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default-rol
11-28-2005, 11:04 AM
Well guys,

She pesterd me, she begged, she cried... and finally I relented :D to show what I did on RebeccaK's Super Brilliant "Drawing on the Past" CGWorkshop :scream: . All I can say is that you all know how much she batters these forums with comment, hints and tips for FREE??? Well, take a group of 20 students and give her some cash for her time and watch as she goes into the stratosphere!! ROFL.

I have a grey streak down the side of my head, (like Ash in "Evil Dead 2") from the shock!! :D

Seriously, she was brilliant (as you would expect) and the course was worth every last penny. She is going to be doing another course in the near future I think, and I recommend those of you with enough time and the spare funds to get a place when you can... before I do.

I will be there - I'm pretty sure of that.

Well done BeccaK - YOU'RE A STAR! :applause: :applause: :applause:

MIKE

default-rol
11-28-2005, 11:06 AM
And on to the Anatomy....

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4157/frontfinal3ll.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/8899/profilefinal2wx.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/75/mergedfinal0nh.jpg

default-rol
11-28-2005, 11:11 AM
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2/backforweb3ht.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2553/frontforweb6xp.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2880/sideforweb1bx.jpg

Muscle structure.

default-rol
11-28-2005, 11:14 AM
More muscle structure...

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3863/armsfrontandback0nz.jpg


http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1558/handback3jb.jpg

My attention will now be devoted to drawing heads with greater skill, and in proportion with the body. Watch this space for updates... :D

ErichSchreiner
11-28-2005, 11:17 AM
didn't notice the hand yet, Mike. Looks awesome :)

and for the future: i will see an update every week, Mister.

EAD
11-28-2005, 11:19 AM
:scream:GO MIKE>> Rockin stuff>> but wheres the rest of the skeleton- get it posted.

+sterling work as the Rebecca Kimmel marketing department

default-rol
11-28-2005, 11:23 AM
@ Erich - Where is your thread my friend? Your stuff was absolutely outstanding on the course! Well done :thumbsup:

@ Andy"bloke"onahill - the rest will be coming when I have the time mate. I just posted up bits for now. I really want to get into practicing heads as RK recommended I should on the workshop. that is the new task.

Cheers for the feedback guys :applause:

MIKE :D

Rebeccak
11-28-2005, 12:16 PM
Mike,

Despite your constant ribbing of *teacher* you were a tremendous asset to the course, and it would not have been the same without you! It's amazing to think how well I've gotten to know you since the first free Anatomy Review, and it has been great to see your tremendous progress and hard work throughout the duration of the Workshop, despite personal setbacks that might cause someone else to stop. Thanks for your tremendous good humor, hard work, dedication, and the sheer talent you contributed to this Workshop. I must say, "You're a star!" But seriously, you've become a friend, and I highly appreciate all of your efforts and dogged determination to improve your already good work. :)

Best,

~Rk

default-rol
11-28-2005, 09:47 PM
Some leg muscles... :)

http://img325.imageshack.us/img325/5641/legs1forweb2pu.jpg

http://img491.imageshack.us/img491/3527/legs2forweb4jk.jpg

Rebeccak
11-28-2005, 10:00 PM
My, what nice legs you have!

Great stuff, as per usual, Mr. Rollinson.

default-rol
11-28-2005, 10:04 PM
why "thank you" Miss. Kimmel :scream: - I copied yours...

Rebeccak
11-28-2005, 10:09 PM
Don't you mean, 'Sir'? :D :scream:

default-rol
11-28-2005, 10:53 PM
It is true that you appear to have very masculine legs for a female - judging by the reference you supplied!! LOL. It must have been the lighting... :D :scream:

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
11-28-2005, 11:50 PM
*Snarfs back tears of laughter* *and pain*
That's an amazing collection you have there, Mike. :applause:

Cheers,

~Rk *Abused by Mike but still standing*

jinnseng
11-29-2005, 02:02 AM
Those are some really nice studies. The cleaniness of your line is boggling because it seems almost inhuman to be that exact! I don't think I could ever achieve that level with my line work. Great stuff.

Thomasphoenix
11-29-2005, 10:19 AM
Hey, lots of cool studies from Dr. Paul Richer!:thumbsup:
I study a lot from his book too:)

default-rol
11-29-2005, 10:34 AM
@Jinnseng

Thank you for the kind words. Because of my line style I struggle to gesture sketch, as I just can't let go and be free. But it seems to work out fine for more detailed studies such as these.

@Thomasphoenix

I never believed that I would learn anything about human anatomy until I did Rebecca's drawing course as it is usually presented too dry for my taste. These plates were quite beautiful to look at from an artistic standpoint, and so I really enjoyed actually re-creating them. It was great to get under the skin, and I look forward to improved lifedrawing skills as a result.

Cheers guys :thumbsup:

MIKE

default-rol
11-29-2005, 02:39 PM
More arms... :)

http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/3716/armssideandintside1dt.jpg

Rebeccak
11-29-2005, 02:47 PM
Gah!!! Darn Helen Keller mode!

Cheers,

~Rk *dying to look*

jinnseng
11-29-2005, 10:39 PM
@Jinnseng

Thank you for the kind words. Because of my line style I struggle to gesture sketch, as I just can't let go and be free. But it seems to work out fine for more detailed studies such as these.

MIKE

That's funny because I like to work more gesturally and loathe doing the detail work. My sketches have crazy lines going all over the place and then I slowly refine it down. We need to both need to find that happy medium I guess. Keep up the good work.

default-rol
11-30-2005, 02:01 PM
@Jinnseng

I think you are right about finding that middle ground. I will be posting more on here soon.

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
11-30-2005, 07:31 PM
Mike,

I forgot to mention, but I did take a look at these yesterday, and as usual, they are fantastic! I am limited in my range of smilies here as I am in Basic Text Editor mode *safe for working environments* however I can create this fine smiley here which really doesn't accomplish what I want to express but I'll also write *bounce* to signify that you're doing a great job!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
11-30-2005, 08:39 PM
And now for something completely different....

My first (poor) attempts at Loomis drawings. Dont' worry - they will get better.... I think!?

http://img432.imageshack.us/img432/8269/page123aa.jpg

Rebeccak
11-30-2005, 08:43 PM
Mike,

Hehe, there is this stupid children's rhyme, where you hold you smoosh your cheeks together with your hands whilst intoning, "Hi, my name is Chubby..." ~it proceeds from there. This reminds me a bit of that! Just kidding you ~ it's great to see you get started on your new studies! Which book/pdf are you drawing from, btw?

default-rol
11-30-2005, 09:54 PM
My hand writing on the top of the image gives it away...

Drawing the Head and Hands - Page 11. :D

MIKE:)

Rebeccak
11-30-2005, 09:59 PM
Well...there's that...

default-rol
11-30-2005, 11:38 PM
I just posted this on the 15 minute sketchaton - but am posting it here too. It makes me look like I've done more!! LOL

http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/9057/pose1lineart2xw.jpg

MIKE :scream:

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 12:00 AM
Mike,

The body is brilliant! I think you ought to work on doing the full figure, as you've done here, and then taking the time to do individual studies of faces, alone, as large as the figure. I'll post up some guidelines later tonight or more likely tomorrow as I have class (have a little time beforehand so am trying to catch up with the day's events!) :)

Cheers,

~Rk *eager to see Mike grow those tiny heads*! ROFL... (actually, this is probably the most proportional head:body drawing I've seen you do) ~Nice work!!!

default-rol
12-01-2005, 12:04 AM
WooHoo - I'm looking forward to it. Don't disappoint me now Rk, your on a promise ;) :deal:

MIKE :D

EDIT:

I'm going to work my way through the whole "Drawing the Head and Hands" book. So I should get plenty of practice with head studies. There are over 200 (I'm pretty sure there are over 200 anyway,) and you said to me that I should see a difference after that many - so I am going to test that theory out. ROFL..

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 12:07 AM
Hehehe...nah, I figure I'll just post random spam to your thread until you throw up your hands in frustration and splutter off...Muahahahaha!

Alright, but I'll be expecting some head / portrait studies from you, Mr. Rollinson...Blarr, it's a two way street, matey!

default-rol
12-01-2005, 12:15 AM
Rk~

*See above edited post. :scream: *

MIKE

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 12:25 AM
Sweet. :thumbsup:

default-rol
12-01-2005, 08:12 PM
I just had to do that first lot of Loomis studies again as the last lot were just so horrible. :sad:

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9451/page12alt28xv.jpg

And here is a truely terrible life drawing from class today. I decided to post it to make me ashamed of what I'd done, and therefore try harder next time. :rolleyes: :argh:


http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7089/tillylifedrawing21ex.jpg

MIKE *Bad drawing day* :cry:

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 08:16 PM
There, there, Mike! :)

That second figure drawing isn't too bad ~ but you're a whiz with a ballpoint pen, do you ever use that medium in your workshops? I think it's great on newsprint, as you can really start to get some smooth, rhythmical drawings going with that combination of media.

Generally, pencil / charcoal sketches get messy and unwieldy unless used in a certain way.

