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    Serious Business SB

    Hi there! I'm a 25 year old design student and my dream is to become a
    full-time illustrator. Since daily practice is the way to improvement
    I hope this sketchbook will help me not to loose my motivation. ^^
    Comments and crit are totally welcome!



    here are some photo studies:







    Marlene Dietrich



    my first attempt at master copy, Needlewoman by Velazquez



    some WIPs






    That's it for now, I'm gonna post some anatomy studies and more practice stuff soon!

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    The first one is cool. You could try to add other cool colors and tones to add more life and make it more artistic. Ariel is sweet but the skin shading is rough - maybe softer touch will be only in plus Here is the color issue again - the hair is not only light red and dark red... add orange maybe wine color. The tail too add blue tones atc...

    Cheers.

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    studies

    some pencil stuff from today!
    I'm trying to do more pencil shading since I mostly used them for Outlines.

    from hogarth



    from fotos





    pencil sketch for an artwork a friend requested for his band



    This was an attempt at this weeks Chow which is Steampunk-Hero, I think I pulled off the steampunk, but not the Hero-part



    and some WIP-Emoness



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    Really good studies mokka. Lovely Emoness

    I'm trying to better my art, so, leave a crit on my sketchbook... Thank you!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=200864
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    @Woodensyrup Thanks a lot! Glad you like it

    Couldn't do much today because of university, but with Algenpfleger
    in mind I want to do studies every day

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    and a cell phone from life



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    The artwork you did for your friend's band is really awesome! The idea is great, and the interpretation equally well.
    Your pencil values and anatomy are fine, though your digital don't seem comfortable yet. In any case, you're doing the right stuff, just keep at this. Great start

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    @BlackDelphin Thank you very much for the encouraging words! The Design was fun and you're right about the digital stuff, I'm not quite comfortable with painting yet, I hope I can work on that by doing more foto and life studies.


    also from today, a portrait from life I did with the mirror I bought for my desk (looks kinda weird, having this huge mirror on my desk but oh well...)
    Also normally I wear glasses but I didn't want to paint them, but I couldn't take them off either cause everythings blurry without them so I had to improvise a little



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    Thanks stopping by my sketchbook.I like the first one and the pencil stuff of the human body.Keep it up!

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    @MaFeng Thanks a lot! I'll keep it up ^^

    today's stuff, liner sketches from fotos, trying to use different
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    I'd like to do the old Chow themes for practice, this one was
    Fantasy Pinup



    a metal study



    and some work on the little mermaid piece



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    nice studies! maybe try to use softer brushes keep it up

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    @Eric-Anthony: Thanks for the advice! I've tried to use a softer brush for the
    following foto study and I think it helped.
    I want to push this one a little more, so it's still unfinished




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    Nice lookin' sb you got here, I'm really digging your color studies. One thing about your mermaid piece, though, watch the shadows on her left arm (our right). The way you have it almost makes it look like a shirt sleeve.

    Keep posting! ^^

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    Hi there! I think more stilllifes will give you better results at this stage. Painting from refs is helpful but it's still a 2D. Once you've mastered the color, doing refs things will take less time.
    Have a good one.

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    @Dana T: Thanks for the crit! I've tried to blend the shadows, I'll post the WIP again in a couple of days since the comments have really helped

    @Creusa: Thank you! I'll try that

    here's a small update, foto reffed horse and coffee mug from life





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    Thanx for visiting my SB I like your studies a lot especially from imagination. The only advice I can give, is to try to use bigger strokes at first and than bit by bit go to small strokes. Like on #7 or third pic on #1 we see a lot of strokes that we don't really need. But anyway, you've improved a lot, so keep this work and you'll get perfect very quickly

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    @ in2eternity
    Thanks a lot for the useful advice! I have used bigger strokes
    in this self portrait and I think it made shading somewhat easier



    and some hogarth



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    I like your pencil works!
    Eh eh eh.....Ariel is my favorite Didney princesse I think that you have done a great job with colors!
    ThankU for the advice you gave me!

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    @*Rena*

    you're welcome and thank you! Mine too, I've loved the movie since is was little ^^


    some painting practice, I first painted in black and white and started to colour ofer the greyscale image. Haven't used that method before and I'm not quite sure how to get the right colours



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    I like the design of the character.
    The skin looks a bit gray to me but since you used that method I supposed that is just 'couse of that.

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    @ *Rena*
    thank you! Your right about the greyness, I'll go
    back to starting with colours from the beginning

    mexican inspired illustration I did in class, it's based on the mexican La Catrina figure
    from the day of the dead.




    and some portrait/skin tone practice



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    I simply love yours calaveras!!!!really!!!
    Maybe instead of starting from the beginning you coudl use a layer in colorised mode for add a bit of color and than paint over, so you will not lose all your work, just an idea.

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    @*Rena* thank you very much, I'm glad you like them!
    and thanks for the tip, I'll try that one next time ^^

    here are some photo studies and the last two are from Sherlock Holmes Screencaps, which was great fun! I'll do more of those from now on ^^









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    I like so much Guy Ritchie films!!!
    I think that you've done a great works with colors and values as always but the characters aren't very alike.

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    long time no post, maybe I can breath some life into this thing

    Wips and practice stuff:

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    Heeey It's been a while! Post more!

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    @creusa
    here it comes ^^

    finally I've got more time for practice, so here are some things from the last couple of days.

    bw character design



    screenshot study






    and some tweaks on a pic I already posted



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    lines for this weeks Chow,
    mutant desert dweller that can run long distances and
    likes to harpoon everything that moves ^^



    and the colouring WIP



    and a quick color study



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    working on portfolio stuff and practicing ^^

    a skintone study



    unfinished value study



    portrait pratice



    cliché castle Wip



    and character design wips





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    some foto study stuff and
    a female warrior design ^^







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    long time no post... a lot hast been going on in the last
    months, I've graduated and will soon be doing an internship
    in a game company, I'm super exited! Here's some stuff I did
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