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    Ninja kitties! .. and uh, sketches

    Hey there
    ..my name is Eva, I'm 24 years old and from Iceland. I study at Academy of Art University and I'm majoring in Illustration. I've been drawing since I can remember, heck I knew how to turn on the TV and video to watch Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at the age of 2 (didn't learn to speak until 4 but hey..).

    My dream is to work in pre-production, preferably for animated movies, but open to anything really. As for now, I'm just working my butt off trying to make good stuff so I can do what I love for a living. I rarely if ever feel proud of what I do, though I really did surprise myself when I went to art school. I have a lot more to learn though, and I really hope to get better as time goes by.

    Anyway, enough babble. Let's post some artsies ^^

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    some stuff from school this semester

    Homework - toy rendered in charcoal on sketchbook paper
    Midterm project - drapery study in charcoal
    In class - Figure drawing on toned paper
    Figure Modeling - first portrait sculpture, done in class
    Midterm project for Figure Modeling - preliminary sketch and final sculpture

    and some sketches, some drawn from reference

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    .. and some of my personal stuff. For a long time I drew only toony stuff, now I'm kinda tired of it and want to try something else. Realism and photoshop painting being a few

    The first image was a little project of mine I wanted to do. The original theme was "children's books". I put together many of my favorite childhood stories/fantasy characters and put them in one piece.
    From left to right top:
    Knight in shining armor, princess, unicorn, troll, dragon
    from left to right bottom:
    wolf, dwarf, fairy godmother, elf, mouse, lion.

    some thumbnails I did for fun some time ago.
    When I was in San Francisco, I noticed that I never saw any cats. So my mind wandered and I sketched this picture out.
    The dragon appeared in my sketchbook during one of my classes so I decided to color it.

    The last two pictures are more recent. The polar bear cub was a test to see what I could do in the shortest time possible. The tiger was something I gave myself a bit more time to do.

    I have loads to learn.. but practice is good =)

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    welcome eva! really good stuff, nice animals, funny and cute! the sculpts r great too specially the first one, ur pencil stuff its very interesting, would be nice to see some pencil characters..... im pretty sure we can expect a great sb from now on..
    keep it up!
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    Dan Valkar: Thanks! And yes believe me there will be a lot more pencil/pen stuff, since I love sketching with those two. Personally I always feel I lose the 'feeling' of the drawing when I try to render it beyond a sketch. Even my teachers brought it up in class so it's something I just have to work on

    Some sketches. Just random stuff really. A few pages I sketched while waiting for my bf to finish work, and some sketches of my cat. I'll post something better when I have more time (my jobs are taking all my time x__x).
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    I really like your faces.

    As a note, I think a lot of people, if not everyone, (save for those whose styles are rough all over, even in color) tend to lose the feeling of their sketches in the final product just because final products are usually cleaner. Of course, you can compensate for that with color or what have you...maybe even making things a little messy. I'm trying to figure that out myself.

    Anyway, I'm also a fan of your cute yet realistic animals. Looks like you've got a firm hold on them, too! I dunno what else to say. Yours is one of the many kinds of styles that I like. The good kind. O_O
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    Hmmm..another Art Monster in the making...
    love your toy sketch ( first pic).
    Post some more so I can be inspired some more, please?

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    Hæ Eva, glad to see you made a sketchbook!

    You've got a very well developed style regarding the toons, that's obvious. Your cute animals just put a huge grin on my face But as great as they are, I actually think I prefer the ones that are slightly more realistic. Like the cat sketches in your last post, those are wonderful! The little thumbnails above are beautiful as well, love your use of colours there. I hope to see much more of your work
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    Wow! Great work!
    5 stars from me.
    Keep posting.

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    Great start so far! Your sb has a very traditional-animation feel to it... it's refreshing to see that amongst so much CG-oriented art these days. Keep it up!
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    Senshuu: Thanks, I just have to kick myself into gear and do that more. I guess it gets better the more you do it, I just need practice I grew up drawing my pets so I feel a lot more comfortable drawing animals than humans, now I'm trying to improve my human skill x__x

    JPC: Thanks Have some more ^^

    AsaB: Hey thanks ^^ I'm trying to steer more away from toony stuff (though I guess I'll never stop drawing that way..) and go more into realism, since I'd like to learn that as well

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    BohemianChaos: THank you, I feel honored because I grew up adoring traditional animation and I've always been inspired by it =)


    I haven't had a lot of time to draw for myself lately but I managed to grab my toned sketchbook today and sketch in the gap I had after work. The face was done by reference. I suck at drawing them so I have to practice a whole lot more They're difficult!