Cheers, :)

~Rk *has had LOADS of bad drawing days* *today is having a decent hair day, tho* :D

default-rol
12-01-2005, 08:22 PM
~Rk *has had LOADS of had drawing days*

RK~

I've had the bad and the ugly today to be fair - nothing seemed to want to work. But, in my limited experience of drawing... I've never experienced a "had drawing day!" LOL. that sounds really unlucky. :twisted: :thumbsup:

MIKE :D

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 08:50 PM
*Refrains from noting that Mike always writes 'Your a star RK'* :D

:D :D :D :D

Cheers,

~Rk *snickering* :D

default-rol
12-01-2005, 09:12 PM
Started out as a 15 minute sketch but I lost track of time a bit... :shrug: :rolleyes: Typical of my day today... :sad:

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6861/pose2lineandink6oi.jpg

MIKE :argh:

default-rol
12-01-2005, 09:17 PM
* 'Your a star RK'* :D

Its just hyper-abbreviated - thats all!! (and I'm a bit dopey... :argh: )

You're a star for pointing that out Rk!! LOL.

MIKE :D

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 09:24 PM
Mike,

I think it would be good for you to test out doing some really fast poses ~ as I've been recommending to others on the 15 MS thread:

Take 1 Ref. image and do 3 non~consecutive / non~cumulative drawings from that Reference image:

one 2 minute drawing
one 5 minute drawing
one 15 minute drawing

After doing a ton of 2 minute drawings, I guarantee you that your ability to capture gesture and the essence of a figure will improve. I really think that Gesture Drawings are a CRUCIAL component to learning how to draw. I know this is the total opposite approach to the approach of the CGWorkshop, but in truth it is good to have both views at once. I figure that trying a number of different approaches when learning to draw forces you to assimilate these various approaches for yourself.

Definitely try out the 2 minute drawings! They're actually quite fun and addictive. Some of my favorite student drawings are 2 minute poses.

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
12-01-2005, 09:33 PM
But Becks...

You know I can't gesture sketch to save my life - I totally suck at it!! (why.... why.... why.... why... why me???! ROFL :scream: )

MIKE :D

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 09:43 PM
Stop yer whinin' and get sketching, buddy! :D

You can do it! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
12-01-2005, 09:47 PM
Here are more images from the workshop.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8173/frontviewwip28dw.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5799/rearviewwip13wz.jpg


MIKE :)

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 09:49 PM
Great to see these Mike! *attempts to give thumbs up icon in Basic Text Editor mode* *fails* :D

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
12-01-2005, 09:49 PM
And still they come... :D

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6564/arms14hv.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/9320/arms21rv.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6689/legs12kr.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8572/legs26pw.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
12-01-2005, 09:53 PM
*Tries to stop self* *Can't*

You're really boning up your Anatomy skills, Mike! :D

*runs* :D

default-rol
12-01-2005, 09:54 PM
Becks

"Ouch" - that was painful! ROFL... :D

MIKE

EDIT: Here is a skeleton I had to draw in life class. To be fair, it was not very "live," but you have to work with what your given in art I suppose... :D

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/268/skeletoninsitu2dc.jpg

default-rol
12-02-2005, 12:17 AM
I did what RK suggested and tried a 2 minute, 5 minute and 15 minute pose - here are the results.

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/2757/sketches2ak.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
12-02-2005, 12:27 AM
Sweet, Mike! Your first 2 minute pose is definitely the best! See how much just putting in opposing curves can relay the form of the body economically? You don't need any more for a viewer to understand what is going on in the pose. When you get to the shaded version, you kind of lose those opposing curves, and the effect of the form, while more SHADED, is actually FLATTER. I run into this problem all the time! It's tough to carry out the spirit of the pose through to the end. It's the challenge of any artist. :)

Keep at those 2 minute poses!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
12-02-2005, 12:35 AM
Becks -

We will see if I can render better after I get those Scott Robertson DVD's on form rendering for xmas! ;) :D

MIKE

Rebeccak
12-02-2005, 12:50 AM
Hmm, don't you have to be good to get presents? :p

default-rol
12-02-2005, 10:41 AM
Hmm, don't you have to be good to get presents? :p

but Rk, you promised... :cry::cry::cry:

MIKE :p

default-rol
12-02-2005, 09:23 PM
And here are tonights Loomis attempts... :D

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5567/page14beststudies3pp.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
12-02-2005, 09:37 PM
Nnnnnnnnnnice, Mike! :wip: Great stuff here! I love that '30s '40s lookin' style! Keep posting! :p

Cheers, :)

~Rk

ErichSchreiner
12-03-2005, 09:24 AM
Woha Mike! already 4 Pages!!!? i always knew that you are a workaholic :) Nice stuff.

btw, i thought about the Robertson DVD's too, perhaps Santa's on my side this year :)

default-rol
12-03-2005, 10:10 AM
Woha Mike! already 4 Pages!!!? i always knew that you are a workaholic :) Nice stuff.

btw, i thought about the Robertson DVD's too, perhaps Santa's on my side this year :)

Yeah, I'm catching you up mate! :scream: :thumbsup:

Those Scott Robertson DVD's are the very best source I have found for learning how to actually do industrial design. Having done a 4 year degree in ID at a cost of around $40,000 :banghead: , but learning a lot more from his 2 hour Industrial Design Bike rendering DVD costing $70 :bowdown: , I figure it is the way to go. :wise:

Thank you Scott Robertson, thank you... :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Cheers Erich!

MIKE

EAD
12-03-2005, 12:29 PM
ahoy Mike> I'm liking your loomis heads, they're well nice.

I also thought I'd back up what rebecca said about the two minute sketch- its way better than the other two>>> DO MORE. the second reminds me of a product render, the emphasis on the solid outline with uniform thickness flatens everything- dont do it.

GO MIKE:bounce:

default-rol
12-03-2005, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the tip Andy, one day I might be as good as you are... :thumbsup: :)

Here are tonights Loomis drawing attempts -

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1812/page15beststudies1xa.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
12-03-2005, 07:54 PM
Mike,

To use your phrase, these are well impressive! :thumbsup: You're really going great guns, keep up the good work! :) Looking more to seeing more of these drawings...they're great practice!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

EAD
12-03-2005, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the tip Andy, one day I might be as good as you are... :thumbsup: :)

guess I deserved that.. my last post was from Andy's correctional institute of institutional correctness and was followed by a roundhouse kick to the head.

I think Loomis is a better target. I recon Copying his entire book will either lead to total brilliance or totall insanity ... as yet I 'm not sure which. Anyway if its the latter we can always blame a certain ms Kimmel and punish her accordingly.:D

Rebeccak
12-03-2005, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Smarty: Anyway if its the latter we can always blame a certain ms Kimmel and punish her accordingly.:D
Buy me a BOXX and I'll be sure to suffer! :D

default-rol
12-03-2005, 09:54 PM
@Bloke (Andyonahill) I was serious mate, (about me not being as good an artist as you are.) Your input is always greatfully recieved. :thumbsup:

And yup, I already put Becks down as my funding source incase I am committed for "Loomis image replication insanity"... :argh::surprised (I think that is the technical term for it.) :scream:

MIKE :D

Rebeccak
12-03-2005, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by AOAH: guess I deserved that.. my last post was from Andy's correctional institute of institutional correctness and was followed by a roundhouse kick to the head.
Hmm, I'm pretty sure Mike was serious in this case. I know it's unusual for him, as he fluctuates pretty frequently from calling me fat to showering me with compliments, but in this instance, my highly callibrated Becky Truth Detector *ByTeor*TM is signalling *truth*. :D

originally posted by Mike: @Bloke (Andyonahill) I was serious mate, (about me not being as good an artist as you are.) Your input is always greatfully recieved. :thumbsup:
See, Andy? I told you. Mike is in *nice* mode. It's wierd, I know, but it occasionally happens. :thumbsup:

And yup, I already put Becks down as my funding source incase I am committed for "Loomis image replication insanity"... :argh::surprised (I think that is the technical term for it.) :scream:
:surprised

Rebeccak
12-03-2005, 10:01 PM
*Snarfs* :D *repeats*

EAD
12-03-2005, 10:02 PM
Buy me a BOXX and I'll be sure to suffer! :D

LOL I'll send you BOX, but it wont contain microelectronics..... just make sure you ask everyone else to leave the building before you open it! MERRY CHRISTMAS:twisted:

Rebeccak
12-03-2005, 10:06 PM
*Sighs*

*Trundles off*

Mu
12-04-2005, 12:06 AM
I recon Copying his entire book will either lead to total brilliance or totall insanity
:scream:

your loomis heads are looking so authentic - really great man. I am just working on it, too, but decided to do without the pages with endless caricatures. Escaped total insanity, maybe

we shall see

:hmm:

default-rol
12-04-2005, 11:04 AM
@Mr. Mu

Thank you for the positive words. :) It is good to know that I am not the only person mad enough to try and emulate the great Mr. Loomis by working my way through a book or 3 of his. Becks told me that I should practice heads while I was doing the CGWorkshop with her, so I knew straight away that I should sit down with "Drawing the Head and Hands" and begin at page 1.

