Finally decided to get off my arse and start a sketchbook thread.
First, got to thanks koshime for providing hosting. Went to school and known the guy for 18 years already, and we've barely done one or two collaboration pieces (that's hopefully going to change). Please visit his sketchbook... http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=29051
Starting off with stuff from the "daily sketch group", and then some more recent work and personal projects. Hopefully, it'll be a bit entertaining to the viewers.
Thanks for browsing.
Weapon: Plasma weapon based tank
Scene: War zone ~ Robot: scout droid
Character: The Indian that reclaimed america ~ Character: Reborn Ancient Giant
Scene: Creepy village ~ Tribe Ritual
Character: Bike Messenger (Be Unique) ~ Character: The ruler of all
Character: Machine-man ~ Fisherman in the year 2111
Scene: City under military control
Character: Bomb builder
Environment: Kingdom of peril
Design: Redesign batman
Last edited by machzero; February 9th, 2007 at 03:44 PM.
w00t I like them but what size are they in real?
no really comments except the helmet is a bit off by the kingdom of peril, then I mean the helmet on that bird-like creature thing
Nice stuff man there is some nice use of blurring to make the figurs stand out depending where they stand in the backgroun nice, I have only some critiques on the bodies some seem stiff at times.
I like the city under military control and the bomb builder one is funny also fish dont have rights according to this hairless ape. Good designs machzero hope too see how far you can push your ideas.
thanks guys~! another ~180 pics to come, I'm doing the posts right now.
Bubstar - my anatomy is still extemely shaky, but I try to hide or keep the poses static while continuing practice.
Haldor - they're mostly very quick and rough. About 1000 pix across most of the time. I post them at 640 across but I don't want to take up too much bandwidth from the host (shrinking the older stuff eventually).
Creature: Cave dwarf ~ Mountain Giant
Character: Criminal Investigator
Creature: Cyborg undead(zombies, skeletons, etc)
Creature: Forest Giant ~ Scene: Adam and Eve
Creature: vampire monkey
Character: Evil corporate giant
Character: Conquerer of hell
Scene: The first day after the world-wide blackout(no electrity) ~ Character: The cowardly lion
Character: The heartless tinman ~ Character: Dorothy, the leader of the lion, tinman, and scarecrow.
Character: The DSG 696: Character: Female Heroine
Scene: The god's storm
Last edited by machzero; September 16th, 2005 at 12:49 PM.
I tried to keep up with the daily sketch group thing a while back, just couldn't do it. I am still amazed that you did one everyday! You are a machine man! Good work! I love your stuff, the only thing I would say is I definetly would like to see more colored stuff. My favorite so far out of that above set is the "tribe ritual", I just like that 'birds eye view' angle.
Keep up the good work Mach!
spicy meatballs - You got some pretty clean and dynamic stuff on your sketchbook though. I haven't been so dedicated to the DSG recently. Been flying in and out of the country for work (no internet often). Also with the irregular times at which the DSG topic is posted, too tired to spend too much time especially after work.
Also, my old battered 4x5 intuous2 is dying slowly... stylus sensitivity out of whack... my recent stuff has gotten very coarse.
Character: Blood collector
Mythology: Design the god of war(mars/aeres) ~ Scene: The Washing of sins
Creature: Gas Planet (Jupiter) Alien
D&D Characters: Half-Orc Assassin
Creature: Moon Alien
D&D Characters: Human Druid
Character: Pharaoh?Pariah? of the sky ~ D&D Characters: Gnome Wizard
D&D Characters: Human Rogue ~ D&D Creatures: Troll
D&D Creatures: Drow(evil) elf ~ Scene: Trapped in a Bottle
Scene: On the Boat, passing through Infested Waters
Character: Bored Ghost ~ Character: An H.P.Lovecraft-inspired Nobleman/woman
Creatures: Upright Hippopotami ~ When good robots go bad!
