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    Doodlums

    This is my first sketchbook on CA,

    Thoughts are welcome,

    Images are mostly of OC's, excluding the one jumping/leaping fella

    So here goes...

    EDIT: Update 21st August 2009

    Doodlums

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    it's looking pretty good! nothing yet to crit, just keep posting here and improve yourself, thats the main goal

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    Hey I saw your post on the studies forum. Just loving your style. Will be watching you from now on.
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    Frank: Thanks for the visit, , improving certainly the goal.

    Alleluia: Wow thanks, . I hope I'll be able to keep stuff interesting.

    Below is the sketch I did for the WIP, several things have changed or been cut since this sketch, but here you go.

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    Some quick ballpoint sketches. I'm not very used to doing 'quick' pictures or leaving them unfinished (I'm especially not used to letting other people see them) so I'm trying to get used to it

    First off some random character heads:

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    Now for some torso sketches, done using references of course

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    I love your style, very clean and confident. You seem to have a very good sense of anatomy, and you do a great job in pushing features. My favorite piece has to be the second portrait down, it's just downright cool. Your shading is awesome too, but might I suggest that you consider pushing your tonal range, it would really make your drawings pop even more. Also it would definitely be cool to see some studies of a live model from you in where you still pushed your style.

    I will keep an eye on this thread as well, its pretty rad.

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    very nice style, but make sure you son't lose the realism to much, that is were things get slippery. Thus far it is looking great, so just keep at it and keep improving

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    jimboslutstien:
    Thanks for your pointers, . I'll keep your tonal idea in mind next time I visit my local art shop; normally I work in a O.3mm HB mechanical pencil but as I've lost that recently I think a visit is in order. I'm actually hoping to enrol for a life drawing class this coming Tuesday which I'm quite looking forward to. This is partly what prompted me to start posting here since I feel I need to improve in the anatomy area, my comfort zone is definitely portraits.


    Mischeviouslittleelf :I know what you mean about the realism thing though actually lately I've found myself actually having to do a picture/sketch in a more realistic style even if I want it to be more cartoony, I've also been told I have a habit of exaggerating features and making figures very 'long' which I'm mindful of. My early figures could have been giraffes
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    Some 20 minute landscapes I've done for practice because I don't do them often enough.

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    Wow, your pencils are completely awesome! Loving the faces and gestures, a lot of character and life and yeaaaah I'd like to see more

    And keep working on the digis, bring in some contrast, sharpness, texture! And maybe try a brush that is a bit harder D:

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    algenpfleger: Thanks for the tips , admittably not a lot of effort/time was put into the digis .

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    And here's what happened when a simple attempt at painting digitally without having a done a sketch beforehand spiraled out of control.

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    nice style, I like those first two portraits and the last one
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    R&F: Thanks, .

    Here's some sketches/ideas done for this week's CHOW (decided to give it a go despite the fact that I usualy take more than a week over a pic - probably why I did it actualy.)

    The first pic was my initial idea just blocked in colours before I forgot it, but after some thinking it was scrapped.

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    The next two poor scans were done after some thinking, mental tweaking, and a cup of coffee. There's been only some minor changes between the first and second.

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    Had a few hours spare so decided to break in a new sketchpad. Refs used.

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    Hi Edriss, great sb going here.

    Awesome line work mate, really dig the style.

    I like the pencil sketches more than the digitals, but thats just me:-)

    Cool sb mate, il be keeping an eye on this one.

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    JailHouseRock: Thanks for the looksee

    Here's an update of a pic I started months ago.

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    I've also recently started life drawing unfortunatley the sketches are all too big to fit in my scanner.

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    I'm doing a graphic narrative module for one of my I-Media course this year and I'm planning (read: hoping ) to make one based on King Alfred the Great, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_the_Great .

    Here are some early character designs for Alfred himself. I'm still not sure if I want to go for a more cartoonish look or more realistic one.
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    ((The colour test one will have colour in it when I find the time to do it...it's not forgotten!))

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    As promised, some colour tests. I'm fond of the blue and brown ones.

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    really nice stuff ere, love the first one

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    It's a real joy to see your drawings! I happen to like a leanish face so what I'm seeing doesn't strike me as a fault. I guess that makes me useless where critting 'too long!' is concerned . Keep working and posting!

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    gibb: thanks,

    Maridius: I'm *quite* fond of leanish/long faces too , so most my people do tend to wind up with very long faces. I should probably try and do some rounder peeps at one point...Thanks for popping by,


    Aand here's another Alfred sketch, am pondering fixing it and maybe making a finished piece out of the basic idea at some point.

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    Very interesting style! Your lines seem very controlled--keep up the work! And I have yet to take on of those classes, but I hear they work wonders.
    My Sketchbook--http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=139793

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    PopeJohnPwn: Thanks, . Life Drawing is fun, though my teacher seems to be more about the arty side of a pic rather than the anatomy of it.


    Here are some ballpoint doodles I did today while waiting for some friends to finish their textiles lesson. Used a book full of Marilyn Monroe photos for refs. The one on the top right has a giant leg X]

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    And here are some thumbs I did for the sketch in #22 and I'm currently thinking of going with no.3

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    After many sketches and wrong turns I've managed to get this pic out, Attachment 506469

    A ref was used, if you go onto wikipedia's Hamlet page you should see it
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    Some more stuff. Mostly from a sketchbook that I doodle in whenever I can, don't do nearly enough really. Done in ballpoint pen so I can't rub out mistakes and I appologise for the rubbishness fo the scans, methinks my scanner is on its way to the grave.

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    This is a wip of an rp character of mine and his mum. I am using sevral stock photos from dA as reference.

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    A portrait of the fallen angel Belial from Paradise Lost. Done mainly because my English teacher wanted one.

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    Bravo! especially the sketchbook pages at the end. You have a distinct and appealing style.

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    wahhhhhhh why aren't you updating this? @.@

    beautiful sketches.


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    Nice stuff man.

    You have some real developed skills coming through there.
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