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    Life Drawings of the Undead

    Hello all,

    I've read this site for a long time and never have posted much. So, I thought that I'd start a sketchbook to hopefully become more active on here.

    This post has been edited and the original images removed so that I could put up a decent thumbnail image.

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    Some of this is prity cool, dude!
    Keep working on anatomy

    lol I think you found 'posemaniacs' on my sketchbook, bloody good site ay!

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    see my NEW sketchbook[UPDATED] http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=123027
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    Entry 2

    JailHouseRock: Thanks for the comment. Hell yes I'm going to continue practicing anatomy.

    Here's tonight's batch:

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    Entry 3

    These things probably aren't very interesting to look at, but here's some more.

    Soon I'll make some good art, with stuff like color and value.

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    It's good that you can see the purpose of the tedious and boring aspects of art so when you get to the harder concepts you won't have an issue cranking out studies. A comment about pose maniacs, You don't JUSt have to do gestures from it, you can try and use it to do longer drawings from, try that and you will learn different things. Just a suggestion.

    But yeah I'll definately check back when you post some more stuff.

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    Aveh- Thanks for the comment. I did do one drawing from the pose maniacs for a bit longer so I could get all of the muscles down. I'm trying to work now on proportions so that I can pose characters from my head.

    Below is a quick value drawing that I did in photoshop based on the warrior sketch above.

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    Entry 5

    Hello again,

    In case you all were getting worried I did keep up with my drawing the last couple of days, I just didn't get around to scanning it. I'd like to thank my fans for sticking with me.

    So, without furthur ado, here are my 30 second gesture drawings from tonight and one longer. I went back to the ball point pen for these.

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    Entry 6

    Hello all,

    It's been a few days since I posted. Don't worry, I've been drawing. I've just not been scanning. I did this drawing for my parents for Christmas. They seem to like art as presents better than anything I could buy them, even though I have excellent taste in stuff. A few more years of this and I'll fill up their walls.

    18" x 24" bogus rough sketch paper. 3 or so hours, referenced from a photo.

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    Entry 7

    Hello all,

    I was on a trip for a while so I didn't post anything. However amidst my travels I did come up with a drawing that I don't mind sharing. It's a copy of a classic statue of Neptune. I didn't write down the artist so I forget who it is by. Please pardon my lack of common courtesy.

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    nice work ... i really do like the christmas present

    studies seem to be going fine also ... keep it up

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    Entry 8

    gkrit: Thanks for stopping in.

    Here's something I did tonight. I took a really shitty drawing and did a bit of an Andrew Jones sorta thing to it. I duplicated it, flipped it around, overlayed it over the original, and looked for symmetries that looked like something. What I came up with by doing this was way better than what I had originally drawn. This isn't a finished drawing or anything but I think it's pretty cool to come up with something almost completely at random.

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    Entry 9

    Hello

    Here's some more 30 second gesture drawings and a character sketch.

    I hope you enjoy.

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    Entry 10

    Hello,

    I printed out the image of the alien armor from above and took some pencil to it to see what it looked like with some tone.

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    Entry 11

    I've been playing with Painter a bit recently, testing out brushes, seeing what I like, and trying to get the feel of the wacom so that I feel as comfortable sketching with it as I do pencil. Not quite there yet.

    Here's a few painter sketches I came up with the last couple of days.

    Thanks for looking, and if anybody has any suggestions as to what are good brushes, let me know.

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    Wow!

    I am impressed Tom! Hope you continue to make stuff like crazy. The world needs to see it!

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    Entry 12

    Hey All,

    Been doing a lot of 3d stuff recently so after that I don't really feel like being on the computer much. I'll probably put the 3d stuff up here in a bit. Here's some drawings I've done recently. I've been playing a lot with texture and different photoshop brushes. Of course, I should just be trying to draw well, but the brushes are fun.

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    Entry 13

    This is the 3d stuff that I've been working on. I'm preparing this for a portfolio to take to the Workshop in Seattle. I'm hoping to get a job as an environmental artist - texturer. I think this stuff would make better portfolio pieces if they were rendered from a real-time game engine, unfortunately I don't have time to figure that out before the workshop.

    Done with Maya and Photoshop. No post-work in photoshop except resizing.

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    Entry 14

    Hello

    Here's the rest of my 3D project. My idea was to take the same model and texture it to be "good" and "evil." This is the evil batch and the neutral model. I'm pretty sick of the computer right now, so I'm not writing any more.

