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Rebeccak
07-13-2005, 01:31 AM
Guys,

This thread is dedicated to the study of ANIMALS in 2D / 3D TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA.

Please post your best ANIMAL STUDIES here!

Please post:

1. Your BEST WORK!
2. Medium used
3. Time spent to complete
4. A bit about your process

Thanks in advance for your posts! :)

~Rebeccak

Nebbiestar
07-16-2005, 03:27 AM
Aw, nobody has posted here...well, here is a little squirrel (I'm not quite sure whether he'd go here, or under concept art, there's so many threads!) I'm very intrigued by the idea of a children's storybook, with the characters being animals... I worked on him off and on at my last job (it got really slow there...). I first sketched him, then outlined him with pen, then coloured him with prismacolour markers. After that, I scanned him into the computer and gave him a nice gold/yellow background in Photoshop. As far as reference goes...well, there are a TON of squirrels in my backyard, I just watched them. :)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/nebbie/mrsquirrelsmall.jpg

Rebeccak
07-16-2005, 03:57 PM
Nebbiestar,

I LOVE this image! It reminds me of my favorite children's book illustrator, Beatrix Potter, who did the Benjamin Bunny books, etc. ~ I am a huge fan of English Illustrators, as they have an unmistakable charm to them which I cannot pinpoint ~ at any rate, I think your animal illustrations are adorable, and I'd love to see more! :)

~Rebeccak

Nebbiestar
07-19-2005, 04:09 PM
I love Beatrix Potter, too. :) I adored her books as a child...

Here is a horse's eye. This was more me trying to experiment with blending colours in photoshop (blending is so tricky for me!), but I think it turned out to be a nice study of the horse's facial structure, as well. :) My attempt at blending didn't turn out half-bad, either (though it could definately still use some work).
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/nebbie/eyehorse.jpg

Rebeccak
07-19-2005, 09:11 PM
Nebbiestar,

You should consider participating in the Anatomy Review 003: SHADING TUTORIAL AND HUMAN SKULL EXERCISE (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=259291) ~ it's a great way to learn digital painting! What you ought to focus on is less color and more Black and White images when you first start ~ Color information is, believe it or not, not the most important thing to seeing form, but rather it is VALUE, or Black, White, and all the Grays in between which enable us to discern different forms and shapes.

I like this image, but I know you will benefit from the exercises, as will everyone else ~ so I hope you join us! :)

~Rebeccak

Zephyri
07-20-2005, 02:46 PM
Ah, this takes me back, way back when i was just a wee pip squeak (about five years ago, lol), before I discovered the joys of the human form and face, all I painted was animals. This is the only one that was small enough to scan. Done in acrylic on illustration board, measures about 4" x 4". I'm particularly fond of the fur texture, though I've no idea how I did it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/xephyri/The_Hunter_to_Come.jpg

giyomu
07-22-2005, 09:48 AM
hi everybody

it's longtime i didn't come here and I didn't know about this forum section ...
thanks to rebeccak for is greta lesson if i have time i try the skull shading ..it's my bad point...
so i wanted to show some of my animal drawings..( just try...)

i used a black prismacolor pencil and 6B pencil also..take about 2hours for each horse ..
for both i use reference and trace the contour ...the last horse i just reproduce from book...

and third draw make a lion femal....this one was more quick to do

hope to see more animal drawing here :) see you :)
http://kaminari.250free.com/horse2.jpg

http://kaminari.250free.com/horse3.jpg
http://kaminari.250free.com/sbook04.jpghttp://kaminari.250free.com/horseSketching.jpg

Bentagon
07-31-2005, 04:59 PM
I made a visit to the zoo a few days ago, and these are some of my best drawings that day. They're not great, but since it was
1. my first time drawing animals
2. my first time quicksketching (most drawings are done in less than 30 seconds)
3. my first time drawing with pen
I'm pretty happy with them. I especially like the middle vulture. I feel I really nailed it there without using too many lines.

http://photos22.flickr.com/29963813_318d7c56ff_o.jpg

http://photos23.flickr.com/29963814_657476827e_o.jpg

http://photos22.flickr.com/29963815_ecd67f33e6_o.jpg

http://photos22.flickr.com/29963816_d05b68b33c_o.jpg



- Benjamin

Rebeccak
08-08-2005, 03:07 PM
Zepyhri, daghen, & Bentagon,

Great work, guys!!! Keep it up, it's great to see these cool animal paintings and sketches! I used to do tons of animal drawings as a kid, I should definitely do more of them. :)

Keep posting your work! :)

~Rebeccak

Llynna
08-09-2005, 04:15 PM
moin,

i have just seen this threat about animal anatomy and wantes to contribute my horse studies.

some sketches

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Llynna/Pferd-Kopie.jpg

albino horse

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Llynna/reiter2.jpg

skeleton

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Llynna/SL-UntoteIII.jpg

i think this one has many flaws in the skull and the chest, but i was not able to find good reference on the bone structure of horses.

Rebeccak
08-09-2005, 06:49 PM
Llynna,

These are some really wonderful sketches which you have posted. What I think would help would be to look at and study some of the following Reference, which I easily found through a quick Google search using the search term "Horse Skeleton". I'll cross post these References on the appropriate thread here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2532133&posted=1#post2532133). I look forward to seeing more of your work! Thank you for posting these! :)

Horse Skeleton Reference:

http://137.222.110.150/restricted/gallery/album171

http://www.newrider.com/Library/Misc_Tips/skeleton.html

http://www.kersur.net/~santa/skeletalsystem.html (http://www.kersur.net/%7Esanta/skeletalsystem.html)

http://www.horseracinghistory.co.uk/hrho/images/education/horse_skeleton.gif

http://www.valpo.edu/organization/psme/pics/instruments/horse.jpg

http://www.circlerranch.com/crcimages/asideskeleton.gif

http://www.akfentertainment.com/akfpic/horse_skeleton.gif

http://www.aqha.com/bin/k/w/skelton.gif

http://www.vetonline.cu.edu.eg/images/limb6.gif

http://www.boneclones.com/images/sce-01_web-lg.jpg

http://137.222.110.150/restricted/albums/album171/Fig_121_Horse_Skeleton_of_thoracic_limb_Medial_view.jpg

http://www.vetonline.cu.edu.eg/images/limb7.gif

http://www.circlerranch.com/crcimages/afrontskeleton.gif (http://www.circlerranch.com/crcimages/afrontskeleton.gif)

Hope these are useful. :)

~Rebeccak

Llynna
08-09-2005, 07:08 PM
thank you for posting these refenrences rebecca :). i googled too, but i tried it in german and didn't get good results. sticky post for myself: alsways do research in english^^.

