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04-20-2009, 12:23 AM
Hi all,

i'm reopening a thread here and hope to see some familiar faces(and maybe some new ones) on my continued journey here on CGSociety. i had some trouble with my old host, so because of frequent downtime i asked for my old SBthread ( to be closed.

anyways, on to some art :) :

some wips first:
still chugging along on the Baba piece:

pencils of a girl, the Carpe Diem Series:

some doodles from this week end:

and a wip, another whitch from an activity on CA, 3CH ( great fun, the topic was:
a dismal witch hypnotizes a dusty knight next to a waterfall
pencils and color wip:

04-20-2009, 12:26 AM
and some more pencils:
life drawing:

and train sketches:

hope you like ;)

04-20-2009, 12:32 AM
and to wrap this dump up...another wip of an old Chow:

and a grayscale of the aadventuress i used for my portfolio banner:

thanks for watching ;)

04-20-2009, 09:38 PM
taking baby steps on this one:


04-21-2009, 10:42 PM
Welcome back Jan, it looks like you've been the busy one! I applaud your motivation to return to old pieces and make them better... you have many great 'wips' going on here. I'm loving the way you handled the leaves in the Baba piece...the effect is worth the patience. As usual your ability to draw women amazes me, i hope you plan to color the Carpe Diem series.

See you around man :thumbsup:

04-23-2009, 08:43 PM
Rabid, great to have you back! thanks for the kind words and your support, i'm really glad you like my ladies, even if there's quite a few old hags in this thread so far as well. but yeah, that'll change, can you think of a better way to "seize the day" than drawing girls?
not sure i'll color that particular one, but there' ll be plenty ;)

here's a stylised cutie i did lately, there's going to be a making of of that one in 2DArtist Magazine, May or June i guess. i hope you like!


04-23-2009, 09:39 PM
Hey Jan!

You're developing a distinct and fantastic personal style. Really awesome!

04-24-2009, 09:45 AM
yeah! I agree... love your work... love the sketches especially... since the style is more subtle there..

last few remind me of Phil ( Foglio ( you get that often?

Greetings! and keep em coming :)

PS good to see a nice centaurina once in a while.... lots of ugly less goo proportioned ones have danced across my screen during my internet tracking lately... so thnks for that.

04-27-2009, 10:24 AM
Craig, awesome to have you back, and thanks bud :) your last few car sketches were great, hope all is going well with the Toys n all!

matsman, thank you. i haven't heard or seen of PhilFoglio before no, but thanks for the link. about the Centaurines, got to agree with you there.

here's a sketch i did last night for a cool CHOW topic on CA that i once again saw a little late, so much stuff going on, it's easy to miss cool activities, specially with this work thing going on next to it ;) ...this one is about Jeanne d'Arc.

05-03-2009, 07:51 PM
think i'll call her done with this one:

05-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Hey, Very nice works...I like too the atmosphere of your illustrations. looking forward to more :cool:

05-05-2009, 11:00 PM
stridiggio, thank you! i did a pencil sketch for another CHOW tonight, this is a redesign for a Sandman character, one of the Endless, Desire.

05-10-2009, 12:37 AM
so here's a color wip of Desire:

05-10-2009, 04:18 PM
self portrait, pencils, cheer up fellah! 20 minutes max i think.

eliseu gouveia
05-10-2009, 04:36 PM
An absolutely stunning body of work, J Pedro, I love your character concepts.

05-21-2009, 07:35 PM
eliseu, thank you!

i have just moved appartments and have limited Online access atm, but here's a little dump of pencils:

some from life:
okay, SabretoothTiger wasn't really there ;)
neither was the dude to the right...
student taking a break:

some real quick ones from a Cafe:

and to wrap it up, two from imagination, Dude in Adidas smoking, and she Venom:
about 1,5h in CS2:


05-22-2009, 02:30 AM
Jpedro - awesome stuff - I really like your sketched figures they look great!
and you really capture feminine beauty and strength with your girls too - beautiful

05-24-2009, 05:37 PM
embryotic, thanks a lot, specially the kind words about the girls ;)
i just realized you're from NZ, did you attend the Massive Black Workshop in Wellington?

anywayz, i found some time to work a bit on my lil witchhunter, i changed quite a bit on the witch. leg poses and anatomy, and i still want to put in detail on the boy. also, the lighting needs some clarifying i think...a lot to do, but i'm getting closer.

