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    stycotl's bastard children

    i'm going to include the good, the bad, and the ugly in this sketchbook, so you guys will get to see what my artistic skills are really like, not just the good stuff. that should probably go without saying, but i'm writing it out as a goal now so that i will be more likely to actually do it.

    EDIT: Biography I'm going to include a bit of a bio here, more than what is in my profile. I'm a dual major at Utah Valley University, working toward a BS in digital media (animation) and a BFA in visual arts (illustration). I would like to eventually find a nice studio to do concept art, illustration, 3D modeling/surfacing, and FX for. In the mean time, I don't mind doing the occasional graphic art, video editing, or similar contract.

    I have always been inclined to art; back in grade school and high school, I'd get in trouble for turning in a homework assignment that didn't have any homework done on it, but was covered in doodles front and back. My junior and senior years of high school, I decided that I liked to paint with oils, but that I didn't like brushes. So I finger painted and used a palette knife. Now I'm trying to go back and learn how to use brushes, something I should have done years ago.

    I love the outdoors, especially hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing––though I haven't had much time for any of those over the last few years of school.

    I served for four years in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry rifleman. As accident-prone as I am, it was a miracle that I survived. But I did, and I learned a lot from it.

    I have a wife and three kids, one with down syndrome, the other two with just plain crazy. They are awesome, and I am a lucky guy to be able to live with and associate with them.

    That's me in a nut shell.
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    another 20-minute live model head study in marker

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    another 20-min marker study; live model; this one is pretty horribly skewed, but i decided im going to include the crappy stuff too so that i can give you guys a better idea of my skillset and growth. suppose that i ought to put that in the first post.

    EDIT: these have all so far been from my head rendering class, which i stated a month ago. i have a bunch of figure studies from my anatomy and figure structure class that i will post eventually too, and then some random sketchbook stuff as well. but i'm slow, especially with all of the classes i am taking.
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    figure study gestures from life; 15 seconds-30 seconds each.
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    skull studies from head rendering class; don't remember exact time, but probably 10 minutes for each set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justyna View Post
    looks promising
    (and I like skulls)
    thanks much! skulls are pretty cool.

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    Love the skulls! You've got some nice gestures going on, too.

    Heh.. read about your qualms with paintbrushes. :P that's a fun story, but I have to say... why are you bothering with brushes if you don't like them? If there's a time where it's obviously advantageous to use them (like for detail work or something, where fingers are too big) being comfortable with a brush is good, I guess, but I like the image of you with your hands covered in paint.

    Anyway, welcome to the sb's! You've got a good start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesseM View Post
    Love the skulls! You've got some nice gestures going on, too.

    Heh.. read about your qualms with paintbrushes. :P that's a fun story, but I have to say... why are you bothering with brushes if you don't like them? If there's a time where it's obviously advantageous to use them (like for detail work or something, where fingers are too big) being comfortable with a brush is good, I guess, but I like the image of you with your hands covered in paint.

    Anyway, welcome to the sb's! You've got a good start.
    thanks for the words of encouragement. i appreciate it. you have a very nice sketchbook yourself.

    i am trying to learn to paint with a brush because it is something that will help me in the long run, whether i eventually decide to stick with it or not. right now i can draw (relative to whatever else i can and can't do anyway...). but i can't yet paint. so i'm trying to fix that. even just getting out of my comfort zone and forcing myself to master a technique that i am not very good at will help me become a better artist. but that is saying nothing of the fact that mastering a paintbrush in and of itself will be an important step that will help me become better, and i feel that i would be handicapping myself if i steered away from it.

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    Ah, I see. That's all true.

    Well, experiment with different types. I'm sure there are some brushes that'll resonant with you.
    (And don't forget palette knives~! Those're a lot of fun.)

    Good luck and stay strong!
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    15-30 second poses each; these get really tedious after a while, but it still helps to do them.

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    figure gesture drawings; live models; 15-30 seconds; there might be a 60-second or two in there too.

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    10-min skull study and a few 15-30 second figure gesture drawings. practice makes permanent.

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    Hi man,

    You have a nice SB, thanks for your visit and advices...

    reading yor bio, I noticed we have some things in common, including the passion for arts, wife and kids ... I hope to hear and see more from you.

    Best regards and keep going,

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    post test.

    Quote Originally Posted by pauloricardo View Post
    Hi man,

    You have a nice SB, thanks for your visit and advices...

    reading yor bio, I noticed we have some things in common, including the passion for arts, wife and kids ... I hope to hear and see more from you.

    Best regards and keep going,

    Paulo
    thanks. i hope i'm around more too. i haven't been able to post here for over a month. the website kept holding onto all of my posts, even here in my sketchbook, and saying a mod needed to review them. but then i don't think that they were ever even sent to the mods.

    nice to see that it is working again.

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    figure gesture drawings; live model; 30-60 seconds each for the top few; 5-10 minutes each for the rest.

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    time for something new; here are some acrylics. 3 hours each. acrylics have always been a pain in the ass to me, and i equate them to melting plastic spoons and trying to paint with those.

    the lime was a google image.

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    figure drawings: 1-3 minutes; head renderings: one hour.

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    a few more. i'm still trying to catch up from months ago.
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    siiiick stuff!! Absolutely love it! I have NEVER come across marker based portraits before. I will definitely give that a shot.
    It would be really nice to see more personal works as well- keep at it!

    Why don't you like acrylics? I struggle with them as well, but that is more grounded in the fact that I can't paint :p

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    i like markers, though i really don't yet know what i'm doing with them.

    for the most part, i struggle with painting in general. i am now getting the hang of acrylics to the point where i feel good about my growth in them, but for a while there i really struggled. i will post more of the struggles as i go, and then eventually if i get caught up, you'll get to see some of the stuff i've done recently.

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    you got some nice work going on, would be nice to see some more developed pieces though. anyways keep posting!

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    thanks. there are some more finished ones in here that i am working up toward. i am trying to do it in chronological order though, and lacking the time to post here often. especially when the site goes bonkers on me and doesn't let me post. it seems like it is good nowadays though, so i'll try to get more up.

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    Attachment 1883972Let's see if I can actually post consistently for a few weeks...

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