View Full Version : sTuFf & tHiNgS the gary bedell doodle book
11-13-2007, 10:01 PM
Hey all, for months now I've been wanting to start a doodle book here and for months I blew it off
I'm gonna start posting all kinds of crazy works finished, WIP, doodles, sprite work, etc
So I'm gonna start off with a few things. I hope you all enjoy them and thank you for looking. I'll be updating this as much as possible.
i cant believe noone responded to this post before me, this is brilliant (o_O), i really like your sketches, those creatures at the top are great :) like that arms brain thingi :) hehe so cute :)
11-16-2007, 09:56 PM
thanks luk8- one of my favorite things in the world to draw is monsters/horror. actually the "tales from the crypt" comic inspired me to start drawing comic books.
They arent monsters but....
11-21-2007, 09:04 PM
duplicate post sorry-:(
11-21-2007, 09:06 PM
Here's another one (cricket sound) lol
11-21-2007, 09:12 PM
duplicate post sorry :(
11-21-2007, 11:16 PM
hey Gary Bedell, great stuff, I'm likening the alien tiger especially.:thumbsup:
11-30-2007, 09:34 PM
thank you- I'm always happy to get visitors here
-here's some chrono trigger revamps I did a while back after watching Final Fantasy advant chidren
12-01-2007, 07:03 AM
nice effort !
01-31-2008, 06:43 PM
newbie from the DSF thread
02-01-2008, 01:19 AM
Why haven't I seen this thread before?? I love your work, especially when you sit down and finish up a piece like that alien cat or the fisher-girl. I like the cat so much because it looks alien, but you didn't do the easy thing by making it a monster or mutant.
Your pencil work shows great control of line and shade.
Wonderful work and would love to see more finished pieces from you !
02-02-2008, 01:39 AM
Great work Gary!
I'm not particulary fond of your coloring, a bit too bland for my taste.
But I realy LOVE your drawings, these are great, you are a true master of the line.
02-03-2008, 04:25 AM
the night crawler looks great. everything else to of course, I just really like that one
02-04-2008, 09:54 PM
thank you all for your replies thus far. and Sarford you're right about my colors. I'm working on those for sure. If you have any suggestions (websites, tutorials, etc) on color please let me know.
09-17-2008, 10:05 PM
newbies- sorry, it's been a while since i've been on here. Question: is the WIP thread the only place i can post doodles?
09-17-2008, 10:13 PM
Oh wow these are really great! I really like your style, it's very fun and well executed. To answer your question, no they should probably be posted here http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=271
But I could be wrong, I'm quite new myself.
09-18-2008, 07:22 AM
Yes, I would say this is rather a sketchbook since you have a multitude of pictures and not just one. But since you started the thread before the subforum for skechbooks were created nobody can blame you. Maybe the administrators will move it sooner or later.
Now to the important part. You have really nice stuff, I am very impressed. I especially like your skribbles. In my eyes they are amazing. How do you build up your characters when you start a new one. Do you use a simplyfied skeleton? If yes how does it look like?
Looking forward to see more from you.
09-18-2008, 08:16 PM
Algorithmic- thanks man. i try to experiment with a lot of different techniques. I'm gonna try and post more stuff by the end of the week so keep your eyes open :)
TedNindo- Thanks for the props man. :) I do usually start with a directional line ( to show the flow of the illustration ) then i work on the foundation(skeleton). I'll post some examples of how I work. :)
thanks again for the support
09-18-2008, 08:21 PM
WIP- I may repaint this though
09-19-2008, 01:36 AM
I was digging through some old files and found a WIP and a couple of fast doodles :) enjoy
09-19-2008, 01:41 AM
oh- one more
09-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Gary, very cool stuff man, i remember seeing a couple of your daily sketch entries a while back. Your drawings are quite fluid and full of character, i'd like to see more finished stuff but i understand this is more of a sketchbook. That Night Crawler WIP could really be something if you finished the coloring. Keep it up!
hehe fun stuff! i especially like the tiger :)
09-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Thanks guys. Rabid1 I've seen your stuff as well, and you've got the skillz to pay the billz :) . Here are some newbies
stay tuned, same bat-time same bat-channel
10-20-2008, 09:30 PM
Hey all, its been a minute since I've been on here. i just finished a cover for DJP's Hell on Wheels dvd.
happy halloween :)
10-23-2008, 02:35 AM
newbie- concert poster for Green Jelly
11-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Hey All, (criket sounds) lol
Here's a friday the 13th WIP
On the top, I plan on adding the Friday the 13th logo (classic version) with a nice little blood trail in the water.