Samanthie
08-19-2005, 06:38 PM
The first image is an oldie from 1998 which I did on my first computer. I was into soft pastels at the time and that had something to do with how it turned out. :) The second image is more recent. It is a pencil sketch with a little bit of shadow added in my art program. The third is the unicorn sketch I did for my 2d project 'Release of the Unicorn'. I added the tail later.;)

Rebeccak
08-19-2005, 06:42 PM
Samanthie,

Nice work! Thank you for posting! :) Did you check out the horse anatomy links that are here? There are some really good ones! :)

~Rebeccak

Samanthie
08-19-2005, 06:51 PM
Thank you Rebecca, I'm checking them out right now.:)

These are some great sites. Thanks also to Llynna for posting them. They will come in handy I am sure.:)

Samanthie
08-26-2005, 07:18 PM
Here is one I did for my Aunt a couple of years ago. The photo of the baby deer is one she sent to me. The image bg is part digital part photo. The foreground is all digital as is the deer. Made in PSP and retouched in PS. I wanted the details to be soft with this image.

Rebeccak
08-26-2005, 08:30 PM
Samanthie,

I really love the colors in this painting! The painting of the deer is, for lack of a better term, totally adorable!! :) The only thing is that I think some of the colors could be a bit desaturated, and some of the edges alternately sharpened or softened, for contrast.

Thanks for posting this! :)

~Rebeccak

tuzz
08-26-2005, 08:38 PM
looks like u ppl just waited for this thread. amazing how fast you post your work :) and really good work i might say.

keep it up :)
tuzz

Echinodermata
08-26-2005, 08:38 PM
wow, great work everyone! :)
My first pic is an oldie from about 2000 i think... i used graphite (spelling? :shrug: ,) pencils ...probably 2H, F, and 3B.

http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/4858/woolypig4cgtalk2ve.jpg

the second picture is of a sealions skull that was sitting in the studio where i work. it took me about 45 minutes. i used a 6B and 3H mostly.

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7880/sealionskull4cgtalk6qk.jpg

Rebeccak
08-26-2005, 08:50 PM
Echinodermata,

Lovely drawings, thanks for posting these! And welcome to the forum! :)

I particularly like your second piece, the 'dead thing', lol! :) Really beautiful shading technique, and I have a personal fondness for sepia~toned drawings. :) Great stuff, I hope you post more work! :thumbsup:

~Rebeccak

Samanthie
08-26-2005, 09:14 PM
Thanks Rebecca, I will have another go at the deer image and see what I can do. :)

Echinodermata I love you sheep drawing and the skull. Very good shading and I also like the sepia tone.

SpiritDreamer
09-05-2005, 01:29 PM
Hi Rebecca
Animals are one of my favorite things to draw and paint.
Just discovered this thread....Nice

Here is an old ball point pen and tempra drawing

One of Mrs Spirit Dreamer's favorites,
she told me to post it,
since she does the posting, I think I better put it on!
Enjoy!
Glenn


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Monkey.jpg

Rebeccak
09-05-2005, 05:27 PM
Spirit Dreamer,

Ah, I really like this one a lot!! I love that the blossoms are the only colorized bits in the picture, and the brushstroke work is really nice! This is what I mean about not using effects ~ I think you get so much more out of just your own line work!! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

raptor|3D
09-16-2005, 10:00 PM
Hi,
great images everyone!
I tought I could post some animal drawing in here too.

Medium: Pencils KOH-I-NOOR 4H, B, 8B, eraser
Image completition time: several hours
Reference: from palaeontological book, but I will draw something from real fossils I´ve found soon (this was warm up excercise ;))

thanks for looking

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/raptor3D/Nerudaspis_aliena_16-09-2005_resamp.jpg

Rebeccak
09-16-2005, 10:04 PM
raptor|3D,

Wow, really nice drawing here! Your drawing looks as though it belongs in a reference book, particularly the upper half. :) Great stuff ~ thanks for posting, and can't wait to see the 'real' drawing and not 'just the exercise'. :eek: :thumbsup:

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

raptor|3D
09-16-2005, 10:30 PM
Thanks a lot rebecca! Looks like I will have to do the second drawing really good. We´ll see wether the drawing from real fossil will be better because by saying "this is warm up" I meant that I needed to prepare for drawing trilobite from real by drawing trilobite from book, which is for many people easier - including me. So I did this drawing in order to warm up for drawing from real :)) So, we´ll se. Thank you again for your kind words :))

I have to join Open Figure Drawing Workshop as soon as I will have photo reference printed because I don´t like drawing from monitor.

cheers

Slux
09-16-2005, 10:33 PM
Hi
Seems that extinct animals are ok here so here is my scribble :)
Well my friend Raptor|3D and I agreed that we need more training so we choosed some topic (trilobites obviously) and here it is ... nothing special but anyway
Its just good old Pencil 4B and plastic eraser
This one is drawn on rough paper thats why it has such a texture
time: cca 2hours
http://draw.sluxweb.net/animals/trilobit_01LQ2.jpg

This one is drawn on smooth paper
time: 4hours .. yeah I know I'am quite slow :sad:
http://draw.sluxweb.net/animals/trilobit_02LQ2.jpg

Ok thats it :D
- Slux

Rebeccak
09-16-2005, 10:49 PM
raptor|3D,

No problem! Ok, now I see what you mean by 'warm~up' and that makes a lot more sense! :D I definitely look forward to you joining the OFDW! Zhuzhu has offered to model for our next session, (not nude, of course :D) and I have asked him to provide us with printable versions, so we'll see. :) I'm sure yours will be a great contribution! :)

Slux,

Great to see you back on the boards! :) These drawings are just sooo beautiful, particularly the last one, the details of which I love. I used to hugely love trilobites (I have a real one that's fairly large) and these are really great objects to draw from...well, now they're objects since they're fossilized. :) But your shading work is amazing, which doesn't surprise me since you did such a great job with your skull. I think it's awesome that you and friend raptor|3D paired up to do this exercise, it's a great thing to have such a great artist as a friend! :)
Great work guys! Hope to see more soon! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Slux
09-16-2005, 11:10 PM
Hi rebecca I'am glad you like it :)
yeah I was away from the borad for a while because of some terible exam :eek: it was most difficult exam of my live but anyway it turned out rather well - A :scream: .... and I'am out of school now ... muhehehe
So expect me in some of your lessons very soon :) and btw its great that Zhuzhu decided to pose for us .. it will be interesting :scream: ....

