Grenn's stuff - Please give crit on my new site design - page 8

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    his texture and font treatments are like kryptonite

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    shit, i just want his studio

    i've wanted to do screenprinting for so long but i don't have access to a decent area to do it in

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    i'm so stoked about next year
    one of the foundation courses i'm taking is in screen printing

    so i'll have access to the school's print studio hurraaaaaay

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    You will love screenprinting!

    And your style will lend itself to it beautifully, I think.

    Once you get into it, it teaches you a lot of control over pallette choice as well as a few tricks to make less seem like more. Plus the joys of layering, blend-fountains, etc.

    Actually, this has given me a bit of an idea - it would be cool to do a collaborative piece with a small handful of forum regulars, and then I can do a tutorial on how I approach the colour seperations and show the process of the final thing being printed... all contributers would then get at least a couple of prints of the final piece.

    I will think on this...

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yeah that poster is fucking great, not just aesthetically but as a functional piece of design.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I'm still really enjoying attempting to simplify my work as much as possible, relying on shapes and textures.

    HERE is a work IN progress:

    land_wip.gif

    As was suggested in the Doodle thread, bi-plane and angry cloud have been added.

    Still to do:
    • More bits and pieces to add - make your suggestions!
    • There will be some 'earth' to go under the land, rather than just a straight horizontal crop.
    • The texture is a little bit harsh in places - still playing with that
    • Currently too many colours -- I will likely reduce 'em so it's less ARRGH and more cohesive
    • Something else

    Once I feel this is complete, I will likely start a new one which I plan to just add to and add to and add to...

    This is good fun.

    edit: although looking at this now, the colours are really annoying me. It looks like I've applied some crap, over-exposure filter... I will fix that.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    the whale talking about fish is marvellous

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It's pretty much totally hot.

    Sorry, I wish I could be more constructive here, but everything about it oozes excellence.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    "fish fish fish fish doopa doopa doo fancy hat, oh no angry cloud!"

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The blue guy bugs me. It looks like he's waving to the whale, but the line on his hand suggests we can see his palm. Which would mean his face is staring at the bottom right corner of the frame, rather than into the landscape. Do you know how much this bugs me now that I've seen it?

    I have to leave the thread this instant.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    DR - yeah, I messed with that hand already and it's still not entirely right. It will get fixed before this is done.

    Beav - I hope Mr Whale goes some way towards improving your day for you. He loves talking about fish!

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    There is truly some excellent art going on here. I don't know why I haven't said so before.

    The blue man's left arm is annoying me, though. It looks as though he may have dislocated his shoulder so that he may sit on his forearm.

    I could suggest a thousand things to go in the image, but first, is there a theme going here?

    Flay on
  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    There is no theme other than random stuff which looks interesting together.

    Re. the blueman, just to clarify. His left arm is waving, his right arm is just resting by his side on the ground. I wanted him to be weird and lanky and stylised; I also think he's a ghost too, so while physicality issues don't bother him, they still bother the viewer.

    Does it make more or less sense close up?

    blueman.jpg

    Obv. I need to turn the left hand so it looks like he's waving to the whale but anything else? There's a reason I don't usually draw people...!

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    the hand doesn't bother me personally because your work is always heavily stylized and more "graphic designy" than "anatomically correcty"

    the thing that IS bothering me now is the tangent his toe forms with the hill.

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  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yay, I love it!

    Needs old man yelling at cloud.

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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Update - getting there now... fixed the hand of the blue guy and added some extra gubbins.

    The colours are still bugging me; I actually kind of like this just monotone.

    land_wip2.jpg

    land_wip3.jpg

    Still a little more to do though I feel.

    Comments welcome!

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  • DuckyDucky Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Wow, i love that picture. Though personally i think the hand looked better before. Also, try the monotone colouring with different colours, it could be interesting.

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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    who need signiyures anyways o_O
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Oh god, I can't pick which one I prefer....major conundrum.
    Both are pretty fucking super though.

    Mustang on
  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That hand!. The line on his palm is making it look like he's waving at us, but since his body/nose turns to face the scene it looks totally wrong. On top of that, the thumb should be on the other side of the hand if he was waving at the scene.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Oh DR, you pain me so... :cry:

    I don't think I can see what you're seeing...

    His left hand is waving, so the the thumb (at least) is correct.