I hope you will be showing your Loomis work off in the near future on this forum! :thumbsup:

Good luck in your studies Mr. Mu

MIKE :D

default-rol
12-04-2005, 09:40 PM
And here are tonights attempts -

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6919/page17beststudies6no.jpg

I did more, but couldn't face showing them. I seem to skew the facial proportions as I pivot the ball around. Hmmmmmmmm...... back to the drawing board methinks!

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
12-04-2005, 10:46 PM
I did more, but couldn't face showing them.
Sssssssuuuuuurrre, Mike! Watching football again, I take it? :D

PS, I talked Erich into purchasing Vilppu's Drawing Manual. :) I think I should be hired by the marketing departments of some of these people...:rolleyes:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Mu
12-04-2005, 11:38 PM
actually you should explain to a publisher that you have thousands of people hanging to your every word about anatomy and drawing basics and when they would be able to meet the needs of one of the biggest online communities out there?

God, I figure that will be a nice negotiation.

Rebeccak
12-05-2005, 12:29 AM
Mr. Mu,

Have I told you that 'you rock' today? You Rock. :D

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
12-05-2005, 12:45 AM
PS, I talked Erich into purchasing Vilppu's Drawing Manual. :)


So are you trying to tell me something? LOL! :scream:

@Mr. Mu

Yeah, I know. Becca says "jump" and the anatomy and figurative art community say, "How high Mistress?!!" ROFL... :D She can certainly get runs on things now at amazon I bet. I still got a book ordered with them that Becks recommended to me months ago - and I'm still waiting... :rolleyes: :D

MIKE :) *Awaiting RK's wrath* :p

Rebeccak
12-05-2005, 12:49 AM
So are you trying to tell me something? LOL! :scream:
Yeah! Buy it! :scream: :rolleyes: :D *Book pimpin'* :D

@Mr. Mu

Yeah, I know. Becca says "jump" and the anatomy and figurative art community say, "How high Mistress?!!" ROFL...She can certainly get runs on things now at amazon I bet. I still got a book ordered with them that Becks recommended to me months ago - and I'm still waiting...
Hahahaha!!!
Crap, really? Which book was that? That sucks...hmm...

MIKE *Awaiting RK's wrath*
Well, there goes your Christmas present...:rolleyes: :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk *Not hatin'* :p

default-rol
12-05-2005, 12:55 AM
Hahahaha!!!
Crap, really? Which book was that? That sucks...hmm...


I was told by you that I really should get "High-focus Drawing: Revolutionary Approach to Drawing the Figure" and so I ordered it... like months ago now.... like 24th September..... :eek: Get your suppliers sorted Rk~

I hope it is good Beck's, I really hope it is - for your sake... :twisted: :twisted: Read the signature...

MIKE :rolleyes:

Rebeccak
12-05-2005, 12:58 AM
I was told by you that I really should get "High-focus Drawing: Revolutionary Approach to Drawing the Figure" and so I ordered it... like months ago now.... like 24th September..... :eek: Get your suppliers sorted Rk~
I'm a loser! *cries* :scream: No, seriously, sorry for that...let me try to think of some British authors...Sister Wendy? :scream:

I hope it is good Beck's, I really hope it is - for your sake... :twisted: :twisted: Read the signature...
Are you saying you're Chuckie? :scream: :eek: :D

Cheers,

~Rk *stocking up on Christmas coal*

default-rol
12-05-2005, 01:03 AM
leave sister wendy out of this - she rocks!! ROFL...

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7344/sisterwendy0ah.gif

C'mon Becca, you know I do kung fu... :scream:

MIKE :D *adores sister wendy*

Rebeccak
12-05-2005, 01:06 AM
leave sister wendy out of this - she rocks!! ROFL...

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7344/sisterwendy0ah.gif


C'mon Becca, you know I do kung fu... :scream:

MIKE :D *adores sister wendy*
Who knew you'd have a thing for a chic in a habit? :scream: Isn't she a bit...mature...for you? :scream: Of course, some 4~year olds are too mature for the Mike...*snickers*

default-rol
12-05-2005, 01:13 AM
Are you jealous of her Rk~??! ;):curious: It sounds like you are... ROFL.

MIKE *Has also set aside a small amount of love for Rk~ :love:and I mean small!! *

Rebeccak
12-05-2005, 01:21 AM
Are you jealous of her Rk~??! ;):curious: It sounds like you are... ROFL.

MIKE *Has also set aside a small amount of love for Rk~ :love:and I mean small!! *
How can I compete with her? *cries*

http://www.nortonsimon.org/images/events/sisterwendy.jpg

Wot's she got that I haven't got? *sobs at thought of not being able to compete with Sister Wendy* :scream:

erilaz
12-05-2005, 05:20 AM
Dang Mike, you've been busy! :D

default-rol
12-30-2005, 04:14 PM
MA project.

Hello all,

It's been a while. :)

I am currently working on a character for my MA projects, and I am developing it from the bone structure up. Any feedback will help me greatly. more on its way soon.

Later guys and thx. :thumbsup:

MIKE

On the presentation board:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/8545/beastskeleton4tu.jpg

Just the image:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2237/beast8nm.jpg

EAD
12-30-2005, 05:30 PM
Mike- rather impressive drawing:thumbsup:> you are the anatomy render master>

In relation to its beast, your probably gonna hate me but: I recon to support all that power in the hind legs the fella's gonna need a far stronger looking spine, I'd definately increase the diameter of the vertebrae towards the back end, looks as if he'd snap himself in two if he jumped forward.

I'm loving those epic back legs though+ I like the typography too - way cool

default-rol
12-30-2005, 05:53 PM
Bloke >>> Thx for the feedback. :thumbsup: I totally missed that back end veribrae v's thrusting forward via rear legs thing. Cheers for pointing that out. :applause:

Will sort it out soon, and post it with my muscle study. :D

MIKE :)

Corvax
12-30-2005, 07:57 PM
default.rol

Really loving your last drawing ~ could you explain a bit about how it moves? The front legs look a bit too short to offer any help in that matter ~ does it leap around on its rear legs like a kangaroo or rabbit, have you put any thoughts into that?

~David René.

default-rol
12-30-2005, 08:59 PM
hey Corvax,

Yeah, you are right. I did imagine it moving by the power of it's substantially sized rear legs. :) When I was researching for it, I remembered in the original Quake game (ID software) the fiend character, and how it used to race at you and then rip you to shreads with it's clawed front legs. So I am imagining it would work on similar principals.

I think it would initially thrust out like a kangeroo to gain momentum, then run in a short burst on two legs at its target/prey. (The drawing shows it in a resting position.)

Thanks for the feedback!

MIKE

default-rol
12-31-2005, 04:37 PM
And here is the muscle structure :D -

On the presentation board:

http://img427.imageshack.us/img427/559/beastmusclesonboard1cy.jpg

Just the image:

http://img427.imageshack.us/img427/8691/beastmusclestructure3hy.jpg

Sorry Andy, I haven't managed to alter his lower spine yet :sad: , but I will soon, I promise! ;)

Happy New Year EVERYONE!!

MIKE :)

erilaz
01-01-2006, 12:30 PM
Good god, that beast is freakin' awesome! :argh:

default-rol
01-01-2006, 05:15 PM
Thank you for the ego boosting comments erilaz!! :D

MIKE :)

EAD
01-01-2006, 11:59 PM
Mike:thumbsup:> Looking good. A suggestion would be to include a scaling device, at the moment I can't tell if its the size of a house, or a very vicious looking doormouse (although the size of the eye suggests its quite large). Maybe a low opacity human silouette would do it.

I really want to see you pull off a pic of it baring its fangs/claws and looking menacing GGRRRR (possibly with half-eaten limbs scattered around the place):eek:

NICE

default-rol
01-02-2006, 09:41 AM
Andy>> All of the things you suggest will be covered in the model sheet I need to produce for the character, (hopefully at some point this week. ;) )

Keep watchin' this space...

Cheers mate and Happy New year to you :beer: See you next week for lifedrawing class.

MIKE :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
01-03-2006, 12:47 AM
Mike,

HUGELY impressed with these, both studies are fantastic! :bounce: I can see now why your group designated you as the Anatomy expert ;) not that I didn't realize why they would do that before. ;) You're doing great, keep up the excellent work!!!

And Happy 2006!!! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

default-rol
01-03-2006, 06:30 AM
Stop it Becca !!

I'm blushing over here!! :blush:

MIKE ;)

Rebeccak
01-03-2006, 06:33 AM
Awww, Mike...you're so pretty when you blush! :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
01-04-2006, 04:14 PM
A bit of fun today (that might end up in a project of mine.) It is sort of anatomical anyway... ;)

Mech Mantis NZ-02

http://img284.imageshack.us/img284/4633/mechmantisnz022yd.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
01-04-2006, 04:34 PM
Go Scott Robertson! I mean, Mike! :D

Looks fantastic!!! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
01-04-2006, 04:44 PM
Me and (the mighty) Scott Robertson mentioned in the same sentence. you sure now how to massage my ego RK... :D:thumbsup:

Scott (... errrmmm.... :p )

Rebeccak
01-04-2006, 04:50 PM
I have to be nice at least ONCE in 2006! :D

Yep, now that's all over! :scream:

default-rol
01-05-2006, 10:49 PM
Here it is with skin. :D

I don't think it looks evil enough though...

C&C welcome.

