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    Hello everyone, my name is Jamie. I do have an associate degree in graphic arts and have plans to continue my education at a art college somewhere. I Originally planned on being a graphic designer; now I'm leaning more towards Illustration. I've been putting my art on the back burner for the past few years and I think its time to polish my skills some more. Here I go!

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    WHAT IS THIS travesty. I fail to see why no-one has commented here after your dry patch....i guess ill be proud to be the first. First of all well done for finally making a sketchbook! a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and all that.

    The first piece seems to be the best in my opinion! I like the coloured background but i think youve used the skin tone on a bit low opacity on the top of it as the purpley blue tone shines through oddly (unless its a low opactiy gradient?) -are you using a tablet bud?

    The proportioning on it seems pretty good too- if i can spot anything which needs correcting its *possibly* the slope/curve of the neck ever so slightly and bring the hairline a bit lower at lower down by the ear.

    Give that piece an hour + more refinement and i think you'll be proud of yourself.


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    Hello there mate. I remember you visited my sb some time back. i couldn't thank you properly coz you didnt have a sb at that time.

    so let me say Welcome to CA sketchbooks. Hope you do some fantastic art and share em with us. I wish you all the best

    i have no crits for now. but i really like the colors you have used in the first piece.

    lets see some more work, yeah ?
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    Thanks for the support in my sketchbook!

    I would say spend some more time with what you have here, but there's not much to critique at the moment, so post some more!

    I'll be checkin in for a real critique soon!

    keep posting
    ...the imperfections make it interesting...

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    Footstepsbeckon Yeah your right. These were done in around 30 mins. I could probably refine these a lot more but I was not feeling any inspiration at the time. I do have a tablet too. Thanks for the encouragement my friend.

    Devastacio Thanks for stoping by.

    Dope Fiend Your right. I could make these better but I just wasn't feeling the excitement with these.

    This piece is a work in progress. Spent about 2 and half hours so far.

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    Looking good so far, you have a distinct style, that's a good thing!

    I would say it could use some pronounced highlights, it seems a little flat, and the cheekbones seem a little odd..but maybe that's just me.
    ...the imperfections make it interesting...

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    Another Hour (almost done)

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    haha buddy! thats an amazing update D: either thats a very vast improvement or you have a distinct style youve been hiding. Noentheless i love the piece! :3


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    Hey there, sorry for the late reply mate. I wanted to mention something about post #5 yesterday. when i look at the left ear in relation to the left side of the face and the top of the head, i see some oddness. Minor one it is but it could turn into a major one later when you paint this fully.


    I like the muted color scheme. i really like stylized characters anyway, so ill wait and see how this piece gonna shape up. Keep up the good work mate.
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    Dope Fiend I tweaked the the jaw a litte bit. I should of dropped the left cheek down a little, I forgot. I bumped up the contrast too and it looks a lot better. Thanks.

    Footstepsbeckon Thanks. The first two images were not a very good representations of what I'm capable of. I did'nt spend more than 30 mins on those first two. I really need to learn patience. I spend more time and effort on this piece and the outcome was well worth it.

    Devastacio Damn, I was hoping no one noticed. JK. Thanks for the input.

    Boom! Were finished!

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    Have to say I laughed at your last post. Great start so far, can't wait to see what other things you come up with- keep on posting!
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    Hey there,

    I really like the finished piece. still the top of the head looks bit out of place. but its a minor problem. His left shoulder hmmm i just felt theres some oddness there but maybe im wrong. maybe its some minor shading error. anyways proper good job mate. lets see some more funny characters!
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    Haha! He would make a great date! By the way, I'm glad you finally linked to a sketchbook, it brought me so much worry, not being able to track a thread down to return your comments

    There might be too much purple in the overall piece, unless he's a Purple People Eater?
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