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MechaHateChimp
12-31-2005, 06:45 PM
Figured I'd start an anatomy thread as well.

Open Figure Drawing Workshop #009

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-009_sketch-01.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-009_sketch-02.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-009_sketch-03.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-009_sketch-04.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-31-2005, 06:47 PM
Some random studies:

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/normal_figure-01.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/figure-01.jpg)

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/normal_figure-02.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/figure-02.jpg)
http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/concept/sketch-goldie.jpg

MechaHateChimp
12-31-2005, 06:48 PM
Skull study:

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/normal_skull-study-01.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/skull-study-01.jpg)
http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/concept/sketch-samurai-01.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-01-2006, 07:36 PM
Hi ....Mecha Hate Chimp // Joel

Really strong peices, I like the different techniques your useing on each of them.
Especially the last peice, the samurai..beautiful line work in that one, strong mood..:thumbsup:
Look forward to seeing more...:)

Take Care
Glenn

Rebeccak
01-02-2006, 01:04 AM
Mecha,

Great to see your Anatomy Thread, and definitely looking forward to seeing your work develop! :wip:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
01-02-2006, 11:35 PM
*Edit: image no longer available.

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/concept/sketch-576.jpg

Rebeccak
01-02-2006, 11:39 PM
Mecha,

Sweet, I love this one! This has the same flavor as that painting by Sargent, El Jaleo. Great stuff!! :thumbsup:

http://home.att.net/~jamestata/El_Jaleo.jpg
http://home.att.net/~jamestata/El_Jaleo.jpg (http://home.att.net/~jamestata/El_Jaleo.jpg)


It's great to see the Anatomy Forum hoppin' in 2006! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

rblitz7
01-02-2006, 11:40 PM
Sick dude! I love the sultans daughter piece!:thumbsup: How long have you been working with a tablet?

SpiritDreamer
01-03-2006, 01:02 AM
Mecha // Joel...

That belly dancer painting....OUTSTANDING....:thumbsup:
Really like the way you captured the movement in the hands, the lighting,and color black on black..very strong...dramatic...:)

Glenn

MechaHateChimp
01-03-2006, 01:13 AM
Rebecca - That's such a beautiful piece. I was actually cleaning my garage today and dusted off some old art books. I have so many favorite painters, but I think Sargent, Klimt, Bouguereau and Alma Tadema take the cake for me.


Richie - Ive had a tablet for about two years, but Ive only really worked with it for about a year. My wife bought me the tablet as a christmas present 2 years ago but the first time I used it I pretty much gave up before I even started. I was so used to painting with a traditional brush that I was put off pretty quick. My sole motivation for picking it up and trying to learn to use it was just looking at the work posted on cgtalk and concept art.

I still struggle with it from time to time but nowhere near as bad as I used to. I think the thing that helped me the most wasnt actually using the tablet itself, but learning to use my programs with it. Finding a good workflow is essential.

Glenn - You always post the nicest comments, Thank you sir! :) I dont think I can take too much credit though. The person who took the photo I worked from definitely captured the moment. I just repainted what was already there.

makaron
01-03-2006, 01:31 AM
I really like the style in the Sultan's Daughter image... :applause: the other images is really good too... :)

EAD
01-04-2006, 11:55 AM
Mecha

I'd like to add myself to your increasing gang of adoring fans, the last painting is tremendous, great brushwork. I think we'd all love to see some of your traditional paintings.. any chance of a post? (apologies if I missed them, elsewhere)

nice work:thumbsup:

MechaHateChimp
01-09-2006, 06:45 AM
Mecha

I'd like to add myself to your increasing gang of adoring fans, the last painting is tremendous, great brushwork. I think we'd all love to see some of your traditional paintings.. any chance of a post? (apologies if I missed them, elsewhere)

nice work:thumbsup:

Hi Andy,

You got me blushing dude... that was seriously a beautiful compliment. Thanks! :love:

zpapageo
01-11-2006, 05:53 PM
Hey, Joel. This is fantastic work youve been doing! I really admire the assuredness of your brushwork and i echo all the other comments on how much i like "Sultan's Daughter." Keep em coming!

zng-Y
01-11-2006, 05:59 PM
OMG you are soo damn good :cry:

Ninjagirl
01-16-2006, 04:47 AM
Did you use this picture http://www.fotosearch.com/BDX329/bxp59830/ as a reference for Sultan's daughter? It has very striking composition - that's an awesome pose!

