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    jack's sketch book

    this is the first day of the rest of my life.....so I thought I would start a new ca sketchbook

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    I like that first one, it's just, well, awesome. Critiques? Hmm, well maybe I stopped by too soon, it does seem like these need more time spent on them, but then, it is a sketchbook. I'll try to stop by later.

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    hmm, nice post more
    what material do you use for that first one? or is it digital?

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    JJ McKool - thanks

    ajvenema - they are all digital so far

    more human figure studies/sketches

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    the stagg image was for ca's daily sketch group

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    the cowboy people were for the daily sketch group on cgtalk

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    studies and digital painting practice

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    jack,

    this's a real gem of a thread you've got here. your grey piece with the downtrodden guy is beautiful and your sketches have a lot of energy to them, the cowboy is really nice. very cool stuff, can't wait to see more

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    thank you for the kind words Movenski, I liked the images on your site and your sketchbook, too bad you have been away from the sketch forums for a while..

    trying to stay focused, and trying to practice digital painting

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    hey jack, this a very good start for a sketchbook. i can offer some compliments on your first post, i like how simple you made it and the colors that you used. as for crits, some of you sketches in the middle had poor linework or maybe thats how you wanted to make it. but if you improved on your linework it would bring out the shapes that you have created, there fore bringing out the image your trying to show us. i hope this helps



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    this is another daily sketch from cgtalk's daily sketch group

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    ok its muscle men week, or month here is my progress so far on the character of the week "Male Vampire Pin Up"

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    good stuff man...
    keep the strokes to a minimum



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    nice stuff here man off to a good start for sure. maybe do some more anatomy studies. and try to emphasize weighted line more. also i'd suggest when coloring digitally use a harder brush so you don't get the dulled down blurry look. also use more lights/darks in your colored pieces. the added contrast will help a lot. keep it up.

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    Great stuff- I really like your line quality, though I do think that it wouldn't hurt your lines to make them a little more bold. Also- don't be scared to use complementary colours in your shading while colouring- it adds a lot of depth to a composition.

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    thank you for the kind words and suggestions...I do need to work on my anatomy, and the line weight issue I am always playing with

    update on the vamp/character of the week illustration

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    update on the character of the week

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    another daily cgtalk sketch

    also can anybody help me understand why everything I attach is attached as a thumbnail?

    a quick update, trying to raise the impact of the image with some color and focus work

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    jack

    i think the whole "thumbnail" thing is just a labelling thing here on the forum and they're not acutally thumbs.

    your vamps neck is looking a bit thick, you might want to carve a bit offa the back and pull the head up at bit in PS with your clone stamp.

    the pieta looking one, its a gorgeous pose and your hand laying there is a winner! some crits though, double check the arm coming foreward in space's placement (it looks a bit long) (again you can probably just move it with your clone or C&P) as for the drama i'd add a nice dark in the back to pull those lights foreward and make your figs pop. check out some Caravaggio for prime examples like this http://www.patriziaforlani.it/cat_caravaggio_04.jpg
    hope this helps some, there're some really nice ideas going on here, i really like looking at your work and progression.

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    some progress on the vamp pic and another daily sketch for cgtalk

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    more cgtalk daily sketch images and ca daily sketch

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    a couple of updates cg sketch and a female character study

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    more sketches and one piece of chow

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    a few quicks this morning

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    Jack you're good, I like your sketches, and by the way, how I can upload my artworks? I'm new here so I'd apreciate a little help please?.

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    thanks for the comment t3nox, it is pretty simple to upload your images...

    when you start a new thread or a reply (some sections don't have this function like the daily sketch group) you can scroll down a bit and see where the button "manage attachments" resides.

    click it and you will get a new window where you can upload your images and once they show that they are uploaded click the close window button. and hit submit reply and you will see your images

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    more, these are quick sketches for the chow assignment, gender bender

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    Man, this is great stuff. You draw great figures. I don't have any crits, really. I'd like to see some of them taken to a higher degree of finish, maybe. And maybe some environments or something. But yeah -- good work. I'm impressed. Keep it up.

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    thank you funfetus for your words of encouragement, I really like your sketch book especial your POW panels, I even started work on some for the POW contests because of yours, I hope we get to see your art grace a major comic publication

    I also have to ask again how you get those remarkably clean lines on your panels, that is one part of my work that I am focusing on improving and as you mentioned in your post I am working on landscapes and other drawing topics besides characters...thanks man

    some quick updates wip for the most recent finish chow contest, however didn't finish it, I saw posh's entry and I gave up....also the Pegasus was for the CA Daily sketch group

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    Sketches above are awesome. Colors make them live.

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