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    Officiallamp's Stumbling Sketchbook

    I've been meaning to create a CA sketchbook for awhile, but have been too lazy to do so in the past. I've been trying to kick myself into gear lately as I have oodles of time on my hands that has been, frankly, wasted on my favorite hobby of doing nothing.

    About me:
    I'm an aspiring animator, trying to enter the Commercial Animation Program at Capilano University. I was rejected last year so I'm all aflame to get in this time. Ironically, I feel greater confidence in my more realistic work then in my cartoon or simplified work, so I hope this sketchbook will get me feedback on both my portfolio works and personal cartoon works.
    Currently, I am taking Art History and Life Drawing courses at Capilano while I waste away in boredom waiting for my next chance at entrance to the animation program.
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    ...and also some 2-3 minute figure drawings:

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    One thing I'm never quite sure about is my proportions. I always think I'm drawing people too short, too wide, too long, etc.

    Here's some 1 minute gesture plus 4 minute negative space drawings:

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    Finished, and submitted, my portfolio for Cap's Commercial Animation program. Now I get to stress for the next month over whether I get in or not. Joy!

    Here's some of my favorite parts from it:
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    Hey man, seriously, best of luck to you. Hope you get in! Like your studies, though you ought to post more here yo.

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    Yes, I really should post more, so here's something different:

    A painting I did for my bro.

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    I think your proportions have improved quite a lot, you have really nice gestures as well.
    Good luck!

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    I did a self-portrait using the reflection in my bedroom window. My value control is getting better, but it's not where I'm content with it just yet.

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    A quick back-muscle study from a photo for this rainy day, less then an hour or so. I really have difficulties with this muscle group:

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    I got a letter today informing me that I wasn't accepted into Capilano's Commercial Animation program. I'm super pissed off and depressed.

    I just don't have the spirit to finish CHoW this week, so I'll just post what I got done here:

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    Hey, I read your thread in Lounge and thought I'd have a look at what you got. You've got some good work here, but one thing I'm picking up on is a lack of confidence in your painting: All of your brush strokes are with a with a low opacity brush slowly digging away some form into your image, and while this careful application of brush strokes can indeed be very good at being precise, it's also important from time to time to have a 80-100% opacity brush and try to pick the correct tone / colour yourself, without "easing into" a final result.

    It's tricky, and damn frustrating, but my god you'll learn a lot and learn to work quickly if you try it every few paintings. What this also does is make your brushes look a lot more deliberate, and feel a lot bolder. You can always go back and digitally refine an image, so don't worry about "fucking the drawing up", instead be aware that you can, then make it better.


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    Also: Plot out perspective lines in images with environments!! (saw a few on your DA page)

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    Hello,

    sorry to hear you weren't accepted, I can relate to that. Just keep your head straight and walk on. Where there is will, there is a way.

    Your figure work looks solid and that self-portait rocks. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks for the comments, I've been trying really hard to increase the confidence in my brush strokes, but been really difficult to not pick away at paintings like I usually do.
    I've also been drawing on large newsprint pads lately (just covering my desk like one of those restaurants with paper tablecloths) so scanning those is too much of a hassle. I'd like to get some more non-digital stuff up, though.

    Here's a 1-hour portrait of minamongoose from the "draw me" thread and my WIP from this week's ChOW. The file for this corrupted on me for some odd reason so it won't be finished.

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    Here's another unfinished CHoW:

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