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    JB's Sketchbook

    Been a while since I added to the SB... hoping to get back on it soon.

    Hope all are well. Cheers.
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    Few more bits -
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    So here's my first attempt at a full render... not very happy with it - but it's a place to start. Having a hard time with my software - anyone here use Painter Essentials 4? Should I bite the bullet and get something better? I'd hate to spend the time to learn this software just to find I'm wasting time better placed elsewhere.

    Think I just convinced myself to go get Painter or Photoshop... lol. Anyways, here's my bit:


    I call it - "screw the hand just post it already"
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    Downloaded the Painter X Trial, happy with it so far... still trying to figure out a few things, but happy with this in general. About an hour and a half... will post the rest of what I did tomorrow - going to try and get a finished piece done for the critique section.
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    Eye Study

    Used someone's eye study to do my own... when I figure out where it came from, I'll add the credit here - sorry about that.
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    Those eye studies are looking pretty sharp. I think the biggest mistake I've seen so far is on the centaur about to fire his bow. The arm holding the bow is obscenely long so the string has to stretch back much further than it could. Your poses are generally too stiff and awkard. The guy with the weight on a chain looks like he's about to fall over. If you're not taking life drawing classes, I fully recommend them. If you are, I fully recommend posting the results. If you have posted them, I recommend saying so.

    I call it - "screw the hand just post it already"
    Maybe you should call it "I don't know how to do the hand, so I'm going to try and find a reference, attempt to fix it, then post it in the critique centre for help". Except that's too long, so don't call it that.

    Painter X is a great program if you have the cash.

    Keep it up.
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    thanks for the comments mate - I'll keep them in mind. That arm really looks too long? Yeah, it might be a bit overdone... and I'll try to loosen up the poses, should have something soon. Hopefully I can replace that render with something better too, that was a pretty poor first go... will have another full render soon, likely post it in the WIP section too.

    Never had any classes - very much looking into them though. Appreciate the comments mate.


    Here's another study, torso this time - no reference, though I should (as Craz said) start using them.

    Any rate (sorry a bit small):

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    Gettin' there, I think. Finally figuring out some Painter stuffs... hopefully I'll be able to show it off soon
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    Couple quick bits... been away from everything for a while, hoping to get back on the horse this week. My trials all expired while I was gone! lol... damnation. Well, I'll make do. Here's the doodles:

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    Another bit, took a while - used only a basic pen (half opacity) to add colors and a grainy blender to get the texture and fills. Pretty happy with it, think I'll fish for comments in the critique section.

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    cheers.
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    Returning to sketches for a while... I keep rendering but it never looks as good as I think I'm able, I just need to learn the nuance of the apps, I suppose.

    Quick piffle here, something that came out after reading a few comics. It's so frustrating to be stuck in sketch mode when I think I'm capable of so much more... maybe I'll hunt for a mentor or join a sketch group and bounce some questions off peers. Any rate, this bit is CS4 and the tablet.

    Likely I'll try to render and flesh these out a bit, if for no other reason than I need the practice. Comments, as ever, appreciated.

    More soon.
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    More sketch

    An example of my process, when sketching figures.
    Didn't spend a lot of time, just wanted an example here for later use.

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