View Full Version : Monotony at its best ---- Oct 7th
March 5th, 2009, 09:20 AM
this means no update for 2 weeks? are u serious ?
btw. latest works are looking cool, if i havent alraedy told u : D
komm gut an ;)
March 5th, 2009, 12:08 PM
really nice looking illustration (hunter and caged beasty)! and thanks for dropping by my SB. If youre still open to tweakin it a bit, your hunter is fading a little into your background... esp. his left arm... Since hes your primary character Id think about rearranging some foilage in the background to give him a bit more contrast which would pop him off the page... that or push his value a bit darker to sillouette him off the light background, or just desaturate the background a bit. Id also suggest throwin some washes of blue or another cool value into the shadows as your color pallete is predominately warm (brown/green/yellow)
In annnnnnnnny case, even if you dont change a thing. I still dig it! and its a solid piece fosho! :)
March 7th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Nice stuff! even this page shows a large amount of skills :)
With your character piece, I would try to being even a bit more focus yet to the character - one thing you could think of is using a bit more bounced light to suggest forms where there is darkness right now. You can also use it to pop out your little furry friend and character, just be careful not to blast it and flatten it. Great composition and nice trees and design ideas! I do second the idea that you should try and put in some pale blue as things go off into the distance...that may also help highlight the figure :)
March 12th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Really impressive stuff!
The only thing I can think of are the leafs, try to give them some variation since you can see that you've used a repeated pattern. It's a bit sad since imo it brings down the piece a bit, some variation and it'll come out much more alive! :D
March 12th, 2009, 08:10 PM
nice updates recently man, i agree, its hard to get rid of the usual lanscape with mountains in the back, try to paint some city streets i think its quite a challenge :) That piece in the forest make me feel all warm inside, really nice atmosphere
March 16th, 2009, 05:06 PM
Great updates. Still admire your sketches :p What do you draw with btw?
Your paintings have advanced quite a lot. Love the mood of that "boy in the woods upon furry monster" piece :D Great lighting.
March 23rd, 2009, 11:02 AM
Grandmassa, thanks a lot mate.
Snobby, danke :D. damnit I wanted to post earlier but everything else is taking so much time...
smokenmirrors, thanks a lot! and hey I'm always open for tweaking a piece to the better if I get good critique. some more color variation could definately help that piece. and the saturated face and strong orange baackground around it could need some seperation :) thanks.
Jakers, hey thanks :D . I tried to add more bounced and reflected light in the last version but probably not enough and seeing it on a different monitor I sure see your point. will have another look later and fix it.
Defiled Visions, ah yeah I was a bit lazy and just used scattering on my chalk brush to get the effect faster. could as well give the leafs some more love :) thanks, dude.
WhiteC, thank you! streets would sure be a challenge, hehe. will get some more and different stuff up here soon.
Pandahund, thanks, man. good to see you here again :) I usually draw with a very cheap pencil, 0.5mm 2b. there's a small pic in this update.
so here's an update finally. time is sparse these days... but I'll update more regularly again. still don't have internet at home so school computers will have to do for now.
there've been more sketches but looking at them now a week later I don't feel like posting.. :S
characters working from sillouettes
trying to "paint" more in photoshop
and an enviro to show at least one color piece.
I planned on rendering this out but didn't get around to yet.
March 23rd, 2009, 11:41 AM
that jungle illustration turned out pretty damn snazzy. you might want to inject some cools in there to provide contrast against all the warmth. also, the grass being that bright would cast more bouncelight on everything.
even as it stands, that piece is totally bad ass. good work!
March 23rd, 2009, 12:16 PM
March 23rd, 2009, 01:37 PM
those two tightly pencilled monsters are gruesome. I'd be tempted to cool the sky in the snow piece a bit, for me the blue seems too harsh, dominating the piece a bit. the rest is really interesting tho, nice shapes.
the ANGRY filipino
March 23rd, 2009, 01:51 PM
no crits from me, just asspats..
this is one of those sketchbooks that stay in your mind even after some time...
its inspiring and a joy to go through all the images in here!
March 23rd, 2009, 02:03 PM
That mountain looks good, reminds me a bit of Whit Brachna's tutorial..
March 24th, 2009, 05:21 AM
sourgasm, thanks, dude. will add some cools to the pic once I get back to it :)
and good call on the very bright green grass. I'll have a look at the sorroundings again.
bigfooTrooper, thanks!! :D
wookie, yeh the colors don't feel too natural. I want to work some more on it anyway and tighten it up. thank you!
the angry fillipino, wow your way too kind :) . thanks!
Merlkir, thanks a lot. I always am inspired when seeing whits work. I haven't seen the tut so far though. but maybe I look at his work too much.
new character works. I have decided to go back and do at least 20 old chow's during the next few weeks, before I get back to the recent ones.
since my last one scored an amazing count of 0 votes I figured I need to work on the whole design process to get better.
here's the first two I did so far:
and male vampire pinup.
March 24th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Your work is lookin great dude. I think you must be working hard at it. what ever you're doing it's lookin good.
March 24th, 2009, 08:27 AM
awesome ma friend !
March 24th, 2009, 12:09 PM
wow, damn, great stuff, i love the ideas
March 24th, 2009, 10:53 PM
hey whats up monotony, great clean pencils on your recents post , definitely need to learn from that. I really like the way you paint snow.
I think the clowns in post 507 could use a little darker value in the highlight and keep only the highest values for small highlights and reflection. The black and white silhouettes are amazing. Keep up the good work !
March 25th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Wow nice stuff and i liked the zombie feel with mouth pinned up :)nice work around,do drop on mine and comment :)
March 25th, 2009, 09:06 AM
5 stars! awesome stuff!
March 25th, 2009, 09:57 AM
goodgood work here!
March 26th, 2009, 12:06 PM
dude you rock, but u prolly hear this everytime you wake up or go to the toilet. I appreciate you sharing you work with us.
Again u rock, peace out! :)
March 26th, 2009, 12:08 PM
wow, thanks guys, you're making me really happy :)
Hybrid, thank you sir. It always feels like I could be working harder but it's nice that you're seeing progress anyway :)
Snobbyyyy, thaanks, duder!
Brun, thank you. love your illustrations, man.
WhiteC, hey thanks. ye the highlighted area looks a bit too spread out. I should keep the brightest highlight smaller.
Triggersammy, thanks a lot! I was going for a more scary feeling without loosing the pinup pose and idea.
Verehin, wow thanks! I'll work damn hard to live up to that :O
Areve, thanks a lot!
rogerb, hah just the same time. and cheers ;) I don't hear that enough. *cough* no seriously thanks!
two new/old chows for now.
Apple Gatherer - I overread the part about him being the scary boogeyman kinda guy.. :S
Junk Collector - and his sidekick Molly the fridge.
maybe I could do something serious next time. :)
March 26th, 2009, 12:55 PM
TASTY colors in the next last one! keep it up :D
March 27th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Crazy amounts of improvement since page 1!! There's some serious badassery going on in the current posts. Would really like to see you push your renderings closer to photoreal! You can do it!
April 6th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Espenboi, thanks a lot, mate.
IanE, thank you! I will push myself more and more!
school is eating up a lot of time, but at least I'm drawing there most of the time.
anyway, here's a new character
and a photostudy. tried to get all the different green tones down but didn't get it to look right. there probably were a lot more nuances in the reference.
April 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM
shit man. last photostudie is dope. doooooooooope man. gave u five cents if u care haha.
yeah such trees often have a little little bit more red and yellow, or tend to them, but hard too see.
btw how are things at your new place? :)
April 6th, 2009, 08:43 AM
You can do better.
(I am only saying that because I don't see anything wrong with what you are doing)
It's generic but true. You seem to be holding back.
April 6th, 2009, 05:15 PM
great stuff as usual man :) I really like the last photostudy, nice edges going on in there.
April 6th, 2009, 09:13 PM
wow, that last photostudy is gorgerous, you nailed all the greens perfectly, makes me want to be there.
April 11th, 2009, 09:22 AM
Great photostudies! and that giant.. applegatherer, nice personality!
April 16th, 2009, 06:38 AM
Snobbyyy, thanks mate. I guess I got a bit greenblind after looking at this for too long. but I'll do more over the next few days.
and things are great here. pretty busy but I won't complain about that because most of it is really fun.
zaorr, hey thanks for stopping by. good to hear you think I could do better. I don't feel like I'm holding back really, but hey, I'll invest more time and effort in the next ones hopefully. cheers.
Tigermilk, thank you! more to come.
WhiteC, thanks a lot! really appreciate your support :)
DefiledVisions, thanks dude! that's really nice to hear.
I don't have a lot of time to work on stuff for myself but here's a small update.
April 16th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Loving the colours in that last enviro. Pink snow is always good!
Those chubby Lufcraftian monsters are awesome too, though to me the one on the left looks considerably stiffer? Though probably because his pose is less dynamic than the right one.
Looking forward to more updates! :)
April 19th, 2009, 04:02 PM
i think what your greens are missing in that photo study is the presence of blue. all that blue sky would tint them slightly in a what-appears-to-be-white-or-light-green-but-is-actually-cyanish kind of way :P
great work on the chow redos. i've always meant to do that, but never went through with it like you have. love the fly breeder. it's also interesting that you're doing each one in a completely different style. great practice!
good work on the sketchbook lines too.
