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    quick sketch tonight...

    based on a series of dreams I've had for as long as I can remember...
    "Flight school" if you will...
    this is just a quickie to work out pose/etc etc
    thinking of turning this into a full-fledged "painting"..we'll see
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    started painting

    got to the point of blocking in color/tonal areas.. figured good place to stop at 2am... more tomorrow
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    killer chick

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    Drawing Techniques class

    So, I enrolled in the first of 4 classes I need to get a minor in Illustration tacked onto my original BFA in painting/drawing I got in 2007...
    I am really enjoying this class and wish I had known about it during my undergrad period.. it would have helped ALOT....
    I am having a blast in it, and next summer session in July I am enrolled in intro to Illustration... so that will be even more fun..
    Here's what I've been doing in class so far!!
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    Final Images

    (Not that anyone is checking this thing anymore...)
    Well, the 5 week Drawing Techniques class wrapped up, and here are a number of the pieces near the end.
    Next 5 week class is Illustration... I'm totally looking forward to that!!!
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    Last edited by JoshDArtist; July 6th, 2012 at 03:22 PM. Reason: added images
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    THis was the first week of my illustration class..
    My goal this week is to complete 20 quick(ish) speed enviros... (next week I distill into 4/5 of my best and flesh them out, correct them, and up-rez)
    Thus far I have this:

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    1st of 4/5

    1st of 4 or 5 for my illustration class.
    A long time project that has been bubbling up in my subconscious for a number of years... I would like to get an entire body of work built up around this theme:
    "The ice caps and glaciers are melting, and as they recede they uncover remnants of a previous world-wide civilization (gobekli tepe, etc.)
    Lost temples, cities, and places of wonder are being exposed at the most remote areas on earth..."

    So yeah... here is a start (WIP)
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    update

    some quick work on the 2nd image...
    working on both at the same time in class...
    time to start texturing this one out..

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    ever get the feeling that you're just talking to yourself????
    yeah...

    at any rate...
    update for the 2nd image... coming along nicely ...
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    rockin out another one in class... WIP, definitely needs work all over.. but happy with it.
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    Good stuff, like tons of works from your sketchbook

    Robots, are awesome - stylish, with good mood i would love to see them as a cover of some Sci Fi book with robots. Like S. Lem Mortal Engines for example.

    Flight school also looks pretty good - it works, you have these flying feeling when you watching at it. Any chance to see finished version?

    There's something wrong with these shoe, lightning or maybe outlines make it look a bit to iconic\flat. And these red car looks a bit strange. Like a jelly

    Other than that great work. Keep it up!

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    tsabu: Thanks alot! It's great to get feedback, and fresh perspective from new eyes!!
    I agree, the shoes are flat... not my strength, but I had fun with it, so I will probably do more.
    The car does look quite squishy now that you mention it! lol... for my first, though, not bad... next time, I will try to be less cartoony/expressive with the line...

    Here's the final painting of Flight School.. (18"x36" acryllic and image transfer on canvas) so I will try to make this a good quality pic... (there is a little bit of a glare in the middle of the image, I will try to reduce it as best as possible)

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    Hey dude! I see you doing all kinds of shit, good shit! But have you ever tried narrowing down one specific thing that you really want to do GOOD?! Like singleing out one part of a painting and refining the living crap out of that part?

    If not, try it. If you have, then try narrowing down what you want with your art. Most of it shows promise but it's all very spread out!

    Thanks for your comment! And hey, keep your pecker up, comments will come for the hardy ones, try commenting around yourself!

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    Abee: Hey, thanks for the comments/crit and the inspiration! Yeah, it's been kinda across the board for awhile after I graduated in 2007. I've just been working whenever possible but not always on the same material... Aside from the robots, of course. The new work I am doing for illustration class (the temple environment work) is developing nicely, I feel... and I am strongly considering delving deeply into the subject matter via different media (sketches, ink, small traditional paintings, etc.) untill there is enough material to compile a story/art book of sorts...

