great character work! you definitely have a unique style, and it's great for the kind of stuff your doing, keep it up!
Yo, Guilty Gear fanart is always cool in my book! Order Sol looks neat, but give him a visible neck trough the cloting, looks IMO much better with Order Sol like in the original artwork.
As for loading pages, look in the support forum there are more people having trouble loading pages. This causes by the amount of viewers and can be solved when you log out and browse. It helps for me at least.
Damn awesome stuff master ^^, Love the Guilty Gear, Kingpin, and Morrigan at the beginning.
I enjoyed your sketchbook version of Sol better than the paint version. Although the coloring is great (way better than I could ever do with my painting skills), and Order sol is quite badass in color. Like Whitevillage said, I'd definately make his neck more visible. It sorta looks like hes slouching his head downward now or something.
Wow Phong, I am really loving your cartoon-influenced style of realism! I really adore the idea of using the little brown notebook for sketches, it produces such unique results. I'm digging the highlighting on Rogue, the Sol WIP is looking great too - you handled his bone structure well. My one critique is on the arm in the b&w sol picture, the perspective and position of it looks a little off.
Can't wait to see more! : )
very nice man!
pld: NEED CRITIQUE! But BEWARE your Eyes might BLEED OUT of YOUR eye SOCKETS <---cause I really suck and haven't done shit pld:
My Sketch Book!
oooo I love this painting you're working on. What kind of brush/opacity/tablet are you using?
What are you going to do to the background?
That face is pretty kickass. And the hair, ohh. Thats some pretty nice hair work you do Phong. I guess you have a few little kinks to work out, but its turning out great. No crits now, you seem to fix everything that I think about your pieces in your following posts. Good goin.
Meg: A measly graphire 2 3x5 hehe. Just natural brush # 21. I start out at 100% opacity to block in the shapes, then to about 60% to blend. Then finally 20%ish with a big brush to smooth things out. I cheated a little and use a soft edged brush to fill in the back lighting on a separate layer and then lower the opacity.
Alvarado: Not sure, but I think I'm just gonna leave it as it is. Instead of erasing to clean up stray brush strokes, I selected the bg color and went over them instead. So if I change the bg now, all of that would show. ;p
Eric: Thx. One of the trick I have learned about hair is to treat it like a shape and not individual strands. You get more structure that way.
That's really starting to look nice! I'm a little confused on the blueness of the collar to (his) right, but I know it's in progress. Perhaps add some blue to the background on (his left) to show that it's reflecting from this.
The hair is getting nice- I've seen people get as far as you in completion but they get sort of "stunted" on the hair.
Oh, and I have a really neat suggestion for you (and anyone saving multiple versions of their work-in-progress): Put them into a Powerpoint or video editor, in sequence, and use the "blend" transition. It'll show this cool morphing of it from initial sketch to completion.
Stuff is looking pretty good and it looks like you have the general idea flowin'. Work, work, work! The more you draw and paint the better you'll become. Don't just work on stuff from your mind tho. Make sure you spend some quality time with the rest of the world and your sketchbook. You've gotta draw from life and work on anatomy studies. The painting is looking cool and is really the best of the bunch. Keep pushin', man.
Thx for stopping by, Zebz! I'll try to get some stuff from life in.
Kirsten: The blue is just reflected light for some added depth. Kind of a cheap trick really haha. Great tip with the blue bg as well as that will ties things together better than a neutral bg that I have. I will have to try the pwp/video editor thing one day. There's actually an option to record yourself stroke by stroke in Painter but unless you're painting an apple on a 400x400 canvas, it takes quite some time to compile.
Just some quick hands, and Unosuke from Yojimbo today.
Great work. Unosuke looks really cool, but the left foot looks off, Im not sure whats making it look that way, but it seems to be twisted a little too far to the right side of th e body.
nice neck studies, it looks like you've got them down pretty well
Unosuke is awesome! I love that lined style. It looks like a very thin felt tip pen that was starting do dry. Am I correct? Knee looks a little low, but eh, not a big thing.
The necks are really nice. (Looking at studies is intimidating!) Can these books be attained at the library?
It's a Hi-Tec C pen. http://www.jetpens.com/product_info.php/products_id/86
I use it to sketch a lot though it's a little too thin. I'm not sure if you can find these specific books in the library but I have seen several anatomy books at the local library here, including one with giant fold-out charts.
WIP. Thick wet impasto in painter.
loving your sketches man especially the deep shadows on Unosukes face.
My sketchbook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=102248 <- aiming for better mark making.
Beautiful bold colors on that portrait (red background). Looks kinda like "artist's oils" in Painter. How long did it take?
I like the exaggerations on the portrait of the girl. However, I think it really needs a background, to make the figure stand out.