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11 November 2005, 07:41 PM
These are my Figure Drawings

Thanks for guiding me here Rebecca:)

11 November 2005, 07:50 PM

You're certainly welcome! I will definitely be taking a better look at your work later today, right now am at work. I took a quick peek, and your work looks great! :)

One request ~ may I change the name of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Thomasphoenix"? This is a standard request which I make ~ I try to keep the personal Anatomy Threads organized this way, so they're easily searchable. :)

Hope to see more of your work on the Forum! Check out our current fun thread, "15 Minute Sketchathon". It's a Sticky at the top of this forum. :)


I would also recommend taking each of the URL's assigned to your images in your Photobucket account, and copying and pasting each one individually into the yellow sun/mountain icon which you can find in the EDIT POST text editor. That way, we can see your images, and no one can accidentally delete images from your account. :)

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11 November 2005, 06:27 AM
You're welcome please change the title of the thread to Thomasphoenix's Anatomy Drawings.

11 November 2005, 06:46 AM
hi sizu,
nice to see you here...:thumbsup: .am so haapy to see your works...and i belive lto of people can get lot of knoldge and idea about anatomy...your 3d models are mindblowing..:bounce: ...good one
looking for more works to see..

11 November 2005, 02:22 PM

Thanks for posting your images! These are fantastic ~ really beautiful, confident style! Thrilled to have you on the forum! :thumbsup: :wip:

Cheers, :)


11 November 2005, 02:46 PM
Glad to see u here Siju :scream: looking forward to see more works from u !
keep posting !

11 November 2005, 07:27 PM

From Michelangelo!

11 November 2005, 10:06 PM
Nice drawings you have here :) it seems that you have good understanding of anatomy and your style is very interesting ... very economic :) I should do something like that more ...
Good work ... keep posting :arteest: ...

- Slux

11 November 2005, 03:21 PM
Ah, I really love your works, and the free, confident use of line! Definitely keep posting! :)



11 November 2005, 03:39 PM
Sweet works as usual...that Study from Sarah Simblet is my fav. :)
Keep Posting !! :bounce:

11 November 2005, 09:51 AM
Imaginary sketches 10 minutes each.:)

11 November 2005, 10:42 AM
You have got some really nice gesture sketches here. Really nicely observed. I look forward to seeing more.

Well done :thumbsup:


11 November 2005, 12:06 PM
Beautiful, expressive works! :thumbsup: Those last two really get you! :)

Keep posting!! :)



11 November 2005, 01:24 PM
Thanks Mike! Your studies are Really good,(shows a lot of patience,a must for any artist),wish u the very best in your quest!:thumbsup:

Rebecca I am glad u liked those:)!I checked out your opposing curves tutorials very cool:thumbsup:.
Great work u're doing here!:)

11 November 2005, 02:05 PM

Thanks!! :) It's a great asset to have you on the boards, you're doing some fantastic and inspiring work! Keep it up! :)



12 December 2005, 06:20 PM
Some more studies!:)

12 December 2005, 01:49 AM
There is such beautiful command in your pencil drawings especially! You can really tell how much you enjoy drawing! Great to see. :)



12 December 2005, 08:12 PM
Im putting all my drawings into this thread

12 December 2005, 08:17 PM
Part 2 of my drawings

12 December 2005, 08:24 PM
Part three of Drawings

12 December 2005, 08:28 PM
Part four of drawings

12 December 2005, 08:32 PM
part five of drawings

12 December 2005, 08:37 PM
Drawings part six

12 December 2005, 08:41 PM
Drawings part seven,lots of G.Bridgman here!

12 December 2005, 08:44 PM
FANTASTIC work, and it's terrific to have you on the forum! :bounce:Very much looking forward to your future contributions here. :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


12 December 2005, 08:45 PM
part eight Drawings

12 December 2005, 08:55 PM
Truly inspiring, great stuff! :thumbsup: Thanks for posting! :)

Cheers, :)


12 December 2005, 09:25 PM
:love:Thanks Rebecca.

12 December 2005, 06:55 PM
Good thread! You are very prolific, and have produced some really nice work. You have a lovely feel to your work.


12 December 2005, 03:55 AM
A real pleasure seeing your work,...The Burne Hogarth legacy lives on I see. :thumbsup:
I studied under him for a year, many years ago, 1979 or 80 I think, been a longe time.
A very inspireing man, and a great great teacher. I still find myself searching through
his books for the answers. Anyway just wanted to say, keep up the great work!
Take Care

12 December 2005, 12:22 PM
Hi Thomas, this is what I said about your work, that was quoted as a title at the cgtalk main irc channel. :D

So I 'll just repeat it here. I see a lot of confidence in the way you draw. Shows in all those short strokes. :thumbsup: keep it up!

UNOFFICIAL cgtalk # ( Use of the # constitutes an agreement to the terms. | No warez, No mIRCscripts | [01:53] <Queensoul> I love this guy's strokes

12 December 2005, 05:10 PM
Gord M8 Thank you ,Im glad u like it:)
Glen Its a pleasure to Know anyone who has been taught by Hogarth,You are very Lucky.:)
Youre right I have deifinitely have inherited a lot from Hogarth ,more like his fearlessness I like to think.

12 December 2005, 05:32 PM
Queenie ,Im thrilled u like my strokes:love:.I shall try to do justice to the great thread u started:).

12 December 2005, 05:37 PM
I thought Ill compile all my sketchathon works in this thread too!

12 December 2005, 05:40 PM
more sketchathon stuff!:)

12 December 2005, 05:43 PM
Michelangelo studies For Sketchathon!:)

12 December 2005, 05:45 PM
Ill keep updatin this stuff from sketchathon!:)

12 December 2005, 06:09 PM
Wow, Thomas, you have an amazing style :eek:, really makes me want to get into lineart more. Your pictures are all very dynamic and beautifully done :)

12 December 2005, 06:15 PM

Great idea! Can't wait to take a look at these when I get home! :)



12 December 2005, 06:23 PM
Gets better with age I think. The thing I noticed about him was his speed, his drawing
seemed to pour out of his hand, as smooth as water, like it was second nature to him.
He would whip out these lifesize conte crayon drawings in no time flat, at amazeing
speed, mind boggleing, all from his imagination, and could do any race of person you
could think of.
He showed me some of his sckech books one time, they were filled with different action
poses he was createing. The books were small, maybe six by eight, filled with figure
drawings done in red pen or pencil, I can't remember which, what I do remember, is
how there were no errors, just pure crestal clear thought realized on paper.
Left me amazed is all I can say.
Well I don't want to ramble on too much, so,.. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK !.. :thumbsup:
It's a pleasure seeing it.
Take Care

12 December 2005, 06:24 PM
Elsie thank u for ur warm comments:).I definitely think u should take up lineart too, I saw ur thread and I like the geometric solids approach u used there:thumbsup:.

Rebecca ,at your service ma'am:)

I have a book called "Arcane eye of Hogarth (" and it has lots of those red drawings u remember they are awesome.And yes his speed is contagious I could feel it from the pages of his books,I can Imagine how he would have been.Hes broken the code to drawing fast according to me,and anyone who can study his writings deeply enuf I believe can unlock the secret.

12 December 2005, 07:02 PM
very-very great drawigs!!!:applause::applause::applause:

12 December 2005, 11:53 AM
Im missing the 15 minute sketchathon:sad:.these are stuff i just scratched about rom imagination! 10 to 15 minutes.