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4604/beastwithskin6hn.jpg

MIKE :)

default-rol
01-06-2006, 04:13 PM
And on a board.... :)

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/9929/bestskinonboard5mx.jpg

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-06-2006, 04:17 PM
It's a beautiful image, Mike, though he's not very menacing. :) In fact, he looks like a rather nice sort of fellow...it depends on what your intention is. :)

Cheers,

~Rk

default-rol
01-06-2006, 04:19 PM
Yeah, I admit it. i totally failed on the menacing front.

Note to self: Must try harder next time...

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-06-2006, 04:21 PM
Nah, I don't think failure is in any way involved here. :) If you tweaked him digitally, it would be easier to change him to make him look more menacing, if that was what you wanted. :)

Cheers,

~Rk

default-rol
01-06-2006, 04:26 PM
Perhaps I should just tell my MA group that this is the beast as portrayed only moments after a good nights sleep??.

I don't know if you have seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but:

"Bloody hell!! - that rabbit's dynamite!!" comes to mind. :scream: He can be really mean when he wants to be, basically speaking...

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
01-06-2006, 04:33 PM
OMG, I LOVE Monty Python! :D Though I haven't seen it in years. :)

Keep up the good work, Mike! :)

Cheers,

~Rk

EAD
01-07-2006, 12:13 PM
Yo Mike

Sterling work here, I'm loving the mantis mech, and the beast is really nicely done. Although it is distinctly lacking in menace.

"whats he building in there">> a relatively harmless, quite amiable herbivore, with the manner of a Hindu cow,, what a lovely man.

Just kidding, I agree with RK, recon you could soon make it scary. Most dogs look quite amiable until they snarl at you and bear their fangs (happens to me a lot for some reason) and then they're bloody terrifying!

default-rol
01-07-2006, 12:28 PM
"whats he building in there">> a relatively harmless, quite amiable herbivore, with the manner of a Hindu cow,, what a lovely man.


LOL mate, that just about sums "the beast" up.... (I based his demeanor on you - wouldn't you know it?!! :D )

Happy Birthday bloke >>> 25 OMG!! As REM sang; "It's the end of the world as we know it - and I feel fineeeeeeeeeee............ LOL."

MIKE :scream:

EAD
01-07-2006, 12:37 PM
OH NO!!! dont mention that:scream:, I'll be 50 before I know it.. ARRRGGGGGHHH..

at least I always know that I'll always be slightly younger than you, which gives me some pleasure!

Rebeccak
01-07-2006, 01:32 PM
What's this??? Sardonic Englishmen age? :curious: :scream:

Happy Birthday, AOAH...when it's Mike's turn here, be sure to let me know so that I can send him my best wishes muahahahaha! :twisted:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

GonzaloGolpe
01-08-2006, 02:04 PM
Hey!nice animal and nice mantis hehe. I´ll take a look to your thread:thumbsup:

default-rol
01-08-2006, 03:15 PM
Thank you Gonzalo for the positive words. :)

I notice you have an anatomy thread to, so I'm going to check it out now...

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-08-2006, 03:17 PM
Wow, your similar avatars are giving me vertigo...:eek:

GonzaloGolpe
01-08-2006, 03:22 PM
Wow, your similar avatars are giving me vertigo...:eek:

LOOL!!:D dancing avatar!

default-rol
01-08-2006, 03:35 PM
Wow, your similar avatars are giving me vertigo...:eek:

LOL - into the vortex for you Becks.... :D

MIKE

Amerasu
01-08-2006, 04:10 PM
Your creature from skeleton to muscle to skin is totally impressive! Really nice work. What a fantastic exercise too.

SpiritDreamer
01-08-2006, 06:56 PM
Default. Rol // Mike...WOW..:bounce:

Really likeing your critters...:)

Asian DRAGON HORNS on that saber toothed one might look nice, pointing toward back.
Might add to the flow and motion of your great design...just a thought...

Don't forget the barbed spikes on your mantis claws. Those are what hold it's pray in
place, while it devours whatever it has captured...always head first...used to feed
them bugs when I was a kid..would take them to school, put string like a leash around their neck....used to freak the girls out LOL ...:eek:

Take Care
Glenn

default-rol
01-08-2006, 09:17 PM
@Amerasu - Thank you for the kind words. It is something I would never have attempted before undertaking Becca's anatomy workshop, as I wouldn't have even known where to start. So I must credit her with giving me the foundation to do it.

@Spirit Dreamer - I am such a big fan of your work! Thank you for the advice on the mantis - I saw my first wild ones in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco. And they were really cool to look at, so i figured they would make a decent mech.

Thank you for the feedback guys

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
01-08-2006, 09:20 PM
Orig. posted by Mike: It is something I would never have attempted before undertaking Becca's anatomy workshop, as I wouldn't have even known where to start. So I must credit her with giving me the foundation to do it.
Awww...thanks Mike. :D

I've been snickering at your signature, btw. :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
01-08-2006, 09:32 PM
Becks

There was this mad article about Mr.T on MSN a few days back... something about him being the voice for an in-car navigation company.... that made me laugh as much as his "top 30 facts" ...

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
01-08-2006, 09:38 PM
LOL...I was wondering where you come up with this stuff. :D Some of just have talent, I suppose. :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
01-08-2006, 09:42 PM
Haven't you seen the "top 30 facts about..." Becks? Here is the link:

Chuck Norris - http://www.4q.cc/chuck/index.php?topthirty

Mr.T - http://www.4q.cc/t/index.php?topthirty

Wet yourself laughing at your leisure... I certainly did! :scream:

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
01-08-2006, 09:50 PM
Nice. I now understand why everyone has been snickering that the chief export of Chuck Norris is pain. I will now need to go change. :scream:

Cheers for that, Mike! :scream:

~Rebeccak

SpiritDreamer
01-08-2006, 11:19 PM
Hi Default/Mike
If you are into morphing or morphed creatures here's the real deal.
1/3 praying mantis, 1/3 scorpian, 1/3 spider
(Mrs. Spirit Dreamer's pet.)
You can see the barbed spikes in his front "pinchers"; uses them same as
the praying mantis. This guy even has "hands" with "wrists" and a "thumb" to
break off bits of its prey - crickets usually for us.
It is a "non-spider arachnid". His two front legs have become long antennae that
he can use to search for his pray around corners - almost like they can see and hear
with them.
Just thought you might get a kick out of it.
Take Care
Glenn

AMBLYPIGID
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Amblypigid.jpg

default-rol
01-09-2006, 12:23 AM
@Spirit dreamer - I am stunned by that little beastie! :surprised Is that thing actually real or a mock-up?? I am not scared of creepy-crawlies as a rule, but that thing is just plain bizarre!!

Thank you very much for the picture - it might just end up becoming reference for part of an MA project of mine this year... :thumbsup:

take care

MIKE

SpiritDreamer
01-09-2006, 01:17 AM
They are real and that is the actual size - doesn't bite or sting or make webs.
Usually lives in caves....Here a couple google links:

http://www.google.com/search?q=amblypigid&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images&sa=N&tab=iw (http://www.google.com/search?q=amblypigid&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images&sa=N&tab=iw)

http://images.google.com/images?q=amblypigid&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?q=amblypigid&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images)

And I really do have one!

Mrs. Spirit Dreamer

Rebeccak
01-09-2006, 01:21 AM
I think I'm going to hurl. :scream:

default-rol
01-09-2006, 10:44 AM
@ The "Spirit Dreamer" household,

That is truely amazing then....

Thank you Mrs. Spirit Dreamer :thumbsup: None of those Google image links you provided appeared to have a patch on your beautiful specimen. What is his/her name?

Thank you very much again for the reference -

MIKE :)

SpiritDreamer
01-15-2006, 01:30 AM
OK as I just promised...
Here are a few links to some bugs:
The Amblypigids carry their new babies around on their backs like a whip scorpion (sometimes they are called whip spiders)

Amblypigid with Babies (http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Amblypigid_with_Babies.jpg)
I would have put the pictures up but did not want to clutter up your personal thread or horrify Rebecca....

Another Amblypigid (http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Amblypigid_2.JPG)

more bugs:
Harlequin Beetle (http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Harlequin_Beetle.jpg)
Nixon Bug (http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Nixon.jpg)

Mrs Spirit Dreamer...

default-rol
01-15-2006, 10:45 AM
Mrs. Spirit dreamer

These pictures are great - please feel free to clutter away on my thread if it is quality reference like this!! :scream: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

(Also I don't mind you frightening the life out of Becca on here from time to time ;) )

Thank you again

MIKE

Lyneran
01-16-2006, 01:16 AM
wow your drawings are mind blowing! i absolutely love your creatures!

default-rol
01-16-2006, 09:19 AM
@Lyneran Thank you very much for the kind comment. I am currently a little bogged down with my MA studies atm, but there should be more work posted up here soon... :D

default-rol
01-20-2006, 11:26 PM
Hey All,

It's been a while... :scream:

i'm totally snowed under with Uni stuff for the next few days, but couldn't resist doing these:

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/6930/penwomen2001066jy.jpg

My lecturer of Portfolio Practice, Herb, is trying to get me to be more textural in approach.

