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    reasons for temporary lulls in productive thinking

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    cool stuff bro! tour earlier sketches look like you had some influence from wesley burt in your compositions and with the portrait. I can't paint for crap with photoshop so there isn't really any advice I can offer you there. but hay, just keep pluggin away at things keep on trying to improve and you should get better. good stuff and keep it coming!

    sorry, I was thinking about something. what'd you say again?

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    Aha, excellent start to an SB. I really like the landscape with the city on the mountain you broke down, I need to do exercises like this myself grr! I also really like this one: http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1197164229

    The monster is very cool, the face/mouth keeps drawing my eyes towards it. You should finish it and post a higher res image, very nice design on that piece.

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    speedysam: yea you're correct wesley burt has influenced me in a way.

    n1va: thanks! glad you like the monster

    ok, my scanner is being a bitch right now, so I'm putting up some oldies and 2 digitals I've started on:

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    oh that digital painting with the arms stretched looks so good i can't wait till it's smoothed out and more detailed.
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    Love your tribute go Angus! He was a great man/artists and you pictures has some of his emotion of that I would like to see that in a cleaner picture as it has become distorted by the .jpg conversion.

    Also more studies! Anatomy and people preferably

    Keep 'em coming!

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    xxzxczx_me and lad, thanks! I wish I could post up a better version of that image but right now I lost the psd and can't find it

    anatomy and people are coming lad

    ok, here's an update again, a environment, a little progression on one of the previous drawings, my lms entry and a fast environment I did. My scanner still isn't working properly so actual drawings will have to wait.

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    very cool sketches, I like the gray monotone one with the light source in the bottom right... would be interesting to see this developed more. good job.

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    very good pictures

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    gustavo and sameolesame, thank you for your replies!

    sameolesame, I have trouble finding out which picture you mean :s

    My scanner is working again so time for an update!

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    another update

    both wip:
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    this, is, a dope sketchbook. your digi skills are getting really great. keep working on them

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    Do more portrait studies? Action scenes maybe? :p
    I know I need to do action scenes.. Since you're studying history,
    maybe something historical!

    Hey keep it up mate!

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    fantastic stuff man, your pencils are the winners!

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    jdeegz, thanks! I will

    Vigilandus, hmmz, portraits. That's something I need to do yes.

    Movenski, thanks!

    a tiny update, nothing that great, but Ill show them anyway

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    Hey man, welcome aboard

    Impressive start! Your pencils are confident and well-developed, esp.the values, you're not afraid of a little contrast, I like that! Your digis are also on the right track, those environments are definitely doing you good. I like the texture you have in them. The speedies look good. I'd love to see a more finished piece from you, though, just to push yourself a bit! But overall a very nice sb

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    Hello AsAB, thank you for the kind words! You're right, I have never really finished something, partly because I'm lazy, and partly because I always see halfway through so many mistakes that I rather start over then continue on something. But I will try to finish something in the near future.

    Ok, I found out Jens posted a link to some great environmental photographs in the mentor section! I took the liberty to take 2 of them and tried to paint them in ps myself.

    Well, here is the link of Jens: (go check it out)

    click this!

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    Gotta do more of these :p

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    pencil drawings are great..

    and env. are cool

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1198371064
    wow!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...9&d=1201055481
    smthng like - "Whata heck?!" - cool

    and also funny stuff with "crap"

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    but I want to see some finished digital stuff

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    Awesome Sketches. You should really apply your digital application the same work. If many thing else, Throw your strokes as if you were painting in Oil or acrylic!

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    You have some very interesting pieces there, keep up the good work.

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    good work on the studies, they seem to be really helping in your improvement through your posts i dont have much to crit, other than pay attention to the lighting when you're doing painterly pieces. lighting will help you get a more dramatic and more solid look to your subjects and make painterly drawings seem less muddy. keep it up!

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    You have some really nice pencil drawings there, It's straight and clean. The digital environments look promising, good luck on that. I'm looking forward to more works by you in this thread.

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    Nice start for sure!
    In a way I'm jealous of you for getting into that environmenting with form... if you got in that is. Form is an excellent teacher! Either way, keep it up for sure.
    You have very clean lines when sketching, which is a great thing to have!

    I don't know if you care to hear, but I'd say do some facial reference sketches. I've discovered that repetition works wonders for drawing... I've drawn a couple of pages of hands just recently and suprisingly, I feel a little more confident in my ability to draw them.
    So I'd definitely have to say to work on repetition.
    Also, your landscape work looks like it has awesome potential!
    Keep working on both aspects. Both on and off of reference.
    Depending on how you gauge your skill level, it might be best to start with reference if your a beginner, but if not, work with what's in your noodle!

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    hello hello!

    ekler, thanks! I know, I need to finish my stuff once it's just that well the sketch stage is so much more fun to do

    karonno, I will try that

    Icedearth15876, thanks!

    deadred, I think you have a point there. In a way I have to find a balance between the muddyness and a solid look to my subjects. I've never been after a fully rendered tight looking piece with nothing left to geuss though. I want to let the viewer figure out as much as possible for them self without letting it become to unclear into what I am showing. Don't know if Ill ever succeed in that .

    whitevillage, thanks! More sketches are on there way!

    Malakai SinClair, thank you for your reply in my sketchbook Form was indeed an amazing teacher, and I enjoyed it a lot during the period I was making environments with him watching over our back. Your crit about doing some referenced sketches again is spot on. It has been way to long since I did those. The funny thing is, I mostly do things from my head. Always have done that, and I feel more comfortable drawing without ref then with ref. However I think in a way because I don't study from ref enough I've come at a point it really starts to show and affect my drawings. So thank you for saying that to me. Gives me a kick in the butt again heh

    Right, Just back from the german sketchmeet, and well, just to put it in 1 word. It was AMAZING. I have learned tons of new shit, and it was great to meet all those good and talented people which you usually only see on the forum. After getting home I just didn't know where to start with drawing again, simply because there are so many things I want to try out, and do right now. It showed me how much I still have to learn to become a decent artist, and I'm really going to kick some butt to accomplish that. (which is in most cases just my own butt)

    Ok, time for an update! I'm afraid the scans are really bad, but untill I've found a decent computer with photoshop on it you're gonna have to do it with this. As soon as I've found one I'll upload them again and make another scan of them.

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    Oh yeah, here are also some pictures I took during the german sketchmeet (mobile phone quality, I am sorry for that)

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    Hey Daniel. I give that comment back, it was nice to meet you. Looks like we were both too busy getting ourself... unconscious, because I didn't know you had so many nice landscape studies in your sketchbook. Really cool, man. I had my laptop with me, thought I had shown you my digitals. Well, next time I guess

    I'm looking forward to see more of your work. Keep it up!

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    great work dude! quit history and go do art for a living

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    I think I have to agree with ajvenema on this one ;p

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    Hey man! Was great meeting you in Germany, you are doing all the right things

    My only crit would be, getting a better scanner ! These look so much better in real life.

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