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September 23rd, 2008, 12:25 PM
NEW Stuff ON LAST PAGE!
go to last page pls...these stuffs in front r old~
I've been lurking for quite some time and have finally decided to have an online sketchbook! I'm currently 19 studying Digital Media Design in my college(we call it Nanyang Polytechnic) here in Singapore and I would love to be a concept artist or illustrator in the future.
I've seen many improve in skills via these sketchbooks(with the help of you guys) in CA and i would love to be 1 of them as well :yayca:
So guys pls crit! I'm really determined to improve! :D
alright enough of the talk, heres some my sketches.:lifedrawing:
September 23rd, 2008, 12:38 PM
Looking good man, I particularly like the animal studies, and the 3 panel enviros.
Were they for anything? i.e a comic or animation idea.
September 23rd, 2008, 01:39 PM
Looks like a good start!
Crits: I have a sneaking suspicion you are purposefully hiding your anatomy under clunky clothes/armor. Do some nude studies, and then experiment with slapping armor/clothing on. You don't see all the details of the anatomy in the end, but it's worth it to get some realistic fitting clothes/armor. Also, watch your hand and head proportions. Just remember this trick: The body is about 7.5 to 8 heads tall, and the hands are almost as big as the face with fingers splayed outwards. Good luck!
September 24th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Jacky-Boy - Thanks Jacky-Boy! the lion studies were some studies we had during school curriculum. As for the 3 panels, it was too for 1 of my school work where we were required to do a small project and me and my friends chose to do a animation art book. So its kinda somewhat like for an animation idea.:^^:
M-Croft - Thanks M-Croft! I did nearly nude(my school doesnt allow nude) studies during my drawing classes but it been quite some time since my last life drawing. yea, i'm frequently having difficulties with the head and hand proportions, and drapery too.Thanks for your crits M-Croft, it really helped me.:) I'll go practise my life drawings once again!:lifedrawing:
Today's update is the character design for a project me and friend are working on, the creature is from the chinese lion dance which is quite popular in the chinese culture. Crits are welcome!
Next Up: some gestures or sketches close to life drawings :yayca:
September 30th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Was overseas the last 3 days and didnt have the chance to update, therefore a big update today!
heres some gestures and reportages i did. The were wolf liked creature with 4 hands is one of the drawing assignments i did in my last semester.
crits are welcomed!
October 1st, 2008, 10:41 AM
somemore random stuffs i did recently:)
October 6th, 2008, 10:19 AM
Like What I
October 6th, 2008, 11:50 AM
mentler: Its really an honour to have you here Doctor Bone! Thx for visiting!:teeth:
Been busy with my school project these few days, lots of 3d lighting to do. and laggy computers are getting on my nerves :upset:
Here's a sketch i did while waiting for the renders.
and another is for the project i previously mentioned, about the chinese lion dance lion (his name is now Felio!)
I would hope to be able to do some gestures or anatomical drawings tomorrow.:)
October 7th, 2008, 11:11 AM
some stuffs i did today during those renders.:) no ref for these stuffs
October 8th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Hello junior! I'm an alumni from NYP as well. Your sketchie is looking good, keep up with those studies. You're from the animation sector, am i right...?
October 11th, 2008, 11:13 AM
shamandalie: Hello senior! nice to see people from NYP around! yea i'm in the animation sector. Which year did you graduate?
Heres some sketches i did yesterday but did not have a chance to post. Did some 30seconds gestures from posemaniac and I learnt that keeping the pen on the paper while drawing really helps! :) and the other is a tryout of a brush by zhuzhu!
October 14th, 2008, 11:54 AM
didnt do drawings yesterday.
But nonetheless, here's some i did today, all 30seconds stuff from Posemaniac (posemaniac rocks!) I seriously wanna improve in this, so maybe much more training of the same stuff for the next few days.:)
October 14th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Yea posemaniacs is a cool webbie. :) But i'm pretty sure school is still using Bridgeman. You can look at Loomis too, it's good stuff. I graduated 2008, this year actually lol. Probably might have seen you around :D keep up with those studies too!
October 15th, 2008, 11:17 AM
shamandalie: yea posemaniac is just amazing. yea i think i've seen you around before after looking at your self portrait at your thread. I've got the Fusion presentation and E-magiciens exam kinda thingy going on tomorrow:( not sure if i have time for sketches.
not much today,just a sketch :)
October 21st, 2008, 08:40 AM
Not been posting for some time...but anyway here's something different i did today!:) My first pixel art :D (started out when the urge to draw digitally and the abscene of a wacom meets)
It's still a WIP, there's still some more editting to do.
October 26th, 2008, 10:18 PM
was busy the last week again..I gotta start to discipline myself!
another variety of the same char. did it for my friend to use as his msn display pic.
October 27th, 2008, 06:19 AM
Wow, the studies up there are fantastic! I mean, especially with that on-off pressure that is so hard to nail down. x_@; Likin' all the karate dudes, very dynamic poses!
November 3rd, 2008, 05:29 PM
woo, that's gonna waste a few hours. :D
I'm lovin that pixel dude, he'd look wicked animated. GraphicsGale is a pretty cool program if you ever wanna dabble a bit more in the realms of pixelart. http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/
Also the forums over at wayofthepixel.net and pixeljoint are good for pixellin critique.
