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    Tc's Sketchbook (now with updates!)

    As I'm now painting more I'm gonna start posting my ranting's, apologies if any of you get mentaly scarred from this,lol..



    Please see end of threads for latest stuff.

    **Just moved this pic from near the end as I was sick of seeing a half finished picture as my avatar.

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    Some of my recent sketches, not overly impressed with them, they've been done in a really crappy quality sketch pad that smudges like mad and wont really allow for detail due to the texture of the paper. (that's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it,lol).

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    A few more, mostly old stuff this time though.

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    Here's some really old stuff, I will try and upload some newer stuff next week...

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    Decided to have a go at a character study, hated is so much that I removed it today, sick of looking at it's pathetic failurness(yes it's a word...*cough*) staring me in the face, time to go away and burn the evidence.

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    you have a pretty good grasp at shading and working from references. You might want to work on some gesture drawings and doing life-drawings to work on the proportions and anatomy.

    I can't wait to see more of your work

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    Life drawing will help. You are already good at capturing the likness of your subjects. Life drawing and anatomy studies will bring up your proportions etc. Keep going

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    Another quick sketch, this took about 10 mins..

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    Got around to finishing this today, not totaly happy with it but I think it's as done as it's going to get.

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    Love the way your did the hair and the neck/shoulders, but something seems off about the face (the nose keeps bothering me).

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    I know, I don't know what it is, re done the nose a few times now but I just can't seem to get it to look right, thanks for the comments though.

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    Latest one, probably about 4-5 hours for this one,mostly in painter but a bit of the finer stuff in photoshop.

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    Some more scriblings, did these two yesterday.

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    And a painted version.

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    Hey TC, was that Megan Fox a few posts up?

    Keep up with those sketches man. Be sure to try your hand at some friends and family as well. Glad you opened a sketchbook.

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    Lol, yes it was...Thanks for looking.

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    Another quick one..

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    Ok, busy couple of days...

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    Finished another Left 4 dead piece today, didn't have as much time so I had to improvise on the background..

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    Not bad stuff, I'd say you should do a lot of life drawing. Gesture drawing is good for developing expression, too.

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    Thanks for looking, going to be doing lots more figure drawing as I know it's my weak point, will also be doing some cars and planes etc in photoshop to try and get my realism back up to what it used to be when I airbrush painted.

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    As some of you may know I managed to get accepted onto a Games art Degree course earlier in the week, while at the interview the tutor commented on my traditional work being much stronger than my digital work, with that in mind I'm going back to what I used to draw all the time namely cars, planes and other mechanical stuff(for now anyway)

    With that in mind here's a work in progress..

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    Quick update..

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    Work on the car is slow but here's something I did last week for a friend..

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    Hi there,

    that car has come out pretty sweet, in terms of background I think you should keep it fairly simple maybe even just a studio style set up, although the slight blue tint across the bonnet does suggest it being outside, just make sure the environment matches the cars lighting and reflections.

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    Thanks for taking a look Calamity, I'll get around to the background on this but probably not for couple of days.

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    Today I started on a speed paint of Iron Man, I say started out as a speed paint because once I got started I couldn't tear myself away from it, provided a nice bit of entertainment for today anyway..

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    your work is a mixed bag here - in some places you kind of miss the mark, with more unrefined work, and in other ares you absolutely nail it - I think the Megan Fox portrait is pretty nice.

    The Sarah Michelle Gellar look-a-like - get rid of the giant M shade that goes around her nostrils and through the bridge of her nose. Make the eyes a tad bit narrower, and make them less white - they're too bright right now. Also, give those eye lashes some life (vary the strokes up a bit - eyelashes on top should be longer, eye lashes on the bottom usually not as long, not as pronounced) and there is always a line to define the top of the upper eyelid. Also, add some shading to the iris and the pupil. It'll make your work look MUCH more natural.

    Your pencil works aren't bad either - I can't really tell if it's your style, or if you're having trouble with portraiture.. Quite frankly I think it's the latter option because your shading seems well done - you just get the features and spacing a little wonky. Likeness = achieved though, so well done!

    Doctors heal you, Artists immortalize you.

    "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach" - bullshit.

    The usual staples for anatomy:
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitnrun View Post
    your work is a mixed bag here - in some places you kind of miss the mark, with more unrefined work, and in other ares you absolutely nail it - I think the Megan Fox portrait is pretty nice.

    The Sarah Michelle Gellar look-a-like - get rid of the giant M shade that goes around her nostrils and through the bridge of her nose. Make the eyes a tad bit narrower, and make them less white - they're too bright right now. Also, give those eye lashes some life (vary the strokes up a bit - eyelashes on top should be longer, eye lashes on the bottom usually not as long, not as pronounced) and there is always a line to define the top of the upper eyelid. Also, add some shading to the iris and the pupil. It'll make your work look MUCH more natural.

    Your pencil works aren't bad either - I can't really tell if it's your style, or if you're having trouble with portraiture.. Quite frankly I think it's the latter option because your shading seems well done - you just get the features and spacing a little wonky. Likeness = achieved though, so well done!
    Thanks for the comments, I'm really new to digital painting so it's still a learning curve for me, likewise portraits and figure drawing, gimme a car or a plane and I never miss though. Going to take a good while for me to get used to working digitaly and also to improve in the areas where I suck, I need to get back in to the swing of it as I have't done much drawing or painting in the last ten years.

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    Sp of Tony Stark, not overly pleased with it as I think he's come out looking rather angrier than the original picture, think I'll call it done though.

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