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    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Thought I'd start a new sketchbook! Got stuff on my webspace now so pesky photobucket doesn't delete stuff.

    Some stuff from the last couple of months since my last SB died - yep most of it sucks, maybe you guys can give some tips!

    weekly challenge on ifx warmachine

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Challenge entry, something odd,

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Complete fail attempt at a character on a white background lol. Was a kind of commission but i didn't charge cos its so bad - a dnd Tiefling, probably doesn't look like one but she wanted it like this.

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    I drew some horns to practice.

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Some crappy doodles, pissing about, trying out the new brushes in CS5, I think they could be ok, not sure if ill use em much.

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    Degas study using those brushes!

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    Thing

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    Dark queen idea, I did the drawing but the painting was shiiiiet. I might start it again cos i kinda liked the idea, failed at the painting part alas!

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Decided to update the road home pic, I removed all those silly creatures and added a bit of texture, changed the colours and shizzle! looking a bit empty now but i prefer it.

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Some arms from photo refs

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Some fast faces, photo ref, actually did these like a month ago!

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

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    Couple from imagination

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    Some more from magazine

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    Some messy hogarth practice

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    PHoto

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Some rough character idea, meh

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Sargent portrait

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Photo study, could have spent longer i guess :s

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    today's 1hr challenge, 3 enviros, tough challenge, need to learn some good custom brushes for this stuff!

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Still life of old toy, u probably know this guy, maybe!

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    wooot~ Alex!! Glad you made a new sketchbook. Love the dark queen piece, the lighting and everything works well together. i've never used irfanview, but my guess is that it's an image viewing program used for slide show purposes and such?

    Keep up the studies buddy, i'll be watching you... again kekeke...

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    great studies!... and I love the colours in your concept/ideas... keeping an eye on this thread too

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    Yeah awesome Alex, the hoghart studies look great, and the sargetn study is sweeet. Great stuff man.

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    good stuff! I look forward to seeing some more

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    heyy dude! very good sketchbook, I like it. I gotta learn from u on using so much colours still that s my biggest issue.
    Btw those anatomy studies are very cool too, I mean beautiful.
    Keep it up!!!

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    Hey man, glad you've started a new sketchbook over here. Liking the hogarth sketches.

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    Lovely line work. I love those horns, and the Hogarth studies are excellent. Keep it up!

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    hey alex, awesome sargent painting. and like all is super awesome keep it up dude!

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    welcome back mate!!!Great updates.Very nice execution in the sargent study, and your linework is lovely clean
    keep it up!!!

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    I'm really liking the line work. I can never get my lines to look as crisp and interesting.

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    Thanks guys!

    Teapo - Hey, good to see you mate! Thanks for the comment =) Yeah irfanview is a free slideshow and u can choose how long pic display etc, good thing.
    Polybuilder- Hi, thanks a lot man
    Fetsch - Hello good Sir, thanks for dropping by, hopefully we can kick each others asses good this year!
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    Eidenet - Hey good to see you mate. Yeah colours is hard, you're getting there man, the photo studies look amazing, hopefully you can achieve the same in personal work!
    Ste - thanks for dropping by matey, keep rocking!
    PixelCheetah - Hi, thanks a lot =)
    Exi- good to see you on ca, and thx for your challenges hehe!
    Kingkostas - Heyyyyy man, good to see you, thanks for the comment
    Vatteh - thanks! study some of the old masters if you want a good line lesson!

    Update- Working through the Hogarth dynamic figure book, really interesting reading it, think I've learnt a lot already. Still struggling to remember muscles, maybe I should just learn the basic ones! I think literally I gotta draw figures every day of the year if any of it's to sink in properly. Do not take any breaks if you're learning anatomy ppl!!

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

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    Ok, slavedriver Exili, had the crazy idea of drawing 1000 heads this month, of course I can't turn down a friendly challenge! But yeah that's 67 a day til July.

    So here's my first batch, look crap but hopefully when 1000 is up I will progress. I already feel more confident, though the first ones were so hard. I am using a 2min slideshow for each face.

    1000face challenge 1-69

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    Did some extra in marker, after Sargents.

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    The super fabulous daily 1hour challenge continues!

