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    Stolen's Sketchbook

    This stuff is a bit old, skip a couple of pages

    I started this sketchbook over two years ago and let it die out. However, it's now the Summer after the first year of Uni studying illustration. I hope to make the most of this Summer and spend a fair bit of it drawing and painting.

    So here goes again! I've set myself a couple of targets to aim for over the next few months, one of them is definitely to get involved with the amazing community of artists here on CA. I hope to challenge myself to learn new media and ways of rendering rather than playing it safe, I've been doing that for far too long now!

    Giving it another shot...

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    More

    More Artwork, as uploading images as thumbnails isn't really working (it just doesn't work well on my pc i think) i am using image tags.

    Stolen's Sketchbook
    A character concept
    Stolen's Sketchbook

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    Some quick sketches

    Here are some quick doodles, one of them is in watercolour...i'm not sure if there's an alternative word for doodling in watercolour. I sketched the noses because i was frustrated with my understanding of facial anatomy...well general anatomy.

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    Photshop Work

    This is my first piece of digital work on Photoshop.

    This was for Bumskee's Digital Painting thread.

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    off to a good start. i'd suggest doing more anatomy studies, and studies of the structure of the face. i'd also say try to utilize your line more w/ varying line weight, and longer flowing lines. also push your values a lot more w/ a lot more emphasis on lights/darks to help bring out more contrast. keep it up.

    To live is to create, to create is to live. Without art and music, I do not know how I would get by in my day to day life.

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    Agree with the poster above, you seem to have it easier with color (shapes/values) than with line so making your line work stronger will eventually give you a better base to put light and color on
    I mean that apple being your first digital piece is pretty nice

    Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=121022
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    thesadpencil - Thanks for the guidance =), i wasn't sure how best to study anatomy, are there any good books? I think i'll study the facial structure of family members and friends. I'll make sure i practise the line work definately and i'll use major contrast in my tones. Thanks

    Cirrus - I thought that i did too much line a while back, i think have might have started avoiding them! nooo! I will work on it. Thank you =)

    Cheers for the guidance.

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    Here's an update! The page with the purple bottle is quite old but the one with the hut is more recent, i think i'm not drawing regulary enough, moooore!

    I'll get to work on lines and tone soon.

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    Continued work on anatomy sketches and gesture drawing will help you out a lot I think. Some of your facial drawings are lacking volume and depth as a whole, even though some of the individual pieces have some good things going on (in particular the nose on the face on the right of your last one. It still needs attention though. Keep it up.

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    Crazy Pills - Thanks for the crits and advice, i've started studying anatomy straight away =)

    Well here are some facial anatomy studies, unfortunately they are copied from a sheet and not from life =/ but hey =) I'm going to get started on looking at the skull and muscles of the face soon.

    I've realesed today that i am the least efficient in my lifedrawing class at using tone effectively, so i'm continuing to work on that.



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    keep up w/ the studies they are coming along nicely. as for anatomy books i'd suggest loomis for the heads and how to assemble a figure and bridgman for a more advanced take on anatomy and musculature. keep it up.

    To live is to create, to create is to live. Without art and music, I do not know how I would get by in my day to day life.

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    thesadpencil - Thanks =) I have looked up the anatomy books you have suggested and they look very useful, i'll get my hands on one soon.

    This is today's sketchbook page, it's a bit confusing really. I have a bad habit of drawing stuff too close together, so my drawings overlap =/

    Anyway, i did a (partial) study or two of my left hand and a sketch of my friends face as he worked during my free time at college. I can see quite a few flaws in these drawings.

    Thanks =)

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    I've done some sketches of my friend Lee. The most detailed drawing has quite a few flaws in it, the major ones i have notice is the positioning of the eyes and the space between the nose and the lips =/ The line work still needs attention, i totally forgot about it when drawing today.

