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There's some great stuff in here. You seem to be progressing quite nicely.
I agree with dmitri's crit (although I am struggling with clothing and drapery at the moment).
Keep it up.
Ajaysighn - Thank you a Lot, i love to draw from my mind, and desing new things. Im in a phase where i have to create lots of things for my comic to come alive and for you too like my creativity makes my day. Thank you.
Bhrazz- Thank you for dropping a line here. you have a COOL sb too.
Dmitry- Thanks for your comments. Its my style. Sometimes i had to stop myself from going into much details . Ill try to do more of excersices on the things you pointed out and i Bow to you. Thank you. Im very happy for your comments.
Clocks thanks you for checking out my sketcbook, I hated that head, but if you like it maybe it wasnt that bad lol. Thank you for dropping a line you have a great sb and lots of talent.
Ex Nihilo Im really glad you like my stuff man, I'll work on Dmitri's crit.
Last edited by KromNz; January 10th, 2010 at 09:13 PM.
I'm not saying you should completely drop the details - just saying that they'd be more effective if organized more properly. Even with the ants in a forest example you have a priority, a reason why you are drawing the picture - the battling ants. If you were to render this sort of a picture with everything at the same detail level and the same line weights (and no other way of directing the viewer to the ants either), the cool ants would be terribly lost. Don't you think that would be a shame?
Your pictures do have some direction, I'm just exaggerating a bit here.
These aren't of the very best quality, but take a look at some of Mucha's posters for example. Lots of details, folds, swirls and other tiny treats all over the pictures - yet, even the most detailed parts don't feel busy. The pictures are pleasant to look at, you quickly see that there's a female figure or two and so on. It's a compilation of many things, but one thing keeping the details in control, serving what is portrayed (instead of taking over), is the coherent use of line weights. The bigger the feature, the thicker the line and vice versa. Since it seems that you are working with line a lot, it would probably be beneficial to study what sort of tricks you can do with the lines alone.
I envy your patience with the details, but a little more of that patience could be used when drawing the figures. Like in the last picture you posted, the guy in the center seems to have no crotch, his hands are of different sizes (both very large)... Little stuffs like that.
(Now if I could just listen to my own advice... )
Can't crit much but I do know that you have to watch it with the outline of your lips. They shouldn't be as dark and solid as the rest of your lines. If you want to draw three strokes to make the lips, you could try to draw lighter lines for the top and bottom stroke.
You seem to have a whole universe inside your head, and I think that working more on your comics would be a good incentive to practice and improve.
Some of your sketches, especially among the female outlines, are very good, but you sometimes lose concentration on body consistency. You catch some face expressions very well too. The sitting Catwoman sketch is yummy - simple and well balanced, and the first Batman is stunning.
Your fantasy architecture is well worth exploring and developing, it will be of great value in your comics. Could you tell us a bit more about the project?
About your latest picture: The dragon is wounded or dying, right? The attitude is well rendered, but I was looking for a visual clue about what happened just before the scene.
Hey Leo Ki, thanks for your comments. You are right on with your crits, my consistency is a huge problem I find, trying to fix that right now doing more studies getting more xp.
You place a smile in my face, I'm really glad you liked that Catwoman its my favorite of all females or superheroes i did.
About the comic, its about story i have being working on for the last 5-6 years, and not long ago I wrote a "script" for a 30-40 pages "comic". This story in particular its about one captain(post #16), his last 20-24 hours of his life, fighting a war for a country in another planet. I'm trying to include in this planet, many fantasy creatures like dragons, and giving them my own aproach as with the dragon concept, as well as some creatures of my own.
Right now, everything I'm showing are concepts for ideas, I'm sorry for not showing what happens before and after. But as soon as i start to draw the comic, i really want to share some pages with this community.
Sorry for my English. Cya
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook - some really nice designs you have here - especially the armour and our arcitecture.
