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    jonorobo's Sketchbook

    First post ever:
    Glad that I can finally post something here. Appears to be a great community. I have been flat out with architecture school but now I am on break.
    I've been working on this drawing for a while now and hoping to eventually give a stab at painting it with my Wacom tablet.
    I see some things that need adjusting and fixing as well.
    I am trying to give her a look of royalty with a twist.
    Any and all crits welcome of course.

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    Looking very good. Very impressed with the amount of detail in this piece. Can't wait to see the final drawing. Hope to see more from you soon.

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    Thank you for the comment. Yeah, the crown is taking a lot longer than I thought, well actually the whole drawing is taking longer than I thought.
    I plan to get back to it today and hopefully get some more done.

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    That's a great opening for your sketchbook (you know that you can and should post here your studies, doodles and sketches rather than creating new topic for every one of them?). Details on the crown are impressive, and theres pretty nice rendering, but I think that her eyes are slightly odd.

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    Thanks for the note Vumi. Yeah I think I know what is wrong with her eyes too. They are tilted oddly, maybe and I think the one on the right is higher than the left. The hair in front of the eye on the left makes it harder to pic out the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonorobo View Post
    Thanks for the note Vumi. Yeah I think I know what is wrong with her eyes too. They are tilted oddly, maybe and I think the one on the right is higher than the left. The hair in front of the eye on the left makes it harder to pic out the problem.
    Yup, and I think that she has them like nearer of right side. It's like her head was intended to be somehow turned a little to the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethany K. View Post
    The rendering and details are great on this piece. Only critique would be that her face looks a bit long. Her eyes look like they should be lower (the face broken up into thirds would be chin to base of nose, base of nose to eyebrows, eyebrows to hairline, though the eyes are the halfway point between the chin and top of head, which is good.)
    Yeah, her head is a bit on the long side. I really just planned on this drawing to be a sketch and nothing substantial but then I started liking it. Oh well.

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    Final?

    the latest version of this drawing. let me know what you think.

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    Sketches from the last 7 days.

    Here is me, making a effort to draw everyday from now on, so as to develop my skills.
    I stopped drawing a lot once I got in university and now, I am realizing just how much I missed it.
    The first image a reference was used.
    I plan to take the SpadeHead (last image) to some sort of finished piece as well. Any thoughts on her would be great.
    Enjoy

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    Some very nice pencils here, do you ever add colour?

    "Simon, believe in yourself. Not in the Simon that you believe in, and not in the Simon that I believe in either. Believe in the Simon who believes in you"
    - Kamina, Gurren Lagann

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    Thank you.
    No, I don't usually add colour. I'm not much good at it. I have been doing some research into it though lately. I hope to start using colour more so that my drawings can stand out better.
    Colour is a hard thing to do well I'm finding.
    Thanks for the note.

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    Wow, incredible pencils! It must take so long to be so precise I admire your patience. A couple of constructive tips, i think your work could be more dynamic if you up the contrast or play with the levels of your sketches so we can see all the nice detail sharp and crispy. Also since your works are scanned in taking them to colour can be fun, because you dont have to worry about making mistakes.

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    Yeah, I think that you are right. Some of the images I have posted are a little on the faded side. Next time I post I will try a coloured version as well.
    I see that in your sketchbook you just add colour over your drawings, looks good. Great work.
    Thanks for the message.

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    Suited Up

    I must admit that this was a little Tron inspired. I hadn't intended that at first. I wanted to draw a girl in a racing looking suit but started to look at Tron images for inspiration.
    Feel like some of the proportions might be a little off but overall I think that it turned out well.
    I'm trying to break the habit of always wanting to polish off a drawing which started as a sketch. Sketches have so much more energy to them as well.

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    First attempt at painting in PS

    I've seen lots of people paint the values of their image first and then colour it.
    This isn't the prettiest picture but figured I'd throw it up there.
    This is my first attempt to do this technique. I'm using the sketch from 2 posts ago.
    Any thoughts on the execution?

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    Figure Drawing 01

    About 24"x18". Done in Conte.

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    Spade Head WIP 02

    Continuing with what I was trying to do in WIP01, which is paint values for an image first.

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    Spadehead WIP03

    Just more work on the same post.
    Also, some horrible colours. As you can see I don't really know what I am doing yet. I painted on Colour and Multiply layers over my Greyscale layer.
    Any thoughts?

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    Great drawing man!!Keep posting!

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    Queen Portrait Colour

    Here's my first go at painting the Queen Portrait image I drew a while ago. There are so many things wrong with this but I would still like to hear people's thoughts.
    The close up of the eye is a tutorial that I followed from Linda Bergkvist on a CGtalk forum.
    This painting was done before I painted the black and white Spadehead image, therefore was done with colour from the beginning.
    I hope to post again soon.

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    Spadehead WIP04

    I have been painting other small things other than this. I just thought that this one was the only one worthy of posting.
    I believe I should move onto a new painting and leave this one alone for now.
    I am still trying to figure out how to properly paint using a value layer with multiply and colour layers. 'tis tricky.

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    Samus Aran

    By far one of my favorite video game characters.
    Did a pencil sketch first. I think the final version will be more like a coloured line drawing. I find this image has a much better look to it with the pencil drawing overlaid. Gives it a more dirty energetic look.

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    Samus Aran WIP 02

    Any comments? Still have to finish her arm gun, then the shading and the BG.

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    Samus Aran Shading

    Hi there.
    Here is my latest installment of Samus Aran.
    I'm trying to shade her again in BW first then adding colour layers overtop.

    Wondering if anyone has any comments or tips on my execution of this so far.

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    nice stuff!
    the eye looks flat to me. there shud be more shading below the tip of the eyebrow to suggest deep eye sockets, research bone structure of the orbital!

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    Thanks for the comment SSquir33. I'm happy that you like my sketches. I assume that you are referring to my Spade Head WIP sketch. If yes, than I understand what you mean, and I will be sure to do that.

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    Tsetse

    My competition entry for the Metroid-Club's "New Boss" over at deviantART
    Here is a link to the competition gallery:
    http://metroid-club.deviantart.com/gallery/29190910

    I've named it Tsetse which is the word for a type of biting fly. "...They live by feeding on the blood of vertebrate animals" Wikipedia

    Any comments are welcome.

    Enjoy

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    Samus Aran Complete

    The latest installment in my Samus Aran painting. I am attempting to paint a background for her as well. But I don't know when I will get that done because I have never done a background before. So instead I decided to just post Samus by herself.

    Scratched metal texture by ~wojtar-stock

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