Title: Alans work
Description: Some of my pics
alan - January 31, 2010 03:04 PM (GMT)
Ok so i decided to post some of my works which i did in pauses between studying.
Inquisitor scribe ( stunty in some kind of power armour who helps with books and stuff to some Inquisitor). In this pic I know there is some "wrongness" with his bionic arm but I really didnt have patience to re-work it ( since all my work comes straight from the head without using any reference I tend to leave some mistakes beacuse I am bit lazy with redoing stuff ).
This one represents a Space Marine serf probably for some Comander or maybe veteran. Generally a serf which attends and maintaine equipment for SM.
I will try to update my work regulary to this post, so with your C&C i hope I will be able to improve my drawing.
El Presedente - January 31, 2010 05:25 PM (GMT)
Good stuff, my one criticism would be that its so good that it deserves to be drawn on better than lined note pad paper.
Time to invest in a sketch pad methinks :)
alan - January 31, 2010 05:32 PM (GMT)
Ha ha thanks for comment El Presedente :), I have proper sketchbook but I am used to draw when idea comes so I just grab anything that is within my reach ( these one were created during seminar (which was boring :) )so i just turned my notebook and draw these. I promise the next one will be posted on normal paper :).
alan - February 11, 2010 11:37 PM (GMT)
Ork boy with promising career :D Please dont mind that head in the right corner which I forgot to erase.
Brother 'Ussell - February 24, 2010 08:19 PM (GMT)
Looks good, I'm a fan of the "not so pig like" looking orks, and this one qualifies.
I'd say the thing thats bugging me about it is that the hands don't seem to fit in with the body well, I'll explain.
Looking at your other work, I'd say you do cartoony quick scetches really well, but the stuff you have posted here seems to me like your working your way over to more realistic looking subjects (measured in 40k relation at least).
When I say the hands on the ork don't fit what I mean is the rest of the ork looks like you were taking that step mentioned above but then you reverted with the hands, or at least the hand on the left.
I like it, but I think with a bit more work and colour it could be alot better.
alan - March 22, 2010 02:19 PM (GMT)
Thanks for comment Brother Ussell.
Yes you re right I mostly do stuff a bit cartoony and I must admit I didnt try something more realistic (if it turned like that, great :P ) than usual. The colouring issue maybe stands but I rarely do something in colour i prefer black and withe drawing. This Ork should have more shading (it has none) to maybe stand a bit but this three pieces here were more sketches than finished work.
If I find some time this week I will try to post some new stuff and also I have plan on practicing some work with colouring.
Uzas - March 26, 2010 06:32 PM (GMT)
The people are sooo short! haha. Since these are quick sketches during seminars (I used to do that) naturally there perspective issues.. Like the angle of the pillow which looks wrong to me and a few other things. But most of all the people are too short.
alan - March 26, 2010 07:37 PM (GMT)
Yes I know they are short :D I wanted to do them like they were some expandable stunties made/trained for helping imposing Space Marines or Inquisitors. But maybe I done them too short. Now that I am looking at them perhaps I should done them a bit taller.
alan - November 24, 2010 08:47 AM (GMT)
Pink Horror with stomach problems.
Uzas - November 25, 2010 05:38 PM (GMT)
On the horror. Not bad.
CRIT: Myself I think the horror doesn't look like its supporting its own weight (the relation ship between the hands and the ground), so its kinda floating on the page. Also the very left hand seems wrong somehow.
Rarka - May 22, 2011 10:53 AM (GMT)
I think the horror looks fantastic! Not only the artistic talent that went into it, but as Uzas said, it doesn't look right - which I think is perfect. Such a creature SHOULDN'T look natural, this is trippy-looking without being over the top.
Love your work! :)
alan - May 22, 2011 10:38 PM (GMT)
Thank you very much Rarka for your comment.
Chapow! - June 4, 2011 07:44 PM (GMT)
With regards to "floating on the page", a tiny bit of shading or hatching around the points of contact with the floor go a really long way towards grounding an image. Take for example this classic image from the Sister of Battle codex: http://images.wikia.com/warhammer40k/image...color_large.jpg
All it takes is a little bit of shadow.
alan - June 16, 2011 10:27 PM (GMT)
Inspired by First Heretic here comes new one:
El Presedente - June 17, 2011 09:24 PM (GMT)
Great work on the shading. I always end up using either too much black, or not enough, but you seem to get it just right.
alan - June 18, 2011 08:13 AM (GMT)
Thanks for comment El, it is not so difficult geting shading done right. I put it firstly in pencil because its much easier to do it in this way and then you just go over it with pen.
alan - June 19, 2011 10:32 PM (GMT)
Here is Salamander marine who doesnt want to spend his ammo:
alan - July 14, 2011 08:47 PM (GMT)
I always wanted to try Deamonette drawing. In this pic I didnt want to go with strict "human female with Mr. Crabs claws" but I wanted to show that she is a Deamon after all, femine and nice looking but Deamon, and last but not least the left hand is not claw but normal hand. Please leave some comment, positive or negative I would like to get some respond so I can prosper as an artist.
Thanks for watching.
alan - January 23, 2012 03:13 PM (GMT)
Some new stuff ready for your comment.
1) Commision-custom Iron Warrior Warsmith for fandex
2) I managed to get my hands on some old Genius tablet and just when I started to learn and practice this "new" way of drawing he (the tablet) decided that he doesnt want to co-op with those pesky, sneaky windows 7 so these are some of examples I did when he still worked.
I. World Eater raptor
II. Random Night Lord