05-27-2009, 08:50 PM
cool work.
i can see very cool improvment in your sketches and colors.
keep up the good work and studying.
realy admire you dude

i uploaded afew work on my sketch book.if you had time take alook
and tell me what you think :bounce:

05-29-2009, 05:55 PM
ghassem, thanks for stopping by here, it's great to have you back. i will take a look at your sketchbook soon, promise, but bare with me a few days, i'm still posting all this stuff away from home, so my online time is really limited at the moment. if all goes well i'll have internet access at my new place at some point from next wednesday on. it's great to hear your busy!

here's a few portrait exercises, all without Ref and under 1h each, straight CS2.

06-07-2009, 07:12 AM
I think you have some nice pieces here, keep it up!

06-07-2009, 06:32 PM
hey DANKA,

good to see you in here, thanks!

i am getting very close to finishing this one, crits welcome:


06-08-2009, 06:06 AM
okay, i posted this in the forums ( through my gallery, if you feel like dropping me a line, that would be much appreciated ! thanks for watching folks, more pencils soon :)

06-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Good update Jan, i like the effect of the blue/white light. It adds an element of magic and breaks up the mostly-orange color palette. I feel bad for that kid looks like he's about to be stew lol. This piece has evovled nicely, so whats next for you?

06-20-2009, 08:02 PM
my Rabid friend :) sorry for the late reply, and again, i appreciate your kind words! i have to finish that interior spaceship scene still, and i'll do some stylised amazons tomorrow. today, i have started working on a CHOW again, which i probly wont have time to finish, but hey, i liked the topic, this is basically a redesign of Bastet:

06-23-2009, 11:19 PM
coloring for tonight, 1,5h in CS2.

hope ya like and thanks for watching!

06-25-2009, 10:27 PM
quick digi for tonight, from imagination:

06-27-2009, 11:18 AM
beatiful sketches, I really like how you define shapes and anatomy with merely few lines and get away with it so well :D

06-28-2009, 04:36 AM
I really like your style! Fantasty and clean!

08-09-2009, 04:32 PM
been a while, so high time for an update in here, but first off, JianKang and SebastianZ, thank you both a lot for dropping me a line!

here's a few things i have been doing in my SB for fun and practice:
this one is from observation, except the little sketch in the thought bubble i did in a pub.

some random SB doodles from today:

dragon profiles:

this i might actually turn into a finished piece:

my idea for the newborn challenge on CA. i like the idea behind it, so maybe this is also worth pursuing....

... but i am still working on this one too :) :

08-09-2009, 05:45 PM
ah, and to wrap it up for today, a pencil sketch for a former stylised challenge:

btw., the amazon from post 26 will be in 2Dartistmagazine with a making of article this coming august, here is the link to their site:


08-11-2009, 08:41 AM
a figure from imagination for today.

08-14-2009, 11:33 AM
I really like the stylised challenge overall look and feel. Proportions are weird and right to me at the same time. Study from head is impressive, I definatelly need some training to get to your level someday :)

best regards,

08-14-2009, 03:56 PM
hey sebastian, thanks! i kow what you mean about the proportions, they are a bit messy, hehe. i think it's mainly because they came from a rather quick gesture from the head, which and sometimes i really enjoy to try and see if i can still make it work, which is why i am not surprised to hear you say that ;)
take care buddy and hope to see you back in here!

08-14-2009, 07:06 PM
Great thread, all those characters are very sweet and adorable. And the #32 post is totally amazing. I'll be watching your thread with passion. :)

08-14-2009, 07:44 PM
siiilon, thank you man, that's great to hear, loved the beehunter concept in your thread and the animal sketches...good stuff!

i've done a quick one tonight, listened to Metallicas "Of Wolf and Men" (live version) .....these guys keep inspiring...

08-16-2009, 04:19 AM
Jpedro, the last three entries are simply stellar. I love the subtle hues and tones used for the nude. Great work and congrats on the 2DArtist article!!!

08-16-2009, 11:56 AM
Daniel, it's great to hear that from you. your recent posts were a bit of a buttkick for me, just what the doctor ordered, so thanks ;)

i picked up a small sketch i started around april and finished it today:

i like doing dark stuff a lot as well :)

she's a little tense, after she had to kill all her friends who had turned into zombies... hehe.

hope you like it!

