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    First ever digital sketchbook.

    Wow, what a great site you have here. I am always looking for resources to learn more, practice to get better and I love receiving critiques. So I am going to post everything I can here. Please be honest. I will do my best to participate both ways as well, there's just so much here for a new member, give me time and I'm sure we'll have alot of fun...

    I would like to share all kinds of art including storyboards and digital photgraphy if that's OK. Done both on paper with pencil and my new Cintiq.

    Last edited by LJRiveraSR; October 5th, 2008 at 10:10 AM. Reason: First post contained a lot of (coming Soon). But now its here.
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    First Batch

    Here are the first ones I have that fit the size limitations. I have more that still need some resizing. Hope you like. Comments and Critiques are welcomed.

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    15 second commercial (imaginary) storyboard
















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    Birth



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    Personally, I'd lay the Cintiq aside for a bit, and concentrate mostly on pencil and paper. It might not be very exciting, but since you're still working on a lot of foundation stuff, it'll be very rewarding. It's a lot more portable, too.

    Some of your 10 minute studies show promise, and you're getting some of the basics of posing already, although a lot of it's still fairly static. Are you working from photos for the quick studies? If you can, station yourself somewhere like a bus terminal or shopping mall or someplace, and draw people there. You'll get loads of natural poses, and the bonus of drawing from life. Life drawing is always best. If there's a life drawing group near you, definitely give it a try. I wouldn't worry so much about distorted figures until you've got a really firm grasp of the figure as-is, and can draw it reliably. Then you know what you've got to work with, and you'll have a good toolset to make your changes.

    Keep posting, it's good to see what folks come up with here.

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    Thank you, I really appreciate your input. The cintiq is for when I'm at the computer. But I am still working a lot on pencil and paper. the timed sketches varied between looking at photos and getting family members to pose for me. I definitely need to get out more and I never even thought of looking for local artist groups, great idea! Thanks!

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    haha, i really like the birth. it is somewhat morbid and disturbing, but overall a good composition of birth. that reminds me, more blood could be used. god loves blood



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    Quote Originally Posted by l0stinth0ughts View Post
    haha, i really like the birth. it is somewhat morbid and disturbing, but overall a good composition of birth. that reminds me, more blood could be used. god loves blood
    LOL - well, the focus was in the title, not the gore. I was very methodical from the color scheme to the expression to the pose. Everything else was just to put it in to some context. But I like the way you think...

    Thanks.

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    Chwig Ugh Cheeeet

    This is my contest entry for the 3dbuzz.com haloween competition.

    http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/sv_dac...test=halloween

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    Here's one I just did for a biweekly challenge. We are simply give on word to work with. This time it was "Blue"

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    The Flatulator!

    Illustrator Class Assignment - Super Hero.

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    She is my first, I'll never forget her.

    You never forget your first do you? Well, here is my first ever attempt at using the gradient mesh tool in adobe illustrator CS3 after watching some tutorials on youtube. Not near perfect but like I said, she's my first.

    Face and hair are insanely difficult.
    I included the wireframe.

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    Death

    Created this for a bi-weekly challenge.
    "Death"

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    everything from 'birth' down ,was a major improvement. and your death piece looks very artisticaly expressive.
    i think for u to improve on your pictures above birth u just need to follow anatomy more so.

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    Thank you

    Anatomy, my biggest challenge. Practice Practice Practice and study is all I can do. Thank you for noticing the improvements, my sketch book here is oldest to newest from top to bottom. I will continue to do my best.

    -Len

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    Back to pencil and paper

    Some more recent ones...

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    Added some more to "Eve" amd another sketch

    Eve wasn't finished but now it is... also a sketch.

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    Skeletals

    Here's a series of Drawings I had to do over the past 3 weeks for a class. 1 at rest and 3 action poses for each. first Skeletals, then muscled and finally skinned.

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    Environment sketch

    Focusing on light and shadow for depth.

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    Some more character designs

    Character Designs and Silhouette

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    Prop Drawings

    Some sketchbook work I did on props (Knife and pencil).

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    One Hour Challenge - Random adjective/noun "Inadequate Chamber"

    One a week a bunch of artists get together at our game dev club to do an Hour Long Shredfest. A topic is chosen and we go at it. Here is my latest one created. The topic chosen is "Inadequate Chamber" and it was picked using an adjective/noun random word combo picker.

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    Concept to Completion

    Hey all. Sorry I haven't been around in a while. Been busy with school. Just completed my 3D class and am addicted. But also, I was busy making a tutorial and uploading to youtube. The tutorial takes me from my sketch to completion using nothing but photoshop for the images below.

    Hope you like the images and if you want to see the tutorials, here is a link to my page on youtube. The tutorials are "Photoshop Character Design tutorials" by user SExmortus. http://www.youtube.com/user/SExmortus#p/u/0/Qukto693j54

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    Been a long time...

    ...and what a long strange trip it's been. I got around to reworking some older concepts and thought I should get busy again. i will be posting more after next week, that's when I finally graduate. So here are some of the latest concept art works I've done recently.

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