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great briefcase project, talk about kickass that's thing's no joke!
-- playing: "Pikmin 3" and "World of Tanks"
-- reading: "Death of the Liberal Class" -Chris Hedges
O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible. - Pindar
I'm sorry guys, I'll have to respond to your comments after I've had a bit of sleep. I was watching Ken Burns' series on
Lewis & Clark (EXCELLENT!), plus I was jazzed about drawing, and now it's 6 a.m.
So, what do we have here... The high points of recent drawing.
1st page is more of my watercolour pencilry -- Unfinished, which lets you see what it's like prior to adding water
and brush. I love Venetian Red.
2nd page is robotic-minded super-fine-line Sharpie®, with shading by Prismacolor® markering. Each of these began
as a very light pencil sketch, which is not how I've usually worked. I'd've done better to use a nice Staedtler .05 pigment
liner, since I ended up losing a lot of detail and subtlety, but I broke it.
3rd page is me really going crazy as I discover how fucking kickass the mechanical pencil can be (I never liked them
before, but now -- holy cow -- do I ever!), with a heavy focus on notions of (non-ref'd) human anatomy. That page is pretty
much exactly as I did 'em, although I had to tilt several in Photoshop because they were not properly squared. [EDIT: I've reorganized and cropped it so you don't have to scroll around.] It's a 9"x12" sheet, but they're all so small that I had to enlarge it nearly 100% so the detail didn't get lost on a computer monitor. [EDIT: I've added that page at its actual size, for whatever that's worth]
Both the 2nd & 3rd pages were inspired by poring over Mike Corriero's "PLANET to PLANET" book, by the way.
Thanks for your continued interest, everyone! Comments tomorrow, I swear!
Last edited by William b. Hand; June 15th, 2010 at 06:59 PM.
lovelylovelylovely...gotta say,i think that first one would fit very well inside a museum. kinda reminds me of michelangelo.
wow thats some really crazy work. Enjoy your style.
Thanks for the last pencils! Please post the upcoming pages in higher resolution or provide a link to a higher resolution, because I love your details in the red drawing and the mechanical pencils.
It's always fun to get lost in your work, and im always dumbfounded at how effortless you make it all look. Love those cute little sharpie robots. The center one on the bottom row seems like some ancient astronaut god. I really like it! Also, thanks for sharing that unfinished watercolor pencil piece, i can't wait to try those myself
Looking forward to more!
Dude I love staring at your artwork, and fact that you make your creatures look so humanly deformed, you actually inspired me to get watercolor pencils. But I'm having a little trouble on using them, care to give me some tips I would really appreciate that.
Okay, Sorry about the lag in responding.
Norris - Thank you and thanks for the stars!
TheGnoll - Thanks about the suggestion for t-shirts etc. I doubt I'll push any copyrighted types like ALIEN... I'm glad you see improvement in the watercolour pencillings -- I think there's so much that's possible with those, provided I don't forget how little I really know them. More to come, for sure! Thanks also for all the links! I like Neville Page's stuff well enough. ...He's inconsistent, though, and I sometimes wish I could nudge his designs a bit. I envy him for all the work he gets, I guess that's what's really at work here.
Vulgar` - Thank you for this flowery flattery!
Munin Raven - Thank you about the briefcase, and you're welcome for any helpful advice I can cull, of course.
HunterKiller_ & jskotte - Thanks guys!
Fetsch - Thank you! I hope the pencils keep coming along... You'd buy the case, hmm? For what price, I wonder... [*rubs chin*] I might start selling something like that. Old leather bags or something...
n00dles - Thanks - That's a really cool thing to hear. I did my best to come up with some coherent tips to shed light on my H20-colour pencil approach... I tried hard (these tutorials are tricky to get right), so I hope it helps somebody out there.
LORD M - Thank you! Hmm... I see what you mean about the lines being darker than the shadow. It's actually less pronounced in real life than in my shitty scans, but is still a valid point. I'll try to address that in future pieces, so watch for improvement.
Sammy - Thanks, man! I wouldn't've expected you'd respond to that one, somehow. How odd.
aLDoDark, FAST ART, popwilleatitse1f - Thank you all!
Carnifex - Thanx! Michelangelo, huh? Hmm... Okay, I'll take it. I actually dislike his 2D, but love his sculpts. Leonardo is more my style.
surus - Thank you & you are welcome! Post my pencils in higher resolution?? You know that the red pencils are about full size, right -- Maybe even slightly enlarged? And those mechanical pencils are posted 2x actual size... I wouldn't dream of going any larger, buddy.
monstertree - Thankee Thankee! Reminds you of Michelangelo, also? Huh. I'll have to look at his drawings again to see if I'm missing something. He knew his anatomy way better than I, thas fer sure.
AustenFM - Thank you! I'm so glad you like my bots -- I'm pretty happy with 'em meself.
Lidiev - Thank u! Glad you like my weird deformations, and it's good to hear you've grabbed some watercolour pencils to play with. I hope this page of tips I put together helps you find your way with them!
