Imbalantus Sketchbook [17may2017]

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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [24apr2016]

Postby Sagittarius-A-star » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:20 pm

Oh man... I'm always in such awe of the amount of drawing you do. ;u; You inspire me to get my lazy ass in shape. Keep on doing what you are doing, you are making great progress. I think you should make some personal work too, though, instead of just an immense amount of studies. Draw something you want to draw! Unless this is just your study SB and your personal work is elsewhere LOL.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11may2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Tue May 10, 2016 5:28 pm

Thanks Sagittarius.

Copied design (cos I don't have much of a visual library yet), but applied it to an original pose and lighting.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11may2016]

Postby Luna » Wed May 25, 2016 8:29 am

Hoho~ Imbanana! Always Veerrry bbbbeutiful and enjoying to look at your SB! Actually the path of the practice you did are also kind of helping the meow one like me how should it go, just need to get ready to start! It's also very inspiring to see how your puritanical side of working and studying, wish I have a little bit of the brain look like you! o(∩_∩)o
I love your value work! When I come back next month with my PC I will do value too! <3 mmmmmmmmmeow~
(*^__^*) ∠※ Flower to Imbanana!!! HOHO
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [30may2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Sun May 29, 2016 5:39 pm

Thanks for the flower, Luna.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [30may2016]

Postby crowbit » Mon May 30, 2016 10:24 am

HOT DAMN these be looking good! really loving your values XD I would say there is a bit stiffness in some the poses that could be worked on but love your paintings ^=^
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [5jun2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:44 pm

Thanks Crowbit. I agree about the stiffness.

Some studies and one from imagination.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [8jun2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:32 pm

A value study to celebrate Novak's victory at the French Open. The Serbian now holds all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, an incredible and historic achievement that has last been accomplished by Rod Laver in 1969.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [8jun2016]

Postby PartySnack » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:35 pm

that is a GREAT value study

I'm really interested by your value studies from ref and then imagination.. hadn't thought of that
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [8jun2016]

Postby KennyT » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:08 am

Really nice value studies! How do you start your paintings? I guess the only critique I have is that your paintings are on the darker side and perhaps more contrast would help make them pop.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [13jun2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:28 pm

Thanks Partysnack.

Thanks Kenny. For the original stuff the process is: quick 3d setup to somewhat get an idea, then sketch, background layer, rough laying in of the values, then work out the details. Nothing special. About the contrast, it's by choice, I find working with midtones more challenging at this point, with high contrast one needs much less values, easier to get away with mistakes.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [13jun2016]

Postby Peninsula » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:25 am

Not bad.
just remember for future full body pieces: the face is always incredibly smooth compared to clothing and armour. It takes me by surprise aswell, but oftentimes the face is nothing but a completely softened-out shape where only the eyes and a few edges on the nose/mouth have more sharpness to them.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [13jun2016]

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:02 am

The values getting better and better with each character even the overall design feels a lot better. The faces could use more attention. Faces and hands are so important to get the overall gist of the character that they should always be on a high priority list and from your studies it's obvious that you have a good understanding of shapes.

Hopefully you can apply more of your knowlegde in future personal pieces.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [21jun2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:14 pm

Thanks Peninsula. Not sure I understand you. Are you talking about my faces? Or how they should be? But either way, I try to simplify stuff in the characters and be a lot looser, but I end up detailing the shit out of everything. I think I'm gonna have to force myself to do some loose pieces even if they suck.

Thanks Zipfelzeus.


Some old traditional stuff I finally found time to photograph.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [25jun2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:55 pm

Two characters and three value studies.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [25jun2016]

Postby Hai » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:02 pm

Crazy designs. Can´t wait for you to become pro.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [25jun2016]

Postby Chewfie » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:03 am

Awesome sketches! Where do you go for figure references?
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [4jul2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:24 am

Thanks Hai.

Thanks Chewfie. Deviantart, Tumblr. Or just quickly build one in 3d.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11jul2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:51 pm

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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11jul2016]

Postby Hai » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:59 am

How did practicing plotting the cast shadows help you?
A lot of benefits?
I tend to eyeball it, but I think my fundamentals aren´t very well with plotting these shadows accurately.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11jul2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:09 am

Of course it helps. Eyeballing is okay obviously, as long the shadow doesn't contradict the rest too much. The direction and size of the shadow should be consistent with perspective, especially!!! if you have multiple objects in the scene that cast shadows, when you have only one object you can get away with a lot more. Beyond their physical function, the shadows are 1) an element to clarify the scene, enhance the illusion and 2) a compositional element. When in doubt composition trumps geometric precision. Because when the composition sucks, everyone notices (at east on the level of feeling), but when the shadow's geometry is not perfect, nobody notices and nobody cares.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11jul2016]

Postby Hai » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:50 pm

It´s nice to see some more complex cast shadows. They definitely help conveying the forms and add a lot of variety to the comp. Thanks man!
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11jul2016]

Postby Moe » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:59 pm

Your traditional sketches, particularly your portraits are looking good keep it up. For light and shadow, what resources are you using to learn from?
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [17jul2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:22 pm

Thanks Moe. Not really using any teachings at this time. Probably should, though. But I analyze a lot, like when I get into trouble I look at how other artists solved stuff or just try to figure things out myself analytically.

Ran into trouble with reflective armour surfaces, studied some.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [26jul2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:40 pm

Some quick designs.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [1aug2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:32 am

"Quick" stuff from imagination. About 2h each.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [1aug2016]

Postby Peninsula » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:58 pm

just remember for future full body pieces: the face is always incredibly smooth compared to clothing and armour.


Well my post was triggered by your then newest post, but of course it is a general observation as well.

I really like these new pieces. The brushwork and mood is especially elegant in the upper left one. It's impressive to see that you now have accomplished this professional looking style more or less on your own, which proves that your working plan was well thought out. I wonder what your next step is? May I suggest that you study shape design and shape relations? I think innate design sense is what is lacking the most for your right now.

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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [1aug2016]

Postby Coconutish » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:40 am

Oh Imbalantus..I love looking through your sketchbook e.
Thanks for your comment in my sketchbook.
In your opinion, when do you think you'll be ready to move to color? I'm planning to practice values solely as well
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [4aug2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:03 pm

Thanks Peninsula. Well, the brushwork is soso imo, just a textured brush with max opacity where I try to cover the space in a somewhat rhythmical manner. You're right about the next step. I was focusing on just figures and getting values somewhat down, but I think that's kind of covered now to an extent where I'm comfortable enough that I don't make glaring errors. So yeah, now the point is to focus on two things. 1) make the characters and their designs less stiff, and 2) give the background more purpose, i.e. a coherent composition. If you, or anyone else has some recommendations about study material for that then I'm all ears btw.

Thanks Coconutish. I'm probably not that far away from colour. But for now I think it would make more sense to focus on design and composition, and then putting it all together in greyscale.



Some quick sketches. One is a moviestill and studies from Mullins. And the other batch is stuff from imagination where I just start with abstract fooling around with shapes and then concretize it into something representational.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [5sep2016]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:09 am

just some quick studies
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [5sep2016]

Postby chromaTinker » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:34 pm

Those character design value paintings are looking pretty good. You might want to try pushing the variety of value compositions, such as a predominantly white or predominantly black composition, as you seem to use predominantly mid-tone compositions right now. But I also really like the variety of poses and camera angels you're using with those character paintings. Keep up the good work :D
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