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jmBoekestein
03-18-2006, 10:05 PM
Hi everybody, I'm in it too now I guess. Just premaking the thread so that I'll post.

Cheerio and lemme go warm up. :scream:


Heya Rebecca! this forum turned out great! :thumbsup:

jmBoekestein
03-18-2006, 10:18 PM
ok I'll put up some oldies I imight find lying around, not much I guess...

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3600/anurizmpass28wl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5948/anatomymale10og.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


that's it I think :shrug:

Rebeccak
03-18-2006, 10:25 PM
Hey jmB,

Great to see you around! :) Glad to see you starting up your own Anatomy Thread...more good stuff ahead I hope! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
03-18-2006, 10:31 PM
Thanks! me hopes's too... :)


All is fair ~ etc. :D

jmBoekestein
03-28-2006, 04:03 PM
Ok, I haven't posted much I know. But I'm trying a pinup style painting now, which is sorta kinda up this alley.

Anybody have an idea on the left arm of her? And the rest... :)

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/1316/girldoodle93sj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rebeccak
03-28-2006, 04:06 PM
Really cool, jmB! :) I like the floating quality about the piece. Maybe draw a pair of tensed hands and slightly enlarge her left forearm. Nice work! What was the impetus?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
03-28-2006, 04:13 PM
Heheheh, spring I think... :blush:... everything's growing and you know, the sun and everything.

Don't you think the upper left arm is looking off? I wrestled with it very long, couldn't get it right both in poise and anatomy.

Rebeccak
03-28-2006, 05:33 PM
jmB,

I think it will help once you get the hands roughed in...don't be afraid of them, ;) I would even suggest looking at your own hands for rough reference. :)

If you need help at that point, I'm happy to lend a hand. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
03-28-2006, 05:38 PM
lol, okies... it's just a lot easier for me to do something as complex as hands when the rest works well towards it. But, getting on it. :)

Thanks! :D

Mu
03-28-2006, 06:19 PM
everything's growing and you know, the sun and everything.

lmao!:scream:

easy, man! all shall be well


just wanted to say that I love the dark subued values - makes her look like being in a cool darkened room on a summer day with a little bit of light streaming in somewhere.... hmmm, maybe I am a spring victim, too...hehe...:scream:

And, yea, don't be afraid of the hands. In fact they will define what this piece is all about won't they?

:thumbsup:

jmBoekestein
03-28-2006, 06:49 PM
Yeah, subtle and good point. I take it you mean tactile sensation and human contact. :)

Thanks. :D

jmBoekestein
04-07-2006, 09:42 AM
Ok, getting to the hand now, bounce light's particularly bothering me considering you can't read the hand as well, maybe I'll cheat my way... :)

That's one...
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/7113/daftpinuplarge253mo.jpg

jmBoekestein
04-07-2006, 10:41 AM
Oh, and here's a close, the wrinkles need to be tuned, but it's an overall. Can't get stuck on it now... hehe :rolleyes:

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3605/daftpinuplarge25closehand4fb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

SpiritDreamer
04-07-2006, 11:04 AM
Hi....Jan MARK...:thumbsup:

That technique your using is looking really nice.....soft and dreamy...great atmosphere
and mood to these pieces....really like the style your developeing....your women are
turning out...BEAUTIFUL...a real pleasure seeing these....:thumbsup: :bounce: :applause:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Rebeccak
04-07-2006, 03:30 PM
I agree with Glenn, lovely work here! :)

jmBoekestein
04-07-2006, 07:04 PM
Thx Spiritdreamer! Means a lot to hear that!

You too Rebecca, big thanks.

:D I'm working on the hands still this weekend. :), more to come soon.

jmBoekestein
04-09-2006, 02:39 PM
Final on the hand, it's got the levels adjusted for ease.

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/1016/daftpinuplarge27hand9sn.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-09-2006, 03:38 PM
Jan MARK....Looks great to my eye...really like the subtle use of cast lights and shadows..:thumbsup:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Lyneran
04-09-2006, 04:26 PM
hi jmBoekestein your work is beautiful, glad to see your wips, lots to learn from you. :) what program are you using btw? looking forward to more of your stuff :thumbsup:

jmBoekestein
04-09-2006, 04:31 PM
Thx SpiritDreamer :D!

Hey Lyneran, thanks! That's a nice compliment :D I'm using Corel Painter but only one brush type which I resize constantly. Painter is great with blending, it has extensive integration for tablets as well, I guess that's why I use it.

Cheers!

Rebeccak
04-09-2006, 06:05 PM
I agree with these guys, that's a lovely and delicate rendition of a hand. :) Nice work, looking forward to seeing more! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
04-11-2006, 02:09 AM
Thanks Rebecca :D, sorry, lost track of the thread. My head's on backwards these days lol.

