rendered it a bit... But still! A lot better than last time I saw you stuff!
sorry,not feeling good (allergic),so i won't reply individually this time. just wanna say thanks to all,really means alot to hear from you.
additionally i think i'm suffering abit creative burnout right now...
just random sheit,don't really like it.
Man i don't visit often but when i do i see improvement every time. Great and funny stuff you got here.
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
purplerose - thanks
uziel - glad to hear that,thanks
some random digi,nothing fancy.
(man i've been slacking this month!)
glad you like it corky,but i think i'm gonna leave it as is. just not interesting enough for me (and thanks for bringing this to page 5 )
ok,so this one's slightly pornographic,sue me. just pretend the priest croc guy and some of his pals are gonna offer her or something.
damn scanner ain't picking up the details either. size a4 if you were wondering.
(plus some random doodles)