Haraldus thanks man:thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 01:55 PM
Good Morning Thomasphoenix :)
Really like that top one... two figures fighting.... powerful energy there.. great composition.:thumbsup:
I like them all actually...Great Drawings
I just ordered that book you told me about, It's in the mail, and on It's way ,can't wait to
see it. curious to see if I remember any of the drawings in it, been a longe time..
Hey ...can you tell me about any other books he has writen, I have all of his instruction books,
but was wondering if he wrote any with his personal thoughts on life, history, and the world
in general. He used to tell some pretty good stories,and I was wondering if he put them in
a book, before he passed away. I would really like to hear his thoughts again, or read them
anyway. If you could help me out there, It would be great.
Thanks, and keep up the great drawing, I am looking forward to seeing more.
Take Care

12 December 2005, 04:53 PM
Hi Glenn,
Yeah! Arcane eye of Hogarth is a super book!You are going to enjoy it!
Even I have the instruction books and this one ,apart from that I have the "Tarzan of the Apes" album drawn by him which is stupendous,I havent been able to get the "Jungle tales of Tarzan" though.I enjoyed your paintings:applause:.Take care and see u around.


12 December 2005, 05:37 PM
Hi.. Siju...Thanks for taking the time to look at my paintings, and for the great and kind
words, I'm glad you enjoyed them...:)
I'm going to search out, and buy everything he has published... I will be sure to let you
know what I find.
Thanks Again

12 December 2005, 06:11 PM
There are yearwise collections of his comics,then there is Jungle tales of Tarzan,If you get jungle tales of tarzan let me know:).I would give an eye and an arm for that:D.



Sketchathon posts

12 December 2005, 02:16 PM
Siju....Great way to start my day... looking at your drawings, gives me energy, and
inspiration... and hey...glad I could help you out finding that pleasure...:)
Amazon. com..not shipping used books to India...whats up with that...

12 December 2005, 02:44 PM
Glenn Thanks M8!
Amazon payments doesnt cover India.

12 December 2005, 02:20 AM
Hi ...Thomasphoenix // Siju

Sitting here admireing my new book...The Arcane Eye Of Hogarth...:)
Just wanted to say THANKS to you. Would not have gotten it, if you had not
mentioned it.

Take Care

01 January 2006, 12:06 PM
Hello Glenn! Happy New year to you and the Mrs.from Siju and family,

Cool ,Arcane eye is an excellent book! Im waiting for my Jungle tales to arrive from Alibris!

I've been very busy with creating a cartoon rig for a character!Just got my wacom intuos 3.
this is a scratchy attempt,I know there are some digital experts here any tips for a newbie?
Have to muster courage to participate on sketchathon with digital art:sad:

01 January 2006, 12:31 PM
Brilliant and dynamic studies Thomas! Loving the life and character you put into them!

01 January 2006, 01:18 PM
Thanks Erilaz ! ;),Two more digital works ! i think im gettin the hang of it ! Used Robs Brushes posted by Lunatique! the real pencil brush is good!

01 January 2006, 01:45 PM

Nice sketches as always :applause:

welcome to the Digital artists club :wise:

Looking forward for more digital coloured sketches :)

01 January 2006, 02:34 PM

Just briefly checking in on the forum since am out of town, but I have to say, your digital pieces are just masterful! :thumbsup: Really lovin' your style, and can't wait to see what you do here in 2006! :bowdown:

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 03:18 PM
WOW ! ...Siju..:thumbsup:

Looks like drawing with that pen and tablet will become second nature to you in no time flat.
I don't know what program your useing..I use PAINTER... There are some great pens in there.
For a fast line in that program, a good one is...THICK and THIN # 5...Give's a nice clean
line, that goes from pinpoint fineness to whatever thickness you desire in a single stroke
depending on how much pressure you apply to the pen while drawing...Great for contours ect.
Can't wait to see more of your GREAT DRAWINGS... Will be GREAT with whatever pen or pens you decide to use, I think. You'll also have a lot more to select from, and
experiment with..:)

Take Care...and GOOD LUCK with your new pen and tablet...ENJOY..:bounce:


01 January 2006, 06:07 PM
Rebecca Thanks,Happy new year to you,and may 2006 be a very good one fr u:)!
Glenn! Thanks again:)!I do use painter.I got it with the tablet.

Another Digital one!

01 January 2006, 09:04 AM
This is a Model I did in low poly in Maya and then detailed in Zbrush2!About a couple of months back!

01 January 2006, 06:58 AM

Wow, did I mention that you rock? :scream:

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 07:21 PM
These are studies I did from "Jungle tales of Tarzan" by Burne hogarth.A big thank you to Glenn (SpiritDreamer who gave me the link to the book):thumbsup:.

01 January 2006, 09:34 PM

Great studies! Very cool to see these. :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 02:55 AM
Hi...Siju....Really glad you finally got that book you were searching for, and it was purely my
pleasure to help you find it...:)
I'm sure you will put it to good use, which I see you already have, judgeing by the looks
of those last two drawings you just did...GREAT AS ALWAYS...:thumbsup:
I'm also pretty sure that BURN HOGARTH would get a big smile on his face, if he were able
to see those 3D models your creating...come to life and move in deep space, made posible
by this new medium, that he never had access to...just a passing thought, though I see
now, that your not going there. oh well, some time in the future maybe...time will tell..:shrug:
As always, I'M looking forward to seeing more of your GREAT WORKS...:)
Take Care

01 January 2006, 03:29 AM
Glenn Thanks you for your encouragement! Its much appreciated! Actually I like sculpting and 3d modeling too.And I do have plans of creating some stuff with highly detailed figures,Current technologies with a Maya Zbrush pipeline allow such detail thru use of displacement maps.
Studying from Hogarth to me is much fun,His drawings create the desire in me to draw more !And I used to have the same feeling as a 4 year old when I used to read his newspaper strip Tarzan in the morning everyday,I used to feel like I know Tarzan!And what u know u want to draw.

Rebecca Thanks, Hows ur vacation going?



01 January 2006, 05:20 AM
hey siju.
i realy thanks full for your all the post...i thing lot of peole going to get help from all your drawings...:thumbsup:
and congratulation and best wishess for opppning such a nice school like this....:thumbsup:
keep it up:thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 11:49 AM
Two more Wacom Sketches!

Naresh thanks man,?Your drawings are extremely good:thumbsup:, I've seen it! why dont u start posting in this thread!

01 January 2006, 11:54 AM

Very cool! I think I may even like your digital pieces better than your traditional! I definitely like the smoothness of the line. :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 12:12 PM
YAY ! more digital Stuff :thumbsup: nice as always...i think u r enjoying ur Taby :D
those Tarzan sketches r GREAT !

01 January 2006, 12:27 PM
Lol !Rebecca I will stop drawing digital if u say tha:cry:t! pencils are the best!:p

drawing left handed on the tablet boy! the paper is easier bcause u can rotate it!

01 January 2006, 12:38 PM
That ZBrush work is AMAZING. Great arms!

01 January 2006, 01:52 AM
Orig posted by Siju: Lol! Rebecca I will stop drawing digital if u say that :cry:! pencils are the best!:p
Hahahaha!!! :scream: I know what you mean...I'm a reluctant digitalist myself...:D...but now I'm addicted! :scream:

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 09:29 AM
Doggies from 15mt sketchthread.

01 January 2006, 09:46 AM
great looking doggies... :applause: I really like the "movement in the lines" in your sketches. :bounce:

01 January 2006, 09:54 AM
Thanks Mona :).

Another Dog from 15mt sketch thread.

