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June 11th, 2004, 08:05 PM
^what he said :D
June 11th, 2004, 08:16 PM
yea the tank looks great. :)
is it a tankadillo? har har
or an armadank?
or.. yea I'll stop.. good job
June 11th, 2004, 09:40 PM
yes... the tank is genious pure genious.
June 11th, 2004, 10:32 PM
this thread gave me :electric:
chills , this is what i talk about with
my friends, great inspiration on CA Forum
and sure this is inspirational, well after
a short introduction, heres my opinions
First i SEE you are geting better and better
each page i see your work improves, you
are one member to keep an eye on
You have potential, correction you are
great artist for creatures and monsters
soooo many great monstruos i saw
very dinamic and fierce
The frogman series you did was hilarious
mmmmm tongue on butt ......
I can see you enjoy Kchen thread too!!!
, i hope we share a good talk at Austin
and hope we meet on the hallways
and you did a sculputure !!! very pro stuff man
my favorite creatures are the one you rendered
with markers great rythim lines excelent !!
APATELOSIS HOPLITES, is an insectoid (is that a word)
design i loved too i like insects and that beettle like
monster is outstanding
but the jewel of this thread was armadillo tank ,
i love Emerson Lake & Palmer progressive music and
this just blowed my mind, if you post that image on
a progressive rock forum you will rock the hell out
of everybody , i just hope your friends band is as good
as the design you made cause like Rich said this tank
is SIIIIIIIIIIICK SIIIIIIIIIIIIICK
keep it coming Steak-tron you have a great thread
June 12th, 2004, 12:07 AM
Yeah I hope you'll still be going, I'd love to see your sketches in person.:D Anyway that final concept of the armadillo tank/crusadillo whatever is awesome. I really like what you've done with the body/shell of it, and you've fixed the tail. Great values, keep up the awesome work man.
June 12th, 2004, 04:41 AM
The tank design = delicious!
June 12th, 2004, 05:25 AM
Wooooo! I think I have a new favourite artist! Do you use any particular source fo your anatomy studies? they're stunning :eek: .
June 12th, 2004, 11:21 AM
love the dillo tank!
The head's just kind hanging out though. He should shoot lasers from his snout or something. I dunno, it's still awesome ^_^
June 12th, 2004, 05:33 PM
the greyscale lovechild of tank and armadillo is toterlly badical-radical. And there are few things I like more than crazy monsters wielding baby rattles. holy crap, guy, it's gonna be such an honor to meet you in person. oh yea, I already know you. but I can't wait to see what else you've done. I'm as excited as a crazy monster w/ a baby rattle. ehh.....
June 12th, 2004, 05:48 PM
man this is insane, maybe I need to check back through you thread but I ain't ever seen nothin like this from you yet. foooo real, this tank is on another level
June 12th, 2004, 06:41 PM
That armadillo is your finest piece yet. It's really a quantum leap in your style :chug:
On the other hand I like more and more your women, they seem so mischevious :P
June 14th, 2004, 01:25 AM
Van: thank you man, I think i forgot to reply to you on the last update. You bring me great encouragment sir and i am very thankful:chug:
metal: thanks man, i wish i could do as much anatomy as you, guess i should get crackin'...
Jackal Anubis: thanks dude. that pencil pic actually does'nt have all the perspective lines. You pretty much have to draw all that stuff out when you do something like that.
Rich: TTTTTTTTTTTTTThanks DDDDDDoGGGGGG!
walker: TTTThanks AS welllllllll.
aum: It's actually the Crusadillo mark 4 mobil howitzer... (said in nerdiest "know it all" voice) No, i call it that because I was looking at the U.S. Crusader II for the look. thanks man.:)
endregen: thank you sir. I would be a genius if i could bio-engineer that :rolleyes:
Gabriel: thankyou, that was a heart-warming response. I'm honored that you took to making such a concise message, please, if you have any critiques in the future please don't hesitate to post. I would very much like to meet you in Austin and chat about art (maybee even draw...) Are you staying at the LaQuinta? I sounds like we have the whole hotel booked. I'll put my name on the door or something. cheers!:chug:
dako: i'll be there, thanks man.
Ra Havok: thanks for dropping by! i baked it just for you.
waronmars: thank you. I've been using Simblet's anatomy and lately Leonardo's diagrams. Kchen's thread, and draw,draw,draw. :chug:
artkitty: I was trying to make it like the album cover (sorta) but maybe if it was some sort of mine deterrent... or it could be more rediculous if it was grazing while firing... thanks:D
roy: thanks my man. I'm looking forward to "meeting" you too. "so Roy, we meet agian for the first time, for the last time..." check yo pm's yo' (who is daniel and why do i have to call him?) I'm glad you like the baby goblin too. thanks:chug:
troymcoy: thanks, i'm actually pretty pleased with it (now to color...) Don't worry about backtracking. sometimes i think about starting a new thread...
Yiako: thanks bud, i'm glad you like my ladies too, even tho they need work i keep going back to them... My holy grail is to have a unique pin-up style when i get mo' skills. (sanjack is the champion tho.) :chug:
i'm glad you guys liked the tank. I don't like to post without anything but unfortunately i don't have much for now, just some quickies. This is largely due to my rebuilding of the ol' website which i'll put up after this post.
oh and here's the actual ELP cover
I have'nt heard it yet but youz guys have good taste so i think i'll give it a listen.
sorry about the tiny update, i'll bring more bulk next time.
June 14th, 2004, 01:35 AM
Hey, man. Anything I can bring to ya, I'll bring it. Your stuff is an inspiration to me in dedication and skill. Just keep going and one day I will be right up there with ya.
June 14th, 2004, 12:12 PM
I think I am going to be the first to take advantage of the critfest! And what better person to be my victim than my buddy, steak! :)
Its really hard for me to crit you, thats why I am making myself do it. Your work has always been an inspiration and its hard to try and find faults from my POV. But, I need to be able to help you just like you have helped me in the past.
With that said, after looking at everything I have to say your finished works do not have the movement and style that your sketches do. I dont know if its because you detail them to death or maybe you are *too* careful with your lines. But, your finished stuff seems stiff in comparison to the great fluidity I see in your sketches.
The last Dillo piece is a prime example. Great piece of work, yes. But, a little stiff. Especially compared to the great sketch page you posted right after showing your final.
I dont know how to tell you to fix it. Im just not confident enough in my abilities yet to give you that advice. So, all I can tell you is what I see for now. And thats it!
June 14th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by steak-tron
summer pudding: thanks, your statements a little enigmatic though...
I meant, I'm passing your stuff off as my own work. No hard feelings though eh? :evilbat:
I am TOTALLY joking btw!
Great stuff as usual fella
June 14th, 2004, 03:06 PM
lesbians DO love you...just not in "that way"
June 14th, 2004, 04:12 PM
All your sketches are lookin great man but that exit show stuff is really knowckin my socks off. Great imagination and a very clean presentation of such - wicked.
June 15th, 2004, 11:52 PM
van: thanks for the crit buddy. You make a very good point. My Illus. teacher talks about capturing the sketch in the final piece. Thats why he uses tracing paper alot. Tracing over sketches is also how i did my exit stuff. I probably went through 4 levels of refinement before the final ink drawing. With the tank I just jumped into the final. I have a package of large vellum just collecting dust... wise words my friend.
too bad you can't make it to Austin (any chance you'll change your mind?.. aye...aye..)
Summer Pudding: ha ha. ;)
Keepiru: but why not in "that way" oh right... on account of the lesbian part. I just can't win.
Kress: wow, thank you. Your work is incredible for lack of a better word, I'm glad you commented in me ol' thread. Maybe I'll see you in Austin? it would be an honor.
So I'm gearing up for my "visual essay" with my illus. teacher. I want to keep concepting but put the ideas in scences. I thought i'd roll with "oil workers of the future". Sort of a comment on the current dependance of the substance and a depiction of the bleake future ahead when it becomes more of a scarce commoditiy. Also a great excuse to draw lots of machinery.
very rough at this point.
June 16th, 2004, 10:39 AM
Dammit! I am forcing myself to use a pen right now to shake myself up a bit. And, although I love the line it puts down...I am having a big problem sketching with it! I am in awe of your pen sketching...so...any advice for the pen noob?
As for Austin...no chance. I'd love to go, but I just have too many things going on. My wife is an RN and she works on the weekends, so I cant just leave...after all, I have 3 little ones running around.
I guess I could always bring them with me! :p
June 16th, 2004, 01:30 PM
fantastic pen work man...I love it!
June 16th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Awww.. I envy your pen skills, but then again, I envy your pencil skills. Damn good sketches as always man. Have fun in austin!
June 16th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Steak Steak...your oil rig idea is tight, and hits really close to home with these obscene gas prices these days. Its an ugly subject and rigs are sort of scary places, I think its going to be awesome. Your sketches are already lookin' killer.
Anyhoo, I was hoping to catch up with you sometime this morning, but our paths didnt cross. Anyway, I hope that you (and eveyone else!) DOMINATE Austin Texas like its never been before. Its going to be so great...Im so envious! Rock on, yeah! BUT, Ive got 2 favors to ask of you:
1. Come back in 1 piece.
2. Bring me back a souvenier.
HAVE FUN IN TEXAS EVERYBODY!
June 16th, 2004, 04:26 PM
mmm pen sketches :yummy:
they look real nice.. .especially without any ref. i know i ll be bringin my pen to austin...
see you tomorrow :)
June 24th, 2004, 02:05 AM
A privilege to meet such a straight up cool mofo as yourself man, your sketchbook stuff was pretty strong in person. keep on fighting the good fight, I'll be looking for an update.
June 24th, 2004, 02:16 AM
Austins over, i'll i can say in my eloquent intoxicated state is that it was amazing. I'm still riding on the high and hope i never come down (because these tend to stay with you) if it ever happens agian, all who peruse this forum should come (looking at van...) everyone met eachother for the first time while having known eachother for years, it's indescribable. I'll never put down my stylus from now on. thankyou to all the awesome people i had the honor to hang out with and everyone on the forum who keeps it alive.
here is the accumulated pages from the weekend some not so good but i feel it's important to cronicle the event thru pictures.
the night before flying out.
the lovely miss Conduct, big thanks to her for all of her help in bringing things together.
sexiest models alive
t-dome underwater beast o' burden, funnest shit ever.
and the rest.
thankyou to everyone.
June 24th, 2004, 02:29 AM
your pen stuff kicks serious a$$! those life drawings of fellow forumers are cool XP now we know how they actually look like when concentrating really hard on drawing
June 24th, 2004, 02:44 AM
you've got a lot of awesome stuff going in this thread, some _really_ inspiring pencil and pen work.
keep it up man, peace.
June 24th, 2004, 02:52 AM
dude, glad you scanned the me-drawing, I like that one :3
You got some good likenesses from the models, awesome stuff.
June 24th, 2004, 04:02 AM
Wow, Thanks for the update man.
Your pen-work is very good.
June 24th, 2004, 04:23 AM
These are fantastic steak! It was awesome meeting you at Austin man! I agree there is a definite euphoria that I hope doesn't fade for a while. Man I love the one you posted of the model with the headress thing...the last one you posted here of her is spot on man...it looks awesome! I love the underwater beast of burden too. It was fantastic meeting you in Austin...here's to next time! :chug:
June 24th, 2004, 04:25 AM
That last one is really badass. I guess I already left by then *sniff*
June 24th, 2004, 04:57 AM
steak, im never gonna sleep on you again my boy. the pen stuff is really nice. your life drawings are really sharp too. i think this drawing rules.
and indeed it does. push the values in some of your stuff, maybe focus on rendeering somethings out. keep it up man
June 24th, 2004, 05:27 AM
nice meeting you man..awesome sketchbook :O)
June 24th, 2004, 05:31 AM
what tha..? I totally second metaphysics - your life drawing pieces rule, so does the pen stuff.. Man, this model must have been sexaaay. Don't ever stop, this stuff made my day.
June 24th, 2004, 10:17 AM
Good grief your stuff is awesome. I just cant get over it. I cant believe that a lot of it is pen. Its just inspiring.
And I know, I know. I really wanted to come down there but it was just not in the cards this year. If they do this again next year I promise I will make it. I have to.
June 24th, 2004, 10:28 AM
Lord.. your penwork if fantastic steak. I've gotta give it a try. May I ask what pen you use? Anyway amazing work as usual. Look forward to seeing more of your work with your fresh inspiration and knowledge.
June 24th, 2004, 11:26 AM
The Austin drawings are awesome!
June 24th, 2004, 03:05 PM
hey, I have a question: [ obnoxious southern accent ] how you draw like that? [ /obnoxious southern accent ]
for serious though, I really like the pencil drawings of the models and how you just threw down some value w/out bothering to stay in the lines. the first ink drawing from the night before austin is really nice. However I'd have a hard time calling some of the faces from the last page pretty.
it's clear that you spent more time on rkelly's face, but I like crunchy paul's face better. the coro was saying how less is more when it comes to ink. He said what you don't draw is more important than what you do draw. anyway, his is just one opinion, but crunch's face is my favorite from that last page.
funny how we had to leave the state to hang out, but it was good good times. thanks to you too, guy.
