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    NateShawArt: the sketchbook

    Thanks for stopping by. I am totally brand new to digital media. Well kind of. I have worked with Painter a little but this past month has been the first time I've actually spent some time with the computer + art. Anywho, my first attempt at a full photoshop image with its accompanying thumbnail. I painted this skull from life. Initially I had a warm direct light on it with a little bit of cool ambient light all around. As the day wore on and the sun went down the cool light disappeared so a lot of the blues I was seeing (and liking) went away leaving only the warm light. This made the shadows deeper and blacker looking. I was trying not to use black at all but it happened.

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    Cool, much better than my frist digi, nice textures!

    Good start with the digital stuff mate,

    keep posting and I'll keep checking back.
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    And he said, "Welp, I suppose you better shut up and draw."


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    Thanks for the comment, Matt! I will tryto get some more up here.

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    That´s pretty good! You have obvious knack for digital! Try a still life with more complex colours now. How long were you working with traditional? I´ve never seen someone with THIS smooth transition to digital!
    Good luck in the future works!

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    The texture you achieved is really nice but its a shame you didn't light the background as you did the skull. Would be cool if it wasn't only blue you know?

    Cheers mate, show us some traditional stuff!

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    Mr.Smile Thanks! I'll do that. I got a BA in Studio art at a school that only did traditional mediums so I have worked a lot in oil painting, pastels, water based ink, etching and litho. I worked this one just like I would have done a pastel piece. I have used Painter for doing cartoons and have experimented a little there. I did like photoshop a lot though.

    Janos You are totally right, I was scared to do the bg. It was sitting on a black table against a white wall. More is on the way!

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    A pastel I did a while ago, I only show it to compare to the digital piece above. Currently working on this weeks CHOW... I'll post that when I am finished.

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    Digital painting of a "Flython." I imagine some guy stapling some wings to his pet python. Its not quite finished so any crits would really be appreciated!

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    Some sketches

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    Those sketches are fantastic. I especially like the looser ones. Even the sketch for your digiskull up there.


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    Thanks, Pandahund! Gesture drawing is pretty much one of my favorite things to do. ever.

    This is my puss in boots for this week's CHOW. It was rough going once I got it into photoshop. I wrangled with the colors the whole time. Eh, whatever, I need to work on my finishing skills (and drawing skills, and painting skills, and color theory skills, and design skills, and bow hunting skills.)

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    also, "digiskull" sounds like a question. Like "digiskull last night?" heh

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    The process of a recent drawing of the Pygmalion and Galataea story and my CHOW for this week.

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    A hand study, skull drawing from "Artistic Anatomy," and a self portrait.

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    Some figure studies from "The Human Figure" by David K Rubins

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    a couple of character studies

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    I really want to get some atmosphere and mood into my work. Also I can't paint my way out of a landscape to save my life. Attacking both of those with a copy of a Jean-Baptiste Camile Corot etching (man I wish I had such a sweet name). Next is a beach I camped on a couple of months ago, a landscape after a Rembrandt drawing (done first in alchemy now reworking in phtoshop, still a wip), and a sketch for the EOW (also in alchemy).

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    Some sketches from my sketchbook. The first four from life and the second two from my head.

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    My Dr. Who Chow entry for last week and a bunch of oil paintings I did over the last couple of weeks.

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    wips and the final. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18.

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    Nice works in here!

    I wanted to say thanks for the help you've been giving me in my SB.

    Keep up the good work here!

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    Good work. I love your colors. My favorite is the beach.

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    Its months since I've been able to hang out here on CA. That is changing though! Here are some sketches I've done lately and my CHOW for this week.

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    You're pencil sketches are very static and staccato.

    You could try various drawing exercises to help improve this.
    I would like to give you a link to a thread but i cant find it sorry >:/

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    Some sketches from life drawing sessions. The color is funny because I'm taking the pictures from a digital camera with warmly lit room.

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    a sketch for this week's chow (that I have been too busy to work on in two weeks!) and som other randoms.

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    My CHOWs for this week, based on Yulunga by Dead can Dance and Marco Polo by Loreen Mckenna (or something like that)

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    a couple of oil sketches I did to get back in the groove and a few sketchbook drawings

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    Man I really like the flow of the reclining figure in post #25. Just the gesture of it is really nice. And those oil portraits really are es oh dope! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for stopping by Alisa

    A wip for "music", a stag playing the viola da gamba, and a self portrait in oils.

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