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MechaHateChimp
12-02-2005, 03:35 PM
Guess I'll start a sketchbook thread as well. Here's my first: a 20 minute sketch of d&b mogul Goldie.

*UPDATED - worked a little more this afternoon to define some features.

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-goldie.jpg

Rebeccak
12-03-2005, 12:31 AM
Mecha Hate Chimp,

Looking forward to seeing this thread develop! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
12-03-2005, 05:28 PM
Daily Sketch #546 - Sunrise on a Defeated City

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-546.jpg

Elsie
12-03-2005, 06:16 PM
Hehehe, sketchbook of love :D

That sunrise looks wonderful! I love the colours and the relections - hard to believe it can look so nice with so simple strokes. Pleeeease do some more work on this one :love:

MechaHateChimp
12-03-2005, 09:08 PM
Hehehe, sketchbook of love :D

That sunrise looks wonderful! I love the colours and the relections - hard to believe it can look so nice with so simple strokes. Pleeeease do some more work on this one :love:


Thanks Elsie :)

MechaHateChimp
12-04-2005, 09:23 PM
Daily Sketch #547 - Black Moon Rising

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-547.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-07-2005, 01:07 AM
Daily Sketch # 548 - Small Ones Make For Better Eating

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-548.jpg

JesseBlunt
12-08-2005, 11:42 PM
Nice work on the portrait. Do you use a tablet?

MechaHateChimp
12-09-2005, 04:23 AM
Nice work on the portrait. Do you use a tablet?

Hi Jesse,

Yes. I usually scan rough sketches into PS then color over them using a standard round brush with medium opacity.

MechaHateChimp
12-09-2005, 04:24 AM
Daily Sketch #549 - Dog VS Mailman

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-549.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-09-2005, 04:51 AM
Portrait of a Madman

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/new/madman.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-09-2005, 05:07 AM
X-Men's Archangel - 2D

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/new/archangel-01.jpg


X-Men's Archangel - 3D

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/new/archangel-02.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-09-2005, 05:36 AM
Spectacular Challenge - Element of Surprise

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/new/sc-eos.jpg

Tygatron
12-09-2005, 10:13 PM
Your really incredible. I love the subtle crackling, almost scale-like quality of Angels skin and wings. I also think you sense of color is superior as shown in the underwater scene. Excellent work man.

MechaHateChimp
12-12-2005, 01:14 AM
Daily Sketch #550 - Why You Shouldn't Drink & Draw

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-550.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-12-2005, 01:19 AM
Daily Sketch #551 - Ipod Commercial

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-551.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-12-2005, 01:21 AM
Daily Sketch #552 - Avatar Wars: Snowball Fight

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-552.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-12-2005, 01:45 AM
Daily Sketch #553 - Where's The Freakin' Pizza Guy

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-553.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-12-2005, 01:55 AM
Your really incredible. I love the subtle crackling, almost scale-like quality of Angels skin and wings. I also think you sense of color is superior as shown in the underwater scene. Excellent work man.

That's probably one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. Thank you so much - J

Elsie
12-12-2005, 05:26 PM
More lovely stuff, Joel. That ipod advert is just classic :D I've been looking forward to more of your stuff. I am constantly impressed how great your work looks from so little time with the daily sketches!

MechaHateChimp
12-13-2005, 08:10 AM
More lovely stuff, Joel. That ipod advert is just classic :D I've been looking forward to more of your stuff. I am constantly impressed how great your work looks from so little time with the daily sketches!

Thank you Elsie :)

MechaHateChimp
12-13-2005, 08:11 AM
Daily Sketch #554 - The White Queen

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-554.jpg

paperclip
12-13-2005, 09:27 AM
I LOVE the ipod one. You should put that one in your portfolio. It's funny and looks good!

MechaHateChimp
12-14-2005, 03:50 AM
Daily Sketch #555 - Pimp My Reindeer

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-555.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-24-2005, 06:50 PM
Daily Sketch #567 - The Holiday Card

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-567.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-28-2005, 02:20 AM
Daily Sketch #570 - Mirror

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-570.jpg

MattVogt
12-28-2005, 02:52 AM
Amazing Works!

