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    Sketchity-sketchbook and first steps onto an oily path!

    For the last 3-4 years I've been lurking and putting off posting my work for critique. So, as a resolution for 2010, I'm gonna bite the bullet and contribute. Be honest and brutal, if necessary, please. Not only can I take it, but I would appreciate it muchly Thanks for stopping by!

    Newest work that I'm pleased with(Feb 10):

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    life drawing

    I'm gonna start out by posting some of my first few attempts at life drawing from 2008, ranging from 5min to 30min poses:

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    And more life drawing from Jan 2010 after taking 2009 off due to travelling:

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    Happy Chinese New Year Sweetie

    Thanks for popping by! Nice start to your sketchbook. I looove your chinese dragon, so cute! The life drawing is good, nice line quality.

    Is that the Broomhill Classes your going to? I need to come along, is it on a Sunday at the Community Centre? x

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    Image dump: Personal stuff and Chow/IDW starting with the oldest from 2007/8:

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    all nice work. the life drawings are rather good. keep it up!

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    Ok, more updates of work from 2008:

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    Interesting start, good to see another fellow artist from London!

    Keep posting.

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    Hey Kambei, thanks a lot for stopping by!
    I've just moved to London from japan so it's definitely nice to hear from fellow Londoners.

    I'm just going to throw this out there, but sketch meet? ^^

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    It's a promising start, the first post is an eye-catcher. Would be great to pick up the life drawing again and post here so you (and we) can track progression. I think you should post more.

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    Thanks for the encouragement, Grayslayer.
    Updates coming up!

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    k, here's a sketchdump:

    doodle on brown paper
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    Alternative take on the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland
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    Enviro Study Speedpaints
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    WIP
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    I spent a week at the London Atelier of Representation Art and, using the Sight-size method, I did a cast study of David's ear:
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    and a long life drawing session of a lovely, well-endowed lady:
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    and some old sketches i did whilst in Japan,
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    When will this sketchdump end!?
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    A chow that didn't make it to the poll because I named the file incorrectly Rookie error
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    and the wip
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    last one for today. an idea I was working on for dominance wars but never got round to developing. I'm going to work on this again, bc it might turn out to be quite cool.
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    Nice! I specialy like your pencil drawings!

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    Hiya

    Love the updates..especially the first post and the caterpillar he's just looks so cool and the colours are bright and fresh. Lovely pencil work on the London Atelier sketches and the last concept is pretty wicked, I reckon that begs for a dynamic pose as well where she's flicking the whips (are they whips or curly staffs?)

    It would be great to meet up whenever you're in Sheffield, let me know when you're planning on coming up, I haven't gone to any life drawing yet but it's about time I got my arse over there

    There is a sketchgroup that meets in London, in Nando's as far as I can tell. There is a thread in the lounge I think.

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    @Mister Dark - THanks a lot! Then here are some more. Did some plein aire sketching and painting over the weekend

    @Angel intheuk - Thanks Ang! The last concept is a Biosonic Clericon concept for Dominance wars and she wields tuning forks on a whip, which she uses to heal her comrades. I agree that she needs a more dynamic pose, so I'll get to work on that as soon as!

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    pleinaire sketching of a part of the Tower of London
    pleinaire ink painting of the tower of london souvenir shop

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    New years image i forgot to put up!

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    Hi, thanks for commenting on my SB. I go to Westminster Uni - are you studying as well? You have some really nice studies here.

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    Great work so far, I really like the CHOW stuff, they look great. Keep up the great work!

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    Thanks a lot Icedearth! Cheers for stopping by!

    Hey Wilko, thanks for stopping by as well! I'm not a student, but I'm thinking about doing an MA at LCC this year. How's the grad film going?

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    Hey Belindi! You've got some lovely studies and sketches here! Have you tried using an ink pen when doing observational sketches? It's quite nerve racking at first but it gives you a wonderful sense of liberation and it forces you to use decisive lines.

    Wah, you've been to Japan recently? So jealous!

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    Hi Belindi. Thanks for stopping by. I love the dragon, he's so cute! Nice sketches and ooh an MA! What in?

    x

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    Where you at girl? I couldnt agree more about using ink for observational drawing. I'm not sure if its helped me in general, but i did fall in love with ink. I love the pixie thing and hope to see progress on the huntress. Plus im a sucker for sketches so there you have my order. Ill just have tap water to drink. And once again, i love that dragon

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    Update!

    Hey Jason! Thanks for stopping by! I'm guessing you're back in the states now? How was your trip? Any more tap water dilemmas?!

    I totally agree with the use of inks in observation. I did a few life drawing sessions with an ink brush pen (post 3) but havent really returned to them in a while. I really should though! I tend to use ink for thumbnailing these days for solid values, but I really should sketch more with it.

    Since coming back from MADE I've properly started sketching again, a practise that I really slacked off for years, and I feel I'm reaping the rewards. I also did a 2 week oil painting course at the Florence Academy, which I'll post some of the images from. Can't believe my last post was in April. So much for diligence! These last two months have been awesomely educational though. Lets hope the momentum carries on!

    Oh and btw, MADE photos coming up! A little late, I know, but better late than never right??

    Firstly, a few sketches from MADE:

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    Some pre-MADE (hurhur...-_-) life drawing and sketches:

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    Pre Florence Academy and my first proper attempts at traditional painting:

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