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    So-naa: Fighting spirit! ( Update: 12/14/09)

    My first sketchbook. Starting with more recent things. May throw old things in too? I'm still going to school and working on art all the time. I still lack the fine skill of being able to relax more with painting. I mostly work on digital media but have done fine art. Oils and charcoal are my favorite mediums.
    Also I'm a wimp, but I really do want to improve. My spirit animal is the tenacious snail.

    Note: My early penname was "Coma" ( so those pieces are quite old usually).

    Below is a picture of Donia I painted using a photo reference of her face( study of her face using observation) . The coloring is different because I didn't direct sample from the picture >.< So It's not perfect or anything..

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    cool ....art tools....!

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    Really old sketch probably from 6 or 7 yrs ago

    I had a color pencil version, but the original got mussed up during a move and I haven't seen it since. I only had pencil version because we had to take a picture of it for class or something of the sort. So here's an oldie. We had an assignment to create our own creature. ( I also did one of him on a thumb like really tiny guy, but that paper died a horrible death too.)

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    Melting figure study(nude)

    This was a figure study, but I was trying to be brief and not linger. So very quick with water graphite. Face was kinda wonky, but I lost control of the media. I had a happy accident and a non-happy accident. I am water-based media handicapped.

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    good one....dear...do water colour practise.....4 improvement n control.
    So-naa daily sketching is the key of success,i like cartoons n all, so it's natural....good luck...!

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    How do I improve water colors? I think it's been hard to find people who do them. All my teachers teach ink or dry medias or paints.. So watercolors are my weak spot. Any tutorials or resources you could pop my way. I saw there was a huge forum dedicated to that, but I barely got through a couple threads XD

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    Totally didn't get your introduction to the thread but I love nonsense (of it wasn't supposed to be nonsense, I'm sorry) so all is good.
    I actually like the watercolour piece, more control would be great though. The cat is nice, too, reminds me of some old book illustrations about monsters. The digital is nice as well, not as much depth though. Nice variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janos View Post
    Totally didn't get your introduction to the thread but I love nonsense (of it wasn't supposed to be nonsense, I'm sorry) so all is good.
    I actually like the watercolour piece, more control would be great though. The cat is nice, too, reminds me of some old book illustrations about monsters. The digital is nice as well, not as much depth though. Nice variety.

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    Hi ! I appreciate the looksee. It's a movie I watched about couer d'laine indians and more so about two boys who go on a journey to retrieve one boy's father's ashes. A movie about learning to forgive someone or accept your situation. The movie is called Smoke Signals. It's very quirky and funny and emotional.
    Smoke Signals Trailer

    Anyways to the arts! I was curious what gave my traditional works more depth? Is it preference in traditional media? Is it texture? Values? Thanks so much again!

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    Hey there! Glad to see you made a sketchbook here, you'll be improving faster than you can imagine if you stick around!

    I wish there was more stuff to look at in here though, go ahead and post some of your old works if you don't have anything new to show, that way we can get a better idea of what your strengths and weaknesses are.

    Also lets see some figure drawings and some anatomical studies as well, those are a must if you plan on getting better.

    Cant wait to see some more from you

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    Thanks Austen! I finally got enough guts, because I was looking at how wonderful people are here and helpful I really want to improve. Sadly I've been at this for at least 5 years seriously? And drawing for 16 years hobby? I'm pressing harder to improve now and feel a fire burning in me to do art!

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    Oldie

    Sorry I don't have a larger size. This is incredibly old and the original is probably lost somewhere.. These are times when I'm glad for digital media? You'll see my ever ongoing struggle with hands... the national pasttime.

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    Another set of oldies

    I kinda realized, looking at other sketchbooks that I could put more than one artwork. I'm going to put two! One is a very old one, the unicorn girl and the other one is my assignment in water graphite(snail brush). I didn't fill out his environment because I don't want my teacher to say I spent too much time on environment when it's really about the snail.

