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    Hey D.L.!!

    Dude was really nice meeting u!! U blow away my mind with ur " stuff" hahahaha!! Wasnt really easy to draw every night!! Hope u had a nice trip home and could take lots of improvement home with u!!! Im sure u gonna be badass someday! U still so young!! Unfair i would say hahaha!! Good luck for getting a job!!! And hope to see u next time!!

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    hey all

    jabo you didn't see those landscapes because they are mostly done by photoshop and good ol' mouse. I Look forward to seeing your digitals next time! And yeah well, next time we should draw together instead of getting wasted together.

    ajvenema and Malakai SinClair hahaha. Thanks, that is one of the greatest compliments I have ever had! I actually quitted my history study so that I could spend time on my arts. Still have to change the description on the first post.

    However I don't think I'm quite on the 'right' level to make art for a living yet. There are far better and more talented people in the art scene then me, and the last thing I want to do is send out a not so decent portfolio to people, since people will always associate to me in the future as the "dude with amateur art work".

    So first it is time to draw, draw, draw, draw and see if I'm able to get to a level which is "decent" within 2-3 years or so. (But that will probably be 7-8 years, if I have to be realistic )

    Duq Yeah I know, my scanner sucks right now it was great meeting you! I heard that metal-mike and hyver were maybe planning something for in holland, so maybe I'll see you there again, or else during another dutch sketchmeet

    Soja lol! my 'stuff' :p I actually felt more like 'the noob of the group' instead of the young talented artist to be honest! Learned tons though by simply looking at everybody's work and how they handled there drawings. It was a real eye opener for me. Hope to see you next time to again!

    Well unfortunately I've been away this day and yesterday so that gave me almost no time to draw... However I do have a little sketch I've made during the train which I scanned in (still with the lousy and bad scanner still have to find a solution for that....)

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    I hope I'm able to show more tomorrow or Ill never get anywhere :/

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    There's some nice stuff in here, you're pretty good with the painting, just keep at it! Your sketches are great, no criticism there!

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    I'm really loving your digital paintings. They seem to get better and better.

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    matthew and rikki, thanks!

    right, I found a lot of extra buttons in my scanner options, and I managed to make my scans better so I'm going to repost the last 2 posts and add some aditional stuff

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    some 2 minute thumbnails:

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    that was all for now, back to zu drawing board!

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    Hello D.

    I definately have to agree with some of these people on your rendering and drawing skills... I like how the contrast is helping to bring the forms out and giving your drawings that punch. Now some might have an extra kick if you add some subtle highlight with something like a white pastel pencil that is contradictory to your paper. Some of the sheets seem like they are a warmer yellow tone so something of a cool white would be interesting to see. the same could be said if the paper was a cool bluish tone, where a warm white would be useful. (you might have to experiment with different types to get something that suits you) That being said, I do like how your working with the landscape paintings... I'll have to get into it after I finish my workshop with Mentler.

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    hello shawn, I have to try that once with a white pastel pencil. Good suggestion You're in a workshop with mentler? That's great! I'm sure you will learn tons of it. Sorry for not coming to your sketchbook yet, I will do that as soon as possible.

    Ok, here is a little environment sketch I did. I wanted to do something a bit more 'industrial' since I normally don't do such stuff.

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    Mooooooooooooooooooooore!

    I'm going to work more on the one top left.

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    nice updates... keep posting

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    roger enthombed!

    didn't really do much today, lazy me got caught up in a book he was reading hehe But here is a little bit of progress on zu environment! I hope I can show more tomorrow.

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    Hey D!!!
    The last one is really great!!! i love it! Think the mood is pretty cool!
    I think the sky is still little bit to bright! but well u will work more on it i think!
    so really looking forwar to see the final pic!!
    Keep workin!!

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    MAN! Nice looking environments!

    Keep 'em coming...
    Do me a quick WIP of some of those, so I can learn how to do some good environments.

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    Hey what's up, D. How's the progress going with that last environment of yours?

