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    sketchbook #1, book of bad intentions.

    inspired by all of the great work here I have finally got the guts to start posting more of my stuff. I'm self taught and currently work 'old school', meaning I don't use photoshop or painter...yet.
    The first pic is an unfinished (no background yet) delusional self portrait done in pencil and born of fustration and road rage. the second is a 30 minute sketch done with prismacolor markers and the third is a quick done in pen with no pencil sketch up. there will be more.
    any contact with other artists is welcome, but forgive me if it sometimes takes a few days for me to post back.
    thanks and I hope you all enjoy.

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    Great start! I also do not use Photoshop or painter either, YET. All three sketches look great... The line work, shading, and character design...Keep posting because i definitely want to see what else you have to offer to CA...

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    Oooh I like them, pierced boobs and all! I especially like the last one, looks like some of the blizzard art style from Samwise.

    The only critique I can offer is not really critique but do other styles too. Right now your forms are not perfect and can certainly be nitpicked but why bother when this is clearly a style you've chosen to draw in.

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    YOU.... ARE... GOD!!!! (or satan if you please)

    you work its amazing.. just straight out amazing...

    im guessing from the fun and cheirfull nature of your work you play warhammer?


    keep posting i realy want to see more wonderfull evil goodies

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    those poor heads down there..
    in 1st one i think that pierced boobs is too much and competing with rest of the pic. anyways good stuff
    last one reminds me of simon Bisley work

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    Nice work, kind of reminds me of a mixture of things, Bizley, Adrians Smith's old Warhammer pencil drawings, and as someone already mentioned Samwise...but I think thats mostly in the "pierced" chicks face...it looks like a night elf or something from WoW.

    My main crit would be with the first piece. Everything does not have to be, nor need to be crawling with detail. I know its cool to explore every little nook and cranny of something, but the piece overall looses intensity. I think Adrian Smith had that problem with some of those early warhammer pieces. Theres so much detail on EVERYTHING, that it kind of flattens the piece out and makes it hard to read in places. It kind of destroys the illusion of volume.

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    how much time did you spent on your 1st sketch there , looks great ... i also like to draw to the point of minimal detail.

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    That ink drawing of the dude is bad ass! Wow. The detailing and sketching on him isn't as distracting or flattening as it is in that first pencil piece and in fact, it is actually the part of the drawing I like best. Very cool stuff! A little more contrast in the coloring/shading of that beastman with the wicked cowl would really make that picture outstanding, imho.

    Thanks for showing this stuff!

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    wow

    wow, I didn't expect such a great response. thanks a bunch to all who posted, I can't begin to tell you guys how much help this site has been to me. some where down the years I lost my confidence, it's nice to feel it coming back again.
    you guys hit it right-on too, I do play warhammer and Adrian Smith and Bisley are two of my big influences. the 'over-the-top' detail issue is one I am currently trying to deal with, I have found that study of the work of Mike Mignola (hellboy) and frank Miller (Sin City) have helped with this. I feel I should also mention Vincent Locke (Cannibal Corpse covers) as his work as also been an inspiration over the years. however the work I'm about to post is older so doesn't reflect this new course of study. thanks agian for all the input.

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    NICE! I am loving that first one the most...The pierced boobs distract from the rest of the picture though ( I think someone else has said that ) Keep it coming!


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    new post ha ha

    this is the demon of woe. I have no idea what or where this came from I just started sketching and this is what showed up. again all pencil.
    sorry about the days between posts but being a dad can wipe you out, I'll try not to let it happen again.

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    Another champion of the "old school" media. Awesome. I feel so out of place looking at all the great digital stuff on this site sometimes.

    I love Bisley. And over-the-top detail. And I dig your shading work. Lose not your confidence or attention to detail. Stick with it, dude. New subscriber. Have some stars on me

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    Ya its very good that you want to study the work of the masters , and if you can find some pencil drawings of their work it wold be even beather

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    That last post is cool. I love your crazy concepts. Keep on drawin!


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    hell today

    I know its not much but this is all I was able to get done today. I can't wait until my kids are old enough for school!!!