08-23-2009, 04:46 PM
another wip, CS2 and Painter11:

08-23-2009, 10:05 PM
Hell yes, I dig this dynamic composition, it's full of life :)

08-27-2009, 11:19 PM
siiilon, thank you mate, i hope i can finish it!

some pencils from my sketchbook:

08-29-2009, 10:59 AM
So this is where you're hiding :p
Well I'm glad I found your new thread!

Keep kicking ass!

08-29-2009, 11:17 AM
hehe :) thanks so much Johan, awesome you stopped by, hope things are fine with you!

edit: here's some sketch from this week end:

09-07-2009, 10:35 PM
two more pencils, both from imagination:

09-08-2009, 02:36 AM
Hey Jan, just went through a few of your last posts and i'm loving the work buddy :beer: ... the pencil stuff is great and it really looks like you're getting to another level with the digital concepts. There is a wonderful fluidness to the quick sketches and the style is always on. That lady jester is sick!

09-16-2009, 01:14 AM
zach, always great to hear that, thanks, it's always cool to see you back in here, very much appreciated!

here is one for tonight, all CS2, 2,5h, no ref:

09-20-2009, 01:10 AM
some colors on this one:

hope you like

09-20-2009, 06:54 AM
Mindblowing stuff as usual Jan!

Question: do you sometimes end up overworking a pencil drawing?
If so, how do you prevent that from happening time after time? (I must be stupid or something, having this happening to me all the time, and being unable to stop it)

09-22-2009, 02:11 AM
NR43, hey man, i totally missed your post, thanks for coming back!
about your question, it happens to me....and a lot actually, so if your're stupid because of that happening to you, i'll gladly join the club. so many times i still think that a bit of the energy or "something" i really like about a pencil drawing gets lost when i paint. but the reason for that is just that looking back at what i have done most so far, pencils are just way up there. i feel like i a have a pretty secure identity in that medium, getting my painting skills up to that level is something i am continuously working on ;)

also, i think if the linework is meant to serve you as a starting point for a painting, i am much less "protective" of it, and working and reworking the paint on top of the linework is part of the process. however, if something is there in the pencils i feel like i need to preserve, then the only way to do that is erase what i painted, bring back the pencils(from a "pencils" layer i hopefully still have) and start from scratch until i nail it.

going back to the pencils, often the simplicity of the drawing strikes me, specially after a few failed attempts, and that is when i sometimes realize i was trying to do too much with the paint. be it that i had an explosion in value range that wasnt there in the pencils in the first place, or that killed a gesture of a line by overrendering along its shape etc.

anyways, i dunno if that even remotely answered your question, but i hope it helped in some way :)

so here is another step on the last piece:

hope you like ;)

09-22-2009, 05:52 AM
Heh Thanks for your thoughts on this Jan!
I was asking this because indeed your drawings seem to have much less values than your paintings. I guess it all comes down practice again, and not just drawing and painting for the sake of it but thinking about what and how we draw/paint it.

Holy... , I need soooo much practice!

09-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Johan, i totally agree with your last statement. sometimes what really helps as well, is just to SLOW know and really think about the next stroke, in terms of value, hue, how it will define form and all that.
and yeah, holy sh***, practice! :)

09-23-2009, 01:05 AM
bit more work on that...changed the face, got rid of the helmet and put some hair on her head:)

09-23-2009, 07:40 AM
This is looking great, love the tatoos.
I don't know, but I like the face from the BW sketch the most. It's probably you too much zoom in when painting the face?
Looking forward to next step :)

09-23-2009, 10:02 AM
thanks siiilon, i was looking for different versions of the face and did not really try to preserve the one from the pencils, but i see your point. maybe i will bring back the pencils on this ;)

edit: okay, damn, i think i just lsot the last step by accidentally saving over...well, it was too saturated(way!)...but i think i will stick with that face actually. still a lot to do...contrast, shadows etc...

09-23-2009, 09:51 PM
not much done today, mostly on the lil guy. i have to adress the shadows in general i think...

and a detail shot of the lil guy:

09-24-2009, 05:19 AM
I was wondering... do you work as an artist?
In that case, could we see some of the stuff you did for clients?
If not, that's totally ok, just interested ;)
This last one is going to be another great illustration!

