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embryotic
07 July 2007, 03:39 AM
:relocated!:


welcome - hopefully some progress will be evident in the sketches to come

latest n greatest:

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1917/buildingweb.jpg

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7965/sl003web.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7965/sl003web.jpg)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9748/sl001.jpg

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/134/sl002m.jpg

embryotic
07 July 2007, 03:43 AM
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4291/sketchvt7.jpg
hmmm looks like hitler?.... 20mins.

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/7747/fishingforhumanswebjl3.jpg

dsf regurge, 45mins

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/8202/alisha2smlvj8.jpg
2hrs potrait of girl

embryotic
07 July 2007, 03:50 AM
a play of 'the Crucible' is playing at the moment in Auckland - I want to go see it.

http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/767/cruciblewebhp5.jpg
50mins ps

embryotic
07 July 2007, 03:57 AM
quickish potraits of a girl named Britt

http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/7646/brittweb2ud1.jpg
1.5 hrs

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3309/brittpotraitwebij5.jpg
3hrs

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6369/brittwebfj9.jpg
3hrs

embryotic
07 July 2007, 04:30 AM
sketches of girl named Belle

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3913/bellegv8.jpg
2hrs

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7706/belle2webtx3.jpg
1.5hrs

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/4366/belle3webde6.jpg
6hrs (i cant draw fur :sad:)

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7986/emthrobs0.jpg
1.5hrs

embryotic
07 July 2007, 04:33 AM
these are soft pastel - you can see I have Asymmetry problems - but I dont know how to address that issue in physical media - Im going to invent vision flipping glasses (c) :)

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2453/eldergentqp5.jpg
1.5 hrs

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/2606/elderladyzc9.jpg
1.5 hrs

embryotic
07 July 2007, 06:14 AM
pencils, pens + markers

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/4141/sketch4sc4.jpg


http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/7884/sketch3webgw6.jpg

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/2691/sketch5webft5.jpg

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/1100/sketch6webgj6.jpg

Charcol + pastels.
http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/2269/bobdylan1webvi5.jpg

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/198/bobdylan2webxw6.jpg

embryotic
07 July 2007, 06:20 AM
some daily sketches that padded out:

http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/4963/toohotwebpf5.jpg

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/9243/soldierwebjo3.jpg

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/7959/transformerpotraitnj3.jpg

useful brushes: obsidiandawn.com (http://www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com/nature.htm)

embryotic
08 August 2007, 04:23 AM
Pencils Pastels Pens

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6925/sketch2webnc9.jpg

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1563/sketch7webhr1.jpg

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7096/sketch8webqq8.jpg

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3536/sketch9webgu8.jpg

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4396/sketch11webev9.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/469/sketch10webne5.jpg

embryotic
08 August 2007, 04:25 AM
This I was making for part of the CHOW Gangus memorial

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9582/gangusmemorialnw6.jpg

3ds Max, Ps, Phototexture
My 3d plate (http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6536/3drefgn4.jpg)
My photo image (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2458/photorefcc6.jpg)

embryotic
08 August 2007, 04:50 AM
sketches at a netball game:
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4444/sketch12webto6.jpg

Keira Potrait charcol, pastel, acrylic, artrage, photoshop:

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/632/keirawebib0.jpg

embryotic
08 August 2007, 05:13 AM
some lifedrawing:

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/646/sketch13webyr6.jpg

30min potrait:

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/916/sketch14webhs8.jpg

Self potrait (feels revealing...)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/9478/selfpotrait29thmarchwebdf8.jpg

embryotic
08 August 2007, 05:20 AM
read a blog by my friend last 2am, inspired me to make a quick sketch b4 dreaming. 'stole' the background idea from an artist called Marc Brunet

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9273/realrb1.jpg

Erin: Would you recognize me at home alone? Would you recognize this girl
who drinks a beer just because that's what feels right with friends so
maybe it feels ok when she's by herself? Would you recognize this
dillydally girl who wanders the streets in no particular direction,
just to get lost, just to be foundů

embryotic
08 August 2007, 01:40 AM
Potrait Natalie.
Acrylics Charcoal and hardout Photoshop and Artrage:

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/2333/nataliewebsl0.jpg

embryotic
08 August 2007, 01:53 AM
this got a sketch of the day - so im stoked yea...

