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    Toates will level up

    Call me Toates. I'm a 19 year old student from New Zealand. After a year of doing literally nothing (literally) I've taken up a course in 3d animation, but my passion remains with 2d art.
    I was never that good though, never practiced and only sporadically put out a picture. I've studied design and photography before and I'm seriously tempted to do some sort of arts course. But before I have a chance i reckon I'll need to be 100 times better, so with no one to really ask about how to improve i turn to my only hope, The good folks of conceptart.org! a little dramatic but there you have it

    I present my sketch book, I'd really love to learn figures as I'm terrible at them if you know of any resources point me in that direction!

    Sketch's will be uploaded later when i can scan, for now photoshop.
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    So here are some of the things I've been Doing in Photoshop, any critique welcomed as long as its helping me improve!

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    Self portrait


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    done a while ago in painter just robot concept


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    Heres a matte painting done for class over the weekend. i didnt get it quite how i wanted it but im pleased anyway

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    Self portrait, doesnt look much like me, im finding it hard to mirror the eyes they look a bit off in this picture. not enough work on form aswell its all just lines

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    It's just practice, determination, and hardwork. You'll definitely level up.

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    matte painting looks great!

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    Hey these look good! You're definitely off to a good start!

    I'd probably recommend trying to bring out the 3D shape in your drawings a bit more, i.e. think about the way surface curve and bend towards the camera. drawing in contour or construction lines would definitely help, and they're very important for being able to understand the shape. You got a start in 3D already anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonDuck View Post
    Hey these look good! You're definitely off to a good start!

    I'd probably recommend trying to bring out the 3D shape in your drawings a bit more, i.e. think about the way surface curve and bend towards the camera. drawing in contour or construction lines would definitely help, and they're very important for being able to understand the shape. You got a start in 3D already anyway
    hey thanks, I'm trying to get more form in my pictures just starting to learn how to get it.

    what is 'drawing in contour or construction lines'? sorry i dont understand the lingo im basicly trying to teach myself and have no idea what that means, thanks for the help though!

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    start of portrait i did tonight, getting more of a feel for it, still to many lines and not enough form. I was drawing from my head rather than the refrence, i need to stop that! nose is off a cant seem to get them right.

    and still trying to find a way to draw anatomy!

    Edit: went back over this trying bigger brushes as you guys said, and trying to get more form into it , tell me what you think

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    cheers guys comments mean alot!
    another wip, i think i'll try to finish this.

    cloud strife, you all know him.
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    Use big brushes to block things in, then go smaller for details. It seems as though you've been going a bit too small too quickly. I'd also recommend you make your lines long and sweeping, try not to feather them too much. Really observe your subject and where your lines are going before you put them down.

    As for the construction bit, think of drawing like 3d modeling and the different polies. A 3d model is made up of many planes, right? Well that's how you construct in drawing too. It's the same concept.

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    Enydimon : Thanks, I'm finishing of this picture with a bigger brush and im finding it easyer to block things out though it might not show. sorry for my ignorance but what is feathering my lines?

    wip cloud again
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    quick 10min environment from photo, done very quickly. clouds are hard to do!
    once again too much imagination not enough observation

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    picture from the darkness, tryed to block shadows out this time instead of going in with a tiny brush but its hard to get used too! i didnt know how to attach it to a body hence the mass of hair

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    and an eye from ref once again trying to block with a big brush
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    I feel as though i still dont know enought to create my own characters, or at least i couldnt do it with out reference, do people use lots of ref when making a character?

    anyway here is the King, i actually do feel like im improving! but i have alot of trouble at the start of the picture, should i start with lines or go strait to values?

    W.I.P The King
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    A study of one of my favourite digital painters Craig Mullins, and a fav character, the Chief. I mean how can you not like him?!

    obliviously referenced, trying brushes and such
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    A skull from ref, could have spent much longer refining it but i just wanted to get the basic shape out.

    Trying to learn the human head!
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    While paracticing the head some more I was using a picture by the amazing Maxx Soul as a reference as i love the style, and realised it was an awsome goku look!

    Im not trying to rip him of, just useing for a practice, why are humans so complicated to draw!
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    qick 10min sketch Ship reck, very hard to get the from of the water correct, doesnt look quite right. angle of the ship was tricky as well. perspective of curves is weird.

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    Edit: just realised the picture tilts quite crazily lol

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    Screaming! from ref, obiviously W.I.P

    still very hard to block shapes, and bodys are V hard!
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    two very quick pictures, its hard finding time to draw which i really hate. got to learn 3d, play basket ball, and then draw in my own time! but its worth it.

    skecth from photo, i think I'll do this one again im still trying too figure out whether i like working in lines or value
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    and then Jin from Samurai Champloo XD
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    i think Mugen will have to follow, maybe fuu, I dont think i can draw cute

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    an apple, i couldn't seen to capture the volume of i though, i think i paint to much of how i think it should look

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    S#@t
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    enviroment from ref, trying different styles using photo elements
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    Muuuugen, hes so funny
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    need to do some more original stuff, but im not confident enough :/
    this picture was far harder than i though it would be, i didnt wuite get the eyes right but or the cheek bones. But thats why you keep trying aye?

    W.i.p - Alyx Vance, half Life 2
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    just quick pic of alyx again

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    i am ashamed, more fan art, im still trying to get round to putting up my sketchs

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    just me trying to visualise a 3d model we are making for homework, somthimes i find it hard to see the final shape im making, so im trying to draw it out.
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    nice sketchbook. I really like that mattepainting. I haven't figured out how to do that right yet. Good work.

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