Also, here are the results of 1 hour of Research paradigms...

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5249/musclesmen2001068yu.jpg

I know that they have nothing to do with "Ethics in Computer Science," but I have learned that this can be my most productive lesson of the week if you take "Artistic Anatomy" By Dr. Paul Richer and your sketchbook into the lecture theatre.... :scream: :thumbsup:

MIKE *looking forward to RK's new workshop*

default-rol
01-21-2006, 11:09 PM
I NEED to finish this storyboard by Monday night at the latest as I have to produce the animatic on Tuesday for presentation on Wednesday, (nothing like leaving things until the last minute eh?!! :D )

Here are the first 16 images, and don't worry - a person is attached to that hand you see in frame 15, and he will appear in later boards... :scream:

C&C welcome and appreciated.

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9923/1to31og.jpg

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/969/4to61fl.jpg

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8851/7to103wr.jpg

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/7491/11to139pe.jpg

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8126/14to165gr.jpg

For those of you viewing on CRT monitors, I do apologise, but I haven't had time to clean the images up yet. :rolleyes::D

MIKE :) *Watch this space...*

Mu
01-21-2006, 11:21 PM
man!

I totally missed what is going on in here,

That particular track (what's he building in there?) is one of my favourite (on one of my favourite TW's albums).

So when and where can we see that animation/short film ("We got a right to know...":scream: )- or in case you posted that already , errm I am sorry, did you?

:scream:

sorry, but I am really excited about this!
*subscribes*

Rebeccak
01-21-2006, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Mike: I know that they have nothing to do with "Ethics in Computer Science," but I have learned that this can be my most productive lesson of the week if you take "Artistic Anatomy" By Dr. Paul Richer and your sketchbook into the lecture theatre.... :scream: :thumbsup:
:scream: Nice! I have taught you well! :D

MIKE *looking forward to RK's new workshop*
Me too! :beer: *Buys armored gear to protect self from Mike* :scream:

I NEED to finish this storyboard by Monday night at the latest as I have to produce the animatic on Tuesday for presentation on Wednesday, (nothing like leaving things until the last minute eh?!! :D )

Here are the first 16 images, and don't worry - a person is attached to that hand you see in frame 15, and he will appear in later boards... :scream:
Looking really nice, Mike! Actually, the person whose advice you should seek re: storyboards is Kirt ~ I'll harrass him for a crit. :D

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Rebeccak
01-21-2006, 11:32 PM
Mike,

It might help if you could post a bit here about the story...

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
01-21-2006, 11:40 PM
@ Mr.Mu - This is the track chosen for the "Animation Contextual Studies" assignment by our lecturer. The track really is cool, I totally agree! :beer: The piece only is going as far as the animatic I'm afraid, (unless I can convince Northern Film and Media to shell out a couple of thousand to help me produce it ;) .) Nevertheless, I am enjoying the process so far. I will post up my premise and an outline in word format later if you want to read about my idea behind it - (I just have to write it first... :argh: :rolleyes: ) If I can get the animatic down to a respectible size, I will also post that up aswell.

Thanks for the support, and I hope I don't disappoint a TW fan!!

@RK

Thanks. Remember to ask for extra padding for those teeth!! :p Can't wait for the workshop, I ordered an Intuos3 Art Marker to help with the experience, and make me use my Wacom for the whole period. I have no excuses now...

:beer: Here's to better digital painting RK!!

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-21-2006, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by the English Menace:
Remember to ask for extra padding for those teeth!! :p Can't wait for the workshop, I ordered an Intuos3 Art Marker to help with the experience, and make me use my Wacom for the whole period. I have no excuses now...

:beer: Here's to better digital painting RK!!
:p Did you order your book as well, EM? :D Remember the High Focus Drawing episode! Must be terrible to live in the UK...:p :scream:

Cheers, ;)

~Rk

default-rol
01-21-2006, 11:51 PM
Becks

I had to order that book in from the ?good old? US of A. It should be arriving this week and in time for your course. I hope - that is what they told me via e-mail anyway... :rolleyes: (I hope it isn't like that last book, what a nightmare if that happens again...)

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-21-2006, 11:55 PM
Mike,

Yep, I'm crossing my fingers for the successful delivery of your book, too...:)...if not, we'll have to refund your money and send you packing...sad, really, but we have to do what we have to do...:wise: :D :scream:

Mu
01-21-2006, 11:57 PM
@ Mr.Mu - This is the track chosen for the "Animation Contextual Studies" assignment by our lecturer. The track really is cool, I totally agree! :beer: The piece only is going as far as the animatic I'm afraid, (unless I can convince Northern Film and Media to shell out a couple of thousand to help me produce it ;) .) Nevertheless, I am enjoying the process so far. I will post up my premise and an outline in word format later if you want to read about my idea behind it - (I just have to write it first... :argh: :rolleyes: ) If I can get the animatic down to a respectible size, I will also post that up aswell.

Thanks for the support, and I hope I don't disappoint a TW fan!!

really cool man! Looking forward to your progress and you sure as hell won't disappoint me. I am not expecting anything. I am rather anxious to see your interpretation.

:beer:

Kirt
01-22-2006, 12:53 AM
Mike - Rebecca bugged me to come check out your boards. :D

I have to say I'm pretty impressed. The important part of storyboarding is being able to convey the story to the viewer with pictures (primarily ... text is secondary). I think you did a good job with this. The first pages are very clear and the transitions tell me that we're looking into a room inside the building. So, nothing to change there.

The last page has me a bit confused though. You had a camera movement that zoomed into the TV on the table and then suddenly in the last page you jump back to see the table again. I'm a little lost as to why you did this.

A little more background into the story might help explain it, but as a series of just pictures, the story really gets lost there on the last page. What are we looking at on the TV or is it just blank (or off?). If the holding up of the picture is important to the next scene, why can't you just show the picture and hand come into frame when the camera is set on the TV?

Also, for continuity's sake, why can't we see the person in the earlier frames when you have a wide shot of the room? The room appears empty in the earlier shot, then suddenly a hand is in front of the camera ... where did the person come from?

If the last 8 frames are POV then you need something to indicate that in the transition shot from outside to inside. Maybe showing the person opening a door to enter the room, carrying something in camera frame or placing a hand on the table to sit down?

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 01:59 AM
Kirt,

Thanks for the excellent crit! The check's in the mail! :D :) Mike should be thrilled to bits. :)

Mike,

You should also check out the following threads we have here:

Storyboard Artists - Post Your Storyboards with Humans / Animals - T/D (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257583)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257583
Kirt's got some really nice work in there, as well. :)

(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=302282) Simple theories and excercises to improve your drawings - by our own intrepid Kirt (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=302282) :)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=302282

TUTORIAL - SEQUENTIAL ART by eliseu gouveia (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2958712#post2958712)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2958712#post2958712

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

default-rol
01-22-2006, 03:51 PM
@Kirt

Thank you very much for the input so far!! :thumbsup: I was considering introducing the narrator/voyeur character earlier in one of the shots to "introduce him to the viewer," and your comments on that line has convinced me to go with that. The storyboards will be finished tonight/ tomorrow daytime, so I will post up the full sequence then, including changes and a premise so you get what is going on.

@Becks

Thanks for the links, I will be checking them out as I scan more boards in!! :scream:

I will be posting updates later on tonight.

Thanks again you two. :thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce:

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 03:54 PM
Heya Mike,

No problem! I've pimped the Kirt. Now I can die in peace. :wise: :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
01-22-2006, 04:55 PM
Here is a model sheet for the environment and a layout sheet. Storyboards will be appearing later. I will be adding text to these too in a little while...

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2266/environmentsheet8gq.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9360/layoutsheet1as.jpg

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 04:57 PM
Nice work, Mike! Let me see if the Kirt is available...:D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

default-rol
01-22-2006, 10:08 PM
I figured it's time to post up the lyrics for this piece: ;)

Tom Waits

Mule Variations (1999)

What's He Building in there?



What's he building in there?

What the hell is he building

In there?

He has subscriptions to those

Magazines... He never

Waves when he goes by

He's hiding something from

The rest of us... He's all

To himself... I think I know

Why... He took down the

Tire swing from the Peppertree

He has no children of his

Own you see... He has no dog

And he has no friends and

His lawn is dying... and

What about all those packages

He sends. What's he building in there?

With that hook light

On the stairs. What's he building

In there... I'll tell you one thing

He's not building a playhouse for

The children what's he building

In there?



Now what's that sound from under the door?

He's pounding nails into a

Hardwood floor... and I

Swear to god I heard someone

Moaning low... and I keep

Seeing the blue light of a

T.V. show...

He has a router

And a table saw... and you

Won't believe what Mr. Sticha saw

There's poison underneath the sink

Of course... But there's also

Enough formaldehyde to choke

A horse... What's he building

In there. What the hell is he

Building in there? I heard he

Has an ex-wife in some place

Called Mayors Income, Tennessee

And he used to have a

consulting business in Indonesia...

but what is he building in there?

What the hell is building in there?



He has no friends

But he gets a lot of mail

I'll bet he spent a little

Time in jail...

I heard he was up on the

Roof last night

Signaling with a flashlight

And what's that tune he's

Always whistling...

What's he building in there?

