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    My Book o' Sketches - Jun 29, 2011

    Hi! I'm starting my sketchbook (and getting more involved with the internet world of art) in hopes of improving my 2d work for my portfolio. I'm a computer animation grad so most of my time in the past few years has been spent on 3d art instead of 2d. I'm hoping to get more into life drawing/figure sketching (work on the basics, etc), and also create some solidly stylized character/environment design.

    So yes, I'm open to critiques, suggestions, etc, (especially on what comprises a well rounded 2d portfolio) ... I'm looking to improve.

    Errr, here's some stuff to start this off with for now:

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    Your character designs are excellent. They really show a lot of life. Your environments are lacking in comparison (though you didnt post as many examples). Environments will improve from doing some studies either from life, or study from photos. I like to work from movies with nice landscapes or interesting compositions (LOTR, No country for old men, The Good the Bad and the Ugly etc...)

    nice work. hope you continue posting

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    Great line work! Your latest concepts are brilliants, very creative and nicely drawn. The way you light your paintings is very impressive as well.

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    Really nice character designs. The lines seem very confident. Also, the light on the little tree houses and the colors on the crocodile-like creature are great! Very atmospheric.Very inspirational.

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    Awesome start to your SB! *subscribed* I don't think you'll have any trouble getting work as a 2d artist once you get a portfolio together. Especially since you have the 3d skills as well. Please keep on posting.

    PS Pick up a copy of "The Daily Zoo" by Chris Ayers if you can. "The Art of Kung Fu Panda" book would be right up your alley as well. Both are full of top -notch stylized character designs. Some excellent enviros, too, in the panda book.


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    Your lines and and pencil rendering are amazing.
    Your colors are well thought. I can't seem to find any critics. I only wish to see more.

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    Thank you everyone!
    Having a thread to continue my work is inspiring me to draw more ))

    @ a_mckeown: Thanks for the advice I have way less experience making/drawing environments, and a tendency to avoid using drawing references....some things I hope to remedy. Enviros are a weak spot, I'll have to check out some nice ones, I never thought to look at movies, however.

    @ Traveler: I don't have either of those books yet but I know I love love the work especially in the Panda artbook (especially Nico Marlet's designs), also I've looked through the "How to Train your Dragon" book and I may like it even more.

    So here is some new stuff from yesterday (the owls and deer)
    And my friend convinced me to upload some 3d work (and maybe some other older stuff later) so I'll throw up a couple of 3d characters I did. The last one is a self caricature model I did for school. The old lady is a thesis character (Mabel).

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    Awww DAMN. Your sketchbook is so precious. Love, love, love everything in it <*3

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    Really great characters man! Deffinetely have a style and an exciting one! The owl sketches are very unique i think. Ι also find the simplicity of the girl very succesfull, with the vertical lines on her blouse to break the monotony. More!

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    WOW just wow, i dont even know where to start... the shape design on your characters is absolutely perfect, very creative and appealing. your drawings just have so much form to them. even the little alligator feels 3d even though it's on paper!! just the way you use lines has this great flowy and hearty quality to them... i've never seen 3d art with such a nice color palette too, like the colorization in mabel's skin is great. love how her ears and nose are reddish

    keep up the excellent work, i really do enjoy it a lot : )

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    @ Donna: Thank you )) I kind of have a tendency to draw too many cutesy things XD

    @ knut: Thanks!...the shirt was modeled after one I own and ended up working pretty well for the model since it was pretty simple )

    @ mokou: Yay for compliments from fellow animationy/stylized people (Im just guessing you are wanting to do animation) ty

    Okay here are a few things
    Practice digital head paintings from yesterday (trying photo ref)...
    and then some old old sketches
    wanting to learn more about painting/color so hopefully i'll keep on this track

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    Thank you so much for commenting on my sketchbook! Your artwork is amazing! Love your use of colors and your painting style is beautiful and inspiring. Great 3D work as well. Please keep posting! You're inspiring! Haha!

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