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2592/transformer1wf6.jpg

Imirie
08 August 2007, 01:30 AM
Nice sketches! I especially like the one with the little fairy thing. Keira and Natalie look cool, too, I recognized them. ;)

And for the physical-media-asymmetry-thing, you could stick it in front of a mirror and see what looks off. It's not as good as flipping it on the computer to work on it, but I think it helps.
I'll buy a pair of those glasses, though. :P

embryotic
09 September 2007, 10:56 AM
Grey pastels over 1.5 hours

http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/6229/sketch15bg1.jpg

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9328/sketch16webom1.jpg
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/4387/sketch17webuo5.jpg

http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/2292/sketch18webfi2.jpg

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/7500/sketch19webto5.jpg

Oh and thankyou Imirie - yes a hand mirror might be nice and handy, ive been having troubles with my goggles - because they flip your hands as well and all of a sudden you are drawing inside out! o_O

embryotic
11 November 2007, 06:28 AM
a self potrait for the dsf:

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/1572/potraitmby2.jpg

danielh68
11 November 2007, 06:47 AM
cool introspective self-portrait, Lucas. I like the gritty brushes too :)

methodz
12 December 2007, 03:37 PM
i like your sketch book alot you've got some very powerfull images there... its to bad theres no room for crit on individual drawings... keep it up.. very good stuff

embryotic
03 March 2008, 02:10 AM
daniel68 - thanks a lot Daniel!

methodz - thank you thats very kind :) - any crits will always be helpful to me

some stuff thats been litter my floor:


Charcoal/pastel:

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3728/dsc01471xl2.jpg


Ink pastel:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6868/dsc01472rh9.jpg

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5008/dsc01473wu7.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3766/dsc01474hl0.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8114/dsc01475dw3.jpg

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3645/port2ua8.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/4066/port20ot8.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2008, 02:41 AM
some digital:

my friend Ellis:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4025/ellisbeachsmlwebrg6.jpg


DSF from the malick film the New World:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8374/malickau2.jpg

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3964/girlportrait2eh4.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/1508/kubrickwebgb1.jpg

I (heart) stanley kubrick.

embryotic
03 March 2008, 09:57 AM
Life drawing this evening:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1715/27mar1ty9.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9594/27mar2pd1.jpg

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5754/27mar3bn1.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4064/27mar4jk1.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/618/27mar5jt4.jpg

15mins

embryotic
04 April 2008, 07:14 PM
Life drawing model was a small pregnant lady, quite amazing :)

3mins:

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/9373/11apr1ot0.jpg

10mins:

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/803/11apr2ml7.jpg

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/8139/11apr3jz1.jpg

and a dsf:

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5449/stars2webgg4.jpg

embryotic
04 April 2008, 04:35 AM
some photoshop dsfs

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3438/tombiker2hrpr0.jpg
2hrs

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8662/pinkweblgehr1.jpg
2.5hrs I think...

Diginova
04 April 2008, 11:15 PM
Wow I can certainly see progress!


Keep up the great work.

Just for me, I noticed everything you've posted (expect for 1 pastel sketch) is human studies. I want to see some other works or experiments from you too : D I think you have what it takes to do some environments or other designs.

I definitely want to see more from you.

embryotic
03 March 2009, 03:09 AM
Thanks for the Crit Diginova :)

I'd like to be a talented artist that draws all types of things, I heard life drawing and drawing from ref was really important, but it has become a huge crutch.
need to draw heaps more from imagination...

some Dr Sketchy's from Auckland!:


http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2017/drsketchy1.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/272/drsketchy2.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7889/drsketchy3.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2009, 10:21 AM
it seems this sketchbook is in the wrong place entirely...


today about 4 hours.
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2043/shirleyweb.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2009, 03:19 AM
my friendo Erin ... though she has other names..