April 21st, 2009, 07:15 PM
Enviros are looking hot. I like the bushes on the last one, they're so voluminous. :)
April 22nd, 2009, 05:35 PM
Slothboy, thanks a lot! glad you like them!
these guys were fun to draw. I like the second one better as well, though :)-
sourgasm, thank you! reaally good point man, you definately got your color theory down :) I'll keep that in mind
and I hop to keep at these characters. I'm becoming slower already.
But there's still a few I want to finish up.
Hunterkiller, thaanks, dude. really means a lot!
I'm just super exited to read the next european workshop will have a pretty good chance to be in germany :D maybe even in my city... waah sweet.
anyway two sketchpages for a school project.
and a sketchy for a friend who lives in japan for the next 5 months and hasn't sent photos yet..
thanks for looking
April 22nd, 2009, 05:44 PM
Really cool work lately, man! The colours are looking better and better. Some of your figures are out of proportion, with too small or too big heads, but nothing big. Keep working! (:
April 22nd, 2009, 07:57 PM
some really good stuff in here man, shows good improvement and nice variety of style and subject
heh i liked molly the fridge too tho u would hope she had wheels!
April 23rd, 2009, 12:50 AM
Gruesome and twisted. Love it !! Great sketches.
April 23rd, 2009, 08:00 AM
ahahha like the expression of this last!! keep on monotony and thanks for stop in my sb!
April 23rd, 2009, 09:51 PM
I can hardly call this monotonous.
A few could use 'Prince' (Formerly known as) in the background to
give it a certain pop, else everything is at it is. A sketchbook.
The guy with a hat and smoking looks so cool. [I knew I should've taken up smoking. :P]
April 24th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Piemonster, thanks a lot! I'll watch out for that next time. I guess it's because I usually start with just a face and then add the body afterwards. I should plan them out better.
seetsy, hehe thank you!
mike, thanks man. I really appreciate that.
EKOes, thanks :)
dwardo, hahaha, thanks :D will work on that. and don't forget: smoking's not cool ;P
I painted another (..snowy...) enviro. took me a few hours. I'm open for feedback so hit me with the critstick
*edit. woops uploaded the wrong version. thanks for pointing out so quickly wookie :) I did tweak the colors a bit in this version.
and some faces to fill this post up a bit ..
April 24th, 2009, 01:31 PM
wicked stuff man. I think the snowy landscape looks a bit like two separate paintings stitched together, not sure the blues in the background an the lavender-ish hues in the foreground quite gel. I love the sky tho, very picturesque. faces are good too, ll sorta got the same proportions tho.
April 24th, 2009, 01:56 PM
again wonderful stuff by mr. Monotony ! :blahblah:
Keep that eye candy coming man.. im hungry for it :)
April 24th, 2009, 11:31 PM
!!! wowzers. Your environments and character stuff is so great. I think my jaw literally dropped seeing some of your enviro speedpaints and photo studies :D
April 25th, 2009, 12:41 PM
hey ma friend. your stuff is looking good and its getting farward :D
btw im very happy that u stopped by agian, that keeps me going haha
and ...ehr... POST MORE !
April 26th, 2009, 06:41 AM
wookie, thanks man. completely agree about the separation between back and foreground. I hope I fixed it a bit in the newer version.
roger, haha thanks a lot!
Artangela, huge compliment! thanks so much.
Snobbyy, dankee :D. always a pleasure browsing through your new stuff.
just a new characterpiece this time.
April 26th, 2009, 08:11 AM
what's with you and snowy enviroments man?!
haven't stopped here for ages and hell you're worked you ass off, stuff is looking great.The idea of pickng un old chows and working them to a finished stage sound like a realy good idea, i've you've been doing a really excellent job.Actually, everything seems improved and i'm surprised by the variety of experiments and techiques you try out.
No crits from me cause it seems to me like you're doing a pretty great on your own, without having to stop nitpicking, the issues i see are soo small they'll just disappear with tie (i think)
thanks for sharing!
April 29th, 2009, 06:51 AM
That snowlandscape is really beautiful! only crit would be that it appears to have the same sharpness overall.. you could blurr the ocean a bit more the further away it is to give depth, also make the mountains far away a bit more blurry, or blend more with the sky!
other than that.. sweet stuff!
April 29th, 2009, 08:36 AM
the snow scape is really cool.keep pushing up and up :),recently i have added some pencil stuff at my sketch area :),have a look
April 29th, 2009, 10:30 AM
great sketchbook, love the ideas
I like the fly breeder and the vamp the most
May 6th, 2009, 03:13 AM
the landscape rocks! keep pushing man! can't wait to see more!
May 6th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Haven't seen your work for few month and now i'm very surprised. Good job on progress!!! :) Keep it up!
May 6th, 2009, 07:47 AM
I've browsing through your sb from the first pages on... The improvement is astounding... in just three years...
Love your stuff, both traditional and digital.
May 15th, 2009, 07:25 PM
It's really cool to see how interpret the old ChOW's, the last one is looking really good. :)
May 17th, 2009, 08:56 AM
I like the latest stuff. Lots of ideas and experiments. Male vampire pinup is nicely rendered.
May 17th, 2009, 09:33 AM
mr tony! that env is awsome :o
And that last concept with the 2 guys/monsters is just to creepy for me XD
Keep it up more updates man!
May 17th, 2009, 11:29 AM
really love the snow in that latest enviro, mmm i think in some areas you should replace hard edges by softer edges to reduce the contrast a bit in some areas, espcially the water, it looks a bit too ''rough'' i think.. by adding mroe edges variation you could add different feels to the different element, snow water cloud etc. Anyway, kickass burhswork man :)
May 18th, 2009, 11:52 AM
TheGnoll, :D hehe thanks! this really means a lot to me. I haven't found anything that you could call my "style" yet so I'll keep experimenting.
DefiledVisions, hey thanks. good point on the sharpness. will try and give the next ones a bit mpore depth.
triggersamy, thanks a lot, will swing by!!
maeshanne, thank you!
Josef, thanks, there will be more.
Mr. Juicy, hey thanks for stopping by again and I'm glad you see progress!
revenebo, wow, thanks so much! though I wish I hadn't bee so lazy in the first half... ah well I will keep on working a lot now.
Piemonster, thanks, dude. I have to push myself but will do a lot more of them!
Farvus, that's great to hear. yea, still experimenting a lot. I have no idea what the new ones will look like, yet :) -
roger, haha creepy is what I was going for. thanks so much for the support!
WhiteC, hey thanks for the tips! the water really does look too solid. will try to work on the surfaces, probably on the next ones though. :)
whew, lots of motivating and helpful comments.
been really busy these last days/weeks. so the output of personal work is a bit thin but here's a few things to update.
drawings done during breaks when shopping for furniture for my new place. I have to practice not using erasers for school.
wip thing. don't know if I like the black outlines so I'm working on a more painterly version of this as well.
and more drawing.
more sketches for my illustration project for school
I have more stuff saved at school because we can use those sexy cintiqs but that has to wait till next time. still working on more chow's of course.
May 19th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Loved that color wip. Nice toon style :)
Those sketches from observation is good, but i found one issue (maybe it's only for me). I think when you're drawing them you look at each of them as separate item not the whole view. In that case it's very difficult to bear perspective and proportions.
Imaginationary stuff is cool. Just I don't like that sharpness, but that could be only my opinion :)
Good luck, keep posting and do it more often!
May 19th, 2009, 12:26 PM
hey man wow, the black and white digital is great. Love the guy to the screen right, great character. Keep it up ! :)
May 21st, 2009, 06:53 AM
love your latest batch of pencil drawings!
May 21st, 2009, 07:38 AM
Nice arts dude....
May 21st, 2009, 08:06 AM
oo! that snowy landscape painting looked great! no crits :P
May 21st, 2009, 02:30 PM
Mr.Juicy, thanks a lot, mate. yeh perspective is a bit wonky in these. didn't want to put any kind of grid or guidelines in and try and just draw one thing after another without erasing.
guess I still have to practice that :) . I really appreciate your input.
Tigermilk, thanks for the kind words, dude.
Warhole, thank you!
kranthi, thanks. that's nice to hear.
DStraX, takk. :) glad you like it.
Yesterday I saw the new IDW competition and thought that might be a good time to try myself on something like this.
started with the turnaround for my robot so far. I'll add one big illustration and another sheet that explains it's function.
layout's not final yet obviously, I better hurry.
new page in my book
and new chow: The King.
I've been trying to push myself on this and would appreciate any input.
May 21st, 2009, 04:28 PM
hey man thanks for sropping by im going to try out what youve suggested, it makes sense.
Those last pages have loads of confidence in the line work.
cool stuff man :yum:
May 22nd, 2009, 07:46 AM
Hi once again :)
Robot design is totally awesome, i like idea very much. And if you make him a nice shiny detail of interior (ps3 design :D) when he is in idle mode it would be even better.
With the king piece you have surprised me. It's very strong work.
There is some stuff that i would change:
-you have chosen very hard his left arm position. Don't know is it right, but for me it's it looks a little weird.
-sword is kind a to thin and a handle to short (if it supposed to be dual handed weapon)
-Cloth on his right leg is not polished yet i think (it looks kind a hard surface)?
-Upper part of cloth looks a little dirty comparing to bottom part
-i found here not bad references http://www.historicalweaponsstore.com/renaissance-outfits-renaissance-clothing-renaissance-costumes.html
-I would use clouds and wall bricks to form some interesting composition
- em, and hair with beard color is a little strange for me.
That's all I can tell and as you know all my suggestions must be taken very carefully :)
Good luck on both weekly entrances!
