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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:15 am 
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This htread is very image intensify; sorry I forgot ot write that in the title. :chaos


SO I'm pretty new to the easternfringe forums and I wanted to share some of my artwork with the community fo rthose that are interested.

I just got a BA in Media Arts and Animation and have had a history in drawing and 3d modeling for the past 4-5 years steady. I still consider myself to be an art student though.

Anyways the reason why I wanted to show this stuff is because I was thinking of possibly contributing an illustration or two to a nice house rules article down the road here. Grant it I have been drawing regularly so this would be a plan for a little further down the road; especially when I'm done collecting a couple ganags under my belt.

So I picked a few out from my hard drive; tell me what you think it won't hurt my feelings much :P


THis si a western meets horror scene:

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A post apocalyptic scene:

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I drew that up before I knew what necromunda was while listening to Fear Factories album called "Obsolete" The goliath looking guys are a celtic inspired rebel tribe fighting enforcer fasicists. It's kind of hard to see what's causing all the fire in teh big pick but its actually a flame thrower made from a beer keg and a gas pump handle. The idea was that they sprayed a chemcial with grain alcohol.

The guy holding the big speaker in his arms is one of their champions that basically goes into battle with a mobile stereo carried behind him by juves. The apocalyptic race stumbled across some old punk rock albums and magaznines and now beliveve that the voices coming from the boxes are some type of spiritual calling and guidance to their liberation.

I did some of my enforcer sketches here:

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THe orogianl design was based off an english bobby hat for helmet with gasmasky type goggles.

I think this was my 4th or 5th attempt at a CG model based off my own face actually lol; most people recognize me even with that tech on his head. The idea came from those spree wheels you see on sports cars that roll in the opposite direction while the tire is going. So I made helemt that looked alike a tire and called him a "Tread Head" enforcer.

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Here are some other sketches for some tribal/primitive characters.

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A picture of my mom.

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Shot at 2007-11-14

I don't really like this piece but it shows more of the celtic/apocalyptic theme.

http://superbum.deviantart.com/art/Bram ... t-57149927

I drew these after a 9 hour work day from some mediocre digital camera photos


http://superbum.deviantart.com/art/HandStudy2-11609204


Anyways I hope this thread wasn't to off topic or gratuitous; but I mainly wanted to let people know I might give some necromunda style skecthes/drawings a shot for online articles etc. Thanks.


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Wow these pictures are absolutely awesome!

I for one can I would love to see some illustrated articles. To tell the truth if I go to other sites and I decide to read one of their articles, and it doesn't have pictures (especially tutorials) I usually don't bother reading it.

Of course this is a case by case thing as some articles don't need pictures but you think you guys know what I mean.

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Having hard time posting those last two to the right size damn it.

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McCragge wrote:
Wow these pictures are absolutely awesome!

I for one can I would love to see some illustrated articles. To tell the truth if I go to other sites and I decide to read one of their articles, and it doesn't have pictures (especially tutorials) I usually don't bother reading it.

Of course this is a case by case thing as some articles don't need pictures but you think you guys know what I mean.

McCragge


Thanks McCragge I was actually realy nervous putting these up here; you know showing stuff to a new crowd.

I actually put these up here after reading Truckler; "the other half"; is a tatto artist.

And as far as doing a drawing or two for an article; I would mainly just want to maintain the rights for use in my personal promotional portfolios etc. So it would be a donation of my time.


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This is my latest digital coloring. Inspired from the final battle in "The Hobbit"

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http://superbum.deviantart.com/art/Hobb ... t-60686408

The bottom link will take you to a thumbnail and click on it for fullview. I must have killed the bandwidth on thsi trhead or something.

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A drawing created by using a CG photo of Smegol.

http://superbum.deviantart.com/art/Smeagol-6028770

A drawing created from the same LOTR refernce book; mainly was trying to practice my skin textures

http://superbum.deviantart.com/art/Moria-Orc-6028837



Anyways that enough out of me; thanks for those that took the time to look.


