View Full Version : oil painting update 12-6
January 3rd, 2004, 08:23 PM
been a while since i last posted. ive been up to a lot of stuff lately, but ive decided not to post most of the work ive done in the past couple months. this is what ive been doing in the last 3 or 4 weeks. drawin a lot.. . tryin to get good. anyway, enough talking
tryin to get a feel for digital painting in photoshop. these are all from reference (photo). one hour each
January 3rd, 2004, 08:43 PM
been doing one a day
January 3rd, 2004, 08:43 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Looks like someone doesn't seem to like doing hands much. :)
Really love this, thanks for sharing with the community! :)
January 3rd, 2004, 08:47 PM
tried doing something without reference
January 3rd, 2004, 10:36 PM
nice paints...u got alot better but u need to work on hands....u seem to either hide them or not put much effort in them. they are very important.
January 4th, 2004, 10:06 AM
unfortunately most of those nude ref pics are already airbrushed, color adjusted and whatnot.
anyway it´s cool that you´ve done quite alot of studies!
can´t w8 to see the pencil work.
January 4th, 2004, 12:33 PM
good good good...really improve since the first time i saw one of your work...........
January 5th, 2004, 09:48 AM
thanks for the comments guys. i ll probably start posting the sketchbook work in a day or 2, and i ll get workin on those hands.
January 5th, 2004, 10:27 AM
wow .. impressive work ... like the studies .. the first one's face is very .. uh .. what s her name :D
hope you r going to post some new pencil work, too
January 5th, 2004, 10:24 PM
farin: thanks for the comment, man. i ll get around to posting some of my older (3-4 weeks ago) sketches soon, and hopefully it wont take me long to catch up to the recent sketches.
done in the last 3 days.. . .the last one was done tonight. still one hour sketches
January 5th, 2004, 10:45 PM
some really impressive things here.
the first male body is so cool
January 6th, 2004, 12:17 AM
Wow, You really have gotten better. Im seriously impressed. ^^ Very inspirational. These are beautiful.
January 6th, 2004, 12:19 AM
these are really good dude, bust out some faces tho, when you do em they look good, and it makes it a little more than a sketch. keeperup and keep us posted.
January 6th, 2004, 12:27 AM
Come on man, lets see you work on some hands :)
These are looking great, never has a lady shined so much, until they are covered with paint.
January 6th, 2004, 12:50 AM
January 6th, 2004, 03:20 AM
Awesome body of work on this page!!! Love the skin tone, so real...:chug:
January 6th, 2004, 06:31 PM
Man, those are sweet! Good bodies. Keep 'em comin, they're looking good.
January 9th, 2004, 12:00 PM
steak, mos - thanks for the feedback, guys. i ll do some faces and hands.......the only reason i havent done much of them is because i was trying to focus on other things and get them down. i ll be posting some in a day or two
others - thanks
January 12th, 2004, 09:21 AM
the pencil drawings are on there way, but right now i need to get working on my thunderdome piece
January 12th, 2004, 12:19 PM
these are great, keep i up sir nice contrast in the pics
January 13th, 2004, 09:36 AM
thanks majestyx. im going back to school tomorrow so i ll be scanning some of my pencil work soon, and maybe then i can start achieving my goal.
January 15th, 2004, 01:01 AM
quickie from life. . .. 30 minutes. light source kept on changing, so it got kinda squirly
January 15th, 2004, 11:32 AM
wow dude, you (seemingly) fall off the face of the earth and come back possibly one of the best ps painters ive ever seen
you guys should call me sometime, we should draw. unless you've become too good for me, :P
January 15th, 2004, 02:32 PM
Wow, metalwinds! Everytime I looked in your new sketchbook I thought: " Oh boy, these color doodles are great. These are excellent exercises - have to do them too!"
...and your new pencil ref-sketches are superb too!
January 16th, 2004, 10:31 AM
sin - thanks man. havent heard from you in a while.. . .you been drawing? hehe, yeah man, give me or meta a buzz sometime.. . we ll draw or something.
robolus - damn, thanks man... . you have quite an amazing sketchbook yourself. always great to hear from you
part of what i did yesterday
January 16th, 2004, 04:01 PM
the talent pours from his ears....its amazing...
January 16th, 2004, 04:30 PM
where do you get your references from?
January 16th, 2004, 06:14 PM
...dammit....., my friend i dont have anything to say
keep it up man, hope you dont break your drawing hand snowboarding, hollar at me when you get back so we can get our draw on
January 16th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Wow, this reminds me so much of Lungbug.
The page design, the nudes, the shading.
Youve made a great progress.
That Future/Fantasy-Samurai's coloring is so much better than your first tries.
January 18th, 2004, 08:22 PM
great stuff, you have inspired me to hit the sketchbook :). i especially like your line drawings, they have a great feel to them and the line work is cool.
January 19th, 2004, 09:10 AM
whats your PS technique? can you post a tutorial or stages of process or something?
January 19th, 2004, 11:06 AM
i like the sketches more than the paintings (which are also pretty good)
January 19th, 2004, 06:11 PM
Hat off to U :D :chug:
Damn! U are improving REAL FAST and IMPRESSIVE!!!!!
DONNO how u do it,....damn!
KEEP THEM COMING!
January 19th, 2004, 06:58 PM
your color studies are awesome and also those no-ref.
keep it up with the hard work you are doing great.....:chug:
January 19th, 2004, 11:46 PM
wow.. . .i leave for 3 days and return to this.. . .thanks guys, i really appreciate the comments.
marcus - thanks man
toasted - i get my color references from met-art.com, domai.com, and hegre-archives.com.. . .but i get nearly all my references from the reference forum on this website (especially the nude reference thread). i ll see what i can do as far as the tutorial goes.
meta - thanks man. haha, break my hand.. ..what a jerk
aidan - thanks. id be lying if i didnt say lung bug is an influence of mine, but the main thing he inspired me to is to just draw all the time. about a month or so ago, my art started to become a little more graphic and design oriented because of a project i had for one of my illustration classes.. . .. i hope it doesnt look like i am trying to copy him or anything, because that is definitely not what i am trying to do. thanks man
nil - glad i could inspire you, man. ever since i started looking at justin sweets work i wanted to improve my line quality.. . im definitely still workin at it. thanks
commy - thanks. digital is still something thats very new to me, but hopefully i can improve my techique quickly with lots of practice
xia - thanks man. you are improving very much also
dirob - thanks dude
more coming soon
January 20th, 2004, 01:36 PM
really nice work man! your pencil sketches are great; so are your paintings! when i saw the samurai sketch i thought "wow" but when i saw the painting i screamed "WOOOOW"
January 20th, 2004, 11:18 PM
merd - haha, thanks man
another one hour reference piece
January 21st, 2004, 02:34 PM
Hey, Metalwinds, small tribute to your samurai-pic.
January 21st, 2004, 02:42 PM
good good pic one more time
January 21st, 2004, 05:37 PM
awesome, thanks aidan. im pleased that i can inspire you.
behemot5 - dude, glad to see that youre still around. thanks
update coming tonight
January 22nd, 2004, 12:02 AM
getting sick of these things. im gonna start doing color ref work from other things now.. . .im burning myself out painting naked ladies all the time.
