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    Dragonspits sketchbook (occasional nudity)

    So I am mentally struggling and never have time for squat. so thought in order to embarass myself into working more, if I created a sketchbook, I might actually take my office doodles, and work them into something. what I post here, not meant as a dump, more as "this is where I am at today". and move on from there. Most of my work is illustration oriented. I do logos for folks sometimes, posters and such. but CA is just a bath of enlightment as far as energy and just plain eye candy. I love coming here, hopefully I can add to it and grow some. attached in the next couple of posts are mostly either digital sketches or doodles in my office. i dont really have a sketchbook, maybe I should get one duh.

    first group is ink doodles from my desk. usually while Im talkin on the phone.
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    this is some digital stuff, some finished, some not quite so.

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    sorry for the large images. I thought I reduced them to where they wouldnt even look decent. I will do better as I move on.

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    painting I started using my son and his new fencing thrill as a ref. Interesting enough, when I posted the ref, I saw things right away to work on. need to do that more often.

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    Actually managed an IDW submittal this week. picked something that I could work on textures as a lot of my work seems flat.

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    Sweet concepts man, lots of lineworks and digital paintings, that s what it's needed alot of practice so just keep going!

    I would enjoy seeing more anatomy works of yours, and yeah keep with that habit of practicing from real life, very usefull!

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    thanks Lion. I used to do more stuff with peeps in it, but not in some time. though, that is where I need the most work, most folks do. thanks for stopping in, my first comments. yeah.

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    Hey. Some good starts to things. I'd like to see you do more studies of anatomy and the like. I think a lot of why some of your work looks flat is lack of shadow. Make sure you know where your lighting is coming from and how it hits. Keep it up! The only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice.

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    agree on the lighting thing. not enough dynamics and stufffff. anatomy, like I told Lion, yep, need to get back to that. hmmm two posters, both say the same thing, well I guess I need to pay attention huh?
    hey, I wanted to go to your link and check out your sb as well, link is not working. you should check that.

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    a couple sketches

    Girls is digital,,the other is not.
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    update

    as suggested, doing some anatomy studies.

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    some more studies

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    update

    I kind of liked this one pose and did a tad more work on it. I am considering turning into a painting if I can come up with maybe some interesting aspects.

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    I added that semi done painting in the front, as I wanted to change the av for the book. I liked the pose I did, and the painting had promise, but I muffed the head and then the background wasnt working. I might go back and redo it but most likely its scrapped. plus I added this new sketch.
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    Another sketch from ref...I know, horrible hand. bad bad hand.

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    Nice i can see that you have a general idea of how things are suposed to go and thats very good now what you need is just more and more practice!

    Have you ever went by the educational and learning section of the forum? Alot of great help is around there, go there and explore youll fill up your visual library and get some usefull tips on anatomy, perspective, coloring and all that you can imagine!

    Keep going, and about that hand that you refered to on the last sketch, i dont know the pose you wanted to do, but it would be nice if you directed it to the front instead of the side, try using simple hand skematics to help you build it. Go for reference on the hand if you want to be sure about it Poser 7 is a great program for that kind of thing, check it out.

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    a couple of quick sketches

    Hadnt had much time lately, but just got a chance to sketch today and did these two. just a scratch pen and ink.

    *thanx for your input lionese. there are so many areas to go look, not sure I found them all. *

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    IDW challange

    Actually had a morning to myself. thought I would post what I did.

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    more done than a sketch per say

    But seeing I havent done much else thought I would post this. A friend of mine getting ready to retire and thought I would concept the car he is building. he absolutely loved it as did his car creating buddies. hangin in a custom car shop somewhere in South Dakota.

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    a quick concept sketch

    just an hour or so doodling with my car.

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    Good to see you posting more now! Keep going and try some studies of various things to push those boundries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidult View Post
    Good to see you posting more now! Keep going and try some studies of various things to push those boundries!
    Thanx Kidult. I was thinking I really need to just do some studies, not really trying to finish stuff per say. so I started today, and on my notebook, they look fine, but I have a cheap scanner and they looks so bad, i dont want to post them. they look nothing like the drawing. I tried contrast setting, dpi settings, all kinds of stuff. I have always struggled with that. I either need a good scanner, or I am just laming up how to do it right. anyway, I did a couple of girl things today, and a nice foilage sketch that I am going to ink, but the sketches, well. the scans just look horrible.

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    guess I'll throw a couple of them up anyway. just kinda bummed at how they look.

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    did this a couple o weeks ago idw challange

    didnt finish quite like I wanted, but then again, I say that a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonspit View Post
    Girls is digital,,the other is not.
    I can see the difference. The girl is hesitant and uncertain the other images are confident, perhaps because you tighten up when doing computer drawing?
    I mentioned this because I see the same thing in my work. I think it is because the computer art has a greater importance for some reason. at least my subconscious seems to think so.

    I like your work a lot and wish that i could understand (and draw) vehicles and machinery the way you do.

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    ^enough references to keep you going for a very long time.

    Mostly just faces though. Anyways hope this can help you and keep drawing please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMy View Post
    I can see the difference. The girl is hesitant and uncertain the other images are confident, perhaps because you tighten up when doing computer drawing?
    I mentioned this because I see the same thing in my work. I think it is because the computer art has a greater importance for some reason. at least my subconscious seems to think so.

    I like your work a lot and wish that i could understand (and draw) vehicles and machinery the way you do.
    you might be right on that note. never thought of it. the funny part is, lot easier to change digital than manual. however, there is still, that certain unexplainable essence of pen/pencil to paper vs digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My57 View Post
    http://my57.deviantart.com/favourites/

    ^enough references to keep you going for a very long time.

    Mostly just faces though. Anyways hope this can help you and keep drawing please.
    thanx for the link and I thought the pics were awesome. so did you take all those or most? the way the girls are set up is awesome and yeah, would be great practice to start drawing them or using them in paintings. I would like to though, maybe get me back on drawing track.

    I moved from Oregon to Maine for a job and havent had time to even check out CA for a while.

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    Dude these are going great!! Really like the cars, and the character sketches are sweet too

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    thanks Matt. I do a lot of cars,, not posted here. but I have more on the board. I just moved and looking for a drawing board so I can get busy again. thanx for commenting.

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