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    Otherscape's Sketchbook

    'Bout time I posted a sketchbook here. I'm aspiring to become a professional one day, and I hope you guys can help me achieve that goal. Unfortunately early on in my art education, I wasn't taught/didn't practice the basics enough, so I'm pretty much starting from the ground up. I'm hoping this will help improve my art at a faster rate.

    First is a speed painting of a landscape. Reffed from a photo.

    The second is a still life of my tablet pen along with some gesture drawings of my overexcited cat (note: overexcited cats do not make good life subjects, especially if they are trying to lick the drawing). I didn't use guides for the pen, which is why the bottom is wibbly. Slipped my mind I guess.

    The third is drawing my iPod over and over again in the same position. The goal was to just get basic proportions, position, and shape down, so I didn't bother with the details. Guides really do help. Also I think I need to draw in a better position. My sketchbook was slanting downward while I was sketching without me realizing it.

    Let me know what you think!
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    Hey congrats on taking the step to start a sketchbook. Your still life looks good, but a larger image would make it easier to look at, really see how your laying down your brush work. Also nice gestures for your cat heads, they look nice and fluid. As for your ipod cover, I haven't spent a lot of time on it myself, but perhaps setting up some perspective guides would help you with that.

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    Nice landscape, I like how you render the clouds.

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    Post-It Notes

    Hey congrats on taking the step to start a sketchbook. Your still life looks good, but a larger image would make it easier to look at, really see how your laying down your brush work. Also nice gestures for your cat heads, they look nice and fluid. As for your ipod cover, I haven't spent a lot of time on it myself, but perhaps setting up some perspective guides would help you with that.
    Thank you. The image below is 1200 pixels wide. Hopefully that will be big enough. I'll try perspective lines next time, though I'll probably have to get a bigger sketchbook, unless there's a way to set up perspective grids in smaller sketchbooks.

    Nice landscape, I like how you render the clouds.
    Thank you. Appreciate the comment.

    Here's some more still life of some post-it notes. Again, I forgot something, this time the shadows except the one.

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    Very nice landscape!

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    Excellent start! Your landscape is awesome! Your digital stuff (so far) seems to be good. You just need to work on your traditional foundations like perspective, anatomy, values, etc....
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    Outdoor Sketches

    Quick outdoor gesture sketches before it rains.

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    Akita's

    A little old, but recent enough, so I'll post them anyway.

    A little Akita Inu study. The ones in blue are copied directly from photos, while the black one is an original pose using memory and additional refs.

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    Hey again you're animal studies seem to be going well. Keep up those nice fluid gestures.

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    Ah Jesus, I haven't updated here in almost a month. I feel bad. D:

    Anyway, more gesture and life sketches.

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    Another speedpaint.

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    More drawings. First one I tried to scale down still life. I notic I want to draw exactly how long the line is instead of scaling it and making it proportion. I'll need more practice on that.

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    This one is a longer drawing. Boy Cat stays much more still than Girl Cat.

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    love that minimal cat.
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    Love the speedpaint in the first post. The Akita Inu study and the spray bottle in post #10 are nice as well. For your quick sketches/gestures, I wonder if it would help if you took a little more time to think about the line you want to draw before laying it down; that might help you achieve a more accurate representation with fewer lines. Also, more paintings please, and some from life perhaps? Keep up the good work! ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    love that minimal cat.
    Thank you!

    Love the speedpaint in the first post. The Akita Inu study and the spray bottle in post #10 are nice as well. For your quick sketches/gestures, I wonder if it would help if you took a little more time to think about the line you want to draw before laying it down; that might help you achieve a more accurate representation with fewer lines. Also, more paintings please, and some from life perhaps? Keep up the good work! ^^
    Thank you. I'll try to slow down on the gesture sketches. I don't think I can paint with actual paint just yet, but I can do life painting on my tablet.

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    Pen Sketches

    Had a party today at the house, so I got a great opportunity to sketch people using a pen. I love pens now. It feels very different from pencil, and really helps me think about what I'm doing since I can't erase later on.

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    Practicing human torsos.

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    i love the way you render clouds!! and nice studys by the way!

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    More speedpaint. Was just sitting around in my documents, so I thought I'd finish it.

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    Some basic head positions and a little bit of skulls.

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    Skull studies. I think I made the eyes a little too big.

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    Some still life with ellipses. Didn't have that much time today so the shading is kind of blah.

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    Wash cloth study.

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    Yay, back from a long break! Here's some stuff, some recent, some not.

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    A WIP image of a Harpy Eagle/Jaguar Griffin

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    Nice studies and sketches, keep up the good work!

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    Thumbnails

    Some thumbnails for a redo of the piece above.

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    Wow. Post #25 is awesome. Good luck on the redo!
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