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    Kvetchbook

    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook

    Feel free to leave any tips or advice. In return, I'll try my best to stop by your sketchbook and complain about stuff.

    Couple of SL and some chow sketches + some quick master studies from earlier in the week:

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    Hey Nice start! I hope you keep this thread going! looking forward to your future updates. Really like the flash disk!! Nicely rendered.

    All the best with your gammy knee!!

    Regards.

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    Some thumbs for this weeks chow...

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    Good start, the first two character studies are very nice.

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    Colour study of my filing cabinet... very interesting to look at reflections carefully. Should've used a perspective grid though.

    Leaf came out very plastic, need to start observing more carefully.

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    Wow! You are very good for only having two years of practice.
    Looks like you have been working hard and passionately to achieve
    that. If you keep that up I am sure a art job will come easy.

    Good Luck

    Edit: I would also love to see from where you began to where you are now.

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    Thanks Zatch Here's stuff from observation when I started in December '09 (I keep everything!).

    Also a study of my arm for the chow sketch.

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    Still life, shitty photostudy, bridgmanz.

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    Great start! That girl and the monster with the halos are simple but the composition is very good, and the rendering for the electric shaver is very sensitive.

    Kepp doing the studies you're doing, they all look very good!

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    I don't have much advice being new to art myself, but I did just want to say I like a lot of your stuff. I think you have a great start, I especially liked the little reflection in the blue cabinet painting, gives it a real metallic feel imo.

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    Great Bridgman studies. Do you expect to be able to make it as a professional artist in 18 months? Just curious.

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    Thanks guys.

    Leonor, let's just say I'll work as hard as I can, and use this time as an opportunity to improve as much as possible. If I have to go back to my day job at the end of it, at least I'll be able to take my improved skills with me.

    Some crappy still life/master/photo studies:

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    Some EOW thumbs (space refinery). Most of them look pretty terrible, will probably go with one from the bottom row.

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    More studies & stuff. Skin tones are bloody impossible, will have to do a lot more of these...

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    Photo study, need to be more careful with values & perspective.

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    great car study. really love the simpliciy in it.

    "It's a time machine, Napoleon. We bought it online."

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    Started a few more car studies but had a lot of trouble accurately identifying perspective, so I've mostly been doing perspective studies for the last few days, nothing worth uploading. Here's a few photo-referenced environment thumbs from this morning.

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    Have been doing the same perspective exercise over and over for a few days now - basically lots of fast studies (anything boxy, cars, trains, buses, etc), guess the vps and freehand a perspective grid, then check against the photo when finished sketching.

    Very tedious to start with, but beginning to enjoy it now. Definitely worth spending time on.

    Went a bit further with this one. Again, need to be more careful with the values, forms still not reading properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kvetch View Post
    Have been doing the same perspective exercise over and over for a few days now - basically lots of fast studies (anything boxy, cars, trains, buses, etc), guess the vps and freehand a perspective grid, then check against the photo when finished sketching.
    Sounds like a great idea and your dedication seems to be paying off! Would you care to show a visual step by step on how you do this?

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    Very very neat works, your skills shines through these works !

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    Great sketchbook, very nice studies, I'm digging the thumbs, looking forward for more man, keep posting!

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    Oh I remember this sb. Nice studies! You say the perspective is off but I really dont see how to be honest...the car looks very accurate!

    If I have anything to critique, I think that the values for the tip of the plane may be slightly off as its getting a little flatter as the planes moves towards us. Its very minimal though.

    Great studies overall!

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    Thanks for the comments everyone :o

    @Leonor I don't have a procedure as such, I'm not very confident with perspective yet. I've done a lot of practice where I use a photo of a bus/building or anything cube-like, and just draw the cube. I check if it's right by overlaying the photo on top. I normally keep a score, so if it's right I get a point, and if it's wrong I start another one.

    If you do this, just be aware that the perspective depends on the lens the photo was taken with, so long lenses have less convergence than wide angle ones.

    @SandyMan, thanks you're definitely right about the plane being flat, I will keep that in mind on the next one.

    Some more cars (observation) another spaceship thumb and some super-exciting still life stuff:

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    Some more perspective stuff, thought I was getting the hang of it, then totally stuffed it up on the still life -_-

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    Master studies (Leonardo & Mucha) and a bust study (photo) I did with a cheap tablet I found on ebay (motion LE1600, it's ok, but the minimum pressure to register a stroke is way higher than my intuos, I'm finding it pretty annoying atm).


    Mucha does insane hands. I don't. More studies required.

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    Inspiring amount of studies with very nice basic knowledge!
    Thise traditional portraits are great.
    Keep posting!

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    Nice updates man! nice one on the cars and the phone, I'm loving the color aberration you gave to it and then blurring it out, very nice.., keep it up

    thanks for stopping by my thread

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    Thanks guys More cars with comedy freehand perspective - the classic ones are from photo ref, the more 80s styled stuff is from imagination.

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    very inspiring! I'll be back!!!!

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    I like the style of your thumbs. Simple and evocative. Great studies too!

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