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01 January 2006, 07:23 AM
hie all,its michael here~aka (ms@zx)
just wanna clear things up since i'm nolonger be using the previous acc,i might as well re open a new wip thread here.those images i hav posted in the previous abandoned thread will be reposted again here along with some of my latest wip works:)thanks
the mononoke piece has been re painted and its currently in progress
will be posting more soon:)

01 January 2006, 08:00 AM
the 1st piece has been remake,couldnt update that piece for the time being~there are few more piece coming but only in rough colors,here's a piece i did few days ago,base on the sketch i did looks pretty rough now

01 January 2006, 08:34 AM

it looks pretty rough now

looks pretty kickass now, i'd say

awesome stuff, all of it, can't say enough

u use a lot of reference pics for these ?


01 January 2006, 08:34 AM
great paintings, especialy the last one! :love:

01 January 2006, 08:42 AM
thanks squib~yeah,the whole thing is based on this piece i sketched previously,played around with the angle and the pose of the horse and thats how it turns out.

01 January 2006, 08:56 AM
this one was done while ago~2k6 is gonna be a great year:scream:

01 January 2006, 09:41 AM
Ur starting to get, bad ass Micheal, great work as usual, especially ur attention to lighting, good stuff most definitely!:)

01 January 2006, 12:46 PM
Whee, so happy to see you've started one of these threads Michael. They look wonderful as always, I love the way you always manage to capture the light in your pieces, can't wait to see more!

01 January 2006, 01:19 PM
jesus. amazing work. especially the rider and the last one with the guys kneeling and waiting . great view :D

01 January 2006, 01:34 PM
Heya matey...great to see ur thread is up finally!! Im subscribing for sure!! :bounce:
Hey thats a great looking horsie!!:bounce:
I think its about time you post some tutorials or share some tips mate...ure getting awesome by the day!

and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Were you in KLCC??

01 January 2006, 02:03 PM
Hey, you exactly know how to get a kickass dynamic painting. Those point of views are awesome. Can you post a walk-through so we can see how you work?
You use perspective lines, etc.?
Looking forward to it!

01 January 2006, 02:41 PM
yay! you have a thread!
gonna park myself here to admire your work:)

01 January 2006, 02:33 AM
beelow - thanks man~haha,a badass i am~:scream:
Elsie,Agamemnwn - thanks both of u,yup,will be posting more updates soon,hopefully i could make it later,gotta rush up some stuff for the company~

maranello55 - thanks bud~i'll be posting the wip of the horsie piece as i go along with it.hope it helps as much:)happy new year to u too,i wasnt in klcc,was at home,doing my painting~:D

zng-Y - thanks for the comments mate,i will post the wip's for each of the piece in times to come,for the last piece~the way i got the perspective was done in 3d.built a simple structure and place a cam to capture the desired angle,the rest were painted.:)

deaderthanred - thank u,u r the most welcome;)ur warrior piece were pretty welldone too

01 January 2006, 02:41 AM

Awesome!! :eek:

01 January 2006, 05:29 AM
LOVIN IT MAN! keep them coming!
I think i will start up one of these threads , so I dont overload this place with a bunch of wips

01 January 2006, 08:41 AM
ninetales - thanks mate~more to come

matt - thanks alot,'m glad u like it~wouldlove to see u get started~:D

here's another piece i did last nite,spend like 3 hours to paint this,rough colors still:)more details to come:)

01 January 2006, 09:10 AM
Whoa nice grey study dude, Next contest, I'mma bust that ass thought, LOL so be prepared!:D

01 January 2006, 09:17 AM
I relly like this one :applause: the colors and the mood and the head of the horse is just :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 09:40 AM
thank u makaron:)glad u like it

beelow - heheh:D

01 January 2006, 10:00 AM
Next contest, I'mma bust that ass thought,

what on earth does that mean?


01 January 2006, 10:17 AM
here,worked alil bit on the upper body of the rider.i'll post more tomorrow.

01 January 2006, 10:22 AM
what on earth does that mean?


LOL!! I dunno man.....but i cant stop laughing....

EDIT: Great progress matey....keep it up.:buttrock:

01 January 2006, 10:46 AM
HAHAHA Michael you better watch your behind!! lol

01 January 2006, 11:04 AM
zng-Y - thanks for the comments mate,i will post the wip's for each of the piece in times to come,for the last piece~the way i got the perspective was done in 3d.built a simple structure and place a cam to capture the desired angle,the rest were painted.:)

Darn, i think i'm going to install that Maya7 CD which is laying here under a package of dust. :D. Looking forward to see those WIPs :bounce:

01 January 2006, 08:56 AM
here~spend another few hours last nite working on the details ~
zng-y- u have a good way of doing perspective too,saw it in the other thread of urs:)

01 January 2006, 09:31 AM
Unbelievable! I cant believe my eyes.....the textures are absolutely amazing...the colors are absolutely amazing and the chareacters are spot on realistic proportion.....:thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 04:48 PM
whoa, the guy on the horse is incredible...wonderful work!

