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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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    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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    Great start! Love how you did the apple, and that you posted the WIPs too, things like that help me aswell, I'm trying to learn digital aswell. The War of the World pictures, I personally prefer the one without the runners, it looks like the alien is posing a threat to the viewer then, rather than the runners. Keep it up

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    wow nice work! keep going =D

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    Aila - Thanks for the comment, and about the apple WIP i like it when other people do it so i thought i should it helped me actually to structure it in such precise layers when painting. And that is a very interesting point you made about the Wotw piece, i have never thought about it like that and i think you are right thanks again for taking time to comment

    Snoopalu - Thanks mate, i will i will lol got alot of work to do for when i got back to school atm so im finding it hard to get time, i will try keep it up tho

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    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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    Good man. Yeah, it's great to hear you joined a life drawing class. They are really good! Yeah, keep experimenting, even when you've become an expert. Otherwise, things would look dull. Keep posting!

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    Hello, bin really busy atm so havent had time to post but here are a couple of quick figures iv done, both in similar pose.

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    bin trying to work on my figures in my paper SB so will get some scans soon

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    some painting drafts

    Here are a couple of sketches i have created digitally. I have made these to use as reference when painting on canvas, il have the final canavs pieces up as soon as possible.

    Heres a rainforest scene:
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    and here is a more cool lake scene:
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    An excellent start, and I like that Ginsberg study involving Graph paper.

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    Thanks alot Seraph, it wasnt actually on graph paper the ginsberg piece, i drew the squares out because i had seen chuck closes work thanks for the interest, i had a look at ur sketchbook, like the sci fi robot theme, some larger work would be cool too.
    il have more work up soon
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    another painting

    I managed to near enough finish another painting. so here is it

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    And here is the origonal photoshop sketch

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    Hey man. I never saw your book till now. Very nice start, welcome and all the best. Im a begginer so I love to see the stages of completion like you showed for the apple. It helps.

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    Thanks for the comment jigje, i think it actually helped me to do the apple piece in steps like that too. I havent really had time to do any digital stuff atm, however when i get back from the artist market im working at and some school work iv got to do, i will get some more out, thanks again
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    bin a while

    Just recovered from my operation and so thought i would post something iv done for school quick.

    Here it is after the first session
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    And this is after the second session, finished
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    Let me know what you think

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    Nice work!!
    I like those little changes.

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    Qucik enviro sketch
    Cave n Waterfall
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    I find it interesting the way you plan out paintings in Photoshop first, I suppose that helps choosing the right colours?
    Love the colours on the most recent painting. The digitals are looking good too.

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    Its just something i thought up at the time, and yeh was done mainly for colours but also to play around with the composition, level of detail and could possible be used to mimic diferent brush strokes. I will get some more up soon just bin a bit busy

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    long time away 30 min attempt to use my tablet again lol

    Not finished, just a tester

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