- Slux

fooxoo
09-18-2005, 05:42 PM
I went for a walk yday, nearby we have a small farm with a few horses and cows. I managed to meet 2 cows, and one horse. One of the cows (the standing one) was a big pain in the a*** :P. It kept moving every three seconds.... The other one was just sleeping there and munching on grass. The horse was a very nice one though, good poser. Earned an apple and a pet on the nose from me.

Quick sketches. Couldnt do it for long, it was rather chilly, my hands were freezing in no time :) Oh and sorry for the bad scan ... it s from my sketch book with a spyral ... so it is casting a bit of a shadow...

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9908/scan00309kw.jpg

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6612/scan00288sd.jpg

Rebeccak
09-18-2005, 06:08 PM
fooxoo,

Great to see your work here! Your story is really entertaining, thanks for that! Cows, indeed, can be feisty models...:scream:

My favorite here is the more gestural cow to the left in the first sheet...perhaps it is gestural because the cow moved a lot? :)

Thank you for posting ~ hope to see more of your work here! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Slux
09-22-2005, 10:09 PM
Hi
As I said before Raptor|3D a me had a deal to draw some trilobites ... actually deal was to draw three trilobites :) I have already drawn two and here is last one. Its done in Photoshop and it took me a while too finish ... too much detail :scream: you can't really see it in this resolution but there is a lot of small details ... but it was quite good practise :) ...
So here it is ....

http://draw.sluxweb.net/animals/trilobite-ps.jpg

- Slux

Rebeccak
09-22-2005, 10:17 PM
Holy Paleozoic, Sluxman! This is incredible! :bounce:

You've only been drawing for how long, you say? I'm continually amazed at the quality of your work...this is just a beautiful piece, and I'm sorry we can't see the detail...perhaps you could provide a small close~up at full resolution? That would be great to see! :thumbsup:

I really don't have anything to crit on this...I think the left end could be cleaned up the tiniest bit, but apart from that, this is just a beautiful portfolio piece, which has a wonderful 'graphite' feel to it! :)

Thanks for posting this! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Slux
09-23-2005, 01:56 PM
Holy Paleozoic, Sluxman! This is incredible!

You've only been drawing for how long, you say? I'm continually amazed at the quality of your work...this is just a beautiful piece, and I'm sorry we can't see the detail...perhaps you could provide a small close~up at full resolution? That would be great to see!

I really don't have anything to crit on this...I think the left end could be cleaned up the tiniest bit, but apart from that, this is just a beautiful portfolio piece, which has a wonderful 'graphite' feel to it!

Hi
I'am glad you like it :scream: ....
How long have I been drawing? Well I have started seriously with drawing couple of months ago. I have been drawing quite a lot when I was 8-10 years old but you can imagine quality of my images :eek: ... after that I was interested in drawing less and less and I have stoped to draw completely .. especially after I got my first computer :) I was always quite technical person so I love computers and stuff like that (btw I have finished my secondary school quite recently - branch electrotechnics ... no art here just a bunch of equations and electronic shemes) I didn't like it much I like to create and electronic isn't very creative. But I like art too. When I was young (6 years) my mother took me to psychiatric (it was common in my age) and she said that I have talent for art. But I didn't ever attend any drawing school. When I was choosing my school my parents told me I could attend some drawing school but I didn't like that idea and I said I'am not interested in drawing (I was 14 .. too young - btw I'am 20 now :scream:) what a mistake! ...
Well at the end of my school I was thinking whan to do. I thought I could be a programmer .. I enjoy programming but I sucks at math so thats probably not good idea. Then I have discover 3D and it was just perfect ... lot of technical stuff I enjoy and very creative. As I started to work with 3D I have realized that good drawing skills would really help me to get better so I have returned to drawing and here I'am.
So I have decided that 3D and painting is what I want to do for living. And when I do something I always want to master it as much as I can. So I will do anything that will help me to get better. Its quite easy since learning new things is my hobby and I always analyze everything I do and I'am also very critical about my stuff so I learn new things quite fast. I have decided that 3D/painting/drawing etc is exactly what I want to do in my life so I'am going to study it very very very seriously ... I may be just a beginner now but give me time and will get much much better :) I know it ... I just have to work on it hard ...

This anatomy forum is great because I'am obsessed with anatomy well and with everything that can help me to get better. I didn't have much time to study anatomy closely yet but I'am definitely going to do so in near future.

Ohhh I guess I talk to much
here is bigger version of my trilobite 50% original resolution

> HIRES TRILOBITE < (http://draw.sluxweb.net/animals/trilobite-ps-hq.jpg)

- Slux

Rebeccak
09-23-2005, 02:16 PM
Slux,

Well, thanks for all that interesting information! I admire your hard work and dedication, and am so happy to have you on the forum! You do incredible work, and I can only imagine what your work will be like in a few years, if you keep up your dedication, about which I have no doubt. Clearly, you are a driven person, and it is an inspiration to see! And, it is great to know that you have found not only a desired vocation but an avocation, or a passion, which unfortunately, so many people lack in life. It's funny, because so many people will try to discourage a young person from doing art (not a stable career path, etc.) but so many people when they get older have no hobbies, no passions, no joy ~ I find this ironic and sad. I think we are lucky in this age when we have viable artistic career paths (3D, Graphics, Design) whereas even several years ago, this was not as much the case. :)

At any rate, I am thrilled to see your work, and hope we will be seeing much more from you! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-23-2005, 02:34 PM
Hi Everyone...great works here...
I m going to Zoo from few weeks(almost every weekend:D ) here are some sketches...


http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/8192/17176ej.jpg



http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/825/1717ez.jpg


http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1745/31us.jpg


http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1193/68uz1.jpg


http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1797/157rh.jpg

Will post more...tommorow is a Weekend...:bounce:

Rebeccak
09-23-2005, 02:38 PM
Shyam,
These are fantastic! :bounce: I am happy to see these here...I have to admit being partial to the bunny pictures, as they are adorable and are captured beautifully. :) The bear and wildfowl pictures are also quite nice. I really like the loose, gestural quality to your work, and how you reveal their structure.

