TheFlow almost 2 years ago
Hi guys, my name is Flo and I'm from southwest germany. Got my bachelor's degree of arts in late 2016 and I'm too much of a generalist to say what I really do exactly.
All started with bold illustrations I saw on skateboards and T-Shirts, later I saw Magic: the Gathering and yeah, like almost everyone I got my kickstart into art when I first found out about Conceptart.org. University took a lot of time I could've been drawing but on the other hand I'm happy to know my stuff in 3D to have a job and be able to use a little bit of all media available to me.
For a day job I do 3D product design and animation and at home I do whatever feels fun, usually I'm having more fun in bold, tattoo-/comic-ish styles but occasionally I do paint.
Whatever, here's some stuff I did. Real sketches follow in the next days.
Also, who's coming to the Weekend of Love next week in Bacharach? :)
Spiridon Giannakis almost 2 years agoAce!
Damjan Gjorgievski almost 2 years ago
Pretty nice stuff! What you could try is combine your bold stuff with something more painterly and come to something like Orlando Arocena does. You might want to look through his stuff, might inspire you for something. For some reason your works gave me a vibe towards that.
Keep it up!
TheFlow almost 2 years ago
@Spiridon: Thanks dude! How great the WoL was, I am still stoked af and wanna have some progress until next years WoL!
@Damjan: thanks so much dude! I looked that artist up and like it quite a lot, thanks for the lead. Also fell in love with Jakub Rebelka's stuff, he's a genius: https://www.artstation.com/shz
Right now I'll focus more on the foundational skills such as figure sketching and some anatomy on top, but only when I can create every possible pose of the figure from mind with a somewhat decent foreshortening. Comic book kinda looking characters are the goal as I strive to be able to do it without reference in the first one or two passes and only use references for the exact muscles and details I can't remember. Most of the following studies didn't take longer than 3-4 Minutes. I started working on Michael Hamptons Book "Figure Drawing - Design and Invention" and wanted to get really good gestural/volumetric stuff before I go into chapter 2 (Landmarks) and further. No more excuses, I gotta learn the figure once and for all. I did more in sketchbooks and on napkins here and there, gutta collect all the stuff eventually and upload it.
The last ones here are from mind after all the other ones.
edited almost 2 years ago
Isis Sousa almost 2 years agoNice to read about your story and the work that you do :-) These are all cool techniques and styles!