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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:50 am

Had so much fun with the Mucha style sketch, so I did another with a Cthulhu-twist :)

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:21 am

Sketching characters....again :) Second one (the disfigured guy) is a first draft of an assignment. It´s some guys demonically mutated former warrior RPG character....poor chap

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:11 am

Sketching a character (the warrior) for a larger party picture of an RPG group as a commission. He´s a travelling knight,not very rich, of a viking-like race

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:32 pm

Some more sketches for my recent commission

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:02 am

Haven´t posted in a while so here is a bit more than usually. Mostly pencils sketches, some ballpoint sketches from life/art of my recent trip to Vienna,trying to quickly draw portraits in coffee shops, at the breakfast table,in the subway.Last sketch is from a Hieronymus Bosch exhibition. Wicked stuff....

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:37 am

Getting too lazy with updating my sketchbooks, although not lazy in painting :) Some sketches and stuff I worked on for the last 2 weeks

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:40 am

Some illustration I did as a present for friends who wanted to look like this, but without going to the gym :)

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:58 am

Time to get back to more practice and sketching after some finished illustrations

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:21 pm

Portrait practice without reference,trying to be a bit more caricaturish. The middle one started to look a bit like Sly Stallone, so I tried to remember his face and push it a bit further in that direction :)

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:55 am

Pencil sketches....Left one is a demonic peasant, right one is the sketch of an idea I have had in my mind for a long time. Some may know the fabulous artworks for Legend of the Cryptids and I always wanted to do something like that on that level, but never mustered the courage to try it. Now I think I´ll just do it, what the hell... So the idea is a painting of an Optomancer (don´t know if something like that already exists). It´s suppossed to be a mage that specializes in spells that deal with eyes, eyesight and illusions, an eyemage so to speak :)

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:36 pm

Portrait practice. Dwarf from imagination and yes, you guessed it, maleficent was on TV the other night, so why not sketch that :)

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:59 am

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:47 am

Study of Anna Steinbauers work (not fully finished render) and a couple of practice faces

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby KidKong » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:42 am

Hey there, cool stuff! Your polished pieces and pencil sketches are looking really good! One thing I would recommend is to keep the underlying structure of the head andface in mind. Sometimes the facial features drift apart a bit. Maybe spending a bit of time on constructing the face first and just focusing on the major planes would help? Anyway keep up the good work :)
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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:38 pm

@KidKong: Thanks a lot! I´ll be more mindful of facial underlying constuction!

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:12 am

Fictional book covers for sketching

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:53 am

Decided to make some full illustrations out of some of my pencil sketches, so I did this with the sketch of a wild elf

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:35 am

Drawing along an older tutorial from ImagineFX by Sam Carr (http://samc-art.deviantart.com/gallery/) dealing with hard edges vs soft edges regarding age and gender.

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:06 am

Practice sketching

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:34 am

Very quick photo study

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:43 pm

Using our gamemaster as live reference during my last RPG session. In reality he doesn´t look that grumpy :)

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Kikindaface » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:23 pm

hey duude, i'd tell you to rather give up your values for now on and spend all your time on your drawing instead, it looks like you're trying to rely too much on your values to give some volume but you're actually hatching on a flat drawing . so no matter how good the values are, it'll still look flat . good color work though ! keep it up !
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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:33 am

@Kikindaface: Thanks, but I´m not really sure what you mean. Could be a different definition of termology, but as I understand it, you´re suggesting to do more line drawing without value to give volume to a sketch. That´s actually something I can´t do, because form (volume) only exists because of value. Lines do not exist in reality, they are just a tool to draw shapes. I can of course hint at volume with lines by using line weight, cross-contour lines and overlap, but if you draw a sphere without value it´s just a circle. If you meant that, I find it a bit of an odd advice.
If you meant to focus on more perspective, foreshortening, more action oriented use of 3D space, I completely agree with you, that´s something my sketches could definitely need. But that also can show only true form with values, which is something I´m currently working on

Quick photo study for rim light studying

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:16 pm

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:01 am

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:32 am

Some filler illustrations for the undead book I´m working for. I was told to keep it very loose and sketchy with minimal shading.

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:15 am

Study and sketch. Guess that beggar king begs to be painted....

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:04 pm

Been away for the weekend and did some plein air speedpainting with my wacom companion. Wasn´t an easy task. The only possibility to sit had this awful full frontal composition and it was freezing. Also the lighting conditions were terrible. All just clouded diffused lighting, but light enough to cast reflections on my tablet. Even though, it was an interesting experience. The place is called Schattenburg, which translates literally to shadow castle.
The pencils are an extension for the beggar king sketch. I imagined, what world he would live in and came up with a sort of hobo postapocalyptic/fantasy world. So I extended that with two more characters.

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:32 am

Study and sketches. The study´s purpose was to get cloth folds, portrait painting in a diffused light setting. And I´m quite satisfied with the sketches.

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Re: Elderscroller´s undead sketchbook of the damned

Postby Elderscroller » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:22 am

Here´s something interesting from the youtube channel veritassium to consider when learning. The science of thinking (and learning): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBVV8pch1dM For anyone who wasn´t aware of what happens when you do studies in sort of automode, mindlessly copying. It is also nice to use to broaden your knowledge when you don´t know what to learn next. Just consider anything you shy away from or don´t like doing. That is the thing to draw to learn something. Hope this is helpful to anyone.

Not fully polished study of a Triss Merrigold cosplayer, trying to not do a 100% copy,but to use the reference as guideline. Changed the handgesture and the face a bit

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