02 February 2006, 07:46 PM
My Horse drawings from 15 minute Sketch Thread!

02 February 2006, 08:17 PM
Wacom Sketches!15 mts

02 February 2006, 10:15 PM
Hi .. Siju

Like that last figure composition alot..has a snake like swirling motion to it ..winding up.
A lot of ENERGY...
Have you studied Da Vinci's battle scene with horse's I can't remember the name of it
off hand, ....think it would fit your style nicely, combined with your figures of course.
The tinting brushes in painter work great for creating motion, in case you haven't tried them out yet...would work great for your quick horse studies maybe....just a thought..
THANK YOU a lot for your help with that figure composition I'm working on..I played
around with it today, will post results shortly...You were right, much more DYNAMIC your
way I think. THANKS AGAIN Siju

02 February 2006, 01:26 AM

Hi there!:) Really like the rythm of your lines, very dinamic!Nice works!:thumbsup:


02 February 2006, 03:14 PM

Your drawings look great as usual...
Hey I just got a book by Burne Hogarth.....called...MORPHOS... THE SHAPE CHANGER
IT was the last thing he was working on, before he passed away...great little book
and cheap..only five dollars....IT'S about MERLIN...the first episode is compleated and
illustraited in the book, and the story he wrote for the next three eposodes is contained at
the end of the book. Would be nice to see those three episodes illustrated by someone
with the skill and talent required...HINT HINT.....just thought I would mention it to you,
some food for thought.
Looking forward to seeing some more of those GREAT DRAWINGS OF YOURS and hope you
are having good luck with your new PAINTER PROGRAM...:applause:

03 March 2006, 09:52 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 03:04 AM
I agree wholeheartedly with Becca.

03 March 2006, 12:07 AM
Hi Siju
I know you are fairly new to Painter. I hope this helps you out some in the development of your great figure-rendering-skill. Used your creature for the example, tried to tailor fit and develop a technique for you, that will allow you to take your great drawings, and turn them into paintings, while keeping the underlying drawing, and working on and within it. This technique can be taken much further with the great understanding of the human figure that you have, and is just one of many techniques used to creat paintings.
Step #1
Your line drawing done on white paper.
Step #2
Go to 'effects', select 'apply surface texture',
now select 'using' and then select 'image luminous'
Right below that is a slide bar that says 'appearance of depth',
slide arrow all the way to left.
Now go to bottom and select 'light color'
Now select color to tint entire drawing by pressing in square with your pen
and using slide bar at right to adjust that color.
Then press 'add to custom colors'
Then press 'OK"
Now move image around in "preview box' to see if that is the right color you want.
If it is, press 'OK"
If not go back and press 'light color' and try again.
Use above method any time during painting process to tint entire painting for unity of color etc.
After tinting painting you want to spot light it as if it were a piece of sculpture.
Creating shadow and depth using light. Just like in the movie studios.
For this effect you go to 'effects' once more and select 'surface control'
Menu comes up select 'apply lighting'
Now you have your spot lights for this image.
I used "splashy colors' found in squares toward bottom of this menu for this image.
Now to work lights just drag them with your pen in preview box.
Big end of light to drag and place light, small end of light to aim spot light.
If you want more spot lights just touch pen in preview box and another spotlight will appear. If you get too many lights, drag unneeded lights to edge of preview box and aim away from box.
To select and change color of spotlight, go to box that says 'light color' select color and press 'OK'
During this whole process don't forget you always have the edit function in top left corner of screen.
These lights take a little bit of practice to get used to but have unlimited combinations and variables and are great once you master them.

After lighting this image I wanted to play with proportion and expression.
So, I went to 'effects' again, selected 'surface control'
Menu comes up select 'quick warp'. Used 'bump' and 'swirl' to add more bulk and arch to outside edge of face.
Play around with all the settings in here just for fun if nothing else.

Step #3
Now comes the fun part. Turning line into flesh. I didn't want to destroy your lines because they perfectly describe the muscles of the face. I did however want to change the drawing into a painting and at the same time change the muscles to show their function of creating expression.
Method used to change character of lines.
#1 Used 'blend and diffuse brush #1' found in 'blender brushes section.
Went over entire face except teeth with this brush (lightly)
#2 Used 'softener brush' found in 'tinting brushes' section. Softened shadow areas.
#3 And most fun and important method. Went to top of screen and selected 'layers'
Menu comes up and at bottom of menu is 'dynamic plug-ins'
Select 'dynamic plug-ins' and another menu comes up. In that menu select 'liquid lens'
Once you master "'liquid lens' brushes you can create, modify, distort, clarify etc. any expression or for that matter anything that you want.
The brushes tend to leave a jagged edge so all you have to do is hit that edge with the 'softener' brush found in the 'tinting brush' section.
The liquid lens brushes allow you to manipulate your painting as if it were a clay sculpture. Compressing, pulling, shaping with paint.
You can even change the direction of the eyeball using these brushes. Used them on your face to create smile and around eyebrow ridge and for beard, hair, ear, eye, fang.
They are great for making muscles work and relax etc.

In short these are the steps I used:
1 Tint entire canvas with color.
2 Spotlight with color light.
3 Instant warp
4 Diffuse lines
5 Soften shadow areas
6 Liquid Lens - which I like to call 'shaper brushes'
7 I just barely touched on it in your face. This step is to go into the detail of face with oil and water color and tinting brushes... oils for hight light in eye, and teeth so far.

If you have any problems with, or questions about this technique, you know how to reach me...I will be more than happy to help you out....:)

Sorry this is so long but I couldn't think of a shorter way to make it.
Take Care

03 March 2006, 07:36 AM
hi siju wow your work is amazing! i love your use of lines, they just seem to go right where you need them, never too much and never too less. what incredible skill! is there any advice you can give a beginner? :)

03 March 2006, 10:38 AM
wow nice one there thomaspheonix i like your style of shading. looks convenient =D

03 March 2006, 11:48 AM
Awesome lines... you've captured the motion so wonderfully.

03 March 2006, 05:26 PM
Becca , Queenie,

I was caught up with too many things , Im sorry I didnt respond immediately to your posts regarding the Journey competition, Thank you both so much for Being the way you are:thumbsup:.
Hows class going Becca when can we see students works:).
Hows Painting going Queenie.I am taking Painting lessons from Spirit dreamer:).

Lyneran, thank you so much , I shall go to your thread and have a look,Ill try to comment something relevant:).meanwhile you are welcome to ask me anything with regard to figure drawing and Human and Animal anatomy.

Thank you Fusioniz.Your encouragement is much appreciated.:)

Erilaz,Thank you M8 ,:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 03:23 AM
Under the Able guidance of SpiritDreamer /Glenn, I take the first steps in pure painting ,(without my drawing it down first).And this one I did with the mouse because I wanted to feel like it was done with a large brush.

03 March 2006, 12:50 PM
Hi ...Siju....:)

I am useing ...PAINTER # 9

A method for getting.... HUGE ACTION BRUSHSTROKES ... useing pen and tablet...

Step#1....Canvas size...1800 pixels per inch by 1800 pexels per inch...square
resolution...300...pexels per inch...

Go to where it says WINDOW top of comes up.....
Select...COLOR PALETTE.... menu comes up ..SHOW COLORS ....

From WINDOW at top left corner of the BRUSH CREATOR menu... press little left box gives you everything from watercolors to chalk ect.....little box next to it, on it's right, gives you the brushes ect within that
spicific category.

Menu comes comes ROUND #35
the tinting brush menu...found by pressing where it says TINTING...TINTING MENU...

On the BRUSH CREATOR MENU, where it says
Below where it says SIZE, it that, menu comes
from that menu....VELOCITY... .. NOW YOU HAVE YOUR BRUSH....
Use the slider where it says ...SIZE.....MAKE BRUSH HUGE...BROAD...NO LINES WANTED...

Start out with mid grey canvas...
Useing very broad brushstrokes, ... BLACK COLOR.....creat ...SILHOUETTE..of HEAD + FACE

Now push the paint around like clay wih broad brush, bringing out features, going from
black to white....dark to light...selecting values from the color wheel or palette, that is
placed next to your painting, along with brush creator menu...


Don't think about ...LINE...think about ...SCUTPTURE....created useing.....PAINT...

Push the paint around like ...CLAY...



Siju...if you have any questions or problems, with the technique above,..LET ME KNOW...

