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chrike 08-16-2008 07:58 PM

Chris' Sketchbook
Hey folks!

Thought I'd open a sketchbook as this might keep me practising more frequently.
I mean I'm pretty much painting every day but I really need to increase my speed and often I just drop an idea after the problem is solved in my head..
so.. yeah :)
Thanks to Nick for giving me the initial push!

These are three sketches I did lately (first one obviously with ref); more to come soon.
C & C very welcome!


brad 08-16-2008 11:15 PM

These are fantastic.
It would be good to see the last one in higher resolution.

kay2 08-17-2008 12:23 AM

realy great work! congrats!

GordonTarpley 08-17-2008 12:32 AM

wow! beautiful work! all of them are fantastic but the middle is my favorite. great stuff!

nickmarshallvfx 08-17-2008 04:44 AM

Awesome stuff Chris, really glad to see you started a sketchbook!!
Keep these up, the handling of light and texture in them is fantastic!


chrike 08-17-2008 02:33 PM

Hey thanks a lot guys!
Sorry though, don't have any bigger versions.

This one's from yesterday night, 1.5hrs Photoshop

chrike 08-19-2008 09:23 AM

another one done yesterday in a couple of hours.

san_balaji 08-19-2008 09:59 AM

Nice works Chris!
Like the mood in your paintings.

radkrish 08-20-2008 01:28 AM


how u handle simple,speed brush strokes..these all works are very nice.

lightwell 08-20-2008 07:55 AM

Great sense of lighting!

Do you start with a an end goal in mind or do you let the composition and design come out of doodling and sketching around?


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