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    Pete's Sketchbook (Haven't posted in a few years - see bottom 2nd page)

    After a multi-year hiatus, I figured I should start posting again. My new stuff is at the bottom of the 2nd page.

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    Hi everyone,

    Thought I'd start a sketchbook to see if it could keep me motivated and improve a lot more. I've been pretty unmotivated past few months but now I think I'll be able to churn out a lot more sketches and paintings.

    I welcome critique and comments, so please feel free.
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    hey,
    very solid work!
    keep updating man!
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    Sorry for my English.
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    Yeah agree with that comment
    give us more =)
    your anatomy looks very good and also very interesting... its extremly "Round"
    nothing to crit from my side
    I live to draw...
    hopefully someday i´ll draw to live (earn money with it )
    My NEW [No more GORE] Sketchbook! Come and Crit!
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    Hey thanks guys!
    The rounded anatomy does look pretty silly doesn't it.

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    Here's some quick ones I did today -
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    Didn't use ref for these, seems I've jump into drawing from imagination too early here -
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    Sweet rendering skills...
    the anatomy can use a bit more work...
    but you are certainly promising...
    hope to see more
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    You definitely understand your colour, values and blending on PS. I don't really know what to say. If you spend time on your stuff it comes out glorious....

    All that a few of these really need is touching up and they would be great....

    So with that in mind...I think the coolest thing to see would be some imagination stuff right now.

    Cheerio
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    Your values and colours seem to be at a very high level and the non-referenced salad bowl just blows my mind. With the cut out view and all there might be some tiny perspective problems giving away the secret (like the shadow not being as round as the bowl and the bowl seeming like it would have room for more sallad on the top and left) but the colours fool me completely. I think also control of detail makes the referenced paintings about people look so gorgeous. Gotta learn to think about that myself some day.

    On the last sheet of figures, I think the pelvis often looks too small and close to the rib cage. Keep those Loomis-mannequins coming and try get some Bridgeman in your hands some day too. His books give the best sense of keeping the overall proportions with the simplified block figures IMO.
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    Thankyou all so much for your kind words and help,really helps me to stay motivated:

    Creatinity - Thanks so much

    ped454 - Thanks, I've been getting pretty down lately becoz I haven't been able to do some images from imagination, I just sit here trying to think about what I should do and stare at a blank screen for a while. I gotta go about in a different way I think.

    smuli - Thanks for the awesome comments! When you said "I think also control of detail makes the referenced paintings about people look so gorgeous" were you referring to my portraits of famous people? Also thanks for the tip about the pelvis', I looked at them again today and realised it myself, it amazing how if you go away from what you've drawn for a while and come back you can see lots of mistakes.

    Thought I'd render some of the legs I did -
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    More Hogarth Studies
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    From life, might be myself... -
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    Quick photo study -
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    whaa love your style but as revered to before, just let your fantasy roll out, man you would make tremendous works. Let loose in the bounds of realism.

    Just love your light control
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    Thanks so much for the advice Krist, it's almost like I'm too scared to create from my own imagination. I don't really know why but it's sort of like my paintings wouldn't live up to my expectations and I'm not ready. Don't worry though, that's how I felt with portraits before so I'm sure I'll get out of that mindset with new pieces.

    Here's something old from imagination, I didn't like it, too bubbly, he's supposed to be a giant -
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    I love this exaggerations!!!!!
    and you shading!!!!! you sense of volume is also tremendous!!!!!!!!
    hope I get to see more^^

    you´re using open canvas I think, is it 1.1 or higher??
    artwork
    nothing special....sadly....but I hope someday^^

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    wow you really got much talent. i like this HALO picture ^^ nice idea to make the anatomy studies with PC.
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    Fayt - Thanks mate, my most recent post was actually done in photoshop, almost everything else is done in painter.
    psy33 - Thanks buddy

    I was a bit busy today and didn't get to start drawing until 1am :-|At least I did something right? We had bad thunderstorms with torrential rains and I was busy protecting neighbours houses from flooding all day. That never happens here. It was kinda fun though, only because nothing was damaged

    .... I think i'm gonna go sketch some more

    Here's some fruit, I ate them after I drew them -
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