thammm your portrait look goo ...
thanks for stoping by at my SB ... chears
great ink work man. I like the medusa head though
Rhineville -- ya, I wondered if anyone else would notice that; unintentional, but amusing, no? And yes, the wimminz come naturally to me, therefore I should be drawin' the menz ...... Hm, Ogre's feet are perhaps a bit off... drat.
jedininjaman -- thx for yer comments I need to shape up and devote more effort to my works (finishing them, defining a light src, etc.)
Leadster618 -- Thank you so much and yes, keep up the anatomiez!
m0uS3r -- thanks
Inkjexion -- thx, I thought Medusa turned out well
Picked up some crayons and drew the One I was thinking about..
I did catch that finger, unintentional huh? (yea, sure, mhmm...) Good job on those SPs. God, I hate doing those. And the cartoon characters (Tiegrob inspired or not) came out fantastico! more more...
Step this way and take a glimpse at my sketchies
The Whistler -- thx very much
mofongo -- thanks for the encouragement, man
Shantih -- glad you like.. wish I had those paint-with-oils skillz you got...
Grandmassa -- thanks I've always thought faces were really fun to draw (was that as nerdy as it sounded?.. yes. )
1) Your daily dose of random natural history
2) Cartooning about, briefly...
3) I GOT A WACOM TABLET!!!!!!!! and this is my first stylus-wielding effort
Oh, and my longhorn skull project (see earlier cowboy pics) will be done in acrylics, so I've been playin' around with blending gel, etc..... I don't do enough with paint; it's fun to whip out the ol' brush every now and again
That last mermaid is really looking nice. Wacom Tablets are a blessing.
All of your sketches are really nice especially. You have a good habit of spending time on a simply sketch and keeping these things neat, which is something I lack.
You have a really great SB here dude. Keep it up!
(thanks for commenting my SB. Its appreciated)
good stuff you`re doing!
Nice faces...lots of animals ;-)
You could try to use the graphite a bit "sloppier" to enhance expression imo
But thats just me-liking it rough ;-)
Congrats on your Wacom! you'll never want to go back to a mouse to paint again. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1187445968
These have a old world illustration feel to them. If they were cross hatched in ink I would say it would be like a lithograph. As for those paints samples above try many random shapes and then try to grow it into a different subject matter. Kind of like how you would see clouds in the sky and see different things.
Haha sad clown and a sexy duck creature?
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
Thanks for your comments Amontillado, they're much appreciated
You have some really lovely stuff in here, especially your faces, horses and stylised animals. Something I noticed about one of the images on the first page - a digital painting of a woman's profile - was that the colour and value ranges were a bit flat. It's very easy when painting to find yourself trying to bring up that highlights in order to get contrasts right and to get the relationships of tone, when quite often you need to bring the darks down instead. A good idea is to paint on a neutral, mid-tone ground, as this makes it easier to see what values you're laying down. Also, try to get more variation into the temperature of the colour you use. Sometimes, the difference in value between light and shade is almost nothing, but the contrast between cool and warm colour is much greater.
Nice work, though, I hope to see more
Hiya, girlie. I could have sworn I posted here yesterday...hmm...
Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by the other day. I've missed visiting your thread, lots of goodness happening! There's just too much to comment on now (I'm supposed to be working ), but this will sum it up...YOU ROCK. Truly, your work is improving with every post- from linework, to anatomy, to animals, to great cartoon work(indeed, I think you would be very successful in animation). End of butt-kissing.
BTW- How do you like your tablet and which did you buy? Any likes/dislikes? How does it compare in feel and application to traditional mediums? I've been looking into one myself, so I'd be interested in your wacaom review. Oops, gotta go...do'ah!!
Watch out for Piranhas
Your stuff is pretty good! I especially like the ones done from reference. The cowboy studies are awesome! And the last batch of faces too. I guess I just like your drawings
Only advice I can offer now is to try to increase the contrast in your pencil drawings. You seem to flatten them out a bit when you render them. Try adding more darks to the shadows. Of course, you may be going for a much cleaner look without all those darks I'm talking about. But you could try it just for the fun of it. There's something to learn from everything
Keep having fun!
MaxoftheSouth -- thx, glad you dig my sketchez!
Warhole -- rough it up, eh? perhaps....
Pigeonkill -- hey, man, thx for stoppin' by! Yeah, sad clown just appeared, next to a flirty platypus; just one of those sad-clown-moments, i guess
lewicron -- gosh, thx so much for the painting tips! I struggle with colorz..
Piranha Clan -- aw, bet you say that to all your art forum ladiez! *blushes* thx for checkin' out the ol' SB
Windmaker -- ah, my archnemesis, Contrast! I'll keep workin' on it!
