´nother one, alien baby carriage. I guess it´s a homage (caricature?) to Peter Koenig´s model in the download hehe. seems to have been a lasting impression
mocked up some color in ps, but I think it sucks..
more of the same...
client and myself were not really satisfied with the comps, so I tried another, based on my first draft.
like this a lot better, still much to do though. mostly rendering and saving faces from looking horrible hehe
added some steps too, for those that are interested
cheers, and of course: crits are more than welcome
Its kinda strange. The first sketch on the page has nice pencil rendering. The alien baby car has great lines. The last portrait study is imo great.
But the commissioned work pales in comparison.
If you hate your style, why dont you try more fluid lines. More "anatomical correctness", not that yours are incorrect but you could try those pretty, run of the mill, 8 heads bodies. The jumping dude for example has a long right leg. I mean, it could maybe work under a certain angle in a photo but in this image it jumps into my eye. And the girl on the far left has a feet position that even "irks" me in real life. I've seen people who stand like this and wanted to say to them to stop. But thats just imho.
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haha, yeah you´re absolutely right. I don´t know, didn´t know what to do obviously, was feeling lost in the assignment. I will revise the figures too
here are some new studies, get some kiddos under my belt. more on the way..
those pool sketches biggest problems are lack of focus compositionally. The arrangement of figures in space [perspective] also doesn't make any sense. Try to set up a focal point of interest and a path for the eye to flow through. I think this is the most successful of all of them.
keep up the reffed studies, and don't worry about style...you never want to pigeon-hole yourself into just one thing. experiment and have fun
thanks guys, means a lot.
Texahol: You´re right, I still overcomplicate on unimportant issues, flow of eyes got totally neglected. Will thing of this stuff in my next illo Thanks!
Jens: True, don´t know why I didn´t do that, thanks a lot man
Jackpot: Thank you hehe
DavePalumbo: Man, you honor me. Thanks for your comment, made my day
on to the pics, here is one more illu for a project I´m working on. Finished two out of 4, so still room for improvement hehe
I love your sketches, your figure drawings are so tight. Now I'm off to draw.
haha thanks man, alas, they are nowhere up to par to where I want them to be. more practice!
is your alias from ratatouille? love that movie.
some new studies, learning a lot about approach and technique. it is quite important to be able to fall back on a solid method of steps you do to complete and finish a pic, so you can rely on these. makes for quicker painting also, the more you study, the more refined those steps become, and you don´t always have to think about technique and can focus on the ref and aspects you want to study, like values and color.
just my 2 cents ;P
Hey man u have some kick ass work here.
Those colour studies are really worth it so keep at them !!!
I strongly agree with tex on the composition thing. try to search for that focal point, do this by using everything u know to your advantage (perspective,light/dark, vallue, colour etc). Remember the eye automaticly searches for the point where there is most contrast.
if u haven't checked this site out, I strongly recommend it
Anyways, u have some serieus pottential dude, keep up the damn good work
My username is my nickname from five or six years ago so when Ratatouille came out I was really happy. I did get confused a few times during the movie because back then my friend always called me Linguini.
thanks Texahol, I will do, promise
Brun, that´s very kind of you to say I agree with the focal point issue, have to work out have to do it hehe. yeah, Prom´s tut is well known, have to reread it with my current knowledge though. Thanks!
Linguini: Haha, funny coincidence. And yeah, practice is key
here´s a piece I´m working on, put some 12 hours into it today, lots and lots of repaining and correcting drawing mistakes, damn. will keep at it, do you have any crits? I would love to incorporate some meaningful graphical element, but have not found out how to do it right yet.And the bg, well, is obviously non-existing. dunno, thinking about just white...
You have talent! look forward too more.
damn, it´s a pleasure having you in, sir! more´s coming hehe
so, new illustration finished, I´m kinda slow on these, a lot of fixing the drawing issues, but I´m learning tons, so it´s ok. keeping my deadlines hehe
if you got crits, don´t be shy, I want to learn
oh man, that´s nice of you to say *blush*
what animals do you refer to? but generally, I always pencil in before doing either inks or color onto it. one trick to getting things alive is working from imagination, imagining the pose and feeling behind it, and then draw and erase the shit out of it, just until you have it RIGHT where you imagined it, ´til it feels right.
Hope that helps.
I´ll post an image later the evening
Man, the helmet, the girl (love the skin tones) and the guy telling stories to the kids. I love them!
I just think you need to push your ability on rendering a bit more, experiment combining brushes, right now it seems each piece is mostly done with one brush or very similar brushes...
Hope it helps
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thank you ariel_medel. yeah, you´re right, I have much to learn hehe. I don´t like my rendering at all, still have to find a look I´m pleased with. I guess in the end it will be the drawing that has to improve, as always
so, finished the "Maerchenrunde" or " Fairy-Tale-Round"
it still has a lot of clumsy areas, but I think I got all major parts right.
what do you think of the tinted look? less contrasty than the b/w, but I like it more.
feel free to crit away.
Your pencil sketches are freakin' awesome, please post more.
Somewhere along the lines of sleep deprivation and brain activity
I like your pencil sketches too
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Crazy, awesome, mad skills man. You're damn great at your craft. Keep posting.
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