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    List of the Pencil Masters sketchbooks - upcoming 6 star skills , now with Charcoal

    When I found the great list of Nettle Mountain's forgotten
    5 star sketchbooks ( http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=140758 ),
    I thought it would be great to have also a list with the sketchbooks
    of all the pencil masters.

    In a time of many automatic digital stuff (colour picking, measuring, brushtools...)
    and the negative change in an artists style when he/she changes to digital, but
    doesnt continue basic drawing with pen and pencils or brushes like thin lines
    (the complete hatching process, form defining and rendering is influenced as soon
    as an artists starts digital) it's sometimes hard to find the diamond sketchbooks.

    They are often not updated, they don't allways contain new stuff, BUUUT:
    They show the real skills of defined forms, inventions of the mind and communicate
    inspiring ideas of defining the communicated character or object. These artists don't
    have to add a weapon or bunnies boobs to show cool art. They draw and you look
    twice or longer on a piece of them. And you'll understand that there's a higher level
    to achieve - just with a pencil or a linepen / charcoal.

    I start with some books here, but I need your help: Send me PMs (Private Messages)
    or post an answer if you find a sketchbook of a pencil master (the WOW effect)
    I should add here! I edit the thread sometimes, but decide for myself, which artist's
    SketchBook I want to add as an upcoming 6 star pencil master.

    The pencil and charcoal masters of ca.org: Here ya go for eyecandy:

    Achadobu:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...gs-nudity.html

    Alex Alexandrov's new SB:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...02-2011-a.html
    Alex Alexandrov's old SB:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=81143

    AlexC:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=176324

    Alexanderjr:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=211169

    Alexandr Pascenko:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=95523
    and his old sketchbook:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...nt-banner.html

    algenpfleger:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=114449

    AndreasM' 2nd SB:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...d-whohooo.html

    Android:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=32810

    archipelago: (great progress, start with the last pages viewing the Sketchbook! )
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=61323

    Arthur Two Sheds:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=152768

    AustenFM:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?142062

    AztcFireflower:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...res-stuff.html

    Blue Severin:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=59800

    BuckRuckus:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ks-ruckus.html

    bunny:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...y-updates.html

    Calader:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...d-dec2011.html

    ccsears:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ketchbook.html

    Chingo:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...-7-8-05-a.html

    Chromosome:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...-8-5-10-a.html


    coldrum:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ketchbook.html
    (check out the underwater concepts ---> 2008 )

    crown:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ketchbook.html

    dadu shin:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...-du-du-du.html

    D@niel:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...pril-10th.html
    (check Sketchbook Pages 1-29 for pencils)

    DanielC:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=123713

    dariocoelho:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...chbook-ii.html

    deadhead16mb:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=137751

    DeKal:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=114195
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...st3059640.html

    Dirty C:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...march-7-a.html

    domo arigato:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...to-roboto.html

    Dougbot:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ketchbook.html

    Ead:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...se-2009-a.html

    E.M.Gist:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...ost-196-a.html

    EranWebber:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=191181

    F!END:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...ps-school.html

    Fellah:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=981182

    FinalKnight:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...701-deuce.html

    Frank Gressie:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...tches-sht.html

    George&Guo:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=53941

    Gloominati:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=77454

    gunnarsson:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...gust-19-a.html

    hücumkedi:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...-july-2-a.html

    HumbleEgo:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=104544

    Hurricane:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=41092
    Hurricane's exclusive SB:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=72131

    Icey:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...tuff-soon.html

    Iddi:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...provement.html

    Idiot Apathy:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...omscholes.html

    insect_494:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...chrysalis.html

    Janaschi:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=153780
    (she stopped posting here, but she continues at:
    Deviantart:
    http://janaschi.deviantart.com
    and some figuredrawings at:
    http://sixmorevodkastudio.blogspot.de )

    Jasper:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...15th-nsfw.html

    Jens:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...dfdsfqdsf.html
    and his blog:
    http://jensclaessens.blogspot.com/