January 22nd, 2004, 05:09 AM
Now then lad, lets not be too hastey there! There is nought wrong with naked ladies, you just need to add in the odd picture of a piece of fruit and you'll be fine :D
January 22nd, 2004, 06:31 AM
nice ref work..i'd love to see more freehand stuff from u too.
January 23rd, 2004, 12:38 AM
thanks guys. heiesuke, once i start posting my new sketchbook youll see more freehand and concept stuff
this was done without reference.. ..took about 30 minutes. kinda aggrivated that i still suck at this.. . .. ..anyone have any advice on how to study light and its relationship with form?
January 23rd, 2004, 03:26 AM
i think it doesn't suck at all.....i think there is a bit lake of radiosity from the background (perhaps).....so can you study light on basic shapes with perspectives like this oneslink (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8381) but you know it yet in my opinion....or have you got any 3d software...perhaps could it help you????? ( sorry for my bad english)
continue to work like this ...i must do the same you really increase your knowledges and technics......
January 23rd, 2004, 07:11 AM
i think those are great, just keep at it and don't let it down cos you're are doing fucking awesome especially these color studies....
About your ref-drawings i think you should do a form study instead a line one.......but i don't know maybe you're already did that....
well, keep it up and good luck
January 23rd, 2004, 09:09 PM
these are lookin sharp metalwinds, I admire your ability to paint on the compoota', and do you ever stop? the girls are great but I like that creatrue in the blue pen too. don't stop.
January 24th, 2004, 10:29 AM
i have to say you have some awsome stuff. but i was wondering what type of tools/programs you use to color your images??
February 21st, 2004, 06:17 PM
sorry about the bump.. . .im just trying to keep the thread from being deleted. i ll update this weekend with some stuff and reply to the feedback i got
February 22nd, 2004, 07:30 AM
This is a pretty redundant thing to say, but your referenced sketches are top-notch. Your rendering skills in photoshop are quite impressive.
What I'm jealous of is your drawing/coloring pace. I think I need twice as long to get about the same results as you. So props for that.
The thing I believe you should focus on now is drawing from your fantasy, without reference. It's something completely different.
February 22nd, 2004, 05:31 PM
where do you get these models??!!
its always great to see some new stuff of yours man, your short drawings are GANGSTER. i definatly dig the suggestion of light and shadow, i'm trying to do the same with my figures as well, but you're really kicking some ass. esp. when you take them into painter.
looking foreward to seeing more of your stuff soon, take care man,
February 27th, 2004, 01:09 AM
wow great work-you're a great inspiration
February 27th, 2004, 03:57 AM
!!! Mate, kicking ass!!
Some great conceptual stuff, that pen piece.. (nasty bastich in the tree) is a stunna.
As for your comment re your non-ref'd PS lady... well thats just plain ol silly talk!. Its awesome man! Sure blows my ability out of the water, plus you seem to be picking up this anatomy business faster than outta be legal.
March 5th, 2004, 01:23 PM
behemot - thanks man
dirob - yeah, ive done a bunch of form and light studies before, with these drawings im trying to capture the essence of the pose, but its not really happening yet. thanks
steak - thanks man
dingo - thanks, i use photoshop 7
havok - thanks man. yeah, i used to do nothing but draw from my head, so now im studying things to make my creative drawings more accurate and imaginative. im trying to learn and study as much as i can so when i try to draw things from my head, they will be that much better
siskol - i get them from domai.com, hegre-archives.com, and met-art.com, but some of the others i got off the nude reference thread on concept art. thanks for the feedback
jett - thanks man
lukias - always a treat to hear from you, man. really appreciate the kind words.. .. seeing your drawings and now your kick ass paintings only makes me want to work harder. cheers
sorry its been so long since ive updated.. . i ll try to keep it on a more regular schedule now. this is the beginning of a new sketchbook. these drawings are from a couple months ago, so i ll be working my way up to more recent stuff. comments are much appreciated
March 5th, 2004, 01:34 PM
i think you're doing great so far.
Are you taking some Lifedrawing classes or all your work is from ref...?
As you say in your pics "much better"....!!!!
The last batch is awesome..........
Keep it up...........and looking foward to see more of your progress
March 5th, 2004, 03:54 PM
those ref works are great.
are u keeping back the life drawing ones or is it mixed in hidden in there somewhere.
your a machine :)
March 6th, 2004, 01:10 AM
I am very impressed with your ability to capture the form so accuractely in such a short amount of time. it seems like you are constantly improving. your renderings are also awesome. I would love to see more drawing out of your head though!
March 6th, 2004, 05:41 AM
The girl leaning on the stick is certainly a hottie! Kepp up your good work. Like it.
March 6th, 2004, 12:45 PM
very good, those sketches look so correct and flowing, they look very natural as does the lighting. Those paintings r beatifull as well espescially the alien slave thingy, it has much ambience, just great ! :D
March 6th, 2004, 01:18 PM
dirob - yeah, im in one lifedrawing class right now, but everything i do in there is on 18 x 24 paper, so id need a digital camera to post them. most of the work is from ref, and if it isnt then its probably easy to tell that i didnt have reference.. . .something i need to work on. thanks for the comments, man.
endregan - some of the stuff is from life (most of the machinery an landscapes and such), but others are from photos and websites. most of the figures are from websites, but some are from life, which will be coming soon. thanks for stopping by
jackal - thanks man. therers more stuff in this batch thats from my head. .. something ive started to work on again
jeff - thanks
jamaludin - thanks dude. the alien slave thingy? im not sure what youre talking about, but i think youre talking about to gorilla painting? thanks though.
March 6th, 2004, 01:20 PM
March 6th, 2004, 02:41 PM
awesome studies! really like ur stuff!
March 6th, 2004, 03:03 PM
thumbs up mister.
well at times i couldn´d see any difference between your and lung´s work but i´d simply take that as compliment, and as having one big step taken.
now it´s time for the next.
March 6th, 2004, 11:02 PM
AMAAAAAAZING! Your skecthbook is quickly becoming one of my favorite even though A)I'm a girl and B) I'm not gay! Your colors/ pencilwork/ concepts are fantasic! This last set of sketches is clearly the best.
March 7th, 2004, 11:45 AM
josef - thanks man
dan - thanks. . .this is all older work. . hopefully my recent work will show some improvement
mike - pleased to see you stop by, man. thanks
stiocray - thanks, and ive been drawing mostly women because i find it harder to draw them accurately. keep checking in because i have a lot more work to show
update coming later today
March 7th, 2004, 11:53 AM
Awesome updates, i m following your thread for a while now,
but this one is impressive !
Love the dragon with the girl sketch, with some background and some painting, could be really cool... awesome studies of bones also, do you use the Barcsay?
I saw some lung thing about 8 points... Do you know where i could see it? is it a thread on conceptart?
March 7th, 2004, 06:36 PM
ryu - thanks. yeah, i use barcsays book, but lately ive been using andrew loomiss on fineart.sk, because its much better. i saw the 8 point thing on lungs thread, and other than that ive never seen it.. . i found it interesting so i drew it. peace
more stuff. still working my way up to some recent work. c and c much appreciated
March 7th, 2004, 07:03 PM
wow lots of stuff! you are getting better fast, the hard work and studying are paying off. your concepts are cool looking too. keep it up man you're producing great work.