09-24-2009, 08:11 AM
hey Johan, i am a Senior Graphic Artist at Cipsoft GmbH, where i have been working full time for over 5 years now.
at work, a huge part of my workload has been(and still is) working on Sprites for Tibia, then also creating illustrations and concept sketches for it and art directing it. it is one of the oldest still active Fantasy MMOs out there(i love 2d isometric stuff! 32x32pixels tile based, the big monsters are coming at you at 64x64 pixels :) ). you can check it out here: , should you land on the landing page, hit the latest news link to get to the main site. the creatures library is a fun section to look at ;)
( )

i also art direct and create Sprites for TibiaME, the first MMO for Mobile phones. check it out here: . i did most of the artwork you can see on this site, including the webdesign, logo, monster yeah. that's more or less what i do during the day :)

when i come home at night, i do more or less what you see in here or and in my portfolio ;)

i hope that answered your question. feel free to ask if not, or if there is anything else your curious about :)

09-24-2009, 10:25 AM
Gonna spend my lunchtime browsing the tibia site now.

Thanks for letting us in on that Jan!

09-27-2009, 10:59 PM
no problem Johan :)

colored pencils:

09-29-2009, 11:15 AM
here's another pencil drawing i am working on:

09-29-2009, 11:26 AM
Great job dude, you handle drapery so well man O.O

10-03-2009, 10:12 PM
siiilon, thank you mate, here some more foldy goodness :)

10-05-2009, 08:06 PM
some color on this:

10-07-2009, 07:58 PM
final version of this one. almost all Painter in this last step, except for some touchups on the eyes.

10-15-2009, 09:53 PM
small update:

10-16-2009, 04:36 AM
Love the western characters Jan.
Damn you are one of the most under-appreciated artists here imo.
I think you should have gotten one of them cgtalk awards a long time ago actually.

It feels like the lighting is off in the last one.
Since her left leg is in front of her right, the skirt is too bright (imho).
I feel her whole right side should be darker as well.
However, maybe you did this deliberately to keep the character's readability as high as possible?

Ah wth, who am I to crit this LOL. It works well actually so feel free to totally ignore :D

10-16-2009, 09:15 AM
Johan, thanks for that man. you're being too kind mate!

also, thanks a lot for giving some crits, i will go back to this piece and keep in mind what you said. i believe i a had a few versions where i had her darker and i guess more in the scene, and you are spot on that her right side should be darker especially. i made her unnaturally lighter than the BG because i wanted her to pop out, also as you suspected correctly.

don't be shy to give crits, i appreciate all the help and input i can get!

10-16-2009, 09:46 AM
some pencils in my sketchbook, nothing fancy ;) :

10-16-2009, 09:59 AM
and another SB Page, relaxing doodles:

10-16-2009, 10:20 AM
Awesome sketches, your figures work so well in perspective, good job :)

10-18-2009, 08:39 PM
thanks Michal! here´s 3 quickies for tonight, digital from the getgo, CS2:

10-19-2009, 05:08 PM
Those last sketches of the barbarian girl are sweet. They show a nice sense of shifting weight and natural pose.

10-19-2009, 10:07 PM
DAniel thank you, great to hear. i am thinking of coloring them maybe...

meanwhile here are some scribbles for the current CHOW on CA.

10-24-2009, 06:06 PM
1h in painter and touchups in CS2

10-27-2009, 08:14 AM
a lil somefink i could not quite get done for a CHOW recently, but here it goes anyways:

10-27-2009, 10:30 AM
Aah she came out nice!
Saw that CHOW thread a few days ago. I was glad to see a topic that didn't involve violence for a change...

10-27-2009, 01:57 PM
I like the Elf, Jpedro for it's lost and found edges. Such as his right ear, highlighted hair strand and portions of his scaley armour almost disappear in the background. Also, I like that all the values are fairly close together, no over-powering highlights or flat black shadows. Great work!

11-03-2009, 06:46 PM
daniel, thanks. i think using painter more frequently nowadays is helping me a bit on a few fronts. still rely on CS2 for much of the work, but i tend to tackle an image differently in that program, relying a little less on blending modes and such.

NR43, cheers man, i would have liked to see an entry from you as well ;) could not get mine done on time, but had a good time with it, drawing girls always works ;)

speaking of which, here's a small really quick sketch from last night:

12-06-2009, 06:55 PM
pencil sketch:

12-07-2009, 05:02 AM
Really inspiring! Perfect proportion with very dynamic poses. Love them all!
Beautiful use of colour on 'Summer', a very maternal or mothering feeling coming from that.

