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your mastery of art baffles my humble brain! how big do you usually do your pencil or pencil/ink sketches? Also, what kind of paper do you sketch on?
Ninjerina-I usually sketch on cheap loose leaf 12" by 17" paper that I get in reams from Dick Blick. Smooth drawings are done on Arches hot press 150# watercolor paper dry mounted to board. I also like to draw on classic ecrue sketchpads that have a similar texture and weight to moleskine, but are larger.
That being said, you can do a tight drawing on almost any kind of paper once you experiment with its properties.
Thanks for the compliment but I'm no master, just a dedicated student.
Hive_minD- Thanks, I'm honored and thankful.
Vulgar-Thanks for the kind words.
MarkWinters-Drinks, yes yes. Amherst is going to be interesting and fun, I believe.
Here is a quick color rough for a personal piece...
Hello there - I have stopped by your sketchbook several times since we hung out at Reverie, but I've often been between things and not had the time to drop a comment. I absolutely love where you're headed with this Dominance War concept. The mixture of sharp geometric shapes and organic forms is really nice, and I continue to be amazed at how well you use tone to indicate each wrinkle and bulge. The details are wonderful so thanks for the large scan.
My only crit at this stage would be the need for a slightly stronger sense of "face" or, really, just "eyes." I want to know which part of this thing is looking at me. I find monsters more menacing when I know that part of them is eyeing me as dinner. Maybe I'm daft (or don't know enough about the dominance war) so take my comment however you see fit.
Thanks again for great chats and showing me all your sketchbooks at Reverie. Can't wait to see more.
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Love these last two updates! The detail in the Demon Lord drawing in amazing.
Thanks for the inspiration!
UUGGHHH..that demon is sick! thanks for stoppin through my sb man.
Here is a paint of the demon lord Scathe.
Icecold -Thanks, evil is good...well, you know what I mean.
daestwen- Great meeting you too. I will be jumping back into chow
sooner than later.
DeKal-Thanks and you've been busy too by the looks of your sketchbook.
alesoun- That is a very nice thing to say. Thanks a ton.
jedininjaman- I love mixed media and most of the rendering is done in the pencil stage. Thanks
DanielC- I have always been a fan of "He who paints in Hell"...the
Quinn Simoes-It's and honor to inspire anyone Thanks for saying so.
maldrin- Thanks for commenting and I eventually found a face in that chaos. It is much diffrent than I first imagined.
Man, I love the way you work on the wrinkles and volumes. It's just mesmerizing.
That's a wonderful demon design and I'm so glad you still manage to leave some of the original lineart and render under all that color.
I like the last color treatment but I kinda prefer the previous skin tones with yellows and splashes of warm colors, but that's just personal taste.
I hope you keep posting your sketches and final pieces that make this SB such a feast to the eyes. It's so insipiring.
Thanks! I so enjoy looking at your work. Its imaginative and detailed - makes it very interesting to look at.
I appreciate your wonderful creations. The oil work with the fall creature creating wings on the huddled female form made me think of Autumn creating the hidden faeries of spring.
Mm... I feel like your bone death character would be better served conceptwise by smaller breasts and an emaciated, skeletal ribcage/torso. That aside, she's awesomeeeeeeeeee. I love the sort of avian/batlike arms. Great work as usual 8D
Allen - the face you found in the painting of Scathe is absolutely fantastic. I love where you went with it, and the scale image pushed it even further. I love how your head works.
Did you get some awesome things done at the Illustration Master Class? Please post - I'm dying to see what's new!
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