your character design and illustration are very classy.
your character design and illustration are very classy.
lol, nicely done bro, award winning illustrator indeed ;D Its a cool piece, kinda reminds of Andrew Jones style. What software you use for it? Did you use alchemy?
Hopefully this will be the kick in the bollocks which brings you back to reality and makes you realise your true ability and potential!
Good to see you back dude, keep up the good work.
LOLOL... only now just saw this
Sir, I raise a stein of mead in your honor.
And in this one, IMO you really captured a look of fear, innocence, and beauty in her face:
All in all very good.
And RE: rant & RE: "losing desire to draw anymore".... I know you know this, but this drawing stuff is hard and takes a long time to master. You're battling out there. As far as the losing desire part goes, I only recently discovered something that makes me want to draw every day... and that is... I keep a little sketchbook for explorations, for my eyes only. I don't impose any rules on myself, except that I try and fit what I've learned into my doodles. If I don't, so what? I've found that it tickles my creative bone and makes me want to draw, study, and all the other stuff. If you're not doing something similar, try it. Do drawings for your eyes only. Get the weird stuff out of your head. Get that flow going.
hey congrats on the award man!! you dont give yourself enough credit! i mean, being your harshest critic is good on one hand, it pushes you beyond your current skill level, but you must be able to also step back and realise just how far you have come! i mean SHIT DUDE!!! do you remember waaaaaay back in 2009 when we first met up on imaginefx website?! go look at those first images you posted back then. seriously go do it now. ill wait. . . .
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SEEEEEEE???!!!!?!?!?!!! you have come a faaaaar way from there. admit it. now believe it! and then youll realise that there is no plateu. there is no top of your abilities. and this may sound cheesy, but its honestly what i believe, you can only become better. you dont digress, unless you give up entirely. but after coming this far, i think that you and i are simialar in the fact that you do this whole art thing constantly, and you have to do it, theres a voice deep down inside telling you you have to. me too. so lets get back to work!!!
huge progress! Your characters have a great quality to them and I really enjoyed looking through your sb, keep going, never quit
love your designs i really likes what p-sage said about a sketchbook for your eyes only i think thats good advice for most artists
Awesome sketchbook, keep it up, very inspiring.
My sketchbook - Please take a look and help me progress!
Finally, some TLC and update time!
@Fallenange - Thank you! As you could imagine from my post, it took me by surprise...if I have ever had a "WAT?" moment, that would be the one. *chuckle*
@Junpei - Thanks! Classy...mmm, I like the sound of that! ^.^
@Logistic puppet - Yea...well...I did kinda worry, b/c the style of that image resembles Andrews (tho it`s not as high quality as his,not by a long shot!) I used Photoshop for 90 % of it, and then some Painter for those abstract shapes...Painter is a great program if you know what you are doing. I don`t. That`s why I stick to PS (liquify tool FTW, right? No? D`aaaw...<.< )
@p sage - Why yes, we do aim to please, so we are very glad you enjoyed the boob display. For your pleasure only, guys, for your pleasure only!
As for a "private" SB, that`a a very good idea, and I actually had one, but I filled it out. A small A6 one with 50 sheets...and it took me a year. Like...*facepalm*
@Nicky - D`aaaw, so nice from my bromance to say that!
I bet you going "Whaaaaa...?" ATM. Right? LOLZ
@Shako - Thank you! As for quitting...yea, I`m kinda deep into this s*** by now, so...yea. Not an option
@prsnsweeney - Thanks, and roger-roger! Or is it 10-4? I can never figure it out...
@Parsakoira - Yea, ever since you`ve been "imping" big style and posting them lesbian images, I no longer trust you. Unlike us, you are good. Like...daaamn gooooood....e_e [/jealus] [/lol not really, just joking] [/kinda]
@Vulpes-Rex - Thank you! As for skills...weeeeell...you know. You`ll get there when you get there. I, btw, am still not "there", where ever "there" is...Baby steps, baby steps!
@Dwezz - Thanks! And inspiring, oh my! Do love to hear that!
EDIT - @ryan mcshane - Y U read my mind?! XD
Now, as for updates, I have to admit I`ve been a very, very bad boy, and lately I`ve completely neglected my pencils <.< I`m just way too obsessed with 3D modeling and ZBrush. There`s something...amazing with having to work in 3D and figure out all those shapes and how they interact with each other. I`m SO going to continue doing that. Just love it.
