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    Zen's Sketchbook

    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.

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    About two days worth of scribbling in photoshop.
    Lighting's a pain. T:

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    Scribbles for today.
    Hope to get some more ref'd stuff up soon.

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    Background practice speedpaint stuffff.

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    Old concept, and fan art.

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    Nice SB, I like your characters)

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    Thanksss.
    It's nice to know someone's looking. XD

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    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.
    Fun stuff.

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    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.

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    Eyyyy, liking this! Your characters have so much...well..character, lol.

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    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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    Some doodles I did at school.
    I just now realized I haven't uploaded any pencil work here, which is funny considering I feel like that's the only medium I can get any kind of style or character into.

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    Hour long study. Ish.

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    Lighting practice and nonsense.

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    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!

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    Jams, and some concept crap for a couple of stories.
    Need to get into doing some serious studies on environments and objects.
    And composition.

    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.

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    I'm told I use warm/cool colors in conflicting ways.
    Color theory eludes me.

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    Great SB, tracking definitely!

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    You have a brilliant sense for design! Your figures are really good and the have loads of movement. Painting doesn't seem to be your strong suit. The drawings are at a way higher level. Keep up the good work

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    Thanks!
    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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    Got carried away with some goofing around.

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    Warm up stuff.

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    Some fun designs I'm wasting on a Pokemon OCT.
    Herpderp.

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    word words words

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    Finally getting my ass in gear on some Sketchaday stuff.

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    Stufff I've been practicing.

    Harbor sketchpaint took about two hours or some crap.

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    Studiiiesss

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    Dudes from an art jam.

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