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  1. #406
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    your mood and gouche paintings are beautiful so far I like the loose style and improvement keep it up


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    I just had a class from Nathan Fowkes http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/ he mentioned that he would stop movies and do little 5 minute studies from his favorite parts. He said he does at least one every day and he hasn't missed a day in decades. I think it is really good advice, I like the ones you have done here.
    For Science- Sketchbook!

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    Holy shit dude, you have improved by leagues since my last visit over a year ago. Great to see such progression. Just awesome lol.
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    You keep on developing. The gouache paintings are great.

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    M.Calza: thanks man, you're right! needs more little doodads all over the place

    Jwatkins: thanks man! i think the problem is i am a lazy bum. linework makes it easier to jump straight to detail while with painting you have to establish the block in, overall shapes, and lighting and then when you finally get to detail work i'm already sick of the painting and want to move on to something new haha. i just need to stop being such a bum and sit my ass down and render something. and i don't even think my linework is that tight. it's actually quite sloppy, i think it's the local value pass that makes it look more refined. long story short: everything is shit! haha

    I-Bomb: thanks, i've learned so much from painting in gouache!

    ForScience: hasn't missed a day in decades? damn i've only been alive and barely conscious for 2! haha nathan fowkes is awesome!

    palladium: thanks man but i've also been kinda lazy. need to get my ass in gear!

    ironchicken: thanks ironchicken!

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    Eightball's Sketchbook

    Eightball's Sketchbook

    Eightball's Sketchbook

    Eightball's Sketchbook

    gonna scan some more gouache paintings soon!

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    I love your style! I feel like a couple of your environment pieces would greatly benefit from taking 10 more minutes at then end, where you add some small, but juicy details at your focal point to bring everything together... Imagine a fortress city silhouetted where the river meets the mountains in the piece above? You have got a great image with a solid focal point, but your not rewarding your viewer for looking at it! Even the river temple, what if there were monks outside doing some ritual by a fire? Or some royal procession coming across the lower bridge? Just remember, getting to the focal point is like Xmas morning for your viewers, hook them up!! Hope that makes since, keep up the good work!

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    havent dropped by here in a long time! hows it going man? everything is looking great! no crits, just keep going man!
    MY SKETCHBOOK!
    Some Sketchbooks you should check out! --->
    (expect this list to change alot)
    Mattinian
    RazorB
    Albino-Z
    MatejaPetkovic
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    Great update! I can't stop salivating over your use of colors. Favorites are the middle two. The third looks like it could be under water due to the red and orange plant life in the foreground.
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    K-bot: thanks man, youre right, probably should've added some monks and stuff. storytelling!! ahhhh

    NickyBeats: thanks man!

    palladium: thanks buddy! that one was inspired by like this winter tundra moss so there's tons of weird hues and stuff!
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    Eightball's Sketchbook

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    Only crit I have is with your first gouache piece is that it looks like painted the tree in the foreground before you painted the rest. Try to work on the background and get it hashed out and then add the foreground elements. Awesome confidence in your brushwork tho, really admire that. Keep up the great work.
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    palladium: thanks man, i try to work on the whole image as a whole instead of background to foreground so i left some negative space where the tree would be, guess that messed up some of the overlap and edges. thanks man!

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    went to the botanical gardens for plein air today:

    Eightball's Sketchbook

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    Very nice sketchbook. I really like the enviros and gestures. Thanks for the crit - Will do! .

    Don't have any particular crits yet , but will add when I see something. Keep it up!

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    Damn, these studies are looking NICE! I'm gonna have to do some traditionals soon, haven't done any in a few years.
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    Rostas: thanks rostas!

    palladium: yeah man, tradtional is awesome!
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    enviro concept thing, might show process later

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