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    Group Sketchbook

    'ello.

    This will be a group sketchbook from the Threat, "Looking for an Art Partner". Everybody is able to join, but if you join, then you WILL have to be dedicated to the effort. I personally will mail and check up on any slackers, make sure that you have good reasons for not posting on time. This is basically a group thread for those that have trouble motivating themselves alone.

    Before each member starts posting I would like for them to fill out a short form:

    -What is your goal for this thread?

    -What subjects will you study? (Animation, 2D, 3D, Painting, Drawing)

    -How often do you plan on posting? (This is vital. Give an estimate. Once a day? Every two days?)

    -Where do you live? (for reasons I will point out shortly)

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    The basic procedure of this thread is as follows:

    -Post at the aforementioned intervals.

    -Critique and help out other members of the group (be active in general)

    -Share resources

    -Watch others, make sure they stay focused like you do/want to.

    -Every week we have the choice of giving another homework. This basically works as a group pairing. Person A and Person B message each other a specific homework objective that they have to complete by the end of the week. It doesn't have to be humongous, but a practice that focuses on your weakest aspects.

    -Talk a lot together, use Open Canvas if possible. (Optional)

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    Thirdly this thread should be very communicative. A group effort falls apart if the communication is lacking. I would like for ALL the participants to at least give their email and MSN/ICQ/AIM nick to us so we have a chance of talking to them, especially if they go missing. I would like this to be mandatory. However, if you have a fear of having your email and MSN taken and abused, then message them.

    Finally, we have the ability to use OpenCanvas, a resource that allows multitple users to draw on one canvas. I am currently a hoster for me and Diaforetikos (yes, we have already started) and Jacket (once she gets back).

    That will be all. Fill out the form, and get started today!

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    I will go first i guess and will post some digital stuff i'm working on when i get home, i'm at work right now


    My Email and MSN - hugo@kryptonstudio.com


    -What is your goal for this thread?

    Get some encouragement to keep improving and maybe help others along the way.

    -What subjects will you study?

    will be focusing on Animation(pixel art animation and flash), 2D, Painting, and Drawing

    -How often do you plan on posting? (This is vital. Give an estimate. Once a day? Every two days?)

    I can only scan on Fridays so once a week if it needs to be scanned and on and off if its digital. But yeah mostly fridays

    -Where do you live?

    Currently in Orlando, Florida

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    My turn!

    What is your goal for this thread?

    To rise to a decent art level before entering my first day of college next month. After that I wish to all-around improve steadily.

    What subjects will you study?

    Drawing, Digital, Animation, 3D

    How often do you plan on posting?

    Every Day.

    Where do you live?

    Hessen, Germany

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    All pictures done today. The bat was the warm-up, then drew a dude, then another dude, but he didn't turn out so well. Will practice animation or 3D now for a couple, see how that turns out ^^

    LuckyDevil:
    You will notice, when you get off work, that I have already added you on MSN. Today is friday, can I already expect artwork? I hope so. Short notice doesn't mean you don't have to post

    With that, welcome to the group!

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    Hey man those aren't bad studies.

    For the first one, i think the hands need a lot of work all the fingers are relativaly the same size in your sketch and since you can't see the face the hands are usually the second focal point.

    The second image looks pretty good to me loving the hand foreshorting on that one. and your third image the arms are kinda rubbery looking no real muscle structure and hips look a little too thin.

    Overall i think you should hit up some anatomy books or even better if you can find some live drawing sessions around town if you can.



    Ok here we go with my batch not really sketchbook stuff it's more like Wip's of some flash games im working on.

    These are for a ninja robot game

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    Wip of the main character as seen ingame. (the pink will be replaced in flash for a glow)
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    A level for a different game that will be worked on after the ninja robot game.
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    Hey man!

    I'm starting backwards for some reason. Mainly because I can. The level looks like a fighting/shooter level and it has an insane similarity to the first UT2004 map you play in during the single player version. Except this has less variety.

    If I see myself playing it, it would be one of the easiest levels for me to learn, ever. That's great, but I think it also means that I would be 'done' with the level in just the same amount of time. The overall design is good, simple and symmetric, but not very varied in my opinion. Though I would have to see it from first person to say for sure.

