Friday, October 3, 2008

Odd and the Frost Giants



Wow, thank you all for so much feedback. One person asked me how I developed my color sense and that's a funny question to me because color is hard for me and I feel right in the middle of developing it still. A few years back I realized that my color work was very weak because I'd spent all my time drawing and not thinking of color and light so since then I've made it a point to grow. It's as simple and as complicated as that. It's simple in that you just have to want it because if you do you'll start studying art that succeeds where you fail and trying it out yourself, driven forward by your desire to succeed as well. It's complicated in that there is no formula that I know of. I just bumble forward in the dark, grasping firmly to the rocks I feel and discarding the loose handholds, if that analogy makes sense. It feels odd to get complimented on an area I feel so inadequate in. You should look at a friend of mine instead, she has an amazing color sense (shelly wan). Look at legends like Paul Lasaine, study what they do.

Another person asked me how I draw in photoshop and I'm afraid I don't have an answer for that besides, "I just do." Maybe it's that the wacom feels natural to me. I've never had a problem with the disconnect between drawing on the tablet and looking at the monitor but I know a lot of people do. I don't know. Sorry.

Here are some sketches that Harper Collins asked me to do. Fingers crossed :)

16 comments:

GhettoFab said...

completely stunning work Hethe!Inspirational

Jeremy Elder said...

I was just talking to the model in my figure drawing class about the same thing. Improvement is never a flash of brilliance, but rather a slow plod ahead into uncharted territory. You don't even feel like you are moving forward until you look behind you and see where you've come from. I am sure if you looked back at older stuff you would see a vast improvement in color use.

I dig the bear by the way.

Carlos Ranna said...

Yeah... We just go making things wrong till we make it right, i guess... Hehehe... Gotta keep trying like a bloody bastard... If that makes any sense at all...

Brian Miller said...

Amazing sketches as always b. I can't wait to see you tackle things you haven't drawn before (like this bear). Your signature has become putting quirky personality into everything you draw. That makes me want to see an entire world created by you.

Mehdi Shiri said...

amazing.wistfull new works

Sam Nielson said...

For someone who doesn't feel that confident with colors, you appear to be doing very well. I'm looking forward to what happens when you start to feel like you know what you're doing.

Emrah ELMASLI said...

Amazing sketches Hethe. Loving the characterizations on the faces of both the child and bear. Looking forward to see more!

david benzal said...

Nice drawing!
I like de character!

Jack Chang said...

I really like your work Hethe. Great sketches and paintings. 5 stars. *****

Brosa said...

Hi Hethe, I found you by CGtalk forums, and I'm really amazed by your art. I'm just starting o this world of comic, character dessign and concept art, so I must say that your work is really inspiring. I love everything you do, like the chara dessgns (love the fairy and tarzan) and I like how you make color tests for your illustrations, an the diferent compositions you tink for every drawing, is just, woah!

Then I have to say that your knowledge about anthomy is delicious, and the little pannels of comic history looks great.

I think that my favorite drawing rom you is the pirates ridding a tank, and I cant reistto link your blog into mine. Thanks for everything you post, and thanks to post the step by step of some things, thei're really hellpful.

abeoh! said...

wow man, simply wow.. i am hooked on your blog! :D

Justin said...

I'll tell you how you've gotten where you are, Hethe: while we were all playing video games in college, you were sketching. You put down your pencil just long enough to find a girl, get married, and show us what a kind heart is. No brilliant flash -- just simple dedication. The question is, how does one get it, that dedication?

Carsten Mell said...

Amazing work! The character design is awesome, and they seem to really "act" instead of just being there...

Aine said...

I love these. They are wonderful.

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