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    The 15 minutes sketchbook (now with VIDEO!)

    Hi There,

    It's been a while since I posted here. Due to the amount of work that came my way in the last year I've become more of a lurker again. Well, here's an attempt to break that silence with a new sketchbook.

    The idea is that I sit for maybe two hours in a row a spend no more that 15 minutes on a sketch. To keep it simple I've picked one brush for the paint and one for the eraser. The first sessions I will do in black & white, when I become more comfortable with the time restraint I will try to add some color.

    Hope you like my initiative and I appreciate your feedback.

    Here's the first batch; They took more around ten minutes each (I was more strict with myself in the beginning)
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    They took you 10 minutes....blimey, that's some quick work going on.

    Is the top one from Killzone?

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    Thanks mate! That's not from killzone, might have some similarities now that you mention it...

    Here's a bunch of new ones. This time I wanted to practice my environment skills. I had to throw away quite a few but here are the ones I'm happy with.
    I spend no more that 15 minutes on each.

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    impressive, I especially like the bottom two environments

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    Thanks!

    Here's another bunch with a WW1 theme.

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    Awesome stuff! I feel that your character work is stronger than the environments though. Ssoo... would be interesting to see more of how you tackle the environments in order to improve them.
    Regardless- thanks for the inspiration!
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    Thanks, I took your advice and spend some more time on environments.

    Do I need to practice more or what?! It's really hard to finish a scene in 15 minutes. I have to admit that not every single one of the sketches was done in under 15 minutes. Some have a couple of extra minutes on them... not much though. I also changed my brush, I needed something a bit more clean. Please let me know what you think of them.

    Cheers.

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    great idea! great sketchbook,
    I'll be watching!
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    Excellent values!
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    Thanks guys!

    Here's a new batch, this time I went for color... and that's not easy to do in 15 minutes. I also tried to capture a 15 minutes session on video but CamStudio slowed my PC down so much that painting was no longer possible...
    I'll try it again on a faster PC.

    Cheers.

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    Great idea for a sketchbook, I could really learn something from that approach. Looking forwards to more :3

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    Thanks Janmai,

    Here's a new color batch, again no more than 15 minutes (okay, I spend five more minutes on color corrections)
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    Are the last ones took 15 minutes each too? Cause damn, that is impressive work you got here.

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    Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook! You have a really strong sense for dramatic lighting; something which will always be very useful to you. Your ww1 stuff in post #5 is stunning.

    Your colour work is much weaker, though, and I think you will benefit from focusing on painting from life. The colour overlays look very artificial. Do some simple still lifes (an object on your desk or something) at first. The best thing of course is to paint outdoors, but that's difficult unless you know how to handle traditional paints.. Photos are a decent substitute.

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    Very cool stuff. I particularly like the black and white stuff. Beautiful sense of contrast and great atmosphere.

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