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    Sketchbook Reboot (aka time to haul butt)

    I was looking for an online source to put my work up besides Deviantart when I remembered my account on here. I tried participating in some of the community events and such but I found it was getting in the way of my work for school at the time so I put up this account for awhile.

    Anyhow, I've decided to reboot my sketchbook on here! I changed my major at school from Animation to Illustration, so I've been trying to work on getting my illustrator/rendering half back in action to catch up with my peers.
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    School Things

    Starting with work I did during school (circa May, mostly).
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    Recent work

    An excerpt summer sketchbook work. Many of the figures are referenced from the stock photos on characterdesign.org. I am very embarrassed to say that I don't have a scanner, so I apologize for the low quality of these photos.

    I also attached the first two steps of a digital character study I started today. I find digital media so intimidating to work with. I can draw things fine on paper but then I freeze up when I have a wacom stylus in my hand. This drawing isn't terrifying me as much as usual though. I guess that's a step in the right direction...
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    7/22/10

    Got some silhouette studies, which I'm hoping to do more of, progress on my character from yesterday's post and a photo reffed painting that was supposed to be a speed painting but is taking an silly length time to finish.

    Original photo to the reffed painting is here: http://i31.tinypic.com/21emut.jpg
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    Here's some drawings from the last couple of days or so!

    1. development of a shape/silhouette study from my last post. not pleased with the bottom half of the shape. going to probably paint over it or something
    2. facebook grafitti program time! took about an hour, I think. Want to go back and render it further eventually.
    3. quick self portrait in my new little sketchbook. am in love with toned paper.
    4. character sketches. nothing too special but I like working with the solid black shapes. I guess it's kind of aubrey beardsley with the black forms without the japonism of the figures.
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    Awesome sketchbook! I was actually in the art supply store recently, toying around with the idea of getting a toned sketchbook. Urgh, now you make me wish that I had.

    Facebook grafitti program? Oi, I need to spend more time over there. Never heard of it before.

    I find digital media so intimidating to work with. I can draw things fine on paper but then I freeze up when I have a wacom stylus in my hand.
    I had the same issue when I first bought my Genius tablet. I think practice and time helps a lot with the adjustment.
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    Racquel, thank you for the kind comment. I totally recommend picking up some toned paper. It's not only fun to work with but I find it helps me pay more attention to my middle tones. And, yup, Facebook graffiti. It's such a pain to use but the limits the program has is a good challenge too.

    Anyway, I have a small update. First I have proportion refs copied from Loomis, which was an assignment from my mentor, zwarrior.

    I also have a devil design, which I did for the daily sketch group but I decided I didn't like it enough to post it in the thread over there. I'm honestly not really happy with it--it was one of those things that started off okay and got worse as it went on. I think I'm gonna rework his bottom half to make him less heavyweight in fat and more wrestler style heavyweight, and shift his hooves too, cause they're pretty horrendous right now. :/
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    needs less estrogen

    Got a small update coming here:

    *A quick doodle of my character, Karen. I'm still working out her features and stuff but I imagine her to be really small/frail. Can't wait to start working on my illustrations with her. I have a bunch of thumbnails in one of my sketchbooks that feature her that need to be roughed out.

    *Another Facebook graffiti program doodle. I probably shouldn't even be posting it here because it was for some contest, but I really like it too much. Had text that served as texture to break up the white in the bg but it got eaten in the download process.

    *Speed painting of random sci-fi girl.

    *In progress Figure study that is turning into a character study apparently. Reference is from here.

    I really need to stop drawing females in my sketchbook for awhile I think. They're too easy given my really loose/curve-ridden drawing style. :/
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    Nice imagination work And good to see the studies, nice SB so far
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    Great start in your sketchbook. Ide like to see you spend some substantial time doing orthographic pencil drawings to tighten up on those foundational hand skills.
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    Color Wheels (Mentor assignment)

    Making a separate post for my color wheels for zwarrior. One is acrylics and one is watercolors.
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    Personal sketchbook! (update as of 8/8/2010)

    Colorexcursion, thanks for the encouragement! I will most certainly keep doing more studies.

    lolbbq, thanks for the study suggestion. I'm definitely going to take your advice and do some orthographic drawings for my next sketchbook update. Anything to improve my pencil work.

    And now, my updates. I'm happy to say I FINALLY finished my sketchbook from my character design class at school last semester, so some of the better drawings from there are being uploaded.

    I also have some character designs for fun, because it's been awhile since I have drawn just characters that focused on their clothes/design. Also have some studies from reference. Never can have enough of those. I got some PDFs of Hogarth's anatomy book recently so hoping to do some studies from those as well.
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    Loomis Proportion assignment

    Here's Loomis proportion refs for zwarrior, including the Female proportions and 30 additional drawings. I feel like I'm starting to get a better handle on proportions now, which is good because they got really out of whack last semester at school.
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