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Vahn
07-15-2006, 05:42 PM
I wanted to start a sketchbook a long time ago.. well I begin now :) :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ugly1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/littleD-s.jpg

danielh68
07-15-2006, 06:12 PM
Cool, Vahn, you're started a thread. Great images...particulary the second one :)

eilidh
07-15-2006, 06:15 PM
Definitely subscribing. I like the boldness of your style and your use of colour and texture (it was a couple of sketches for the DSG that had drawn my attention already).

It would be nice to see a few brief comments from you along with each image, by the way. :)

Vahn
07-15-2006, 08:35 PM
danielh68: yeah your great collection kinda pushed me over the edge to make one myself :D

eilidh: Ill write some comments in the future ...but just for you :)

Vahn
07-16-2006, 05:12 PM
just did this for the birthday of a friend. His nickname is "turtle" :)

tired to work cleaner and mostly with the round hard brush:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/turtle.jpg

ps | 2h

nabula
07-16-2006, 05:53 PM
http://photo2.hexun.com/p/2006/0716/33092/m_F8FED07CD110ADCB.jpg
the tortoise is so cool !in the hot summer ,coke is the necessary element^v^

Vahn
07-19-2006, 01:18 AM
hehe thx :D

Rebeccak
07-19-2006, 02:59 AM
Vahn,

Really like your 2nd sketch in particular ~ I think you're definitely improving! The thing I like about your work is the humor ~ glad to see that's still intact! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

xott
07-19-2006, 04:56 AM
good stuff Vahn i really like your texturing, your style reminds me of Ralph Steadman raw and fun

:twisted:

srsizzy
07-19-2006, 06:47 AM
I've always been envious of people who can throw such awesome textures into a sketch, and make something like this really fast. I like the second one the most, good stuff, keep it up.

MVDB
07-19-2006, 08:41 AM
Love the second sketch and the turtle looks cool too!
You have a very unique style, very good use of your palet..
I'll be lurking here for more!

Vahn
07-19-2006, 07:15 PM
Rebecca: thank you :love:

xott: hehe ty :D

srsizzy: thx ... I just cant work slow, what isnt good sometimes :(

MVDB: ahh its you ... u got a new nick :) thx m8


here a sketch from todays dsg. I like the bg but the characters are bad. They arent painted well and oversharpened :cry:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/thunters2.jpg

TobyArt
07-19-2006, 07:35 PM
Vahn, it's great to see you doing a sketch book! Bout time. I love the turtle for your firend, cracks me up. As far as the treasure hunter goes, I think the sharpness and painting on the characters are fine, just the composition is a little confusing to the eye. Love the background too

aldog
07-20-2006, 08:10 AM
that last one's great.
dunno if it was meant to be funny, cause after looking at it for a second it seems like a sad scene
but it just makes me giggle

eilidh
07-20-2006, 11:28 AM
Like this last one! The background is great -- what I love most is the reflections at the front, so minimally put together, and so effectively.
I wouldn't have thought the characters were oversharpened had you not mentioned it. Do you actually use the sharpen tool? It almost seems that way. I happen to like the effect, though.

paperclip
07-20-2006, 11:33 AM
I really, really like that last one! It has a great mood, perfect beach atmosphere. :buttrock:

Vahn
07-26-2006, 01:47 AM
heheee thx for the feedback guys :D :love:


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/seap.jpg

im wont be posting for a month...mhhm holidays...hooraaay. So as Bob Ross would say:

"Happy Painting!" you guys :)

Gord-MacDonald
07-26-2006, 02:20 AM
very nice work!


Gord

Vahn
07-29-2006, 12:45 AM
thx gord :)


artrage is really cool ..i have to buy it when im back from vacation :D
heres a quick doodle i have done with the mouse ( back too the old times ahh.... )

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/dtree.jpg

Vahn
09-05-2006, 02:21 AM
im back from my holidays and heres a first sketch :)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ff1-1.jpg

ps | 1h random doodle

Vahn
09-06-2006, 12:08 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/alley.jpg

ps | 2h

audit
09-06-2006, 12:42 AM
ah, vahn's thread, huzzah :D hope you had a guten urlaub. last sketch is nice, great textures and lighting's very solid. i'm kinda missing people's feet, but maybe it's misty?

