You all know the drill here, give some C&C, and I'll give some back.
Im starting this SB for the celebration of being accepted to CCAD and getting my loan through to actually attend. This will be the sketchbook I'll stick with from now on, promise.
Last edited by Envisor; June 19th, 2007 at 10:12 PM.
I love it
Taffy: I wouldn't suck your lousy dick if I was suffocating and there was oxygen in your balls! - Female Trouble
Just fixing my initial post, so sorry for no new stuff yet. Also just got a moleskin, so expect some of those soon.
Ok, here goes...
1) A John Wayne commission piece I did for a friend. Its much larger in life.
2) A page from the sketchbook.
I really like the John Wayne drawing. Keep it up and congratulations.
RandAlThor- Thx, here you go.
Master 25 Days- Thx, yeah the hat is a little high, and his left eye is off as well.
Johny 5- Actually the John Wayne piece is about 6 times bigger than that, I spent about 5 hrs on it. But the page from my sketchbook looks that way due to the pencil that I use, I cant get any good values to come out, Ill buy a new one and see what happens.
alesoun - Thx
hey nice to see you back, and congratulations.
i see you made some more stylish figures, the last post is nice the only problem i see is the bodies don't go with the head and the long neck principaly in the woman, also the man of the left has a too real body for the stylish head. i hope these result useful, and i expect to see more works coming.
nice work in the john wayne portrait.
Hey Envisor. Great to see you're still hanging around. I have high expectations for this new sb of yours.
John Wayne rocks.
DIMAGYAN- Thx, the head is a little off compared to the body, Ill make sure to take note of that when Im sketching.
Ex Nihilo- Thx, and yes he does..
Heres the actual size of the John Wayne piece. Its on an 11" by 14" sketchpad. About 5 hrs work.
I agree with dimagyan with his comments on your figures.
woo! I'm definately able to recognize John Wayne, nice (although again, there's maybe a need for more values, like darker darks, some midtones, etc)
let's see some more!
good work! ill check this thread as often as i can
Nice start to a sketchbook (actually, you're farther than me because I haven't really posted any real "sketches", just old completed stuff).
I like your style-- you have graceful yet firm lines. As for the heads being more stylized, I don't know about that... I think the heads work Ok with the bodies, even in the girl with the neck rings. After all, the rest of her anatomy is a little "alien" so it works all right in my opinion.
John Wayne's face is very interesting up close- when it was small, it looked like kind of a conventional shading style (perhaps just a little dull). But up close, it's neat-looking; more stylized. If I were to continue working on the portrait, though, I'd clean up the shirt a little so it's harder to see the direction and overlapping of the shading.
I'd say you should post more sketches, but I'd be a hypocrite for now...
Last edited by Zirngibism; June 17th, 2007 at 03:35 PM.
megadubitably- Thx, yeah, values are a must have.
Jester retseJ- Thx, be checking yours as well.
Data Strings- Thx. Ive got a lot of work left to do on the John Wayne piece. Not sure if Ill be able to finish tho, Im supposed to give it to my friend soon. I tried to have a different approach to rendering the protrait. And it turned out quite nicely.
great start goin.
I dont know if its your scans or your pencils but it looks like the john wayne
lacks some real deep blacks. Push that pencil into the paper! and try to remember to keep it consistent. I can tell where your pencil line starts and stops each time in his shirt and in the shadows. That's where it takes real patience.
it looks like in your earlier sketchbooks you made the necks too long on figures, but in your most recent entry that isn't there. so keep that one up!
I like your firm sharp lines. they draw me in and really define your sketches. my tend to be very scribbly and im tryin' to fix haha
I agree with Mega about the John Wayne piece needing more values. If you were to work on it some more, you should put an even shade down for his skin and erase where the highlights are. Push for darker darks like Sean said. Add in some backlightings, and hints of his anatomy under the shirt and you should have an excellent, solid portrait.
I like the guy in the argyle vest. Looks kinda like Steve Buscemi and the long neck isn't apparent to me immediately. I think it works well toward his gesture.
I like the hatching lines. Very controlled.
Interesting concepts in your latest page!
It seems like the woman has too small of hands/lower arm
Nice latest page!
You have very beautiful lines, especially in the female figures I've seen so far-- they are consistent but vary just a tiny bit, making them hold weight, strength and elegance. I'm interested in seeing you fully shade the figures in your latest post. Also, your female concepts especially are unique in not necessarily being geared towards combat. I think it's more original that way (as well as realistic).
I will agree with Meg about the female's hands.
seanblanton- Thx, yeah, Ive had 2 previous sketchbooks here. This one seems to be very promising.
Master 25 Days- Thx. That was a fun sketch.
megadubitably- Thx. Now that you mention it, they do look rather small for her.
DeJakhalz- Anatomy is one fav's to study, Ill post some soon.
Data Strings- That was a nice comment, never had anyone put it that way before. Thx.
armetage- Yes, Evil Lynn is awesome. I miss He-Man.
1) An unfinished sketch of my puppy. Just got him a week ago. He's half Chiwawa, half Pomeranian. Looks just like a red fox.
2) Snake Charmer. Alright, I know this is totally unrealistic, but it looks cool. About 4 hrs so far, unfinished.
3) An update on the John Wayne piece. About 6 hrs work.
i like your work. post more..and i like your signature haha great saying
oh i forget. the angles you draw at are very nice and unique. keep er up
Ooo, I see more!
1.) Very fine- great delicate touch. Perhaps, if you keep that same value going, you should fade out as you shade down the body-- I dunno, see how it goes.
2.) Never seen anything like this. For some reason I like the legs, even though they're a little odd (and of course incomplete). Perhaps it's the heavy-to-thin line you have going there. My crit for it is a little unfounded because you aren't finished- I was going to say that having some of the patches on the snake much darker than others is a little confusing. What would unify it would be if you are to shade the snake with a uniform shadow. But I'll bet you were planning to do it anyway.
3.) 2 words: much better! Is this getting framed? I ask because perhaps you should make the torso (that seems to end a little abruptly) fade into the background.
Your work reminds me that I have to stop oogoling over the "It's finally finished!!" and do some work myself
THe JW piece looks much better now. Just a couple of darker lines missing for the corner of his eyes and upper eyelashes.
Snake guy caught my attention immediately. Even though you're probably going to finish the rest, I think it will be interesting to only continue a bit lower from where you left off and erase the rest of the legs to give the appearance that he's standing in a cloud of mist.
hey the female in post 17 looks very good, the other characters may need some work, the one jumping has a nice movement but his head have something off(i think the chin) but maybe is just me.the lastest post is very good i like the puppys head and expression, and the snake guy has a good pose it looks balanced with the snake head.the wayne portrait is turning more contrasted wich is good.
keep it up and have fun
You really like to start new SB's, don't you? You've gotten far and your rendering and lines looks really good now. Nice work on the fur on the puppy! Keep posting
awesome snake man... he must be quite strong, snakes are insanely heavy... well, at least they were when I tried to hold one in 5th grade.
Lovely puppy sketch, he looks adorable! I agree with the above post (good fur rendering) ahhh I want a puppy.