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    u have too good jobs i want see more your jobs

    keep it up

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    wow, you´re drawing alot-and it looks quite good, keep it up.
    and i rally like the verdict at the beginning

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    Very nice so far. You have great character designs. Everything seems to have a lot of personality and life to it.
    Personally I'd like to see more of the colored stuff, you're very good at those!
    Keep it up!

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    Newer color work

    This is my new color work. A month or so ago completed.
    Digital.

    Girl in vines was several months ago. I tried to create an environment. I'm going to have to practice landscapes. I'm people crazy, so I've neglected environments.

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    very nice digitals!

    The introduction to this thread was a bit ..... weird though

    remember to do many many updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumble View Post
    very nice digitals!

    The introduction to this thread was a bit ..... weird though

    remember to do many many updates
    Is it the quote about fire and ash? XD I was thinking I was like that as an artist.. burning it up or falling apart..
    Thanks for looking though!!

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    Several months old

    These are both many many months old. Maybe even a year old.
    Baby bloomer is for someone who was having a baby. It's a very general idea, just graphite.
    The other one was the fallen star from the book neil gaiman wrote. I thought about how the witches talked about eating the hearts of fallen stars and this girl popped up in my drawings. This was way before the movie came out, so there's no connection really to the movie to this piece.

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    Fallen star

    ( Attachment didn't make it in the post above )

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    Ravenfolk and Snakefolk

    One is a sketch I never finished, the raven folk. I saw her a shaman with intense cleverness.
    The other is a Naga female. She was supposed to be holding something and kind of casting it down on someone or something.

    These are both unfinished and a possible revisit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanaChama View Post
    Hey~ Looks like you've got a great start in PS. You registered in 2005, so I guess you had all that time to work on your digital hunh? LOL jk I lurked here a long time before I joined.

    Post some of your traditional stuff. Maybe some studies or charcoals? I'll subscribe to this thread and come back in the future. Good luck in school.

    I have a mix of traditional and digital. So far all my traditionals are pencil here ( figuring out how to get my charcoal up ( all large pieces and one is in the gallery right now..). None of my works are PS, there's a strange distortion at different sizes for ps, so I use either open canvas or SAI. In my earliest days I used oekakis and paintchat.
    I do have a couple ps pieces though. And I'm considering using it? I see there's a lot of cool stuff to be had with brushes and painting. I have to go check out some CA tutorials ^^

    2005?? really?? Holy crud. Well I think I first came here to ask about tablets or tablet pcs or something. Oh and about Opencanvas / jtablet working when I first got vista. I never ever thought I'd put my stuff up on here.

    This year I thought, why not? There's tons of inspiring sketchbooks here. I wanted to be part of an art community and get that useful critique with what doesn't work and what does work! Also I had a revolution 3 years ago through digital media. I think it's because it's so free and loose, I'm not worried about running out of a media or going to far, because I can go back. LOL. I still do charcoal though. My most recent works dating about 3 weeks ago.

    Anyways I look forward to seeing you!!

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    Great work so far, keep up the good work.

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    Fantasy

    This is Bess's character, Évangeline . I was inspired about her way before this, so a torrent of love for this character came out in this commission! Sometimes that can happen hehe.

    Évangeline © Bess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icedearth15876 View Post
    Great work so far, keep up the good work.
    Thanks

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    Character

    Character® Doctor Funkenstein

    I'm not very hot with weapons. Will practice. I love keyswords in games but drawing them can be a pain. o.o

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    Color pencil media.
    Face is being very problematic. But it's hard to correct mistakes in color pencil. I'm hoping to shape her a bit better. Work in Progress if you couldn't tell. I only get about 2 or so hours a day to work on it and it will have to be finished by Friday.


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    Quicky commission thing. I made them naked under the clouds for practice ( literally naked with all parts and then put clouds on top)

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    First one is two original characters I drew for a contest. I am terrible at guys.. I am still practicing men. Also the anatomy was weird on them. This is an older piece. I did create the girl's 'dress.' As you can see I'm not a fashion person lol.

    Second piece is Damey. That's also older piece.


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    Naga Sketch update

    Sketch update! ( More like doodle)

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