I am still putting together a tutorial with step by step paintings and descriptions in it.
Will post it on my thread ...SOON...:)


03 March 2006, 01:29 PM
cool i'll take note of this tut.

03 March 2006, 11:32 AM

I like that face you just did....good for a first try at direct painting, but I think you
will get better results, and have more fun useing the brush that I just mentioned above.
You will be able to creat more MOVEMENT and a feeling of ENERGYand RHYTHM useing
that brush I think.
I just posted a couple of faces that I just painted, useing the brush mentioned above
on my anatomy thread....the brush handles the paint like a real oil brush does...just lay it
on thick, and push the paint around like soft butter or better yet...CAKE FROSTING..:)
I think you might like that brush, and it should allow you to directly paint without lines
and at the same time still keep that energy, strength and movement alive in your figures.
Give it a try, if you like, and let me know what you think....


03 March 2006, 03:20 PM
Looking forward to seeing your painting progress, Siju! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 01:01 PM
I was studying painting and was tied up in all sorts of knots,(I will persist with it:D)just to relax I decided to do this bulky guy in zbrush.:)

03 March 2006, 02:23 PM
Hey, that's awesome Siju! :) Perhaps you can give a mini Z~Brush tutorial here on the forum! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 09:18 PM

I don't have a clue as to what ..Z BRUSH is, or how it works...but sure do like the way
it looks...almost like sculpture....would look great with some colored spotlights cast upon
it, and some edges that desolve into shadow and light.... like smoke made from clay :scream:


03 March 2006, 07:31 AM
Rebecca thanks.I will get a tut together soon.

Glenn ,check this one out with a little bit of dodge and burn and some light.

03 March 2006, 01:18 PM
Hi Siju
Took your ZBrush figure a little further, Made cast light and reflected light using
colored spotlights. Adjusted contrast and put an "S" curve in figure using instant warp
for motion. All methods found in the effects, Painter 9. Took about 20 min.
You can also put colored shadows in background and on floor using those spotlights.
Can't wait to see your ZBrush tutorial. Very curious to know what that is all about.
Take care

03 March 2006, 02:58 PM

You might enjoy participating in the OFDWs, which as you know we do around every 2~3 weeks or so. :) It would be good incentive to practice painting, and Glenn would likely be around to offer insight and encouragement. I think it would be relatively easy for you to transition into digital painting ~ what do you say? :)



03 March 2006, 03:15 PM
Rebecca, I would love to:):),but I want to learn at least the basics well before I come In,right now my painting style if there is one is based on blocking In forms and light and shade ,which doesnt classify as true painting:buttrock:,I have only started experimenting with the sfumato type technique that Glenn has been kind enought to give me tuts on(I really envy his bold free brush strokes).I have been studying also the various tuts by Linda bergqwist,Nebezial etc to try get an Idea about blending stuff,I have only drawn or sculpted all my life so far ,(a hardcore Michelangelo student,(I almost lived by his words "Painting is not my trade" till the wacom tablet came around:Dand I met Glenn here) .
I hope to join in in about a month:)

03 March 2006, 03:24 PM
Sounds great, Siju, I can't wait! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


04 April 2006, 05:04 PM
Some stretchy poses! after a long time:).

04 April 2006, 06:00 PM
Hiya Siju, :)

Great to see you back! I guess these were all done from imagination? I think you would really like the work of one of my former teachers, whose work yours reminds me of a bit: :)



04 April 2006, 05:49 PM
Hello Rebecca,
Yes these are from Imagination, Checked out the works of Huston, He shares the same love for the human torso as I do;).His paintings are BRILLIANT! thank u so much for Introducing his work to me.The boxing paintings makes one forget that its a voilent
sport he has portrayed! It looks like poetry!I couldnt find any decent sized pictures of his works are there any books available or prints of his work??



04 April 2006, 10:18 PM
Fantastic sketches. I really like the weight and volume you manage to create with just using the line. Well done!

04 April 2006, 10:37 PM
Hi.....Siju....great as one is my favorite...really feel the energy in that one.
Great expression...:thumbsup:
Are you haveing any luck with your painting...just curious....and also thank you for your help
with the Z BRUSH...really need it...:)

04 April 2006, 11:34 PM

You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed Huston's work so much! :) So far as I know, he does not have any books available ~ I'm unsure about prints. I tried a brief search on Huston and could not find work for sale, but if you are really interested, you might try contacting him through his website, as I'm sure he'd be happy to let you know if he does indeed sell them. :)



05 May 2006, 07:54 PM
Psst! :)

Unofficial Moderators, DoctorBone and Thomasphoenix (



05 May 2006, 08:15 PM
Very strong studies Thomas <> see it is working all ready RK is a genius <> 5 stars from me dude

05 May 2006, 02:28 AM
Rebbeca thanks!:)

Mr. Mentler ,Truly honoured sir!:)

05 May 2006, 02:51 AM
No problem, Siju! I look forward to seeing you more active on the forum! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 09:42 AM
This is a break-up of the stages in a 10 minute drawing from imagination! Its one of the methods I use ,I also use another method something like Doctor Bones egg and block.

I Would like to know if this is of any help and what stages should i include to make it better.:)

05 May 2006, 03:30 PM
Hey, this kind of thing is great to see, Siju! :)

Looking forward to more tutorials like this one. :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 03:49 PM
Incredible. You got confidence in your lines that it's almost scary!
Thanks for sharing your process, looking forward to more awesome work! :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 08:36 AM
This is a layered approach which is like building one stage by one! Everything starts with a curve! Like sculpture you discover the figure as you go! I have saved all the stages so im not writing a description if anything is unclear pls let me know ,Ill explain.

Rebecca do you think think this one should also be posted in the tutorials thread?


The final drawing is not that accurate :)! This took about 25 minutes.Of course no reference.


05 May 2006, 08:37 AM
Part two of the previous post

05 May 2006, 10:16 AM
GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK IN ....ACTION !! ....Siju .......:bounce: :thumbsup: :applause: :)


05 May 2006, 10:50 AM
THis one is drawn in the same approach as the previous!

Gorgonut Thanks Dude!

SpiritDreamer! I shall be flooding you with failed painting attempts.

05 May 2006, 11:16 AM
GO FOR IT :thumbsup: ....not a problem, a real pleasure ...IN FACT
None of them will be failures, as long as you learn something from each one...:)
Really like what you are doing so far, very exciteing...can't wait to see where it leads to...:thumbsup: :applause:

05 May 2006, 12:59 PM
Attempts at painting under the guidance and brush settings of SpiritDreamer!:)

This one is again from Imagination.

05 May 2006, 01:23 PM
:) WOW !! .... POWERFUL STUFF... if this is just a start, then I think that we are all going to be

...BLOWN AWAY... SHORTLY ...and I for one CAN'T WAIT ......:)
...BEAUTIFUL..Siju ..knew you had in you ...:applause: :thumbsup: :bounce:


05 May 2006, 03:29 PM
my god!!

Glad i've seen these!!
Your skills are high, sir!
A lot of learning and a lot of inspiration bursting from your sketches!
Deffinitly subscribeing to this thread :)

05 May 2006, 03:57 PM

Great stuff! :thumbsup: You are welcome to post your new work in a TUTORIAL thread, that is entirely up to you. :)

If you decide to do so, please create a tutorial here (, and call it:

TUTORIALS - *what they're about* - by Thomasphoenix

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 12:48 PM
Steve Huston Study, I hope to do this one over a few days and try to finish it well.

