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    Bretton's sketchbook *the update you didn't know you were supposed to be waiting for*

    Im starting this sketchbook to motivate myself to draw everyday and to get some good feedback from the great artists here so that i may improve.

    My name is Bretton. Im gonna start by everyday drawing a character out of mother goose nursery rhymes because yesterday i found my mother goose book..

    today it is humpty dumpty:

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
    All the kings horses and all the kings men
    Couldnt put Mr.Dumpty together again

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    this is my first today.. maybe my last... depends on if i want to spend hours trying to get a decent egg shape again :]

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    Bretton's sketchbook *the update you didn't know you were supposed to be waiting for*

    heres some more.. i reused the egg shape from the first one for the bigger one

    edit: if you reply (which ya should) dont forget that I am lookin for critiques.

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    day #2 man in the moon

    Im sure i'll do more later.. I'm not completely satisfied with th is concept.

    still waiting for comment/criticism/feedback please

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    Bretton's sketchbook *the update you didn't know you were supposed to be waiting for*

    the moon man inquiring the way to Norwich. I like the looks of this moon man a bit better... the better version is in my biology notes scribbled in ballpoint... drawing is a bit akward with my mouse

    any comments at all?

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    Bretton's sketchbook *the update you didn't know you were supposed to be waiting for*

    all the king men couldn't put humpty together again...
    and i didnt draw them very well either..

    im a little dissapointed in these to tell the truth.. they feel a bit unoriginal and uninspired to me... i couldn't do anything with a knights lower half that looked decent. I'm getting tired of drawing with my mouse. I might redo the knights another day..

    if you are wondering about my plans for all the concepts i will do i have decided that i will most likely bring them all into some kind of nursery rhyme composition with mother goose as the focal point.. im thinking maybe mixed media.. ink.. watercolors... colored pencils? any tips on working with these medias together?

    feedback anyone?

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    these don't have anything to do with mother goose but i just thought i'd show some stuff i've done in the past because this seems like the place to do it...

    not really anything finished... i don't have a scanner and i can't stand doing anything more than a sketch on my mouse.

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    these are for thunderdome.. i was not allowed to shade at all for the color peice
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    a comic i did for globalcomicjam.com and for the scriptjam (i worked from a script)
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    a toon self portrait
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    a self portrait
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    Strange that no one has commented these yet. Great stuff. The self portrait is amazing.
    Keep them coming!

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    Hmmmm....

    Hey Bretton,

    I really like your stuff. You've got this creepy stylistic thing going on with your characters - that's good. They stand out from the run o' the mill stuff. The enlongated limbs and insect heads, Mr. Moon, et all. They have a whimsical fairytail essence about them that reminds me of those reall wild children's books I still remember as an adult. Very surreal and dark, and very good.

    thanks,
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    wow thanks a lot guys 100 something views and no replies at all and then two in one day? That makes me real happy.

    spellshaper: thanks for the comment. I like the self portrait too.. probably the only thing int his thread that I consider finished.

    Oregano: thanks for the comment! I'm glad you like my style.. I appreciate style over quality... so knowing that I have a good style makes me feel good. Your welcome for whatever you are thanking me for :]

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    Heya Bretton, I'm thanking you for doing some cool works, guy. And style, done well, *is* quality. You don't have style unless it's quality work.

    So there ya go.

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    oregano: well in that case your very welcome . I'm glad you think my works are cool. You have a point with the style/quality thing.

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    "Three blind mice,
    Three blind mice
    See how they run,
    See how they run!

    They all ran after
    The farmer's wife
    She cut off their tails
    With a carving knife
    Did you ever see
    Such a sight in your life
    As three blind mice?"

    i dont remember the nursery rhyme being so violent.. but.. oh well. It's not as bad as finding out that "ashes to ashes we all fall down" was a song children sang when they had the bubonic plague.. thats just depressing.

    i used some reference.. mostly for the first one...

    edit: i just noticed it isnt really too apparent that they don't have eyes.. that is how i decided to (for the most part) depict them as blind... im not really sure what an eye socket looks like when the eye is missing.. so if anyone would like to give me some comments on that or perhaps a paintover (no photographs please o.o; that'd be real nice of you and i'd appreciate it

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    That last one's cute.

    I'd like to see some kind of a background on that mice pic. Could be nice, but that's just me.
    Keep it up!

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