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    Hi!
    I just registered here at CA and was told making an SB-thread would be a good starting point, so here I am doing just that!
    I started drawing more "seriously" about 2 and a half years ago, I've been active at the Newgrounds art forum, learned a lot of stuff there, but lately I feel it's a bit lacking so I've come here. If you are really interested about where I came from, you can check my sb thread over at ng.

    I do digital painting stuff in ps with a wacom bamboo tablet, regrettably my traditional (pencil/paint/whatevs) skills are pretty terrible. Art is a big hobby for me, but nothing more than that. I'm not really looking to be a fulltime professional artist but I'd love to improve my art so critique is very welcomed.

    Also: I read the introductory threads, but if anyone has any tips of a newbie to CA I'll be glad to hear them!

    To start this thing off here is a self-portrait I drew a week ago; I'll submit some more stuff in my next post but I'm gonna have to make a selection of recent stuff.

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    This post will just be a bit of a showcase of stuff that I've done. I'll try to select some varied stuff; in chronological order.

    An entry for a Creature of the Week at Newgrounds; themed "Firestarter" (august 2009)
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    A portrait of John Coltrane (January 2010)
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    A spotless Giraffe (June 2010)
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    Another portrait of Coltrane (August 2010)
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    A more abstrahized thingamajig... I like doing somewhat abstracted stuff but it's hard and there wasn't a lot of support to be had for it on newgrounds... (November 2010)
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    A Kingfisher (December 2010)
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    Another Self-portrait, this one is more exaggerated (January 2011)
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    And finally a Robot (June 2010)
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    And finally: a piece I'm working on at the moment. This one is for a multi-round tournament for artists; the robot drawing on the previous post was for the first round. I watched some video tutorials from fzdschool and I think I took some stuff away from them.
    This one isn't finished, so some pointers would be very much appreciated. The troll's left fist is definitely gonna be redrawn;I got myself in a bit of a pickle by drawing it all on one layer...

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    You're off to a great start. Not much to contribute, but I wanted to say that your self portrait reminds me of Matt Damon.

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    Good stuff. Tips on your last painting:

    Don't do the one layer thing unless you're -really- confident. Then again, using one layer helps build confidence and helps you deal with your errors better. You'll learn.

    Love the color scheme. Have you been using references?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophet View Post
    You're off to a great start. Not much to contribute, but I wanted to say that your self portrait reminds me of Matt Damon.
    You must be the third person to tell me that based on that portrait... Matt Damon and Julian Smith too apparently... I might have done something wrong cause I've never been likened to Matt irl that I know of...
    Anyways, thanks for dropping by!

    Quote Originally Posted by CountBlackula View Post
    Good stuff. Tips on your last painting:
    Don't do the one layer thing unless you're -really- confident. Then again, using one layer helps build confidence and helps you deal with your errors better. You'll learn.
    Love the color scheme. Have you been using references?
    You are totally right about the one layer thing... I started with a one layer sketch and kept refining that untill it was too late to properly split them.
    Glad you like the colors, it's a couple of color balance layers; the one layer is just the black and white drawing. I haven't really used any references, I never really do unless it's a portrait or something. I should prolly... should I?

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    The first portait of Coltrane is really great!
    I'm not sure about the color scheme of you second autoportrait ^^

    You seem to get much better: the monster in your last painting really got something...
    But I find it sacrry when I look at his face and then not so much when I look at his belly.

    Anyway, keep up the good work!

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    Nice stuff, man. I would suggest more dynamic poses for the knight and monster.
    And I enjoyed the giraffe! Nice concept on that =)

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    good stuff so far ... i would strongly suggest to improve your basics .. such as structure, anatomy, knowledge of light, colour and composition..

    you got a solid fundation ! keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shapter View Post
    The first portait of Coltrane is really great!
    I'm not sure about the color scheme of you second autoportrait ^^
    You seem to get much better: the monster in your last painting really got something...
    But I find it sacrry when I look at his face and then not so much when I look at his belly.
    Anyway, keep up the good work!
    Thanks, yeah the colors in that second selfportrait (which is actually older than the first one I posted) aren't that great. Maybe I'll give the troll some skirt or tattoos on his belly too, although that shouldnt really be the focus of the piece anyways, so we'll see.
    Quote Originally Posted by _Quasar_ View Post
    Nice stuff, man. I would suggest more dynamic poses for the knight and monster.
    And I enjoyed the giraffe! Nice concept on that =)
    Thanks, I'll see if I can work something out with the troll's left arm to make it a bit more dynamic and I'll try some stuff out with the knight.
    Quote Originally Posted by Elophant View Post
    good stuff so far ... i would strongly suggest to improve your basics .. such as structure, anatomy, knowledge of light, colour and composition..
    you got a solid fundation ! keep up the good work!
    Thanks, I've never been a fan in practicing (as in doing excercises rather than just going straight to a full scale drawing) in anything I do. All I know is basically what I have picked up along the way.
    About an hour ago I started studying from Gottfried Bammes' "Die Gestallt des Menschen".
    My problem is that I don't really know where to start. I can read german, but it takes time (I'm a native dutch speaker); and there is a lot to read if I were to start from the beginning. For now I've just been redrawing some of the drawings in there.
    Any tips on where to start/what specific exercises to do?

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    So, I did some anatomy studies from Bammes:
    first with guidelines, then some without.
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    Then I went and did some 90 seconds pose drawings from posemaniacs.com
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    Didn't go particularly well, couldnt finish a lot of em, then I realised I wasn't redrawing the pose but rather redrawing the outline or shape they occupied. Once that hit me It went a bit better I think..
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    Sorry for the at parts kinda shoddy scans; these aren't really stellar, but I can see how doing these for half an hour daily could get me somewhere..

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    more 90 sec gesture studies and a bit of bammes

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    scree screeeeee muuuUUUUiuuuu
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    I worked on that troll drawing some more, mostly on the arm/hand; I think I'll call this finished.
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