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    D@niel - Thank you so much. But to be fully honest, I don't feel I deserve the dedication part - I'm much too lazy.

    Pyroclasm00 - Hehe! Thank you. It's a true story - unfortunately. About the CD-cover, yeah, I kind of figured that. I've cropped the image so that it should have a better fit for the square shaped cover paper. The background isn't as distracting, as the head of the demon covers most of the image now, but the details are still very sharp, which hopefully will look good once printed.

    eparts - Thanks, eparts! I'll most definitely try. I'm still mostly working with the human anatomy as you'll see below, but I hope to start working on other studies soon.


    I've been studying my copy of Anatomy For The Artist by Jeno Barcsay lately and this is what I've come up with so far.

    From ref.


    Non ref. Ballpen.


    Doodles from work.



    Been playing Dead Space lately and damn, I'm impressed. This game totally rocks my socks. It's got such amazing atmosphere, music, soundFX and dialoge and the gameplay is rock solid. I love the mixture of the Alien/Event Horizon inspired architecture & lighting and the creatures which remind me of The Thing. This will keep me satisfied untill Resident Evil 5 is released. Anyway, I talk too much. Here's just a little doodle, inspired by the many variations of Necromorph (lame name but W/E) in the game.


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    A couple of studies from my book and gestures from pose maniacs. Please do tell me if something's off in the poses. I feel something's not right but I cant put my finger on it. I'ts not the middle guy's hands, I know they suck. Maybe the third one is a little unbalanced?




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    wow awesome amount of studies, especially the first post . Anyways I'm going to be nitpicking some in your anatomy studies (suit yourself you asked for it). So letís get right down to it: I believe the guy to the left has a head that is a bit too big for his body. I get the feeling that something is off with the shoulders of the guy in the middle, it's like I'm seeing them straight from behind while I'm viewing the rest of the body from slightly above. Don't have anything to comment on at the guy to the right. Just keep it up mate. It feels like you have a really good foundation to start from.

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    You drew a lot of cool stuff since i last visited. Progress is definitely visible. Love the donkey on laxatives and the comic strip from the gym. Studies coming nicely too. Post more often though (yea, i know...look who's talking), but hey i'm trying to up my frequency too, and i always appreciate it when someone is busting my nuts about it, so i thought you might appreciate it too ). Just think, one hour less on video games equals 1 hour more of studies. Isn't math awesome ? Nah but seriously, you got potential, all you lack is experience, and that comes with practice.

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    these are looking great, paint some more too... when you paint just pay a little more attention to the smudges, but your CD cover and paid work does not have the smudges, so just a thought for the other paint work... thanks for the visit too by the way!!! You rock and your book is getting great, page two! k

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    Meilin - Tanks! This is what keeps me motivated and I agree with you. I still need to pay a little more attention to proportions.

    Galador - Laxatives?! Hehe. I know it looks kind of like a donkey, but a donkey on laxatives? Didn't see that one coming. Thanks anyway. Yea I need to draw way more, need to really dig into it.

    kelly x - Thanks! Yea, I know. I think I'll just keep to the digital stuff a while since scanning is such a drag. I'll try to keep them as cristal clear as possible too.

    Thanks for stopping by, friends.


    Next update. No color this time. Sorry, kelly.



    Was inspired by zhanglu's impressive portraits and just had to get a feel for his style.


    Gunnm inspired character doodle...

    Here's something for a t-shirt design I'm trying to get around finishing. Will be doing something similar to my first CD cover.

    A tattoo design I will be getting sometime. The text sucks so I'll probably remove it.


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    Oh my gawd, I need help. Even though I used reference, they still lack that natural look. I think I used too much opacity as well. Needs to be sharper.




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    A non ref one. Didn't get that crystally clear, frozen look.



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    Head studie. Loomis I think.



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    I felt like doing something different for a change from all the studies.
    Not sure how long I worked on it, maybe two & a half hours.



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    tip

    i see alot of good stuff, all those studies are going really well... some things to improve on: values and composition.

    the environments post 37 and 38 are very good excersises, i should try them more but try and just get more interesting abstract shapes with values only... skip the color first. here's a page from loomis to illustrate what i mean.. i should try some of these things and concentrate on fun/interesting abstractshapes and fill them in with values.. like loomis basicallly does here

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    good luck mate

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    Oooh! Very nice tip, Teh Gosu. Thank you. Will definitely try this.

