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    Turbosnail's Sketchbook

    Welcome to my sketchbook!!

    I'll try and update it regularly and crits are more than welcome.

    Thanks for looking!!

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    Ground Support Ship

    This piece evolved from a texture practice session.

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    Attack Bike

    I've just bought the Terminator Salvation art book and it inspired me to try my first 'motorbike'.
    Last edited by Turbosnail; October 21st, 2009 at 10:53 AM. Reason: wrong image

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    good start to the sketchbook man!

    i like the enviro and the bike is also cool. As a crit i would say maybe have a think about the brush your using - it looks like one of the soft edged photoshop standard one which makes stuff look very airbrushed and smooth, but also look a bit flat and fake - i would say its really good practice to use a harder edged brush sometimes and blend by hand rather than than relying on the soft brush to do it for you. also try mixing it up with some texture brushes, can get some really good effects that way

    keep it up, look forward to more more more

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    good work man.
    I wonder if the first image was based on a 3D model.
    keep up the work.

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    Hii,
    I agree with strybjorn on what he said :] I also like your first posts composition
    Other than that, keep posting so we can all see more and give better comments/critiques!

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    hey man, great start with the enviro keep up pal

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    Post !!!
    Would like to see some pencils and progress shots :]

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    Hey. Good start for a sketchbook.

    I like the first one a lot. You got some good color palette and value range going on. I would move the tower a little bit off center to make the composition more interesting. Also there is no light hitting the structure and because of that makes it looks a bit too flat (unless it's some sort of cartoony stylization on purpose). Maybe find some cylindrical objects at home, put them together, apply some directional light and it will be good reference.

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    Hey man, it's clear you've got some potential as a Photoshop painter. If I were you I'd try to get in plenty of pencil and paper time. Just draw random things from life, and get an anatomy book or two. As you strentgthen your foundational drawing skills, the pretty textures and stuff you put on top of it will look so much better.

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    Hey mr snail. I like the bike a lot. Very cool design!

    For the first enviro I am unsure about what's happening with the lighting or where it's all coming from?

    Keep going

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    @strybjorn - Apologies for the tardy response!! Thanks for the advice regarding brushes. I'll definitely mix it up a bit in future and use the soft edge brush less. Cheers mate :>)

    @tomy fisher - Sorry for the tardy response!! I didn't use a 3D model as ref but just a very rough sketch. Cheers dude :>)

    @Darkside - Apologies for the tardy response!! Thanks for comments!! Cheers dude :>)

    @ColorExcursion - Apologies for the tardy response!! Will get my butt in gear my friend!! Cheers :>)

    @Farvus - Sorry for the late response!! Thanks for the comments mate. I may make a model of the citadel and then apply some directional light. Cheers for the advice dude :>)

    @ Liffey - Just invested in some of Bridgman's books and I'll dig out my old University Anatomy & Physiology books. Any books you could recommend would be appreciated!! I'll definitely be concentrating primarily on pencil work in the coming months. Cheers mate :>)

    @ AlexTooth - Thanks for the thumbs up on the bike design. I've got to go back into the citadel and sort out the lighting. Might borrow some of my daughter's clay and build a model of the scene and use my desk lamp to try out various lighting schemes. Cheers mate :>)

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    Hey hey its a turbo snaily! Good start to your SB the bike is super cool post some more stuff for us to look at in turbo time!!! Now that you tracked me down to the general bucks area where abouts are you in the bucksoftheinghamshire!!!


    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.
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    Hey Turbosnail

    Good SB-start. I like the motorbike the most. But as strybjorn mentioned some things really look a bit flat so his advice will help a lot.

    Did you use some photo ref on the environment or something like that? It's kinda confusing though it looks quite decent.

    For anatomy take a look at Loomis or Bridgman or everything else you find >here<.
    Loomis and Bridgman already helped me a lot though I have tons to do^^

    Keep going
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    @ latigid - Thanks for the comments!!
    I am currently living in the central wastelands of The Shire that is Aylesbury, although I do spend a lot of time in the Shire of Hertford!!
    Where are you located in this dark and barren land?
    Have a good New Year mate :>)

    @ DeadManDancing - Thanks for the comments!! The soft edge brush has been relegated to the subs bench for the near future.
    I didn't use any photo ref for the enviro, although in hindsight I should have!!
    Thanks for that link. I've got a Loomis collection and have ordered some of Bridgman's books, so watch this space for some hardcore anatomical sketching.
    Cheers again my friend!!
    Have a good New Year :>)
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