Great stuff ~ thanks for posting! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-23-2005, 02:41 PM
:) Thanx Rebecca ...yeah those bunny r too cute...they've given me various poses to study them :D

will post more...i'm so glad this forum having so many diff. topics...Man, i want to post my works in every Thread..will try my best for that, Thats for sure.

Thanx
Shyam

Rebeccak
09-23-2005, 02:44 PM
Shyam,

There are also probably more threads here on the Anatomy Forum than you are aware of. If you do the following, you will see ALL threads ever posted on the Anatomy Forum (the default is to show only the threads from the last month, but you can change your settings to show all threads from the last YEAR) ~ change the following settings which are at the bottom of the main Anatomy Forum page:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Life%20Drawings/sort-order-threads.jpg

Threads which are older or which have not received posts in a while disappear, but are still there.


Indeed, it would be great to see your work on all of the different threads! Post away! :thumbsup:


Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-23-2005, 02:48 PM
THANX For this Rebecca :) :bounce:

SpiritDreamer
09-23-2005, 07:37 PM
Oil Painting

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/DOLPHINS_PAINTING.jpg

Rebeccak
09-23-2005, 07:45 PM
Spirit Dreamer,

Ooh, I really like the soft edges in the bkgrd and the Turner~like feel...I think maybe if the rock were less strictly brown, it would fit more into the overall color scheme of the piece. Nice work, thank you for posting it! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

andreja
10-23-2005, 04:02 PM
It's WIP, and I know it's mising something but I don't know what.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/Andreja/horse02.jpg

Rebeccak
10-23-2005, 04:31 PM
Andreja,

This is a beautiful piece! Thanks for posting it. :thumbsup:

The thing I think it may lack is perhaps a bit more drama / exaggeration of the horse's features? I'm no equestrian expert, but I did a little drawover which exaggerates some of the horse's features just a bit ~ I also think that once you put in the horse's flying mane, you will get a lot of added drama out of that, also. :)

Hope this helps ~ it's pretty rough, but just to give a suggestion. ;)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Animals/Andreja_Horse.jpg


Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Ramon
10-23-2005, 09:45 PM
http://www.ramonart.com/Black_leopard.htmlIf the image doesn't appear... the link to it is here: http://www.ramonart.com/Black_leopard.html

I painted it in acrylics. I used my own reference photography of a bayan tree (Ficus tree in Coral Gabels, FL and the black leopard from a place in West Palm. That black leopard was beautiful! Vicious though. It's 48"x28". Side note: a 550lbs bengal tiger licked my hand. It was like the roughest sand paper you can imagine! That boy was big!
Hope you like it. My other painting are displayed here: http://www.ramonart.com (http://www.ramonart.com/)
Take care,
Ramon

Rebeccak
10-23-2005, 10:57 PM
Ramon,

Wow, fantastic work on your website!! :thumbsup: What is your background and training? Very curious to know. :)

Thanks for posting! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

SaraD
10-24-2005, 08:57 AM
Two comissions done in Painter IX.

http://sara.mallverkstan.net/Julia.htm
http://sara.mallverkstan.net/BlackMorgan.htm

Ramon
10-24-2005, 04:23 PM
Ramon,
Wow, fantastic work on your website!! :thumbsup: What is your background and training? Very curious to know. :)
Thanks for posting! :)
Cheers,
~Rebeccak

Well, I began drawing when I was about three. I have two aunts on both sides of the family that are artists. I began painting in 1990, after a meeting with the famous wildlife artist - Robert Bateman at Mill Pond Press in FL. He told me that he really liked my drawing but, if you want to make it in the field, I need to get into painting. So I did.



I was in all the advanced art classes in high school. However, that did not teach me much more than I already knew. I was really in awe of the wildlife art masters, (ie: Robert Bateman, Terry Issac, Daniel Smith and the one for whom I have a particular affinity to his work - Carl Brenders. I was fortunate enough to study with all of these incredible artists via artist workshops that were located in Montana and Wyoming. Each of these workshop were a week in length. The highlight of these workshops was Carl Brenders (a notoriously hard critic) who gave my work a VERY positive response! I was on cloud nine of course. There was a couple of techniques I learned from these workshops but, things these artists tought in terms of techniques that I didn't already know was at a minimum. Things such as detail compression with curves and other obvious things like this that I have been appling for years. I was however, very interested to see their application of paint (specifically with acrylics). Daniel Smith tought me a few things about how he applies the gesso on his masonite panels. His surfaces have a perfect tooth to the texture. There was one small step that made all the difference.

Acrylics can be a pain sometimes. It's greatest strength is ironically, it's greatest weakness (that is it's drying time). Those "extenders" don't work for me. I mainly went to these workshops to see their method for using acrylics because all of the artists I mentioned, minus Brenders, uses acrylics. He uses a combo of watercolor and gouach. which is the same as I used on the ducks.


During my years in college, I decided that to have a "successful" career in art, CG would be my focus. ENTER THE COMPUTER.

