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    Laura's Sketchbook

    Just starting this so critique welcomed! Encouraged! GO!

    This one was going to be for Creature of the Week, but never got past the sketchbook stage... so I figured I'd post it over here.
    Last edited by LauraGarabedian; April 6th, 2009 at 10:11 AM. Reason: IMG to Attachment... oops!
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    hmm nice! i like how you shaded this..
    the head reminds me a littl of a triceratops
    i'd love to see a whole clan of them running down the plains..
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    Nice pencil work. Moar.
    The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
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    More coming up!

    In progress study of a German Wirehaired Pointer. Still playing with how I do my digital work... (the pose is from a book, changed colors... unsure if I'll bother with a backgrounds as I am really working on digital coloration fur/muscle interplay).

    Thoughts?
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    Dragon Sketch

    He considered sitting and smoking on the landing page of my website, but then backed out. So now he'll just chill....
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    6 Legger

    He was going to be for COW and then wasn't... for random reasons. But here ya go. Idea is that he is a six legged riding 'lizard' thing. The odd formations mimic rock lichen on his home planet. They need these lizard guys as the riders live high up in the formations and the 'lizards' have suctiony feet to enable them to scramble up and down the cliffs swiftly.
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    Hmm, I think his hind leg might need a little more attention; just looks a little stiff and/or unfinished As often as I leave things unfinished, I should know

    Your stuff looks pretty sweet Show us more!
    Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803

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    I completely agree. I redid that leg a few times, and really need to practice back legs and how they attach to feet more when in a laying position, he does look stiff. Thanks for the critique!
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    6 Legger - is his tail floating or resting on the rock?

    I'd love to see you experiment with some different coloring styles or maybe do come color studies. I think you've got real life in your linework and your colors aren't giving the impact that the lines give.
    I noticed on your website that you do a lot of watercolors and you've done some murals too ^^ Have you ever tried traditional oils? I think experimenting with some richer and deeper colors would compliment your sketches quite nicely. It looks like your trying that in these pieces but it always helps to do some traditional studies to get a feel for it before emulating something you've never tried before in digital. Maybe you could even try some underpainting

    Keep posting, I really do love where you're heading with your art
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    -HAWK-

    The tail was supposed to be resting, but thanks! I see what you mean, oops!

    I agree that most of my colors aren't giving the life of my line work. My most recent experiments have been like the attachment below, and I am really pleased with it. I have played with oils, but it has been years. I may play with them some again... I truly love watercolors though. What do you think of this...
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    Ooh!! I like how this Watercolor is coming along.
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    I would really love some honest critiques and improvements suggestions

    Renewed Study - I'm drawing again!!
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    Thanks! I am pleased with it.
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    Hey there! I really like your pencil work, it's really neat and precise! I love your watercolour piece, the colours are so vibrant, and I like the effect you achieved with the blue and purple I'd love to see more!
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