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    Smile The Caterpillar's Hookah (is back!) [update - 24 jan]

    Ok what with it being the school holidays and sketch books being all the rage round here, I thought I'd start one up to give me a little practice and hopefully some feedback. :p the fact that I am in high school as opposed to art college means I will inevitably be outshined, especially with the psychotic amount of talent floating round here. If I have to live in someone's shadow, though, I'm glad its you guys'.

    first a couple of older ones before I get scanning...



    an ode to Hawkprey...


    old sketch




    please comment or criticise! I don't get insulted easily!

    Last edited by catterpillar; January 24th, 2004 at 01:09 AM.
    art is fun and addictive. like coffee. I like coffee too.
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    Last edited by catterpillar; September 20th, 2003 at 02:33 AM.
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    Wow I am totally inspired after reading about the concept art industry! As soon as I get the chance I'm gonna do lots more sketches and wack them up here...



    oh sorry I need a new website! bloody geocities....

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    done a little more... wouldn't mind some crits...









    been reading Helleconia Spring by Aldiss... the following are a hunter and a stungebag (giant caterpillar :p) from the book-


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    Catterpillar I can see you have great fantasy. Are those all concepts from your imagination ?
    I like the Voodoo Lord with the little puppet And the pirate is cool!
    Work more with the proportions, anatomy and you will see your characters alive!


    "Mistakes are the portals of Discovery" (James Joyce)
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    yeah I guess anatomy and proportions are what I need to work on. thanks for the advice..:o

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    well, after about 4 months... I have returned!!!! I'm getting back into art. what follows is what I drew today. hopefully I'll get a little better this time. pardon the craptacular scans and upload. Hopefully I can join with others on this site in sharing info and improving our skill.




    first dodgy page, getting my eye in...



    getting a little better...



    I'm quite happy with some of these...



    my sister. doesn't really look like her tho...



    sketched from photo on one of the reference websites...



    real quick digital one...



    an attempt at a scene from scratch in photoshop. didn't work so well...



    my grandpa - from a photo. it was better before I used that goddamn magic wand to pick out the background...


    more to come if anyone's interested~!
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    ok I'm gettin daily...



    this one's an unfinished scribble.






    please oh please comment or crit!!! :p

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    Looking good.....looks like your imporving from the new sketches you have posted....keep up the great work man.

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    thanks for the comment!


    english civil war guy. (from a photo) yes, I know I screwed up the hand...


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    bit of an update - got a prismacolor marker yesterday and have been using it lots. lots of sketchbook stuff. crits and comments welcome as always!

















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    wow. 1 comment in -what- 4 months? what am I doing wrong?


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    Well, I pretty much just got here and this is the first time i've seen your stuff.

    You have some really nice stuff in here, specifically the lizard man, the rabbot, and those horse gestures on the 2nd pic are awesome.

    If there IS a problem, here's what I would guess at: there needs to be some more studies in here, some life drawing, some still lifes, figures, etc. Those are generally good indications that you are trying to better yourself as an artist. If you just keep sketching from your brain, you're progress will be slow and agonizing ( i learned the hard way, i'm just starting to figure some stuff out.) Deal with learning how to hold your pencil the best way, and how to convey your idea's through practice with things from reality, (i.e. your iguana study, which was great btw).

    You've got a lot of great stuff in here and great potential, but to tap into that you truly need to focus on things from life first. Enroll in a figure drawing class, draw your desk, do self portraits, draw naked women (a favorite on these boards hehe), etc.

    Keep in mind, i'm no expert. My drawing skills are slim, but I believe what I have said is true. Get into proportions and anatomy and life and all that boring shit, THEN draw the cool stuff.

    I hope that is of help man, I'd love to see you apply your skills to their best potential!

    --Val

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    holy shit- that's the best advice I've ever heard! thanks man!

    to practice! :chug:

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