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    Sketching Skallywag! (Big Update: May 14th 2012)

    SKETCHING SKALLYWAG!

    MAY 14th, 2012

    AHOY MATEYS!!! It's been about a year since I last posted here. It's been nuts. I did an internship at a video game company, and since then I've been totally rocked by school. However, that hasn't stopped me from being creative. There's a big update on the next page over showing how I've improved. Hope you enjoy!


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    One day, I realized that being an artist takes a lot more than innate talent, it takes work. And a heckuva lot of it. So in the spirit of work I figured it's about frikkin' time I made a sketchbook on here and held myself to a regular schedule, forcing myself to improve each day. It's time to set aside the video games and start doing what I really love.

    I hope you enjoy visiting my sketchbook.

    ~Stephen N.
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    Hooray for Google Image Search! I found reference. I always like drawing skulls. Not because I have a morbid fascination with death, but because each one is unique, and is the basis for the facial features of each person. Try this: Take a photograph portrait of yourself. Then, using tracing paper or photoshop, trace the skull over your face using the landmarks of your own face to determine the proportions. Guess what? That skull will look like YOU! I really enjoyed that exercise, I could actually recognize my own skull.

    Anyhow, just trying to get used to using a tablet again. I can't believe I haven't drawn in so long....

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    This started as a value study and turned into more of a Kristen Bell is hawt study....

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    Cool drawings. It's good to hear that you're taking initiative to improve your art -- it's definitely something I'm trying to work on these days. After all, artistic growth comes with perseverance and dedication. Feel free to check out my sketchbook -- it's mostly figure studies and some cartoon scribbles thus far but I'd love to get some feedback
    SKETCHBOOK - last updated 07/05/11

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    Thumbnails for this week's CHOW.

    Post-Apocalyptic Paladin!

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    Moar art, and i love the skull study ^_^

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    Pirate Practice

    This picture has taught me several things. That I know nothing about back-lighting, nothing about complimentary shading, skin textures, nor neck anatomy. That painting without reference sucks. And that I frikkin' love pirates.

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    Hey, thanks for checking out my sketchbook

    Your skull studies are great, you seem to really understand the form,

    Damn, i wish I had the bawls to enter the weekly competitions!
    Some good thumbs happening - I like how the rightmost one pops out immediately, while the left and top-middle have potential for some really cool narrative context.

    Keep on studying, understanding, moving forward.

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    Cheers Dave, thanks for commenting on MY sketchbook! I'll be sure to keep an eye on yours in the future!

    Here's some WIP's for the CHOW entry....

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    Good stuff Demo! Keep up the hard work and keep posting your stuff in here!

    Lookin forward to the next update

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    Thanks Beek!

    More WIP's....

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    nice SB, I'll just recommend for improving your painting to start thinking more in shapes and get rid of the lines, you just need to get loose, the same happens to me, I stick to my line drawing and it is bad for painting. Excellent job with Kristen Bell

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    Getting tired of looking at nuns....

    Random doodles to loosen my mind up, and remind myself how much I suck at color

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    Hey, thanks for writing in my sketchbook. I get so little comments, or expressed interest so I appreciate it.

    You seem to have a good understanding of form. Perhaps now work on lighting and color. Start with a base color to define mood and atmosphere. Artists like kekai kotaki and marco djurdjevic do this very well. I haven't experimented enough to apply it to my own work, but it helps. Push your values.
    Aside from anatomy, you're doing well.
    Your chow entry made me realize such cool themes and characters can emerge from that forum. I have yet to join the weekly chows, but so far nothing's really interested me.

    Post more!

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    nice work here.. and ur right it takes looots of work to be better... and i wonder.. do u have some anatomy or perspectice sketchs u did before ? upload if u have them coz it will make u see ur progress after a while .. and it will make u feel better
    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

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=203429

    Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/SalemShanouha

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