12-01-2008, 07:31 PM
12-02-2008, 04:40 AM
Nices updates man very clean appealing stuff, no blood trail on the last one? A bright red-orange would really pop off the page. Also, you could push the low-lit greenish light more, maybe accent the trees... just a suggestion? Looking foward to more.
12-02-2008, 06:57 AM
your work is awesome, can not say how much I love it. How do you manage to work so clean. Not one image looks rushed or untidy!
12-02-2008, 08:04 PM
Thanks rabid1. yeah I havent finished the piece yet. there will be a blood trail for sure. It's jason, i cant pass that up lol. I'll definately bring out the green under cast as well.TedNindo-thank you. i try to keep most of my stuff clean. i use to do comic work so i'm kind of set in that habit
12-02-2008, 09:23 PM
a quick self portrait - inspired by one of my favorite artist Cam Kennedy
12-05-2008, 02:11 AM
DSF -"MILK" submission
12-08-2008, 08:34 PM
If anyone EVER meets this woman please let me know :)
12-10-2008, 10:42 AM
If I ever meet that woman.. I'm not going to tell you about it :D
Really cool work you got here I must say :)
12-10-2008, 02:30 PM
LOL, aaawww really?! You arent gonna tell me? DAMN! Fair enough.lol. Thank you HajTekk. I try to post as often as i can
12-12-2008, 04:38 PM
DSF submission "Drunk"
12-12-2008, 04:45 PM
Love your work. Keep it on!
12-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Hey man, nice drunk lady! I've seen many woman take their shoes off, very insightful!
12-12-2008, 08:37 PM
LOL thanks man. I live in a college town close to downtown so i see that every weekend.
DSF submission: Spanish Lover
12-15-2008, 07:53 PM
wolverine speed painting i did last week
Old sketch page i found
01-15-2009, 08:00 PM
-Sorry I havent posted on here in a looong time. About a few weeks ago my computer crapped out on me so I have to use the one at work for the time being. Hints the hand drawn post.
above: A sci fi meets rock and roll concept. first time i inked a drawing in months. I plan on coloring it asap. (along with my jason peice)
01-15-2009, 08:01 PM
sorry duplicate post
01-15-2009, 08:08 PM
Wow I love your Lines, its so clean and perfect looking. Especially the Girl with bat/demon wings :D
01-15-2009, 08:32 PM
thank you. I use a photo non reproductive pencil (which is normally a light blue) to do my roughs then i go over it with an H pencil or something slightly darker. then i just scan it clean it and color it.
01-28-2009, 04:56 PM
i made a GIF image of the demon gal. Enjoy
01-29-2009, 07:34 PM
DSF Entry: Pirates vs. Ninjas
01-29-2009, 09:47 PM
Hey Gary, i really like that GIF demon chick its fun watching the progression. That red blood-like splatter stuff seems a bit excessive maybe? Man those inks are sweet too, it makes me want to get back into that stuff.
01-30-2009, 09:43 PM
thanks rabid1. I'm gonna post another version of the demon girl without blood and cleaner linework.
but for now...
01-30-2009, 09:44 PM
bloodless with new linework
01-31-2009, 10:30 AM
hey Gary as you may now I really like your work but for now I have some things that bother me :). The hair in the good morning painting looks a bit like a wigg and I guess its because the hair do not give and shadow onto the face. It looks as if you had painted them after every thing else. The highlights are very close to the hair where should be shadow. The other thing is that I just don't like (personal gusto) the way you shaded the hair, with this thin lines I think that a rougher shading would fit the painting much more.
02-02-2009, 12:23 AM
Thanks for the advice TedNindo.