March 7th, 2004, 09:20 PM
Dang! Your lines are just getting better and better. It makes me want to rethink what i`m currently doing. (I start to shade too early...)
I like the two still life drawings. The SP is awesome. How long did it take? Also, I love the dragon, the hands, the...yeh..and so on.:D
Take care. I look foward to seeing more of your stuff.
March 8th, 2004, 12:06 PM
jackal - thanks man.
n0fish - thanks. the sp took about 15 minutes.
update coming soon
March 8th, 2004, 12:55 PM
Very nice work. Im loving the studies, but where do you get your ref. I have trouble finding really good pics like that.
March 8th, 2004, 01:51 PM
March 10th, 2004, 11:59 AM
hexal - thanks. go to the nude reference thread on this forum.. . theres tones of pictures
killing - thanks man
March 10th, 2004, 12:14 PM
I`m still lovin those lines, man. The charchoal studies owns!!
March 11th, 2004, 01:58 PM
another color piece. . ..this time with more of a focus
March 11th, 2004, 02:47 PM
Well, you continue to blow me away, those skin tones are great.
March 12th, 2004, 01:20 AM
thanks for the comment, sinix. going to south carolina for the weekend, so i ll update when i get back on sunday. peace out till then
March 12th, 2004, 02:03 AM
hot dam son, when did u become so sick at paiting? id love to see the level of paint skill like on the legs applied to ur concept stuff, ur pencils are top notch as well, ur making great progress. congrats, ill be watchin
March 12th, 2004, 02:08 AM
damn. These studies are fantastic! I haven't enjoyed looking at anatomy studies this much in a long time. Superb work here. Keep it all up. Props to you. Peace
March 12th, 2004, 02:26 AM
WOW. this is SO cool. how old are you?! you remind me of Lung Bug's style so much! keeep up the awesome stuff!:chug:
March 12th, 2004, 03:45 AM
I really like your approach how to study anatomy - shows me how I should do it myself. I like how you´r staying with one topic (e.g. hips) but don´t forget to oncorporate the rest of the anatomy. Beside this I like your drawign style that has really improved since I follow your sketches.
Very inspriring! Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
March 14th, 2004, 05:06 PM
gasmask - haha, thanks man. good to hear from you again. yeah, im workin at applying my color knowledge to my nonref work
phuzion - thanks man
obid - im 19. thanks
fipse - yeah, im in an anatomy class at the moment, so im studying the anatomy of the entire body. . .its really helping me a lot. glad i could inspire you. thanks man
update coming tonight
March 14th, 2004, 07:04 PM
damn metalwinds, your doing THE right thing for studying anatomy. i.e pick a part, study it, and apply it ala no-ref. Keep em' coming dude those legs are great!
March 14th, 2004, 11:12 PM
steak - thanks bud
March 14th, 2004, 11:38 PM
awesome metalwinds- great studies back there. Is that really how you take your notes :P?
March 14th, 2004, 11:49 PM
damn man I'm jealous of your productivity. you've been doing so much work! word on "drawing from your lines". My teacher calls that drawing from you drawing and not from life. Don't fall into the trap of drawing from your head when you're doing life drawing, keep looking up and correcting. (halo!).
March 14th, 2004, 11:59 PM
great work... i like those studies alot. post some more if you got em.
March 15th, 2004, 01:24 AM
wow, these are just great. the charcoal ones are loverly. your work kicks my ass and makes me feel guilty for not drawing more. keep it up.
March 15th, 2004, 04:34 AM
heh, lectures seem to be the place for free life drawing, I usually end up doing the same. Just watch you dont miss any important stuff. Anyway, nice job with the sketches, those hip studies seem to have helped a lot with your sketches
March 15th, 2004, 05:56 PM
kinokuniya - thanks. ..and for the most part, thats how i take my notes
jackal - this work is all old.. .i havent gotten to recent stuff yet. yeah, since then ive gotten better at leaving my lines be. thanks for stopping by
flex - i got plenty of em. ..and still producing more
nil - thanks man
dave - haha, yeah, learn. ..thanks for the comments
update coming tonight
March 15th, 2004, 09:25 PM
March 15th, 2004, 10:13 PM
nice. especially liking the "bonage" and "phonage" .the studies are on point. nice renders and proportion, i wanna see some color renders of males, and/or creatures, tho.
keep jammin dude
March 15th, 2004, 10:37 PM
more great sketches... you have great drawing skills. my only critique is when you draw facial features and eyes from imagination, they are sort of stylized. the eyelids are heavy and certain features of the face carry through to each drawing. i'm stuggling with the same problem. your life drawings are very strong. your application of anatomy from life to imaginative works is also very strong. but if you could bring your knowledge of facial features from life to imaginative works, there would be more variety of character in the concept sketches.
i like your line work and notetaking too.
March 15th, 2004, 11:39 PM
man, you roxz0rz my boxz0rz!
cant find the worship icon.. so ya! you pwn though! KEEP UPDATIN!
March 16th, 2004, 01:02 AM
I really enjoy your color studies. Have you ever tried painting with wet medium? (oils/acrylics) I'd like to see your results with those now that you have practiced in photoshop.
Keep up the great work!:D
March 16th, 2004, 07:48 AM
yay dude, these are great...I really enjoyed every update you did lately but i had no time to reply.... :(
I must say you keep doing fantastic sh*t and i keep looking at them.
Your latest color studies just rocks- how long did you take?
Well, keep it up man.
March 16th, 2004, 11:23 AM
Impressive posting frequency and though quality!
Don't stop now, dude, youre rocking hard!
March 16th, 2004, 05:35 PM
blasian - thanks
flex - thanks man, and yeah, i know exactly what youre talking about. lately (in my recent sketches) i have started working to fix that problem, but around the time i did these sketches, i was more concerned with anatomy and not facial features. studying faces. ..for me, will probably take longer than most of the other anatomy, since i seem to have the most trouble making them look good
angela - thanks
ink - good to see you stop by. i have used oils and acrylics, but that was a while ago. now that im more confident with color, i will definitely be trying some wet medium
dirob - thanks man. all the color studies took 1 hour each unless marked otherwise
aidan - thanks. no way im gonna stop
update coming tonight
March 16th, 2004, 10:19 PM
March 16th, 2004, 10:21 PM
did this one without a reference. .. .still got a long way to go. bout an hour
March 16th, 2004, 10:56 PM
Metal wind.. i love your stuff.. <3 Thanks again! How did you learn how to draw your figures? just a question i had on my mind for a while
March 16th, 2004, 11:10 PM
thanks angela. i learned how to draw my figures mostly through life and reference drawing, but i also studied (and study) anatomy, which helps a ton.
March 17th, 2004, 12:26 AM
That last one rocks man. No ref and your skin tones are looking very nice! Have you ever painted with oils or acrylics?
March 17th, 2004, 01:12 AM
ink - haha, yeah, a few years ago. im about to pick them up and see what i can do now that im more comfortable with color. thanks for the comments
just finished this. .. .got inspired by some of the creatures on this site and decided to do something of my own. this is one of the first creatures ive actually done, and i think the first ive colored, so let me know what you think. took about an hour and a half. i think its pretty funny
March 17th, 2004, 02:18 AM
Great stuff. Very inspiring.:cool:
March 17th, 2004, 03:00 AM
damn, kicking ass!