The only think I'd say is you should try to build more depth in your scenes (like witht the soldier looking at the fire in the distance) with more contrasting layers, setting the backround apart from the foreground. Try to control what the viewer should look at by leading his eye with contrast.
Keep up the good work.
Hey Deon np, your sb is pretty good. Thank you for your comments man, yeah you are right about that, that concept in particular i did it a couple of years ago, I don't know if I'm trying to fix it, but lets say I'm experimenting. Brigging so much chaos to a single frame, while keeping the main action a first, second or even 3rd plane or layer.
Thank you a lot again for your comment. I'm taking notes about what I'm doing wrong and ok.
Hey guys, for the last months i have been out of ideas lol, and i stopped sketching lol. Well i found the will to make a few and here they are.
I hope you like them or something about them.
That king image is looking pretty sweet. I like the throne in particular. The figure could use some more contrast, though, in order to make it the focal point.
Nice to see you're still at it. Keep going.
Hey Ex Nihilo, Thanks for giving me another visit YAY!; Yeah man, your comments about the king are very right, I'll try to finish it today, I wanted to make it as you comment with a strong light presence frome the top, so you could barely see the king's face, and make the throne and his costume my focal points, why? I have no clue lol. Thanks a lot for you visit man. Cya later.
Some nice stuff here, that last portrait of a soldier is really nice - the rendering especially. The only thing that lets it the eyes, they seem off...
I really like that dragon as well - its good but the tangent where the wing appears to touch the head is off putting. Hope you dont mind did abit of a paintover
Hey Kovah oh man thanks for your crit, you have a sweet eye, you pointed out somethings i knew and others that i had no clue. Yeah, the wing its like that cause its using a horn you see over the other wing to walk and balance(couldn't scan the whole thing), but yyea , i alway felt that there was something missing there, now I know thank hehe. Anyway, the dragon its blind lol, at that time the dragon doesn't know where the soldier is, I want to make the following frame where the dragon finds the soldier and hell of a fight happens against the dragon and a squad of soldiers.
Again THANKS A LOT for your comments I will try keep improving and please i dont mind about the paintover i was surpriese that you took the time to do it . Thank you again.
hey guys, updating with a sketch about a destroyed tank from a photograph, I hope i get to finish it, but i dont like it lol, I'll try to do it again. Well have a nice day.
Last edited by KromNz; July 28th, 2007 at 07:06 PM.
Good SB.Nice pencils.I did another version of that soldier.You can see it in my SB.
Thanks for stopping by my SB!!!I´m still wantching carefully your last scketch and is amazing your level of detail.Is all made with pencil?I mean,have you used photoshop in any moment?The rendering is great.Keep drawing!
Hey Camara, I used pencil for my last sketch I used Photoshop to adjust the contrast levels to make it a bit darker. I do want to use photoshop but my skills are not that great, I wish some day I'll be at your level . thanks again.
Hello, KromNz, thanks for dropping a note on my sketchbook! Your work is top quality here. I really like the details you place in your drawings, and that street scene with the two soldiers looks awesome. Are you planning a graphic novel with them, considering you have a lot of armored/mechanical soldiers in your sketches?
Hi MRCesar!! thanks for stopping by and checkout my sb and for your comment, i really appreciate it. Many of my sketches are based on those soldiers, I'm trying to design them as much as i can and there world, but I am writing a graphic novel that i hope I finish soon to start drawing it.
Once again thank you. Have great Day!!
Last edited by KromNz; January 23rd, 2008 at 04:52 PM.
Good detailed work man! Love the dragon pic! Keep it up!
Cool SB, the one with the soldiers in the alley is looking good
Now for a little constructive crit haha
I would suggest taking a little time to focus on the anatomy of the face
It seems the last few images above have some problems there
The guy with the bandana his eye looks like its higher and more to the right
than what it should be, the nose feels like its too skinny and the mouth the lips feel too skinny to me the rendering is good though