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    John Troive's Sketchbook

    Im a 20 year old 3D-graphic student with great passion for 2D art. I started this sketchbook to improve my speed, anathomy, posing/composing and over all skill.



    Here comes my my first practice. Its focused on speed.

    Rules are easy:
    - themes are generated by 3CHMODS
    - No more no less than 30 minutes
    - when it comes to photo references, textures, brushes etc. The category is "anything goes"
    -Photoshop
    -1024x2048


    Girl approaches a monster in an arena
    John Troive's Sketchbook


    a supersonic skeletons crosses a prehistoric man in a street of tokyo.jpg
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    a tattooed orc pulverizes a worm next to a waterfall.jpg
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    Comments are very much appreciated!! Thanks in advance everyone!

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    - No more no less than 1h (over the time by 14min)
    - only handpainted
    -Photoshop
    -mousepad
    John Troive's Sketchbook



    I couldnt resist continue painting on it and here is the result:
    John Troive's Sketchbook

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    I think you should work on traditional drawing before tackling digital. Since you're trying to tackle a problem within a time limit, you should focus on what is essential in making the image read, because when I look at these I can't tell what a lot of the stuff in the painting is; so you should focus on getting simple values in that read and a strong composition. You need to work on your values, as well as anatomy ( which I'd recommend studying Bridgman ). Also draw from life and imagination of course, and that's how you will really improve most. Hope to see some drawings soon; keep it up.

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    Yes you can never get enought anatomy practice. Im actually studying Loomis anatomy right now and im learning every day =)

    Its hard to paint a whole detailed concept in 30 minutes, thats why many details ends up in a mess. Some of the details doesnt even depicts anything. The messy details is just to enhance the detailed feel and also a chance for the observer to fill in the gaps him/herself.

    Yeah hopefully i will post up some plain drawings in near future, The problem is that i have a tendency to finish everything i start in full color .

    Thanks a lot for dropping by Jeremy! And thanks for the feedback!


    Here is a self portrait i made on my way to school the day before yesterday.
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    would like to see your pencil drawings! keep em' coming!

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    Nice to see you drop by congadingsda =). I dont know if its just me but i feel more confortable drawing digitaly. It feels strange to pick up an ordinary pen and paper and start drawing. Especially when im allways having a computer in an arms range. But since you would like to see some, i will fix something for you as soon as i get my hands on a scanner =)!


    Here is a concept i made today of an alien creature. Its a possible candidate for our character modeling project that we will have in school in a couple of weeks. It would be awesome with some feedback on it!
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    Really nice monster man... reminds me of the zerg!

    "Nihil est in intellectu quod non prius in sensu" | SB | Portfolio | FJGC (blog) | DA (Profile) | EJERCICIOS DE COLOR
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    Thanks man , you dont think its too alike?

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    Nice start for your sketchbook.Good stuff.

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    Love this sketchbook! (I know that's not very helpful, but I can't think of any critique to post. ) I hope you update again soon.

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    cool sketchbook you have going here
    already see progression
    will be staying tuned
    have a good one
    -Jamie

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    Unfortunately I can only see the supersonic skeletons, there must be something wrong with my internet connection, but it looks great! My only comment is that your edges seem very fuzzy, if you sharpened things up, especially the figure on the right, it would really take it to the next level. I hope I can see your other pieces on another computer! hahah, I'll be baaaaack.

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    that monster design is pretty awesome

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    Long time no uptades. However. Ive been painting some the past week that id like to share with you. Its concepts for
    a schoolprojekt. We are planning an isometric hack and slash game in a fantasy stoneage setting.

    Ive been using photoshop and an Intous 3 tablet. Most of the pictures took me a bit over 4 hours to paint but the one
    with the dinosaurs took me a bit over a day because of all finishing and rendering.




    This is an ingame concept showing the camera angle and the style
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    A huge bear/monkey beast is sitting in a cave in a pound of blood surrounded by piles of skeletons. He is alone and
    hungry but not evil. In front of him are some small mammals watching him curiously.
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    Here is one of the many primate races in the game. These are the most stupid ones and are more related to
    monkeys than humans. They can only create simple things and cannot control fire. In this picture a couple of ape-mens
    are on a mission. Maybe to put an end to the "ape-bear" =O
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    A Desert-rider is riding a tapir/rhino looking creature throught a desert sandstorm
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    Here is a concept of a bird dinosaur. they will come in many variations and we have a very smart solution to handle
    that in-game. I spent a lot of time rendering this one. And i did it as a way to convince classmates to join our project
    and it worked very well.
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    Nice creature design in post 6! i really like the graphics/patterns on its body!

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    thanks mate =D, I checked out your sketchbook and got very inspired! I saw how you started by playing with shapes and small thumbnail silhouettes. I decided to try your method and its going great. here is what it is looking after 4 hours progress.

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    here is a rendered version of her
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    Wonderful creatures!

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    really striking stuff you got here! So much rendering!!

    Great stuff. KEEP IT COMING!

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