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    NailBiters Sketch Book: Part 1: the road to not sucking

    Hey everybody I'm new here! I've been lurking around for a long time and i think its about time to post/contribute. Here are a few things to start off. I will try to post frequently, it will be mostly studies or things i have worked on for college.

    in short;
    time to get fucking serious!


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    Welcome! Studies looking good. Esp those portraits, keep rocking!

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    Welcome Really nice stuff here. Looks serious already. What do you study?

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    Thanks, both of you!! . Currently, I'm studying in a concept art program at my local college. It's a one year program and it was just implemented this year, so its not quite reached its full potential. I can't complain though, I'm learning quite a lot and really enjoy it

    Here are a few more old things from the last year or so:

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    Welcome. I really dig the life sketches. Make sure to post often.

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    thank you vatteh and surus! : ) I'm going to make an effort to post at least one thing a day, whether it be old or new (preferably new haha).

    Here are some life drawings from last semester of my classes:

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    stunnninnnngggg!!!!
    Those hands are drawn/rendered like a pro. just sayin'

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    thank you tronrobot! : )

    here are two things i worked on today for class. i used myself as a reference in
    the mirror. They didn't turn out as well as i planned, the eye gave me the most trouble. If anyone has any tips/advice/critiques regarding these types of studies that would be awesome:

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    here are a few more recent digital studies and some sketchbook pages

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    Some knight thumbnails for school before i get to bed:

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    heres a study i'm working on right now. trying to focus on doing some broad strokes and getting the form/lighting decent. If anyone has advice/critiques regarding these kinda studies it would be a huuuuuge help.

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    some more progress made. trying to warm it up a bit more and get rid of all the small details that dont need to be there

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    Piece i worked on yesterday, still in the sketch stage, trying to get the legs right but i can't : (

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    love those hands! and your concept work looks pretty damn good as well. lok forward to seeing more

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    thanks Ghast! Kindof a lack of pencil stuff lately, filled up another sketch book so i need to buy a new one.

    Heres a quick update on those knight designs, added some princess designs aswell. Also, some random ass pencil pages

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    oops! forgot, progress on the drizzt drawing:

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    posting some sketch pages before bedddddd:

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    Hey, I like your sketchbook so far! It looks like you are doing pretty well with both drawing and painting. I especially like the blue hands in the first post, and your painted work. As for the study of the sitting man, definitely continue to push the simplification there - think about stroke economy, staying really basic, and what kind of 3d shapes you are actually rendering and how to make those shapes read. A good trick is to squint at your drawing and the reference frequently, so you can only see large blocks of value/color. For instance, by squinting at your wip and ref, I immediately noticed that the shadowed side of his torso is a few values darker, overall, than you painted it. In any case, good luck!

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    Thanks RedOwl : ) Now that i look at it , the shadows do definitely need to go down in value and need some warming up. I'll definitely give simplification a shot as well! Thanks for the great critique!

    Here is an ear i painted from my reflection:

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    so heres a study i did today. I tried to challenge myself a bit by working at 100% opacity and not using colour picking or any other things like that. The goal with this one was to give some indication of for using simple large brushstrokes, and trying to get the colours right. More studies tomoroooowwww

    Also finished up those byzantine knight + princess thumbs. Started on wrking at some New kingdom egyptian priest + queen.

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    a few new sketchpages. Most of them are studies from life drawing. getting into portrait drawing now, very fun stuff : )

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    more work on the drizzt piece. Tried repositioning the legs and doing some general tweaks. Still just a sketch for now

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    heads from life in top of post 7 show promise, do NOT do color picking - it is like heroin, you only find you need more .. I think getting the drawing down first and then working your shadow shapes in digi or analog will help. I think there is a ton of potential considering you have just started. Keep it up, work hard and things will happen!

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    digging your stuff so far i like your life drawing stuff and the blue hands keep posting

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    good job on those knights and ur studies, keep it up!!

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    @Kevin: Thanks for the encouraging words : ). Yeah , i realized the colour picking could become a problem so i made a conscious effort not to do it in the second nude study i did. Resulted in a poor painting, but i know it will help me a lot more in the long run. Again, thank you for the advice : ) hopefully there's more to come!

    @prsnsweeney: Thank you!, i will definitely be posting more : ) trying my best to make at least one post a day!

    @mrd33ds: Thank you so much, lots more to come! : )


    Heres something i did for colour theory in class. We were supposed to create some complimentary neutral colours in photoshop, not quite sure if I did it correctly. Colour theory is definitely something i will have to work on alot after school is finished.

    Also here are some movie still studies : )

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    Your SB looks great so far, keep it up!
    Looks like you lightened the darks a bit in your movie studies.

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    Wow really loving everything I'm seeing in here! Huge chunks of solid studies design work, and things from imagination. Definitely keep it up that momentum ^^

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    @Pervy: thank you : )

    @Vertical: Thanks for the encouraging words : ), yeah using opacity kind of killed those movie still studies haha. Better ones to come > : )


    Only a small update this morning to make up for a lack of one last night... : ( More posts with some pencil pages coming later tonight : )

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