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    New guy, trying to learn, take a look

    Hello, im new to CA and didnt really know where to start, so im guna make a sketchbook il put all my stuff in here and hopefully through some C & C and guidance i will become a more talented and resourceful artist. thanks

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    First batch :)

    I brought a wacom bamboo bout 3 weeks ago (excellent tablet for begginers like me) because i wanted to start to work digitally in photoshop, i had used neither a tablet or photoshop before but uv got to start some

    Here is one of my first pieces, An apple from photo:

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    More

    some quick onions, 10 mins

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    Environments

    Here are some environment pieces i have done

    This was the first piece i did digitally, could be seen as tents in snow more then mountains lol
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    This 2nd enviro was done today actually, i had seen a clip on youtube n so i tried for myself, 20 mins
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    3rd. I had seen people using photomanipulation and creating (matte paintings is that the right term?) and so i gave one go myself. the war of the worlds theme fits in with some 6thform wrk im doing.
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    Here it is agen without the runners, what do u thinks best??
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    Few more

    Hey here is some more stuff iv bin working on in my free time

    I did this seascape sketch in photoshop to allow me to play with the colours and composition for when i do the final piece on canvas.
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    The drawing below is of Allen Ginsberg, I sketchd it out pretty freely to get the basic proportions and shades.
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    I then went on to redraw the piece and overlay a solid grid system to shade and give the piece a kind of abstract form. The grid idea was inspired by Chuck Close
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    Comments and crits are would be greatly appreciated
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    Welcome to CA, man! great so far! Would love to see some figure drawings and anatomy studies also! Keep posting!

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    There is a neat effect made with that grid you used on that last portrait.

    The fastest way to bump your skills is draw from reference!

    Keep up the good work!

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    Imageenation - Thanks for the warm welcome! I do have some anatomy somewhere, i will have a look. Figure is something that i definatly need to improve on tho so i will post some soon. Thanks agen

    Sublimus - Thankyou for the comment! I think the way it allowed me to create a different kind of frame for the face was cool This will sound stupid i know but by reference do you mean other peoples work and photos, that kind of thing? Cheerz

    I will try to get some more work up tonight
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    More work on Seascape

    Because the painting is to go in my parents kitchen i had to try and incorperate orange and brown, So here is a quick colour study i did
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    I then went back to photoshop and played with the colours a little, i added a pier to the left hand side of the painting to give it some character.
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    This last image is after roughly an hour or so of painting the final piece.
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    And here a close up of central focus
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    Havent added the pier yet but i feel the colours and composition of the sky and sea are pretty solid, Let me know what u think would be really helpful

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    Final Seascape

    After another 2 or so hours of painting and noodeling im happy wtih the final painting. I have added the pier and re composed the sky by adding a couple of clouds in (maybe lightly to heavy?) then i increased the contrast in the centre of the piece around the sun with sum brown from the outside

    Sorry bout the pictures glare i didnt know how to get good lighting with the camera
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    Here it without the glare from the side (still crap pic lol)
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    And heres a close up of the centre of the piece
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    Let me know what u think, would be cool to get some comments
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    Looks great I like the range of colours you chose.

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    Dude, keep experimenting! That's what I really like most about your stuff. You don't stick to the 'normal' or 'usual' way of creating art! big upssss!!!

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    Seagulls - Thanks for the comment, And i think thats probably my favorite aspect of the piece too i think the brown goes well with the creamy orange light source.

    ImaGEEnation - Thanks again mate, ha thats something that I didnt really notice, but i think your right As im only just starting out as an artist i guess it is important to try different things.

    P.S I will have some more up soon, guna try do some anatomy and figure work. Also bin thinking bout joining a figure drawing class, what do you think, are they good?

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