Last edited by Grief; January 16th, 2009 at 11:28 PM.
post 254 is amazing.
"A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead. Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style. The test is whether it has life and conveys genuine feeling."- Harold Speed
I've never seen your sketchbook before, but I'm really loving it. You have way with making things both graphic and completely organic. And your girls are just beautiful.
'Cuz life is full of your regrets, and I should be one...
downloaded Corel Painter X trial.
this is the first time i have ever used it, and i found it really, really frusterating.
a lot of annoying glitches and such which make usage very painful (such as not always being able to zoom in and out with ctrl+ and -, i had to keep clicking off the image area to reactivate those controls)
and what the fuck is up with me choosing sumi brush and it automatically changes my color to some awful blue? i just about strangled my monitor for trying to pull that color shit on me.
anyway there was much swearing, and i really do like the application, i just need to learn to operate around all the bullshit to get it to do what i want more effortlessly.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out in Painter. Which I often find super annoying if I'm zoomed in and want to pan around the img, not resize it. I haven't looked but maybe you can change the keybindings to be consistent with Photoshop.
I really enjoy the t-shirt design in post #272; was it a co-ed team that the shirt was for?
quick question: didja draw that whole piece out first, and then set about destroying it, or is it built outta all those chaotic strokes. I really like it btw. solid stuff further up as well.
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...99#post2372999 <- sketchbook...
http://woopatworks.blogspot.com/ <- Blog...
i tend to use a lot of layers, so that i can take away and add things without fear of ever 'losing' any part of the design or ruining something. its almost like when youre at the eye doctor and youre trying to read the chart and they keep trying new lenses and saying "better, or worse?" and you just kind of take the better options until something starts to get clear.
i started off just making a lot of scribbles in painter. nothing really too fancy, just getting some elbow into the motion and trying to stay loose. i have no idea what the finished image will be at this point.
the darkness on the left will serve to balance a white area that i think a face might work in. so i decide the circular curves on the left should visually lead around to the curve of the lips on the face, this is how i decided where to place the figure, its mainly focused on the position of the lips in relation to the implied motion of the swirls i made.
i'm pretty bad with drawing on photoshop, so my blocking in is pretty crude and a lot of the finer details will be obscured by sheer chaos. i'm using a photograph of an absurdly beautiful friend of mine as loose reference.
i want to blur the boundary between hair and stroke, its something i do quite frequently, i don't really have a conceptual reason for this other than i merely enjoy the aesthetic of it. also i over-use my splatter brushes in photoshop at any chance i get.
when i hid the initial sketch layer i found my features on a different contour layer had a more interesting relationship with the strokes, so from this point on i stopped using my initial sketch and photograph for reference and created the rest from imagination.
i go through and brush in all of the shadow areas to give a more defined sense of contrast. lastly i add some strokes on a layer further beneath suggest shoulders and more structure so its not just a floating head.
Last edited by Grief; January 21st, 2009 at 09:10 AM.
Some really vibrant work here Grief, you make chaos look cool and sexy. I'm really interested in those almost hieroglyph-esque patterns that you draw on your characters faces, where is that coming from? And the Schiele influence is really shining through, by the way did you check out The Pornographer of Vienna in the end?
My sketchbook, if you really want to see it...
"Picasso is a painter, so am I;... Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I." - Salvador Dali
yea i ordered the book a few days back, its still shipping. i'll drop you a line once i read it.
more for POW 19
Last edited by Grief; January 25th, 2009 at 06:15 AM.
Your last post is great... all too familiar.
Have you seen Renaissance? There is a trailer in the link, I think you might enjoy it. The story is so-so, but literally every scene has great design. On that note, I'd like to see more experimentation with your video clips.
Keep pushin man, you've come a long way. Beautiful girls.
Last edited by Kilowatt; January 29th, 2009 at 06:32 AM.
Damn, I never leave this sketchbook without being inspired of the randomness and madness from each. i dont know if you are doing mad strokes in anger but i like all the mixed commotion. The dark colors and splatters im still trying to get.
now ive got motivation again, time to express the madness!!! THanks!
the video experiments are on hold as i was borrowing video cameras which i no longer have access to (in addition i do not have access to a scanner or digital camera to upload my current work, so it'll be awhile before i post anything non-digital)
my work is all about looooooove.Originally Posted by l0stinth0ughts
here's some scribbles with photoshop and painter:
Valentine's is fast approaching, it being my favorite holiday, i am working on several pieces for various girls who have provided as my models, muse, reference, and inspiration.
have a good one.
I agree, the plot was pretty crappy in my opinion. Visually, I loved it.
Always looking forward to updates, been a fan of this thread for about a year... sorry I'm just now dropping by. Your drive inspires me, and your subject matter and quality of work keeps me coming back.
I'm cold as cold as cold can be.
loss of innocence for the battle of the sexes thunderdome challenge
photo referenced from a friend of mine.
ink, bleach, acrylic, house paint, spray paint, semen, etc.
 holy crap, why is the ear so far off? how did that happen? D:
the digital mock up i made as a template:
Last edited by Grief; February 21st, 2009 at 10:08 PM.
I think that H.O.P.E. thunderdome coming up will be a good place for your level 23 graphic ninja style. No need to be inspired by Shepard Fairey. The style of your work speaks more clearly to me than his work does. Your message is just a more personal and less public one than his.
Congrats on finishing school.
Your style is so intriguing. I can't wait to see more!
Some funky shit yo.
Moar experementing with planes, modeling and values.