What's he building in there?



We have a right to know...

____________________________________________
More of the storyboard coming soon....

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 10:21 PM
Wow, those are some haunting lyrics, Mickety Mike. :eek: Very interesting...can you explain how this relates to your story?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak *intrigued* *yet also in need of unloading groceries* :D

Kirt
01-22-2006, 10:27 PM
Nice lyrics, but I get the impression that the setting is suburban middle class. I'm not sure that the tall apartment building is the right setting for the tune. I mean, there's no lawn for him to mow (or not) ... no pepper tree for a tire swing. :surprised

Nice layouts and storyboards. However, I see a creepy quiet house in the neighborhood. The one house that the kids in the neighborhood avoid and make rumors about. Know what I mean?

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 10:40 PM
Kirt,

That's a good point. :) I sort of picture a down and out suburbanite myself ~ someone with a backwards baseball cap, a grizzled beard, and a broken down truck in the front yard. Someone that has *marijuana smoker* written all over him. I guess it depends on the song's relationship to the piece. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

default-rol
01-22-2006, 10:43 PM
@Becks, Kirt

Alright, you asked for it!! :p ;)

Premise update 05/12/05:

“What’s he building in there?” is a short, monochromatic animation based upon a Tom Waits track of the same name. Based in Ashland, Illinois, it follows a local investigative journalist as he searches to uncover the mystery surrounding a reclusive stranger who lives on the outskirts of town. Is this stranger really a man to be feared or is the film noir obsessed journalist playing out his own fantasies?


I need to re-work the above premise in the next 24-48 hours.

Without sending reams and reams to this thread about my outline:

The journalist is staking out the recluse, by renting an unused apartment across the way from the strangers home. He has him under surveillance and is monitoring his actions night and day...

Over the course of the animatic, the percieved actions of the recluse convince the journalist to take matters into his own hands and break into the strangers home to find out once and for all what he is building in there.

The animatic concludes with a close up of the eye of the beast (see previous work for the project on this thread,) and then fades out. The reason for this is that the recluse is actually a former big-game hunter (during his time of running a consulting business in Indonesia.) He found a new species in the remote areas around his village and managed to smuggle a baby beast to the USA. He plans on growing it to maturity and then releasing images of it to the press, making himself famous and rich in the process. What the journalist is actually witnessing, is the recluse building a stronger cage for the growing animal.

Contrary to popular belief, his ex-wife doesn't live in Mayors Income, Tennessee. She was actually an early meal for his new pet. Also, the recluse has managed to persuade the local grave digger in his favour, and for the past 6 months the town's dead have not been buried, but instead have been meals...

Hope that helps! ;) I'm writing it up for real in the next few days.

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by Mike Noir: Contrary to popular belief, his ex-wife doesn't live in Mayors Income, Tennessee. She was actually an early meal for his new pet. Also, the recluse has managed to persuade the local grave digger in his favour, and for the past 6 months the town's dead have not been buried, but instead have been meals...
I knew there was a reason I liked you! :scream: That rocks...I love this sort of creepy yet oddly plausible~seeming premise...I guess you never really do know about your neighbors, do you? :surprised :curious: :scream:

Thanks for posting that...this really sounds interesting! Best of luck in bringing this project to a successful conclusion! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Mu
01-22-2006, 10:52 PM
The journalist is staking out the recluse, by renting an unused apartment across the way from the strangers home. He has him under surveillance and is monitoring his actions night and day...

that is a fantastic setting and puts a nice emphasis on the fact that the ones who suspect the man of doing something (his social environment) could be regarded as the weirdos in this text.

It is a great piece of poetry (to my mind) as it is open to interpretation and lends itself to many directions.

While the story you made up makes perfect sense and will be very entertaining I don't feel that the text needs a fully solved explanation, actually, but that is just my interpretation. (The text never really offers a solution or explanation which partly is why it leaves you so uncomfortable with the situation)

But, all in all, I say: great! Get to work. Let's see something... ... Wanna know what it'll all look like...

after all... "We have a right to know"

default-rol
01-22-2006, 10:53 PM
@Becks,

You really need to actually hear the track to fully comprehend the flavour of the lyrics. It is truely excellent!!

@Mr.Mu

I think you are totally correct on the piece remaining unresolved. I love the ambiguity of the ending as much as you do. Unfortunately for the both of us, resolution is what is going to get me more marks... and I am a sell-out!! :scream:

MIKE NOIR *Purist at heart*

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Mu: While the story you made up makes perfect sense and will be very entertaining I don't feel that the text needs a fully solved explanation, actually, but that is just my interpretation. (The text never really offers a solution or explanation which partly is why it leaves you so uncomfortable with the situation)
I quite agree, I always find it disappointing when there is an easy sci~fi explanation for something mysterious...I always like the mystery of never quite knowing what the hell is going on...a la X~Files suspense fame. :D God! Do I miss the X~Files! </rant> :D

I think the bit about the wife being eaten is more interesting than the fact that there is a beast itself ~ it really tells you something about human nature, which is what to me always makes stories interesting. I think I've mentioned before that one of my favorite authors is Ian McEwan, one crazy sardonic Brit, but one hell of a writer ~ he wrote horror when he was younger, and all of his work has a dark slant to it. There's one where they chop up a man and put him in various manageable packages for convenient disposal...now that's what I'm talking about! :thumbsup:

Originally posted by Mike Noir Lite: :scream: I think you are totally correct on the piece remaining unresolved. I love the ambiguity of the ending as much as you do. Unfortunately for the both of us, resolution is what is going to get me more marks... and I am a sell-out!! :scream:
Don't do it! Don't make me call you MNL! :scream: *shakes head*

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

default-rol
01-22-2006, 11:06 PM
I think the bit about the wife being eaten is more interesting than the fact that there is a beast itself ~ it really tells you something about human nature, which is what to me always makes stories interesting.


Yeah, this is totally the best part of the story I wrote. But I will only get to expand upon it after I get the $90,000,000 funding for the full feature :cry: ;) .

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by young Master Shymalamadingdang: Yeah, this is totally the best part of the story I wrote. But I will only get to expand upon it after I get the $90,000,000 funding for the full feature :cry: ;) .
Well, I think it's a great story...can really see this being fleshed out *pardon the pun* :D and expanded upon...wow, think of all the CGWorkshops you can take with $90,000,000! :bounce: :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Kirt
01-22-2006, 11:42 PM
Ah! It makes more sense now. Aside from the aforementioned critiques about the storyboard, ignore everything I said. :D

Lyneran
01-23-2006, 12:12 AM
whoa! awesome story! deliciously evil and creepy.. gives us a glimpse into what goes on in that mind of yours!! :D i also like those environment sheets, will we get the chance to see the final result?

She was actually an early meal for his new pet. Also, the recluse has managed to persuade the local grave digger in his favour, and for the past 6 months the town's dead have not been buried, but instead have been meals...

:surprised

*backs away sloooowly*

default-rol
01-23-2006, 12:26 AM
@Kirt - Will do... ;) The complete storyboard should be on here by tomorrow night, I promise.... you can cut it to shreads then. I'm still struggling with simple concepts like "not breaking the centre line" and the like.... :surprised so I will post them up in case you spot any glaring mistakes I need to remedy at light speed.

@Lyneran - I might be able to post up the complete animatic if I can get it down to a respecable size. I'm loving your Loomis work btw...

MIKE

Mu
01-23-2006, 09:03 AM
Unfortunately for the both of us, resolution is what is going to get me more marks... and I am a sell-out!! :scream:


lmao!:scream:
Go for it! Sell your soul - it pays off... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2051061.stm)




:surprised

*backs away sloooowly*


lmao!:scream:

default-rol
01-23-2006, 12:05 PM
@Mr.Mu

LOL!! that link was ace. :thumbsup: I did my degree in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and lived near Byker for a while, (where that guy lives.) We do things like that "up North." I should probably have bought it... :scream:

MIKE

EAD
01-23-2006, 12:29 PM
hey mike. Nice work so far, I await the character designs and props and other stuff you gotta do by wednesday, good luck!. This all reminds me of Edd Gein, what a guy.

I like your anatomy studies by the way.. nice.

Keep going

Rebeccak
01-23-2006, 12:34 PM
Lol...selling one's soul on the internet...*I wonder how much mine would fetch?* :surprised :scream:

erilaz
01-23-2006, 12:38 PM
Less talky more drawy! :wip:

default-rol
01-23-2006, 10:26 PM
Hey all :scream:

I'm up and running. Only a few images left to draw and I have got the full set!! :thumbsup:

Here is the start of the storyboards, images 1 to 24 including text. If anyone spots any continuity problems or errors - please, please, PLEASE shout up!! I'm handing this in soon :D



http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4624/1to35ji.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9313/4to61yl.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4937/7to93kt.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9831/10to129ke.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3747/13to157nl.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6173/16to182qz.jpg





More updates throughout the evening... :scream:

MIKE *Got the caffine inside him...*

default-rol
01-23-2006, 10:39 PM
More... :) (will post again in the next hour or so.)

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3632/19to211at.jpg


http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2171/22to248kd.jpg

Kirt
01-23-2006, 10:57 PM
Panel #21? (you really should number your panels :D ) a chair appears from nowhere. You should put the chair in the other shots so that we know it's in the room and not hidden under the figures clothes or something.

