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jpedro
04-20-2009, 12:23 AM
Hi all,

i'm reopening a thread here and hope to see some familiar faces(and maybe some new ones) on my continued journey here on CGSociety. i had some trouble with my old host, so because of frequent downtime i asked for my old SBthread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=271&t=403061&page=1&pp=15) to be closed.

anyways, on to some art :) :

some wips first:
still chugging along on the Baba piece:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/CHOW147baba_wip03.jpg

pencils of a girl, the Carpe Diem Series:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/carpeDiemGirl01.jpg

some doodles from this week end:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/jpedro_april09_doodles_02.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/jpedro_april09_doodles_03.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/jpedro_april09_doodles_04_2.jpg

and a wip, another whitch from an activity on CA, 3CH (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=271&t=403061&page=1&pp=15) great fun, the topic was:
a dismal witch hypnotizes a dusty knight next to a waterfall
pencils and color wip:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/3CHjpedrowitchandknight.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/3CHjpedroWitchandKnight3.jpg

jpedro
04-20-2009, 12:26 AM
and some more pencils:
life drawing:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/jpedro_april09_life01.jpg

and train sketches:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/jpedro_april09_zug_01.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/jpedro_april09_zug_02.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/jpedro_april09_zug_03.jpg

hope you like ;)

jpedro
04-20-2009, 12:32 AM
and to wrap this dump up...another wip of an old Chow:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/CHOW124-col3.jpg

and a grayscale of the aadventuress i used for my portfolio banner:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/adventuress2.jpg

thanks for watching ;)
Jan

jpedro
04-20-2009, 09:38 PM
taking baby steps on this one:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/CHOW147baba_wip06.jpg

cheers!
Jan

Rabid1
04-21-2009, 10:42 PM
Welcome back Jan, it looks like you've been the busy one! I applaud your motivation to return to old pieces and make them better... you have many great 'wips' going on here. I'm loving the way you handled the leaves in the Baba piece...the effect is worth the patience. As usual your ability to draw women amazes me, i hope you plan to color the Carpe Diem series.

See you around man :thumbsup:

jpedro
04-23-2009, 08:43 PM
Rabid, great to have you back! thanks for the kind words and your support, i'm really glad you like my ladies, even if there's quite a few old hags in this thread so far as well. but yeah, that'll change, can you think of a better way to "seize the day" than drawing girls?
not sure i'll color that particular one, but there' ll be plenty ;)

here's a stylised cutie i did lately, there's going to be a making of of that one in 2DArtist Magazine, May or June i guess. i hope you like!

best,
Jan

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/kentaurgirl_pencilSketch.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/kentaurgirl_Color04.jpg

redfrog
04-23-2009, 09:39 PM
Hey Jan!


You're developing a distinct and fantastic personal style. Really awesome!

matsman
04-24-2009, 09:45 AM
yeah! I agree... love your work... love the sketches especially... since the style is more subtle there..

last few remind me of Phil (http://www.studiofoglio.com/index.php4) Foglio (http://www.studiofoglio.com/index.php4)... you get that often?

Greetings! and keep em coming :)

PS good to see a nice centaurina once in a while.... lots of ugly less goo proportioned ones have danced across my screen during my internet tracking lately... so thnks for that.

jpedro
04-27-2009, 10:24 AM
Craig, awesome to have you back, and thanks bud :) your last few car sketches were great, hope all is going well with the Toys n all!

matsman, thank you. i haven't heard or seen of PhilFoglio before no, but thanks for the link. about the Centaurines, got to agree with you there.

here's a sketch i did last night for a cool CHOW topic on CA that i once again saw a little late, so much stuff going on, it's easy to miss cool activities, specially with this work thing going on next to it ;) ...this one is about Jeanne d'Arc.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroApril2009/CHOWJeanne01.jpg

jpedro
05-03-2009, 07:51 PM
think i'll call her done with this one:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_Jeanne.jpg

stridiggio
05-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Hey, Very nice works...I like too the atmosphere of your illustrations. looking forward to more :cool:

jpedro
05-05-2009, 11:00 PM
stridiggio, thank you! i did a pencil sketch for another CHOW tonight, this is a redesign for a Sandman character, one of the Endless, Desire.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Desire01.jpg

jpedro
05-10-2009, 12:37 AM
so here's a color wip of Desire:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Desire01_col1.jpg

jpedro
05-10-2009, 04:18 PM
self portrait, pencils, cheer up fellah! 20 minutes max i think.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/happyJpedroMai09.jpg

eliseu gouveia
05-10-2009, 04:36 PM
An absolutely stunning body of work, J Pedro, I love your character concepts.

jpedro
05-21-2009, 07:35 PM
eliseu, thank you!