05 May 2006, 11:34 PM
Hi Siju
Just a quick demo of the power of simple complimentary colors. The principle is the power or impact is most effective when there is a 90:10 ratio. Example: a small dot of red in a field of green. Or visa versa. This ratio will give you the strongest effect of complimentary colors. For your painting I used purple in shadow areas and its complimentary yellow in lighted areas. Simple four color scheme of compimentary colors: green/red yellow/purple. Just thought it might come in handy for your future paintings done from your imagination. You end up getting golds and oranges and all kinds of other secondary colors when you combine these four complimentary colors.
Take care

05 May 2006, 11:56 AM

Great start on that Steve Huston painting...:thumbsup: :applause:
I noticed that he likes to use a dramatic spotlight effect on his fighters.
I was thinking that you might want to use those COLORED SPOTLIGHTS in PAINTER # 9,
TO GET THE SAME EFFECT and atmosphere...after lighting it, you could use a blender brush,
set very wide.....big brush....and move the colores from the lights around in the background
all around the figures....if you used the right colored lights to start with, would have
your atmosphere and colors established, and your figures spotlighted also...all done with
just two easy steps...colored spotlights and wide blender brush....your colored underpainting would be there, and all that would remain is the final refinements, textured brushstokes,
various other colors...white creams and brownish golds and purples...ect. for fighters ect.
Those lights would set the drama...creat the atmosphere...air with color...right from the start....and would give the painting ..unity...right from the start in the underpainting phase.
These are just my personel thoughts, and is the method that I would use to recreat that painting.....they might be of help to you or might not be ...:shrug: just some food for thought
for your painting adventure and experiment....:)
GOOD LUCK with your painting....your boxing figures look GREAT by the way....:thumbsup:


05 May 2006, 08:50 AM
Hi Glenn Thanks for the tips:) ! Check out WIP 2 , will be waiting for your feedback!Also feel free to copy the img and demo on it.



05 May 2006, 11:05 PM
Hi Siju

Quick painting demo for you as requested. Painter 9

#! Your drawing

#2 Used colored spotlights to get direction of lighting on figures

#3 Blended colors from spotlights - large soft blender brush - creating atmosphere - bringing spotlight colors into figures - creating unity with background - gives the painting a oneness

#4 Adjust contrast, color saturation, and apply more spotlights, and continue blending background into figures. End of underpainting phase.

#5 (Which is the big one) Starting the finished painting phase. In this phase I'm just searching for colors. Shadows, lights and atmosphere are already in place. Now it is just a matter of eyeballing proper colors, details. and painting with vigorous brushstrokes. Using large tinting brush for figures and background colors. And large soft blender brush only where necessary.

Siju, the key to this atmospheric effect is to bring some of the background color into the figures with a soft blender brush. This gives you the air and unity in the painting creating a oneness.

Hope this helps. If you have any questions you know how to reach me.

Take Care

05 May 2006, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the awesome tips Glenn,

Steve Huston copy WIP 3,
Ive tried to incorporate the tips given by SpiritDreamer/Glenn,:),

05 May 2006, 02:04 PM
Siju.....WOW...:thumbsup: :applause: :)

Just needed a little AIR, to go with that ENERGY, to give it the SPARK of LIFE ...:)

GREAT JOB so far...Siju...Burne Hogarth would LOVE IT...:thumbsup:


05 May 2006, 03:10 PM
wow, nice boxing images. I really like the expression on the man's face. His shoulder looks a bit off, but I can be wrong. keep it up!

05 May 2006, 11:54 PM
Nice painting progress Siju :) ~ keep pushing that earthy / fleshy pallette, it often helps to stick to a limited pallette of earth colors, and really exploit the range that you can get. Looking forward to following more of your work. :)



05 May 2006, 01:57 PM
great work, this inspire me so much to work hard in my drawings dude.

damnit need get more time or don't sleep tonight, lool


05 May 2006, 04:51 PM
Nice coloring and Shading...but i hope shoulders need to be fixed in it:curious: (misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

05 May 2006, 10:37 AM
This is an update with the corrected left shoulder ,SpiritDreamer need your help am lost !:),what do i do from here?

Rebecca thanks for droppinn by:)..I have a liking for the earthern pallette .

SpiritDreamer thanks, whatever I have learnt in painting is thanks to you:).

Cyanid, thanks for stopping by!:)

Enthombed Thanks M8:)

the_glog : Thanks :)only started on the painting adventure ! Hope to do somethin decent in the near future.

CgIcecube : thanks for dropping by :)(Indeed the shoulder needed to be fixed, have just posted the corrected one)

05 May 2006, 11:33 AM
man.. it's looking wondeful!
The light is really revealing the essential! and it creats the focal point beautyfuly!
Go on! :)

05 May 2006, 10:41 PM
Hi Siju
I think you are doing a great job on your painting. When it comes to creating and not imitating, color is strictly a personal expression. It can evoke emotions and should express the emotions of the artist doing the creating. Color can be used realistically to get a photographic look of what is perceived as reality, or it can be expressive. I prefer the expressive approach myself. So here is an example of my version of the same painting.
The way I got to this color scheme is
#1 Adjust colors, slide bar all the way to the right
#2 Apply lighting - used golden spotlight and blue spotlight - aimed blue spotlight at boxers head - the one throwing the punch. Makes it a little green. Which is the compliment of the red now in the painting. The eye will go there first then travel to the spotlighted shoulder of the boxer receiving the punch. Path of action established with color. Also darkened the bottom of the painting in the spotlight process. Further emphasizing the action of the punch. Which is the essential element in the painting. Want to keep the attention on that action. Trunks of boxers in shadow so as not to be a distraction.
#3 Hit with more spotlights - just yellow this time
#4 Adjusted brightness and contrast, making colors more intense to add to the drama and creating deeper shadows to create the mood and further emphasize the action.
Last steps - a little purple in trunks and gloves to compliment the yellows. Put in the edge of the boxing ring. Keeps the viewer in the painting and connects the boxers further. Added a little highlight here and there to give it a glisten.
If you have any questions - you know how to reach me
Take Care

05 May 2006, 04:49 PM
Fantastic pencil/pen strokes! I can be just as fluid but most times I'm too stiff on the stokes and in the end I just render the image of clean it up with clean lines. I will try some freedom next time I do some drawing. Thanks for the inspiration, love your style!

Only saw the first 3 pages so because theres so much to look at, its like reading a book! I will frequently visit until I have seen all the drawings :D

05 May 2006, 01:36 PM
Hi Nishant,
Great to see you here on Anatomy and Figurative art sub-forum ,I have started an Anatomy thread for you . Looking forward to seeing lots of exiting art from u.



05 May 2006, 03:22 PM

Hi there, welcome! :) I have moved your remaining images to the thread Siju kindly set up for you here:

Anatomy Thread of Funkdaddy! (

Cheers, :)


06 June 2006, 10:37 PM
June 7, 2006

Hi Siju

Think you are doing a great job on those stomach muscles. Both figures look painted to me, not just drawn and then colored in. I think you have basically achieved your goal of getting away from lines and actually painting direct with color in an atmospheric method. Can only get better and better from this point on as you become more accustomed to using vigorous brush work that's full of energy just like your lines. Just throwing a couple more color options your way. Might come in handy down the road, you never know.

Great painting job, SIJU ! :thumbsup:

#1: Siju's latest version of Hudson's painting

#2: I adjusted colors, saturation, value in Painter 9
effects/tonal control/adjust colors

#3: In the 'adjust color' section, desaturated, changed hue,
and also adjusted brightness and contrast.
Brushed in some off-white highlight color on back shoulder
of striking boxer and chest and arm of stricken boxer.

#4: Under effects, selected surface control/apply surface textures.
Tinted entire painting with a light silver gray, then again with
a light purple. Both tints used to mellow out the hot bright colors
and give a cool area for the eye to rest on:
Which is the BOXERS.

Take Care Glenn

06 June 2006, 02:38 PM
Glenn! thanks for the last post !your encouragement is much appreciated!:)
this is possibly the last W.I.P for this one ,I will take some other subject next.
Will be back to drawing for the next week and then some more painting :)

06 June 2006, 02:55 PM
Back to Drawing!Quick Imaginary sketch of Three figures!

06 June 2006, 03:28 PM
Wow! Really fantasic work! I liked the first zbrush character a lot too! Very amazing anatomy on that. The second one was a bit too wide though. I can't wait for more sketches and paintings from you!