Vahn
09-06-2006, 12:49 AM
hehe nah i just cant paint feet :)

Vahn
09-06-2006, 01:38 PM
guache + pencils from my sketchbook:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/sb1.jpg

danielh68
09-06-2006, 02:57 PM
Those are sweet! Cool work, you should post some more :thumbsup:

Myku
09-06-2006, 03:52 PM
Wow; just saw this. What an awesome thread! I'm definitely subscribing...........

Vahn
09-07-2006, 01:58 PM
daniel, mychael: thanks :applause:

new quickie:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ff.jpg

ps | 1.5h

danielh68
09-07-2006, 03:22 PM
I like your use of warms and cools in the skin. Especially the cool gray around the beard line. Great work :)

Vahn
09-08-2006, 06:33 PM
thx daniel :) here i tried to add some more colors:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ff21s.jpg

ps | 2h

Vahn
09-10-2006, 02:22 AM
a collab with audit :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/AV2-7-final.jpg

you can follow the process here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3845161#post3845161)
cheers audit :beer:

audit
09-10-2006, 02:28 AM
haha :buttrock:thx vahn, good result.

walrus
09-10-2006, 04:26 PM
It's great seeing you work on some landscapes and backgrounds, Vahn, they've all got a lot of energy and a wonderful sense of light and atmosphere. Keep working on those... and maybe think about combining backgrounds with your characters! All of your character images use rather simple backdrops, so how about trying to incorporate some more characters into scenes. (You tried it in that one beach pic, but as you noted, the characters might be a bit oversharpened.) :)

But anyhow, love the work so far...

-mike

Vahn
09-14-2006, 07:42 PM
audit-vahn collab | my version :)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/SN3-5v-final.jpg

thanks audit :thumbsup:

walrus: thanks walrus ... i need to do some more finished pieces where i have both: characters & landscapes, but i have to find a suitable image language for me first :)

danielh68
09-14-2006, 08:29 PM
The last image is very cool. Very strange environment and ships. Also, like the complimentary color scheme...oh yeah...and the strong diagonals too :)

Vahn
09-15-2006, 03:27 AM
dh: thanks m8 :love:

heres a quick color study ( not anatomy! :rolleyes: ) :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/fs1.jpg

ps | 45mins

rasmusW
09-15-2006, 08:54 PM
hey Adrian!

-truely nice sketchbook.
your color palettes and uses, are very inspirering.

-r

Art2
09-16-2006, 11:17 PM
Great stuff here in your sketchbook Vahn.
Keep it up!

MattVogt
09-16-2006, 11:24 PM
Hey,

I'm with everyone else that said your work kick's ass! hahahaha you and audit's collab process was pretty hilarious how you guys kept changing the subject Thanks for posting that and the other proccesses in that thread - big fan

Later,
Matt

Vahn
09-17-2006, 12:07 AM
uninspired today...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/cr1-3.jpg

abyss, Art2, MattVogt : thank you :D

Vahn
10-04-2006, 01:32 AM
audit vahn collab:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/c46f.jpg


you can find the process here :) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3901243#post3901243)

danielh68
10-04-2006, 02:21 AM
Those sketchy stylistic dogs are great. :)

Vahn
10-06-2006, 01:17 AM
env: Audit
char: Vahn

:D

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/forestsong.jpg

thx dh :)

NR43
10-12-2006, 06:34 AM
Vahn

lovely work!
I especially love that turtle sketch
your other creature concepts are really nice as well... only less funny :D

Vahn
10-19-2006, 01:15 PM
havent found much time for painting lately.. anyway heres some older stuff i forgot:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/mapmaker.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/venom.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/eng.jpg


NR43: thanks ..hehe yeah the turtle is somehow special :)

Vahn
10-19-2006, 01:20 PM
and heres another audit|vahn collab ... still WIP:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ermv.jpg

i will post all the passes later when its done

Vahn
10-31-2006, 01:03 AM
been quiet here lately..im too busy :(

heres a sketch for a schoolproject about poets..ill write more when its finished someday. the face really sucks but i was too tired to spend more time on it :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ec1.jpg

danielh68
10-31-2006, 02:49 AM
Great work, Vahn. :)

So is that Charles Baudelaire or Poe?