I'd move the "Different time of day from panel 15 to panel 13. Then the whole sequence would make more sense. If not, the figure seems to jump suddenly from the window to the desk.

Other than that ... looking good! :thumbsup:

default-rol
01-24-2006, 01:01 AM
@Kirt - Thanks for the supersonic feedback!! You rock :buttrock: You are totally right about the chair and where to put "The time of day changes." in to the sequence. Thanks for that.

Here are the rest. :D

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8954/25to275ku.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2752/28to308qr.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8076/31to334yi.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7105/34to367ea.jpg

MIKE

Kirt
01-24-2006, 01:08 AM
Hmmm ... that last panel with him using a glass on the wall seems odd. I mean, he has this electronic stuff to watch the house and he's using low-tech to eavesdrop?

For effect and shock, maybe just a quick closeup of Mr. Sticha's eyes (in shock/surprise)? You could even hint or allude to the creature by putting a silloette reflection in Mr. Sticha's eyes.

default-rol
01-24-2006, 01:22 AM
@Kirt - You're on fire tonight!! Great suggestions!! :thumbsup::buttrock:

Last ones... :D

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/4705/37to390pf.jpg

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/4736/40to421tj.jpg

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7184/43to454ga.jpg

Well, that is over with (for a minute at least. Tomorrow, revisions a la Kirt style, and the animatic + Powerpoint presentation - musn't forget that... :argh: :cry: )

MIKE :bowdown: :bowdown:

Kirt
01-24-2006, 01:50 AM
Hey ... more pages. :D

OK, I have to admit you lost me there on the next page after the glass on the wall. I suppose it tells the story, but in my opinion seems kind of dull and lifeless. I think you should be building up the suspence more through this sequence. If you do a small series of flashbacks I think it'll tell the story well and keep the viewer more interested in what might be happening.

So, you have this sequence where Mr. Sticha recalls seeing something. Then you could have another sequence where the main character is investigating the trash of the suspect. You could have empty bottles of toxic chemicals and formaldehyde that he picks out to examine for a second ... and then mouth the word "poison".

I'm not sure if you have enough time to fit that in there (as I haven't heard the song and not familiar with the timing). But if it works, then I think it'd build the suspense more.

Additionally, I think you should throw in some weirder camera angles through here leading up to the end. Throwing the viewer off balance with some carefully placed overhead or worm's eye views will make the sequence more disorientating and disturbing. Tilt the camera and try other things rather than straight medium shots.

Extreme closeups can be effective also. They have a tendicy to restrict the information given to the viewer. So, they can't help but wonder about the parts that are not in view.

I don't know if you have enough time, but it would be helpful if you had time to rent and watch Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and study how he uses the camera to build up suspence and horror.

default-rol
01-24-2006, 10:34 AM
@Kirt -

Thanks for all your help so far. These sound like great suggestions. :thumbsup: I hadn't considered using the Hitchcock style for the piece, but now you mention it - it's obvious!! LOL.

what I think I need to do given my timeframe is, produce an animatic for the piece with the elements I have, but trying to alter the feel slightly where I can. Then adjusting it really and add in new shots (as per your suggestions) on Thursday (after trying to rent Psycho on Wednesday night :scream:,) for the storyboard hand in on Friday.

Great!!

Thanks again - you have been so much help. :bowdown:

MIKE

default-rol
01-26-2006, 07:28 PM
And now for something completely different... :scream:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6540/femalegesturesketches8hx.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/2218/maleseatedgesture1fn.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5110/femaletorsocharcoal0ir.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1706/seatedfemaletorsopencil6cw.jpg

MIKE :)

default-rol
01-26-2006, 07:30 PM
and the rest... :)

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7648/seatedfemalebackpencil0pf.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4100/seatedmalecharcoal7qm.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
01-26-2006, 07:34 PM
Hey Mike, :)

You were right about your figure drawings improving ~ I like this drawing in particular:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5110/femaletorsocharcoal0ir.jpg

Oh, hey, and those last 2 are great also! :)

Definite improvements in sense of overall shape and form...and I think your line confidence is increasing as well.

Well~done!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
01-26-2006, 09:04 PM
The teacher makes the student Becks... :bowdown: :bowdown::bowdown::D

MIKE

Rebeccak
01-26-2006, 09:06 PM
The teacher makes the student Becks... :bowdown: :bowdown::bowdown::D
:scream: Lol, Mike...you know these Workshops aren't graded, right? :curious: :scream: No need to brownnose for an 'A'! :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk *laughing with Mike* :D

Rebeccak
01-26-2006, 09:14 PM
On a serious note ;) I think these two drawings are really coming along well in terms of shape and sense of structure:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7648/seatedfemalebackpencil0pf.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4100/seatedmalecharcoal7qm.jpg


Nice work! AOAH better start peddling! :thumbsup:

I can see that last piece easily becoming a really nice traditional or digital painting. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
02-04-2006, 08:21 PM
A "mutant turtle"... :D

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/2905/creaturemk13if.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
02-04-2006, 08:24 PM
Mike,

Awww, how adorable! :thumbsup: What was this done for? Just for fun? Verry nice! :)

By the way, you should check out Icey's creature work on the Creature's Thread here:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257600&page=3

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
02-04-2006, 08:41 PM
Becks

Partly for fun, partly the start of a personal project I am thinking of working on. I'm thinking about blasting out a few pages of ideas and drawings, and then going for my first project in ZBrush - FULL ON!! lol....

Have you ever heard of a guy called Stuart Sumida? I have managed to secure a ticket for his workshop during next week's Animex festival (http://www.animex.net/) in, "Anatomy and Animation.". He is highly regarded by students I have talked to. It is a full day session, and I will post up my results that evening.

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
02-04-2006, 08:59 PM
Mike,

Just looked him up:

http://animex.tees.ac.uk/speakers_details.cfm?speaker_id=58

Looks fantastic! So that's tomorrow? Definitely write us a report, can't wait! :bounce:

Cheers,

~Rk

default-rol
02-04-2006, 09:47 PM
Ermmmm.... no - Tomorrow is Sunday. His workshop is on Wednesday. :)

Rebeccak
02-04-2006, 09:50 PM
KBM ~ Korean Blonde Moment ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
02-05-2006, 06:08 PM
The result of a mis-spent afternoon studying Neville Page's "flesh" rendering DVD when I should be working on one of my numerous projects. :scream:

http://img427.imageshack.us/img427/7851/meatball2pm.jpg

Hmmmm.... meaty.

Off for lunch now, it was making me hungry.

MIKE

Rebeccak
02-05-2006, 06:11 PM
Wow, Mike, nice! :thumbsup: Want to show us a step by step? :D

Cheers, :)

~Rk *impressed*

default-rol
02-05-2006, 08:23 PM
Want to show us a step by step? :D

Don't think Neville Page or Alex Alvarez would be too impressed if I did, do you? LOL.... :scream:

MIKE :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
02-05-2006, 08:29 PM
Awww...sugar! :D

No probs, Mickety Mike. :)

Cheers,

~Rk

default-rol
02-06-2006, 11:49 PM
Multiple eyes tonight :thumbsup:

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2994/multipleeyes4td.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
02-06-2006, 11:56 PM
Mike,

WOW, those are so fantastic, it's creepy! :applause: :applause: :applause: Really stunning work, Mike! So, hmm, what else will you be teaching in the Workshop? :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak *bowled over*

default-rol
02-07-2006, 12:01 AM
Can you tell that I'm an ID'er by trade, and a wannabe artist - not the other way around, lol...

MIKE :scream:

Rebeccak
02-07-2006, 12:05 AM
Mike,

I don't think that I would ever even remotely consider attaching 'wannabe' to your moniker in any way shape or form ~ you've proven to be a tremendously dedicated artist, and I wouldn't underestimate that at all. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Gunilla
02-07-2006, 07:41 AM
These are georgeous renderings! Are you saying it's all 2d? :curious:
They looks so much like 3d it's creepy.

I think I have to check that DVD out. Good to see someone else occupied with flesh :D

default-rol
02-07-2006, 09:06 AM
@Gunilla - Both are 100% photoshop renderings of flesh and eyes. As taught by Neville Page's Gnomon DVD vol.3 and vol.4. It is the same "softbox" technique that Scott Robertson uses to render his bicycles, something that I will be adapting into other hard surfaced products in the coming days. Go to www.drawthrough.com (http://www.drawthrough.com) to see Scott Robertsons renderings using this technique, or check out the DVD on how to do it - it is amazing!!

MIKE :)

Gunilla
02-07-2006, 02:45 PM
Thanks - I definitely have to check that out... really cool.

You have some other nice things going here as well - so I'll be back (you have now been warned :))

GonzaloGolpe
02-07-2006, 10:13 PM
Beautiful eyes!Please, put me one green, two brown, and half a dozen of blue to make a salad:argh: :bounce:

┤Zalo

Lyneran
02-09-2006, 02:56 AM
wow mike i totally thought those were 3d! great stuff! :thumbsup:

StuartVarrall
04-24-2006, 06:59 PM
Hi Mike,

congrats on making the cut for the Spotlight, well deserved.

