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    Nathan's Sketch-Sketch-Sketchy

    Alright, so Iíve been loitering around CA.org for awhile now, but am pretty new to posting. Iíve finally decided to start a sketch book and decided it would be good to start with a micro-bio. So my names Nathan and Iím a sophomore at The Art Institute of Seattle for a degree in Game Art and Design. Obviously, concept art is going to be a fairly important of my future career and I would love any chance to up my game. Comments and criticism are more than welcome. Given Iím a full time student and work on the weekends I wonít be able to update daily. However, Iíll try to keep it updated as often as possible.

    Ok, without further introduction, here are a few of my pieces from last quarter.

    As they say, put your best foot forward. This character illustration is my favorite piece I've ever made. The basic idea for it is "Chaos Incarnate."

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    Appeal-wise its real neat. A lot of great complimentary colors with the blue/orange and white/black that really attract my eye. I like how you got that glow effect going. I would say practice with the toning of muscles, like your legs look a little too smoothed out. Scale-wise everything seeems to be in proportion. Great work nonetheless =D

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    Thanks Bakerman. Alright, here's another from last quarter.

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    This one is from a concept art class. The assignment was a chimera. So I present to you the "Shark of War."
    I'm not 100% satisfied with it. It feels a bit flat, maybe because it's in profile view. Idk, any suggestions? Below it is a close-up of the fleshy area because I like the way it looks.
    P.S. I know sharks don't have bones like that, it's an artistic liberty.

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    This guy is one of my favorites. He's a malfunctioning robot. I was trying to get a creepy zombie vibe. Something that you might run into in a dark alley in the future.

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    So far I like your stuff. That first pic you posted is awesome. Good job on the blue/orange lighting contrast. Such a beautiful lighting pair.

    Anyways, I'd say keep doing what you're doing but do more anatomy studies. In fact, do a lot more! The figure in your first pic is good but definitely not great. It can be great. The muscles on the legs are a little awkward. His shoulders pop out too much and the torso-to-thighs area lacks z-axis depth; thus making it look flat.

    Also, work more on lighting and shading. It'll help with creating more 3D. Other than that you work looks promising. Rock on dude! Rock that shit till you drop!

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    I saw you working on this one in class, I know its not your favourite insofar as realism, but the detail and brushwork on this, especially with the translucence of his skin really drew me to this piece.

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    Thanks for the advice Peertaer. I knew the anatomy was off, but I couldn't pick out where. I'm going to go back and fix that because he's my showcase.

    Thanks for the compliment Duncan. I might repaint the in a more dynamic pose so he's less flat.

    As for this guy, I know he's not traditional concept art, but what the hell, 'Ay?

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    New Series

    Hey, here is a new series I'm starting for a class. The assignment is to create a series of animals with a central theme. I chose "The Seven Deadly Sins".
    Up first is Wrath. It's not offically final, so comments and crits are welcome.

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    Number 2 in the 7 sins series.
    This one is Lust

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    Awesome Crane Ddoodee!

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    Sloth

    And now for "Sloth." I got some great feedback from my teacher on this one. She told me about adding color into the shadows. Who knew? But I threw some purple in the shadows and BAM, I'm very satisfide with the results. As always, crits and Coms are welcome. Oh yeah, don't be afraid to BE HARSH! I can take it and I apreciate the honest feed back. Cheers.

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    Greed

    Alright, now for "Greed." I must say, I am rather pleased with this piece. After comparing it to "Wrath", which I did two months ago, I thinks I've improved. I can't believe I posted something so bad... it doesn't even fit in the series, I'm definitely going to have to redo it.

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    hey man, i found your sketchbook. again, nice work, that projector in class really washes out alot of the detail in your work

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    Wip

    Jermonster- hey thanks man

    Here is a WIP of PRIDE. Can I get any critique or suggestions?

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    I'm liking all of it. I think from the looks of things you probably want to be working on form - blocking in the shapes, using planes for lighting, that kind of thing.

    I think my biggest suggestion (and it's hard to say since I don't know what you're not posting up here) is to do lots and lots of drawing in a sketchbook. Figures, still life, studies, whatever. Maybe if you're already doing that you could post some of that stuff up to so you can get better help.

    Keep it up.

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    Self Portrait

    Alright, here is a self portrait I did. It was from a photo because the only mirror I have is screwed to the bathroom wall. Anywho, I'm trying to increase my speed lately so I gave myself a 1 hour time limit. As always crit is welcome. I promise I wont yell at you for it.

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