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    andyhunt's Sketchbook likes Huey Lewis & the News. A LOT.

    **Newer stuff, as always, is towards the end of the thread**

    Hola. I'm starting a new sketchbook, and hopefully I'll be able to find the time to post somewhat regularly.

    Post #1 is a quick sketch I just cranked out this evening. I've been using photoshop to do photomanips and to color my pencil & ink drawings for years, but I've only started learning to paint 100% on the screen recently. Any advice or criticism is MUCH appreciated. I have a lot to learn. Thanks!

    andyhunt's Sketchbook likes Huey Lewis & the News. A LOT.
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    Good start, i learnt digital painting the same way, from photo jokes and trickery and lens flares to putting down colors. This is a decent starter's guide to digital painting if you haven't read it already http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm. The above picture is pretty decent, just a few points to watch out for -
    proportion-wise, some things are a little wonky, forearm length, size of head in relation to body and size of left deltoid (shoulder joint muscle). Another obvious gripe is that the muzzle flash (if any) should have a much larger glow/exposure effect, look at references on the net. The light at the moment is hitting parts of the gun that should not be lit, only the planes facing the flash directly should be lit, his face and body should actually catch a lot of it. Nevertheless, not a bad start at all, keep posting your work.

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    Here's a couple super quick (seriously, like 3 minutes) edits based on Farsh's advice. I don't feel like making this a finished piece, and I actually wasn't going to touch it again at all, but I felt compelled to address some of the issues you brought up for my own personal education.

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    a couple quick sketches from today

    lot of web design work to do today, so not much time to draw, but here's a couple super quick sketches
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    Couldn't sleep. so I busted out a speed portrait. It's supposed to be Bruce Willis, and I'm aware it isn't a great likeness, but I was focusing more on technique than getting his proportions down. Spent right at 1 hour and 35 minutes.

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    I like how smooth the skull and the bald man are.
    The man is almost smooth to the point of looking like some sort of transparent tissue, it's neat.

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    Thanks apple. The skull and most of the portrait were painted w/ the photoshop brush called "airbrush pen opacity flow" (its the 21st pen in cs3). i like it because its smooth and partially transparent so it feels really natural to paint with.

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    another pair of quick sketches. playing with different brush shapes.
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    Dos mas, por favor.

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    I'm really enjoying doing these speed paintings. I've been really out of practice with drawing for a long time, and this is kicking my interest back up substantially.
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    wary cliff-gazer.
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    good start on this sketchbook, andy!
    I like your speedpaintings a lot. especially the girl with burning hands.
    for your colorpieces I'd recomend using less grey in most of them and get a bit of sharp edges and contrast in them. so far they tend to look a bit muddy or blurry.
    for example post 8. on the gunner you could separate the figure from the background more and emphasize the metal look. sharp edges and some highlights would suit it.
    I know it's just a speedy but the face next to it looks a bit flat. try not to use only the two greytones but a value range like in the bruce willis portrait . that on is really good. keep doing these studies. I'll check back on you.
    and you got any traditional sketches to show?

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    Thanks for the advice! I'll dig up a couple sketchbooks & post some pencil sketches shortly.
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    SB:the prequel

    Ok, here's a handful of sketches scanned out of various sketchbooks that I've kept in the past 6 months, plus 2 digital sketches I did a couple months ago.
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    i notice you might be new to painting in photoshop. i see that your traditional sketches has much more depth and sharper curves (even if they look more 2d). is it possible that you (despite being new to the tool) rush a bit in the planning for light and mass when going digital? They automatically got color blocks, mass drawings but with sloppier edges. maybe it helps going over your digital paintswith a smaller and precise brush at the end? i havent seen much of your work so i could be wrong.

    anyways keep up the good work and i hope you took my feedback as my best intention

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