Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by Nocturne of Vladimir Jazz, May 27, 2007.
The belly button looks over complicated.
Nocturne, locust is right though, you should start a webcomic. Give it a random name and you don't need a story line. I.E. This one.
You can sell merch and what not. A lot of artists go that route and make some damn good money that way.
If I had removed one line, it would look fine. The curve on the left of the belly button doesn't look right. Should've removed it.
I've noticed that in certain poses, I'm great at female bodies. Others, I'm not worth a damn.
And I can pinpoint exactly what the difference is.
I can't draw a woman standing straight up, doing nothing. Just standing. Can't do it.
But I'm great at power poses, and casual conversational poses. Even action, I can do well.
And I'm quickly finding that erotic poses are by far the easiest to draw. Because there's so many curves, and the extremities are so spread out that I can visualize exactly where each body part connects.
When they're standing straight, so many lines overlap that it's hard to keep track of the borders between body parts.
My God, I didn't realize how much work I've done since this...
You guys are about to get a shit load of artwork injected internetically into your VEINS.
We'll start with the easy stuff. These are some of the first things I did when I got Photoshop CS2.
These are characters from a kid's show concept myself and a friend came up with. It's called Arctica, and it takes place in Siberia. The bad guy is a big, old Russian guy who's lair is an arctic bunker.
This is Oz the Snow Fox.
This is Gambill the Otter.
This is Ponder the Snow Rabbit.
This is Pu the Monkey.
This is Boomer the Polar Bear. He loves his Smooshie brand ice beverages.
And this...this is the crowning achievement. This is Tracker Q. Mowskin. Tracker is a mouse based on Hunter S. Thompson.
The next three are just funny little pictures I did. No real reason, just to amuse myself.
And the next three are contest entries to Deviant Art's "Beasts of 9 Creature Contest." The object being to create monsters out of household items.
The first is called, "The Arachnequin" or "The Spider Beast."
The next is called, "The Mechanic."
The last is called, "The Arsonist" or "The Elephant Beast."
The next few are a result of a side project. I'm redesigning the Sonic the Hedgehog series. In this series, Dr. Robotnik returns, you find out Eggman was Robotnik's doppelganger, and Sonic has never truly faced Robotnik.
There's a lot that goes into it, but it leaves the kiddy crap behind, and focuses on a great story. Also, it kicks the newer shitty cast out and brings back the Freedom Fighters.
There are many, many character designs, but all I'm going to post here for now are the colored images.
Alright...I'll show you Dr. Robotnik, Eggman, Scratch, and Grounder. The bad guys. Cause, color or not, they look awesome.
All redesigned. Especially Scratch and Grounder.
Now comes the big stuff. Lots of Scratch artwork. Lots. Here goes.
There's sooooo many that I haven't even scanned. I'm getting so good that I can comfortably pump out drawing after drawing.
An exciting time.
The Man from Scratch as a warlock. Using this one as my avatar for the holiday season.
So I'm considering doing humorous works of individual Forgers as I picture them looking based on their personalities here. Kind of like one frame comics that we can all get a good laugh at.
I wonder what you'd come up with for me?
Well if you've ever had a humanesque or something of that nature style avatar, I'll probably blend that in.
Example: Dicky's would be wearing a leather jacket and a red shirt.
.... so do one. Of me.
Very cool, but the matting around the periphery of the figure could be cleaned up a little more. Softening the edges a bit would help, too.
Vlad, have you seen Halloween Man?
Yeah, actually didn't plan on doing the one of Mew, it was a pretty quick sketch and Photoshop. I didn't ink it, I just scanned the pencil sketch and played with the contrast.
Hadn't heard of Halloween Man, but it looks pretty interesting.
This is the first poster design for Scratch. This is just inked, but I'm in the process of Photoshopping with color.
Alright, here are the two finished Photoshop colored versions of the previous drawing. The first is just the poster design, the second actually has the widescreen bars and title information.
Maybe a cool "font" for the title would be to make it look "scratched" into the picture.
Just a thought.
I considered that, but if you know the storyline, it's really more of a simple, classic, cold, bitter kind of thing. It's a bit tough to describe, but I like the simplicity and solidity of the black and white Times New Roman. It's straightforward, black and white, which is something the series really tackles. Whether or not things are as black and white as they seem to be, or maybe even should be at times.
This is the second poster design for Scratch.
And this is that same poster with smoke. Which one is better?
A character pose for The Girl, from the Scratch anime series concept.
I've been given a job with a major Christian organization that my mother is involved with called World Prayr. (Not a typo.) It's ran by a number of Christians that own Fortune 500 companies. They've essentially made me their head graphic designer, and several of the projects I'm working on for them involve simple website buttons, banners, and graphic artwork for a webzine they're going to be featured in soon.
The following pictures are the projects I'm working on for them. The top is the banner for their blog site, Grace Aflame.
The next is the first design for the webzine art.
The next is the second design for the same webzine art.
The last is the third design for the same webzine art.
Separate names with a comma.