MechaHateChimp
01-16-2006, 05:56 PM
Open Figure Drawing Workshop #10

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-010_sketch-01.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-010_sketch-02.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-010_sketch-03.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-010_sketch-04.jpg

Rebeccak
01-16-2006, 05:57 PM
Ooh, sweet to see the progress! :arteest:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
01-16-2006, 06:15 PM
Ninjagirl - Yep thats the exact photoreference I used. I wanted to do something a little closer to a more traditional arabic girl but after googling a bit, thats the closest photo I could find that sort of fit the assignment. I agree as well... that pose on the photograph is what caught my eye too :)

zpapageo & zng-Y - Thank you very much. I sincerely appreciate the kind words. Thanks again! :thumbsup:

Ravena
01-16-2006, 08:02 PM
Great work here!
I'm impressed from Sultan's Daughter. The radiant emittance reminds me on "Albayde" from Alexandre Cabanel. (EDIT: an "a" to "e")

Ciao,
Ravena

SpiritDreamer
01-16-2006, 08:21 PM
Mecha....:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Just wanted to say,...:applause: for your last model painting... :applause:
Take Care
Glenn

MechaHateChimp
01-18-2006, 12:16 AM
Open Figure Drawing Workshop #011:

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-011_sketch-01.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-011_sketch-02.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-011_sketch-03.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-011_sketch-04.jpg

GonzaloGolpe
01-18-2006, 12:33 AM
Cool works dude!!the model with the sword...great!!:thumbsup:


An offtopic: Joel , do you have a website?:D

Regards!

┤ Zalo

MechaHateChimp
01-18-2006, 05:25 AM
Cool works dude!!the model with the sword...great!!:thumbsup:


An offtopic: Joel , do you have a website?:D

Regards!

┤ Zalo

Hi Gonzalo,

Thanks for the compliments! As of right now, I do not have a website for my work. I used to have one but someone stole my domain name and has been squatting on it for the last two years. I was hoping they would relinquish the domain but no such luck. I will eventually put one together maybe in the upcoming months.:)

audit
01-18-2006, 05:01 PM
Hi!
Your work is so impressive, I want to briefly shower you with compliments. That OFDW10 piece is my favourite so far, I love the economy of it, very dramatic (all the black reminds me a bit of Caravaggio). First saw that bellydancer in DSF - and it's mindblowing, I don't care that it was a photoref.
...so, can you add me to your fanclub? :D

-audit

PS May I ask, how long have you been painting (traditionally and digitally)?

MechaHateChimp
01-18-2006, 09:54 PM
Hi!
Your work is so impressive, I want to briefly shower you with compliments. That OFDW10 piece is my favourite so far, I love the economy of it, very dramatic (all the black reminds me a bit of Caravaggio). First saw that bellydancer in DSF - and it's mindblowing, I don't care that it was a photoref.
...so, can you add me to your fanclub? :D

-audit

PS May I ask, how long have you been painting (traditionally and digitally)?

Audit thank you so much, If I had a fan club youd be president of it :D

Ive always drawn since I was a kid. I got hired right out of highschool to work for an entertainment group doing things like bookcovers and comic style art. That lasted for about two years until I decided to just freelance which is what Ive been doing ever since. I didnt pick painting digitally until about a year ago. Working with a pen tablet didnt appeal to me at first but now it feels a lot more natural, almost in the same way a paintbrush would.

I am flattered that you like my work and thanks again for the compliments- J

GonzaloGolpe
01-18-2006, 10:28 PM
Hi Gonzalo,

Thanks for the compliments! As of right now, I do not have a website for my work. I used to have one but someone stole my domain name and has been squatting on it for the last two years. I was hoping they would relinquish the domain but no such luck. I will eventually put one together maybe in the upcoming months.:)

That someoneŽs got a nerve,dude.Sorry for that. When you put this new, IŽll put a link to your website in mine,hehe:wip:

Mal-1
08-06-2006, 02:46 PM
Hey Joel, Just wanted to say I bought my first ImagineFX (August edition) magazine here in the UK and was delighted to see a few familiar names in there, including a 3 page article of yours on figure drawing. Excellent stuff, just wanted to thank you personally. Hope we are going to see more of your stuff around here soon.

