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    What are ye sellin stranger

    Hi everyone, I've been a semi lurker for around 3 years now. I really should have started one of these back then. I really want to learn and improve! Its been really inspiring looking through everyone's sketchbook. Please feel free to C&C- its very appreciated!


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    these are from last year.


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    Ill try post more figure studies and sketchbook work. thanks so much for looking.

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    Welcome to CA.
    You got very good start. I like it that you keep drawing loose instead of focusing very early on details. I think what would really improve your art is trying to simplify the planes and mass shadows a bit so that the form is more readable and elegant.

    You got something example of how to approach that in Nathan Fowkes blog:
    http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/200...wing-demo.html
    Also check out overpaint by Greg Pro here (in #12 post) : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho....php?p=2074018

    Hope it helps.

    Keep posting.

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    Farvus thanks so much! I really want to improve black and white as I find it so difficult, thank you for the links..its been really very helpful!

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    These were mostly done from Janurary to now, have tried putting them in some sort of order that I did them. Theres a lot of little red riding hood because my my final project at uni was based around little red. Will promise to post more sketchbook and anatomy studies!

    ps- thanks phiq for the encouragement!

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    Hey, I found your sketchbook! Looking very nice so far! Looking forward to more! Make yourself an avatar too sometime

    Please give erudite, constructive critiques or give none at all.

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    Reall good stuff! I think your strongest pieces are the full environment pieces, like the ones with the little girl walking through the town. They show great detail and compisition. I find my eyes looking over the entire image to absorb the whole thing.

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    phiq - hey man! thanks took me a little while to figure out how to make one..kept clicking the wrong button until I saw "avatar" *facepalm*

    keith_v- thank you so much! Its funny because I think my weakest points are environments. I used a few references here and there for them and places like France ( which I love to bits)

    some more sketchbook work and studies. I never know what to show from my sketch books. I left out the weird Illustration stuff and put some studies on here instead

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    Very nice updates! You're getting some great studies down too. Good stuff.

    Please give erudite, constructive critiques or give none at all.

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    Great illustrations; You have a good sense of the design side of things as well-- I love this:
    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...cardceline.jpg

    Your linework is awesome, keep it up.

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    Hello!

    thanks drd!

    phiq - yo thanks mate, am trying to do as much as I can ( i get bored of them though )


    for now some gestures and stuff- trying to be more loose without looking like i don't know what I'm doing..which actually doesn't work out most of the time hurhur

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    you got some pretty cool art here. i wouldn't mind seeing more

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    Nice work! Keep working on those color and anatomy studies...that'd really help you a lot.

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    You have some really nice stuff in here. I like your figure drawings from your most recent post and The painting of the girl with the cat eyes is very pretty

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    So I've jumped the wagon , I've coloured a disney picture based on a traditional painting.

    got this image from here and was inspired from a painting from Pierre Auguste Cot "spring"

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    Thanks for visiting my sketchbook!
    Love the poses on this last bunch of sketches.
    Cheers

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    Wonderful use of colour and flowy linework.
    I have nothing else to offer than a pat on the back, keep it up.

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    update ahoy! some studies, doodles and a thing for illustration friday topic , though mainly studies from characterdesigns.com really good resources though wish they had more male nudes! Am trying to make my lines more simpler and suggestive so any comments/ critiques are appreciated!!

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    page two is taking a while to get to

    some figures, studies and illustrations

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    beautiful work, lots of personality. you got yourself a fan ! btw i saw in your blog that you went to the james jean presentation! i was there too! lol. if you are from london try to get in the meeting i would love to meet you and see your work in person! =) keep it up!

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