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    Abstractlands by takashmen

    Hi, everybody!

    first of all it should have been takashimen but i missed "i" while typing nick unfortunately

    setting up this sketchbook has many reasons the most important is improving in:

    1. anatomy -> chracter design
    2. watercolour
    3. digital painting

    so let's start, 5 first attached works are created some months before, every of them is support with refs and i decided to resign from using references and build a library in my head by studying photos and life stills

    the very first one of them is inspired by Sparth art.

    also i started messing with gesture drawing and it will be great if you leave some comments about them ( i'm following Hampton) but don't know unless Loomis is better

    and at least photo study
    all critic and comments welcome!

    @EDIT all moved to second post

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    Good start. Lets see some more

    I like you brave colorchoices.

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    Hazart thanks for your comment

    edit a bit post, cause i did't think about changing icon...

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    I really like envrionments. Good sense of color.

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    Seraph Fawkes thank you, but mainly i used some tricks to achieve it

    steps and final, it took me a while to finish it

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    here we go again

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    Okay, gray scale of peppers for today ;d

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    the environments are impressive :o Do you use photoshop ? anyway keep it up .

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    speedpaint of film frame about 1h, i didn't sampled colours from original image

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    honored being an inspiration
    one advice for you to go forward with your art: for readability purposes, try showing a bit less of the big brush strokes, as they tend to interfere with how the image is being read. best is to blink your eyes, and determine better what's going on with the flow of your image. for example it will be helpful to smooth some of the areas where you think these strokes are overwhelming.
    the best idea is to put a hierarchy with your shapes. first imagine the big shapes and volumes of your image, and then second think about the detailing within these shapes. but if, at any moment, the detailings you add are too important, to the point of not seeing the big shapes any more, then go backwards or fix the issue. i hope it makes sense

    have fun on these!

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    hey takashmen ! thanks for dropping by my sb i dig what you have going on here and can't help but notice your strong points right now are in environments which makes me anxious to see what you have up your sleeve for character design

    now let's see those anatomy studies

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    @sparth- thank you for advice i really appreciate it

    @teapo - they are coming

    here's another photo study ( teaching a lot about smoothing edges)

    i'm not fully satisfied with it, but it's high time to leave it and pass to the next.

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    Really good environment and good sense of colours ! Show us more ! =D

    Sketchbook ! Don't hesitate to crit' =D

    New Animation Sketchbook !
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    i decided to leave photo studies and...

    here is my entrance for present EOW, still in WIP

    also sketch included

    made only using some custom shapes i found online...

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    this one below seems to be finish, if someone have some observations,

    if you would like to change something being on my place, feel free to comment

    i don't see much after hours spent on this painting

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    I think your comment on my sb in very unconstructive, look at james paick, feng zhu and others how they work with photos. When it comes to production (i work for a small video game) they are very happy that I can work fast. I took some workshops with James Paick and others. Unfortunately I´m not as good as them and don´t have much time so it looks a bit rough (this is where you are right) but I think your excagarating way too much...

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    Nice stuff, work on your tightening your edges a bit, it'll make a world of difference

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    Its really great art! Like it so much!

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    Yefim, n1frit thanks for comments

    and here's my final

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    i like your colors! keep it up!

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    the monkey image, on post #12 is very nice! the rough texture you gave to this is just nice!

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    Good stuff!

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    Boy, great start! I particularly liked your first landscape in post#3 You're establishing a nice sense of atmosphere in the work, the gesture studies have much energy to them, almost like to see one of them scanned larger to be able to see the marks a little better.
    Keep it up!
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    Hey, thanks for stopping by the ol sketchbook! Great paintings and studies, keep it up!

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    daflom, Tides, Sprogis7, Mike L, dleoblack thanks for visiting my SB

    photo study, it need a little more work but i decided to leave it

    and my first character, it took about 2-3h, if you have some crits, how i should really do it, feel free to comment

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    speed paint out of nothing, some mech has appeared

    must to practice sp more, cause is still too messy and blank

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    Hi! Thanks for your stuff about architecture, its important for me)
    About sketches, I try not to limit myself in using any digital materials or implements. If I see in a photo good idea I embody it in drawing. If to be pleasant to me I take just texture. I consider that in drawing the main thing idea. I begin with definition of proportions. Correctly constructed forms it is important. Disproportionate drawing with a weak composition and high detailed elaboration looks not proffesional.
    If I do not know that I draw that use various implements and brushes sometimes over a photo it is sometimes simple pieces of a raster material to define the form of the objects. Sometimes to have to do on some attempts to achieve good drawing.
    There is a quite good exercise for imagination development.
    In one document combine some the most different photos with various ways of imposing (it is possible to pass them through filters). Avoid white and purely black parts. The received porridge from structures and colour consider in zooming a kind trying to see some idea or a composition or any way you like. Always that that comes to mind.
    And about your works, it be better than you will try to control surfaces of scratches. Define by him a form of objects.
    Good works, You r on the right way, Keep it up)

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    Thank you for the tip ^^
    You've got some great works here.
    I'll definitely stop by here from time to time


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    n1frit, SpectreX thanks for a visit

    tried work something out following n1frit advice (thanks a lot mate) but still i have lot to do in sp (this one was ~45min

    also one photo study included

    time to leave pleasant landscapes and move to film frames...

    i've nearly forgotten, there's one piece i want to share
    pencil drawing, maybe a base for EOW will see

    50x70

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