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    Return To Sketchland - November 2, 2011

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    All of these were done prior to starting up my physical sketchbook. The first was a doodle that really got me back into sketching. Bottom two are Wacom sketches in Photoshop. References were used on those except for the doodle of the fat guy with the cigar.

    The pile of skulls, woman, and hand/eye are all pieces incorporated into a design I'm working on at work right now.

    Critiques/Comments on any of my work is appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Hey, these are really nice! No crits. Keep it up.

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    hey,

    the skulls are soo nice! i like your stuff, whant more! cheers lateman

    Searching for female mentor! ... will pay with love.

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    Hi, you got some nice works here. I love the fist/hand studie
    Keep posting and gl

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    I love your head studies,
    Good tone also

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    Penarow: Thank you kindly.

    Lateman: Glad you like the skulls. They were referenced from stock photography. Pretty fun to draw.

    Lyno: Yeah I feel like I suck at hands. In my figure drawing class, that was the only assignment I got a poor grade on (C+ if I recall correctly). Doing the cubed finger section thing was interesting. Helps a lot with volume and form.

    humanNature6115: Thanks much. Regarding the tone, I don't really like that airbrushy feel but it was just a contrast study I guess. I used a reductive method laying down a pretty dark gray and erasing away with soft strokes.

    Well, here is some new doodling:

    1. Direct from sketchbook - some funky head shapes and a crappy backview arm/shoulder study. The middle head was done without a gesture in ink to challenge myself a bit. Before I pulled out my Prismacolor gray tones (20% and 70% are the only two I haven't lost yet) I smudged around wet ink and even applied a damp finger to create light shading. The prismacolors finished the job. Same deal with the cone head guy. I was going for a light source behind his head.

    2. Scanned in the sketch and touched up the middle head, fixing the white highlights that were messed up. Added some depth and a little texture.

    3. Pectoral/Shoulder/Arm front view studies. All from references. Also messed with rendering techniques.

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    some really awesome sketches there!! really neat studies! ur pretty good with the tablet!

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    Hey CP, nice stuff here!!! Really like those skulls u did and the last anatomy sketch. Keep posting more goodies bro!!

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    Hi Crazy Pills,

    Nice work, watch that airbrush in photoshop though, try a nice hard or chalk type brush to build up your tones, (not that I am an expert or anything) but it seems to working for me so far.

    Yeah, about those markers, very unforgiving they are, that why I used Photoshop allot to correct thing like highlights. That process I use came about though allot of trail and error, and allot of frustration. Some of those marker drawings could days to complete, not very efficient in todays standards.

    Doug Chiang is the guy you want to check for marker stuff, The Art of Star Wars Episodes 1&2 showcase tons of his marker work. He was my big inspiration for following that style for while.

    Anyway, looking forward to seeing more of your work, marker or not.

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    kasblue: Thanks! I hope I can continue to improve with tablet and in traditional media. I know I have a loooooong way to go before I have confidence.

    gmags: Thank you. I need to work on my hands, forearms and elbows a lot more.

    Quinn Simoes: I've only ever used the standard Photoshop brushes without really experimenting with my own or some of the built-in textured brushes. In one of the drawings I'm posting now I messed around with the brushes a lot and started to figure out how to really get them looking, well, not boring. I've seen some of Chiang's work and can see that influence in your work. I should delve into it more though and attempt to apply those techniques into my work more seriously. Thanks for the help and the kind words.

    Today's postings:

    1) I suck at lips and mouths in general so I did a couple quick studies. Messed around with color a little too - another major weakness. It's rather incomplete because Photoshop froze while I was coloring (too big a dynamic brush), but I was able to take a screen shot.

    2) My first speedpaint attempt/My first brush experimentations. It's a sad (in expression and execution) zombie guy. It took about 30 minutes and then I completely fudged the midtone layer by throwing a gaussian blur on it because I wasn't happy with how shotty my brush textures were. So about another 45 minutes after that, I called it a wrap. So it wasn't really speed painting, but it was an attempt. Just imagine it without the major highlights and detail and that's where I was at 30 minutes.

