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05-06-2007, 08:09 PM
Thought I post stuff from my sketch books, Ive been focusing on heads for now and just want to work out creating interesting drawings and move that on to the character design aspects of a full character.

05-06-2007, 08:14 PM
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05-06-2007, 08:44 PM
Great expressive style man!

Very cool!

05-06-2007, 09:03 PM
... excellent character sketches Kravenous, can wait to see more :bounce: :applause:

05-06-2007, 11:42 PM
Very nice, the characters pop right out of the page

05-08-2007, 03:42 AM
thanks guys I'll try and post somemore in the next few days

05-11-2007, 02:49 AM
goofing around with some colour

05-12-2007, 07:42 AM
a couple of more doodles

05-12-2007, 10:37 AM
I'm loving the style Kravenous! It's reminding me of graffiti, hip-hop and well ... pimpin' of everything.

05-22-2007, 06:03 AM Cowboy doodle

05-24-2007, 08:20 PM
awesome pencils and great style. i love it. :thumbsup:

06-04-2007, 03:11 PM
a few more cowboy sketches

06-04-2007, 03:35 PM
I really love most of your girls faces :-)

07-01-2007, 09:50 AM
character Ive been working on

07-23-2007, 05:28 AM
tryin some ideas for girls

07-30-2007, 03:31 AM
sketchin some ladies

07-30-2007, 03:32 AM
some more

07-30-2007, 10:52 PM
Great consistent style and very very economic. What's not to love?

10-12-2007, 03:39 AM

some stuff I've been working on

10-12-2007, 06:42 PM
good stuff i really like the emotions, alot of people post here and forget to add expressions to there characters.

10-21-2007, 01:01 AM
some more studies

10-30-2007, 03:30 PM
some more doodles this time in a funny vien

11-04-2007, 10:08 PM
some more doodle studies

11-11-2007, 06:27 AM

adding a few more

11-11-2007, 07:00 AM
Hey there Kravenous. You have a really strong sense of structure. Wonderful designs. Really like your stuff alot.

11-11-2007, 11:45 PM
your design looks solid. great stuff. do you have any plans doing them in 3d? they got a nice look that would transfer well.

11-18-2007, 05:35 PM
Just wanted to do a creature
Slisko: thanks man!
nullNode1 : If one of these sketches are really strong than I definitely would develop
it in 3D, I love seeing maquettes they make for animation movies. Right now I want to
focus on drawing and creating as I model 3D for my 9 to 5.

11-18-2007, 06:15 PM
maaaaan i'm loving this stuff keep posting

11-23-2007, 07:15 PM
That boxing Hog is fabulous! It's brilliant in it's simplicity of lines and the airbrushing gives it a whole ... well, I don't know what you call it, but those pictures you find on World War I planes and such. Or one of those tin, commercial plates. I definately would want one!

11-24-2007, 09:27 AM
these are great! i'm curious, do you have background in graf / aerosol art?

11-29-2007, 07:23 AM
Just trying something different. I lightboxed this one on comic paper and worked at a larger size than I normally do. Learned alot and that's what counts. Right? LOL

GaryBedell: thanks
RicoD: thanks
Elmarq: No I don't but I'm influenced by some comic guys who might. .JPG

11-29-2007, 10:44 AM got style...

12-02-2007, 08:08 AM
more additude and a better pose I think

12-02-2007, 08:54 AM
Yes Jeff! This work is awesome!

Great silhouette on the last one. My favorite so far would have to be:

I'd say "you got it". Looking forward to more from you!


12-02-2007, 09:10 AM
ur sketches r amazing! i specially loved ur female ones

12-02-2007, 12:33 PM
Wow...the attitude really comes through on thT one....Your line is amazing....If you are not working...I might as well break my pencils right now.....:applause:

01-10-2008, 05:11 AM
some new scribbles

01-10-2008, 10:13 AM
I LOVE this style - can't see enough of it! :bounce:

01-10-2008, 10:33 AM
Once i saw these I thought that looks like the french style and then I saw where you were love this stuff...It's very inspirational...please post more. Be well.

01-10-2008, 10:44 AM
...funny - I thought exactly the same thing!!!

01-12-2008, 01:29 AM
very nice. i really like the variety of expressions. some of these look very polished. i think you've done alot to establish personality and character.

01-12-2008, 01:32 AM
Great expression, and I love your very 'stylized' style, really interesting and fantastic to look at :)

01-23-2008, 08:05 PM
more experimenting

01-23-2008, 08:21 PM
Fantastic work Jeff. I love the style of your characters.


01-23-2008, 08:27 PM
Awesome always great great work!

02-07-2008, 06:40 PM
thanks everyone for your comments and encouragement. Couple of new ones.

02-07-2008, 07:53 PM
Great use of shapes and expressions of a character, nice work!

02-11-2008, 09:34 PM
Very appealing work, i'm amazed at your use of different shapes in creating the characters. It looks like you might have some J Scott Campbell influence in the way you approach females. Again, very very nice linework, eye CANDY!

