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    Irrlaeufer's Sketchbook

    Hi all.
    I've been around and looking at stuff on here for quite a while now, now that's my first post in this forum. I'm 24 and don't have an education in arts besides art class in school. I'm still getting used to working with photoshop and trying things out. I'm still painting with reference for the most time, trying to copy photos. Not so much the level of detail, still trying to get an eye for anatomy and proportions. So, this might not be the right place for my stuff, since there is not much real conceptual work in my paintings yet and mostly i'm just trying to capture the things i see roughly. BUT i'm working on it I've developed a certain level of confidence though, I would not be opening a thread otherwise. Anyway, here is some of my stuff:



    ... I'm up for critique

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    damn. fucking huge. :/

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    i painted those without a photo as reference:

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    Savage guy

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    just some scribbles. i tried to learn from amano.

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    thank you for your critique. you are right! i think the arm was awkwardly long when compared to the shoulder. i'm currently working it over. here is a wi.p.:

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    cool stuff man, if i may say so your stuff looks cool and im very jealous that you have a digi tablet, although im getting one soon. I like the change you made to her arm, but now put the magic light stuff back into her hand, also her head looks tilted down a little to much and the whole head itself looks to far over to the right, her chin and face doesnt follow down her body's center line. i must say i love a woman in that color red though, nice thighs lol. keep it up!!

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    okay, here is another wip. i think it's much better now. sometimes it's really hard to realize what could be improved after having worked and starred on the picture for hours. so i'd really appreciate some more critiques and some advice on blending. i think especially the skin still looks not as smooth as i want it to look.

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    I added some details and cleaned it up. it's finished.

    i will focus on atmosphere and surroundings in my next one:
    it's some kind of forsaken lab or robotic factory and there is debris and everywhere. my idea is to make the light that is falling from the celing look like wings that are attached to the androids back.

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    This is my first attempt to participate in CHOW.

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    Howdy, thanks for checking out my sketching book. I answered your question on it, thanks. I think you are improving all the time, maybe you should try to work up your values more slowly. I find that hard too, but it does help Also, Cologne is one of my favourite cities

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    Cool. Yeah, the values are tricky. i'm trying to achieve better results with this week's CHOW.

    Anyway, this is the final piece it looks a bit blurry, i should have pushed it further. Oh well, step by step

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    Here is what I've come up with for this weeks challenge:

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    I started with a much bigger canvas this time and only painted in grayscales so far in order to work out the values more properly.

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    its hans laaannddaaa! well....its a while ago, but i still like it! especially because christoph waltz is my favorite actor ^^
    i think sometimes the values in you images look a bit off....do some studies on that!
    keep up the good work

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    Just for the record:

    self portrait day. so artsy. yay.

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    plus my current CHOW

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    My attempts for this week's CHOW halloween special. I finished only the bride since I got stuck with the other two.

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    I guess i didn't meet the brief with my entry for last week's CHOW. It's really hard to recognize the few steampunk elements. Wish I would have had more time to work on that. But I feel like the whole vanilla & candy background fucked it up in the end. I'm not happy with the result. Since I feel I learned a lot in terms of technique, composition and quality this week and the babe did turn out to look quite hot, too, the whole atmosphere issue is kind of disappointing. So I started to work it over a little and I think this looks way better than the previous version. I hope to find some time to work on the steam punk elements, too.

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    weekly CHOW update

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    Some more stuff:

    First, the latest CHOW. Not a big success. As usual. :p
    I started with a reference picture for her back/shoulder and looked at some pictures of times square, of course. The rest is from Imagination.
    I think I messed up the values. It's supposed to look bright, but for instance the face got fucked up by the light source in the background. The legs look a bit flat, maybe I should have come up with a different posture.

    Second, some random guy. I used a reference picture for that one. I liked the lighting, it's more or less a study.

    Third: Number Six from Battlestar Galactica. With reference, of course. Didn't try to work as exact on this one as on the guy's portrait, the angle of her face and the posture differs quite a bit from the reference but I figure this is not that important since it's not a portrait. So it's not everything about the facial expression. I used textures for the walls and edited them. First time I actually used textures in a painting.

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