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    My first digital art sketchbook (now with traditional stuff)

    Hey, I've been drawing for quite a while but have only just decided to branch out seriously into the digital art area. I have also begun working on a project which is basically the creation of an alien race yet to be named, but they're evil, industrial and I generally stick to monotone colour schemes when drawing them.

    The following images are in chronological order of creation, so the first two were done around the same time, using black and white and the translusancy tool for blending. The third image however was a test, and uses Black, white and grey which I used at the suggestion of someone on Deviantart and I feel it gives a cleaner more solid look. The final image was a concept for the colonies of the race.

    You'll probably comment on the amount of smoke I use, but although I could probably cut back I think its important for the feel of the race since they have polluted their planet beyond reconcile and so I imaging lots of machines and stuff giving off fumes.

    Anyway I'm looking for advice on both concept and Technique...especially technique! I'll be updating this as I churn out more images and tests.

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    hey good start.. put up some sketches... we'd like to see more... keep up...

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    Profiles

    This is a front and side shot of the head, not essencial but might come in use for reference later on. Plus it was good practice for profiles, which I usually suck at.

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    hello! interesting concepts you have here!
    i'll comment on the smoke, but not about how much there is (perfectly fine in my opinion.) i'd love to see some more variety in the smoke, there are plenty of awesome cloud and grunge brushes you can download for free, and they could help. even without pen pressure, try adjusting the sizes of the brush or painting over some strokes to make the strokes look less unifom.
    for the second to last cg (with the reddish bg and lots of black smoke), try using some other colors instead of just black. some ashy reds, especially if theres some light filtering through, might help out with the depth and overall atmosphere.
    even if you're going for a monochromatic b/w feel for the sake of your characters, i think it might be cool to try overlaying a few colors to help out the mood and depth. just play around!
    great sb so far, keep us updated!

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    I'm definately going to be playing around with smoke techniques alot, I'm not quite sure what you mean by variety...variety in shape, colour? could you elaborate a bit...its probably painfully obvious, but you have keep things simple round me lol

    Also I'll try and add some more variation to colours in the Colony piece, and I'll probably re-submit it in a few days.

    Thanks for the comments!

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    Manequin

    Just a quick sketch before I toodle off to bed for the night, This is a manequin, but as you can see I've used a bit of colour...let me know if you think its an improvement, I kind of like it (thanks tytseng for the suggestion, dunno if its what you meant but thats how I interpreted it)

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    Creator Mk2

    This is a redesign of the Creator, or the builder...I haven't done the manequin yet, but I I'll update when I've done it.

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    Apocolypse

    This is just a quick sketch I threw together in 20 minutes or so...by no means the best thing ever, but I might tidy it up at some point

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    Lurker

    What started out as an attempt at drawing "The Darkness" from the game of the same name, turned into some kind of lurking horror...although not the most complex piece in the world I like this piece in its own special way

    Crits as per usual?

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    It's a little blurry can I can't tell as to what it is, besides some eyes and blody teeth. sometimes fear is created from knowing, and not the unkown , try that next time.

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    Ok here are a couple more bits and pieces, the first is a few sketches just messing about really, the second is a kind of rip off of that giant sand worm thing that I think is from Dune, but I decided my aliens needed them on their planet

    Crits and comments as per usual...

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    The Big traditional stuff update...

    Ok this isn't Digital art but I felt I should give an example of some of my traditional work from my real life sketchbook...these are some of my pages, not necisserily in any order...

    Crits always welcome : )

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    Your drawings make me smile! They are very expressive and animated. I like your smooth, minimal use of lines. It makes your drawings look very sharp.

    Very nice job. Keep it up!

    "A perfect machine can be made from imperfect parts."
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    Thanks for the kind words Red Skull I'm gonna try and put some more Traditional stuff up later down the line, and maybe I'll start to combine both traditional and Digital later too.

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    It will be nice to see what you come out with.

    Until then....we wait...



    "A perfect machine can be made from imperfect parts."
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    Yeah I like to get several pieces done before I update, but since I'm a bit lazy it takes me a while...I'm also a compulsive fiddler, I can always see something that needs fiddling with in one of my pieces...I'm trying to get out of the habit, but you know how it is ;D

    Should have something up in the next couple of days....hopefully...I hope your all very patient

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    Ok this was my attempt at a C.O.W. entry, not sure if it'll get in, but I enjoyed doing it and thats all that matters right? If anyone has trouble reading the writing just say and I'll type it up...

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    I really like the idea you h ave here. I wish more people in those contest would focus on overall presentation instead of just the picture with words typed below it. Putting the words in the picture is neat. One thing thought about these contest, the winners tend to be people who have large, very clear pictures of their detailed people. Maybe make the fish thing larger and easier to see?

    I'll look for the contest. Whats the topic?

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    Its "Time Benders"...basically creatures that bend time for their own purpose for whatever reason.

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    Nothing amazing here, just a quick little sketch of Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid...Just trying out some lineart on the computer, used the "Paths" tool to get some good solid lines, but I've found thay need a fair bit of editing with the rubber after, just to give a bit more clarity ans smoothess to the lines....is this just a problem with the Path tool, or is there a way to make it make even lines?

    C&C as per usual

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    Another Comic style piece, I enjoy making these little pictures so I hope you like them too...The background was supposed to be a beach, and I was gonna add some more details but for some bizarre reason my tools stopped working after I drew all the shapes : /

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    Lady in red

    Just a piece I threw together the other night...realised how devoid my SB is of women and thought people might start talking if I didn't put atleast ONE in lol

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    A little bit of emotion...

    This little guy has plagued my doodles recently, and I finally decided to put him in a piece...

    This took about an hour to an hour and a half, to draw and colour...and its by no means perfect, especially the shadows, but I think its just about passable lol maybe someone could do some corrections for me or something since shadows cause me so much grief it'd be nice to have some pointers

    Anyway hope you enjoy the lonely soul finding a friend

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    great work man

    keep up the art man,post more often if u have the time.

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