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    Kambei Shimada: Thanks, man.

    zou: Thank you. I think I need to push myself to do more anatomy studies. Maybe seem the human figure as a form of landscape? Sometimes it is easier to understand and relate to nature than people.

    young paddy1: Cheers dude. I knew there was something wrong with the figure but I thaught it was the contrast as I placed him next to the brightest spot so he looked too dark, but yes, the tracks could be the issue. Thanks for your views.

    MasqueradedSin: Thank you. I must say I have a soft spot for micheiveous crows.

    DaStreets: Cheers, mate.

    Mischeviouslittleelf: Haha... I'm not sure I have it in me to do photography, but it's fun to snap.

    Another bleak wintery speedie...

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    wow, that's what i thought when i asked you that !!! sometimes i have exactely this feeling: i love nature ! human too ... but sometimes

    god, your landscape is greaaat, full of mood and those brushes are fantastic
    but shouldn't the grass be a little less white (even it's snow)

    greaats keep posting, (i'm learning from you)

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    Zou: Yeah, I just dropped a few grass strokes at the end to break up the bigger blobs. I should have put more thought into what I was doing from about the mid-way point. My bad.

    Some random scratches...

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    I think you are a real artist

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    A few more dragon heads...

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    Great job on the dragons but I wouldn't recommend using the same style of rendering for dragon scales and a human cheek
    and the digital ^there^ looks sweet nice texture for the ground
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    nice texture work on the dragons, and good proportions too!

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    Diving helmets...

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    nice work on those they look cleaner, and the form stands out also the neg space on the coral is sweet, just small thing is that the middle fishes lowest fin shouldn't go in front of the larger (closer) fish
    keep up the purposeful rendering
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    Hey, great sb start here!

    looking forward to more updates from you.

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    love the pencils

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    hey man
    thanks for giving me your thoughts in the art discussion forum really helps
    your pencils are incredible and your digitals are very well done

    keep it coming

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    Must. Be. More. Productive.

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    I've been working on a fan-art piece for a Tomb Raider costume player - using one of her poses as a reference. It's still not finished yet and I posted in the crit's sub forum, but I thought I'd post it in here as well and hopefully get another one or two crit's before I have to wrap things up.

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    Another chilly scene I did as a warm up... that doesn't sound right.

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    Holy hell...so subscribed. That "warm up" is so beautiful...it actually makes me feel chilly looking at it. I love the fan art piece...the only thing that comes to mind is that the tiger doesn't look like he has any weight on his back feet. The one nearest us, especially, reads like it's floating a bit. It's still a jawdropping piece if you leave it as is, though.

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    God, such an awesome sketchbook! I love your enviromental skills man! I wish one day ill be as good as you are

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    Amazing! Show more!!!!

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    courtyard: Thanks for the tips. I have to say that the thought of someone subscribing to my sketchbook is a little unnerving. I'd better pull my soxsies up!

    NoodleDoodle: Cheers, mate. I only wish I was half as good as I would like to be.

    Eric Gerhard: Haha... thanks, man. I wouldn't go that far, but I will try to show more.

    I figured it was about time I went back to the pencils, due to the title of this sketchbook. I wouldn't want to be accused of false advertising.

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    Productivity Report

    Apologies for the double post, but the forum seems to be very slow and unstable.

    Around October time, last year, I started using an old inverted CD spool cover as a temporary bin – at hand on my desktop - for my pencil shavings. It seemed like a more practical solution to the problem of keeping shavings off the floor than dragging my paper bin into the middle of the room each time I sat down to scribble.

    At the beginning of the this year I decided to start collecting the shavings, rather than discard them at the end of a sketching session, as a fun way of charting my scribbling productivity. A more rational person might argue that the filling of sketchbook pages would be the only productivity gauge required, but my personal requirement for self amusement couldn't help but add a little status chart to the side of the spool cover, and for the past few months has been a fond addition to my desktop.

    This evening, after an enjoyable scribble (see previous post), I was rather delighted to see that I had reached a new stage of my rather juvenile productivity graph, so I decided to take a picture as a way of sharing the moment. The perspective is a little too high to gauge correctly in the photo, but with the pencil shavings smoothed out I am right on the “showing promise” level. Hopefully I will be within reach of a peanut by the end of summer.

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    lol the 'cd tin of productivity' that's freaking awesome; great idea, is that a 50pk spindle or 100?

    thanks for the crits in SB! I enjoy seeing ur speedies over at sijun, something i aspire to, it really shows how u pay attention to details, whether it's texture or proportions; especially proportions since i get a sense of scale when i look at ur speedpaints

    ur sketching is tip too! the dragon heads rock!!

    only crit here in pencil sketch is to utilize maybe a more mid value range seems to be a bit of a sharp contrast between lights and darks, but still the image and design reads really well

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    You should have that sausage by June if you're working! DRAW!!! DRAW!!!

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    your art is great ^^ can't wait to see more.
    The tomb raider painting was very good. And her pose great as well

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    snootchy: Heh, yeah it's a 100 spool. Thanks for the sketching tips. I need to work on that.

    EightArms: It would be nice to aim for the sausage, but I must be realistic and focus on the peanut for now. Cheers.

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    I thought it was about time I tried some quick figure drawing so I finally checked out Pose Maniacs and did some 30 second studies. I must admit that I found it terribly difficult, but once I had stopped panicking I managed to enjoy the exercise and ended up doing 20 pages. I'm still hopeless at this kind of thing, but I do think I made a little progress which was rather surprising.

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    Gorgeous pencils! The only thing that's holding those latest skeleton studies back are that some of the proportions are a bit off, but other than that you're soaring. I'm the same as you where I really had to work to control that panic reaction, but it gets easier with time and with each sketchbook filled. Well done on the posemaniacs!

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    Great pencil stuff....Love the birdies!
    It's good to see also some posemaniacs stuff, they are helping tons if you keep at it..especially in observation skills and stroke economy.

    Keep em comin!

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    Great sketchbook pages, really looking forward to seeing more from you.

    Cool idea with the CD spool, I wonder how many other people are thinking of doing a similar thing.

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Some pen sketches for a mini project...

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    WOW! What an amazing post--you express yourself incredibly well with ink. In the wrong hands, something as complicated as the shanty town would be a mess, but you've taken such care with your line variety that you've made it completely readable and elegant. And the birds! And the city shops! Yes! Please post more of these!

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