06 June 2006, 01:04 PM
Studies from the German Master Bammes!

06 June 2006, 01:07 PM
Bammes study part 2

06 June 2006, 02:26 PM
Hi.....Siju...Great job on that boxing the way you handled the trunks..loose brush
strokes...full of energy...gave a little more space around strikeing boxer.. needed it...nice touch.
Whole painting is full of controlled energy...without haveing to add a lot of unnessasary detail...
just energy filled with emotion, and a great understanding of anatomy...FANTASTIC JOB..Siju.:thumbsup:


06 June 2006, 11:06 PM

Always good to see more of your work! :) Looking forward to seeing more digital paintings as well, you're on the right track!

Cheers, :)


06 June 2006, 12:30 AM
Hey Sinju, great qork here due, yeap, great studies, i need do more this too.



06 June 2006, 10:59 AM
Some more drawings , inspired by an unknown artist but done from memory.

Rebecca, good to see u back :)

Glenn thanks as always:)

icaro its Siju :). thanks for droppin by .

06 June 2006, 07:17 PM
these look great!! This chaotic line of yours reveals a perfect shape! You're playing with the mind just in the rifgt way ;)

06 June 2006, 03:33 PM
Great energy in your form searching linework.

06 June 2006, 09:52 AM
Thanks for dropping by Mr.Mentler.:)

Imaginary drawing of a footballer:)

06 June 2006, 11:08 AM
Another drawing from imagination!

06 June 2006, 12:01 PM

Really likeing that last set of drawings....they have a relaxed feeling to them...created by the
mastery of the way you have shown the muscles in their not so pumped up mode...streched
out...relaxed mode....funtioning, but in a calm mode....just as important to be able to show
calmness in muscles, as it is to show hyper energy, strength, and action...kind of like the way
actors leave pauses between words....makes their words, and what they have to say stronger.
My favorite of that bunch is...bottom of page 10... the one of the guy resting his hands behind him on his hips
great pose...demonstrates that relaxed quality, that I just mentioned.

Beautiful CREATIONS...Siju...:thumbsup:


06 June 2006, 12:13 PM
Glen,me is glad u like that one:)

Another imaginary figure

06 June 2006, 11:13 AM
Couple more imaginary sketches!

06 June 2006, 11:23 AM
I enjoyed browsing through your thread, some great studies in here and you have a very nice loose and dynamic flow in your sketches. Don't know what else to say, great work! :thumbsup:

06 June 2006, 05:14 PM
I liked the way you draw figures since the first time I saw your drawings. Very loose, yet very easy to understand. Amazing :bounce:

06 June 2006, 09:59 AM
Saw X-men 3 today! Hugh Jackmans physique looks extremely drawable!

Rudeone, thanks dude,:)

Razz, great stuff in your thread dude , thanks for droppin by!:thumbsup:

this one is without ref too

06 June 2006, 02:00 PM
Lol !Rebecca I will stop drawing digital if u say tha:cry:t! pencils are the best!:p

drawing left handed on the tablet boy! the paper is easier bcause u can rotate it!

You can rotate it in Painter by pressing "E" ;)
Very nice drawings you have! Good luck!

06 June 2006, 04:35 PM
the anatomy is very steady in your mind! I like that!
I have to see if i can do that!! :D

06 June 2006, 09:57 PM
Siju: :) I am really blown away and honored by this drawing you just did of me. No one has ever drawn me before except me. You have totally and perfectly captured my spirit, character and likeness. Thank you very very much. I will treasure it always.

06 June 2006, 12:39 PM
Some back explorations from memory , Inspired by Glen Vilppu!I have four books of his:).
Highly recommend his books and dvd's. He's a seriously acomplished "Master".

06 June 2006, 07:04 PM
Three Heads! 50 seems a big task ! wish I :)had more free time on hand! will try to do as many as possible!Great studies by everyone !

06 June 2006, 07:52 PM
Last one for tonight!:)

06 June 2006, 08:46 PM
This one wanted me to draw him!:)

06 June 2006, 08:53 PM
Heya Siju! :)

It's great to see you in the 50 Portraits Thread! :thumbsup: What ever happened to all the folks who used to frequent the 15 Minute Sketchathon that you brought on board? We miss their beautiful work! :)



07 July 2006, 03:39 AM
Two More heads Rollin In.Got to get to fifty!:)


Those ppl are very busy with their careers's(changes) etc.Ill ask them to come back.Its good for them if they maintain some kind of continuity like what this forum provides!
good for all of us:).



07 July 2006, 05:16 AM
Big guy from Medeival times!

07 July 2006, 05:53 AM
Another Medeival Dude ! Ugly feller!:)

07 July 2006, 08:58 AM
Digital Head done n Sketchbook pro,

07 July 2006, 10:53 AM

Really like those head studies....all of them have nice things happening in them...emotions, moods, energy favorite so far is the third one you did, on the page before this one...I like the yellow gold wash, combined withe the redish brown line you are using...very
pleasing to the eye....that wash gives it that extra demention also....just a nice combination,
that takes your great drawins FURTHER...:bounce: :)

Can't wait to see MORE....VERY INSPIRERING..........:thumbsup:


07 July 2006, 02:05 PM
Nice stuff!! How many have you done already? This must be fast...How long does it take you to draw one of these? I do think it's faster digitaly.

07 July 2006, 03:14 PM
WOW !! Siju the Drawing Machine :scream:
Great sketches Sir !
I'd like to see some Frezzeta Style works from you :wise:

Keep inspiring !

07 July 2006, 04:02 PM
wowza awesome sketches! I love the style and feeling they have. Very nice work!:thumbsup:

07 July 2006, 05:57 PM
Glenn :),Thank you for the comments ! I am thrilled, want to draw more:).

Razz , thanks M8,:thumbsup:
It takes me about 30 minutes for one 2B clutch pencil ! Digital is faster 15 minutes the sole digital head!

Shyam, Thanks brother ,Where are your Sketches:)

claybub:),Thank you for stopping by! I am glad you like my work!

St.Peter A.K.A Hercules!

07 July 2006, 07:06 PM
Another one ! number 12 for me!:).38 to go:buttrock:.

07 July 2006, 05:19 AM
Apostle Philip, Head number 13

07 July 2006, 07:25 AM
Yo Thomasphoenix! Your head sketches are great man! I like the looseness of it and at the same time it doesn't lack of neccessary details!

I'm watching your thread! =D

07 July 2006, 07:56 AM
this is freakin amazing dude. love the energy in your line and drawings overall. quite a bit of what i see here, including my own stuff, are deadified. these ones live - you have put the life back into the head. muchthanx for sharing!


- d.

07 July 2006, 08:29 AM
thanks for the motivation! It's really great that pro's like you still take the time to help newbies like me. I haven't went to your complete thread just now but I'll do bits now and then when I'm not interrupted every 30 seconds by my children ;)

What I've seen just now is really amazing and very inspiring. Above all it has pushed me to actually pick up that pencil and draw instead of thinking "that would be a nice subject to draw"

big thanks!

07 July 2006, 01:53 PM
this is head no 14 from me,

Bnn: thanks dude.dudess?:)

demented , come on u do good stuff man!:)!

Nr43, pleasure is mine my friend,Ill be watching your thread regularly !:)

07 July 2006, 02:09 PM
hi Thomasphoenix

just did this one myself, now looking at yours I see how it should have came out :thumbsup:
great work


07 July 2006, 02:32 PM
Wow! Super! :eek: And I love brown! :bounce: Keep it up!

07 July 2006, 10:04 PM

Getting harder to pick favorites....those last three are great,,,,but I'll go with second from last,
HAS ...AIR....:)
Looks like you have found your groove,.....a real pleasure seeing your technique bloom....:bounce:


07 July 2006, 01:39 AM
Love the energy you capture in general, and the character in these portraits is remarkable. #14 practically feels like it could walk out of a novel :) I also really enjoy the from imagination body work that you posted, that type of thing is where I'd love to get with my drawing.

