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    These things are secret please move along.

    I'd had another sketchbook here for awhile. I'd decided to retire it, and start with a new one. It helps with my mindset, I think.

    I'll be posting my work here as it happens and as I can. Please forgive what may be drastic change(s) in mood, mannerisms, or styles for the duration of this thread.

    Thanks for looking.

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    You ...have...talent... *brain explodes* train me sensei!
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    grate playing with values , you are doing wonderful , i love your sketch's .
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    Nice start to a new sketchbook! I really like the interplay between shading with line and shading with smudge (finger?). Love to see some of these finished. Keep it up brotha!

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    I'm gonna be a broken record here, and repeat that the smudge+line shading compliment eachother nicely. I dig!

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    Yeah can't wait to see how this sketchbook turns out! i must ask you.. what type of scanner do you have? im looking into purchasing one and the quality of your scans are really great, thanks.

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    Thanks everyone. The smudginess is charcoal powder a good portion of the time. Right now I'm just fiddling with it, and when I'm not using any sealant and the sketches are kept in a ring bound book they wind up losing 70% of it, but it's no big deal. Just experimenting for now. 90% of everything (anything that's not charcoal powder tossed around) is a bic mechanical pencil.

    US Assassin: I've never really found that the scanner matters a whole lot. Right now I'm using some "all-in-one" hp photosmart plus printer, it's not mine. It's not a fancy scanner, and it does just as good as one I had 8 or 10 years ago. The quality comes from tweaking the contrast to match close to what it looks like in the book, and making sure to sharpen the image to various degrees before shrinking it.

    Did some more work on one of the sketches above. I'll also go ahead and post this work in progress digital from this past month, I'll try to pick it up again sometime here soon. Most of it will be redone but it's nice to get some ideas and plan ahead.

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    Couple more.

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    me likes :-)

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    I think you may be overusing those highlights, a tad. Definitely a decent understanding of form, though. Just keep studying, 'n keep arting.

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    Umm, yeah. Im stealing the smuge and scratch techneque.

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    Thanks you three. Jovian you're likely right about the white, it's something I'm still finding a balance on. It's especially difficult, because it doesn't show up half as much in person. The scanner does weird things to images from the cream colored sketchbook.

    Did some more on the one above. I'm hoping to get back into some digital over the next few days. I had to reformat last week, though, and wound up losing some of my brushes as a result. Will have to remake those, I suppose.

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    These are looking great, very interesting.
    I especially like this last one.
    I don't think you are using the whites incorrectly. Rather I think it is an issue of the light source being direct on from the viewer. The result is that the whites are all clumped up towards the center of the figure. Maybe moving the light source around and using multiple sources would do the trick.

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    cool sketch, I real love your works ,keep up bro.

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    Great drawings ya got here, I think your use of the white is great, more life studies using that technique and you'll be badass Thanks for posting these. More, more, more.
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    These are great, I love the sketches on cream paper.

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    Thanks everyone.

    Spreggo, that's very accurate. I mostly use a relatively straight-on lightsource right now because it helps me concentrate on what I'm doing. In my sketches, my goal is mostly just to get an idea down and have it be readable. I've strayed from secondary light sources because they're a relatively easy way to give something that "3D" feel. I hope to break that pattern in my digital paintings, though, as there's no reason for me to not utilize a worthwhile technique.

    Quick one right now, another update later. I actually drew a head larger than an inch or two in size.

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    wow, really great sketchbook so far! i like it a lot What type of paper do you use?

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    awesome start to the new SB here man really loving the highlights your using in most pieces to pop these characters out! *rushes off to find a white pencil*! keep up the inspiring work!

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    Great drawings! That paper looks soooooooo good.
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    Oh hey! I really like your pencil work. You b poppin them forms!
    Keep posting, I'd love to see more!

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    Lav: Thanks for the compliment, so far as the paper I'm not really sure how to answer specifically. One of my sketchbooks, the cream colored paper is I believe just a recycled material sort of paper. The white pages are various types, actually, from simple printer paper to whatever's in my other sketchbook.

    fudgeloaf: Thanks man. I'm happy with branching out into things like that as I've been doing lately. I got used to digital over the past couple years and then going back to just a pencil left me wanting more. So...I got more.

    UmpaArt: Thanks as always Umpa, nice to see you here again!

    Loathsome: I'm at a time in my life right now when I can't very well afford to stop, so hopefully there will be plenty more.

    Here's a couple more sketches and a quick digital enviro, I think it's been over a year since I've even attempted an environment. But it was good to get in front of my tablet again, finally got it reconfigured and started remaking my brushes.

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    Ah man, I like the clouds on the last piece.

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    Hmmmm.. Love your choice of paper, and your drawings compliment it quite well

    Some issues with the robes around the waist of some of your figures. I feel you should put as much thought into the construction of the fabric and form beneath as you do with the torso. Just a nit-pick though

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    Oh woow! :o Amazing sketches, please dont stop posting!

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    Very nice understanding of form...Lets see some more digital pieces!

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    Really diggin your drawings! havent spoken to you for a while howve you been!? keep it up with the fantastic work!
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    Your pencil shading is really beautiful.

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    Thanks a bunch everyone.

    Odayga: Hey there friend, been quite awhile, I know. I've not been too terrible, just keeping to myself over the past few months mostly. Various car repairs, holiday stuff, etc. Looks like you've done a much better job of updating than I have, and probably a much better job with art as well. Thanks much for stopping by, though, it is good to hear from a friend!

    Here's a few sketches from the past few months. Nothing major yet. I was holding out until I'd finished some digital pieces I was working on, but it seems odd to get responses every couple months without more work to balance it out.

    I should have some more digital stuff done over the next week or two, I will be sure to post that up as well.

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    looking at your sketches just inspired me to go draw some more =D

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