June 24th, 2004, 03:07 PM
wish I coulda gone to austin..
June 24th, 2004, 03:25 PM
Miss Conduct. Lol.
Glad you posted these so promptly. Your Austin stuff is incredible, I'd have to agree with you that these are some of the best sketches you've ever done. TCB and then some...its obvious you learned alot in the lone star state.
Now for some annoying smileys to accentuate my point:
:chug: :hearts: :D
Anyway, wish I couldve been there, everything everyone has produced is amazing, I think it would have been a really good kick in the pants for me. Oh well...
Id better catch you tomizzorrow, if youll excuse me now I have a hangover to doctor!
June 24th, 2004, 05:54 PM
"sexiest models ever" . .. yeah, i gotta agree with that.
this is the best drawing youve ever done:
fucking gorgeous, dude. the drawing of miss conduct is also especially nice. keep drawing from reference, and eventually youll be able to draw like that out of your head. fucking great meeting you, bro. the workshop was so inspiring that i ll be on a high till the next one rolls around. cant wait to meet you again, dude.
rock that fuckin pencil till it breaks, then start rockin another one.
June 24th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Damn man! Your sketchbook looks great! I'm gonna have to try out sketching with a pen. Just dropped by to pay my respects.
Very inspirational stuff you've got going here!
June 24th, 2004, 06:29 PM
shit, this is awesome. keep it up ~~ where is the next workshop?!?!?! =)
June 24th, 2004, 07:35 PM
June 28th, 2004, 11:11 PM
Yina: thanks!, i hope i didd'nt decieve with the pic of elboy, he drew almost the entire time.
art-kelly: I'm glad you like that drawing, it's swim or sink with drawing of other people, luckily you can't really see your face so i could'nt muck up the likeness. (Like i said, more is at stake when your drawing girls) I had fun hanging out, hopefully i'll see you at the ol' GMA or elswhere.
buzz3d: thanks man.
Mindcandyman: It was excellent meeting you too. We pretty much have to have another workshop, even if it's just made of daily sketch books... :chug: cheers man, i wish you the best in all your endeavors and hope we meet agian.
Groova': yea, that was right after you left. Hope you had a good flight man, I'm looking forward to seeing them pretty drawings from the At
lee-er (how you say that?) that you'll make.
metaphysiks: your one of the sharpest (and funniest) people i've met, and lo' and behold, you can draw like a badass. it was great hanging with you in the Austin, I hope its not the last time.
Insane Visions: your sketchbook blew me away even more in person. Thanks for showing me man. it was great meeting you. :chug: (and 2b mechanical pencils are the shit, i bought one as soon as i got home.)
JeffJaws: thanks man, I had to juggle the pose time between drawing and shooting lots of pictures;)
Van: You would have had fun, but... there will be another, bigger, better, faster, bolder... you get the idea. There is already a buzz. Hope to see you there, and thanks for your visits, your the life blood of theses boards.
-oh, and there were other kids there, w/ parents no less. The spectrum of people crossed all boundaries, so bring the family. :btu:
dackoscwash: thanks man, I started using a stadler (precision?) .01 pen for the last two. This let me build layers of hatching for the tones, but for the bigger areas i switched to a .03, otherwise they would have taken an eternity.
roger: thanks for dropping by! :chug:
elboy: i see what your saying, I have to apologize for posting a portrait of you where you look like a tired bum that is'nt drawing. This is, of course, false. but that Coro quote sticks in my head, it's ablsolutely true.
-we'll have to leave the state agian if there is another one... thanks man.
aum:thanks, nxt time.
Keepiru: THANKYOU FOR LENDING ME YOUR CAMERA! I can't thankyou enough for the favor. I also must say, SORRY. I HAVE'NT GIVEN IT BACK YET! I think i owe you like a hundred drinks now. I'll try to catch you tomorrow. thanks for the kind words. -POST SOME!
Metalwinds: can do, my pencil done broke already, but i know you've broken 5 by that time. It was fucking great meeting you too man, my only regret - not hanging with you more. Next time will be golden, thanks bro.
dCepT, Calle: thanks guys, no word on the nxt one yet.
xia: thanks for stopping by bud :chug:
thankyou all for your kind words, but don't be afraid to crit, it is much welcomed.
I'm still riding in the Austin wave, I drew all weekend long while having a strange craving for Red Bull... Got some bigger stuff coming soon.
June 28th, 2004, 11:23 PM
KEMP!!!! what the FUCK happened?? these drawings OWN!! not that you werent good before. .. but this stuff just seemed to come out of nowhere. the leg page rocks my socks off.. .definitely continue with the pen ...beautiful lines. the pilot sitting down is also. .. ack. ..so nice. diggin the environment thumbs as well. .. keep doing them. the only thing that really bothers me about this post is the blue pen drawings.. .and theres nothing wrong with the drawings. ..other than that blue is hard to look at. either way, this update owns.
start painting dammit!
June 29th, 2004, 02:07 AM
Oh man, I just went through your whole sketchbook (something I rarely do). Every drawing was just great. And I have to say, you are easily one of the most versatile artists here on the forums. Is there anything you can't draw?
June 29th, 2004, 02:18 AM
Kemp! Whattap homeslice!
Your drawings all rock, I didn't see some of those in Austin! You were holding out on me, you jerk! I had a great time hanging out with you the little time we dun hunged in Texas! You and elboy are some funny dudes! Your drawings are great though, you've made some solid progress already! Man! Have you gotten any leads on jobs?? Let me know whats up! We gotta hang at the next workshop.
June 29th, 2004, 04:32 AM
Excellent stuff, Steakie! The sudden leap in skill is something I also had the joy experiencing after the Amsterdam workshop.
Those workshops do funny things with a man, that's for sure.
Your sketches seem to have gained solidity... the rendering confidence...
hm hmm! :)
Can't wait for the next batch..
June 29th, 2004, 11:51 AM
Holy shit. Man, you will never know how much of an inspiration you are to me. Thanks for the great update. Hopefully I will get to sit down and sketch with you someday. I will try to get to a respectable level before that time. *salutes*
June 29th, 2004, 11:41 PM
wow, awesome thread. I just went throught all of the pages tonight. excellent progress you've made since the beginning.
June 29th, 2004, 11:53 PM
crazy update man! I especially like this one (although I never seem to pick what everyone else picks)
that page is badass.
June 29th, 2004, 11:57 PM
i love your stuff man and your pen work and mid-tone paper work freakin rock!!!
June 30th, 2004, 12:27 AM
Lol, its no problem, thats what friends are for! Get it back to me sometime, Im not really using it at the moment so its no biggie. Im sitting here rying to draw lions for this meeting I have with Murawski tomorrow about port-o-folio, but I cant seem to get it right. Not even close. Maybe the 4 glasses of wine have soemthing to do with it. Oh well, some nights you just need to be a lush. Awesome skeeches, especially likin the muscle girl with the cash and the wavy haired girl at the bottom. Very cool very cool. Still more motivation for me to get these drawins right. *falls asleep*
Seeya soon, meanwhile TCB!
July 2nd, 2004, 12:49 PM
Oh, steak?! Where are you?! :huh:
July 5th, 2004, 01:08 AM
now you realize i am hating you !!!!!!
damn this is great !!!
i asked Maldrin about you i couldnt find you
i didnt know how you looked
(i was searching for a guy with one eye)
meeting you on last day was great !!!!!
im glad we shared a little talk but i couldnt
see your sketchbook and im glad cause
i would have S***t my pants
Damn what did you take a trip in time machine
or what cause you were good but this is out
of anything rational its awesome !!!!!!!!!
damn i need to draw more thanks for the inspiration
no critics man ... not for now (evil laugh) hahahaha
keep this coming steak !!!!!!!!!! great pen-work
July 5th, 2004, 04:04 PM
Metalwind: wow, thanks man, something about the trip put my ass in gear, its a culmination of workshop demos and meeting this slew of people, including yourself, in person that makes me want to do this even more. I'm sure you feel the same way. Hopefully i'll have some more finished stuff soon. Keep rocking the threads bro (you have to if your the sketchbook police... ;))
Sean: thanks man! i don't know that i deserve that title, and to answer your question, tons.
jet-Mike: whatup my brutha? I have to post the extreme close-ups of you if you don't mind (naah, you don't right...) I had a fucking awesome time hanging with you in Austin, I'm mad that i did'nt hang and sketch all 5 nights (booze is the devil i tell ya...) Thanks for the compliments. No jobs yet, John Muller told me that i could have a job in games if i learned 3d. So do I drop everything and try this? I'm undecided, but I kind of just want to develop my drawing, I passed up a full time web job for this reason. Keep in touch Mike, and keep posting!
Ra Havok: Amen to that, all parties benefit from a workshop of that magnitude (I really wanted to go to Amsterdam, maybe Prague... Thanks for your kind words.
Van: thanks man. it'll happen, and the inspirations mutual, i'll try to post more officer;)
bwkenough: thanks man, i'm pretty embarassed by the beginning but i think it needs to be there as a testament to the threads.
Groover: thanks buddy, that's actually one of my favorite too, but it fills me with rage to see it because i may have lost that book at a friends house last night (I have to go look for it after i type this.)
kerry iru: drunk posts all over this thread... You be TCB'n yourself, now go get a job at Cartoon Network!
gabo: i just wrote a response in your thread that i won't retype here, but in short, thankyou for your kind words, I was doing a little shitting myself when I saw your book, people don't realize that I keep 3 books going at a time, and there is alot of crap that stays in the book (and under the rug). Please critique anything you see as i will gladly take your advice. thankyou.
So i finally got off my ass and updated, sorry about the hiatus. The power at school was shut down last weekend and i haven't had a chance to get up here since. Soon I will have access at home tho so hopefully i'll get on it then.
http://www.kempart.com/Artwork%20popups/july_A3.jpg http://www.kempart.com/Artwork%20popups/july_A4.jpg http://www.kempart.com/Artwork%20popups/july_A5.jpg
here is a disproportionate sp where i do my best interpretation of a tortured artist (it's a joke.)
July 5th, 2004, 04:45 PM
some of these are über. There's tons of life in them. I think I like July_A8 best.
A2 is pretty darn good too...
July 5th, 2004, 04:54 PM
me want some monsters
July 5th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Everybody loves drawing astronauts, I love your astronaut drawings and your pen sketches, and everything else. you just rule.
July 5th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Wow.. just wow. This is fantastic work steak. The effects of the workshop are becoming all the more evident. Great work, both pen and pencil. I especially like the page of sketches on toned paper. What tools do you use for those? Anyway, awesome work as always man. Keep it up. Keep it down. Keep it real.
July 6th, 2004, 12:16 AM
i like pistols. i like that futuristic pistol. it owns. it owns me.
cs for life :nerd:
and drawing :fruit:
July 6th, 2004, 12:43 AM
Hey thanks. Ill be the first to admit that Ive been slacking since summer started, but since Sat Ive been drawing nonstop (except for Saturday night...heh heh...uh...sorry about all that...I was drunk...*blushes*). I might need your expert advice on some things a little later, but thats later.
Youve done some stuff I havnt seem since Friday. Your self portrait page is fly-as-hell (the moonite t-shirt sketch looks just like you lol), as well as the two below it and the stuff on tinted paper. Mad skills as always, and as always leaving me with that motivating twinge of jealousy. Hope your 4th was good you found your sketchbook (moral of the story: dont bring sketchbooks to parties)!
Catch you around, meanwhile check this stuff out:
Some good stuff indeed! Adios.
July 6th, 2004, 05:35 AM
I concur, It was rad. I think the next workshop, we should start a gang, get us some turf, and sketch like madmen. Wow, this update is NUTS! Solid Solid drawing going on in here. Post the extreme pics if you must...eheh. I worry that I may have to install barbwire around my residences from here on out to keep mobs of girlies away once my pictures get out.
indeed, this update has made america a little more free.
I guess the ultimate question is, what do you want to make money doing? If you want to get into games, DONT quit your drawing, but start picking up some 3D. I'd probably recommend Maya, because that is becoming the prevalent package, but Max is a close 2nd and I could help you some with that (mostly with base functionality and animating in Character studio). Also there are websites around with tutorials and such (like CA, but for 3D), I could get you some links if you want.
My only crit is the SP. It isnt a very strong likeness, and the values are kinda...weird. I know its pen, but you are so good! I know you can do better! Take a little more time at the beginning of the drawing, maybe, to get yourself situated to render the rest.
Keep rockin the sketchbook, bro. Fantastic.