And Rebecca he had some nice things to say about you and your hard work here at CGT in the article as well.

Thanks again.:thumbsup:

Rebeccak
08-06-2006, 06:41 PM
Joel! Congrats on the article! I don't think that I will receive my copy for another month or so, but I definitely wanted to say congrats and to thank you for the kind mention.

Keep up the great work buddy! :thumbsup:

Cheers,

~RK

MechaHateChimp
08-27-2006, 05:04 AM
Whoops, I didnt even realize this thread was still active!

Just wanted to say thanks to Mark and Rebecca for the compliment, it means alot :thumbsup:

razz
08-27-2006, 04:05 PM
This thread cannot die!!! :scream:

NR43
09-18-2006, 02:52 PM
I agree with razz!!
C'mon man, post up :cool:

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 03:03 PM
Haha... you guys got me all blushin' n stuff... man I feel pretty today!

Alright, I'll post some stuff later :)

Rebeccak
09-18-2006, 03:15 PM
Joel,

You are looking exceptionally pretty today, but I can't tell if it's the hairstyle or the new dress :D ;) - but it would be great to see your CGP stuff here as well - and of course your Anatomy Lesson Series pieces. :)

Cheers gorgeous,

-Rebecca

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 11:22 PM
*Edit: image no longer available.

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/normal_skull-study-01.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/skull-study-01.jpg)

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/normal_figure-02.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/figure-02.jpg)

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/normal_figure-01.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/figure-01.jpg)

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 11:28 PM
Open Figure Drawing Workshop #017:

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-017_sketch-01.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-017_sketch-02.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-017_sketch-03.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-017_sketch-04.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-017_sketch-05.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-017_sketch-06.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-017_sketch-res.jpg)

Click image above for high res version.

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 11:36 PM
Open Figure Drawing Workshop #018:

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/ofdw-018.jpghttp://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/normal_ofdw-018.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/ofdw-018.jpg)


MHC OFDW018 video tut - low bandwidth (13 MB .mov) (http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/video/ofdw018-lb.mov)

MHC OFDW018 video tut - high bandwidth (40 MB .mov) (http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/video/ofdw018-hb.mov)

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 11:40 PM
http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/misc/IFX-007.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/misc/IFX-007.pdf)http://joelcarlo.net/temp/tutorials/IFX-007.jpg (http://joelcarlo.net/temp/tutorials/IFX-007.pdf)

This is part one of the Life Drawing Essentials series I did for ImagineFX issue 007. If you did not have a chance to pick up the issue, Ive provided a pdf for download with permission from Rob Carney (ImagineFX editor). Right click on the image above and do a "save as" to download.

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 11:47 PM
Figure study for the Life Drawing Essentials Series in issue 008 of ImagineFX Magazine.

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/normal_ifx008-lde.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/ifx008-lde.jpg)


http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/ifx008-lde.jpg

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 11:55 PM
Head study for the Life Drawing Essentials Series in issue 009 of ImagineFX Magazine.

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/normal_ifx009-lde.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurative/ifx009-lde.jpg)


http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/ifx009-lde.jpg

Rebeccak
09-19-2006, 12:27 AM
Joel!

Hard to believe you've been with the Anat Forum since OFDW 009 :) - your digital work has come a long way, and it's been great to see your progress! It's also nice to see you do some traditional pieces as well - don't know that I've seen a lot of your traditional figure drawing before.

One thing I might suggest with respect to your Master Studies, which are looking lovely - is to explore line weight and slightly more expressive strokes. Try to capture the spirit of the pose as well as the detail - with Michelangelo, expression and description were one and the same - a tall order for any artist to follow, I've been trying for years, and every drawing to me feels like a failure, still, lol. But it's wonderful to see your work here and I look forward to seeing much more. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
09-19-2006, 12:50 AM
Joel!

Hard to believe you've been with the Anat Forum since OFDW 009 :) - your digital work has come a long way, and it's been great to see your progress! It's also nice to see you do some traditional pieces as well - don't know that I've seen a lot of your traditional figure drawing before.

One thing I might suggest with respect to your Master Studies, which are looking lovely - is to explore line weight and slightly more expressive strokes. Try to capture the spirit of the pose as well as the detail - with Michelangelo, expression and description were one and the same - a tall order for any artist to follow, I've been trying for years, and every drawing to me feels like a failure, still, lol. But it's wonderful to see your work here and I look forward to seeing much more. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Hey thanks Rebecca!