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3418/erinweb.jpg

danielh68
03 March 2009, 03:38 AM
Really awesome stuff, embroytic. I like how your last two pieces contain a fusion of graphic and realistic elements. :thumbsup:

embryotic
04 April 2009, 11:53 AM
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2664/leefriedlanderweb.jpg

studies of some awesome photos - that's Lee Friedlander (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Friedlander)

and this is Malick Sidibe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malick_Sidibe):

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1973/malicksidibeweb.jpg

embryotic
04 April 2009, 03:37 AM
another photo study, ...I guess they're master copies but of awesome photos instead of paintings... trying to figure out impactful contrast and subject matter.
The Roots albulm - things fall apart

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5114/rootsweb.jpg

embryotic
04 April 2009, 11:17 AM
workin' on this sketch for a poster, will hopefully be a burlesque Dr. sketchy advert.
trying to tighten smooth and blend, apparently striving towards realism is more craftsmanship than creative artistry, I feel it.

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1002/sketchywipweb.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2009, 03:44 AM
self portrait I was s'posed to turn into something but didn't work.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7797/transformerselfportrait.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2009, 05:21 AM
this took about 2 1/2 hours for the dsf, but I only had 50min allotted ...
Its Kyra... she's alright... ^^
photoshop and 3ds max
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7250/kybikesbwebg.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2009, 01:16 AM
some sketches from an awesome short directed by Norman Mclaren "Pas de Deux" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAZFvQ1Uv9k)

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5221/pasdedeuxweb.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2009, 07:14 AM
a sketch I made yesterday in Wellington:

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3138/thepassengersb.jpg

Rabid1
05 May 2009, 03:29 AM
hey embryotic, very cool sketch thread here, the progress is evident!

You are able to use so many different medias and still display a strong style and appeal. Your work is thoughtful and full of emotion- its quite refreshing.

Looking foward to more!

embryotic
05 May 2009, 06:32 AM
Rabid1 - that's really nice of you to say, I think Ill take your compliment and try hard to apply it to myself - Id love for my work to be just what you wrote - but this art thing... it's this elusive search for the unattainable - I hope to carry it on forever! ;)

an older painting of an even older love:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4256/angelweb.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2009, 07:24 AM
Oh I printed this one out for a my friend angel - I painted up to a3 300dpi - mostly enlarge sharpen sketch repeat... I dont print much out so its pretty novel for me!
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7494/angelspic.jpg

and a few sketches I made a while back to lure young girls into a false sense of security and towards the trap that is 'me'. works every time, she was totally mine...was a great 3 weeks...

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7397/vivbeachweb.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/871/vivweb.jpg


about 2 1/2 years ago I was havin' a rough time, ended up having this epiphany on this bridge - where I was part of everything. Some people have this spot they can go to in their mind - here it is 'epiphany bridge':

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/978/epiphanybridgesml.jpg (http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/627/epiphanybridgeweb.jpg)
Higher res (http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/627/epiphanybridgeweb.jpg)

embryotic
05 May 2009, 10:55 AM
I had a burning desire...

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/6331/burnweb.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBBfcyUOHYQ&fmt=22)

click for vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBBfcyUOHYQ&fmt=22)

embryotic
05 May 2009, 09:45 AM
this could have taken upto 3 hrs, I have no idea.... :)

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4695/lavendererinsmlweb.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9863/lavendarerinlgeweb.jpg)

embryotic
07 July 2009, 04:44 PM
another quick portrait study, 2 hours

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7701/a2crop.jpg (http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/7260/88892182.jpg)

Rabid1
07 July 2009, 04:58 PM
Lovely ladies Lucas lol. Your graphic textures and shapes create vivid compositions... but i'm really digging your colors from teh last one! The stylization is just as intriguing as the subject matter.

embryotic
08 August 2009, 04:10 PM
Ill have to revisit this tomorrow perhaps....

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7739/kennyweb2.jpg

embryotic
08 August 2009, 04:46 PM
colour concept sketch, 3dmax 30min + ps 2hrs
think about this 2morrow and get into it...
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7857/archwayweb.jpg

Matthew-S
08 August 2009, 06:54 PM
Love this latest one, may I ask why you made the castshadow of the character darker than the castshadow from the wall?

embryotic
08 August 2009, 12:41 AM
Thanks Matthew :) - its a bit of an experiment for me I don't draw this stuff often.
The shadow is just one of the many things that ill change when I revisit it - its silly that I didn't make such an easy fix while I was working but I was 'pushing ahead' for the whole time just to see where this was goin'

Shadow, lava bubbles, tighter detail, the character, symbolisms and brush treatment all need to be done ;)

heres a quick sketch over of some changes

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7653/changes.gif

embryotic
08 August 2009, 09:19 AM
some sketches using some fun apps:

These are on Facebooks Graffiti app:

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/527/maosiveblack.jpg
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9558/caturday.jpg

and this is on apples 'Brushes' app for the ipod - which rulz! ^ ^ :

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4880/brushes.jpg

embryotic
09 September 2009, 07:54 AM
heres where I ended up on this one ;) have to try and try another one...