    Gah, I wish I could show you the map...

    http://liandri.beyondunreal.com/DM-Compressed

    That's not it, but it looked cool. It even has the blueprints. Anyway, I don't wanna waste more than half an hour looking for the map xD Might as well just have installed the game...

    Nothing much to say on the sprite except ask why he doesn't turn 360 degrees?

    The drawing is well done, but I can see that you didn't work on the hands a lot, the left hands are undiscernable for me and the right hands seem wrong. The palm of the hand shows right, yet the fingers go left. Since this is linework for design on the computer, maybe try working on your line skills, he looks blurry in some places and overall lacking depth. Especially on the core in the middle, I don't feel the depth, I stare through it rather than perceive an orb.

    Reminds me of my zombie cyborg or zombie lich... good times ^^ I need to RP those characters again...ah well! I'd suggest you especially work on the hands if you're making sketches to be transferred on the computer ^^ The level is up to you, those were just my opinions (it will be in an isometric view right?

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    Hey thanks for the comments will surely take them into consideration.

    As for the map it will be for an isometric view game, but that is an overall view of the map players will actually something like this.

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    Ok heres a quick update on the sprite, fixed some wrinkles in the pants and did some color correcting to make stuff pop out more.
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    edit: hmm i already see something wrong in the sprite xD gotta go fix the bigger arm

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    Me and my gf this time. The colored picture is from my gf Caro, and the B&W picture from me. Both from the same reference. Mine was done in OpenCanvas, hers in traditional Copic Marker with a pencil sketch. Roughly 2-3 hours.

    Luckydevil: Will comment once I get home ^^

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    Just me today, no gf. She will post something later I assume ^^ When she's awake, that is.

    Did some more OpenCanvas with Diaforetikos, he will probably post after work as well. Will scan in my drawings from yesterday morning in just a sec so I can append them here.

    Plans for drawing today: Draw from the mind, combine with reference. Also find some decent anatomy studies.

    LuckyDevil: I think his small arm when he is facing um... 330 degrees (the thing goes counter-clockwise, right?) is wrong. I think at least the elbow should be showing, but I don't think I've seen any arm in that pose.

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    Hey man really nice studies, on the girl study you did with your gf your hands still need alot of work. i know they are hard try doing just hand studies even your own if you have to. and the shading is really chaotic they should follow the form heres a really good thread on croshatching shading http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=117915 and your missing eyebrows other than that it looks good, the figure looks good and everything seems in place.

    Your Gf piece is really good the hands and face look great, i guess the only thing to crit on that one is that the there is no contrast between the shaded areas and brighter areas, and maybe the skin tone color is to yellow but then again it is markers.

    For your next post, the girl setch looks good but your shading on it doesn't seem to follow the form really well, those are good studies to do keep doing them.

    your pose drawings aren't bad, heres a little tutorial from Marko's dvd (you should get it it's really good) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhF4fBetN4Y see how he draws in long strokes try doing the pose studies like that, continuous long lines at a time, instead of sketchy short lines to create the outlines.

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    and heres a quick update on my game guy

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    Hey LuckyDevil ^^

    Thanks for the comments! Yes, the hands are where my gf and I stopped rawing last night, that's why there are still white holes in the hands. I was actually just about to redraw them because I was unhappy with their shape and flow ^^

    And I guess you're right about the shading, though I'm not happy to admit that I did go way too chaotic on the strokes xD I'll read up on the tutorial and make some crosshatching practices. The problem with line quality is way too known for me, I still haven't gotten anywhere near mastering that flaw.

    The piece on my gf seems a little lacking in contrast because the scan robbed it off of its color. I'll try and see if I can't get her to reduce the light and make the colors appear more fully.

    With that being said, I think I'll change my daily plans to accomodate for crosshatching practice and line quality, and I can tie that in with anatomy and hand studies ^^

    Edit: You beat me to it. I suggest one more frame between kicking up the legs and putting them out front. I can't really see the depth when his legs run away from me, but maybe it's just too fast and I can't tell anymore. And maybe have the aluminum plate (is that supposed to be a sword?) bob a little with the running. Rotate or skew it like 15 degrees so it looks more natural since running equals swinging.

    Oh wait, now it looks like he's running towards me. Sorry, I'm having a hard time telling, maybe it's just me. Otherwise solid, I need to animate more. Do a swing animation next

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    Update from my gf.

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    Update on my gf's picture.

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