July 6th, 2004, 05:05 PM
ahh, the 4th of july: a day to celebrate the anniversary of our nation's independence w/ cook-outs, fireworks, and updates to our respective daily sketchbooks. wa wa wa~
It's getting old saying you draw good, so this will be the last time I say it... today. Re-tool is re-excellent (?), but NASA man in the first pic is my favorite. I have issues w/ the page above the self-portrait (the limited edition foil and hologram issues, nyuk nyuk) Foolishness aside, something looks a bit off w/ the way the big figure's forearm meets his hand. well, not necessarily where they meet, but the forearm looks a bit flat. also, some things don't look quite right w/ the jumping guy right over the large figure's right shoulder. but jumping guy is in an unusual pose, so it's cool that you even attempted that. anyhoo, these are sketches, so some of them are supposed to be imperfect and ambitous.
I think the sp is a pretty good likeness. The back of the head might be a bit big, but the face resembles the Kemp Rubin Remillard we all know and love. Good stuff, as usual. eat your veggies and stay out of trouble.
July 9th, 2004, 10:21 AM
i like the astronauts and the girlies :hearts:
July 9th, 2004, 12:11 PM
Ra Havok: thanks man, I like the bottom half of A8 but the face on the top bothers me, thanks anyways.
insane visions: sorry man, I'm mainly doing stuff for my illustration project. It's the last three blood soaked credits I need, but I'll try to deliver upon request. cheers man.
jeff jaws: thanks bud. I didn't realize how varied space suits are from different countries and different stages of development.
dakoscwash: I screw around with different stuff, most of the pen is a stadtler .01 but i've been using a .5 2b mechanical pencil. Lately i got a calligraphy pen which makes big strokes to loosen up. With the toned paper i use a white prismacolor or white charcoal, but i try to keep switching around. -cheers man.
obid619: do you mean CA for life? thanks man, that study is actually of an old nailgun, if thats what your talking about.
Keepiru: thanks kerry, i found the book and it's the last time i'll bring it there for a party, i had a lil' too much celebrating. I'd love to help you with your stuff, but every time i ask you about it you give me like 3 seconds of look time before you wisk your book away. Sup wit that! hope you had a good freedom time on the 4th, this Deseve guy is a friend of one of the alumni portfolio reviewers, see if you can talk to Mike Lester when you get reviewed. [typing from the other room...]
jet-propelled-backpack: We'll defend that turf with chains and mines, Then, sketch guard dogs that are good enough to pass for real dogs. Then we'll build a robot. For some reason. It would be great if you could give me some links. If i do 3d I think it would just be model building (which, i assume, would include minor test animation) When John Muller looked at my book he said that if i showed my designs in 3d i'd have a good chance at a job. I just need to get my hands on a pirate copy of Maya (hummm... perhaps the jetpack knows how my po-dunk mac self can do this?) Your right about the SP, soz now i'll draw another. Thank you for the crit, i need it badly, and crit more if you see issues. I did that one in multiple sessions, but, NO MORE EXCUSES. thanks again bro.
elboy: thanks Roy, Comment like these are good-uns. I referenced my hand with the forearm and then guessed on the muscles (the moral is learn, not guess...) and the top left is pretty weak, my figures start to collapse (literally) if i don't draw them all the time, thats why it's a weird pose. His rib cage is collapsing on it's self (reference of course). I've got ISSUES (har har...puns anyone?) with my self portrait. The nose is not big enough and the head is too big. It sort of makes me look 12 in an old bags-under-eyes way. I hope you had a freedom filled 4th, apparently you missed the part where you update your sketchbook... Re-Tool is the name of the store, i just wrote the letters because i'm a nerd. Much love to you brutha. ATL what what. (?)
MIKECORRIERO: thanks for stopping buy man. Your monsters kick so much ass I'm filled with jealous rage (of the much respect for your talent kind)
codytron: thanks bud.: cheers:
here's more rubbish, I got 2 sizes of calligraphy pens that i've been messing with. It's good to screw around after doing renderings (fun for me, maybe not the viewer)
i'll do some test colors of this guy and maybe try some dif angles.
tell me what you think of this character? anything look stupid? out of place? confusing? I must leeeaaarnah (screams towards the heavens with tears streaming down eyes).
July 9th, 2004, 12:25 PM
Dude all of these are great but that last one is fucking tasty!!! I love his arm gadgets, the costume seems really well thought out. Man, I envy your tech stuff (I suck at that), anyway really cool costume! Is that tube in his pants for him to pee through? :D
Well done, steak! Well done steak, get it, GET IT?!?!?! ok I'll leave now...
July 9th, 2004, 12:28 PM
What kind of helmet does he wear with that suit?
July 9th, 2004, 01:20 PM
sorry about a post with no pics but i want to answer these questions.
groover: sure is for pee, why not other waste too. You cant use the toilet when your working hard for the man drilling holes in a post-apocalyptic wasteland now can you. thanks bud.
artkitty: Although i modeled the suit from space/flight suites i though that it would have more of a temperature/fluid monitoring function. Like a giant ski suit, he could work without a helmet. I think i'll do one with tho. thanks.
July 9th, 2004, 01:32 PM
Holy Shit! It's getting crezy in here! Love you chaotic/energetic line. The design and rendering are well executed! Fuck looks like you turn it up a notch.
Well done buddy.
July 9th, 2004, 01:49 PM
Geez dude. I know who I'd want on my team in a fight. If the fight was more of a sketch off...or something...
July 9th, 2004, 02:07 PM
holy shit man, you are the MASTER at all that is pen.
July 9th, 2004, 11:05 PM
Yo Kemp, nice update
Here i go ..
The last update are more
free style ???? cause i sense
a loss in understructure
and maybe because you only have
one chance with pen, this exercises
will make you think one step ahead
keep this going you will sharp
and the last one astronaut with
the drill is gorgeous F***ing great !!!!
really awesome Kemp really...
as for your figure analisis is great
what you are doing ..marking the curves
around the body is good to see this
see you really know structure :)
and the astonaut mark III on his knee
is one of my favs its very good volume
keep it up Kemp
we want monsters astronauts and girls
in a single drawing hahahaha this is great !!!
July 10th, 2004, 03:12 PM
man u own!
the charakter is awesome! very fresh! wanna see em finished man!
July 10th, 2004, 03:31 PM
:hmm: Awesome. That last character concept kicks ass steak. I love the attention to detail and functionality of the suit.[PISS TUBE!] Can't wait till my new sketchbook comes. You make me want to start afresh. Keep up the good work man.
July 11th, 2004, 11:48 PM
Hey Kemp-tron...scrumptious last dump you have there, I saw some of it the other day, but alot is fresh meat. The old folks (or should I say, senior citizens) are off the chain, and your work suit is fab-o-lous. Your machine/tool studies have paid off, it really looks great.
Sorry Im so shy about my SB, I guess Im a little intimidated by your flyness, but Im working at it. Doin some stuff for portfolio Id be interested in letting you see, since the experience is still fresh from last semester ( I know I know, I need to get stuff on CA!)
Saw Anchorman today...I dont think Ive ever laughed harder at any movie in my whole life.
Catch ya later!
July 12th, 2004, 10:32 AM
Rock on, man. great stuff. :)
July 15th, 2004, 12:11 AM
xia: thanks man, your thread is looking might fine these days too. Any advice for someone trying to bust into the industry? You work in games right? If not, you should be.
BlueMech: If the fight was a sketch fight I might give it a shot, a real fight would be a sad sight if you knew what I looked like. (so much rhyming, AAAAahh), thanks man.
gabo: man, once again thank-you for the sincere response. The pen studies are precisely for that, making me more confident in the line while training to make it the right line. Most of the free style was too combat the over-carefulness that comes with trying to get it right the first time. It started as an experiment but was really fun. Partly because it was so relaxed, and I liked the effect, those drawings were very quick. I should have the astronaut guy colored soon. thanks again man. I will put all three on a page very soon.
dakoscwash and Josef K. - thanks guys, i'll finish him for ya (but i can't guarantee the results)
Keeryiru: thanks keery, I want to look at yer book on friday, Good talking to you in the real world (I don't know what's real anymore...)
van: thanks bud.
So I was flipping through the pages of this months National Geographic and stumble on an article about an ancient and particularly brutal Peruvian tribe from around 100-800 A.D. and flip to an amazing illustration of a priest in the action of cutting a sacrificial throat while leaping through the air. "Shit" I sez to myself "this aint no ordinary Nat Geographic illustration. Lo and behold the credit reads artwork by JON FOSTER. Our very own CA hero dropping bombs all over the publishing industry, if you don't have this issue i strongly recommend picking it up for this fine piece of artwork.
More studies from me, I'm painting the worker in a different fashion than my previous digi-work. I hope to have some new finished stuff soon.
my scanner blows asses, sorry about the quality.
here is my tribute to I.V.
after i scanned this i noticed some major proportion problems.
July 15th, 2004, 12:18 AM
dude, loving that arm and hand on the right side, very raw and still carries emotion in just a hand gesture! keep drawing, i love stareing at your work
July 15th, 2004, 12:21 AM
I forgot to post the link to my workshop pics. Now you all can see my ugly face, and laaaaaaffff.
July 15th, 2004, 12:23 AM
You've got a whole load of great portraits in here. Nice stuff man! The bag of wine page is my favorite set of drawings.
July 15th, 2004, 12:23 AM
Kemp you're going nuts man! Each of these updates are outdoing the previous ones. These are badass. I did find something to crit you on (which was seriously tough, but I wanted to do something other than praise you, which I can probably do all day since these drawings are fuckng sick!), so here goes...It looks like the females you draw from memory have a lot of similar characteristics, kinda long-ish necks, slightly bigger/wider eyes, really slender build. It could just be what you are going for, but it's definitely something I've noticed. Ok, that's it. Keep rockin' these sketches. I'm gonna stare at em for a while...
July 15th, 2004, 01:08 AM
Mighty lord Wutang! Shit your stuff's looking great!!!
xia: Any advice for someone trying to bust into the industry? You work in games right? If not, you should be.
Thanks buddy! Yes, I do work about 10 hours a day doing 3D/texturing creature (the actual production work) but sometimes (just recently) get lucky enough do concept. I am just a rookie so they don't let me do much concept, also it's take away my actual production time, and I am not that good. Plus, I haven't been drawing that long, and just start learning how to paint. :) LOL It's harder to be a concept artist than we think it is.
Anyway, let's see,...um just keep doing what you doing now and be phoenomenon. Like BAM BAM! *MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A KICK AS PORTFOLIO* (really important because the art degree will not get you anywhere) If you want a full-time concept job with great game developing house, pretty stable and fat pay, work hard at what you want to do and be great (because good enough doesn't garantee your carreer when time get tough). Most of the time with in...says...50 people game company...there are only two to three full-time concept artists in the house. So the odd are pretty slim. Some mid-small game dev houses only hire contract concept artitst. Also, there are some 3D artists who can also do kick ass concept. So...in reality artist's brutal profession but we are bless because you always get to do the thing you love (and that's why everyone wants to do). Though many movies nowaday need artists more than ever! production, preproduction, all sort of artist plus fat-pay. (ID guys has the most advantage like Criag Mullan, Feng, etc. because the way they think and they can visualize the non-existance and make them real)... Though it has its falls back, it's only seasonal and you have to make a right connection.
Donno man! But I'd say keep doing what you are doing, you are doing great!
One more thing...for movie, game industry...Check SAMMY's stuff. His stuff is very much valuable to movie and game production. Environment/prop design has huge impact on the look of the game or movie. Creature/Character is somewhat less important...for over all look. But other than Gaming and Movie, I have no idea. I hope I make some sense.
If you have any particular question and I can be of any help, PM me.
Great work and good luck. Keep kicking ass. Trust me hard work pays off.
July 15th, 2004, 01:42 AM
Updates like this make me dive into my sketchbook right now at 1:30 AM when I have to work at 5 AM and then maybe I'll die.
When I don't suck and actually know something, and can ACTUALLY find something, I'll crit your work. Until then... Man, you fucking rock. Everyone who I show that sketch you did in my mini-sketchbook freaks out... I'll scan that soon, along with the others, I just have to get myself some new hosting.
I'm going to Maine for one week next thursday, and then I go to Ringling on the 17th of August, if you wanna have an Atlanta gathering of some sort in the in-between time, that would kick some ass.
Keep it up mang... Good luck with the job hunt.
July 15th, 2004, 01:45 AM
right on man...that monster is awesome its wicked...keep it up..your monsters are always cool...
July 15th, 2004, 02:24 AM
damn dude. mad MAD simply MAD skills. I got a question. what pencils are you using. and what pens are you using for the inks. cool as always
July 15th, 2004, 03:38 AM
who gave you permission to draw me picking my nose? jerk!
July 15th, 2004, 02:23 PM
i love the stuff man, its pretty damn wicked. love the figures, keep it up
July 16th, 2004, 11:49 PM
Hey Kemp-tron, cant tell you anything that hasnt already been said! It was really helpful talkin this morning to both you and Murawski, both gave me alot of input on how to improve my drawings and style, so a big thanks from me to you. I looked up the book you suggested, I think this is the direction you were trying to point me in: http://www.naughtykitty.org/barbapapa/barbameet.html
If so, I couldnt find specifically the book you were referring to, which I know was the whole point (most of its in french, apparently FRENCH hippies wrote the books! ) I learned that barbapapa roughly translates as "Cotton candy father", which is the reason he is pink. I still got a huge kick out of looking at the obviously drug-induced illustrations, they are fantastic. So thanks #2 for the reccomondation, it was just right for my friday-fied brain lol.