12-07-2009, 09:03 AM
Javier, thanks a lot, great to see you in here!

12-12-2009, 06:05 PM
some saturday afternoon fun:

02-07-2010, 03:56 PM
high time for an update, i did this in painter and CS2:
hope you like, comment very welcome!

02-07-2010, 05:06 PM
and a lil somefink else i'm working on ;)

02-07-2010, 05:07 PM
Nice stuff Jan!
EDIT: Hehe The 2nd last one (space pitstop)... her face and neck seem kind of flat.
The hands could use some more loving too ;)

The lighting:
maybe the foreground ( our left side of the image) could use some darker values?
I just think the lighting needs to be pushed a bit more in general.

Love that bone dragon btw!

02-07-2010, 05:18 PM
hey man, thanks a bunch for those hints! i will certainly look at it, i think you're spot on on both counts.


02-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Hey Jan, nice updates! Always enjoy sifting through your digital book here lol. The last couple entries are very cool... i love the environments you come up with. One thing i noticed on the space-ship-girl image was some of those oval engine holes seem to have minor elipse problems. I think my eyes expect them to be a bit more consistent...but overall not that harmful.

Keep updating dude!

02-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Zach thank you man. i am sure you're right about the elipses, they're def not tilted(or angled) in the same directions and are wobbly in places.

02-10-2010, 07:07 AM
The scifi piece with the girl sitting on a machinery is outstanding. I love it!

02-28-2010, 06:08 PM
hey siilon, thanks buddy. you're making great progress in your SB, i think i recognize Jessica Biel in one of your studies there, i remember painting that one myself a while back. cheeky image :)

some more drarrins from my SB:
first few are from life drawing(pencils) on wednesday, then i painted over the old dude in Photoshop today from imagination.

some from an earlier session:

and then some ballpoint pen sketches, no ref:

hope ya like :)


02-28-2010, 08:50 PM
very powerful works Jan! I really like your characters. Inspiring thread: keep it up :wip:

03-01-2010, 11:25 AM
Great update!
Do you paint the traditional way? (oils, acrylics, watercolor,...)

03-02-2010, 11:31 PM
Cisc0, thanks bud! great to see you found your way to this place:) thanks for dropping me a line, appreciate it.

NR43, thanks so much man. Traditionally I dont do much....yet. I am mostly doing pencils, ballpoint pens and sometimes inks and fineliners as far as traditional, then digital. i got some Oils again not too long ago though, it's been itching me for a while :) I have integrated Painter into my workflow at some point late last year which is scratching that itch quite nicely for the moment, with all the pros of the digital platform.

i put in a bit of work on the ballpoint pen sketch:

hope you like, comments welcome :)

03-03-2010, 05:49 AM
Yeah Painter is pretty good it's still my NR1 software for painting (even though I have AR3 pro and tried PS). Although I must admit that I'd be thrilled to see what you'd do with oils (or acrylics or watercolor for that matter) :D

03-07-2010, 02:30 AM
Johan, thanks for the encouragement. will def post em if i get round to doing some. meanwhile, here's another digi over some ballpoint pen sketches from last wedndesdays life drawing session. all Photoshop coloring on this one.

03-18-2010, 10:20 PM
worked a little more on the Queen pic:

think i'm closing in on this one...

03-19-2010, 06:39 AM
Man you rock!

This reminds me of high school where one of the teachers was always looking at the kids like your character. On top of that, she always had this "feathery" purse and her nipples were ALWAYS hard, which earned her the nickname "Mss steel nipple". Seeing the metal nipple covers here made me LOL


03-19-2010, 08:06 AM
hehe, that's awesome. i'm jelous now.....wish i had had a highschool teacher like that!
much love dude :)

03-20-2010, 01:26 AM
Jpedro, the queen looks hot!! The colors are quite rich, maybe a little bit more contrast? Its just my feeling, the whole piece already there, maybe the tones are a little even now? But still, I like it, her expression is pissing me off LOL :argh: Keep posting mate!!

03-20-2010, 03:54 PM
Jpedro, the queen piece is awesome. Colorful, cool design and you've really captured a lofty expression on her face.