02-06-2009, 07:11 PM
DSF challenge: That thing on the steps
03-05-2009, 09:42 PM
DSF submission: "He-man the next generation"
03-26-2009, 07:47 PM
three blind mice
Crowe T. Robot
DSF: "The Queen of the Rocketmen" 3 hours in photoshop
04-02-2009, 09:56 PM
DSF: Ghostbusters III submission
04-02-2009, 10:09 PM
WIP- I cant wait to color this
04-02-2009, 11:35 PM
Hell yes Gary! You're pumping them out now...love the colors and linework! You got the western theme nailed down...that Queen of the Rocketmen piece is outstanding. The only thing buggin me is the crop on that Ghost Buster's piece. He is suppose to be holding that ghost-gun right at the viewer no? If there was just a bit more space on the left side of the image i think it would read a lot better....i know those are timed sketches. Anyway glad to see new stuff from you keep it up!
04-15-2009, 10:05 PM
Thanx Rabid1. Here's an update
04-15-2009, 11:35 PM
This one is shaping up to be sweet, love the silouette already! Have you done any comic work Gary?
04-22-2009, 02:29 PM
Thanks Rabid1. And Mad props on your sketch thread as well. Thanks for the tutorial. And yes I have done comic book work before. But, I've done more video game/table top RPG stuff. Here's another shot of my progress.
05-01-2009, 08:06 PM
05-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Hey Gary, I like the composition for this last one, seems as if playing cards falling around them with the color scheme. Great SB BTW. Keep in it :)
05-07-2009, 11:46 PM
thank you stridiggio :)
Here's another update
05-08-2009, 12:41 AM
DSF: Lost Girl Submission
and a flyer design
06-04-2009, 02:51 PM
latest wild west update. I'm almost finished
06-08-2009, 02:30 PM
06-08-2009, 02:55 PM
Gary nice job with this! Its cool to see how it progressed into the final image. I could see this little gang going around causing trouble from town to town =). Well done and looking foward to more as always!
06-08-2009, 09:53 PM
Thanks Rabid1. And I look forward to seeing more of your awesome landscapes
DSF submission: The Stalker 30mins photoshop
06-08-2009, 10:02 PM
set design for "Deal or No Deal" nintendo Wii copyright blacklantern studios
06-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Great work Gary!!! Looks good as always.:applause:
06-16-2009, 09:09 PM
Thanks Matt. Nice to see you're still doing stuff on here.
DSF submisson: "Queen of the Rocketmen" "The Pirate Lord"
practicing with a lot of black and white lately
DSF: "His name is Charlie X"
06-17-2009, 08:16 PM
Yeah. I'm never going to give up on my dream to be an artist. You should stop by on my sketch forum and leave me some tips in your spare time. I would really appreciate it. :thumbsup:
06-19-2009, 09:29 PM
DSF: "Battleship Island"
06-22-2009, 07:01 PM
DSF: "The Teacher"
06-25-2009, 07:21 AM
amazing stuff! I'd love to have your ease in drawing such variety of subjects :) keep it up!
07-20-2009, 04:32 AM
SebastianZ, thanks man. I havent posted here in a while. here's one i did for
DSF: Star Wars vs The Uncanny X-Men
08-17-2009, 05:43 AM
DSF:Cobra Commander 45 mins photoshop
08-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Nice! I still haven't seen the movie yet.:blush:
08-17-2009, 10:44 PM
Hey hey how have you been man? I havent seen the movie yet either. did you see G.I Joe Resolute?
08-18-2009, 10:31 PM
No I haven't.
08-21-2009, 05:09 AM
my DSF entry: That thing in the Hallway
DSF: The Boxer
08-22-2009, 05:35 AM
08-22-2009, 07:18 AM
Different, but love how it kinda has a water color feel to it. Yeah I'm trying to get back in BLS.:sad:
08-23-2009, 04:39 AM
Nice Boxer G.
You knew I'd like that one didn't you?
08-24-2009, 05:54 AM
newbie for DSF
08-24-2009, 06:23 AM
DSF: MAD MEN
08-29-2009, 03:44 AM
Your artwork is crazyy!!! I love it.. Its pretty inspiring..
09-02-2009, 02:23 PM
Thanks sugarSALT that really means a lot to me. I'll be posting at least once a week. So keep visiting and bring others here as well. You rock. And thanks again forthe support Same goes for Show and MattU.
