Thanks enthombed =)
Here's my teen challenge entry, may do some more details, and finish it more up. Or maybe redo some until the deadline. But i'm so sick of staring at it now, so i'll call it a quit for today.
Also did a video, but i dunno if i wanna upload it, such a pain in the ass to convert the file n' stuff. This one took me about 3 hours.
Last edited by Wolfbane; March 28th, 2007 at 04:24 PM.
you've improved alot since the beginning
there are only two ways to do things...my way and the right way......
Last one kick ass, and thats the only thing i have to say about it.. And if you don't upload that video for us... I will hunt you down and kill you!
Nah, seriously, it'd be great fun to see it, cause it kick the shit out of the other videos you have uploaded.. ( The jack one is great, but its still from ref!
Keep sharing man!
First, you still rock like the way I remember you.
Second, I don't like the fact that you always use this bright white background. Makes my eyes hurt.
Thanks for the replies =)
here's a updated version, please crit the hell out of it. I want to make it look perfecto!
Is stunned by your skill
I don't know, being an amateur myself I can't tell too much flaws. But since I'm in the mood for some embarassment, I'll tell my thoughts even if they will make me look like an idiot:
For the background: You need to get some sort of perspective going on. Right now, it does achieve the opposite of what a background should achieve for me: It makes the image look flat. You do have some mountains way back that resemble something like a fog. But they do not suffice because 1. You covered the whole picture with a texture that makes them hard to recognise at all and 2. They are too small and too few. I would say begin the fogging with the trees already.
Also, The whole field to the trees doesn't make a distinctive "shift", wether be it in its colours or something else. When drawing nature, the perspective is most often handled with the palette.
Blending Background+dude: The character looks pasted into the background. I can recall three reasons for this
- The colour palette you used on the character is way different from the background. You should at least use some of the colours from the background in the character, too.
- The outlining of the character is too distinct. For concept art, this might not be so important but seeing all the edges of the figure without any blending of the colours from fore- to background makes it unrealistic in my eyes. I would say that a distinctive edgy figure would be good when the background share other values than the figure. But in this case, the values are the same and even if the colours are likely, I still see an outline. That is my personal opinion tho.
-the lighting of the character doesn't fit an outside environment. Especially not such a cloudy one. There is too much too dark places in your character.
Character in itself: I don't like the clothing. It doesn't look like fabric to me. Especially not on the breast. It looks more like organic skins hanging from the character. And don't say that's what you intented, I wouldn't believe you. Cloth flows differently from that.
Your colors overall: They all look very burnt which I personally don't like. The problem I have with it is that you do not get too much expressions with the colours you are using. WIth that palette, You don't get to experience the possibilities of playing with light, saturation and the overal hues, since it all looks like some roughly coloured b+w pictures. I would suggest to try to use some real colours to inflict some emotions.
Other than that, you'll probably kick those other teens' asses and you'd probably kick mine, too, anyways
wow are you really 15, cause i am and i can't draw no where as good as this, but even if ur not this is excellent.
keep updatin and hit my sketchbook up.
THanks alot Faust i'll take your advice seriously and try to figure out a way to make it better, for now i've connected the character to the background by adding high grass in the foreground and making the mountains in the background more viewable! Also highlightened the grass around the ogre to make a more dramatic sense of mood int he pic. + added some ravens on the right side to get the sense of scale. And BTW, that IS skin hanging from his chest. thought it was obvious with the skin tone, highlights and blood dripping from the bolts that were used for attachment
Last edited by Wolfbane; April 9th, 2007 at 02:09 PM.
wow your stuff amazing, even if you were years older. I dont know what to say except keep it up.
much better already.
wow the background makes it realy shine!
good stuff man, keep it up!
omg wolfbain!! how can you be so good so young , ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... ahhhh... my poor mind all your stuffs amazing!! makes my stuff look kinda crap!!
ogre slayer is the best!
Wow. Just...wow. I've never been so impressed in my life. I mean, I know you've heard this all along the way but...FIFTEEN? HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY BE FIFTEEN! I'M FIFTEEN! NO. It's beyond amazing.
If you could see the expression on my face right now...it's pretty funny.
I mean...agghh..so..speechless...You must practice ten hours a day! Honestly, I just can't put this into words. xD Wow. Inspiring. -goes to practice-
i have no words for your talent. just keep keep posting, we all enjoy it.
Damn, you've got some skills for that young age . Keep it up like this and we'll for certainly see your name shine in the spotlights later on .
I absolutely love that butchering guy on the previous page, hehe. Great detail and definitely has a nice feeling to it. A shame it doesn't have any environment to it though to give it that finishing touch.
Your Jack from Lost is superb, I came across it on youtube a couple of weeks ago already when someone pointed out the link to it, so your fame is spreading outside of CA already as well .
Are you sure you are 15? Or did you have amnesia and only start counting your age 15 years ago? Amazing stuff man, keep it up and the improving will continue.
I was addicted to video games back then and day dreamed far too much.
i absolutly love that ogre slayer! holycrap! the colors! srry man it just has such a personal appeal, makes my imagination go nuts. thanx.
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-Fear is the enemy of Imagination - Andrew Jones-
U have really improved throughout this thread. I especially like your digitals. keep it up.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
--- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
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YO!! I made small over paint, I think some of the anatomy could
use a little more work, I hope you don't mind, say the word and
its gone I have nothing but respect for your art and journey!!
and I'm not expert so I'm probably just adding mys mistakes on
top of yours :p still I hope it helps ya a little.
Last edited by maxetormer; April 24th, 2007 at 03:44 AM.
We miss you on the Rp project bro, had to check out your SB. Dude you rock on a scale that should make you some major money! Thanks for sharing. You been watching the Rp lately?
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