07 July 2006, 02:35 AM
Hi Thomasphoenix,

I discovered your thread while browsing through all
the personal Anantomy Threads.
Man, i really do like your work.
It inspires me and tells me that i still got a lot to learn... :eek:

Very nice...especially the muscle studies,the arms,elbows...etc.

Thanks + Greetz


07 July 2006, 06:47 AM
Fantastic heads! The lines are loose yet controlled where they should be and tight around the features. Really interesting style too. It kind of reminds me of woodcuts. The last head has a really nice sense of lighting, although the lines in the hair, I think could flow along the contours of the hair more. I think you could improve the tips of the hair if you lessen the line weight at the end of the hairstrand. Are you using some sort of wash for the shadow areas?

07 July 2006, 08:05 AM
Im planning to make my painting teacher proud!(Glenn)

fatebringer : thanks for dropping by dude!:)

kary : thanks m8

theabyss: glad u like my thread! cheers!:thumbsup:

Womball: thanks for the Crits m8!Actually I smudge it with my thumb to get the grays ! then tint it in P.S.
and u are rt about the hair! I tend to not pay too much attention to that.Im not patient enough:).the 50 heads deadline is weighing on me:).


07 July 2006, 11:53 AM
Hi.....Siju....:thumbsup: :bounce: :applause: ..........:) .......No need to thank me or anything....I am just prying out of you what is already there....A PAINTER....:)

Now all you have to do is lose those LINES in the hair areas.....and replace them with

BIG...BOLD .....DECRIPTIVE BRUSH STROKES....with COLOR and AIR of course....LOL....:scream:
I know that's going to kill you .....but we all die ....sooner or later....LOL....:eek:

You might darken the background....will really make the head stand out in the atmosphere more....You might want to also pop a couple of really juicy colored highlights onto the boney parts of the nose, and a softer one on tip of nose,...and a harder highlight on cheek bone...brow ect.
Will really give it that extra punch...:)

Really glad to see you painting again....think you will really surprize yourself, in a good way before too long, if you keep at it...:bounce:


07 July 2006, 06:48 AM
the head studies are so do some female sketches too...

07 July 2006, 04:06 PM
kamal thanks Dude:

Glenn: :), he he, I keep practisin painting, one of these days ill become good:wise:

head 16,17

07 July 2006, 04:41 PM
Another head!I am running out of imteresting heads to draw! too many bearded guys.

07 July 2006, 04:03 PM
My heads number 19 and 20,

50 looks far away.

07 July 2006, 04:46 PM
Huff Puff ! head number 21, I wish there was like 500 references or so! :)

07 July 2006, 06:01 PM
Inspiring work on 21 heads:thumbsup:

07 July 2006, 06:19 PM
Thanks Richa:),why dont you participate too!do as many as u can, i still dont think i can do 50!

25 done!

07 July 2006, 06:51 PM
Gonna jump in nw...My work didnt allow me earliear to participate in this wndrful wrkshp!..Ll update soon:) Keep postin:thumbsup:

07 July 2006, 04:06 PM
here are heads 26 and 27 from me!:)

07 July 2006, 09:02 PM
head no 14 it's fantastic! i admire ur work.. and hope to catch u up:) keep on "heading":)

07 July 2006, 10:30 PM
hey great work here :) dont know how i missed this thread o.O. must have been blind or so.

you remind me that i need to get on my heads again too, ive only done 15 so far. ah well..

keep drawing :) you can do all 50.

see you around.

07 July 2006, 06:29 AM
machu: thanks for droppin by M8! I shall try not to disappoint !:)
Llynna : thank you for dropping by:).Im glad u like my work!

head number 28 from me, digital, I dont have the control that I have in pencil, but hey its one more head:)

07 July 2006, 11:11 AM

A lot of great head studies....good to see you experimenting with different tools along the way.
A ton of pens in that painter program to try out.....would be interesting I think, , to see you try all of them out on one head study,...Mixed pen media study...:scream: .....just a thought....:) ......HAVE A GREAT DAY ...Siju.....and keep up the great and inspiring work..:thumbsup:


07 July 2006, 05:39 PM
Go Siju go! :D

I wonder what a rendering (traditionally or digitally) without hatchmarks might look like from you. It might be an interesting experiment. :)



07 July 2006, 05:06 PM
Glenn Thanks My friend:),

Quote RebeccaK
""I wonder what a rendering (traditionally or digitally) without hatchmarks might look like from you. It might be an interesting experiment. ""

Becca, Earlier in my practise I did do a lot of tonal renders! but Nowadays I prefer crosshatching because its faster !I am a very Impatient dude:)!

However Im adding some semi hatched drawings for u:thumbsup:.

my head count stands at 32 now.

07 July 2006, 09:54 PM
the heads are beautyful!
you have a very interesting cross-hatching, thomas!

07 July 2006, 04:15 AM
Heads 33, 34 and 35.

Icey: Thanks dude,:). why didnt u participate, exams?

07 July 2006, 07:21 PM
here are the missing 15 heads to complete the fifty!

07 July 2006, 07:23 PM
here are the rest of them!

07 July 2006, 08:18 AM
An old mans head without Ref!

07 July 2006, 08:32 AM
One more imaginary head

07 July 2006, 11:18 AM
Hey there :wavey:

WOW! so many great heads!! and a great thead to browse, such talent and wonderful drawings and paintings too :) loved the way you gave head #64 a slightly ... well almost mischivous expression - way cooler than the sad eyes from original. Keep it up and will be back soon again!

a. :)

07 July 2006, 11:31 AM
HEY.....Siju.....:bounce: :applause: :thumbsup: :)

Looks like you finally took the leap from pen to paint the creation of form..:)
Titian didn't take that leap until he was an old man, and it was after he took the leap,
that he produced his finest ...PAINTINGS...
Next step...color...:eek: ....very limited pallet at first....maybe a dark dark red gray purple...
a mid brown yellow, and an off white to creat highlighted areas when mixed with the golds created when you mix the purple and yellow.
Use the same aproach as you did on the last two heads, except try it with a limited color pallet...working from dark to light, and then from light to dark,...starting out in the mid
range or tone....working back and forth, from dark to light, and then light to dark...carving the forms out , and into the atmosphere...:scream: :)

GREAT to see you mastering that brush by the way....:thumbsup:
Can't wait to see where it leads you to...:)


07 July 2006, 12:23 PM
love the sketched heads, really well done, great hatching.....look forward to seeing more paintings.....


07 July 2006, 06:46 PM
Hey Thanks fr droppin by Annette !:)

Chris ! thanks for the warm words dude:)! I am glad u like my hatching! I worked many years on gettin it right, still workin :),on gettin it better!

Glenn, Lol brush strokes attract u like a moth to a flame:)! I think I'm sort of on my way,
like u said I need to work on some limited color pallettes initially!
Take care:)

08 August 2006, 06:19 PM
Back to the sketchathon!

08 August 2006, 12:39 AM
Hey T! Long time no see! I see you have lots of very nice heads around here! Glad i've stepped by! The last on- the PS sketch - i think it has too small arms.. But if it is a WIP, i take it back! :D

Icey: Thanks dude,:). why didnt u participate, exams?

I had exams and i had no time to check on the last updates... :| + some personal projects and outside requests, and i haven't forgot about the one with Glen's castle :) But i'll catch up with everything as soon as possible.

Best wishes!

08 August 2006, 04:19 PM
:)Yo Icey! grt to see you man! The arms look short bcuz the elbows are outside! Its not a wip :).

08 August 2006, 05:57 PM
another one from sketchathon!

08 August 2006, 07:14 PM
simply love the last one :love:looks like clay smoothed with fingers :applause:

08 August 2006, 09:02 PM
yeah, like those digi sketches, sort of digital clay painting.....


08 August 2006, 09:43 PM
Great paintings, Thomas. I just love the last one. Trully inspirational stuff :thumbsup: It does seem to be loose, but in the same way it's not. Hard to say, you know, excellent!