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4344/archway3.jpg

embryotic
09 September 2009, 05:30 AM
OOOOO - 2nd page celebration!! - ill celebrate with the 4 day weekend that is here for me! (thanks ramadan) awes!

some trickery we did to try and win some vip passes to the big day out
poster design was by Kyra @ threaded.co.nz

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4475/35921964.jpg

embryotic
09 September 2009, 02:15 PM
another pano I took and put together tonight - sun had set behind a cloud and everything was nice and blue (and a bit ghetto)

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7145/ghettopanosmlweb.jpg (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6239/ghettopanomedweb.jpg)
lge (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6239/ghettopanomedweb.jpg)

and a sketch

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/295/amannight.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2010, 12:09 PM
Some old pics:

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3881/traydaysk8.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8867/60979752.jpg

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2069/46245185.jpg

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2386/19001898.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6871/52586060.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2010, 12:12 PM
some 3d renders i've been playing with (3ds Max, Mental Ray, Photoshop):

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1820/lucasmilnerinteriordays.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g26/128126/128126_1267943189_large.jpg)

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/847/lucasmilnerinteriornigh.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g26/128126/128126_1267943189_large.jpg)

embryotic
03 March 2010, 12:43 PM
one from the last Dr Sketchy I went too in Wellington

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2208/lucioz.jpg

danielh68
03 March 2010, 04:20 PM
Wow, some really nice work, Embryotic!

Nazirull
03 March 2010, 04:04 AM
I love the lava :)...and ur style throughout!

Looking at the pano, are we in the same town? lol

embryotic
03 March 2010, 10:47 PM
Thanks Nazirull - yes we used to be neighbours! - I was in Sarawak, I like the interesting environments there.
I looked into your work - my interior doesn't compare to the awesome visuals your team has made!

Daniel - Thanks man, you're always very kind ;P loved seeing your oil potrait dump on your blog - woah
http://www.helzersketch.com/

embryotic
03 March 2010, 11:48 AM
3hr sketch 'Gothic portrait' for the daily sketch forum. used ps, max and artrage

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7926/gothicmed.jpg

build up GIF (http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6074/lucasgothic.gif)

embryotic
03 March 2010, 12:15 PM
another daily sketch, more turned into a day long study:

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4962/wonderlandlgeweb.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4962/wonderlandlgeweb.jpg)

Rabid1
03 March 2010, 02:31 PM
Wow Lucas these all kick serious ass! I love how you rendered the plants in the wonderland piece and those 3D renders are a treat as well....great lighting. Your work is quite refreshing, i hope your motivation continues =)

embryotic
03 March 2010, 01:34 AM
Thanks Rabid1 - thanks man! - yea I think there is some promise in the stuff I did lately - if I can weed out the niggles and show off more of the good points.
Motivation? lol - yea you're right, I play about with things when im in between jobs (read: now) so that's fun, but I find I've either got lots of time and no money, or lots of money and no time!

some exterior WIP (from here I need to continue painting up the doors and details in photoshop):

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7573/exteriorcam02web.jpg
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2782/exteriorcam01web.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2010, 10:11 AM
another daily sketch with 3d

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8555/matchlgeweb.jpg (http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8555/matchlgeweb.jpg)

embryotic
03 March 2010, 11:17 AM
a light painting with my Ipod:

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4385/amandalight.jpg


I painted this tonight listening to Miku Hatsune's Melt over and over again ;)

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2820/mandamyweb.jpg

jac3d
03 March 2010, 07:01 PM
hey men very nice concept congrats!!

embryotic
03 March 2010, 06:12 AM
couldn't post this on the DSF- I went too far over the time limit! - 3hrs max, ps, phototexture

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/223/underwatercity.jpg

eilidh
03 March 2010, 08:41 AM
Sweet works!