I have to be honest, I am a bit rusty with my pencil work which is why I decided to do the torso studies in a traditional fashion as opposed to the pen tablet. I do tend to blow through alot of sketching/drawing because I'm so used to the "fix it post!" mentality. I'm hoping by the last stretch of sketches (if I make it that far) that I can get back in my mode. I'm already looking to attend some weekly life drawing classes again in the next couple of weeks so hopefully I dont get laughed out of the class!

BTW, thanks again for everything. The anatomy forum is definitely one of my favorite places to hang out not only because the subject matter is near and dear to me, but because you are truly one of the most awesome and inspirational artist's I've had the pleasure of knowing. :)

Rebeccak
09-19-2006, 12:55 AM
Hey thanks Rebecca!

I have to be honest, I am a bit rusty with my pencil work which is why I decided to do the torso studies in a traditional fashion as opposed to the pen tablet. I do tend to blow through alot of sketching/drawing because I'm so used to the "fix it post!" mentality. I'm hoping by the last stretch of sketches (if I make it that far) that I can get back in my mode. I'm already looking to attend some weekly life drawing classes again in the next couple of weeks so hopefully I dont get laughed out of the class!

BTW, thanks again for everything. The anatomy forum is definitely one of my favorite places to hang out not only because the subject matter is near and dear to me, but because you are truly one of the most awesome and inspirational artist's I've had the pleasure of knowing. :)
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :D Thanks a lot Joel! :) *blushes madly* That's completely sweet of you to say. Your check will be arriving shortly in the mail. Big hugs to you, my lingo dj'ing buddy. :D

EDIT:

Damn, I have to say your LMS piece is one of my favorite pieces of yours!

Cheers,

-RK

MechaHateChimp
09-19-2006, 12:55 AM
This was my entry for Round 1 of ConceptArt.org's "Last Man Standing 2" Challenge.

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/illustration/normal_self-portrait.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/illustration/self-portrait.jpg)

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/illustrations/mechahatechimp_round1_td.jpg

MechaHateChimp
09-19-2006, 12:59 AM
Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso: (1-5)


http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-01.jpg


http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-02.jpg


http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-03.jpg


http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-04.jpg


http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-05.jpg

NR43
09-19-2006, 05:23 AM
Ahaaa

so that's you in my magazine :)
Great stuff! You're one of the people who made me decide to go to drawing classes.
So thanks for sharing the knowledge...
...and your torso studies are very nice. I'll be happy to achieve such nice n solid lines one day

razz
09-19-2006, 01:03 PM
Great to see so many great work in one place. Awesome pencilwork. Although I more prefer a harder pencil I love seeing people doing magic with a soft one. Thanks for sharing the pdf of your article, will be interesting to read. And your paintings just rock!

So great to see this thread alive :bounce:

MechaHateChimp
09-19-2006, 03:01 PM
Johan,

Thanks for the kind words! There are an incredible number of amazing artists here on CGTalk that inspire me every day, so to hear that I influenced someone to go drawing classes is an incredible feeling... thank you very much :)



Tautvydas,

I'm usually all over the place with mediums especially now that I have an itch again to work traditionally. I'm looking to attend life drawing classes again in the upcoming weeks and I'll probably be doing mostly charcoal studys so I'll post those once they are completed. Thanks so much for the kind words and I hope you enjoy the article.

MechaHateChimp
09-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso: (6-10)

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-06.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-07.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-08.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-09.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-10.jpg

Rebeccak
09-21-2006, 03:54 AM
Joel,

Lovely drawing. It's almost...too lovely. :D Now that you have the pretty and safe thing down pat, let's see some shizzle and burn! :) Put some of your linguistic sass into your drawings as well as the careful completeness and accuracy. I mean, Michelangelo was a tortured artist. I think the combination will really define your expression. :)

Cheers,

-Rebecca

MechaHateChimp
09-23-2006, 09:08 AM
http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/misc/IFX-008.jpg (http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/misc/IFX-008.pdf)http://joelcarlo.net/temp/tutorials/IFX-008.jpg (http://joelcarlo.net/temp/tutorials/IFX-008.pdf)

This is part two of the Life Drawing Essentials series I did for ImagineFX issue 008. If you did not have a chance to pick up the issue, Ive provided a pdf for download with permission from Rob Carney (ImagineFX editor). Right click on the image above and do a "save as" to download.

