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Wendigo - "I would like to see you do some stuff with thinner lines and more shading though".
Consider it done, as I'm going to get the pencils back out again and do some more tonal/shaded type of work. Just to stay in practise.
Thanks for the comments.
Here's a bunch of sketchbook pages and some of my recent painting/airbrushing on canvas. I'm going to do a series in the style of the blue skull and already have a few more underway.
C & C away.
Wendigo - Pencils are coming, these were already finished pages and paintings.
the blue skull is great. like a tatoo or something.
mOuS3r - Thanks alot. Just alot of pen work and too many comic books.
artor - Thanks, I like the blue skull too and I'm doing a few more in that style.
They should be done in a day or 2. I will post them up.
The blue skull is painted with a black line first and then airbrushed with a see through kandy paint, on a gesso primed canvas.
A couple more airbrushed pieces.
Working on some pages of pencil sketches too, will post them soon.
I love the air-brush skulls, especially the last "dice" one, and again just over-all I enjoy your imagination, how you do just anything and everything, and that sculpture is INSANE.
Your style echoes a lot from the eighties.You seem to have some issues with heads vs figures as the heads seem, unintentionally, to be a tad too big for the body at times. With your females... i think those could be more delicate. Outlining their eyes like that can give them a very hard expression. You also draw their eyebrows in the same way every time, adding to the hard expression. Also, wider hips, cos now they're pretty small compared to the shoulders.
The way you ink/render your bodies remind me in some ways of Bob Fingerman, great artist with funny and amazing comics. How's your storytelling? Perhaps you can do an actual comic with your style. It's clean and effective enough, now put them all more in a context/situation.
dude, your airbrush skills are still tight as ever, especially diggin' those skulls at the end of your second last post.
just saw that sculpture on the other page, looks dope man, great stuff.
keep up the awsome pace
Cory Hinman - Thanks for the nice words. I'm actually really enjoying using the airbrush and paints again, a very nice change from my usual inks and pens.
Nizza waaarg - Actually these were quite loose, fun airbrushed works, but I just wanted to combine my love of linework with the fun of using an actual airbrush. Glad you like them. That sculpture was a real pain in the arse to do, I was pleased with the results though AND then my wife broke it!
Cookiedough - Yeah I've heard the head comment a few times now and have been trying to break the habit, but still can't shake it and it's actually starting to piss me off. Thanks for the comments about drawing females, very valid points - I think that you can tell that I generally draw males. The hips comment probably has to do with the amount of bodybuilders I draw too.
Thanks for the helpful crits.
And now I have to go find some Bob Fingerman art (know the name, but not the work).
I like your line work - very clean and I can easily tell the direction of the light source even if there's not a lot of actual shadow. That said, I agree with some of the others about variation in line weight.
This one, for example, could use thinner lines for the fabric folds on the stomach. That would make the chest pop a little more and add more depth.
I've been using a cartridge-fed brush pen since I can take it to work and ink over lunch. I'm still learning it, but I've been happy with the line variations it gives.
scottmcd - yeah, good comment about the fabric folds.
I have used brush pens before, but they really annoyed me. I have been doing alot more brush work lately, (with both a flat brush and a script brush) and do like the results that the script brush is giving. Should use it more often.
Here's a few pencil and toned paper pics. Approx 2 hours each one.
Wendigo - this counts as shading doesn't it.
hey man you have some damn good graphic work here, you show a good sense of composition and drama with your characters. i think that some of your linework could be thinner and you have some problems with anatomy as well, but they are minor compares to the graphc quality of you style, and you are showing improvements as you go in this SB. keep it up!
These are kick ass, man. Love the recent drawings. I need to pick up some toned paper, looks like fun. Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook and for the advice, dude.
Nice sketchbook man. Digging the pencil stuff on toned paper. I love the glow of the lightsaber. Did you use a standard parisma white?
my sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=103239
My website: coming soon
hey hey! just browsed through ur sb...yeah and i really like it. u got some really nice tatto kinda designs going on. maybe those could be a bit more playful. i really like the skull with the hearts as his eyes. but some more detail or playing around, stuff to explore when u see the picture would be nice i think. as well the star wars shadings are pretty damn solid. i really like the jabba the hut piece. it reminds me on a piece i once did...it is a pic in my old sb: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...&postcount=296 the big fat blue guy....
i like yr style...you let the lines do the talking
great star wars pieces, I also like the studies/face sheet from a few posts back
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Dabaers -Yeah, the anatomy 'tweaks' are proving harder to break than I thoought. Years of bad habits I guess.
Ellingsworth - it is fun, makes you think in simple tones etc.
pagedown - yep, standard pencils and a really hard board behind them.
OleOlsen - cool comments, the adding more hidden details is a good idea. I will check out your thread too.
hummdrumm - Thanks
Mr.Delicious - Thanks, there will be more Star Wars pieces, but I'm just finishing up some other more urgent work first. Chewie will probably be next, because the fur will be a challenge!
First Update for ages. Just a couple of crap pages from my sketchbook, a progress shot of some airbrushing and a Airbrushed painting I like of the Silver Surfer.
The painting was all done freehand and I'm very happy with the finish, but it is a copy. It was for practice, but I'm still damn pleased with it.
I really appreciate the clear line you use... Some are really great =)
More stuff from the sketchbook.
Thx for droppin by my sketchbook. I really like your SB, totally love the airbrush paintings specially the silver surfer. You really know the human body like your five fingers.
Rax - Thanks man, kind words, but my anatomy still needs alot of work.
Don't mention fingers, hands are such a pain to draw.
More pages from the sketchbook. No theme or reason just play.
time to return the favour finally
you ´ve got a really sweet sketchbook up in here with losta fun looking studies wich i really like to look at. especially the dickehead was fun .
the last one with the faces is ma fave in here, do more of that looks great. especially the contrast.
now i would have to suggestions , first you might do perspective lines first and trying put gestures in the constructed place. a ruler isn´t nececcary keep it loose with the guidelines ( and figures) . and the second one would be , update more often. hehe
keep it postin!
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Goblinshark. Yeah, some prespective stuff might be good, not something I practise much. Update more often - I'll try. Thanks for the comments.
hey SEVANS, thanks for stopping by at my SB.
Tons of great stuff here. Airbrushes that must be great fun there ;D, Silver Surfer seems pretty pissed off there, THAT DAMNED GALACTUS
You have a clean confident ink line, I'd love to have that, but I'm too shaky
Anyway, Have fun and keep posting!