March 17th, 2004, 06:19 PM
thanks a lot guys. i ll update again tonight
.. .im almost embarrassed to post this.. .i dont know what i was thinking. spent about 2 and a half hours on it. its some kind of sea/land creature, i think.. .
March 17th, 2004, 09:07 PM
damn man, you're really bitch slappin those painter pieces (or PS... whatever they may be..)
and also as per usual, the drawings are gangster. the only ones i have issues with are the "no reference page, some of your facial features are out of proportion and it doesn't seem you wanted them to be that way. and the zip drive really flattens out when it comes to the line drawing parts of it. but other than those 2 i really don't see anything that i'm not oogling over, so hats off to you chum, cant wait to see the next batch,
March 17th, 2004, 09:40 PM
impressive work metal! im lovin the way you draw man
i can tell your hungry for success/growth...gotta respect that
got any finished portfolio paintings/concepts i could see?
March 17th, 2004, 09:54 PM
amazing work. your drawing skills at your age are absolutely stunning.
March 17th, 2004, 11:48 PM
Originally posted by metalwinds
thanks angela. i learned how to draw my figures mostly through life and reference drawing, but i also studied (and study) anatomy, which helps a ton.
Geeze Metal wind.. you're my idol! I LOVE YOUR STUFF!! i cant stop lookin at it! and that creature is really nice! are you in art college already? (I hope you dont mind me asking)
March 18th, 2004, 02:29 AM
i am thoroughly impressed. keep it up, man. :beer:
March 18th, 2004, 10:20 AM
siskol - thanks for stoppin by, man. yeah, i agree with you on those 2 issues you pointed out. .. .which is why im currently studying the face and its features.
ty - REALLY stoked that you like my work. nothing finished yet, something i gotta work on. .. lately ive been studying so much that i havent really thought about finishing anything.. . .i think i ll start finishing 1 a week.. well, thats my goal, at least
ant - that really means a lot coming from you, man. thanks
angela - haha, thanks. yeah, i got to virginia commonwealth university... im a sophomore.. .major in illustration
nil - thanks
sorry i didnt update last night, but there will definitely be one today.. . .back to drawing
March 18th, 2004, 08:43 PM
sketchbook drawings will come later tonight
2 and a half hours again.. ..more of a theme for this one
March 19th, 2004, 01:26 AM
March 19th, 2004, 01:27 AM
almost completely up to date.. . .some of these sketches were done over the weekend.. . when i was in south carolina
March 19th, 2004, 07:31 AM
dude, absolutly great :jawdrop:
keep it up
March 19th, 2004, 07:40 AM
you really become more and more better....love your work...and more specially colors works
March 19th, 2004, 07:45 AM
...:eek: !!! You are my hero!!!
March 19th, 2004, 11:23 AM
wow! thanks guys
now back to work. ..lets see how much i can get done today...
March 19th, 2004, 01:02 PM
These are freakin sick! I lov that creature:love:
March 19th, 2004, 01:17 PM
These are lookin great. The anatomy studies are nice and loose but still spot-on, and it's nice to see such a variety of subjects you practice doing. Try and see if you can get the natural flow to work more into your non-ref sketches, if that makes any sense :p
March 19th, 2004, 10:17 PM
ink - thanks man
kress - great to see you stop by. and yeah, i know exactly what you mean about my non reference drawing.. . something im working on
todays. ...2 and a half hours
March 20th, 2004, 04:41 AM
what's the frequency, kenneth?
You're updating so often, so much, and with such a quality...
Loving those creatures, you've done recently.. You're improving so fast, I'm envious!
March 20th, 2004, 03:41 PM
thanks jeff. .. i ll try to keep it up.
should have an update coming tonight. .maybe another creature or something.
March 20th, 2004, 07:37 PM
two and a half hours.. ..i hate this one
March 20th, 2004, 07:41 PM
How come? Colours are crisp and playful and the textures are good. Composition is a little boring though.
More to come?
March 21st, 2004, 10:10 PM
n0fish - i think i could have executed the last one a lot better. ..or made the design better. thanks though.. . and yes.. definitely more to come. .. .trying to keep this a regular thing
newest one. ..two and a half hours
March 21st, 2004, 10:26 PM
thats what im talkin about bro. i do think it could be pushed further but i like it. texture is tight man. damn you man, damn you. keep it up. your sketchbook has become my crack and inspiration.
March 21st, 2004, 11:18 PM
Geez.. you do alot of sketchbook pages and other stuff in a short amount of time. Then again, I am probably just incredibly slow.
March 21st, 2004, 11:51 PM
texture rocks. keep em comin
March 22nd, 2004, 12:06 AM
what up MW??!!
well sir, the object drawings are much more convincingly rendered this time around, but the one thats just sitting on the stool, the perspective is off, its on like, a tip or something. and the perspective on the atrium of that house is a bit off as well, but on the other side of the coin...
that legs page man.... WHOO! and the stuff w/ no reference is getting really good as well. i think you should start looking at some michelangelo & caravaggio stuff for reference of poses now, for those odd, SUPER contraposto angles. you seem to have the structure and rendering aspects down, so just start doing as much with it as you can.
painter pieces are very fancy, as per usual, but i agree with n0fish, you're pretty much stickin' em in the middle of the page, all at teh same size and resolution. try some closeups or throw one of those awesome painter people you do in there with one of your creatures for scale... (just some thoughts.)
always a pleasure to gander your thread sir..
March 22nd, 2004, 01:59 PM
meta - thanks bud. yeah, i agree that this one could be taken further. . .when i made the backround darker, it really flattened out the creature.
sinix - not all these pages were done recently. many were from a while ago. ..but i date my pages, so you can always check when i did them.
blasian - thanks
siskol - whats up man, thanks for the great crit. the thing on the stool is an overhead projector, and the reason it looks kinda off is because the front of it was propped up. i ll start looking at some master work. ..didnt really think about that before. the digital paintings are all done in photoshop. the main reason the compositions are boring is because i was more interested in the design and execution of the creature more than making a finished picture and composition. something i ll try to work on though.
apparently i exceeded my bandwidth. ..kinda crappy, but im posting the newer ones on a different account, so i can still post some stuff. . ...gotta start making my images smaller or something.
i ll try and update tonight
March 23rd, 2004, 10:59 PM
sorry about the image problem. .. they should be up again in a few days.
another one. . .i really hated the rendering on the last creature, so i spent most of the time on this one rendering it.. .which is why the design is kinda squirly. 2 hours for this one
and a pointless detail shot
March 24th, 2004, 12:16 AM
Metal wind, we need some tutorials from you lol you're so crazy with your coloring/monster/creature creations
March 24th, 2004, 12:52 AM
March 24th, 2004, 01:49 AM
these just keep getting better and better man. i need to learn color. *sigh* one thing at a time...
more more more :realmad:
March 24th, 2004, 08:11 AM
thanks guys. well, since theres still a request for a tutorial of my crappy paintings.. . .i guess i ll put something together for you. should be posted tonight
March 24th, 2004, 08:29 AM
wow those creature paintings have a nice flavor, they look good, cant wait to see a tutorial on them. Thanks for inspiring me and all the others seeing this ! :D
March 25th, 2004, 09:30 PM
because it was requested.. .i definitely do not think this is the best way to paint, so if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know. hope you guys like this
March 25th, 2004, 09:56 PM
great stuff! but...wheres the pencil drawings? i love those!
