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07 July 2005, 03:09 PM

This thread is for 2D TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL CONCEPT DESIGNERS to post their best FIGURATIVE work.

Please post:

1. Your BEST WORK!
2. Medium used
3. Time spent to complete
4. A bit about your process and the project

Thanks in advance for your posts! :)


07 July 2005, 03:50 PM
These are one of my fav concept drawings. The one directly below is from a new project I am doing about fantasy art.
Digital PS / 7 hr from concept to finished
Digital PS / 10 hr concept to finished

Pencil / 6hr I forget it has been a while

To do these I do a few roughs once I get something I like from a quick gesture drawing of sorts I do more of detailed line to seprate forms for ease of drawing.

07 July 2005, 03:55 PM
Some initial thumbnail concepts, about 2 minutes each:

07 July 2005, 03:59 PM
Razorback - Prismacolor pencil, 1 hour:

Laura the robot - 15 mins, pencil and marker:

Shitface the Butcer, 1/2 hour:

07 July 2005, 04:00 PM
JAW Drops!

THIS one is going to be fuuuuun! Great works I love them all so far.

07 July 2005, 04:01 PM
AWESOME work, guys! Thanks for posting these! Ah, I finally get to see the true colors shining....

Ah, I see magic man's signature sense of humor ~ the Laura sketch is HILARIOUS!

Desp#2/Rog, I love the Art-Nouveau-ish theme in the back of your first piece...

This is GREAT work, guys! :thumbsup:

Question for both Desp#2/Rog and magic man: Will these works be used professionally / published?

Keep it coming! :)


07 July 2005, 04:40 PM
None of those have been used but this one has. I made this when I was in Epic Games Studios doing UT2K4. This is the concept for the Convoy truck. I am originally a level designer for games. But I also like to draw. Atm I am going to stay in school since working kind of kills school all together. I am going to be going to SVA for Computer Arts. I got accepted like a few months ago plus I ended up getting a scholarship so I am really looking forward to that school!

Edit: before Epic I was in a County College studying Graphic Design. I like it a lot but I realized it was not my main goal.

Edit2: Linked the drawing :)

Pencil / 2 days (it was on a 16x24 sized paper) Slight modfications to dark areas with PS and basic clean up.

07 July 2005, 05:08 PM

This is an awesome drawing, but let's try to keep this forum limited to Figurative work ~ as you show in your previous posts.

Same applies to magic man ~ awesome work, but please only post FIGURATIVE work. ;)

Congratulations on your acceptance to SVA! Please continue to post your work here even after you start school ~ it will be cool to watch as you submit better and better work!

Thanks :)


07 July 2005, 05:12 PM
Np ill make sure to keep it in figure drawing. I linked it.

Thanks I really want to be in SVA classes right now... but I have to wait for 1 month and half :|

07 July 2005, 05:25 PM
Desp#2/Rog wrote:

Thanks I really want to be in SVA classes right now... but I have to wait for 1 month and half :|

Excellent! Feel free to roam these virtual halls until then :)


07 July 2005, 05:33 PM
This is a bit old but it was at hand. It's pen and Prismacolor markers, within 2 hours.

07 July 2005, 05:48 PM

This is really beautiful work! The only crit I would have would be that his arm looks a little inaccurate in terms of his anatomy ~ however, the overall style of the piece is quite consistent!

Thanks for posting your work, and I look forward to more of your posts! :)


07 July 2005, 03:00 AM
Sorry R, didn't see the figure concept art only.

Here's a quick sketch of a female cop, prismacolor pencil.

07 July 2005, 11:54 AM

Probably one of my best traditional pieces to date. The picture is called b.r.e.a.t.h.e. and was done using Karisma colored pencil on coloured card. It took me, gosh, I'm not sure, a good 20-25 hours, if not more, done with one reference for the upper half of the bodies, the lower halves and arm were done from a number of references.

My first serious digital piece, done to illustrate a chapter of my novel, Hit the Floor, entitled Losing Sanity. The bodies were referenced mostly from pictures of wrestlers, but the faces, are pretty much off the top of the head. Time taken: waaaay too long, I dread to think, probably in excess of 40 hours, maybe 50.

And just as a comparison, this one was done with no reference, in about three hours total. An hour for the sketch, an hour to ink by hand, and an hour to colour simply in photoshop, and done, coincidentally, after reading through the first anatomy thread of rebecca's. There are still issues I'm aware of, but for such a fast work, with no ref, I'm very happy with it.

