Thursday, August 30, 2007

rasputin


Sounds like one creepy fella from what I was able to read about him. Painter X.

Drawing from Alias (autodesk?) Sketchbook Pro. They did a lot of things right in that software. First, the pencil stroke comes out sooo smooth - just like it would on a sheet of paper. I can never get that in PS or Painter. If someone can tell me how, please do. Also the zoom is incredible. When I zoom out in PS and Painter the anti aliasing gets hosed. Somehow, not in this little app. 'Course it's not made for much past the drawing stage, but I do keep going back to it. I'm just working out a bit of the form with a big fat airbrush on a layer and then erasing out with a harder edged tool.

27 comments:

ornitorrincoman said...

Great face expresion and painting!
rasputin is a very interesting character to draw

very good!

Jason Seiler said...

That is an awesome sketch man . . . .!!!! I just got Sketchbook pro, it is awesome, nothing like it!

marcobucci said...

Awesome! It's great to see another human character from you. I love these. Makes me wish I got around to doing something for this round of DG.

mike said...

wow.

Alina Chau said...

Great character!!

Ken said...

man this is so cool. love your style

Ramses said...

very original design!

bog_art said...

Amazing expression!!.. wonderful job!!.. have you try Art Rage??..

Ana Banana Nuts & Honey said...

Wonderful character! Wish I could do stuff like this! I'll have to try Sketchbook Pro!

Nathan Lindsay said...

one creepy painting! in all the good creepy ways. Very cool.

Olivier Ladeuix said...

yeah Sketchbook Prop is a fantastic application especially on TabletPC. The CPU use is so low that you can sketch for ever away from the power socket.

Vanhoozerbot said...

I must say, you really rocked this one. Beautiful.
I will have to look into that program....

JV

Doug Williams said...

Awesome! I just learned a lot about facial anatomy by looking at the way you rendered Rasp's face.

I've been really curious about Alias Sketchbook, I'll have to check it out for sure now.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Creepy with a capital 'C' Really great picture !

pOiNtPuShEr said...

Hi Mark,

Don't know if you remember me from your Blue Sky days, but i was the guy in modeling always asking you questions about Zbrush.

Great blog, and cool paintings as always! Rasputin is great (he also reminds me of one of the harry potter characters from the movies as well). Great work.

RoB said...

Awesome!

Great hands, they are so expressive!

~!WoOtWoOt!~

JeN said...

Wow Mark! Really great character. I really like the "sketchiness" of it too. I need to get that program!

Dave said...

Awesome job! I love the part in his hair - such a nice touch.

JC said...

creepy...love it.

cgyoung said...

Mark,
You've captured the character perfectly,...Love the style.
Fantastic stuff.
-cgy

WeaselBoy said...

Sheesh Mark... I'm all excited because I finally figured out how to draw with a blue leaded pencil and you're off drawing with some sort of newfangled technology... hows a guy supposed to catch up with you? ...nice work!

Ryan Wood said...

Terrific piece, Mark! I dig the crazed expression and the hint of red around the hands is a nice touch.

Ed Ko said...

sweet piece. sounds like a good program too, nice info.

Clinton said...

ill have to try sketchbook pro out myself. ive heard nothing but good things about it. great drawing of rasputin! he's one of my favorite historical bad guys :)

RICK PARKER said...

Das wun meen-looking Ruskie! Das nize werk you done vid yer artstick.

electronic.shaman said...

awesome pic of one hard to kill mofo!

Mice said...

Rasputin was a good guy, wtf.