Goldie's coming along nicely

Element of Surprise is my most favorite!
The mirror is beautiful as is the White Queen
The facets on the Xmen dude look good, oh and nice model!

keep 'm coming

Matt

dogyears
12-28-2005, 11:11 AM
great sketches. All are pretty amazing, though pizza guy and mirror are slightly weaker.

The composition in mirror doesn't quite "fit" (though the shaft of light on the water is great), Still it is a really good painting.

Rebeccak
12-28-2005, 10:30 PM
I really love that last sketch Mecha. Beautiful work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
12-29-2005, 07:28 AM
Daily Sketch #571 - Learning To Fly

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-571.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-29-2005, 07:47 AM
MattVogt & dogyears - Thank you for the kind words :)

Rebecca - Glad you liked it :) It didnt come out as I planned but after 2 hours of fiddling, I had to stop. BTW, I am really enjoying your figure drawing workshops. I think out of all the exercises I've been doing now that I am getting back into illustrating, your workshops have helped me out the most. I still feel pretty slow and not nearly as loose with my sketching as I would like to be but I'm definitely sticking with it until I can start knocking stuff out alot quicker. Thanks again for your kind words and inspiration.

MechaHateChimp
12-30-2005, 11:45 PM
Daily Sketch #573 - New Year's Resolution

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-573.jpg

yulias
12-31-2005, 01:18 AM
your stuff is fantastic, and i love how you made those gloves --> so mood..ful
nice bold lines ...

Rebeccak
12-31-2005, 02:31 AM
Orig. posted by Mecha: Rebecca - Glad you liked it :) It didnt come out as I planned but after 2 hours of fiddling, I had to stop. BTW, I am really enjoying your figure drawing workshops. I think out of all the exercises I've been doing now that I am getting back into illustrating, your workshops have helped me out the most. I still feel pretty slow and not nearly as loose with my sketching as I would like to be but I'm definitely sticking with it until I can start knocking stuff out alot quicker. Thanks again for your kind words and inspiration.
That's terrific to hear, thanks! :) It's been great to have you aboard, and I've really been appreciating your style, it's quite cool and unique...it will definitely be cool to see how you develop it. :thumbsup:

Alrighty, looking forward to lots more OFDWs in the New Year. Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
12-31-2005, 08:02 PM
Sketch: Samurai Portrait

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-samurai.jpg

I bought a book yesterday that contained a huge source of concept art from the last Star Wars movie. While I'm not a big Star Wars fan, I was really blown away by the calibur of work some of the concept artists created for the film. I have been engrossed with the book for the last 24 hours and it inspired me to sketch in pencil again. This is a quick 30 minute sketch which I scanned and worked over lightly in PS. I may convert it to color later down the line. - J

MechaHateChimp
12-31-2005, 08:22 PM
Yulias - Thank you :)

Rebecca - I think your doing a fantastic job with the OFDW's, so just keep them going! I love portraits so maybe one day you can dedicate a OFDW to just faces? Thanks again.

MechaHateChimp
01-03-2006, 12:33 AM
Daily Sketch #576 - Sultan's Daughter

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-576.jpg

Elaeria
01-03-2006, 12:54 AM
HOLYCRAPWOWJIMINYGALLDANGIT CHIMP!
I absolutely love that Sultan's Daughter sketch...absolutely beautiful!
Cheers!
Meredith

MechaHateChimp
01-03-2006, 02:24 AM
HOLYCRAPWOWJIMINYGALLDANGIT CHIMP!
I absolutely love that Sultan's Daughter sketch...absolutely beautiful!
Cheers!
Meredith

Thank you Elaeria :)

MechaHateChimp
01-05-2006, 03:28 AM
Daily Sketch #578 - Cave of Wonders

http://www.killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-578.jpg

Matellis
01-05-2006, 08:10 AM
great stuff you have here. love your style. going to add this to the subscription list :)

keep it up man!

danielh68
01-05-2006, 03:06 PM
Really enjoyed your "Cave" entry. Awesome work!

exigent
01-05-2006, 05:12 PM
I absolutely hate everything that you've done... shows no creative talent whatsoever.