    Kan Muftić:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=67265

    Kashivan:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ketchbook.html

    kevinwueste:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...3-updates.html
    and
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...pen-paint.html

    Kielbasa:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=111906

    kinnas:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ccountant.html

    kliest:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...emans-Geometry

    koppa:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ketchbook.html

    laowang:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...hbook-fun.html

    Lateman:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=173095

    Lukias:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=55862
    Lukias' old SB:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4842
    Lukias' 3rd SB:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=78317
    Lukias' exclusive SB:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2747834

    luness:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=120469

    Magic Man:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=184254

    marco nelor:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...12-2010-a.html

    mentler:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=72362
    mentler's Thread in Fine Arts:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...ook-bones.html

    Metal Fingers:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...1-25-13-a.html

    MGLDyson:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ketchbook.html

    Mike Corriero:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...-concepts.html

    monsi:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=187968

    Mr. Blonde:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108207

    Mr. Corlan:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...n-s-Sketchbook
    his website:
    http://www.rossgrams.com/sketches_studies_misc

    mrgrumble:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...3-24-08-a.html

    myalias:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=90445

    nicolas:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=71830

    openanewworld:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...tudy-life.html
    and:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...02-2010-a.html

    papervampire:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=160308

    PHATandy:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...y-updates.html

    phizpietl:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...tz-arting.html

    Phuzion:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=71811

    Poise:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42699

    Proft:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2768170

    radioblur:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=186210

    Raileyh:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...ick-poses.html

    Rebeccak:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...09-2010-a.html

    Redec:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...t-dec-8th.html

    Robert.B:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...manifesto.html

    rodrigo!:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...e-paintin.html

    Rusty:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=79302

    Salaryman:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=41771
    and exclusive SB:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...n-private.html

    SamC:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...th-2013-a.html

    schiva:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...st2856999.html

    Shelly Wan:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2747708

    sipher:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=131036

    SirGreenSock:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...-diarrhea.html

    Soja:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=154107

    steak-tron:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...cts-feb20.html

    Stephen.Zhou:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ted-page4.html

    steve kim:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...page-10-a.html

    Ted:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...s/20007-a.html

    TheDirtSyndicate:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...syndicate.html

    TheGnoll:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...e-01-10-a.html

    The Pariano:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...rt-master.html

    vcoleman:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=88406

    Verehin:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...ook-up114.html

    walnut:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...-oi-oi-oi.html

    wanimal:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...mals-nsfw.html

    Wetterschneider:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...el-vertex.html

    whisper wm:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/cre...cs-2012-a.html

    zachalicious:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=154627

    But not all pencil artists got their sketchbooks still here. Some leaved conceptart.org, some never open a sketchbook here. So here's the start of an external list:

    Greg Peltz:
    http://gregpeltz.blogspot.com/

    Greg Tocchini:
    http://gregtocchini.blogspot.com/

    Iain McCaig:
    http://iainmccaig.blogspot.com/

    Jana Schirmer (see above: janaschi) and Alex Pascenko:
    http://sixmorevodkastudio.blogspot.com/

    Jeremy Enecio:
    http://jenecio.blogspot.com/

    John Paul Thurlow
    http://johnpaulthurlow.blogspot.com/

    Ron Lemen:
    http://ronlemen.blogspot.com/
    (He posted also some Tutorials here:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...d-anatomy.html
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/art...ed-4-16-a.html )

    Saskia Gutekunst:
    http://coyotesaskia.blogspot.com/

    Travis Charest:
    http://travischarestspacegirl.blogspot.com/

    Wesley Burt:
    http://wesley-burt.blogspot.com/
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    Don't forget Hurricane and Luness. I think a lot of this has to do with what artists choose to post. I bet Chuckmate and a couple others do great pencils too, but mostly just show final, digital images. Didn't Tensai post some incredible figure pencils once? Or was it charcoal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by surus View Post
    In a time of many automatic digital stuff (colour picking, measuring, brushtools...) and the negative change in an artists style when he/she changes to digital, but doesnt continue basic drawing with pen and pencils or brushes like thin lines (the complete hatching process, form defining and rendering is influenced as soon as an artists starts digital) it's sometimes hard to find the diamond sketchbooks.
    Very much a matter of opinion, I'd say. I suppose some folks would prefer buggywhips over accelerator peddles...
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    Mentler's "Book of Bones" and "Bonehead nation" are definetly worth mentioning.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26748

