Helzer's Sketches


#1341

Hey, thanks guys for the kind words :slight_smile:


The Curse


#1342

very powerful - great work again, Daniel!


#1343

Hey, thanks Mu :slight_smile:



#1344

Ow, the cyan light in the distance is wonderful! How did you progress designing this piece? I love it :slight_smile:


#1345

Hi Sillion, thanks for the good word :slight_smile:

Well the piece above was an hour sketch the Daily Sketch Group. The theme being “Alien Landscape”. Underneath it all, it’s just an abstract painting. I laid in some black masses, streaked some with the smudge tool and used a soft brush to gently hollow-out areas.

Then I created some sharp masses in the distance, flipped the canvass around to see if another angle would be more interesting, which it did. It orginally started out horizontal.

Afterwards, I laid in some colors using multiply, overlay and normal modes. Adjusted the levels some. At last, I added a female figure on a separate layer to give the landscape some scale and a touch of humanity.

I hope this answers your question. Thanks, bro!


“The Red Kite”


#1346

“The Tree of Life”


#1347

“Red Plane”


#1348

The Bounty Hunter


#1349

The “The Bounty Hunter” is fantastic!
In the “The Tree of Life” I would use more gradient on those rails to lead the eye towards the tree itself. I didn’t saw it until I read the topic. The rails are taking too much static attention. But that’s just me rumbling, I enjoy your sketches so much, keep posting more :slight_smile:


#1350

Hi Siiilon,

Thanks about the bounty hunter, it was fun to sit down and get wild with the idea. In regards to “The Tree of Life”, I totally agree with you, a gradient would integrate the pipes better into the scene.

I haven’t posted as much as I would like to. Most of my free time has been dedicated to traditional painting. I’m really trying to improve in that area. Nevertheless, I still plan to post, if nothing else, just to shake the rust off :slight_smile:

Thanks Bro for the good word!


#1351

White Dragon


#1352

sweet dragon illo…
i’m thinking hobbit in smaug’s cave with a magic ring…sweet :applause:


#1353

Hey Thanks SoundWav, yeah it’s a tad Hobbit-ish :slight_smile:

I haven’t posted in awhile, but thought I’d do a sketch tonight.

an hour.


#1354

great stuff as usual daniel. specially like the bounty hunter and the red plane from the last page. the surfer is also cool…man, lots to like. i like the space man too, some nice use of structure brushes in there.
good to see you still going strong!


#1355

Thanks Jpedro…I wish I could post more but life gets in the way sometimes :slight_smile: I see your thread is still active and strong, glad to see it.

an hour.


#1356

Being From The Black Wall


#1357

Your sketches never cease to amaze me!


#1358

Thanks for the kind words, eilidh :slight_smile:

This is an alla prima portrait I did today in oils. About 2 and half hours.


#1359

This is another oil painting I did in a period costume class, last night. I believe it was a 15th century Italian lawyer’s suit. In anycase, I spent about three hours on it.


#1360

Beautiful oilwork, really polished, bit of a Rembrandt feel too, love it!