01 January 2006, 05:16 PM
zng-y- u have a good way of doing perspective too,saw it in the other thread of urs:)

Thank's a lot m8! :)
OMG this picture of the horse you made is getting incredable goodlookin' :D

01 January 2006, 05:31 PM
wow! Really like this thread! The horseman looks teriffic! :) love it!! -i've saved it into my favorites folder :)

01 January 2006, 07:25 PM
sh@ke - while your style and technique to add this amount of detail and texture is incredible I would like to point out how much I loved the atmosphere of how this horse/rider seemed to appear out of a dangerous mist...

So, are you going to keep this feeling in places?

01 January 2006, 06:53 AM
The warrior/horse image is looking awesome!
I love how the image is progressing, it's so nice to see another artist's process.
*can't wait to see how the horse will look*

01 January 2006, 08:30 AM
the horse and warrior is insane. looks awesome dude.

01 January 2006, 08:32 AM
oh, i forgot to ask somethin, can you show some close ups of detail. That would be nice to see

01 January 2006, 08:45 AM
keeep up the good work bro!

01 January 2006, 07:57 AM
maranello55 - thanks alot bro:)still working on it,will post more soon
Al_Morrow - thank u for the kind words
zng-Y - thank u so much for following the thread,i'm so gladu like it:)
Icey - thanks:scream:
Mr. Mu - yes ,i will remain the mood like this,i'll see what i can do to the background,some of my friends said it looks good this way since the horseman stands out well

hiir - thank u hiiri~u will see:)
Pixelcritter - thanks mate~i'll post some details of a certain part when i'm done morewith it,thanks again for teh comments
matt - i will bro,thanks alot:)

01 January 2006, 09:03 AM
hey! that award looks damn sexy under your avator ;) GREAT JOB ON GETTING THE AWARD!

01 January 2006, 11:10 AM
you still suck with that award, hehe!:twisted:

Congrats dude, I can't see some of ur new stuff, photobucket account is exceeded.

01 January 2006, 03:39 PM
Congrats dude, I can't see some of ur new stuff, photobucket account is exceeded.

yep, use imageshack :D
and congrats again! i'm so happy for you:applause:

01 January 2006, 04:12 PM
Ive said this in your CGChoice award....but im gonna say it again....After reading what dbluewolf wrote....I salute thee for the award....youre so inspiring....

Congratulations mate!:thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 05:49 AM
Matellis - thanks alot mat:)
beelow - yeah,i must have exceeded the bandwidth limit,will use imageshack like deaderthanred mentioned.
deaderthanred - thank u,:scream:i'm happy too
maranello - thank u very much my friend,appreciate it:)

will try to post more of this horseman progress once i done with more,been rather occupied at the moment,gotta work on public holiday~:Dthanks everyone for the encouragement and being suportive,u guys rocks!

01 January 2006, 01:52 PM
here,worked alil bit on the upper body of the rider.i'll post more tomorrow.

Sweet work :eek:!
Love the color tunes!

01 January 2006, 09:02 PM
Hey michael, you've definitely been busy, eh? Great to see more stuff from you (though I cant really see most of it-upgrade your photobucket account!) The horse & knight you posted on the 5th is really good. It reminds me of the movie Excalibur where everything was covered by a mysterious fog. Can't wait for more.

01 January 2006, 10:04 AM
A really good work!
Especially on the lighting (underwater)
And your spectacular 2D is very good (brushes)
Keep it up!

01 January 2006, 03:36 PM
Hiya! I found a new artist to keep an eye on! I'm really enjoying your work, especially your horse progress. Btw, which program are you using for the horse? Keep it up, and good work on Spectacular!! =D

01 January 2006, 03:59 PM
i think this is the fourth days, i eventually can see the first page arts. Tos are marvelous style!..
just a bit "unsure" on that sexy gal proportion wif wooden slipper. But the coloring is closer to realistic... Really a huge leaps coloring skills!

THe 1st piece high tech building is pretty cool too. Maybe u can forget bout dat chopper in the air. I kinda feel that is a warm place to live in nor a war place. (save ur time on dat too..hehe)

Ok, all the stars will goes to the THE FOG's KNIGHT WARRIROR. have u give it a tittle yet?!
Dat's the Coolest art from Mike in this new year!

btw..after reading my praising words, pls re-upload tos pics. I got the same problems to view em like the rest of ur beloved fans. hoho..

