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DerMonkey
09-04-2009, 11:50 PM
Hi! this is my first post here, so i decided to create a sketchbook right away. :)
I'm currently studying Communication Design in Kiel, Germany.
I started painting digitally maybe 3-4 years ago, mainly using Photoshop.

here are some recent sketches. i'm not sure, is a sketchbook also the right place to show finished pieces?


http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5126/nebel2.jpg
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/6624/200981412.jpg
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1097/kopf6.jpg
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4849/unearthly3d.jpg
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7478/monster4.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7981/goasupremacydetail.jpg

DerMonkey
09-04-2009, 11:52 PM
and some traditional:

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5227/nude0909302.jpg
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/745/nude0909303.jpg
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6599/nude0909301.jpg
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6487/nude0906062.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7156/nude090628.jpg

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/9267/frontanatomykopie.jpg
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2914/scapula.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7379/arm01.jpg

DerMonkey
09-15-2009, 06:14 PM
some ideas for an illu class.
theme is underworld

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8972/schiffgrundriss.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9781/schiffeskizzen1.jpg
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5061/2seite.jpg
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/8532/3vorne.jpg
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9002/3seite.jpg


http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2771/tiefseegroschreiter.jpg
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4360/forrestcol.jpg
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6545/discoverycol.jpg

DerMonkey
09-15-2009, 06:18 PM
and some more

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7315/translineart.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6201/transportanatomiechart.jpg

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7699/canyon2t.jpg
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5080/canyon5.jpg

siiilon
09-15-2009, 06:44 PM
Heeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyy , flying cephalopod, one of my favorite topics :D
Great concept dude (shame I can't speak german) and it's nice you can handle pencil so well. You are very creative and it's pleasure to see this kind of work around. Keep posting ;)

ZacD
09-16-2009, 06:57 AM
Damn, crazy stuff, I was wondering why my sketchbook was getting no comments, and I stumble across yours and I'm even more puzzled how you just have one. Crazy inspiring stuff you got there, great use of color, I love the stone faces. All of your stuff has great depth and contrast.

DerMonkey
09-17-2009, 11:53 PM
thanks alot guys! mcuh appreciated!
zac: yeah, commenting on other peoples work has always been a little 'difficult' ^^-.-

here is todays speedpaint.
after i tried (again) for 4 hours to get into painter i got frustrated and spend one hour in photoshop, throwing together some random brushes and shapes.
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4779/unbenannt1bl.jpg

Outlawstar8489
09-19-2009, 10:27 AM
Man the last piece there is just exquisitely colored, the colors just work so well, and the two underworld paintings are just so effortlessly atmospheric, great work.

DerMonkey
10-08-2009, 06:55 PM
cheers outlaw! :)

new underworld batch. i did a redesign of a previous character, hades. you can find the original design here: http://fav.me/d212lem
here's my approach. i was inspired first by the visual storytelling workshop by ian mccaig and usesd a similar approach as he did for his merking, (you can obviously see that :P)
however i took a step backwards and made it more fish-like.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8831/fischer.jpghttp://img49.imageshack.us/img49/4921/fische2.jpg
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3614/torso.jpghttp://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7182/head1a.jpghttp://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5433/headta.jpg

DerMonkey
10-08-2009, 06:57 PM
damn picture limit...

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/1701/hadeskerberos1.jpghttp://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7097/hadeskerberos3.jpghttp://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1733/hadeskerberos2.jpg
http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/4857/facey.jpghttp://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4638/hadeskerberos4.jpghttp://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7615/hadeskerberos4fische.jpg

Matthew-S
10-08-2009, 07:44 PM
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/6624/200981412.jpg






^^^^^^Now that's really awesome!!! :)

Nice sketchbook. :)

siiilon
10-09-2009, 08:51 AM
Beautifull pencil sketches man, and I love how explorative you are in your concepting. :)

DerMonkey
10-15-2009, 09:13 PM
thank you guys! :)
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2671/howto.jpg
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/5481/kraterline.jpghttp://img124.imageshack.us/img124/8498/kratergrey.jpg
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/7719/kraterblue.jpg

DerMonkey
10-19-2009, 09:45 PM
marker scribbles taken into photshop
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/462/biospheremarker.jpg
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2076/biospherei.jpg

siiilon
10-20-2009, 07:40 AM
Great concepts dude and you handle pencil very well :)
The last sketch looks promising and I hope you will rush less and take your time especially at these early stages of the painting. I would cut the image using selections into 3 layers, basically into fore/mid/background and make big and easy changes right now to see what's the best way to follow.
Keep up :)

Silencer9
12-21-2009, 04:17 AM
You have a great imagination. I'm impressed by your work. Very creative.

