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    Wes's Sketchpad- Up for improvement!

    Hi there!

    Been a while since I last posted something (it was the Optimus Prime pic, about a year ago).

    Basically, my videocard burned up, which managed to free up plenty of time to dedicate to drawing. I've been practicing a lot, and I hope you like the results.

    I've been toying around with these characters based on the Star Wars saga but metaphorical of righteousness, temptation and the good girl one's hoping to meet some day.

    Anyway, here's a trio of images on those characters. Kinda WIP, except for one of them.







    Sorry for the huge files! I'll make them smaller next time I post.

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    Third character is the good girl. Not as beautiful as temptation, and certainly far more modest about herself.



    Working on expressions as well. My work has become influenced by Manga, but only slightly. I try to keep attached to a realistic approach to faces and anatomy, yet stylized.

    For intermediate students, I recommend the "How to Draw Manga" instructional books. They offer a wealth of ideas to add life and originality to your drawings.

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Draw-Manga...xp_grid_pt_1_1

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    Instead of doing a boring costume study, it occured to me that I could "tell the story" of my character getting into costume. Not pretending to know much about comics. He he!






    And her with the main character on a couples study.



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    A new effect I just learned: Chrome surfaces.



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    A female samurai (one of my new favorite muses)



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    Love the way this one came out!



    Comments welcome.

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    So, this last week was really sad for me. Nobody died, or anything, but I did lose all my drawing tools on the most stupid fashion.

    I basically forgot my backpack on the bus, carrying my sketchpad, 3 "How to Draw Manga" books, and most of my pencils, tech pens, prismacolors, etc.

    To think I was riding the bus to save on gas! Lesson learned: if you have an Impreza, bloody drive it to work! To hell with gas prices.

    I owe Conceptart.org for making me scan that hard work before so foolishly losing it!

    Gladly, the skill is still in my brain and in my hand, so at least the most important parts are intact! (trying to think positive here...)

    So, these other works are all from after the loss. Hope you like them.


    1) Bad Girl next version:




    2) Female Samurai sad for the loss of her sisters (missing with my lost sketchpad)




    3) A Lord Darth Vader WIP



    4) and a closeup of his upper body. I like to show his eyes beneath the visor, alla Episode IV.




    Btw, if you're reading this, drop me a line. I'm here for the advice of you guys and girls.

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    Today's work:

    More character sketches



    And faces


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    Good stuff.
    have any digital.

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    Hi there! You're the lucky winner for being first to reply to my sketches!

    You win... lots of thanks!!!

    He he!

    No, I don't have any digital. I just grab my old-fashioned staedtler pencils and draw stuff for fun. No fancy hardware, I'm afraid.

    Here's a couple more sketches...



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    Hi there.

    Just some general observations:
    some of your character's eyes tend to not be leveled (mirroring the image helps you see this). Maybe work on some realistic heads; will help you even if you're not going for total realism.

    the lighting on some images is off. e.g. http://img168.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_647lo.jpg
    Shadow on left foot shrunk.

    I don't know how chrome shadows work, but even so shadows look off. Be sure to stay consistent with your light source.

    Keep on chugging. Hope to see more good stuff.

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    This one started as not much else than a rushed Kimono study, but after penning it, I realized it had some real potential. I used my new 42 piece Prismacolor set! =)



    Sadly, I was not able to include as much detail in the face as I would have liked, considering how satisfied I am with the rest of it. The light blue background is also an afterthought.

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    I really like the girl from post #6. And old fashion is the best! =]

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    Glad you like #6!

    Here's another sketch of that character, this time in full color.



    And the other character. Hopefully her eyes are better this time around...





    ...and both pics slightly more finished thanks to the miracle of computer editing!




    Cheers!

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    First off, a "vintage" 2001 drawing of my then-dreamgirl, without reference (and without knowledge of proportions, anatomy or anything I now know). One of my favorites!




    A more recent one, based on a picture of Evangeline Lilly.



    And proof that I don't draw just women. Although this was meant to impress one...



    Finally, today's sketch on the Temptress.



    Hope you like them! Advice appreciated.

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    Alot cool stuff here bro!!! Very inspiring to see all these poses and diff costumes! Keep postin more good stuff!!

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    Gmags, thanks for your encouraging comments!



    One of my favorite muses, Kasumi from the Dead or Alive franchise. I'll post the colored version shortly.



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    Here's the finished piece!



    I love Prismacolors!

    And face detail...



    See you all next post.

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    More on Kasumi...




    Her face...


    =) Cheers!

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    More. Finally drew the male kimono as I wanted it.



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    I decided her name is Sophia, because it's my favorite name for a woman, and because it means "Wisdom".



    Detail



    The characters in combat!


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    Some very simplified muscle studies...





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    Nice action poses!
    btw..try to use the attachment manager..makes it so much easier
    for people to view your attached images.

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    Who knew the best sketching pencils are Prismacolor! (OK, everybody knows, but I just allowed myself to use them instead of graphite for the first time.)



    Special thanks to the crushingly beautiful Adriana Lima for posing on this set, courtesy of Victoria's Secret (Achieving likeness not attempted! I'll try that someday).





    the ANGRY filipino: I'll try using the Manager next time I post. I hadn't taken care to figure it out until you brought it up. Thanks for checking out my sketchbook.

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    New sketches, following advice. Realistic eyes, and muscle sketches.

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    A Street Fighter lineart. I'll start coloring right away!



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    How about some Capcom goodness, in celebration of the upcoming Street Fighter IV?

    (yes, this is copyright infringement, probably)

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    A fairy! A coworker actually posed for this one, and likeness is right there on her face.

    She posed with clothes on, mind you.

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    My Fairy drawing, after computer enhancements. The customer will be pleased, as I am.

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    Two British spies...



    In case you're wondering, the lady is Cate Archer, from the game franchise "No One Lives Forever".

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