Anyway, hope all went well this afternoon. Talk to you later! Post more sketches more often!
July 17th, 2004, 03:38 AM
your pen and pencil work are looking real nice. that monster in pencil is super dope.
July 17th, 2004, 10:00 PM
cire600: thanks for stopping by! I love your thread, too bad we never met in Austin. I'm glad there are others out there who appreciate the ol' bag wine.
Grove-nu: C'mon man, I should be typing that about your stuff now. Like we've been saying, I think everyone got a boost, but I definitely draw more since Austin, it's kind of the only thing I want to do these days. Funny how questioning one's life can make them get off the ass, but I digress. It's like working out, I've been drawing everyday now and it helps allot (still needs way more work tho.)
You're right about the girls. It's sort of a pin-up thing i screw around with when I'm bored (uh yea, thats it. e-hem) It's also a result of cheap tricks I rely on when drawing girls. Some times you set out to draw a girl and they start to look like guys (I hope i'm not the only one with this problem). What I mean is it's hard to draw "feminine" facial characteristics sometimes. So I tend to rely on old habits. Thankyou for the crit tho man. If you see anything else don't hesitate to let me have it. And keep rocking your sketches too man, they only get better.
xia: again, thanks for all your kind words and help man.
Kyler-Durden: thanks bro. Have fun in Maine and when you get back we'll rock the streets of ATL (sheeeiittt).
insane_visions: thanks Rich, It means allot bud.
obid: thanks bud, I'm using a 2b mechanical at the moment. I have to give Rich the credit for that. He uses a 4b (which i couldn't find here) in his mechanical. I don't know if I'll ever go back to the HB. With a soft pencil you can really hit the right lines in the beginning, which is very important. The pens are a flat nib calligraphy and .01 stadtler.
jetpack: oh, really, how about a stately Jetpack then.
immiguel: thanks bro, gonna check yo' thread in a second. If you want to do a lil' thunderdome think of a topic and lemme have it. maybe we should start a thread... i'm so indecisive.
keepiru: Thats the one, some of those pics are from the book i'm talking about. I think the book is called "the barbapapas find a new home. And yes, nothing worse than a french hippie... might see you tonight.
flex mathews: thank you flex. Your work is excellent.
So here we are again ol' thread o' mine. I finally finished the color of the worker, I'll try to do more along that vein since i need to log some hours on the wacom. Don't know how much I'll have after this for a little while since i have to start moving.
some old girlies i forgot to post...
July 17th, 2004, 10:11 PM
HAHAHA sorry was laughing at your signature. "You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered with hair. " I forget, where is that from?!
Anyhow, awesome sketchbook! You have a good handle with pen and pencil.
The old russian page is one of my favs
July 17th, 2004, 10:24 PM
friggin awsome man. friggin awsome!
July 18th, 2004, 01:13 AM
Man. This is some nice solid pencil & pen work. Really like the creatures and the pix of stately Jetpack.
July 18th, 2004, 01:22 AM
DAMN!! those russian guys look extremely realistic! i love it all, you have so much talent and it really shows. do you have any tips or excersizes that can improve rendering skills?
July 18th, 2004, 03:24 PM
wow! awesome portrait of jetpack dood. I'd like to see you break into some color :dorky:
July 18th, 2004, 03:31 PM
Aw man! Jetpack looks f***ing awesome! LOL!
...also ur Girlies page & Russians - v,v,very nice...
I look forward to when you post again....
(I love your thread)
July 18th, 2004, 03:39 PM
Wow man.... you made jetpack look awesome, and this is no easy task. (haha, jk jp)
I freaking love your rendering style, but every time I attempt it I fail. Your girls are great as always and the page of Russians is veeery nice (represent) . The concept is looking good as well. Anyway, just wanted to say keep up the kickass work, I'll be watching.
July 19th, 2004, 12:23 AM
kemp - godDAMN your work is getting more andm more amazing. i cant stop staring. LOVE that portrait of jetpack... the likeness is DEAD-on and your crosshatching technique just screams confidence.
I am also drooling over your rasputin/russian/bucaneer sketches. you doing them out of photo ref, per chance? Or maybe a book?
anyways, you've been spitting out some amazing amazing stuff recently, man. I want to walk away from your sketches, but they keep calling me back to them like a sultry mistress lying naked in the pale moonlight... my eyes always keep lusting for more!! LOL ...
keep keepin it real down in joe-ja, aite?
p.s. Sorry i wasnt much help with a crit... I had one but Groover pointed it out already...
July 20th, 2004, 12:38 AM
endregen: it's from Anchorman, I laughed more than once (like the whole time) thanks.
hito, scottg: thanks guys.
syrogen: just keep doing it. My tip goes like this "be weary of the rendering, form is so much more important!" and draw from life, can't beat it.
jackal: thanks man, color it is.
Mollyaru: thank you, for the kind words, yours is one of my favorite stops too. keep posting that sick twisted imagery, You don't hold anything back, that's part of what i like so much.
dako: thanks dude. Rendering is like the siren on the shore, the form is what counts. Once that's in place the drawing is enhanced by rendering.
Umar: ha, thanks dude. That's one of the best compliments i've ever had. There is a special place in my heart for the warrior/poet Dashramu. Keep it real up in Vaginia, If there is'nt another workshop soon we should converge and conquer the old confederate states of old. We'll call it the new CSA "the concept states of art(?)" sorry, that don't make sense...
i tried my hand at the color again, it is a harsh temptress, spent too long on it.
Gimme pointers if you've got em' Thanks for the replies fellas!
VOTE JETPACK42 IN '04!
July 20th, 2004, 05:33 AM
the likeness is dead on. that is phenomenal, kemp. the one thing i sorta notice about your girlies (in perticular), is that they kind of have football eyes. the second page of this past update is most obvious, but others sort of go that direction as well (instead of having rouder, more womanly, eyes. i love your stuff though, i aspire to be "steak-tron-jr". that portrait is hot hot HOT!
oh, and dakoscwash, introduce yourself to me at the next workshop, then brace for asskicking!
edit: i sent the link to my dad at work, he said, in entirety, "It's you. Circa Civil War era." hah!
July 21st, 2004, 01:20 PM
lookin good Steak, the dump at the top of this page is Great, nice render work keeping the lines with the forms surface, i love bold black and white sketch works :D
July 21st, 2004, 02:52 PM
damn all your ladies are pretty hot, my only crit is study and apply more facial types to your no ref stuff. keep it up steak!
July 21st, 2004, 07:27 PM
Wow...i think these last couple updates have really stood out from your usual...they seem more refined. Also, your figures seem to be evolving...your older stuff had a much more stylized appearance...these seem more accurate and realistic. Anyways, been awhile since ive commented so i just wanted to say some words. :chug:
July 23rd, 2004, 12:52 PM
JP42: thanks dude. Thats awesome, your dad got the era, the uniform is from 1870's i think, but it's from some old Russian General. Did you see the "CA" buttons on the coat? I'm such a nerd...
Ruby: :) thanks for dropping buy! Kind words from an inspiration is a great thing. You still need to keep me posted on the publications.:chug:
Syrogen: thanks, i see what you mean, as i told groover, I end up relying on the same tricks too much. back to the books!
Rimshot: thanks for popping in man. :chug: My figures have come a long way, i'm pretty embarassed by the beginning of this thread, but i still need to study more, i think that's a life time thing. cheers bud!
here's some mo' I fear it's maybe too similar to previous stuff but i like tiny things about these thumbs. I've got a color I'll post soon once i tweak it. These girl faces have the same problems as before, I'll try to resolve this for next time. First i have to move...which sucks.
here's my tribute to Metalwinds, this figure reminded me of him in full rendered splendor (forearm is a little long tho)
this is being colored now, next version will have some proportion corrections.
July 23rd, 2004, 01:20 PM
:chicken: i love you steak-man... :chicken:
those are baby-makin images right thur
July 23rd, 2004, 02:22 PM
what can i say, man? YOU SUCK!
nah, im kidding.. i want to have your sketches` babies! (Or atleast adopt them, bein male and all...)
July 23rd, 2004, 02:35 PM
this guy is ridiculous. man you are on a roll my man. the sketches are real nice, specially mr jetpack. very nice drawing. the drawings of the guy tinkering with the joystick was a real treat, really nice to se you working that stuff out. keep it up my man.
July 23rd, 2004, 02:46 PM
steak man, holy moly cheese and guacamole i just randomly went to the first page of this thread and i cant believe how much youve improved...
i am jack's dumbfounded brain.
man you have literally transformed your skills in less than a year! before i saw that first page you were just an amazing talented artist but now you've just become a huge inspiration as well...
keep on keepin on man cuz you keep me keepin on.
July 23rd, 2004, 04:45 PM
kemp, you make me do this:
:rock: :rock: :rock:
these images are shweet. thanks for the tribute, as well. i love those pen sketches.. .very very nice lines. im in the middle of a move, as well (actually moving out today). .. .where you movin to now that school is done? unfortunately, i havent been doing nearly as much art with the stress of moving out and everything else that goes with it :rambo: :electric:.. . .hence the lack of updates. cant wait for the color of the last image.. . .the pencils are mad nice. make sure you push your colors, though. .. .from what ive seen of your color work, it always looks like youre holding back. .. . .slap those colors on there and go to town. dont forget about studying
July 23rd, 2004, 07:33 PM
Dude! you have come a long long way indeed. If I were you, I wouldn't worry about trying to break in. You will do just fine. Now it's only depend on timing/opportunity. Keep doing what you are doing.
Keep rocking, you are doing great! :nod:
July 23rd, 2004, 09:22 PM
wow guys, I can't stammer out the words of thanks for your kindness. Feeling strange about life and art in general. Fresh out of school but in a crappy job (just crappy in that it's boring). It's funny, Seeing a glimpse of my life as a permanent web designer: living and dying in the same town i grew up in, has had and effect where I feel that I'm only going to survive if I can spend my days doing what I love (instead of coding). I'm envious of you guys still in school, i'll say make the time count, but you know this already since you hang out in a place like CA. We are very fortunate to live in a time and have a place where we can talk regularly from any part of the globe.
Miguel: oh, their going at it right now, I had to give em' some privacy for a few hours.;) thanks glue-king
Mike:thanks man, your stuff is taking off like crazy.
slash: maybe that could be engineered?...:chug:
meta: thanks bro
Umaramu: you keep me goin' on too my man.
metalwinds:you make me want to do this :cyberguy: (imagine the smiley at a wacom tablet trying to color sketches) i hope your move goes well, i'm moving in with the moms for the time being, i'm hoping it's a temporary situation but this way i can develop my stuff and save money. looking to move out of state at some point when/if I get a job. thanks my friend, i'll be patiently waiting your next installment.
xia: your reassurance fills me with a new found confidence, which I can't begin to thank you for. I really appreciate your help, and if there is any way i can reciprocate let me know :chug:
sorry about the non-image post, i'll have some in blazing color soon.
July 24th, 2004, 01:47 AM
yah i hear that man (
Frank the Ninja
July 24th, 2004, 02:16 AM
OH MY GOD.
July 24th, 2004, 02:49 PM
Steak man, the Aqua Teen Hunger Force piss take is hilarious m8 lol, and very nicely drawn as well. Apart from that, there aint really anythin I can crit, it all looks good to me. Keep it up bud, always nice to recieve a CA email from a steak update :D
July 24th, 2004, 05:08 PM
:hello!: simply to put it, that last update was simply jaw dropping. I absolutely loved the parady of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force LOL. it was simply RAD!. I'm starting to really really like your sketches dude, and hopefully I can meet ya at one of the work shops, cuz it would be tubular :) . keep it up, your going places!
July 25th, 2004, 09:17 PM
well, apparently I've exceeded me exceeded my bandwidth. This is a first for me. I'll try to straighten it out so that I don't have to junk this thread (i think it has something to do with the pics of the models from austin on my server...)
liam.c: word. thanks for stopping buy, and welcome to the sketchbooks.
Frank and Cocofuppa: thanks guys, glad you like em'
obid: thanks bud, Hopefully i'll see you there, I'm definitely going to attend if they have another.
so for now i'll have to creep along on a photobucket account, hopefully i can get this straightened out soon.
went color crazy, i think i'm starting to like this process even tho i don't know what the hell i'm doing. Crit these up please.
this one was bengal/artkitty inspired. The anatomy around the shoulders is off, but it's the first thing i've done all digital
July 25th, 2004, 09:28 PM
the astronaut worker pic is excellent, all of the tech looks believable. Any chance you might finish it?
do you think someone else might have direct-linked your photos of the models for less-than artist reasons?
July 25th, 2004, 09:47 PM
You're painting!!!! Cool man, I can see some nice reflected pink and blue lights on the third one. Nice. As for crits, I'll give you what people give me, try some darker shadows and sharper highlights.