I particularly like the following:


http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8662/pinkweblgehr1.jpg

Great colour combination, lovely sharp forms, and an ambiguous mood.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4695/lavendererinsmlweb.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9863/lavendarerinlgeweb.jpg)
Like the pose in this one, and the textures on the coat. A blue/happy mood!


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4344/archway3.jpg
Loads of impact in this one!
Though I think the shadow of the figure should be different, more distorted.


http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2820/mandamyweb.jpg
Crisp and soft at the same time. Lovely colours.

embryotic
03 March 2010, 03:09 AM
Thanks Eilidh :) I never had someone sum up my pics so far - I liked those ones! helps me to concentrate what else I could try in that vein

what do we do with our personal network?!?

master copy of Egon Schiele's 'Female Nude' 1910, ps, artrage

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4465980504_7c933e9355_o.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2010, 03:22 AM
Oh, shameless ME plug!

this was a showreel I made just over 1 year ago - now I need to re-cut it, and try make it more professional and focused with getting a job.

click (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65wAM0fPdY&fmt=22)

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7129/polaroidsmlweb.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65wAM0fPdY&fmt=22)


embarrassing to write your own blubs.... T___T

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3928/2009showreeldvdcover.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65wAM0fPdY&fmt=22)

embryotic
03 March 2010, 12:15 AM
another Schiele study 2hrs

"Boy in stripped shirt" (http://images.zeno.org/Kunstwerke/I/big/2210172a.jpg) 1910-1913

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7695/2schieleweb.jpg
Might investigate Painter and how to better simulate paint (...maybe 'simulating' paint isn't the point or goal heh!)

jac3d
03 March 2010, 02:05 AM
cool, sweet color palette,

Vatsel
03 March 2010, 09:09 AM
Hey man, great lines, 3d skills and forms!

one thing I do see a bit off is the colors and values, the way your hues shift could use more tuning. the saturation is off in some places.

you fix that by doing more still lifes, also have a look at this (http://handprint.com/HP/WCL/wcolor.html)

eilidh
03 March 2010, 10:42 AM
Glad you found the input useful. :)

What we do with the personal network? Um, I never thought one would do much with it. It just shows up on the profile; I think of it as a collection of links to people I know and/or whose art I like, a kind of friendly inter-promotion -- if that's what you're asking!

I like the Painter sketch a lot, by the way. Maybe simulating traditional media is not the goal, but who knows; you might want to use that look for a certain feel in an image. It's certainly a means to an end then.

embryotic
03 March 2010, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the comments :arteest:

Eilidh - mmm yes lets build our personal networks ;) and our paint simulation abilities!

Thanks for the advice and link Vastel - I'm gonna work my way thru that site and concentrate more on Still life and hues/saturations

I tried this in 2hrs, I wanted to choose the colours myself but once I started colour picking I went nuts....

photo by my lovely friend Erin

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9748/sl001.jpg

embryotic
03 March 2010, 02:18 AM
another study from Erins photos, 3hrs

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/134/sl002m.jpg

Gionte
03 March 2010, 09:25 AM
you are a master.

very congrats.
i love your sketches

embryotic
03 March 2010, 03:43 AM
Gionte - wow thank you, that's very kind of you - but I'm NO master at all! :blush: :D I'm just an enthusiast chipping away and trying to improve :thumbsup:

Here's another life study - woah this was quite an exercise... 5hrs photoshop - cheers for the camera Luke!

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7965/sl003web.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7965/sl003web.jpg)

Gionte
03 March 2010, 09:49 AM
I repeat....you are a master:applause:

CountZeroInterrupt
03 March 2010, 07:38 PM
Holy crap, that is some excellent life study.
At what resolution did you paint these?

eilidh
03 March 2010, 08:50 PM
Do I see a breakthrough in that last life study? ;)

Well done!

embryotic
04 April 2010, 06:53 AM
Thanks guys, I need to try more still lifes before I know what im learning from them...

some dsf

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1488/toxicweb.jpg
warm up fail.