i have just moved appartments and have limited Online access atm, but here's a little dump of pencils:

some from life:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_RGnina01.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_RGnina02.jpg
okay, SabretoothTiger wasn't really there ;)
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_RGnina03.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_RGnina04.jpg
neither was the dude to the right...
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_RGninaAndKentaur.jpg
student taking a break:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_StudentBreak.jpg

some real quick ones from a Cafe:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/Jpedro_geflicktetrommel01.jpg

and to wrap it up, two from imagination, Dude in Adidas smoking, and she Venom:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/dude-in-adidas.jpg
about 1,5h in CS2:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/sheVenom01.jpg

best,
Jan

embryotic
05-22-2009, 02:30 AM
Jpedro - awesome stuff - I really like your sketched figures they look great!
and you really capture feminine beauty and strength with your girls too - beautiful

jpedro
05-24-2009, 05:37 PM
embryotic, thanks a lot, specially the kind words about the girls ;)
i just realized you're from NZ, did you attend the Massive Black Workshop in Wellington?

anywayz, i found some time to work a bit on my lil witchhunter, i changed quite a bit on the witch. leg poses and anatomy, and i still want to put in detail on the boy. also, the lighting needs some clarifying i think...a lot to do, but i'm getting closer.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/CHOW147baba_wip09.jpg

ghassemfarhany
05-27-2009, 08:50 PM
cool work.
i can see very cool improvment in your sketches and colors.
keep up the good work and studying.
realy admire you dude


i uploaded afew work on my sketch book.if you had time take alook
and tell me what you think :bounce:

jpedro
05-29-2009, 05:55 PM
ghassem, thanks for stopping by here, it's great to have you back. i will take a look at your sketchbook soon, promise, but bare with me a few days, i'm still posting all this stuff away from home, so my online time is really limited at the moment. if all goes well i'll have internet access at my new place at some point from next wednesday on. it's great to hear your busy!

here's a few portrait exercises, all without Ref and under 1h each, straight CS2.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/JpedroMay2009girlPortrait01.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/JpedroMay2009girlPortrait02.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroMai2009/JpedroMay2009girlPortrait03.jpg

DANKA
06-07-2009, 07:12 AM
I think you have some nice pieces here, keep it up!

jpedro
06-07-2009, 06:32 PM
hey DANKA,

good to see you in here, thanks!

i am getting very close to finishing this one, crits welcome:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroJuni09/CHOW147baba_wip10.jpg

best!
Jan

jpedro
06-08-2009, 06:06 AM
okay, i posted this in the forums (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=772034) through my gallery, if you feel like dropping me a line, that would be much appreciated ! thanks for watching folks, more pencils soon :)

Rabid1
06-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Good update Jan, i like the effect of the blue/white light. It adds an element of magic and breaks up the mostly-orange color palette. I feel bad for that kid though...it looks like he's about to be stew lol. This piece has evovled nicely, so whats next for you?

jpedro
06-20-2009, 08:02 PM
my Rabid friend :) sorry for the late reply, and again, i appreciate your kind words! i have to finish that interior spaceship scene still, and i'll do some stylised amazons tomorrow. today, i have started working on a CHOW again, which i probly wont have time to finish, but hey, i liked the topic, this is basically a redesign of Bastet:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroJuni09/CHOW163_Bastet_sheet01.jpg

jpedro
06-23-2009, 11:19 PM
coloring for tonight, 1,5h in CS2.

hope ya like and thanks for watching!

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroJuni09/amazon-stylized-single01.jpg

jpedro
06-25-2009, 10:27 PM
quick digi for tonight, from imagination:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroJuni09/JPJune2009LifeImagined.jpg

SebastianZ
06-27-2009, 11:18 AM
beatiful sketches, I really like how you define shapes and anatomy with merely few lines and get away with it so well :D

JianKang
06-28-2009, 04:36 AM
I really like your style! Fantasty and clean!

jpedro
08-09-2009, 04:32 PM
been a while, so high time for an update in here, but first off, JianKang and SebastianZ, thank you both a lot for dropping me a line!

here's a few things i have been doing in my SB for fun and practice:
this one is from observation, except the little sketch in the thought bubble i did in a pub.
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/JPedroSBAugust09_Nanni01.jpg

some random SB doodles from today:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/JpedroSBAugust09_01.jpg

dragon profiles:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/dragon-head-profiles.jpg

this i might actually turn into a finished piece:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/drow01.jpg

my idea for the newborn challenge on CA. i like the idea behind it, so maybe this is also worth pursuing....
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/newborn04.jpg

... but i am still working on this one too :) :
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/space-smugglers-poker01.jpg

jpedro
08-09-2009, 05:45 PM
ah, and to wrap it up for today, a pencil sketch for a former stylised challenge:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/sad-Jester.jpg

btw., the amazon from post 26 will be in 2Dartistmagazine with a making of article this coming august, here is the link to their site:
http://www.2dartistmag.com/gfxartist/

best!
Jan

jpedro
08-11-2009, 08:41 AM
a figure from imagination for today.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/JPedro_figure01_august09.jpg