Yep, nice work.
Glad I stumbled into your thread :)
09-11-2009, 04:38 PM
just a quick one i've done. I'll have some more up this weekend. much lov guys
09-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Gary thats looks freaking awesome!!! You should give Swamp Thing a shot!!!
09-13-2009, 03:21 AM
09-30-2009, 12:05 AM
New one I finished. The base painting was 2 years old
09-30-2009, 02:55 PM
Thats an amazing difference Gary.
09-30-2009, 03:32 PM
Hey Gary, i agree with MattU that revised piece is much improved from the older piece. The overall tone is much more dramatic and colorful! That Freddie dream DSG is great too...i love teh style treatment and its just plain cool. You must be getting motivated with Halloween around the corner...and your love of horror charcters.
Glad to see the new work, keep rocking man!
10-01-2009, 07:19 AM
thanks guys :) Yeah I'm getting super stoked that halloween is around the corner also, there's a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie coming out. Its going to be sweet.
Here's a new one (very quick) funny piece of my girlfriend and I.
10-01-2009, 08:02 AM
Hey, that's wonderfull image. And nice image all over your sketchbook, I can imagine it in a fairy adventure - fairytale/game. Very nice, keep posting! >:)
10-01-2009, 05:54 PM
Hey Gary, cool style and concept in the previous works, cheers. :thumbsup:
10-02-2009, 05:26 AM
Thank you guys so much. I enjoy having visitors. :)
this is something I started months ago then stopped working on and I finally finished it tonight. My two favorite things "star wars" and "zombies"
I may do some more of these in the future. I might do some swamp thing concepts, MATTU was saying I should take a stab at it so why not. :)
10-04-2009, 05:12 AM
A new one I did today call "gingerbread nightmare" I did have a video of the whole process but the video flipped out so i had to delete it. :( but, never fear I still have the art.
10-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Haha, The Star Wars zombies are great and Jabba is disgusting as always.
10-04-2009, 11:07 AM
I just want to repeat what Vyse said before. The Zombie-Starwars stuff is very cool.
The only thing I don't like that much is the way you did jabbas arms, they look strange, I would prefere the conture the other way around going across the arm not with it.
10-05-2009, 08:42 PM
new one. I'll reply later. I'm off to get some food.
10-10-2009, 01:00 AM
Thanks guys. I used the action figure of Jabba from 1984. His arms kind of look like that :)
i did some random painting/sketch pages. very fun to do. :)
10-12-2009, 04:17 AM
I revisited the iron man on my sketch page. enjoy
10-12-2009, 06:54 AM
Gary I love this piece!!! I like your version of Iron man, he kinda looks like he belongs with the Watchman group with the bomber jacket and hat. Still its a freaking awesome piece Gary.:bowdown:
10-13-2009, 03:20 PM
thanks matt. I've been wanting to do a 1940s style Iron man
my DSF entry: The Judge
10-13-2009, 10:16 PM
a quick landscape
10-31-2009, 01:56 AM
for some crazy reason i decided to do Stones throw sketch cards. If you dont know what it is, check it out at www.stonesthrow.com (http://www.stonesthrow.com) (best music label EVER)
11-01-2009, 05:44 PM
My DSF entry for "The Coven"
11-01-2009, 06:38 PM
Thanks man. Glad to see you coming through.
DSF: "The Slayer" about 45 mins photoshop
11-04-2009, 02:21 AM
Soon, I will join the DSF again too! :D
I like the last one, although her skintones look a bit too human for me.
A paler color would have fitted her better I think.
Just my 2c (feel free to ignore, it's a nice sketch anyway)
11-06-2009, 03:07 PM
need to work on my figures/ characters after looking in here... :beer:
11-12-2009, 08:34 PM
NR43- Thanks man. yeah I thought about making her a bit pale but i really wanted her to have an almost innocent sweet look on the top half. :)
soundwav- Thank you :)
Chrono revamp from Chrono trigger
11-19-2009, 07:40 PM
DSF Entry : Ninja Assassin
11-20-2009, 04:26 PM
11-23-2009, 06:43 PM
something fun :)
11-25-2009, 06:34 PM
12-09-2009, 08:34 AM
You have some nice works here!