May 22nd, 2009, 07:28 PM
wow man, your drawings are getting seriously good. I have nothing useful to say. Oh, and I love the piece with the spit roast pig.
May 22nd, 2009, 07:40 PM
really strong work man, from ur sketches to your rendering. its all good! the only thing thats bothering me is his left arm and the creases on the right hip,.. but now i see Mr juicy has already mentioned that... so ahh.. looks like a fine day to die!
May 23rd, 2009, 01:41 AM
haha , dude you really have some funny stuff in here , like the one with the chicken like griffin , that last illustration , looks imposing , i advise on the legs if he's not wearing any stockings to work the legs so they feel like meat ... and flesh and hear and other stuff that you find there , if they are stockings you should try adding some wrinkles here and there
May 23rd, 2009, 02:07 AM
I've been wanting to post in here in a while, but for whatever reason haven't... but I have been this book.
And dude, recently you've been improving heaps! Great progress, especially in your line and anatomy. But what I'm most exited about is your work from imagination. Really strong stuff man, all the studies really helped!
Anyway, keep at it Monotony, The King's looking great too!
May 23rd, 2009, 03:28 AM
Wow you got lots of cool stuff here! Thanks for sharing! Regarding the new CHOW king, i think the colours are abit too saturated for now? But then again... i suck at painting.. what do i know.. haha. Good luck with it tho, looking forward to more updates! :)
May 25th, 2009, 10:48 AM
hunchback, thanks man. I'm glad to hear that.
Mr.Juicy, wow thanks a lot man. I'm really happy that you took the time to critique me in detail.
and I agree with most of what you said, tried to improve that in the new version. redrew the arm aswell, but just couldn't get it to work yet.
also the sword was supposed to be a one handed one actually. maybe it's a bit too long, I didn't do my research right (none at all actually :S ).
thanks again, mate.
wookie, hehe thanks! :D
tokotewhero, thank you! reworked the leg, still got to do the arm . haha
Giorge, hey thanks good point there! it's supposed to be fabric on the legs (tight fit :) ), tried to push that aspect as well.
JailHouseRock, thanks Matt! I really appreciate this. and actually I think you've been here before. anyway glad you posted again, dude :P
Pixie, thanks a lot. you probably know a lot more about colors than I do, hehe. It's more miss than hit for me. and yes desaturated it here and there.
redid some of it now. most of it on the legs, some more on the wall, color adjustments on the cloth and sky. still figuring out how to get his left hand to read properly.
lifedrawing experiments. these were 5-10 minuters and drawn with olive oil, grafite and white oil paint. completely different to how I usually work but I hope these kind of things bring you further.. one day...
plus more work on my robot.
the illustration is just the early beginning. don't know what kind of rendering I'm gonna go for.
May 25th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Your concepts are so interesting and appealing. This last guy is so adorable! And pretty good on the medieval guy! Not sure how to help with the hand, though, so good job. : D
May 25th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Hey, your stuff is like from other world. Are u god's son artist Jesuardo da Chrinci? I wanted to ask have u studied something outside ur home? What classes did u take? How old r ya?
May 25th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Oooh, love what's happening with those new life drawings!
May 26th, 2009, 01:36 PM
olive oiled life sketches? wow never seen that before :) really nice works here... and i mean really. Its tough for me to crit works like these :)
May 26th, 2009, 01:43 PM
I like the concept, but the warrior need more texture I think...:)
May 26th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Shalite, thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it. will finish the whole robot concept the next few days.
throtailer, haha... dude. a liittle bit over the top but thanks :) .
and to answer your questions, I'm 21 and first semester illustration student. haven't had actual art classes before but I did go to a lot life figure drawing sessions, which helps a lot I think. anyway drawing a lot is the key, mate! :)
Sketch, hehe thanks man. was really fun to do.
quackart, thank you! that oil gives some really interesting results. although I might have put on a bit too much, the oilstains are still getting bigger and they're two days old now. the drawings keep changing. smell nice though :)
T.a.i.v.a.s, thanks. yeah his cloth probably still look a bit smooth and boring.
might update him in that post later because I don't want to spam this book with that character and just small changes everytime.
here's a few new lifedrawings. I did stick to pencil this time, but they went really fast. 5min-15min.
and I painted this when I should've been working for school. or finish the robot, times running out.
bah anyway had to get it out :P
May 26th, 2009, 06:14 PM
what the flying f*** is that man.... twisted. But awesome. Nice life drawings too, weird comps, adventurous stuff.
May 27th, 2009, 08:02 AM
i like all illustrations u hve done!!
May 27th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Wicked robot design, nice and simple. And that last monster is hilarious. Very cool.
Keep it up
May 27th, 2009, 09:30 AM
my neighbors kid looks like that...
May 27th, 2009, 06:49 PM
wookie, haha thanks man! and yeah those lifedrawings were crazy. the model was pretty scared when she had to sit on top of 20 plushies on an old dirty chair on top of a chaky table. haha she made it down safely tho. :)
jaykrishna, thanks a lot!
Teundeboer, hehe thanks. I'm glad you like it.
roger, :D haha his parents might want to take him to the doctor.. or the vet..
made 2 speedpaintings because I hardly ever do them and usually I'm really slow. less then 1h each.
and pretty much done with the greyscale on this illu. hope I get it finished on time because my weekend is already way to cramped with work.
May 28th, 2009, 04:18 AM
Wow mr Tony :o Those speedpaints look very cool!
Where do you get the idea to paint that or that just happends while painting? :)
That bot is awsome! :)
Good luck with your work for the weekend :) !
May 31st, 2009, 05:33 AM
that's exactly what happened with these. I just started to slap some brushes on the canvas until I felt like I saw something in there and than refined shapes and colors. :) pretty random. cheers!
phew finished my robot in time. would really like to hear your critique and comments. check out the IDW finals thread as well!
May 31st, 2009, 05:49 AM
Haven´t seen your stuff for a while, awesomeness is comming wright at ya.
Cool design for a robot, like a retro transformer haha...
May 31st, 2009, 06:43 AM
Great sketches monotony!! To be honest I couldnt understand the turnaround until I saw the folding sequnece, then it clicked!! Nice studies too, would never have thought of using olive oil as a medium, exactly how did you ue it, for shading or a sealant of sorts? To me it looks like you did both.
Keep up the great work!!
May 31st, 2009, 08:47 AM
wow :) dont stop homie. lifedrawing is getting better : ) realy dig the second speed painting, these colours are toooop !"""!
May 31st, 2009, 07:42 PM
There's so much of everything in your SB, awesome!
The diversity of subjects is fully enjoyable but also the progress you show on every new post. Very inspiring. Keep it up!
June 3rd, 2009, 09:10 AM
ghoulio, hehe good to see you here again mate. retro transformers :D cheers.
MacTire, thanks a lot! For most of them I started to do a really lose sketch of the model with oil, some sort of underpainting if you want. then added graphite and splashes of more oil where I wanted to go really dark. graphite works great on oil, it gets REALLY dark just like charcoal but without the smudging I tend to accidently do with charcoal. :)
Bastii, wooo, thanks a lot my friend!
luness, thanks so much, you guys are so motivating I definately wont stop.
here's a few new sketches for one of my school projects.
and charcoal portraits in one of my 20 sketchbooks flying around here...
from life again, 5min or less each.
June 3rd, 2009, 11:59 AM
that lil robot piece is amazing man. seriously, super tight. nice portraits too, hard skill to crack. whats the surface theyre done on tho, looks like gessoed paper? Isn't that a bit rough? anyways, top stuff.
June 3rd, 2009, 12:14 PM
Your work is very inspiring, my friend. I need to do some life drawings.. I can't believe how quick those are, yet they hold a strong constructed feeling. Great work.
June 4th, 2009, 06:57 AM
wookie, I'm glad you like it. :) it doesn't stand achance against those other concepts, but was fun to do nonetheless.
and yeah in for that sketchbook I just slapped some white wallpaint in an old book. it's way too thik paint the pages are completely stiff now and really rough surface. but a crappy book like that keeps you from getting to precious with your drawings :)
F87, thanks mate! You should really go there if you have a chance. lifedrawings are lots of fun to do and help you a LOT.
a new characterpiece once more.
I need to knock some sense into my designs.. haha. comments welcome!
June 5th, 2009, 12:05 AM
You're right about the design, but I didn't even think about that until you mentioned it. The colors are great! I do like the way the belt connects to that tube, and the rendering on the face is sexy! Great variation of materials as well, sorry I can't find any major flaw to critique.
June 6th, 2009, 06:12 AM
i realy like the colors MATT, the reds and blues/greens :) and the reflection on the helmet is very sexy ! and no need to say that u are improving, haha, guess u know it yourself :D
KEEP SHOWING US CHOWS :D
June 6th, 2009, 06:18 AM
June 8th, 2009, 06:42 AM
F87, thanks Frank. I'm glad you like it man.
Basti, haha damn I got to do so much more. But I really appreciate you stopping by and encouraging me, my friend.
Chow's on their way.. hopefully :)
sandeepbarot, thank you!
I had friends and family visiting me almost all weekend, so I didn't get around doing much drawing or painting.
but I patched my steps for the firefighter together.
hopefully two or three people might find it interesting. and maybe you see something to improve as well. :)
a rushed mech with weird colors. a bit of a rushjob to be honest.
and wip of another possible Chow, fairy hitman this time. I want to give him some fairy wings and maybe change the background as well.
June 8th, 2009, 03:55 PM
just a quick update.
worked some more on the "fairy hitman" because I thought it looked wrong.