SebastianZ
08-14-2009, 11:33 AM
I really like the stylised challenge overall look and feel. Proportions are weird and right to me at the same time. Study from head is impressive, I definatelly need some training to get to your level someday :)

best regards,
Sebastian

jpedro
08-14-2009, 03:56 PM
hey sebastian, thanks! i kow what you mean about the proportions, they are a bit messy, hehe. i think it's mainly because they came from a rather quick gesture from the head, which and sometimes i really enjoy to try and see if i can still make it work, which is why i am not surprised to hear you say that ;)
take care buddy and hope to see you back in here!

siiilon
08-14-2009, 07:06 PM
Great thread, all those characters are very sweet and adorable. And the #32 post is totally amazing. I'll be watching your thread with passion. :)

jpedro
08-14-2009, 07:44 PM
siiilon, thank you man, that's great to hear, loved the beehunter concept in your thread and the animal sketches...good stuff!

i've done a quick one tonight, listened to Metallicas "Of Wolf and Men" (live version) .....these guys keep inspiring...

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/JPedro_OfWolfAndMen.jpg

danielh68
08-16-2009, 04:19 AM
Jpedro, the last three entries are simply stellar. I love the subtle hues and tones used for the nude. Great work and congrats on the 2DArtist article!!!

jpedro
08-16-2009, 11:56 AM
Daniel, it's great to hear that from you. your recent posts were a bit of a buttkick for me, just what the doctor ordered, so thanks ;)

i picked up a small sketch i started around april and finished it today:

i like doing dark stuff a lot as well :)
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/JpedroAugustSuspicion.jpg

she's a little tense, after she had to kill all her friends who had turned into zombies... hehe.

hope you like it!
best,
Jan

jpedro
08-23-2009, 04:46 PM
another wip, CS2 and Painter11:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/thor-vs-loki5wip.jpg

siiilon
08-23-2009, 10:05 PM
Hell yes, I dig this dynamic composition, it's full of life :)

jpedro
08-27-2009, 11:19 PM
siiilon, thank you mate, i hope i can finish it!

some pencils from my sketchbook:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/JPedro_scorpionrider.jpg

NR43
08-29-2009, 10:59 AM
So this is where you're hiding :p
Well I'm glad I found your new thread!

Keep kicking ass!

jpedro
08-29-2009, 11:17 AM
hehe :) thanks so much Johan, awesome you stopped by, hope things are fine with you!

edit: here's some sketch from this week end:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroAugust09/JPedro_DJ_Alice02.jpg

jpedro
09-07-2009, 10:35 PM
two more pencils, both from imagination:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/mommas-boy.jpg


http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/rhino-rider.jpg

Rabid1
09-08-2009, 02:36 AM
Hey Jan, just went through a few of your last posts and i'm loving the work buddy :beer: ... the pencil stuff is great and it really looks like you're getting to another level with the digital concepts. There is a wonderful fluidness to the quick sketches and the style is always on. That lady jester is sick!

jpedro
09-16-2009, 01:14 AM
zach, always great to hear that, thanks, it's always cool to see you back in here, very much appreciated!

here is one for tonight, all CS2, 2,5h, no ref:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/jpedro_HubDJ_Monarch04.jpg

jpedro
09-20-2009, 01:10 AM
some colors on this one:
file:///C:/DOKUME%7E1/Jan/LOKALE%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.pnghttp://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/jpedro_HubDJ_Monarch07.jpg

hope you like

NR43
09-20-2009, 06:54 AM
Mindblowing stuff as usual Jan!

Question: do you sometimes end up overworking a pencil drawing?
If so, how do you prevent that from happening time after time? (I must be stupid or something, having this happening to me all the time, and being unable to stop it)

jpedro
09-22-2009, 02:11 AM
NR43, hey man, i totally missed your post, thanks for coming back!
about your question, it happens to me....and a lot actually, so if your're stupid because of that happening to you, i'll gladly join the club. so many times i still think that a bit of the energy or "something" i really like about a pencil drawing gets lost when i paint. but the reason for that is just that looking back at what i have done most so far, pencils are just way up there. i feel like i a have a pretty secure identity in that medium, getting my painting skills up to that level is something i am continuously working on ;)

also, i think if the linework is meant to serve you as a starting point for a painting, i am much less "protective" of it, and working and reworking the paint on top of the linework is part of the process. however, if something is there in the pencils i feel like i need to preserve, then the only way to do that is erase what i painted, bring back the pencils(from a "pencils" layer i hopefully still have) and start from scratch until i nail it.

going back to the pencils, often the simplicity of the drawing strikes me, specially after a few failed attempts, and that is when i sometimes realize i was trying to do too much with the paint. be it that i had an explosion in value range that wasnt there in the pencils in the first place, or that killed a gesture of a line by overrendering along its shape etc.

anyways, i dunno if that even remotely answered your question, but i hope it helped in some way :)


so here is another step on the last piece:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/jpedro_HubDJ_Monarch08.jpg

hope you like ;)

NR43
09-22-2009, 05:52 AM
Heh Thanks for your thoughts on this Jan!
I was asking this because indeed your drawings seem to have much less values than your paintings. I guess it all comes down practice again, and not just drawing and painting for the sake of it but thinking about what and how we draw/paint it.