    Critiques and comments always welcome.

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    A piece for work. Some reference used.

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    Old Stuff

    This is all old stuff I found on my laptop hard drive. Haven't been through it in a while - but all of it is from early 2007, when I first got the tablet.

    I repeat OLD STUFF:

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    I like that piece you did for your work, was that done with pencil? Keep practicing with different brushes in PS.

    Cool skull!

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    you have some nice work in here as people have said already those skulls are rly gd. thanks for the comment on my sketchbook as well what do you mean by try gesturing my drawings befor i put in definate contour lines? rpobably sounds rly thick but cant picture what you mean lol. cheers though.

    randomness aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh!!!!!!

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    nice sketches, Crazy Pills. I like the hand studies in one of your earlier posts! and the drawing for your work! very nice, keep posting, please!

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    oh cheers for the tutorial man, i think thats the most useful advice ive ever been given as far as my art goes ill have a go at using that technique tonight and i will show you how it goes thanks again.

    randomness aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh!!!!!!

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    Quinn: That piece for work is 100% Photoshop and Tablet. I used a lot of textured brushes to add value. I basically treated it like a sheet of paper. You can tell though if you look closely: the whole drawing is totally symmetrical except for the cloth in the middle. Thanks much.

    hm2k: I hope that little tidbit helps you out. That was the very first thing we did in my Figure Drawing class and in my Foundation Drawing class and it is probably one of the most important techniques in illustration. I look forward to seeing what you come up with now.

    InFlame: Thanks. I always draw hands last because I am least comfortable there. I should probably do about 500 more studies like those before I declare any sort of confidence.

    Anyway, here is a work in progress. It is the beginning of an actual composition that I hope to post in the It's Finally Finished board - maybe.

    It's based off of my superhero concept from my first or second post here.

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    Background Gesture... Color and Values In... Time to knock out some line art.

    Work In Progress:

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    those links were rly useful mate, im definatly going to have to give them a good read , nice one

    randomness aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh!!!!!!

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    Work In Progress Update.

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    Three drawings from Thursday/Friday...

    1) Blue pencil sketch, outlined in ink pen, shaded and one color added with prismacolor markers.
    2) Life sketch.
    3) Robot doodle on paper, scanned and scribbled on in Photoshop.

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    i think ill give up n let you draw for me. lovin the arm studies and the piece you did for work would make an effin bad ass back tat.

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    Hey Crazy Pills,

    That superhero concept page you did in post #19 has some nice, loose sketches on it, like the one in the top left corner, I see a nice line of action in it, maybe try another version using that pose, the one you used looks a little stiff.

    That head portrait turned out great, just watch the perspective on the glasses.

    Keep at it!

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    W. Roland: Thanks! I really like that sketch myself. It was still a bit of a Work In Progress when I posted it before so here's a quick update.

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    Did a speedpaint in honor of Good Friday. About 30 Minutes.

    Trying to get faster.

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    This robot came out much better than the one a few posts up.

    Rendered with ink and prismacolor markers (french gray tones).

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    1) Not happy with this sketch... wanted to create a rotated trunk/torso region. Also the legs aren't well planned at all.

    2) Quick sketch I did when I heard it was supposed to snow today. Named it after my fiancee's cat whom is mostly white and looks like a yeti.

    3) Took that sketch a little further here. Redrew it in Photoshop (fixed the elongated torso issue from the initial sketch) and did a bit of a speedpaint to accompany. A little over an hour including the new sketch.

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    Hey, next poster starts Page 2! ... I think.

    I guess the Casimir Yeti has become a Work In Progress so here is an update. I took away the sketch lines and started really getting in my darks, midtones, and some highlights.

    I'm pretty new to using value with color (more the color end of it) in Photoshop so any advice or comments would be helpful.

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    Hey Crazy Pills ( nice nickname, first thing that came to my mind, is it drugs?)

    lots of nice works, but the most that catched my eye is the drawing in #26 looks great, and the pile of skulls in #3 awesome
    The only thing to suggest is to try to work with more heavy brush, not so soft, blury looking. But the snowman is really great.

    cheers !

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