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    Totemiks sketchbook

    Hey everybody!
    so i decided to have a go at this. i really hope to progress (and to purchase that wacom tablet). for now its pencil and ink.
    i'm from portugal, lisbon, living in poland for the last 5 years with my kids and girlfriend. almost 30 years old now, last years passed in a zip! i've lost loads of momentum, but hopefully, with your help and the weekly activities, i'll manage to push my limits and set the bar higher.
    tell me what you think! thx
    Last edited by Totemiks; March 16th, 2012 at 12:29 PM. Reason: brief intro to myself
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    an illustration i did a few years back , just for fun. pencil and charcoal on paper.
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    cool designs
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    hey thanks! first reply, so happy!
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    a treefolk study.
    the second one is a study for chow: six-legged albino speedster. it supposed to run at speeds exceeding 100 mph. the front pair of legs are used for steering and stabilizing.
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    Those are some fairly cool designs/creature that you have there.
    For the ones that are more human in appearance (the mermaid creature), abit more reference / closer to human form, would make them alot more convincing, realistic and therefore creepy..... IMO.

    Anyway, some cool stuff. Love to see more.
    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

    www.sevans.co.nz , for more images and to kill time.
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    heya! thanks for the feedback and advice. the mermaid is lacking volume and is looking too cartoony (especially hands), its not finished at all, i agree. anyway, i have lots of weak areas i hope to improve in. been doing lots of 1min body sketches the last few days with the help of posemaniacs.com . i will be posting some tommorrow. thanks again, and visit often!
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    Hi,

    I love your ideas!! Where do you get your inspiration from? I wish I could create fantasy, creepy creatures like that too. I heard you can mix different parts of different animals using reference to create some new sort of monster. I find this very hard. I will probably try it soon though.
    I will just check back here every then and now too get inspired and maybe grab some tips

    Thanks for your posts, they're helping!!
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    hey man! thanks for the positive comments. i draw my inspiration mostly from nature, comics, movies, emotions.... but mostly from nature, i just love to marvel at the perfection of creation, the perfection f the living globe that supports us.

    so here is one more sketch for now. the lego raw-jaw (hero factory) toy posed for it.

    and i noticed on a friends monitor that the sketches i posted earlier look terribly shabby with photoshop eraser marks all over the place. so i'll be cleaning those up, i just learned how to do it properly.

    also, i played around with smudge yesterday, nice tool! im so inexperienced in PS...lol. So i had fun. managed to play with it with a mouse, and the effect is really nice...at least i think so. thx everbody, will be posting some more later. by the way the smudged image is the demon from first post.
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    really cool work!! I wouldn't recommend using the smudge tool too much, it makes you painting get blurry. And that's propably the opposite of what you'd like to achieve. It can be handy for clouds or water though I think. Especially if you arent much experienced at that parts.

    Now that you mention it, I see the eraser marks too ^^ I didnt notice before anyways, because they weren't influencing the sketch really much. I had the same problem with my old monitor, when I switched to a new one, I was shocked how much faults there were in the images

    Drawing from nature is a good plan, I wish I could draw animals better xD Maybe I'll give it a try soon. Keep going
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    a few more sketches. these are all a couple of years old. a tree in a park in china. a scribble of myself. an alien artifact or something. and a steampunk phoenix. hope u enjoy!
    dunno if im uploading these images too big. the originals are smaller.
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    the way you convert shadows and texture into interesting patterns.. I love it!! I think you need great observation skill for that. You have good ideas too!!
    Well, some standart critics: the head is a bit out of propotions
    maybe try using fewer lines, especially at the last one
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    proto...u re the kindest guy, following my thread and posting comments. thx a lot! it really motivates me. so these are the last ones for today. the girl with birdy and the syren are ball point pen, the more graphic one is done with a stabilo 0.4 liner.
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