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    J Flod - sketchbook- updated 1 May

    Welcome to my sketchbook.

    My background is in 3d modelling and I would really like to improve my ability to draw concepts and develop ideas.

    My focus is on characters since that is what really interests me. I try to develop but I am surrounded by engineers at the moment so the feedback I get from them is limited to " nice ". Constructive comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

    I intend to do develop my own ideas as I get confident to do so.

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    Nice. Post more.

    I have a similar tendency to get caught up in details. I've found the Wacom/Photoshop combination really liberating. It's loosened me up a lot.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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    paintings , done in 3,5 hours

    I think I have been in denial for a long time and finally I got to grips with it. For a very long I have been thinking that I should do more quick colour sketches. Usually I do ink and pen sketches on whatever paper is availible. So I decided not to spend to much time on each painting. I did not set a definite goal but to sort of push myself all the way trough. A rule I also set for myself was is to use different size brushes and NO filters.

    trying to get out of old habits. I usually spend a lot of time on details and miss the general form and flow in the image. I spend around 3-5 hours on each and it was a big challange for me to not get to cought up in really small details.

    photoshop , wacom pen and from photo reference (no overpainting and no colour picking from the photo) .

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    Post more of these. They rock. Also, more power to you for not picking colors from a photo. I personally have to do that myself.

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    study: clothes

    experimenting with how to draw/paint folds. Feels like I have been looking through to many 5 stars sketch threads here lately. But I post anyway. I hope with time and patience I will improve.

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    another study

    crits are welcome and I spent some time on this with both soft and hardbrushes. So i would very much like to get feedback on skin rendering.

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    study: folds

    some pen and pencil sketches of folds. A guy at my work was wearing this short sleeve shirt and i had to do some sketches of it. The slightly overweight lady is from google land

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    I like your fold - experiment painting. I think it looks very good already. Of course not as good as in one of the great five stars sketchbooks (as you said) but I like it. I think you've got the potential to get a high rated sketchbook if you try to paint and post as often as possible

    I like the Hulk Hogan piece as well (this is his name isn't it?)

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    very nice,in general its a very good start,what i see is all ur painting could use a little bit more contrast in colours to help creat the dynamic feel ur looking for,and regarding the anatomy u have some mild problems that can be very easily handled by doing alot of quick sketching,only some proportion problomess nothing serious,goodluck and keep posting
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    thanks for feedback and I am on the case Just downloaded som painting tutorials from this page and I am thinking about joining life drawing sessions again.

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    You can read your reference pictures really well it seems. Just keep on experimenting with that, try some wild color palettes or something

    It's going well!

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    study of skin and a very red ear as a result.

    trying to get some more strong colours in there this time.

    study from reference again. I want to learn colours from "reality" but it is pretty hard to get a grip of. subsurface scattering in skin and I do not see the logic behind it at the moment. some parts make sence like how you get red skin from light bouncing trough the deeper layers of the skin and more yellowish when it is bouncing closer to the surface. practice practice

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    work it baby!

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    hey nice sb you got here. very good use of colors and i really like your loose style, especially the painterly quality of your paintings is sweet. 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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    This is a Great start!

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    wow! these are really cool keep going

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    I really like the inclusion of all the cool colors in the skintones, it gives them a very healthy and naturalistic feel and makes them come alive even in rough sketch form. You really get a sense of them as real people.

    See also: "The Frogisis and the Sketchbook - A St. Patrick's Day Story"
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    Wow, the old man in #6 is really great, the skin looks so real to me. My advice to yu would be to push yourself a bit further with some of your paintings, clean them up and see how far you can take them.

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    thanks and I started to push the incredible hulk some more

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    inspiration from CA training video

    i had the oppurtunity to see two training videos from Jason Chan and I applied some of the techniques in this one.

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    i think the one with the purse looks very nice. The only thing is the eyes are so small!!! The eyes also have no life in it if you know what i mean.

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    study of folds again

    the 3 drawings with the shortsleeve shirt is my friend posing and when he pushes his arms forward it is interesting to note how the tension across the upper back area is affecting the cloth. In the one from the front it is natural wind affecting the frabric.

    the sketches with white background are from "drawing folds tutorials" .

    the rest of the sketches are from photo reference.

    painted on digital canvas

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    this thread is getting stronger ,keepem coming


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    sketching after work

    some more study. It is interesting to watch the face muscles how they contract and expand in different poses. Painted in photoshop and around 2 hours on each.

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    a try at something I do not usually paint

    3-4 hours in photoshop. feel like I am doing the same thing over and over again even when I change the subject . I am so tired of my halffinished and unstructured style. I need to go through the loomis material regularly or hogarth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanflod View Post
    trying to get some more strong colours in there this time.

    study from reference again. I want to learn colours from "reality" but it is pretty hard to get a grip of. subsurface scattering in skin and I do not see the logic behind it at the moment. some parts make sence like how you get red skin from light bouncing trough the deeper layers of the skin and more yellowish when it is bouncing closer to the surface. practice practice
    The shadows are the complimentary colour. The redder the skin the more green the shadows become. Sometimes it’s subtle, and at others it just jumps out at you. Squint - it helps.

    I like your sketches - they seem more real to me then your reference work.

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    two new sketches

    the summer is here and I am very happy for that.

    the painting-sketch with the brazilian thong is based on different photo reference and I am happy with some parts of it. I repainted the face several times and used features from different women. Feels like a frankenstein creation for me

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    self portrait

    this is a picture I have had in my mind for a long time. Painted in 4 evenings roughly. It started out as a sketch and I used some photoreference of myself to look at .

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    Anatomy Study, Legs, from Barcsay

    mechanical pencil 0.5 H
    pencil 2B, HB

    crits on technique is welcome

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    another study

    another study after photo reference. trying to avoid the airbrush feel this time and more go for rough brushes all the way trough. the painting looks ok on one of my monitors but really dark on the other one.

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