03-22-2010, 05:48 AM
Excellent work here Jan! I really like your Centauress, SheVenom and Thor-vs-loki images. Nice work on Tibia too!

04-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Itken84, thanks for the input, next time i open this one up, it'll be the last time i touch i'll keep that in mind.

Daniel, thank you, this is exactly what i was aiming for in her expression, so it's good to hear.

FRENZIEDmind, hey, great to see you here. thanks for the kind words, both on my personal pieces as well as the Tibia work. your comics really remind me of some of the Tibia funny shorts on some of our fansites. love the style!

hope to update soon with some art as well, thanks for the comments guys :)

04-20-2010, 08:07 AM
right, small update with a lady. i'll call this mural demon i think :)

04-20-2010, 06:26 PM
Hey Jan, good to see new work from you! This last one is cool...i like the concept of her coming out of the wall like that. Got to love a sexy killer eh =)

That Queen image came out great, was that for any particular topic or just for fun?

Always inspiring us bud!

04-21-2010, 04:09 AM
Haha I really lol'd when reading your comment with this image in your portfolio Jan

That look in her eyes is just amazing!


04-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Rabid, thanks bud :) the queen i started as part of a drawing jam on cghub a while back, the title was "the queen".
glad you like my mural girl :)

Johan, glad i could put a smile on your face, hehe. and yeah, she's a bit on the edgy side... ;)

05-03-2010, 10:01 AM
jpedro - I must say that I find your work very inspiring and I really like how you put so much "story" in to your characters even if it's a simpler sketch - and I love the sci-fi and gore - who isn't :D - you are truly a master!

05-21-2010, 12:10 PM
hey daw, that's really great to hear. i'm a big fan of narrative in illustration, and i definitely try and put that in, even if it's just a single character working with expression and posing.anyway, thanks for the kind comments.

i posted this in my portfolio yesterday, via the forum gallery, i'd appreciate a comment or two there ( if you feel like it :)

hope ya like it :)

and thanks to all ya good people who keep coming back here!

05-29-2010, 08:54 PM
Awesome skills, great piece of art. I really love your artworks I'M REALLY JEALOUS that I can't draw like you hehe.
It's bad that there's nobody to teach me how to draw things, I must learn everything by myself.
I hope to see more of your arts. Keep it up man !

06-08-2010, 07:55 AM
hey Lidao, i would say i am 90% self taught as well ;) sure, i went to art college, but being able to do what i do now, i learnt most of it after that, or if at school, it was largely your own responsibility anyways. thanks for the nice words though ;)

here are a few wips from my latest portfolio submission:

06-08-2010, 02:12 PM
Sweet, I love the last one and its great seeing the progress steps Jan. Lately you have been branching out into some new ideas and that is wonderful. Keeping kicking ass!

07-17-2010, 08:40 PM
Rabid, thanks man:) appreciate your comment, sorry for the late reply.

got some more stuff scanned and uploaded today, sketchbook stuff...practice, fun:
from life:
little Regensburg sketching collection:
fun marine dood:
random doodles:
lil study from a foto:

07-17-2010, 08:47 PM
more sketchies, people:
those were from a Berlin workshop :)

and more stuff:
gotta have an Orc:
an...a lady :)
did some Frazetta inspired sketches, to honor the man himself. his work was,is, will be....eternal.
and some more random drarrrins:

07-17-2010, 08:52 PM
and 3 more to round up this dump :)
Batman n Cortez :)

07-18-2010, 01:54 AM
Cortez FTW, I really love your style, can't wait to see more !

07-19-2010, 09:56 AM
Wonderfull sketches dude :)

07-19-2010, 01:35 PM
Agreed, those are some sweet sketches :)

07-22-2010, 12:59 PM
Lovin your stuff, you skethces have such character, and life to them, and a real sense of confidence, great stuff!

07-22-2010, 01:54 PM
thanks a bunch guys, as always, i appreciate the good word!

08-23-2010, 08:44 PM
oi guys,

small update:
a little practice, partly from ref:

and a character for a Chow:

not overly happy with this one...but there she goes, floating in the snow and all... :)

08-30-2010, 01:32 AM
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

08-30-2010, 10:28 AM
haha, cheers man :)

10-04-2010, 06:57 AM
time for a little update with some illus i'm working on:

some pencils:

some cute stuff :) :

and one more:

10-04-2010, 07:47 PM
and another wip on my andromeda piece:

thanks for watching ;)

10-17-2010, 07:09 PM
famine, pencil drarrin:
hope ya like :)

10-18-2010, 09:30 AM
Hey Jan, top class work again (as usual)!