March 25th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Metal wind! you are NOT a crappy artist! and these tutorials are great XD thank you so very much! Ima try to make a creature soon! thanks again! and this creature rox!!!
March 26th, 2004, 03:25 AM
metal thanks allot for this tutorial, I HAVE TO try this immediatly now :D Thanks its a great insight :D and your not crappy, next time you say that ill slap you ....
March 26th, 2004, 07:08 AM
excellent tutorial, and you have a really low opinion of yourself, I believe I might join the slapping party, oh yeah and I think I just killed your photobucket bandwidth limit, sorry.
March 26th, 2004, 09:12 AM
Top-notch work man as always, i only hope to see more finished works from you
Keep it up and i'm looking foward to the next update.
March 27th, 2004, 04:45 AM
ow btw Metal, I would really love it appreciate it if you would have the time and feel like it to go over my thread, its my very first attempt at something digital and if you would help me with it if you have the time I would be really gratefull. Thanks in advance anyways :D Waiting for more of your work as usual :D
March 28th, 2004, 10:50 AM
thanks for the feedback, guys. i ll see if i can upload some sketchbook images tonight
March 28th, 2004, 07:33 PM
March 28th, 2004, 07:34 PM
March 28th, 2004, 07:52 PM
Sweet refs man! I love the eyes and the side portrait of the woman. Very nice, keep it up.:chug:
March 29th, 2004, 02:17 AM
wow what a nice update love the anatomy studies, and how you setup oru faces with those 3D planes. I learned it s easier and better that way as well. Nice, cant wait for more, and many thanks for your reply in my thread :D It really helped allot..
March 29th, 2004, 04:41 AM
damn metalwinds, your always deserving of compliments but this last dump is really good. Your getting hot (dare I say on fire?). All solid awesome feature studies and anatomy too. Systematic study of this nature is something I should have done a long time ago, and still have failed to do.
the only thing that stands out is the eyes. Whenever you draw a non-ref head in three quarter view the eye furthest from the viewer is higher than the closest eye. You may want to bust out a vanishing point and try to line them' features up in perspective. But really, thats it.
This work is the shit, Your in the works for some greatness.
March 29th, 2004, 05:27 AM
i love your stuff! realy cool. Nice Loomis heads, i did the same a while ago. Unfortunaly the heads i did are crap...
March 29th, 2004, 06:17 AM
just throwin´ in some motivational props here!
uhm i got a question tho. how much of all the stuff u did lately got posted here? i mean like about one out of three pages?, more? less? just to get a vague picture.
anyway keep it up inspiring folks around and thx in advance!
March 29th, 2004, 06:56 AM
magnificent!! your work is hot like hell - as always. Very inspirational. Thank you so much for showing these, I'm trying very hard to be able to study stuff like you do. Just keep em coming, man. Your non ref drawings become better and better. :jealous:
March 29th, 2004, 07:43 AM
Gonna spend the whole day looking at this and drawing.
March 29th, 2004, 12:58 PM
wow, thanks for all the replies, guys. i REALLY appreciate it
jamal - no prob man. glad i could help
steak - yeah, i see what you mean. i ll start studying the face in perspective real soon, so i hope to get a handle on that before long. thanks for the huge compliments.. .makes me wanna draw
icey - i exceeded my bandwidth, but they should be back up and running in a couple of days
kluetsch - just keep at it and dont get discouraged.. .the only way to improve is to practice
dan - well, i basically post ever sketchbook page that i do, but i do other work for my classes that normally doesnt get posted (lots of 18 x 24 life drawings and other random stuff), which takes up a good deal of my time, which is why i can only crank out 1 or 2 sketchbook pages a day. im gonna try to start doing more though
something im workin on for my computer techniques class. .. .its a poster design for Return of the King
March 29th, 2004, 03:04 PM
mayn wow, that sketch dump taught me something. great work
March 29th, 2004, 03:58 PM
Damn! U have been busy...coming along really nice!!!
March 29th, 2004, 10:31 PM
wow that is a beautiful picture! reminds me of aragon (if i spelled that right) keep it up metal!
March 30th, 2004, 01:41 PM
worked on it a bit more
a demo i did for my computer techniques class.. .. it was about creating different types of brushes in photoshop. bout 40 minutes
March 30th, 2004, 02:27 PM
hey I like the tree sketch, its simple but effective very nice, and your Aragorn? Is gonna rock, I love those thin little lines with whitch you define your shapes, like you did with your monster. Nice , very nice again :D Mna your quite an inspiration to let me practice allot again thanks :D everyone here is pushing me to do more and make things better, thanks allot
March 31st, 2004, 12:15 AM
5 stars... thanks guys :D
jamal - thanks man. glad i can be an inspiration to you
March 31st, 2004, 12:36 AM
WOW, metalwinds your motivation and drive is awe-inspiring. your sketchbooks is one of the few that actually follow the idea of a DAILY sketchbook. And besides that its quality drawings, isnt stuff you threw together in 30 seconds, and that seriously impresses me. I love your ref'd stuff, and whats amazing is its starting to get harder and harder to tell the difference between your ref'd and non-ref'd figures , your picking up stuff so fast. And of course i love your line work and paintings, but i would love to see smoe fully rendered things in pencil from you, nothing really more to say. But be confident in the fact that when you post I'll be one of the first to take a look-see, even if i don't make a comment.
March 31st, 2004, 08:58 AM
HEY! YOU'RE REALLY FUCKIN'GOOD!!!
March 31st, 2004, 05:42 PM
Awesome man, you're much better than me at those studies!:p
Great work.. I especially love the textures on that tree, so detailed...amazing! Good stuff man 5tars!
March 31st, 2004, 11:09 PM
aveh - thanks man. once i study light and shape more, youll be seeing some fully rendered pictures in pencil. really appreciate the comments
spok - haha, thanks bud
dako - just keep at it, its the only way to learn. thanks for the stars
my teacher took my sketchbook for a week or so.. . .so im going through withdrawl right now, but i ll see what i can get together in the meantime
March 31st, 2004, 11:31 PM
hey metal. Sweet lookin texture on that tree. Mind tellin us about the brushes you used to get the textures?
March 31st, 2004, 11:42 PM
hi metal, again and again just awesome.....you keep improving like hell. As i said before i would like to see more finished works o mechanical concept.....i think you are too focus on anatomy which is great but i think you could gain more control with more diversity...just a though.
Anyway, keep on rockin' your Sketchbook as i must do right now
April 1st, 2004, 10:35 PM
ink - brushes. .. eh.. i just play around with them. experiment with the dual brush effect.. ive been having a lot of fun with that.. .i do remember using a couple of those grass brushes in combination with other effects and junk.
rob - thanks for the comments, and yeah, i will eventually be moving on to other things. ..i really want to start doing robots and such, but i want to get a better feel for anatomy first. you ll be seeing some other subjects soon
my teacher took my sketchbook, so right now im using a small 3 x 5 book. some stuff ive been doing
more work on it
April 1st, 2004, 11:49 PM
good stuff going on man. drawings from life are always fun to look at. dennis is the man. im curious to see where the ROTK poster is going to go. keep it up.
