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09-02-2005, 08:41 PM
Hello. New here. It's been some time since I've posted on art forums, so Here goes...
I am a concept artist and 3d artist. I specialize in greyscale graphite drawing, and am learning to work in nearly any capacity with computer graphics. I have only recently begun my practice in the CG arts, but am versed in all aspects- from modelling through animation. I have been drawing with pencil for approx. 22 years, and practice my art on a daily basis. I am currently 25 years old, and hope to be an accomplished and respected professional in the CG industry some day.
So hello everyone!:D
Here's a small sample of my work, since it is the only peice I have in digital format at the moment. It was done in approx. 1 hour. I used a standard HB pencil for the entirety of it. Comments and critiques welcome!
Heh fantastic , what gore! (is that a kidney coming out from his legs?!?). This is really brilliant stuff, great pencil work. Welcome to Threedy as well!
10-02-2005, 03:10 AM
Deep Wulf, welcome to Threedy! Finally, a fellow pencil addict! Very nice pencil work aldo I have two, tiny crits. One involves the anatomy of the werewolf's feet. You did a common mistake every comic fan with a drawing skill does; equal toes and no obviouse heel. The second crit is aiming at the lack of contrast. But this is more of an observation, with the suggestion that, after you scan your work, you eather give a drawing an "AUTOLEVEL" in photoshop, or simply use "BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST" to adjust the shading to your desired level.
I'll be anxiously waiting for your next posts.
10-02-2005, 04:40 AM
Sweet mercy! That's the most intense image I've seen in a long time, haha!
Absolutely excellent. I hope I draw that well by the time I'm 25 (6 years and counting... :p )
10-02-2005, 06:34 AM
Damn that's sick, I like it :D When you get the chance to scan more of your work, be sure to post it
10-02-2005, 11:54 AM
Other than what Avatar-3DT said, that picture is brilliant!
(give us more, give us mooore!) :D
10-02-2005, 07:25 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone!
Avatar: I have seen your work here. Most impressive! I have a technique question for you: Do you use a stump or blending tool? Your shading is infinitely smooth, about the smoothest I've ever seen, and I'd like to know how you go about it (as in, what type of strokes, etc).
To address the feet: He is supposed to have a dog's feet, but, with a bit of a human shaping laterally (meaning a bit wider and flatter). Hence the more or less equal toes- although if I were a bit nitpicky, the center toes should extend a bit further...But thank you for the observation. I hadn't really thought about that beforehand. I will from now on! And yes, the contrast is soft- I used a single grade pencil for the entirety (I usually use a range), and messing w/ the levels only seemed to soften it more. The man's entrails and lower body are unfinished, which is why he appears ghostly.
10-02-2005, 07:39 PM
Here's more stuff since some people asked:D
It is in progress- and my first attempt at REAL color. I really suck at color...
I've just recently acquired a wacom, and am trying it out. This image is cropped- critiques are HIGHLY appreciated, since I've not a clue what I'm doing. Thanks in advance!
A N T I
10-02-2005, 10:42 PM
hehe, nice one! Even though I think making some of the darkest areas even more darker would make the picture more 3-d-ish and 'alive', and maybe you could've put a bit more effort into the shadow, as it is very squarish. To me, it doesn't seem to fit into wholeness, as the werewolf is so detailed ( gotta luv the fur:)). And then you could'va shaded the dismembered feller a bit, adding valours (do you call it that in english? what I mean is different shades of grey;) and then some background, finishing it off.
To sum it up: I really lihe this, and think you should finish it... its a really good start.
10-02-2005, 11:05 PM
I really like it..... it's a ****** image, I love it......
11-02-2005, 08:37 AM
Deep Wulf, in reply of your question I will say that I too use just one mechanic pencil with 0,5 Hb reserve. As for the shading, most of it its made directly from pencil. I blunt the tip on one side then, with equal pressure just go back and forth untill I cover the desire area. If it happens to be intrerupted and there are iregularities in my shading, I just use my finger to even it up or a piece of soft paper (like a tissue or the corner of a paper) to smudge it to uniformity.
For the strokes, I usualy start from left to right. Once I put my pencil on paper I relax my entire arm and start moving it constant, keeping the relaxed mode. If I want a more dark shade, I return with a little more tension in the arm, pressing so the pencil. Don't think movement, think pressure.
As for the contrast, use the computer. It doesn't spoil your work and will help you get the desired effect.
Great work with the colors. Add more light and some dramatic shading. Blue would do fine for a night scene and some orange/yellow for lighting. Keep posting!
11-02-2005, 08:39 AM
And don't use on your color piece "color overburn" for the shading, use "muliplyer". I don't know if you're using photoshop or Painter, but its the same in both.
A N T I
12-02-2005, 12:48 AM
Mechanical pencils pwns:D
12-02-2005, 02:17 AM
SO beautiful it makes me want to slap my mama!! Wow you are very good you will make plenty of dough with dat pic....Congrads....How long did it take you to draw that?
A N T I
12-02-2005, 03:01 AM
read the post and you'll find out
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