I think colors are better in this version. composition and background might make more sense as well.
June 8th, 2009, 05:07 PM
go for some crazy colors/highlights to make it more exploding ;D but i guess ur not done yet so ill just shut up! :X
June 8th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Your real one (paper) must be heaven to flip through with all those amazing pencil sketches!
Your imitation of light in 'womo haral final illu' is strong. Maybe try to get more of that sort of lighting in you other color work. I can't tell you how to do that - can't do that myself unfortunately...
June 9th, 2009, 06:10 AM
Great robot painting, and your life drawings are always good to see. :)
I like the style of that fire fighter painting. It looks somewhat old fashioned in it's rendering? (in a good way! :))
June 10th, 2009, 03:18 PM
roger, yeh it's a bit dull so far. I wanted wo get the whole night but full moon lightning. but I will work on it some more ;) thanks
joeep, thanks a lot! I spent more time on that illustration than I usually do on my characters. maybe I should invest some more in the next ones as well to get the lighting a bit more convincing.
Slothboy, hehe thanks mate! I'm glad you like it.
another old chow. It's "Vlad the Collector"
imagined him as some kind of gladiator collecting trophys. also experimenting with light.
and a little idea for newborn..
more of a gross- renderpractice. hehe
June 10th, 2009, 08:39 PM
haha, your stuff always makes me smile man. So many different themes and styles and medium. Gooood shit.
June 11th, 2009, 12:16 PM
tiger and lion paws at belt = coolnes level at least like 63 !
June 11th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Hahaha Vlad the collector is great - the paws are really funny :) Nice solid work throughout mate, I'll have to keep an eye on your work ;)
June 12th, 2009, 05:56 AM
dan, wow what more could I ask for :). thanks a lot!
Mydrim, hehe thx! He probably just needs a bears paw now to get to the next level.
monstertree, thank you. I'm glad you like it :)
a quick new one for dsg
and wip of the new EoW. I'm hoping to get a lot of work done on this, so any input welcome.
I'm going for a more childrens book fairytale style here.
now look at me doing an all colorful and cute update :o
June 13th, 2009, 01:47 PM
a cheesy robot-death . :)
June 13th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Wow I love your choice of colour. :D
Your newborn entry idea is really disturbing yet charming...D:
June 13th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Your monsters are sick. Good development overall, I will return.
June 14th, 2009, 07:41 AM
Any stuff related to birth scares the shit outta me. Yours has done a good job! :P
June 14th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Very good my friend! You have got sense of material which is crucial to every artist in the world! Keep up the good work! - g
June 16th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Great stuff monotony! Loving the gladiator and the pizza car, very funny. Nice work on robo-death too. I think your on the right track for the atmosphere of the eow. No real crits for the moment.
Keep up the good work!!
June 25th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Oh man I love that robot you did for idw. You got alot of variety of neat stuff happening and did I mention you've been improving heaps. Nice man, keep pushing those pieces and values.
June 25th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Wow, nice stuff dude ! Maybe you should use more vibrant colors, or maybe it comes from your values, but a few of your paintings just lack of a bit of life ! But it will come woth practice ! Keep it up !
July 1st, 2009, 10:59 AM
hueyyeng, thanks a lot! :D
wilkerson, thanks mate. hope you check back some time.
Slothboy, haha that's great. don't think I'll actually work more on that idea but I'm glad it was scary :P
MacTire, thx! I'm glad you like them
Trashy, I'm really happy to hear that! thanks.
Walid D, merci! I seem to keep doing the same mistakes.. :s but I'll be sure to work on it!
wow haven't updated in a bit.
I really busy these days with uni and a bit of work here and there.
my illustration, painting and drawing classes will exhibit in about two weeks and I don't really have time for personal stuff. But that'll be done once the semester is over and besides it's pretty good fun.
just a few speedpaintings from inbetween. 30-90 min each
and random scribbles.
July 1st, 2009, 12:04 PM
keeeeeeeeeewwwwl homi :)
hope yo doing well and everybodys' nice too you :) otherwise just call me lol
July 1st, 2009, 12:17 PM
hey man, you've been busy as usual!
the digis improve so steadily its amazing, really loved that box robot in the previous page, simple but effective!
with stull like the fairy hitman if you wanna give more sense of action i suggest tilting the canvas and/or going for a more complex perspective
love the gross bits in the newborn try, could be even worse (maybe more highlight to make it slimier? some subtle textures? i've no idea what i'm talking about :D)
keep doing what you're doing man!
July 1st, 2009, 12:43 PM
dewd awsome XD i lvoe the faces the left one looks like michael J .. XD sorry :)
and that tree.. the speedpaint upperleft is very cool :o
Keep it up mr Tony!
July 2nd, 2009, 05:29 AM
Wow, you have been up and running lately, haven't you? I love those sketches of yours^^The colours are also pretty great, I really wanna see something more so keep posting^^
July 3rd, 2009, 06:49 AM
There's some great stuff here... I love that robot.
July 10th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Snoooby, thanks- haha couldn't be better. but I'll keep that in mind :P .. just in case..
The Gnoll, thanks dude. really appreciate your compliments :) . and good point on the newborn thing. could really use some more "wetness" and textures and whatnot.
roger, hehe thx! likeness wasn't intended though. let's call it a tribute of my subcosciousness.
Mischevious, thanks a lot! hope to upload a few new sketches in the next days.
revenebo, thank you!
still not enough time for personal stuff, but here's some schoolwork.
the whole series is still missing a few frames but I wanted to show where it's at so far.
July 10th, 2009, 01:32 PM
whoa man, those are looking really good the colors and painting are really great
if i may here's my 2c
the cars could use either a tad more reference or a bit more exaggeration, cause right now they're in a mix between stilization and realism that does give it best (dunno if i made that clear) anyway, they look quite "boxy" to me, and i'm not digging that 1point persp in the cow inside car scene (maybe a "curvier" perspective could make it more xciting) (or maybe just make those back seats a tad rounder)
the 3 panel could also use some more "expression" in the cow face, cause right now its just beign "descriptive" so we don't understand if the cow now's hes beign followed or now (wich might be a choice)
personally i would have made the panel with the cowboy a much closer shot, to then reveal he's on a car too and give it more...humor, i guess
as a general sidenote, movement from the right to the left tends to "slow down" the reading, so flipping the "faster" panels here would have given a stronger sense of movement (seeing we read from left to right)
thats what came to my mind, at least, again, the painting and colors are really great, but (IMHO) the drawing and style coul either point in the direction of more realism or more cartoon-look depending on what you're looking for.
anyway, great job man, you're been shooting out some really great stuff lately
July 10th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Liking the first speed paint (tree-buddha?) a lot! Nice work on the mini wrangler scenes too!
Not much else to say other than keep up the great work!!
July 11th, 2009, 06:37 PM
thanks for dropping by my sketchbook - i've got a while to go before i catch up with you though...! great stuff by the way, i like the variety of subjects you tackle, and the imagination in them. That blocky robot from a few pages back is a great mix of rendering and originality. Looking forward to seeing more!
July 12th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Gnoll, wow thanks for the in depth advice!
I agree that stylewise these pics don't have a clear direction. I should start referencing more maybe.
And thanks for the storytellening tips. movement from left to right is something that sounds so obvious but I guess I needed someone to point that out :)
oh and btw I actually have one panel with a closeupshot of the cowboy first beating the car and screaming for the driver to go faster. just not finished yet.
and another one in between the last two with the cow at gunpoint and the car being lifted on the truck.
And a very last one with them arriving at the "farm" but I think I like this ending better actually. Really helpful comment!
MacTire, thanks mate! I was thinking of him as some kind of forrest spirit guy. glad you noticed :)
pixelherder, thank you! I'll try and update more regularly again.
here's two speedpaintings again, 30mins.
and a more refined char. critique welcome!
July 15th, 2009, 12:55 PM
fuck yeah level up! good to see you progress, man. inspirational to check your new stuff!
that newborn render practice thingy is really kickass!
July 23rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
thanks a lot Flaskpost, really means a lot to me!
and good to see you posting again buddy.
boo took me a while.
here's a few experiments again
and ink sketches from life.
the animals didn't move tho, museum not the zoo.. :)
July 23rd, 2009, 06:38 PM
looking good, mate! sweet textures on the experiments, and the lifedrawing is pretty damn nice too.
love how you drew the tree stump in the lower right corner of the first life drawing page.
maybe try some difference in line thickness on the animals btw? could help get some extra feel of volume!
July 24th, 2009, 04:43 AM
haha loved those panels dude!!those faces and the dude with the shorgun are really good too.. keep em coming!!
July 24th, 2009, 06:49 AM
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=731464&d=1248384626 thats AWESOME bro ! got me?! AWSSSSSUMM
July 24th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Oh boy, the last couple of updates are shweet as fuck. Dayum!
July 27th, 2009, 06:58 PM
wow some of your speeds are quite amazing :D if there's something to work on I'd say anatomy and portraiture yay
July 31st, 2009, 07:42 PM
The most recent updates are really cool. The lines in the animal drawings are totally ace!
August 1st, 2009, 02:04 PM
Flask, thanks buddy! might try that linevariations next time with another pen probably. that fineliner thing kinda does the same line all the time. I plan on going there a lot more often.
Shard, thank you! I'm glad you like the little story :)
Snobbbyy, haha cheers bud. hope you get to draw a bit in sweden, next to all the beer and whatnot :X
Tugelbend, thanks. your recent updates've been rockin.
ronald, thank you. anatomy and portraits it is then! I don't do enough studies...
