View Full Version : Aethalin's/Ed's sketchbook and speed paints

10-09-2008, 02:55 AM

This is me and mind working through the various items of the world that inspire us, or what my imagination percieves This is my exploration of digital painting and pencil sketches. Many of these pictures started from pencil, before I scanned them in, but quite a few were just draw in photoshop or painter. Some of these pieces are old, and some are new. I am mostly going to show speed paintings or environments or concepts. I want to save some the more tradition figurative art for my figurative art sketchbook, in the figurative art forum. I hope that you enjoy and critiques are definately welcome. I will try to update this as much as possible, as I just had a very big move, and now I am trying to get back up on my feet again.

This is a speed painting in photoshop cs from photo reference. This was done in about a 1 hour or 1 hour and a half. I did not time it, as I meant :( *sighs*

Another speed painting in photoshop from reference. I spent about 2 and a half to 3 hours on it. It only started as a 50 minute speed painting that I got carried away with *looks sheepish*

Another speed painting in photoshop from reference with a wacom inutos 2 as the others. I spent about 1 hour on this one. I used a few custom made brushes, as with the prior piece.

A orthographic sketch of a wolf creature that I created, not quite a werewolf in the traditional sense, since it does not transform. *shrugs* I did the entire piece in photoshop. This is the third iteration, as the prior ones needed the anatomy adjusted. I am in the process of doing a 3d model of the specs that I designed. It is in the blocking stage now.

Another speed painting in photoshop that I spent about 35 to 40 minutes with. I used a couple custom brushes, but I mostly used the same chalk style brush for much of it, and it is from photo reference.

A speed painting in photoshop cs from reference. I spent about 40 to 45 minutes on this piece. I used a few custom brushes.

A sketch in pencil from my sketchbook that is a special forces op. I did have reference for this shot.

These are a few characters that I made for my players in my Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying game that I ran, before I moved out here to Arizona. These are a couple of the NPC's that they ran into.

I will try to post more later, thank you for even looking :)


10-09-2008, 03:03 AM
Okay a continuation from the last...

More NPCs from my Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, including my players "favourite" the rat catcher Skeetz.

This is a sketch and two head ideas for one of my player's characters. This is the high elven wizard Valia. She liked the bottom head the most.

This is my idea of the character that I used to play in Vanguard. He was a wood elf ranger that I played as a Waywatcher of the lands, so he was a pretty brutal character with his sense of ambiguity and amorality. A pencil sketch on paper.

This is my idea of my good friend's character on Vanguard, when she played. It is her high elven cleric. I tried to keep the armour having some verisimilitude. I also went with a flowing and articulated form of her armour, since in the lore it seemed that the high elves eschewed heavy armour.

This is my high elven paladin from Vanguard, when i still played it. This is how I seen him. The armour designs I used a few different styles from antiquity as inspiration. I tried to keep it plausible as well.

This is a speed painting in Photoshop cs from some photo reference that I took. It is a friend of mine from my old home. I spent about a hour and a half to 2 hours. I think closer to 2 hours or more. I kept fixing things that I felt was wrong. I meant it to be a 1 hour colour sketch *coughs* I went over in time again. I still have more work on it that I would like to do.

This is a conceptual sketch of a friend of mine, if she was a street mage from Shadowrun pen and paper game. I did a little series of her in different roles, and with a slight tweak to her looks on each one.

This is another sketch of my friend, but this time as a covert ops from Shadowrun. I have a quick paint somewhere, but I can't find it. It wasn't that good anyway. *sighs*

Thank you very much for even looking :)

10-15-2008, 02:24 AM
Okay some more work for you :). I am still learning and in some cases relearning. I hope that you enjoy, and feel free to give any critiques that you with. Thank you. This is old and new work.

This is a photoshop sketch of my little nephews. I used my wacom and the same brush for all of it. I will be doing a speed painting of it next. I took about 25 to 30 minutes on the sketch.

This is a sketch of a good friend of mine. It was done in photoshop, and the painting is still in the initial stages :) I took about 25 to 30 minutes on it.

A sketch of a friend of mine with pencil on clayboard. I transferred it into photoshop for clean up. The painting will be done in oils.

Here are a couple figure sketches and gestures from reference.

30 second to one minute gestures

10-15-2008, 02:27 AM
30 second to 2 minute gestures

3 to 4 minute sketch

10-15-2008, 02:29 AM
1 minute to 3 minute sketches and gestures

10-15-2008, 02:33 AM
30 second to 3 minute sketches and gestures

10-15-2008, 02:37 AM
10 minute sketch with pencil

A 2 minute gesture with Tombo brush pen

4 to 5 minute sketch in pencil

Various sword sketches

5 to 10 minute sketch for a friend's character

Jack the ripper as a Cthulhu cultist :) The painting is still in the works

10-15-2008, 02:41 AM
10 minute sketch of a halfling thief.

A child idea for a past painting.

A atream by my old home

A landscape by my old home.

10-15-2008, 02:45 AM
A quick sketch from a stream by my old house.

A apeed painting from the daily speed painting thread. it was done in about 50 or so minutes in photoshop.

A sketch for the daily speed painting thread. it was done in photoshop in about 25 minutes.

The painting of said sketch, I spent about a hour and a half with this, including the sketch.

Thank you for taking a look :).

As always take care, be safe, and farewell


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