April 1st, 2004, 11:49 PM
yo, metal i've been seing your latest stuff for a while and i see some Wes influences, am I wrong? well, isn't bad at all,
and some fell-like faces.
:D anywayl, keep it up and keep drawing.
April 2nd, 2004, 05:45 PM
That LOTR poster is comming along nicely. BTW, you don't happen to know someone named Max Gabler at your school do you? He lived on my street and was a real Ahole and a druggy.
April 2nd, 2004, 10:16 PM
meta - thanks bud
rob - yeah, some wes and justin sweet influences. in no way do i try to copy either one of these artists. .. with wes, i think we just have similar ways of drawing the figure, and certain things that i am learning now in school, i recognize in some of his older work, which may have something to do with some of the similarities. with j sweet.. .i just want to be able to feel the form like he does. ..his drawings are so loose and free, but yet so accurate. .which is also something that my teachers are stressing in school right now. i hope im not offending either one of these artists because i am definitely not trying to be like either one. thanks for the response
dako - thanks man. cant say i know that guy. ..vcu is a pretty big school, but if hes an Ahole and a druggy, i wouldnt have anything to do with him anyway
im at home for the weekend, so i wont be able to post for a couple days, but im gonna try and get some stuff done while im here.
April 3rd, 2004, 01:30 PM
nice stuff this week, the only thing i'd have to say is that when it comes to the concept stuff, you seem to just stop at the figure with just a lil' embelleshment, (the samurai one and the guy with the black dots down the middle of him) instead of just really running wild and experimenting with forms and such, just start scribbling on a piece of paper and pull out forms that interest you, its a really good way to find new shapes and stuff. and esp. since you've got a handle on the figure, now its all about going in different directions with it. i'd say get like a digi camera and jsut start shooting friends in interesting lighting situations and working from that, but yeah or even start exaggerating your anatomy you did a lil bit with that faces page, now just take it even further,
but, solid as per usual.
April 5th, 2004, 01:59 AM
hey siskol, thanks for the crit. yeah, i totally agree about the designs. ..at this stage i am still too concerned with getting down the figure and not creating interesting designs. .something i ll definitely start working on. the technique you described is the way i design most of my creatures, so i will start trying that with my people next. maybe i ll break out the charcoal again and see what i can come up with
managed to do this while i was at home. only 1 hour for this one
April 5th, 2004, 02:34 AM
not sure if im gonna finish it...
April 5th, 2004, 09:02 AM
these paintings look great.
so much texture in them
you have evolved so much... those pencil sketches are even better now!
April 5th, 2004, 09:06 AM
Hah, just thought he may be easier to notice, was just curious lol. Anyway, the paintings are realy comming along, keep up the good work.
April 6th, 2004, 03:40 AM
not sure if im gonna finish it...
why not....i think you should refine some of the features and you're set.
Keep it up.
-DiRob now Diego :chug:
April 6th, 2004, 05:54 AM
metal you rock !!
im glad your finishing up the LOTR piece--good to see some fully fleshed out stuff
aragorns arms are a lil too short and if your designing his costume dont forget about possible celtic/norse design for ref
i really liek teh underlighting on teh bG figs. might be cool to have even more characters from teh books above them ...but sorta fading in opacity/color (lower on visual heirarchy scale)
April 6th, 2004, 05:25 PM
endregan, dako, diego - thanks guys
ty - thanks man. nah, i dont really plan on taking the design from the movie.. .which is also why he doesnt look too much like the movie aragorn. and yeah, i originally was going to paint the witch king above those 3 figures, but i had to turn it in on monday, so i skipped that part.. .i may go back and put him in though.
wow, over 8000 views.. .thats leet. thanks guys :)
i ll try and update tonight.. .. school is coming to an end so its really starting to kick my ass
April 6th, 2004, 06:01 PM
nah i wasnt suggesting you use the movie aragorn as ref. i was suggest you use some sorta cultural ref for his costume tho. it looks made up and doesnt really tell us anything about the culture the character comes from--costumes are great about revealing said information. :)
add the witch king, twould be radical
April 6th, 2004, 06:54 PM
ty - cultural ref.. .thats a pretty good idea. maybe i will go back in and add something to his costume. ..not sure though, kinda burnt out on this picture. thanks for the words
this is how it looked when i turned it in. not real sure if this one is necessary, but certain things were adjusted, so...
April 6th, 2004, 08:02 PM
trying to apply what my anatomy teacher tells me to my color work. pretty quick for this one. .. 20 minutes. just trying to get the impression down. .with minor detail
and since i still havent gotten my sketchbook back, heres something i did in photoshop real quick. i gotta learn this stuff.. .
April 7th, 2004, 11:55 AM
The finished poster looks great! I also like the anatomy color study.:chug:
April 7th, 2004, 12:24 PM
ooo nice poser, you gotta finish his armor you just gotta :P
And I always love your anatomy studies even in low detail as you say they already look so correct, the technique is so good, good luck with your other procedings :D
April 7th, 2004, 06:00 PM
dako - thanks man
jamal - thanks.. .i may finish the armor.. .not sure though, kinda burnt out on it.
another quick study.. .still trying to get this down. 20 mintues
i drew a lot in the mini sketchbook today.. .i ll post those tonight
April 7th, 2004, 07:14 PM
First off I just want to say that I really like this sketchbook and especially your drawings and anatomy studies.
The main reason for posting though is that I feel the lotr poster colour job isn't so successfull and I have my ideas what makes me feel that way. The poster is pretty much made up of about 5 monochrome areas with wildly different hue and almost no colour interaction between the different areas. I think you might ahve done this because the real lotr posters are very monochrome and a collage of different pictures from the movie but if you look at one of those posters they are limited to one colour in the image.
I think you'd need to either make your's monochrome all over the poster like the real movie posters or go all the way and make it a fullcolour image with the different areas affecting each other and also having different colour temperatures in light and shadow as is normal when you don't work in a monochrome colourpspace.
Hope I make any sense at all and didn't manage to lose all my points somewhere....it might be better if you just run the colourpicker all over your image and then do the same with one of the lotr movie posters that can easily be found with google.
April 7th, 2004, 07:29 PM
I ended up trying to illustrate what I was saying....more monochrome verion:
April 7th, 2004, 07:35 PM
hmm now that I looked at your original again at a slightly smaller size it was pretty good and I think I might have been fooled by not really seeing all of it at the same time so don't take what I said too seriously although there hopefully was a small point in there somwhere.... argh I should post when I'm on my way too bed I just end up rambling without thinking enough.
April 7th, 2004, 10:03 PM
hey good anatomy studies. they digital right?
i have delayed fully to draw or paint the female body, i am so used to the male one.
youre colouring is really great :), and your anatomy greater!
