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    Mika's Sketchbook [[Update 12-7-12]]

    Why?
    Well, I've gotten into a habit of lurking CA and I decided a Sketchbook would be a good way to track my Progress. Please do comment as I believe whole heatedly that others advice can help one improve.

    Me
    I am currently 20 years of age a Junior in College and reside in Sunny Florida. I am attending Ringling college of Art and design and Majoring in Illustration. I currently love doing both traditional and digital art. I am always working to improve myself as a person and artist.

    If you have a Blog, please follow me! I update my blog with more finalized work!

    http://mikafulkerson.blogspot.com/


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    School School and School! Updates are very sporadic Sorry! Will be trying to correct this soon!.

    Older things-
    Edited the first post to Remove my older work and updated the Thumbnail. You can still see some of my older work from the post below this one and my progression!


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    Mika's Sketchbook [[Update 12-7-12]]

    Doodle for Today...

    Why do all my People Look so Asian? Dx

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    Hey there, I see that there are some anatomical mistakes I'd suggest doing more pencil studies.
    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Liu View Post
    Hey there, I see that there are some anatomical mistakes I'd suggest doing more pencil studies.
    Good luck
    Thanks for the advice I've been doing a lot of pencil sketches and studies, But my scanner is on the Fritz.... Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to scan some of my pencil work :]

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    The first is an observation, Not completely finished but I doubt I'll go back to it xD

    The second is what I remember from my Imagination, mostly to see what I need to work on

    Sorry for the crappy scans Dx

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    Hmm.. anatomical indeed but let me add..Search for books from bridge field, andrew loomis and other anatomy books. Draw a few people waiting or sitting down in the park. Look and draw what you see.

    Never forget though... With one step taken, even a journey of a thousend miles doesn't seem as long. So keep walking!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Writerof View Post
    Hmm.. anatomical indeed but let me add..Search for books from bridge field, andrew loomis and other anatomy books. Draw a few people waiting or sitting down in the park. Look and draw what you see.

    Never forget though... With one step taken, even a journey of a thousend miles doesn't seem as long. So keep walking!!

    writero
    Thank you :]

    It's been difficult for me to work on Anatomy mostly because I can't afford books and my school is quite strict on studies like the nude form. However I do try in my spare time to practice >w<

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    Photoshop Practice. Based off of a stock photo.... WIP currently, I am working on it though :3

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    gotta love those sketches! you did a great job representing shadow, form, and measurement. In love with the woman's face via pencil and the gold fish sketch!

    Just draw your ass off. Whatever you do, don't -- stop -- drawing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maerrick View Post
    gotta love those sketches! you did a great job representing shadow, form, and measurement. In love with the woman's face via pencil and the gold fish sketch!
    Thank you very much Hopefully by this time next year I will have improved even more n.n

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    looks like your off to a pretty good start. Anyway I saw a few things you could improve on and I did a few quick paint overs, hope you dont mind.

    Some of the noses you have drawn are a little flat, be careful to project the nose out of the face. The nose projects out along a axis perpendicular or normal to the front facial plane(see notes). you also have to make sure your drawings are not flat by overlapping forms more, especially when your drawing is foreshortened.

    Look through the high rated mentor threads and the tutorial stickies, keep at it.

    http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdi...c&daysprune=-1
    http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdi...c&daysprune=-1

    http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
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    Tenminutedrawing - awesome learn to draw series http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
    A short list of my favorite tutorials http://surfandsnow.deviantart.com/journal/22269212/


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    The Sketch overs were quite useful!

    Here's another Small update since I just finished Exams and now have more time to draw :]

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    Just a doodle of a Little Sister, Since I Adore Big Daddies/Little Sisters. Mostly trying to work on texture.

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    Today I was hit by some inspiration, and decided I needed to work on more Dynamic Posing as well as blocking in color/Coloring in general. I tried, this was done without a reference photo, basically Imagination stuff. I have a lot more work, but I can't upload most of it yet (Since it's on the school computer!)

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    Pushed it a little further, Decided to block in a background setting and add in ambient light, as well as Fix the neck x.x;

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    Winter Sketches done of some of my friends I know I've been neglecting this thing a TON but I feel like I've improved a lot since I first started here at Ringling C:

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    A long overdue update- School takes up so much time I barely have time for the internet anymore!

    Sorry it's such a small Update, but I don't think you guys would be really interested in Final illustrations and paintings ;P

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    Wow XxMikaruxX you really have improved. Your last two posts show a lot of good tonal work and the anatomy is really coming along. Do you always work in digital or do some of these start off as pencil sketches. Would be great to see some more of your working drawings.

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    nice sketch, and of corse I am interested in final paintings, especialy if there are naked girls...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustedSilver View Post
    Wow XxMikaruxX you really have improved. Your last two posts show a lot of good tonal work and the anatomy is really coming along. Do you always work in digital or do some of these start off as pencil sketches. Would be great to see some more of your working drawings.


    Thanks! This is also over the course of two years, but I feel like I have come a long way! I don't always work in digital, but as I don't have a quality scanner on hand all the time it is easier for me to post my digital work (Since the files are already here!) But I will get around to scanning some of my Thumbnailing and ideation sketches I suppose.

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    Me and a few friends from school have a few summer prompts to keep us busy and inspired! This weeks was "Alice in Zombieland" I decided to make the "White Rabbit" as a survivor

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    Sorry for all of the Digital Updates, I've been doing a lot of Animal and Anatomical studies in my Sketchbook but I don't have access to a scanner >.< Here's a self portrait Study, Done within two or so hours.

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    MEGADUMP!

    Hey guys! Been a while. Dumping quite a few things! First I'll start off with an old environment illustration I did last year (2011!) Figured I had a lot of figurative things so wanted to break up the monotony!

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    Here are some painting studies from figure class, most of these were done in the 3-6 hour range.

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    Next I have some logo work, I was trying to come up with an interesting artist icon to include on newer illustrations
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    Some silhouette practices. I've never used this method before but it was fun! The WIP is the newer one, I've just been so busy I haven't had the time to finish sadly!

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    And last but not least I have for you guys a billboard illustration. This particular illustration was done for a product called Pumpkinhead Rum
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    Enjoy the massive art dump guys! As always crits and suggestions are always welcome!

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    Here we have my character concept from computer illustration! At first he started out as a serial killer, but I quickly scrapped that idea and instead thought of him to be a "Demon in disguise", killing humans at his butcher shop and selling their flesh off to other demons.

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    I was pretty unhappy with the way the original turned out, so I did some more brainstorming...

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    Happier with this resolution of him, I'm taking this version and creating an environment for him to be in. These are roughs of course. The first was my original sketch, and the messier second sketch is me messing with composition to make it more interesting an intriguing. I have a lot of work in regard to color and value now but I wanted to make sure I had a rocking composition!

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    Here's a WIP of a Mass Effect 3 Piece I am working on. The project was a book cover, so I chose the Game guide to mass effect 3 ;P

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    http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...2&d=1351176698
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    Dude i love those compositions. The perspective looks accurate. keep up the good work

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    Nice start so far... i really like the portraits on post #23, keep posting, i'll keep an eye

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    Here's the Final of the Mass Effect 3 Game Guide I did as an assignment. Learned a lot, and this was a super ambitious undertaking. I'm not too terribly good at environments and there are some issues with Garrus (From a poor Reference image I shot) but time to move on and work even harder on my next assignment

    Enjoy!

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    Re-imagining of Aztec God Quetzalcoatl.

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    WIP of a Sequential Illustration based on an Aesop Tale. I chose to do my own interpretation than follow the story, Essentially it's "A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing"

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