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    Who'd A Thunk?

    Well, what can I say, this place rocks. The work posted on this site is top notch, and the people really know what they are talking about. I've been lurking here for a little while now, and I finally decided to get some stuff up.

    A little about me:
    I'm 17 (as of August 18th, 2007), and I currently live in the United States. I've loved drawing for as long as I can remember, and I hope to keep loving it as long as I live. My favorite medias are black ink and graphite. After high school, I'm planning on attending College, then trying to start a career as an illustrator.

    Please, all crits and comments are welcome.

    *EDIT* new and better stuff at the end!

    Pictures are as follows:

    Thumbnail of a CG piece - see page two for more details!
    Quint A'din (a character I RP as), ink on 14X17 white paper
    Heavy Armor, ink on 14X17 white paper
    Dragon with Master, HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
    Pilots, HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
    Rock Dragon, HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
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    Really cool stuff, lovin' the angry dragon and the thief (?) guy.

    1 crit I have it that the ladies hips on the 4th one are really thin.

    Nice crosshatching on your armored death guy.

    Looking at it again, I'm not entirely sure, but the lady on the dragons shoulder has really broad looking shoulders... maybe thats sexism? (me thinking women cant have broad shoulders) But I donno, cool stuff either way! keep it up.

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    Kapope: Yeah, I know the hips are too thin on the rendering of the man and woman. However, the shoulders on the woman who is sitting atop the dragon are correct; yet again, it's her hips that are to small. Thank's for the comment, and the crit.

    The pictures are as follows:

    Darth Vader, ink on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
    Stevie Ray Vaughn, HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
    Self Portrait (45 minutes), HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
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    OMG OMG Learn me to stroke like thattt!! I have problems with that
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    Hey there, welcome! Really great start here. I LOVE the second pic, great example of some killer inkwork. You should check out the Lord of the Rings Beastiary (forget which edition, but it has some amazing ink illustrations) if you're really into that. It always inspires me.
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    A little bit more...

    OK, here's another couple. Thanks for the crits and comments, much appreciated.

    The pictures are as follows:

    T-Rex, HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
    J-17 Hornet (Concept Sketch), HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
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    Nice stuff, i really like the Darth Vader one.

    keep it up

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    I'm a real fan of your hatching and crosshatching. You don't see a technique like that often. It does look like you avoid hands a little though. my favorite is the T-Rex. Hope to see more. lats

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    yet again, I post!

    Lacadam, thanks for looking at my work, I liked yours as well!

    ped454, I never really thought I avoided hands...maybe I do subconsiously, I don't know. Thanks for the crit!

    pictures are as follows:

    Arrenna Malaka, HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
    Billy Joel, HB .5 mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
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    more!

    Alright, here's some more! I'm rather green when it comes to using the computer, but I'm trying.

    Pictures are as follows:

    Arrenna Malaka, Corel Painter IX
    Masked Man, Corel Painter IX
    Assassin, black ink on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
    Assassin (colored), Photoshop CS
    Black Mage, Corel Painter IX
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    Good Stuff

    Love the pen work. I have always struggled with that. Keep it up and don't let the lazy fairy get you like she got me.
    My time behind the pencil and more

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    Everything looks awesome, but they say that the tablet is not so good for learning to paint, better to go back to traditional stuff, like acrylics, after you learn with that you can be benefited by thye tablet wich is a very practical and fun tool. I cant critique you on anything else i think, maybe some more practice with adding light and shadows from real life?, keep it up!!!.

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    Christian223: Thanks for the crit. In fact, I do know how to use acrylics a bit, and I love Oil Pastel as well. I'll try to get a few more of my colored traditional stuff up as well. However I do understand what you are saying about knowing traditional before moving to the PC. In addition, I know that I have to do more life drawing to help better myself (I'm working on it ). Again, thanks for taking the time to look over my work!
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    Awesome your ink work...like alot your illustration..keep it up!
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    loving your stroke technique. On the Colored assassin piece for your ink layer change the layer property to multiply. It will keep the integrity of your ink lines and you wont get that thin lightness around the lines.

