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    The albino-Z Sketchbook

    I am practically new in here, but I am very glad to have joined.
    To start off, here is my entry for the latest EOW round. I am not sure it is finished yet, but time is running out anyway:

    The temple of El lies in the heart of the Opaline Desert. Legends wrought in the vast seas of sand speak of El, a mythical dream sorcerer of the drach, that slept for three full moons, shaping dream-matter into a temple of glorious beauty. It was upon the first look that El's heart was captivated by the untold grace and awe of his own masterpiece. He cried and cried till every tear of joy had left his body, turning himself into a living statue. Now that the war shrieks of the drach sorcerers are but an echo in time, the temple of El is still slowly disintegrating, creating the vast plains of iridescent sand that surround it; a symbol of the relentless power of dreams.

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    Wow!!! great start!!! Now... more!

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    Saw this over at eow...well done!

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    that EOW is stunning, show us more!

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    Ricardo: will do :] thank you very much for commenting!
    kidult: I am really glad you like it : D
    revenebo: You have great skills and a very inspiring SB. Thank you for checking out mine too- (although it is currently non-existent lol)

    I know this area is supposed to be for WIPS and stuff but I will post some of my recent work just for hello.

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    And some projects I consider open and work on them from time to time:

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    wow, after seeing the EOW develop I expected you to create an awesome sketchbook.
    Beautiful work, man!

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    really nice work in here man! ill be keeping my eyes open for updates!

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    Super cool! Let's see some more...

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    Psychobuddy, NickyBeats : thank you for the warm welcome! :]
    monotony: hey man, thanks for dropping by. You know I dig your work!

    Some WIPS that are lying on my desktop- planning on working on them during the following days. (I am re-doing the first one, was not pleased with the posture)

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    Incredible stuff, sir. I am privileged to have your comment in my sketchbook.

    Full five stars; it's the least you deserve.

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    Vitra: thank you so much for the encouraging words!


    Oh, and here is a WIP for the latest COW: ROUND#229, Bouncy, Amphibious Rain-Dancer.

    The idea is that of a tiny tiny critter climbing to the heights of the stratosphere, stepping on rain drops

    Critiques are most welcome.

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    Update on the COW:

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    Stunning intro to your sketchbook, you have a unique style oozing with personal revelation. These characters are strong; they remind me of guardian angel terrestrials, creatures or men you'd encounter in a secret level of Mortal Kombat or under the subway station of some futuristic metropolis. Nice book!

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    Great start of a sketchbook, I love your EOW environment, looks like a hard perspective too but you pulled it off awesome

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    awesome updates man! love the idea behind that rain dancer lizard! looks great!

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    Wow awesome start. Really love what your doing so far. Cant wait for more.
    Keep it up!

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    @Vulgar: Thank you very much for visiting. I am also glad you found the SB interesting. I hope I do not disappoint.
    @Gadbury: Thanks, I forced myself into deep waters, as I want to improve in environments and perspective.
    @NickyBeats: glad you like it! unfortunately it could not climb too high in votes lol. Thank you for commenting!
    @PHATandy: Thank you for the encouraging words! will do!

    Here is my latest entry in the COW activity:

    Concept: The Caretaker


    He -the most humble of gods- born in mud, chained in mud, forever humming the faint tune of creation.

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    Awesome stuff dude, and you've got a beautiful style. Latest COW entry is prity special. Keep up the good work =)

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    @logistic puppet: Thank you very much for commenting, I hope you enjoy the rest of the SB too. :]

    WIP for the current EOW event. Any input is welcome.
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    aaaand final:

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    Those are spectacular, you must really study a whole lot.

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    FightingSeraph Thank you very much for commenting. About the studying part, not really but I am trying to change that.

    probably finished this one:

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    Hay there, albino; Just wanted to stop by and say that you're one of my greatest inspirations to work from the imagination, and properly put it into a plane in which people can visually appreciate and understand. Not only because you are skilled, but you seem to hold an imagination similar to my own. (digitally, anyways) keep up the amazing work. I hope to see tons more in the future.

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    wyattlane: I think that inspiring others is one of the greatest if not the greatest rewards an artist could expect. I hope the works to come do not disappoint.

    worked some more on this guy:

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    keep it up xD

    "What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." Oscar Wilde

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    Amazing Shit, man!

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    Now crit the shit out of me!
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    You have an exceptional talent, Albino-Z.
    Just keep going.

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    Whoa . . . . . . . .

    Awesome work! I kept scrolling down waiting for something that wasn't so hot, but every single post blew me away! I think you like to draw the same sort of shapes that I do: wings, triangles, tendril-y things, etc. You are definitely inspiring! My sketchbook should look like this.

    I'm curious, do you do preliminary sketches and whatnot for these or do you just start with one image and work it from rough to finish? Thanks!

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    Def got some great stuff in here man. Love that Guerilla nest EOW and you've come up with some very interesting COW's. I actually haven't noticed that your fairly new to the site, mainly because your work is just so awesome! It's really cool how you incorporate a coloured blur to your work, it adds that much more and gives it a neat almost photographic effect. Keep it up man!!

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