01 January 2006, 06:01 PM

01 January 2006, 09:40 PM
great thread - five stars well deserved. I look forward to seeing more!


01 January 2006, 04:42 AM
valentina - thanks alot my friend~:)

zpapageo- thanks bud,yeah i've switched to imageshack,been very bz with the tv commercials~left only a few hours for my own work

arnocob - thank u my friend~the underwater piece is still on its way,been working on and off alil here and there~

jjhei - hello there and thank u,yes the horse~:scream:all my art works are done using photoshop

dinodog_Jr - thanks alot mate~i've been working on the 1st piece concurrently with many of my other works,the whole composition is changed and i'll try to update that soon for the fog's knight warrior,maybe i could use the tittle though~:D'm still woking on this~the details are killing me~haha

Gord MacDonald- thanks alot for the vote gord:)

maranello - yup,here goes~thanks alot

01 January 2006, 11:05 AM
yo michael...honestly..whaen the hell are you gunna learn to draw???:beer: calisto says hi also:arteest:

01 January 2006, 11:07 AM
okie~here's another one~might as well post it along in this wip thread since its still in progress,its a fan art for princess mononoke,one of my all time fav miyazaki's production,a remake of my previous piece~

ahaha:p~thanks alot neb,yeah~send my regards to calisto

01 January 2006, 11:13 AM
Does anyone know how to wash retina off the screen? Mine just exploded. :surprised

Damn damn damn fine work Sh@ke.

01 January 2006, 01:47 PM
:bowdown:Jolly good....

01 January 2006, 02:13 PM
More great stuff *dances*, love the lighting and mood in that last piece and the horseman is looking wonderful. Look at the five pretty stars on this thread too :D you really are making quite a name for yourself, huh Michael ^_^?

01 January 2006, 06:31 PM
Amazing work is displayed in this five star awarded thread. (well deserved BTW)
You are one impressive skilled artist! Hope to see more of those images with high
standards.. Seeing art like this wanna make me improve myself..

Very good work! :)

01 January 2006, 06:41 PM
hie all,its michael here~aka (ms@zx)

I thought your name looked familiar :)

Great work sh@ke! Keep posting.

01 January 2006, 09:32 AM
WOW~~~~I so like your paintings~~~~Zhengxun~~~~~keep your good workk~~~~:thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce:

01 January 2006, 09:41 AM
Wahh Mononoke sh@kestyle = tres cool, I dunno how you get such a paint-ish texture with digital media, so difficult~ The horseman picture looks kinda like a photograph now, too :eek:

01 January 2006, 07:11 PM
:applause: WOW!!! This is wonderful. I love the colours and lighting. Great work!!

01 January 2006, 04:15 AM
erilaz - haha:scream:,u r another funny one:)thanks mate
maranello55 - thank u:)
Elsie - yeah the horseman~worlin on it~thanks again my friend:D
MichaelMotion - michael~i'm in love with ur caricatures,and thanks for the comments as well as the compliments
Art2 - yeah,that was my previous account but it was terminated due to a certain reason,thanks :)
minminxu - thank u my friend
moonlantern - thanks alot~will be working on the mononoke's and teh horseman concurrently~
enialadam - thanks for dropping by my friend:)

just some painting i did for fun duirng the weekend,spend like 3 hours per piece

01 January 2006, 05:19 AM
yay! more updates :D
i really like your shading and the way you combine colors in all your work

yeah,that was my previous account but it was terminated due to a certain reason
ahh, i thought you were just changing your username or something..

01 January 2006, 07:33 AM
You know how i like your oriental chick do you micheal?:drool: a disgusting ol man.....:D

01 January 2006, 08:00 AM
Man! Those new colorsketches are sweeeet!

The only thing is the ponytail going upwards.. Is this the wind?
Don't listen to me, these are awesome!! :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 08:46 AM
just some painting i did for fun duirng the weekend,spend like 3 hours per piece

Did you use Bengal for inspiration?

That samourai girl look familiar too.

But hey, nice work :)

01 January 2006, 09:00 AM
yeah~ i'm sure i've seen that,bengal's stuff,very nice used of colors~i got the inspiration for the ibuki piece from my capcom artbook,the samurai girl has a lineart,posted it in the anatomy forum,yes i was trying out aleksi's technique but its not even close.:scream:thanks

01 January 2006, 09:09 AM
Oh yeah Aleksi, that's it...
Yeah, Aleksi is too damn good.

01 January 2006, 09:15 AM
aleksi spiced up the background using artrage,i've tried using the program but its prety hard to control the brush strokes,besides there's no layers to play with.

01 January 2006, 10:34 AM
hey sh@ke,

time to just say it again: you rock!

and as concerns artrage: check out artrage2! ( It has been pumped up with new features (inlcuding layers in the registered version - but also things like freely rotating canvas in the free version)...

01 January 2006, 10:40 AM
This is Mike's online GALLERY...
Waoh...3 hours each for the above 2 action figures. this is something i can't neva getting closer to!

