Dude nice work on the tiger piece. Like how you said 'eternal wip' =)
More great work mate !!!!
For stuff that looks great right now, these studies were very good and I liked these thumbnails... they're very clear.
Also your pit & pendulum concept... bringing it into the video-game age from Edgar Allen Poe was very interesting.
And on the latest one... the knight ... overall the shapes and pose and rendering are very very good!!
Have a look at the two lower legs... it seems his lower left leg is shorter than his lower right.
(The ankles seem OK in comparison... at first I thought one was too thick. But it isn't; because we're seeing the right ankle from the front... and his leg is skinny side to side... but thicker front-to back.)
This is exactly how to keep up mate !! Post 10 times before psage posts once
Vritra-Hey mate that looks awesome. I have to look more into these guy's work. I wanna be able to do work like that.
Natzetta-Mate thankiessss very much
MacTire-Connor thank you very much man. I am glad you can find something useful. Lets keep up
BludHund-Ma frieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend, hahah are you kidding me mate, dont even talk about it. These all are so on spot!! Man you better right a book or something. Heheh i am doing lots of interiors for work so i will avoid doing them on personal stuff hahahah. I will read these again and again. Very good analysis. Thanks again
Kungfoowiz-hahaah Edward thanks mate!!! Glad you like it. Yep i should name them all like that hahahah
p sage-Yo maaaan thanks very much!!! I think i see that about the leg.Have to be more careful.Glad you like the concepts!!! hehee i am burning
Ok mates thanks very much for supporting!!! LETS ALL KEEP UP!!!
here what i did for the chow and paintovers for the guys there for feedback. I am posting them here so maybe some of you can find something useful.
Thanks again, later
[any of the artists who's artwork is in the paintovers and he doesnt want me to have them here in my SB please tell me so that i can remove it, thanks]
Thanks for the paintover mate, it was really helpful, especially the comments on edges. All the other explainations and crits were really useful too, I appreciate you taking the time. No problem with you using it here either, and I'm gonna put aside a weekend to go through your sketchbook properly, I guess there's tons of stuff to learn here. Have a good week.
You're already able to work like that, in my eyes. I think you're just as good as Levy in working with the unified whole of a painting, looking at it as one organic image, one composition. The one place where he has you is that he's able to pinpoint some details (or the illusion of it) at places to provide areas of focus that you do not. At least, not yet. Also, he tends to keep the soft focus to a bare minimum, which you usually use heavily. The sharpness helps the 3d designers better understand what's going on with the design.
Have you seen Nicolas Ferrand's work? Have a look at these:
i will be livestreaming for a while
finished[you can check the last 2 videos]
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Haven't been here for ages! Have loved catching up on your work and experiments mate
hey Kostas! just had to drop a huge thank you again in here! much respect for the paintover dude! im working on the new version at the moment, trying out some different features, trying to play up the natural look and feel of the titan. thanks again!!
king! you're crazy. i've been keeping up with the updates on your blog but haven't really seen what you've been up to here i'm glad you are giving such great feedback to fellow artists on the CHOW boards. keep going my friend~
Dayle-Thank you very much mate glad it helped. I will try to do more when the time is proper. Thnx for visiting
Vritra-Thank you very much man, this is encouraging. Awesome works, i will try to improve and reach them. Thnx for the support
Fess1001-Thankieees . Glad you like them mate, i am working like crazy to improve and provide better.
GEB-Thanks for visiting mate!!! Hehehe more experiments to come soon.
NickyBeats-Yo mate!!! Thank you very much. You are improving already since you push things more. Lets both keep pushing forward.
teapo-Mate whats up? , thank you very much!!! Heheh i post more works here rather than the blog, i am very lazy when it comes to uploading and stuff ahhaah.
Ok just a quick post here. I just want to say that 99% i am going to the conceptart.org workshop in london, that is actually a must for me[have to talk to some people that i would like to work with them], although i will be like a villager in a big big city. Also i will share smiles with my bad english
Here some experiments and general stuff. These days i cant count how many hours i draw and paint, well in overall i sleep, draw and eat something,sleep/draw/eat/sleep/draw/eat
Thanks for supporting!!! lets all keep up!!!!
i only had a free minute or two, but just wanted to say that the tsunami creature and the infected scientist thumbs are great! really awesome stuff. can't believe how prolific you're getting.
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 1. Pen and Ink, hatching
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 2. Reilly's Head Abstraction Notes & Discussion
some threads i've been following and some people i met along the way:
Tensai *** Mike Butkus' SB *** Bhanu *** Wanimal *** AztcFireFlwr
Biomecha_wolf-Kabbb thnx man!!! Let both keep pushing !!!
ccsears-Chris you are a big inspiration for me, thanks for encouraging and visiting .
Kungfoowiz-Edward that would be great mate, at least i will not be so lost ahhaahha. They say it will be done in london so i guess we will meet in the airport or something.
Ok i uploaded mostly to answer the comments hehehe
Anyway what i want to say is, that there is a reason why i do random akward subjects or stuff like that sometimes. One of the points is that i break my brain from thinking about a subject and focus on forms and i am crazy to think that every kind of form could be beautiful when treated right.
