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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Nekhrun » 23 May 2009 18:55

Damn, I can only hope to be half as grizzled as I mature. I tip my hat to you Sir.
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby chanilover » 25 May 2009 17:50

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 24 Mar 2014 15:11

Just 'pimping' my cartoons :)
A Non-DUNE work (The nerve!).
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Constructive criticism is, as always, welcome.
Negative drivel....... will certainly provide me with a few chuckles :lol:

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 24 Mar 2014 15:17

(This is how it will look in it's final proportions.)

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby SandRider » 24 Mar 2014 16:02

shit, I like it ... I'd hang it in the garage ...
if'n I had a garage, I mean ...
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 24 Mar 2014 17:22

Wow. Thanks man.
In all seriousness, coming from you, that's high review.
Much appreciated :!:

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Omphalos » 25 Mar 2014 13:17

I like it too Simon.

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 25 Mar 2014 16:09

Jeez, what's the gag?
Is Sand Chigger standing behind me with a club? (joke)

Thanks Omph, glad you dig it :D

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 28 Mar 2014 16:11

Here is another one, again non-DUNE (really pushing my luck, lol).
Helping a friend who is trying to write a story. He's just giving me character descriptions, and I'm running with them.
I have NO idea what the story is about.
He wanted me to put a scarf on Wittel (the name he's given the cat).... yeah..... ......I'm waaaay out on a limb here.
Any technical observations as far as the composition and design are welcome (though I'm aware the cat's spine isn't long enough already, please know that this is the first tiger/bobcat/lynx I've ever drawn up. I'm not really an animal guy when it comes down to it, but I figure "Hey, expanding horizons is a good thing").


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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Tleszer » 28 Mar 2014 16:39

Cool. :clap: Although I liked the first sketch too, it did kind of creep me out.
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Serkanner » 28 Mar 2014 17:11

I like both pictures. The first one made me think of China Mieville's character Construct council of Perdido street station who is in charge of a whole "army" of robots build out of debris.

Yesterday I finished watching the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove" and now I see your drawing and it is as if you made it after watching it as well.

I like the art of the drawings. The expressions of the characters are very well done and the scenery around the character turns the one drawing in to an entire story. I would most definitely suggest you continue drawing like this.
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 28 Mar 2014 21:25

Tleszer wrote:Cool. :clap: Although I liked the first sketch too, it did kind of creep me out.



Lol, I think it was the teeth :) (Dunno why I felt the need to give the robot teeth)

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 28 Mar 2014 21:42

Serkanner wrote:I like both pictures. The first one made me think of China Mieville's character Construct council of Perdido street station who is in charge of a whole "army" of robots build out of debris.

Yesterday I finished watching the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove" and now I see your drawing and it is as if you made it after watching it as well.

I like the art of the drawings. The expressions of the characters are very well done and the scenery around the character turns the one drawing in to an entire story. I would most definitely suggest you continue drawing like this.


Actually haven't seen that one (I'm finally checking out Battlestar though! :D ), but I also realize that I'm 60 or 70 years late as far as robot imagery goes, so it's bound to resemble something previously done. I do try to avoid things that might influence my art, like if I know I'm going to be doing something involving robots, I avoid them, but there is no getting around the amount of Science Fiction I've digested during my life.

That said, I don't mind researching stuff for details. With the Lady I checked out images of samurai swords to make sure I had certain details right (I was going to give her two swords, but the writer assured me that there was a reason within the story why she only has the one..).

A big influence on the Robot image was Drew Struzan (I did watched his bio on Netflix), Not his style in particular, but in that he mentioned how he works the angles in support of the central image. I thought that was brilliant, using objects within the image to help frame it (RIDICULOUS that it never occurred to me)! That really effected how I laid the 'random' debris around the D.A.H.L image. I'm no Drew Struzan, nor shall I ever be, but good advice is good advice ;)

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby lotek » 31 Mar 2014 04:45

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I like the colors in that one, it almost could be Ghanima too.
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 19 Apr 2014 12:27

I dunno man... a little old for Ghani.... lol

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 19 Apr 2014 12:44

A new concept image for the comic my friend is writing.

The setting is a cave on a partially terraformed Titan (leaning towards it's current condition as opposed to an almost Eden state, the transformation has begun, but isn't overly far along).
The characters are a father/son team, one a scientist, the other an archaeologist (respectively).
Backdrop has humans getting back to space exploration after a second Dark Age, so there is no interstellar flight in the story, and these guys are checking out the ruins of an early human colony on that moon.

Any technical observations would be welcome. I tried to make things accurate as I could.. (looked up what we know about the colors on Titan, what liquid methane would look like, ect.)

I haven't read the story as it's still a work in progress, and honestly can't imagine how that chick with the big cat will tie into this. :lol:
BUT, I'm having fun. So that's something I guess...

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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby lotek » 22 Apr 2014 05:09

Simon wrote:I dunno man... a little old for Ghani.... lol



True, and the crysknife looks more like a japanese short sword too come to think of it.

As for the Titan story, sounds like an interesting concept.
Your artwork is vaguely reminiscent of to me, which I think is cool.

If you haven't heard of this stuff before, maybe these questions unanswered about Titan could be of some use?

There is also data that suggests the presence of a liquid ocean beneath the surface, but it is still to be confirmed.


An Unsolved Mystery:

The complex chemistry of the atmosphere is possible because of the presence of methane. Since methane is broken down by sunlight, scientists believe there is another source that replenishes what is lost. They are yet to determine if this is due to volcanic activity.

Possibilities for Life

It is thought that conditions on Titan could become more habitable in the far future. If the sun increases its temperature (6 billion years from now) and becomes a red giant star, Titan's temperature could increase enough for stable oceans to exist on the surface, according to some models. If this happens, conditions in Titan could be similar to Earth's, allowing conditions favorable for some forms of life.


http://www.space.com/15257-titan-saturn ... sdcmp.html
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Freakzilla » 22 Apr 2014 06:15

Ghanima had red hair. :P
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby lotek » 22 Apr 2014 07:26

I did say almost ^^
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Re: Simon's Sketches

Postby Simon » 22 Apr 2014 14:04

Thanks Lotek, was aware of some of that, though not all. Very helpful stuff :)


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