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    I finally decided to start a new sketchbook. I plan on making an ashcan out of it for the next Comic Con. So for better or worse let me know which ones stand out, so I know to include the piece or not. The theme is going to be gestures and quick sketches.

    This will be the cover.
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    these are some recent landscape studies. I don't think I'm going to include these in the ashcan. I might use the yellow palm tree study. But the full colored ones I did purely for academic purposes. The important thing is I learned from those two. Even if they are typical and dull.
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    Here are some gestures from class.
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    I did this one a while ago. It was done with an old dried up bottle of ink and a filbert.
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    Here are some quick sketches from last week. Sorry if I'm posting all willy nilly, but there's no way I can get the chronological order, but that's just not going to happen. I'm scanning everything in today.
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    Nice variety so far. Looking forward to more. Would like to see a few with a bit more finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    Nice variety so far. Looking forward to more. Would like to see a few with a bit more finish.
    Sure as soon as I figure out what "finished" means. Actually This SB is dedicated fast, efficient techniques, under the gun. So practically every thing you see is done in class between 5 minutes and an hour. I want to get into comics/storyboarding, so speed is really important
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    Yeah, "finish(ed)" is a rather subjective term. Hope I didn't offend. Good luck with your pursuits.

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    no offense taken. With many of my pics I see things I could improve, but in this case going back would be like cheating. The objective here is to get things correct right off the bat without fussing around or being a perfectionist.

    Here are some watercolor studies I did at the zoo last year.
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    Post number 5 and the palmtress are very good. The lose style really accentuates the images and they benefit form it.
    The zoo studies on the other hand are a tad too messy for me.
    The face in the last post is nice, the left eye (her right) looks a tad dead and odd though. I think there is a highlight missing on the lower ridge.

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    Hey Janos! great to hear from you homey. I'm glad your following my thread. Thanks for the crits. The zoo stuff was pretty sloppy. I did that stuff with a group that wanted to sketch every animal in the park, so I was under some strict time constraints. Luckily it was hot and dry, so the watercolors dried up pretty quick. It was a nice opportunity to push an emphasis on color under the gun. I went for a Justin Sweet kind of look.

    The last portrait the teacher pointed out that the mistake I made was being too delicate for the tools I was using, so that's why it's so full of mistakes.

    Speaking of crits I have something I'm working on posted in the CC sub forum if you'd like to hook it up with your two cents. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=181013
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    Good shit here man. You mostly or only traditional?
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