December 4th, 2008, 02:12 PM
I reay like everything here. Great gesture studies. And the gladiator's great too! Keep up the good work.
January 2nd, 2009, 09:47 AM
Hey all, oh my its been soooooo long.
But my love and dream of concept art is not gone.
I hate myself for not being discipline enough but anyways...
Its a new year so i'll post some stuff i did over this quiet period and a particular CHOW: DEEP initial tryout sketch(yea its old)
some of them are done in Alchemy. man, alchemy is soOoOooO CooL!!!
Thank you Shalite,Jacky-Boy and WickedEdges for coming by! Really appreciate it!
January 5th, 2009, 10:17 AM
a painting i started tonight, will be coloring it tomorrow :)
crits are welcomed!
January 6th, 2009, 11:07 AM
omg! i dunno how to color! time to check out Mr. Delicious' video. I'll get out of my comfort zone tomorrow.
heres a sketch i did today
January 7th, 2009, 10:28 AM
no new characters or stuff today.
but did 1 color study , i copied a photo and tried to mimic it without using the color picker. a practice from Goro Fujita.
tried coloring the 2 handed swordsman but kinda sucked.
I gonna do a final grayscale version of my frankenstein, i've never done any final work b4, jus sketches and stuff. I'm currently having troubles with getting rid of the outline...gonna go watch some tutorials on how ppl color their stuff. ya so heres the wip.
January 8th, 2009, 10:51 AM
just some practice sketches of faces and some stuff today. worked only a bit on the frankenstein. but was struggling with details and painting.
so i've decided to do some practice by coloring from life tomorrow.
January 8th, 2009, 10:55 AM
nice stuff!! ...i like the little chinese lion
January 11th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Dan Valkar: Thanks! yea you reminded me, i think i may go back and work an illustration for that lion someday.
my college told me bout the Darkstalker's Tribute comp and was thinking mayb i could give it a try. But there's so many amazing ppl out there, i guess it'll be more of an experience for me.
so did many sketches and studies of my chosen character Anakaris for the past days. and came up with this initial sketch for my final piece. do crit, especially if you spot something weird.
not sure if i'm free tomorrow to do some stuff, but i'll try and nail down my idea of what Anakaris will gonna be shooting out from his palm tomorrow.
(and shit i'm escaping from coloring once again)
January 12th, 2009, 10:26 AM
just a alchemy sketch today
January 13th, 2009, 11:27 AM
an initial color tryout for Anakaris. It's looking bad but i thought i'll just post it so someone can help me with it.
I need to sleep now, but as for the next step, I wanna bring up the lighting further as i think my overall color's are looking a bit dull, hopefully the lighting would help :/
comments and crits are welcomed and much needed
January 14th, 2009, 11:25 AM
i've decided to go back to grayscale to really get my values rite b4 i try anything else. did onli this portion of the piece. i'll most probably be busy tomorrow. so i'll cont when i'm free.
January 17th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Ola local! Looking good and crowded here in your sketchbook , anticipating to see how motivated everyone is!
January 17th, 2009, 11:38 AM
damienflux: Hey hey! cool, it's hard to find locals around. Thanks for visiting!
did some figure drawing the day before, will post some of them soon. here's something I did today. think i need to further increase the contrast
will continure my Anakaris tomorrow. crits are welcomed!:)
January 18th, 2009, 04:53 AM
did some studies from Andrew Loomis and Bridgeman.
gonna post the life drawings soon, i have to find my camera for those a2 peices. :yawn:
January 18th, 2009, 10:10 AM
you're making good progress with the Anakaris pic, that was definetly a good call going back to greyscale.
Those Bridgeman/Loomis studies are looking pretty sweet too, you should definetly do some more of those puppies. :}
I like the grey guy at the top too, but I'm finding his pose quite unreadable at the moment. I'd mess around a bit more with his legs, until he's standing a bit more naturally.
January 18th, 2009, 10:22 AM
I really like the last sketchbook page. The lines you use there are great. I also like the monster on the top of the page. If you continue the painting like his face, it's going to be great.
January 20th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Jacky-Boy: Hey buddy, nice seeing you here :) yea my brother is commenting on that pose as well. alright! i'll change it!
and ya i'll do more of the studies, i'm learning quite some muscle stuffs from those drawings.
Janos: hey thx for dropping by! ya i'll love to bring it further, hope i'll be my 1st (or mayb 2nd coz i wanna finish my Anakaris) finished painting(with color of coz)!
Was very busy this few days, with attachment and website for my graduation show. but here's the figure drawings as promised. okay i gotta slp now. will continue my paintings once my website is done.
January 24th, 2009, 11:21 AM
been very busy with my website these few days. but i think i'll be able to do more stuff since its Chinese New year here :), maybe free for 2 days if visiting relatives' house does not take too much time.
did some Da vinci's studies today. and practices of hatching from ccsears' mentoring thread.
Here's the study. i'll show some results of my hatching soon! :)
I found out tat i'm very weak in subtle shadings.. gonna do more form studies.
anyone have any suggestions for other practices i can do? was planning to do some Kian's exercises as well.
January 26th, 2009, 10:10 AM
I always get stuck in this stage silhouettes, i gotta do more finished sketches and reference or sketch more poses.