So, with that in mind, I give you
Latest Chow, a 2D/3D combo. The space ship was done entirely in PS, and I made a basic model of the alien, and then painted over it. It was hard, but fun! And even tho my standing in the pool is...well, not as good as usual, I learned TONS of stuff, AND I managed to finish it...I amd quite proud of myself ATM, thank you very much! And next one will be even better! ^.^
Poly painted version of the same alien. Still got a lot of learning to do about ZBrush rendering...:/
Robo-owl, done after I got inspired by DSg (really should join that a bit more often)
Quick paint over one of my older doodles (can you notice the abusive usage of different filters? Thank god there is no lens flare in there! lol)
And, finally, a project I`ve been working on and off for couple of weeks - a sculpt of Marvels Scarlet Witch
So much fiddling involved with this one, but I see it as an ongoing project, where I`m constantly fixing things as I learn new stuff. Once again, painting a body and actually sculpting it is quite different. ZBrushing is easier, since you can have your brush mirror everything you do on one side, and end up with perfect symmetry, BUT since it`s not flat, you have to figure out how those masses interlock with each other...and that`s where the fun starts! Definitely have to make some echorche sculpts, I can only imagine the benefits of doing it.
And that would be it for now. Got some fashion illustrations lying around, but I think I`d be pushing it if I put them here. They didn`t turn out that good anyways. Did get me an A tho. *embarrassed*
And now, I`m off to doodle down some ideas for next ChOW, as it`s subject is kinda a dream come true...whoop!
Thank you all for looking, and as always - CC the hell out of me!
Last edited by PxelSlayer; June 20th, 2011 at 07:13 AM. Reason: fast fingers, slow brain.
Summer is over, visited my family, did some babysitting...Thank God almighty it`s over.
First off, 2 "old" chow entries (Alice and beast master(unfinished))
And then some crap from mind...I thought enviros would be nice. Boy, was I wrong. Did test working in RGB mode, tho, so at least I got something out of it. Rocks are hard. To paint, I mean. Also, apparently, trees are all green in my world. *sigh*
Since this didn`t work out, why not paint something a bit more in my field, eh?
Well, guess what...
fabric...I don`t get. Have to study it. A LOT.
girls as well.
It`s actually quite funny, if you thing about it. Right?
So, to do me some good, I DID do some color studies. Lookie!
And I learned that using photos for color studies blows. Too much random pixels flying about, and god knows which filters were used on them by the photographer, so...yea. <.<
And, in conclusion, a portrait. But not just ANY portrait. It`s a "historical" portrait of our own Whistler!
Well, it should be her. The nose is not quite right. And the mouth. And...eyes. Well, face in general.
But hey, it`s Whistler!
Amazing how much work one can do in 3 weeks being offline...Got some pencils I have to scan as well, so that`s up next, I guess.
I f#$@"! hate drawing hands... -____________-`
K guys, let it rip! I could use me some CC right now, so if you feel like ripping something to shreds - hey, it`s your lucky day!
I think you're being very hard on yourself. i absolutely love the faces you draw and the character designs look great. Doing studies out of your comfort zone can be frustrating but they are so helpful, keep doing them .
Only crit i can give is that you should finish the hands in your studies and chows and keep your work a bit varied, also you could add a stronger focal point in your landscapes but that'll come with more studies. Keep applying and stay motivated, your work is great.
Where you been hiding dude!? Good to have you back! I think I need to draw more boobs too
@Vodus - Thanks, m8! Glad you dropped by here! I don`t think I`m too hard on myself, tho, just...realistic, I guess. My folks used to tell me that in life very little, if any people will care about how I feel, and as time goes by, I`m realizing they`re right.If it sucks, it sucks, you know. But, I will admit that there HAS been some improvement since my first posts here. If anyone told me I would be doing like this 2 years later, I`d be all over the place. But, there`s ALWAYS room for improvement. Don`t you just love that? -_____-`
@kingkostat - Thanks, and will do! If I didn`t chicken out till now...well, you know. Nowhere but up and all that...
@GEB - Dude, I was, like...babysitting. I shit you not. On the plus side, my brand new 6 month old nephew seems to have grown a really unusual liking to me. Spite the fact I call him "Bacon boy" (he`s kinda on the chubby side. Runs in the family).
Boobs...yea, man, i tell you...boobs, you know...
Ok, some pencils that are long over-due. Still struggling with line VS tone and all that. Would kill for a kneaded eraser as we speak...
dang nice characters you got thar!
What MatejaPetkovic said. I'm liking your swishy lines ;D
holy hell in a hand basket!!! updates galore! and whaaaaa? ZBRUSH?! so weird, because i just became obsessed with that program too!! and im currently learning maya as well for more basic geometry. i cant believe you already banged out a full sculpt of a person! looks awesome! and if you want a really really awesome website that will give you some killer fre tutorials on zbrush, then go here...
very insightful. and i would LOVE to see you tackle an ecorche man!! with a muscle and tendon paint on it. that would make my day!
*not a regular update, just testing something*
Her tits are kinda soggy.
Nice to see you not giving up, man!
Now crit the shit out of me!
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