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    Sketchbook!

    Last edited by gardenrusalka; August 14th, 2008 at 04:10 AM.
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    welcom to ca, keep it coming, looking forward to new sketches

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    Paint update.

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    Glad to see you got this thing up and running!

    Something I've recently started doing that helps a ton- measuring the figure via the head size. I wrote it off after I initially practiced and implemented the technique back in high school (a decade ago. EEK), but after going through my old sketches and measuring, I was way off. Half my figures were like 5 heads tall.

    You did one of my favorite digital cheap tricks, copying the head from a portrait for the full figure. What a time saver :P

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    I need to write all that measuring stuff down. And oddly, once I started tweaking the anatomy, I was second-guessing everything. And losing, it apparently. I had some stuff right to begin with.

    Actually, it isn't the same head cut-and-paste-style, if that's what you mean. I copied it from the other, though. I had them side by side and did it that way, which was really fun, actually.

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    I'm in the process of moving and a million other things, otherwise I'd use my scanner for these.

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    Okay, I can't leave her alone. I might have to put her into PS when I get home..

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    I think you could use some more work on anatomy. Posemaniacs is a great place to practice. Maybe pick up a pad of bristol board to draw on. Also try painting on a 25% gray background to better see values.

    Welcome to CA keep posting away plz! And keep up the good work!

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    yes yo
    nice start for a sb in here ... i think the only thing you need is a bunsh of practise , the rest will come step by step

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    Still ghetto-rigging my images. I guess I *didn't* burn a copy to disc to take to work with me...

    Need some references (back, folded hand, etc.):

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    Getting there.

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    This is looking pretty cool. I'd take the black between the ribs and either fill it with more magic dust and sparkles or make it nice and gory

    I love the horns but my favorite part is the highlights on the dress. Nice and crisp.

    What's the plan for the background? It looks like she is sitting in a cave, peering out into the night.

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    Oooh, love the gory idea! I want to go more creepy and less cute, pixie, etc. Thanks about the dress, I'd love more clean smooth lines but I think it's starting to work.

    I played with the background last night but wasn't feeling it yet. My inclination is to go magical forest on her but maybe something a little more...hellish?

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    oo, that girl with the exposed vertibrae really makes me cringe. That is a good thing . I noticed you must be right near me. I saw the ac state which is a good chance that is sac state. so Howdy neighbor! also a better example of more recent tattoo wrk can be found here.

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    Hellish is always good, especially around these forums.

    If you want inspiration, check this out:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=108591

    Lots of good hellish stuff in there for color scheme and texture ideas. How cool would she be with a gory mix of blood/bone/tissue combined with fire/stone?

    That post I linked is full of completely amazing artwork. Here is some more:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=108591&page=7

    Makes my head hurt ;P

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    Ha! Interesting! Actually, I have a thing for tattoos...I'll have to take a look at your site and see if it warrants a trip to Davis. Well, that and the money situation. The angel with the exposed brain is beautiful!

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    Thank you, you are a wealth of information and inspiration! What I've seen so far (just scrolling a bit), looks yummy!!

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    Hey Garden, thats quite a nice piece you have going there/here... I'd agree with the comment about the hole in here back, at the mo its not reading well, so you could either add a little blood to the area or change it slightly to appear more as an open wound or something... or you could even go further and tighten the skin around the whole figure to give an emancipated look to her... just thoughts tho.. keep sharing, im sure its gonna look awesome when its finished ;-)

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    Done with her for now. I may have more ideas later.

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    I really enjoy the color you used for her. Anxious to see more.

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    Black and White

    I think I may finish it.

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    I think one of your strongest points is how well you take and react to critiques. That being said, keep doing what you're doing and finish the exposed spine lady piece!

    Last edited by IanE; August 17th, 2008 at 08:54 PM.
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    I'm kinda stuck, at the moment. I see the majority of it, mostly due to the kind crit of you guys, however, I'd like to get to refining. I'm not sure if the two are related but maybe you have some pointers?

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    Honestly, when I saw it, before reading sourgasm's crit, it immediately shot me back to the scene in Jurassic park where they're hiding out in the tree top, looking out at night, and I thought the same thing... cave/tree. The girl looks like she's in her secret place, somewhere contained and safe, very high up, at night overlooking something, and that playful light coming from her would do wonders against rock/bark textures in a night scape. As for refining, I'll go out on a limb (pun intended) and say the horns look softer than most of the rest of her. Go in again and blend in those tones, even them out, lose the hard outlines and give her some youth! The strokes right now are very angular, sharp lines, so round em out, get into the movements and let them loosen up a bit. I'm not saying from this point on you need to stick her in a cave overlooking the night sky, but what sourgasm and I are getting at is that there's something very whimsical and fantastic about where this can go, so no matter how you compose it, make sure it's as epic as a girl with her spine showing who's playing with light.



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    Thanks for taking the time to type all that out...I have some good stuff to work with.

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    Nice sketchbook The woman with the hole in her back is great, it's quite freaky and the colours are lovely. Keep posting

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    This is kind of random, but I really like the crotch area on that last sketch. The angles and the shadow play look awesome. If you can bring the energy of those converging lines to the whole painting (which is already happening in some areas, like the stomach), you've got a winner.

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    Still working on this one. The hand obviously needs a reference, I was just doodling and spaced out a bit on that one before I realized how mangled it looked. Definitely some refining throughout the body to better match what's going on in the face.

    I want to add a weapon across the shoulders, perhaps a scythe. She's death and she's coming, but you don't even care.

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    Looking forward to using Painter, now that I have a copy.

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    last one is real nice, dont forget the eye is a wet orb and should be shaded as such. Keep it up!

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