Love the zombie starwars idea :-)
12-10-2009, 03:07 AM
Nice Work Gary keep it coming man:thumbsup:
12-14-2009, 08:13 PM
Thanks Danka. Your work rocks as well :) Hey Matt good to see ya again. I checked out your latest piece. cool stuff. If you dont mind i'd like to do a slight paintover to point you in the direction you'd like to go.
as for now. newbie
12-18-2009, 08:01 PM
Happy Holidays everyone. Just wanted to post some sketches I did this week. Enjoy :)
12-23-2009, 09:02 PM
just a few sprites i made
12-28-2009, 07:20 PM
DSF submission wicked queen
12-31-2009, 08:53 PM
Great great great! I love your ilustrations and your pencil are very neat. Keep posting buddy!
01-04-2010, 08:18 PM
Happy new year Gary! You've been busy which is great...those sprites are cool...how do you make them? That Dragon V Knight drawing has serious potential i hope you continue with it. I think your coloring has come a long way in the last year...i'm sure this next year will be great for you as well. Looking foward to more buddy!
01-08-2010, 03:50 PM
siiilon-Thank you so much. I always try to practice with "tight" and "loose" pencils since I'm originally from a comic background. It took about a year to break my super tight penciling habit.
Rabid1-Happy New Year to you too. I cant wait to see what you have in store as well. If you want, I can post a short tutorial in this forum on how I make sprites. They're really fun to do especially when you animate them.
Thank you both (and everyone else) for coming through. I'll post some more stuff soon.
01-08-2010, 09:11 PM
for some reason i just felt like it :)
01-09-2010, 05:28 PM
This is my homebase (studio room)
part of my Vinyl collection
me photo by Kent Frost (this photo was taken at a DJ showcase where i did some live painting. i had a lot of fun doing it.)
01-09-2010, 06:43 PM
Wow, I pictured you looking something like your avatar... I guess I was a bit off, Nice setup! Love the Labyrinth poster!
01-10-2010, 02:48 AM
lol thanks Zyrinx, My avatar is Franklin Sherman from "The Critic" Jay Shermans dad. His character cracks me up.
DSF submission: "Mr. Roboto"
Your own studio... wow man that must be awesome!
I'm thinking of buying a drawing table... just don't know where I'd put it as our house is really much too small already...
Nice DSF entry!
01-18-2010, 12:11 AM
NR43-do you work on a portable drawing board or clipboard?
white wolf submission
01-18-2010, 12:32 AM
Dang Gary!!! This is sick. Looks like something I've seen in a horror film.:argh:
01-18-2010, 03:43 AM
Hey GaryBedell, the last piece is interesting and also scary, gives me a goose bump man!! Thats the reason why I dont like dolls as toys in my house, its eerie when you start imagining them moving and blinking their eyes with a wicked smile. Keep it up!! This is good! :thumbsup:
01-31-2010, 05:55 AM
Thank you guys so much that really means alot. keep coming back :)
white wolf submission 2
NR43-do you work on a portable drawing board or clipboard?
I have this small table easle.
These last 2 are amazing!
Love the light!
02-03-2010, 08:47 PM
i would agre with NR43, last two are great renders and drawings. I like the monochrome scheme...i'm assuming you will color as well? All the hard work is done now lol.
that pee wee is funny.
02-05-2010, 10:05 PM
NR43 - Thank you so much :)
Rabid1 - Thank you. Its great to see you both again. I actually plan on leaving these illustrations in black and white. Since I'm submitting these to white wolf I wanted to keep them dark and creepy though I will submit a few things in color.
new doodle page
(having trouble with the image it'll be up soon)
02-06-2010, 02:17 AM
i got it to post
02-20-2010, 02:16 AM
the girl in red... sweet
02-23-2010, 09:32 PM
lol- I love to draw ladies with short hair and nice figures.
-Quick werewolf illustration
03-02-2010, 10:02 PM
something for fun
03-10-2010, 11:29 PM
Hey all. Sorry I havent posted much lately been a bit busy doing work for Cereal Geek Magazine. It'll be in issues six and seven. http://www.cerealgeek.com/Its all about old school 80s cartoons each issue is 100 pages long.