Ok, I lied. Your style is very inspiring. The sense of design is also very honed. Great work MHChimp!

MechaHateChimp
01-08-2006, 05:44 AM
Daily Sketch #580 - The Third Voyage of Sinbad

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-580.jpg

MechaHateChimp
01-08-2006, 05:48 AM
Matellis - Thank you :)

danielh68 - Glad you enjoyed it. I think its one of my better pieces so thank you very much :thumbsup:

exigent - LOL. Thanks!

MechaHateChimp
01-08-2006, 05:50 PM
Daliy Sketch #581 - Shehrayar the Murderous King

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches//sketch-581.jpg

zpapageo
01-11-2006, 07:00 PM
More cool stuff! You've been busy! Great work on the Murderous King.

zng-Y
01-11-2006, 07:26 PM
Joel, stunning :love:

RedSquirrel
01-11-2006, 07:56 PM
Awesome stuff :drool:, hope to see more soon.

MechaHateChimp
01-13-2006, 06:51 AM
Daily Sketch # 586 - April

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/sketches/sketch-586.jpg

MechaHateChimp
01-13-2006, 06:53 AM
zpapageo, zng-Y & RedSquirrel - Thank you very much :wavey:

Elsie
01-13-2006, 10:30 AM
Whee, more wonderful stuff :thumbsup: I really enjoy reading through this thread Joel. You have such a wonderful style developing here :)

MVDB
01-13-2006, 10:37 AM
Most impressive sketches in this thread...
fantastic stuff!

Great use of brushstrokes in: Shehrayar the Murderous King
:thumbsup:

Digitalpaint
01-14-2006, 06:32 PM
I've enjoyed looking at your work.

Thanks for sharing

MechaHateChimp
01-19-2006, 06:49 AM
Concept Art - Minotaur

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/new/minotaur.jpg

Mu
01-19-2006, 08:44 AM
intruiging concept. Also quite unusual to make a minotaur with a male cow's head rather than a giant bull/bisonlike head.


I wonder though if the proportion relationship between head and torso works well. I have been staring at it for quite a time (I love your textures all over the place!). I just can't tell - it definitely conveys the awkward feeling of encountering something completely alien to humanity. Also the expression on the minotaur's face is just incredible. The sadness of a prisoner's life in the maze of crete comes to mind.

*takes another long look*

No, it's just perfect as it is. The weak and sad head on that muscular body actually supports the idea of the hidden-away, sad and dangerous half-goddish misfit.

A-maze-ing piece...harhar:scream:

MechaHateChimp
01-19-2006, 04:01 PM
Thanks Mr. Mu :)

Im with you on the proportion fo the head to body.... I was looking at it in a smaller thumbnail view and the head seems a bit larger. I may redo the entire image later down the line though. The sketch I started with was very rough so I tend to sacrifice detail for speed. I may actually start with a completed pencil sketch before I bring it in to PS from now on.

Rebeccak
01-19-2006, 06:04 PM
Mecha,

I saw this last night, and was totally impressed! Really love this piece and the sense of solidity and texture to the figure. :)

Great stuff! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
01-20-2006, 02:17 AM
Mecha,

I saw this last night, and was totally impressed! Really love this piece and the sense of solidity and texture to the figure. :)

Great stuff! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Thanks Rebecca!:)

MechaHateChimp
01-21-2006, 05:40 AM
http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/tlbval/page-01-panel-01.jpg

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/tlbval/page-01-panel-02.jpg

http://killingcaterpillars.com/temp/images/illustrations/tlbval/page-01-panel-03a.jpg

These are a few sketches I started for a short story about vikings before I decided to go a different route. I'll post more recent sketches for this story as I finish them within the upcoming weeks.

dekren
01-23-2006, 03:35 PM
Do you use any references for your images? I imagine that "The sultans Daughter", must have been a hard pose to knock out. Great stuff.

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