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    The Dorkthrone

    So I've decided to make a new sketchbook. Over the last few months, I've been feeling like I'm moving in a different direction with my art. I think that my old sketchbook doesn't really reflect that shift.

    Here's some relatively recent, but still old stuff to bring this thread up to speed.











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    These next few posts are from the past month or so. I've had a pretty big output recently.







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    Part 2.







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    Part 3.







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    Awesome linework man, keep up the hard work! Only critique is I think now you need to focus on form, since some things look flat, such as some of the hands I see and things. Understanding form better would help a lot; I highly suggest studying from Vilppu for that too. And just do a lot of studying from life. Keep up the good work : ]

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    awesome line work dude, maybe work on the shape of your faces a little, and on rendering the forms a little more. but sweet work its awsome!!

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    love the drawings.

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    Thanks for the encouragement, guys. Here's a new drawing I've been debating whether or not to post.


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    great job with the skull it pops

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    I like your style-- very warm and organic. This is my favorite:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/...9a4e2a87_z.jpg

    I think doing a scene, like a vignette, would be a good challenge for your drawing skills and imagination.

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    Here are some quick sketches.




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    Also, here's a quick something.


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    I'm currently trying moleskin. I'm liking it so far.



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    Here's some new stuff.



    By the way, the last picture is a detail of a new piece I'm doing.

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    hey mate really nice sketches and lines!!it would be good to see some of them rendered with values equal to those you create with the different crosshatched areas that give out different values
    keep it up!!!

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    I really enjoy your lighting and crosshatch shading!

    Watch out for the facial proportions, though--it might do you some good to do some studies for basic placement/proportion of features. In most of your faces, for example, the eyes are REALLY far apart--think about the standard of there being one eye's space inbetween the 2 eyes on the face, and then look at some of the faces you've drawn! Another handy eye-placer to remember is this: the inner corner of the eyes should be around the outside edge of the nostrils on the nose. If you look at your faces, at least one of the eyes tends to have drifted off to the side of the face in comparison with this proportion standard!

    Just take some time to slow down and study how to line up features on the face, and I think it'll really help you and give you some good shortcuts too.

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    Thanks for the new comments, guys.
    Amarok: I'll try to take those tips to heart.


    Here's some new experiments with color.



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    Here's some new stuff, including a commission I did for someone on afterthepostrock.





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    Here's a quick update.


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    Damn, your sketches are so brilliantly awesome, great flow they got goin on. Definitely keepin tuned to see more!

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    So I've been pretty busy this week. I've gotten a commission to do some illustrations for a band. I'm still trying to figure out what my client wants the end results to look like, but here are some preliminary sketches. I might post something on the Critique Center later just for this.




    I'm also working on two decorative drawings for my new apartment. I haven't started the second one, but here's where I am with the first.

    This one is just a quick attempt at a portrait I did in Photoshop.


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    Your work is intense! I love all the different concepts and features in all the works. It all feels like a dream, its so natural. I love it.

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    Here's a larger, partially colored version of the logo I'm working on. My client wants it to show images of spiritual growth.


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    Here's an update on the band thing. I'm not sure if this is the direction I'll be headed in.


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    Here's another concept I'm doing for this band.


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    Hey Ninjacat!

    I really like the linework, and that crosshatching looks neat, but I have to agree with others that it may help to look closer at proportions.

    My suggestion (the way I do live drawing) would be to first see flat shapes, not identifying eyes or anything, and try to put them to paper as blocks, then using what you know about proportions and anatomy help refine those blocks.

    I think keeping a closer eye on that stuff, your stuff will rock big time.

    Oh, and I'm a fan of Jesu myself... Nice stuff!!

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    Heya Ninjacat =) .. You have amazing line work and crosshatching. I think my favorite piece so far is the skull up top. I think as you draw more portraits you're getting a hang of those proportions. The most recent one you did in photoshop is looking great and really shows progress. ..And the band logo (I'm no graphic designer so I'm talking from a newb's point of view) the main text seems a little bland, but I like how the hand was done and the lines in it. Be droppin by again soon!

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    Here's some crap.



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    I've been busy with packing stuff up for college and I probably will be until this weekend, so I won't be posting much.



    The last one is another concept for the band.

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    You've got a really nice use of line. Keep up the nice work!

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