    So, yeah.. going through grad school for a Masters in Art Education and having a new baby kinda cramps the work hours, but I stay up late and kick it and try to turn out as much as possible... the last couple of years have been trying out different ways of creating imagery and letting things bubble up in the back burner...

    It's time to cook up some dishes, wouldn't ya say?

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    Progress on the mountain temple... more tomorrow!!!!
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    Shit, man. Those environments are so nice.
    You've got a good eye for colours too, by the looks of it, I liked the way you paint even in the earlier stuff in this sketchbook.
    My only crits are human figures could do with more studying, they look generally flatter than the rest of the paintings they belong in. Especially faces. Plane studies would definitely help I think

    Other than that, really good stuff. Hope you post more soon. Cheers.

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    Naidy: Thanks so much! I agree, I haven't focused on drawing or painting the human form in quite some time.. I need to really hunker down and get some good sketches and studies done soon!!!
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    I'm happy with how the environments are coming along...
    The final four are at a stage where I can choose one (or 2, or a section of one) to fully "flesh out" and go crazy with color and detail... major edits too, if need be... Right now, I'm thinking the two on the right are doin it for me.. elements of the bottom right can be cropped and be more effective, I feel...
    So here they are:
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    ohhh hells yes...

    I'm really happy with my crop and work today...
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    todays work

    Today's work... out of the 2 crops, this one is my least favorite... good book cover fodder.. lol
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    final

    finished up another today... very happy with the decisions I made with this one... got rid of the cliff behind the temple and I feel it opened it up quite a bit...
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    6 thumbs before bed... thinking about some different robot paintings to do...
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    image dump... more sketches (down to one contact in all day... eye infections suck!)
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    Hey man, those thumbs are looking really nice. I liek the first batch better than the second. Your enviros are really awesome though, they have a great sense of depth and scale.

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    Psychobuddy: Hey man, thanks for stoppin by.. yeah, the first thumbs are better! I've been trying to get the enviros to have that depth.. so I'm glad someone sees it!!! Always welcome a 2nd pair of eyes!!!

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    hey, wow, a great idea for some landscapes and the results are looking good! I would throw a few crits in if you don't mind though:

    Firstly, you could really do with softening some of those edges (couldnt we all!). Remember that where the contrast is low, where a material is soft, where something is out of focus (often nearer the edges of an image) then the edges shouldnt be too sharp, or it draws attention away from the focal point(s).

    Secondly, you often use photo-overlays in the background, which there is no problem with, except that they are often highly detailed and this brings the rear of the image "forward" flattening it.

    Thirdly, when using colour in this series you put your most saturated colours in the background of the image. Although this can occur in nature it is not common, as "purer" colours are usually found closer due to there being less atmosphere between the eye and the object.

    Ok enough crits for now, but on the complementary side, I love the way you are using warm light on those rocks to complement the blue themes!

    Anyway, I hope that helps, and if you like I'll do a paintover of some sort for you soon

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    ThomasM:
    Thank you so much for the crit! I really appreciate your advice...
    I completely agree with the need for "softening edges"... I really think posts #170 and #172 could be worked on quite a bit more in that aspect as well as the color/contrast issues you brought up. The photo overlay in post #172 is quite stark as well, and I need to take care of it...

    If you (OR ANYONE) ever feels like doing a paint over, please be my guest.
    I view this sketchbook as a chance for people to throw out ideas at my work and for me to grow... so I welcome it all!

    Thanks again!!!

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    hey I really love the texture and the cool rock formations you have going in your environments. (yeah rocks!! I love painting rocks lol)

    I dunno where you got your sense of color but I'm envious - keep it up!!

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    liquorbleu: Thanks for the comments!!
    real quick robot sketch before bed...
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    yeap. those robot thumbs are definitly neat! would love to see one rendered!

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