Well, worked on the other hand. It looks a bit weird when viewed in full but it will be near a curtain so I think I'll even soften the contrast more, so it blends away into the shadows. Not sure ofcourse. I found this pose particularly difficult I must say... phew. :surprised

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5290/daftpinuplarge28hand2cb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

jmBoekestein
04-11-2006, 05:27 PM
ah, forgot to put up the overall view now.

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2784/daftpinuplarge286gm.jpg

How does it look? more light on the left hand? I'm thinking the thumb needs to be a littl e higher.

Runecaster
04-12-2006, 04:51 PM
Hi Jim :) You were so nice to help me out on my WIP thread and I didn't realize you had your own thread (hell I didn't even realize people had their own threads til about 10 minutes ago) so I thought I'd take a look-see -- this is really beautiful.

How do you get such a soft texture? You said Painter has a really good blender... is that all it is?

I like how her back is arched and her bum is a little overexaggerated with sticking out :)

jmBoekestein
04-12-2006, 07:30 PM
Hey Renee, the name is actually Jan Mark btw, no worries. You're most welcome :).

You can click the pink lower line in my sig as well, that leads to my wip thread in the 2d forum, I should make a new one though.

Well, painter has the ability to blend while you paint, each brush can have a variety of properties adjusted. You can do this in a separate brush creator window. application of colour is controlled by the resaturate property, and draggin paint that's allready on te canvas or a layer is vontrolled with bleed. So basically I try to balance the two so that I can smudge and apply more paint at the same time depending on pressure. So if the brushtracking, the sensitivity for the tablets input, is set to your liking, you got great control. Becayse you can buils up betweeen what's allready there and what you want it to be. Unlike in photoshop you can just leave the opacity alone and set it to penpressure, and you still have great control.

Thanks for the compliment! :D You can ask anytime, I get bored easily so distraction is always fun.. :)

I'll post some images so you can see what I'm talking about, you can open the brushcreator at any time by pressing <ctrl> + <b>.

http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/1650/brushcreator16dp.jpg[/URL]

http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/6094/bcreatoroptions19tw.jpg[/URL]

http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/9254/bcreatoroptions26bx.jpg[/URL]

jmBoekestein
04-23-2006, 09:20 AM
Hullo again, started work on another painting. Got bored with the last one so I thought I'd shift. She'll be riding a beast, a bull type creature but huge.

I've been playing with it for hours on ned, great elarning experience (you'll never get what you want lol).

Advice is needed for the torso to hip region, also a flaw on the last one not sure if I'm getting an outright feel/attitude through.

Thanks in advance.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/jmBoekestein/queen_of_beasts_011.jpg

Rebeccak
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Hey, JM,

This is looking nice! :) I would say with respect to the torso / hip that you might want to flare the hip out a bit on her right ~ I would also start to sketch in whatever else is going to go on with respect to the creature / background. Don't forget the feet! :)

This is starting to look like something of a series, since the woman you're painting is the same more or less. Any particular reason this image is really strong in your mind?

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
Thanks Rebecca! I'll get on the hip right after my (rather long) break. And then blocking in the rest. I was a bit tipsy when posting (sorry), but any advice on the rest is also welcome lol. I was just worried about that part.

I'm not entirely sure why they resemble eachother, maybe it's just the arm in the end. I was thtinking it could even be that I didn't feel comfortable just painting the back side, or it's something haunting me, wow getting weird... heheheh

Also the other one didn't have as much of a punch in it as this one, and that came after the spikey add-ons. I suppose a combination of them all.

umbrellasky
04-23-2006, 07:03 PM
wow JM! Great work!

jmBoekestein
04-24-2006, 02:44 AM
Thanks Madalaine, long no time since I spotted you... :) Back too?

Well added a leg and foot, I cannot for the love of pete think of anything better than this shading, doesn't look accurate, I guess I'm just tired or something. lol

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/jmBoekestein/queen_of_beasts_014.jpg

Zephyri
04-24-2006, 04:46 PM
Hi JM! Lovely work here, I find it fascinating to see all the methods used in the different threads, and yours is unique. It's delicate, low contrast and soft, some might say the perfect way to render a woman, really shows off the soft skin. I particularly love the face on the one before the last, the subtle play of light on the cheek muscles is rather wonderful. And would certainly sketch some kind of surface for her to be sitting on for that last one... curious to know what sort of creature you'll have her on! Keep up the great work and thanks for your comments on my own thread (so long ago... I'm such a slacker).

jmBoekestein
04-24-2006, 04:57 PM
Thanks heaps! Means a lot to me! I'm currently touching up some volumes on the new one, I get caught up in it sometimes. I better sketch some shades down there soon, maybe a type of saddle should do at first. :) As for the creature I'm not entirely sure yet, it can't be too dominant in view so I'll probably try and sketch some quickies before getting to painting it. It'll be big :D.

