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    **1st August 2010 - Portrait in Oils ***

    Hello CA.org!

    I firstly want to say thats the work on this forum is exceptional, really inspiring work here.

    Secondly, I have come to the realization that I need to be a lot better if I am going to make it as a concept artist, so I am going back to basics and hopefully become excited and more confident about my work.

    Here is my lil mission, going to work really hard and concentrate to become a better artist, as this is the only thing I truly enjoy, I need to get better at my art!!!!!! its so frustrating being crap

    So please help me by leaving comments and crits so that I may learn and improve.

    Without further a do, here is todays lil dump of sketches

    Alex

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    Looks awsome thus far. Do you do any digital work?

    Good luck, hope you manage your goal of daily updates =)

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    Yeah i do alot of digital work ,but I felt I needed to come back to basics to improve.

    Thanks for the nice comment

    look out for tomorrows update

    Alex

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    Hello,

    update time!

    here are a fews bits and bobs from my sketchbook, first off, biro portrait. no reference on this one

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    some lips and stuff, reference used

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    eyes and that

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    Milla jovovich from photo

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    Thanks for the reply in my sb, good stuff here, good luck and dont give up! One thing about your sketches, try and get some darker values in too, use a softer pencil at the end and just bring out some details with darker greys.

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    Your lips are very nice! But I think the eyes might be misplaces on Mila, maybe the right one is too far back? Still pretty awesome tho! Full steam ahead I'd say ;-)

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    Hi! nice work - I agree with renew about darker values (and highlights, too!) push those tones! If you do that, then it should start to correct my other crit - outlining. Outlines are great in initial sketches and more graphic or cartoony styles - but if you're going for a more realistic approach you may learn more by using only shades and tonal variations to define shapes. Just a thought Keep it up!

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    Renew: yeh no worries, i will be leave a comment as often as i can
    I actually dont have any softer pencils atm ha ha so i really need to get some, cos they are looking a lil flat in volume arnt they

    Kerbox: cheers! Milla has some issues, maybe i will revist it and try again with her proportions.

    Sinneart Thank you for the helpful comments, I will take them on board and carry on.

    cheers all! much appreciated

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    Morning!

    Update for you all, mostly doodles and stuff, have a digital piece I will upload later as I still wanna do some more on it before i do.

    Peace

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    enjoy

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    update!

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    wow! great stuff here! … I kinda stunned by these pencils! amazing work…
    keep em coming! cheers

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    update!

    BigfooTrooper ah thank you for the kind words!

    going to put some digital sketches up later today, but here are some doodles over morning coffee

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    will update again today.

    enjoy, C and C always welcome and appreciated

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    keep up the good work and studies. try some tone / value studies maybe

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    ok digital update, posting final image and progress sketches, hope you enjoy, i had a lot of fun doing this piece.

    reads left to right

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    C and C the hell outa this one please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostbrush View Post
    Yeah i do alot of digital work ,but I felt I needed to come back to basics to improve.
    when I was reading this, I thought: well, I´d really like to see that work…
    now you blew my head away! holly crap! man…!!! BRAVO!!!
    keep it up!

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    hello again

    Kidult Thanks, I will get myself some drawing pencils and get some more value in these sketches

    BigfooTrooper Thank you very much! really appreciate that, I will post the link to my website on this post, there are more digital pieces there, some sculptures and more creatures etc.

    Will update this thread with more sketchbook stuff later today, so check back!

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    hey hey hey update!

    Decided to go for one of the community activies, as I have not participated in one yet. The title is : Butcher

    here are some Wip images of my entry so far.
    No reference used on the girl, tried to see what I could remember!

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    C and C always welcome, help me improve!

    enjoy

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    Update, final piece for "Butcher" Super Stylised Challenge

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    Wow, lovely sketches, and the digital stuff is awesome too!

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    I love the monster. It's always interesting to see the steps.

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    i think you are on the right way. a good basic is very important. keep it up

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    Hey I like the way you seem to take on your paintings from now on, from sketch over thumbnail to the final workout. This creature is sick ... you know sick like looking ill

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    Hey mate, great sketchwork, particularly when you use reference. There's a face up there from Nov 22nd. that looks a bit like Kabuki or something similar that rocks. The early sketch of a girl biting her lip is nice too, it has good volume. But when you drop the ref, it looks really obvious.

    Like on The Butcher - her face seems really unfinished, especially seeing as you did a good job on her arms and ribcage. And theres something weird going on around her groin area. I'm not sure if either her belly button is too low or her crotch is too high, but it makes it seem distorded and small. Good execution (heh heh) of the challenge though, good idea. You obviously have a load of good ideas though, cos the monster is cool as well, very convincing.

    Practise your anatomy, but keep the imagination going.

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    interesting stuff dude! I like that sneak monster and the butcher painting..keep it up and post moar!

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    azekariel: Thank you very much

    skorpi: Yeah I like seeing the steps in other peoples work too, I try to saves screens of most images so i can see how i work, as its a blur sometimes hahahaha.

    FAST ART: I will keep it up, my basics need alot of work still, but its a fun journey

    lord_regenschirm: Thanks, the creatures name, or rather the name of the file while i painted it was called "gross worm bitch", think its suits so may keep it as that hahahaha

    donalfall: Thanks for the critique, The butcher puzzled me for a while, could not grasp what it was that made her look strange, I thik her face is too flat, no cast shadows from her hair etc.
    To get better without reference, do i need to practice more from reference to learn more, so that when i dont have reference i have more understanding?

    shardana: Cheers dude! i aim to post more! been a bit lazy recently! eeek.


    Ok here are a few lil sketches and doodles for paintings I have on the go at the moment, no reference used for the portrait image, just trying to remember stuff i have observed from life.
    The geisha i used some reference for clothing and just the general aesthetic, still unfinished images though.


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    more sketches both digital and in the book of pencil nightmares!!!!

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    bit of paintover, still not finished, something to come back to
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    close up from my cintiq sorry but i do love that thing
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    got a shed load more crappy pencil skeyches to upload later, going for an eye test now tho i think the screen is winning that fight.

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    hi ghost, i like your morbid motives :]
    you work it out in a believable way

    couldn't you post your pics in smaller seize? sometimes I can't get the whole composition.. I think width 450px should do it!

    next time you start some bigger project please post your first concepts, I like to see how's your beginning. I think you should use base shapes and lines for first compo to get the right props and volumes. some figures look flat and unnatural. let me see more pencils please!

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    digg yall sb good show cant wait fo some mo

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    Nazgool: cheers dude, I will try post in smaller size, sorry, I have a big screen and i forget that when taking screen shots.
    I will post some more pencils etc, as i do really want to improve, also need to learn to take critique better, I tend to get a lil over protective sometimes.
    cheers for looking appreciate it

    Grandmassa Mr. Spect: o fo sho! cheers yo! will tootle on over and look at ur sb too

    On a general note I will make an effort to visit all the SB of people who come here, I am by no means a critic but can offer my observations.

    some pencils from the book of graphite based horrors...

    some studies, Ron Lemen i believe.
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    more sketches, I think i need to spend more time on sketches, I never seem to spend more than 15 to 20 minutes on them.
    I am actually ashamed to put some of these up here as I dont think they are very good at all, its all progression and learning from mistakes though.

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    omg! its Brad Pitt, as jesse James, love that film
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    here is a terrible image, prepare yourself
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