January 27th, 2009, 04:28 AM
some sketches, gonna continue these further.
February 7th, 2009, 12:34 PM
been very with attachment these few days. but my bridgman books are here! so more practicing would come these few days. here's some of the sketches i did for gameartisans' 2d mini challenge and our cyclops stylised challenge along with a random character.
February 9th, 2009, 09:45 AM
did some practice render of the fish dude and also my 1st try on CHOW, please comment! I need to do something about the composition for my CHOW, i think i'm not leading the eye to the face enough.
February 9th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Like the life sketches , do more of those , free and full of gesture ... it will help you more then drawing from reference for now.
February 10th, 2009, 08:30 AM
flamable:thanks for coming by! okay i'll definitely do more of those. thx again!
just a little bit on the fishman, I tend to get stuck with detailing.. anyone have practices that can help improve my coloring or painting skills?
and here's a little update on the 2d mini at gameartisans. somewhat stuck as well..i'll see what i can do to improve later. maybe i don't have the courgae to add more stuffs or details, I'll try to take another shot at it now.
comments are appreciated and welcomed
February 14th, 2009, 11:14 AM
some studies and my updates for my witch king, i think i'm gonna lay this down and do more studies for now.
btw got some really good color books from the library, really excited to try some coloring. hope to show some stuff next update on the sketchbook.
February 14th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Great improvement in your figure drawing and in the rest as well! Keep doing those studies and you'll do great!
February 16th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Bartovan: thx bartovan! yea i'll do them regularly!
other than doing anatomy studies everyday, i did some charcter sketches as well. i chose 1 to paint and its now in progress. do comments on what you like and don't. its most appreciated. thx! :)
here's the charcter sketches
i'll post my 1st colored character wip soon :)
March 5th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Hey yongs! Was great to see you at Fusion! Recognized your station straightaway! (Hey, CA dude. :P) No worries, your portfolio was really good. I'm really in love with your silhouette sketches. What is this alchemy thing you are talking about? Would love to try that. :P
I know you need to serve the nation and all, but just remember to constantly update your skills when you go in NS. Keep it up dude! :D
March 8th, 2009, 05:26 AM
Yo yongs got skill sia. The alchemy stuff is dope. Keep posting! :D
March 15th, 2009, 11:00 PM
shamandalie: Hey! nice to meet you at Fusion :) Thx alot! oh the alchemy stuff's here (http://al.chemy.org/), its really cool, you can check out Andrew Jones' demonstration as well.
markus: thx for stopping by :) woah you've got really cool stuff at your sb! yea i'll definitely post more stuff especially during this "waiting for NS" period!
just a study i did recently to get myself more familiarised with painting stuff. hope to really be able to paint something decent.
March 16th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Wow, nice and tight. I think you may have inspired me to do a still-life
May 26th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Hey peeps, it's been so bloody long...I'm having problems with disciplining myself to do studies everyday once again, especially after my graduation.
I hope i'm back again, posting much more frequently than ever.
K enough of the talk, here's a few of the studies i did during this period from photos from mmaphotgraphy.com.
and i'm gonna do more of these small thumbnail characters. I aim to complete a page of them by tmr. they're half done already, so stay tuned :)
May 28th, 2009, 10:53 AM
progress of my character sketches...gotta keep them simpler,i tend to add too much details.
June 2nd, 2009, 11:48 PM
completed my new set of chars! do comment if you happen to pass by thx!
June 5th, 2009, 11:01 AM
took one from previous post to develop! will be going further with this one.
June 5th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Your stuff is coming along nicely i see , keep up the passe , you need more solid stuff for critique
June 5th, 2009, 12:07 PM
heyy u have good jobs i like your dragon head work and life drawings they are too goo for me ! keep it up !!!!!!!!!!
June 9th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Nice stuff here. Digging your life sketches a lot. O3O
June 25th, 2009, 12:00 PM
I'm sorry that my updates are so slow :(, I'm try my best to keep up!
been lacking motivation these few weeks.. maybe it's because of these holidays and the lack of friends with the similar passion around me to push me on..any1 has any tips on motivation?
Btw thx to every1 who came by, you guys are one of my motivations. :)
Giorge: Thx man! yea... i need to keep up the pace.. i tend to get a bit lazy sometimes :( But you coming by really motivates me! :) thx!
destinyapocalypse: Thank you!! I'll do my best! cya around too.
hueyyeng: Thx a lot for stopping by! you guys stopping by really motivates me to keep on going :)
Here's some stuff i did
the cello's for my dad and the usual mma studies. this time i tried rendering it rather than just stopping at the line work.
and the last is my initial sketch for the Newborn Competition!
June 25th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Hey whats up yongs
Very cool sketchbook man!
Those character thumbnails look great man you inspired me to start doing them.
What pixel size documents are you using for the thumbnails?
Till next time -Omerta
June 26th, 2009, 02:17 AM
OmertA: Hey! thx a lot for stopping by. the whole document's in A6 and i jus split the document up in approximately equal size to do those thumbnails. :) yea those thumbnails are surely fun!
the character stuff's done a few days ago after looking at some guild wars concept art. Really liked the style and tried some myself.
and i did a still life today of my own mouse. i gotta work on my newborn character now!