Oh hey, btw pm me your AIM name or whatever chat program (if you use one that is).
July 25th, 2004, 10:35 PM
yea color! I dunno man, it's looking good, I would keep at it alternating from working from ref (life/photo) and then from imagaination.
July 30th, 2004, 04:37 PM
your space stuff is always rad.
You're the king, now get some bandwith!
July 31st, 2004, 12:16 AM
where the fuck are the fucking monsters? FUCK where huh? where I dont see any...shit #@$#$%#!%@%^!!!!!
patiently waiting for updates..
July 31st, 2004, 11:51 PM
*gasp*...its been a while since Ive been to this thread! I see you here and there, but Ive missed a lot I guess. The robot head girl colored is amazing, as is the pink haired all digital girl (the bowtie was a lovely added touch). You and artkitty have been tearin it up lately, maybe living in the vicinity of such talent will help me out a little, lately I cant even seem to get bunnies right, and here you producing oodles of good stuff. Keep it up, amigo...and do something about your bandwidth!
August 1st, 2004, 01:29 AM
i like the astronaut dude, the colors seem to be working. good stuff all in all!
August 1st, 2004, 01:37 AM
kemp-fucking-TRON! sweet shit man! your doing great man keep up the great progress...hey that shitty job puts the food on the table at least. btw cant see some of your images...and im pissed...all red x's. do somthing about it or i will kick your dog.
August 3rd, 2004, 09:57 AM
Dude! Just keep practicing with the color stuff. You already have a firm grasp on it....no shake it around until it submits to your will! :wink:
August 11th, 2004, 02:01 AM
Do you need bandwidth?
August 16th, 2004, 07:45 PM
post something before i hunt you down.
August 16th, 2004, 09:34 PM
duuude i miss teh steaktron, if you need hosting just give me a ring
August 17th, 2004, 12:08 PM
Host Dat A$$ come on we gots to see new stuff STEAK! mmmmm...steak.
August 17th, 2004, 05:11 PM
I suscribe that petition. I miss your drawings...
August 19th, 2004, 12:27 AM
Youre starting a panic, kemp. Everyone misses you ^_^!
August 19th, 2004, 02:35 AM
This could get ugly. You better throw in something to satisfy the mob, or you will have a full blown riot on your hands! :teeth:
August 20th, 2004, 03:05 AM
Well I'm back. Sorry it took so long. Life being the harsh mistress that she is, forced me to finish projects, move, then live in media silence while I was removed from university accounts and waiting for cable hook-up appointments.
But sheeeiiit, I just setup a wireless network in the house, and it took way longer than it should have. However, my reward is seeing that people give a shit about my work, and for that, no typed words can thank enough.
Damn, a few stolen replies on other threads during work hasn't come close to satisfying my now rampant CA addiction, it feels good to be back, but I digress...
So I thought about shutting this thread down and starting a new un' since the work in most of it sucks and my bandwidth was exceeded last month. This could be due to a few different things, so i'll look into getting more, but my point is I've gotta keep it going. it's a progress and bla and so on.
I owe you guys for keeping me on my toes (if that is actually the case...) so please keep up them crits,
bwkeough - thanks, i changed it a bit but it will likely stay sketchy, and the direct-linking is a suspicion of mine, but I think I just had allot of traffic, which is a good thing, like run-on sentences.
MIKEYCORIORIO - thanks man! I got mixed reviews on that one but i think its one of my favorites.
Grooves - thanks bud, i think i'll finally give in to this "Instant Messenger" you speak of.
Jackal - thanks ya, i'll do it.
Jetmike - what can i say man? i've been in the dark, but if i ever leave for this long again i'll request that you hunt me down.
Insane - Sorry man, i realize now that the monsters gotta make a comeback in a big way, i see if i can cook up some with some home-grown treats baked in.
Keepikerry - thanks you for the compliments, I want to see what you come up with for portfolio... you could post it...
Syrogen - damn bud that brings my brows together, do you have a good hosting deal?
Rubaaayy - your being on my a$$ with flaming dollar bills brings a warmth to me heart, ask and you shall recieveth... anon.
Yaiko - the same goes for you too my spanish friend.
Slash - does the politician come from the egg? or does the mob lay the eggs of wrath first? ....now there's a zen proverb.......that don't make a lick of sense. I shudup now. Thanks for joining the fray.
so enough yappin' from my mouf, on with the draws.
here is the last one i did for my last piece of college work, i like some things about it, so I'm going to do more along the same vein. [but crit that shit up yo']
and the sketches...
and here is a not so successful color that needs to be here for the sake of honesty
that purdee sketchin' face belongs to non other that dominie dirtch, we had a little Hotlant sketchgroup, 3 people strong.
slightly drunk drawing...
I'm trying to do sp's as warm-ups now, hey if it works for Andrew Jones...
two on the left suck bad
hey! i'm an old anime character!
this is from some cadaver pics i took back at school.
i was drawing scenes from predator because i was trying to discern what makes the predator such a good character, this came after watching the garbage that was AVP, but that rant will be saved for another day.
August 20th, 2004, 03:11 AM
yay!!!!! i dont have to hunt you down! (i was really starting to get anxious about being too lazy to) as always, kemp, awesome stuff. I'm too tired, its too late, and im too happy to see some more of your work to give you a crit. im a selfish guy. man, you and metalwinds back on the same day....all in the world is right.
August 20th, 2004, 03:21 AM
fuck yeah! shit! fuck yeah! FUCCCCCK!!!! YEAAAAH!H!H!HH! great shit kemp!
-the dude in sunglasses made me seriously spit in laughter.
August 20th, 2004, 03:25 AM
SWEET JEBUS MARIE!!! Love 'em all, but that first sketch is great. It makes me feel all weird inside. What? Anywho, right now I do like the sketch better than the colored one, but it's not finished yet. I'm sure it'll kick ass when it's done. RAWK ON REMILLEMPTRON!
August 20th, 2004, 04:39 AM
really nice update
August 20th, 2004, 04:59 AM
well its good to see that the steakman is alive and well...freaking great work man...major improvement. i too like the sketch better but thats just to tell you to keep pushing your color work till its on par with the rest. maybe try a full value study with painter or ps or whatever the hell you use.
the sp's rock. the final one looks much more convincing than the rest but still just a bit off. im having alot of trouble with likenesses too atm. ive been drawing my ogre of a brother. your hatching abilities have improved greatly as well. when i want to look at shape and form in hatching i look at you, danny, kev, and wes. you all have a real solid grasp on it.(some more than others)
ill give a more informed crit when its not 5 in the feaking morning. keep it up man. looks like austin did some great work on you cuz your stuff is looking alot better.
August 20th, 2004, 05:26 AM
nice update man, I like those life drawings alot!
August 20th, 2004, 06:30 AM
finally an update! :bounce: :bounce:
August 20th, 2004, 10:21 AM
Good to have you back.
All sketches are good but the one with the hand really really rocks.
August 20th, 2004, 10:35 AM
Holy shit!!!!!!!! ;sdskfds This is insane steak... All of theose self portraits kickass. You have some seriously amazing foreshotening going on in some of these pictures. The hand! Ahhh, the detail is fascinating. Yeah that guy in the sunglasses is hilarious haha.. I actually really like both of the digitals. The arm sketches are very nice as well. So I've basically listed everything right? Yeah lol, keep up the good work man.
August 20th, 2004, 01:25 PM
dude, killer update! the hand and arm studies are really good. The scene of the mechanic is really cool, too. What's odd, and I can't put my finger on it, is that there seems to be more perspective depth in the final sketch than there is in the color finish.
the SP's are coming along but it looks like you're getting caught up in the features by themselves instead of orchestrating them into the total face. Are you using strong enough light sources? Good distinct shadows in the eyes and under the mouth and nose provide the shapes that create most of the "likeness."
and, ee! that's one creepy snarly face with no nose!
August 20th, 2004, 01:34 PM
big updates w/ good drawings are good. all kinds of good stuff. I like the elbows, the crazy monster that's about to be eaten or kissed, and a couple of the sps have really good likenesses. I think my favorite is the vertical one on the page w/ 3 (on the page w/ 2 from memory). The drawing on the first image, the school project is great. And your digital color skills have leveled up considerably. My crit for both the school projects is that they are pretty dark and it's hard to make out the great drawing. Certainly I don't think they should be bright pics considering the subject matter, but maybe some highlights on the figures or points of interest. Oh yea, the chess pieces win too.
Don't forget to thank Mrs. Morrison (more reminders from your notes, but I think I got the name right this time). Looks like everyone's happy to have their robotic steak back.
August 20th, 2004, 08:49 PM
Isolation has done you some good, dems drrrwins is fierce. :confident, Its nice to see you posting again. You should get someone to lock you in a concrete cell with a light bulb and pen and paper sos you make more twisted stuff, its fab-o-lous, and you nailed your self portraits.
Anyhoo, I started Morrison's class today, Im glad I held off and took your advice, I think this class is going to be pretty amazing. Im going to start a sketchbook thread soon, as well as tweak some things with my site, I know Ive been all talk for a while, but with my college career winding down to an end, I need all the helps I can gets!
Great updates...TCB, and its always strictly business.
August 21st, 2004, 03:27 AM
I love you, man. Beautiful.
Just so you know, I'm showing a whole bunch of Ringling kids this shit right now, all my fellow Illustrators, gotta show em how it's done, haha.
I'm busy as shit, just wanted to let you know whats up... Great time with you back in ATL, dude.. Glad we were able to get together... I'm trying to check the boards and shit... I'll be watching your daily, and mine willa appear soon enough...
August 21st, 2004, 11:42 AM
Chaotik logik, Crunch and Van: sorry i didd'nt reply, it was late and all the black tar heroin made me miss your entrys. thanks guys.
Jettison Packets: thank my friend, we're zombies with this late hour nonsense. Your new tag-line is a treat.
Coton: haha thanks dude, I was actually laughing while drawing it, i'll post the pic.
Grooves: thanks my man.
liam.c: thanks for stopping in.
Crunch: thanks for the crit my friend. These sp's have issues, so i'll heed your advice. What I've learned from that: drawing from life is the best! Your doing the right thing drawing ogres. I'm not sure that I'm in league with them names but i think you covered that. Lately I've been heavily influenced by Kev Llewellyn. When ever i see his drawing I instantly say "dammit, I know I can do that" and hit the pencils. Obviously I can't, but the inspiration from that work is taking mine in new directions (I'm not trying to copy him). Anyways, thanks agian, now post that book of yours.
Jackal and Hito: thanks guys ;)
buzz3d: thanks, i really enjoy little life sketches like that, and they only take seconds (being small and all) but if you were talking about the cadaver, damn it was boring. (but good learning)
dako: thanks for the kind words buddy.
bwkeough: Your right about the sketch vs. the final, it's something i have to overcome, and it goes along with actually finishing stuff (which i don't do) I just looked at your site and you've got some excellent sketches.
elboy: I think that one is my favorite so far too, but it's also better because it's straight on and i could straighten out my hideous features, These colors may be too dark because i'm making them on a mac, the screens are quite off. Thanks for the reminders, that processor of your's doesn't turn off. I'll talk to you today!
Keepiru: thanks Kerry, I think i already live in a concrete box, but i suppose it does have a door on it... You'll like Morrison and i'll be looking for that sb.
Kyler: I love you too brother, Your message is flattering, as i think i said before, I envy your art-school starting, i diddn't miss it until it was over... Good luck in school and life, i look forward to what's to come from that twisted mind of yours 8)
next round o' sp's and scratches
August 21st, 2004, 11:53 AM
WHOA man, this is my favorite update of yours yet. the lighting on your last sps are great, very easy to read. btw, preditor drawing = PWNS
August 21st, 2004, 01:41 PM
Hey good update. I like your looseness in these sketches and the hatching, combined is very effective.
Keep having fun :)
August 21st, 2004, 01:49 PM
Go running man! lol Like the predator, and who knew that AVP was also going to be a comedy. :shrug:
Look forward to more awesome work. Think I'll go sketch at the cafe all day, to catch up to you fellas :^^:
August 22nd, 2004, 07:21 PM
I really like this last SP (the one with your face turned up and away), besides being well rendered, it has great style and expression and the marks nicely follow the contours of the face.
August 23rd, 2004, 01:14 AM
Syro: thanks dude! I have to ask, what does PWNS mean? I'm a little net illiterate.
Endregen: thanks man, it's been a fun distraction from knowing that I need to finish something. I think I'm in denial. You do the same :)
Rkhon: Thanks dude, I think i've fallen at the moment, but I'll get up and use my retractable spear right before the facehugger lunges from the shadows. AVP, hmm. where to begin? I guess I love the other movies too much to take AVP lightly. So I was really displeased with the ridiculous crap, but then the fights started and that sort of made up for it. I thought the effects were handled well but the rest was too painful and the Predators were too overstated. I'll type my rant later (or maybe i should let it fade... count to ten...) Thanks for stopping by.
b-dubya: thanks man, I think I made my eyes a little large but thats not always a critical mistake. I definitely understated my big honker. My figure teacher told me that's a common mistake, her reason being the artist trying to flatter the subject. So i'll try to be more honest in the future :)
Trying to draw from life more. Drawing trees is tough, you have to abbreviate the leaves but be careful not to reuse the same jerky scribbles, this was my experience at least. Had a fun sketch session with the Elboy over the weekend in ATL.