Some great stuff in this thread. Just spent the last half an hour looking through it. The contextual studies work brought back some memories...

Loving your anatomical studies, just gorgeous.

Have subscribed to this thread, can't wait to see some more inspirational stuff :applause:

-stu

default-rol
04-24-2006, 08:04 PM
hey Stu,

Good to see you on the boards mate!! :D Thanks for the kind words....

Everyone is in awe of your baby head animation >>> can't wait to see it finished. :applause: Did you and the guys make it to the PIXAR exhibition at the Science Museum? I did and it ROCKED!! I'm currently doing a CGWorkshop with Robin Cooper, who is a senior texture artist from there, and she had her work on display - she's pretty damn good, (as you'd expect really, check out my portfolio link for some of the work done so far.)

Take care mate and see you at Uni.

MIKE :D

default-rol
04-24-2006, 08:41 PM
Stu has shamed me in to posting my work from RebeccaK's awesome second workshop >>> Figuratively Speaking

MIKE :D

Week 1 -

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/208/theprogressionsmall6xt.gif

http://img280.imageshack.us/img280/7571/mainposerefined72od.jpg

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/7684/mainposelinework15fy.jpg

Week 4 -

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/9497/humansculpture14fd.jpg

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/3000/humansculpture33ae.jpg

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/5830/humansculpture43pt.jpg


Week 5 -

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/5681/mainpictureweek574bi.jpg

default-rol
04-24-2006, 08:47 PM
continued...

MIKE :D

Week 6 -

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/2673/rubenstorso6a3wd.jpg

Week 7 -

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/9277/mainpictureimage16ub.jpg

incomplete assignment... for the moment :rolleyes:

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/7044/mainpictureimage120he.jpg

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/5629/handgestures0tg.jpg

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/4168/lifedrawing9nc.jpg

Rebeccak
04-24-2006, 08:52 PM
LOL ~ I was just going to post here, asking when you were going to get your work up! :D

Great to see you back on the boards, Rollinson! :) You did a great job in the Workshop, glad to have had you back for round 2. ;)

EDIT: K, your best work has been added here.
(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3462716&postcount=10)
Cheers,

~Rk

default-rol
04-24-2006, 08:53 PM
WOW Becks ~

You're working at lightspeed these days... :p

Cheers

MIKE :D

Rebeccak
04-24-2006, 08:54 PM
Nah, I'm going at Ludicrous speed. :D ;)

se7en-z3r0
05-16-2006, 01:52 AM
LMAO becks - you are soo ganstah : ) Mike the flesh/eyeball renderings are amazing. You are lying if you say they are 2D. I have read Scott's stuff but its way too neurotic and technical for me. Post some new stuff dude, and be quick about it : p

SpiritDreamer
05-17-2006, 03:04 AM
Hi...Mike...:) ....That's some powerful drawing and painting skill your developeing...:thumbsup:

Really like the red drawings above, and the way you carry them in to finished paintings...hand
holding a stick...GREAT...:applause:

Can't wait to see more...:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

default-rol
05-18-2006, 10:26 PM
My first post for a little while >>> I actually made it to my lifeclass, (the pressures of Uni are catching up with me.)

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/7001/1605063jd.jpg

Look out for my major project assignment work (IF I manage to not fail the academic coursework,) from 6th June...

@ Shay >>> LOL, Cheers mate.

@ Glenn - Thank you for the kind words...

Take care all,

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
05-18-2006, 10:30 PM
Nice work with this, Mike. :) Your life drawings have really improved ~ I would recommend sticking with pencil / pen (frankly, sometimes I think charcoal is overrated). ;)

Best of luck with your coursework ~ if you survive, I'll fly you to a MB Workshop. ;)

*sike*

Cheers, :)

~Rk

default-rol
05-18-2006, 10:35 PM
Nice work with this, Mike. :) Your life drawings have really improved ~ I would recommend sticking with pencil / pen (frankly, sometimes I think charcoal is overrated). ;)

Best of luck with your coursework ~ if you survive, I'll fly you to a MB Workshop. ;)


How do you do that?!!... (literally 3 minutes from not even being on-line... *stealth mode disengaged* ) ;) :D

Don't worry, Becks, I'll be flying MYSELF to the next Massive Black (Europe) workshop... I hope you can make it too...

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
05-18-2006, 10:42 PM
LOL ~ checking up on me, eh? :D Heh, just assume I'm always online, and you'll be good. ;)

I'm seriously debating this year's Workshop...wish I had the fundage!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 09:17 AM
Heya Mike, :)

You should join the ongoing Workshop:

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=1&pp=15)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=1&pp=15

I didn't know if you had seen it. :) Going to invite the others from the Workshop as well. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

default-rol
07-27-2006, 07:42 PM
Hello world,

Sorry I haven't been around for a while >>> but I've been dealing with some other things :)

Anyroadup, I'm now working on my major project full tilt, and the fruits of my labours will be seen here for all to C&C (very much appreciated as always) in the coming days. Until then, here is a random sketch... :)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6739/conceptidearough1wu6.jpg

MIKE

Rebeccak
07-27-2006, 07:51 PM
The Rollinson is back! :)

Great to see that you're alive and kicking, and look forward to seeing your MA work. Hey, this latest sketch is quite cool! Did you have anything in particular in mind, or having some issues I should know about? :D I kid, I kid...;)

BTW, AOAH has started a thread at long last which can be found here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=385982). Hopefully the two of you can goad one another virtually for my personal entertainment. :)

Cheers, ;)

~RK

default-rol
07-27-2006, 08:04 PM
Did you have anything in particular in mind, or having some issues I should know about?

It is a self portrait, Becks... :scream:

Actually, it is an off shoot from the work I'm doing at the moment. When I start posting bits of it up (as they are completed) you will have a better idea I hope >>> Here is a teaser rough of one of the things I'm working on. :)

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/9294/centaurdemontopuq1.jpg

MIKE :)

Rebeccak
07-27-2006, 08:09 PM
Mike,

I notice that neither of these characters have hands...let's see some hands buddy! :scream: No, I can see how this goes with the theme...and self~portrait indeed! Why, you're much prettier than I had imagined! :scream: ;)

Can't wait to see your updates. :)

Cheers,

~RK

default-rol
07-27-2006, 11:28 PM
Top half of another idea (rough) :)

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9679/blackcherubideavo3.jpg

MIKE :)

default-rol
07-28-2006, 05:20 PM
Side view - head of the above character...

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/1120/blackcherubsideviewheadxm3.jpg

More to come very soon.

MIKE :)

BNN
07-28-2006, 05:41 PM
That's some really wicked stuff man..

Intriguing details... =o

default-rol
07-28-2006, 08:04 PM
Hi BNN,

Thank you for the kind words. :) I hope to have more up in the very near future... (read tomorrow in to that last statement.)

MIKE :)

Intervain
07-28-2006, 08:12 PM
crazey stuff!!! Love it - though it's mega creepy... would love to model some of it in 3d! sweet!

default-rol
07-28-2006, 11:06 PM
crazey stuff!!! Love it - though it's mega creepy... would love to model some of it in 3d! sweet!

Hi Intervain >>> I will be attempting to model it myself in 3D once the final image planes are drawn etc. They will all be posted up here too, so by all means feel free to use them (as long as you cite me somewhere if you start posting the 3D up for us all to admire. :)) Your work might well give me some insights in to making them a 3D reality! :thumbsup:

Thanks

MIKE :)

default-rol
07-29-2006, 04:44 PM
Here is the first set of image planes for my Black Cherub's head >>> (to go with the image above)

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8392/frontblackcherubgb5.jpg



http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3728/frontandsidexb1.jpg

More to come (very soon)

MIKE :)

se7en-z3r0
07-30-2006, 05:04 PM
So when did you learn to draw? : p Very cool stuff Rol!! I thought you were all light, sunshine and happiness ; ) The black cherub concept is beautiful dude, seriously. Can't wait to see more.

default-rol
07-30-2006, 11:07 PM
So when did you learn to draw? : p Very cool stuff Rol!! I thought you were all light, sunshine and happiness ; ) The black cherub concept is beautiful dude, seriously. Can't wait to see more.

LOL Shay... well, I've been practicing on the quiet since the workshop ;)

More characters coming very soon, (read tomorrow,) and the final versions of this one too.

Great to see you about on these boards mate.

MIKE :beer:

EAD
07-31-2006, 12:01 AM
Nice concepts bud. i'm chuffed youve decided to go with the dante theme as it was always gonna be a winner. Is the plan to model characters and enviro's too? or are ya sticking just to the characters? I'm definately looking forward to seeing some nightmarish texturing on these beauts. good luck with it all:thumbsup:

Rebeccak
08-06-2006, 02:14 PM
Mike,

Great stuff here! :) Really nice to see you translating your Workshop stuff over so nicely directly into your work. Looking forward to seeing the final paintings! :thumbsup:

Cheers,

~RK

Djampa
04-18-2007, 01:13 AM
Oh my, your sketchbook here is impressive, I'm glad to appreciate it.
Congratulations !
BTW your Dante's piece is really awesome !

Thanks for the Anatomy Café ! Lets draw !

Cheers,

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