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ceresz
02-21-2006, 07:06 PM
Hi guys, my name is Kevin, but I go under the nic Skurai.
I am a fourteen year old kid from Sweden, and this is my junkkard.
I guess I will start this off now...

First time working with traditional media for a couple of moths:
(Paper + Pencil > Photoshop)
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4206/kevindavinci3mq.jpg

http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/6168/face6wc.jpg
Well, these were my doodles for tonight... more coming soon.

PAPER TUTORIAL

STEP I
Scaned in sketch
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7748/i7vy.jpg
Step II
Filled paper texture
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/3892/ii5dz.jpg
Step III
Adjustment
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/1063/iii2xk.jpg

Cheers!
*Skurai

Rebeccak
02-21-2006, 07:19 PM
Heya Kevin / Skurai, :)

Which do you prefer to be called? And, lol, I thought the last time you posted you were 15? Are you aging backwards? :eek: :D Just kidding! :)

Nice work here! I'm glad you're putting this up ~ do you mind if I change the name of your thread to Anatomy Thread of Skurai? :)

By the way, your handwriting is beautiful. I don't know what it is about Sweden, but they really teach you guys beautiful penmanship! Are there actual classes? :) I used to have decent handwriting, but now thanks to that convenient computer thingy, my writing now looks like chicken scratch. :)

Looking forward to seeing your work here! What are your plans?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
02-21-2006, 07:31 PM
Heya Kevin / Skurai,

Which do you prefer to be called? And, lol, I thought the last time you posted you were 15? Are you aging backwards? Just kidding!

Haha, no, I think I was 13 or 14 .
Call me whatever you want, I don't care :)

Nice work here! I'm glad you're putting this up ~ do you mind if I change the name of your thread to Anatomy Thread of Skurai?

Go ahead, and thanks :D

By the way, your handwriting is beautiful. I don't know what it is about Sweden, but they really teach you guys beautiful penmanship! Are there actual classes? I used to have decent handwriting, but now thanks to that convenient computer thingy, my writing now looks like chicken scratch.

Haha, I guess my handwriting is okay :D
The first ones are Da Vinci style writing (backwards, right to left...) and the paper tutorial are normal style writing, just a tad stylized :D

Looking forward to seeing your work here! What are your plans?

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

I will just post sketches until I get 'Anatomy for the artist', when I get it I will start posting studies.
I will also post digital sketches, both nebezial style and non nebezial style hehe :D

Thanks!
~Skurai

Rebeccak
02-21-2006, 07:52 PM
Kevin, :)

I wondered about the daVinci thing, so I flipped your image and sure enough! :D Cool! :)
But don't worry, I can't read Swedish. :D

I will just post sketches until I get 'Anatomy for the artist', when I get it I will start posting studies.
I will also post digital sketches, both nebezial style and non nebezial style hehe :D
Sounds great! Maybe you should alert the nebz that you've got a thread goin' on. :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
02-21-2006, 10:06 PM
Hehe, I usually write in english, dunno why :shrug:
I am pretty much fluent in daVinci writing, sometimes I make notes in class like that, it's usefull since others can't read it, they just ask "What language is that" (but in swedish) and I respond "Swedish" (or English :D), and they go "What!? WTF!" hehe, lol... yeah, I'm weird :D

I will do that.

More stuff coming tomorrow, maybe tonight :D
Cheers!
~Skurai

Squibbit
02-22-2006, 04:33 AM
whut, u can write backwards like dat?? sweeet :thumbsup:

have fun with your anatomy studies, dude



.

ceresz
02-22-2006, 09:23 AM
Hehe, yeah, and thanks, I will have fun :D

ceresz
02-22-2006, 01:38 PM
Another one, drew it this morning as a warm up sketch.
At one of the I tried to imitate my grandfathers drawing style (Olle Ohlsson (http://www.olleohlsson.com/)) exept for the shading.
(Version I)
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3880/weird6ct.jpg
(Version II)
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3156/weird2jpg9pu.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=weird6ct.jpg)
~Skurai

Zephyri
02-22-2006, 02:10 PM
Hi Skurai.. great beginnings you have here... and that paper tutorial will most certainly come in handy, I'd been looking for a way to liven my pencil sketches up. I like the fluidity your lines have, especially in that last piece. Is it the cross hathing method you tend to use all the time?

ceresz
02-22-2006, 02:12 PM
Thanks and you're welcome :D
Yes, I tend to use cross hatching when doing quick sketches and studies, especially if I want that old daVinci style look, you know, old paper, ink etc :D
~Skurai

ceresz
02-22-2006, 02:29 PM
Quick sketch in Artrage:
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1365/skiss5hw.jpg
~Skurai