August 23rd, 2004, 01:47 AM
you my friend, rule.
August 24th, 2004, 01:36 AM
sunrise of the golden prostate: you my friend are the ruler.
Did my SP for the day. Had a good start for about 30mins, then decided to work it some more and had to tweek for too long because i lost the magic of the beginning.
I look way to Emo so sensitive...
I need to get better angles or look angry.
August 24th, 2004, 01:45 AM
really nice portrait. i love the crosshatching.
August 24th, 2004, 02:32 AM
you know what a good day is? a good day is when Steak-Tron busts out some much needed whoop ass! great stuff buddy. I like how the portraits are going. and you have definetely got better, i can tell :)
August 24th, 2004, 05:42 AM
You're the king of crosshatching.
And, looking at all the tips and feedback you give in lots of other threads you must be one of the nicest people on CA
August 24th, 2004, 06:06 AM
Maaaaaan! ur stuff kicks ass once again!
keep it up - and dont let us wait too long for ur next update ;)
August 24th, 2004, 08:20 AM
really enjoying the last update you made. looks like you are refining your work even more. you have more powerful paintings and drawings. now i got to practice on my stuff. keep it coming!
August 25th, 2004, 01:33 AM
flex - thanks bud
obid619 - thanks my friend, you have brought a slight blush to my decaying zombie flesh >:D
buzz - thanks dude, i've been checking out your thread but haven't had a chance to write a proper response. -mutual respect-
Jo-K - thanks, I'm actually online at home (gasp.) and i'm a posting so you'll see more of me.
rollb82 - thanks, great paintings on your site!
mo' crap, trying to do the every day maddness.
August 25th, 2004, 02:19 AM
Just saw your thread for the first time.. awesome stuff man. Mad inspiring I really dig your style.
August 25th, 2004, 04:32 AM
yo kemp, that creature design is rockin!
August 25th, 2004, 12:59 PM
At work right now so can't look through it all yet, jsut got through page one.
frick'n Mazin, man.
look through rest tonite, so marking it for now. <3
August 26th, 2004, 02:39 AM
kemp-tron, I likes your last update a bunch. That creature is really intriguing because most of the time your critters are pretty frightening in their postures or expressions, and I feel like this one kind has this expression like it feels sorry for itself ("why wont anybody love me?"). Maybe its in my head, but I feel a little sorry for it. Still, it is very cool, as always.
Also your self portraits are great becasue Im starting to see with the past couple that you're starting to figure out what you really look like, so now you are playing around a little more with bringing your personality out in the drawing. Especially in the last where your head is cocked, and the one next to it...that is SO you, it made me laugh how well you nailed yourself.
Great work, and its nice to see frequent updates!
August 26th, 2004, 02:55 AM
Some_Guy> thanks dude
Cotronics> thanks man, I'm on a kick of drawing them in this rough fashion now, not finished but fun to do.
Yoell> I know the feeling dude, I sneek a CA peak at work too and have to painfully pull away quickly. thanks man.
Kerry> thankyou, I think you posted this minutes before my typed words...were typed. I see what you mean now with the creature. I tried to make it this odd contorted thing that had eyes that look backward and jaws that snap forward but stay in the cocked position - similar to the "trapjaw" ants of the Amazon. But it mostly looks like scribbles. Anyways thankyou for the constant encouragement, i get a little crazy in this concrete box of mine. ;) I'll get out to the downtown with you and the graphics possee one day.
These were some drawings I made with pencils on paper
the first is my first DSG drawing... :D i think i'm addicted... stupid DSG rock.
"Angel of Death"
August 26th, 2004, 03:11 AM
awesome posts bro, just insane.
cool eye in the hand on your angel, sorta throws me off kilter because the hand is rotated down. makes the eye read like its upside down. but its really nothing.
hoping for a colored piece. :bashful:
August 26th, 2004, 10:08 AM
holy shit! that monster up there kicks ass!!! :perv:
August 26th, 2004, 10:24 AM
Whoa... This is like you taking it to another level. Angel of Death is insane. What kind of pen did you use on it? :}
August 26th, 2004, 11:45 AM
for some reason I couldn't see any of your images yesterday, I'm so fucking glad I tried again today! sweet stuff as usual!
August 26th, 2004, 12:08 PM
i see your experimenting with more mediums and hatching stuff on the previous pages. very nice,
try smoothing out some of the shadows u have so the form really comes out.
keep it up
August 26th, 2004, 12:53 PM
What's wrong with your eye!??!!? Hehe, just kidding. Good stuff as always Kemptrillard. That angel of death is fucking badass. I'm glad to see you're getting hooked on DSG, I'll be looking forward to your entries.
the good war
August 27th, 2004, 12:22 AM
i see you know this "angel of death" that visits me taunting me, playing games with my life... charming chap actually if you ever have a deep conversation with the fellow he tends to be focused on politics and leans toward liberal view points
i guess you can't believe in a conservative life style when you know god doesn't exist
peace 2 da homes!g-bitctha
the good war
August 27th, 2004, 12:23 AM
if you managed to kill satan would god find it nessesary to create another so "sinners" would not get out of jail free?
August 27th, 2004, 12:44 AM
That girl flipping thru the book is amazing. Your pencil line is supurb. Keep it up
August 27th, 2004, 12:51 AM
Very impressive shading!!
August 27th, 2004, 09:58 PM
prostate } Thanks brotha' I see what your saying, i didn't think about that when I drew it. I wasn't intending the eye to be upside down but since the hand is i suppose the eye should. Hang on, let me look at my hand-eye in the mirror... (lame joke). Thanks for the kind words my talented friend. A color you shall have - and if you see anything that needs work, please don't hesitate to crit the hell out of me, i take everything into consideration.
Yo-Sef Kay } thanks!
dako } thanks man, that's pencil but the contrast was bumped up for effect. I'm glad i did that, if it wasn't for DSG i wouldn't have come up with that. Assignments are fun! :perv:
rog } really? i should have a word with my hosting... thanks man.
miguel } this bud's for you. i'll try that, on these i had the urge to start smudging but I'm trying to discipline myself to do the forms with the hatching, so that once i do the smudging it has a greater effect. Thanks for the tip tho and please don't hesitate to gimme a crit down. (alternative to beat-down)
Grooves-u } thanks my friend, now you said it - you gotta DSG it up too.
good WAR } yea, i've noticed that about him, we used to hang out allot in my college days. Now he just sits around his house all day smoking weed and playing video games. I'm like "dude, what happened to the old death angel that used to slaughter troves of peasantry? what's up with all this prosperity" He then quickly reminds me that he has a large sword and his subsidiaries do all the work now. If you killed satan religions would dominate the earth inadvertently creating a hell for the living - ironic!
stokes} thanks dude, im trying not to do mag-refs anymore to make me draw from life but i just had to learn those curves.
SOCO } thanks man.
:painting: this smiley symbolizes me needing to get on the wacom and color some sheeeit. ill post the results soon.
August 28th, 2004, 01:08 AM
steak - man this is one awesome sketch thread. you inspire me. i really can't believe I didn't meet you in austin. you need to come back to texas and teach me how to f*cking hatch like that, man. SPs are awesome. DSG work is good - reminds me of brom, but much more...angel of death like...very steak-tronish. ;)
your portraits (especially the longer ones) have a ton of emotion in them. if I had your aug 24 SP or the Laura Martin pic, I'd frame them and hang them on my wall. beautiful stuff.
the knees on the chick you posted yesterday w/ the DSG pic also rock. knees are hard to do well, so kudos there.
now, not sure how important creatures are to you, but a lot of them don't seem to get completed. I'd love to see you force yourself to wrap up some of the drawings a bit more completely. I'm a starter - not a finisher, so depending on the reasons, I may be completely in the same boat with you. I don't usually finish my ideas because I'm afraid it'll loose what it has that makes it so awesome un-finished. and maybe that's the right way to be, I dunno - I rarely like what I finish, but I'm also my worst critic.
also it's great that you're trying so many foreshortened self portraits. foreshortened heads are hard to get right. I COMPLETELY suck at it. I start guessing and making shit up and stop paying attention to what I see. you've got it down really good, but keep an eye on the angles of everything. it looks to me like some of them end up with more foreshortening on some parts of the face than on others. It almost looks like it's intentional, so perhaps you're playing with perspective and doing a DAMN good job of it. Not sure, just thought I'd point it out.
your thread and your artwork are very inspiring. seriously, sometime I'd love to meet ya and soak some skills off ya. If I ever go up to portland to feed my book addiction again, I'll have to drive up to seattle and see you lot.
thanks for your comments on my sketch thread as well. I've taken them to heart.
August 28th, 2004, 05:52 AM
shit,your skills r comin along nicely ma-man,youve got a nack 4 creature design...great cross hatching..
August 28th, 2004, 12:59 PM
i see a looseness in these sketches that i havent seen from you before... .continue with this and push it further (as i will do.. like you told me). some of these monster designs are lookin real nice. push your values further.. .i want to see you go all the way to black. also, start thinking about composition when you start every page. ..i know that since george pratt told me to think about composition, ive become much more comfortable with it, and it brings a nice presentation to every page. start painting traditionally as well. i remember you telling me that you are painting digitally, but i have to say (from my experience) that painting traditionally will help you more, and make sure youre doing some reference painting.
August 28th, 2004, 09:50 PM
The last dump is super...a couple the creatures seem to have exaggerated equine elements (especially the top one...my horse used to do that when she smelled something bad), I really like that because it sort of grounds them...they look like somehting that could really exist. Rubygenesis is of course the master of doing stuff like that, especially her horses, so maybe go take a peek again at some older stuff on her thread. And the thing with the split hands is just scary, but Im sure that that was the point ^_^.
I agree with metalwinds, maybe get away from the wacom and try actual paints, I think incredible stuff could happen. I think sometimes something gets lost somewhere between your hand and the computer monitor that is there when you actually contact a canvas with a brush...as Ive recently re-discovered after taking some of Murawski's advice. Your recent sketches have some sort of heightened energy to them and (not to sound to cheesy) it seems like youve packed a little more of your emotion into them. I dont know what has provoked the change, but I lilkeee.
Speaking of emotions, sorry I was pretty cranky last night, I'd had sort of a crap day and was taking it out on everyone, but I havnt seen you in a while so I felt extra bad! Dont take it personally...I loves!
Anyway, Keep it up and keep it real! Talk to you later playa.
August 29th, 2004, 05:48 AM
nice dump bro, felt it all the way over here. my advice, if you can find yourself a lifedrawing session that has painting session (1,2,3 etc hour long poses) and practice traditional painting. im just starting to do that right now, its pretty painfull espically since ive been on a computer for so long. but WAY helpful.
then come home and mess around with the computer.
really like that monster with the arms coming out of the belly.
cant think of anything else to say.
August 31st, 2004, 04:03 AM
maldrin: thanks again man. If I'm not mistaken you may be under the impression i live in portland. not so, I'm in the dirty south o' Georgia... Your totally right, i need to finish this stuff. I'm still just goofing around when I need to get on the ball with the job hunt. At any rate, thank you for the encouragement, any third-party insight is always welcome. But good insight from good folk is awesome :)
Rusty: Thanks my good man. Always a hefty dose of encouragement to hear from you. Now I'm gonna try to keep up with those dsg's...
metaldanny: thanks bud. As long as we keep the fire lit (under the respective asses) we'll be alright. I'll think about composition when I'm painting more (and with the sketches), but when I sketch I'm an advocate of not wanting to care about the outcome. I used to make only tight renderings throughout college, and part of why i didn't draw enough was the frustration resulting in a bad drawing. Lightening up is a big lesson from school I feel i've benefited from it, my problem is not making the finished work from the sketch once i stumble on something good in the book, i'll work on that. Totally right about pulling out the brushes, i've got those, but the time to use them... excuses should have no place here. thanks again man.
mike: you got it, i'll get you a better one soon (gotta bet back in the coloring swing)
kerry: that actually is a horse mouth from a mag. Thanks for the comments, I guess now that I'm out of school the work matters more and more every day, John Mueller said that you start making good work once you realize you have to live off of it. This daily coding garbage is killing me softly... with it's song. I detected no crankiness, from your schedule I'm not surprised, if you stay sane through it all you'll come out with some killer art skills...
prostate: thanks man, this digital stuff is painful as is, but i painted with brushes once upon a time... From what i read Seattle sounds like a cool place for the arts, There is a slim chance i could sit in on a class at school even tho I'm done. Thanks for the words dude, your stuff is looking killer as always.