June 26th, 2009, 04:35 AM
Wow really like the thumbnail characters!!! how long time does it take you to finish one thumbnail sheet like the one from June 3rd?
June 28th, 2009, 10:52 AM
Braintree: Hey Braintree! sorry for the late reply, and thx for dropping by :) for that sheet it took me 2 days and the third day just to fill the whole piece up with 2 more characters. I would say it's quite a packed 2 days coz these thumbnails gives lots of satisfaction as 1 is done quite quickly, so i just kept on doing them the whole day! :D
July 2nd, 2009, 10:25 PM
While trying to paint a full character i found out i had trouble with legs and hands. (guess i did too much mma studies and forgot about the hands and lower body :/)
So more studies of them b4 i continue on for my character. Hands are from Bridgeman and legs from Loomis.
July 9th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Thanks for posting on my thread. You have been improving a lot. I can see the improvement that you have been making from your Bridgeman/anatomy studies. Keep up the good work
July 17th, 2009, 12:08 AM
ForScience: thx dude! nice to have you back :)
I've been attending watercolor classes now since its my holidays and i'm kinda free. Here's something i manage to get from my 2nd class. It's kinda lop sided..:/ but i'm starting to get the hang of colors and stuff.
Hope i can do a better one next week!
(btw the photo appeared kinda dark..it's suppose to b purple-ish at the dark areas.or maybe its my monitor)
July 17th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Wow, that watercolor thing is sweetttt!!! Every post you have is a major improvement from the previous one. Really admire your dedication. Keep it going! :)
July 17th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Great sketchbook yong!!
Really liking the variety you're posting here. The srudies are great also. You've inspired me to do some thumbnail chars too, they look great for tossing ideas about!!
One small (tiny) crit regarding use of shilouettes in thumbnails is to try and limit it to only a silhouette, otherwise you'll get caught up on the details that would otherwise be worked out in the development thumbs (the more detailed character ones you've already posted).
Nonetheless, keep up the great work!!!
July 25th, 2009, 12:30 AM
really like the thumbnail characters!!
October 1st, 2009, 08:25 PM
shamandalie: Thx! yea gotta keep it up cause' i'm going army soon :(
MacTire: ok cool! nice tips u have there, i'll keep that in mind for my next thumbnail :)
Man its been a while again. But i'm glad to say i've not really stopped drawing, but just stopped posting.
Been very motivated by Bobby Chiu's Chiu Streams for these few weeks.
Here a recent color and anatomy, and the latest Superhero Creature i did during Chiu-stream.
October 1st, 2009, 08:36 PM
The anatomy sketch looks great. Now I need to watch Bobby Chiu's Chiu Streams. o3O
October 1st, 2009, 08:38 PM
Wow, that last update looks great!
October 1st, 2009, 11:17 PM
thx guys! yea Bobby's Chiu streams happening soon!
October 2nd, 2009, 04:13 AM
Hehe, i saw you on the chat at the chiustream! nice update! :)
October 3rd, 2009, 01:49 AM
My CHOW sketch for Le columbarium, currently struggling with anatomy but I'm learning quite a lot from this :)
October 5th, 2009, 01:52 PM
----- I like all of your characters & pencil sketches are... Keep posting 'em mate.....
GOOD LUCK!................ :yayca:
October 23rd, 2009, 03:39 PM
nice studies so far :) I like the last character, and anatomy wise hes looking pretty good i think :) i'd have to see an update to be able to give any crits, anyway keep it up :D
August 15th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Its deeply disheartening to realize that my last post was posted on 24th October 2009...During this period of time I was serving National Service and I would say it taught me A LOT.
But I'm glad i have not lost my love for art! I admit that it have indeed diluted during my Service as there's really too much to worry about. I guess that's life yea? Just gotta get up again :yayca:
So, in a desperate attempt to console myself, at least i've done some art!
and i've realized that a lot of my stuffs are stuck in an early stage...I'll devote my time to fix that.
August 15th, 2011, 12:40 PM
I am waiting for some serious material practice form you:) st the moment only the wacom thingy stands out as a hint hint hint of mat...
will check again :D
August 15th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Welcome back, I really enjoy your thumbs. Let's see some more!
August 15th, 2011, 04:34 PM
You have a great attitude! I was away from CA for two years too. Unfortunately I erased my older thread.
I enjoyed looking at your studies. The only crit I can offer right now is that on your leg studies at post #62 the feet seem too small.
August 16th, 2011, 04:38 AM
@Cold - Here it it Cold :) thx for the encouragement and inspiration! kept looking at yours when doing mine.
@Psychobuddy - thx dude! here they come!
@Leonor - thx man, yea i was thinking of deleting this too...but i dont wanna lose all those support i got from the ppl that posted previously. thx for dropping by!
Here's my attempt at mat study, truly fun but took me like 2-3 hrs. Think next up is to try it on something.
Crits and comments r welcomed!
August 16th, 2011, 01:44 PM
wow those last studies are very good! You make interesting silhouettes too. :)
August 16th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Nice updates after 2 years of service. How was it? I'll probably never will serve in my country army. Wish you luck!
August 16th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Great posts, i really like the spheres practice, should make it myself
August 16th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Those are some nice spheres you have there...I really enjoy doing those too, I should do some later.
