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    Benlin Alexander's Sketchbook!

    HELLOOO!! A few of my friends have been bugging me to get on this site for a while now sooo..here I am! My name is Benlin Alexander, 20years old, and currently in my third year at RIT.
    So I think I'll start off with what I have so far. All critique is welcome! Thanks so much for viewing and hope you all like it!
    -Benlin

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    I love pencil work!

    Can't wait to see more

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    wow, you certainly know what you're doing!

    quite hard to criticise, most of it looks great! I would've loved to see some more evidence of construction and some more gestural stuff, like with the birds. they're so nice and loose, compared to them your other stuff looks a bit stiff

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    Hey man, fantastic start. The selfportraits (i presume) are especially nice. Still lifes as well. Cant wait to see where this is going!
    Cheers

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    Really strong work, I'm also looking forward to more!

    "Three's so little room for error."--Elwell
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    really nice pencil rendering skills.

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    Wow! Great start! Keep on posting pencil sketches and pages, please! I wish, I could render that way!

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    Yeah man! Nice work, glad you finally got your sketchbook up and running!

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    Great work, inspiring superman skintone rendering. Hope to see more

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    AWE-SOME-WORK-BRO and congrats on starting an SB!!!!

    We gotta get an RIT party up in herrrrrrrrreeeee!

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    Its always nice to see GOOD traditional art.
    You have a good hand on that.
    Keep posting, i want to see more.

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    Nice renderings man! I like that superman pic. And the self-portraits are real nice too!

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    .:WoLf:.: Thanks!! I really like pencil work too!

    NeonDuck: I appreciate you critique! You are absolutely right. I need to work on gesture more. Thanks!

    Tigermilk: Hey thanks! I'll try to keep posting.

    Cory Hinman: Wow thanks so much! I wont let you down!

    Saran09: Sweet! I appreciate that! Colored pencil has been one of my favorite mediums since I was a kid.

    surus: Thanks!1 Rendering can definitely be learned. I always learn something new every time I do it so definitely practice more and more.

    Jasper_: Thanks dude! I love your sketchbook by the way.

    Nistarn: Skintone is definitely worth learning. For example: did you know there's so much green on the human skin? Check it out-look at the shadows on your skin! Thanks for you comment.

    Parsakoira: I appreciate it, thanks!

    Ixius: Thanks dude! RIT!!!

    Harijan: Dude, you just inspired me like crazy with that comment! I was starting to doubt my traditional methods a little but you got me back on track. Thanks again.

    poetry man: Thanks so much!

    ladyknowles Thanks, you guys are so motivating! I can't get off this site now.


    Ok, let's step back from the rendering. Here's a light study I did. Did I get it? What do you like and not like? Colors? Contrast? I would really like to capture how strong, direct light lays over things. All comments are greatly appreciated.

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    awesome work mate. love the superman for sureee

    Sketchbook

    my subconscious does not stop begging my conscious to draw.
    hmm does that mean im a slave to my subconscious?
    at least it doesnt beg for crack. ha.
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    I know I'm also addicted truly to this site I find myself wanting to draw 24/7

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    Awesome sketchbook! Can't wait to see more

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    holy camoly!

    Beautiful stuff here. defenitely post more so we can get to know you better around here!

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    mrd33ds: thanks!
    ladyknowles: Absolutely, I'm glad I joined.
    Cameobug: Thanks!!
    lolbbq: No problem dude! Thanks for the compliment!

    Here's a quick doodle I did today of a dragon that I'm designing. Ball-point pen and colored pencil.
    Don't forget to rate my sketchbook!! thanks!

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    nice coloring on that last one dude!!!!!!!! prismacolors?? the wings look like ink wash but I know how good you are with colored pencils so I can never tell haha

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    Nice man, really dig out you left some of the sketch unrendered, that highlighted area is really coming out of the page.

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    Ixius: Thanks man!! The wings are peach and blue prisma and then graphite pencil to fill in the little gaps (thanks to that mechanical pencil you showed me).

    Japser: Yeah I'm starting to like that too. I wasn't sure at first. Thanks for letting me know.

    Here's last night's speed sketches: some the first one was a torso study the the rest are 20minute, 10minute and so on sketches. The eyes on that 20min one is very weird- darn it.
    Thanks for visiting.

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    hücumkedi: Thank you.

    Here's some more figure drawing from life. Ill upload the rest as soon I get the time-Gotta finish up a portrait by tonight!

    Thanks everyone for viewing.

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    I like the stuff you have up here! I also really like the fencer (i fence!) - the last portrait seems to be a little out of proportion? Or is it just him? Seems fine otherwise.

    Anyways can't wait to see more!

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    My57: Hey thanks! Which portrait are you referring to? The one on the bottom-most? that one is a close up of the guy laying down on his stomach so his head is leaning on this hand making his cheeks a little mushy. Either that or it could just be disproportionate but thanks for letting me know! It's always great to meet another fencing artist. I'm working on a few fencing promotional poster right now so I'll post those up when I finish.

    I finally finished this wedding portrait commission! Took me a while but what matters is that it's finally done!
    The following is my drawing. I take the reference photos and print them out 8x11''. Then I draw it out on the bigger 18x26'' paper. No griding or tracing allowed in my work.
    Then I transfer that over to my illustration board and paint it in acrylic. The proportions and such are fixed along the way.
    Hope you guys like it, and thanks for visiting!

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    the whole piece is awesome but I especially like the details on the sari! Nice one man!

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    Good to see that thing finally finished man, it turned out really sweet!! I love that it's in acrylics too, it's a nice reminder that solid blending can still be achieved with that medium.

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