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    Shamandalie's sham and a lie.

    NEW INTRO:
    Hi guys,

    My name is still Amirah - but i've just turned 23!(it's 2012 OMG!) I am currently working as a rotoscope artist in Dneg. (I have forgotten 85% of my animation skills but i animate masks really well ) I have been away for the longest time - and for the most time, I have been working on my demo reel (well, to get the job) -before i got the job there. I'm happy to say that i've managed to work for the coolest movies out there. But due to the fact that I've been only thinking of work and my silly personal/financial problems - I've totally neglected my drawing/painting and i plan to change that - thus the resurrection of this sketchbook! AWWW YEAHHHHH

    HEY GUYS! These are old stuff. To see my newer works, please go to the latest page.

    Hi guys,

    My name is Amirah. I'm 19 and i've just graduated from my design course. I specialise in animation, but we learnt a whole lot there, from motion graphics, digital imaging to crazy 3D stuff. I've always been a neither-here-nor-there kind of person. Meaning jack-of-all-trades and master of none. @_@

    I fell in love with painting digitally recently so i really want to pick it up. Problem is i'm really not that good at drawing now, but i hope to improve as much as i can. You guys are really great people and the works here really keep me inspired to be better. So here goes!


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    Some more sketchies for the day. Of weird monsters and people.

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    EEEK. gotta try harder. @_@

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    Thank you skrubbles for the encouragement!!! YAYNESS.

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    Some more sketches. Yes! I am Bridgeman's desciple(<---is that how you spell it? @.@)
    And yes, i lost my pencil. and i cant seem to find another to continue drawing. WAH. i'm scared of using a medium i cant undo with. pens are scary. LOL.


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    Good start, you are doing those studies nicely

    try posemaniacs and just draw. Have a kind of B-files drawing book when you feel you are not getting anything worth showing so you can draw without feeling you have to achieve something (this helps for me as stress reliever) (besides you draw MORE)

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    Thank you Nettle_Mountain for the comment! Yeppy, posemaniacs is love! I tend to buy many many sketchbooks and forget about them later so now i still have 4 sketchies that are empty.

    I felt like learning some paint stuff so i'm giving a go at The Peer Project V2 for now.

    This my bally!

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    i feel depressed.

    i feel very sad nowadays cause i'm not able to draw as much as i used to. I *finally*have a permanent 8.30am - 6.30pm job, and though i enjoy the fact that i can finally save money to buy a new com, i'm almost always exhausted when the day ends. and i gotta sleep early so that i could be alert the next day. (i teach kids by the way.)

    so i hope that something right now is better than nothing. but dont worry, when the weekend comes, DRAW AWAYY!!! i'm so looking forward to that.

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    hey man don't be down because of having little time, i'm sure there's ways to improve that. first of all, you need to refill your motivation gauge by listening to bobby chiu's podcast: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uJowNFmuul8
    after that you'll be inspired as hell. one thing that i started doing is always asking myself "do i really prefer this to drawing?", when it comes to watching tv, eating, reading and stuff like that, of course the answer is no, so by making such decisions you can actually clean your day of unnecessary stuff and this way get more time to do what you love.

    keep up the studies mate, they help tons!

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    Thanks man.

    algenpfleger thank you so much for that link and your motivation. I've totally understood now, and even if i'm busy, i will try to squeeze at least a little bit of time to draw or paint everyday!


    here are more bridgeman studies!

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    Yay....that's the spirit!

    Keep on drawing and practicing. Your studies gettin better and better. Try to get more confident with your lines. instead of 10 short strokes make one long stroke. ...try to understand the flow of the body.....e.g. you can easily draw an arm with 3-4 lines when your aware of the flow of the arm...

    Keep em comin

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    Thank you for the encouragement and critique Delmar!

    Wheeeeee~~ these are my last few studies for bridgeman. Most probably gonna try out digital painting now. But of course i will still continue drawing!


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    yo man, good to see you keeping up those studies, they're annoying but they help. remember to draw your own knees, hands, feet from life once you know what parts to look for, it teaches you a lot more than just copying from the books mkay?

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    Hi! nice to see you doing bridgman. If your soaking it up that it'll be very helpful to you. I've experienced that not one anatomy book can solve all problems, try some other ones like Andrew Loomis and hogarth. I'm just saying if you get sick of bridgman there are other options and you can bounce back and forth.

    Creatures are looking kinda of asymmetrical right now. Try to mirror lines when you draw so if you draw one side don't wait to draw the other side until you make you're way around the creature or figure.

    Yes and if you draw a anatomy leg, do you own next and see if you remember anything about it from the book.

    Good advice here from others too, good luck!

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    why am i feeling moody.

    algenpfleger- thanks for checking up on me~! Your critique and encouragement is really a morale booster for me.