So I tried to do allot with this painting. Trying to screw around with light sources etc... I think it's too overdone and confusing but i've got to stop being over-cautious. Almost chickened out on posting.
cross-post for dsg, anti-tank armor
August 31st, 2004, 05:59 AM
Steak, figured I should say what's up and, hey, this stuff looks good. That anti tank armor rocks! Thanks for posting.
August 31st, 2004, 08:30 AM
that is one bad ass anti-tank suit!
August 31st, 2004, 09:27 AM
steak - this last post is awesome. I think the creature you painted worked out pretty well, although I think there would be brighter highlights on it (at least on the underside) if it's surrounded by fire like that. Other than the contrast, I think you did a bang up job on the painting. better than I could do, that's for damn sure!
I also totallly love the barlowe inspired creature. Wayne Barlowe kicks frickin ass when it comes to creature design and rendering. yours has a very barlowe feel, and I think you pulled it off well. oh, and did i mention CONGRATS for finishing off that drawing instead of leaving it half-drawn? I asked and I did receive. :D
Yeah, I noticed you were in GA after I had said something thinking you were in Seattle. I could have sworn you and JP42 were discussing hanging out together recently and I made an ASSumption. my bad. Athens, GA, eh. Got some good peeps in the outskirts of Atlanta. If we ever go visit them, I'll have to make sure there's time alotted for a "steak break." >:D
great work on the mech, as well, but you've been told that already. watch the redrawing of the lines - i think it could be a tad cleaner, but that's probably cuz DSG is kinda about hurrying. I do love the extra tidbits on the page - specs for the hand, the launcher, etc. very nice!!
:[ ok, back to work....
August 31st, 2004, 09:38 AM
damn, that color is pretty sweet. great updates, man.
August 31st, 2004, 09:46 AM
man, that demon up there is the shit! the flame one - and the one beneath that!
As usual, good stuff. I especially like the legs on the bird sitting further up, nice one...
Is that an SP up top? beneath the Angel of Death? If so, nice one too. I like your line work. You have much patients with your shading/values. I could use some o' that.
Hope you received my PM, I await your reply!
keep it up dude...
August 31st, 2004, 01:27 PM
holy crap, I must be spending too much time sleeping, you're on fire here! Great demons and monsters, excellent designs and I really like your use of cross hatch.
You look like you were struggling a bit with that last SP and I'm not sure why. You describe volumes in imaginary creature heads quite well, but the SP's look flat. I think you might be getting caught between in the surfaces and your understanding of your appearance. Try this to break loose: on your next SP, use a mirror, but draw your skull with an anatomy book handy. The mirror will show you the shapes that are you, but the book will keep you in line with placement of the eye/nose/mouth.
September 1st, 2004, 02:05 AM
sambrown, hito, flex, } thanks for the comments fellas. :)
maldrin: I thought you might know bout some Barlow. edenfx is making a show called alien planet for TLC based on expedition. I think it's gonna be the sheeeiiit. If you ever in the dirty south look me up bud:) Hopefully I wont be here much longer, I've gotta get out of this dull web work and into what matters (with the arts and what not.) I'll try to look out for the redraw and clean that guy up. Since i was designing the thing while drawing i left it sloppy. It's important not to be too careful with a sketch, but also important to make a better based on the first. thanks my man :D
BW: thanks man. I see what you mean with the sp, it was lazily drawn and also a little difficult to draw while squinting, my other excuse is my face is lacking in the symmetry. What your suggesting is something i need to do, Rusty does this really well since he can construct a face so well. I need to be able to do my face without looking at it (too much).
did this in about an hour, still farting around too much. the other is my dsg for the day, which i would describe as... shitty.
September 1st, 2004, 04:04 PM
I like the fact that you didn't use specular highlights on that last creature, gives him a nice dry finish you don't see very often.
September 1st, 2004, 05:32 PM
what w/ the cuss words and such. I always try to look at your stuff w/ a grain of salt (huh?) since I know you personally, but these recent paintings had me cursing out loud (this happens occasionally here at CA when I come across great stuff). I always felt your digi paints were a little weak (I know you'd agree), but these new ones are the goods. Like buzzz3d said, I like the dry feeling. I know you won't get complacent w/ your constant desire to improve, and despite your feelings regarding these pieces, I think they're pretty great. But as you know, there's no time for straight up chillin. You must keep at it.
September 2nd, 2004, 04:46 PM
wow kemp your really taking your skills to the next level. sweet work man. your digital paintings look much better than before. shading skills have improved ten fold. and i love the black n white sp with the mecha...sweet composition as well. keep it up man you keep me on my toes. peace
September 2nd, 2004, 08:13 PM
hey steak. just wanted to say your work is kick ass. i just see a couple of problems though. Your creatures, i would say, need major working on cuz, i'm seeing various patterns of similiarity. like they look like their screaming and that stuff, but i'd like to see more variety. also on the paints: just practice on it because its really scratchy to me. other than that its great stuff. your pencils are the bomb. also, dont think i'm picking on you, as a lot of other CA artists seem to have the same prob. :wink:
September 3rd, 2004, 01:45 AM
You are kicking ass, man! I am loving the color work! MORE MORE MORE!
September 3rd, 2004, 01:58 AM
HOLY SHAT! those last 2 are so fricking good :)
September 3rd, 2004, 02:05 AM
damn! U r on fire here!!! Fucking great...Improving at speed of light!
September 4th, 2004, 01:05 PM
mikeC } I know, he's always like "keep drawing, I'm furious" and so on all day long...
buzz } glad you picked that up, i started to put in the highlights and refrained for that reason.
elboy } thanks for the words my friend. The paints a few pages back are hideous so i think I'm making a little improvement, but these hands can't stay idle (or can they...). you must keep at it to, your sb must be buried by now ;)
crunchmasta! } thanks bro, glad you joined the party - but i can't see yo shit!
obid } thanks for pointing that out, i rely on tricks too much. cheers.
KY-LOR, eater of worlds } thanks ma-man, OK OK OK
arghmisfit: thanks dude:)
xia: I wouldn't say "light" exactly, cheers bro :)
last nights dsg "sexy beast"
from a few days ago
drinking and drawing after my friend's wedding
while watching dubya's speech *shudder*, not the best page
did this this morning while perusing Mind Candy Man's thread
thanks for the replies guys!
September 4th, 2004, 01:28 PM
nice update, i really like the sexy beast.
September 4th, 2004, 02:51 PM
nice update man...sexy beast...id do her...
dont shit your pants kemp itll be back up once this madness is over. peaceout crunch
September 4th, 2004, 03:18 PM
Cool...very cool...amazing...yeah !
Your Monsters are really mindhunting O.O i wont have a nice sleep this night :D
September 4th, 2004, 03:27 PM
hey good update, the sexy beast and MCM are great drawings.
September 4th, 2004, 04:41 PM
I love the sexy beast. It's ... sexy. <3
I like september B2 also. Thematically probably not your best, but the composition of the page is swell, and the skeleton in the bottom right is pretty strong.
Nice pooch (=doggy) too. Yours?
September 4th, 2004, 08:12 PM
Yeah man that sexy beast is sexy. THAT IS A TASTY BURGERR
Bush speech. Man I am glad I didnt watch it :)
Keep up these sketchings... I am enjoying
September 5th, 2004, 04:39 AM
first and last pages r my favorites..you chose your highlights well on the first one(im guessing you used an eraser?)gives a slightly wet skin look..last one the cross hatchings just work really well specially around the hand..
September 5th, 2004, 08:02 PM
flex } thanks dude.
Paul } but i already did... what will i do with these shitty pants?
Corky13 } thanks for the compliment :)
b-dubya } thanks man, liken your updates too, good luck on the shirt contest.
Ra-havok } thanks, that dog is my mothers. It wouldn't stop barking at me while I was peacefully drawing trees so I drew it instead.
Endregen } a steak-burger that is (bada-bing...) sorry. Sometimes it must be nice to live in Canada and keep this madness at an arms length. Nice self portraits you've been doing.
Rusty } thanks man.:) I tend to do that when drawing the ladies. The hatching technique is a recent thing I'm kicking myself for not doing earlier. I never used to try and describe the surface with the hatches but it adds allot.
This isn't a sketch but i don't think anyones counting. I tried to bring the sexybeast up to finish quality. Still on shaky ground with paintings but i learned allot from this one. I'll try and do my Angel of Death tonight, I figure i've gotta know how to do this if I'm ever to get some work...
Please feel free to crit.
September 5th, 2004, 08:14 PM
wow, great work man. Tho i think u need to work a bit on your paintings, they are not really of the same calibur as your pencils imo.
September 5th, 2004, 11:14 PM
awesome work as usual dude. the painting on the figures are well done, they may need a tad bit more light. like the sexy beast is awesome, only thing is the background is a little distracting. the glow is a little too uniformed with the brushstrokes, and the gradation is too choppy. the rocks are a little too high, cuts the page and compostion in a weird place, i liked the level it was in the sketch. the rocks are still a little too uniform in shape, same as the sky.
but really things like this are nit picking on my part. awesome awesome work bro, keep em coming.
September 5th, 2004, 11:19 PM
yo holmez, that sexy beast painting is pretty sweet- I would watch your saturation in the shadows though, it looks a little mirky where it could be more intense... some saturated colors on the skull would be pretty cool I think. keep it up, i likes it all.
September 6th, 2004, 05:52 AM
Hi Steak, great update again.
About the painting:
First let me say this: I'm no expert and by long means not up to your level but here in Holland we have a saying: The best sailors are always at shore, so I'm going to say something about it. Hope you have some use for it.
My first impression is that it looks a bit muddy.
That's probable because the sketch is pretty dark already and maybe you paint on another layer in Photoshop set to Color (at least that is what it looks like).
I think this image could use some highlights especially the skin and the skull, and the background could be darker to make the character pop out more.
Make a new layer set to color dodge for example and paint with a low opacity not too saturated color and make the dark/light differences a little bigger.
You can use a separate layer set to multiply to darken certain areas.
At a certain point I always flatten the image and blend the colors and the linework to get rid of that layerlook.
Comments on the rocks are already given so I won't say anything about that.
Hope this helps. :\
September 6th, 2004, 08:28 PM
ok kemp here it goes raw and unedited...the character design is nice and i like the implied texture on the skin and the dirtyness to it. the hands need more detail to form and how the joints work. modelers need you to be super detailed on those things so they know how to render and animate it. you could use some reddish reflected highlight on the skull so it doesnt look so superimposed.
id rethink the background as well. the green takes away from the piece...there isnt green anywhere else. it looks like it was an afterthought honestly. think about where this raw sexy beast lives then imply it in the background. the rocks need some work also...they seem like just splotches...i think you focused only on the character...thats why she looks so damn good. but the background needs some work. also her coursette needs some work...it looks a bit flat in the front. make it look more leathery or just refrence more coursettes the bright blue is the harshet part. tone that part in the front down a bit.
i do love the varation in colour in the character and i think it is a great painting of the character and with a few hints itll be great. hopes this helps man...i do want to reitterate that i do like the piece. i just wanted to be as thourough as possible. good luck man.
September 8th, 2004, 05:28 PM
WHOA SON!! Before had only seen the weird version of your sketchbook that was only one page, I'm not sure exactly how long ago those where done- but i gotta say the the immediately obvious leaps and bounds are incredible. Respect from over here. Still though, a lot to be said for fluidity and the such!
O D T
September 8th, 2004, 05:33 PM
the colour one of the monster in fire is the bomb! i feel like i have holographic glasses on when i look at it!
your hatchet-style is very nice too, very neat!
September 8th, 2004, 05:38 PM
Senhor Steak, i haven't posted here in ages, but i must say..your sketchbook is ridiculous...
Ridiculously fuckin cool....
September 8th, 2004, 06:45 PM
I'm going to start doing "Steak-Tron studies", I swear to God, you wonderful bastard...
September 9th, 2004, 03:00 AM
I want to thank everyone for giving me pointers on the painting, I'm in the process of largely reworking it, with all of the comment in mind. My experience with color... well sucks. So yer help is much appreciated. I'll post it as soon as I'm done. [soon I tells ya']
Calle } agreed, more painting on work I shall
Prostate } thanks for the tips bro, If anyone knows the photoshops it's you. The environment was an after thought and lazily done - Unacceptable! i'll re-post soon.
codytron } advice taken... and being used. thanks for the tips whomes.
buzz } thanks for the tips dude :) as I said up thayer I wrote all this stuff down for changes.
crunchy outsides } I was wrestling with the hand and feet since the light source wouldn't go over the ledge, but I don't really need to follow imaginary light source rules [and i didn't really have one defined] thanks for the tips bud.
McLean } thanks man, i peeked at yer sketches at work, great stuff man, welcome to the board and comment away:)
O D T } thanks dude, sometimes I think I should take those glasses off...
bRyaN } ree-dick-a-lus. cheers dude.
Dominieler } you flatter me you beautiful son of a bitch. Hope your taking Ringling by storm :)
I couldn't resist posting some more sketches, I'm reworking some of the PS paints before I put em' on my site, but the skull dominatrix will be the first. I've made some drastic changes based on the tips so, Thanks again! they've really helped.
