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February 10th, 2011 #1
James Thomas' Weekly Sketchbook :D
Welcome to my sketchbook! I will be posting each week (sometimes in-between) of all the projects, concepts, sketches and FUN!
First, about myself- I am 22, studying my last year in a BA of Game Design at university, in my spare time i play games, make games, and draw
Art has been something I've wanted and have been perusing all my life, and I take it very serious and each day i am trying to improve myself.
Initially i wanted to start a new sketchbook, make a new alias- but I've decided i want to build on top of who i already am, i'm not totally ashamed of who i was once, and perhaps who i will become still.
But i am going to aim to be a better be, the best me!
So i declare from Feb 17, 2013 that i will be trying my hardest as an artist, a man, and a dreamer to become the best i can be in what ever i set my mind to.
I will forgive myself for any wrong doings in the past, any mistakes- bad habits, flaws- because i wouldn't have the capability i do today, no, the THIRST i have today to win at life!
I hope you enjoy the new me, and my new sketchbook! (And possibly new styles!)
There also will be game design and game Assets(3D modelling etc) in here too!
-PS, i start university back in 2 weeks, and i hope it goes well
I had a cool self made quote to go with this:
"When i came into existence, you could already crawl, by the time i could crawl- you could stand, you can run and jump and do amazing things- but now that i can stand too, at least i have a chance at your throat!" -James
Last edited by James Thomas; February 17th, 2013 at 02:29 AM. Reason: reopening sketchbook
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hey providence! welcome to ca!
im new myself.......great start man, love the hair on that portrait, ur sketch is wiked too. keep it up!
February 10th, 2011 #3
Thanks mate, I dont mind the hair too, though i will be working alot harder on my stuff and post regulary!
February 10th, 2011 #4
verry good drawing you got there Providenc, you are placing your lines on the right place and make them clearly. good digital image too.
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February 10th, 2011 #5
i like the clearrence in the sketch book image more then the digital.. ur hand seems more confident in pencil or ink .. i think most ppl will talk about anatomy and how u should be practicing more .. it will help u with ur figure and portrait drawing.. but ur up to a good start mate.. dnt lose faith in urself.. and keep on posting
i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything
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February 10th, 2011 #6
deadlyhampster-> Thanks mate i will post more sketches today then ^.^
Rain Walker-> yeah definently need to do anatomy, thanks for the advise, maybe thats what ill post today, some anatomy studies and a photo study with pencils..
February 11th, 2011 #7
Sorry for the late update! but i had some personal trouble today haha- just wanted to do some skulls but got bored and decided to do something creative :] Enjoy
February 12th, 2011 #8
Some older photoshop works, dont beleive in fanart but yes thats Ichigo apparently (i dont watch the show) just did it out of opacity whites with ref. and the second piece if just a landscape desset concept, living inside a cacti. :]
hope i can get some feedback and some more comments soon! i need inspiring tbh haha!
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February 12th, 2011 #10
Leo_7 -> thanks mate, ill be sure to check out your work regulary in the future, keep it up yourself! :]
February 13th, 2011 #11
February 14th, 2011 #12
Tronrobot -> thanks, not as good as your work haha, but ive been busy and that was fairly rushed..much too busy.
hoping to post some work tonite..really will try!
February 14th, 2011 #13
hm yep your pencil is stronger than your digitals. Try making digitals less blurry (use more hard brushes and don't give in to the temptation to blend everything immediately when you are just starting)
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February 14th, 2011 #14
Krysjez -> Thanks for your advice, ill definently take that into consideration- your sketch style probably shreds mine to pieces in some aspects anyways, and your photoshop is probably on par. wouldnt mind seeing some sharpness from yours too! (reverse crit) =] but i mean well! thanks again
February 15th, 2011 #15
just a page that i did for anatomy, its going to be my focus this week so all im going to be doing is working hard on anatomy and faces! wish me luck and support :] will be posting daily! -more coming tonite
February 15th, 2011 #16
A late post as promised, Loomis study, just did my own rendering for practise and drew a character in the corner which i dont mind him, Crits welcome :]
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February 16th, 2011 #18
Studies from Andrew Loomis - wish i could draw his babes as good as him XD
kinda hitting the fundementals of rendering and anatomy, trying my best, its pretty difficult stuff to me! and it takes me a while to churn a page out too i find!............ as much as i want to jump on photoshop and such im trying to get back to basics so that overall i become a better artist =] Crits more than welcome. Enjoy!
February 16th, 2011 #19
February 16th, 2011 #20
This work is getting too difficult for me still. i keep wondering what im going to use these lovely sketches for if it takes me so many months just to learn basics- unlike your strong sketchbook, i only like the pieces that actual mean something/ doing something- a true concept.
even though studies are neccesary, especially for the human body- im just getting too bored wanting perfection/ the ultimate pose. i like ideas, the material something is made of, a location, a futuristic design of a car -> how it functions, why does it function. ect.I need meaning to my work- so maybe i will just go for ideas, and the repetition of drawing them will increase these "basics" in time.
if anyone has a better theory then that, go ahead and Enlighten me thanks!! :] Peace.
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February 16th, 2011 #21
Very good work in paper.
Your studies are good,as well as your theory.You must feel happy when you drew.Sometimes,you have some ideals,then do it,man!The studies are help you show your ideals.Keep post.
February 16th, 2011 #22
MaFeng-> thanks for your compliments, but i am definently tossing up between more "concepts" vs. anatomy, and learning. ie, more fine art stuff. i dont actually like much in this world. so thats why i think concepts are important. they are ideas that differ from the existing!
February 16th, 2011 #23
This is some older work, about 2 months ago, Posting it so i can get some Critiques!!! (these are 2 seperate images) haha
Hope you like it, just an undersea concept. followed by more of a pirate ship type of thing haha! just experimented idk, they still took there time to produce but i hope to get faster in the future with your help! ty! (these are 2 seperate images) haha
February 17th, 2011 #24
Another one of my older favourites, done with ink and a brush on a 30cm x 120cm long piece of thick paper. had to cut it in 2 for photo purposes.
will be posting something new tonite, free bumps :] crits welcome! Thanks
February 17th, 2011 #25
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February 17th, 2011 #26
Geth -> Thanks mate, i need as much motivation as i can get - having a really bad week..
thanks though, ill give your sketchbook a looksie !
February 18th, 2011 #27
Late post, but i am currently trying to work out the kinks of this character demon type thing im doing for a photoshop final. This is what im currently working on and will hopefully post the final before i pass out and fall asleep haha! hope you like it,
feel free to crit on these sketches too for ideas will be much apreciated! (as i might do follow-up finals in the future) thanks!
February 18th, 2011 #28
nice sketch page! really digging that helmet on the top right...reminds me of one of my favorite designs..the balrog from lord of the rings. also like the chains and misselanious items on the ground, etc.....like its got a story connected to it. can't wait on the final!
- post more on the character
February 18th, 2011 #29
tronrobot -> thanks, i will go to bed and post a work in progress and such in the morning! (waking up in 4 hours) itll b worth the wait, thanks. hope anyone else is waiting for it :]
February 18th, 2011 #30
Work in progresses done today, after this i will post a final!
if anyone had some advice on where to place the demon or any tips and tricks of photoshop then please go ahead before i finish my piece off, thanks :]
not the best at this type of stuff, but im trying to make most of the cave a pretty smooth red, and then will add more rock textures on the walls and the demon will roughly go either on the left (almost a side on view) or a 1/3rd view on the right walls, inbetween the posts.- also thinking of experimenting with the white light, ie. make it a eerie green and such - hope youve got some advice for me! thanks.