Hi Ivan, you've got some wonderful sketches. I liked seeing your realistic character work grow more confident by each stroke, and your cartoon characters are adorable!
You rock mate! Every time when I see this sketchbook I get more inspirated, thanks for that!
kingkostas ~ yeah, learned a lot so far, and still have miles and miles ahead
PurpleHillFish ~ thank you. I'm glad you started with regular updates on your sketchbook. Keep it going!
Aerendyl ~ I'm not happy with my work, want to get it much much better. But I'm always glad to inspire you. Just keep working hard
Fetsch ~ Thank you. Yeah, you helped me a lot. And I'm very thankful for that. Stay cool!
Abrodos ~ Thank you for your constructive input. I will work more on skin texture, it just has to be right! Cheers!
Didn't work on girl portrait today. Instead I did this sketch, using a thumbnail I did while painting previous image (yes, that lovely girl ). Tomorrow will get back to her.
What we have here is a city inspired by Gothic cathedrals. But it also have these futuristic elements and flying ships all around. I've chosen this perspective and composition to make it feel even more massive. It will turn out great in the end. Any input is more then welcome! Thanks in advance
Ricardo Robles ~ Thank you! Of course I will
Wow, watching the progress on the second one was amazing. So much detail, the tree face looks real.
Keep banging them out dude! That tattoo'd girl looks really good and like kostas said it seems like you learned a lot doing it. On the latest speed racer looking enviro, I feel if the ship was more in tune with the walls perspective point it would strengthen the piece a bit. Keep being awesome man!
love the tree piece, particularly the details around the eyes, creates a nice focus on the tree. perhaps some darker values in the areas surrounding the tree to create even more drama and focus on the tree/person? nice work!
Hey Ivane, the city entrance looks cool, I like it so much, interesting angle. Now, to be honest I think you should've not add those aircrafts, but instead, use that space for something else, I don't know, a canal in front, the bridge, or perhaps some path, a runway, etc. But hey, thats jus't me!
p.s a ono drvo, perverzija covece, svaka cast!
duuuude that tree image is soo rad so far! You already know this. But hey heres why I really like it - the centered composition which is often awkward gives it immense presence in the picture. The use of clarity and texture really separate it nicely from the foreground.
Experiment with adding brighter light on the grass straight left of your figure, and I think he will come alive a bit more, as well as balance the left of the composition a tiny bit. Not sure how it will look but its my first thought at trying to help on this one
Flying scene - I find that how the foreground machine is JUST clipping the edge of the frame awkward. Move him into the picture a bit to the right, and enhance his silhouette a bit. Its super super simple, so I'd be tempted to add some flaps, or tiny wings or fins etc.
The composition could affect the story a bit more about its functionality - showing vehicles enter or exit the door at the bottom would show its purpose, same as trying to guide us exactly where this group of vehicles are flying (over the wall, into the door, past the entrance? just my ideas)
great updates as always
MyioDeSopsia ~ thank you for stopping by. They both still need a lot of work and experimentation
morsky ~ thx!
Metal Fingers ~ Thanks man! Yeah, much appreciated your advice. Will work it out, that's for sure.
Braintree ~ thank you!
LisandroG ~ I worked it out a bit, what do you think now? and thx
Nenad ~ hvala ti druže!
AlexTooth ~ more blur is on the way! thank you!
Jakers ~ thank you man! That's what I needed to hear. Much appreciated your constructive comment. Yes, there is definitely need for interaction between city walls and ships... was thinking about some laser checking each ship (or something...). Will work it out.
andres333 ~ thanks man!
iven ~ hi Iven! Thank you dude
Lav ~ thank you lady, I'm glad to see you here. Yes, still few months left to graduate. Cheers!
Thank you all for your support. You guys are awesome!
Update, few more lines and it's finished.
The squirrel in the front seems just a bit off perspective...?
And yes, I`m totally jealous.
thanks a lot for dropping by my sketchbook.. really means a lot! from what I can see you've improved quite a bit digitally since the first page! values and colors are a lot better.. pencil work is already great!
also i really, really enjoy your illustrations man.. they've got such personality! you work as an illustrator?
looking for freelance work & commissions!
Interesting piece mate.I am not sure if adding the weight with the close up spaceship works.Also the colors seem a little dull but there is that nice perspective and the building that gives nice depth.
I love the tree
Keep up the good work!!!
The tree turned out great
The flying scene - it feels like a crop of a bigger picture, right now. You need more empty space to show off just how massive the cathedral is. The ship in the front is poking my eyes, so to speak, taking up too much space... you know when you really want to see something, but something big is obscuring your view? It feels like that. Let the picture breathe, give it more space.
i think the foreground is too bright
maybe try to make this like silhouette ?
Great work on the tree bark, and the focal point as a whole. Maybe use a little more silhouette and simple shapes for the atmospheric but not so vital elements like the leaves and branches nearest the viewer? It's a touch distracting at the moment. Also the branch lying diagonally across the image is making my eye shoot off the page to the right - maybe take it out or change the angle? Or play with some subtle vertical branches as stops? Nice work you're producing
Hey Ivan, got some time to see this place. Really great work on the tree rendering, ecxept i think the front trees a little bit. But you know better. Keep it up.
My Sketchbook ---> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...42#post3225942
I think that the tree would be much better without this big branch at the start and the squirrel.
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