07 July 2005, 03:39 PM

Good God, these are cool! I especially like the first and second pieces. I have only one question...what is the gender of the angel in the first piece? :rolleyes:


07 July 2005, 04:38 PM

Good God, these are cool! I especially like the first and second pieces. I have only one question...what is the gender of the angel in the first piece? :rolleyes:


Ah, yes, sorry, should have mentioned that. The angel IS male, though all the angels in that particular universe I role play in are very beautiful, androgynous (is that the right spelling, or come to think of it the right word?) beings. I hope that's okay...

07 July 2005, 05:50 PM
pft...girls and their pretty boys....proves my theory that all woman are lesbians in there own special way.:D

cool art though,apart from the over prettyness.the guys face in ur second pic kinda looks like a woman too,*the one being stangled* still looks cool though,great colour.

07 July 2005, 05:16 PM
Hey Zepyhri would you be kind enuff to show us some progress shots of ur digital painting for ur novel?

07 July 2005, 01:21 AM
@Magic Man:
That shit-faced samurai is a excellent concept style! kudos!

breathe: excellent painting and the elvish city is great!

07 July 2005, 03:41 PM
Thank you guys... reflectedfight: I'd love to, but I'd never heard of CGTalk when I did it, or I might have done! I painted pretty much everything onto a maximum of three layers, one for one guy, one for the other and the background. Progress shots are something I find very useful myself, so I'll try to keep a record of the next piece I do like that.

07 July 2005, 03:30 PM
Just one doubt(I can b wrong but it's ok cuz an atheus,anyway:)),but aren't angels suppost to b assexuated?
I really loved everyboy's work,but Shitface,the butcher,made me smile the most:thumbsup:

07 July 2005, 11:31 AM
I made a new painting ill show the close ups but if you want to see the full painting go here. :)

oh sorry I did not put how long it took. The whole work took 1 week and half on and off. The scene took 1 day mostly and the rest was minor tweaking. The cha took the longest to get right since even at the high res the cha were small so every pixle counted.

07 July 2005, 11:06 PM
Just finished another one this is a dwarf part of the fantasy concept art project I am doing. He is Heavy Arms type.

07 July 2005, 11:21 PM
Wow, that's so cool! Frankly I think your dwarf design looks better than *here I exhibit my huge lack of geek knowledge* huge statues that they had in LOTR ~ you know, the huge guardian guys with the outstretched arms...thingy...*hides in shame* :)

But yeah, this rocks!!! :)


07 July 2005, 11:43 PM
Thanks :) I am really trying to keep true to the what has been seen before but also stray with the design types of armor or general feel a bit. Hope it comes to be original without being a clone of a style done before etc.

08 August 2005, 06:37 AM
Desp#2/Rog i like your style very impressive

09 September 2005, 10:55 PM
Don't forget about this thread, either :) *bump*

04 April 2006, 06:32 PM
ok why not ;)

medium: photoshop
facts: ive done this for a friend whos playing dsa (like d&d) p&p rpg

medium: photoshop
facts: this is one of my characters i played in ultima online

medium: photoshop
facts: this is some stylized selfportrait for my site (which aint done yet, dont waste your time looking ;))

medium: photoshop
facts: its been for chow 18 (metrosexual pirate) over at

medium: pencil
facts: this has been my entry for character of the week 19: twisted anatomy beauty over at


04 April 2006, 07:34 PM

Hey, if you are interested in running a Workshop or Tutorial here on the Anatomy Forum, please let me know and I'll help you set that up (Workshop) - Tutorial/s you may post at any time. :)

When posting Tutorials, I just ask that you follow the standard naming convention of:

TUTORIAL - *What It's About* - by *Your Name*

And, of course, to post it in the Tutorial forum. :)

Great work!!!

Cheers, :)


04 April 2006, 01:42 AM
thank you for your support rebecca... i just wouldnt know what to tell... im feeling like a starter myself... not like theres something i feel i could tell someone else.... :/

but ill keep that in mind... and maybe im just in a bad mood today... ill come back to you on that issue when i feel ready :).

04 April 2006, 02:05 AM

No problem. ;)

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 06:04 PM
Great stuff! Anthing here made traditionally or is computer graphics the way of the future?

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