View Full Version : Dmonks place of sketching

09-04-2009, 11:50 PM
Hi! this is my first post here, so i decided to create a sketchbook right away. :)
I'm currently studying Communication Design in Kiel, Germany.
I started painting digitally maybe 3-4 years ago, mainly using Photoshop.

here are some recent sketches. i'm not sure, is a sketchbook also the right place to show finished pieces?

09-04-2009, 11:52 PM
and some traditional:

09-15-2009, 06:14 PM
some ideas for an illu class.
theme is underworld

09-15-2009, 06:18 PM
and some more

09-15-2009, 06:44 PM
Heeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyy , flying cephalopod, one of my favorite topics :D
Great concept dude (shame I can't speak german) and it's nice you can handle pencil so well. You are very creative and it's pleasure to see this kind of work around. Keep posting ;)

09-16-2009, 06:57 AM
Damn, crazy stuff, I was wondering why my sketchbook was getting no comments, and I stumble across yours and I'm even more puzzled how you just have one. Crazy inspiring stuff you got there, great use of color, I love the stone faces. All of your stuff has great depth and contrast.

09-17-2009, 11:53 PM
thanks alot guys! mcuh appreciated!
zac: yeah, commenting on other peoples work has always been a little 'difficult' ^^-.-

here is todays speedpaint.
after i tried (again) for 4 hours to get into painter i got frustrated and spend one hour in photoshop, throwing together some random brushes and shapes.

09-19-2009, 10:27 AM
Man the last piece there is just exquisitely colored, the colors just work so well, and the two underworld paintings are just so effortlessly atmospheric, great work.

10-08-2009, 06:55 PM
cheers outlaw! :)

new underworld batch. i did a redesign of a previous character, hades. you can find the original design here:
here's my approach. i was inspired first by the visual storytelling workshop by ian mccaig and usesd a similar approach as he did for his merking, (you can obviously see that :P)
however i took a step backwards and made it more fish-like.

10-08-2009, 06:57 PM
damn picture limit...

10-08-2009, 07:44 PM

^^^^^^Now that's really awesome!!! :)

Nice sketchbook. :)

10-09-2009, 08:51 AM
Beautifull pencil sketches man, and I love how explorative you are in your concepting. :)

10-15-2009, 09:13 PM
thank you guys! :)

10-19-2009, 09:45 PM
marker scribbles taken into photshop

10-20-2009, 07:40 AM
Great concepts dude and you handle pencil very well :)
The last sketch looks promising and I hope you will rush less and take your time especially at these early stages of the painting. I would cut the image using selections into 3 layers, basically into fore/mid/background and make big and easy changes right now to see what's the best way to follow.
Keep up :)

12-21-2009, 05:17 AM
You have a great imagination. I'm impressed by your work. Very creative.

You posess very good visualisation skills. I would like to see your work published someday, I can see you working as a conceptual artist for a video game company or sci fi films.

I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.

02-22-2010, 02:35 AM
thx silencer!

from today:

02-22-2010, 09:37 AM
IMpressive pencil work Dermonkey, I particularly like the second one, Ive painted that myself from DA, its a very attractive challenge I think, good job on these!!

02-23-2010, 04:54 PM
Nice sketchbook!
Keep us posted of your progress :arteest:

02-23-2010, 06:11 PM
thx a bunch guys :D
these are from today..

02-24-2010, 09:18 AM
Man I love that last sketch, its always fun to capture yourself drawing, great stuff, is that your work area? Is that a Cintiq? Can I have itXDXDXD

03-02-2010, 01:42 AM
yes it is, an no you can't xD unless you buy me that supersexy new c21.... :P
from today

03-02-2010, 02:57 AM
DerMonkey, I like all the female portraits you sketched!! :buttrock: Keep posting mate!!

03-02-2010, 03:03 AM
hi i like you sketch section many creative, post more!:thumbsup:

03-02-2010, 09:06 AM
yes it is, an no you can't xD unless you buy me that supersexy new c21.... :P
from today

Darn it, oh wells:P
Really like teh new piece, cracking atmosphere and intriguing color scheme and focal points, I like the green smoke, I can hear steel clanging and people chatting, good job!

Hey can I ask you about the cintiq?
Do you find you use it all the time? Or do you still use your intuos from time to time?
Ive heard that some people find it hard to adjust to the cintiq because you need to do bigger strokes to cover the screen.

Just that Im thinking of getting one myself:)

03-04-2010, 02:46 AM
outlaw: the cintiq is from my roommate, who doesn't use it atm. so currently i mainly use only the cintiq, an my intuos3 when i'm on the go with my laptop. thinking about getting the small cintiq for that purpose...

i think i might be overdoing these rimlights, i should reduce them drastically in some areas... (

03-04-2010, 09:40 PM
yea the latest one is very nice. :)

03-10-2010, 12:16 AM
thanks! :D

there's a cool sotw currently at, here are the first things for that:

inspiration google earth: ( ( (

first thumbs (
idea to put it into the jungle ( ( (

first 30 min in ps (

03-11-2010, 03:37 PM
more progess

03-11-2010, 09:41 PM
I absolutely love your head (scull) ideas in your landscape, wish you would evolve that even more. ...Kind of get that easter island feeling and coloss feeling at the same time, very nice these latest sketches. :)

03-14-2010, 02:38 PM
thankss! :D
here are the finals

03-15-2010, 10:37 AM
DerMonkey! I love the 2nd piece, the light and mood is interesting!! The lights that hit on the skulls carving!! Love it!

03-16-2010, 04:22 AM
thanks! :D

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