Vahn
11-02-2006, 03:20 AM
hehe dh, no ist a romantic german poet called joseph v. eichendorff :argh:

i have to do the whole thing in 2 colors only and simplify some more. Also i have to get rid of the quill and find some modern metaphor for the poet. Ill post a new version soon :)

Vahn
11-03-2006, 02:38 AM
heres a new approach :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/bpoet1-2.jpg


tomorrow ill make him a rapper :)

Vahn
11-05-2006, 02:42 AM
quick sketch before bed :arteest:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/sp1.jpg

Vahn
11-12-2006, 10:53 PM
some b&w sketches for another school project:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/rp1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/1c.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/2c.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/3c.jpg

Mizskellington
11-12-2006, 11:49 PM
The unpolished look really works for you :D
love your stuff

Vahn
11-14-2006, 01:10 AM
thx mizske :)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/Orc.jpg

Vahn
11-14-2006, 01:53 PM
nr. 2

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/Orc2.jpg

Vahn
11-17-2006, 01:38 AM
one of my WoW guild leaders :) :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/chocy1.jpg

random doodle:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/sk2.jpg

dsg:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/W.jpg

Vahn
11-17-2006, 04:22 PM
from this weeks chow on CA | Sewer mermaid King

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/vahn_chow49_merm.jpg

NR43
11-17-2006, 04:55 PM
Hey Vahn the last one is really nice!
love the water

maybe that light from the upper left could create even more atmosphere if the background was a lil darker...

keep 'em coming this is lovely!

Arlekin
12-03-2006, 10:42 AM
hi

I love the humble and curious impressions on the faces of the orc creatures,,,:D

Vahn
12-05-2006, 02:05 AM
audit made me draw this:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ts-1.jpg

:)

NR43, Arlekin : thanks :thumbsup:

Gord-MacDonald
12-05-2006, 02:33 AM
lots of really good work vahn! Keep it up! :thumbsup:

Gord

Vahn
12-07-2006, 12:42 AM
thx gord :)

heres a new one:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/s1-1.jpg

Vahn
12-15-2006, 05:58 PM
trying to learn painter again :arteest: here are some first doodles:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/prac1-2.jpg

Vahn
12-16-2006, 12:03 AM
another cool latenight collab with audit :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/s6.jpg

u can find the process here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=4075033#post4075033)

Vahn
01-11-2007, 01:12 AM
from the dsg:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/m1-1.jpg

danielh68
01-11-2007, 01:22 AM
Very cool, Vahn. :thumbsup: She is nasty...excellent job!

CyborgJA
01-13-2007, 06:47 PM
O______O
How is it possible?! I've lost all these beautiful pics for months!

You are bravissimo ! I especially admire your style and your palatte. You manage colors so easily !

Subscribed.

Arlekin
01-13-2007, 08:52 PM
i subscribed....i like what i see here specially on the last pages:twisted:

Vahn
01-14-2007, 11:52 PM
"villain" from the dsg:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/v1.jpg


Serena: hoooraaaay thx :love:

Arlekin: cheers m8 :D

CyborgJA
01-16-2007, 08:42 AM
Oh yes, you manage colors so well...
tell me...how long did it take you?

Mu
01-16-2007, 04:17 PM
Hey Vahn!

hadn't discovered this sketchbook of yours. I think you know that I love your graphical style from the DSG.

Excellent work... keep it coming...:thumbsup:

aldog
01-17-2007, 07:13 AM
Vahn, do you have any videos that you've made of you doing your sketches? I'd love to see something like that.

Vahn
01-17-2007, 09:49 AM
serena: the villain or managing colors ? :) well the villain sketch about 30mins, and choosing colors...hmmmm .. its not really something i really learned i just feel whats working and whats not ... maybe i learned subconsciously by watching many many artworks :D

Mu : hehe thx m8 :) well that comes from hiding in the anatomy section :P

aldog: so far i dont ...if you can recommend me a program other than camtasia, where ps performance doesnt get affected i would do one sometime :D

michael-olszak
01-17-2007, 10:01 AM
cool work man. i like your style and the mood of your paintings

CyborgJA
01-17-2007, 10:32 AM
Yes, it's clear that colors are in your DNA! But...wow...only 30 minutes ! O_O

Vahn
01-17-2007, 06:30 PM
serena: ;)

michael: thx :)

"hero" from the dsg... i might finish this someday:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/vh.jpg

and here i scanned some sketches from life drawing class:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/akte.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2889/akt1wa0.jpg

CyborgJA
01-17-2007, 06:43 PM
Life drawing class :drool:

aldog
01-17-2007, 08:31 PM
aldog: so far i dont ...if you can recommend me a program other than camtasia, where ps performance doesnt get affected i would do one sometime :DIt's now my goal to find you something. I'll check back when I do =D

Vahn
01-19-2007, 12:37 AM
serena: :wip:

aldog: oh-OH :scream:


from the dsg:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/sl2.jpg

CyborgJA
01-19-2007, 07:12 AM
Beautiful and beautiful.