Rebeccak
10-25-2005, 03:32 AM
Ramon,

It's great to hear about your background! :thumbsup: Thank you for sharing it! :) I always find it fascinating to hear about how people came to and developed in art ~ everyone's a bit different, which makes it interesting. :)

Would you be interested in doing a Demo / Tutorial for the Anatomy Forum? I'm sure people would be really interested to see what goes on 'behind the scenes' with your beautiful work. :) What do you say? :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Ramon
10-25-2005, 05:40 AM
Ramon,

It's great to hear about your background! :thumbsup: Thank you for sharing it! :) I always find it fascinating to hear about how people came to and developed in art ~ everyone's a bit different, which makes it interesting. :)

Would you be interested in doing a Demo / Tutorial for the Anatomy Forum? I'm sure people would be really interested to see what goes on 'behind the scenes' with your beautiful work. :) What do you say? :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
You're quite welcome Rebecca!:) Yeah, it is interesting how people enter the field.
A tutorial? Hmmm. Well, I'd have to look through some of the old photos I have to see if I have some work in progress shots of my paintings so I can show the evolution. At least, that would be ideal. Currently, I am finishing up my demo reel. That's very high on the priority list. Is sometime late this week good? Do you think that a question and answer format be helpful to others as well?
Thanks,
Ramon

Rebeccak
10-25-2005, 05:46 AM
Ramon,

There is no pressure, whenever you can do a tutorial is fine with me! :) I totally understand your needing to get your reel done ~ can't wait tot see it! :) You'll have to post on this thread when you've finished it. :)

People are free to post questions on your tutorial thread, should you choose to do one. :) Currently, I don't have anything formal set up for Q & A sessions ~ I think that the best way is to post answers to questions on your tutorial thread. Many people will look at your tutorials without necessarily asking questions though...so please don't be disappointed if there are a lot of hits to your thread, but only a few questions. Many people will benefit from seeing your process, but there are a lot of shy folks out there who may never post comments. ;) The good part is really knowing that you have allowed others to improve in their own work. :)

Hope to see a tutorial when you can do one ~ and glad to have you on the forum! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

PS, have you ever seen the work of Raymond Booth? He's an English nature illustrator, BEAUTIFUL work ~ I bought a book of his illustrations for my grandparents. It's amazing, you would really love it! :)

http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/0935112545.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Ramon
10-25-2005, 06:06 AM
Wow that is nice.:thumbsup: I have never seen his work.

A tutorial will be something new for me. The reason it will be challenging is because I don't set myself to a standard way of working. Minus the basic rules, I usually will approach things "playing it by ear" so-to-speak.

I try to get something together.:arteest: - what a mess LOL.

Rebeccak
10-25-2005, 06:17 AM
Ramon,

Sounds great ~ I know people will be really pleased. :) I don't think a tutorial has to be all about a Bob Ross 1-2-3 painting method in order for it to be effective. At some level, painting and drawing in and of themselves are chaotic, and when people paint in too formulaic a fashion, you can always tell. So you can tell I'm not worried about a "playing it by ear" kind of tutorial. :)

I had never seen Raymond Booth's work before walking into a local art bookstore and finding it. It's a rather large book with beautiful color illustrations. It cost me a pretty penny! But it's well worth it. :) It's rare these days to see really good nature illustrators...I remember reading that Beatrix Potter, the English Illustrator of Benjamin Rabbit and other classic books, at heart wished to be a naturalist / illustrator, but was prevented because she was female. Well, she produced some beautiful children's books...have you ever thought about doing children's books? :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Ramon
10-25-2005, 05:11 PM
Well, I'm sure your grandparents where very happy that you thought of them with such a nice gift! :thumbsup: That was a very nice thing to do.

Children's books? Yeah, I would go for something like that. I have three very young nephews. If feels like they're my own kids. The thing with that, is that I am very much into realism and details, so to create illustrations for an entire book my take awhile and could get pricey as apposed to illustrating in the manner of simple lines, shapes and colors.:hmm:

Rebeccak
10-26-2005, 04:16 AM
Ramon,

I know what you mean! I think some of the art books that you see on the market, like Raymond Booth's, are a lifetime's worth of work. I myself work pretty slowly, and I can't imagine creating anything worthy of publication in a short period of time unless it were in a simple illustrative style. But, it's one of those long~term projects you might want to invest in. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

inky2
10-26-2005, 08:56 AM
Hi! here is one from my watercolours about dogs. :)

inky2
10-26-2005, 09:01 AM
and one else:)

Ramon
10-26-2005, 05:45 PM
Yes Recbecca. If the opportunity presents itself, I would definitely consider it.:thumbsup:

Dana: Nice color sketch you got there. I like the dynamics and anatomy.:applause:

andreja
11-02-2005, 07:10 AM
Andreja,

This is a beautiful piece! Thanks for posting it. :thumbsup:

The thing I think it may lack is perhaps a bit more drama / exaggeration of the horse's features? I'm no equestrian expert, but I did a little drawover which exaggerates some of the horse's features just a bit ~ I also think that once you put in the horse's flying mane, you will get a lot of added drama out of that, also. :)

Hope this helps ~ it's pretty rough, but just to give a suggestion. ;)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for C&C!
You are absolutely right about shapes. Thanks a lot. I was try to fix it. Here is one version:


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/Andreja/horse2.jpg

Sorry for lens.:argh: But I have to do that.:bounce:

It's Maya, ZBrush and PhotoShop.

Rebeccak
11-03-2005, 12:00 AM
Wow, andreja, really amazing work! :bounce:

Thanks for taking the comments in good stride...in truth, I think the mane is adding a ton to the piece ~ really gives it that extra sense of movement! :thumbsup: Nice texturing, too ~ this horse has a real sense of life! For what project did you create this? Definitely curious to know! :)

Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

purb36
11-05-2005, 11:27 AM
wow, these drawings here are really awesome. i like the finishing touches on the horse, dreja; really nice. inky2, sweet greyhounds! dang girl! :thumbsup:

don't know much bout animals myself; i usually draw humans, but i was commissioned by the local library to enlarge an existing drawing, 2 of them actually. i did the undersketch for both; one a librarian painted for me, one i painted with another librarian. both in watercolor.

heres the originals (sorry the quality is kinda crappy; digicam)
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/9913/earlynovember050321pk.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/5630/earlynovember050311tv.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/3753/earlynovember050344wr.jpg

the process, finished pieces
http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/1781/earlynovember050206ms.jpg
http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/7839/earlynovember050210sp.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/9163/earlynovember050226bg.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/9895/earlynovember050238pi.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/4519/earlynovember050366pd.jpg

details
lower left (http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/543/earlynovember050267rm.jpg)
upper left (http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/2871/earlynovember050255qs.jpg)
upper right (http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/340/earlynovember050247ir.jpg)
lower right (http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/5469/earlynovember050279gq.jpg)


i like, never paint, so i really like how the fur came out. the whole piece, actually. we surprised me. really.

