Thanks for stopping by my Sketchbook.... you have some great stuff here.
Very recognizable drawing style, I like it a lot. And the alien guys are so cute!
Thanks for your kind comments @ my SB.
Love the light hearted drawings. Does me good to see them, as I see your enjoyment in creating them.
Keep it up.
Hi Bill, you have very cool stuff here! Your caracters are very impressive and funny.
Krossj: Seriously Love your stuff. Thanks for stopping in.
Engelhardt: Thank You.
Shamandalie: Thanks for stopping in, now get back to drawing!
Astrocrud: This isn't the best time for job getting, but I'm young. I'll get the job, just don't ask me when.
Aztec:Would love to spend an afternoon in a a figure drawing room with you. I know I'd learn some things. Love your stuff. Thanks for stopping in.
Shannanigan: No No No... Ducks are cute!! My aliens are BADASS!... Oh OK, theyre cute... Thanks for dropping by.
PieMonster: I drew those hands quick and loose so I guess some fingers ended up looking like thumbs... Oh Well, thanks for stopping in.
D@niel:Thanks for the comment. Love your SB.
Kalim: On the line work in the "paintings" I use a trick... For the lines I use Color Pencil, and then paint on top. The other trick is that the Monster piece above I painted 3 times at about 30 hours each. The Squirells piece below I painted 6 times with a final version that took about 25 hours. There are plenty of mistakes in both still but I am making progress. Thanks for stopping in.
Hendric:Women are hard to draw, I think maybe they do it on purpose Thanks for the crit, I'll work on my skills with the ladies.
Matty:Thanks Man, Keep Drawin' and Happy '09
nyv: Those are some simple ass characters aren't they? Part of the idea was to "Character Design" through describing personalities and attitudes rather than Bad Ass Battle Armour and Sword or whatever. The good news is that it's an outerspace theme so the design possibilites are endless. Very Fair crit by you though, I appreciate it.
I wanted to do some responding and I think the usuall etiquette here is to post New stuff with responses. I get my actuall sketchbook in a couple days. For now maybe this one will be new to some as accidently deleted it from earlier in the post. Peace. -Bill
P.S. Thanks everybody for the Stars... Seeing them was a nice end to a shitty day.
Last edited by Bill; January 6th, 2009 at 09:28 AM.
Thanks for your post, you are first after a long time. I went throgh your drawings and I like the expression of your characters. Their faces are so well done that I can seen right away how they feel. I hope I'll get this far in my face drawings. Good luck, and keep posting.
I love how you get a nice sense of volume with a minimal amount of shading. A great trick, I wish I could do it! The only critique I can offer (if you are even looking for it) is that maybe work on separating foreground and background elements a bit more with darker, thicker lines and shading.
Dan: Thanks Man, I know what you mean about mood. If I don't use ref this is what I end up with. Since The look seems to fit the "Art Of" mold from the major studios I pushed it for the sake of submissions. I'll get some less cute stuff up soon.
Fregy: Fregy, I like your vehicles Like I mentioned. Maybe you'd get more traffic to your SB if you put a link to it in your Signature? Oh, I have trouble with faces too, believe me, a lot of hours went into the expressions here.
Astro: Thanks! ...and no, no word on jobs yet, but I'm getting ready to start submitting again this week. Wish me luck.
Shane: That is such a fair crit. Yes, that's an area for improvement, thanks.
a la bapsi: Most of what's in this SB is my portfolio submission work. In my lounge post I was mentioning that I don't have a job and I know part of that equation is portfolio. So I linked here (or meant to anyway). Didn't realize the link landed on those comments though... edit: I had quoted that post to remember the code for a link... didn't mean to use that AS the link... thanks for the heads up on that one.
Anyway, I get my actuall SB back tomorrow, I'll drop some more art then. Thanks for the comments all.
Last edited by Bill; January 8th, 2009 at 04:30 AM.
Eheh, some of those drawings really cheered me up!
Very fervid imagination, very nice and clean strokes, hope to be as good as you...someday!
I have just dropped my jaw... and found out how beautiful your drawings/paintings are. How big are they? and which material do you use (paper, wood,...?) ?
Kalim: The pieces are somewhere in the 11x17 range. If you want to know the technique I would google "C.F. Payne technique" and see what you come up with. It happens on Rag illustration board, Crescent#1 type which has the texture to it. After transferring the line drawing I do values with color pencil and then lay flat washes of thin acrylic on top. From there it's painting dark-to-light either with color pencil or acrylic. There is also a stage of painting a thin flat wash of violet oil paint in mineral spirits. After that wash has dried the violet can be erased from the lights. This unifies the image, and gives some life to the shadows. Also, this oil stage only works if the piece has gotten 2 coats of sureguard sprayfix to seal the board and to protect the color pencil. Mineral spirits will melt the wax if the wax isn't also sealed.
Take a look at Mr. Payne's gallery at www.richardsolomon.com and be sure to see the case study link. And thanks for the comment BTW..
PieMonster: Yes, I think now I have it... the thumbs look like toes.... no wait... You are right bout that one. I was casual with it but the drawing was not a serious one.
GaussianRaider: Thanks so much for the great comment. Don't shoot for my level though, aim for the pro's and know that you can do it as long as you are working at it.
Dug up a few oldies. These are not perfect but at least it's a break from Cute Aliens. Hope that they're worth a look. Both are oil on paper BTW...
Last edited by Bill; January 9th, 2009 at 08:15 PM.
Bill I like your style but what I really admire is your realism attempts shown in your last post.
Keep it up and great job.
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook, by the way.
Hey Bill, the cute aliens are cool and your colors look awesome.
The expression on all of your work is insane! Keep rocking those characters
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Nice work here! like the last 2! keep at it
Big thanks for dropping by my sketchbook. You gave some very sound advice. Drawing from life has been long on my to-do list, it's just that I haven't had the time to properly do anything and it's currently too cold in here to go draw outside.
I will take your advice to heart and try to draw live stuff more, and spend more time on my works.
This is a very nice sketchbook you've got going here by the way. You have a good eye for colour and lights. Your alien adventures are also funny and interesting. Keep it up.
Rotor: Thank you for stopping in and for the comment.
Kidult: Thank you, and I will keep at it. I have to as I need a job
Ļęę: Thank you for the comment.
Joel: Much appreciated.
JohnID: Thank you for stopping in.
Astro: Nope, not easy. Gave myself PLENTY of time on those. Thank you for the comment.
Clochette: Thanks Frenchy
Troubadour: Thank you for stopping in.
Some drawing from life. Scans are from photocopies.... no idea where the actual sketchbook for these is. Animals done at the Columbus Zoo. Turtles are pretty easy.
Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook!
Your oil paintings are really amazing. And I really like the sketches- your lines appear very confident, I still need to build up that kind of confidence. Turtles are easy to draw? Huh, okay. I've never tried drawing a turtle. *random*