My eye has got a fugue on the left border but subjects are interesting and colors, as usual, very harmonic.

aldog
01-20-2007, 04:30 PM
aldog: oh-OH :scream:haha.

I found one, called "Super Screen Capture". It works pretty well, I didn't get any lag doing some brushstrokes.
Here it is
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Capture/Super-Screen-Capture.shtml

It costs 10$ I think.
and I don't know how you feel about warez, so I'll just let you PM me the answer to that

redfrog
01-21-2007, 01:05 AM
Vahn - love where you are going with your illustrations!
You are really developing a distinct style with the brushes and textures you are using.
Keep up the good work!

Vahn
01-21-2007, 06:24 AM
serena: thank you.. i agree with the left side ..it sucks! But i didnt have the patience to correct it

aldog: i tried the free version, but it really does affect ps performance .. maybe my pc just isnt good enough ...but i'd really need something u dont even feel while painting :) if it isnt fast enough i cant let loose hehe

redfrog: hehe thank you :thumbsup: i dont really know where i am really going, but i do enjoy all positive feedback,that much i know :)

CyborgJA
01-21-2007, 09:33 AM
well...any new pic???:bounce:

Vahn
01-21-2007, 10:13 PM
here serena :)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/bknight.jpg

CyborgJA
01-22-2007, 12:24 AM
Well, man...no way...it's FREEEESHH puuuree FRESHNESS !
It's a strong sensation that I've got with all your pics.
By the way, I think you should organize all these beutiful works in a book or something similar.

Vahn
01-22-2007, 07:00 PM
from the dsg:

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6750/boud11tr.jpg

Vahn
01-23-2007, 10:28 PM
i updated link a little.
heres the first sketch:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/vh.jpg

and here the update:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/Link5.jpg

i dont know if i like it yet...its getting more serious now hmmm :shrug:

redfrog
01-24-2007, 02:10 PM
Vahn - I love the dynamic of the new Link version.
Has a lot more energy to it!
The only thing i would say though is the silhouette loses a little especially around the shield arm. Not really a big issue tho - i think the pic is fantastic!

vrempire
01-24-2007, 04:25 PM
Hi Vahn,
I just come here and I really blown away by your art. From
all the art, I really love the second one. It got the magic aura surrounding the image
and I believe the one factor that contribute it is the powerful background.
it really works.

For the last picture, the character in green-suit is a little bit out of proportion.
The legs seems too big for the body.
Anyway, overall, you rocks!!
:D

aldog
01-24-2007, 09:54 PM
aldog: i tried the free version, but it really does affect ps performance .. maybe my pc just isnt good enough ...but i'd really need something u dont even feel while painting :) if it isnt fast enough i cant let loose heheCompletely understand. My computer's obviously built a bit different than yours and I didn't even stop to think about that. I'll just keep on my search and test them on my other computer.
*crosses fingers*

Vahn
01-26-2007, 01:39 AM
redfrog: yeah that bothered me as well..but there still a lot to improve so well see what the future holds for the shield :)


vrempire: thank you :D :D yeah i know about the legs ..i'll try to balance the whole thing some more..the arms still have to be done as well...

aldog: hehe yeah maybe ...i got 1 gig ram and a p4 3ghz but its time for a new one this year :)

Vahn
01-26-2007, 11:58 PM
tonights silly sketch: "girlpower" (dsg)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/girlpower.jpg

Ivy00
01-27-2007, 01:32 AM
wow, lots and lots of beautiful sketches Vahn


aldog: hehe yeah maybe ...i got 1 gig ram and a p4 3ghz but its time for a new one this year :)

dang, too bad I don't live closer I would buy that from you in a heart beat, I dont' even wanna say what I work on lol

redfrog
01-28-2007, 11:55 AM
Vahn,

I am most definitely a fan of your style, and i just have to ask:
"What is the significance of the chickens?"
Love em - they crack me up!