August 17th, 2011, 07:01 AM
I made adjustments on your last mats. I hope you don't mind.
Overall, when looking materials, try to figure out how the material reacts to light. How it reacts in shadow areas and in mid tone areas. Figure out how it reacts with damaged areas like cavaties etc.
All these function need to be looked at, before replicating the material. The sphere is a perfect setup to test all areas you think you understood, highlights, mid-tones and dark-tones. Once you familiarize yourself with the materials behavior you find yourself auto-piloting through most designs that you coat with your studied mats. It gets easier for shur'
Keywords to look for in materials analyses:
Patterns of Highlight - often the surface is defined by what the highlights emmit, so look closely to what shapes and patterns they come in
August 18th, 2011, 12:12 AM
@Sushy Thx dude!
@Seraph Fawkes Haha, was tough but kinda made me grow up and learned a bit bout life and stuff :) thx for dropping by!
@WillGreen yea you should!
@Psychobuddy Yea they're really good practices
@Cold omg thx a lot man! really appreciate it. hmmm now i understand so much more! I'll go and try a couple more and look out for the key stuffs this time. Thank you so much! :)
Alright, here's an attempt for drawing jam: God of war. But after looking at Cold's notes, i feel that i should practice some more before continuing with anything else.
August 19th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Did a movie still study. Thought it might come in handy for improving my color and rendering. Limited myself to bout 1hr 30 mins for this one
Crits and comments are welcomed!
btw Here's the original
August 19th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Another mat study!
Had serious problems with the rough surface of the rock, fibers of wood and reflective surface for the metal :( gonna try again tmr or something.
Been learning quite a lot about color and textures via these studies. Think I'll try to do them often and try some speed paintings when i feel ready.
August 19th, 2011, 11:22 AM
It's good youre back because this new stuff is lookin mighty fine.
I really liked where the naga(or merfolk) piece was going.
The mat studies are also interesting and a good idea.
August 19th, 2011, 10:09 PM
@JRumpff hey! thx for dropping by!
Here's some sketches for gameartisans.org's Comicon Challenge.
I'm doing Bullseye in the Wild West!
Comments and Crits are welcomed
August 19th, 2011, 10:28 PM
That Pirates of the carribeans picture is crazy. Detailed art like that gives me motivation to keep practicing! Them's some nice mat studies, too.
As for your most recent image I'd say my favorite costumes would be 3,2,1 in that order. I like the a and d color schemes because they remind me of Woody and Solid Snake. =P
August 22nd, 2011, 01:21 AM
@Notgoodwithnames thx for dropping by :)
Another screenshot study, didnt go far this time. didnt wan to get tied by the details. Was just trying to nail down the overall lights and shades.
August 22nd, 2011, 01:36 AM
good job on the mats, getting more accurate for shur... your cowboy could use more mats on him too:)
August 22nd, 2011, 01:47 AM
Cool stuff! I like the mats studies! Need to do some myself, I almost always freeball it without reference.
August 22nd, 2011, 03:17 AM
August 22nd, 2011, 03:59 AM
@Cold Hey! thx for dropping by! yea now mat studies r listed into my weekly to-dos! haha
@Rob Powell yup! it sure is helpful. I learnt a lot from them.
Coincidentally, this week's Chow is a Gunslinger too! man i really need to do some intensive wild west studies now. Here are my initial silhouettes for the Gunslinging Alchemist!
August 22nd, 2011, 05:34 AM
Awesome sketch book you've got here!
Bridgman and loomis are great. I haven't done bridgman myself in a while now
because i tended to copy them, or do minimum understanding. Be sure not to be tempted like i was.
Have you tried bammes? I find his construction method very useful.
Digital stuff looks great, love those figures.
Those last silhouettes and your other silhouettes are what i like the most. Nice flow and concept with #2.
And with the watercolour study, i don't think it has anything to do with the monitor,
i'm seeing it pretty dark as well. You could try scanning, but if the size is large,taking the photo outside helps.
N thank you for visiting my sb :)
August 23rd, 2011, 11:24 AM
@BlackDelphin thx for dropping by! didn't check out bammes, would try them sometime ! Yea, think the watercolor's kinda dark. alright thx for the tips :)
my wip on Chow. chose the #1 instead cause i felt it was special and unique compared to the others. Going with magic instead of science.
August 26th, 2011, 01:15 AM
need more practice with my on my colors and rendering.. :/
August 26th, 2011, 01:24 AM
:O That new study is epic! What brush are you using? Soft, hard? I never understand which to use for skin ... and everything...
August 26th, 2011, 02:27 AM
@Ven S hey thx for dropping by :) I used the chalk brush if i'm not wrong. it's kinda hard. I prefer the harder brushes, maybe its just me haha. Because you can kinda get both hard and soft edges from them.
some more studies.. anyone have any idea on what kind of studies i should do to improve my rendering? But i think different subjects require different studies ya?
August 27th, 2011, 08:02 AM
August 27th, 2011, 09:12 AM
August 31st, 2011, 04:08 AM
First try at COW!
August 31st, 2011, 04:34 AM
I dont like your brush settings, you would benefit from spending time on a brush that blends gradients in fewer strokes... its all in F5. But do experiment with it, since all wacom pen pressure sensivities are different and must be adjust by the artist customly. Again do sit down on this, itl help you alot when doing studies. Stressing it out.