    It was a fun drawing session though =)

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    Here's some more sketches, a couple of anatomy studies and some random stuff.
    I haven't been doing alot of drawing recently =/ Going to work harder

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    Here's a line and wash drum kit i did for my friend's birthday tomorrow...with a chameleon for some colour variation

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    Time is short due to exams

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    I haven't posted for ages! I've been quite busy =( but i have loads of spare time at the moment so i've decided to commit myself to drawing regulary. This is a study of Aeon Flux played by Charlize Theron, unfortunately it doesn't look very much like her and there are alot of issues with the structure of the face. It was a fun study however.

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    You got some great things going here. Its good that you are doing so many studies, and so far its paying off. Just watch your proportions and keep drawing!

    *New Sketchbook* Come stop by :3

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    I am currently looking for a mentor to help me improve my sketch book. Either that or lots of crits and suggestions to help me improve my skills.
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    Newman Thanks very much I post my studies mainly because my characters are terrible. I'll definately pay extra attention to the proportions. Thanks man

    Ok here's some more studies. First some anatomy, focusing on the head. The last page is some studies from life, i realised i had issues with circles and ellipses so i practised that using a bottle of linseed oil. I also thought about light and practised using an eraser as my object. I can't see any improvement in my characters yet unfortunately.

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    Here's a portrait of me that i just sketched. My face was enlongated so i shortened it a bit after scanning it.

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    I know i should be drawing from life but i wanted to do a couple of studies

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    yes yo

    interresting suff in here, nice studies.

    my tip: draw, draw, draw, ... you got potential

    keep posting, will check this out later!

    cheers lateman

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    Lateman Thanks very much. I will keep drawing as much as possible, unfortunately i've got an exam coming up and stuff I'll try and post everyday when i'm not away. Cheers man

    Ok here's a WIP, based on a photograph that i took from atop Mont Saint Michelle when in year 9 my year group went on a trip to France. I found the photo lying around in one of my drawers and decided i had to start digital painting on a regular basis, so here i go! Crits and advice would be great

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    Cool sketchbook! It's awesome that you're doing all these drawing studies, they pay off so much in the long run. You can even see your progress through just this one page of work.

    It's also good that you're making those little notes to yourself in your drawings about what needs fixing. Writing it down instead of just realizing it in your head makes the learning more concrete.

    My favorite of yours is the drumb set. You did a crazy good job on that.

    Keep up the good work and keep practicing. Post post post!

    "That is some science, bursting in your face!"

    Go poop around on my sketchbook, yes maybe please? =D

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    kittymachine Thanks very much Yeah i'm doing a lot of studies at the moment, i'll do quite a few more then see if i can put into practise anything that i've learnt. I always use red pen when i write notes next to my work for some reason, i like to constantly remind myself what i need to work on. You've started your sketchbook really nicely, i want to see more!

    Here's a character i just sketched. It's not such a great sketch, there's a lot of things i could have done better: line, tone, balance of the figure.

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    hey stolensky,
    i just redrawed your chrakter and changed the thingsyou maybe dont like. i know my anathomy sucks but maybe it is helping you

    Stolen's Sketchbook

    cheers lateman

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    Lateman Thanks for the redraw It looks really class, the anatomy is looking nice as well. You've made him look like a true warrior I think i will learn a lot from this, thank you. I've been away visiting my family and i haven't had a lot of time to draw, i'll get another update on the way soon.

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    Here's my first attempt at a Black and White paint, done in Mr D's style. I think i may have not used enough white. I apologise in advance for the bad anatomy.

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    Hey Sky, Jack here. congrats on your massive improvement even since i saw you last week. It's obvious how much those studies are helping you, keep those up and you'll soon be making "well wicked" character concepts for yours truly to model. ayyyy

    ps. love that (nude) woman and the guy next to her. They look really good. is the guy from GTA? reminds me of their kind of artwork. or is it from a photo?

    Maniakbill

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    Jack Hey man, thanks But i haven't improved enough yet, my digital painting is still terrible. That guy was supposed to be Will Smith but i rushed it, haha. Anyhew, we need to do some more concepts soonish. It's good to see you here, how did you sort out your password and stuff?

    Here's a digital paint i just did, it turned out really bad unfortunately, i'm not happy with it. Any advice on how i could improve my painting would be highly valued

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