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    Howdy everybody.

    I've been creepin' on this site for a while now whenever I need to gather up the motivation to draw, which I never fail to find. There are a ton of amazingly talented people on here, and I hope they'll all find their way in here to tear my stuff apart.

    A little about myself: I have a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and I am now attending the Masters of Digital Media program at Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver, BC. I'm interning this summer as a Technical Artist at Microsoft Game Studios, which is unbelievably awesome.

    On to the drawings:

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    Oh, I see... The thread icon is the first attachment in the first post.

    Moving stuff around, then..

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    Couple more drawings. I welcome crits, flames, and trolls so have at it!

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    Damn good start to a your sketchbook man!
    These pencils look great, i'm loving your hatching technique.

    Can't wait to see more!

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    Put a link to your sketchbook in your signature from the User Contol Panel so it appears under your name when you post in other threads. That'll make it a helluva lot easier to visit your work

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    Those pencils are amazing! I love the crosshatching and technique. Sorry that I have no critiques to offer D:

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    Thanks guys!

    Here's one from life and a watercolor from a little while back. You may notice that I have no idea what's going on inside shoulders. I need to look into that.

    No longer safe for work!

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    Eesh, that poor girl needs a sammich. That aside, I really like the watercolor. The shadows are a bit off (the blue under her right breast, which I think is supposed to be a highlight color, comes across more as a mis-placed shadow), but other than that I like the colors you chose and the way her hand is just hovering there.

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    Yeah, the shadows aren't quite right on the torso on that one. I usually put 90% of my work into face and hands and in that case I think I rushed the torso a bit. I struggle with patience a lot.

    Here's another graphite, and one of my lamentable attempts to come to terms with digital painting:

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    More stuffs.

    An oil from a little while back, another graphite, and some life drawing.

    Actually, when I say graphite, I usually mean a combination of general's 555 layout pencil and mechanical pencil.

    Wish I had more time for oils, but stay tuned for more struggles with digital.

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    Wow!I love that oil painting of the grandpa!great job,keep it up

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    Not a lamentable effort at all on that digital. Could use some hard edges to help define that form a little more clearly though, try grabbing that background color and using a hard round brush to run along the outside edge of the form to clean it up and make it pop

    Man I love your hatching technique with that graphite! And this oil looks great

    Can't wait to see more.

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    Great start! I love it when people don't go all out digital, a suggestion with the digital is to take Elliptical tool --> make a round shape on your canvas --> Paint you midtone or w/e in the round shape --> then go over and watch your layers, and then lock that layer. By doing this you will be able to only paint inside your circle and keep your round shape clean... Just a small suggestion
    Anyways, keep it up, really great start as said!

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    very nice

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    Love the traditional work! Especially your cross-hatching pencils!

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    Ogihara I admit to trying that -- It seemed like cheating so I stopped. I do think the lasso tool will have a large place in my digital future, though.

    MBK Just like with real paint! good call.

    Rist, Jason Scanlon, rastaray thanks!

    Here's some life drawings from tonight, from 2 min to 20 min. I struggle with pacing myself on these. Have to work fast, but not stress and hurry.

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    A quick one from tonight. I probably should have drawn a box to line up the truck ... It's been a while since I tried to draw anything mechanical.

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    Kdiegert, I love the cross hatching! And that oil painting is pure awesome. Loving all the different hues in his skin.

    Can't wait to see more!

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    Digging the life drawings dude, you seem to be able to grab form and structure pretty quickly from a live model.

    On this latest, the only thing that stands out to me is that the figure's feet seem to be a little disproportionately large to the rest of her body. That may just be a subjective thing on my part though lol.

    I know I keep saying this but man I fkn love that hatching! lol

    Keep sharing man!

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    Wow awesome start, Im really enjoying your rendering style. Its pretty rad.
    The internship sound really good too, is that the MGStudios in Vancouver? the newly opened one?
    Regardless, it sounds like an amazing oppurtunity. Good job on getting it.

    Keep up the hard work anyways!

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    MBK Yeah, I always draw the feet too big. I think it's because I'm scared of drawing them too small, which I reckon looks way worse. More studies are in order. Thanks.

    PHATandy Yep, the new one in Vancouver. It's pretty sweet, I'm not gonna lie. Thanks for dropping by the sketchbook.

    ApplePanini Thanks!

    Here's a couple from a little while back cause I'm too lazy to ghetto-scan new ones tonight.

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    New stuff.

    Some life drawings... 10 min I think.

    A copule studies, one of which is a water failure.

    One portrait -- working on getting in the nose cartilages without making it look unflattering.

    Finally, one from imagination -- need to do more of those.

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    Wonderful stuff. Nice figure work!

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    I wish more people here did traditional work like this...its a nice reminder I'm not the only one who prefers a pencil . I love the hatching especially in ink. And that watercolor is badass (the waist seems a bit thin though). I would go a little easier with the crosshatching on faces, especially women, since it sometimes seems to detract from the smoothness of the surface.

    Oh and I'm in the same boat with needing to do more from imagination

    Keep up the good work

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    Ghast Don't think there's any ink in here, except for the lines in the watercolor. I did go through a crazy ink phase a while ago, from which my style has never fully recovered. Yeah, I can't do smooth. I'm too impatient.

    jhowell thanks!

    Here's a 20 min life drawing from tonight. Almost got a likeness, but not quite.

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    A quick one from tonight. Problems: flat arms. Solutions: Bridgman?

    I'm feeling a strong aversion to digital. Has anyone else gone through this? Does it get better? I'm not enjoying digital at all right now.

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    Your pencil and linework, sir, is very beautiful.

    Visit my just a tad bit strange sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=224247

    My comic "Miss Doomsday" (here on CA): http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223608

    My comic "Opey the Warhead" (also here on CA):
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    zaccrockett Thanks! Had a look at your stuff -- it's rad.

    More stuffs. Two pencils and an oil that I aborted. It got to the point where it made mad to look it at, so I scrapped it. I really need to increase my patience somehow.

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    A watercolor from today. It turns out I love watercolor. Takes huevos to push the darks dark. Huevos which I will muster for next time.

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    Nice sketches! : ) why don't you try to finish one? I believe spending 10000 on one drawings could ends up with some good results : )

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    lys Good call. I may have mentioned above that impatience is a big weakness of mine. Actually, short poses annoy me too. My sweet spot is right around 90 minutes per piece.

    Here's a dump. Some life drawings, a landscape sketch, and some stuff from imagination. I'd love some crits on all of it, but particularly the landscape and imagination stuff. Way outside my comfort zone.

    I feel like I understand hands pretty well from life or ref, but when it comes time to do one from imagination I totally kersplode. What's the deal with that? More studies needed, I guess.

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