I like the princess monoke. Only the Giant Wolf head & front legs needs vary contrast to see the legs is behind the head. Overall the mood is der!
Btw, i remembered ur previous Princess monoke avatar. It seems Cool too. Won't mind to upload here to share?!

Mike, ever think of drawing a short Graphic novel?
Ur drawing skill can bring alive the characters.... think bout this. Maybe u can earn ur lifetime first golden bowl soon.

Keep it up... I am learning from u!

01 January 2006, 11:17 AM
Mr. Mu - thanks alot mate~i'll try that out soon:)
dinodog - thank u for the precious comment~i'll fix it up when i come to that piece,sorry that i couldnt post the previous one~my computer crashed and the old stuff's got stucked in there and i've lost eveything.graphic novel~:scream:thats a nice idea,i'll see what i can do but at the moment~i'm alil constraint with the time i have~

01 January 2006, 12:52 PM
Art2 - where is the related link ? Can you post that too ?? :D

sh@ke - the contrast on the last one is very good! ;)

01 January 2006, 01:30 PM
Hey, great stuff in that thread! that rider is totally crazy :o looks like some translucent resin model :o

01 January 2006, 03:13 AM
I love the way your art just flows from your pen. The drama of your work speaks volumes and your use of light resonates in your paintings. Keep going you are inspiring all of us!

01 January 2006, 04:55 AM
Your stuff is pretty awesome man. The horse rider is tight for sure. and I'm really liking that Mononoke Piece. Can't wait to see it finished. That girl with the little lantern thing looks like the one from Hyung Tae Kim's Magna Carta? that Juclecia chick right? Just wonderin. Again, Great stuff man. :)

01 January 2006, 07:14 AM
That last piece you've posted! :bounce: :bounce: Great!

Great way of drawingstyle, Loving the outlines and choice of colors! :buttrock:
Keep k!ck!n' @sS!

01 January 2006, 08:55 AM
icey - thank u :)
m@ - glad u drop my ,ur stuff is highly inspiring and thanks for the post:)
Euphrosyne - thank u my friend,'m glad u like it

chanchan222 - thanks alot for the comment,i dont remember the character but i'l sure go check out hyun tae kim's stuff,he's very good in doing characters.i'll finish all the artworks here,no worries:scream:

michael - thanks mate~keep urs going too.

here's a piece i did just a moment ago~its sort of a speed painting,done in 2 and a half hours,enjoy and have fun.:)

01 January 2006, 09:22 AM

fantastic! Great lighting, I love those shine-through wings...

Powerful image

01 January 2006, 10:09 AM
HOly shishkabob!!! :eek:

01 January 2006, 04:57 AM
michael motion - thanks mate~i'm quite hapy with the subscatter feeling on the wings
coke~happy holiday mate
here's another one i did last nite~spend a few hours and here it goes with the rough colors

01 January 2006, 07:46 AM
wow Michael.sorry for late here got many many great piece of works, u are really good in controling the atomosphere, even the wips and sketches..keep it up man,
I am waiting for ur finished work in the 2d gallery

01 January 2006, 07:47 AM
Man! You blow me of my feet! This is hot!
Beautiful drawing, brushstrokes rock! Again! :D

Where do you get this inspiration from?!

01 January 2006, 11:05 AM
michael chang - thanks for the comment,and no worries for being late or not~i'm glad u drop by:)i'll finish it.

michaelmotion - thank u mate~i got the inspiration from movies like king arthur and lotr,horseman with armour always looks cool to me~:scream:

i'll be away for a week,be back on the 7th of feb,i'll be dropping in and post replies but will only be updating artworks after i'm back:)thanks alot people and have fun

01 January 2006, 03:31 PM
This is actually physsicly breath taking, I lost my breath...
Nothing is perfect, but this is as close as it gets.

01 January 2006, 03:50 PM
So much good stuff, but I have to say my fav is definitely the man on the horse. The colours you used for the lighting are insane! Just lovely seeing it come along too.

anyhow, I'll have to watch this thread and pop in from time to time for updates

01 January 2006, 03:55 PM
Amazing work, mate

01 January 2006, 07:11 PM
Awesome work, Shake! I really like the knight battling the dragon: the lighting is insanely dramatic and there's a lot of kinetic energy to the brush strokes. Very cool :thumbsup:

ion what!
01 January 2006, 08:04 PM
Wow I dont know what else to say...Awesome work!

01 January 2006, 07:09 AM
lookin good man... lookin good... enjoy your holidays man cya at work!

01 January 2006, 09:20 AM
michael motion - thanks mate~i'm quite hapy with the subscatter feeling on the wings
coke~happy holiday mate
here's another one i did last nite~spend a few hours and here it goes with the rough colors

This is sooooooooooo entertaining...I wish I could've been there from the very beginning to root for you...darn!