Architectural: Alien Aqueduct (raised, bridgelike waterway)
Sci-Fi Scene: The Mechanic Working on Her Mech
Scene: Un-earthed, Dormant Creature. ~ Sci-Fi Scene: Crash Landing at the Air-and-SpacePort
Scene: Alien Rodeo ~ Industrial Design: Video Game Console
Characters / Scene: Amidst an Ugly Many...One who is Sickeningly Cute
Creature: The Great Whale-God
Creature: The Very Speedy Beast ~ Biological: The Skull as a Sculpture (human or otherwise)
Spring-Inspired: ALIEN GARDEN ~ Character: The WOODEN MAN (or woman)
Storybook Imagery: THE BOY WHO TRIED TO BE A BOT ~ Biological : ALIEN AUTOPSY (exposed innards!)
Landscape: The ANCIENT TOWERS of MUD and STRAW ~ Scene: LAKE OF SLEEPING DRAGONS
Sci-Fi-Character: OVERHAUL THE BORG LOOK
Scene: CLASSIC MONSTERS ON A DAY-OFF / VACATION
Fashion/Prop: HAT INSPIRED BY INSECT ANATOMY ~ Industrial Environment: The Refinery
High-Tech/Desert Scene: THE AX-12 IS TESTED
Fantasy Scene: THE IDIOT WIZARD CASTS A SPELL ~ Creature: SIX-EYED DOG FROM DOOMNATIA
Astronomical Imagery: FANTASTIC NEBULA ~ Fashion/Armour: BONE SUIT
Character: MAN W/ A PORTMANTEAU ~ Architectural: THE INCREDIBLE TREE-FORT
Storybook/Fantasy Scene: GOAT-HEADED BOY FINDS MYSTERIOUS BOX ~ Environment: GLACIAL, OTHERWORLDLY LANDSCAPE w/ EXPLORERS
Biological Weirdness: CREATURE MADE OF VEINS AND BLADDERS (or draw bunnies) ~ Scene: THE BUTTON-COVERED THING RUNS FROM THE BUTTON-PUSHING THING
entering the 100s...
Timely Topics: DRAW YOURSELF AS A STAR WARS™ CHARACTER ~ Character/Creature: BIO-TECH MERMAID / MERMAN
Atmospheric Perspective: THE BEAUTIFUL TREE-LINED PATH ~ Creature/Scene: HIGH-SEAS SPECTRE / AQUATIC WRAITH
Sci-Fi Scene: BATTLE-TORN MECHS HEADING HOME ~ Creature: THE JOLLY, LAUGHING, BOIL-COVERED THING
Biological Detail: THE WEIRD EYE, UP-CLOSE ~ Scene/Environment: THE AGE OF CLOUDS
Environment: THE GATE TO HADES (hell)
Creature/Scene: THE MEGA-PIG ATTACKS!
Sci-Fi Character: THE PASTY, SICKLY, UNHEALTHY CYBORG
Industrial Design: DESIGN A VEHICLE W/ AN EMOTION IN MIND... ~ Scenery: THE COLOSSAL, ANCIENT, STONE HEAD OF A WOMAN
Characters/Scene: CUTE LITTLE MONKS TENDING CUTE FURRY ANIMALS ~ "Storybook" Scene: YOUNG GIRL RIDES THE GIANT BUTTERFLY/MOTH
Sci-Fi: FIELD OF BROKEN TECHNOLOGY/ROBOT BATTLEGROUND ~ Historical: GREAT THINKER OF THE PAST (use ref.)
Sci-Fi: TERRIFYING "INSECT" MECHA IN DOWNTOWN RAGE
Environment: THE MOSSY STEPPES
Extreme Perspective: THE HAND or FIST REACHING OUT TOWARD THE VIEWER ~ Open-ended: THE THING COMES THROUGH THE PORTAL
Open-ended: THE THING COMES THROUGH THE PORTAL
Scene: THE DEMONS BUILD A STRUCTURE
Scene: THE DEMONS BUILD A STRUCTURE ~ Scene/Open-ended: THE UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES OF TOMFOOLERY
Environment/Scene: RURAL U.F.O. CRASH-SITE ~ Sci-Fi Vehicle: FLYING PARAMEDIC
Genetic Tampering: THE DINOSAUR LAB ~ Pimp My Ride: SOUP-UP BOEING's FLAGSHIP
Creature/Character(s): PELICAN MAN ~ Architectural Interior: HALL OF STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS
Environment: MONSTER ISLAND ~ Scene: THE FISH JUST BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE WATER (Viewed from Above)
Sci-Fi: AS THE "HUMAN" FACE OPENS UP, WE SEE THE TINY ALIEN OPERATOR WITHIN ~ Creature: NIGHTMARE CLOWN
THE HEAD-IN-A-JAR AND ITS WALKING MECHANISM ~ Environment: THE DRAGON CLIFFS
Sci-Fi Scene: TELEPORTATION MISHAP ~ Sci-Fi: FURRY ROBOTS!
