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    Turn up the bass, bring out the sketchbook

    Hello guys.

    This will be my attempt at a sketchbook I'll keep to post in and which should have some function to catalogue my progress as I delve into mysteries such as color, value and stuff, which I've never been that good at. But practise is the master of all skill, so trying my best to learn is my only way out, I figure. That or die(or at least get tired and go to sleep frustrated) trying.

    I think this is the first thing I've done with my Wacom that looks presentable in any way. Took around 2 hrs. I'm doing a lot of reference sketches, dunno if I can post them, since I don't have any rights to the photos and stuff I've used as referrence. And I also dunno if it's all that intresting to look at illustrations that resemble(less than more in my case) a photography. But I find that I can learn through carful observation of how light works by studying the colors with the color picker, and then repicking them manually(would be too easy to just ctrl+pic and re-paint).

    Oh well, that's about that for talk. I'll try to keep posting here at least a few times a week. I'm happy for any intrest in my doodlings and figuring out how stuff works, critique and espessially advice(anything goes) is always very appreciated. Feel free to wreck anything you see, as long as you can also give some ideas on how to improve me, since negative comments without any ideas on how to progress is just useless(and kinda uninspiring when working to learn).

    Anyway, here's what I'll kick off with. I hope to get "better" with each thing I do, which works for in a kinda 50/50 fashion, at best.



    Here's a pic of what stuff looked like when I began hitting my head in the wall(coloring has always been my weakest link, as well as painting miniatures made my idea of coloring totally perverted).


    Cheers, and all the best to ya guys.

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    These are pretty good for your first few attempts with the wacom. I recently picked one up too and am still getting used to it, but compared to how I used to paint my drawings before (with the mouse) it makes a world of difference.

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    @Tiago
    Yes, I'm really liking the tablet, and drawing on the puter in general, feels so much more "ergonomic" to use so, to speak.

    Here's my newest sketch, 30mins.

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    Some updates.

    Testing some layer properties stuff on photoshop.


    And some sketches. Should do from reference, I'm "teaching" myself to draw anatomy wrong all the more I'm noticing.



    I posted up a comic I did before last year. It's a quick 7 page thing without any definate ending. I have it up on Deviantart. IF anyone cares to look, here's the links.
    http://jutami.deviantart.com/art/Sha...ic-p1-82438629
    http://jutami.deviantart.com/art/Sha...c-pt2-82438797
    http://jutami.deviantart.com/art/Sha...ic-p3-82438846
    http://jutami.deviantart.com/art/Sha...ic-p4-82438922
    http://jutami.deviantart.com/art/Sha...ic-p5-82439001
    http://jutami.deviantart.com/art/Sha...ic-p6-82439078
    http://jutami.deviantart.com/art/Sha...ic-p7-82439187

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    Pretty cool. I like the robots, especially the first one. Nice design and light there.
    Yes, use reference. It's very easy to slip into manners that are hard to break free from.. I need to relearn everything about hands, for example.

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    Like Ragathol said, refs are good On your paintings, try to really clean things up and get them looking smooth/finished-looking. A good way to do this without losing texture is to really zoom in when you paint or to paint large so that when you "zoom out" it looks less sketchy. Try to rely a little less on brushes to define all of your texture, too--otherwise it looks kinda canned and a bit less controlled. Good luck!

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    Update time I guess. Been drawing some cause I got a fever, and not much else to do either draw or sleep, watching movies is too boring. Turned back to doing some marker sketches, and doing some custom Transformers is always fun, mostly because chopping up stuff is fun.

    Shoulda used reference for these, woulda got the "parts" to look the part better, but I think they are close "enough" as is.




    @Ragathol & Fancibug
    Thanks for the pointers guys, working on it.

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