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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.
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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!
    Last edited by Rostas; February 27th, 2009 at 03:13 AM.

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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.

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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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