listing- hey thanks man!
some scraps, patient thing will come soon, dont worry diley ma man ;P
about 40second mspaint inspired by dr.blonde, except a gajillion times worse and lazy
Nice sketching you got going on here. I like your figures and some of your pen link work could work well in editorial illustration.
Thanks for the vote in my sketchbook too.
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that one is awesome, continur doing ones like that( although you might want to bring in a darker colour for folds, aka salaryman)
schools out! hell yeah holidays!!
*glub glub glub*, thats the sound of me arising from the deep waters of inspiration... beeiitch! 8)
love the organic countouriness of this one
and what tf, is this a gang fight?!
jason- thanks man, dunno if they're really that advanced yet though ;P
blanq- yeah! party AWN! !!!
blog- lmao, its SPOSED to be some kinda zombie shit, was an odd sketch
annnywho, some crap is all fer now
shiiit i realised i have many a study to get done!
about sketch...plop plop!
and the pew pew thing took me like 5 secs so ignore that crap
whew, some great updates here man, specially that perspective one of the leg. The red face also looks great, it shows more form than some of your earlier stuff. Don't be afraid to get brighter with your highlights. Hope this helps, cheers man!
Keep working on those drawings man, don't be afraid to be too loose. Overall, I think you're pretty good for your age.
Congratz on your big improvement! nice work! please keep up these longer-drawing session!
dan, man ive missed your ones more often! we're even
goog- thanks! yeah im tryna get braver and braver...but not in a stupid way.
dan- thanks heh
dile- whoa, you praising me? what has this world come to thanks i will have to!
archipelago- thanks man, i really will heed this advice. i know how much reading up on basics such as those can help, i'll get to it soon.
some stuff done in london andddd one at home (the detaily one)
the brush dude is my bro, looks like him but it's distorted...hard to do straight from brush stuff...
Lovely progress! Anatomy better work the shoulders and shoulder muscles. The Evil Jock as a triangle shaped ^ shoudler head combo when typically its much more lower case +
Transition from Art Critic to Artiste - Diligence, that's all I need.
dan- hehe, it's a torso, but you definately picked up on the tree inspiration
nico- thanks, hehe, i know, i was trying to exaggerate but messed up. thanks again.
2 page farts, ive been reading the monkey king by katsuya terada so its got my motor running...need to use more ref, i've discovered! and to study a lot more
erm well shit, i havent studied yet, sorry, but ive got an xmas pressie for yall.
LENSE FLARE INCLUDED!
next update will be much better quality.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
got some news for you! im not going to update for a long time.
i want to draw a LOT more, and get my act together. the reason i wont be updating during this period is because i want to spare as much time possible drawing instead of scanning and stuff... maybe it'll help me improve, like Justin had done.
peace! see you in a while :]
plus, the hmph society piece has an underlying meaning...not sure how obvious it is. any thoughts?
Bonjour monsieur marco !
The latest updates are looking much better.
Keep working hard with the lines, studies and the hands.
Looking forward to seeing more.
I didn't get the hmph, society pic...or maybe i'm a bit too tired :s...
hehe, keep working !
Nice studies. I don't know if you do this, but putting down straight lines on your work - when your starting a study and when your more into it well help you place lines and see the relationship between features.
I sometimes start out with one horizontal line and one vertical line to stop my study deviating to much, it really helps in getting the angles right as well as your eye is more aware of things inrelation to the horizontal and verticle lines.
Also, what I find really helps for studies is just holding my pencil out and then with one eye, looking for where features/contours meet along the pencil horizontaly and verticaly and to measure spaces. Then lightly put these on paper to act as 'landmarks'.
Last edited by Alcian; December 27th, 2006 at 03:47 PM.
Hey aosir what's up
I get the feeling that you can go for more detailed shading and colorings with your work. With your pencil shadings, I reckon you ought to spend a little more time in making the hatchings tidier and more consistent to better portray volume. When you're doing quick and loose shadings, you might find it better to use softer and larger pencils.
Also, you may find it useful to vary the line weights a little to match the light source (illuminated area has thin contours, dark area has thicker contours) and to increase the contrast (make the shadowy parts even darker). For example, I reckon you can make the area under the brow ridge, the nose and the lips even darker in this piece:
Glad to see you filling pages <> try to keep the focus <> pick a time to draw that is all yours and do not let anything interrupt it!
