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    Sketchplane ... Flames

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    More to come very soon. I want to keep this sketchbook clean of my laziness so I'm reworking a few posts no worries as there will be a substantial amount of solid work in here.

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    Great start!
    Maybe you could resize the pictures in the first thread, cause I can't really see anything like this :3
    Looking forward to see more!

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    Thanks Ba5u... here are all from the past few days.

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    more to come soon.

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    I have to get some different pencils and some different media and I need to cultivate some focus.

    So far this has been some stuff I have had time to do at work. That should change IMO. not enough privacy and too much distraction.

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    I'm going to pick up some different pencils and some pastels this evening. I do not draw a lot so the above takes some time. I really want to get a lot faster and hopefully I will have some things in here that are as substantial as the ball container study or better. As you can see I did a lesser sketch and then I did a longer study. I don't like posting without putting something here... I had done a short study of a picture of Samuel L Jackson as Mr. Arnold from Jurassic park but it's going to have to be in the next post. Thanks for looking and I hope all is well in your world.

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    Very nice stuff. I like the jar, and your human-doodles, they're looking nice and life like.

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    I'm going to try to do an intensive study of Anatomy starting with skulls and skull reference.

    And so the following is in graphite and tonight the larger , and hopefully more correct, skull will be worked on in charcoal and chalk.

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    I was hoping to use some chalk and make this much fuller and more detailed but the detail just gets lost so easily in the charcoal and I should have darkened the background or started with darker paper.

    If anyone has any tips or links on working with charcoal I'd love to get them.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Skull rehab. I need to draw more.

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    I've deliberately gotten rid of a lot of what I recently had in this sketch book so that I can keep things in here that encourage myself to work on the right things.

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    I am waiting for My Charles Bargue Drawing coarse book to arrive.

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    Hey! Very nice work going on here! I especially love the first post. It has very nice lines and the whole figure looks really fluid. The last post is very nice as well. In the skull drawing, I would say, push the contrast more by making it darker in some parts. Also, try and build up with the pencil to get a more lively shade. Pressing hard on the pencil usually flattens the shade. Hope that made sense. Good luck and keep it up!

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    I got my Charles Bargue book but recently I've been trying my hand and mouse at some sketch and gimp

    Edit: July 28, 2011

    I have decided to remove the Hermit Crab Work from here. I will start a new one that is better right now.


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    Those are some really nice colors in your last post! Kinda has a watercolor feel to it. You're doing all this with a mouse too? Keep up the good work!

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    Just the color is being done with a mouse. I doubt I would have much luck with outlining anything or creating any good line detail with a mouse. Smudging seems to slow me down so that I'm not screwing up the color. And now this is some reference and progress.

    I had to change those legs they were killing me.


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    Quick update. I should have started with a more complete idea. I just haphazardly started looking at the anatomy I wanted to exaggerate and I feel like the idea wants to be something else in my head ( BIGGER CLAWS, smaller head, bigger eyes, jutted jaw). All that said I think this is looking good.

    Edit: Reconfigured the legs and added a fun mouth.



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    really dig your drawings dude, great sense of exaggeration. Also can't wait to see where this WIP is going-its so bizarre!

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    hello! no not perpetual motion, thats impossible!. the exact details of the star drive are too complex to discuss here, but this video will explain more:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Bao...layer_embedded

    agree with Lemur, that wip is intrigueing!

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    Perpetual Motion will be a perpetual notion in the house of cosbys ya see. so here's the result of entertaining an hour. Hours are hard to entertain. David Bowie knows.

    Edit: couldn't stand that one (removed)

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    welp.

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    Hmmmnnyeauh. (kingfish)

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    Darth Vader: Search your feelings you know it to be true:

    naaaaoo! nuuo!

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    I have a Volito II that seems to have zero pressure. A Bamboo Fun would be a step up for me. Maybe you should invest in one as well as it can take ages to something with a mouse that takes seconds with a pen. Saying that, this is weird enough to have it's own life and look forward to the next few installations.


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    I haven't used anything of the sort yet. I feel like I am picking up some speed and I'm reaching a certain limit of detail with the mouse. I am comfortable with the mouse so far. I think if I used a tablet I'd get hooked so I guess I'm classically nervous or apprehensive about using one ... .

    Thanks for stopping by I'm glad you like.

    I think for my next study I might do a scene from the movie Moon

    The next installment

    I'm only working on this for about 30 min at a time every other week day. Just screwin around

    I wanna do some paper sketches so look out for some.



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    A new Work in progress will start from here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljIQo...eature=related

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    new start They will all be in this post.

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    Well, I have have been busy... obviously not here and I must say I haven't touched a pencil to sketch in ... howeverlongit'sbeen ahem. So here's what I've got. It's some ...fan art. Using Gimp and my mouse. I sketched the face first.

    Critique, comment, question?




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