And don't worry about it, I learnt a lot from your thread! That's good enough in itself. :)

jmBoekestein
04-25-2006, 12:38 AM
Couldn't stop working on it, nervosity and obsession. Important appointment tomorrow :hmm:...

So here's bellytone before the rest, I think I need to shift the crease up near the ribcage more to onscreen right. Not sure but I'll get to it tomorrow evening I hope.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/jmBoekestein/queen_of_beasts_016.jpg

Rebeccak
04-26-2006, 12:14 AM
Looking forward to your update, jmB! :) I really like these pieces, have you ever lined them up and looked at them from the standpoint of a series?

Cheers,

~Rk

jmBoekestein
04-26-2006, 03:18 PM
Thank you :). You make an interesting point with that. :) I do notice I'm, in my everyday life, making changes and these paintings are sort of evolving along with that. A lot of emotional involvement on my part perhaps. I made some nice changes to my life allready and soon "I'll be switching over to colour" lol.

I guess I decide on what and how of my next piece on a bases of trying something else, which usually means continuing on a different track to get there faster.

But I'm unsure whether I'd like to connect them all into one story, I'd want to be meticulous at that to make it fun I guess. Weird stuff though, hadn't noticed it myself yet.

Will be working on it.

jmBoekestein
05-22-2006, 01:53 PM
My apologies for the blatent censorship... I'll put my stuff in here again, if I find the patience to upload them all


new thingy:

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9126/dsgladyinthelake0091dl.jpg

Rebeccak
05-23-2006, 03:30 AM
Hey JM,

I really like this series ~

hope you don't mind, I did a paintover to see if there were areas that might be improved:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Anatomy%20Thread%20of%20jmBoekestein/jmBoekestein_Review-01.gif

Hope it helps. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
05-23-2006, 11:44 AM
Ah! Thanks for the paintover rebecca! And the compliment. I'm glad you like them. :) And I'm glad your lines are fairly close to what I made! :D *puts up a smug smile*


Now I know what was bugging me about her ribcage. The arms too.

Thank you!

Rebeccak
05-23-2006, 07:07 PM
No problem ~ looking forward to updates! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
06-15-2006, 03:25 PM
My restless mind found something else to do :)... but I'm pushing my anatomy stuff a bit more, at least I think I am.

These are tests to find out if I was doing something wrong or not. (clues in the avvy ;) )

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/2730/faceanatomybare0gw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/4606/faceanatomy5xs.jpg

Rebeccak
06-17-2006, 06:11 PM
Hmm, let's see some updates on this! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
06-18-2006, 05:52 PM
It's nearlydone :). I'll post the result in here and in my other thread as well. Thx!

jmBoekestein
06-20-2006, 11:15 PM
ok, I can't find much to do atm, at least on this piece, background work is all that's needed. :)

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/699/contrast1020close0no.jpg

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 11:29 PM
jmB,

This is gorgeous! Wow, really strong piece, has a different feel to it than the rest.

The only thing I don't buy into are the feet ~ atm they're unsubstantial and there's no way I believe that they're bearing all of that weight. I think that completing the feet would really be the cincher on this piece ~ I think the rest has turned out quite beautifully. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

jmBoekestein
06-20-2006, 11:33 PM
Thanks Rebecca! :D I went out to push myself more in this one. I'm pretty happy with it so far... and the feet were killing me to be sure, somehow I can't get the anckle or major bones to 'appear'. I'll get it right though.

I'm going to experiment with a lot more things from now on. Expect some landscapes to etc. Well anyway, glad you like!!

SpiritDreamer
06-21-2006, 01:37 AM
:bounce: Hi...Jan Mark......WOW...:thumbsup: .....GREAT STYLE...Really like the way you are lighting these
these figures...creating a mystical feeling in each of them...really nice...BEAUTIFUL...:applause:
Always looking forward to seeing your new works, and watching that style of YOURS develope:thumbsup:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

jmBoekestein
06-21-2006, 01:41 AM
Thanks Spiritdreamer! Means a lot!! :D

jmBoekestein
09-17-2006, 09:53 PM
for anatomy lesson 2 :)

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/6785/torsocharon110hq7.jpg

took about 20 mins , maybe mroe, didn't keep track

jmBoekestein
10-25-2006, 01:16 AM
thought I'd post this here, might be of interest. And the lighting makes it hard to gauge I suppose.

http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/9334/moderndayvampire011wv9.jpg

and the face:
http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/1623/moderndayvampire011closecl5.jpg

:)

Intervain
10-25-2006, 05:57 AM
wow - I love the atmosphere in your paintings - really great technique :bounce: Inspiring thread!

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