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    Muzztastic!

    Ever since marama ive been saying i was going to start a new sketchbook thread... so here we go.

    Its late so here are a few recent things i had at hand, ill scan in a whole bunch tomorrow as well.

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    Hay, I'm really liking the style of that dark skull! Everything about it looks nice - the comosition, the lighting, the design. One thing I would like to see is this picture super refined and rendered. It could be amazing.

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    I like the value and texture of the skull character. Looking forward to the rest of the scans!

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    thanks ayem and oomgawa . I think im going to touch that one up sometime this arvo.

    I haven't gotten round to scanning stuff yet, but here is a gouache painting i did this morning.
    First proper attempt at paints since high school, so i'm pretty happy with the outcome. About 3 hours.
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    It feels nice to use some real media for once. Though if only i had a better scanner.

    EDIT: scanned the painting again as the last scan looked like ass.

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    Muzzoid, thank you for the praise and the advice. You're right. It makes sense.

    I really like the top B/W child and the woman in the second pic, who is well balanced. You have good balance and movement. There's a lot I don't know anything about, yet, lol, but I can see those things.

    I'm no good at gouache, so I won't dare to talk about that.

    My best wishes and thanks for taking time out to comment.

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    Hey Muzz!
    The last face has some proportion issues and the eyes are kind of strangely shaped as are the ears.
    Your rendering seems to have improved. Less scratchy.

    PS: there's some pretty heavy jpeg artifacting going on in the second and third pic for me.

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    thanks guys.

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    Dont be afraid on commenting on a medium you haven't used yourself, its just a different workflow. So feel free to comment on anything you see wrong with it, as i know there are many things wrong with it.

    Rubber, yeah i see all the problems in the face now D:. That's the thing with paint, you cant go back and use a transform tool on it to try and cover the mistakes, but hey its probably really good practice for me.

    Ill fix up those images with the artifacts when i get the time.

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    Hey dude, nice stuff in here, seems like u have some good ideas, how about u post some studies ?

    keep on rocking

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    great work,i would like to see some more.

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    thanks guys.

    2 quick face studies before bed
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    'sup bra? Sorry I took so long to catch up. I was looking at your old SB thinking 'man, Murray is never going to update' hehe. How's school? Are you working every day on updating your portfolio? Hmm?

    gots some overpaints for ya:

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    A lot of your forms and proportions are vague and lacking in detail. If you're not already, I would suggest working more from reference. Also you probably need to be spending more time (and attention) on each piece, you've got what it takes to nail these down, you just need to DO it. Remember that bad studies just reinforce bad habits.

    Keep rockin', work on that portfolio, and come crit/kick my ass some time...

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    there's definitely a huge difference between your computer quick sketches and your traditional painting. like BludHund said, reference definitely helps with the proportion. you probably want to use ones with good lighting so that the drawings don't turn out flat. keep drawing!

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    hey Bludhund!

    Thanks for the crits mate, i agree with you on all points.

    Those last 2 heads were from reference but most of the problems you pointed out are because of lack of attention to detail.

    As far as school goes, I'm finished for the year, and I've been working on those colour studies that Manley got me to start all week, (freckin boring and not really much fun to look at so i wont bother posting them.... but hell its helping with colour mixing).

    Ill make sure i start spend much more time on this shiz....
    Ill scan in some sketches today as well .

    Thanks dirty sox.

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    Hi muzz, nice painting skills mate.
    Some anatomy problems, but nothing a little study wont fix.
    Really cool dark skull peice at the top, and nice brush work on the paints.

    Keep up the good work, and don't slow down.

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    I like your paintings, but I feel that both your digital and traditional ones would benefit from a better range of values. They all seem pretty flat to me.

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    Thanks guys .

    lufiamanaelf: really? i thought i had a pretty dynamic range of values :/. perhaps its a monitor calibration issue?


    More work from today yesterday, and a one from ages back.

    I think im getting more comfortable with gouache but it will prob be a few weeks before im at home with it.
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    Oh and here is one of those colour mixing pages just to prove im doing them.
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    Some quick bridgman leg studies
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    And an old drawing i did in newzealand.
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    Does anyone have any tips on how to make scanned paintings not look like ass?

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    Muzzy! As soon as I saw that title I thought it was you.

    Good to see you've done that colour stuff, I haven't even bought oil paints yet.

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    haha yeah.... i dont think anyone else would have a thread called muzztastic :B.

    yeah that colour stuff is tedious, but im trying to do at least 2 of the sets everyday, should take me about a month and a bit to get it all dont (taking in account times when im not at my paints like today.)

    Hows it in auckland?

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    Auckland is ok. We had a sketchmeet which I missed. I've been drawing a little bit and procrastinating lots more.

    Update!

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    i didnt update on the weekend as i was out partying D:.


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    progress on the pic.

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    When my bro gets back ill take some photos of some paintings. (im not at home with my scanner)

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    trying to break bad habits.

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    Decided to drop a comment since you took the time to do it for me.

    I like the style you're working yourself into. And I applause your mech works since I personally have no patience to draw such things. (Straight lines are my enemy.) I think you have a good hang of human anatomy, but I think you should focus on the faces of your people. Although you do an awesome job with depth of the faces and the faces itself, the alignment with the face and ear seems off at times. Keep studying these two relations especially with the bottom lobe of the ear.

    Otherwise, keep up the good work!

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    Wow, traditional media... gouache even. Hard enough to spell much less use. Cool stuff, fun. Those gesture drawings are especially good. Happy New year.

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    Thanks guys .

    As far as using gouache i actually prefer it to acrylics, as i find it more like digital as you can rework it after it dries.
    Though i tried a painting yesterday without an under painting and man it turned out like ass, so im thinking that a monochrome under painting really does make gouache easier to use.

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    Love both of them, especially the girl. Quite an improvement over your older faces. It might be me, but I think the eyes on the girl look a little bit flat (mostly her left eye)

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    Now that's what I'm TALKIN' about.

    Digi-paints are already looking way better in terms of light, color, atmosphere.

    That's some of the best Bridgman studies I've seen

    On the heads: they look solid in terms of planes and lines, but I think you're making the foreheads too big. Remember that the cranium narrows significantly from back to front.

    Finish that mecha scene or I'll hurt you; I'm serious!

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