Just out of curiosity, how large is that last pencil drawing?
Is this on an A4 sheet? And does this come just like that or do you make quick thumbs first?

Really love how you guide my eye with lineweight and contrast, oldest tricks in the book but it works every time when done right!

10-18-2010, 10:16 AM
hey jo, thanks for your comment and your interest.

the drawing is done in my A4 sketchbook. i didnt draw any thumbnails for that, just started super loose to get the gesture done. for this one, i actually scanned the linework after thisinitial stage....this is done in about 5 minutes max. lot of design questions unanswered at this point, but the pose is there(top right):

i hadnt used any ref at that point either, but as you can maybe tell, i struggled with the back leg and the way it's attached to the body, so i quickly looked up some horsies and then went on with the rendering. this ( is the pic i looked at for that purpose, pretty much the only ref i used.

afterwards i did some more wiki reading on Famine, hence the scales as you see them in the final pencil drawing. hope that helps :)

10-19-2010, 06:25 AM
Hey thanks mate for showing your process!

Always looking forward to the next update :)

10-24-2010, 10:15 PM
no problem Johan :)

here is a speedie for tonight:

and some more pencils:


10-25-2010, 02:55 PM
Some great pencil sketches bud, really cool and inspiring!

10-29-2010, 11:07 PM
I haven't been by in awhile...your work is looking good. The pencil work is awesome. You have grown in all areas since my last visit. :thumbsup:

11-01-2010, 06:46 PM
Rabid and Daniel, thank you guys, really appreciate the comments.

yeah, good ole pencils, still my favourite medium, glad you like em Daniel, i got some more stuff in my sketchbook that needs scanning, so stay tuned :)

11-10-2010, 08:45 AM
Serpent Riders! Wonderful topic and even better drawings. I like the attitude of each of them. Keep posting!

12-19-2010, 09:32 PM
hey siilon, thanks!

long time no update, here's two colored ones:
1. based on an artorder topic:

2. a lil Frazetta Tribute:

hope ya like!

01-15-2011, 10:26 PM
sth. i did the last three eves:
close to finished:

hope you like and a belated happy new year,
thanks for watching ;)

03-22-2011, 11:43 PM
hi guys,

been a while, i recently posted the gal below to my gallery, drop me a line in the thread ( or here if you like ;)

here are the steps to it, from pencil sketch in my sketchbook to painted character, hope you enjoy) :

03-23-2011, 07:34 AM
Hey Jan, how have ya been lately?
Thanks for posting the WIP's.
It's always nice to be able to see how a wonderful piece was created.

03-23-2011, 07:56 PM
Johan,thank you, again, really appreciate it.

i've been quite busy at work and beside work too, sadly this lil thread suffered a bit. I kindof lost track a little of your thread, but if i am not mistaken you've got one here as well right? well if so, be it on here or on some other forum, let me know where i can find you, it would be good to see what you are up to as well ;)

03-23-2011, 07:58 PM
arr...of course in your sig :) wow, congrats on the little girl man. that's AWESOME :)

03-24-2011, 10:09 AM
heh yeah, thanks Jan ... she's a boy though :p
My drawing time is so limited these days that I'm ashamed of having to neglect my thread like that.
My time at cgtalk is limited to following up on top artists like you lately :)
Luckily I still have my painting time at the academy!

Anyway, enough about me, looking forward to your next upload :D

03-24-2011, 10:16 AM
lol, damn....sorry i got that wrong :) HE is awesome :)

About neglecting your thread, that's just life and i coudnt think of a more joyful reason to ease back a little. no need to be ashamed, you'll get it going again when you're ready.

03-27-2011, 10:13 PM
this week end, another CHOW piece, i'll probably do some more tweaks on this one...but here it goes:

04-08-2011, 02:43 PM
very beautiful work

05-16-2011, 07:08 PM
hey altasa, thank you.

i hated the face in the previous version of the paladin, so i changed it completely.

a small portrait:

and lastly, some boobies:)

hope ya like!

05-24-2011, 04:38 PM
Way to balance out the last Good updates Jan, that CHOW piece is cool, the update is much better...that first chick's head was a bit akward.

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