Holy... , I need soooo much practice!

jpedro
09-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Johan, i totally agree with your last statement. sometimes what really helps as well, is just to SLOW DOWN....you know and really think about the next stroke, in terms of value, hue, how it will define form and all that.
and yeah, holy sh***, practice! :)

jpedro
09-23-2009, 01:05 AM
bit more work on that...changed the face, got rid of the helmet and put some hair on her head:)

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/jpedro_HubDJ_Monarch12.jpg

siiilon
09-23-2009, 07:40 AM
This is looking great, love the tatoos.
I don't know, but I like the face from the BW sketch the most. It's probably you too much zoom in when painting the face?
Looking forward to next step :)

jpedro
09-23-2009, 10:02 AM
thanks siiilon, i was looking for different versions of the face and did not really try to preserve the one from the pencils, but i see your point. maybe i will bring back the pencils on this ;)

edit: okay, damn, i think i just lsot the last step by accidentally saving over...well, it was too saturated(way!)...but i think i will stick with that face actually. still a lot to do...contrast, shadows etc...

jpedro
09-23-2009, 09:51 PM
not much done today, mostly on the lil guy. i have to adress the shadows in general i think...

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/jpedro_HubDJ_Monarch13.jpg


and a detail shot of the lil guy:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/jpedro_HubDJ_Monarch13_d1.jpg

NR43
09-24-2009, 05:19 AM
I was wondering... do you work as an artist?
In that case, could we see some of the stuff you did for clients?
If not, that's totally ok, just interested ;)
This last one is going to be another great illustration!

jpedro
09-24-2009, 08:11 AM
hey Johan, i am a Senior Graphic Artist at Cipsoft GmbH, where i have been working full time for over 5 years now.
at work, a huge part of my workload has been(and still is) working on Sprites for Tibia, then also creating illustrations and concept sketches for it and art directing it. it is one of the oldest still active Fantasy MMOs out there(i love 2d isometric stuff! 32x32pixels tile based, the big monsters are coming at you at 64x64 pixels :) ). you can check it out here: www.tibia.com , should you land on the landing page, hit the latest news link to get to the main site. the creatures library is a fun section to look at ;)
(http://www.tibia.com/library/?subtopic=creatures )

i also art direct and create Sprites for TibiaME, the first MMO for Mobile phones. check it out here: www.tibiame.com . i did most of the artwork you can see on this site, including the webdesign, logo, monster illustrations...so yeah. that's more or less what i do during the day :)

when i come home at night, i do more or less what you see in here or and in my portfolio ;)

i hope that answered your question. feel free to ask if not, or if there is anything else your curious about :)

NR43
09-24-2009, 10:25 AM
Wow!
Gonna spend my lunchtime browsing the tibia site now.

Thanks for letting us in on that Jan!

jpedro
09-27-2009, 10:59 PM
no problem Johan :)

colored pencils:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/JPedro_akecheta_col01.jpg

jpedro
09-29-2009, 11:15 AM
here's another pencil drawing i am working on:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroSept09/jpedro_HubDJ_cowboys2.jpg

siiilon
09-29-2009, 11:26 AM
Great job dude, you handle drapery so well man O.O

jpedro
10-03-2009, 10:12 PM
siiilon, thank you mate, here some more foldy goodness :)

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/jpedro_HubDJ_cowboys7.jpg

jpedro
10-05-2009, 08:06 PM
some color on this:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/jpedro_HubDJ_cowboys11.jpg

jpedro
10-07-2009, 07:58 PM
final version of this one. almost all Painter in this last step, except for some touchups on the eyes.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/cowboys.jpg

jpedro
10-15-2009, 09:53 PM
small update:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/wading-in-dangerous-tides7.jpg

NR43
10-16-2009, 04:36 AM
Love the western characters Jan.
Damn you are one of the most under-appreciated artists here imo.
I think you should have gotten one of them cgtalk awards a long time ago actually.


It feels like the lighting is off in the last one.
Since her left leg is in front of her right, the skirt is too bright (imho).
I feel her whole right side should be darker as well.
However, maybe you did this deliberately to keep the character's readability as high as possible?