April 8th, 2004, 07:22 PM
bear - thanks for the in depth crit, i really appreciate it. i think what you did may have been a bit too much, but my image could definitely use more unity to it. something to think about for future works. thanks man
endregan - studies, yeah, theyre digital. thanks man.
update tonight.. .got a few sketchbook pages to show you guys
April 8th, 2004, 08:24 PM
it was a really nice day yesterday.. .had to get out and draw
done from photo ref
quickies before art history today
April 8th, 2004, 09:19 PM
every sketch is a treat, thanks for sharing!
April 8th, 2004, 09:24 PM
thats a great tree dude
thems sketches gettin better and better, and always with the posts, your a machine! (an awesome drawing machine that is...):thumbsup:
inks a winner, Id like to see more of that from yer hand. If you would be so kind.:)
April 8th, 2004, 09:31 PM
the person reading lying down is my favorite. I'll buy it from ya. How much would you charge?
April 8th, 2004, 10:48 PM
Yeah that really is a great tree. Ink seems to come easy to you. Show me more!:)
April 8th, 2004, 10:55 PM
oh yah! great life drawing man, especially going strait through with pen. excellent work.
April 8th, 2004, 11:41 PM
nor, jackal - thanks guys
steak, dako - thanks. i ll do some more inks for ya.. since you asked so nicely :)
amish - i ll pm you. thanks for stoppin by
whipped this up real quick.. . 30 mins from ref. trying to start painting more than just people
April 8th, 2004, 11:46 PM
God.. You are a pimp with textures... Honestly man. That bear and the tree from a while ago, show skill. Awesome.:chug:
April 9th, 2004, 12:15 AM
sweet bear dude, really nice textures.
April 9th, 2004, 08:45 AM
ai ai caramba, again very nice work espescially love the second character drawingspage, and he bear is so neat, he looks real furry :D, man you gonna be mayor in no time.. Good luck, not that you need it :P
April 9th, 2004, 11:03 AM
whoa those sketches... amazing lines !!
the bear is awesome. really pops out. only problem is the legs too short or you just stopped painting?
i cant tell i dont look at bears too often :)
those trees and all the inks are nice.
April 9th, 2004, 12:27 PM
It's now for some times that i'm watching your thread, and the latest update, the sketches and the bear, are really great,
just wanted to tell you,
I'm still watching, keep us wanting for more :)
April 9th, 2004, 08:31 PM
Your work is ridiculously inspiring man. Your lines are so full of life...keep it up man, can't wait to see what you'll produce next!
April 10th, 2004, 04:48 AM
Awsome stuff...you produce alot of work! I gotta say the amount of drawing you get done is maybe the most inspiring part of this thread! *ehem*....oh and it looks sweet too :chug:
April 10th, 2004, 02:14 PM
holy shit, thanks for all the feedback, guys.
endregan - the legs are hidden behind the ground in front.. . the ground is almost the same color as the backround, which is why the legs look short
something quick.. ..again still trying to just get the impression of the object. 30 mins
got a lot more to post.. . .again. i ll see when i can scan them and get them up
btw, my older images are finally back up
April 10th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Do More Animals NOW!
They look really really awsome.I like the way your working those texture brushes.
April 10th, 2004, 08:05 PM
ooo nice lineart! lets see summore of that yo :D nice work metal lookin good.
April 10th, 2004, 10:12 PM
I like your illustrations. keep it up..
April 11th, 2004, 07:01 PM
more quick crap
wasnt really feelin this one.. .the pic was kinda boring and lacking contrast. 30 minutes
i ll try and post some of the sketchbook pages tonight.. .got quite a few, again...
April 11th, 2004, 07:03 PM
cant wait for the update.
i have been doing the figure from my imagination lately, but should get painting again soon :D
April 11th, 2004, 07:37 PM
the first 4 are a couple weeks old (before my teacher took my sketchbook)
April 11th, 2004, 07:47 PM
Damn you pumped out a lot of stuff. I love the tigers/cheeta. The inks are back! That is the coolest tree I've ever seen man. The sketch of the guy with the sword is awesome too. Keep up the great work.:chug:
April 12th, 2004, 01:09 AM
cool pencil sketches I particularly love the girl on the bed and the kid in the armor..its done in a very tasteful manner, not too much and not too little...I would like to see more of those...thanks for the positive comment you placed in my thread Im flattered...
April 12th, 2004, 06:06 AM
man im loving it AGAIN ! Great bone/muscle studies and i love those digital paintings of yours you shake them out of your sleeves so easily it seems, very very nice. And I really dig the second to last drawing you did, you just keep getting better. Good luck, cya when I cya !
May I have a lucky guess WHY he took your skethbook, hope im not wrong here.
Instead of paying attention and studying in class you are drawing ALL the time, and and , and am I right :D haha, sure hope so cause I otherwise I made a mayor fool of myself..
April 12th, 2004, 06:06 AM
Another awesome update...
guy, you are taking the best of loomis, soooo good for you!
Do you use any other anatomy books?
Thx, and keep on going that way, it's awesome !!
April 12th, 2004, 11:19 AM
April 12th, 2004, 11:46 AM
dako - thanks man
insane - thanks for stoppin by, and the postive comment was no prob. maybe some day i ll have something useful to tell you
jens - my teacher took my sketchbook to show to some committee that was coming in. thanks for the comments.. .and i hope to continue to get better at this pace.. at least
jamal - thanks bud. haha, nah, me and my teacher are real cool. .im kinda like his unofficlal apprentice. i do draw when hes talking in class though.. .hehe
ryu - thanks. the only other book i use is the barcsay anatomy book.. .but the loomis one is better, so i havent touched it in a while. also, i get all of my loomis reference from www.fineart.sk . ..i didnt actually buy the books
ty - thats what im talkin about :chug:
quick update before class
updated this image.. ..idea for a painting
April 12th, 2004, 11:54 AM
what else can i say :)
im just a young grasshopper!
April 12th, 2004, 12:10 PM
haha good to hear that, I thought it would be like the problems I have at school always drawing or writing down ideas always getting in trouble for that in class. A real awesome update indeed man, but hey when aint that the case huh. MAn I wish I had someone like you really backing me up in what I do and teaching me like that must be truely great, good luck with your procedings. And now I do look like a fool cos I was completely wrong haha :D :D :D
April 14th, 2004, 02:14 PM
thanks guys. .. should have an update coming tonight
jamal - haha, nah man, its cool
April 14th, 2004, 02:26 PM
I love this thread!! The colored work is amazing......
April 14th, 2004, 05:44 PM
:D Nice work metalwinds,Beautiful drawings, I love seeing the progression, I just found you and I think I went through everything but I didn't see any non-digital paintings?? If you haven't tried it I think it would lend itself to your drawing style really well (maybe water color so you could still see your line quality coming through) and I'd loved to see what you'd come up with. Great stuff again - very inspiring
April 15th, 2004, 01:54 PM
brev - thanks man
bojee - thanks. i havent done much non-digital painting (i have done it though). i will be doing some next semester at school, so i ll have some for you then... i may try to pic up some watercolor in the meantime.. . .we ll see how it goes
some more ish .. . .stupid school assignments are zapping my time
some crap on watercolor paper.. .just trying to use up the scraps
drawn from a photo by matt. his website is www.blackforeststudios.com/matt.htm
did these today in anatomy class
i may be exceeding my bandwidth soon.. . again, just to give you a heads up
April 15th, 2004, 02:43 PM
well since you must be getting tired of those remarks like "man your rock ! " " dude your sick" , "damn youre the best" "hey tach me how to do that" " Man your just 2 good" "Could I borrow your genes", I will just show you how what my face does when looking at your "quickies"
no in any particular order
after that my jaw goes like
and then I faint.... WOW !
