chubbycat's sketchbook!
Back from the dead.. maybe. Happy new year to everyone.

Decided to, yet again, overhaul my life and my artistic direction. Took about a month off art as well which was really what I needed. So basically my focus for 2019 will be still on concept art but more on drawing and less on rendering. I've made myself a lil project so I'm hoping to buff up the portfolio with that and even perhaps try and turn it into something. That is if I can stop being so fickle :P

New character concept; a (viking) Jarl's ceremonial attire. Trying to find the sweet spot with keeping things largely historically accurate, but adding in small twists of fantasy. Really like the silhouette of 3, so might redesign the actual outfit for it.

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theyre all pretty cool, i like third from left on top row most :)

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
[color=rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.882)]e owl sat on an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke.[/color]
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Wow, nice evolution! You still see things as lines? Have a look on Drawing with the rigt side of the brain, there you will find some nice tips on perception while drawing! Try to see things as negative spaces!!! Loved your work and study!!!
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@Fedodika thanks as always :) I'm going to push that design more, I think. Right now it's feeling more Daenerys Targaryen and less viking haha 

@Matheus Chadtinet thanks man! I've heard of that book before but never properly looked into it. I'll see if I can get my hands on it! :)

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Working on a bit of fanart so I can practice more line art + colouring/shading techniques and transfer what I've learnt to my concept art. So far it's just the lines and flats - any c&c is more than welcome. The value read killed me for a few days straight - orange hair on a fire engine red jacket ugggh. I like to put myself through hell by never making things easy, it seems

If anyone's interested there's a reference pic of the character in the spoiler tag.

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its pretty good actually, you made her look better than the original actress IMO.

her (left side of the screen) shoulder looks very slightly sunk in.

And, i have a thing for the pouty hot model expression myself, just remember you can always experiment with different facial looks to convey character

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
[color=rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.882)]e owl sat on an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke.[/color]
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Damn good observation, Fed. Thanks! I can't believe I missed the shoulder part :P Experimenting with facial features and expressions is something I want to explore in my next couple of pieces. I feel like I'm definitely too tied to the idea of trying to make every chick look like a model. It's a terribly hard habit to get rid of lol.

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Managed to finish my piece. Any crit is welcome! I'm torn between liking it and wanting to set it on fire

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hey chubby_cat...... aint really got a crit as I think your done a great job, I think ive said it before that you have a clean style and tbh I would be very happy if I came up with a finished painting like this.... so dont burn it lol

ok maybe one crit would be whats her story
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I think its good for what it is, just gotta always push that comfort zone, find that more expressive style ya feel me

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
[color=rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.882)]e owl sat on an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke.[/color]
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@Slash Razor Thanks man, I appreciate your comments :) It's a fanart piece of a trash show called Riverdale. Basically the character is a rich girl, who is a total bitch but ends up joining a gang to be with her gf.

@Fedodika Yea lol. I'm going to try and push myself with my next few pieces for sure

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Been working on another fanart/'drawthisinyourstyle' piece of Queen Ravenna. I changed a few things about it to try make it by own, and tried to do a face that's more expressive and less pouty. Through it I learnt I'm a lil bitch when it comes to lighting scenarios that aren't your basic top left/top right. It's something I need to work on

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Again, chubbycat its very nice, very beautiful, just very safe with the front on perspective. I really like the slight tilt in the reference its very intense. Id say on your next piece take a risk and challenge yourself to get that solid look with a 3/4 pose and if ya aint strugglin ya aint learnin

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
[color=rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.882)]e owl sat on an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke.[/color]
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@Fedodika Thanks Fed. Yea I really didn't nail the tilt of the head, which is the majority of why the reference is so great. Oh well, there's always next time!

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Over the last week I worked on my viking archer concept and grew to hate everything about it. Nothing was right about it no matter how many iterations and explorations I did. The face, the pose, the weapon, etc, it was all just terrible. It wasn't portraying the character I wanted it to, and I felt like I was forcing in the archer aspect when it didn't fit the situation. I mean a ceremonial sword makes a lot more sense than a fricking bow.

So, I started over. I'm happy with how it's going now. I really wanted the design to be a bit deceptive - soft feminine read for the silhouette but all the details within the dress are sharp triangles/blades.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  [Image: tumblr_pnbems4QZh1xxah6io1_1280.jpg]

There's close ups in the spoiler tag if anyone is interested. Not sure what design I'll go with yet...

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