Is that the way of the Oriental warrior? The chestplate makes his head displaced on his body like that....but it seems familiar...I do believe that is the case.

I really love the rich orangish/red colours in this piece though...

And I have to admit that your Underwater Romance has been in my mind since you last posted it last it finished?

01 January 2006, 09:58 AM
Shake buddy, these are really nice! Keep it up mate!:thumbsup:

**I though I commented on this thread hmmm that strange.:hmm:**

01 January 2006, 10:54 AM
Yo micheal doode!

GONG XI FA CAI!! (Happy Chinese New Year)

May this Dog year brings luck and prosperity too you....(and in the upcoming CG Challenge...):thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 12:01 PM
Always luch great stuffs about you Michael... very inspiring...

The thing I really appreciate with your art, it's you are good in different styles... that's giant for an artist :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 11:31 PM
chicks..dragons knights...yo michael, ur definitelly spending too much time blabbering with me eh bwahahaa ps love the new stuff excellent strokes man:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 11:10 AM
Im just gonna be boring and repeat whats already been said...

great warriors :bounce: so nice to see this progress of those images...

02 February 2006, 03:56 AM
beelow - thanks bud:)
maranello - thank u~same goes to u my friend~yeah i'm looking forward to it
Lolo - thanks alot mate~glad u like 'em,ur just as good:)
nebezial - yeah neb,where are u gonna surprise us man~i'm dying to see ur stuff
makaron - thank u for dropping by~:)
loulu79 - yeah~i noticed that error for the horseman,thanks for pointing that out,the romance piece,yeah that piece has been there for awhile~i hate it when i dont finish my work in one day.:scream:
coke - thanks,the holidays over dude~
ionwhat - thanks mate
danielh - thanks alot for the sweet comments
valentina - thank u
cypherx - thanks man~will be updating soon~
pkt - thanks mate~i'm flattered:)
here it goes~holidays over~will start working on with this thread soon

02 February 2006, 07:29 AM
Beautiful very moody paintings. I especially like the one with princess mononoke. Thanks for inspriration

02 February 2006, 07:27 AM
thanks alot arty for the comments:)here's the update for the mononoke,just made some detailing on the character,will come to the wolf later

02 February 2006, 07:40 AM
Hi sh@ke, thanks for the update/closeup, very nice:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 07:58 AM
Ooooooh yes... really apprecied :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 08:22 AM
thanks alot arty and lolo:)i'll update again on the mononoke piece soon
,i started off another piece last nite,base on the spectacular concept,its actually one of the concept sketches for the 'journey' piece.4 hours painting

02 February 2006, 08:46 AM
woohoo....maaan..i think i found me a new one for my rivals list hahaha now make ashitaka on his elk choppin of hands:D

02 February 2006, 09:12 AM
sh@ke your beautiful paintings really amaze me. :bowdown:
You're not only a great illustrator but a very inspiring artist to me.

(and only 4 hours of painting? wow..)

02 February 2006, 09:35 AM
All of the pieces in here are really great but the last one really caught my eye!
Looking forward to an update :bounce:

02 February 2006, 10:37 PM
Wow~ Purely awesome! A lot inspiration from you.
And the girl's face above is pretty sweet! :)

02 February 2006, 12:07 AM
yea wwowz that latest is great.. and only four hours..phew..nuts..


Mariposa en blanco
02 February 2006, 04:14 AM
These artworks in your thread are fabulous and very inspiring! :applause:
Noticed that there are quite a number of abandoned pieces and u started off more and more works..haha..Great though.Looking forward to the updates.

02 February 2006, 09:21 AM
Whoa!...:surprised You're coming at us stronger. Keep it all is all I can say for now.:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 11:04 AM
woah! awsome work! Great lighting, I love that sky!

02 February 2006, 11:52 AM
This last (4 hour) sketch is amazin'!
Are the people on the sketch takin the lampion/lights up that left tower? :shrug: Just a thought.. Love the sky, beauty!

02 February 2006, 12:00 PM
Whee Michael, I am ecstatic to see another addition to the pieces to do with "The Journey"...I am so in love with that concept and all the pieces :love: it looks wonderful, a new colour scheme again ^^

02 February 2006, 03:18 PM
Hey dude! loving the last painting you must be happy to be back home working on your art! i wish i was back home now since i can not do any of my art and get no time on the internet here:( Hope to talk to ya soon and keep up the good work!

02 February 2006, 05:28 AM
4 hours?? I cant do shit in 4 hours....Great stuff....i love the flow of the people. Intentionally showing all sides of the story.

