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    Jim's Great Tome of sketchin' an' Paintin'!

    Hey guys! This isnt the first time Ive thought about doing one of these, but I feel im ready now I have been pushing my skills alot recently and I think help from a wider community would be just what I need! Here's some stuff I have done of late im finally trying to get competant with painting in colour so any comments and crits would be greatly appreciated.

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    Did some skeletol studies this morning in the studio from a skeleton named Bert! no joke thats what they call him :p anyways I tried to put the muscles in over the top from imagination, worked to some extent now ive looked at some pictures im fairly happy.

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    Firstly I'd like to say that I love how confident your lines look. They're very tight and clean (in a good way). I'd also like to see some loose stuff from you too. You have a nice grasp on volume (especially in the plant studies) but I think you could push the values a little more.

    Please post more, I can't wait to see!

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    Hello there, please keep painting and drawing, the more you paint and draw the better you become ... keep up the good work!

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    Thanks for the responses guys!
    Fantillus: I agree, ill see if I can post up some lose stuff and maybe try some paintings playing around with stronger values etc.

    Reok: onwards and upwards

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    I havent sorted any drawings out yet, but I did some designs for a plant harvesting device for my second year film. Their abit wacky more of a starting point I think!

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    Just been trying to paint flesh tones, and its been going better than previous attempts but i still feel like im missing something quite fundamental, any opinions would be greatly appreciated!!! I also painted a little dragon, I tried to go for a more saturated colourful approach

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    Quick colour study warm up, no colour picker was used, trying to train meh eye :p

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    I have started learning about digital sculpting, so ive been practising with speed sclupts, this one took just over 20 mins

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    nice start mate you've such a good digital artwork technique

    post more

    keep it up and welcome to CA

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    wait a min.. is the first charecter (the knight) from the new heroes of might and magic 6!? its so cooll.. good job

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    Looking pretty good bro.. keep up the studies.. =)

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    Dang nice work with the digital painting & sculpting!

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    Cheers guys! yeah I'm defo trying to push on my studies atm! got more life drawing tomorow

    Here is a little tonal sketch I just did trying a different approach to starting painting in photoshop. I started to notice it looked like E.T so he ended up being a lookalike!

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    You've got some awesome stuff here! I'm loving those bone studies, and the little red guy in #7 is great. Keep it up!

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    Here's the studies from this mornen! I'm not happy with my rendering technique on the real arm, something I'm going to have to get better at I thinks :p Couldn't get the whole thing under the scanner very well so sorry about the image quality nm thou hey!

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    An observational drawing I did from a photo i saw on the web, I think I should start spending longer on my drawings, they always look alot better when I do.

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    managed to find what seemed to be the only place that still had James Gurney's 'Colour and Light' still in stock, so I've been reading that and trying very hard to put it into practise and I'm learning alot from it! here's one I did today, please crit I'm not sure how I can improve it more, not sure about the colour scheme either but I didn't really think about that when I started colouring :p

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    awesome work! I'd like to see you do some compositions with backgrounds, or just enviros on their own.

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    Heloooo! some head studies I did this morning, the skulls was a weird angle from the back of the head because I arrived late so I didn't get a very good seat, never the less it was interesting to do! I also bought some blue mechanical pencil lead, which I'm deciding if I like or not I think the colour is allot softer on the eye but the actual lead when using it I'm not sure, doesn't have that scratchy feeling of a H type lead which I like :p

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    some more studies, the face is lop sided and the nose is disproportionate, still any ideas what I could do to improve it! also a hand!

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    some more studies, the face is lop sided and the nose is disproportionate, still any ideas what I could do to improve it! also a hand!

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    I also forgot to mention I got some new books today! wooo! James Gurney's Imaginative Realism(Because Colour and Light was so good!) and The art of Marc Silvestri. Now Admittedly I don't actually read comic books but I love the art work its one of my favourite styles so I did some drawings from his book!

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    Just a little experiment, been doing a little practise piece and I want to know how YOU would make it better or alter it. Ignoring the design and focusing on the painting technique and most importantly colour, cus that's what I'm struggling with here. Thanks!!

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    A personal project, I don't do many environments and I think I really need to do more, it feels very bare to me but I guess I was trying to learn other aspects and neglected some compositional ones.

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    Real lovely studies and the personal little characters really look great! Love them. Pencil lines are also very sweet. You got some nice photo studies, be good to see many more. Keep it up!

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    been trying out sketchbook pro and its great! I'm now finding digital sketching so easy to get stuck into. I think if I could get a crisper out line it would be alot stronger thou, I think for my digital sketching skills its a good start. Please let me know your thoughts on how I could improve this my technique and drawing in digital all together, should drawing be kept traditional and pure? :p its a funny idea I had for a long time to be honest.

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    Photo studeh!

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    really cute photo study .

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    Yesterday I started drawing with my left hand as an excersize (luckily for me I'm ambidextrous thou) this is one of my left hand drawings from today!

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