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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1670 on: April 15, 2013, 01:23:59 pm
I definitely agree on the back shoulder, I think it implies a much larger movement on the rest of the arm and combined with the gun makes it look very much like he's jerking his elbow upward over the space of a frame or so. The vertical movement on the gun might be a bit too extreme in general, look's almost like he's uppercutting, might also be caused by the slightly quicker move forward than back. Looks a little bit like his feet are slipping, I think this is caused by the legs not straightening on the push off. I would consider straightening them at least a little more and maybe moving the entire center of mass forward a bit, would give it a nice little forward thrust on each step.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1671 on: April 15, 2013, 02:02:26 pm
I have to say that the leg animation does not convince me. the contact frame mostly. I would make the contact further out, foot not fully on ground (heel contact) and then BAM, take that weight down in the next frame. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1672 on: April 21, 2013, 09:48:30 pm
Concept sketch for my next oil painting (already kind of abandoned the first two paintings):

I've done this applying a quick iteration technique I learned from watching Stephen Daniele doing live concept art for Shroud Of The Avatar.

Used up half an Ivory-Black art-pencil for that. :)

Iteration 1: http://imageshack.us/a/img542/9466/20130421b01.png
Iteration 2: http://imageshack.us/a/img12/7803/20130421b02.png

Iteration 3:

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1673 on: April 25, 2013, 03:14:23 am
Not sure when/if to call this done:

Trying/going for Shaddy technique/style:
http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/

Ref (High Res):
http://braddstudios.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/img_0352.jpg
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1674 on: April 25, 2013, 10:04:57 pm
colored pencils on paper

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1675 on: April 26, 2013, 12:28:07 am
Corinthian Baby: Looking pretty sweet :y:, definite improvement from previous stuff you've posted here, shapes & colours are solid. The bushes are pretty flat still, I'd go softer/more dispersed/transparent with layers of texture rather than blobs, and maybe stencil out some nice hard fissures & facets on the rock shelf with the lasso or whatnot. atm my attention's caught by the hard, contrast-y greenery, and I think the rock should rightly be the focus.

Dennis: you're getting a really nice illustrative rendering quality with those pencils. Do like. That flower looks edible, and pretty tasty moreover.
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1676 on: April 26, 2013, 07:04:27 pm
Good calls, Facet, as usual. After loving on the rock some more and other various edits:

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1677 on: April 27, 2013, 11:10:33 pm
I think I prefer the previous actually, not sure about the smudgy stuff.

I did a example here of the kind of softer foliage I had imagined, toning down the colour a bit too, and bringing up the value of the cliff behind for reduced contrast (also as atmospheric perspective). While I was doing that I noticed you could perhaps get a better sense of depth, and also of light by utilising directional marks according to the perspective of the ground plane and by bringing up the brightness in the sky, foreground and form shadow; there was quite a lot of black in the last which is detracting from the sense of reflected light that's so prominent in the ref, and I think is better reserved for punchy bits of occlusion.



Also, those three rocks in the middle are strangely aligned, like a beaded necklace, I really don't know where to stop with these things do I?
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1678 on: April 28, 2013, 06:01:04 pm
Dennis: you're getting a really nice illustrative rendering quality with those pencils. Do like. That flower looks edible, and pretty tasty moreover.
Thanks man. I do feel like my "art" has improved a bit over the past year. Still wish I could motivate myself to put in more hours and more effort.  :)

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1679 on: April 29, 2013, 11:41:27 pm
I know the feeling. Do check out Carter Goodrich if you haven't; some seriously sweet colour-pencils.