Vahn
01-29-2007, 10:54 AM
ivy: come over ill keep it for you :)

redfrog: hehe well... in zelda Link grabs chickens, jumps off a cliff and then sails around in the air. And some girls i know...well..ermm...when they gather in our kitchen its a bit like in a hen-coop :)



one question:

does anyone have zhuzhu's brush presets ? id need them but the link in his watercolor tutorial is not working anymore. If anyone still has the abr. file plz send it to me ( vahnity@hotmail.com ) :D

Iridyse
01-29-2007, 11:47 AM
You have some really nice sketches here. The girlpower one rocks!

About Zhuzhu's brushes, are you trying to download from here (http://www.5d.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/20...9_1479280_2.rar) ? Because it seems to work for me...If you still can't get it, I'll send you an email :) It's not an .abr file though, the format is .tpl

Vahn
01-29-2007, 12:11 PM
nice! thank you :D

Vahn
01-29-2007, 08:40 PM
i asked my good friend hanna what to draw and she described me a creature and how exactly it should look like. So heres a first WIP:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/hm2.jpg

next update later :)

Vahn
01-29-2007, 09:59 PM
1h later:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/hm4.jpg

ill try to finish this till sunday

Vahn
01-29-2007, 10:52 PM
heres a little photo project, maybe for a flyer:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/LAB4-2.jpg

redfrog
01-30-2007, 01:19 AM
cool creature design!

redfrog
01-30-2007, 01:19 AM
cool creature design!

Vahn
01-30-2007, 08:00 PM
thx red :)

heres the next wip ... a color test, i dont really like. I tried to balance the creature some more but didnt really succeed ..next udate soon:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/hm8.jpg

aldog
02-05-2007, 08:33 PM
Hey Vahn, I found another one if you're willing to give it a try

http://www.hypercam.com/

Arlekin
02-06-2007, 08:44 PM
hey Vahn im just dropping by to say that i like how the creature is progressing, should try that too maybe my little sister would describe me something awsome and i would try to execute....could be the next big wave....
I like how it cuddles my seeing nerve, sine its not expected sight or view on that pic...anyways it bretty nice and imaginative....and designing process is helping it too...:scream:

johnny darko+herring+T-rex?

Tirjasdyn
02-06-2007, 09:15 PM
Wow, I love that creature.

Somehow the whitish blue brushings on the bottom left draw me out of the picture though.

jpedro
02-07-2007, 04:21 PM
good work in here Vahn.

weiter so :thumbsup:

OKMER
02-08-2007, 02:48 AM
Wooohooo,I subscribe here!!So much excellent stuff in here,congratz Vahn!
Love your last creature!Keep m coming:beer:

Vahn
02-09-2007, 04:14 PM
aldog: thx m8, that one is a bit better. ill try to do a video when i have some time :)

arlekin: yeah ask your sister! would be cool to see what she comes up with :D

Tirjasdyn: hehe thx, yeah i know what you mean ... im not happy with it and ill try to change it when i have time again

jpedro: hehe danke

Okmer: wooohoooo thx :D

aldog
02-10-2007, 06:51 PM
yay! aldog finally got a good one. woohoo

Vahn
02-18-2007, 04:32 AM
Occasionally i continue with practicing corel painter. Its still a struggle tough :(

heres a ps | painter sketch from the dsg "white knight" :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/wkf.jpg

Vahn
02-18-2007, 05:17 PM
another painter sketch finished in ps :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/rorc.jpg

Vahn
02-19-2007, 01:01 AM
"caveman" from the dsg:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/cm.jpg

again painter | ps

Vahn
02-19-2007, 01:14 AM
i did a series of 6 illustration for school. they go together with old romantic german poems about nature & traveling:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/overview.jpg

TobyArt
02-19-2007, 05:28 PM
Vahn,
By any chance do you have the titles of the poems? Love the caveman, so funny! Your art is really great, you have a way with lighting and colors that amazes me, great thread!

danielh68
02-19-2007, 06:37 PM
The sequential one is great. The fact you were inspired by an old poem and gave it a modern interpretation is very compelling :thumbsup:

Vahn
02-19-2007, 08:21 PM
heres a face study from ref. done in painter, oversharpened in ps.. i will update this :blush:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/H1.jpg

Zyrinx: thx man, the poems are all by Joseph von Eichendorff. One is called "Mondnacht" and the rest I used are just small passages out of his other poems.

dh: hehe .. yeah the idea behind it is to have the same themes in the poems and the pictures but a strong contrast at the same time: the poems are very harmonic/idyllic/calm and i wanted to counter that with the illustrations.

jpedro
02-20-2007, 12:42 PM
vahn, the sequentials are sweet. quite a juxtaposition to romantic poems about travel ;)

also like the studies. good stuff!