Rebeccak
02-22-2006, 03:09 PM
Nice quick sketch Kevin! :thumbsup: That's a great link about your grandfather...sounds like good craftsmanship really runs in your family! :)

The head is a bit small, but the torso is really nicely done! I think you would greatly benefit from doing a master study or two!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
02-22-2006, 03:38 PM
Thanks :D
And... what? There is no head :S
Anyways, yes, I will do a master study, I said so in the open figure drawing thread :D
~Skurai

pushav
02-23-2006, 02:03 AM
This inspires me to star experimenting with paper effects more often. It would be cool to see you do a Da Vinci master copy with that paper grain pencil sketch. Keep up the good work.

ceresz
02-23-2006, 08:29 AM
Yeah... I have actually been thinking about it... maybe I should do one.
Thanks, pushav, you too :D

ceresz
02-23-2006, 09:44 AM
A quick warm up sketch I did this morning:
http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/3852/test9ax.jpg
~Skurai

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 09:51 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/enter.php

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
03-09-2006, 04:20 PM
I have :D

Two sketches:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2949/landscapesketch3ku.jpg

http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/76/0015yh.jpg

~Skurai

Rebeccak
03-09-2006, 04:36 PM
Lovely work, Kev! :thumbsup: I mentioned this on your Challenge thread, but the landscape is beautiful in particular! Great stuff. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
03-09-2006, 04:39 PM
Thanks, I appriciate it :D

LoTekK
03-09-2006, 04:44 PM
Ooh, me likes that yellow hillside. It's so... pretty. :love: Very calming, very warm. Awesome. :thumbsup:

ceresz
03-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks, everyone seems to like that one :)

ceresz
03-11-2006, 10:49 PM
Another digital sketch
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5710/silentnight1np.jpg
~Skurai

Corvax
03-11-2006, 11:00 PM
Sweet.. I totally dig that .. good work!! :bounce: :thumbsup:

ceresz
03-11-2006, 11:01 PM
Thanks, I appriciate it :D

Rebeccak
03-12-2006, 02:53 PM
Skurai,

You seem to have a really nice natural sense of color and it's great to see these sketches! :thumbsup: One thing that is a bit confusing spatially in this last piece is the location of the cliff...that could be resolved with some overlapping of the two forms, or with some atmospheric perspective / bluing applied to the castle in the background. One thing I like too is that the cliff's shape is reminiscent of the shape of a whale, so I can see this becoming a different painting entirely...lots of possibilities due to shape suggestions. :)

Nice work!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
03-13-2006, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the C&C Rebeccak, maybe I will try to make a new painting out of this one by first making some value blobs (in desired color) and use this one as a value base on an overlay layer or something, like sparth did on one of his tutorials...
As soon as I get the chance I will try it :D
Thanks!
~Skurai

calisto-lynn
03-13-2006, 06:04 PM
nice sketches!! i never knew you were this young. great work!! when i was your age i didnt even knew what the word "anatomy" means: :thumbsup: great handwriting also!!:D

erilaz
03-14-2006, 01:47 PM
You have a great appreciation for colour and light. I'm looking forward to seeing your progression!

Jack Shannon
03-16-2006, 04:41 PM
Hey Kevin,

I'm fourteen too! Your stuff is really good, I especially like those speed paintings. I'm going to keep a close eye on this thread,

See you around,
Jack

ceresz
03-21-2006, 03:41 PM
quick sketch
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/4091/destroyedcity5ip.jpg

Rebeccak
03-22-2006, 05:59 PM
Hiya Skurai, :)

Nice sketch! What does your signature say, though? It looks like 'Ceresh'. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ceresz
03-22-2006, 07:32 PM
Thanks, it says "Ceresz" (pronounced "keresh"), I'm trying to change my name to ceresz :D (my nic, not my real name :))

ceresz

Rebeccak
03-22-2006, 07:35 PM
Gah! Name changing is so confusing!! :eek: LOL I think I'll stick to "Kevin". :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
03-22-2006, 08:14 PM
You do so :D
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1876/test1hn.jpg

Jack Shannon
03-22-2006, 09:19 PM
Really like the last one mate. Tutorial!

ceresz
03-23-2006, 02:19 PM
Haha, me tutorial?
Hmm, maybe I can make a video tutorial :D
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/3135/screen1ea.jpg

ceresz
03-24-2006, 08:30 PM
Did a Craig Mullins study today, I think I learned a lot during just one study, so I think I will do more of these:
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/4108/mullinsstudy2ny.jpg
~Kevin

Rebeccak
03-25-2006, 10:51 PM
Heya, this is a really cool piece Kevin! I really like the experimental quality to it ~ do you have a link to the original so we can compare? :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

