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11-07-2010, 04:32 PM
Hello there,

i'm planning to make a new start in illustration (character design + concept art). After making websites for 8 years now, working as webdesigner dosen't thrill me anymore. So i have to practice a lot to improve my skills.

Would love to have some critics and tips from you guys!
Regards, Oli

PS: Please kick my ass if i'm not updating every day!

11-07-2010, 04:35 PM
No. no. nooo! i messed up my first post. :sad:
Bad omen!

Have fun!

11-07-2010, 05:16 PM
So this is my first real post. (I'm in a flap!) Photoshop speedpainting.Painted my most favorite place (the first time!) and tried some new brushes.

no.1 (45min)

no.2 (can't remember the time)

no.3 (26min.)

no.4 (42min.)

11-07-2010, 07:48 PM
Over all done in 75min.

11-08-2010, 12:31 PM
So this is my morning speedsketch. Think i heard to much rock music in the last days. :scream:
Think the painting is a bit messy but i had to try some brushes, again.


11-09-2010, 03:55 PM
New brushes! (can't get enough of them).
speedpaint: 36mins.

11-10-2010, 08:23 PM
Hey there in CG Talk Space...

I'm starting my portfolio. Today i made the first rough concept sketches. I tried to find some ideas on vehicles (mainly military use) and was inspired by some insect pics. In this case of a sow bug...

Concept1 : A jump seat. Overall 72min in Photoshop.

I think this concept needs a little explenation. This seat is made for jet / space pilots. After emergency ejection of the plane the pilot will be protected from ground impact by the seat. The pilot will be enrolled in a ball like structure. Usefull for landing on planets without atmosphere where parachutes won't work.

11-10-2010, 08:56 PM
This is made in 54min with PS.

This one is self unfurling bridge. Might be useful for pioneer units.

11-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Made with PS in 52min.

11-11-2010, 03:21 AM
diggin' the seascapes :buttrock:

11-11-2010, 08:08 PM
Hi soundwaves!
Thanks for looking around. I'm planing to do some environments next days.

This is my today update. Doodled around with the sow bug again. This is what happend...

No idea what that is. Came up with the idea, this might be landing platform or a solar power plant.

Maybe i find a useful explenation tomorrow.

11-12-2010, 10:21 PM
This is my todays update. Oh my, this was a big one: 3,5 hours in Photoshop.

11-13-2010, 01:04 PM
Some morning speed sketches.

Photoshop in 28min.

Made in 46min.

This took me about 40 min.

11-14-2010, 07:52 PM
Little fun doodle. 1,5hrs in Photoshop

11-15-2010, 09:04 PM
Ok. this is my todays update. I've invented Lord Mustage.

This is Lord Mustage on his battle horse....

This is Lord Mustage in different speed levels....

11-16-2010, 07:59 PM
After doodling a lot during the last days, i diceded to focus more on real studies for the next updates....

11-17-2010, 08:53 AM
Nice work on those eyes! The cougar one is my favourite. :)

11-21-2010, 04:34 PM
Thanks a lot eilidh! Saw your sketchbook and was deeply impressed by your work.

Ok. this my todays update. I'm not completely satisfied with it. Something with the composition or coloring is still going wrong.

11-22-2010, 07:03 AM
NP, oli :)

I like the latest one: very nice textures and colours. I think what it needs (and what is probably bugging you) is some luminosity variation. Right now it's basically all a medium/dark tone. By brightening the central section you can give it some extra punch and depth.

11-22-2010, 09:53 AM
Hi eilidh,
you were totally right. I tweaked it a bit now regardig light composition a lot better now. Thank you so much!

11-22-2010, 04:48 PM
Hi there,
this is my update for today. I decided to pause after 2h. Before getting crazy with those ellipses. I will finish it the next days.

11-23-2010, 10:15 PM
Yo! check this out!

My todays work for the sketchbook. Some street guys. Total time 64mn.

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