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Thread: ELHERO's Sketchbook
June 16th, 2011 #1
good to meet y'all. just starting to get into digital painting after doing graphic design for years. Gonna start posting some of my WiPs, feel free to give me feedback and pointers, I know I'm a beginner so I'm here to learn
gonna try to attach tidbits of the newest images to this first post so it updates the icon. try!
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Welcome - and looks like a good start ~ keep on posting and I'll be around.
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
June 16th, 2011 #3
That character looks pretty cool, i can see that the focal point is the upper body n face, but since its just a character and not a scene, i think it'll look better if you give more definition to his clothing and feet
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June 16th, 2011 #5
Looking very good! Hope to see more from you
June 16th, 2011 #6
Use bigger brushes!!!!
Other than that, keep going.
June 16th, 2011 #7
ill throw in some more soon! thanks for the encouragement!
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Great for a beginner! Honestly the only thing I could see improvement on would be anatomy, like his torso is short for his build. If someone hasn't mentioned it already or not I would check out posemaniacs.com for practice.
Keep up the good work!
June 17th, 2011 #9
just thought itd be cool if robocop was a little more gritty. another wip.
June 17th, 2011 #10
@cbee, you're totally right. it's funny how you don't notice things until people point them out. thanks
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welcome! and definetely add more. it seems like people are eager to help these are good, but following the pointers that the others have mentioned will make them even better.
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June 17th, 2011 #12
@jasmineheartsart, definitely, will do.
June 19th, 2011 #13
I elongated the torso, started rendering out the pants. took out the swords for the moment to help me visualize the body better. still feeling iffy about the neck/head connection. feedback?
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June 19th, 2011 #15
That's true about the neck, at the moment it looks like it's attached to his ear. Try moving the head a little higher up, or the shoulder muscles slightly further down. Great detail on the face, good job. And welcome to CA!
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June 20th, 2011 #16
moved up the head, elongated the torso. worked out some more muscles.
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June 22nd, 2011 #17
working on my first Chow right now, check it out, some cool entries thus far. i know the hands are not yet figured out, still trying to decide how they should be...
August 11th, 2011 #18
some new sketches im working on
should be polishing them up in the coming week. cheers
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August 11th, 2011 #21
well....nice study n all.
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last 2 posts are awesome. the first ones do feel a bit odd because of the small brushes
August 11th, 2011 #23
here are some chows that i colored for those who asked. im not the best color person but practicing!
August 11th, 2011 #24
I'm really liking the black and white wips, you seem to understand easily lights and values. I'm digging the warrior's face as well.
I also quite enjoy the design or the orc, belt and face especially.
Nothing really helpful comes to mind right now. But I'm really going to follow your thread!
Maybe you could try out some custom brushes to give your characters and illustrations some texture variations?
August 11th, 2011 #25
im not a big brush guy, pretty new at all this stuff so if you have suggestions or brushes you want me to try, im all ears!
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August 11th, 2011 #27
Thanks Nicky i think right now i just need to do more studies.
August 11th, 2011 #28
It's when people like you say you're a beginner that makes me feel a whole lot less good. ):
In all seriousness, I see what you mean when you say you're a beginner. Your stuff is freakin fantastic for a 'beginner', but right now it feels a little unrefined - like you're testing stuff out but not realizing your -full- potential, or something. The only antidote to that is practicing more, and doing the CHOWs will certainly help. Can't wait to see more.
August 12th, 2011 #29
August 12th, 2011 #30
hey zombiegrub. you know, I used to think I was pretty good when I was in elementary school, and then i stopped drawing until after I graduated college. Now im getting back into it ten years later and I look around and people are light years ahead of me.
but yeah, you're absolutely right, I'm totally unsure of what I can do, and trying things out is where I'm at right now. I see people like dave rapoza or wes burt and im pretty much crapping my pants because they arent that much older than me, but they are stinkin amazing.
but I was talking to my friend the other day and it's all about believing you can do it and then putting in the work. so that's the plan thx for the encouragement!