Wow, it really has been over a year ago I started to work on this thing! Anyway, I finally got back to it starting with major overhaul of lineart :)
The rendering is great, love the color of the skin. What I would advise would to pay more attention to focal point. I have seen that issue in more works of yours. Like the Cactus scenery. Your highlights are all over the place. I think Dave Rapoza talked about it in this critique https://youtu.be/N9JNSIN5xYE?t=55m36s provided it is a totally different style and theme he is critiquing, but you get the point. Even when illustrating a portrait you have to think where to bring the attention, teeth, eyes, ...
Hi, I am kind of happy with the progress with my "spaceship" thing :) So I wanted to share what am I doing with my inktober designs. Because inktober was just the beginning for me :) Still have to figure out lot of stuff, but I think it is going somewhere.
Do not bother with speed. You get faster as you get better.
It is not about speed, but about knowledge. Masters are fast because they know exactly where tu put lines.
Concentrate on quality and you will get faster more you practice.
Another thing that makes you faster is to keep to a single painting process. Some begin with silhouettes, some with lineart, then build up grayscale values or work with color... Find what method suits you and stick to it.
As Peter Mohrbacher says, take as much time as you need, give it all you got. Lookup illustrations of similiar style and try to get it to the same level. If it takes 60 hours, so be it. If you hit walls, do studies or start over, but take as much time as you need. You deepen your knowledge and get faster and better in a result.
I have to share this one. The whole inktober I was most looking forward to the last part. The fourth race in my project. Monsters floating in space like its an ocean. here is the first one. I was so excited I just had to quickly color it :D
@Tyler-Blake Yeah, I have seen it. I think there was some stuff I already knew from character design class, but it made me think more about the machines. Like "could it actually walk", "at what angles would it turn the hand", "what is this part for?" I still fill it with loads of random stuff, but at least I have some idea about some parts :)
@Tyler-Blake Thanks Mate, I was looking at your stuff too, do you have some site where can I see it together?
I am doing underdrawing with orange pencil, ink it with pentel brush pen and color it with copics.
I was really struggling with machinery, and it still takes me all the evening to come up with something that is worth inking. But after 2 sketchbooks full of robots and ships I can at least do these :) And I think I even got better just during the inktober, this was the first one I did:
Oh yeah, and 3 months ago when I was starting with machinery, I thought this one was good :) :
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H! So I havent been aroundfor several months and it really bums me out. I am just bad at balancing forum/work so I spend too much time on forums..so I cut it...a bit too much :)
Anyway, I am too doing inktober. Last year it was all about starting with inks. And this year is all about design and concepts. I am developing 4 races and their ships and I hope I will be able to use it later as a base for paintings which will be used in a card game I am creating with my friend :)
My sketchbook has 60 pages and I wanted to fill it, so I started a month earlier hoping I will finish the last day of October... well, I am behind as always, but I already finished 34 drawings, so its not all that bad.
Here are some of the better ones :) You can see the rest on my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yiri_kus/ They are not all that good and I dont wanna flood it in here :)
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