    Sunday - 2photos

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    Monday - I didn't choose this one!

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    Tuesday - 2 Sargent sketches

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    nice updates bro! 1000 head sketches?! wow, thats a big one. good to see that youve got a solid chunk taken out of it. also, those hogarth studies are really nicely done man. your observation is improving greatly, and you have a good eye for subtle outlying contours on the figure. i think theres some room for improvement in your line quality, it still seems a bit sparatic, and unconnected at times, but then again with the sheer amount of work your putting out, im surprised your able to bring them up to this quality. glad your back in my sights, thought i lost ya for a minute there buddy! keep working hard man!

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    Hey Nicky!! Thanks man. Oh I haven't really learnt lines much, I just mess about, guess, and feel what I think is a good balance. It's something I'd like to practice more. Do you know any good Artists to look at for sweet lines? Thx!

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    awesome heads man! were gonna learn lots.
    sweet hogarth studies, dynamic figure drawing is definetly my next book to study

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    hi Alex, I really like your work, especially the painting work,
    keep up a good work, wanna see more from you =)

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    yayayayayayayayay, the illustrations make me sooo happy T______T All have a nice story to them

    Actually this whole sketchbook makes me happy, glad to have you back bud =)


    Oh hey, what program do you use for the slideshows? I cannot figure that out hah!

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    i was wondering when you'll start a new one, great studie to start the new sketchbook with

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    My gosh.. there is some fantastic energy going on inside here.. your lines are sooo clean and confident. Colours are fantastic too. Thank you for showing us your works, they are very inspirational!

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    Alex...color me impressed! Your work is taking a really big jump since I've last seen it. Linework is super sharp and your painting and values are getting pushed more. Nice job Alex!

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    I attempted this a while ago, soo complex to me! your a bitch to make it look so easy! your lines a perfect, everything soo reeadable!
    anyways purdy new skatchbok! im be back k?

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    Kick-ass stuff
    Good luck with the head drawing challenge

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    Hi Alex,
    Great sketchbook. You have a lot of colourfull studies!
    Your anatomy studies are very nice. You are on the right track
    Keep it up!

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    Looking hot, man! Glad to see you back here on ca. Keep killin' it!

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    Really great stuff here! I'm a newbie and still struggling in pencil, so the one thing that impress me is how your line could be so light and clean!!

    Love the sargeant sketches too. And good luck on your head challenge...

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    Thanks all!

    Nicky - read up I replied to you already!
    Exi - yeah the head thing is a cool challenge, thank you for setting it!
    aLDoDark - thanks man! stay tuned for more
    SenEnd - what's up dylan! thanks man, I use irfanview for slideshow
    Oren90 - hi! thanks mate
    Kungfoowiz- Hey cool name! and thanks for the comment!
    Trashy - Thanks trashy, cool to see your little avatar again
    Ryanoir - Hey man! Well you got many years to get good Im an old timer lol just practice those forms underneath lightly then add the lines.
    Braintree- thanks man, yeah I need some luck I was getting bored of faces today!
    Luk999 - thanks mate, yeah anatomy is hard, I can't do that shit from memory well at all, practice practice
    Alexson - Hey Alex, thanks!!
    BlueezAce - Thanks for the comment mate!!

    Ok, so the 1000 face challenge continues.

    Here's 70-144 done wednesday, 2min timed slideshow.

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

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    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    144-224 done thursday, 2min timed slideshow

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

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    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

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    1hour daily challenge battles on,

    Wednesday, 4 figures, clothed, lines

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    Thursday 3x 20min enviros

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    Some more enviro studies - these were just to whittle down my brush collection and see which out of the multitude were actually useful lol. Now I got like 40 brushes instead of 200.

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

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    Couple of quick master studies.

    Alex Tooth - Book of Frog, July 1st

    I liked this because well, I know how she feels!

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    you started the hardcore training again
    Damn a lot of works!!!!
    Keep up the good work!!!

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    those enviro studies look super sweet man. keep up the awesomeness!

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    you get everywhere don't you. lol. Great work, but I already said that on IFX.

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    Awesomeness! Looks like the whittled down brushes are working, those enviros are looking rather tasty! Thank you for sharing with us..

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