    Keep up the work

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    Tea Drinker: Thanks for the tip; I've been wondering how to get rid of the 'haze' in the linework. 'll try it out!

    As I promised, here is some colored traditional work. Sorry for the blurry/washed out pictures; my hand isn't very steady when it comes to photo...

    Pictures are as follows:
    T-Rex (my first watercolor), watercolor on 9" X 12" 140lb. watercolor paper
    Bass, oil pastel on 21" X 28" packing paper
    Box Study (washed out/blurry photo), acrylic on 18" X 24" canvas panel
    DC on Fire (washed out/blurry photo), acrylic on 18" X 24" canvas panel
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    cool keep it up!
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    In the absence of light, dark will prevail.

    see my NEW sketchbook[UPDATED] http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=123027
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    dude, those inks are really really great...and just 17...aahhh I´m jealous haha.
    Can´t crit you much, just keep drawing...

    Good luck.

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    Done!

    alright, it's done!
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    Just a few random sketches. Done completely in ink, no pencil layout first (no erasing scares me, so this is a big jump for me!)
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    your sp looks good, but also kinda traced. did you trace?

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    Did I trace!? Heck no, that's almost an insult...However, why does it look traced? But, anyhow, thanks for taking the time to look. (and really, I take no offence to your question, I'm sure you meant no hard feelings!)

    I hope to get some more work up soon; I've just been a little swamped with school.
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    Hey, cool stuff you got here!

    With the last Self Portrait you posted I think that the face is so well done that you should give the hair a little extra attention. Not that the hair is bad but compared to the detail in the face the hair kinda looks thrown on there.

    Keep posting, this is turning in to a really cool sketchbook!
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    Thanks everyone for all the critiques and comments!

    The skull is the outline to a shirt graphic I am creating using silk-screening, project currently in progress. The girl is fittingly named Giraffe Girl because of her un-proportionally long neck. The reason for this is that I just didn’t feel like erasing what I had and starting over… . The other two are preliminary sketches for a drawing I am currently working on (the final is on 18” X 24” 80 lb. paper, and is preliminary sketch 2).

    Drawings are as follows:

    t-shirt graphic, .25 RAPIDOGRAPH illustration pen on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Giraffe Girl, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Preliminary 1, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Preliminary 2, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
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    i like your work man,i gotta catch up.
    really impressive portraits

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    Apart from some of your proportions being abit of here and there, some decent work.

    I really like your ink work, and the textures and volume that you manage to create in them. This sense of form (and fun) seems to be missing from the pencils and other mediums - kind of hard to explain.
    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

    www.sevans.co.nz , for more images and to kill time.

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    The Curehead - thanks for the complient.

    SEVANS - Very interesting thought you bring up there. I don't really see what you’re talking about, but I'm a biased opinion, so I don't know what to say. Perhaps it's because my ink-work tends to seem more finished because of the true black, where as my pencil-work tends to be rather light...Also, I have been really struggling with my proportions as of late, so it is something I am working on very hard. Thanks for stopping by!
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    Ok, here's an update on my WIP (see my last post with pictures). Neither picture shows the entire drawing, just the areas I've worked on.

    .5 HB mechanical pencil on 18X24 white paper

    Quick question, what's the best way to photograph a drawing too large to scan?
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    It's been a while, so I have quite a bit to post. I've been keeping busy with a few CG pieces, as well as an acrylic painting or two. However, none of that will make it into these posts yet...

    Drawings are as follows:

    Another Arrenna, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    eye, .5 HB mechanical pencil on white paper
    forest, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    garden, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Zandra Ra'Deth, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Zandra Ra'Deth 2, RAPIDOGRAPH illustration pens on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
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    Part two

    Drawings are as follows:

    Characters, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Characters inked, RAPIDOGRAPH illustration pens on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Random Sketches, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Random Sketches 2, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
    Wolf Dude, .5 HB mechanical pencil on 8 ½ X 11 white paper
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