I did this one from a ref of no other than pam-anderson in french PHOTO. I helped me work out some issues with the knees in the sexy-beast. I changed the face around from the pic.
Ethnicity studies (of similar looking models)
I finally made it down to figure drawing and saw Artkitty and Keepiru, it's been too long since I had some good model drawin'
September 9th, 2004, 03:10 AM
out-back steak-tron - hot diggity! Nice update. Weird coincidence that I got to do some life drawing today too and I haven't done it in a long time. Anyway, the way you rendered that last one is fucking tasteeee! You know what, I was gonna give artkelly a crit on her (really good) life drawings about the head being a tad too big, then I decided not too since I thought maybe it was the model, and then I look at these sketches and see that the model kinda has a big head! Nice detective work eh? Damn, that was pointless...
September 9th, 2004, 04:05 AM
man, that sexy beast is going to give me nightmares. its hideous man! you totally fooled me in the finished section when you had that posted. man, posting all the time now too! you're makin me look a fool! I just haven't had the time to post lately....I'll be all over this mofo in a month or so, though.
You rocked that life drawing, and I like the way you use the pencil shadings again...
i'm toooo lazy to look if i mentioned before, but I think I did; occasionally when you draw eyes, they look real oblong. its becoming less of an issue I think...but wanted to throw out the most obvious thing I see and not totally just mooch off of your sketchbook.
i'll be lookin here more often now that I see you're back with a vengence!
September 9th, 2004, 11:02 AM
hey dood is that face of the sexy beast out of your head? if it is then fucking bravo yo. and those lifes are looking great, I'd love to see what you could do with some more time to rendar.
September 9th, 2004, 11:46 AM
weee.....like your style, amazing. especially your women. fine lines :)
September 9th, 2004, 01:01 PM
that's one solid damn elbow! The other life-drawing figures are very good, too, as are the studies from fashion magazines.
September 9th, 2004, 01:45 PM
good shiz, makes me wanna draw in pencil more.
September 9th, 2004, 02:09 PM
September 10th, 2004, 03:11 AM
wow bro those sketches are awesome as sex muffins. keep it up bro i like it lots. i want to crit on some stuff though. one thing on the creatures. I see that in most of your creatures i see a lot of the same type of face (meaning long jawed, screaming , wanting to bite your wang off, etc.) lets get more creative and vary out them creatures. good stuff otherwise.
September 10th, 2004, 03:32 AM
Your work is getting very loose and expressive, keep cranking, this is a great inspiration and I greatly appreciate you posting. I can't say much for crits but I noticed that on the 4th and 6th page, the head looks a little big on the figure. But man, this stuff is so killer! I've got some major catching up to do. .I feel like I haven't even started though.
September 10th, 2004, 03:26 PM
it's good. the elboy likes the elbow drawing, nyuk nyuk. like the 42nd jetpack, I like the layering magic you do w/ the pencil. cool design on stripperalla/barbwire's face. it's been said before, but your hatching is good stuff.
who would've guessed that batman's true identity is... groover mcnabb??
September 10th, 2004, 06:29 PM
Wow man. That skull headed woman is both bizarre and disgusting and lovely. I love your dark sense of humor. Besides your evident progress in color and lighting there's a quality that I do love in your sketches: the narrativity; instead of a frozen pose, they are like images taken from a movie. You want to know the rest of the story.
On the minus side: I'm not crazy about your cross hatching style. I think that using midtones -like in that last arm live drawing- your drawings improve a lot. So many lines can be distracting and flatten a bit the figures. Just an un-informed opinion, you know :)
Keep it up. Yours is my first-checked thread now.
September 12th, 2004, 05:51 PM
grooves ]> nice detective work indeed my friend. That model is a short un' I forgot to mention. Spooky coincidence ooooohhh....
JP424PREZ ]> you better be up in this s.b-mutha'. I've been keeping that tip in mind (you did mention it) and its helped my eye structures. Thanks for popping in dude.
Rice A Roni beeyotch!
Jackal Anubis: sorry, I have a skull like that I found at a thrift store (I'm not sure what it is). thanks for dropping in.
bwkeough, Yoell, Elastic ]> thanks fellas!
Oregano ]> sheeeiiiittt 8)
MikeC ]> hahaha, thanks dude.
obid ]> alright already (haha)... sorry, i've been letting the creatures collect dust for a spell. Thanks for the crit, I'll see if i can fix it.
SamB ]> thanks dude, that model is actually really short, but I may have oversized the head anyways.
elroy: ]> gasp! secrets revealed! thanks bud :) it was fun hanging in the A-T-H.
Yaiko ]> thanks for the analysis man. I feel I still have improvement to do on the hatching/layering technique. I'm trying to vary up my methods for describing forms. So allot of these are meant as an exercise in not relying on the smudge stick. If i want a good looking finisher tho I still use it. It's good to hear from you again.
More drawings and not PS paintings, they are hard and non-post-able at the moment, what can I say. I was watching C-SPAN while drawing old-guy faces this weekend. This is an interesting exercise because the camera stays in the same position for a long time on one person and if the camera does move it's just another old guy. So I got to make frankenstein like old man creations.
Got some drawing in at the museum with the Elboy too. There is a cool Augustus Saint Gaudens exhibit there I'm going to exploit for as long as I can.
good ol' John C. Calhoon
September 12th, 2004, 07:11 PM
niiice update steak, youre just too damn good at hatching. ive learned a lot by looking at your work, i no longer break my wrist when hatching, and always lift that pencil with each stroke. sweet portraits, youve improved A LOT. these are starting to look like they came out of a printer!
Sok N. Wett
September 13th, 2004, 12:01 AM
Your fucking insane man.....pencil is the shiznit.
September 13th, 2004, 12:35 AM
ur pencil work looks better each time!
ps- cool thread name :bashful:
September 13th, 2004, 06:36 AM
shit,your cross hatchings just get better and better,that old vietnamese guy is my favourite one,youve captured his character in that one...
that last one shows superb tonal skillz bro..
keep it up.
September 13th, 2004, 07:36 AM
real nice man !!! skill +1
September 16th, 2004, 12:53 AM
Syro :: thanks dude, I feel like I've come a long way. It's been about a year since I've done these regular posts and I've realized the best thing for improvement is consistent work. I'll make some straight up crap If I take a few days off. About Hatching; yea dude, don't agonize over them too much, I think thats what you mean, the most important thing is just to keep putting them down --End Print Message--:)
Sok N. Wett :: thanks dude, cool screen name.
Argh :: thanks man, I have to give the thread name credit to elboy
Rusty :: I most certainly will my man, your steady updates give me that much needed kick in the pants. The elderly studies have been interesting, In allot of ways they reflect the lives they've led. There's allot of character in the wrinkles.
liam :: thanks for the points :)
I went to life drawing again and am digging the regular practice. I'm getting a little faster but still think I'm moving too slow. We had a great model this time that did some unique monster-like poses and was toned but skinny making the bones and veins pop out. Hopefully we'll get him again. For another (mo' better) look at this guy jump on over to Artkitty's thread. And Keepiru's if she posts.
3 to 20 min. poses
http://www.kempart.com/Artwork%20popups/september_F3.jpg http://www.kempart.com/Artwork%20popups/september_F4.jpg http://www.kempart.com/Artwork%20popups/september_F5.jpg
September 16th, 2004, 01:10 AM
pure dopeness. the two sitting poses are particularly good.
September 16th, 2004, 07:31 AM
hey man, great figure sketches! Im love your line quality and your hatching skillz are killer. i need to put some more value in my sketches, im gonna give this hatching thing a whirl....
September 16th, 2004, 07:55 AM
Those life drawings are KILLAH! Such a nice fluid grace and those crosshatchings are delicious. Pardon me for just using the term "delicious", I have smacked myself across the face for that. Owch.
Seriously, these drawings are really something. Way to go! Inspires me to want to get back in a life-drawing class...
Keep them updates a-flowin'!! :)
September 16th, 2004, 01:23 PM
Whoa! I missed the last update, you're kicking ass, man!
Those first two seated life drawing poses are very good, very solid. Excellent heads in the last post, too.
When are we going to see some of those digital color pieces?
September 16th, 2004, 01:29 PM
Rusty already said this, but maaaaaan, your hatching had really gotten better! That portrait of the guy with the freaky eyes on the last update, maaaaan. Really great line direction with the hatching. I'm gonna have to study these. Excellent work my friend. And I'm lovin' those life drawings.
September 16th, 2004, 02:21 PM
Love the Steak.
Gotta love the Steak.
September 16th, 2004, 03:06 PM
Agh, you make me crazy! I know I saw these briefly last night, but looking at them now, I can't believe how much you can get down in three minutes. You are a demon...livin' life in the fast lane. It's always fun to watch you draw, I never want to hover but I know I do. Sometimes when you open your sketchbook, the scent of warm apple pie and springtime flowers and all of the finer things in life just fills the room. Tee hee.
Oke maybe thats pushing it. Hopefully if I keep going to these I will get a little faster. These are beautiful sketches as always...I'm with JadeDragon, I really like when you have that fluid gesture under the hatched value, Its a nice effect, especially the ones where the heads are hinted at with a scribble, but you've gotten rendered in the body. It provides an intresting contrast, and offers some insight into how you think about the figure.
Looks like the gloomy weather you were wanting has finally gotten here. Have fun and stay dry.
-Keeps (it real)
September 16th, 2004, 03:17 PM
look at that the hits just keep on coming ! damn soo nice you guys have that going with the models !
its amazing aht a few drawing from real life sessions will do
love it steak keep going !
September 16th, 2004, 03:26 PM
Cool life drawings, Steak!
I like september f1 and f2 most. The way you hatch is pleasant to watch. The quality of your linework shines with f4.
How big are these?
Perhaps you could try to draw the hands and the feet -which are difficult- before you start rendering.
September 17th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Wow, great stuff, it's all good but I really think you have a knack for creature design, I really like the demon with the arms coming out of his stomach, color and BW. Great stuff , I gotta stop by here more often. :tihi:
September 17th, 2004, 05:11 PM
September 17th, 2004, 09:34 PM
A lot of people have been commenting on your hatchwork, with good reason... it's awesome! more more more more more!
September 18th, 2004, 01:42 PM
bonedog ~ thanks dude!
Layil ~ thanks for stopping by. I like your daily sp thread. Great stuff in there (and yer sketches too of course)
JadeDragon ~ your too kind man, those creatures of yours are killer! No need for slaps on account of lil' ol' me :)
bwkeough ~ there a' coming man. I'm fickle about finishing so I'm working on a few at the same time. I will finish tho, even if I die trying... thanks for your kind words bro.
MC Groover pants ~ thanks my friend. I'm just a hatching girl in this hatching world. (I hope that doesn't sound sarcastic, I'm enjoying pushing this [hatching] approach).
JetMikeFourtyTwo ~ it's what's for dinner (I'm so whitty, heh...) --Authorized by CA veterans for truth--
KeepiKerry ~ Thanks! glad you noticed that. I think i went straight to renders the week before and it detracted from the drawing. On top of everything else your doing if you go to this regularly you will definitely see improvement, which is already the case. So I'm the only one that sketches while baking apple pies and planting spring flowers?
Liam.c. ~ thanks!
Ra Havok ~ thanks man. f4 is about a foot tall. f1 and f2 are about 8in. I was switching between a mechanical and drafting pencil. Hands and feet it is.
Bojee ~ Thanks man. I think I've had the most success with the creatures but I've got to get rounded out and bring the other stuff to that level. (environments noooooo!) Please do.
I.V. ~ RRRiiiccchhh. Thanks for dropping by man, and for updating that fine thread of yours.
codron ~ mo' hatching Comin' right up senior cody.
So I've fucked around with the sexy beast for a while and I'm at the wall (this sounds funny out of context). It's definitely better than it was and I have all the helpful comments to thank, so now what? If you've got any crits lay em' on me because I could use them.
The rest is half-finished crap. I'm reworking my other paintings and some new ones for the portfolio and I've got some more statue drawings on the way. I'll work on thems tomorrow.
September 18th, 2004, 07:07 PM
BICYCLE RIDING CYCLOPS!!!!! Yeah!
Dont mind me, Im just here to lick the pretty pretty crosshatchings....slrrp.
Sexy Beast is turning out grrreat. Heck I'd still do her, just because her skull is painted so very very lovely. You are a bajillion times better at painting than I am, so I cant give you any pointers in that direction, all I can do is sit on the sidelines and yell "GO GO GO!" I'm watching how you finish her off, so I can learn your powers and become master of the universe.
Great update Steaky! Keep em comin'!
September 18th, 2004, 07:17 PM
holy robin fucking batman! sweet beast man! i knew you could pull some sweet paintings. much better kemp and i mean like 10 folds better. you have taken your creature and placed her in context and gave it a mood. well done. your drawings keep getting more and more amazing. it blows my mind man. keep it up man rock a good portfolio and youll have a job in no time. i cant really crit much cuz your stuff is lookin pretty damn solid. you have knocked me off my socks this time steakmasta....peace out