Sci-Fi Environment: MOUNTAIN-TOP DOCKING BAY
Character: VAMPIRE CUTIE ON A COT
Fantasy Scene/Creature: THE HUGE OGRE UNDER THE SMALL BRIDGE
Creature/Scene: SUMMONING THE LAVA BEAST ~ Sci Fi: BIOSTASIS (suspended animation) DEVICE/SUBJECT
Scene: THE DOG IS DREAMING ~ Sci-Fi Scene: GIANT WORM ELECTRICAL STORM
Sci-Fi Weirdness: BIOMECHANICAL VORTEX
Storybook Character: REDESIGN SLEEPING BEAUTY ~ Night Environment: THE PAPER LANTERNS
Character: TUBEMAN (or TUBEWOMAN) ~ Sci-Fi Biological: THE ALIEN X-RAY (Bone Structure... Not Death Ray)
Fantasy Quota: FEMALE RIDING A-TOP DRAGON
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Crossover Character: TERMINATOR HOBBIT ~ Fantasy Scene: DRAGON HATCHLINGS IN THE NEST
Genetic Tampering: FUTURE DOG BREED ~ Character: THE FILTHY, HUNCHED-OVER, SUPER-HAIRY FELLA W/ THE TERRIBLE TEETH
Fantasy Creatures/Environment: DEEP WITHIN THE JUNGLE... THE APE FAERIES! ~ 1st Contact: ALIENS FINALLY EXIT THEIR CRAFT/REVEAL THEMSELVES TO ONLOOKERS
Fantasy Drivel/Environment: BEAUTIFUL ELF PRINCESS IN THE SUNLIT CLEARING
Fantasy Environment: CASCADING WATERFALLS 'NEATH THE DARK AND ANCIENT RUINS ~ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Vehicles: FLYING TAXIS IN THE LOT
Fantasy Character/Scene: GNOME TRAPPED IN A JAR ~ Character Portrait: KINDLY OLD CAT-EYED WOMAN
D&D/Fantasy Creature: UNICORN SLEEPS BY THE ENCHANTED BROOK ~ Fantastic Scene: SCUBA-DIVER ENCOUNTERS WEIRD NEW FISH
Sci-Fi Scene: OVERLOADED CARGO VESSEL HAS DIFFICULTY LIFTING-OFF
Character/Setting: THE GIANT RUSTY STORAGE TANK AND THE CHILD NEARBY ~ Fantasy Character/Scene: TOKYO VAMPIRE SPOTS (OR TAKES) ITS VICTIM
Biological Oddity: LAND-JELLIES ... (JELLYFISH THAT LOCOMOTE LAND-WISE) ~ Fantasy Scene: FIGURE(S) STANDING BEFORE THE DRAGONHEAD-SHAPED ENTRY-WAY
Sci-Fi Scene: HOVERING CRAFT USE HIGH-BEAMS TO SEARCH SHEER CLIFF WALL
Last edited by machzero; September 18th, 2005 at 03:23 AM.