Ah wth, who am I to crit this LOL. It works well actually so feel free to totally ignore :D

jpedro
10-16-2009, 09:15 AM
Johan, thanks for that man. you're being too kind mate!

also, thanks a lot for giving some crits, i will go back to this piece and keep in mind what you said. i believe i a had a few versions where i had her darker and i guess more in the scene, and you are spot on that her right side should be darker especially. i made her unnaturally lighter than the BG because i wanted her to pop out, also as you suspected correctly.

don't be shy to give crits, i appreciate all the help and input i can get!

jpedro
10-16-2009, 09:46 AM
some pencils in my sketchbook, nothing fancy ;) :

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/faces01.jpg

jpedro
10-16-2009, 09:59 AM
and another SB Page, relaxing doodles:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/SBPage01.jpg

siiilon
10-16-2009, 10:20 AM
Awesome sketches, your figures work so well in perspective, good job :)

jpedro
10-18-2009, 08:39 PM
thanks Michal! here´s 3 quickies for tonight, digital from the getgo, CS2:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/Jpedro_amazon-gestures.jpg

danielh68
10-19-2009, 05:08 PM
Those last sketches of the barbarian girl are sweet. They show a nice sense of shifting weight and natural pose.

jpedro
10-19-2009, 10:07 PM
DAniel thank you, great to hear. i am thinking of coloring them maybe...

meanwhile here are some scribbles for the current CHOW on CA.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/jpedroCHOW177seasonsIdeas.jpg

jpedro
10-24-2009, 06:06 PM
1h in painter and touchups in CS2
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/ELF-PORTRAIT.jpg

jpedro
10-27-2009, 08:14 AM
a lil somefink i could not quite get done for a CHOW recently, but here it goes anyways:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroOkt09/summer4.jpg

NR43
10-27-2009, 10:30 AM
Aah she came out nice!
Saw that CHOW thread a few days ago. I was glad to see a topic that didn't involve violence for a change...

danielh68
10-27-2009, 01:57 PM
I like the Elf, Jpedro for it's lost and found edges. Such as his right ear, highlighted hair strand and portions of his scaley armour almost disappear in the background. Also, I like that all the values are fairly close together, no over-powering highlights or flat black shadows. Great work!

jpedro
11-03-2009, 05:46 PM
daniel, thanks. i think using painter more frequently nowadays is helping me a bit on a few fronts. still rely on CS2 for much of the work, but i tend to tackle an image differently in that program, relying a little less on blending modes and such.


NR43, cheers man, i would have liked to see an entry from you as well ;) could not get mine done on time, but had a good time with it, drawing girls always works ;)

speaking of which, here's a small really quick sketch from last night:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroNov2009/jpedro_girl-sketch11-09.jpg

jpedro
12-06-2009, 05:55 PM
pencil sketch:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroDecember09/BoneStoneDragon.jpg

Axeface
12-07-2009, 04:02 AM
Really inspiring! Perfect proportion with very dynamic poses. Love them all!
Beautiful use of colour on 'Summer', a very maternal or mothering feeling coming from that.

jpedro
12-07-2009, 08:03 AM
Javier, thanks a lot, great to see you in here!

jpedro
12-12-2009, 05:05 PM
some saturday afternoon fun:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/jpedroDecember09/lil-hogan.gif

jpedro
02-07-2010, 02:56 PM
high time for an update, i did this in painter and CS2:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/space-pitstop_008.jpg
hope you like, comment very welcome!

jpedro
02-07-2010, 04:06 PM
and a lil somefink else i'm working on ;)

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/HubDJ-Jedi04.jpg

NR43
02-07-2010, 04:07 PM
Nice stuff Jan!
EDIT: Hehe The 2nd last one (space pitstop)... her face and neck seem kind of flat.
The hands could use some more loving too ;)

The lighting:
maybe the foreground ( our left side of the image) could use some darker values?
I just think the lighting needs to be pushed a bit more in general.

Love that bone dragon btw!

jpedro
02-07-2010, 04:18 PM
hey man, thanks a bunch for those hints! i will certainly look at it, i think you're spot on on both counts.

:thumbsup:

Rabid1
02-08-2010, 07:19 PM
Hey Jan, nice updates! Always enjoy sifting through your digital book here lol. The last couple entries are very cool... i love the environments you come up with. One thing i noticed on the space-ship-girl image was some of those oval engine holes seem to have minor elipse problems. I think my eyes expect them to be a bit more consistent...but overall not that harmful.