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=72362&page=36
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    kinda annoyed by the whole digital is real easy thing. measurinng? uh wut. never done that in digital. How do you do it? Its not like every child who picks up a tablet is like jesus or something. There are noobs and there are masters, and by the way speed is relative to the artist. there are traditional artists who can draw fuckin fast ( cough wes burt cough) and there are artists who take forever in there work ( im loookin at you velazquez!)

    digital! slow ( Ruanjia this guy takes a month to do a painting but fuck is it worth it)

    so please stop raggin on digital just because some deviant art douches are saying they will be the next big thing cuz they know what colour dodge does.


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    TASmith: Thanks! I added Hurricane and luness. Couldn't find "Chuckmate" as a username in the Sketchbook thread-starter-forum search?

    Auslander, hunchback and Randis: You are right. I find it helpful and fun to watch this kind of stuff. It wasn't meant to say "people who aren't listed here or who don't post pencils are bad artists". I think there are many others who would earn 6 stars for their "digital only" stuff or oil paintings, sculptures or photographs. It was my humble wish to find more eyecandy LINEART stuff, because it is MY focus to learn to describe the form and drawn objects/bodies this way.

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    Andrew Sonea: Thank you! I added all.
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    Wanimal! It's not the cleanest rendering but I do like the rough treatment.
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=83464

    Quote Originally Posted by hunchback View Post
    kinda annoyed by the whole digital is real easy thing. measurinng? uh wut. never done that in digital. How do you do it? Its not like every child who picks up a tablet is like jesus or something. There are noobs and there are masters, and by the way speed is relative to the artist. there are traditional artists who can draw fuckin fast ( cough wes burt cough) and there are artists who take forever in there work ( im loookin at you velazquez!)

    digital! slow ( Ruanjia this guy takes a month to do a painting but fuck is it worth it)

    so please stop raggin on digital just because some deviant art douches are saying they will be the next big thing cuz they know what colour dodge does.


    Well it's undeniable that digital is easier than traditional, but they have their own strengths... Uncle Mullins pointed out that digital could be compared to free speech while traditional would be expensive speech. He basically said that because one has to "pay" (canvas, paint, brushes, expensive watercolour paper, the risk of failure, etc) to create a traditional piece, it is more valuable than digital art.

    Also Velazquez painted alla prima.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xinranliu View Post
    He basically said that because one has to "pay" (canvas, paint, brushes, expensive watercolour paper, the risk of failure, etc) to create a traditional piece, it is more valuable than digital art.

    Computer hardware, tablets, Software packages like Adobe PS, maya, 3ds max, painter cost a lot of cash and you will spend more on upgrades and updates over the years.

    Drawing on paper is easier than drawing with a tablet.
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    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=88846

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunchback View Post
    kinda annoyed by the whole digital is real easy thing. measurinng? uh wut. never done that in digital. How do you do it? Its not like every child who picks up a tablet is like jesus or something. There are noobs and there are masters, and by the way speed is relative to the artist. there are traditional artists who can draw fuckin fast ( cough wes burt cough) and there are artists who take forever in there work ( im loookin at you velazquez!)

    digital! slow ( Ruanjia this guy takes a month to do a painting but fuck is it worth it)

    so please stop raggin on digital just because some deviant art douches are saying they will be the next big thing cuz they know what colour dodge does.


    I can relate. It almost discouraged me from drawing in Starbucks. Some guy in a nearby table one time was like "HAHAHA I DON'T NEEDZ SPEHCUAL TABLETZ!!!11one" and I was like... I was just drawing, yo.
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