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    stuff from the pile

    ok, I'm a bit fustrated lately by my general lack of the time needed to finish new stuff so I trolled through some older stuff and I'm throwing it out there just for laughs
    anyway, feel free to let me have it.

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    Well, your "older" stuff is already much better than my current stuff, so no crits from me dude! Just keep em coming.

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    eat my bic

    one of my all time favorite doodle tools (say that five times really fast) is just the random Bic round stic medium. you know, the standard ball point you can buy at cvs twenty to a bag for like a $buck. anyway sometimes those doodles end up getting away from me, like this one of a bunch of nasty demons marching off to burn churches and such.
    anyway I started this about two days ago, there's no pencil sketch up, just straight ink, the only other tool I used was a sharpie fine point. enjoy

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    the Axeman

    Here's another older drawing that sat around half finished until this weekend. He's a seven foot zombie bodyguard for a necromancer character I'm still working on. anyway, feed back would be cool. thanks.

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    hey, since I am a dad/struggling artist myself I relate to what you are going through...kinda hard to find time to draw...
    but seeing the stuff you have been able to draw I can only say..
    CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE!

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    hey erick,
    i really like this sketchbook, mainly because of the imagination you put into it. i love the blood i see, mmmm blood, oh the sweet metallic taste of blood..mmMM! oh back to the art, the shading is well done but i cant see any light source. or maybe some of them, but its really hard to detect the light source, but the details you put into the character is amazing. oh i really dig the self portrait, very demonic, i like demonic or the thought of seeing evil stuff or going through the valley of death kinda type. this is a sketchbook i will definately keep a very close eye on. keep up the good work and id like to see some colored work, but mainly red cuz blood is red. or a bloody massacre masterpiece, i wanna see that if you could or have one already, and id like to see some more of your work man. i hope this helps you out a little.



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    success through sleep dep.

    It's been a tough week, no one should ever have to be awake at 5 a.m. unless you haven't been to bed yet. I dare anyone here to explain that to a 2 year old.
    despite this I managed to get these two pieces up and running. the first one, the nocturnum elite was the seed of the idea and thus is a rougher kind of sketch. the second, the sgt. is a more planned out design in the first stages of production, yet to be inked and colored. that will be this weeks task, which will also include a third page detailing parts of his armor and the parasite infection growing out of his back, also in color.
    as usually all comments are welcome, enjoy.
    p.s. thanks go to JPC and 10stinthOughts (and every one else too) for their uplifting posts, very appreciated.

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    time is a cruel mistress

    hey all, been too long since my last post and I'm really sorry to any and all that have been paying attention. that said, on to buisness.
    I inked in the 'nocturnum' sgt. and hate it now, I'm posting it just to see what you all think but I've already started a new one. the second pick is inked in versions of the original sketches for this idea. they're like black knight zombie things or something, I'll figure it out later.
    ok enjoy and please feel free to leave bits of your brains behind.

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    Love the new inked drawings, and this one is especially cool.
    I think the new one is definitely improving greatly from the easier-to-read detail.
    Hope you can find the time to draw more cool stuff !

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    time hates me

    I've been super busy lately and haven't had the time to actually finish anything. so in hopes of keeping my sketch book from going stale I fished a few quick head sketchs out of my sketch books. it's not much I know, but it'll be a few more days before I finish something better.

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    hey man thanks for stopping by. awesome book of bad int. you got going here. youve got some rad armor designs. especially lik'n the nocturnum elite, and the 7ft zombie dude! awesome! looking forward to your next post! would lov ta see some more marker work like in the beast at the top.. keep em coming!

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    Great start to your sketchbook. I can relate to the not having enough time for drawing between a kid and school.

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    tons of detail, I like that. Keep posting

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    new style legionnaire

    It's been a while I know but if you've read my posts than you know why.
    anyway, this new drawing is a shot at toneing down the detail that usually strangles and slows down my work, an almost cartoon style. pictured is a Nocturnum Legionnaire, standard heavy infantry that fight in phalanx formation. the different helmets represent different legions, such the 9th or 12th legion, usually has something to do with which nocturnum controled region they come from aswell. this one is getting colored as soon as I get a chance.
    thanks and enjoy.

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    Good work you have in here keep up the hard work.

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