Rebeccak
11-05-2005, 02:06 PM
purb36,

These are really adorable! :) I've taken a look at these a couple of times, and I chuckle every time! :)

How are you finding Japan? Are you there on the JET program? I had a good friend once who did that program, and she loved it. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

purb36
11-05-2005, 04:07 PM
thanks rebecca! it was really tiring, but really fun to do! i hope the kids like it. :) im on a program similar to the JET program, but its called PiA (Princeton in Asia), and is a multinational program, not just japan-specific. we have people in countries such as japan, china, korea, laos, vietnam, thailand, singapore, east timor...most of the countries in southeast asia. its not nearly on the same scale as JET (we're about 70 strong), but, depending on where you end up and what kind of person you are...i dunno. im having a blast here, teaching english to kids 0-6 years old, and i wouldnt have it any other way. well, i'd be drawing childrens books, but im working my way there. ;) i would encourage everyone to check it out, if you are thinking of making some kind of change in your life: try PiA!!! (http://webscript.princeton.edu/~pia/main/) (now accepting applications...yes, im hardcore recruiting. ;) )
where was your friend when she were on JET? what was her experience like? did you ever visit them? you shouldve. ;) what does she do now?

erilaz
11-06-2005, 01:58 AM
I'm still not seeing animals Rebecca! :deal:

Rebeccak
11-06-2005, 02:01 AM
purb36,

That's awesome! My friend was in a tiny village, I don't remember the name. :) She went to Japan after I had transferred away from the school we were both attending, so no, I never did visit her there, though I have been to Tokyo / Kyoto once, a LONG time ago! I remember that the people were so HONEST ~ my folks and I had left a restaurant, and a guy came running after us, because we had left our camera behind! Imagine this happening in the US! Not likely! :scream:

I don't keep up with my ex~roomate who went, but I think she went on to business school in New York. She definitely enjoyed her experiences though ~ I have lots of letters with some cool stamps to prove it. :)

Okay, per Martin / erilaz's request, I am posting here my lame zoo drawing which I did today ~ it was more social outing than sketch session, but I had a great time, and decided to tweak my little piccy of a lion. He was quite a cutie! :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Animals/lion.jpg

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

electricsketchbook
11-06-2005, 04:23 AM
Hi everyone,

I hope I am posting this in the right place. If not, feel free to move or remove it, Rebecca.

I have been pretty sick recently and busy to boot but I wanted to put this little sketch from yesterday up.

It was actually done to help a friend with his design but I ended up liking it and took it in a different direction.

It is a WereTiger and took about 30 minutes all in Painter 9.
http://homepage.mac.com/kanefamily/.Pictures/Sketches%202/tigerman.jpg

erilaz
11-06-2005, 01:05 PM
It's an animal of sorts, and it's very good, so I think it can stay 11th Door!!!:D

Love the droop of the shoulders and the overall body work.

erilaz
11-06-2005, 01:06 PM
Okay, per Martin / erilaz's request, I am posting here my lame zoo drawing which I did today ~ it was more social outing than sketch session, but I had a great time, and decided to tweak my little piccy of a lion. He was quite a cutie! :)



Cheers,

~Rebeccak




Moving subjects are always the hardest to draw!! :D Nice Rebecca. I think you should visit the zoo more often and relax!

Rebeccak
11-06-2005, 01:09 PM
erilaz,

LOL ~ it was fun. :) It was a perfect, sunny day, surprising for the time of year, and I got my socializing on ~ now, back to work for me! ;)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

purb36
11-09-2005, 10:40 AM
nice pic 11th...like a cross between tiger and Tyson. :thumbsup:

luckily, im teaching animals this month. ;)

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/7302/doubutubear9ph.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutubear9ph.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/6301/doubutuchicken5lq.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutuchicken5lq.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/9332/doubutudog2ax.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutudog2ax.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/2514/doubutuelephant2ln.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutuelephant2ln.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/4020/doubutufrog7tf.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutufrog7tf.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/5131/doubutufish3ro.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutufish3ro.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/6923/doubutumonkey4qw.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutumonkey4qw.jpg)

(continued)

purb36
11-09-2005, 10:41 AM
(pt. 2)

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/8733/doubutugiraffe1rl.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutugiraffe1rl.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/2479/doubutumouse4hb.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutumouse4hb.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/4206/doubutusnake2te.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutusnake2te.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/8462/doubutusquirrel8nd.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutusquirrel8nd.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/9523/doubututiger1xb.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubututiger1xb.jpg) http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/4663/doubututurtle0fh.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubututurtle0fh.jpg)

enjoy :D

Rebeccak
11-09-2005, 04:33 PM
purb36,

OMG these are adorable!!! :scream: I want one! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

purb36
11-09-2005, 08:02 PM
ikaga desu ka (how about this)? :D

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/6205/doubutusnail26bf.th.jpg (http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doubutusnail26bf.jpg)

Rebeccak
11-09-2005, 08:05 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Wheee!!! Thank you! :applause:

InterFacer
11-21-2005, 09:47 AM
when i went to cal arts for their portfolio day, they suggested more animals and more color... heres a picture of a falcon i did in charcoal (doing figures in color )

http://interface-media.biz/art/falc2.jpg

took about 45min-1hr, charcoal + a little white chalk pastel on drawing paper w/ a kneaded eraser handy

SpiritDreamer
12-11-2005, 01:38 PM
Just completed this design - commissioned for shirt

The Shirts (http://www.cafepress.com/glenngallegos)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Shirts_for_Web.JPG

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Elk_2.jpg

Icey
12-11-2005, 03:20 PM
animals! hmm...

