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    Face in the crowd~Magami

    This is my first CA sketchbook, though I'm certainly not new to the idea of posting art online.

    I only have one decent product currently online (thereby being easily accessible at this time) that I feel is worthy of this site, and that is the following dinosaur:

    In my line of thinking right now(subject to change, I'm still young^^; ), this could become a portfolio piece along with my observation sketches/paintings. I supposed the background could be more detailed. What do you think?

    EDIT-I've put my two.....sorta animeish (OHGODNO!) inspired pieces of various (OC) characters here because I think the color will make my thread mroe attractive as opposed to a monochromatic thumbnail. Yes, these are slightly exaggerated in detail, but i think they highlight the "artist bitch", the hand, quite nicely. I'm especially proud of the pink haired girl, because she was drawn all in pen (why do I do this to myself? XD)

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    Whowaweewa as Borat could say. Thats nice. What tool you used to draw like that? Oh and welcome to CA

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    1. Merely a regular ball point pen, a thin one. A source was used, but like a lot of dinosaur renderings, much of it is conceptional. Same goes for Deinonychus, the real little star of Jurassic Park, not those misnamed "raptors". As for the the cigarette and the blank spaces were done various reasons, mostly because I was both watching "Thank You For Smoking" and also wanted to render the picture in CG. But I'm new to layers. I'm taking a CS class in a few months.
    2. Thanks a bunch.

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    I think the background would be distracting if you added much more detail to it. The textures and hatching are pretty cool, although they tend to flatten out the full-bodied dinosaur on the left. You might want to darken the shadows so that the form stands out more. Also, the pose is kind of stiff. Even a little turn to the neck or hips, to give it a shift in weight, would make it more interesting.

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    Awesome! The proportions look right on! Nice work!!! MORE, MORE!!!

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    More portfolio candidates;

    1.Geisha (Geiko) doll with incense;

    2.Lovely face; (This is not going in the portfolio)

    3. semi-realism- Motorcycle;

    2 out of three direct observation...not bad I'd say.

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    Hey man! Theres a good start here. To me, though, it looks like you're not spending enough time on the underdrawing and structure of something before you go ahead and paint/detail it. The dinosaur drawing is well detailed and looks fine above the waist, but its almost like he gets human proportions from the waist down. Similar with the bike, rendering and painting skills look great, but structure is a bit off. Keep going, keep drawing, keep painting and you'll definitely get there. Just focus a bit more at the beginning stages.
    Tips: look at the drawing flipped, hold it up to a light to see it from behind, look at it upside down, etc.
    Good luck!

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    No excuse for the dino's poor leg shape, that was just for fun, but the motorcycle was intended to be abstract(teacher mandated), but midway, I decided that would look awful. So...yea. "semi-realism" XP

    Edit: Wow, viewing these images on Windows XP, they don't look very coordinated. And the Motorcycle's blurry camera resolution looks worse as well...I don't know if this is just me or what (I use Vista on my notebook...since I'm not going to bother attempting a downgrade. It serves me well I suppose.)

    Edit #2: Here's another old piece, the still life artist's staple, FRUIT: up close & personal, in oil pastels. (with a harsh shadow...I know I know. XD)

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    Self portrait, done last year and updated last week.

    It's going in the Ringling portfolio for review.

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    Broken woman: Revamped

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    Hi Magami, thanks for commenting on my SB.

    I love your work. That last one is trippy but one thing... lose the lens glare.

    Hopefully we'll both be at ringling come next year

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    Good work! I like the motorcycle and the cubistic one the most. I have to agree with Jodo: lose the glare. It looks like you're painting pretty fast and you're not taking enough time to really analyze your objects. It really helps if you just slow down your penstrokes, maybe step back and look at your picture. Also with symmetrical things (eg. faces) lightly drawing in the axis helps noticing if something looks off a lot.

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    YAY.
    I'll retake the picture of the woman, I don;t know why I thought the glare was cool 5 months ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by breistift View Post
    It looks like you're painting pretty fast and you're not taking enough time to really analyze your objects. It really helps if you just slow down your penstrokes; maybe step back and look at your picture. Also with symmetrical things
    I actually love doing that.
    I had to rush that piece because I only get 35 minute segments to paint certain parts of the picture, and I kept reworking the piece from a monochromatic photo. The art teacher also wanted it to be more abstract, adding to the issues. But hey, she's planning on buying it from me, I can't complain. However, I'm willing to touch it up one more time. If there was ONE part that could stand to be reworked (I have until the 17th to finish up everything), what part should it be?

    lightly drawing in the axis helps noticing if something looks off a lot.
    I was merely copying a photo, the guy had his head tilted. I'm aware that his eyes aren't even enough though. I must be more pro-axis.
    Thank you very much, guys.

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