How long youve been sketching digitally and how often do u pratice? (Yes, the painting above is just practice i bet...damn)

02 February 2006, 05:43 AM
Last Sketch is pretty hot dude, 4 hours of painting great job dude! Very strong compositionally! and colors are strong!:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 06:21 AM
neb - thanks my friend~i'm more than glad that u considered me as a rival,yeah~ might do another piece for ashitaka maybe~when i have time:scream:

Arty2 - thank u for the sweet reply:)yeah it was done in about 4 hours +

gorgnut - thanks mate

guesscui2004 - thanks mate~i have alot of inspiration from u too~

Squibbit - thanks squib~haha~well its a rough work u see~

Mariposa en blanco - thank u my friend~yah,i have this habit of doing new stuff even when i have alot of unfinished stuf's in hand.nevertheless,i'll finish those i have posted here:)the title for the thread said sh@ke's wip 2006.:scream:

Loulu79 - thanks loulu for the encouragements:)i'll push myself futher

enialadam - thank u~

MichaelMotion - thanks mike~yeah~they'r heading to the tower though~it was one of the concept sketches from the cgchallenge~i was painting it for fun and to practice
here's the 10 minutes pencil sketch

Elsie - thank u my friend~yeah just wanna try out a different mood:)

Matellis - matt!glad u drop by~havent seen u around lately,yeah i've been workalackin lately~haha,just let me know when ur up with a line ya~

maranello55 - thanks mate~to be frank~its pretty rare for me to do digital sketch~speed painting kinda stuff~there's this colleague of mine(cok3) suggested that we should do a piece a day,paint a piece on whatever theme~and post them in speedpainting thread in sijun,and this whole sketchpaintings started just reently~begining of this year probably.and yeah,its a practice work~nothing serious:D

beelow - thanks buddy:)glad u like it

02 February 2006, 08:22 AM
Your progression is always visible... already strong, your art follow it's road, and it's a good road... seem to really feel good in this universe... born in your imagination, and like that, your art take all it's measure...
...somewhere, I'm certainly a little bit jealous man :scream: just continue...

02 February 2006, 10:31 PM
Whoa, 10 min, not that fast yet, but be there soon, keep it up dude! see u lata shake down!
ur new name is shake down, hehe!:D

U can tell that I am a black man, haha! Cause I am the only one that is gonna get that!:D

02 February 2006, 10:48 AM
lolo - thanks alot my friend for such a compliments,ur words mean alot to me:)
beelow - thanks mate~haha,that was a slow one though~:scream:

here's alil update on the mononoke's~chated with blaz the other day and he pointed out some errors on her short arms and i had them fixed,will work more on it tomorrow

02 February 2006, 11:14 AM
Love your work...

02 February 2006, 07:25 AM
Well, Micheal, I tend to be slow to find what I like as far as compo goes, I like creating interesting comps with, my perspective guidlines that I tend to follow, hehe! Maybe I am just getting burnt out, may take a break from drawing for a week! Hehe, Ur starting to get good with textures, nice!;)

02 February 2006, 12:17 PM
mike...very good improvement in this latest Princess Monoke..

i think the shirt need to be loosen... It looks so tight to make her boobies so solid~...Materials looks like Tube.
anyway, i am jst kidding.

u knw u r a caring entertaining painter.. hehe.

The Princess's feature looks much younger n sweet too~
The Wolf eyes maybe can give a little highlight. Wolf's eyes looks "bright" in dark atmosphere... (if not mistaken). Perhaps, i jst wan dat Big wild wolf to turn out more interesting & Spiritual thru its eyes..

02 February 2006, 02:59 AM
BlinCk - thanks alot mate~i'm glad u like them:)saw alot of ur speedy in the speedpainting thread~those are great~i do hope to see some finished work from u someday
beelow - thanks mate~yeah~i get ur point there,thats the methods i used to do the perspective guide too,but occasonally~i used 3d as the guide.
dinodog - thanks my friend~yeah u r right about her tops~i'll see what i can do to make her top loosen up alil bit~and yes,he eyes of the wolf as well

here's a piece i did last nite~a 30 mins+ speedy actually but i thought of finish it when i have time~will post the wips here.

02 February 2006, 03:29 AM
30mins!~~ R u sure ?! Ur clock got pro or not?~

This is unbelivable to believe artwork. Der are some interesting loosen details der. Wat size is ur brush size?
I can't understand how could u finish tis art within 30mins~...

I luv this speedy art!

02 February 2006, 06:11 AM
30mins!~~ R u sure ?! Ur clock got pro or not?~

This is unbelivable to believe artwork. Der are some interesting loosen details der. Wat size is ur brush size?
I can't understand how could u finish tis art within 30mins~...

I luv this speedy art!

Damn rite dino...heheheh....anyway wut u mean by the clock got pro or not?