That is easier said than done but your art is yours and don't let anyone or anything take even a part of it away.
Thanks for feeding the monkey in 06 <> have a great 07
Hey asoir! Thanks for stopping by my book man, much appreciated!
There is great improvement through this book, nice things happening. My biggest crit would be to structure your shading some more. Right now I feel it's a bit to confusing, and if you confuse the viewer you lose him. There is a fine line between confuse and intrigue. You want to intrigue, but not confuse! Make sure you are depicting the forms as best you can.
But overall this is shaping up to be a really impressive sb for someone as young as you. I was nowhere near this when I was your age. Your sketches also reflect an increasingly good understanding of anatomy, just make sure you convey your knowledge clearly!
ok so maybe i'll update a teency bit, just a little taster of what im up to, hence lack of pics :]
some longer, thought out sketches
and a wip shading motherfuckkka! its gonna be finished, with the neck and stuff
Dan hehe, it's an odd meaning and thanks
Alcian thank you! really nice tips, saved them for my next studying session :]
Jeri thanks, ive attempted that as you can see above, pop by more often Jeir! (you spelt mine wrong )
Mentler hey man, it's been a while! thanks, im gonna get off my ass this year...need to improve tenfold.
Brendan thanks for the great explanation, i'll work on the intrigue but not confuse thing for sure! and again, shading has been attempted in fuller detail above :]
hey man, long time since visiting.
hum, lil' crit - try to practise lines. just do like some studies of basic shapes, for instance cubes or cylinders, in order to get more straight lines. It's very easy studies but help a lot. oh, and when rendering I'm gonna give you the same piece of advice Jens gave me some year ago - when rendering try to draw one line at a time, lift the pencil, it takes more time, but it's very useful. This allso helps to improve line weight and such.
so instead of drawing like this /\/\/\/\/\/\/, draw like this ||||||||||. hehe, hope you get the idea.
I do like the wip a lot, so try to apply this rendering to it when continuing.
Damn I love you style. Reminds me of my favorite illustrator Marshall Arisman. He's a big deal in the editorial illustration scene and teaches at the school of visual arts in NYcity. Something about the emotional feel of you're work reminds me of his stuff. I attached some of his stuff to your SB, hope you don't mind. I'm not sure the similarity is obvious but a can see it.
one tip for you. When I was younger I started to play with light and shadow by looking at Mike Mignola's comic art. The way he handles shadows is more stylized than accurate but it's fun and kind of simplified... so if you're into the way he draws you can look at it a lot and try to ape his approach a bit. Maybe you aren't a comic fan though. just a suggestion.
I want you to improve but at the same time I don't want you to lose your style.
Last edited by Ben_Olson; January 2nd, 2007 at 07:04 PM.
daniel- happy new year :] i will have to do that, thanks!
tiger- hey man! thanks for the tips, i did it on the wip, i need to scan stuff though...
ben- my man! hehe, love to see you in here. i thanked you for the links via pm. seriously. people, check that guy OUT. really great work. i am a fan of comics actually, and i will have to get my lighting sorted...ive never been good at determining what the light does to faces and bodies etc... thanks !
digi for now, scans later, gotta excrete my friends! in a rush! and i cba to scan right now... its late ;P
I'm diggin' the confident lines, keep it up man
I liked the hands and some other studies you did shortly after getting the Pentel pocket pen. I think people are right about the lines. When your ability to execute catches up with your imagination it's going to get scary.
Some of your people reminded me of old engravings or woodcuts and a lot of your stuff reminded me of expressionism. If you have never looked up Egon Schiele, Natalia Goncharova, or Ludwig Meidner before then check them out. I think you will get a big kick out of some of their stuff.
Keep enjoying art and you will keep wanting to practice it.
dan- thanks, im shocked you noticed the skin stuff, i was pleased when adding it..coolio
inkfish- its funny, im relatively shy in person so i dont know where it comes from...
art- thanks man, egon shiele is fantastic! thank you for name dumping him! and that's my philosophy too, enjoy it, dont be put under pressure...work your way up. love it :] drop by more often, your landscape looks great atm.
ps. ive been busy recently, hence not a lot going on, but theres wips flying about the place and stuff, working on the teen challenge too..
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