PieMonster, thanks mate. will do more of those in the future.
mostly pretty fast sketches.
August 2nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
Here's a new characterpiece I've been working on.
might refine it some more so it's still a wip but
would appreciate any comments.
August 2nd, 2009, 08:34 PM
progressing steadily with pretty inpressive updates as usual, i zee!
love the fact you always keep things varied in here :)
the life drawings look very very clean, loved the animals one...next stop is the museum i hope, the berlin looks like an awesome place to sketch" seeing hope they breathe, walk, stand up, look, eat, fart (yeah, that's what happened to me with camels) really helps putting some life in sketches, that can work all together with the anatomy and surface detail you studies at the museum :D
quite a bit of your figures seem very "stout", esp with the broad, short necks...its cool when you're aiming for that look, but doesn't look good on a mermaid imho :D
diggin' the futuristic badass#23 :D!
i cannot help with the actual painting but
i dig the armor, but its looks a bit too "bare" imho.Some kind of degree of insigna, decoration (on that nice space you've got on his breastplate) would help define what kinda of badass he is, noble/cannon fodder etc...
imho you should do what you did on the shield on the body as well...alternating curved/straight lined would help making him look a bit less stiff, adding rhythm (like curved pauldron/straight arm armor/curved wristband, or something like that.I'd add that esp in the leg area thought, if not adding curved just adding some bulk in his feet to make him feel REALLY "heavy" (since he doesn't really seem bothered from carrying tons of armor anyway).
As a side note, why a gun?! :P this might just be personal taste but it seemed a bit out of place with armor and shield...if you gotta make him futuristic, why not give him a tekno-sword, tekno-lance or whatever (lance would be good, then you could "mirror" the floating cloth on that piece as well)
i think this guy's neck is a bit short and large too actually.
again regarding the armor, make sure you do some research from actual armor to use some existing "bits", always helps to spice up the design imho (modern armor doesn't, but medieval armor usually had bits to cover the "joints" cause they were vulnerable bits (like armpit area, knees,stif like that)
sorry for the very long post, but i'm diggin it, wish i could paint something like that :D
August 2nd, 2009, 08:35 PM
That last one is really cool, but it looks like he has no neck at all. :D
For the other figures you draw, I think you're making the head too big, and too round. You might want to make them smaller and thinner (Think of the 7-8 heads proportion rule, as in the body being 7-8 heads long). Anyways, keep at it man!
August 3rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
August 3rd, 2009, 03:28 PM
mister mister! Great updates!
The pencils are really cool :) Coolest thing is that i can just see they are done by you :)
You have got a style of ur own ;)
And this last digital is really awsome man :D
i dont rly got something to point out,, just a short neck but im pretty sure thats on purpose so ill just shut it and enjoy it ;)
Thnx for sharing!
August 4th, 2009, 10:09 AM
you've got some kickass stuff here :D
I'd suggest to throw more variations of colour into that last character piece, maybe some cold reflexes on the armour, or a back light, dunno, now it looks a tad boring colour-wise
August 4th, 2009, 10:41 PM
you have really nice lines, your digipaints are cool too.
You have improved a lot since your first post!
very cool to see the journey :)
August 4th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Thought I'd drop by and see what's been going on in here lately... really nice progress! I like the mood in that last piece.
August 7th, 2009, 02:43 PM
The Gnoll, Wow! thanks a lot for the detailed comment and critique!
definately should hit the zoo sometime to study from life for real, :).
will work on my anatomy of course, good point on the necks.
concerning that last painting that's some really good points man. Funny really, when I started on that guy he was holding a sword. :D but while rendering his armor grew bigger and bigger and I thought he wouldn't be much of a swordsman. Kinda stupid to not change his armor to a more thought through design but just add a gun. I think I will go back to the sword idea. I'll probably add some more design to him at all to make him more characteristic.
thanks again dude, you're a great help.
PieMonster, ha thanks mate. will fix his neck issues.
I actually know the general heighth and proportion rules but once I only draw upperbodies or head and shoulders I seem to be really sloppy on them.. dang.
oh and crap, the heads ARE too round very often. didn't see that myself... thanks man :)
Chris, hehe cheers!
Roger, oh hey didn't think I had anything like a style in my pencils yet.. haha guess I should be improving it now.
and you're right on the neck issue. nonintentional. well I wanted to make his shoulderpads real bulgy and big and cover some of his face with armor but not make the neck significantly short. :D will fix that. thank you!
griffinfly, thanks a lot! some colorvariation might really help on that piece :) . will try.
Jeff, thanks mate. I'm glad to hear that!
Sketch, cheers. good to have you check in here once in a while. means a lot.
no update on that last character yet but
two new pages done in the museum.
and one for dsg 1500 :)
August 7th, 2009, 06:11 PM
wow man, that is unbelievable. The background is awesome, and I love the lighting. the ink drawings are great too, nice style to em. seriously, I have nothing constructive to say, just praise. top stuff.
August 7th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Haha, I really love that driving cow storyboard. :D
Your pencil stuff also improved very well. Keep at it!
August 7th, 2009, 08:26 PM
that dsg drawing is sick meaaann ;D
August 8th, 2009, 06:22 AM
last update is kicking ass! love the owls.
don´t have much else to add.
maybe just one thing...
The man with no name
August 8th, 2009, 06:27 AM
That last piece is absolutely AMAZING! :teeth: really well done, great work :)
August 13th, 2009, 05:24 PM
wookie, thanks a lot bro. I was pretty happy with it, too, as it was done in one go. I see a few things that bother me a bit by now but I'll probably just leave it as is.
blexano, thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
roger, haha thanks dude! dsg makes me draw a lot of trippy and twisted stuff. :D
Flask, thanks buddy. more it is then!
the man with no name, cheers! and thanks for stopping by.
I still haven't finished that bulky warrior guy but I wanted to update with a few things before the weekend.
more museum sketches. I can probably start calling it the usual..
and a creature. wise forrestspirit kinda guy.
August 13th, 2009, 05:31 PM
again, lovely pages from the museum man! very neat inks
loving the dgs and that last creature's head!
August 13th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Really wierd but strong stuff you are filling your SB with mr Monotony. I cant believe you dont have 5*
August 13th, 2009, 06:16 PM
the animal sketches are getting damn good.
and that forest spirit thingy might be the best painting i´ve seen from you yet.
keep kickin´ it!
August 13th, 2009, 06:53 PM
i agree with the people that say ur drawings from the musea are great..
Those dears? are really awsome :o so keep doing that cuz they just rly pretty :)
And that creature design is wicked., sum sort of alien :P
Looking forward to more stuff man!
August 14th, 2009, 02:19 AM
I see some improvement here. The ink animals are fantastic and the last illustration has good contrast and form.
August 14th, 2009, 05:07 AM
so much improvment that i guess, ... i never make holidays anymore haha (:
rendering and lines become very well.
i also dig that badass shield of the bulky warrior bastard.
keep on rocking that art shit ! donig great my friend !
August 18th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Really long time since I was here! Really nice stuff :) your lines are beautiful, especially the ink. You seem to have no fear of making a mistake which is great to see
August 18th, 2009, 09:23 AM
The wise forest spirit is completely pro level...
August 20th, 2009, 07:29 AM
cheers for the sketchbook comments - well spotted with the frankenstein doodle. you must have the eyes of a proverbial hawk!
August 20th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Lovely sketchbook. I enjoy your lineart sketch.
August 23rd, 2009, 07:18 PM
Really solid work! Nice finish.
August 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM
Howard Moon, eh? Migh-y Boosh fan, eh? :D
Your creatures are really cool... like this one (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=655971&d=1240742245) and the latest forest creature one. The hands and arms are particularly well rendered.
This sketchbook page (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=676575&d=1242930373) kicked ass, and this digi (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=676576&d=1242930396) was very nice--and I typically don't like the typical digi :)
August 25th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Gnoll, cheers man! I'm glad you like them :)
Wasker, haha thanks, weird is alright I guess. And wow I'll try and work my ass off to really deserve these 5!
Flask, woot that's so cool. Not really the one I spent most time on but I did enjoy painting that guy. :D
roger, thanks mate. didn't get to go to the museum this week. the weather is just too good. But I'm glad you dig tthem.
Farvus, that's really cool to hear. :) I'll keep practicing.
Bastii, haha, nah I now you're working your ass of mate. I really have to pick up your pace. hugs and kisses :o
Defiled Visions, cool to see you here again! I actually prefer working with ink pens to pencils by now when drawing from life myself. thanks :) !
Quike Garcia, wow so happy to hear that. have to work a lot more, to put out pro work, though. haha thank you!
Pixelherder, hehe not a problem. really fun stuff you got going there.
hueyyeng, thank you!! happy to hear that.
andy, thanks! really means a great deal to me.
p sage, haha you got me. gotta love the boosh. and thanks for your comment, I'm glad you like them.
Wow guys, your comments really mean a lot to me!
Though they make me feel bad for not updating in so long...
I'm just too wound up with work (not art related.. boo.. gotta make money in the semesterbreak) and a bit of freelancing.
And we had the hottest days of the year just the last few weeks that I tried to spend most of my time somewhere outside, especially because my flat is hot as an oven.. haha.
anyway enough excuses and naggin.
I reworked this soldier guy. There probably still are some issues.. feel free to point out. I'll edit in a reworked version.
something less serious. :)
and a drawing.
there were a lot more quick crappy drawings. I'll see if I can dig out one or two of them that I like a least a little bit.
