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    Joseph McFarlane's Sketchbook

    Salutations to all of you who happen to look at this sketchbook. My name is Joseph and this is my first time on Conceptart.org. I've been browsing the community and feel very inspired by a lot of the great work that has been posted. I attend the Art Institute or Orange County and am majoring in Media Arts and Animation, though I much prefer drawing and just recently got into digital painting. I am looking forward to the journey of becoming a better artist and studying each day.

    Critiques are welcomed as they are -usually- helpful.



    (1) A carnivorous beast I was painting while having Giger on the brain.


    (2) Concept sketch for the following character I was designing


    (3) Face study of the same character -since the concept was lacking any real facial detail.-


    (4) Mood composition concept, little tighter but still more of a concept.


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    Quick'n'Pretty

    Quick rendering while animating which will lead to more procrastination on actual homework. Despite the Ronald McDonald hair going on the expressing is what I wanted out of it. Careless and wet out in the rain. That or maybe she's waiting for the band to get their arse together and play. More posts coming soon.




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    Back in time

    While paging through old folders I came across a drawing I did in the 6th grade of a girl who always seemed to have a frown on her face. The sketch was simple and crude at the time, I used it as a guide to try and plan what she may look like now. The eye kills it with flatness but then again it's just another sketch I put together.

    I don't remember her name but let's call her Cuddy, no pun intended I swear.




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    Und'a da' sea apparently

    Doodle of a bottom dweller slurping his way around.



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    Mord Sith

    Design from Terry Goodkinds book series The Sword of Truth series. A lot of these heads are going to need some bodies which they are attached too!




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    nice start mate i like you sb quite advance skills

    don't stop here keep it up

    good luck and have fun

    Qlotzan

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    Hannar, they look delicious.

    This one is pleased that you've decided to view this ones rendering of a Hannar from Mass Effect.




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    Hungry

    The time is a little after one in the morning and I'm very hungry. Seeing as I have no food at hand I decided to paint my hunger pains. Here resides the angst of my desire to eat!



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    Really liking your creature concepts. They look like something out of Hellraiser!

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    Thanks Trisscar!

    You've got some impressive work yourself! I really like the red that you put into the face of your character, red and black have a great contrast to them. These creature concepts are sort of "cartoony" in the proportions. I've got some clever ideas though I can't wait to get down.

    Keep on striving!

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    Burned Memory

    I used to know someone fairly close to me. Life decided to remove that person from my life. When I think of them there used to be an elaborate visual painting but with time it has become tattered and burned until there won't be a single image left. Here's what I could pull.



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    WIP-Wha?!

    Sort of a WIP showing how I work. Usually in black and white since I'm not that skilled with color yet. After I take a new layer in Photoshop CS5 and place a soft light or multiply to gain a base color and then the fun begins. I'll be posting the final product of this painting once it's done.

    Keep on striving!




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    Fair winter wonder- Self portrait

    Bouncing from attempted realism to something much more expressive is one of the most liberating feelings on the planet. This is also a self portrait, I'm the alluring chap in the scarf.



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    Kahlan Amnell Concept

    Some linework partly painted in from a line up of the character Kahlan from Terry Goodkinds Sword of Truth series. So much work to finish!



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    Another portrait

    Enough said.



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    Female Character

    Yet another female character portrait thrown down. The grainy tv like look is intended to show the character on a computer screen or television. Yawn, no sleep for the decent.



    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Final version of Kahlan

    This was the finished facial concept for her.



    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Good start, I like your #16 Keep posting!

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    Sweet Dreams

    After some advice from a great artist he suggests I post some unfinished work along with sketches and more drawings. Here's one of the first installments of something sketchy and clever.

    Ever wonder why you have nightmares? One of these cute little buggers comes over and latches it's loin like looking maw onto your face and infests you with terror.



    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Older WIP

    Older concept for some Blizzard style armor which is fire/magma related. Worth a revisit later.



    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Thumbs up?

    Some simple thumbnails, working the compositions out of my head.



    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Nice work here, you're off to a great start. My only feedback for you right now would be to focus a bit more on values and less on texture; Your contrast is a bit too high on most of your images, try to find a more well balanced midtone. Keep going!

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    Cgaddict,

    Thank you for the visit and helpful insight. I agree that there are barely a handful of values on most of the pieces of work. I heard that contrast is the answer to all of life's problems, maybe not so much of it though. Your sketchbook and portfolio have some really stunning pieces. Very inspirational and well thought stuff.

    Thanks again for the advice,

    Keep Striving.

    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Sketches

    Few simple doodles of different dragon head designs.



    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Adisona- I appreciate your kind works about the painting, I really enjoy how it turned out. It's nice to see someone really reading into things. Thank you again for stopping by.

    Keep Striving.

    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...seph+McFarlane
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    sketch_2

    Doodles-doodles-doodles. Color is in no way suppose to portray completely accurate shadows and lights. It all felt so flat with just line work.



    Last edited by JosephMcFarlane; October 20th, 2010 at 06:25 AM.
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    sketch_3

    doodle-doodle-doodle



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    Sketches

    Doodle-doodle-doodle.



    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

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    Excuse me while I have a Sketchbook evacuation.

    "Think of the Solution not the Problem."

    -My Artwork can be found here-
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    Baby alien just wants hugs

    Speed painting, off topic I'm not a fan of that term "speed painting". Hyper-render, now that sounds far more badass!



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