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    Diary of a Mad Black Artist

    NEW START (POST COLLEGE) STARTS ON PG 6
    4.9.2015

    After a 2 year hiatus I decided to revive this thread. So unless you want to see freshman year foundations and other early stuff, skip to PG 6. Also, new cropped thumbnail from end of college (May 2014). Joy.

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    2.11.2011

    Well, for lack of a witty one liner to start this off, a straight up intro is gonna have to do. I'm an artist/cellist in his second semester of freshman year lookin to get his Bachelors degree in illustration minoring in animation. I'm hoping to get into the animation industry or work as a conceptual artist for games or film (still keeping the music alive of course).

    I've been alternating my main focus between art and music a lot since high school. One year music, next year art, and back and forth. I love both equally. BUT! Since that magical time of applying for internships and jobs is around the corner, I'm putting in 200% when it comes to drawing. I'm slowly trying to get used to drawing with a tablet, but getting a strong base is my biggest concern, so majority traditional for now!

    But other than that, I'm just looking for some good critique and to improve as much as I can. So by all means, rip me a proverbial new one
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    hey thanks for stopping by my sketchbook Ghast. That portrait looks really nice, good luck with your career goals and keep up the hard work.
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    some gesture drawings from last week (10, 45, and 30 min). This was the model's first time but he did an incredible job. Definitely looking forward to seeing him again
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    A homework study of Paul Cadmus' works (the self portrait from earlier was part of the same assignment), and a christmas card from last year I made for my old music teacher (the portrait's of Rostropovich for you music lovers)
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    i like your start, Like i mentioned before on other sketchbook i admire people who use all kinds of different media and tools to work on their sketches if they go manual. Even if it's digital. Going to keep an eye on your work. Keep it up yourself as well
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    More stuff from the past few weeks. The foreshortened self portrait was one of the first assignments we got (January I think) so I think I have been improving portrait wise

    The rest were gestures and color/light studies. That model was god awful for the record. Didn't keep still at all, couldn't keep time, and to top it off he reeked of BO...Its a good day when I walk in and see a different model lol
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    Excellent start. Keep it up!
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    Ghast - I see you are focusing mostly on traditional media which is looking good! Your figures have a lot of personality to them. I'm looking forward to seeing more from you!
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    Your stuff looks very good.
    But there is something about the eyes of the 2 black guy painting. They both look a little disorted so you might wanna double check them
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    A very nice start! Indeed you're going good; i look forward to seeing more of your work. Best.
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    Thanks guys. nice to have the extra motivaiton

    PeteJ: yeah i noticed. Faces looking up kill me. By the way they're self portraits, thus, like myself, they are black
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    Well, you know the spiel: Practice some more after you think you've practiced enough. It took me a few years to get some of the trickier angles of the face.
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    great portrait, i dig it
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