More soon, hopefully.
August 26th, 2009, 09:19 AM
The drawing is great. And I really like the kids one :)
August 26th, 2009, 10:07 AM
heheh. the swimming piece made me smile :)
August 28th, 2009, 07:42 AM
cool stuff in here! you got awesome knowledge about light and colour, dont you?
sometimes you desings are a bit....well, not boring, but the could be more original!
(well, thats my weak point, too......)
keep rockin, dude!
September 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
hehe, been there, done that ;)
Your SB is pretty cool, Monotony, you've got a wide range of subject of techniques. I always get surprised when I take a peek in here.
September 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
hehe, been there, done that ;)
Your SB is pretty cool, Monotony, you've got a wide range of subject of techniques. I always get surprised when I take a peek in here.
September 4th, 2009, 06:05 PM
wow your sketchbook has improved so much from page 1 nice one ! :)
September 5th, 2009, 03:41 AM
I love that cartoon with the people on all the different mythological parrots and chickens and stuff! I don't think the black outlines detract from it at all, looking pretty slick to me!
September 5th, 2009, 08:37 AM
ice cream truck! awesomeness!
September 5th, 2009, 08:45 AM
September 5th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Coooool stuff man:) really like the child like happy pics^^
September 8th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Quike, thanks a lot! :)
ruuhkis, :D hehe I was hoping it would. thanks!
jatherip, thanks, buddy! hah, wow knowledge about color and light. It's still just trying out for me and experimenting if you want. But I will practice to feel the same :)
and maybe knock some more sense in my designs, hehe. not today though..
Wasker, haha yeh, haven't we all :) . Thanks for your comment that's very motivating. (twice!)
Kuidf, thanks, mate!
monstertree, hey cool to see that you liked that one. really was a fun piece and break from the usual for me!
Flask, cheers buddyy! :D
Snobby, :0 danke
Mischeviouslittleelf, hehe thanks. those pieces are always lots of fun to do.
not as much as I would like to show but I figured it was better than nothing.
two abandoned characters. too stiff and boring to finish.
I liked this one a bit more. Even though it was fast and stayed rough it came out pretty much as I had in mind. :)
and another creature-character
will scan some sketches soon.
and back to work!
September 8th, 2009, 09:02 AM
This last "crearacter" (I know is not a word :P) looks really great :) If to critique anything maybe it could use some more detailed armour or costume :)
Great update :)
September 8th, 2009, 10:47 AM
good shit man, nice update!
i´m digging the palette on that bug-shield-spear guy!
just a minor critique i´ve got:
it feels uh... incohesive (might be the word?) to me.
like, the human upper body is cut and pasted on top of a bug body. the area where they connect could use some more work.
like, more of those armor-like plates on the bug, if a few of those went longer up on the torso, it might look like it´s more connected to the lower bug-parts.
hahah, sorry i´m not making any sense. hard to explain in english.
EDIT. quick overpaint to show what i mean. just let me know if you want me to remove it from your thread or something.
also tried to get more "swoosh" feeling in the pose, was a tiny bit stiff before.
September 10th, 2009, 02:50 PM
hahah , found a Banksy fan ^^
nice updates , dig the digital stuff , it wold be nice tough if in certain areas of interest you wold use more detail , or some way that you could make them more intelligible , they are large pieces , but they need that center of interest , some of them are overall equally worked ...
take care ^^
September 15th, 2009, 06:17 AM
Quike, thanks! I'll try and add some more to that guy. he does look a bit uninspired :)
Flaskpost, wow thanks a lot man! I really appreciate your detailed crit. And I totally agree :) I'll try and make the whole thing come together next time and really make it "one" design.
Not sure if I see the more swooshy and dynamic pose yet, but I'll try :). Also your little op was really helpful. cheers!
Giorge, thanks for stopping by. and I'm glad you like them. I actually didn't think of banksy when I did that but I've probably seen it before and it just stuck to my head.. :( boo looks lame now.
but also good points on the digis, I'll try to remember that and maybe add some more to that last one.
Here are new drawings from the museum. Hey I used diferently colored pens, hows that for a change.. haha. aand little brushpen.
September 15th, 2009, 09:31 AM
some clean sketching you got in that last batch! very nice! just a recommendation... say with that last half man/half aracnid character: you might want to think about more integration between the two halves, as of right now it just looks like two pieces glued together....just adding some more plates into his abs and/or some skin color into the arachnids legs can only help! :)
September 15th, 2009, 11:04 AM
arght, goddamn this update is awesome. you´re really stepping it up with these lifedrawings.
i love the blue birds with a hint of red.
linequality is ace too.
keep it up!
September 15th, 2009, 12:28 PM
cool creature character, loving the sketches :)
September 15th, 2009, 03:29 PM
I already told you that, but you're awesome. :D
September 15th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Cool stuff! Post more!
September 19th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Man, those pens/inks get me every time, the lines are so good!
For the half spider/half guy piece, I think you could make the human part smaller in comparison to the spider part, and make the spider part more interesting by adding some more scales or something. Not sure though, use it for whatever it's worth.
Keep at it dude! :)
September 20th, 2009, 04:47 AM
Haha, nice improvment ! You're working hard dude, i like it ! I think your biggest weakness is your anatomy knowledge ! So work hard o it and you'll be a bad ass artist in no time !
September 20th, 2009, 05:51 AM
those museum sketches are really great!
the precision is quite amazing and the linework is really "elegant"
the digicharacters do look a bit stiff, you could imho avoid that by starting really rought, stilized and exaggerated in the beginning then gradually adding "realism", and build up a library of badass poses from ref or other artwork that you can apply to your own work-
looking up actual spiders could help with giving the concept a cooler look as well (for example, legs in spiders come out of the "torso-head" bit, never from the abdomen)
even design bits on the human bit could be more cohesive by taking inspiration from the spider anatomy or folklore or by thinking about their fuction (that hood looks a bit "random")
i think that spider guy could be really cool with some reworking on pose and design.
the lion one is my fav of the batch anyway!
keep us updated!
September 24th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Great work on museum sketches and ice cream westfalia, and the kids on swimming pool are funny!
September 24th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Man, this linework is great.. the alligator is nailed :)
September 24th, 2009, 10:14 AM
wooohaaa... super dinger ...
September 24th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Die Zeichnungen sind echt schoen, Kumpel. Mit Farben wuerde Ich ein wenig mehr Lichtkontrast reinbringen, sonst bleibt es ein bisschen flach.
September 27th, 2009, 02:59 PM
I adore the animals which you have make. But I also hope to see characters :)
September 27th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Neat stuff Mon!
Really clean drawings here mate, really well done:)
September 30th, 2009, 02:47 PM
October 6th, 2009, 11:53 AM
smokenmirrors, spot on. Obviously all you guys have the same idea about that character :) and it does make sense.
thanks a lot for your input!
Flask, thaanks buddy!! I'm really enjoying doing these. feels like they really help when it comes to lineconfidence.
I actually enjoy working straight in inkpens and brushes more than pencils right now.
miycko, heh thank you very much :)
blexano, haha, no YOU are .. :F thank you.
mariusz, allright. I will! :)
PieMonster, thanks man, glad you like the sketches. critic sounds reasonable :) tried to work that in.
Walid D, cheers. Dang I really don't do enough studies. I need to howl my lazy ass in that direction.
Gnoll, again thank you so much for your awesome comments! they always make me knock on my head and ask why I didn't think of that :)
awesome critics. I checked back on the spider character and tried to fix it. yeh..tried. position is still too stiff.
But I will really take these points seriously and work on a lot more dynamic poses.
EKOes, hehe thanks so much for checking on me from time to time. I'm really glad you do!
Quike, gracias. the alligators and crocodiles are lots of fun to do. I really have to hold myself back not to do them again and again when I go there. :)
FastArt, :x danke!!
Chupacabra, hey danke! Freut mich, das von dir zu hören. Werd auf jeden Fall weiter and den farbigen Sachen arbeiten.
Taivas, thanks, man. I'm glad you do. And there will be more characters. Promise!
Mischeviouslittleelf, thank you. :)
Flask, hah again :D. thanks for kicking my ass here!!
that demanding tone goes very well with your avatar btw. I shall update moar!
aw crap, been way too long again. Thanks to everyone once more for looking, commenting and critiquing in here. That really means a lot to me.
I don't have a lot of time for personal art so this update isn't as big as it should be but I'll try to make up for it sometime soon.
For now here's a sketch I made for CHOW. didn't go any further so far but I might have another go at it. I should get back in doing old CHOWs.
then there's this old bugger. I didn't like it from the very start but I got a lot of comments on it so I gave it some more work. basically just enjoying some rendering here and there. the pose is still stiff :(
will upload more museum cketches now. internet's a bit shaky so I split it.
October 6th, 2009, 11:59 AM
And the usual :)
museum sketches. some faster, some a bit more refined.
hah, the gorilla looks more like a caricature of one :)
c&c welcome :)
October 6th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Love the inked eagles and the random one :)
I like also the touches on the spider-boy :)
October 6th, 2009, 02:15 PM
ohhh ... yeah mate :)
those lines are fantastic, esp. the foxes got a naiiiiiissshh flow !
HOPE TO SEE THAT NEW COW FINISHED ANYWAY... btw... :D
keep rocking that art shit mate ! yeah !
October 6th, 2009, 05:23 PM
deeewd :D HEY! how are ya?
The bears are freaking awsome...