i think i have one or two! :p

this one is done a long time ago.. but i still like it! :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/IceyLord/WebPage/0036.jpg


hope fantasy stuff works here :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/IceyLord/WebPage/0081.jpg


A poney, not a horse! :) - kind of childish colored..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/IceyLord/WebPage/0118.jpg

one of my first PS sketches! - be kind! - done with a mouse
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/IceyLord/0271bb1c.jpg

Lancear
04-08-2006, 09:02 AM
Sadly this is the first animal I've ever drawn >.>;;;;;;;

Well anyways here is my sketch~

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Lancear/Tiger.jpg


HB pencil on sketchbook paper~ 30mins I think maybe more maybe less.
The leg in the back you can't actually see but~ it didn't look right so I just put a leg in there on my comp. because i'm to lazy to rescan.
Anyways this is basiclaly the process I used~
First did the a super fast quick sketch of where everything is going to be. Next I did enough details so you could actually tell what it is. Then third I uhh did little more details.

Man I messed up the face.

Rebeccak
04-08-2006, 03:20 PM
Lancear,

That's a nice drawing! I think the front left leg looks a bit straight and long, but apart from that you've got a great start here. :) What was the reference which you used? Can you post it?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Lancear
04-09-2006, 02:46 AM
thnx ^^ here is the pic I used~


I probably should have shaded but I didn't feel like it ;x



http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Lancear/501517_86635199.jpg

Rebeccak
04-10-2006, 06:54 AM
Lancear,

Thanks for posting your reference! Any plans for some new studies?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Lancear
04-12-2006, 02:05 AM
Actually yeah~ XD I found some nice horse pictures I'm gonna probably doodle. Gonna be hard though since I really need to focus a lot on school. 7 weeks left and I've been pretty lazy this year ;P

televisation
06-06-2006, 03:51 PM
A couple of commissioned wolf characters, and a current WIP~ All unreferenced.
Crits on the WIP would be good if you have any. :3
http://dunewolf.co.uk/temp/ambrosewolfwip3.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/reivan/shaoilin/Adopted/noyadone.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/reivan/shaoilin/Adopted/riocolored.jpg

Icey
06-06-2006, 03:55 PM
hey man.. this stuff is pritty cool
i can see you have a thing for wolfs! :D

-voraz-
06-09-2006, 04:06 PM
Just found another great thread!!! :scream:

Ok I'll comment a little on the last ones:

icey: can't see some of your stuff, but that bull is really great, I love it. Is he missing the right horn?

Lancear: very nice sketch for a the first animal you're sketching. It is a pitty about is back right leg, it is ruining it a little. I also agree with what Rbecca said about the front left leg.

Dunewolf: very nice stuff, like your style. I don't like the 3rd wolf so much (I think it is the rambo band and the blond hair... :) ).

Now i hope you don't mind I dump my animal sketches here....
these are all just practice sketches done from photo ref:

quick graphite sketch (10-15 min) with a wash of watercolour:
http://www.filelodge.com/files/hdd2/11596/Sketch Sci/skt-sci-004.jpg

another one (ink and watercolour), maybe around 20 min:
http://www.filelodge.com/files/hdd2/11596/Sketch Sci/skt-sci-005.jpg

one of my favourites, took a little more time than the others (maybe 30-40 min), first graphite sketch and then black ink applied with metal nib:
http://www.filelodge.com/files/hdd2/11596/Sketch Sci/skt-sci-008.jpg

-voraz-
06-12-2006, 12:15 PM
two mosquito illustrations in watercolour:

http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/9994/mosquitofinal15zm.jpg

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/7050/mosquitofinal28kt.jpg

Rebeccak
06-12-2006, 09:19 PM
Dunewolf,

Apologies for the late reply, but have just gotten back into town. :)

I'm really liking your wolf studies ~ the outlines are solid and obviously you are confident in your drawing skills. The main thing I would recommend is to add more value / hue variation to the fur ~ you might want to check out Bobby Chiu's Creature Tutorial (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=360426)~ he's very much a master of creating fur just using two or three values / hues. I think by varying the fur just a bit, you will create a lot more depth and interest to your pieces. Hope to see more of your work! :)

-voraz-,

Really lovely work here! I particularly like the first elephant watercolor (the spareness and the way you've edited the depiction of the animal is quite nice) and the latter insect pieces are great! Were these merely done for fun or for some other purpose? Great to see your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

televisation
06-13-2006, 12:12 AM
Icey: Just a small thing.. ;D


-voraz-: Cheers! Lol, I'm really not a fan of animals with human-hair either, but if your commissioner asks for it... :]

Wow, I do love those elephants, and how you've captured their essence with so little paint/ink~ (you must save a fortune on supplies too.. 8D Though not as much as us Photoshoppers!)


Rebeccak: Thank you! Mmmm, Bobby's stuff is most delicious~ Really useful tutorial there =D
Yeah, I agree that's something I could work on. I still really like this colour-job (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=366847), despite it probably being my fastest, 'cause I got some good contrasting lowlights in there.

I just find it hard with more complex coat patterns like Rambo-wolf up there, as well as with black fur.. without going uber dramatic like with this one (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=366753). (a colour-job I also really like, so it does seem like hue variation is the way to go!)

-voraz-
06-14-2006, 01:16 PM
Hi Rebecca, thank you. The first pieces were quickly done just for practice in my sketchbook.
The mosquitoes were final projects for a workshop of scientific illustration in attended in the beginning of the year. The mosquitoes took a lot more work, they were done based mainly in microscope observations of the mosquitoes, so i had to do a lot of observation and skecthing. I also used references from the internet to build up the image (especially for the second, the first was mainly based in direct observation). The first one has some issues, but it is already done, I learned a lot doing these!