Vahn
02-21-2007, 12:47 AM
thx jp :)

heres a little update on the girl:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/h6.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/h6c.jpg

redfrog
02-21-2007, 08:48 AM
Really like the stuff you are doing in painter Vahn.
I think your style makes a fantastic transition into painter.

Oh and by the way, that caveman is priceless! :)

Vahn
02-21-2007, 11:08 AM
thank you rf :D :love:


I started a new one .. heres wip1 where i laid down basic shape, colors & shadow:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/h2wip1.jpg

frostblade
02-21-2007, 11:39 AM
I just noticed I never reply here before but I have looked at this thread many times in awe :(

The portrait is very different to your usual work. I just thought maybe if you drop a soft light layer on top and add warmer hues here and there it will look more life like but still keeps your brush style.

Keep up the good work.

Vahn
02-21-2007, 12:02 PM
mhhm i tried but couldnt get it right ... would you mind doing an overpaint with some colors of your choice ? :)

frostblade
02-21-2007, 12:22 PM
I just picked a color off the orange part of the hair and went with it with light strokes to keep it transparent to build up on it.

I actually did a paintover earlier and went overboard.
I'll show both.

Yours.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/h6c.jpg

Just color.
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/345/coloron3.jpg

And me bored and curious and carried away.
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7617/overboardpz6.jpg

Vahn
02-21-2007, 01:18 PM
hehe thank you linda :D

I printed it out and it got a touch of more red in it ..that looks really good actually. Youre right, that its overall a bit too cool, wich makes her look a bit dead...but maybe i like that too :shrug::)

did you ever try corel painter ? I think you would really like it :)
I got the demo version of painterX and the realbristle brushes are fun to paint with

frostblade
02-21-2007, 01:54 PM
I tried 6, 8 and 9 and I didn't love it.
Might try 10. I read people raving about it on CA.

It's cool if you like her to look dead as well. *sniff :( no printer/scanner to check stuff.
You wanted a crime scene look or someone overdosed on drugs?

Vahn
02-21-2007, 03:05 PM
mhhm im not sure linda .. more like the "she-died-instantly-with-the-camera-flash" look :D

heres a little update on the new one:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/h2-4.jpg

Vahn
02-23-2007, 02:55 PM
a hangover doodle:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/Fh.jpg

Vahn
02-24-2007, 02:39 PM
from movie ref:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/cm1.jpg

ps | 1h

kaladen
02-24-2007, 04:32 PM
Just stopping by to say that I like your work. Actually, I decided to make my Sketch thread when I saw yours :buttrock: . So thanks for sharing your work, keep it up !

Kal.

danielh68
02-24-2007, 04:47 PM
The painting of the red haired girl (third image above) is excellent. Nice cropping too :thumbsup:

Vahn
02-28-2007, 07:06 AM
kaladen: :thumbsup: :D

dh: thanks m8



Im going to Budapest to visit my grandparents, so no updates here for a month.


peace out

CyborgJA
03-01-2007, 11:32 AM
I love this stroke-effect you are using.
It' SO painterly.

Vahn
04-02-2007, 11:59 PM
thx serena :)

warmupsketch:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ringggg.jpg

audit
04-03-2007, 02:15 AM
wooo kickass vahn! reminds me of some über stylish comic-book art (and the yellow is great :))

Viking-Heart
04-03-2007, 04:37 AM
Some incredible work, here, man. Keep it up.

Mu
04-03-2007, 08:45 AM
There so many people striving for a certain style.


In my opinion it always was your strong characteristic trait that you achieved a unique recognizable style without sacrificing the image you are painting to it.

What are you planning to do after studying? Just interested where I am going to see that style in practice someday.