02-12-2008, 03:17 PM
i really like this character,and the face also attract me,good job

02-12-2008, 10:21 PM
Here's a painting of Black Stache. The painting was an experiment in photoshop 7.

Flydesign: thanks
Rabid1: I have many influences and he would be one of them.
notebookbeer: thanks

02-12-2008, 10:46 PM
Wow, that's is cool :) Great character design and the dimensional quality is amazing.

02-13-2008, 08:06 PM
Your work just oozes style. Kepp it coming

02-14-2008, 01:05 PM
Wow, cool character designs!
I especially love the pirate(?)girl on post #43, she has delicious nose :P More pics of her please! :)

Viktor M.
02-14-2008, 02:24 PM
The pirate looks realy good. I would like to see him in action :)

02-16-2008, 11:29 AM
excelent sketchBook Kravenous
good cartonist Style
and impressive research on Face expression

good good
Keep UP :thumbsup:

02-28-2008, 01:39 PM
thanks everyone for your comments, i'm just working on some bodies shapes and goofing around

03-04-2008, 03:56 AM

I was practising drawing thumbnails trying to get interesting shapes and proportions there were quite a few I liked, so i'm going to make a biker gang from them here's the first

03-04-2008, 05:58 AM
Yeah, you're the man!

03-04-2008, 09:55 AM
blackstache colors are really nice. can definitely see the campbell influence too. good thing, one of my faves as well ;) . class stuff in here:thumbsup:

03-05-2008, 10:27 PM

another biker

03-06-2008, 09:53 AM
Your style is awesome, I have to admit I am pretty envious. I do have to ask you, do you use any referencing when you are creating these characters AND where do you get your inspiration from?

03-10-2008, 04:35 PM
another biker

03-12-2008, 05:00 AM
I really love your line art. And great characters designs!

Keep them coming!

03-13-2008, 06:07 AM
I call this one an inner city orc

03-30-2008, 06:40 PM
I wanted to clean this one up and colour it in a kind of flat animated style

03-31-2008, 02:40 PM
Nice color job on that biker, i'm glad you choose this one in particular, it was my favorite of the last few. Now if you could animate him wouldn't that be something!! Do you ever dabble in animation Krave?

04-01-2008, 05:58 AM
I love your style and the life you bring to your characters. Just amazing!

04-01-2008, 08:11 AM
It's really amazing.
great charactors with great lines.
I like you style and your charactors very much.
you give your charators lives.

04-02-2008, 08:38 PM
You have a fantastic style, man! Your characters are superb and so expressive.
I noticed in your portfolio you list yourself as a freelance character artist - do you find
you get a lot of work freelance?
Amazing stuff! Keep up the good work.

04-05-2008, 04:59 AM
Trying a design and exploration in some Painting techniques.
fairly happy with it, realized 80 percent of the way through it that the head was to big. fixed with a patch job. oh well
thanks for the comments people means alot!!
redfrog: Sorry to mislead you I am not a character designer, I have worked in the gaming industry mostly as a Character modeler and texture artist. I am currently looking to change things where I can desigin and use my drawing skills. I originally put it there as wishful thinking trying to believe I can do it. Kinda like when Jim Carey wrote himself a check for 10 million dollars and then one day the movie industry was really writing Jim checks for that much and more....

04-05-2008, 09:14 AM
I like your style Kravenous.. have a so fresh look.. and images shows your skills so well..!!
I can see that your are a good professional..!!

04-09-2008, 05:45 AM

putting some colour on a one of the biker sketches

04-10-2008, 09:17 PM
Expanded rough of an idea I had from one of the sketches in my sketch book

04-11-2008, 12:52 AM
I originally put it there as wishful thinking trying to believe I can do it.

Speaking as an art director of some 10 years, this is some of the best character design I've seen. If you ever visit Australia, look me up.

04-11-2008, 04:43 AM
your last chara inspire a dream travel so long and so dangerous too..!!
very complete..!! admirable skill on your mind dude..!!

04-11-2008, 10:21 AM
Your drarrings kick ass.

Looking forward to seeing more.


04-23-2008, 05:14 PM
wanted to try a Batman

04-23-2008, 07:00 PM
Wow, that is sweet :buttrock:

04-24-2008, 01:05 AM
The ears seem a little to round, but your style rocks, so i can live with it...nice job...what's next?

04-24-2008, 06:47 AM
I can't wait to see more and more wow .. i like your style so much keep going i believe that you well get your aim.. keep going .. :thumbsup:

04-24-2008, 11:21 AM
Some of the best character designs i've ever seen.
looking forward to seeing more :thumbsup:

04-26-2008, 11:22 PM
i really like your drawings.
the expresion looks so alive =).
they also are funny, they remaind me a lot of comics back in the days. =)

hope to see more of them, in this post.
i am saving them in my pc

04-28-2008, 08:57 AM
Beautiful work, love you're style.

04-28-2008, 09:20 PM
Kravenous, dude, you have an amzing style!

Your stuff is awesome. I love your batman pic!

Can't wait to see more of your stuff!

