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    Chip Whitehouse's Sketchbook! *** (Updated: 5-8-11) *** Pg 2

    Feedback/ Critiques DEFINITELY welcomed and appreciated!!!

    Rip me to shreds! MAKE ME CRY!!!


    --ORIGINAL Post (April 15th 2010)--

    Hey guys,

    So I've decided to start a "sketchbook" on here.

    I've been having trouble with this one painting I'm working on (you can see the piece and read my struggle here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=186372 ) and someone recommended I stop and do some still life studies from observation. I haven't done a still life or painting from observation since school (over a year ago) so I decided to give it a go.

    I decided just to paint something that was sitting on my desk right next to my monitor, an empty Diet Coke can. This is 4 hours worth of painting, from start to finish.

    Chip Whitehouse's Sketchbook! *** (Updated: 5-8-11) *** Pg 2

    --EDIT-- (10-11-10) --

    I don't know exactly what I'm trying achieve anymore... but I'm REALLY just trying to find my style? Or what I really want from painting? I feel like I am ALL over the place so please bare with me. (Less Than Three)

    --

    Anyways, thanks for checking out my stuff!

    Feedback/ Critiques DEFINITELY welcomed and appreciated!!!

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    really awsome start for your sketchbook
    your still like thumbnail drove me in
    keep at it looking forward to seeing more
    till next time
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    I set this still life up... worked on it for 2 hours. And I'm just bored/ done with it. I think it's cause it reminds me too much of school/ cliche still lives. IDK. On to the next one!

    PS: That is an apple on plate, then I wrapped it in cling wrap. Not sure if you could tell or not. Lawls.

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    This is my most recent "sketch"? I'm going to call it a sketch because I spent about 3-4 hours on it, from start to finish. I'm really just trying to work out a style I like. I also think I'm going to do another version of this, but more zoomed out so you can see his entire body and more of whats going on. We'll see.

    I used http://jesper-stock.deviantart.com/ as a photo reference. Here is the specific link: http://jesper-stock.deviantart.com/a...Back-158954425

    If you can't see the reference photo sorry. I just want to put it up there just to make sure he gets some credit.

    What do you think?

    You can download the full size on my deviantART page: http://cuptow555.deviantart.com/art/...oint-161443677

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    eyes on the last sketch was made perfectly. Keep it up!

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    i really like the textured traditional feeling that you use in your work and the fact that you are painting in layered colors is also great and gives your work a distinct quality. Its something that i aim for in my personal work.

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    I've been having some motivation issues these past few weeks. I always have that urge to paint and create, but most of the time I just can't bring myself to start. So today I was roaming around the Downloadable Content on Massive Black and finally decided to purchase Whit Brachna's "Snow Mountain" video. I finally got the nerve to purchase it because it was only $15... then realized I there were too parts, but I was already sucked in. THEN I liked the video so much I bought his "Masking Demonstration" video.

    ANYWAYS here is a quick speed painting I did using the brushes that came with "Snow Mountain Part 1". This is the view from my window in Napa. Was just convenient...

    SO glad I bought the videos, I've learned a lot (haven't finished watching them) already and it just gives me a LOT of motivation!

    NOW I JUST NEED $60 dollars so I can buy THE CRYPTCRAWLER ONE GOD I want that one so bad...

    I spent like a hour or so on this

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    some interesting stuff man! liking how your using you brushes. keep it up!

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    I'm still trying to figure out how I want to paint? I'm so confused and frustrated. Trying to figure out where I should use a certain brush was pissing me off so I decided to stop and just go back to use the regular round brush.

    I figured copying a Sargent painting would be a good place to start. I would love for my digital paintings to look like his oil paintings LOL! But yeah I would randomly use Whit Brachna's smudge brush then would go back to regular Photoshop round brush. I'm so frustrated I decided to just stop and get some opinions. What do you guys think of the way I'm painting this?

    Should I REALLY just stop being a baby learn how to make custom Photoshop Brushes and become a brush expert? LOL *sigh*

    I feel like giving up.

    Anyways spent a few hours on this. I'm including the whole thing and then a detail of the woman below it.

    Feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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    I was kind of depressed the other day and didn't feel like doing much at all... So I figured I would paint a portrait of Britney Spears. I know it's corny, but Britney Spears always put me in the best mood, her music that is, so I figured painting her could have the same affect. I was right! I got lost in this painting and all my problems went away.

    Anyways I'M REALLY liking how I am painting her face. I'm really starting to get comfortable with using different brushes and Photoshop. I'm definitely going to work on this a lot more. But would like to get some feedback on the "paint application" too smudgy? Let me have it! RIP ME TO SHREDS!

    Thanks!

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    cool sketchbook, love those portraits

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    I have had some SERIOUS painter's block for the past few months. I haven't been able to paint AT ALL. I've been pretty depressed dealing with a lot of... eh whatever. But yeah I finally finished that stupid Britney painting. It's whatever. I think her nose looks a little too big also but I'm over it. Moving on. Lawl.

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    observational work is looking good, though see if you can blend your strokes more, instead of painting in dots/high res. Because when leaving all strokes visible, you lose the edge work which is really important (since all your edges are sharp that way)

    keep up

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