Quick update on Project Cowskull... progress! wheeeeee!
1) Boney in his pristine glory
2) Fun with paintz!
3) Boney at the moment..
Your a girl! The name amontillado threw me off...
That long horn skull is very cool, its a great theme for a sweet object. However I have to wonder why you decided to paint an actual scene on it? I would have imagined more of a mural like some of those indian painting with a million events in about six square inches. I don't know if that makes sense.
Really cool though. Keep rolling out dem sweet, sweet ARTZ.
MaxoftheSouth -- I might've done the name thing on purpose ... And yes, I like your idea for the skull , but this is a commission, so the customer's always right
Ok, kiddies.. Something old, something new...
1-3) "When I was seventeen, it was a very good year" -- Aladdin pics for a local high school art contest; I got 'honorable mention'. I suppose considering my less-than-stellar values, rendering, perspective, etc. it shouldn't be surprising.
4) playing w/Wacom .. fun with brushes
5-6) pen sketches, trying out a Loomis illustration tip (make two lines, construct motion/scene around those lines)
7) pen sketch. She is The Sea. 'Nuff said.
8] WIP of an aardwolf. Yes, an aardwolf.
I like the painting on the skull, alternate canvases always rock...I've done stuff on a window and a briefcase once...its always a surprise when you find out it responds to your media. Oh man, the two line drawings! I use to do those without knowing it! I would scribble a line and make a picture from it...just to warm up. The dragon and the lady of the sea are really great! And the aardwolf is no stranger to me! I actually had heard of one before, so that's cool.
Finally, I'm gonna add you to my sig, cause I think I have enjoyed this sig for some time now, and now I have laughed harder than ever on a thread thanks to my good friend Maxofthesouth...it was too amazing...
Would you mind if you looked like this on my sig:
AmontilladoAg's..."You're a girl?!"
I'm with MaxotS on the skull thing: kinda cheesy to do a scene on it. But hey, whatever the client wants right? Like the aladin pics, some tight stuff there, especially the first one. But the aardwolf, that one i really love! IT's great the way it is.
Leadster618 -- hey, thanks ....you've painted on a briefcase? Cool 8)
walnut -- thanks, nice of you to check out my SB, w I'm pretty pleased with the aardwolf; he may or may not get finished...
Playing around in Photoshop, with mixed results; trying out the Healing tool and textures wasn't nearly as fun as discovering the pencil tool/pen pressure control
nice progress on this sketchbook, your later line work has lots of dynamism. I love the skull, I'd like to see how it's coming (that is, if it has gone any further ). Nice beginnings with PS. Since you're so excited about your tablet, I suggest you open your brushes menu (window>brushes, or F5 on PC), check some boxes, experiment, go crazy. There's a whole lot you can do with brushes. Wacoms are pretty responsive.
Radio24 -- hey, thx for stoppin' by woot for PS dabbling, thx for the suggestion 8)
More Wacom tablet adventures and Boney's present status, by popular demand ...
1) from the story "Snow White and Rose Red" -- http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/rosered/index.html
2) lonesome cowboy..(note to self -- bigger brushes! )
3-4) So, yeah, I'm taking an N.C. Wyeth approach to this calf-ropin' scene...
Its starting to look much better.
MaxoftheSouth -- I think so too..
StarbonesCoffin -- yep, colorz, wheeee!
More tabletry.. Tom Selleck.
Wow! Great variety and conviction! You started out strong and just got better and better! I found lots to like on each page, early on started forming some crits, only to find you'd ironed 'em out in subsequent drawings already. I love the myth-based works, especially pg1's satyr, the pages of heads,great variety and economy, and seeing the dragon with little people on the mountain-side was really inspiring, great perspective, great drama! You saw all that in two intersecting, arcing lines?!?!?
the fade on the ardwolf is also a fave.
"For the love of God, Montresor, this IS awesome art!"
I found this SB through Viking Raiders book.
I really love your face pages and the confidence in your sketches. I would like to see some more varied expressions from some of them though. Maybe a face full of extreme facial expressions. A lot of the faces seem to share the same neutral look.
Wonderful thing you have going on here.
"A perfect machine can be made from imperfect parts."
Cory Hinman -- gosh, thanks.. glad you like my pics and you made a Cask of Amontillado reference! You're the coolest, man 8)
The Red Skull -- thx for checkin' out my SB! I'll see what I can do to liven up my facez...
Various and sundry things tonight, you crazy kids..
1) Boney's meager progress; I think I'm gonna give that field of grass some light brown.. the yellow seems too flowery..
2) a centaffe.. thing..
6) "The Fountain of Youth"
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