View Full Version : Sketchbook: Dado Almeida
03-09-2008, 08:05 PM
I do have an entry like that in CGTalk boards, so I think itīs nice to post here some of my doodles and sketches.
ps.: youīre free to give suggestions, critics, comments - anyway any kind of "constructive" advice.
03-09-2008, 08:13 PM
03-20-2008, 09:06 AM
Two panels Iīve painted days ago.
Acrylics over Wood surface (31x16 inch).
03-24-2008, 07:01 PM
Two more panels painted directly on wood...rough but cool. /images/graemlins/crazy.gif
http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/painel_mascara.thumbnail.jpg (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/painel_mascara.jpg)http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/painel_ivanete.thumbnail.jpg (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/painel_ivanete.jpg)
04-14-2008, 10:06 PM
Some plates I did for a Workshop (Hands) running at CGTalk ...
Hope thereīs a problem to post here, since itīs in my Sketchook. :)
http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_extra2_bylamp.jpg?w=72&h=96 (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_extra2_bylamp.jpg)http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_extra1_bylamp.jpg?w=128 (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_extra1_bylamp.jpg)http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_04_bylamp.jpg?w=128 (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_04_bylamp.jpg)http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_01_bylamp.jpg?w=72&h=96 (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cgtalkhand_01_bylamp.jpg)
The David copy isnīt one of my best drawings, but it was the "thoughfull" one; did trying to draw "with the right side of the brain", like Ms. Betty Edwards teach.
06-20-2009, 02:57 PM
Dude! This sh!t was abadoned. Gonna start publishing my stuff here.
These last two I did for the last COW (Demon Devourer).
08-20-2009, 09:34 PM
This last one was a concept I did for a friend, he needed a Marine type character, that was my only restriction on the brief, so I tried to went crazy... : )
Gonna post more of this later; don't have the files right now. Anyway, hope you guys dig the idea.
08-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Here's the final concept for T.U.G:
and here's a funny composite that I print and put in a proper cartridge case:
11-16-2009, 02:33 PM
11-17-2009, 10:51 AM
11-18-2009, 07:04 PM
Here's my today Loomis study: Face Planes. The first one copy directly from the e-book and after trying to apply the learned concepts in random heads. I really recommend to people that subject. Just give it a try.
11-21-2009, 11:09 AM
Not a suitable image format..but...these are today studies.
really nice studies dado, especially the figures
11-21-2009, 08:52 PM
very cool studies! ;)
11-22-2009, 12:42 AM
Solid studies, mate! I'm really digging on the heads. I might have to give that a go at some point.
11-22-2009, 07:52 AM
Yes, looks very cool. I'm trying to learn anatomy drawing too. Can you please tell me what do you mean by "my study"? What's your approach to study? Do you take some reference and just copy it? Do you use real life pencil and paper or tablet? Do use lot's of reading and analise or just copy copy and more copy?
And also, who is the author of those drawings upwards - this awesome naked woman with greatly shaded tits?)
11-24-2009, 06:53 PM
@ Valeriy Vdovin: dude the best "123" advice I can suggest, for real, is:
1) Start now! No excuses.
2) Make it a Routine (one, two, three hour per day just to make it.
3) At first, forget videos, tutorials, lectures, everything that feed your brain, but let you "stare" in front of a screen without drawing. Practice is the best thing. If you're not comfortable with your drawing (which is your main language/writing in this whole play) you wouldn't have vocabulary to communicate/understand other artists.
There are shortcuts, but no rules to learn anatomy (even to draw). Today we all have the whole internet to gather resource from (for free). Scribd (http://www.scribd.com), per example, is a site with all the Loomis and George Bridgman books. Just open it (I suggest Loomis, Figure Drawing, if you're a real starter), read and copy the drawings. I see many people who forget to read the artists text, witch is complementary and important to the understanding of the drawings.
I can spend hours and hours suggesting books, methods, how-to's, where to post, etc, etc. But it wouldn't help if isn't a real need coming from yourself. Got it?
That's it. Draw and I'll be glad to keep helping. ;-)
Last Sunday topic: feet. I do prefer to try this wave of anatomy studies like this. Random and Fun.
"And now for something completely different..."
Still-life of our shower token. :-p
11-25-2009, 04:49 AM
Your work rocks! Can't wait to see some more! :)
11-29-2009, 01:45 AM
great work buddy.. keep them coming.where were you when they made the lion king films?
11-29-2009, 03:33 AM
good studies, Dado, keep em coming.
12-08-2009, 09:05 PM
Yeah dudes. Trying to make most of my time useless in that jobless period. I'm totally dedicated to TechMechs (http://boards.polycount.net/showthread.php?t=67788), but I can't stop that daily anatomy/paint studies - actually I'm running through a schedule with a mix of anatomy, paint and cartoon subjects.
This one is a portrait study. Very common face in local TV shows nowadays. Funny and strange guy in the same time.
Last week life class.
And some legs anatomy. Referenced from photos.
@FlyByKnight: thx man. My work is just a small reflected portion of my dedication/knowledge. Just need practice to make it shine even more.
@Dwope: ahaha, don't dig the Lion King thing, but thanks anyway Dwope.
@conte: holly molly, thanks conte. Glad you're interested in my artwork.
12-11-2009, 09:31 AM
First of all... Im totally in doubt to check other artists sketchbooks. Gonna spend some hour later on it...mostly of you guys deserve a look.
Here's my yesterday/today anatomy studies; all photo-referenced.
These are pics of a deviantart artist. Nice photo session of hands.
And these ones are from CharacterDesigns (http://characterdesigns.com/) site.
12-14-2009, 07:44 PM
Headphones (Beatles) + incoming cold + a computer with a tablet. Interesting Monday!
And some hours playing with the TV guy portrait's (plus) some fun with textures, colors and brushstrokes:
http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/dadoalmeida_est_zina2.jpg?w=300 (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/dadoalmeida_est_zina2.jpg)http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/dadoalmeida_est_pezina.jpg?w=300 (http://amonsteria.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/dadoalmeida_est_pezina.jpg)
12-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Test in ArtRage 3. Quite interesting the feeling of "being out of control" when you don't know how to manipulate the tools. Like in real-life mess.
12-16-2009, 10:36 PM
Reminds me of GlaDOS, which is a good thing.
02-10-2010, 08:23 AM
These are some artworks (3D and 2D stuff) which I'm doing for a Indie project in Unity. The project was idealized by Thiago Deserto (http://jogosuperrock.blogspot.com/), who's new to Unity, but 're learning it and got the main engine working in a small amount of time. I'm impressed.
The goal is to make a playable and presentable demo to show in the next weeks, to show to future investors and maybe became a more polished version.
Mockup of the UI
Some illustrations to play at the begging of 1st chapter...
Sprites for dialogs
in-game screenshots (lights baked)
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