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    Agarwaen┤s Sketchbook

    Hi there!

    Well just before I start: forgive me my terrible english. It may be very wrong some times. I really like this language, even if I am not perfect at speaking and writing it. Maybe having conversations in this international forum will improve my english skills

    To introduce myself: I am Agarwaen - some may know me also as Syrenion or Saewherdir - my real name is Lukas, or the english version: Luke. I am 17 years young and a student at the "Gymnasium" (high school in germany). Obviously I come from Germany. I draw since I am able to hold a pencil. I prefer traditional drawing tools, for example the pencil itself or fineliners. But in last time I got closer to my grafic tablet. I am not very good with it, because I have it just since a half year. But I really try to get better
    Ok then a bit to the topics of my drawings: I am a great fantasy fan, especially I like high and dark fantasy, and this fact will reflect in my pictures, I think Besides I also am open for science fiction (for example I really like warhammer 40k) and other fictional styles. There are also traditional motives such as the human body (so watch out for nudity! xD), all-day-objects, landscapes and environments and so on.
    So enough chatter... I really should present something - I will not post anything I┤ve done so far, that really would be too much - but I will not forget it and show it later on.

    A little anotation: I will try to enumerate all my images... just to keep the order and make it easier for you to comment on them.

    A classical motive... I don┤t know the english translation, but in german this is a "Stillleben"... maybe someone could help me to find the right word Back to the Image: Its done non digital, painted with aquarell.
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    Then I let follow a series of Characters. They are all made with pencil.

    The first one is a dark elven raptor rider. At the time I made this I really was inspired by Jurassic Park (which I watched the first time just a few months ago!) But I had no references for it... its really just right out of my mind.
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    Next one: A wood elf ranger:
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    And here a female elf:
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    This is an succubus. It is anatomical NOT correct, I know... but demons are just human like , not the same
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    Ok... time to change the tools of art - it┤s gettin┤ digital:
    Here come the digital characters:

    An elf again. But I really like them It is just a sketch... maybe one day I could make a full painting out of it. But this day is very far - I like him as he is
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    My latest character: A dwarfen elite double axx warrior from the kings guardians (harhar... what a long title... just a little joke )
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    And a bit landscape should not be missing...

    Maybe some of you know the legend of Yggdrasil... well, this is a very free interpretation.
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    And last but not least - non digital again:

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    So far so good... I hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures, and of course feel free to comment and critisize them. I hope to learn from the critics and to improve my skills.
    Ok, enough for now... more pictures will follow later.
    Greetings,
    Agarwaen

    PS: Really thanks to the member Silwynar (I hope I wrote the name corectly - you can hit me if I failed xD), who showed me this great forum.

    EDIT: added a image for a thread icon
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    Ohhh nice to see you also here!
    Yes you wrote my name correctyl. Luck
    Nice pictures, i commented them already per messenger.
    You will also meet other peoples from Daf here!

    Hope you like it here :>

    Silwynar

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    Very nice stuff. Feels very lush (i cant think of any other word).

    Keep workin hard!

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    Thank you guys

    I┤ll do my best!

    - so... no time for many words - let pictures speek!

    First some old works:

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    and my latest work:
    a dark elf (again ) on a creepy creature.

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    Greetings,
    Agarwaen

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    So... time to update.... I┤m so sorry for not being able spending some time on updating this sketchbook. Mea culpa. So... it┤s time for new picture stuff. I can┤t talk mutch, school is so challenging (in a negative way) and holding me away from being very active in art. But still I find some time to work on my drawings. So here┤s the picture stuff of the last weeks:

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    A quick sketch on my pc... i┤m really getting used to digital drawing...

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    A little try of drawing a scene... the title is: "bounty"

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    I made this one on a rainy day, and i tried to put my impressions in a picture

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    I made this sketch and tried to transform the sketch into a digital painting... which is the next picture:

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    Yep... i must say that the body anatomy is not perfect... the hips start to high and are too big - i really have to watch out for anatomical corectness in my drawings.

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    A interesting painting which i made for a good friend who wished this motive of an assassin, sitting on a far away planet, playing with a marionette and near him there is a broken hourglass. Well, there is mutch space for interpreting this picture so give it a try i, for myself don┤t know what i drew there xD

    OK... so far so good as i always say...

    BTW: All my pictures and my latest drawings, actions and other stuff from my life can now be seen on my blog:

    www.syrenion.wordpress.com

    sry... it┤s german... but if you wish i could translate something for you... just write a comment.
    I┤m really happy about every visitor.

    Ok.... then i would say goodbye... cu anytimes.
    Take a look at...
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    Good morning!
    Greetings!

