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    sketchbook GO!

    Hey everyone. I've been lurking around for a while, and thought I'd start my own thread.

    I no longer live in a place with a drawing crowd, so I don't have access to advice and asskickings or even art discussion. Hopefully, I can get some that here. I feel like I'm drawing in a void.


    --edit to try to change my thumbnail.

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    Sorry about the shadow on the one. My sketchbook doesn't quite fit on the scanner.

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    This one didn't show up in the last post. It's possible I'm messing up this attachment manager.

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    Hey, lovely pen and ink work. Good tonal variation and the hatching looks pretty darn solid, your forms seem a bit lumpy on the ink bottle still life, but it gives it good character.

    Do you usually draw directly with pen?

    Good stuff, hope to see more soon!

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    I was recently given a fountain pen that I'm trying to get more comfortable with. My regular pen holding habits aren't working so well with it.

    AustenFM:Thanks for the response. Sometimes I lightly pencil in overall shapes. To make sure I get the right number of octopi legs and such. I'm trying to draw direct more atm. Trying to commit to lines and make them look more confident.

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    Thought I'd put something up with a bit of color. Painted from reference found online.

    And a bunch of thumbnails for a personal project that has mostly fallen by the wayside.

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    Study/WIP

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    Nice work ... cant wait to see some more ... especially colour studies!

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    Chiming in to the Kraken+Raven application. Really nice rendering! I wish I could possess the same amount of control over pens.

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    Excellent work so far! Keep posting, dig the darker work.

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    Wow! there is some really nice work here. I really like the octopus.

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    I really enjoy your thumbnail sketches. I think it takes a great deal to express so much with very little line and space.

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    Got a bit lost drawing the turkey face at the bottom.

    I like animals that are sort of beautiful but also sort of monstrous looking.


    Thanks everyone!

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    Nothing great. Just want to keep this thread updated.

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    Whoa, those are some amazing lines *head explodes in awe*

    Check your favourite Imaginary Friend's Sketchbook here (oh and don't forget to say hi)!
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    Keep them coming.. very nice looking stuff

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    The gouache part of the image I have set to thumbnail. For no particular reason, I guess. It's actually pretty old.

    And a study for a thing I'm working on.

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    tnx for the visit.. your lines are beautiful. looks simple but its hard to do..

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    and your sketch book is 5 stars

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    I really like your sketchbook, in particular your animal sketches. Animal sketches usually remind me of the discovery channel, but your animals seem darker and more sinister for some reason. I like it, I like it a lot. And that ship is awesome too.

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    I'm kind of bad at drawing people. My faces always look awkward.

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    I like the use of hatching (Especially like the trees). Don't see good use of hatching much.

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    Line draw is so good! cat with umbrella – nice mood. Have you more digital works?

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    Another olive tree. Or what I think is an olive tree. This time with a dip pen. I'll try to do something different soon.

    n1frit: Nothing new that I would call even "mostly digital". The cat isn't really digital, btw. Only the blue bg in post1 is. The cat and flat blacks are gouache paint.

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    you are very talented indeed. ill give you some stars so hopefully you get a bit more attention!

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    I haven't done anything digital in a while, so I tried this. Let me know what you think.

    I wish I knew how to make crisp curves. I just free handed the cloud line. I tried the (photoshop) pen tool, but I just ended up with curve handles all over the place.

    And thanks for the stars, guys. Awww.

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    very nice..))

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    More people practice, just in pencil this time.

    ETA: And a previous balloon animal. It's pretty old, but I feel so guiltily spammy after so many one pic posts.

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    WOW!!!!!! I wish I could draw like you! It's amazing how you can creat so many arts using so many different medias! Keep going ^^

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    I looked at your work and I liked it! They are quite unusual, and I was interested in their considered different shemki and the combination of graphics with the fragments of colors.

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