04-29-2008, 02:32 AM
cool,:applause: love your work,he-he.

05-12-2008, 09:22 PM
haven't been drawing as much, trying to learn zbrush. So here are a few sketches and an experiment.

05-13-2008, 01:26 AM
In a few words dude...

Sweeeeet! Aaawesome! Fantastic!

I love your stuff man!

To see you use zbrush to create such a fantastic representation of your sketch is amazing.
I so have to start learning some 3d programs!

05-13-2008, 10:32 AM
yeah, agreed. that zBrush model is totally sweet. your losing absolutely nothing form the feel of the sketch on your way to the model. on the contrary, that's great.

05-13-2008, 04:00 PM
three letters:

W - O - W

and you said that only trying dude..!!! oh mam.. that isn't like a simple attempt.. but like a professional work.. just we must wait for the color & ilumination process.

congratulation man... and see you..!!

05-13-2008, 11:12 PM
Yep nothing really original to add as your work and style is really nice!
I subscribe!

05-21-2008, 08:58 PM
Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving very encouraging comments. Here is a colored version of the Weary Traveler.

05-22-2008, 05:41 AM
wow dude.. this character is such one that most I like it of yours.. and would like know the tale behind him..!! I imagine cool adventures..!!! great work again mate.. congrats fo ya...!!

and regards

05-22-2008, 10:25 AM
Wow! Your stuff is phenomenal! Can't say how much I love it :applause: And you know what? That Weary Traveller reminds me of my good friend :D, what makes me love your work even more

05-23-2008, 12:35 AM
Ive seen a lot of great stuff in this forum, but this.....:beer: . You draw in paper and the colouring in ps? If youre using a pen tablet can you tell me which one. I know that the tablet doest make this things by itself, but id like to know your opinion about this topic if thats ok im using a graphire and thinking on buy a intuos. Sorry for this out of topic, i just wanted to tell that your work is SUPERB, the line work and the concepts are of the best i saw.


05-23-2008, 08:15 AM
Nice stuffs Kravenous!! love the sense of form in your skecthes.

I loved the 3d sculpt of your char and your latest Wreary Traveller is really nice!

It'll be really cool to see him animated in 3d :applause:

really amazing stuff. Keep going we wanna see more~:)

eliseu gouveia
05-23-2008, 10:43 AM
Absolutely STUNNING!
I cant believe Ive only discovered this thread now!

09-30-2008, 04:59 AM
Sorry for being gone so long had some ftp problems.
I'll hopefully be posting more often

09-30-2008, 05:12 AM

Was doing alot of Hellboy's in my sketchbook.

10-16-2008, 01:32 AM
inspiring and really great thread I found here!!!
Your figures are alive, and I enjoyed to look at every single pic you posted.
I like the way you choose colours, and that clean line you have :)
Waiting to see more ;)

12-27-2008, 07:30 PM
thor is sketch from my sketchbook that blew up and worked in autosesk sketchbook pro

12-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Last one is great. It would be good if you would color it :)

12-27-2008, 09:31 PM
yay it's super cool!! *clap clap*

12-27-2008, 10:50 PM
I really like your style. So interesting and edgy.

12-28-2008, 12:18 PM
Let me say first Jeff that your work is very inspirational and you have a great style. Although I said that before, style defines your brush line from everyone else, so that if you drew a picture and didn't put your name on it, people would still know who did it. Yep you know that, but some might not. Your Thor I felt needed a critique, since it seemed to have lost some things in the transition...hope you don't mind.

Little head, Big body, little legs, big problem with this, it's playful. Thor could hold a Hammer this size in the way he is holding it with little issue, but the size of the hammer head is vastly overpowering to the rest of the figure. There is a whole lot more detail put into it that Thor is lost. Did you intend that? The head of the hammer has what probably was to be splintered wood on the edge, but to my eye, it looks more like grass blades. Also on the surface of it, there would be a depression where he used it to pound the heads of those maybe repositioning of the hammer is in order. The handle doesn't look to have the meat needed (even with the reinforced shaft) to hold the head, but that is more of opinion probably. As for the figure, there is a conflicting interest where the boot lining meets the cloak edge. It might have helped to make the lining more prominent, separating these two area's. And last, the chest piece, Thor isn't my favorite character by any stretch, but i always look at the way an artist drew out his chest armor first. There are so many great looking elements in there that it demands to be seen, not hidden behind the hammer...

O.K., so that's what I see. Take it with a grain. I enjoy being notified on my email that you posted something new...Thanks for sharing.

The Hellboy's are just amazing. Are they color pencil, or do you have a digital setting on a brush for those?

01-26-2009, 12:08 PM
hi, amazing style & thread, needless to say!
subscribed, a.

08-27-2009, 06:45 AM
painted over top of a sketch from my sketchbook

08-27-2009, 01:25 PM
Awesome stuff, Jeff. The Thor cracks me up!

08-29-2009, 03:46 AM
Amazing style! Really colorful.

04-23-2010, 04:06 PM
thanks for all the encouraging posts should have lots more to post soon

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