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    nice !
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    wink_ma: thank you

    couple of projects from school this semester I forgot to post. It's a cast drawing and a still life piece done for Analysis of Form, both done in charcoal.

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    (the still life piece was tough -_-) And sorry about the bad picture quality, they were both taken in a hurry :/

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    Gaman að sjá meira frá þér!

    Your work is so fun, I just fell in love with the robot and kitty one, adorable beyond words! Those charcoal drawings look amazing as well, I like especially the cast drawing, beautiful shadows.

    So is it done at your own place? That little I see of the background looks quite domestic, more than a classroom. Home assignments, maybe?
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    AsaB: takk Although I really have to give my Analysis of Form teacher credit for that because she was such an awesome teacher. She explained everything to us very clearly and made something that seemed daunting not so daunting at all ^^

    The cast drawing (which was done in class) was photographed in the classroom and - and you're right - the still life was taken in my campus apartment, it was a homework assignment.

    Ok more stuff.. last school stuff I promise ^^;; Portrait assignment.
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    some sketches I did at work
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    tried speedpainting/coloring the werewolf.. didn't turn out so well. Definitely need more practice
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    got some more stuff to post but haven't scanned it yet.. will post that later =)

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    Really great work here keep it up!!

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    realy nice

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    Skills ahoy! Great work

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    You have some adorable sketches... very good work, and such a broad spectrum of things, too. Watching your sketchbook progress is going to be quite excellent.
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    Brashen: Thank you, I intend to post more =)

    Nikolay_berbatov: thanks ^^

    The7Artist7: *blush* thank you :3

    IanE: thanks, I love trying out loads of different subjects and media. Basically I just use whatever I get my hands on ^^

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    Drew my cat while he was sleeping. Then goofed up on his stripes so yeah.. left it at that

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    Sketch done from reference while waiting for my boyfriend to finish at work Still practicing doing faces; sometimes I measure and sometimes I just let loose and see what I get.

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    Took a sketch I did the other day and see whether I could like.. paint it digitally so I decided to take a speedpainting session. It kept my mind off of my awful headache for a while, which was good. Didn't finish it though.. but it was a good practice nonetheless ^^

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    waaaao the 2 firsts images of your first post are amazing to me. and the rest is very good... i will follow your thread

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    Hey, been a long time since the last update, sorry about that. Went on a 2-week vacation overseas and the work before and after that was extremely busy :/

    anyway, lots of weird stuff coming your way
    I love the ideas my bf gives me when I ask him to (had a huge art block). He asked for a chimp in suit with a bowler hat. I liked the idea so I sketched it down. Now I want to make a real illustration based on the idea.
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    a doodle I did at work. Characters made on the spot. It has a tagline though
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    I'm taking Perspective this semester so I made some sketches just to warm up and like.. not suck at it too much ^O^
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    also been trying to practice digital painting.. the road to success is a loooong one :|
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    random stuff
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    some practicing from Posemaniacs - 30 second poses
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    Some homework - Mass gestures and line gestures, 2 min each. Never done mass gestures before, it's weird to get into but fun in the end ^^
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    And some more digital painting practice. Actually it started out as a practice, ended as a panda and just.. yeah had fun really. Definitely need more practice but hey, you can have fun as well ^^
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    Ok I'm done for now. Off to my Perspective homework! (and needs Perspective setting ideas :| )

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    Nice stuff!! I think your colors are a bit too saturated, but the drawings are cool.
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    I love your animals, they're so friendly and at ease. Really nice.

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    Nice updates. Wow, you've been busy. I like the panda bear in the last post, it has some cool colors going on in it though i feel there could be a second focal point than the face. i feel like i'm drawn into his face with nothing else to take my eye away or give it a rest. all in all, a great sketchbook. cheers'
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    mentler: thanks!

    carlosranna: Thanks; I put the image through Photoshop again and slightly reduced the saturation, and I saw what you meant. Thanks for the tip

    Nemisis: Thank you, I love drawing animals; their anatomy comes more natural to me than a humans ^^;;

    ArtZealot: You know, I didn't even think about the focal point until you mentioned it. It's true, there could've easily been a second one in there. I'm gonna remember that the next time I draw

    Anyway, small update for now.
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    We were supposed to draw a car in isometric perspective, and then put an environment around it

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    i realy like your quities sketches.

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    LOL! This last one is wonderfull!!! Hope to see it colored someday!

    Thanks for the kind words on my Sketchbook!
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    All really great stuff! I especially enjoyed the cartoons "] what is your major btw

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