    Matsign- thank you for your advice! I really appreciate it! I guess it's time for me to buy a new book, draw my own body parts, and go posemaniacs crazy!

    didnt do muchie, i'm exhausted. -_- i tried painting an eye and this is how it goes. i am so upset it didnt turned out nice, even with a tutorial guiding me. But oh well. i'll just continue trying!

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    Nice stuff and sketches! But I'd like to suggest something with your eye work, you see the skin does not have only one tone. Go ahead and check out your hand right now, see it and really look at it. You're brain might say, ahhh this is my palm, it's light colored. You might be tempted to use one shade on your palm, and use darker one for shadows and lighter ones for well... lighter areas.

    But if you look closer, there will be bits of pink, red, blues, and greens on your palm, and if you want to make it as realistic as possible you have to get those tones down as well. Since the slightest change in color can change a lot in your picture's depth.

    I hope I am conveying this clearly ahehehe

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    Rocul, thanks for the comment dude! i totally understand what you mean. I guess its just me being afraid of using more colors... hehe. but i will work on it, dont worry!

    but for now, thumbnails! busy busy busyyyy. XD
    no ref, just simple color studies.

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    keep up this, you're improving! was listening to bobby chiu inspiring?

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    Maidith, thanks for your comment! Yes, listening to Bobby is very inspiring. I like his wonderful speeches! XD

    I know, i know that i had disappeared recently. Had many things to do. But 1 update is better than none i hope...?
    Wish that i could put more in the days to come. DX

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    It's been a long time since i post anything here, and i feel terrible about it. I've got alot of stuff to do for work and the rest of the time are spent on my lovelies. Heh, but there is no reason not to post anything i am sorryyyyy @.@

    I have offically graduated and i finally have a diploma to show everyone! Of course that wont be the end of studying! In fact it's a start cause i know i will learn alot more here and on my own.

    So for now, these are another 2 of my paintings on photoshop. Each about 30-45 mins. Yea, i am slow but i'll pick it up! XD Both photo ref from terragalleria.com again!

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    The Bridgman studies look great, keep up with them and you will get better in no time. Also the environments are looking pretty good as well, keep pushing the depth by messing around with contrast/ value.

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    Howie - Thanks for the encouragement and comment! I noted that down, will try to work on it.

    I decided to try something different today so i did this erm, vector-ish piece. Takes around 5 hours. It looks only okay, but i don't mind printing it on a shirt! I loveee brown. XD

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    that last one looks quite quite good, though it can be counter productive in some cases to work on stylization before the basics have been truly mastered.
    when an artist realizes they can get good results without mastering different aspects of the discipline, it can be difficult to find the motivation to work on things that you know will look less successful.
    i advise you to keep on with the studies - they are looking good so far

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    ditchman - Thanks for the comment, i'll keep that in mind.


    If only i were rich, i would stay home and paint/draw all day. Unfortunately, i have a job.
    Had many reports to complete for the previous week and this one too, so i only manage to squeeze about 45 mins for each of this quickies. @.@ And they are not satisfactory as well. My mind is messed up. GAH.

    Someone please make time slower. i need my artistic freedom.pld:

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    My workload is piling up!! NERRRRRR. Just to make sure that this sketchie doesnt stay dead, i'll post something.

    I painted Jim Halpert, my favourite character from The Office. I just knew about this series a few months back and i am addicted to the story! I'm in the midst of season 3 now. It just gets better and better. Watch it!

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    Wow, excellent sketches!
    I love the Jim halpert from the office painting its one of my fav shows!
    the painting is really done well!

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    Hi!
    I did it, I did it..I clicked on your SB link...
    Nice SB here...just keep doing those studies when you have the time after work.
    My advice would be to focus on a couple of studies, instead of trying to cram 3 or 5 studies in whatever time you have after you get home from work.
    Doing so will help you really absorb the study that your doing and you won't wear yourself out for the next days work related challenges.
    ( losing apencil at 2:39 in the morning is a sign you may need to get some sleep..)
    Keep posting ya hear?

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    Haha, glad to see you're working on anatomy.Greetings from Malaysia o/.If you need any close-country contact, please feel free to check my public profile, my msn is there I think.

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    Vimerge - Thanks alot! Jim's pranks are awesome.

    the_ANGRY_fillipino - Thanks for the tip! I am slowly picking it up back again and hopefullly this thread will be filled with more of my studies. Yea, i think losing my pencil is a good sign i'm sleepy. @_@ Anyway i think i work better when i'm fresh and awake

    StarbonesCoffin - I think anatomy is like one of the most important things in drawing so it should be consistently practised.


    FORGIVE ME O LORD OF CONCEPTART FOR I HAVE SINNED.
    I have not been drawing or painting much since the last time i posted.
    Aside from having so much work, my grandpa passed away and my cat died too just a week after.
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showpos...postcount=7347 <----a pic of my dearest kitty i uploaded before.

    I'm still existing, but i'm progressing slowly.

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