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9576/toxic2web.jpg

embryotic
04 April 2010, 08:43 AM
another landscape study, I used a lot less colour picking this time, made a colour palette first
another photo by Erin

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/871/sl004web.jpg

these studies are painted at the size I post them

embryotic
04 April 2010, 09:21 AM
with my genius designer friend Kyra and photographer friend Erin we made these two contents pages for our design magazine Threaded.
We found a nice location to shoot and afterwards justified the contents page concepts

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1278/threadedcontentscollect.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1278/threadedcontentscollect.jpg)

here is a thread on the process! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=43&t=869492)
composite video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zb2eBXxFG0)
www.threaded.co.nz (http://www.threaded.co.nz)

Cisc0
04 April 2010, 10:39 AM
beautiful thread Lucas!.. I like the way you paint: there's something incredibly fresh in it o.O

embryotic
04 April 2010, 05:34 AM
Thanks Cisc0 - mostly I am copying things from other people who know what they are doing ;) haha

ref'ing an interesting pic - still trying to get values etc - i'll have to update this...

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/825/cosplaygirlweb.jpg
wonder how long imageshack will host it... ^^

embryotic
04 April 2010, 10:57 AM
a scratchy warm up
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5655/sl004.jpg

plugging away on this study of a Bic Runga album pic

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5884/bicwipweb.jpg

jac3d
04 April 2010, 03:29 AM
I like the japanece pic many impresive :)

daw
04 April 2010, 09:13 PM
Lucas - man! - you have some really cool stuff here! can't believe I've missed this! - keep it up!

embryotic
04 April 2010, 09:32 AM
hey thanks Daw! :applause:good to see you about on the dsf again too!

dont kno if ill go any further with this:
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9922/bicwip2.jpg

a wet market by the 'Big Tiger' prison in Thailand
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5879/umbrellawip2.jpg

embryotic
04 April 2010, 03:39 AM
pretty inspired by the HD trailer for Metropolis (http://forums.cgsociety.org/www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9oucuSfHcw)

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1530/metroq.jpg

she looked like a creepy chick to me:
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/517/metropolistrailerthecom.gif

embryotic
04 April 2010, 06:28 AM
drew this from that moon landing photo, I think it's Alrdrin
I still colour picked like a punk though.... :cry:

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/153/moonx.jpg

Vatsel
04 April 2010, 11:21 PM
photostudies look cool,

but you should NEVER EVER color pick!

what about a few more still lifes and gestures?

embryotic
04 April 2010, 01:37 AM
wow its really hard choosing the right colours - I think ill stick to black and white for a bit and then keep trying

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7204/gesturesweb.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2010, 05:31 AM
my bro and his gf.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6969/bkweb.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2010, 09:43 PM
currently working on some pic, getting concepts, colours, composition sorted and then look at style, treatment and textures
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/660/octosketch2.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2010, 11:12 PM
been doin some 3d tests for some design work

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8214/boxesweb.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8396/quilttestweb.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1931/textwarpsweb.jpg

embryotic
05 May 2010, 12:06 PM
playing in 3d some more, tried camera mapping this pic and moving the camera, I want to try this again for something planned a bit better...

Uploaded a youtube clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuaC595bNN0&fmt=22)

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5486/mapped.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuaC595bNN0&fmt=22)

embryotic
06 June 2010, 08:34 AM
I made this for my friends magazine, it's a submission driven design mag, so with text this serves as the 'Call For Submissions' page

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7796/octoweb2.jpg

embryotic
06 June 2010, 10:22 AM
heres another version I made a 3d concept of, based on the concept sketch of the talented Amanda Chow - thanks : )
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6196/amandaconcept.jpg
http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/8053/amandasconcept1.jpg

embryotic
06 June 2010, 01:24 PM
I know I have been treating this sketch book area as more of a scrapbook at the moment, I do plan to sketch again! - hope Im not too out of bounds, I like posting 3d morsels too.

played around in Zbrush for the first time, its actually quite fun!
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9969/fatface.jpg

embryotic
01 January 2011, 02:11 PM
happy new year!