Womball
09-23-2006, 04:09 PM
Really incredible drawings. You do a lot with a little which is very cool. I will have to try that. What medium are you using, it reminds me of the old masters studies (I don't think they were using regular pencils). Thanks for the network add btw too.

razz
09-23-2006, 04:30 PM
I think it's a wax pencil, but it's just a guess.

Another great article, Joel. Really liked that approach to figure painting. It's sort of how I paint, but after reading this I remembered some important stuff. Some things were new to me. Ooh, the stuff on the CD must be awesome. Turntable of a girlie, niiice :D

Love what you're doing for the OFDW :drool: Looking forward to more. It's a gift for my eyes.

MechaHateChimp
09-23-2006, 08:04 PM
Nathan & Tautvydas,

Thanks for the compliments :)

And Tautvydas you are right, its just a standard Prismacolor pencil... I use the PC945 Sienna Brown they make. I'm doing these on regular white sketchbook paper then scan them and drop them on a toned background using a multiply layer to clean things up a bit. I also adjust the saturation to make the colors match the colors of the studies a little more.

Thanks for reminding me about OFDW... its on my endless pile of stuff I gotta finish!

Thanks again for all the nice words and encouragement. It means a lot to me :)

Rebeccak
09-23-2006, 08:07 PM
Joel!

Big congrats on the article, and many thanks for the PDF! :thumbsup: I definitely liked the article and look forward to seeing the next one. Keep up the good work my friend! :)

Cheers,

-Rebecca

MechaHateChimp
09-23-2006, 11:08 PM
Thanks Rebecca!

Iridyse
09-24-2006, 07:14 AM
Ah, beautiful work here! You capture the form so well, even with just the lines. Very inspirational! Thanks a lot for sharing the article too! :)

Rebeccak
09-24-2006, 02:08 PM
Hi Joel,

I've created a thread on the main page of the Anatomy Forum so that your article is more visible here:

MechaHateChimp's Drawing Article in ImagineFX Magazine (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3879064#post3879064)

Cheers, :)

-Rebecca

MechaHateChimp
09-24-2006, 10:41 PM
Thanks Rebecca! :love:

MechaHateChimp
09-25-2006, 05:15 AM
Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso: (11-15)

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-11.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-12.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-13.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-14.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-15.jpg

Cris-Palomino
09-25-2006, 08:10 AM
Joel.

I've been following your thread and have you on my favorites list so I know when you add to your gallery. Beautiful work.

Cris

MechaHateChimp
09-26-2006, 05:23 AM
Siju Thomas requested a break down of how I approach coloring for my studies so I put together a very basic step by step guide:

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-sbs.jpg

As you can tell theres not much to it... simple, but it works :)

Rebeccak
09-26-2006, 05:25 AM
Gotta love the MHC humor + the breakdown. :D Nice work, Joel! It's been great to have your participation in the Torsos Workshop. :)

Cheers,

-Rk

Helen-Baq
09-26-2006, 05:38 AM
Hi there, I wanted to drop in and take a look at your drawings, as best I could. Marvelous stuff here. Thanks for sharing knowledge and artwork. :)

MechaHateChimp
10-08-2006, 01:31 AM
Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso: (16-20)


http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-16.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-17.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-18.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-19.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-20.jpg

Myku
10-08-2006, 02:30 AM
Sorry about the double post! Keep up the wonderful work...........

Myku
10-08-2006, 02:32 AM
MHC,

Very impressive torso studies! I've not made much progress in the torso challenge myself, but have enjoyed following it and especially love your great style and technique. Thanks too, for sharing your tutorials- I've been checking them out.........

Some really great stuff in here; I've been checking out this thread for a while, and loving it.

Sorry I haven't posted sooner! :blush:

MechaHateChimp
10-08-2006, 03:49 AM
Myku!

These are the last torso studies I'll be doing until I can catch up with other work. I was really shooting to get all 50 done in one month but got hit with more work than I bargained for. I'll still finish these eventually but unfortunately time wont let me. Thanks again for the wonderful compliment and drop me a message anytime. Take care bro! :) - J

razz
10-08-2006, 09:21 AM
Wow, the latest ones are breathtaking! Great lines and the colors added give a realistic sence of 3d. With the contrast and lighting, just awesome, Joel! I have to try this technique you use to colorize pencil drawings.