08 August 2006, 05:25 AM
Intervain ,thanks :)for dropping by! Im glad u could feel the sculptural quality! That was how i went about it ,like working on a zbrush model.

Krispee, thanks dude!:)

Razz, thanks for the encouragement my friend:).

These are some character designs from a Shortfilm I am making!(3d)

based on Vincent Price and a mutt called Eegor!

08 August 2006, 10:29 AM
Hi....Siju....:applause: :bounce: :thumbsup:



GREAT PAINTINGS...Siju ....:bounce: :)


08 August 2006, 01:28 PM

Haha, awesome stuff! I love these character designs, they really make me smile! :)



08 August 2006, 04:33 PM
Glenn! Glad u like it! I am really enjoying working with your "Magic Brush" :).

He he! Reb! Glad you like these blokes! :)!

One more from the sketchathon 10 minutes

08 August 2006, 05:24 PM
Another one in Painter 15 mts

08 August 2006, 10:00 AM

Those last few figures are looking fantastic.....really glad that you find that brush to your likeing ....thought you might, allows you to creat form fast, and keep the energy flowing,
the same as you do when you draw using line....glad to see it is working out for you :thumbsup:
YOU KNOW...those last couple of figures are getting that silvery look to them...look just like the
underpaintings of some of the OLD MASTERS, and it is just a matter of a few steps , to take them into what would become BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED PAINTINGS, using transparent tints of color, just
like some of the OLD MASTERS USED in their painting tecniques.

GREAT to see you take the plunge into painting...looks like you will be swimming like a fish in
water in no time ...and leaving behind in your wake, a trail of GREAT PAINTINGS...hows that
for a metaphor....might make a great painting...:scream: :)

TAKE CARE and HAPPY PAINTING....Siju ...:thumbsup:

08 August 2006, 03:08 PM
love the concept, TP, the dog is especially well drawn.....and very nice muscle def above, really cranking em out....


08 August 2006, 04:29 PM
Glenn!:)!I hope I do leave a trail of them paintings lol! Thanks for being there!

Krispee! Dude thanks:thumbsup:! Eegor is a good dog lol!

STEVEN STAHLBERG'S PAINTOVER of My attempt at painting! This Guy is ---- Words fail me! I think his paintover thread is a Painting Masterclass and one of a kind!

08 August 2006, 08:27 PM
You got insane with these paintings! Such quality in such a small amount of time. The one you've given Stahlberg to overpaint, in 15mins? Awesome! Inspirational stuff, mate :drool:

08 August 2006, 06:49 AM
Hi thomas, I admire your skill in drawing and painting.
In this moment I'm trying to improve my drawing feel so I'm looking especially to your drawing and I'm asking if you are using a tablet with photoshop or painter or if you prefer to draw manually with paper and pen.
However good work!

08 August 2006, 11:09 AM
These torso studies are really impressive wow
and so fast too

08 August 2006, 07:50 PM
Vincent, Modeled by my Friend Anish Mohan, Paintover by me!



08 August 2006, 08:15 PM
Razz , thanks M8:),

ytresu: drawing I prefer pencil and paper, but for painting I prefer tablet and painter,

Saw ur works , great line quality and very beautiful style,Your training in Florence shows:).

NR43: Thanks M8 , glad u dropped by!:),Great to see your progress on the gymnast!

08 August 2006, 10:52 PM

I like that Vincent Price of your's...great job on the lighting, and colors...really helping to creat mood...:applause: :thumbsup: ......Where is that bull of my favorite childhood memories...great character....:scream:
Really enjoying your painted figures, and of course your drawn figures also.....:thumbsup:

08 August 2006, 05:38 AM
Where is that bull of my favorite childhood memories...great character....:scream:

Here he is Glen!:)

Again Modeled by Anish Mohan, and Paintover by ME.

08 August 2006, 06:45 AM
one more Vincent!

08 August 2006, 08:07 AM
Here is a rendition of a Mongolian Grampy! Ref courtsey ShyamShriram:)

08 August 2006, 08:31 AM
he does look Vincent Price-ish lol, very nicely modeled and subtly painted.....the Mongolian gramps looks a tad grumpy, but nice montone look and well painted, the only things that pop out at me are the mouth - looking a little too farwardly placed - and the ear - a little too far back.....but minor things.......
looking forward to your Vincent and Bulldog....


08 August 2006, 11:28 AM
Hi....Siju...:scream: .....LOVE THAT BULL DOG.....Needes some bottom teeth teeth showing....looks like he just swallowed a cat...:scream:
GREAT JOB on that Mongolian Grampy ....:applause: :thumbsup:

08 August 2006, 12:59 PM
:)Hi all,
great to see Siju having posted these two 3d characters here...and I feel much greater to see the wonderful feedback it's been getting from you respected artistes!
I am Anish Mohan, and am the one privileged to 3d model these 2 characters for Siju. It has always been a wonderful learning experience each time I take up modeling assignments from Siju.
I've been his subordinate, student (and friend?) for the past 5-6 months and it has made major changes in the way I work and the way I see art! I'd be, forever, indebted to him for the selfless teachings he's showered on this fruitcake.
I use this opportnity to thank him, on this the greatest forum of cg artists, for everything he has taught and for helping me set a path to explore more in art...
( and all this here, becoz I know he'd just brush me off if I tried sayin this on his face :shrug: )
thanks to all :)

@Glen.. just as u mentioned, he'd told me earlier that he'd want egor's lower teeth to show up ..and i'd planned it for the next renders! :thumbsup: P.S: am a BIG fan of your art!

08 August 2006, 05:59 PM
Hi Anish,thanks Man:)! Why dont you start a thread here ,for your 2d and 3d works?

Another Gramps!

08 August 2006, 06:43 PM
Thomasphoenix you are one hell of an artist! These last 2 are gorgeous! Their color palette bring a nice peacefull mood, allthough the last subject looks like he's about to tell me to stop rambling and continue working hehe.

Thanks for the support in my own humble sketchbook!

08 August 2006, 07:16 PM
I'm going to do a series of Frank Frazetta Mastercopies!Hoping to do around 50! I hope To develop my painting skills by doing this:)!

08 August 2006, 08:14 PM
HEY …Siju…..LOL







08 August 2006, 08:27 PM
Glenn My friend! It was a childhood dream to do Frazetta Studies! Hidden deep inside my heart , never even admitted it!
ItsThanks to you I have the courage today to copy from the
Grand Master of Fantastic art!This and all other paintings I will do henceforth will be bcause of your having come into my life! Or else i would have been a b&w man for life!

Thanks My friend:)

08 August 2006, 11:33 PM
Exciting project Siju :) can't wait to see more - first one is looking great :thumbsup: I think that when you have a real passion for something, it's bound to be good, as your heart will be in it :)

take care and cheers

08 August 2006, 12:55 AM
:thumbsup: Hi..Siju

Been a real honor, and a real pleasure, to know that I have played a part, however big or small,
in helping your dream to come true.
NOW,....JUST... GO FOR IT,.....LET THAT ENERGY FLOW....:scream: :bounce: :)


08 August 2006, 05:38 AM
I'm going to do a series of Frank Frazetta Mastercopies!Hoping to do around 50!

Now that will be amazing to see! I have no doubt you will make this an astonishing project for yourself. Looking forward to the studies and you pushing your painting skills to the upper level :bounce:

08 August 2006, 04:50 PM
I decided to end this one here! Any more and I may kill it!Now on to number 2!
Thanks for dropping by razz!

08 August 2006, 04:57 PM
No, thanks to you for creating such art! May I ask you to share the technique? Maybe some step images. I want to try something new and I find your style interesting and great looking.

I like fantasy art. Where did I read this "every fantasy artist must paint a "dash through battlefield" pic". Just as some guys I know used to joke that a real 3D artist must create a kitchen, a chick and Audi TT.

EDIT: Oh, forgot to ask. Has Frazetta painted a "dash through battlefield" peace? :D