I've also been working on a submission for the Rifts cart contest. I had a lot of fun working on this. I hope you like it :)
03-11-2010, 12:51 AM
DSF: Self portrait as a goth
03-11-2010, 01:42 AM
Amazing work Gary. Hope all is well.
03-11-2010, 12:46 PM
EXCELLENT work here! Those Zombie StarWars characters are awesome! Also like that "FishingGirl", the Judge Reaper and that "Krash Landing" May 2, YardParty flyer and that "animegal" chick. Nice man!
03-22-2010, 04:30 PM
Nice updates Gary, I love the way you draw hands...and you never cheat lol (i'm jealous). That werewolf is pretty bad ass. How did all those submissions go? Just took a peak at the cerealgeek site, that looks like some great work, looking foward to seeing it bud.
03-31-2010, 12:15 PM
That werewolf is pretty bad ass.
Yup. :p the line work master.
04-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Hey everyone, sorry I've been really busy these days im in the process of moving so thats been eating up my time. I plan on posting some new stuff mostly pencil and some of the illustration work i did for Cereal Geek Magazine. I just wanted to hop on and let you all know I'm not dead lol.
MattU - Thanks man have you posted anything new lately? I'd really like to see what you've been working on.
FRENZIEDmind- Thank you so much. Btw I love your comic style keep up the good work.
Rabid1-Always a pleasure to see you here :) I plan on sending the black and white horror stuff and the werewolf to White Wolf Games. And the cereal Geek issues are going to be out in June (issue6) to August (issue8). I hope you can pick it up.
soundwav- Thank you.
05-18-2010, 04:27 AM
Just letting you know i've been in the process of moving but, i'll have new art up soon. Sketches, and WIPs,etc. :)
see ya soon.
05-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Bucky O' Hare :)
original: Michael Golden
Re-design: By Me
Next i want to do dead-eye and Jenny ( for those familiar with this cartoon)
06-28-2010, 03:04 PM
Sorry about being MIA. I've been working on a lot of music since I've moved back to Springfield. I'm working on an album cover for Creative Casualties the album is actually five years old and will be released this year.I'll post a link to it once it is out. Believe me, its worth the wait.
07-26-2010, 06:52 AM
Speed painting- Was wanting to do a 1960s style space girl. Btw -Cereal Geek Material is coming soon :)
07-26-2010, 08:57 PM
This is a piece that I started working on about a few weeks ago called "Spilled Milk". I dont want to get into the details on why its called that..so enjoy. :)
07-26-2010, 10:21 PM
Outstanding work G - as always.
08-03-2010, 06:26 PM
08-04-2010, 12:27 AM
Loving the Bucky O'Hare picture, along with pretty much the rest of your work! I like how your sketches just have a very loose feel to them, and the linework is great.
08-19-2010, 09:43 PM
Zilla4Rilla- thank you so much. I really try to keep my linework tight since I worked in comics for a while. I honestly like all styles and try to work in as many as i can. BTW- I really like your stuff too. Keep up the good work
08-19-2010, 09:53 PM
WIP- I scanned from my sketchbook.
More to come...So much art, very little time lol
08-20-2010, 03:46 PM
08-26-2010, 03:54 PM
Goood update :applause: makes me want to draw!
08-26-2010, 05:56 PM
Agreed. Super inspiration here bud! Need to go dust off the pencils now lol.
08-31-2010, 09:28 PM
Thanks guys it's good to see you two in here again. i need to check out your latest stuff as well.
Girl vs Griffin WIP2
09-01-2010, 12:23 AM
10-03-2010, 07:39 PM
Hey all it's been a while since I've been on. I'm doing this thing called the halloween coutdown on facebook where I do an illustration a day and post the amount of days left until Halloween.
the days so far.
10-06-2010, 09:48 PM
Finally Finished The Girl vs. Griffin
10-11-2010, 03:34 PM
sweet! Its a great time of year eh? The griffin piece turned out very nice...way to keep at it!
Still doing the music stuff? Its nice to have a few creative outlets.
