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    Veneq's Sketchbook of Destiny

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    Hey! I've been lurking around CA since 2008 - it's time to step up.

    Here's a bunch of sketches since the beginning of 2012 to get this started.
    Pretty random mix here.

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    I'm pretty new to digital painting and painting in general. The majority of my freelance work has had a totally different style to it (for the music industry), and I've never painted or studied the correct way. So here are my 3 first "real" studies.

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    Well welcome for your new SB!
    Looks like a good start that's for sure.

    I like the line weight used, especially the first one, all the little organic squiggles but they don't look that scribbly. Only crit I have is the eyes in the 3rd one down, and maybe the distance between the eyes and nose with the guy sticking his elbow out not sure, something feels a little off.



    But overall very nice. Post moar.


    Edit: Right when I hit post, you post moar. There we go, and the paints look good.

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    JFierce - Thanks much! And thanks for the crit. Agreed 100%. That MMA guy kind of fell apart on the right side of the sketch.

    Here's how that lizardy guy turned out.. this was for Crimson Daggers: Bloodsports 4

    This is my first digital painting that I've ever actually finished and can call my own (not study, not heavily referenced, etc). The studies in the previous post were to reinforce this piece.

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    And here are some other studies I just uploaded.

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    I love the one that couple hold each other gently. lines are easy,emotion is hard to represent

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    Maolaosan - Thanks! I love when simple, soft sketching comes out just right (even though the anatomy on that one is pretty messed up!)

    Spent some time on Pixelovely.com doing gesture/figure drawings for warmups the past few days. Definitely going to be keeping this up - really gets me into a groove and thinking quickly.

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    Hey dude, long time no see!

    Great to see you posting again.

    Your figure work is looking good!

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    gesture and anatomy is the way to go and tons and tons of practice and I mean tons like every day!

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    QUINN - Honestly I was surprised to see you post here because I didn't think you'd remember me! Thanks a million!

    Danny K - Definitely! That's something I need to make a habit every single day.

    Here's some recent stuff:

    Studying asian skin tone
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    Studying a katana with female hand
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    Studying silky/satin dress
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    Whacky anatomy - meet thy manifestation:
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    Did this base sketch a while ago and was planning on inking it comic-book style (sketch done in Manga Studio 4) - Probably won't continue this one unless I just turn it into a digital paint.
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    And Venom!
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    Bloodsports 5 - WIP Entry - Didn't make the deadline. I'll probably still finish it though.

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    There are some nice details in your pencils drawings. love the flow of it.
    That gesture/figure drawings are looking great, keep them coming.

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    PS Zant Thanks! See you around Daggerville.

    Some recent studies --

    Starting with some Loomis
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    And an armor/metal study with whacky anatomy.
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    Very nice stuff, keep it up.

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    Topcross Thanks! Definitely will - need to ramp it up even more.

    Here's today's study.
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    And some sketches/doodles from the other day. The knight guy is roughly referenced from a D&D book I borrowed.

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    Today's study, plus some digital doodling.
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    Hi!

    Someone loves their big hulky muscle men! A wonderful start to the sketchbook,
    lots of variety and studies - great! Would love to see more attention being paid to
    anatomy (I know.. even more..) since that is something you really enjoy. I mean
    rendering more on the muscles, digging out all the pimples and dimples that are not
    as obvious as the big muscle - bring even more movement and dimension into your
    fighters. It's not even a criticism, I just really think you can pull it off!

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    Jansi Hey thanks for stopping by! I'm really glad you've made that suggestion because I always doodle those hulk guys and then just don't know what else to do with them. I usually don't push pencil stuff very far unless it's from reference. I guess there's only one way to grow right?

    So. kind of a rough day. I did my daily study and didn't finish it because it was a massive fail. In other news, here are some rough sketches for my character for Bloodsports 6 and a digital speed self portrait that doesn't really look like me. I've been wanting to do some digital speed portraits but have no one to sit for long chunks of time for me. So I just set up a mirror. I'll probably make this a bit of my routine as well.

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    looks good

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    Foxhound Thanks!

    Another day, another study. Actually this is the first time I'm seeing that self portrait speed paint since I posted yesterday. It's taking every ounce of will I have to not delete that thing.

    So today we have a grayscale portrait study and some progress on my Bloodsports VI character. I've never done character or armor design outside of doodling in sketch books without the thought that I was actually designing anything, so this is a new (and awesome) experience!

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    Cool character designs mate, looking forward to how this turns out

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    Alex Thanks! Going to push it as best I can!

    Another portrait study - working at skin tone.
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    Yeserday. Quick hand study.

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    Hi and welcome to yer brand new shiney CA sb!

    So many threads begin with that same story (mine included) of lurking before taking the plunge.

    IMHO you were more than ready.

    Just to highlight a couple: I'm lovin the big horn study and this one is really good.

    Keep 'em coming!


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    Jephyr Hey thanks for stopping by and the kind words! I love this stuff like crazy so I really appreciate that encouragement.

    Soooo here's my study from today (yesterday since it's 5 AM now). This was a quick one to kind of nail down toad skin texture for my next Bloodsports entry.

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    I really dig your gesture pencil anatomy studies.. and being a comic book lover I really enjoyed seeing the pencils Venom roughs.

    Keep those pencils coming and I will keep visiting!

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    David Skeleton Hey thanks! I can't imagine I'll ever stop graphite work completely, even with focusing on digital.

    A handful of items from today. Trying to get back into figure warmups (60 second and 5 minute poses here). Also a sketch from a few days ago of some kind of dark skeleton rider guy. Lastly, my daily study - didn't time cap this one. Just wanted to get all of those textures and surfaces as realistic as possible.

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    This is excellent man! And if you're pretty new to digital painting now, I wonder what you'll do in the future O.o
    PS: I'd like to see that skeleton guy fully rendered

    I know you want to click here. Just do it, don't be afraid!
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    Great job man!For a critique I'd say work on your anatomy , but you are already doing that , so what I'll say is - WORK HARDER!
    Kep it up dude , you can go far!

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    Hey Steve, I totally remember you, how could I forget a name like Crazy Pills!

    Your photo studies are looking good, great to see you pushing yourself!

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