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April 22nd, 2009 #1
Zorcron's Sketchbook July 13 Summer Update !
The names Ian
havnt posted over the summer im back for the fall now
first year at NSCAD starts sept 8th
Last edited by Zorcron; August 29th, 2010 at 10:35 PM. Reason: changin SB pic
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new sketch going to refine it
April 25th, 2009 #3
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April 26th, 2009 #4Registered User
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Nice Landscapes Though I would loves to see others things from you :3
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April 26th, 2009 #5
April 26th, 2009 #6
Hey Zorcron, thanks for taking a look at my stuff.
You stuff looks really sweet. Hard to believe you've only been painting that long.
I especially like the trees in front of the lone mountain, they look like they're just slightly out of focus, its a really cool effect.
Can't wait till you're digital gets as good as your acrylic.
"A witty saying proves nothing" - Voltaire
April 26th, 2009 #7
thanks , ive been drawing for a couple years now although since i started painting i have neglected graphite and charcoal
May 3rd, 2009 #8
defined the airplane
May 3rd, 2009 #9
messing with some figure sketches
May 3rd, 2009 #10
playing with acrylics
(EDIT) 36 by 24 i believe that seems wrong though
anyways its pretty big
Last edited by Zorcron; June 22nd, 2009 at 01:09 AM.
May 9th, 2009 #11
messing with painter got some cool colors going on
May 9th, 2009 #12
May 10th, 2009 #13
An old piece i have realized a lot of the mistakes but i like the effect i had done with texture
perhaps time to revisit this piece
May 10th, 2009 #14Aspiring Artist
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Thanks for visiting my SB mate and I might I just say that wow those environments look really sweet!
Just make sure to remember where the light is striking in some of them as your latest one could use some darker shadows in the cathedral roof. Anywho, wicked stuff man! Keep it up!
Must... learn... more! Sketchbook
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May 10th, 2009 #15
thank you sir ! and i shall keep it up ive got a project with a game designer now its a game where you paint in parts of the screen and the painting changes as you do more
example an abstract energetic painting starts out colorless and boring but at the end its got vibrancy and action
pull out the paints! nothing like seeing color and forms appear before your own eyes
Last edited by Zorcron; June 4th, 2009 at 11:39 PM.
May 12th, 2009 #16
Hey zorcron, I never thanked you for reminding me to use the side of my pencil for shading. Too used to my mechanical pencil.
Airplane is looking way better, Im having a little bit of a problem with the perspective/shape on the left wing, have a look and see if you agree.
Your work is reminding me of something, I read somewhere to use the biggest brush possible in photoshop for what you are doing, a lot of your brushstrokes seem very small.
Some keyboard shortcuts for you if you havent found them:
] increase brush size
[ decrease brush size
shift + ] increase brush hardness by 25%
shift and [ increase brush softness by 25%
keep up the good work
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May 14th, 2009 #17
a self portrait need way more practice wow
lots of crit please ! need to get some facial studys going on
:charcoal: so freaking bad but im learning about faces ive been neglecting them ,so much more to come
Last edited by Zorcron; May 19th, 2009 at 12:21 AM.
May 14th, 2009 #18
I think you should try bigger brushes when you're doing environments.
I'm not sure if you drew the portrait from a picture or not, but I find that doing so helps me a lot. Try drawing from pictures (preferably life) and you'll see what you need to work on.
May 14th, 2009 #19
thank you sir .. i'l start on a lot of figure/face studys to get my muscles used to the idea
been busy on another art project but i can always catch up on sleep later
May 15th, 2009 #20Terrible
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Hey dude, try using a bigger brush, even if you think you won't need it. Just so you don't get these annoying scribbles with the tiny brush, instead block in from very big to small over a long period of time. Keepitup
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May 15th, 2009 #21
Your stuff is really good, the hard lines doesn't really bother me but I think your work would reach another level if you try softer brushes. Nice!
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May 15th, 2009 #22
softer brushes seems to be the verdict
im in a phase of quick gestures and studys right now but ive definatly got somthing in my mind for a larger project i can spend a good chunk of time on i cant wait to see what it will be ^ ^
May 15th, 2009 #23
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May 16th, 2009 #24
quick sketch less then 30 min trying to get the color across from ref\
(edit ) somthing that has been bothering me is the lack of foreground definition that would help define scale oh well il remember for next time
even just loose rubble would have helped
Last edited by Zorcron; May 18th, 2009 at 01:36 AM.
May 16th, 2009 #25
Krato you are right on the spot thank you for the usefull observation
May 16th, 2009 #26
May 16th, 2009 #27
thank you sir , il post a couple more sketches later today
May 17th, 2009 #28
Hi Zorcron, nice sketchbook! Your latest environment is great. Some crit for the self portrait from #17: the background is too much melting with the face, try to seperate it more. Also try to work more with light and shade: I think the nose is done with outlines not with clear shading - correct me if I am wrong and sorry for the bad english; hope you get what I mean...
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May 17th, 2009 #29
thank you sir , your advice is very helpfull ! ive got to get more practice with portraits so i will start some new ones and get more used to the idea
as far as painting from life goes
ive got a still life i did last night with acrylics il upload later when its more finished
May 17th, 2009 #30
The colours on that last environment are great. Also, the lack of the fine lines in the earlier ones is a pleasant change - it works very well.
As for the portrait, the nose seems a bit long and very uniform in width. Normally it would thin down a little towards the top, and the lightest spot would probably be the tip of the nose.
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