Oh, and I'll be following your EON entry!! Yeeee :bounce:

Womball
10-08-2006, 09:41 AM
Love the new studies. Its cool to see the muscles defined very clearly in the torsos too.

Kewn
10-08-2006, 11:08 AM
Hey MechaHateChimp I love your work, you got some great skills man. I can learn so much from you but I just don't know what to ask, I'm trying to get good with just a pencil at first but you shading skills are awesome too. Maybe I should just practice more.

Looking forward to more work :D

MechaHateChimp
10-08-2006, 03:33 PM
Kewn - Thanks! If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask away. Im always here to help :)

Womball & Razz - Thanks guys! I still plan on putting together a video tutorial to go over how I make these, Im just so short for time at the moment. Maybe in the next couple of weeks.

Intervain
10-08-2006, 03:57 PM
What awesome stuff you've got here! I love your version of the Crouching Boy :)

MechaHateChimp
10-12-2006, 04:18 AM
Hi everybody!

A while back a few peeps from CGTalk and I put together a small website called denverchapter.com. The site is a networking community for professional artists based out of Denver, Colorado. Right now its a relatively small community but our main goal is to eventually create a great place where professional Colorado artists can network and share their work.

We have recently updated the site (well, its actually a forum), and would like to let anyone who is a Colorado based artist to check it out and pass the word along. We've even added some cool features to the forum which allow to you post flash animations. Please stop by and have a look! :)

www.denverchapter.com (http://denverchapter.com/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.cgi)

MechaHateChimp
10-29-2006, 02:41 PM
http://joelcarlo.net/temp/tutorials/IFX-009.jpg (http://joelcarlo.net/temp/tutorials/IFX-009.pdf)

This is part three of the Life Drawing Essentials series I did for ImagineFX issue 009. If you did not have a chance to pick up the issue, Ive provided a pdf for download with permission from Rob Carney (ImagineFX editor). Right click on the image above and do a "save as" to download.

su
10-29-2006, 02:53 PM
Thank you :D

Rebeccak
10-29-2006, 02:55 PM
That's awesome Chimp! Thanks for putting this up. :) How's the snow? :D

MechaHateChimp
10-29-2006, 03:11 PM
su - I dont know what I did but youre welcome :)

Rebecca - Oh yeah, snows gone... just in time for another snowstorm :rolleyes: ... oh well, atleast I can sleep in an extra hour :)

MechaHateChimp
10-29-2006, 03:19 PM
These are some random studies I did for the ImagineFX Faces & Features artcile:

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/features-01sm.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/features-02sm.jpg

NR43
10-29-2006, 03:59 PM
great stuff man
we're spoiled eheh

Tonik
10-29-2006, 05:34 PM
Nice sketches Mecha. I've just spotted this thread and it's really inspiring. I might have to try a series of facial features on their own like yours. My anatomy really needs a lot of work right now.

Cris-Palomino
10-29-2006, 07:46 PM
Great work as always, Joel. I have learned so much from looking at the things that you posted. Between you and Rebecca and a few others, it's been really a great learning experience. You guys always push me (in a good way) to strive to do better.

Thanks,
Cris

Rebeccak
10-29-2006, 10:50 PM
Belatedly sent out a notification (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3967349&postcount=15) Chimpy. *slaps forehead* :D

MechaHateChimp
10-30-2006, 07:06 AM
Johan - Thanks brotha!

Tom - Thank you! Hey, I checked out your thread... I dont think you need THAT much help :) I think you have a good foundation, its just a matter of keeping your nose to the grind stone and staying motivated. Send me a shout when you get your feature studies done. I'd love to check them out.

Cris - Awww schucks :) Hearing that is a huge compliment and it really makes my day to hear that you've learned something from me. I still feel a little weird when I hear someone say that because I feel like I still have a lot to learn myself. Seriously though, thank you, it really means a lot.

Rebecca - I think I'm the one being spoiled :) Thanks!

ha-dou-ken
10-30-2006, 10:15 PM
...a...GOD...a furry, plump lipped, bannana scarfing, hair picking, flea eating, stinky, left handed, prodical GOD of the other monkeys. In the Stanley Kubrick sense...