So are those foxes/red panda's ? They looks really cool..
So do you always think in tone/value or line at first? ..
You still amaze me ! Keep it up!
October 9th, 2009, 08:53 AM
holymotherfuck the bears goddamn, brother!!
your life drawings are getting too good.
you should be forced to draw with your left. (or your right if you´re lefthanded. ;P)
October 9th, 2009, 12:22 PM
your drawing is really really tight, clean a pro looking man, your museum sketches are rad as usual (gorilla esp, like how its a bit more a caricature that the rest)
it seems like you tried to correct the spiderdude without major changes, you could restart another one with the same basic concept and keeping in mind the suggestions (since i don't think rendering is the problem at all) just suggesting
October 15th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Quike, cheer mate. I'm glad you like them!
Sno0obs, thank you! and I plan on finishing that one. Let's see how that goes.
Roger, cheers buddy, good to see you in here again. those are foxes on the drawing. but fox cubs (foxpuppies?) so the proportions look a bit confusing. :)
To that question: In all those museum drawings and my usual sketches I "think" in lines. Even the ones with brush are more or less outlined first. But when I work digitally I usually start with very big brushes to establish shapes and forms first. If I have a specific idea in mind in the very beginning though, I might also start with a sketch and linework like I did in this last WIP.
Flaskpost, hah!! good there's nobody around to force me. :D can't do anything properly with my left hand. But thatnks for the encouragement :)
Gnoll, thanks!! Yeah probably right about the spider.. I don't think I'll do him again though. I'll try and put all your comments to better use on the next character.
All I got is a few new sketches.
I've been knocked down with the flu for the past week. I used to brag that I haven't been sick at all, not the slightest, for more than 2years and now it hit me.. I hardly felt good enough to draw at all.
but I'm better now and should update more!
Undead whales, bufallo wolverine tagteam and a racoontree.
and a WIP. First color on the last characterpiece. Want to spent more time on this one, so any comments welcome!
October 15th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Love the light setup on the last piece, but maybe bringing it up a little bit would help the readability :)
Great update!!! :)
October 17th, 2009, 11:12 AM
damn, mega impressed by those animal studies. great to see you play around with different techniques too!
keep it up man, you´re kicking ass!
October 17th, 2009, 11:53 AM
I love the 2 "charcoal (?)" bears. kick ass stuff. your painting from post #639 is really fresh too!
October 18th, 2009, 07:30 AM
thanks for taking time to asnwer my last question :)
These racoons are really great! :o
its beautiful! .. The digitall is gettin more shape aswell and wonder how its gonna work out!
Keep it up man! And u better not get sick again! :D keep updating!
Good luck dude!
October 19th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Those animal studies are great! The intricate linework especially.
October 20th, 2009, 01:23 PM
It is a long time i don´t visit the thread of my favvourites artists, a lot of improvement and art to inspire me, sorry for this, i will come back all the updates.
October 20th, 2009, 01:23 PM
It is a long time i don´t visit the thread of my favvourites artists, a lot of improvement and art to inspire me, sorry for this, i will come back all the updates.
October 21st, 2009, 01:08 PM
Looove the museum sketches, feels like it should be in a graphic design mag!
October 26th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Quike, thanks a lot man. I will work that in next time I get to that piece :). good point.
Flaskpost, thanks, buddy. those animal studies are a goo opportunity to try out all kinds of stuff. will get to do more of them soon hopefully.
Phil, thank you! :) great to read that. the bears were done with a pretty dry inkbrush and marker though :J hehe looks confusing.
Rogerrr, yey no worries. will try and get back to that digital soon. didn't have the time to do so just yet. thanks again :)
Slothboy, thanks a lot. always a pleasure to have you here.
enthombed, thank you! thats a huge compliment. I will try to live up to that :) x2
monstertree, hah wow :O ! I#m really glad you guys like these. cos they're lots of fun and I intend to fill a whole sketchbook with them. So at least another 50pages to go. :)
Allright. I'm really not updating as much as I'd want to. But work and Uni are keeping me busy and away from personal stuff. But I should be happy to get to draw and paint there everyday :) ...
I just compiled a few sketches from one of my dressed figure drawing classes. I get to do these and nude drawing, and nude painting a few times every week but don't have the time to scan all that. It's just too much and timeconsuming with all these qhick gestures.
anyway, here are the ones from today.
15min for the portraits, then 10-15 for the sitting ones.
sorry for the baad pics. just to give you an idea I guess.
5mins first, then 2mins and 15secs.
and to put some color in this update:
here's a color test of some sort for illustration class
and lineart I did for the same project. will put colors onthis one as well.
thanks for taking a look :) and commenting
October 27th, 2009, 04:05 AM
ohh.. fantastic update!
Loving all the work here .. but the 2 and 5 minute pose drawings stand out for me the most..
They are so freaking nice.. Beautiful!! :D
Keep this up please! and update more often yes? ;)
I wonder how this last one is going to turn out :P It looks funny :D
October 27th, 2009, 05:41 AM
aarr :anime: here you go ! :D the nudes and life stuff will push ya tons mate. awesome to hear that u have to much fun man (: makes me glad.
those sitting ones' are top, realy dign' these, ... haha and the other stuff too :D
October 27th, 2009, 05:27 PM
you say you do 15 sec gestures…well I know a thing that takes around 15 secs. a scan :) see where this is going? why wait and listen to the annoying sound when you could draw;)
anyway, brilliant stuff me thinks! I really like your illustration stuff. (first reminded me kinda of chess figurines. def would make a great chess set :)
October 27th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Roger, thanks so much man and I really should update more often. But hey this is a beginning, right. Haven't colored the last one yet, though.
Snoobyy, thanks homes. I'm sure these studies from life will get me further.. someday :)
more of those once I got them on my computer.
Phil, hah, damn I really don't have an excuse, do I? :) Will try and show more of those sometime soon. Thanks for the encouragement and I'm glad you like the last wip.
Figured I didn't paint an enviro in -what?- months ... I'm slacking.
But here's one I like so far. I'm trying to get a nice feeling of material using just the default round brush. might refine some more later.
October 28th, 2009, 04:18 AM
Wow.. would like to take a swim there :)
I really like the colour test on the previous post :) And as a critique, I think that you could push the values in the portraits a little bit more :)
October 31st, 2009, 03:30 PM
great stuff. I like your more contemporary,
November 1st, 2009, 11:53 AM
Quike, thank you :) . the portraits look a bit light and dull.
I'll do the next ones more contrasty maybe with charcoal, that might help me push those darks.
tuchten, thanks you very much! Really motivating to have you post here :)-
ok I joined the selfportrait day as well.
It's nothing fancy or surprising, but felt good to paint.
Actually one of my very first color portraits from life that I'm not completely emberassed to post here :) done in photoshop ~2hours
November 1st, 2009, 12:26 PM
I really like that illustration color test, very cool progression to monster tentacle thingies ^^. Same goes for the rest, but that one piece really popped out for me.
November 2nd, 2009, 12:52 PM
um...damn your rocking it here monotony. Those bears and animals on the top...omg I love those. Good job on the self-portrait.
November 2nd, 2009, 03:51 PM
Hello handsome! XD
Lookin good on the selfportrait man!
Now i dunno how you look in real life ofcourse!
But im pretty sure it has great likeness ;)
Keep it up m8ey!
November 3rd, 2009, 03:30 AM
Really nice light setting :)
November 3rd, 2009, 05:16 AM
Great updates! It's all lookin' good.
I'm diggin' the colors on that 2 character WIP.
November 3rd, 2009, 11:03 AM
nice one on the self portrait , keep that up
November 3rd, 2009, 07:01 PM
Teundeboer, thanks a lot! I'm still working on that project for school. I will show updates on it once I got some more :)
Trashy, cheers mate. It's good to see you're updating again :) and your comments always mean a lot to me.
Roger, haha, why thank you! :D the likeness isn't all that good, but I'm not gonna tell anyone. It's great to have you post here.
Quike, heh thanks. I did want to much with the light, though.. I basicly had four lightsources, with overhead light, lamp on my desk, difuse daylight in the back and the screen. haha I didn't really plan that one through. the shadow looks way too purple now that I look back on it. Even for me although I like bright and saturated colors. But you live and learn.. :)
Hunterkiller, thanks a lot! I'm terribly slow on that characterpiece I admit. I will show an update once there's a bit more visible progress.
Giorge, cheers buddy, I sure will. Was fun to paint it.
More digital and colorful stuff next time.
Woo page 25, this is finally coming along :)
here's more quick sketches I promised I'd show more of.
2-3mins on the left and 2minuters stacked on top on the right.
quick poses as well
and classmates because I was bored by the models poses.. perspective is off I guesss but I was just rushing these inbetween :)
and here's a poem Illustration I did.
I crumpled the paper the initial drawing was on. I'm just too messy.
but thanks to new technology I tried to save it with photoshop. Should've done it on this kind of paper in the very beginning..
November 3rd, 2009, 07:45 PM
soooo awesome the last one!!! The paper really supports it alot!! great rendering on the bird
November 4th, 2009, 03:47 AM
wow man.. those figure drawing sketches are so nice!!..
The lines you use are just.. O.o
You tell stories with just 1 line , and thats freakin awsome if you can do that..
I dont know if you know what i mean .. but its a compliment XD
The birdcage looks great too ... incredible how you get such realness on paper man :)
Always great seeing sketches from you! So keep it up!
