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    Thanks for commenting Umbravita. The class ended a while ago which I guess I should have mentioned. But no comment on my recent stuff that I posted? Not even on the holiday card I made? Or how I progressed since I started posting my work on CA? Maybe I'm taking this the wrong way or people don't find my work interesting enough. Perhaps a break from here is needed to clear my head.

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    Random doodle

    Just a random doodle today. I've been practicing some anatomy and breaking it down in simple forms.

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    Environment

    There was an Alien World contest on CGMA that I decided to enter. The deadline is today. I have mixed feelings about what I made. My heart was partially not really into this. I was originally inspired by bat caves and created a world out of that but I wish I was a bit more inventive with it. It honestly felt like doing homework but I really forced myself to come up with something and stick with it. I doubt I will win or even get third place. I did like how the composition came out but I wish I came up with something more exciting. I originally wanted a lot more bat creature flying around but I didn't have enough time considering I waited until the last minute. I'm curious to know what others think about it.

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    Cool I started out as a graphic designer too. Good luck on CGMA contest. I notice majority of your work is digital. Sometimes trying out traditional media gives you a different perspective. Like drawing on 18x24 paper for figure drawing vs small pad of paper. I see an interesting snowman robot going on.

    I think for the holiday card to help sell the humor is not only have the snowman, incorrectly built, but also the character's expression. Currently the penguins just seem indifferent, not enough feeling. Maybe show one baffled the other in dismay or confusion? Just my two cents.

    Here are some expressions for in

    http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/n...n-wtf-meme.jpg
    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...sh-d6orgua.png

    Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!

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    New facebook header

    I haven't posted here in a while because I've been insanely busy. I've actually been getting more into graphic/web design. I recently redesigned my website which I'm really happy with. You can check it out here.

    I haven't stopped drawing. I'm currently working on a facebook banner. I'm not really crazy about the one I have right now. I like how it's coming along. I know it's still a bit sketchy but I will be cleaning it up when I'm finished getting everything in.

    I've also gotten into vector art so I'm probably going to vector this in Illustrator.

    I feel like I'm heading in the right direction with my art so I'll see what happens.

    I also had an epiphany while not posting here for a while. I don't need conceptart's approval. I think that's what's been slowing me down. I don't need a website to tell me whether I'm good or not. Yes there are always things to improve on and not everyone will like what I do and yes, sometimes I'll still make crappy art but I don't need permission to continue. I know on the inside I'm good and I'm talented. I have people in my social circle that believe in me. That's really what matters.

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    New facebook header continued

    So I ended up changing my idea. After looking back, maybe I should have kept going with my original idea. Oh well. I do like the composition of this a lot though.

    I'm still trying to figure out the color scheme and things like that but I am liking the tone. I'm also trying for a looser, painterly look. It's harder to achieve than I thought. I'm planning on finishing this soon.

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    More facebook banner progress

    Here is some more progress. I'm liking the direction it's going in. It still needs work but I feel that it's in a good place at the moment.

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    More progress

    This is taking longer than I thought but I am definitely making some progress on this. I added some rat like creatures in the foreground and repainted the figure in the middleground. I'm also experimenting by adding some brush splatter texture in the sky.

    The bridge in the background still needs to be more refined but overall, I'm glad I didn't give up on this.

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    I have a clearer idea now

    I feel like I made some great progress today. I finally realize the concept I want to portray. Since I thought of this as a garbage site, I figured the person in the middleground should be a garbage man instead of a generic person walking. The foreground I'll make clearer that it's garbage and I'll do that more in the background too.

    I also added more of a background to this. I thought the bridge would be a background but after working on it a while, I realize the background needed more.

    I also need to flesh out the rat like creatures that are scribbled in at the moment.

    More to come soon.

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    Drawings from my sketchbook

    I'm planning on finishing the facebook header by tonight.

    Anyway, I finally got the time to scan some drawings from my sketchbook. Some are from observation and some from my head.

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    Hey Ian great to see you back and progressing so well. Your new website looks really good and very professional, I am glad things are working out for you.

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    Thanks for commenting Marian. Glad you like my website

    I'm finally finished with this. I'm overall happy with the result. I just hope it's clear what's going on.

    I also did a quick painting study of a bowl.

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    Fixed arms

    I started fixing the position and proportions of the arms of the girl doll. I didn't like the way they looked.

    I also did a quick figure painting tonight. I was more focused on capturing the lighting and color this time.

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    Mothers day card

    I ended up fixing the doll more on the garbage dump concept. It's finally done and I'm tired of working on it.

    For Mother's day, I decided to make my mom a card. This is the front. I also made garlic bread for the first time for my mom on Mother's day. It's actually easy to do but chopping up garlic is really annoying.

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    Plastic cup study

    I ended up doing a plastic cup study during my break. I only spent around a half hour on it.

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    Hey Ian your garbage piece is going well I like how you have got the look of the black plastic bags. Love your Mothers day card to, I bet your Mum was thrilled.

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    New piece in the works.

    Thanks Marian.

    This is a new illustration I'm working on. The drawing is still a little rough because I redrew the dinosaur at work and pasted it on top of the older dinosaur drawing. I'm hoping to finish this one soon. I'm liking how this is coming along.

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    Value study

    Before I go to bed, I wanted to do a value study of this to see the relationships clearer.

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    Just a doodle

    Just a doodle during my lunch break today.

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    Started painting this

    I started painting this tonight. It seems to be going pretty well so far and faster than I thought. I'm trying to be more organized with my layers and paths. Maybe I can finish it this weekend.

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    Really like the concept of this last one Ian. The gestures of the dino and little girl are both really good.

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    It's done.

    Thanks Marian.

    I'm calling this done.

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    Revised

    After looking at it again, I still wasn't crazy on how the kid was drawn so I redrew it last night. I also wanted to push the texture some more on the t-rex. I'm liking it a lot more now.

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    Revised again

    After getting some useful feedback in the Art and Critique Center, I fixed this a bit more.

    I fixed the proportions of the dino. I titled it more and fixed it's foot to be more planted on the grass. I also made the cast shadows more consistent. I think it looks better now.

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    Revised some more

    I ended up fixing the lighting on the dinosaur. I realized that it was off. He would be much darker if his cast shadow is there. I also exaggerated his expression some more.

    Overall I'm really happy with how this came out. If anyone has any thoughts I'd really appreciate it.

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    A random doodle I did this weekend

    This is a random doodle I did this weekend. Just experimenting. I should do more of these in the future.

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    new illustration in the works

    This is a new illustration I'm working on. I hope to finish this one soon. I'm in the middle of packing so I don't have as much time these days so it may take longer than usual.

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    New Facebook Header Yet Again

    So I decided to redo my facebook header again. It will probably be a never ending process but I wanted to make it more lighthearted than my current one.

    This is something I started working on today. I like the direction of this so I'll see where it goes. I still have to clean up parts of the drawing.

    I also need to do a value study of the drawing I posted before this which I haven't gotten a chance to do yet. There is so much to do and not enough time to do it.

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    More refining on the drawing

    Here is more of it refined. I'm still trying to figure out what to do in the background. I'm sure I'll figure something out. I'm liking the color scheme I'm using and want to play with that some more.

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    Added some color to this

    I fleshed out the general color and lighting. I'm trying to figure all this out before I get in too deep with it. In the past I haven't always cared and I suffered along the way. I'm taking baby steps and really thinking this through.

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