Splinter
11-12-2006, 04:35 PM
Hey MechaHateChimp, I'm a big fan of your work you are a great inspiration for me at the moment. Plus I would like to thank you for the pdf's they're helping me in my studies to become a better artist.

I have one question for you though is the denverchapter site still on-line? i can't get to it and I would love to check it out. I live in Denver a hope to see what other D-Town natives got goin' on.

Thanks, and keep up the good work!

tizianoadmirer
11-25-2006, 10:31 PM
Hiya... the 2 drawings below are yours, right ? is this watercolor ? it looks soooo translucent, really beautiful...
-TA
http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/figure-01.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/figure-02.jpg

MechaHateChimp
11-28-2006, 04:56 AM
Splinter: Im flattered! :) Unfortunately, denverchapter.com never really panned out. I personally lost interest in the project and decided to partner up with Rebecca to create foundationalarts.com instead. Im glad to see that there are more Denver-rites coming out of the woodwork though! I'm always up for meeting new peeps so if you ever want to grab a beer and shoot the shit, hollar at me! - J

tizianoadmirer: Thanks for the compliments! Those two images are scanned pencil sketches which were colored in Photoshop. The watercolor effect is done by setting the sketch layer to multiply mode and placing it over the second layer where I lay down my color using very low opacity. I'm working on a video tutorial which explains how its done. I'll post it here once its complete so keep an eye out for it soon. - J

MechaHateChimp
11-28-2006, 04:57 AM
Some recent sketches:


http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/portrait-01.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/11.27.06-01.jpg

Rebeccak
11-28-2006, 05:03 AM
Joel! The linework on her right arm is *gorgeous*! Carry that through the rest of the piece and your work will be utterly to die for! Nice stuff! :)

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/Anatomy%20Thread%20of%20MechaHateChimp/dude.jpg

MechaHateChimp
11-28-2006, 05:08 AM
Joel! The linework on her right arm is *gorgeous*! Carry that through the rest of the piece and your work will be utterly to die for! Nice stuff! :)

Thanks! I'm still pretty wobbly but I'm starting get back in my mode. Long pose tends to be a little tougher for me but Im forcing myself to do it until I can get a good study done under an hour.

Rebeccak
11-28-2006, 05:13 AM
Sweet! Keep at it Joel, it's inspiring! :)

Cris-Palomino
11-28-2006, 05:23 AM
That last piece is really beautiful, Joel. I love coming in to check your thread.

Cris

rasmusW
11-28-2006, 09:00 AM
hey joel!

truely beautiful work here. have to check em out some more, when i get home. at work now.

-r

MechaHateChimp
11-30-2006, 07:16 AM
Rebecca, Cris & abbyss: Thank you :)

Here are a few more:

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/fs-02.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/fs-03.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/fs-04.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/fs-05.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/fs-06.jpg

rasmusW
11-30-2006, 08:37 AM
hey joel!

-those new ones looks sweet. which mediums did you use beside photoshop? -charcoal or a very soft pencil?

btw. just recieved my first imaginefx magazine. great article:)

-r

AztcFireFlower
11-30-2006, 09:32 AM
Excellent work Joel,
Just saw your studies in CA.org. I bet it feels good to get back into life studies. Strong and the knowledge is there. The back view sketches have a sculpural sense to them that I really like. Great work. Keep posting more.

NR43
11-30-2006, 02:19 PM
That corpulent lady is indeed mighty impressive... and not because of her size!
Thanks for reminding me I have to think more about where I want to draw a line and what kind of line I want it to be.

aggie93
11-30-2006, 02:27 PM
Mecha - Those sketches are strong. It amazed me to find out it was digital. They look so traditional. Great job, especially the last one.

tizianoadmirer
01-22-2007, 12:24 PM
The watercolor effect is done by setting the sketch layer to multiply mode and placing it over the second layer where I lay down my color using very low opacity. I'm working on a video tutorial which explains how its done. I'll post it here once its complete so keep an eye out for it soon. - J

Bumping this message out of oblivion ;)

ha-dou-ken
01-22-2007, 02:16 PM
SNAP! Geat work Joel. I'm sooo jacking your brush settings.

MechaHateChimp
01-31-2007, 08:59 AM
http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/tutorials/3dsk-tut/images/3dsk-fpw-banner.jpg



Hi All!

