Hi ya'll here is my entry. Scient: A former scout bot cursed with an ever-looping command for learning. Once he acquired the ability of self-modification, his transformation began, the more he glimpsed, the more he learnt and the more knowledge he gathered, the further he could see. Now, despite being able to witness opposite edges of the universe, he's yet to learn a way to move his new misshapen body.
After valuable feedback, I tried again with singer Dani Filth. My goal was sketching fast but still keep the important information readable. Important for me was that the basic head shape becomes visible and the distribution and proportion of the facials can be recognized. After trying different head shapes I stick to the squared shape and tried to make it more recognizable. All together I spend about 25 minutes on this exercise now. I looks pretty messy but I want to work it out later and for me it is understandable.
How much work do you need in your animation portfolio? especially for a beginner
Portfolio advice: Do you select your work to match what the company you are aplying to is looking for? or you try to show your individual work and hope they hire you for who you are?
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
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
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
I decided to go for an atlantean soldier mixing the greek and acuatic references. Plus some ideation I did beforehand
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 :)
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