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    your anime character looks similar to battle angel alita or gunnm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vino89 View Post
    your anime character looks similar to battle angel alita or gunnm
    That's the one. I forgot the name. Wasn't sure what to put in my description. I'll change it asap.

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    Some cloud thumbnails. The one on the top right is probably the only one that doesn't look like total crap.



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    Yet another environment studie. This time I made a quick grey scale before I added the colors. I guess it kind of helped a bit. I thought it might be interesting to use a picture with both cold and warm colors. Dunno if I managed to get a natural look or not.



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    some nice stuff here, you are on the right way.. keep on drawing and thanks for stopping by at my sketchbook

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    FAST ART - Thanks!


    So I put up a mirror on my desk and made a couple of selfportraits today. I'm not proud of them, infact I hate them. There is no likeness to be found whatsoever, proportions are off and the rendering is still not bold enough, not to mention kind of cheesy in the colored version...no wait, they both look cheesy. -_-






    Forgot to upload this doodle of a tattoo design a while ago.
    Gonna rework the wings to look ravaged. And also make a female devil that will be pulling the rope.



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    Haha! Yay another failure....
    I seriously need to be more confident. This is just a total mess.
    Sorry for making your eyes bleed.




    Here I tried to work on values only. Im actually kind of happy with this one.



    There. Tell me what yus gais thinks!

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    Didn't draw much totay, only a selfportrait.
    Still need to work on my hatching......lol! Got milk?



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    Here's a summary of the past two days.
    Been trying to improve on hatching, tonal depth and cloth folds from photo ref.







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    Here's just a quickie. The second one is my very first CHOW wip.




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    haha, that werewolf on the first page looks pretty serious about pancakes I like this last sketch you have here, very nice costume design. do you plan on coloring it? it looks as though you are very hesitant about adding colors, don't be afraid to really dive in. Also try to stay away from mixing grey and color as they don't go good together. generally when i start color work I'll overlay a base color onto the entire canvas as a starting point. you might want to browse sites like flickr to get some ideas for nice color palettes, I do that sometimes to get my brain thinking hope some of that made sense. anyway keep posting and improving!

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    Some amazing stuff, I love that all your pages are so full of sketches.
    With that tattoo design, I would seriously recommend going and talking with a tattoo artist, he will know exactly what is possible with lines and details and stuff. Not saying that yours won't work, I have no idea. I just know that there are a fair few rules with tattoo design and its probably better you get the low down before you get too finalised with your design.

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    James Wolf - It totally makes sense. Don't worry. That's some great advice. I'll defintely check it out. Color is something I really need to work on, as you'll see in this update. Thanks for the nice comment. Cheers and stay tuned.

    danlambert - Thanks, mam! You're very right about talking to the artist first. I did that before I got my first tattoo which I also designed myself. You can see the original design in my first post. The level of detail is definitely something to keep in mind when designing tattoos, but you'd be surprised how much artists can cram into a tattoo these days. Cheers!


    Alright folks! I've been taking on a couple of COW/CHOW challenges this week and this is what I've managed to produces. Check it out!

    My first ever finished CHOW entry. Lots of errors in this one. Spot all of them and you get a graditude cookie.


    These came afterwards. I got an idea of an evil, flesh eating Titania and started a wip.



    Here's my finished entry for this weeks COW.


    Some concepts.



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    nice stuff man..very nice

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    Verehin - Thanks! I'm glad!



    Alright, new update.
    This first one is something I'm putting a lot of effort into, hence the small update. I'm currently trying to get the values right. I plan on making it a lot gritties, darker and brighten up the highlights. Please tell me what you think. :]

    The other one is a late wip for this weeks CHOW. I don't know if I have enough time to finish it before the deadline.





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    Just as I thought - I didn't make the deadline....crap!
    Anyway here she is, my version of Baba Yaga, with wips. Can't say I'm totally happy with - the lighting for one, but I'm not sure how to fix it. I need to study more.




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    Awesome sketchbook. I love the strange, glowing, flying cephalopod type thing. You have so much here. Keep it up!

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    Thanks man! for the the comment on the sketch book. Hey loving the style you got i feel a a somewhat of simularity between yours and mine. Hey you wouldnt have the long guy hair like i do ? would yah? then it will be too weird lol
    Looking forward to hearing from yah again!

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