Germán Olivera
Germán Olivera
Perú
Illustrator in training
Germán Olivera
James Harren, Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Mignola, Guy Davis and Elsa Charretier to name some comic book artist, there is also TB Choi, Max Grecke, Max Ulichney, Scott Flanders and Knight Zhang on the concept art business. And as a bonus, the most underrated and innovative IG artist i´ve seen @dudydoodie
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Germán Olivera
This is so relatable, this are some mentality tips that helped me: 1- I think Snoop Dog said once: "Don´t fall in love with the product, fall in love with the process". In art, failing and making horrible "products" may feel wrong, but thats just part of a healthy process. As hard as it may sound, you gotta acept your art sometimes will "suck". With time, you wont just accept it but actually be HAPPY failing, after all, you are in the part when quitting is most tempting, prevailing feels good. 2- I know trying to learn all the foundamentals is overwhelming. Focuse on one at a time. I would suggest working on form and gesture at the beggining. If you can´t make a figure look right with less than 10 gestural lines, how will you be able to do so with shadding, anatomy , lighting and whatever-fundamental-you-can-think-off on top. Going from big ideas to details is the way to go. 3- Don´t forget that as you learn, your knowledge will increase FASTER than your skills. That means your taste will be greater than the art you are able to produce. That feeling may be confused with not improving, so just be aware of that and keep grinding. 4- This may sound a bit harsh, but take a look at yourself and question if this is actually what you wanna do. If you decide to make your living out of art, then you know the deal: there is a looong path ahead and the earlier you follow the process, the earlier you'll feel good with you art. If thats not what you had envisioned, then learn to enjoy art again as a hobbie. There is absolutelly nothing wrong with making art just for pleasure. No mather which path you take, if you are being honest with yourself, you'll feel happier with your art. PS This are the books that helped me the most. : "Michael Hapton: Figure drawing design and invetion" Perfect for any skillset. "Force" by Michael Matessi, once you are decent with gesture, this will give you the extra push. And Andrew Lumis' "Fun with a pencil", helpful when you feel ready to start drawing from imagination
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Not much backstory. I just wanted to draw a pompous a-hole of a demon. This one in particular is a loud mouth who shows his true colors once he loses. Plus some preliminary sketches that are way cooler than the final result as usual
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I decided to go for an atlantean soldier mixing the greek and acuatic references. Plus some ideation I did beforehand
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Germán Olivera
I present to you: SOPHISTICAVEMAN A wealthy man uses his fortune to fund time travel. Despite everyones advice, he travels to the past in an attempt to secure his riches. However, an unwanted passenger boards his vehicle, changing him forever. Now cursed by a dual nature, he must ammend his wrongs using his new primal habilities.
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Germán Olivera
The negative space advice is a game changer, now you got me going back filling older pages :D
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Germán Olivera
How did you build your portfolio for Riot? did you adapted it based on what they look for? or you showcased the stuff you wanted to do?
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How did you "cut your teeth" in the industry? What kind of work did you do before being a concept artist?
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The stream was a lot of fun, hope we get more draw-alongs :)
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Joe Watson
This sounds like fun, got a link to the prompts?
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Germán Olivera
Yeah @flancortes on IG made this lists
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Josh Sunga
Hey German! I just joined the challenge today :) I did a quick critique because I saw this and the Incredibles artwork came to mind. I wanted to see if I could push the graphicness! But great work and thank you for sharing! This inspired me to join the challenge :)
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Germán Olivera
Thank you so much this feedback is amazing :D . I really need to be more careful with my shapes. Have a great Kaijune
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Germán Olivera
Figure I would share mi first entry for this years Kaijune (IG challenge). The prompt word was "brute". C&C is more than welcomed.
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Germán Olivera
This is great. Hope to see some Scott Flanders sculptures here aswell
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Germán Olivera
Any advice on how to represent values in hair? It seems that usually the darkest and lightest values recide there but in most cases I dont want that much contrast in that zone
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Lea
Really nice sketches! I think you can group the shadow shapes on the hair to make it more interesting. Love the details and the pencilwork!
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Germán Olivera
Thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely work on that
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Germán Olivera
Just sharing some portrait sketches done with a 2B pencil. C&C are more than welcome :)
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