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    PixelFish: She Sings From Somewhere You Can't See....

    I thought I'd make a sketchbook thread for myself, to spur me onto painting every day.. EDITED TO ADD: I shifted some of my earlier art to lower in the thread. Sorry for any confusion. The latest art should be shown both in this first thread and also at the end of the thread.

    RECENT: returned to an old pic from 2009...detail shots of turtle

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    Study Buddy

    So I was explaining to Lise about Paul's Study Buddy concept. She thought that was nifty but doesn't have Photoshop handy. Plus, she writes, not arts. We modified the concept slightly so I could give her something to describe, since she wanted to work on descriptions. (Apparently her world needs more.) Anyway, I gave her a photograph to do a paragraph description (which she posted in her journal) and she gave me an architectural photograph to do a speed sketch with. I could choose Masses, Palette, Detail or Composition to work on as per Paul's original plan for Study Buddies.

    I chose to work with Palette (trying to emulate the colours in the painting, in this case without using a colour picker, half an hour time limit)

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    Latest study buddy...


    Also, shifted the initial collection I posted to this post. (For thumbnail reasons.)

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    Two more study buddies... (Friends pick pics for me to try in a 30 minute sketch period. The original photos are not mine, just something picked up to get me out of my comfort zone.)

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    nice rendering on the skins! they could use a bit more hue variation though

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    More sketchery

    Re: My daily study buddy sketch:

    Today I chose to focus on details.







    a) Sketch with values.

    I think the kid's face looks more kidlike in this than in the initial sketch. This is because kids' faces are so unlined and smooth usually, so when they show strong emotion you have to be subtle. Sketches introduce lines, which read as wrinkles and make the face look older. Subtle value changes work better to keep the face smoother.

    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44monkey07/503047437/


    b) Sketch before value added.

    Time limit: 30 mins



    The other green sketch is my sketch for the COW this week.

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    Start to Almost Finish

    Here's the sketches, underpainting, inking process for my very first COW. (Creature of the Week, for the newbies.) You can see the preliminary sketch in the post right above this one.

    You can see how I took my idea to completion. Note that in the first sketch the Bassoon Beast had rams horns. I showed it my BF and he thought it looked too close to a modified ram, so I changed it to a nautilus shaped ear canal with tubercles.

    You'll have to check out COW thread 126 for the final.
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=138106

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    I very much like the iceberg-like heart there at the beginning of the thread. Stunning idea.

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    Today's Study Buddy: Lise appears to have given me hands to draw. I decide to concentrate on creating mass.

    Time limit: 30 mins.

    Source: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/NR...C9D9/0/art.jpg

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    More study buddies.

    House source: http://www.notesfromtheroad.com/images/2008_09.jpg


    Chipmunk source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpi...67554/sizes/l/

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    The first two pics are my study buddy from yesterday, assigned by my friend Lise. The first one should be about five minutes in showing the basic body sketch, and the second is the colours and clothing details added a little. Time limit: 30 mins total. Source.

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    Paul Richards, the instigator of the Study Buddies, gave me this set of 12 studies.

    For more about Study Buddies, check out Paul's site:

    The original Study Buddy explanation.


    Study Buddy Lite



    To check out an EVEN BIGGER closeup of this study buddy, check out my Flickr account.

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    Study Buddy : Cat : Masses, Detail, Palette

    Um. I went about fifteen or so minutes over on this one, so prolly about 45 minutes total. I got caught up in the fur, which was actually starting to be kinda fun.

    Source.

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    Sketches for an illustration of my cousin's military/medical thriller story.

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