Thanks Dunewolf, yeah they don't have much ink because they are just sketches and I like doing sketches, when I start developing things more they get worse and I get frustrated. About the supplies I have no problem... I have been using the same watercolour box for years and I think it will last some more (I don't use it so often). :D

Here is another one (some dinossaur's head, I forgot the name), ink and watercolour:
http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/9086/img31506002up4rw.jpg

And a progress shot of the second mosquito piece:
http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5720/progressoup9mq.jpg

Hope you like it.
Cheers
Fil

-voraz-
08-03-2006, 08:16 PM
This has been stopped for too long (trying to revive thread)!
Couple of monkeys, from ref:

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2577/macacos02kg3.jpg

rabidtooth
09-18-2006, 02:53 PM
Hi Rebbeca,
First off thank you for an excellent effort in creating this force and keeping the momentum. About this post , this is a WIP that came out of studying Animal anatomy, mostly from books , standard Photoshop brushes and a wacom graphire (my beloved), Any comments, critiques are welcome.....this is a WIP! again.....

thanks all.......

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m239/rabidtooth/tiger-sketch.jpg

rabidtooth
09-19-2006, 03:49 PM
hi all,
Havent worked on the Tigers form but i sort of spent last night drawing Zach's mug shot, welcome any and all critique on the portrait, composition or lack of it.......


...... umm....and any suggestions on how to balance the two parts of the image...??



http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m239/rabidtooth/tiger-zach.jpg

Rebeccak
09-19-2006, 04:06 PM
Hi Rebbeca,

First off thank you for an excellent effort in creating this force and keeping the momentum. About this post , this is a WIP that came out of studying Animal anatomy, mostly from books , standard Photoshop brushes and a wacom graphire (my beloved), Any comments, critiques are welcome.....this is a WIP! again.....

Rabidtooth, thanks for the kind words. :) Nice piece here - I'm not sure what the story is behind it, so it's hard to suggest ways to balance the composition. Will you be adding text? One thing I would suggest clarifying is the tiger's environment - it looks atm as though he is running through snow, and I'm not sure if that is your intent. The rendering of the person is more refined than the tiger - you may want to bring the rendering of the tiger up a bit more. Looking forward to seeing your progress. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

rabidtooth
09-19-2006, 09:53 PM
Hi Rebecca,
Nice to hear your reply, i tried to work on it, this comp. is a tribute piece to Zach de la Rocha....Massive RESPECT!!! I have tried to show his spirit, the energy of his vocals, like a tiger in a trap, bleeding his energy all over the place....im gonna get teary eyed......hehe, but i havent visualised a connection between his portrait and the beast, maybe the chain but it isnt working, something more visual less conceptual......i did add a bit of detail to the tiger paws and his dorsal fur..... i'l post another update tommorow..... id appreciate another look from you then.

thanks

........ c n c welcome



http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m239/rabidtooth/tributezach.jpg

-voraz-
04-09-2007, 06:03 PM
here's some more animals:

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4711/skt16207002upzq0.jpg

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1340/aguiafinal001xn7.jpg

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/8281/passaros3upsi1.jpg

Quadart
04-10-2007, 09:30 PM
Here is a traditional painting of an eagle I photographed at a wildlife refuge. It had a portion of wing missing and could not fly anymore.
The painting was done in oil on hard board panel, 14" x 12" (25.5cm x 33cm). Since I have the peculiar habit of timing everything I work on, I know it took me 45 hours to sketch and paint to finish.

—Hmm tech problem— I guess I don't know how to attach a larger image in this window without a thumnail preview. This is my first attachment attempt.

SpiritDreamer
04-11-2007, 02:29 PM
Hi...Quadart...:)

BEAUTIFUL JOB ON THAT EAGLE...:thumbsup:

You might pm Rebecca about how to post a bigger image.

Really like the bugs in your portfolio ...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

-voraz-
05-01-2007, 01:04 AM
Quadart, very nice work.

Also done a eagle head studyy recently, not as elaborated as yours, though:
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/1115/skt19307002upff6.jpg

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7859/camelo28207002upjg0.jpg

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/2537/skt23207001wp9.jpg

Rebeccak
05-03-2007, 12:37 AM
Some great stuff here! -voraz-, that's some nice work. Quadart, that's very pro! Hope to see more of your stuff on the forums. :)

-voraz-
05-03-2007, 08:49 AM
Thanks Rebecca. Here's a tiger portrait done with Indian ink on poliester paper.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2662/tigreupnk0.jpg

Quadart
05-03-2007, 12:48 PM
–voraz–, nice sketch series. I like the mosquitoes and the fact that you initially drew them from observing the actual specimen under a microscope. It reminds me of the days when scientists had to document all of their biological finds by life-drawing instead of using cameras with strobes and macro-lenses.

Thanks for the compliments –voraz– and Rebecca.

-voraz-
05-04-2007, 11:36 AM
Thanks quadart! unfortunatelly couldn't do this one from life :shrug: :


http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/3458/skt3507001uppe8.jpg

Rebeccak
05-04-2007, 02:13 PM
-voraz-,

You're doing some really stunning work! :) Nice to see this thread alive...I think it was one of the first created on the forum, way back in the day. Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

Quadart
05-04-2007, 06:18 PM
Nice panther –voraz–.

Did you use gouache for some of the highlights?

-voraz-
05-05-2007, 11:40 AM
Thanks rebbeca! :D I like painting and drawing animals so there will be more stuff in the future!
Thans too Quadart, yes the highlights were done with white gouache, slightly tonned with watercolour, hey I suck at keeping the withes and it was also a sketch so I didn't have much time to prepare that stuff, though it ended up taking quite some time (I think about 2 hours) due to the work it was to build up the black in watercolour...

a anteater:

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6919/papaformigas00401ix4.jpg

-voraz-
03-26-2008, 10:19 AM
Elephant:

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5077/elefupce3.jpg

-voraz-
03-27-2008, 12:47 PM
And a cheetah:


http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9814/chitafinalupes3.jpg

NateOwens
11-02-2008, 10:42 PM
Some of my critters are more of a caricature (many on greeting cards) like this old worn out horse that the buzzard is worried about...
(Corel Painter and PhotoShop)

http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/274036/274036_1182558723_submedium.jpg

And this one who is showing the rider how to "ride drag" (the cowboy that rode at the back of the herd and got all the dust and best views... and aromas)

http://www.nateowens.com/images/western/drag.jpg

This horse apparently specializes in riders who are "frequent flyers"

http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g36/274036/274036_1225558552_submedium.jpg

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