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    DB's Sketchbook! Yay!

    Hiya, everyone! I figured it was about time for me to start one of these up and get some feedback on my work. I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Set Design for theatre, so much of what I post here will likely be environments, architecture, and landscapes, but there may be the occasional oddball character piece or two.

    Take a look around, and please speak up if you have anything to say! Thanks for dropping by!
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    EDIT: transferred artwork from first post to this one.

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    This first post of stuff is all done digitally. Usually, I'm one for watercolors and pencil sketches and some acrylics and charcoal, but I just got a Wacom and I'm thrilled about it.

    These first two were done pre-Wacom for me, which means all I had to point my cursor with was the Lenovo Thinkpad red dot mouse-thing. Not fun. The owl was based on a piece of concept art for the upcoming Harry Potter theme park; the hills took much more effort (clearly) and had a photo reference.

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    These next four were all done just today, with the tablet (thank god!). The tree, hill-silhouette thing, and lake/sky piece were just quick exercises in color and depth and whatnot; the portrait (of CA member Liz Edwards) was done for the thread Draw From "What Does Everyone Look Like?"

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    Oh, hey, another owl!

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    These are nice, especially if you're new to digital painting. Keep it up! At this rate you'll get the feel of Photoshop in no time. Then experiment! And get some traditional stuff up here sometime!

    Thanks again for the portrait ^_^
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    Thanks a bunch for your encouragement! It's so nice to hear.
    I think today (after I get some sleep; I've been awake for a full 24 hours, yuck!) I'll tackle some of the hand-drawing projects on my to-do list. And they stand a good chance of becoming watercolors, too. Exciting!
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    Here's the latest work in progress - a front elevation of Tolkien's Édoras. The original work is by Alan Lee, of course; I've taken his design, drafted it by hand (this piece), and will follow up soon with a watercolor version.

    My apologies for a really boring update. I tried to make it a little more exciting by including a rough color palate, but I don't think it did much, haha.

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    I'm working on that watercolor! Expect it... Sunday, maybe.

    In the meantime, here are some of my older pieces, mostly from the end of Fall semester. First up: figure studies! One from life, two from famous masterpieces, all with time constraints (though I can't remember what the limits were). Charcoal on newsprint.

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    Next up: Watercolors! I don't claim credit for these designs; they were drawn by one of my professors. The assignments were basically pages from a coloring book. (Because my scanner is MUCH smaller than I'd like it to be, these scans are only portions of the actual piece. I'll have access to a bigger one on Monday and will probably post them in their entirety sometime thereafter.)

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    Hey, good digitals for a first time.
    I like the last watercolours too
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    Thank you so much!
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    Bored at work once more, and still over four hours to go. Expect a few more updates.

    These are just a couple quick sketches. For the second one, I was experimenting with brushes. I'm not sure if the settings I chose really lent anything to the piece, but I had fun and I think it came out pretty decent.

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    Quick update! Just wanted to post this quick landscape I did this morning. It was mostly an exercise in color theory. While it wasn't much of a challenge, it was good practice in not choosing colors arbitrarily, which is a bad habit I noticed in my work. I'm considering taking this to the next level of difficulty: painting the same landscape with a different light source (i.e. moonlight, or at sunset). Thoughts?

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    Quick-ass apple. More color study.

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    cool sketches! don't be afraid to use the biggest brush possible and make bold decisions in your paintings. big brushes keep things simple, and a simple statement tends to be the strongest one. keep going!
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    Awesome advice, ruuhkis! I'll definitely bear it in mind. Thank you so much.
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