November 4th, 2009, 04:13 AM
IM DIEING D:
that update is just too much BAaaaM u know :D
November 4th, 2009, 08:32 AM
the birdcage illo is fantastic man, lovely use of space. quick sketches look good too, nice simple dynamic lines.
November 4th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Wow this last one is amazing the concept, my wife loves it a lot, very conceptual, thanks for share this bro.
November 4th, 2009, 09:23 AM
hey monotony great improvements!!!! this last piece it is wonderful!! really great continues on this road
November 4th, 2009, 09:31 AM
I lvoe the last one. It is really well done and I like the subtle hint of being trapped inside the human body. In that sense it could be every humans urge to sing out, but that aspect of the human experience being trapped in the cage of society....or it is just a kickass drawing:P
November 20th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Love the poem one mate
November 20th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Your live drawings are getting better and better. Just great! :D
November 21st, 2009, 05:04 PM
Kfeeras, thanks dude. ja hätte das bild direkt so anlegen sollen. aber was solls :) freut mich, dass es dir gefällt.
roger, wow thanks a lot! I think using hardly any eraser and a lot of pen helps to develop in that direction. But I have a lot more to work on that :)
Snooooby, hahah thanks !!
wookie, thank you! and good to see you back here!
enthombed, cool, it's great to hear that she likes it. :)
EKO, yay I'm glad you see improvement. will keep working on it.
mischeviouslittleelf, ouuh thanks man. it's really cool to see your interpretations of that one. I'm not gonna tell you the poem or my thoughts on it now cause your feelings are just so much deeper :D
really glad you like it though
Quike, cheers. I'll show some more of my schoolwork soon I hope.
blexano, thaks so much man. It's really encouraging to read all your comments.
ok once again sorry for taking so long (and updating with barely anything new).
I'm at home with my family right now, have to take care of some personal issues...
but in my free time I'm working on a bigger characterpiece I'm definately pushing to a finished state this time.
here's a wip shot of one part. I have the whole character sketched out and will paint it until I'm back home hopefully (and probably drop the condom-hat :P ) It's taking quite a long time but I'm hoping to make this my very best piece so far.
also a personal illustration. :) my hometown is selling a beautiful and inspiring artist quarter to foreign investors who will turn it into another touristy mainstream dump.. phooey I say.
I have no more time right now, but I'll check on all those beautiful sketchbooks tomorrow!
November 25th, 2009, 04:39 PM
haha that condom is awesome :D roflcopter :D
more stuff now! NOW °_° please
punch your problems in the face and let more sunshine come in, man ! happiness is the key \:D/
i'm sure you know what i mean ;)
November 27th, 2009, 09:52 AM
haha alright buddy, think I need to work on my attitude. thanks for the motivation boost.
I'm going for a more serious look on the finished character, though :) .
I'm back home, but I have trouble reinstalling Photoshop right now. Searching around the internet it seem this is a pretty common problem with vista... and I couldn't find any soluitions that help in my case.
hopefully I can get it up and working till next time.
For now new studies from the museum.
..Yep, still doing these
November 27th, 2009, 10:14 AM
November 27th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Oh man, you are doing good things to good people:D
November 29th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Love the cowboy sketches, your pencil skills are awesome and produce shiny beautiful things... :D
November 29th, 2009, 03:43 PM
the raven rocks!!!
December 1st, 2009, 11:28 AM
Snoobyy, hehe :)
Mischievious, I am? cool thanks :D
Euphemism, thnks a lot! I'm not doing a lot of pencildarawing these days. Need to get back into the habit.
EKOes, thank you! I'm glad you like it.
Here's the new character. Spent quite a few (...) hours on this. So I feel pretty committed to apply all tipps and critique you might have. I want this to look really finished.
The spaceships need some more work but it's time I have some fresh eyes look over it. Been staring at it for too long.
He's some sort of steampunkish skycaptain I'd say but it's open for interpretation :)
December 1st, 2009, 11:53 AM
condom?! ... where areee you ?! ... [miss ya] ... :[
haha, no just kiddin', he's so much sexier without one \:D/
his 'under-arms' seem to be too short buddy btw.
but it's a great peace tough ! dign' how you make the head the focalpoint with the help of the backround elements !
December 1st, 2009, 01:54 PM
yippi-kay-yeey mothertony,, :S
Sorry for not being in here for to long.. i missed some stuff.. shame on me! :S
Okay, i think i can give pointers to you... for the first time ever :D
His arms! Work on his arms! .. The are really short! ..
he prolly has trouble going to the toiletwhen he wants to pee standing up :D
They just dont quite feel right :D
Composition wise.. wouldnt it be more logic if the gun was in his right arm. * the same side as his holster for it*
And i would like to see some more medals :D cuz he looks like an awsome almost veteran guy.. who is like this badass captain that gets the job done!.. in his own way and style XD especially with a smokin gunbarrel.. this guy means bussiness!
Further than that,, its turning out really great i envy you the way you render things..
not only on the pc but on in ur sb aswell.. its incredible! Kudos for that!
Hope i could be of any assistance!
Keep it up m8!!!
December 1st, 2009, 02:09 PM
I think the problem with the arms stems from the fact, (in my eyes anyway) that his left arm looks longer / reaches lower than the right arm when it should look a little shorter as it is further back in space.
I'm curious as to what the brown strip is at the bottom? Is he standing in front of a snow environment picture on a wooden wall or something? I like it, just not sure what it is.
I have to disagree with rogerb about the gun in the left hand issue. Judging by the position of the holster, it makes perfect sense that he would draw the gun Left handed.
Oh, and he is much better without the condom hat! :)
December 1st, 2009, 03:33 PM
hmm i think zimfin is right.. i guess i didnt look alright, im sorry! A holster like that could indeed explain his gun in the other hand.. sorry bout that!
December 2nd, 2009, 07:41 PM
dang man! killer updates. and the sky captain is killer! best i´ve seen from you!
not much to add, but what bothers me a bit is his arms though. screen-left one at least. too short, and unnatural pose for it.
and another thing would be that the skin and shirt is render the exact same way and seem to have the same local colors. anywho. kickass piece, man. very "finished"!
December 2nd, 2009, 10:35 PM
My work kicking your butt? Psshhhh, that's fool talk.
Your line control is getting really good, and your sense for good shapes too (which is just as - if not more - important than good lines).
I only just saw that robot design a few pages back, it's so cool. I love the retro text book diagram look of it.
I got some critique for your sky captain. I think the collar bones are too high.
Ditto with Flaskpost on the arms, I think both arms are too short.
December 3rd, 2009, 11:12 AM
Man, for me looks like a steampunk Deckard (novel, not film).. Great job :)
Nothing to add to the already done critiques, arms and collarbones, Wonderful :)
December 8th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Snobbyy ooo, thanks a lot. I'm really glad you guys like it. and good call on the arms! First to notice :)
roger, haha :). no need to apologize, dude. you're checking by so often and I'm always happy that you do!
and good points! I tried to fix the whole arm and overall proportion issues or at least improve. gun holsterthing seems to be solved, but you're right that it's really not useful for quick drawing. that holster looks way too loose for that.
the medals is something I'm gonna think aboutsome more. might edit in another version some time. very helpful indeed :)
zimfin, thanks a lot! I evened out te arms a bit more. but I thought the back arm can be lower than the front arm as that shoulder is a bit lower thatn the other one as well. I was trying to get a bit movement in his bodylanguage. and I was thinking that the whole getting smaller in the distance could be handled a bit looser as we're just talking about ~20cm here.
I hope you don't feel like I'm just defending my painting without concerning your points here :) . It's just what I had in mind when painting it. I might be wrong though.
Regarding the brown strip. I wanted to put this guy in front of a big window in a spaceship like you see them in the back and the whole background is actually space up in the air covered in clouds and a planet in the back.
I had this idea in the very beginning and probably stopped defining it when I was beginning to see it. But for somebody who didn't know what I wanted to do it does look pretty confusing :) I could try adding reflections to the glas and maybe let the clouds look less solid.
thanks again, man!
Flask, thaanks mate, that's really great to read! worked on the arms but pose is still a bit weird.. And skin and shirt look a bit too similar indeed. maybe I was a bit too carefull with the limited pallette I was trying to keep. Or didn't make full use of it.
Hunterkiller, thank you! great to read that from you! the colar bones was a good new crit. I lowered a bit and DOES help :)
Quike, thanks a lot!! Though I'm not exactly sure what Deckard you're talking about. the Blade runner one? then thanks. :) otherwise thanks as well hehe.
Guys it's great reading all this positive feedback and especially the awesome critiques!
here's the updated character.
school and work are keeping me busy (again..) but because I wanted to show something new
a gift I made for my parents of their dog. it's cheesy :) but I miss that crazy girl.
December 9th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Haha, that Christmas dog is great :D
Yup, I was mentioning the Blade Runner (Do androids dream of electric sheep?) Deckard :)
December 9th, 2009, 10:29 AM
Hels yes brother, nice updates, haven't been here in a while. Thought I'd give my two cents about the snow dude though. He looks really good, the latest update is great. Shows you've got a keen eye for detail and I like the brush strokes too, very nice.
My only advice would be to experiment more with warm and cold. The picture seems a bit flat now that both the character and the background are based on cold colors. I would warm up either the character or the background, preferebly the character cos he's in the front. I think the guy would pop alot if you'd give him a more orange or red based kinda skin tone. That would give the colors a schwung too because of the fact that orange and blue are opposite on the wheel.
I'm definitely not a professor on this though, so do what you want. ;D
Other than that; great stuff, you've really developed your skills alot, cheers!