    Christmas time - that means: I finally have Photoshop CS4 Student Edition Already after a few days using it I reallly love this perfect program. Well, I used gimp before and I must say, that gimp (2.6) wasn┤t really bad. But Photoshop simply has a greater bandwith of functions.

    And here are two paintings (the first made with gimp and the second with PS):

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    This is an eldar wraithlord. I really like them, not only because I┤m playing Dawn of War 2. The eldar are very fascinating.

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    And this is the city "Deepgate" from the Book "Scar Night" by Allan Campbell. Oh and what I forgot: this picture is animated - another interesting function of Photoshop.

    Ok. I have nothing else what I could show to you so far.
    So, goodbye,
    and have nice holidays!
    cya
    Agarwaen
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    New Stuff!!!
    One picture says more than thousand words. This and the fact that I am too lazy to talk much, is the reason why i won┤t lose much words. Here are my latest pictures:

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    A swamp leprechaun/goblin

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    Anatomy Studies

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    Some Embryo sketches for an art project... in the end i chose another theme... this was to macabre^^

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    A painting of 3 hours

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    A Sketch for the following watercolor picture

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    so far for now...
    see ya next time!
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    hey cool stuff you got here, I liked the lizard cavalry and the wraith lord. Btw I notice the 14 picture the swordsman face looks kinda funny. Keep on the good job

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    Hi thanks a lot for your nice comment in my thread.

    I have been looking at all your pictures and I think that your art looks very promising. There are some anatomy issues but if you keep up with your studies they will get better. One problem that keep coming up in most pictures though, is that the characters are off balance. I┤m not sure how to explain this but the human body is like any other object, if there are no support directly under the center of gravity it will fall.

    On tip that you might have heard about is mirroring your art horisontaly. It takes about a second to do in photoshop. Doing that makes it really easy to see if something is crooked.

    I really like the composition in the bounty picture. And the creatures you draw are lovely.

    Oh! and the word for stillleben in English is simply still life.

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    @ Arthurkidd: Thanks man! Hmm... i really should fix that stupid eye^^ Should be no problem with Photoshop

    @ Frida: Thank you very much for comment, compliment and critics!
    I from myself would not have noticed the balance problem, thanks for hinting at!
    And yeah, I know the mirroring... but I simply still forget doing it... shame over me! xD I will really try to improve.
    And thanks for translation
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    Hey bro!
    Nice pictures, but u know that already
    How about a update? *grinning*

    Silwynar

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    Silwynar: Your wish shall be fullfilled Here comes the new stuff.

    At the moment I┤m not very happy with Digital Painting. I mess around some stuff, but it doesn┤t work quite well. But I┤m optimistic with that. Hope, that will be better next time.
    So here are some sketches and scribbles, anatomy studies, offtopic pencil drawings and some experiments.
    Enjoy.

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    Sorry for censoring^^ Maybe this way photobucket won┤t lock my pics anymore xD

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    Tribute to my beautiful Howling Banshees in Dawn of war 2

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    Eldar stuff - can┤t await the dawn of war 2 update and the new eldar units

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    A small landscape sketch according to a reference... maybe I┤ll upload the time-lapse-video anytimes.

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    Me, shooting with a hunting bow in summer. To be an archer is great fun.

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    oh well I forgot to mention this one. It┤s a project/artwork we did in school and I got an A on it (in the german Gymnasium that would be 15/15 credits or the grade 1 - best grade). It┤s a memento mori. A picture that shall remind the human of his mortality.

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    Experiment number 1. Drawn with reference.

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    Experiment number 2. Also drawn with reference. I really like this style.

    All the artworks you saw with this post were drawn non-digital.

    Ok... so far so good. Cya,
    Greetings,
    Agarwaen
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    Impressive start, especially liking the piece with the skull and mannequin hand (number 32), keep going.

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    Some Stuff I did the last months... I┤m not very creative the last time. I have some kind of crisis somehow... hope it will get better the next days and the next holidays are not far -
    but well... let┤s start - it┤s not much -

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    A beautiful woman I found on Deviant Art - the original picture is here:

    http://angelworld.deviantart.com/art...lady-153160786

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    A painting in acrylic colors i made for school.... I don┤t like it much and somehow I don┤t like acrylic colors anyway - they are too rough

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    A present for my father - it┤s like the still life I did before - that one with number 9

    Well... enough for now...
    Cheers,
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    Duuuude, update my sketchbook link in your signature!
    I've got a new sketchbook xP
    And update your pics!
    Gogogogogogogogogogoggo!

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