Havent posted in a while... its been a busy month! I was recently commissioned to put together a figure drawing tutorial for 3dtutorials.sk (http://www.3dtutorials.sk/). I took the liberty of recording my session and putting a video together. The html tutorial should be up and accessible through 3dtutorials.sk soon, but you can watch the 2 hour video outlining my work flow here:




High Bandwidth Video (47MB):
3dsk-tut-hb.mov (http://joelcarlo.net/temp/video/3dsk-tut-hb.mov)


Low Bandwidth Video (13MB):
3dsk-tut-lb.mov (http://joelcarlo.net/temp/video/3dsk-tut-lb.mov)




I'll be posting regularly in the next week or so as I clean my plate off and make time for some super duper sexy time drawing. Its nice! - Joel

MechaHateChimp
02-21-2007, 11:00 PM
Open Figure Drawing Workshop #021

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-021_sketch-02.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-021_sketch-03.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-021_sketch-04.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-021_sketch-05.jpg

kary
02-21-2007, 11:41 PM
The devil is turning out nicely, and getting a look at all three stages is very interesting. The link to your vid tutorial is a little off, there is some oddities at the front and on the tail. Trim that off and it works, but I thought you might want to clear up the link. I appreciate the effort, I really enjoy video of how other people work :)

SylvanMist
02-22-2007, 02:41 AM
These are beautiful figure studies, really nice to look at all of them. That devil guy is coming along great too, I'd like to see how far you take him :)

anandpg
02-22-2007, 02:55 AM
Hi Joel! great to see you posting again! really love the devil drawing!... actually I like the drawing better than the painted version! i think that the accent on the left shoulder was somewhat lost while you painted it.:)

NR43
02-22-2007, 05:57 AM
Hey Joel

great workshop! (wish I could participate in a more active way)

can't wait to get off work to see that video!

MechaHateChimp
02-22-2007, 03:32 PM
kary - thanks for the compliments and for the heads up on the video links.. not sure what happened but they are fixed now :)

roja - thanks the kind words... I may not take the devil too far from where he is now. I tend to lean more towards a loose style but I might clean him up a little more provided I get some time this week.

anandpg - I hear you there... things do tend to get lost as an image progresses.

I've always taken more to the look of loose work over completely rendered images but its a personal appeal for everyone. I tend to feel as though I dont put enough into an image if I dont follow through with a finalized render though so its a bit of a battle for me. I think at the end of the day it just trusting what feels right to you and hoping that not too much of the best elements in your initial roughs are lost or left behind.

NR43 - Thanks! I keep saying I'm gonna do more videos but they are pretty time consuming and time is something I seem to never have enough of. Hope you enjoy it and thanks again! - J

Knilblink
02-23-2007, 04:46 PM
Mr. Hate Chimp,

I just looked through your entire sketchbook, really fantastic stuff! You have great expression, anatomy and lines (oh, those lines!). My only regret is a couple images are missing from your front page, I'd really like to see that Belly Dancer image that RebeccaK likened to Sargent's El Jaleo (sp?).

Keep at it!
Adam

ha-dou-ken
02-23-2007, 05:24 PM
Man, that devil is coming out super nice. I hear you on the loosenesss = personal touch feeling. I agree. Perfection is boring and bland.Robotic to me. New tuts too! I missed that. Thanks man!:bounce: You rock. Don't forget to sleep!

MechaHateChimp
11-12-2007, 04:58 AM
Hi all!

Been a minute since I posted on this thread...

This is the last figure study I did from a live model and brought into PS... came out kinda poopy:

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/10.08.07-01.jpg

MechaHateChimp
11-12-2007, 05:01 AM
Some miscellaneous portraits Ive posted on foundationalarts.com:

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/samurai-01.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/samurai-02.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/super-kabuki-5000.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com/images/joel/sketches/basquiat.jpg

http://www.foundationalarts.com//images/joel/sketches/medicine-crow-study.jpg

Rebeccak
11-13-2007, 06:55 AM
Hey booboo, good to see you drawing again. :) Basically I am looking forward to getting my ass kicked at the Workshop. Hopefully my humiliation will not be documented on film. But, it probably will be. *Chagrin*

I have to consider your present. Maybe a pimp hat....

killermachine
11-13-2007, 08:22 AM
your work is really great.iconic...keep postin :thumbsup:

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