I think its painter mike? or photoshop? Dino, mike told me its practice that he can do it in 30mins.......that to me is the hardest part....yep....practice...hehehhe

02 February 2006, 06:17 AM
bloody double post....

02 February 2006, 06:35 AM
Mindboggling!.. How can you do that in 30 mins? :shrug:

Shake i want you to do some heavy duty artworking ... stick with one piece for atleast 150 hours.. Ok Thats my typical challenge picture time scale. Yet they still suck.


02 February 2006, 07:21 AM
dinodog and maranello55 - thanks both of ya~haha maybe he clock has a problem:scream:i did play around with some brush in photoshop as well as in painter~actually my 1st time using painter~was feeling rather sick lat nite~took mc and got home earlier ,slept like hours and got up at nite~couldnt get to bed and i started doing that one just for practice:)

falcor - thanks mate~lol yeah i could use some solid hours to paint that one when i'm less occupied,i did thought of finish that angel no worries,it'll come;)

here's alil upate on the mononoke's,added some kodama's and made an update to the spear

02 February 2006, 08:22 AM
It's great to see a regular update on my favorite and already very beautiful Mononoke. :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 09:55 AM
30 minutes on the other one? Damn Michael :thumbsup: your work just keeps getting better and better. Are you going to be entering the challenge this time?

02 February 2006, 07:19 PM
wow!!i love ur latest update.another ones are really nice done too

02 February 2006, 02:09 AM
freakin awesome, subscribing and enjoyin' the show, looooovely work mate, rock on!

02 February 2006, 02:12 AM
Wow I love the wolf fur, very impressive stuff :D My new desktop for sure

02 February 2006, 02:32 AM
arty - thanks mate,very happy that u like it:)ur latest piece impressed me too
Elsie - thanks alot my friend~yeah~i'll be joining the challenge for sure though there are jobs coming in~
xric7 - thanks mate~will finish the angel~i'm looking forward to see ur new work
sacha and raven - lol~thanks for the reply mates~havent seen u posting much lately~:Dhave fun both of ya.
i'll be posting the final image soon~hopefully by today

02 February 2006, 10:19 AM
Fisrt impressive work.
I like the main character. But I think the wolf is really too much realistic for the rest of the picture. Or maybe it is more the girl that isn't enough realistic for the picture (bg is also really realistic). You've got very big contrast on girl, (teeth, mask) but something more fade on the bg.
So the picture seems in 2 ways. Avery artistic and great girl and more technically impresive bg and wolf which looks like scan of real photos.
I crit, I crit but it's because I really like the composition of the picture and want it to be better again. I'm completely unable to do such work :scream:

02 February 2006, 10:25 AM
beelow - thanks mate~yeah~i get ur point there,thats the methods i used to do the perspective guide too,but occasonally~i used 3d as the guide.

here's a piece i did last nite~a 30 mins+ speedy actually but i thought of finish it when i have time~will post the wips here.

Yeah maybe I need to do 3d mock-ups, I tend to take the long road when I should work 3d as my tool as, well. I really like this one, and a 1st time painter user nice! Do u like using the program??
I really do hope that u finish this one, keep it u m8!:thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 12:25 AM
killer jobs you have here dude, congratulations, the enviroment in this pieces is great so mcuh.

Cheerz and take care

05 May 2006, 03:10 PM
Wow I'm glad I found this thread. Your works are awesome! Subscribed :)

05 May 2006, 10:43 PM
Subscribed too!

My god...such hand !!

07 July 2006, 09:48 AM
hi guys,its been awhile since i last checked into my own wip threads.
authentic,beelow,enthombed,kelandra and cyborg,thanks alot for the compliments,comments and feedbacks.was unable to proceed with the stuffs i posted here since i lost my entire folio in that portable hardrive on that theft incident occured last month.i'll try to proceed with what i have left here especially my favourite horseman and at the same time~i'll produce more works and keep this thread alive,thanks again for all the supports and the encouragements from u guys.:thumbsup:

07 July 2006, 12:59 PM
I had this very strong impression that the girl in your avatar was Mononoke-hime, and it appears I was correct!

Great work here, nice, loose and efficient style. About the Mononoke picture in particular, the environment looks wonderfully lush. A suggestion would be about the wolf, I think he could stand out a little more, possibly by having some of that backlight showing through his fur's edge in places. :)

07 July 2006, 07:49 PM
GREAT work
would love to see more updates on those horsed knights!
Keep it up

01 January 2007, 08:48 AM
thanks alot jonone and eilidh,its about time to get back to my painting soon:)
wishing everyone in cgtalk a great year ahead

01 January 2007, 09:01 AM
hi stumbeled across your thread and wanted to say some deacent stuff you got here...
my favourites are the first pic..(unfinished though..but still has loads of seems you have a nack for steampunky stuff..)

and ofcourse the horse with the rider (nice mood and coloring/texturing)....

aye...and the Farseer pic has this cool starcraft/protoss quality to it:) (since im a big fan of protoss)

keep it up...:)

01 January 2007, 09:16 AM
thanks arlekin for the commments,its very uch appreciated,the 1st piece ,yes i actually thought of re doing it,will re work on the composition and go for a different pallete.
here's the other horse rider piece,went alil futher with details and tweaked abit here and there.havent decided if i should leave it as it is or i should complete it as a finish painting

01 January 2007, 04:12 PM
WoW. so real...very very very have the mood. u r awesome & talanted

01 January 2007, 09:55 AM
Man, you MUST finish it !

01 January 2007, 06:14 AM
woudnt overpolish it i like the sketchy look it has a lot. only place i'd put in a tad bit of work maybe was her face and making the horselegs silhouette a bit easier to read. great start keep on rocking!