Keep updating dude!

jpedro
02-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Zach thank you man. i am sure you're right about the elipses, they're def not tilted(or angled) in the same directions and are wobbly in places.

siiilon
02-10-2010, 06:07 AM
The scifi piece with the girl sitting on a machinery is outstanding. I love it!

jpedro
02-28-2010, 05:08 PM
hey siilon, thanks buddy. you're making great progress in your SB, i think i recognize Jessica Biel in one of your studies there, i remember painting that one myself a while back. cheeky image :)

some more drarrins from my SB:
first few are from life drawing(pencils) on wednesday, then i painted over the old dude in Photoshop today from imagination.
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SB_lifeFeb-10_01.jpg

some from an earlier session:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SB_lifeFeb-10_02.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SB_lifeFeb-10_03.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SB_lifeFeb-10_04.jpg

and then some ballpoint pen sketches, no ref:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/conquistadorFeb10.jpg

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/gunslingerScene02.jpg

hope ya like :)

J

Cisc0
02-28-2010, 07:50 PM
very powerful works Jan! I really like your characters. Inspiring thread: keep it up :wip:

NR43
03-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Great update!
Do you paint the traditional way? (oils, acrylics, watercolor,...)

jpedro
03-02-2010, 10:31 PM
Cisc0, thanks bud! great to see you found your way to this place:) thanks for dropping me a line, appreciate it.

NR43, thanks so much man. Traditionally I dont do much....yet. I am mostly doing pencils, ballpoint pens and sometimes inks and fineliners as far as traditional, then digital. i got some Oils again not too long ago though, it's been itching me for a while :) I have integrated Painter into my workflow at some point late last year which is scratching that itch quite nicely for the moment, with all the pros of the digital platform.

i put in a bit of work on the ballpoint pen sketch:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/gunslingerScene04.jpg

hope you like, comments welcome :)

NR43
03-03-2010, 04:49 AM
Yeah Painter is pretty good it's still my NR1 software for painting (even though I have AR3 pro and tried PS). Although I must admit that I'd be thrilled to see what you'd do with oils (or acrylics or watercolor for that matter) :D

jpedro
03-07-2010, 01:30 AM
Johan, thanks for the encouragement. will def post em if i get round to doing some. meanwhile, here's another digi over some ballpoint pen sketches from last wedndesdays life drawing session. all Photoshop coloring on this one.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SB_lifeFeb-10_07.jpg

jpedro
03-18-2010, 10:20 PM
worked a little more on the Queen pic:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/jpedro_HubDJ_Monarch18.jpg

think i'm closing in on this one...

NR43
03-19-2010, 06:39 AM
Man you rock!

This reminds me of high school where one of the teachers was always looking at the kids like your character. On top of that, she always had this "feathery" purse and her nipples were ALWAYS hard, which earned her the nickname "Mss steel nipple". Seeing the metal nipple covers here made me LOL

Lovely!

jpedro
03-19-2010, 08:06 AM
hehe, that's awesome. i'm jelous now.....wish i had had a highschool teacher like that!
much love dude :)

ltken84
03-20-2010, 01:26 AM
Jpedro, the queen looks hot!! The colors are quite rich, maybe a little bit more contrast? Its just my feeling, the whole piece already there, maybe the tones are a little even now? But still, I like it, her expression is pissing me off LOL :argh: Keep posting mate!!

danielh68
03-20-2010, 03:54 PM
Jpedro, the queen piece is awesome. Colorful, cool design and you've really captured a lofty expression on her face.

FRENZIEDmind
03-22-2010, 05:48 AM
Excellent work here Jan! I really like your Centauress, SheVenom and Thor-vs-loki images. Nice work on Tibia too!

jpedro
04-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Itken84, thanks for the input, next time i open this one up, it'll be the last time i touch it...so i'll keep that in mind.

Daniel, thank you, this is exactly what i was aiming for in her expression, so it's good to hear.

FRENZIEDmind, hey, great to see you here. thanks for the kind words, both on my personal pieces as well as the Tibia work. your comics really remind me of some of the Tibia funny shorts on some of our fansites. love the style!

hope to update soon with some art as well, thanks for the comments guys :)

jpedro
04-20-2010, 08:07 AM
right, small update with a lady. i'll call this mural demon i think :)

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/mural-girl2_sb.jpg

Rabid1
04-20-2010, 06:26 PM
Hey Jan, good to see new work from you! This last one is cool...i like the concept of her coming out of the wall like that. Got to love a sexy killer eh =)

That Queen image came out great, was that for any particular topic or just for fun?

Always inspiring us bud!

NR43
04-21-2010, 04:09 AM
Haha I really lol'd when reading your comment with this image in your portfolio Jan

That look in her eyes is just amazing!