LoTekK
03-26-2006, 08:38 AM
Nice stuff! I don't believe I'm familiar with the Mullins piece you did that study of. I'd love to see the original as well. :)

ceresz
03-26-2006, 10:20 AM
Thanks guys, here's the original:
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/4849/dance6uz.jpg
I was trying to just get the basic form of the character, but I think I went overboard with the textures, doh!
Damn I have so much to learn...
Anyways, I feel like painting now so I will go practice my enviromnent painting skills :D
~Skurai

Rebeccak
03-26-2006, 06:37 PM
You know, it's funny Kevin, because when I saw this piece, I thought, 'Wow, this kid's got a lot of potential, but needs to fix...' without realizing that it was the original Craig Mullins picture. :D LOL :)

I think the problem with copying someone like Mullins is that you don't see from his images that he is referencing older, traditional painters like Sorolla, Zorn, probably N.C. Wyeth, etc. I think images of Mullins and Sparth can look deceptively flashy when they are building on real skills that I think need to be developed by those who admire their work from a more realistic foundation. In other words, if you just imitate their flash, and not their substance, you will end up with a rather shallow imitation of their work.

I think it's great to copy their work, but also necessary to really build solid traditional and digital skills working from life, reference, etc. to really try to understand and build form, before deconstructing it, as Mullins and Sparth do in their paintings. I'm quite sure that what makes Mullins' work so strong is that he is looking at the works of older traditional illustrators and translating fundamental principles of painting into digital terms.

Just some food for thought. :) I think one can take their skills much further by focusing on drawing / painting realistically first and not concentrating on the flash and sizzle of style.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ceresz
03-26-2006, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the tips Rebecca, I know what you mean :D
This summer, when I get my laptop (which should be soon) I will start to do live paintings to get some colour, perspective, etc, knowledge.
I think it will be better to paint from live instead of photos since with photos you can use the colour picker :)
I will also do some master studies (traditional, from old masters), then I will post them for you to crit :D
Thanks again, I really appriciate your comments and crits, I really need them to improve.
~Kevin

Rebeccak
03-26-2006, 09:45 PM
You're welcome Kevin! It's great to see your motivation. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ceresz
04-02-2006, 12:20 PM
Speedpaint, burshtest:
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7643/city3fy.jpg
~Ceresz

Rebeccak
04-02-2006, 04:18 PM
Kevin,

Very cool, I particularly like that architectural thing in the upper left ~ it looks like a kind of cool futuristic architectural sculpture. :) What is it supposed to be, and what inspired this piece?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
04-02-2006, 06:34 PM
Thanks, this was just a quick, abstract, brushtest :)
I think I will make more of these "futurestic citiy" paintings :D

ceresz
04-11-2006, 10:27 AM
Sparth inspired sketch, Photoshop CS2
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8639/sparth3sw.jpg
Btw, Jack, I might make a video tutorial soon, but only if others want to see my process aswell :D
~
Ceresz

ceresz
04-11-2006, 02:50 PM
Portrait, Photoshop CS2
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4787/portrait0xm.jpg
Color Version
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/9333/protrativ20dy.th.jpg (http://img78.imageshack.us/my.php?image=protrativ20dy.jpg)

Rebeccak
04-11-2006, 07:53 PM
Hey, Kevin,

Nice work with this portrait! Any plans to push it further?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
04-12-2006, 08:22 AM
I won't push that portrait any further, but I will make more portraits :)

EDIT:

On second thought, I might push the portrait further, but not now :D
Here's a speedpaint for ya instead :D
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/1913/forest4lb.jpg

Rebeccak
04-12-2006, 04:57 PM
How cool! :) I love the little blobs on the far right of the painting, they look like giant invading ticks or something, peacefully descending from the sky. :D

Charming work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ceresz
04-30-2006, 01:23 PM
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4392/landskap8hr.jpg
Yeah!
~Ceresz

ceresz
05-03-2006, 08:47 PM
The sketches of today:
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2600/kenlandskap6ua.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/7350/kenlandskap21hj.jpg

Rebeccak
05-03-2006, 10:05 PM
Kevin,

You have really nice brushwork and color. Quite impressive! :)

What I'd love to see you do more of is apply it to something more challenging than a landscape ~ I think your Rembrandt copy is a perfect example. Hope to see more progress on that, I think it will really refine your abilities to a further degree. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ceresz
05-04-2006, 08:06 PM
Thanks!
I also think that the Rembrandt copy will give me more experience... I might try to make a painting like that on my own... I need to practice painting instead of speedpainting lol :D

ceresz
05-04-2006, 08:45 PM
Just messing around with photoshop:
http://img317.imageshack.us/img317/5342/bt8hd.jpg