02 February 2007, 06:24 AM
Hello Mike!
Well I'm impressed and confused again) (as always i when i saw your images)
Great stuff you've got here, I love your style of work, not all the artist got his own style.
Your is just amazing! I'd love see the updates) and be impreesed and confuzed again :D

P.S. I'll change my sing in msn ;) (chek this out)

02 February 2007, 10:11 AM
I am seriously impressed.
You have a very distinct individual style.
I absolutely love your dark warrio and princess pieces.
Its also great to see your WIPs as you progress through these pieces.
Keep up the fantastic work. I'm a fan!

02 February 2007, 03:01 PM
beautiful design! I love the armour

02 February 2007, 05:57 AM
zygote - thanks mate~:)
cyborgja - thank you for visiting again,yes i will finish it,haha seems like i have an even heavier workload this year:D

sacha - thanks alot mate~yes,i will work on it,the composition needs to be re adjust,mr stalhberg helped me on out on the paintover on this,i will fix accordingly refering to the one he made as well as the input u'e got me.

Greatto - hey ,thank u for the comment,haha dont get confuse though

redfrog - thank u for the compliments:)i see u have some very interesting approach in ur works too

bobby - i'm so glad u drop by bob.thank u;)

02 February 2007, 01:38 PM
great colorpalette on this last one

02 February 2007, 02:18 PM
Beautiful, I love the way it flows together

02 February 2007, 02:00 PM
Well man, I'm very patient...but I want to see it finished :drool:

Good work !

04 April 2007, 04:54 PM
whoa, been so busy with work that I didn't even know this thread existed ! You're work is superb and it's getting better and better man :-)

I llove the details and lighting on the horse, it's really superb ! so you going to teach me something on lighting? haha

5 stars from me

05 May 2007, 12:19 PM
Wonderful i think,especially the amtosphere you create.:) i like that horseman very much.
I have just post somethings and welcome your visit.

10 October 2007, 09:43 AM
thanks alot guys for all the lovely comments,its been awhile since i last visited my own thread,been really bz these days..
heres some stuff i did recently:)

10 October 2007, 08:52 PM
Holy moly u got some skills. Awesome style. Textures are incredible and colors so nice :)

07 July 2008, 10:59 AM
its been awhile since i last posted anything here in the wip forum,thought it'd be nice to share abit on the progress of what i have been working on
heres a sketch i made for the piece''Erase'' which was originally done 3 years back.
i plan to re paint this and perhaps submit it for exotique

07 July 2008, 04:05 PM
Nice works man! I like te last one...go on!

01 January 2009, 04:33 AM
Thanks alot Danka,its been awhile since i last posted anything in this thread.thought of reviving it:)
just a random doodles ive made a few weeks back.more to come.

01 January 2009, 11:53 AM
beautiful thread!

01 January 2009, 09:46 AM
I'd better subscibe... don't wanna miss a single update :)

12 December 2009, 09:08 AM
its been a long time now since i last updated the sketchbook.
i havent been able to paint much due to the overly packed schedule on all the projects on hand however ,i manage to squeeze in sometime for my own speedy practice:)

12 December 2009, 09:12 AM
hey thanks lolo:D yeah,i miss painting really.
another sketch i did previously.

12 December 2009, 09:14 AM
Glad to see you back... fortunetely, your style and your art are always at the top...

great lighting so far :thumbsup:


12 December 2009, 09:33 AM
Wouaw... please push this one further... that already sounds great :thumbsup:

12 December 2009, 11:57 AM
heres a slight update for the sketch above:

12 December 2009, 01:17 PM
As always bro!:applause:

01 January 2010, 03:54 AM
thanks Nazirull:)happy new year to u!
heres another one i did previously

01 January 2010, 04:07 AM
random girl sketch:

02 February 2010, 09:59 PM
Hey Michael, wonderful work! I'm curious have you finished any of those monochromatic images from the last few posts with the dragons? Any color versions? Wow your handle on the female form is flawless, thanks for sharing.

02 February 2010, 07:01 AM
Still one of my favourite threads this one ;)

Keep inspiring Michael!

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