:buttrock:

jpedro
04-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Rabid, thanks bud :) the queen i started as part of a drawing jam on cghub a while back, the title was "the queen".
glad you like my mural girl :)

Johan, glad i could put a smile on your face, hehe. and yeah, she's a bit on the edgy side... ;)

daw
05-03-2010, 10:01 AM
jpedro - I must say that I find your work very inspiring and I really like how you put so much "story" in to your characters even if it's a simpler sketch - and I love the sci-fi and gore - who isn't :D - you are truly a master!

jpedro
05-21-2010, 12:10 PM
hey daw, that's really great to hear. i'm a big fan of narrative in illustration, and i definitely try and put that in, even if it's just a single character working with expression and posing.anyway, thanks for the kind comments.


i posted this in my portfolio yesterday, via the forum gallery, i'd appreciate a comment or two there (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=884359) if you feel like it :)


http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/JPEDRO_WADING-IN-DEEPER.jpg


hope ya like it :)

and thanks to all ya good people who keep coming back here!

Lidao
05-29-2010, 08:54 PM
Awesome skills, great piece of art. I really love your artworks I'M REALLY JEALOUS that I can't draw like you hehe.
It's bad that there's nobody to teach me how to draw things, I must learn everything by myself.
I hope to see more of your arts. Keep it up man !

jpedro
06-08-2010, 07:55 AM
hey Lidao, i would say i am 90% self taught as well ;) sure, i went to art college, but being able to do what i do now, i learnt most of it after that, or if at school, it was largely your own responsibility anyways. thanks for the nice words though ;)

here are a few wips from my latest portfolio submission:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/chow200_wips_jpedro.jpg

Rabid1
06-08-2010, 02:12 PM
Sweet, I love the last one and its great seeing the progress steps Jan. Lately you have been branching out into some new ideas and that is wonderful. Keeping kicking ass!

jpedro
07-17-2010, 08:40 PM
Rabid, thanks man:) appreciate your comment, sorry for the late reply.

got some more stuff scanned and uploaded today, sketchbook stuff...practice, fun:
from life:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/lifeJuly2010_girl01.jpg
little Regensburg sketching collection:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/regensburg-doodle-colage.jpg
fun marine dood:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/soldierdoodle.jpg
random doodles:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SBDoodles02.jpg
lil study from a foto:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SBDoodle_pacino01.jpg

jpedro
07-17-2010, 08:47 PM
more sketchies, people:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SBDoodleBerlin02.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SBDoodleBerlin01.jpg
those were from a Berlin workshop :)

and more stuff:
gotta have an Orc:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/ORCLINES.jpg
an...a lady :)
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/Jpedro_SBGirlTatsDoodle.jpg
did some Frazetta inspired sketches, to honor the man himself. his work was,is, will be....eternal.
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/Jpedro_FrazettaTributeDoodl.jpg
and some more random drarrrins:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/SbDoodles01.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/zup-tuffguy%21.jpg

jpedro
07-17-2010, 08:52 PM
and 3 more to round up this dump :)

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/JpedroSBdoodle_Faces001.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/CamdenTownDoodle01.jpg
Batman n Cortez :)
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/BatmanCortez.jpg
cheers!
J

Lidao
07-18-2010, 01:54 AM
Cortez FTW, I really love your style, can't wait to see more !

siiilon
07-19-2010, 09:56 AM
Wonderfull sketches dude :)

danielh68
07-19-2010, 01:35 PM
Agreed, those are some sweet sketches :)

Outlawstar8489
07-22-2010, 12:59 PM
Lovin your stuff, you skethces have such character, and life to them, and a real sense of confidence, great stuff!

jpedro
07-22-2010, 01:54 PM
thanks a bunch guys, as always, i appreciate the good word!

jpedro
08-23-2010, 08:44 PM
oi guys,

small update:
a little practice, partly from ref:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/angelinA.jpg

and a character for a Chow:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/jpedro_YukiOnna.jpg

not overly happy with this one...but there she goes, floating in the snow and all... :)

soundwaves
08-30-2010, 01:32 AM
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

jpedro
08-30-2010, 10:28 AM
haha, cheers man :)

jpedro
10-04-2010, 06:57 AM
time for a little update with some illus i'm working on:

some pencils:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/illu-fantasy-workshop.jpg

some cute stuff :) :
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/heath-dreams.jpg

and one more:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/ghost-ptekk_004.jpg

jpedro
10-04-2010, 07:47 PM
and another wip on my andromeda piece:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/anromeda01.jpg

thanks for watching ;)

jpedro
10-17-2010, 07:09 PM
famine, pencil drarrin:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/DJHUb-Famine03_jpedro.jpg
hope ya like :)

NR43
10-18-2010, 09:30 AM
Hey Jan, top class work again (as usual)!

Just out of curiosity, how large is that last pencil drawing?
Is this on an A4 sheet? And does this come just like that or do you make quick thumbs first?

