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    Quick Figure Construction tutorial, also detailing my process. Mainly did it because I thought it would be a handy reference for other people who are having some trouble constructing figures.

    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    Thank you for the tutorial. It shoved me a few more steps to understanding. | Maledict's Sketchbook |

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    Another day, another environ:

    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    @Verehin: Thanks mate Dos vadanya (Is that spelled correctly?)! And make great art!

    Anyway, another day, another environ:

    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    Wow,you have a so powerful SB.I learned many thing from you.

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    so i think we're both working on the distinction game (unless i got mixed up which is totally possible!) your stuff looks good mate, look forward to working with ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liffey View Post
    so i think we're both working on the distinction game (unless i got mixed up which is totally possible!) your stuff looks good mate, look forward to working with ya
    Heya Liffey I left a message on your SB. But anyways, looking forward to working with you on Distinctions

    MaFeng:

    Thank you Glad I was able to help.



    Anyway, an update:

    This piece was a milestone for me - I originally drew in the linework, but with previous attempts when I tried to fill the image with value, I kept dropping the ball. However, this time, it worked out. I'll be itching to do images in this vein more often.

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    hey awsome sb love the enviros and concept designs cool stuff also great anatomy studies you can see huge improvement from the first page to the last. great stuff only crit/comment would be keep studying anatomy and proportions and maybe try doing longer studies of the figure from multiple angles and positions a great master to study from would be michelangelo especially his sculptures

    ps awsome zbrush stuff man awsome !

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    Here's another update for today. I haven't slept for the past 18 hours, I'm about to crash . Been doing stuff on Distinctions (Game), as well as doing personal work - Primarily this one. Which took a LOOONG time. Mainly because I was trying to figure out painter, as well as trying to paint with value instead of linework.

    The story in my head on this piece changed quite a few times. At first, I was going to do some statue of Ozymandias (The one from the poem, not Watchmen) in a cavern, with light filtering through the top. Then the two "Body Guard" statues emerged from random painting. Then I accidentally clicked off a few layers, and the layers and silhouettes looked like an angel spreading its wings. Then I realised that the scene was a very desaturated yellow. And with a combination of those, the story in my head for the image developed into an Angel shackled to a chair, by the two guard keepers, in some wasteland or other.

    Still not as good as I'd like it to be, but hey, baby steps:

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    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    I really like your creativity in the designs you create!!! Fantastic work!
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    You are great m8, I really love these works

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    Thanks for the comments - would prefer some critiques though, heheh

    Anyway, I spent a good portion of the last several hours photographing my sketchbooks that I've been keeping (and gone through) for the previous year.

    I've got like around 290 images of sketches, as well as a surprise at the end.

    Now I've got to spend a couple more hours uploading these pages....

    Hopefully this won't crash our collective browsers, but here goes:


    Edit: There's still more coming, but I posted it earlier by accident, which is good I guess, as if the browser closes by accident, I'll be screwed, and wasted 2 hours trying to upload manually. The batch uploader can't come any sooner.

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    Last edited by Maledict; June 5th, 2011 at 04:54 PM.
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    Congrats! How did you sit through uploading all of those sketches?

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    ok that was awesome! so many cool sketches and designs! Too bad the variation in the quality of the photos, some were hard to see... Epic!...


    Edit: Oh and awesome tutorial on drawing quick figures.
    Edit2: Do some more value studies, your environmentals are quite flat, but got good texture, lineart and details. The only real problem is the values
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    Thanks for making my computer implode!

    ...It took like 5 mins to load all that stuff O_O good shit man. The designs are beastly.
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    Hello old Sketchbook.

    Well long story short, I left FZDSchool about 1/2 way through the course (6 months), due to personal mental health issues. My metaphorical posse of inner demons started clawing at my mind. In anycase, I learned a lot. It's a good school, and I guess I was somewhat unprepared. If anyone wants to try to go, do so, you'll learn a lot.

    Anyway, here's a joke concept piece I did. Backstory can be found here.

    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    Wow.
    Great sketchbook here. Loving the figure drawings and gesture sketches, however I would invest in getting a decent scanner (I know it can take a while to scan this lot) I think the increase in quality of images will impress even more.

    Keep it up.

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    @calamity: I have a scanner, but the only problem of course is that taking all the time so scan those 290 images would've driven the paragon of patience itself to the point of insanity and homicidal rage. But anyway, I'm going to take care to make sure the photos I take are at least clear, as I prefer that method of capturing my pieces. Not too fond of scanners.

    Anyway, some stuff since the beginning of the month - I'd use conceptart.org's system, but it's starting to wear on me, as it's painfully slow to upload, so I'll just resort to imgur:

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    These pieces didn't take long, roughly 30-45 minutes each. The last two I did today, one this morning at around 4am, and the last I did whilst waiting at my Doctor for my appointment.
    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    HUGE update, you've been putting in the work for sure! There's just far too much stuff in there for me to say anything specific (and I wouldn't be able to offer any constructive criticism anyways), but it's awesome to see how much work you've been putting in. I remember talking to you about FZD, did you end up going or have you just been working on your own?

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    Ah silly me, just saw you actually did talk about that. Sorry to hear about it man, but hope you learned a lot from it regardless. It does seem like a tough place for sure. Your baby-fish-bird God looks pretty cool, hope you'll keep posting!

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    Really impressive SB.
    Seems to be going well.

    The aliens look interesting, although I cant help, but see a little problem in balance here or am I seeing something wrong ?

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    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    Some pretty awesome stuff here, I hope you update sometime soon!

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    Been a while:


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    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
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    Okay, I had a lot of fun looking through your SB - huge improvement throughout, especially on the figure drawing. One thing I did notice on your environments was the constant pooled lighting. Try to show more bounced light on the objects/people outside the pooled light, this will give you a chance to push those values a lot more.

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    "Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
    Believe my lies, for I tell the truth about them. Or would you rather me lie about telling the truth?

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