100th post! :D

3d/2d image

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1917/buildingweb.jpg

Mental Ray rendered - photoshop and corel for post with photo texture

Res is A3: 3508 x 4961

detail:

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7246/buildingdetailweb.jpg

just a pic I made over a few days during this holiday break, I tend to get antsy and glaze over smaller details, for example I made my first 3d test render and took it straight to photoshop to test my post on it. But I did too much work in ps and cornered myself there.

danielh68
01 January 2011, 05:30 PM
Sweet! Nice to see you posting some new stuff :)

soundwaves
01 January 2011, 04:28 AM
Good Stuff :wavey:

embryotic
01 January 2011, 01:07 PM
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/1111/translatelgeweb.jpg

An animation I was able to make for 'Hey Tiger!' - a bi-monthly design
e-zine sponsored by Tiger Beer. heytiger.co.nz

This was Art Directed by Jon Chapman Smith and was created for the great designer 'Fuman' www.fuman.co.nz (http://www.fuman.co.nz)
Sound Design by Steve Green @ soundaddiction.co.uk

Originally this was designed as an image for 'Hey Tiger!'s visual campaign, with a little extra work it became this animation

Giant Res for print: 7000 x 5200px

heres the vid:
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4822/231110tigertranslatexlg.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWLuonSlbgw)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWLuonSlbgw

it was a fun freelance work, but I was pretty busy with my fulltime as well. :)

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3137/picture12ef.jpg

RicoD
01 January 2011, 06:27 PM
Very cool work Lucas! I like that we can see you progress through this thread, very inspirational. Keep up the good work!

embryotic
01 January 2011, 08:36 AM
Thanks RicoD :beer:

planning out a pic:
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3291/kcaco.jpg

embryotic
02 February 2011, 09:24 AM
a daily sketch inspired by Toulouse Lautrec
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6540/blackswanweb.jpg

Nekotiq
02 February 2011, 10:54 PM
You have wonderful pieces, but on some the anatomy seemed off for the most part on the eyes, practice sketching eyes until you can do them without any reference from any angle that will help big time. But great although.

embryotic
04 April 2011, 12:03 PM
Thanks Nekotiq - I always need to try harder there

A self portrait I made today - after I saw myself in the mirror in the bathroom

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6968/stretchportraitweb.jpg

Rabid1
04 April 2011, 11:50 PM
Lucas, its been a while since I've seen your work...nice updates! I really like your 3d/2d composite stuff, its really smooth. That translate video is great. Anyway, its nice watching your styles continue to evolve...looking foward to more

embryotic
10 October 2011, 11:13 PM
cheers Rabid - yea I want to keep smoothing out the fusion of 2d and 3d

a crop from a painting im doin at the moment:

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8662/wipweb.jpg

altasa
11 November 2011, 08:44 AM
very nice work

embryotic
11 November 2011, 09:29 AM
thanks altasa :)

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1306/fvalleywebsmlwip.jpg

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8540/fvalleywebwip.jpg

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6492/moonlittestweb.jpg
testing out some lighting for something I want to be at nighttime!

embryotic
11 November 2011, 09:44 AM
some other tests and things Ive been playing with

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6389/codeweb.jpg

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9356/spooky1web.jpg

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/4710/wallweb.jpg

embryotic
11 November 2011, 09:55 AM
Last weekend I shot some footage at an abandoned asylum north of Brisbane Australia, pretty inspired by all the dilapidation - I edited the footage to a vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWmvuXTKTdI

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9740/wolstonasylumweb.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWmvuXTKTdI)

altasa
11 November 2011, 02:26 PM
very nice the two environments
the asylum video is also nice - is it rare to find places like this in Australia, or where you live?

embryotic
11 November 2011, 05:06 AM
Places like that close to city areas are increasingly rare - often they are torn down or renovated, so it's awesome when one has the chance to explore them.

soundwaves
11 November 2011, 05:22 AM
thanks altasa :)


http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6492/moonlittestweb.jpg
testing out some lighting for something I want to be at nighttime!

night shots: julius schulman, cyril farey

look into these fellas for the night views if you aren't already familiar
with their work.

Good stuff here, man.

embryotic
11 November 2011, 06:20 AM
Soundwaves - thanks for the tip! I'll definitely be checking out Cyril Farey (http://www.google.com.au/search?q=%22cyril+farey%22&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=dOx&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsob&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=InnUTtaiBMWViAeixZxz&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1376&bih=646#hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=xOx&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=cyril+farey&pbx=1&oq=cyril+farey&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=28956l30195l0l30808l2l2l0l0l0l0l349l614l2-1.1l2l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=574dc126a47487e0&biw=1376&bih=646) and Julius Shulman (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=N4H&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=julius+shulman&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1376&bih=646&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi) :)

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