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Thread: Zen's Sketchbook
September 17th, 2010 #1
So I'm an artist, and I struggle a lot with things like "what I want out of my art" or whatever.
I've been told a good bit about my strengths and weaknesses, but I'm always looking for more feedback on what I need to improve, and /how I might do it/, should anyone be so kind.
Comments or crits would make me a happy camper, and I'd be especially thrilled to have any amount of reference material thrown my way (or pointed out to me, whichever).
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Character design and color schemes.
Traditional inks and photoshop.
October 30th, 2010 #3
About two days worth of scribbling in photoshop.
Lighting's a pain. T:
April 22nd, 2011 #4
Scribbles for today.
Hope to get some more ref'd stuff up soon.
April 29th, 2011 #5
Background practice speedpaint stuffff.
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August 3rd, 2011 #7
Old concept, and fan art.
August 3rd, 2011 #8
August 5th, 2011 #9
It's nice to know someone's looking. XD
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August 5th, 2011 #10
For an art jam group.
About halfway through the exercise I stopped trying to
pull shapes from character features and just draw something
based around the shape on the whole.
I think I made some definite before/after progress.
I found they can be useful as much in composition as design,
and make for a more bold and dynamic image.
August 10th, 2011 #11
Tried to paint a picture and I was having some issues with it.
Here we have the work in progress and a resketch after some suggestions from friends, which, incidentally is a bit closer to the original image I had in mind.
And also some loosening-up sketches. For funsies.
Last edited by Zen-Fehr; August 11th, 2011 at 01:24 AM.
August 10th, 2011 #12
August 11th, 2011 #13
Thank you Seage.
Most of my art is oriented around stories and whatnot, so it's really nice to know that shows through.
Wip of the repaint.
But I've been told by about three people I'd have to start over on it to get it looking decent, so I've opted to put it off for a while.
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September 6th, 2011 #14
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September 8th, 2011 #17
Your stuff is looking nice! I love the movement and originality in your characters! I think the painting with the wrapping scarf thing is awesome, and you shouldn't give up on it at all! The only things i would suggest are the angle of her right foot doesn't quite seem right, and you could afford to push the contrast in your tones a tad more, although i think you're improving in that already having said this your already 100 times better than me so amazing work keep it up and i'm looking forward to seeing more!
December 8th, 2011 #18
Jams, and some concept crap for a couple of stories.
Need to get into doing some serious studies on environments and objects.
Thanks for the encouragement, A-May. The piece just got picked apart well enough I figured I was wasting my time trying to push it through as a finished product. It's something I'd be better off starting over on when I can lay down a better foundation.
December 15th, 2011 #19
December 15th, 2011 #20
Great SB, tracking definitely!
http://www.conceptart.org/showthread.php?t=267414 - c&c welcome
December 15th, 2011 #21
December 30th, 2011 #22
I'm definitely working on the painting thing. I'll take advice just about anywhere I can get it.
Did some ref'd stuff here to try and work out a reaaally old character. Still not able to decide on his totally plot relevant angster scar. I'm not super happy with any of it, but it was fun giving him an actual...face shape and stuff.
I like the mechanical dude a lot better. But man I need to vary my poses more. T:l
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