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    Bubblegum is a solution to everything

    My old sketchbook thread was too old (and a little embarrassing) so 'm starting a new one, hopefully well filled with daily studies.

    I'm a self-taught artist. I admire concept art works, but I also try to get better at working realistically because I love surrealism, and this, imho, benefits from appearing as real as possible.

    The corrupted Dryad
    I had this in mind for a long time and finally realized it will never make it to a full painting, but I wanted to sketch it in colour nonetheless. I used lots of wood photos as textures (textures are great, but I often forget about them while working).
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    Face study 1
    Stock taken from deviantart ( http://visual-graffiti.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d7bjzd ). Brush: Basic Round from Tinting in Painter. I hate doing noses.

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    Face study 2
    Stock from deviantart ( http://kindledeath-stock.deviantart....21186929&qo=72 ). The picture is a closeup of an already small photo. I learned about saturation in shadows.

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    I don't understand how your other sketchbook could have been "old" seeing as how you've only posted 33 times on this website, but okay then. How long would you say each of those portraits took you, just out of curiosity.
    And do be sure to check out my sketchbook if you have time!
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    "Old Sketchbook" as in: "I'm a young artist and developed far too fast to not find my stuff from last year embarrassing." *blush*

    The studies took me about half an hour each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranarh View Post

    "Old Sketchbook" as in: "I'm a young artist and developed far too fast to not find my stuff from last year embarrassing." *blush*

    The studies took me about half an hour each.
    Okay. Thats impressive. I am terrible when it comes to speed painting. I try to push myself to work fast, but I have bad habits of noodling details too long I guess. And somehow time just flies when I'm drawing... I need to work harder on speed and agility!

    Keep up the good work, just don't develop too fast or else you'll need to start all over again with a new sketchbook thread from scratch again!
    And do be sure to check out my sketchbook if you have time!
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    very nice studies keep em comin! i like the concept on your first post :]
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    Kiss of the Rrelvane

    Thank you ColorExcursion!

    I often get marooned by my muse. This picture had been intended for a contest, but I was unhappy with the not-so-ethereal quality of the ethereal lady and never solved it. She's a Rrelvane, dryad-like spirits who steal their victim's essence. They're not really kissing, but that's much more poetic, isn't it?

    Maybe I'll still finish it someday, because I liked the general idea.

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    Rose Tattoo

    I draw a lot from fashion catalogues, like here. The idea with the tattoo becoming alive isn't particularly original (I actually got it from Benita Winckler's Io), but I thought it might be worth the effort. Then my muse marooned me in the Bay of Not Knowing about Skin Colours. Damn.

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    City sketches

    So, I've been commissioned to do several illustrations of cities and buildings. Now, making buildings is easy, but where do I start with a city? The streets? But they're not seen in the final picture. The main buildings? I need some help here.
    Is it just helpful or necessary to create a 3D model?

    The sketches were done while looking at photos and illustrations, none are an exact match. I just tried to get a feeling for the subject.

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    Nice start! I like those colored pieces. 30 min?! Damn, for me it would take ages
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    Hairdo #1

    I'll admit, there's a wee bit of Amidala in it. But the face is one of the best proportioned I managed lately, so have a look.
    I went a little crazy with strange hairdos recently (I blame it on the cool ad illustrations here on conceptart ).

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    Hairdo #2

    Behold - the... LASER 3000!!
    Excuse the inside joke. "Laser" is a German (?) electronics brand for kitchen machines and hairdriers and the like. It's not very fast, though. I had been fooling around with my fiancé about the hairdress looking a little like a vacuum cleaner handle.
    Just playing with colour a little.

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