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/8466/ct3ii.jpg
I know he looks weird... but I was just messing around :D
~Ceresz

ceresz
05-12-2006, 02:57 PM
_,.-~'*RAGE*'~-.,_

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/7066/rage5bx.jpg
~Ceresz

DigitalSol
05-15-2006, 03:55 PM
I like very much the texture in all the paints on PS, really amazing, how u make it, can u show it someday, amazong work :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 04:58 PM
Hi Kevin,

Nice experiment! :) How is your Rembrandt study progressing? :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ceresz
06-04-2006, 12:58 PM
I like very much the texture in all the paints on PS, really amazing, how u make it, can u show it someday, amazong work :thumbsup:

Hehe, thanks :D
I will show you someday soon, it's really easy :)

ceresz
06-28-2006, 02:59 PM
OC sketch I did today:
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/9165/head2eb.jpg
Improved PS version:
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/8882/head24cq.jpg
I have a WPE if you want it :)
~Ceresz

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 03:40 PM
ceresz,

Good to see you back! :) Nice start to this sketch, but would love to see more traditional, finished pieces. :)

Are you doing Traditional work at all? I think that the Anatomy Lesson Series would be a great opportunity for you to really add some nice Traditional pieces to your portfolio. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

ceresz
06-28-2006, 03:47 PM
Hehe, I started out with traditional ;)
And I'm still practicing it :D
I will scan some traditional sketches sometime for you to view.
And I was actually think about doing that 50 heads in a month thingy, sounds awesome :D
Thanks for the comment!
~Ceresz

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 03:50 PM
ceresz,

You're welcome! :) The reason I emphasize Traditional is that most colleges want to see strong Traditional work in a Portfolio. It's hard I know to do Traditional work having gotten used to doing digital work, but I strongly recommend keeping part of your focus on Traditional work since that is what schools will be looking for (even if that's a long way off). ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

ceresz
06-28-2006, 03:57 PM
Yeah, you've said that befor, and I'm still keeping it in mind ;)
Thanks for the tips, again :D!

-Ceresz

ceresz
06-29-2006, 01:31 PM
.:Running in the night:.
http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/9911/runninginthenight6tz.jpg
-Ceresz

Sociapath
06-29-2006, 02:00 PM
Phu, you kids and your talents...i spit on you :D

Your work is amazing, i really love the texture you put into it, im so jealous :D


I'd sell my soul
My self-esteem, one dollar at a time
For one chance
One try
One of talent, of you

Sorry, song that jumped into my head. :)

Now make a videotuttie :p

ceresz
06-29-2006, 04:27 PM
Thank you :)
I will make some videtutorials for y'all, like, how I make brushes, texturing, showing basic process etc... and probably the process of a more complete image :)
Cheers!

-Ceresz

Darkvision
08-05-2006, 09:39 PM
I really love all the cool textures you have in your pictures! It really makes them look more interesting. Same thing with the paper texture on your pencils sketches. Keep posting! :D

ceresz
08-27-2006, 09:13 PM
Thanks Darkvision, I will :D
Anyway, to keep this thread alive, here's a sketch my mom did in -85 or -86 (with some PS edeting by me ^^):
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8381/hellateckning2xp9.jpg

For a highres version go here (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room40/1126050/hella_teckning.jpg).

-Ceresz

ceresz
09-28-2006, 05:06 PM
Yaaay! Today is my 15th birthday :)
Anyway, to keep this sketchbook running here's a sketch I did today using a 2B graphite pencil and a cool grey marker (sorry for the size):

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/5664/nmanvc0.jpg

-Ceresz

Rebeccak
09-28-2006, 07:34 PM
Happy Birthday Ceresz! :)

This is a lovely drawing - really sophisticated, what reference were you using? Would like to see more of these. (Would be nice if you could resize to 800 pix width though). ;)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

ceresz
09-28-2006, 08:13 PM
Thanks!

I didn't really use any reference, I just wanted to test out the markers and pencils I got today :)
I will post some sketches done from reference and the reference sometime though ;)

-Ceresz

ceresz
09-29-2006, 12:05 PM
I was bored so I thought I might try to colour the sketch I did last night using the "nebezial techniques" :D

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3283/nmancopyfr2.jpg

-Ceresz

wbeeler
10-27-2006, 12:57 AM
I was really impressed with a lot of your stuff! Great sketchwork.

NR43
10-27-2006, 06:45 AM
Kevin no offence, but I wish you more bored times lol. you create lovely stuff when you're bored.

You've got a lovely sb here.
Did you do any environments lately?

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