Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back Anatomy

 Some little study that I did.... I kinda suck at doing backs really ;___; 
 - I need to do more studies... Can't wait for life drawing in school :3333 
- I grabbed my reference from "Anatomy for the Artist" You can find it to the left of the screen under recommendations or look at my book review at the bottom for a link: 

Quick tutorial:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

All the ads!!!!

*shifty eyes*

Ads ads! Everywhere ads ;_____:

Why all the ads? - Cause I need some revenue to help me through college.

The Butterfly eats the Angel

I am sooooo boooored. I made this for funs. It is also on my concept art thread. So copyright to meeee bitches.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Painting Process: The Thumbnail

Okay so I'm bored and decided that the blog is probably my only source of entertainment. Sad really. Maybe I should play a video game... Or exercise...*cough*

Anyways, this little tutorial (not really a tutorial...) will just show my process of rendering a thumbnail. Now I was a bit lazy with this and I didn't really focus so much on design. I just wanted to render something. So don't take this as a guide to designing or anything. I'll also explain the tools I use for this.

The program is Painter 12.

Google +1 thing or something and Free Advertisement

Right, so I want to promote my blog a bit more and I wouldn't mind asking if people shared the site with other friends or to tweet about it or something.

Next thing I want to talk about is the idea of free advertisement and how I'm offering a link for a link. There are only 2 catches involved:

1) That you need to have 30 hits a day or so. Which is about the same as mine.

2) It needs to be something about art, drawing, concept art, comics, etc. (However a game blog wouldn't hurt, I like games so I'll make an exception with that.)

- I also wouldn't mind if people just followed me. I'll follow them and such. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bold Visions: The Digital Painting Bible - by Gary Tonge

Image owned by Gary Tonge and Impact

I have returned and I thirst for the blood of pomegranate juice. I fucking love that stuff.

Today's review is one of great interest to probably many of you looking to get into digital art. After all if you want to do freelance or concept art this would be important to you. Bold Visions: The Digital Painting Bible is written by Gary Tonge and uses his drawings/paintings within the book.

Been busy

I've been a bit busy working on a poster for a friend for a club that we are going to start in my college (game club) soooo once I'm done that and it gets accepted by the college as a poster I'll submit it to my blog. I'll be making a new review soon, I just want to finish the damn painting first. I think my next one is going to beee...

Bold Visions: A Digital Painting Bible

^Big title no? I would do an anatomy book by Burne Hogarth but my girlfriend has those books in her apartment and I don't feel like travelling for an hour and a half to get them really. Plus she's in Hong Kong at the moment... On the bright side this book has pretty pictures. Lots and lots of pretty pictures...

Oh and I update my recent reviews with pictures :3 - Pretty pictures for all!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Figure Drawing (for all it's Worth) by Andrew Loomis - A Book Review

Image provided by Amazon

Alright time for another book review. Mainly because I don't feel like drawing at the moment and life isn't really going the way I planned it. After all why else would I do a book review?

Okay so, Figure Drawing for all it's Worth by Andrew Loomis is probably one of the greatest beginner books you will ever lay your eyes on. Nuff said.

But in all seriousness Andrew explores the very broad subject of drawing the figure, such as the hands, feet, drawing a person in perspective, proportion, etc. I've seen plenty of garbage books and Andrew does a fantastic job simplifying the human figure without making it look like a child drew it. He also shows some general processes that artists use in order to draw their figures and he explains it in text very well. If you are completely knew to figure drawing this book helps you build your foundations. Does this mean you will be a pro hax artist? No. Far from it really. This book is an amazing piece of work with great tips and inspirational text  but (in my humble opinion) the only way to get really good at figure drawing is to draw from life or lots of reference from photographs (and of course anatomy books, drawn or real). Does that mean you should not get this book? I would recommend getting it just because of the tips and how he simplifies the human form. Drawing from this book will help the beginner grab a basic understanding of how the human body works and allows the beginner to create a sort of image of how to start the figure before he begins.

Please remember though practice is what makes an artist good. Not the amount of books he has lying around (take me for example :3).

So you can either buy the book here or to the left in the side bar. - And as a bonus I would also recommend looking at Drawing the Head and Hands from Andrew Loomis as well. It's an amazing book that goes into a more in depth look into the (well obviously) head and hands. Great reference, great tricks and helps a lot in my opinion. Click here to get it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Doctor Who T-Shirt

I added a new Doctor Who t-shirt! You can view it here please enjoy.

Anatomy for the Artist - A book review.

From amazon

From Amazon

*Stops playing Starcraft* - Oh why hello. Today I will be reviewing Anatomy for Artists a book written by Sarah Simblet and photographed by John Davis.

Now there are many many books that talk about anatomy that artists can use for reference and for information. However not every book is meant for an artist and often contains more information than reference that one can use. This book however is meant for people who like pretty pictures and muscles.

Before continuing though I would like to say that the book does a fantastic job with telling you how muscles work (in text form) and that doing a little bit of reading never really hurts. 

The photography in this book is absolutely amazing. I love it. I think they oil up some of their models in order to show more groves on the surface. I can literally see almost all of their back muscles. The photographer really knew what he was doing when he chose his models and took their photos.

Now as for the illustrations: They are alright. I mean yes they are well done but they are not really the main focus in the book. There are a few sketches of hands, skulls and the like but they do not really make up much of the book. They do have some handy little drawings of muscles under the skin though and I find those to be useful.  So anyone really looking for anatomy reference with lots of drawings should look elsewhere. However I do like the full front and back view of the skeleton that is drawn near the front of the book. It's always great to have one of those handy.

Well to conclude this massive (end sarcasm) review I would like to say that this book is great. The models are one of the best I've seen (male and female) and anyone looking for real model reference would be doing themselves a favour by getting this book. Hell even the sketches add something to the book and make it even better.

Buy from amazon either to the left in the sidebar or click Here.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Anatomy studies

I love this new book called Anatomy For The Artist (Sarah Simblet) great reference for anatomy and stuff. Would recommend to buy. I'm probably going to make a proper review for it on this blog later.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Face Palm Banner

I did a banner for a friend. Here is the artwork from it. And here is his website:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sci Fi Thumbs

Lets see what my image looks like. - More images shalt be posted.

My new blog. Hopefully with pictures.

I'll probably put my artwork here. Just playing around with the template though. I want to put in a nice little background.

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