You posess very good visualisation skills. I would like to see your work published someday, I can see you working as a conceptual artist for a video game company or sci fi films.

I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.

DerMonkey
02-22-2010, 01:35 AM
thx silencer!

from today:



http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/5922/001ceb.jpghttp://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5260/002qe.jpg
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8610/003oz.jpg
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3752/004yyl.jpg

Outlawstar8489
02-22-2010, 08:37 AM
IMpressive pencil work Dermonkey, I particularly like the second one, Ive painted that myself from DA, its a very attractive challenge I think, good job on these!!

NR43
02-23-2010, 03:54 PM
Nice sketchbook!
Keep us posted of your progress :arteest:

DerMonkey
02-23-2010, 05:11 PM
thx a bunch guys :D
these are from today..
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/340/006fli.jpg
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7682/krperpflege001.jpg

Outlawstar8489
02-24-2010, 08:18 AM
Man I love that last sketch, its always fun to capture yourself drawing, great stuff, is that your work area? Is that a Cintiq? Can I have itXDXDXD

DerMonkey
03-02-2010, 12:42 AM
yes it is, an no you can't xD unless you buy me that supersexy new c21.... :P
from today

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6809/solaser10kopiegr.jpg

ltken84
03-02-2010, 01:57 AM
DerMonkey, I like all the female portraits you sketched!! :buttrock: Keep posting mate!!

jac3d
03-02-2010, 02:03 AM
hi i like you sketch section many creative, post more!:thumbsup:

Outlawstar8489
03-02-2010, 08:06 AM
yes it is, an no you can't xD unless you buy me that supersexy new c21.... :P
from today

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6809/solaser10kopiegr.jpg

Darn it, oh wells:P
Really like teh new piece, cracking atmosphere and intriguing color scheme and focal points, I like the green smoke, I can hear steel clanging and people chatting, good job!

Hey can I ask you about the cintiq?
Do you find you use it all the time? Or do you still use your intuos from time to time?
Ive heard that some people find it hard to adjust to the cintiq because you need to do bigger strokes to cover the screen.

Just that Im thinking of getting one myself:)
Thanks!

DerMonkey
03-04-2010, 01:46 AM
outlaw: the cintiq is from my roommate, who doesn't use it atm. so currently i mainly use only the cintiq, an my intuos3 when i'm on the go with my laptop. thinking about getting the small cintiq for that purpose...

progress
i think i might be overdoing these rimlights, i should reduce them drastically in some areas...


http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/1163/solaserpreview.th.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/solaserpreview.jpg/)

whom
03-04-2010, 08:40 PM
yea the latest one is very nice. :)

DerMonkey
03-09-2010, 11:16 PM
thanks! :D

there's a cool sotw currently at cgpad.org, here are the first things for that:

inspiration google earth:
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7586/bildschirmfoto20100309u.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/bildschirmfoto20100309u.jpg/)http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7586/bildschirmfoto20100309u.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/bildschirmfoto20100309u.jpg/)http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7586/bildschirmfoto20100309u.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/bildschirmfoto20100309u.jpg/)

first thumbs
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/108/initialthumbs.th.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/initialthumbs.jpg/)
idea to put it into the junglehttp://img695.imageshack.us/img695/449/sinkhole002.th.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/sinkhole002.jpg/) http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1566/sinkhole001.th.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/sinkhole001.jpg/)http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8267/survei001kopie.th.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/survei001kopie.jpg/)

first 30 min in ps
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6063/survei00230min.th.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/survei00230min.jpg/)

DerMonkey
03-11-2010, 02:37 PM
more progess
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/7476/panorama00280minkopie2.jpg
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/8793/survei006180min.jpg

whom
03-11-2010, 08:41 PM
I absolutely love your head (scull) ideas in your landscape, wish you would evolve that even more. ...Kind of get that easter island feeling and coloss feeling at the same time, very nice these latest sketches. :)

DerMonkey
03-14-2010, 02:38 PM
thankss! :D
here are the finals
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/7923/stowdesignbriefmini.jpg

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9022/typmitkopfmaskecrop.jpg

ltken84
03-15-2010, 10:37 AM
DerMonkey! I love the 2nd piece, the light and mood is interesting!! The lights that hit on the skulls carving!! Love it!

DerMonkey
03-16-2010, 04:22 AM
thanks! :D

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1377/typmitkopfmaske2.jpg
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/3614/eis002.jpghttp://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3799/eis002value2.jpg

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