    Excuse my terrible paintover but here's how the limbs are in my mind:

    blueman2.jpg

    Sort of a half gesture, half wave.

    If I hold my own (left) hand up as I've I'm waving to someone, I don't hold it palm-out like I was telling them to HALT; my hand naturally turns counter-clockwise slightly and thus someone stood directly to my right could see my palm.

    If this looks totally wrong, someone please throw me a drawover and help me out here! :P

    Perhaps I should just give him a big drill or a hook instead of a hand...

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited June 2009
    teehee.jpg

    The hands basically aiming at us in a angle is what DR is saying

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Loom, what the hell.

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited June 2009
    what, did I do something wrong

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Loom thinks he's trying to catch the fish.

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This:

    grennpaintover.jpg

    At the moment that arrow is facing toward us, and without any other indicators, it looks like the hands on backwards or the wave doesn't match the gaze of the dude.

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited June 2009
    ? I thought DR was saying he doesn't like how the hand is facing at us

    edit: grenn wanted the ghost waving at the whale right? so I merely made it facing forward towards the whale I'm not sure what else is wrong unless you think I was saying move the hand down there

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Just your draw over was totally confusing. Don't worry ;)

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Really he should probably just be eating a fucking icecream.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    This is probably like the best drawing of a human body I have ever done in my life and YOU GUYS ARE TEARING IT TO SHREDS!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111 D:

    Seriously though, I do get what you're saying -- I guess the whale looks like it is actually off to the blueman's left somewhat, so his hand should be waving away from the viewer, not towards.

    Looking at it now, I get that.

    I think if I actually drop the whale down onto the second row of waves, so it's no longer sat on the water, it should appear to be more level with the man and thus his hand would make more sense?

    Does that make sense?

    This is a level of detail which has been hitherto unplumbed in my work. This thing is going to be so small on my website that nobody will even see the hand. I may even shrink the hand. I'm doing this for you DR!

    edit: don't worry Loom, I got what you were saying :)

    edit2: just so people can see it in context as it got bumped off:
    land_wip2.jpg
    land_wip3.jpg

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    All I know is, if this were me, I'd do what I have suggested, because I am an internationally famous artist.

    (I have had 1 hit on my website from Palestine, don't you know!)

    Anyway, yeah, for me, the hand makes zero sense, It has an escher quality that makes my mind bleed. Maybe you're in to that kind of thing? Maybe you enjoy eating babies too -- WHO AM I TO JUDGE?

    I think if he's waving at the whale, in the distance, his palm should not be facing the viewer. Whether the whale is on top of the waves of not doesn't really impact the direction the palm should be facing.

    I am making a mountain out of a molehill here, probably. BUT THIS IS THE ONLY THING IVE EVER BEEN ABLE TO CRITICISE YOU FOR AND GOD IT FEELS GOOD.

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Oh DR, just make out with me already and stop complaining. god

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Sick of messing with this now. It's done:

    landscrape.jpg

    (The hand. My gift to you DR :lol:)

    Grenn on
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Pretty freakin awesome grenn.....

    Mustang on
  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'D LIKE TO ORDER 4000 COPIES OF THIS AMAZING PRI--wait a second, that hand is retarded! CANCEL EVERYTHING.

    Looks good though, glad you went with the duotone treatment.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Updatery time...

    photo of my work at a recent exhibition:

    holbeck_artshow.jpg

    Plus, I'm finally getting round to screenprinting a poster which I designed last year, and thought people might be interested in how the colour seperations work.

    This will be a three colour print on black stock.

    The original digital design was very texture heavy but this would be somewhat tricky to achieve with only 3 colours, so you'll notice the texture is actually 'negative' on the white layer so little spots of black will show through underneath the yellow and red layers, hopefully still giving me a textured finish.

    My transparancies will be printed like this:

    NM_colourseps.gif

    And hopefully the print process will be thus:

    NM_printanim.gif

    I'll update again when I actually start printing, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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    Cheese.
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    God it's amazing what you do with 3 colours. Your last poster was the first one I've wanted to lick with my tongue, this could well be the second.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Cheers guys, it will be exciting. I frequently lick posters -- I should try adding flavours to the ink sometime...

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That poster's pretty slick, Grenn

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Super-awesome post.

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