April 15th, 2004, 03:22 PM
Awesome man, I am loving the loosness of your sketches. You really know the human figure very well.:beer:
April 15th, 2004, 04:04 PM
:) Metalwinds cool , you sure seem to have the drawing down, you've got a good sense of value, I think you'll take to the traditional painting really well. I'll be looking for what you come up with, in the meantime I'm totally digging your drawings. How do you like your classes at virgina commonwealth? I heard they have a kickass sculpture department but I haven't heard about any of the other programs. I have a friend that moved down there to go to school ,her name's Meesha, she'd probably be in the painting or sculpture department so I don't know if you guys would ever run across each other but if you know her tell her I said hi.:)
April 15th, 2004, 04:12 PM
man, I wish I had like a fraction of your commitment and dedication. the stuff without ref is looking really good, especially that last face page. and I suppose I really don't need to say "keep it up"
April 15th, 2004, 06:38 PM
thanks for the comments guys
bojee - the first year of classes at vcu suck. ..other than the 2 drawing classes you have. the first year has been known by vcu artists as "art boot camp." they keep the program like this so they can weed out the people that arent dedicated enough to make it through the program. i was accepted in to the illustration department (you have to apply to your major.. . another way they weed out the artists), and so far my classes have been pretty cool.. .with the exception of typographics and a couple others. next year (junior year) i really start the hardcore illustration.. .and vcu pretty good at producing some talented artists. next year i will be taking classes with comic artist extraordinare GEORGE PRATT and illustrator STERLING HUNDLY, so im pretty stoked about that. i think our sculpture dept is ranked 2nd in the nation, and i know the art school at vcu is ranked within the top 20 art schools in the country. meesha? cant say i know her, but if i happen to meet her, i ll tell her you said "hi"
something i did today
1 hour. ..ref for the light source and face. ..but i adjusted the angle of the face and did all the coloring without the pic, so its pretty much non ref
April 15th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Im loving the new update metal....keep posting
April 15th, 2004, 06:54 PM
Great sketchbook you have here! I really like the textures and brush strokes in your digital stuff.
Hehe. I see you 'made her into art' :D
April 15th, 2004, 08:52 PM
metalwinds-wasn't sure if you'd know her or not but I thought I'd ask. Wow that's kickass that you'll get to study with Pratt(I don't know the other teacher's work), I love his stuff, also a big fan of his teacher's work Barron Storey, are you familiar with it?? he teaches at CCAC in San francisco, I thought I was going to go there but decided to go to the Art Institute of Chicago or MICA which ever I get the better deal at, I'll be going in as a sophmore, so I was kinda curious what it's like down there in Virginia.
I'm digging the new painting...keep'em coming.:thumbsup:
April 16th, 2004, 12:56 AM
hoooleeee shit! oh man! if you think the classes you had so far are a boot camp just wait till you get george pratt as your teacher. I got more out of 10 weeks with him than i did in 4 years at SCAD. plus he's a great guy.
April 16th, 2004, 01:46 AM
I just caught scent of your thread an hour ago. All I can say is I'm deeply impressed. All of it is inspiration. Your process-tutorial on how you colour with PS is helpful. Keep on doing what you do. It's great.
April 20th, 2004, 01:24 PM
rich - thanks man
groover - haha, yeah, kinda :p
bojee - yeah, im pretty stoked about having 2 classes with pratt next semester.. .not familiar with his teachers work. good luck with school.. .i knew a guy from high school that went to the chicago school. ..and most of my other art buddies are at mica, haha.
amish - yeah, pratt is a really cool guy.. .me and a couple friends hung out with him for 4 hours one day. not worried about bustin my ass in his class. ....part of the reason why art foundation is called "art boot camp" is because theres a lot of shit you have to take that you wont need in your major.. .in pratts class i ll be producing stuff thats worth while. i cant wait
myriadian, icey - thanks guys
somethin quick i did yesterday.. .all photoshop 7.. ..tryin to play with my anatomy
i ll post the rest of my stuff when i get the time
April 20th, 2004, 03:17 PM
Got inspired by Marko?
Looks really good....and so...Marko-ish... Oo
April 20th, 2004, 03:40 PM
i've been checking out your work for awhile now...
damn good, and getting better. i dont think i've ever commented, and i apologise for that.
i comment now.
good work. big fan.
April 20th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Metalwinds- That's awesome that you get 2 classes with Pratt, he's such a stud. I just heard back from MICA and I got in and I think that's where I'll end up, maybe I'll meet some of your friends, not sure how big of a place it is...smaller than VCU I'm sure.
Love the new drawing, glad you can keep the fluidness (such a word??) of your line, keeps it fresh. :)
April 20th, 2004, 09:12 PM
not bad....not bad at all.
April 21st, 2004, 02:09 AM
great stuff man. I really like your style of rendering faces. They're very structural and yet simple... I'm trying to get better with simplifying the features like you do. Keep it up.
April 21st, 2004, 03:13 AM
the movement in the body is great and i love the arms, but i think the legs feel a little skinny up top, and the whole head/neck area is a bit off. i think the necks too long and the head really lets the rest of the image down.
i love yer stuff metalwinds, and usually if i cant crit a piece i wont say anything which is why i havent said much til now. just thought since everyone is handing out the ol' asspat, i'd throw a crit in for that last piece. hope ya dont mind. your dedication and the improvement youve shown over the last little while is a real inspiration to me. :chug:
April 21st, 2004, 10:07 PM
great to see you back at it.. love your style man ...
April 21st, 2004, 11:05 PM
aidan - haha.. .his new stuff is sooo good. i honestly didnt have him in mind when i was doing this though. ..just finally started to draw directly in photoshop
complete - thanks man. .even if you arent commenting, im still glad youre stoppin by
bojee - yeah, i cant wait. good to here youre goin to mica. ..its a really great school. maybe i ll give you the names of some of the kids i know that go there. thanks for the feedback as well
blind - thanks
jeff - thanks man
nil - yeah, you may be right. the head/neck area is tilting away from the viewer, so that may be why it looks off.. .or maybe i just screwed it up. thanks for the crit though.. .theyre always welcome and appreciated. glad i could inspire you.. .you guys inspire me with every comment
amador - thanks bud
quick one for today.. .trying to get around to posting my sketches
April 22nd, 2004, 03:11 AM
April 22nd, 2004, 08:53 AM
last one's great! love your schtuff..
April 22nd, 2004, 08:55 AM
good gestures for sure.
i think i remember someone talking about wanting to see u painting more traditionally. you definitly should! you have the linework to back it :)
April 22nd, 2004, 09:03 AM
at times i think you could improve even quicker if u´d learn to love and embrace the pain that comes with really finishing your stuff u know, like workin the dead spots.
well and to return that to me would be lame! hahahaha :yummy:
keep it up dan
April 23rd, 2004, 12:27 AM
Just letting you know that even though I`m not replying to every update, I do browse through this thread several times a day. You inspire me!!