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    The Whistler's sketchbook. NSFW-ish?

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    Hi, I'm new here. I've been lurking for about a half of year now and finally got the courage to actually post some of my own work. Hope you guys help me improve


    Now let's try the attachment thingy...

    EDIT - had to remove all the old shitty stuff in order for my sb thumbnail to work, here's hoping

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    Ha! What are the odds I happened upon this thread while whistling...

    Anyways, good start, and welcome. With your digital stuff try to block in your colours with hard brushes, and keep somewhat harder edges where you can. Soften things up only when you have to. Toss in some colour studies, (no colour picker!) they help you find out some neat things about colour you wouldn't normally see

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    Thanks I'll work on that, I'm not that skilled with Photoshop yet...


    Here's another one, unfortunately my crappy scanner killed some of the values...

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    Ok, the last ones for tonight... Tis stuff is addictive

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    Some more...

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    A few sketches and an unsuccesfull attempt at a selfportrait...

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    Lookin' good, Whistler .... [what, no portrait of your mother? ok, I know that was painfully lame, but I had to say it ]

    The hair in the very first pic rocks. The girl/elf/maiden in the orange cape is coming along nicely -- being a noob in PS myself, I don't have much in the way of helpful hints for ya there, sry And I like the bg in the tall girl/elf/maiden pic.. woot for that old manuscript look! The thing about her, though; she looks a little masculine.. intentional?

    Your pencil work's great And yes, SPs are surprisingly difficult -- keep at it! Cheers!

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    Thanks! LOL, not that Whistler, the Jethro Tull one

    The elf is actually an older one, she wasn't intentionally masculine but I liked her that way so I kept it... A girl has to have some strenght in her hands to shoot a longbow

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    Yesterday's sketches. Sorry for the crappy scanner

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    Yesterday's one I'm now attempting to color in PS...

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    A portrait

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    I'm dead and so is my tablet which means I have to wait for a new one to finish a picture I was working on...

    Very very hot over here and it doesn't actually help the inspiration if you know what I mean

    A castle, a bottle of pepsi (not a good looking one either), a boat, a car (actually the first one I ever drew, I don't like it btw, looks chibi), and two birds... All I could force myself to sketch today...

    And a crappy scanner.

    OK I admit, the castle was actually fun

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    I'm really digging your lines. They scan really well.

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    In my opinion my sketches aren't clean enough yet but I guess that comes with practise...

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    Practice practise practise...

    I need more work on the hands.

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    Nice confident line work. Something I still have to learn. Keep up the good work. Phil

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    Liking your sketches! Trick I recently found with my scanner; put a piece of darker card behind your pic,- that way the light doesn't go through the paper and bounce back, bleaching out the finer details.

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    Aardvarkphil - thanks

    alesoun - thanks, it's not so much the light that reflects trough the paper, it's that my scanner leaves a brighter line on the right side making everything i sketch there seem... well, crappier


    red hot chili peppers... again heh. been meaning to do all four of them but got too nervous after the two... not turning out the way I wanted them to. I'll draw the rest tomorrow.

    what can I do, I'm a fangirl... blah

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    Hello
    It's great to watch the progress from post to post. Good work! I especially like the studies and the portraits. Just watch the eyes. They're a bit off in the last portrait.
    Also, try to use a harder brush when colouring digitally. Washed out edges are OK to describe form inside of an object, but you need hard crisp edges to define it against the background. After all, when you look at your hand you can clearly see where it ends and where the background begins.
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    Thanks! I'd gladly try the harder brush but my tablet died so I need to wait for a new one... I need some color in this sketchbook...


    In the meantime, here is Johnny, I couldn't force myself to draw Flea too, and some sketches. I suck at drawing men... I need more practice there...

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    Hey, I like very much your portaits and full figure studies, they have a pretty cool style. Keep it up!

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    Thanks!

    Some uninspired sketches... My tablet is STILL not here...

    Gotta draw more of Divine

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    More... The white line across the spidey is due to scanner...

    Tablet comes in two to three days...

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    Selfportrait...

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    Zdravo Majo. I'll write in english so as not to be rude. I see, you have deffinitely progressed since your early sketches, keep it up . You should concentrate more and spend more time on measuring angles and distances and abstraction. I can see you have construction lines here and there and that's good, that's essential when drawing from life as well. Spend as much time on measuring as it takes you to get it right, even if it means hours for a simple sketch. Simplify the forms first with rough geometric polygons and then continue to break those polygons down into smaller sections. If you measure everything correctly, everything will fall into place. Also try drawing from the photos but turn them upside down, and choose a photo in which you wouldn't recognize the subject when you flip it. You'll be amazed how fast you'll learn to see correctly when you don't have the distractions of the mind.

    Seeing that you're RHCP fan, did you go to their concert in Indjija? I went and it was a disaster, I was dissapointed. They played for a split second, and didn't have any interaction with the audience. But what the hell.

    See ya, cheers

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    The latest portraits are looking good, dude. I really like the environments, the castle and stuff. Maybe do some still life drawings? Just a few. I also need to do a lot more. Awesome stuff, Whistler, keep going! Thanks for the comment in my book. Later!

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    IvkeBG - thanks for the advice! Never occured to me to draw somethinh upside down... This is gonna be fun

    Yeah, I went to Indjija and I actually had a great time, probably because I am a fan for about 8 years and this was the concert I've been waiting for for a long time. And I was aware of the fact that they were going to play for about 45 minutes because it was a festival appearance and not only a RHCP concert. But many people were dissapointed. I enjoyed it hile it lasted

    Ellingsworth - well, everything is fine with the enviros as long as I don't draw nature. Then I suck. I guess I should work more on that. As for the still life drawings, I'll do a few when I go trough Seedling's CA 101 assignments... They're awesome Thanks for the comment!

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    Your portraits are going well, especially the latest selfportrait - the drawing is more accurate and your shading is defining the form better. Good work, keep it up.

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    Hi: I agree with Puck about your self portrait and how the shadow defines the form. One technique to do this is to make your shading strokes follow along the planes and curves of the subject. Look up Andrew Loomis and see how he "sculpts" the form with the pencil.

    Lots of cool work here. I like that you're including perspective studies along with figures. Let it flow!

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    Thank you Puck

    yeticatcher - I'm kind of new with this type of shading but I guess it does work out better for the form. I have all of the Loomis books one can download, maybe I SHOULD pay more attention to them

    Anyways, an old sketch of a house and a new wip also posted in the wip section...

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