10-18-2010, 06:31 AM
Super nice varieties of sketches. Respect this. But I like the yellow saber tooth in the first page^^
10-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Rabid1-Thanks man, yeah i've been really productive this month with both art and music. if I didnt know any better I'd swear art was more important than breathing.
wintang - Big thanks to you too and welcome to CGTalk. have you posted anything yet?
10-21-2010, 08:20 PM
oops almost forgot.
That last pinup is really nice. Great composition and very well executed.
In your phoenix piece, the poses seem a little stiff (too posed), which is killing the action feel of the work. Also, some rim light at the backside of the phoenix' right wing could bring back the focus a bit more to both characters face. Imho the weight is too much towards the eggs due to the high contrast in that area, and the lack of contrast in the area of the characters heads.
Another solution could be to add an extra light source (but a subtile one) from the front left.
Just thinking out loud ;)
Love the sketchbook scans too!
10-30-2010, 05:16 PM
NR43- Thanks man. Good eye, I'll definately keep that in mind. I guess thats what I get for starting a piece months ago and just now coming back to it. Thinking out loud is a good thing. Very helpful
11-22-2010, 04:27 PM
DSFs this month (more to come)
11-22-2010, 04:52 PM
Almost forgot I had this
11-22-2010, 09:52 PM
On fire today...Something I've been wanting to do for a while
11-23-2010, 04:26 AM
Digging that Prince portrait! :twisted:
11-24-2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks Soundwav. I've been wanting to do one for quite sometime. Everyone went crazy over it on facebook. lol
quick landscape. I've been wanting to do more landscapes so i can get better and more comfortable doing them
12-06-2010, 05:25 PM
Speedpainting Dr. Doom
12-06-2010, 09:31 PM
I finally finished it
12-10-2010, 10:57 PM
For www.hexgames.com (http://www.hexgames.com) M-Force. Updated art I did from the 2002 cover.
01-03-2011, 03:07 AM
newbie called "The Nightmare Machine"
01-07-2011, 10:52 PM
How do you get your images to be so "clean" looking?
And how long have you been doing this? :applause:
03-09-2011, 11:10 PM
I know its been a while since I last posted. I have a lot of news to share and new work.
See ya soon
03-10-2011, 04:04 PM
It's been a bit since I've posted on here. There has been a lot going on in the past couple of months. For starters, I just released a 118 page art book titled "Thawed" which you can get through Lulu.com. Last weekend, i had my first gallery showing in five years which was also my book release party. Below is a link to "Thawed" and how you can get it.
The other project I've been working on and will be released soon is my EP called "Kanye Twitty". It's Conway Twitty songs chopped up and remixed with Kanye West acapellas. It'll be a free album available for download soon. (More info to come)
M.E.O Podcast with Eric and Merr- Talking about "Thawed" and "Kanye Twitty" (at the end of the podcast is the first Kanye Twitty track ever released to the public
Now that i"m finished plugging here's some new art. I'll post pics from the gallery opening asap.
03-10-2011, 11:39 PM
03-11-2011, 01:31 AM
Thanks man. How have things been on your edge of the universe?
04-07-2011, 09:33 PM
_DSF_ Dark Queen
Quick Sketch i did in a meeting
04-08-2011, 07:24 AM
You rock dude, fantastic updates!
04-08-2011, 02:26 PM
04-08-2011, 03:07 PM
Thanks guys :)
04-14-2011, 08:00 PM
Hey! Awesome stuff!
I really like that painting called "the nightmare machine". Did you ever color it?
04-15-2011, 09:04 PM
Thanks Talaria, I never colored it because I saw it in a dream as a black and white image. So I kept it that way to keep the essence of what I saw.
DSF entry: The Flower girl
05-18-2011, 04:00 PM
05-24-2011, 03:07 PM
I recently went back and re-did a piece from 2006 called "Last Prayer" Below are the comparisons and the full piece itself enjoy :)
05-24-2011, 03:52 PM
Good work Gary! I haven't seen your stuff in a while...you've been busy! I like how your colors are progressing, but overall killer work! Thanks for sharing bud
06-23-2011, 02:43 AM
Thanx Rabid1. I'll be back soon with more material just been a bit uninspired lately.
06-28-2011, 04:11 PM
just been a bit uninspired lately.