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Hexwarp wrote:
Thanks McCragge I was actually realy nervous putting these up here; you know showing stuff to a new crowd.

I actually put these up here after reading Truckler; "the other half"; is a tatto artist.

And as far as doing a drawing or two for an article; I would mainly just want to maintain the rights for use in my personal promotional portfolios etc. So it would be a donation of my time.

Actually its the McCragge half thats the tattoo artist.

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Ah okay; I'm glad I got that straightened out I figured he must have been blessed by a scavvy mutation.


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Excellent work.

I am surprised that you haven't had anything published yet.

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Well, you really got some nice sci-fi / horror themes going on in there.

I am a big fan of the evil bobby and celtic punk rebels, in fact those would make great gangs for the "Ash Wastes" setting.

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Not bad.

Your tread head helmet initially reminded me of the Elysian drop troopers' helmets. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Imperial%20 ... /dtc9l.jpg

Your linework and lightsourcing is very good, and your anatomy is pretty good within the limited range of subject matter. Your rendering is consistent and well employed most of the time, but it can make things look a bit soft and indistinct, and doesn't always convey the right sense of weight.
I'd recommend trying a few other rendering techniques, if only to help differentiate between materials/surfaces/textures.

Your faces are a bit samey, if you haven't already, you should practice drawing likenesses and women.

The digital colouring looks very good, especially given that (I'm assuming) it's been done under raw pencils.

I think the hand studies are your best work, they're really impressive.

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RobbieBuckshotLaFunk wrote:
Not bad.

Your tread head helmet initially reminded me of the Elysian drop troopers' helmets. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Imperial%20 ... /dtc9l.jpg

Your linework and lightsourcing is very good, and your anatomy is pretty good within the limited range of subject matter. Your rendering is consistent and well employed most of the time, but it can make things look a bit soft and indistinct, and doesn't always convey the right sense of weight.
I'd recommend trying a few other rendering techniques, if only to help differentiate between materials/surfaces/textures.

Your faces are a bit samey, if you haven't already, you should practice drawing likenesses and women.

The digital colouring looks very good, especially given that (I'm assuming) it's been done under raw pencils.

I think the hand studies are your best work, they're really impressive.


Yeah, I think you pretty much nailed the head on all those. Good eye. I need to draw more of evryhting and especially woman as they are the hardest things to draw right.

One of my drawing teachers said he liked my rendering but it made everyhting look to organic. It mainly involves me rendering aseries of storkes over and over again trying to utilize the storke pattern to trap the eye. I allso think some of those drawings get a little "render heavy" and it can make things a little more difficult to pick apart.

As far as the Droptroopers comment goes; I would agree but then I think the Elysians also look a lot like the police from "The Fifth Element".

Hopefully some of my creative ability will carry over into my converting minis etc. We'll have to see.


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Well, you really got some nice sci-fi / horror themes going on in there.

I am a big fan of the evil bobby and celtic punk rebels, in fact those would make great gangs for the "Ash Wastes" setting.


Thanks man, I'll try and get some more drawings and development out for them. I have several ideas still going vene though those drawings were drawn like 3 years ago. Who knows maybe when I cut my teeth in converting further down they road they might make an appearnce using the Goliath models.


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wfwhite59 wrote:
Excellent work.

I am surprised that you haven't had anything published yet.


I actually just graduated art school. ANd haven't been as energetic in looking for to many jobs because I'm sort o taking a break form it all for a little while. WOkring on stuff for the last 4-5 years daily is a quick way to burn yourself out. Not to mention the video game market here in COlorado is extremely competitve and difficult to secure a job. I also am a slower drawer at the moment and speed can make or break projects. I would also like to try and move away from using as many photo refernces as I do. But then again I use a series of photos and employ them creatively.


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Hexwarp wrote:
And as far as doing a drawing or two for an article; I would mainly just want to maintain the rights for use in my personal promotional portfolios etc. So it would be a donation of my time.


That would be fine with me. In fact I am all for it. :)

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Yeah, so if anyone has any articles they want me to look through of their own let me know. I prolly select my favorite out fo the group.


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