I like your render style, the godess image from post 411 is awesome.
Keep up the great work!
your amazing =0
cant really comment on the digital work but i love ur pencil/oil work,
its inspiring =)
nice progress man! i'm impressed.
I had already typed a lengthy response and accidentally erased it. So uh, yeah. Good updates, nice parkour image there.
Nice Nice and Nice,
good work man. the one with the dude jumping is different from the photo. i remember from the photo that the background was less noticeable than the jumper. hmm. i can't rate it because i can't see the original. oh wellz.
love that study. looking very good, though i'm sure it took you foreverz! be blessed and congratz on the LMS ROUND 2!
Heej pandabear, wazzup Just checking is you did anythig yet... Sadky to see nottin... But heey, waiting for something new
great edges and simplicity to the last studies dude, there looks to be much learning in those areas for me in the future. Thanks again for the great crits you've dropped on me
Lovin the environments / landscapes you are working on. The 2nd img in post 424 is great love the expression the lighting and the colors.... just wish i could see it more fine tuned.
CHEERS and /sex
Your sketches are very cool and imaginative , the light goddess came out pretty good to , i took some time and looked trough your whole 15 pages of inevitable evolution , and in the first pages i found out in the back then that you were kinda in the same stage that i am now at my start , but i will let you be the judge of that...
You have a real range of work in here from really good to mediocre to bad (mostly in the really good category). But I suppose all of us do (I certainly do). It's cool to show not just what you're best at but what you're weak at also and get crits on it for growth. Takes guts.
When you do the photo references are you painting directly over the photo and sampling colors from it or are you finding the colors yourself within whatever color picker your software offers and drawing the figure from your eye's observations? If it's the latter, you are fucking nuts-o good!
Guten Tag Herr Platts. Ich bin liking the latest stuff as usual. You have a good time in Duetschlund and I wanna see you in IRC soon! Auf Wertiesehen.
stark: thanks. next time copy before hitting send I've been burned a couple times by the forums :<
hyver: dude, I'll be at your house tomorrow night! WTG!
writerof: thanks thanks and thanks
mattgamer: yeah you're right, I went too hard with the edges of the background stuff...erm it's a bad habit to want hard edges. I started getting lazy with the colors as the study continued on. I'm not sure how many hours I spent on it. It was a few hours though. the original parkour image
writerof: heheh sorry! I was busy moving to germany! :o I'm here now, and don't know very much german, so time to get back to work!
skweed: thanks dood
jakers: thanks dude surprisingly it's hard for me to simplify things. I have this really bad urge to want to go zoom in and render :/ Keep posting and I'll keep critting
kaff: dood I wish I could take credit for the lighting and colors and expression all that credit goes to my friend robbie [the guy in the pic] and glenn black [the photographer] Glenn started out as a hobbiest photographer I think less than 2 years ago and is making some really great strides...and taking some badass parkour pics when he goes out to practice with friends.
flamable: I can't believe you looked through all 15 pages :o I've made a bit of progress since I started the sketchbook It's always nice to see a progression, I think. Just studies studies studies! instant gratification
atlantik: cheers mate
snubbed: thanks dude! I wouldn't have come as far as I have without crits! Knowing that you'll be getting critiques from other people helps with self-critiquing before posting! Self critique is the path the improvement
about the studies. Yeah it's all from observation. There is no tracing and no color picking involved. There's not much to be learned from using the color picker or tracing!
stark: guten tag herr brandon. I am liking germanland so far, though I understand very little of what people are saying :< the internet in my apartment doesn't work. So I have to come down and use the netz in the person in the apt below me, so I dunno how much IRC I will be doing
sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been busy moving to germany
this is for the art crusades battle 3: river guardian - thunderfalls pass.
Last edited by Texahol; February 25th, 2008 at 02:13 PM.
very nice guardian buddy - save as.that job with moving to Germany is big wow,what happend to make that decision?, I mean Germany is very very beautyful country (I've been there last year and I'm very impressed) but USA can give you much more opportunities I think.anyway good job as always my friend, keep posting!
awsome stuff in here dude, I especially like the robot image in post 402. and that gesture study in 350 is sick dude, it took a second to figure out which one was the painting. A little more motion blurring on the foot would have added to the action though. I really like all the traditional painting stuff in here, are you doing those in your sketchbook? if so what kind of sketchbook paper are you using?
-you sir are indeed a pandabat
very nice! I love the lighting!
She looks like she will eat your soul and then kick your lifeless body around for eons. I love it! I'm still learning my german too, so we're both in the same boat. Now if only I could pick up a pencil once again!
atlantik: Thank you. I'm on exchange for a semester, less for the school, more so that I can travel. Europe may be boring for europeans, but for americans it's really quite fascinating [at least for me]
Toxdel: thanks man. yeah I have a bad habit of liking hard edges Pretty much all my acrylic stuff is in a sketchbook [aside from a few here and there] and the oil paintings are on canvas, canvas board, and masonite. I'm not sure what I use for a sketchbook paper :/ The majority of the paintings in there are on kind of cheap paper that buckles when wet. So, uhm thicker paper is better
Slash: yeah my friend takes some nice pictures
Hyver: yes it was delicious Hotel Hyver gets 5 stars
Stark: thanks man. I think there's a little bit more pressure on my learning though You can doo eet! pick it up and start drawingzorz!
Just kicking around some ideas. My riverguardian from the last post is a boring design, so I wanted to try something else with a similar topic, different approach. I hope the colors aren't too nuclear. Have I mentioned how much I hate my laptop monitor?
Last edited by Texahol; February 27th, 2008 at 05:39 AM.
Nice shot buddy,I like it much more than the river guardian But something there pick my eyes out,this texture ,which you've get used is somelike you've worked on 3D model,but that is only my opinion,overall I think it is very very nice character.About the monitor,yeah I'm agree with you about these laptop monitors, they are a bit off especially when they haven't anti reflex layer and theyr colors are a bit off too but that deppend of laptop himself - his brand and capacity.IMO Germany is most beatyful country in Europa, I prefer it at France or Italy and I'm glad you going there
Take care mate!
atlantik: thanks. yeah that texture you're seeing is from some custom brushes [i think I stole it from bumskee] in B&W making big shapes, then copying the layer, flipping the layer horizontally and setting the new layer to darken which gives you:
Then I painted over it to get a greyscale image, and used new layers with different blending modes: color,multiply,soft light...andof course more painting
I'm staying at Hyver's this week and every morning when he gets up he does something to warm up, usually thumbnails- so i'm trying to take a page out of his book, so to speak. Hyver got a toshiba tabletpc today, so I tried that out [muahaha he was busy doing freelance, so he had no time to fool around with it ]. I have to say, I am very jealous of his new investment.
[aside from the crazy european keyboard]
The colour study with parkour guy looks totally awesome, i think you totally nailed the lighting and the tones: it just looks like life, it's very natural and convincing.
And you've captured the "dynamic" feeling of the scene as well, i wish one day i'll be able to draw/paint like that.
hey very nice thumbnails,the last character is really funny good warming man mm this strange keybord is maybe woth Germans alfabetics or? anyway please share with us your first impressions about this tablet pc "toshiba" it is better than the wacom? and how many preasure levels it have?
Cheers and nice to cu having fun
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