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    Big changes for tmbritton

    Hello all,

    So I've recently moved from Detroit to Austin. What a nice change. There's so much more here art-wise that it's ridiculous. I've been going to life drawing sessions twice a week for the last month or so and I've began oil painting again. Strangely, after 5 years of neglect these paintings look better than what I was doing before. I guess that I've just seen so much more cool stuff that I like in that time on this site and other places that I've absorbed a little bit.

    So, this big dump represents about a month of figure drawing. I'm only uploading the ones that I don't find embarrassing. There's a few more. These are all probably 30 minutes - 1 hour. I believe that they are presented here in chronological order.

    Thanks for looking and if anybody has any suggestions for how to improve the life drawing, I'm all ears. I think I know the real answer already: just keep doing it.

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    Here's a few paintings that I've done this week. I just recently set up a little oil painting easel in a spare room and these are the first paintings that I've done in about five years. Strangely, these are much better than what I was doing back then, despite the neglect.

    Thanks for looking. If anybody has any painting suggestions, or suggestion on how to get a decent picture of a painting with a little digital camera, I'd love to hear. I'm still fighting with the medium.

    Oh, and yes, I am a naturally very red person.

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    Really nice stuff mate, you're certainly on the right track with the anatomy stuff. I am jealous that you're in a place with regular life-drawing.. I didn't take advantage of that while I had it, and now I'm in a place where there's NONE... so what I'm saying is, take advantage of that!! Soak up the knowledge, and keep it up dude!

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    They can't all be zingers

    Here's a couple from today. I had to cut the drawings session short today. These are the only drawings that I did.

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    So this last drawing session was kinda frustrating. I couldn't get a decent drawing during any of the longer poses. I think it was because the model was really beautiful so I wanted to make a great drawing of her. But because I was too consciously trying it just wouldn't happen. Kinda the same as talking to beautiful women.

    Kind of an interesting encounter outside of the drawing session after it was over. I was loading my car with my stuff and this beat-up faded 90's muscle car pulls up beside me. A guy yells out the window at me "Hey man, you been painting my girlfriend."

    Is this guy some kinda jealous boyfriend giving me shit, I thought. I replied very slowly to him, "Charcoal, actually." Even though I spend my time designing web pages, drawing, and painting I still for some reason think of myself like Conan the Barbarian.

    "Cool, man" he says and gets out of the car. He's about 4 inches shorter than me, long greasy hair. "Did she tell you about our show?"

    "What? No." I say, it seems he's not looking for a fight after all.

    He hands me a flier for a band. He's singing and playing guitar while wearing a top hat, red and white striped blazer, looking very circusy and trollish. The model, apparently his girlfriend, is go-go dancing and looking hot. "Friday night," he says, turns and walks into the building.

    "I should have been a musician instead of an artist," I think to myself.

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    amazing stuff man!
    keep it up !

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    Another Dump

    Shrikant and Ook- Thanks for stopping by and the encouraging comments.

    I finally got around to scanning some sketchbook stuff. Some of this goes back to the Seattle workshop. If anybody who was there is checking out this thread, I'm sure you'll recognize the models. Some of this is short, sub 15 minute life drawings. Some of it is from the imagination. Monsters and whatnot. I'm sure you'll be able to tell.

    Thanks for looking.

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    I'm digging your figure drawings, keep it up and keep pushing yourself=D Man, that oil painting of the still life with the flask is wonderful.

    Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=107078
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    Kidape- thanks for checking my stuff out. See you at the AVAA next weekend.

    So here's this weekend's life drawing and a painting study and even a drawing from the imagination.

    First up: An oil painting of a chrome utility knife that's kinda batmanesque in design.
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    Here's a couple of drawings from Sunday's drawing session:
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    Monday we had a couple posing for us. It was much harder than drawing one person, and kinda odd.
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    And finally a drawing of a naked chick killing a monster, a subject that is very near to my heart and very personal.

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    Thanks for looking, and I am always looking for critiques. Or if you just want to post something and bump my sketchbook back to the top, that's cool too.

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    You have some very nice stuff going on here man. I like that 3d stuff up at the top and these life drawings are good. Yep just keep at it and you'll get where you want to be!

    "A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead. Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style. The test is whether it has life and conveys genuine feeling."- Harold Speed
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    Almighty Chris- Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the compliment

    Here's a couple of sketches. Playing with older drawings and photoshop and symmetry.

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    Went to a Dr. Sketchy today. It was pretty cool. They had a go-go dancer there to pose and she had all kinds of bizarre go-go dancing outfits. A pack of different colored highlighters would have been appropriate to depict the colors. But, here's some decent ones that came out of it.

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