Vahn
04-03-2007, 07:53 PM
audit, viking : thx :thumbsup:

Mu: thank you. I cant really say that i have a style yet..im still learning and exploring. Mhhm and after school ....i dont really know yet..something with Illustration :D


brush-test-doodle:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/g2.jpg

arnocob
04-04-2007, 12:25 AM
:)
Hi!
Your thread is full of ideas and fun practises, it's very fresh!
Keep that!
bye

Vahn
04-06-2007, 02:14 AM
thank you arnocob :D

"fatgirl" from the dsg:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/fatgirl3.jpg

CyborgJA
04-06-2007, 02:29 PM
It's very very very interesting to see how you manage colors.

Vahn
04-08-2007, 11:26 PM
cheers serena :)

heres my entry for ca's chow...not really satisfied but i think i will finish it someday:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ph.jpg

Ivy00
04-09-2007, 12:50 AM
stopped in for a little peek , great new stuff since my last visit Vahn :)

CyborgJA
04-11-2007, 11:24 AM
There's something in your way to apply colors that enchantes me. So...mm.. balanced...with interaction and dynamism....it's beautiful.

Vahn
04-19-2007, 11:35 PM
linda, serena : thanks :love:


heres some Akira Fan Art:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/k1.jpg

there'll be more ..i decided to do a little series of my favorite shots from one of the best comics ever created :D

audit
04-20-2007, 01:45 AM
haha yes! you really nailed the akira graphic style, drama, mood... very worthy fanart :D

MVDB
04-20-2007, 07:43 AM
Cool thread, keep up the good work!

jpedro
04-20-2007, 08:47 AM
the last two are awesome vahn.

redfrog
04-20-2007, 07:33 PM
You've got some nice stuff going on here as always Vahn!
Fantastic as always!

Vahn
04-21-2007, 03:02 AM
audit, mv, jpedro, redfrog : thx folks :D :love:


here's the next Akira piece. This was one of my favorite panels when i read Akira for the first time 10 years ago :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/kei.jpg

i got some more books now ( im trying to collect the colored editions ) and i cant praise it enough...its one of the best comics i have ever read :D


i will do some more soon...but first i have to do a lot of Illustrations for school so i dont know when i can continue with my Akira Fanproject :sad:

jpedro
04-21-2007, 09:27 AM
that coloring style is really great. nice painterly feel and cool textures on the walls. i havent seen the colored akira book yet, hope it's as nice as that ;)

Vahn
04-26-2007, 01:00 AM
thx jpedro ..yeah you should check them out if you can get some :)

quick C.O.W. :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/vahncow84.jpg

jtico
04-27-2007, 04:47 AM
You're good man. Congratulations! :-)

Vahn
05-07-2007, 10:31 PM
jtico: :love:


here are some quick pencil, pen, white acrylic & watercolor sketches:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/m1-2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/YARR.jpg

Arlekin
05-07-2007, 10:40 PM
Hi dude....

The orange monster is neat...made me laugh. I like it:thumbsup:

bye

Vahn
05-18-2007, 12:46 AM
Arlekin: :D

speedpaint from movie ref:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/koharu.jpg

kaladen
05-18-2007, 12:02 PM
hello,
It's been a long time, The Akira fan art are awesome !
Greetings,
Kal

Vahn
07-07-2007, 12:21 AM
thx kaladen :)

here is a possible version of the very first panel of a comic i am working on :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/panel1-1.jpg

embryotic
07-09-2007, 06:45 AM
wow Vahn!

great collection - epic imagination and great energy

I want to work to realise sketches like you! keep it up!

Vahn
07-15-2007, 11:24 PM
thank you lucas :love:

Vahn
07-27-2007, 03:30 AM
here are roughs of the pages of my school project, how i presented it at the end of the term

the theme was fear

I printed these pages in a book again and again ...always the same 12 pages. So far its more conceptual art than a comic. I wanted to represent a never ending circle of everyday crime that happens to my protagonist over and over again. Its always the same day that repeats ..like a broken record..kinda like the movie Groundhog Day.

just imagine it as a loop :)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page2.jpg

Vahn
07-27-2007, 03:33 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page3.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page4.jpg

Vahn
07-27-2007, 03:39 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page5.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page6.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page1.jpg

Vahn
07-27-2007, 03:40 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/page2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/lp.jpg


and so on.....


