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    Dalibor's Sketchbook

    I have been a lurker for some time, and I have finally decided to post some of my stuff.
    Usually I carry a portable pastel sketch box wich I get to use for sketching and concept studies. Most of the images that you see here are done rapidly on the subway.
    At first it was a bit hard to get used to the constant shaking of the train but I am getting used to it lol.

    Recently I revisited my favourite sci-fi oldie, "Close encounters of the third kind" and decide to color script the film.
    These sketches are small in size about 5x2.5 in. Most are left sketchy and rough, but select few are given more love


    Comments and critiques are always welcome!


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    Welcome dude! Thanks for posting your stuff! I absolutely love the way you're using light and color with those pastels. Definitely looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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    Welcome on CA forum, very nice pastels ...and very good colors ....good job and show us more


    Dobrodosao na forum ,dobri su ti pasteli ,rad sa njima zahteva majstorsku ruku a koliko mi se cini ovladao si tehnikom veoma dobro.

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    Thanks Jasper I am glad you like the work. I was a bit hesitant posting non digital work, but I figure painting is painting no matter the medium, right.

    Thanks Sivonja!
    Hvala na dobrodoslici Drago mi je upoznati umijetnike i iz naseg kraja!

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    More studies from "Close Encounters"

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    Hey,thanks for dropping by, I find your work amazing, looking forward to see more. And non digital is refreshing to see.

    Pozdrav.

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    PeteJ Thanks, I am glad you like the work

    Liberty, Likewise, thanks for stoping by. I just realized that you are from Croatia. I was born in Sisak Zivio!

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    The 5th image on your 1st post really comes alive, awesome work on the lighting!
    I haven't come across many pastel SB's here, so yours sets itself apart

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    SandyMan Thank you!

    Last weekend I hang out with bunch of my friends at a cottage up north. Fun fun weekend. I managed to do this quick study, as I started to paint one of my friends added an apple he was eating lol.

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    Couple of ref studies for a weekly challenge. Sea creatures.

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    Pirate hideouts

    Here are some sketches for a weekly challenge on a theme "Pirates".



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    Dado!!!
    wow your stuff is amazing!
    keep posting them.
    You should teach painting too and not just animation C:
    I can't believe you sketch on the subway with pastels lol it must have been very messy at first.

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    Hey Mariana!
    Thank you for your kind words. It is a such a pleasant surprise to find you here on CA
    Sketching with pastels on a subway is not as messy as one would imagine. I use nupastels wich are a harder brand that don't powder so much. Also, I keep a steady supply of those travel moist napkins so my hands keep clean.
    Now, let me jump over and look at your sketchbook

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    Wonderful work! :] I'll have to google up what pastels mean.. I have no idea, but I like your work nonetheless!

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    Oh my gosh, your pastels are very impressive! I tried using oil pastels for the first time a few days ago and they proved to be very challenging. I didn't know what I was doing, and they were messy and smudgy, and I couldn't get them to go on smooth, and it was a frustrating first experience, haha. Your work is inspiring though, I might pick them up and try again. The nice thing about trying a new medium is you gain more appreciation for people's work when you realize just how difficult it is.

    (Edit: I love that lemon.)

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Dalibor, these are fantastic. Your able to describe light, space, form and so well. They feel really expressive, too. Pastel...haven't had my hands on it for awhile, but I'd love to jump back in.

    Great stuff!

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    Mila: Thanks! Pastels are pure powdered pigment "chalkish" sticks. I have been working with them for the pat year, but still feel clumsy.

    Manlybrian: Thanks! I tried using oil pastels in past, but had no clue what I was doing. These are just regular soft pastels, so no oil in them. Check out Bill Cone link, he is a pixar guy who is a master of them.

    Nickodemus: Thank so much! Give them a try they are a at of fun



    OK Here is an update. This are last in set from "Close Encounters". I did close to 50 studies, and really learned a lot from them.
    Alos I wanted to post a couple of studies from my homemade pastel sketchbook. I did mostly still life studies, short 35min, ala prima style.

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    Wow, that Pixar guy knows his stuff. I'm subscribing to this thread, I'd like to follow your updates.

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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    Wow, holy crap! I didn't even know you can do this with pastels.

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    Wow I don't think I've ever seen such accuracy of colour with pastels before, this stuff is scrumptious!

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    whoaaa, your stuff is amazingg! I love that jug with the sand in it and the silver pan, that's just amazing the way you make it look so realistic! keep drawing *_*

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    manlybrian: Thanks for subscribing, yeah Bill Cone is awesome.

    Saara_: Thank you blushing...

    octopus_interphone: Thanks, pastels are challenging when it comes to precision, and often I come to a halt and complain that I don't have the right pastel colour, but there is always a way to cheat your way trough by mixing colours right on the paper

    tartancrow: Thank you for the encouraging words


    I did not update this sketchbook in a long time. I recently bought a house and had to do some renovation. Now, the dust is settling down and I have more free time to sketch and paint.

    Here are couple of pieces from past week or so.

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    I did this little guy during lunch time, I wana do more of him.

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    Subway sketch, they are fun to do, you never know when they will get off.

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    I live closer to the beach now, this was my first plein air since the winter.

    Cheers!

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    Oh woa, those pastels are wonderful. Your ikea pot is sexy

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    it's funny you mentioned Bill Cone, as soon as I opened you thread my head went straight to the concept art from "Finding Nemo" without having read your post on Bill. Great job!

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    beautiful mood in those! I really love them, especially the more detailed ones. You really have an eye for color. keep it up, can't wait to see more!

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    jbrown67: Thank you, glad you like them


    Helio: Hah, thanks I love Pixar stuff, especially pastels work that they do. If you have not loked at Noah Klocke's stuff you should!


    Kiwee: Thanks! Painting metal is lots of fun. I think I will do more!

    I usually try to paint for an hour every day before work. These are my latest ones. They are all from life, done in one sitting. Critiques are welcome!


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    your skill level is insane. i am curious to see some digital stuff!

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    damn mate! awesome stuff, i think u perfected pastel drawing do you draw with other techniques, if yes show us!!!

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    wow awesome new stuff! I love that little caterpillar.
    I love the ones in the last post as well.
    How big are these paintings?

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    Amazing stuff in here, welcome on CArt. Now we are 3 Tonians mingling
    around this sb, I said it to Voodo too that I sometimes sketch out with
    people from the subway sketching group. I am always looking for friends
    who sketch in town. Would like to HANG out sometimes other than helping
    out and feed backing us in here. I am impressed how you use this soft
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    *critique* advice* help full links* paint overs, highly appreciated !

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