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    Veeerrrry nice job on the environments. I've always had trouble with those. D:
    and the hatching on angry fat thing with a stone hammer is so neat and tidy. alkdsjf KEEP POSTING.

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    hey all!

    Soja, Ill see if I can make the sky a bit less bright, have been trying some things already to accomplish that, but didn't really worked out the way I wanted.

    Malakai SinClair thanks! hehe, perhaps I could post my progress and how I work step by step once, though I doubt if anyone will really benefit from it :p

    Mydrim Thanks, I will visit your sketchbook asap (the group is getting biiiiiiig)

    Whitevillage Still working on it dropped in a robot, but I'm not showing it untill I'm a bit further on it.

    ailfox thanks! I will

    Sorry for the lack of updates past weeks. I've been rather busy, just started a new job which swallowes quite a lot of my time, but I will try to keep it daily again. GREAT news is, that I've got a wacom since today! So I don't have to mess around with my mouse anymore. Right now I'm just messing around a bit to get a bit of a feel for it, but I can say already that I'm in love with my new equipment :p

    So here, are some small things I did today, I ofcourse did more past weeks, but I have to sort that out and scan it first. Will do that tomorrow!

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    Nice backpack man. [lol]
    I'm loving that cup...thing on the bottom right corner asdflkjasdf i gotta paint more often. Dx

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    I enjoyed looking at your pen and pencil lines. Keep drawing mate

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    Yeah! Finally you have a wacom. Works much better than a mouse right? And you made some cool stuff with it already.

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    hey nice sketchbook man ... ur amazing at rendering traditionally ....

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    aifolx, Hive_minD and vibhas_virwani: Thanks! glad you like 'em

    merlin, yeah, it works better. About time I got one to hehe. After what is it, 2years or something?

    well, here I've got for thou some environment sketches. I want to step out of the color schemes I use normally a bit so screwing around with zu colors hehe

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    Very nice thumbnails... I like the colors used in the last one, the contrasts make it very vibrant although I see your trying your hand at the Deep concept they have going on around here. Although I haven't dived deep in the ocean, there is a buttload of good reference...

    The thumbnails with the wide width definately show great compositions... I've always wanted to do something that would be like that with a 1x4 height to width ratio.

    Keep it up man, I'd like to see some of those thumbs fleshed out a bit more...
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    Nice stuff, digging those 2 min thumbs, especially the first one.

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    Hey there!
    It did not hurt my eyes... but it was nice looking thru your stuff. you are on a good way and your designs and compositions look awesome so far. Especially stuff like that: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1207910107

    So, well.. just keep it going like this - and dont kick your own ass too much, only now and then
    Good luck!

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    hiho

    shawn, Yeah, I should do some reference studies before diving into the actual concept. I'm going to make quite some more of those before I start on fleshing out any of them. (atleast, that is zu plan)

    Tomat, thanks! glad you like 'em.

    Pascallo, hehe I always wondered if people actually liked such drawings thanks for coming by into my sb! And I'm glad you didn't hurt your eyes

    ok, I did some theapot ref study, I restricted myself to stop after 45 minutes (yea I'm slow) because I tend to go over a lot of things, and repeat myself during progress which in the end only results in that I "change" the painting instead of finishing it. I hoped that if I restricted myself to a time, I would focus more on the finishing part and actually get further with the painting.

    so, progres-steps:

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    def var update.

    if update = true then display art.

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    and more:

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    -back to the basics-

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    worked a bit on this portrait today, it is also in the critique section overhere:

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    Very nicely done... Really digging the bridgman studies... His use of blocks really helps when trying to figure out how the form is supposed to be positioned in space. that and lighting can be easily adapted to blocky forms rather than spherical forms...

    the portrait in the last post looks like it needs a bit of attention to the lighting... if the light is coming in from the person's front right, you might want to add a bit of highlight to where light would be reflecting from the skin... just subtle amounts though... too much and it will fall apart. you'd be suprized at how much so little could add to a work. Also just be careful of cast shadows... they can be as damaging to form as extreme white or extreme black.

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