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    Kraut 'Em All's Sketchbook

    So. I thought it was finally time to get my lazy ass up and start drawing.
    My goal is becoming a (semi)professional concept artist (not necessary a good one). Or at least good enough to do some CD-cover arts and stuff. Sure it's still a loooooooooong way, but i'm doing my best to improve.

    I'm trying to draw/paint something every day and post not less than once a week.
    Crits and comments are VERY welcome!

    Cheers you CA people!

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    Get it going!

    Here's for today: Some stuff from photo reference.

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    Party on!

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    Self

    And a crappy self-portrait.
    Listening to Shalabi effect

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    hey krautemall, great start on your sketchbook too. very much like the dog and the two portraits.
    lets see if i can add some cc...

    the woman's breasts seem a little "high" to me, like they should droop under their weight a little, also her waist line seems awful thin compared to her hips

    also the figure sketches, i guess maybe use some bolder lines? they seem very frail and kinda ill defined, try drawing them with more "certain" lines and maybe a lil darker
    it feels like maybe youre sketchin them too small so its a lil "constrained"
    maybe thats me, anyway keep it up!

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    nice start, keep em coming!!!

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    Thanks for the comments!

    @ask9: You're right with the girl's breast. The waist usually should be wider, but the model in the photo in fact had such a thin waist-line.
    Also, you're correct with the figure sketches. I really should use some stronger lines. Normally i do them on real paper (woah!), but i don't have a scanner right now, so i did some in PS. But that doesn't change the need for bolder line Thanks for that!

    So here's my stuff for today:
    (Bolder) figure sketches from Loomis' Figure Drawing. Did them directly after waking.
    Two portraits (done for SF0.org) and a WIP of my room.
    Oh, and a flyer for fun.

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    man, your portraits are ace. great work
    room looks cool too in those preliminary blocky stages.

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    Send out the blackbird, send out the dove!

    Thanks Andrew!

    not much today

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    cc

    perspective is a little off on that battery! we are looking down at it from above, however the top face seems smaller than what the bottom face seems to look like, given the verticals; should be the other way around maybe?

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    Yup. Righty right! Thanks again.

    Take a look at my SKETCHBOOK to help me improve and take your jobs !!!
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    Whooosh

    Hi there! Hope you're doing fine!
    Again here's some new stuff.

    First of all a lame figure study thing
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    Some nudes from photo
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    From imagination
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    And my first attempts on environment/landscapes:
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    Oh yeah, and today's musical recommendations:
    Frank Turner
    Off With Their Heads
    Ahkmed

    Cheers!

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    Nice sketchbook you got going here! I really like the animal studies and that last environment has great mood. You seem to have the determination to reach places!

    SKETCHBOOK below. C&C appreciated! UPDATED 21/04 2011
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    muaab?

    Hey people!

    First some leg studies:
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    Gotta do more of this!

    Some portraits from photo:
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    And here are some environment sketches:
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    Listening to
    Earthless and
    Scott Reeder

    Have a nice week!

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    Nice SB, but sometimes it feels like you're just copying, not thinking... Try to think about more basic shapes, volumes etch... Then I believe your work from imagination will get better

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraeutemall View Post
    My goal is becoming a (semi)professional concept artist (not necessary a good one).
    Big X! Become a great concept artist! haha

    Ah I think this one is great. The full opacity mark is a good and beautiful approach. I think you can apply this method to your environments, which seem kind of mushy (though I like the shapes!). Maybe some really quick and simple environment studies? That will help you focus on the most important things like color/value/composition.

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    Bwbwbwbwbbbbbbmssss.

    in2eternity: Thanks! And i guess you're right. Needed someone to say that to realize. I'll try to think more about what i'm actually doing. But just copying isn't all bad. You get the feeling how things ought to look.

    YihyoungLi: I'll do my best. I find it hard to get a good picture with full opacity, but i see what you mean! And finding it hard to do just indicates that i need more practice in this. So more value studies from now on!

    (Oh and sorry if my english doesn't make sense at times, but it's been a while since i last wrote more than 5 words )

    So here are some new sketches and doodles:
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    Whoo. There will be some updates if i get my scanner working. So long:

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    Hey K! Thanks for looking at my work dude, comments much appreciated. YOuve got some great stuff on the go here, i really like your 3rd hand in post 8! And your atmospheric paintings are achieving a definate sense of place so keep that going!

    I think we're on a very similar course so hopefully we can reach our goals

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    rest in the arms of the dragon

    8bit: I hope so too

    Just experimenting:
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    Giant robot with lack of detail:
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    And today's one hour "speed painting":
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    There's more to come.
    Cheers! And have a nice week!

    Last edited by kraeutemall; September 12th, 2010 at 08:36 AM.
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