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Thread: Cashmate's sketchbook
November 1st, 2011 #1
So I've finally decided to make a sketchbook after weeks of lurking.
I am 18 years old and I haven't taken any real art classes, so I'm a true amateur. I've always liked drawing but I never really took it seriously or tried to improve. 3 months ago, that changed. I've finally decided to get good at painting, but I've been lacking some motivation to finish my pieces and learn to more.
My hope is that by creating this sketchbook, I'll get more motivation and in the same time get help by you guys.
My goal is to upload something worthwhile every day or every two days.
So here is some of my most recent sketches/experiments.
Sorry for the massive size of the pictures. :/
Last edited by Cashmate; March 28th, 2012 at 03:59 PM. Reason: Adding better thumbnail
Hide this ad by registering as a memberNovember 2nd, 2011 #2
I used reference for this one.
November 2nd, 2011 #3
Hi Cashmate! Welcome on CA! nice paintings!
after you're finished I suggest you save your work in another file that's 800x600 so everyone sees it in one take!
November 3rd, 2011 #4
I'm having trouble making water look good. Is there any easier way of making the waves/blur on the water than just using a small brush?
Critique is much appreciated.
November 4th, 2011 #5
I would really like to get some critique on my crap. Any tips for getting better? Where is my weakness?
Used reference for the upper one.
November 4th, 2011 #6
Hey sounds great man and you have some promising work there (I like the colors) but i think you should size your pics down a bit, right now it´s kinda hard to see them
*Edit* O right someone already said that, my bad. Pics looking good though
Last edited by Teezec; November 4th, 2011 at 10:03 PM. Reason: problem fixed
November 4th, 2011 #7
Liking the water here!
November 4th, 2011 #8
November 4th, 2011 #9
Nah the last one are just the right size. Np m8 having some place to post your pictures is always a great way to encourage your artistic side
Just started a sketchbook here too, kinda new to CA but hopefully I will be able to keep it updated.
Last edited by Teezec; November 4th, 2011 at 10:58 PM. Reason: fixed a few sentences.
November 6th, 2011 #10
Can somebody please critique my stuff? Tell me what looks bad so I can improve faster.
November 6th, 2011 #11
Well the first one i really like, i guess you could break up some of the foliage a bit more on.
The second one looks nice but it needs more depth and the rays looks a bit to visible?
Not very good at critique but i hope you will get something useful out of that
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November 6th, 2011 #12
November 7th, 2011 #13
Hey great! I think it looks better already!
November 8th, 2011 #14
I have started to feel pretty confident in painting vegetation, so I tried to just paint something out out my imagination, but I couldn't manage to make the background look good. Now when I look at it, the trees are really close the each other as well.
I used reference for the upper one.
November 23rd, 2011 #15
Not satisfied with the result so I'll continue to practise.
November 27th, 2011 #16
Used reference for the second picture and I still appreciate critique.
February 29th, 2012 #17
made some progress since last time I posted.
March 6th, 2012 #18
My first painting that accually turned out decent, lots of things could be improved still.
edit: Since the first painting turned out better than expected i decided to make another one.
Last edited by Cashmate; March 6th, 2012 at 05:16 PM.
March 28th, 2012 #19
March 28th, 2012 #20
April 24th, 2012 #21
Just another landscape
April 24th, 2012 #22
Really good job!! the photo realism looks awesome! When you transition from cliff to water you could add some rocks to sort of smooth the the change, unless you are going specifically not making rocks.
Maybe when making clouds use a bigger brush and dont define them that much.
Hope this helps
May 17th, 2012 #23
Felt like remaking a painting to see if i could do better.
March 21st, 2013 #24
Some time later...
March 21st, 2013 #25
March 22nd, 2013 #26
Thanks for your comment,
wow, your digital paintings look great,good color choicet! Especially the last! Post more and work hard!
Maybe show some traditional sketches?
Drawing everyday pays off!
Click here! Sketchbook from SeriousMalz
August 31st, 2013 #27
Half a year later. Made another Fan art painting for the same game in similar style.
January 8th, 2014 #28
updating with one kinda old and one new landscape stuff.
No reference for either one.
January 10th, 2014 #29
some studies from the film the fountain. really need to draw more faces.
January 31st, 2014 #30
Drawing some strange monster