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February 11th, 2008, 03:39 AM
this is the first day of the rest of my life.....so I thought I would start a new ca sketchbook :)
February 11th, 2008, 08:41 AM
I like that first one, it's just, well, awesome. Critiques? Hmm, well maybe I stopped by too soon, it does seem like these need more time spent on them, but then, it is a sketchbook. I'll try to stop by later.
February 11th, 2008, 08:43 AM
hmm, nice:) post more:P
what material do you use for that first one? or is it digital?
February 22nd, 2008, 09:14 PM
JJ McKool - thanks
ajvenema - they are all digital so far :)
more human figure studies/sketches
February 25th, 2008, 03:21 PM
the stagg image was for ca's daily sketch group
February 25th, 2008, 08:20 PM
the cowboy people were for the daily sketch group on cgtalk
February 25th, 2008, 08:36 PM
studies and digital painting practice
February 25th, 2008, 08:57 PM
this's a real gem of a thread you've got here. your grey piece with the downtrodden guy is beautiful and your sketches have a lot of energy to them, the cowboy is really nice. very cool stuff, can't wait to see more
February 25th, 2008, 10:34 PM
thank you for the kind words Movenski, I liked the images on your site and your sketchbook, too bad you have been away from the sketch forums for a while..
trying to stay focused, and trying to practice digital painting
February 25th, 2008, 11:04 PM
hey jack, this a very good start for a sketchbook. i can offer some compliments on your first post, i like how simple you made it and the colors that you used. as for crits, some of you sketches in the middle had poor linework or maybe thats how you wanted to make it. but if you improved on your linework it would bring out the shapes that you have created, there fore bringing out the image your trying to show us. i hope this helps :rocker:
February 26th, 2008, 05:56 PM
this is another daily sketch from cgtalk's daily sketch group
February 26th, 2008, 07:25 PM
ok its muscle men week, or month here is my progress so far on the character of the week "Male Vampire Pin Up"
February 26th, 2008, 08:00 PM
good stuff man...
keep the strokes to a minimum
February 26th, 2008, 08:57 PM
nice stuff here man off to a good start for sure. maybe do some more anatomy studies. and try to emphasize weighted line more. also i'd suggest when coloring digitally use a harder brush so you don't get the dulled down blurry look. also use more lights/darks in your colored pieces. the added contrast will help a lot. keep it up.
February 26th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Great stuff- I really like your line quality, though I do think that it wouldn't hurt your lines to make them a little more bold. Also- don't be scared to use complementary colours in your shading while colouring- it adds a lot of depth to a composition.
February 27th, 2008, 12:20 AM
thank you for the kind words and suggestions...I do need to work on my anatomy, and the line weight issue I am always playing with
update on the vamp/character of the week illustration
February 27th, 2008, 05:01 PM
update on the character of the week
February 27th, 2008, 06:44 PM
another daily cgtalk sketch
also can anybody help me understand why everything I attach is attached as a thumbnail?
a quick update, trying to raise the impact of the image with some color and focus work
February 29th, 2008, 08:58 AM
i think the whole "thumbnail" thing is just a labelling thing here on the forum and they're not acutally thumbs.
your vamps neck is looking a bit thick, you might want to carve a bit offa the back and pull the head up at bit in PS with your clone stamp.
the pieta looking one, its a gorgeous pose and your hand laying there is a winner! some crits though, double check the arm coming foreward in space's placement (it looks a bit long) (again you can probably just move it with your clone or C&P) as for the drama i'd add a nice dark in the back to pull those lights foreward and make your figs pop. check out some Caravaggio for prime examples like this http://www.patriziaforlani.it/cat_caravaggio_04.jpg
hope this helps some, there're some really nice ideas going on here, i really like looking at your work and progression.
March 1st, 2008, 07:54 AM
some progress on the vamp pic and another daily sketch for cgtalk
March 2nd, 2008, 02:12 AM
more cgtalk daily sketch images and ca daily sketch
March 2nd, 2008, 06:54 AM
a couple of updates cg sketch and a female character study
March 12th, 2008, 06:22 AM
more sketches and one piece of chow
March 12th, 2008, 10:06 AM
a few quicks this morning
March 12th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Jack you're good, I like your sketches, and by the way, how I can upload my artworks? I'm new here so I'd apreciate a little help please?.
March 12th, 2008, 11:46 AM
thanks for the comment t3nox, it is pretty simple to upload your images...
when you start a new thread or a reply (some sections don't have this function like the daily sketch group) you can scroll down a bit and see where the button "manage attachments" resides.
click it and you will get a new window where you can upload your images and once they show that they are uploaded click the close window button. and hit submit reply and you will see your images
March 12th, 2008, 06:32 PM
more, these are quick sketches for the chow assignment, gender bender
March 19th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Man, this is great stuff. You draw great figures. I don't have any crits, really. I'd like to see some of them taken to a higher degree of finish, maybe. And maybe some environments or something. But yeah -- good work. I'm impressed. Keep it up.
March 25th, 2008, 07:40 PM
thank you funfetus for your words of encouragement, I really like your sketch book especial your POW panels, I even started work on some for the POW contests because of yours, I hope we get to see your art grace a major comic publication
I also have to ask again how you get those remarkably clean lines on your panels, that is one part of my work that I am focusing on improving and as you mentioned in your post I am working on landscapes and other drawing topics besides characters...thanks man
some quick updates wip for the most recent finish chow contest, however didn't finish it, I saw posh's entry and I gave up....also the Pegasus was for the CA Daily sketch group
November 9th, 2010, 07:40 AM
Sketches above are awesome. Colors make them live.