TheGnoll - Yes? Thank you! Every time I see anyone end a comment with "seriously", I can't help but hear it in the voice of that woman in "THE LIFE AQUATIC..." who ends all her comments that way. I Love that film very much, seriously.
(Wow, well holy crap I'll be pissed if I do anything to fuck up this post and lose everything I've just typed, haha...)
Okay so here's the deal.
I did my best to come up with a few pointers that speak to what I've learned from screwing around with the watercolour pencils, thus far.
Also, I messed about in Photoshop® yesterday and today trying to come up with something for the current DSG. I maybe never quite satisfied the topic header, which was especially convoluted, but I enjoyed it. This stuff is further concrete evidence that I haven't been bullshitting about expanding into enviros. I just never trust my proclamations about such things, but dammit... I guess I was serious this time. Who knew?
I'll include all the progressions in chronological order. I love the last two (the EGG TEMPLES)... Beksiński mingles in my veins as strongly as Giger now.
Thanks for all the interest, everyone.
Thanks for the water-pencil tips!
That 'egg' temple is so many things in one.
Haha, man, its really intriguing to see how that palace evolved into that beautiful egg temple. the original architecture was awesome to begin with, but its slow morph into an organic edifice is so wonderful. and that blue sky in the final one is gorgeous. I bet you this is where the ethereal spirit of Mr. vincent price lives http://blog.alexryans.co.uk/wp-conte...1110905319.jpg eheh..
Do you know of any good quality Beksiński art books? I saved tons of images off the internet years ago, but i would love to find some nice quality prints.
Anyway, i mostly want to thank you for that little run-down on those watercolor pencils. I always hear complaints about them but it just because people are over saturating them for sure. I'm going to go see what i can dig up at my local art shop asap.
Inspiring as always willyim, we need to chat on aim or something someday. Keep it up!
And as I entered this sketchbook, having read the title a smile appeared on my face Thanks for putting the time and effort in the tutorial, I never really started using my pencils because I didn't know how. But I guess it's just fiddling around. Commencing practise right now, thanks a lot!
HunterKiller_ - You are welcome! That egg temple IS many things in one, yisss...
AustenFM - Thank you! Vincent Price... awesome. Hm, I don't know what's available of Beksiński, really... I only have a small book from when a friend of mine bought it in Poland and brought it back for me, but I know his work is available stateside in some form... maybe through TASCHEN? You are most welcome for the H2O-colourpencil tips -- I wouldn't at all be surprised if people might grumble at the pencils from using too much water. I think it's crucial to the process -- at least for what I've been doing. In fact, concerning those brushes that come equipped with their own little reservoir of water in the handle... as nice of an idea as that is, the flow of water is just too great and they're pretty much useless to me atm. I don't instant message much anymore, but my MSN is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to add me, and maybe we'll have a chance to chat!
n00dles - U R welcome! I hope some of it is helpful. But, yes... it all comes down to focused practice. You just cannot approach these impatiently, you have to actually engage. Which is actually pretty fun; It can't be about the knowing, it has to be about the learning.
agelaos - Thank you!
I had a chance to see my EGG TEMPLES on a better monitor, and I was a bit dismayed that the seam running down the center is so pronounced. On my monitor the effect is much more subtle, and now I'm gonna have to go back into those and attend to that. Plus something else I noticed, actually.
Okay, well, here're some of the new airbrushed acrylic paintings on paper that I have put up for immediate auction on eBay... If you want one, here's your opportunity to nab it.
good lord, that last painting is so awesome, I can't even describe the feeling that eye triggers inside my tummy
great greater greatest..... stuff found hear man awesome...pls ome on my thread n comment pls....
Oh my God! This has to be the most inspiring thread ever on CA! No only is your technique virtuosic, but the images and scenery is so wicked and beautiful!
I know how artists like to get criticism in order to get better, but I honestly can't come up with anything at all... Just... Keep being awesome
A fake game of cards
Is not much of a task
For I am without doubt
The best mask at the masque
wow, there is some tremendous stuff going on here lately, Mr. William B. Giger!
Your work never ceases to amaze me, you seem to be influenced by all the great surreal / fantasy artists.
Saw a wicked exhibition the other day under the genre of Pop Surrealism, you probably know all about Todd Schorr, Eric Joyner and Chris Anthony. Really amazing how they use their media, oils I think mostly. Anyway, really interesting and great to see.
Cheers for the tutorial too, can't wait to see more.
Oh god, those are gorgeous! So otherworldly, and kindof haunting~ I love the mix of soft, blurriness and fine detail.
Also, the stuff you do with manipulating muscle and organic-looking structures is awesome, so detailed! I could stare at this for hours.
Really fantastic imaging! I like your dinosperiment post and thoughts. I love the energy of creative folks having fun. How cool to have that mental space to do so.
Great waterpencil tut. Thanks for that.
The critter in your avatar is cutie.