Sci-Fi: GREY VESSELS W/ BOLD ORANGE & WHITE MARKINGS ON LANDING-PAD IN RAIN
Entity: SWORLING STUFF VISIBLE THROUGH TRANSPARENT SKIN OF KIND FEMALE FACE
Matte-Painting: UFO HAS LANDED ~ Strange Scene: GROUP FINDS SCALEY "UNICORN' AMIDST MISTY FIELD OF EGGS
Storybook Imagery: GIRL BUILDS AN AIRPLANE ON HER ROOF ~ Fantasy Lifeform: BIZARRE AQUATIC SPECIMEN IN A TRAY
Sci-Fi Scene: SPACESHIP NARROWLY MAKES IT THROUGH CLOSING STATION PORTAL
Prehistoric Nurseries: NEWLY-HATCHED DINOSAUR IS LICKED CLEAN BY MOTHER ~ Sci-Fi Character: FORBIDDING AND LOOMING; FIGURE IS ELEGANTLY CLOAKED IN RED
Fantasy Scene: FATTY CAT CUTS NAILS IN FAMILY ROOM, UPSETTING MOUSEY WOWSE ~ Sci-Fi Character/Prop: BE-GOGGLED & LEATHERED FIGURE DONS COOL JET-PACK
Creature/Attribute: A DEVIL, LIT BY CANDLELIGHT, WITH MOST PECULIAR "BEARD" ~ Night Scene: SUPER-VILLAIN ATOP BUILDING FLEXES ITS ELECTROSTATIC MUSCLE
Sci-Fi Scene: OBESE FIGURES SWING THROUGH JUNGLE USING MECHANICAL ARMS
Sci-Fi: RESCUE VEHICLES RACE TOWARD DISABLED/BURNING VESSEL
Sci-Fantasy Scene: KNIGHT IS ILL-EQUIPPED TO BATTLE ROBOT DRAGON
Open-Ended: GREEN ~ Sci-Fi/Fantasy: BIZARRE MEDUSA ON SOME FOREIGN WORLD IS REVEARED BY NATIVES
done... approximately 200+ DSGs
Cool stuff Machzero.
In particular I love your vehicles and sense of perspective. I have really hard time with those things myself so I really admire those things when I see them.
Maybe it's just a style issue so ignore this if there was something you're going for, but I would say in general the only thing I see you avoiding is facial expressions. Again, if it's just an artistic choice ignore the comment, but I would love to see what you could do illustrating different emotions. I think it would round off your story telling arsenal.
jarhead1, thanks for the comments~! I only started seriously trying anatomy about 2~3 years back. And even now, basically use figures as props. Which might explain the lack of expressions.
as for perspective and vehicles, parallel lines in the real world will converge at a single point. That's it. Keep remembering that, and it's easier than bones, muscles, and skins. And the rest are all cylinders and boxes.
A lot - a lot - of great ideas here man! I was pretty blown away. So much stuff! Your characters are a bit stiff sometimes - like most of mine btw - but with this speed you got here im sure they are going be more fluid and loose in no time. Keep this up man. Look forward to seeing more.
Fellah. - thanks~! really appreciated your comments. Your characters are way more fluid than mine in all areas amd your sketchbook is pretty damn inspirational too.
To be honest, I'm perfectly happy doing vehicle designs all day long. But for the DSG, tried to push myself to do characters. And if possible, incorporate, characters, perspective, mechanical designs together.
Will post some non-DSG related stuff later tonight (stuff which took me more than two hours).
Some miscellenous and older stuff...
From the illustration by rick hershey. Free of charge guidance and critiques. Good stuff, more people should participate.
Design for the 1st IDM. Spent four days on it, basically got ignored in the polls. Had fun doing the whole thing in photoshop 5.5 from start to finish. Having the lack of ellipse guides shows.
Playing around with perspective and "ray tracing". Shadows cast from the balcony "girders" should be accurate. 100% photoshop 5.5 again.
Great to see you started a sketchbook!
I first saw yer stuff in the dsg's, awesome (I admire your commitment). I was gonna post in here at work when I first saw this last week, but the network was being wonky, better late than never.
Keep up the good work, like your stuff and style, all very well thought out
csteingart - thanks! Been working overseas for a bit. Only had time to sit down infront of the computer and wacom again.
new illustration activity... been a bit tardy though. Topic - RPG cover with some specific requirements on the characters and setting. Lot's of cool artwork by others at the below link.
rough character sketches according to brief...
started slapping on some colours in photoshop...
looking good there my friend....Keep up the colour work. monochrome i think is good to perfect form and lihgting, colour for depth..at least that is what i'm finding out
lets ee more of that new style illustration stuff. looking good!