Feel ya, but you can lose your 'stroke' after too long :surprised
07-05-2011, 01:20 AM
I've been following this thread for a while now, but damn man I can't stay silent for any longer.
Just looking through your work makes me want to work harder to become a better illustrator and artist.
Truly inspiring, and I hope you get your inspiration back before too long!
07-07-2011, 02:36 PM
Thank you both for the supportive words. It really means a lot. I've been drawing here and there and doing a bit of logo work but, I dont feel constrained like I did when I wrote my last message. Basically I just changed my mindset and it's working out quite well.
amantorn (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=180622)- I'm speechless. Thank you for following this thread and putting a fire under my ass
07-12-2011, 08:27 PM
DSF: Mary Blue Eyes
07-13-2011, 03:52 AM
And the magic happens again, Awesome!!
07-22-2011, 02:47 PM
Amantorn: Thanks again man. I'm getting back into the swing of things. I probably shouldnt stop doing art for as long as I did. Sometimes it takes a lot to get the ball going again especially when the odds are against you.
Enough of that here's some newer stuff. Enjoy
Album cover for artist: Sincerely Yours
Wolvie and Howard
til next time.
07-22-2011, 09:43 PM
Longshot and Mojo
07-22-2011, 11:57 PM
Wolvie and Howard piece made me laughed~!! Nice one!
07-25-2011, 09:37 PM
lol thanx ltken84.
JUST RELEASED MY MASH UP EP
07-28-2011, 03:36 PM
Wolvie & Howard is awesome - love the take on logan!
08-03-2011, 05:17 AM
newbie. Originally for a contest and missed the deadline by a few hours. uuuugh!!
08-04-2011, 02:11 PM
Rock 'N' Roll :buttrock:
08-11-2011, 02:05 AM
lol - thanx Soundwaves
Just wanted to do something relaxing.
08-12-2011, 04:29 PM
Captain America Sketchoholic contest entry
09-26-2011, 08:24 PM
I'm looking to be inspired...what works for you? I've hit a big wall...I'm bored with the material I produce and the color choices etc. I'm looking for something bigger and better.
09-26-2011, 09:00 PM
music, but you know being a musician and an artist is a double edged sword, a blessing and a curse. Having to draw when you rather be playing/ spinning records :banghead: tricky, but gives you another outlet at the same time.
09-27-2011, 05:27 AM
Find a few really great artists and saturate yourself in their works and styles.. Or try a new medium.. Painting, Z Brush.. 3D...
09-27-2011, 09:09 AM
If there's a certain genre or style that I've been working in, I try to switch it up. Lately I've been working on a videogame-inspired piece, and I've been focusing on line art, but I think I feel similar to you - because I've been working on it for a good bit, I'm hitting a wall. So today, I worked on some other pieces but decided to go with a more painterly style and changed subject matter, which turned out well. I say just switch it up, but don't take a break. If you're making many finished pieces, try switching it up by practicing poses, study musculature, practice textures, fundamental stuff. Find artists whose look you like, and take aspects of their work for your own. Stay inspired - your artwork is great!
10-05-2011, 09:25 PM
Thank you all for the ideas you've suggested. I've been doing different styles and making my own brushes. It's been fun taking it slow and sharpening the blade. Thanks Again
10-06-2011, 07:42 AM
Looks good! I can sense a bit of a change in the pieces you just posted.
10-12-2011, 09:03 PM
Thanks Paterack, I'm wanting to find good workshops and tutorials (preferably free) to learn from. I recently gave a tutorial in St. Louis Mo. in digital painting and BOMBED HORRIBLY. So now I'm just wanting to learn and not teach others until I'm skilled enough to do so. I have a problem with misleading others when it comes to education. If any of you have any great links to share please post them.
10-18-2011, 01:46 AM
playing with colors, brushes and techniques.
10-22-2011, 11:42 AM
I like this last guy
also post 198 looks awesome
05-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Well looks like i'm not the only person who vanished from around here =). Its been a while, was just checking your thread again...man you really came a long way with your coloring/painting skills Gary! This last piece is gruesomely awesome man! Hope you are doing well bud...staying creative as always.
-Zach aka rabid1 aka SoulRhythms =)
05-04-2012, 10:24 PM
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