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    Christian Hammer Sketchbook

    It is time to add some of the pages from my sketchbook.

    I have been paid to create art and concept art, but I would definately not call myself a professional. I am very much still finding my way and love feedback.

    I have a few rules I give myself and one of them is to not have any idea what I am going to sit down and draw during my evening sketch sessions. This is just a series of pages from some of these. You can see more of them at my Creature Design and Digital Painting website.

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    Ink chicka

    Just to show that I don't ALWAYS do weird creatures and do sometimes venture into the comic world. This is a character I sketched out for a friends comic book series.

    Alas poor Yorick, she knew you well...

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    Great resource

    Just stumbled across this image gallery: scanning electron images

    It is a series of scanning electron images of bugs and creepy crawlies...

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    Cool stuff. Very original "species" at the beginning. Post more.

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    good beginning,keep posting

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    welcome,great start.

    "The one hope of producing better work is through the conception,not the material"
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    a the bequest of others

    a the bequest of others here are a few more pages from my sketchbooks...

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    More sketch pages

    I am uploading them from a stash of them I have here... So there will be more of them today. The first page in this group is just a couple heads, I did that A LOT... The bottom image is from my first time using Alias Sketchbook, and I found that I LOVE it!

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    wow man your pencils are so sweet, i reckon you push the dark's a little more though, give it some more contrast

    "Simon, believe in yourself. Not in the Simon that you believe in, and not in the Simon that I believe in either. Believe in the Simon who believes in you"
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    A couple more pages

    These two are from the same sketch sessions where I try to have no preconceived notions as to the image I will create... It is a lot of fun and keeps the ideas new and that in and of itself is pretty wonderful.

    The recycled brown paper doesn't hold up very well to, well much of anything, so going darker often cannot happen, but I could up the contrast after scanning them in.

    I am still very much learning my own process, and have learned a lot from comments on other forums, critiques and generally comments in general, so I LOVE any and all feedback.

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    Oh my, I love your creatures. Keep them coming.

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    Uncle Remus

    Don't ask me why I call him Uncle Remus, I honestly have no idea... I was just playing with a mouth of tentacles and it turned into a handlebar mustache... Then he got a pipe... So there you go.

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    Lesson about thumbnail learned

    All the pages that were once in this post are here now...

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    hey man, nice sketchbook.
    my only crit is that your poses seem a bit stiff. aside from that i think you';ve got a lot of great stuff going on here. keep it up man


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    More sketches

    This is just a couple creatures.
    TheDirtSyndicate thanks, that is definitely something I need to work on.

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    imaginative works, you should post more cartoonish things like this girl with the skull, i like her

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    I can post considerably more cartoon-ish stuff. Most of it done while stuck in a meeting...

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    Nice stuff man, thanks for dropping by the sketchbook. We should definitely grab some beers and do some drawing mang. I've sent you a PM.

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    heyyy this stuff is so cool dude!! those white pencils u do are beautiful !

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    Another page

    Eidenet,
    Thank you, I kinda fell in love with the recycled paper and white pencils, they are very fulfilling to work with.

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    Just another page from the sketchbook. I am hoping to have time tonight to do a little speed painting in Photoshop...

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    Big old sketch watched a little too much Labrynth I think

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    hey

    number 8 is sick, nice work

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    Thanks Russ. Tends to be what happens when I already have something in mind, rather than just pulling it out of my butt

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    You have some really interesting creature designs going on here. I don't have much in the way of a critique, just throwing some encouragement your way (and general appreciation for the Labyrinth-esque piece -- great movie!). Keep up the great work!

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    I really like your creature designs. The first few em, devil-like creatures gave me the same jittery feeling as when i looked into h.r. giger's devil-cult pieces. Reinforce it more and I bet you'll do fantastic with them (:

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    Your creatures and monsters are lovely, I like them!
    Do you draw with reference or where do you get inspiration?

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    intrinsik - Thanks always can do with encouragement!

    Bleo - We loveses Geiger, and Brom, well and many others but those tend to be the big two in my influences, as I always love their work. SO THANK YOU!!!

    .empyrean. - Just pulling them out of my head, no reference, usually I am just creating shapes and then trying to make something out of them. This is just warm-up stuff, not trying to create anything. I was a medical illustrator for 5 years, and have a heavy reliance on reference, so to break myself of that crutch I started sketching for 2 hours a night with no reference, no preconceived ideas, no theme, just start making shapes and then create something from them. I am now starting to allow myself to have ideas when I go into sketching, it is GREAT practice.

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    Well this page pretty much sucks, but I like the balloon character, other than that CRAP!

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    wow your creatures are truly scary! Nice work.

    I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
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