August 31st, 2011, 10:12 AM
I have to agree with Cold here. You might want to tweak your brush settings a little. But more importantly, you need to lay down big shapes at high opacity first. I think I see far too many small, translucent strokes in there.
This is by means an attempt to belittle your work or commitment. I think your art is shaping up really well overall. Especially like the works on post #103.
August 31st, 2011, 03:17 PM
WooHoo first COW, looking good! I'm curious how it'll turn out. Right now, i think the feet could use some work. With all that heavy load on top, it looks a bit off balance.
Nice interpretation of the 1st silhouette. It has a nice spin. I couldn't think of anything when i saw those lines around the head.
Figure studies are nice. I like how you'd use different skin tones for the body types.
The fruit studies,i think the apple could use more contrast, and both of them more reflection from the surface and shadow. It may be because of the surface though, but i wanted to point that out.
Looking forward to those updates :)
September 1st, 2011, 10:56 PM
I have to agree with Cold here. You might want to tweak your brush settings a little. But more importantly, you need to lay down big shapes at high opacity first. I think I see far too many small, translucent strokes in there.
This is by means an attempt to belittle your work or commitment. I think your art is shaping up really well overall. Especially like the works on post #103.
These all the keys I use when working on quick sketches, F2,F3,F4, [, ], and CTRL+ALT+Z
In PS you can save your actions under your F keys, so what I did was record an action of picking a brush.
F2 - hard fine brush, with pressure sensitivity on size
F3 - hard brush, with pressure sensitivity on flow
F4 - soft brush, with flow again
[ and ] -In between like Vritra said, I scale up for big shapes and then down for details
CTRL+ALT+Z - because it's great.
September 4th, 2011, 07:52 AM
@Cold Thank you so much Cold! Really learnt a lot from it. Was practicing and struggling with it. But think i kinda got what you were saying when doing my studies. Thanks again! :)
@Vritra Hey Thx! You and Cold have really opened my eyes up into something I don't think i will notice in like a month or something! Thanks! :)
@BlackDelphin Yea! that maybe it. I tend to not focus on balance ever since i got comfortable with proportions. Thanks for dropping by! Really appreciate those comments,they tell me what to work on :)
Was practicing what Cold and Vritra was talking about. Think i kinda got it here and there. But I definitely need more practice. Been reading "Color and Light" by James Gurney recently and I've learnt tons about color from it! Think i'll go ahead and try some stuffs from there as well. More Crits pls!
September 4th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Nice studies so far! I agree with the concrit the previous commenters said, and another way to think about it is in terms of soft and hard edges. Right now you are using almost entirely soft edges on all of your digital painting, so nothing really pops out. I think if you start using some high-opacity brushes, like suggested above, and start experimenting with different kinds of edges it'll help a lot!
September 4th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Hey, yongs, I can definitely see a change in the last update. And I like what I see there.
Right now, I think, you need to work a little on your edges. Have you read Elwells's Edges Tutorial thread (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=51913)? If not, I think you should. Also, click on the links provided there by various other artists. Especially the ones leading to James Gurney's blog, Gurney Journey. There are some useful tips on edges, especially how Mr. Gurney says edges are designed, not observed.
I hope this helps. Have fun.
September 4th, 2011, 09:37 AM
Impressive update, I'm in no position to critique but from what I can see here, you're improving quite steadily, keep doing what you're doing, every study you do you learn something new as well as developing good habits while weeding out the bad ones, seems I might have to buy "Color and Light" by James Gurney after all. Keep pushing yourself, you're headed in the right direction.
September 4th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Yer I like what I see, big change. All you need to do is practice more - focus on the smaller colour changes later on -blend the big patten first, it has to be like you don't notice a brush stroke.
I also notice a lot of brush strokes in the same size on your last study - just to let you know.
I never use the same brush size twice...
...hard to believe but 80% of the time my 2 fingers are on [ and ]... You have to get use to this constantly look for the biggest shape and work down up down up down up... let the brush size do the work...
I'll try livestream this to you one day give you an example, but right now I am busy with other stuff.:)
September 5th, 2011, 10:22 AM
@Amarok Thx! Okay noted! thx a lot. I'm gonna try it for my next study
@Vritra Yea read that thread some time ago but guess i didn't truly understand then. I clicked your link and suddenly things made more sense! Man, art is just awesome haha. Thx man, really helped a lot!
@Invalid user thank you so much, yea Color and Light is truly intriguing, the knowledge within it is tremendous!
@Cold thank you Cold! Really appreciate you coming by. Okay i'm gonna try that for my next study. Now studies are getting way more exciting after i found i got so much to practice on. Man, the size thing sounds intimidating haha, wow cool! think it'll be inspiration to see the livestream! Thx again :D
I focused on designing stuff this time round. Was trying to do some concepts the other day and realized that i was unable to produce satisfactory designs unlike in the past..So went back to it for a bit just to keep them alive.
Lately i've been trying challenges here and realized i was weak in composition and character poses as well! So more to practice i guess :) But all's fun!
Alright enough of the blabbering, here's some stuff i did.
September 5th, 2011, 10:28 AM
I'm not one that can give a whole lot of constructive criticism being new, but maybe in your lighting studies you could go with stronger lighting? Darker shadows, stronger lights?