Lets both keep up mates, thnx for supporting!!!!
enjoying those infected scientist thumbs :B also, i wish you lots of luck at the CA.org London workshop-- you have a lot of potential so i don't see much problems for you attending it hehe :B
teapo-Thank you very much for encouraging mate!!! . Well whatever the outcome may be i am sure i will come back with more knowledge , i will keep fighting till i make it, and more ahahhaha
lets be healthy first.
Here some stuff. I am training like crazy, doing quick still lifes, searching colors etc etc. I will hardcore burn till may, lets see if i will improve till then.
Thanks for supporting!!!!
EDIT:forgot to upload a wip
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loving the building
your edges are becoming something worthy to look out for, work on those volumes and shapes i dont know what you are working with but deffinetely keep at it, im loving all of it please more
thanks for these updates : )
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fuuu, what a great sb, cant believe i havent been here before.
freaking love the horse piece.
my technique is way to far behind for any feedback other that "you rock", sorry :/
Oh man....there is another CA workshop coming up? In May, huh...I might be able to do that. Good luck man, awesome.
Work is looking excellent as usual, the color and light are delicious.
OK here we go! You know me, I always like to have a goal in mind, so I suggest one of these two subjects for our collab:
- Kung Fu Master battling Western Gunfighter...trying to combine dynamic action, body language, costume design
- some kind of cockpit design (could be for a plane, a train, an automobile, just any small mechanical interior)
I think either of these would be great practice for either subject matter or technique. Why don't you take the first stab.
Of course if you have another idea for a subject, I'm game for that as well
If you want to start with thumbnails I think that would be great. Unfortunately I will be out of touch this weekend since
I will be moving stuff into my apartment and I don't even have internet out there yet But I can work on it tomorrow
(Tuesday), Wednesday, and Thursday and if we still want to keep going we can pick up again next week.
sketchbook...a kitten dies every time you don't comment
“When forced to work within a strict framework,
the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will
produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
the work is likely to sprawl.”
- TS Eliot
Oh hell yes man, you are working like a maniac.
Inbetween drawing/sleeping/eating though I'd highly advice to do some sports and physical activities if you aren't already to balance the drawing hours.
Keep it up mate, your dedication is inspiring.
lionheartGFX-Thank you very much mate , when i stabilize the knowledge i will try to offer some more tips on these stuff
Matt-Radway-Thank you mate !!Glad you like them
Aragah-Thankieees mat e. Nahh keep up and keep going to the fundamentals.
Kungfoowiz-Thank you edward !!! i did this as a part of horses study
BludHund-Awesome mate !!! Ok that has a great amount of challenge. Lets start with the first one relaxed and push it as much as we want. Do your works, i will work tommorow on some thumbnails and we will keep going from there. I am sure every obstacle will give us more knowledge in the end.
Rotor-ahahah mate thanks very much!!! Man you are right, after army its like i threw my body on a chair sitting all day long. What i will do is this. For some more time till i stabilize some things i am currently searching technique-wise i am gonna continue the hardcore, after that i will relax[although i have to be a lot better till may ] Thanks for reminding, thats really important.
Ok here some quick stuffs playing and experimenting. Sorry for the rough random stuff, but just bear with me for some more i am finding things everyday and when i understand them more, i will be able to offer more help to the community.
Hey i forgot to say that in indiedb they are having a voting on indie games. I am there with mountainwheelgames and dead man zand, if you want check it out and vote if you like , we are doing very good progress lately and we have to update the indiedb page some more ahahah.
Have to go to sleep, goodnight !!!
Thanks for supporting !!!! lets all keep up mates!!!
kevin_-Thank you very much kevin!!! I will keep up
Ok today i didnt work on a lot of stuff but i was putting effort on the colab i am gonna do with blud.
A battle scene of 2 is a challenge. We have 2 key objects to illustrate and not side by side, but fighting. So a side view would bring them to equal levels but would be less dynamic, flat. Also the subject matter is something i am entirely not familiar with, so my visual library couldnt find related mind images. I googled to find some references to get some info.I spent most of the time playing with design. While i found some interesting things about composition, as usual more knowledge brings more questions, so i have to solve more things. One sure thing is that drawing is really important. Anyway these for now and i would like to try some more. Its an interesting challenge
Kostas you're such an inspiration! I love you how you put so much energy into sharing what you know and learn and you still keep an open attitude about learning more. We're all students in this never-ending journey of art! This kind of sharing is just the spirit I enjoy seeing so much on this site and in your sketchbook in particular. As for all the feedback that's been given so far regarding to your work I feel I have nothing to add..
Well, there is something. I would very much like you to push an illustration through all the phases that you go through, and further. It would be fun to see how you finish a piece. You're so good at sketching out ideas and exploring concepts from every imaginable angle that the early process is piece of cake for you, though taking something further could be a challenge!
Hope to see you in the UK for the workshop, would be awesome to meet up! oh and, by the beginning of next year I'll be back on board. Let's turn this site into the place we want it to be keep it up mate.
your figures look so nice, they have much life in them, and they are fluid. also, you have a good sense for perspective also
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