Really love how you guide my eye with lineweight and contrast, oldest tricks in the book but it works every time when done right!

jpedro
10-18-2010, 10:16 AM
hey jo, thanks for your comment and your interest.

the drawing is done in my A4 sketchbook. i didnt draw any thumbnails for that, just started super loose to get the gesture done. for this one, i actually scanned the linework after thisinitial stage....this is done in about 5 minutes max. lot of design questions unanswered at this point, but the pose is there(top right):

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/famine-pencil-wips_jpedro.jpg

i hadnt used any ref at that point either, but as you can maybe tell, i struggled with the back leg and the way it's attached to the body, so i quickly looked up some horsies and then went on with the rendering. this (http://www.rrrhorseranch.com/horse_parts.jpg) is the pic i looked at for that purpose, pretty much the only ref i used.

afterwards i did some more wiki reading on Famine, hence the scales as you see them in the final pencil drawing. hope that helps :)

NR43
10-19-2010, 06:25 AM
Hey thanks mate for showing your process!

Always looking forward to the next update :)

jpedro
10-24-2010, 10:15 PM
no problem Johan :)

here is a speedie for tonight:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/astro.jpg

and some more pencils:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/DJHub_Conquest01_jpedro.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/DJHUB_War02_jpedro.jpg
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/DJHub_Death01_jpedro.jpg

cheers!

Rabid1
10-25-2010, 02:55 PM
Some great pencil sketches bud, really cool and inspiring!

danielh68
10-29-2010, 11:07 PM
I haven't been by in awhile...your work is looking good. The pencil work is awesome. You have grown in all areas since my last visit. :thumbsup:

jpedro
11-01-2010, 06:46 PM
Rabid and Daniel, thank you guys, really appreciate the comments.

yeah, good ole pencils, still my favourite medium, glad you like em Daniel, i got some more stuff in my sketchbook that needs scanning, so stay tuned :)

siiilon
11-10-2010, 07:45 AM
Serpent Riders! Wonderful topic and even better drawings. I like the attitude of each of them. Keep posting!

jpedro
12-19-2010, 08:32 PM
hey siilon, thanks!

long time no update, here's two colored ones:
1. based on an artorder topic:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/artorder/Lost%20Adventurer.jpg

2. a lil Frazetta Tribute:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2010/JPedro_frazetta-tribute.jpg

hope ya like!

jpedro
01-15-2011, 09:26 PM
sth. i did the last three eves:
wip:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2011/the-rescue_wip.jpg
close to finished:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2011/the-rescue02.jpg

hope you like and a belated happy new year,
thanks for watching ;)

jpedro
03-22-2011, 11:43 PM
hi guys,

been a while, i recently posted the gal below to my gallery, drop me a line in the thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=965501) or here if you like ;)

here are the steps to it, from pencil sketch in my sketchbook to painted character, hope you enjoy) :

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2011/jpedro_snowmancer-wips.jpg

NR43
03-23-2011, 07:34 AM
Hey Jan, how have ya been lately?
Thanks for posting the WIP's.
It's always nice to be able to see how a wonderful piece was created.

jpedro
03-23-2011, 07:56 PM
Johan,thank you, again, really appreciate it.

i've been quite busy at work and beside work too, sadly this lil thread suffered a bit. I kindof lost track a little of your thread, but if i am not mistaken you've got one here as well right? well if so, be it on here or on some other forum, let me know where i can find you, it would be good to see what you are up to as well ;)

jpedro
03-23-2011, 07:58 PM
arr...of course in your sig :) wow, congrats on the little girl man. that's AWESOME :)

NR43
03-24-2011, 10:09 AM
heh yeah, thanks Jan ... she's a boy though :p
My drawing time is so limited these days that I'm ashamed of having to neglect my thread like that.
My time at cgtalk is limited to following up on top artists like you lately :)
Luckily I still have my painting time at the academy!

Anyway, enough about me, looking forward to your next upload :D

jpedro
03-24-2011, 10:16 AM
lol, damn....sorry i got that wrong :) HE is awesome :)

About neglecting your thread, that's just life and i coudnt think of a more joyful reason to ease back a little. no need to be ashamed, you'll get it going again when you're ready.

jpedro
03-27-2011, 10:13 PM
this week end, another CHOW piece, i'll probably do some more tweaks on this one...but here it goes:

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2011/JPedro_Paladin.jpg

altasa
04-08-2011, 02:43 PM
very beautiful work

jpedro
05-16-2011, 07:08 PM
hey altasa, thank you.

i hated the face in the previous version of the paladin, so i changed it completely.

http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2011/Chow238_jpedro_07.jpg

a small portrait:
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2011/Nanni_ava02.jpg

and lastly, some boobies:)
http://www.jpedro.com/OnlineSB/2011/jpedro_shamanic-harpy_01.jpg

hope ya like!
J

Rabid1
05-24-2011, 04:38 PM
Way to balance out the last post...lol. Good updates Jan, that CHOW piece is cool, the update is much better...that first chick's head was a bit akward.

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