But really your stuff is looking pretty awesome already. You are way better than I am, Goodwork!
September 6th, 2011, 04:31 PM
It's good to see that you've been thinking about your weaknesses. It's a good way to channel your efforts in the right directions. The latest creature designs are looking good. I especially like the ones on the right (my right) on the first image.
Keep working hard. :)
September 7th, 2011, 06:51 AM
@Daniel Hurd Hey welcome to ca! Ya, you're right, stronger lights might teach me something new. Thanks! :)
@Vritra Hey Vritra! thanks for dropping by! :)
Sorry didn't deliver the study as promised but was busy with a challenge from ArtOrder. Heres the Wip. As usual crates are welcomed!
September 7th, 2011, 08:17 AM
hey man:) those material samples on on page 3 is a pretty good idea!
September 7th, 2011, 08:24 AM
Pretty cool concepts, think you should try and improve your rendering though :)
September 12th, 2011, 09:56 AM
Yet another period of desperate struggle. Not sure what's happening but think i'm spending too much time at home with not enough things to keep my mind off stuffs. Thought was the answer but Color rejected me haha.
Was trying to finish my Artorder challenge but it did not work out well, struggled for a few days and did these 2 studies. They were done from black n white pics, mainly to work on my color. I'll try again tmr. Used a fix color gamut and realize it sucked for the 1st pic, wasnt able to quite nail it. I'll try again tmr!
As usual, would love crits! :)
i noticed that blues in the mouth area tend to appear in the darks...is it true? nonetheless gonna try these again tmr.
September 12th, 2011, 04:08 PM
The last portraits look good. Don't forget the edges, though. There are too many soft edges right now.
Also, work on your temperatures a little. Richard Schmid says, when an image looks slightly muddy, it is usually the temperature that has gone wrong. Right now, the portraits look a little muddy.
I hope you don't mind the crit; keep updating.
September 13th, 2011, 05:38 AM
@Vritra Hey np! would always love crates, anywhere anytime:). Hmmm ok, yea it looks muddy to me too but i just cant find a way to get it right! haha. thx for dropping by!
Alright heres another one for the day. Slightly better to me but can't seem to get it yet. Gonna try some movie shots of faces next.
September 13th, 2011, 06:24 AM
the dark blue you chosen seems off, try getting some reference studying on colour shifts on the face alone. Eye-drop if if you have to, because sometimes the colour you think you see isn't actually the colour. So double check on that
September 14th, 2011, 05:39 PM
I think it might help you to start with another background color, the white shows through some places.
Keep those updates coming ;)
September 15th, 2011, 02:53 AM
@Cold Thx! ok noted. will keep that in mind.
@DStraX Oh okat. Thx! :)
Alright another face study. did from another b&w pic. Was trying to practice on picking colors.
September 18th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Nice update. I like how you've handled the eyes; actually, overall, it looks like quite a leap from your last work.
However, I have to point out that you're using too many soft edges at the outline. Do keep the play between soft and hard going even at the outline regions where the figure meets the bg.
Great improvement, though. Keep the work coming.
September 23rd, 2011, 04:49 AM
@Vritra thx! oh yea totally forgotten bout edges, was too bogged down by the colors, haha.
something i was struggling with these few days. When i thought color was my main problem i realized that i wasnt good with leg anatomy...
anyway this is my version of CHOW's Chess piece, this here is the pawn. Still a bit more to go and think the bg's not gonna stick. Probably will come up with something new.
Crits r welcomed :)
September 26th, 2011, 09:36 AM
a CHOW wip. time for some dinosaur lower limb studies, perspective too. oh my, so much to practice on but so little time!
September 26th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Hey, the last update is looking great. I love how you've set up this dynamic perspective. Also liking the figure getting shot at in the foreground.
Looking forward to seeing you work more on this one.
September 26th, 2011, 03:28 PM
You're being really productive, great job in here!
Keep going, keep posting! :D
Perspective looks awesome on that CHOW
September 27th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Vritra thx! really wanna complete this one. it might be my first ever completed illustration haha
BlackDelphin thx for dropping by! i hope i can finish it good :)
thx guys for dropping by, really motivates me. k here's some alien costume tryouts!
September 27th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Nice approach on the perspective image. You're working pretty hard in here. Keep going :rocker:
September 27th, 2011, 03:57 PM
I really like #4. Hat makes it look complete and balanced as well. But i think it's because of the colour scheme as well. The clothes give a dark green impression to me, which in return remind me of aliens. Perhaps add more green-purple-blue tints when rendering. It's an alien so it feels like there should be more colour. And these are my 2bits.
Anyway, looking forward for more!
And i'll keep dropping by! There's a lot to see in here, and i hope it will remain that way.
Looking forward in seeing that CHOW updated as well!
September 28th, 2011, 03:01 AM
@p sage thank you for dropping by :) yea got lots of time on my hand now. just waiting to sch to start. Hope to make my time worth while.
@BlackDelphin thank you so much! :) haha k then i will try my best to not disappoint. and the adding green was a great idea! thx! it helped a lot especially in my color explorations
It's a pity i'm in asia as CA.org's the most active during a time when i'm not :(. If not i believe i am able to get really awesome instant feedback. But at least i've got you guys around. thx!
to make sure i finish good, i've took a full process of explorations. Did some designs and costume, now for color! (though i only did like 2 for composition :x) I prefer the btm 2, which ones do you guys prefer?
