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Cos
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 5:54 am     Reply with quote
First painting I've done for a few weeks of staying with sketchbook work. Feelin kinda rusty but just trying to work back into it, c&c welcome



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Frank9z
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:33 am     Reply with quote
Amazing.....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:42 am     Reply with quote
When I see the name Cos as the topic starter, I know that when I click it I won't be disappointed. Awesome painting, you're improving so quickly its frightening.

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Hunago
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:57 am     Reply with quote
Great expression on his face, I also like the gritty details in his armors and sword. He would look great in a large battle scene.

Did you use to work on the character design for Ice Wind Dale?
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Lidless Eye
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:05 am     Reply with quote
Great work. I like the lighting on his armour
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Lunatique
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 8:04 am     Reply with quote
Gorgeous. Even though it borders on monochromatic, it still retains enough color variations to be really interesting.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:14 am     Reply with quote
Cos, I think this is your best piece yet. Real great work mate!
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The Magic Pen
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 10:03 am     Reply with quote
All im getting is an X..Cos I like your work a lot man wish you would get a new host
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[666]Flat
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:21 am     Reply with quote
Cos, you be da man... I'd love to see a sketch of a female warrior of yours, just to see how a real pro would do it you know.
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Mharett
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:43 pm     Reply with quote
i dont even get a red x, hehe, browser just stops. anyways, if you (or anyone else for that matter) are looking for a better free webhost, try:

Liquid2K

ive been using them for a while now, so far its been fast and pretty reliable.
hope to see this post fixed, im always a fan, cos.

mhar
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:52 pm     Reply with quote
waaah! I can't see it.
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Tinusch
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:15 pm     Reply with quote
PUT IT BACK, JERKFACE
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Lukiaz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:57 pm     Reply with quote
EDit - hehe

Fech!. I'm running out of new Oooo & Ahhh's here man!.
I'm putting this up there with your best.
Love the lighting, especially on his face.
You wanna be a viking don't you man

You're rockin mate. Keep going....or wait up for me. Either way

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Morbid Guy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 5:41 pm     Reply with quote
Cos this is great stuff man! Your work is really coming together and looking awesome lately. One of my favourites this.

Tinush, Lukiaz r u feeling alright guys?...Or did someone slip something into your coffees
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:07 pm     Reply with quote
Cos, do you have a brother that posts
here as well?

Your painting I like alot.

Do you use a reference. And how
much detail do you draw out before
the painting process. Just curious.
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Akolyte
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:25 pm     Reply with quote
really nice Cos, I like the feeling from it.
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el scoono
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:02 am     Reply with quote
all i see is the red x as well. i'm disappointed; your work is always amazing. then again, if you're using free web hosting, i know the frustration.
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Morbid Guy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:16 am     Reply with quote
dizzypope- Yeah, I post here sometimes and Cos is my bro.

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Sedone
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:30 am     Reply with quote
Hey! I can see it now! Very cool painting, Cos. Your paint strokes and rendering style just keeps improving with each new piece. I think if you tweaked the composition a bit, it would really enhance the pic. Here are some suggestions, easily implemented.

Maybe give the top of his head some more room to breath. It looks a bit cramped against that border. The shape you have at the top right corner (it looks like a tower or mountain) is distracting, and it mirrors the sword too much, I think. Maybe show more of it, or get rid of it.

Hope that helps out. Good work on this.
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Malachi Maloney
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:51 am     Reply with quote
Sweetness.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:14 pm     Reply with quote
thats my favorite of yours.-really awesome work
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 6:12 pm     Reply with quote
Rusty you say???

/me steals a copy

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:59 pm     Reply with quote
damn good!
why dont you have a website dammit!!!

EDIT: oh wait... you do!
damn... your level is what i aspire to be... well, next to Craig's and Pro's...

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The Magic Pen
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2002 12:24 am     Reply with quote
ya nice !!
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Cos
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2002 3:10 am     Reply with quote
Thanks for the kind words!

Hungago - nah I didn't do any icewind dale stuff. There's three blackisle guys of who I'm aware of that have that similar painting style going on, Justin Sweet, Vance Kovacs and Jason Manley, the style has had quite an impact on me (Sweet is probably my all time fav fantasy artist).

Pretty sure the IWD stuff was Jason Manley's tho. Think I read in an interview that he worked alongside Sweet and Kovacs, and they really helped him in developing his style or something along those lines..

666 - I'll try do a warrior gal soon dude

dizzy - kyri (one post up from you) is my bro, you catch him posting on rare occassions
No reference used for this apart from the bull belt piece, was from something I saw in a book on scythian art.
I try not to use reference in my artwork. Not that I consider it a crime, just how I prefer to develop. I'd rather just do studies seperatley to learn.
I never really put too much into the initial sketch of a painting, I sketch scribbly, block lighting and shadows and work it out as I paint. That way I can keep loose and build up.

Sedone - Cheers for the crits, agree with what you're saying. To be honest, It's not bothering me enough to go back to this, but it's fair points.

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immi
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2002 3:55 am     Reply with quote
Man, cos, love checking out your shit. Travelling around Oz at the moment, so haven't had a chance to lurk on Sijun, but the cafe i'm at is nice and fast today so thought I'd check it out. Glad to see your name at the top of the board. Keep up the good work man, and do me a favor and register at gfxartist, alright.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2002 5:13 am     Reply with quote
i think it's great. i would love to see a bigger picture though, with some background. that would make it even better
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