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    Love the chow design. I think the candle is a great touch. Although, the hands seem weird try putting some weight into the pose. Make that fork feel heavy. I love the style. Cant wait to see it when its finished. Keep up the great work!


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    ~Twig - Thanks! Maybe sliding his right hand forward on the fork so that it isn't so choked up would sell the weight a little better, while simultaneously bringing it further down. I think I'll try that. It DOES seem like he has them really close together resulting in a strange, weak grip.

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    Dude sick work!

    Love your style man, its detailed yet loose, if that makes any sense haha
    Lovin that last piece, keep it up man!

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    Really awesome stuff, man! This CHOW piece is looking great, especially for a 90 speedie. I'm gonna root for ya! Keep up the good work!

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    Rhysmancometh - thanks a bunch!

    alexson - I appreciate the rootin'

    Decided to take a break from CHOW tonight and just do some study. I've never done a photo-portrait study before, so here's my first one - 2.5 hours to complete, was a lot of fun! Process anim to follow, because I always love those things.

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    And here's a process anim -

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    Your work has a Warcraft feel to it. I dig it a lot. I definitely like the direction you are going with your work. I enjoy a bit of color in a painting. Keep it up and keep posting.

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    Great work Tbaldree! Thanks for drawing my toon she came out great. verry nice photo study too. Looking forward to more chow work. keep it up!

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    Beelow - Thanks a lot! I was just over at your SB admiring your amazing development over the past few years and your awesome use of color. Means a lot coming from you!

    Jonathan C - You bet! It was fun to do

    I've been admiring the stroke economy of a lot of the artists here so I did a little exercise tonight to try to cut down on my flailing around with the brush, and to make myself think harder about where I'm putting color, and why, and to do it with as few movements as possible. Still a little messy and there's a lot of stuff here I'm not happy with but I think it was a good exercise. I based this on one of the characters in Matt Dixon's nifty book.

    Tried to change it up a bit with the lighting too - I seem to be doing the same lighting in all my stuff.

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    Here's WIP #2 for Chow this week. Took into account some feedback and rearranged the grip, as well as adding a thimble 'gasmask' for living underground that straps across to fit across the mouth as part of the goggles/headgear.

    Candleflame redone to look more like a candleflame, and I took him more in the direction of a ferret - the previous WIP had more of a doggy-face going on.
    A lot of cleanup work and detail work across the board. We'll see if I get more time to spend before CHOW deadline.

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    And here's a process animation -

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    wow man really love your work i have mat dixons book as well and its pretty helpful, keep up the sexy work man!

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    Did this one straight through in 4 hours this afternoon - middle-school Necromancer! I'll post a progress gif later -

    edit: ugh - the more I look at this the more things I find to hate. She's crosseyed, what the hell is up with the zombie's shoulders, her backpack looks like it is made of glass and the softer highlights I used on the clouds really bug the crud out of me. Oh well - we learn by screwing up, no? Also, can you imagine worse candle-flames? I can't.
    Last edited by tbaldree; October 9th, 2010 at 01:59 AM.

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    Every your next work is better then previos! Love WOW character, in my opinion her hair is very nice - it has good volume. Keep it up!
    What about your last work, I like it, but her straight hand bothers me... maybe to turn (or bend) her hand to opposite direction? But anyway it's only IMO, so maybe I'm not right
    And thanx for stopping at my SB!

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    In2eternity - thanks! Yeah, the hand bugs me too - and so many other things. I'm pretty much going to call this last piece a bust as anything but a learning exercise. There are so many detail and composition and anatomy problems that I think it would be better to redo than adjust. Oh well!

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