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    More Mechs and Moleskines

    Thought I'd give another try at keeping a regular sketchbook thread, so here's a start to it. The two wips are a study of a pre-raphaelite portrait and a robot design I'm going to try and do a 3D model of once it's done.
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    good start. with the values and the shading

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    Another quick acrylic from today, this time of a rubix cube

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    Need to make up for the missed day, but didn't have time to do it tonight. I'll try and get that done tomorrow if I can

    Anyway, just a quick painting of a usb-ps2 mouse adapter

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    Left this thread longer than I'd intended without posting, but I've at least been getting things done, so I've got a fair dump to make. On the two WIP images, both were lost recently when my hard disk crashed, so I don't know what'll be happening with them. I have started work on another portrait , but haven't gotten far with it yet. Also had a bit of a setback in that I've bought out the local art store's supply of small canvas boards and clay boards, so I'll need to stock up when I visit my parents this weekend. At present I'm running short 2 paintings, so I'll try and make that up over the weekend.

    Anyway, onto the paintings. I've tried to keep them in the order that I did them in. Wasn't too happy with the car. It was supposed to be one of the characters from "Cars", done from a toy (The Doc). The reflections were a real pain to do, and I don't think I did as well as I could, but thought it would be best to post it anyway. The sponge was done twice because I didn't like how the first one came out, although I did like the solid colours in it. Still working on today's painting, and I don't think it'll be dry in time to scan before I leave, so I'll post it with the weekend's paintings when I get back.

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    Forgot how quick acrylics dry

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    Next batch of uploads. Still short one, but I'm hoping to make that up this week

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    Today's update. Trying to get back into the swing of updating on the day rather than letting things build up

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    Hi there!
    Pretty nice random object studies.
    I`m quite clueless about painting so Im afraid I cant offer you an advise or crit!
    Keep it up!

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    cool man

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    Blaz:Thanks Finding different objects to paint has probably been one of the harder parts of this actually, I keep having to rummage everywhere to find something suitable :p

    ACRO: Nice to know you recognised what it was :p

    Next one, a piece off a rubber clamp. Not too happy with the contrast in this one though, too much red in the background. Still, need to get to work now so no more time to work on it. Planning on getting another done tonight so that I've made up the missing one from before.

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    Nice paintings! It would be interesting to see some more detailed still lifes with flowers or something. Good job anyway, keep it up! =)

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    Ulver: Thanks. I was planning on sticking to simple and building it up slowly, but I guess it might be worth trying something a bit more complex now, maybe a tree or something.

    Digital quickie done while waiting at work with my laptop

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    This is a great exercise. The acrylics have more character than the digitals. When doing red on red etc it helps to put just a little bit of the complimentary color into the cast shadow. A little green on a red table top, a little purple on a yellow surface etc. It will pop the object out from the background. This can be done with suble realism or exagerated for vivid effect like we do in commercial art.
    Nice work, keep it going.
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    Thanks a lot for the tip Gilead. I really should have known that, but knowing the theory and putting it into practice are two different things. Guess I need more practice at the latter. Love the acrylics you've got in your blog btw, especially the one with the blue and white bowl.

    Anyway, next one. Painting of a tree, as I promised. Sadly the view of the tree wasn't as good as I thought it was, so there was a building in front. Rather than leaving a blank rectangle I thought it would be best to paint it in. I'll probably do some more trees over the weekend. Not entirely happy with how the tree itself turned out, but abstractions like this are something I really need to work on, so it's good practice all the same
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