September 28th, 2011, 03:45 AM
I don't know which is the 2btm one xD
In any case, here are my thoughts.
First of all yey! :D You updated that, and you're really setting up that ground work. I like how you're going at this slowly, not rushing the ground work. Keep this up, and it'll turn out great! And if you feel there's something that isn't working, go look it up, study it! Don't just scribble and move forward. It'll add up and that's how i mostly ruin y work :(
So don't do like me!
Colours..i don't like the night ons, or the really dark, saturated ones. It gives an uneasy feeling, and they're aliens.
So it's disturbing as it is. No need for more of that xD
Sepia one looks plane to me. So that makes the 4 lower ones fall.
The purple with yellow one makes me think of a grasshopper..
The first one from the row, i like the sky, but i don't like how it blends with everything else,
and the 2nd one from the first row makes me think of the dinosaur era more, rather then aliens.
It dominates the picture.
So i go with the one on the 2nd row, on the right. It pops out the most!
That aside, i'm curious which one you'll choose in the end. :)
edit: i like how you flipped the canvas like that, has better flow
September 29th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Hi there, just dropping by.
I'm really unqualified to make any serious comments as I'm very new to CA and art in general, but I would like to say that your sketchbook has some really good stuff. I especially liked your COW entry and your boxer studies. However, the apple and orange study looked like you could give it a better shot. This is just my personal opinion.Your work in silhouettes and black and white in general tend to show up better.
October 11th, 2011, 11:44 AM
@BlackDelphin hey thank you so much for those comments. but i'm sorry to say i gave up in the end :( was struggling with the pose of the alien, anatomy of the din, perspective of zombies and of coz color. I actually was only struggling with color until i tried to fix my alien dude and all my incompetencies started seep through..sorry to disappoint..but those comments of yours really helped a lot! esp regarding the colors!
@Aishani thx for dropping by! yea i need a lot of work in color..and thx again! :)
was struggling real bad last week…and was bogged down with some other unrelated stuff. Anyway, i'm back and school's starting soon. Time to warm up my engines!
here's another chow attempt
October 12th, 2011, 09:24 AM
Hey man, the last update looks good - very moody. Although, I think you could really step up the work by fixing a primary light source. Right now you've pretty much just modeled the form, which is making it look a little flat.
I hope this helps; keep the art coming. :)
October 14th, 2011, 01:08 AM
More work, more work! Mush! :D
It's hard to critique WIPs! So it's time to crack the whip!
(Just explore for a while if you feel the urge to escape the arts. Don't let drawing get too precious. Get your hands dirty sometimes!)
October 14th, 2011, 06:44 AM
@Vritra thx! man, that was spot on! After you mentioned it, it really seems that all my past work (those without references) are done without a prominent or thought out lighting design. Think that might be what's lacking for me to push on. Thx! :)
@p sage yea..so true haha. Yes, more will come! I'm not sure why but lately it seems like I can't find the drive to draw/paint like i used to. I'm not sure whats happening, but I kinda feel lost on what to really draw or what to really work on every single time i sit in front of my sketchbook or computer. Hope this goes away soon. I'll do my best!
Ever since the dino piece, I feel that i kinda lacked in something and just can't seem to find a particular subject to work on (maybe there's just too much of them).
So…its been a really slow week. But anyways here's what i got for cghub's drawing jam: monsters and demons
October 15th, 2011, 04:07 AM
liked the mood for the previous update!
October 15th, 2011, 11:24 PM
Heey bro! =) Sorry I got really blurry vision right now.. lack of sleep I think =) So not sure how much help I will be atm.. lull =)
Mmm.. given this 'advice' out before but some guys don't like it, basically to paint on a neutral surface, grey for example, I find it helps my values.. but hey everyone to their own =)
Keep up the good workies =)
October 30th, 2011, 03:09 PM
I just came here to see on a quick term
the yongs guy's conceptual art and then you
surprised me totally, made me to spend an hour
analyzing your work. You are talented and gifted for
sure, but why aren't you working more harder?
Some of the stuff you did is really amazing, and
those storyboards and the material studies on
the previous page. Man, you are awesome.
This is something special for me;
Bring the old spirit back my man...
November 18th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Hey buddy it's been a long time, I can't believe how much you've improved since I last posted here good work man. I love the alien cowboy concepts, and the face studies.
I do agree with LtPlissken though where's the friggin update, dont leave me hangin :P
August 26th, 2012, 04:46 AM
Hey all. oh man its been a year without an update! haha im so sorry, but i guess this year has been the most fruitful year as i was going through FZD, Feng zhu school of design. and it was AWESOME! i'm nearing my graduate now and i believe its a good time to revive this shit!
okay more stuff to come but here's just one of the paintings i did recently. more to come after graduation!
October 24th, 2012, 08:26 AM
Hope i can keep this thread alive~
My latest 2 CHoWs: Unlikely Hero and Winter Spirit
October 24th, 2012, 08:28 AM
Hey man, welcome back! That blue guy on the deer, looks really awesome. I can't wait to see more from you. :D