All of these are fantastic but this one is a particular favorite of mine, I really love the sense of movement about the piece. Like pent up kinetic energy and the dog is about to spring into action and jump off the screen. Keep up the amazing work, I look forward to seeing more of your work
Hi, thanks a lot for comment! I just added a link on my deviant art frontpage to a tutorial that was published at CGSociety, hopefully this will give you some info! As for how long it takes for a piece like this it's hard to say because some of my sketches and ideas take months to develop. I tend to spend a few hours on them each time I feel like I know how to push them further and slowly build them up this way. Only in the end I put a few days in a row when the idea is locked and it's all about execution. For this image I'd say it would be around 4-5 days of work excluding building base model because I reused it from other dog image.
yes i understand what you mean about the build up, that is always unexpected and could take any amount of time to develop an idea that ticks us off. i work in a similar fashion, but you seem to be doing a heck lot better than me
i guess my time will come, i have been so inspired by your works i have gone ahead and placed an order on a Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet. hope that works out.
i went to your tutorial page, read everything twice. there are a few things i believe i missed out on, but that's because I'm very new to the field of digital and 3-dimensional art. i see that you studied in a formal institution, i would like to ask you one question, is it possible to get a grasp of producing digital art informally? i believe my head is filled with ideas, but placing it on a screen seems to be a daunting process, even to think about. i did a few digital works with my mouse( [link] ), but one day i would love to transform it and any future endeavors to a 3-D work, like your dogs.
Lukasz, i just want to add that, although i love your dogs, i really really love your older works. hope to see more like that.
You can't go wrong with Wacom, it's indispensable to do any visual work on computer, you won't regret getting it! You're doing fine with your work, you just need to put more hours into it and it's best if you study from nature. Like drawing live models, landscapes, objects, etc. in addition to your own compositions. You will train your eye to see colors, contrasts, shapes and all that. I have a formal education in fine arts but I learnt all digital skills myself. The school is great for more artistic knowledge though. With all the books and internet these days it's easier to learn on your own but school helps. It's also important to talk with other artists, exchange comments, see what others do. If you think about being in galleries and the "art world" then formal education is quite important I think. Thanks a lot for all kind words regarding my work. About my older works - well, you never know how it goes I'm going in different direction right now but that doesn't mean I won't be doing something different in a year or two. I'm glad to hear you appreciate older stuff, I'll keep that in mind Greetings, Lukasz