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    Carmel's sketchbook 8/6/ 2014

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    Oooh nice start! The figures look great, nice volumetric limbs and good proportions (though the legs in the straight-on view of the man with his arms apart are flattening out a bit, though that might be a result of the watercolor). The red and blue colored piece is really nice as well, I like the shapes you've used.. at the same time I'm not 100% sure what it is exactly, but I like it regardless hehe. And you say you're slow with digital? That apple looks pretty darn good if you ask me Just keep working away at it, you'll get more and more confident.

    Great start you've got here, keep updating

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    The first two are great.
    I love the composition of the second, nice work with the shading.
    The bees are great, I like the loose style and the coloring.
    I know we will be seeing great stuff from you in the future.
    Post again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onir View Post
    Oooh nice start! The figures look great, nice volumetric limbs and good proportions (though the legs in the straight-on view of the man with his arms apart are flattening out a bit, though that might be a result of the watercolor). The red and blue colored piece is really nice as well, I like the shapes you've used.. at the same time I'm not 100% sure what it is exactly, but I like it regardless hehe. And you say you're slow with digital? That apple looks pretty darn good if you ask me Just keep working away at it, you'll get more and more confident.

    Great start you've got here, keep updating
    Yeah, I find drawing and painting legs a bit hard. The red and blue thing was drawn from the back of a dismantled HP monitor - my friend found it in a bush so she brought it to college and ripped it to shreds (and ripped her hands to shred in the process lol) i got to help hre smash the screen - it went boom!. It didn't look like anything when i was drawing it and it just started going crazy from there lol.
    It took me a while to get comfortable with drawing the digital apple - I had the colour sliders on RGB and I'm more comfortable with LAB lol. THe apple was a massive patience test too heh, I just wanted to eat the goddamn thing!! and in the end I did lol. Thanks for dropping by man! hope you like the new update.
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    The first two are great.
    I love the composition of the second, nice work with the shading.
    The bees are great, I like the loose style and the coloring.
    I know we will be seeing great stuff from you in the future.
    Post again soon.
    Glad you like it man The bees are some of my best drawings, I had to take a photo of its head to get the detail for the face though, so tiny! Thanks for the very nice words as well!

    here's a WIP in my sketchbook in gouache. I'd not eaten beforehand so I wasn't really up to staying concetrated on this one =_=. I've rediscovered gouache as something amazing - it doesn't dry as fast as acrylic on the page and i like the opacity to it. I like that in oils but oils dries too slow at times and I tend to mix it in to itself on the page a little too much. Gouache ftw!

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    I've been trying all day to get a good digital sketch up but whatever i draw is just bland. So, here's a sketch a few weeks old and a terrible horrible unfinished self-portrait that i did in painter 9.

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    you have a nice colour style, and keep working on your digital skills

    PS: you ask me for some acrylics or oils paints so I post some on my SB, although they are not too good, see you

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    Hey - fancy seeing you here! ^_~

    You know what I'm really digging? In the sketchbook page with the texturey pink watercolour bg, you have those receding ruler-drawn shapes in the top left corner, and the combo of really technical, straight lines and really rough organic stuff is fantastic! I think a bit of contrast makes sketchbook-style work pop a lot more. Very naturalistic looking Painter sketch too - I thought it was acrylic! Even with the rough style, the shading seems rather random, but since it's unfinished I'm not sure if that's a helpful thing to point out. Hope you'll post it when it's done!

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    hey man love your sketchbook colors are brilliant wish i could be as adventurous lol, can't wait to see some updates keep up the great work

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    I love your use of colour!! really sets the tone of the picture!

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    Good thing you opened this thing. i love peering into peoples minds WAHAHAHAHa - i mean. this stuff looks rad. Buying small books always encourages double the effort when your dealing with every sketch session, or it seems that way when i see other people and small books. maybe the pics just make it look like youve got a moleskin or something... WHATEVER.

    i vote for more breaking of things and drawing them. drawing from life enhances .. EVERYTHING. oh, and go stare down more people at your local cafe, but bring your book along now. Hope to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aenhimal View Post
    you have a nice colour style, and keep working on your digital skills

    PS: you ask me for some acrylics or oils paints so I post some on my SB, although they are not too good, see you
    Thank you just been to look at your thread, sorry for the late reply been away from the PC for a whiiiilllleee.
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    Hey - fancy seeing you here! ^_~

    You know what I'm really digging? In the sketchbook page with the texturey pink watercolour bg, you have those receding ruler-drawn shapes in the top left corner, and the combo of really technical, straight lines and really rough organic stuff is fantastic! I think a bit of contrast makes sketchbook-style work pop a lot more. Very naturalistic looking Painter sketch too - I thought it was acrylic! Even with the rough style, the shading seems rather random, but since it's unfinished I'm not sure if that's a helpful thing to point out. Hope you'll post it when it's done!
    Howdy! all the crit is helpful especially since in one place we know, crit is about as forth coming as a fifty pound note in the letterbox.
    Shading: I was using a mirror in my very dark room so it was really hard to do. Probably why it never got further than a sketch. thanks for popping here - i'll go check yours now!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bagg View Post
    hey man love your sketchbook colors are brilliant wish i could be as adventurous lol, can't wait to see some updates keep up the great work
    what's stopping you from being adventourous in your own stuff? just go crazy! i just do random stuff and worry about making it into something afterwords. hope you keep looking and thanks for popping in!
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    I love your use of colour!! really sets the tone of the picture!
    thank you
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    Good thing you opened this thing. i love peering into peoples minds WAHAHAHAHa - i mean. this stuff looks rad. Buying small books always encourages double the effort when your dealing with every sketch session, or it seems that way when i see other people and small books. maybe the pics just make it look like youve got a moleskin or something... WHATEVER.

    i vote for more breaking of things and drawing them. drawing from life enhances .. EVERYTHING. oh, and go stare down more people at your local cafe, but bring your book along now. Hope to see more!
    You're right, I'm a moleskine


    OK! UPDATE TIME! sorry for the whole MONTH AWAY. I just go back from a months travelling. Started in Hong Kong then stayed longest in Shunde, part of South China and then went to London to see some friends . Thanks for all the comments. I'll start putting some more fresh stuff up tommorow but today here is some of my sketchbook from while I've been away from the keyboard.

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    I must say I envy people who can really fill their sketch pages Cool update, there's a certain eeriness to the boy with the elephant headed man (I think that's an elephant head? also kinda looks like a horse skull to me) and the two with the little girl holding the bear. I think that's because of the color palette in all 3 and the ghostliness of the marks. The watercolor (or maybe it's gouache?) certainly lends to that sort of look, and, while it might be a bit hard to read in spots, it works well. Gotta say the one with the teacup is my favorite though; the black lines and the blue work well together and the entire thing has a nice flow to it. Nice

    To step back to your previous post real quickly, I'd just suggest going as simply as you can early on when doing a self-portrait. It's really tempting to paint all the small value and color shifts right away, but it can really make things harder than they need to be early on. Either way just keep at it!

    Nice update and welcome back! Sounds like you had quite an adventure around the world

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    Hey Toffee! Sounds like you had an awesome holiday ^_^

    That....thing with the head..is really evokative. Wonderful mystery in that image.

    Also really interesting to see two versions of the same image (the girl). I prefer the warmer colours and loose brushwork of the first one, but the bottom one has a cold feel that might be what you wanted. In both of them though, I find it a little hard to discern what's going on, and would kind of like to see some harder edges here and there - although I'd understand any reticence to mess up a painterly image. But I think the painterliness can survive more information on there ^_^ (ps. are they studies for a larger piece?)

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