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    Staffe's sketchbook

    Thought I should start a sketchbook to get some comments on how to improve.
    I should really paint more from life but I usually just paint with images from the internet as reference

    My main problem is to get the colors right, so thats what I'm focusing on atm. I mostly like to paint portraits and i have just begun to use oils aswell (might post some photos om that later on).

    I'm aiming to give the portraits a "painted" look, not like a photo.

    Here is two timelapse-movies: (encoded with xvid)
    http://www.staffe.com/timelapse/13.avi
    http://www.staffe.com/timelapse/33.avi

    and some recent paintings:

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    Very nice portraits and skeleton drawings, keep up the good work, I'm looking forward to seeing where this sketchbook goes.

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    Very nice portraits! I especially like the second one.

    “Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy”

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    I usually don't bother to comment, but these are really nice. I can see you understand structure and volume in painting. ..and try to keep things blended. Not many people understand that, even here... In many ways, I'm just like you.

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    Icedearth15876, AvisNocturna, wjrmonkey: thank you for the comments

    Here is some more. I mixed new with older material, mostly unfinished paintings/studies.

    I lack imagination so i often end up painting the same thing all the time, but i am trying to post mixed content.

    edit: maybe this is not really considered "sketches" but i figured i can use this sketchbook for everything :p

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    Gelvin, this SB looks really promising! man, you need to give me some tips on skintones...please??????????????????
    anyway, keep posting!
    Loved the skeleton study btw..

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    Quote Originally Posted by the ANGRY filipino View Post
    Gelvin, this SB looks really promising! man, you need to give me some tips on skintones...please??????????????????
    anyway, keep posting!
    Loved the skeleton study btw..
    Thank you

    Skintones is the one thing i struggle with the most, i need some tips on that aswell :p
    One thing I realized recently thou, is that to make it look natural you have to mix in lots of different colors. Slighty blue highlights for example, of purple shadows, speccs of green tones etc. A typical mistake for me is that i keep the entire portrait in almost a single color, or different tones of a single color.

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    Beautifull portraits,I love the first and second one ,the 2nd is just marvelous ,the smile is so genuine and the colors are so mesmerizing .Great sketchbook ,hoping to see more ,good job Gelvin!

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    Great Portraits

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    Beautiful portraits.

    Please stop by my new Anatomy Sketchbook and critique the hell out of it.

    "If everything is under control, you are going too slow."- Mario Andretti

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    Rostas, pedramz, crazy3dman: thank you

    Some more images, any comments are welcome

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    Wow,Gelvin,they're just stunning ,I love how you draw your females,great,post more ,you're drawings seem so soft and warm but also cool and eyecatching.Thumbs up! I like the figure drawing too ,nice position.


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    hey really great sketchbook here and some really beautiful portraits i am very jealous of your understanding of facial anatomy and skin tones
    I really enjoyed watching your time lapse videos it's really interesting and very useful to see other artists techniques.
    My favorite piece of yours so far is the girl with the red flower in post 5 that is a truly amazing piece such great composition and colors... so i must thank you for the inspiration I'm off to draw

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    Thank you for the kind word Rostas and Bagg

    Been depressed latley so i have not even been able to use the computer. Have not got energy for anything.
    But here are a some new skethes and a familytree with some really old photos i did a while back after some resarch.

    FamilyTree in full resolution

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    O there we go. You have that stuff lady. Keep it up.

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    Hey Gelvin ,new stuff I see ,I love the portraits ,and as always ,you're improving very nicely .Btw,I understand you're depression one way or another ,everyone has his bad days ,hope you get past it soon enough . And btw,if this helps you with something ,I'm having a nasty fever,coughing,can barely see anything ,cause my eyes hurt from the fever ,and I'm kinda exhausted about this .I don't think I can draw for a day or so ,but I'll try to survive ! Btw,I love the Jennifer Aniston portrait and the family tree reaserch,keep improving and Godspeed in your future endeavors .I'm with you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rostas View Post
    Hey Gelvin ,new stuff I see ,I love the portraits ,and as always ,you're improving very nicely .Btw,I understand you're depression one way or another ,everyone has his bad days ,hope you get past it soon enough . And btw,if this helps you with something ,I'm having a nasty fever,coughing,can barely see anything ,cause my eyes hurt from the fever ,and I'm kinda exhausted about this .I don't think I can draw for a day or so ,but I'll try to survive ! Btw,I love the Jennifer Aniston portrait and the family tree reaserch,keep improving and Godspeed in your future endeavors .I'm with you!
    Thanks for dropping by Rostas, I hope you get better soon aswell, fever is not fun at all

    And feel free to point out the stuff you dont like in my paintings aswell, and things that could be better etc

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    Hi Gelvin! what can i say? each update get more intense!
    The 5th and 6th images in post#11 really caught my eye!
    Looking forward to seeing more from you!

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    My first attempt at traditional oil painting. Started with a rough sketch with charcoal, then patinted it all in one session. Had no clue about how to handle brushes and colors (outside the digital world).

    The proportions/colors/values are not the best and it looks a bit static and boring but i am happy anyway. The process of making it was great fun and i learned alot by just trying/testing stuff.

    Any comments are welcome as always

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    Wow! Really like whats going on here! (I like that you are going for the 'painted' look too Really dug the owl wings on the Katana toting girl You've got some really great works here! I'll be watching! Keep em coming!

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    Cool stuff it all looks very nice.

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    Meticulous: Thanks, here is some more
    muzzoid: Thank you.

    Working on my second oil-painting, and here it is, with some wip-photos. The colors and light is a bit odd in the photos and the flash added som strange glare.

    It takes a lot more energy to paint with oils than working on the computer imo, but its fun once you start.

    I am posting some paintings done in photoshop aswell. Mostly portraits as always. I really like portraits and that is what i want to get good at.

    Comments/crit/help are welcome

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    nice updates man!
    looking back at post#11 drove me to give you some stars!

    I SWEAR ON THE GRAVES OF ALL THE TALENTED FILIPINO ARTISTS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ME, THE FILIPINO ART LEGACY WILL CONTINUE!



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