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Hope you packed a sack lunch!(NSFW)

MindsackMindsack Registered User
edited August 2009 in Artist's Corner
Hi everybody, I've been lurking the forums for years and I finally mustered up the courage to post stuff!

These aren't in any particular order, some are photographed because I totally forgot my printer was also a scanner, so beware, they may look shitty

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this one is for a contest i want to enter, theme is Strange Figurations
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BTW OMG I was looking through the sketchbook to see what else to scan and I found a silkworm that had been crushed on the second page and has somehow managed to survive for god knows how long.

EDIT: i guess they're in the order of scanned, photo lol

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  • PennyfreqsPennyfreqs Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Page 2 Wolfman and Strange Figurations guy are for the win. I like your use of contour line for texture.

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
    thanks pennyfreqs, I'm thinking of digitally painting the wolfman, among others.

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    LOL @ Wasted Shark

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  • robotsintheskiesrobotsintheskies Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I'm really digging the designs at the bottom of the first image! What are those for?

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Thanks, it's for nothing in particular, just letting my mind wander lol

    here's a closer look at an updated version
    Untitled.jpg

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Here's some random spaceship sketches, some look like fish or bugs lol
    copyimg084.jpg

    if anyone has any tips on vehicles id love to hear them

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm not too keen on your cartoon stuff. It seems flat and boring, especially in the first and third images in this thread. The stuff you've posted since then is pretty cool, though. I especially like your second and third posts. They are sweet.

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I'm not sure to which drawings you're refering to as flat and boring, probably the comic and the assasin dude, if you could specify though? i guess i have to push the value more i just have a tendency to mostly just sketch and doodle instead of doing like independant finished drawings

    Here's some faces, trying get more variation in types of faces
    faces.jpg

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The assassin dude and the cowboy in the first picture in particular. I guess a better term to have used would have been 'stiff'. I don't know enough about anatomy to say anything specific, but their legs seem posed unnaturally. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me will come in and understand what I'm trying to say.

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
    yeah I know what you mean, the assassin dude kinda looks like hes hesitating to take a step with his right leg, like hes heavily pondering it and hes barely inching his leg, it throws it off, kinda threw me off when i had to draw his right arm too

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Some random stuff I drew when I was at the park today, next time I'll make sure to actually draw something I saw at the park
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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    You've got some serious talent. You seem to have a good eye for the fundamentals, it looks like most of your problems are just from inexperience. I wish I could give better advice than "keep practicing", but really it looks like you lack consistency, which drawing more will eventually take care of.

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Thanks delzhand, it was when I first started lurking these forums that I heard about the loomis books which have been a great help, AC has had alot of influence on me. I feel the same way about consistency, I find I go through phases of enlightened, effortless drawing and then revert to bad habits, usually after neglecting my sketchbooks for a day or two.

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Since I haven't made anything recently I felt was worth posting, here's some way old stuff from highschool
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    This one here was from a really really long dream I had where It was like WoW and I was goin 1v1 with this demon and he stabbed me through the back. I tried my best to get the perspective right, if anyone has any crits or suggestions on how that could have been achieved better as always I'd love to hear them
    FallingAway2-1.jpg

    This one was for Graphic Design class where we had to make a photo monochromatic, I was really into Led Zeppelin and John Bonham was my fav. I'm pretty sure I traced it but it doesn't mean it wasn't hard :P
    RedBonzo.jpg

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited July 2009
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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited July 2009
    ~10 minute speedpaint booty

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited August 2009
    So I've been working on this piece for the last 2 days, started out with:

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    Then I tweaked it a bit and posted it in the doodle thread:

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    Then I decided it wasn't going to have the same impact if it was just a plain old black and white, so I decided to leave my comfort zone and paint this sucker, and this afternoon I was around here, although I accidentally saved the wrong file and had to start colouring all over again

    mountainofthegods.jpg

    Which gave me time to think about where I was going with this and what was so wrong about the sky, why I couldn't get any atmospheric perspective and how to unify the elements, until I realized those colours normally occur when the sun sets and theres clouds for the light to reflect on. I realized what I was looking for was in one of my own photos I had taken in Chile http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i180/MindSack/IMG_2383.jpg


    After this epiphany I'm now here:

    mountainofthegods2.jpg

    Now I can start working towards details and refining. Maybe I should buy a wacom one of these days...

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited August 2009
    so my friend went to europe a few months back and his parents want me to paint them some paintings of pictures they took, this was one of their favorites

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    but they didnt like the hazy sky and the vines on the right so I tried to make it sunny and shifted the view a tad

    vineyard1.jpg

    I'm wondering if theres anything regarding light or issues with composition that maybe I missed, feedback much appreciated

    If they go for it this will be painted in oil or acrylic on a big canvas

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hey can I ask how old you are Sack?

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited August 2009
    20 years young

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    God I wish I had gotten going at 20, I would be kicking ass right now.

    Anyway, I think you could be served by doing some black and white value studies.
    The reason I say this is you are not be pushing them enough making some of your stuff look washed out.

    Here's your original.
    sack.png

    and all I've done with this is run Auto Levels in photoshop.
    sack2.png

    Now you shouldn't really use this, but I always find if I've got a good value range to begin with I can run it and very little will change. If a lot changes, I'm not pushing my values hard enough. In this one however, the hills are now too contrasty making them appear closer, so as i said, don't rely on it, but use it as a guide.

    It's probably not the greatest trick in the book, but it can kick you in the pants when otherwise you thought everything was running smoothly. Probably a similar concept to flipping horizontally, it lets you see it with fresh eyes.

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  • MindsackMindsack Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Thanks for the tip. I had started this one in black and white but I decided to try painting cuz I thought I'd neglected colour for the comfort of black and white :P

    But yeah I can see what you mean. The last stuff I tried to paint digitally I had been desaturating to see if I had a good range and alot of the time places I thought had good range were practically the same grey. So I have to keep working on that.

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