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    Hey guys this sketchbook is my old one, come check out my new more recent one! http://www.conceptart.org/showthread...235069&page=13

    . Hi I'm a 15 year old student and i want to be a illustrator /concept artist.this is a sketchbook i no longer use and am making a new one soonish

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    You got a good start here, i certainly see lots of potential!
    dont know what my opinion is worth lol but looks like ya gotta specialize or study somethin... idk just pick something and work on it.


    hope to see more

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    I was thinking of making some blizzard fanart or comic for the wow/blizzard website- heres some sketches

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    so heres a hand study and ya=P

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    Last edited by blazingdimensions; August 30th, 2011 at 10:37 PM.
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    gonna put up some life drawings and animal studies in a lil-i appreciate any advice btw

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    2 more drawings - one from life and one from imagination btw im welcome to any crits

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    Yeah i'd agree the last two are the best pieces i've seen so far! incoprperate more of things similar to that in there!
    good stuff, good updates, keep it comin

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    ya thx sporus- thats probably because im more of a pencil artist and just started digital and paints

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    If you want to get serious with art then conceptart is a great place to help. It's good to see another teen on here, I don't know if you've been there or not, but you should stop by and try a weekly Teen Challenge. Keep those studies up and you'll go far

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    Forrest I-whatsup man! ya i was thinking about doing one of those challenges sometime soon and thx im gonna post a lot more stuff in the next couple days =)
    dang i need to get photoshop, gimp can be really annoying sometimes

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    Hey man lots of good advice already given to yah. Just keep on studying and you'll get there Great to see another teen on CA

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    yep also loving the dog. its fast and honest; do more!

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    a fun little doodle/design in my sketchbook

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    Last edited by blazingdimensions; September 4th, 2011 at 12:19 AM.
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    "thx Velocity Kendall - gonna post a lot more drawings soon - life,studies, and my own designs
    btw anybody have advice for digitals and photoshop? still trial and error for me"

    definitely do. no advice really, im in the same boat, i guess everyone is, trial and error, seeing how the best do it, more trial and error, thats the only way!
    i find youtube tutorials interesting too, check out the amazing ones by feng zhu theyre the bollocks.

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    Im not the best digital artist in the world but start by painting from life, its helps a ton.

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    ya thx for the advice Ven S- i do a lot of life drawing but i really got do start doing more life paintings- still getting used to the feel of painting and acrylics =P and digitals also lol

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    My suggestion is value studies. Get a resource pic, desaturate it, paint it, and learn to observe your source and tell the difference between subtle shades.

    Right now your rendering's off -- it looks like you're using pure white for lighting/highlight and it looks out of place. You can tell you're using a hard white brush with lower opacity. Rather than doing that, try using a softer brush and using a colour closer to the one you're highlighting, like a pale green. (Or more a yellowish green for a warm source.)

    Highlights reflect the colour of the source. For example, in natural settings you have warm lighting (the sun/fire/something), and cold shadows. Warm colours are red/orange/yellow, cool leans more towards green/blue. (Also, if lighting is cool, you have cool lighting and warm shadows.)

    I also recommend doing 30 second gestures from Posemaniacs. They're very difficult at first but it teaches you to loosen up and right now your drawings are very stiff.

    I do see a lot of improvement. You've lost the didn't-colour-in-the-gaps look from the beginning and your pencil shading is very well done. Post again soon, and keep drawing every day! I look forward to seeing more posts.

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    thx for the advice Umbravita! - seriously been having trouble with the highlights and stuff like that it just didnt look right ya know?going to post some studies from the book dynamic anatomy soon and ill keep at it =P- today i ordered color and light by james gurney on amazon - anyone here read it and like it btw?

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    what you've all been waiting for.....studies explosion! =P
    did these all today and didnt spend too much time on each one - but learned a lot and got a lot done

    btw sry about the paper quality - very large pieces of paper and that didnt help when i scanned em in

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    whew.. 20 minutes of posemaniacs' 30 second poses can really loosen up your hand

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    Right now, the composition for your teen challenge entry is fairly boring. Try doing some thumbnails with different points of view to get more interesting angles. Perhaps some views from slightly below and behind the tank or even from the air behind aerial vehicle. Make the viewer part of the action, not just looking at the action from a distance.

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    gonna post a few more drawings in a little bit- any advice for industrial design? don't know much about that area or what i should learn besides perspective and lighting

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    Keep drawing and studying ^^! That LOTR scene looks workable

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    mellownoiz- thx i will =) - forgot about that sketch til now lol maybe its time to finally paint it

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    Hey, I really liked the dog from page #1 and the Gandalf study looks good and recognizable (as in - "I recognized it was Gandalf smoking his pipe").

    I don't have good advices, because I fear I might give the wrong one. But perhaps I'll try anyway - try to concentrate on improving a single problem in your ability - if you think you are bad at form and everything else is good, then work on that - REALLY HARD. That's what I do, without the REALLY HARD part
    But I try! I do

    Anyway good luck, I'm subbed because I do wish to see how you progress further on (you can guess what I voted now).

    Cheerios!

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    thx a lot kerah and i think that ill do that- good advice- i think i really want to get better at anatomy and form- those two things atm i reeeeeally want to get better at

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    gona post some more drawings later

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    How do you get a mentor on CA.org?- seen the mentoring forums and stuff but dont know how to start it and usually they're already filled

    Last edited by blazingdimensions; September 8th, 2011 at 11:45 PM.
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    The studies look good. Do you catch up with the anatomical jargon? I never bothered, my memory is too holey for that kind of stuff

    About the demon above, many of the details are obscure. Although some of the things look "right", but the overall structure seems confusing. To me it seems like you've tried to use techniques you've not quite yet mastered or are prepared to use at all, like that secondary (reflected?) bluish light. Although who knows, maybe dipping your toes deeply in that stuff early teaches you the ropes faster? I don't know.

    About the ball and light study, it looks so hasty I cannot even put words to it. Take your time, you even hurried so much to put your (awesome & impressive) signature on that study that you got the lines of the light that defines that shape of that shadows pass through the ball itself... maybe you had other aims for that study, but those are unclear to me. Focus, take your time.

    I'm sorry if I'm being harsh, if you're not into criticism let me know. I do try to help and I'd like you to take your time drawing and think over what you do BEFORE you do it - how do you represent this square with a light coming from that angle? how does that night city's lights reflect upon a nearly calm sea water near it?
    Sometimes you go with the flow of the drawing and sometimes you must think and plan and sketch thumbnails and such, mostly because you want to learn and not just create stuff at the level you're at.

    Hopefully this is taken with a warm attitude that yearns for improvement.
    Cheerios

    p.s- have you tried using bigger brushes in whatever software you're using for your drawings? Your works seem to be comprised a lot from smallish brushes.

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    you looking for advice on digital painting.. this website has much more than anything I could ever tell you..ENJOY

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