View Poll Results: How many stars do you think this sketchbook is worthy of?

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  • 1: You got a loooooong way to go

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  • 2: Getting there slowly but surely

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  • 3: Yeah pretty average but you can definately get better

    3 37.50%
  • 4: Man, your stuff is great but there's still room for improvement

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  • 5: Keep doing what your doing, I love it, keep posting!

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    Cam's Old Sketchbook - Check first post for new Sketchbook link

    HI! My name's Cam Sykes. I live in Sydney Australia. I want to mainly be a Character Artist, but right now I'm exploring many different fields. I'm available for Freelance work.

    THIS IS MY OLD SKETCHBOOK YOU CAN FIND THE NEW SKETCHBOOK HERE

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    Nice start to your sketchbook with the self portrait. I see we are on the same basic journey. This website seems to be reigniting a whole lot of artistic flames. You seem to be well on your way towards your objective. As for crits, the RPG guy seems to need a bigger range of values, especially darks/blacks. He is very gray. Also, give us your full non cropped drawings so we can appreciate them better.

    Looking forward to seeing you progress along your journey!

    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

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    Mission: To push our skills to evolve to the point of giving you visual orgasm.

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    Whoooo, another from Australia! I agree with Eon, try to push those values more. Really liking the skull leopard warrior

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    Eon - Thanks for stopping by and taking time to reply. I agree with your crit about the values. I was really trying to push all I could out of my HB. I think the problem was my greasy old neadable eraser kind of ruined the paper so it wasnt catching the graphite to well. I've been studying great renderers like DanielC, and DirtyC, to try and learn better pencil rendering, and doing alot of photo refs.

    Glory666 - Thank you also for stopping by and taking the tiem to reply. Yes my Skull leopard warrior is my character called Dark Ranger. I've been messing round with his appeance for a long time now. Basically he kills poachers and anyone f'n with his forest/jungle. I plan to start making a comic about him.


    He's a little SP i did today. Pencils with some digi touches. and a digi paint. the lines were done by my friend and it's kind of sposed to be his street fighter alter ego.

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    nice start interested to see more of the shady guy, mby a digi, you could develop him into a totally awsome character, not that he isnt good already

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    Hey great stuff in here, looks like u have alot of potentional.

    keep it up, and try to show us some colour and anatomy studies

    rockon

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    Thanks for coming by my corner. This is a real good start! I agree with some of the pointers in terms of studying values. Keep it coming and the best of luck to you on your journey, I'm looking forward to seeing more

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    Yep its a nice start.You are passionate about what you wanna do and mature so take the hard road now.Now the amazing adventure begins.
    Wanna use your character in a comic?storyboard or something? give us an example how he seems in different actions/angles etc.It may be tiring but it adds+skill points to your anatomy
    Remember that a good drawing makes a good painting(lol yesterday i found out that Marko Djurdjevic said the same thing on an interview)
    I wanna see your progress
    Thnx for stopping by my sketchbook

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    Ok here's a little update. I did some anatomy studies, and a few hours of posemaniacs yesterday. Although I'm only posting some of the anatomy studies, there were a few more pages but takes ages to scan A3.
    Also I did another sketch of my character. And because it has generated some interest I decided I will post some old siloettes of the character and sketches.

    I've got life drawing tonight so will post the results next udate. Also gonna do some candid drawing of people in public today, cos it's a nice sunny day.

    Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement it means alot to me.

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    So far you doin great, you have the potetional to go even further man. Don't stop drawing, I'm gonna periodically check your sketch book so please don't disapoint!

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    Mini-update. 3 Sketches from my life drawing class, 10 minute sittings, on A3 Cartridge paper. With a Black faber castel polychromos pencil. There were heaps more of the shorter sittings and warmups, ton to scan tho.
    I think my proportions are getting better, I gotta put more time into the hands and feet tho.
    I'm thinking of getting a new scanner because my current one tends to grey out everything.
    I spent my whole day yesterday watching movies and jotting down ideas for concepts I'd like to draw so gonna have some done for next update.

    I've come up with my own version of posemaniacs. This is for Windows users only but Mac might have something similar.
    Firstly on the desktop go into settings > screensaver. Chose the My pictures folder slideshow. Then in your computer have a folder that contains a good selection of poses. You can then set the screensaver to come on in 1 minute and toggle how long the pics stay up for. I find it good to warmup with some posemaniacs then do this screensaver thing after for more practice.

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    anatomy studies look legit but you could clean up your renders a bit
    and "your" version of pose maniacs was funny, although not a bad idea
    I see this SB full of your character
    keep it up and grow as an artist
    -jedi

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    Great drawings and studies. I luv ur digital portrait, they look vibrant and realistic. Nice work, keep posting. Comment me if u want to, thanks

    Comment my crappy art PLEEZ ; )


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