• Chesty's sketchbook
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Figure drawing will help you out a lot, help you get much more natural looking poses..
i need to do a lot more yeh. finding time is hard though with all the extra work i've given myself. well, not really, that's just an excuse... a more accurate definition would be "if i want to do anything with my time other than art, it's hard to find the time" speaking of which, i resorted to speed painting the pilot: [img]http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/036/8/f/pilot_by_chestymcgee-d4orq4q.jpg[/img] 2 hours. square brushes
[QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;34562219]i need to do a lot more yeh. finding time is hard though with all the extra work i've given myself. well, not really, that's just an excuse... a more accurate definition would be "if i want to do anything with my time other than art, it's hard to find the time" speaking of which, i resorted to speed painting the pilot: [img]http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/036/8/f/pilot_by_chestymcgee-d4orq4q.jpg[/img] 2 hours. [b]square[/b] brushes[/QUOTE] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5YkmjalDg&ob=av3e[/media] sorry. I had to [b]anyways[/b] Looks good, although square brushes might not be the ideal brush for some textures, like skin or clothings. Think more about brush flow, and colors looks a bit flat, I would love to see some more color variations. Stance is a little awkward, his torso should be angled oposite way if he should have the leanback stance.
this is as far as we've got with the character model thing [img]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430908_10150752859297542_712947541_12204410_37475120_n.jpg[/img] jpeg compressed fb picture again. i am still to do all the texturing (apart from the face which is done) but right now i must paint a modular weapon system
[img]http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/037/c/0/modular_rifle_by_chestymcgee-d4ow269.jpg[/img] [t]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/037/9/5/rifle_steps_by_chestymcgee-d4ow3m0.jpg[/t] lazy as shit modular rifle. i feel like i'm not trying at all lately. i'm gonna attribute this to still being ill and only having 2 hours sleep last night but i'm probably lying to myself
I love your work and I don't think you're lying to yourself. I bet you can come up with something much better with more sleep, I don't know if the main part is the design or the execution, but in my opinion the design here is pretty bad (sry if that's harsh). First of all, ergonomics, holding it would be very awkward I guess. If you really want the grip at such an angle, you'd have to arc it the other way and "make it level" with the trigger, like the [url=http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/P90.jpg]P90[/url]. Might even need a more extreme angle ([url=http://www.military-today.com/firearms/fn_p90.htm]ref[/url]). I don't know how well this would work with such a heavy rifle (it looks heavy) though, never held one. Currently you also couldn't reach the firemode-selector-thingy comfortably with your thumb. Maybe use the [url=http://world.guns.ru/userfiles/images/assault/as41/fn_f2000_1.jpg]F2000[/url] for grip reference. The stock on the top 2 looks much too long to me, not sure about that though. Also the reddot looks a bit [url=http://emptormaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/AUG_A3_USA_NATO.jpg]small[/url]. The weirdest thing to me is the bullpup-with-angled-magazine configuration though. When using a bullpup design you want to get a weapon with roughly the same length as a conventional rifle but with a longer barrel (accuracy, muzzle velocity). By giving it that weird angle you remove that advantage and create 2 issues: Ok, 1, the other one can be ignored cause it's internal. But reloading would be a real pain in the ass because you'd have to pull it back and down instead of just down, so you'd have to lift the rifle really high to even get the magazine out (Judging from the position of the barrel it's also a very long magazine). It doesn't look very modular either, to me it looks firmly bolted together. To be fair though, the F2000 also doesn't look modular but apparently it is. A longer rail on the bottom and a picture with attached grenade launcher might already do the trick, idk. Like I said, I don't know what the assignment was but since I can't critique the artistic side, I tried to help a bit like that.
that's very useful thank you
[QUOTE=Fake-XM;34581188]When using a bullpup design you want to get a weapon with roughly the same length as a conventional rifle but with a longer barrel (accuracy, muzzle velocity).[/QUOTE] not really, the F2000's barrel is roughly 50mm shorter than an M16's
it's also [B]30cm[/B] shorter overall :wink: so in relation, you get a longer barrel. Maybe I worded it badly, I meant that if you have 2 weapons with the same overall length and go for bullpup, you prioritize barrel length. If that makes sense
now that we're done talking about bullpup rifle configurations [img]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419805_10150762145032542_712947541_12232143_361299116_n.jpg[/img] a bit of progress
wow, your work is amazing ! keep doing some more ! Did you do the drawing one with photoshop or another software ?
thanks mate. which do you mean by "the drawing one"?
some texture work [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/chest_wip_2_nowire.jpg[/t] [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] [t]http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/423220_10150768036447542_712947541_12244135_1215197837_n.jpg[/t] [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] [t]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430711_10150768052937542_712947541_12244176_1297766752_n.jpg[/t]
more texture work [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Hair1.jpg[/t]
Looks a little too digital. Try going for a more hand-painted look? [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] I mean the hair, the rest looks rad
hm yeh you're right. too transparent with the strokes [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] [t]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/397040_10150768910707542_712947541_12245855_63972051_n.jpg[/t] [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] [t]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422128_10150768913122542_712947541_12245862_469330130_n.jpg[/t]
Can't believe I'm saying this but these are good. Surprisingly so.
not sure why there is any surprise
Because I never really had a reason to believe you had artistic ability.
[QUOTE=DaysBefore;34650589]Because I never really had a reason to believe you had artistic ability.[/QUOTE] ...and who the fuck are you
[QUOTE=DaysBefore;34650589]Because I never really had a reason to believe you had artistic ability.[/QUOTE] rude
[QUOTE=DaysBefore;34650589]Because I never really had a reason to believe you had artistic ability.[/QUOTE] what the fuck dude [editline]11th February 2012[/editline] get out of here
um okay? i don't have any reason to believe anyone is artistic but it doesn't mean i feel the need to be surprised when they are. it's like you're just surprised i can do anything decent in life at all just because sometimes we disagree with each other in the screenshot section off-topic thread but whatever. it makes me feel good that nice cc people have come to my defence
chesty i will defend u until the day i die [QUOTE=DaysBefore;34650589]Because I never really had a reason to believe you had artistic ability.[/QUOTE] youre a fuckhead
I'm on your side days That chesty bloke had it coming he did
trying a method i've not done before [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/zidane_wip.jpg[/img] [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/zidane_steps_wip.jpg[/t] (work in progress obv) inspired by a gritty realistic version of link i saw on DA
[QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;34654663]um okay? i don't have any reason to believe anyone is artistic but it doesn't mean i feel the need to be surprised when they are. it's like you're just surprised i can do anything decent in life at all just because sometimes we disagree with each other in the screenshot section off-topic thread but whatever. it makes me feel good that nice cc people have come to my defence[/QUOTE] To be fair, it was technically a compliment. I wouldn't get all riled up about it
mate i am so riled right now
The Cowboy toy bloke looks really good so far, I look forward to seeing it finished. He does have a bit of a rapist face though, but it might just be the eyes.
[QUOTE=DOG-GY;34654781]chesty i will defend u until the day i die youre a fuckhead[/QUOTE] What I think he meant was he didn't know that Chesty produced some pretty good artwork until he came across this thread... so don't be mean ! :smile:
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