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    Icecold's sketch book, Why so Serious!?

    Hey there my name is Paul. I never studied art in any school or from any courses, i found few Nico Di Mattia's speed paintings on youtube, which inspired me enough to buy a tablet and here i am at CA! :]

    This road is long and i just started walking, so i hope ill get better and better the further i go

    Here's some ooooold stuff :[/B]

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    Icecold's sketch book, Why so Serious!?

    First portrait ever, from photo refference, he is a friend of mine.
    His pullover had like a bilion of stripes so i just made it simple

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    My first digi paint ever ( background is just a lame done filler ;P)
    I had no idea of blending and such it was before i found CA forums.


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    Done in haste caricature, (i know i failed at glasses

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    And here it is, first exercise from Bumskee's thread, an ONION! ;D

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    Hope You enjoy! Coments and Crits are welcome all the time!
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    that portrait shows a lot of skill. you realllllly need to push the darks though...if you did that, that portrait would be really amazing. I'm really surprised it's your first one!

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    Thanks for the advice, and yes it really is my 1st portrait ever.

    here's the one with adjusted levels and contast, it looks a bit less realistic in some places now however.

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    Ok another piece of of mine

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    and the mask itself a bit closer

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    And a quickly done abomination, just for fun:


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    Well done so far! why not combine the mask with that abomination thingie and some weird tubes...?

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    That would work together i think, thanks for the advice, but i'm planning to do something else. Since i didnt go to any art school i must learn the basics, perspective, pose drawing, anatomy etc etc. first, i found Andrew Loomis books in online versions, so i will soon begin the studying, hope i'll master the art itself oneday, thats my desire .

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    The adjusted portrait is a lot better, trust me. Values are one of the most important thing to describe a form and make it look 3 dimensional. Try to use bigger brushes especially when starting out on a portrait and block in the areas that share the same value, then go on from there...

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    Ok i decided to post some old unfinished stuff before i start my Loomis studies.


    It's a work in progress so.... ya know not done, obviously
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    I can't stop myself muehehe, another weird speed painting.

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    Some random stuff just to get back to shape in using a pencil once again :]

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    Ok some digital painting, a short sword i called it stinger, the highlights are quite bad on the handle and i'm aware of that , yet still learning.

    Custom brushes were usefull here.

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    That was a sweet gasmask design and an awesome knife. Your early pencil drawings were nice also. Keep up the good work.
    Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression. - Edgar Degas

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    Thank you! nah the pencils are quite lame i just had to remmember how to work with it that's all, anyway thanks for the support it really helps.

    I feel that i broke some kind of barrier and now its easier to make some of my visions come visible to others ;>

    new stuff coming, a Work in progress at the moment:

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    That first portrait is reallly good dude...did you overlay the photo to get everything all lined up in the early stages?

    I would say aside from that you should do more studies if you want to learn how to paint...the imagination stuff has ideas in it, and isnt terrible, however studying real things will go far into showing your imagination!

    I would really look into some bridgman or loomis etc. to learn to draw using shape construction

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    Thanks, you are absolutely right, i need to do more studies however i lack the patience, i'm too damn lazy ehh. I guess problem lays somewher inside my head i need to poke myselft to do the hard work ^^
    I'm aware, that I lack basic knowledge, yep those books would help, i've even did get loomis and will study more with it i promise! :]

    As for the portrait i used the photo refference to do a quick sketch to catch the placement as you noticed.

    Here's a sketch from Loomis book which was the refference:
    (Looks way better on paper, scanned stuff sucks =/ )

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    I'm a bit bust so not much time for drawing, but here's a little practice i've done in a break:

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    More Studies from Bridgeman's book.
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    Hey Ice, I found your sketchbook looks nice
    I liked the stinger sword, looks like an orc warchief sword that have seen endless battles and is all worn out from war.

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    I havent done anything in PS for couple of days now so this is just a quick speed paint for warmup, but it's definitely not my day today couldnt achieve what i wanted, some blackouts ocurred ^^

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    the portrait is really nice and the anatomic studies too.. keep drawin

    and thanks for stoppin by in my sketchbook

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    Thank you !

    Here's some more practice:

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    Tried some oils in Ps, without any refference just to see if i will handle it:

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    A work in progress, pose is from refference, because my anatomy drawing skills are way too bad at the moment. It's going to be somewhat of a fire element chick with some punk accesories, ofcourse if i wont change my plans on the fly hehe.

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    + a doodle!

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    hi, R you like the Blizzard ? seems like to me lol. keep going on your art

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    Well both troll, and the dorf were inspirations from warcraft lore, panda is semi pandaren(warcraft)/semi kung-fu Panda, i like the orient maybe thats why. Thanks for your comment.
    Here's a little update of my "hot legs" wip, still lot of things to do and correct:

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    Wow! Pretty neat works you got here.
    Nice portraits and the shading is done well.

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