I have to let this rest for now..but eventually i will come back to it and refine all the panels and make a colored version too.......someday....


:D




Any crits and comments would be very cool

Chrizimer
07-27-2007, 03:44 AM
About that poet from page 4 of your thread. It looks like he's really pouring his heart into his writing. I'm nearly inclined to think that this is dark art. Well, at least the art is scarier when listening to creepy music with evil whispering voices in the background. It suits the theme real well...

Vahn
07-27-2007, 03:48 AM
thx chrizimer ..hehe my professor hated that one :D

jpedro
07-27-2007, 10:11 AM
very good shots and angles you chose, i particularly enjoy the cityscape shots and dark street corners. nice mood and atmosphere, really well done.

Vahn
07-31-2007, 09:25 AM
thx jpedro :D

ErichSchreiner
08-02-2007, 05:18 PM
very cool stuff in here :) the storyboards are great.

i think i'll have to check back later to read the whole thread.

Vahn
12-06-2007, 10:22 AM
hello

i got a new pc now, moved to a new flat and ordered internet. Soon ill be posting again ...

i have a question:

Anyone here from Berlin who knows where to buy englisch pc games here in the city ? its impossible to find any clues on the web...



hope someone reads this hehe :D

Vahn
02-29-2008, 12:33 PM
some speedpaints:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/sbird.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/sbird2.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/hv1.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/shm1.jpg

danielh68
02-29-2008, 02:52 PM
Great stuff, those exotic birds are terrific. I love the dry brush effect. Plus, the asian girl on the previous page is stunning :thumbsup:

eilidh
03-02-2008, 10:38 PM
Gorgeous-looking textures in the bird pictures. Great mood, too.

Vahn
03-03-2008, 02:28 AM
dh: thx man .. i can recommend the movie that girl is from. Its called "Samurai Fiction" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170544/)

eilidh: thank you :)


b/w speed with ref from Hot fuzz :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/hf-1.jpg

Vahn
03-03-2008, 02:40 AM
I had to do some pixel art for class. Well i always wanted to have a big roman orgy poster :D

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/orgie.jpg

SoundLightSaga
03-03-2008, 05:00 AM
haha that's hilarious. Where do you go to school?

Great work mate!

Vahn
03-06-2008, 10:02 AM
ThreeD: Berlin university of arts

here are some quick fashion studies

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/girls.jpg

jpedro
03-06-2008, 11:31 AM
funny stuff in the pixel image...nasty nasty them romans ;)

Vahn
09-10-2008, 06:43 PM
woahh its been ages since i posted. hi again :) here are some older sketches:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/u1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/Mos1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/Taro.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/light2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/rd.jpg

Vahn
09-10-2008, 06:44 PM
and 2 newer:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/lt.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/birth1.jpg

stone cold ninja
09-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Are you doing a tribute to Pokemon?

Seriously, I think the animal stuff is fantastic, and I love your painting method of mixing loose and tight, hard and soft together. It creates a mood of spontaneity and life but is also very descriptive and specific. Thumbs up.

NR43
09-11-2008, 06:27 AM
Holy mother!

Lots of eyecandy!
Love the child's expression... kinda like the kid is thinking "is this gonna take much longer... coz I got some more important things to do" :)

Killer update :cool:

Vahn
09-16-2008, 07:32 PM
nr43: thanks :D

ninja: thx hehe no not really pokemon. I like the strokes in the bird too ..sometimes it just happens without much effort and sometimes i struggle and its shit like this airship:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/bts.jpg

Vahn
09-18-2008, 05:02 PM
rock paper scissors:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/duel1_vahn.jpg

Vahn
09-22-2008, 05:06 PM
a friend wanted me to paint a junkyard monster..well heres my first try:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/schrott.jpg

GaryBedell
09-22-2008, 06:53 PM
This stuff is wonderful. I love your use of color and the "solid" style of it. Keep on truckin man. i wanna see more

redfrog
09-23-2008, 03:46 AM
Sweet stuff man! Love your junkyard monster!!

Vahn
10-08-2008, 09:36 AM
Gary, Redfrog : thx :D

heres are some quick robot doodles done with a program called alchemy (http://al.chemy.org/)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/robots-vahn.jpg

and good old guybrush:) :) :) :

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/Row-to---2.jpg

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