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    Hi everyone! Just about everything in this update were done from life, I have found myself constantly trying to improve my ability to see from life and still have been experimenting with different materials. Included are a painting that is still in progress of a female with an awesome balloon head =D (used previous painting as reference). I also took some creative liberties in my previous life drawing session to turn a model to a bust and gave the other a plant head because she kept moving her head frequently..haha.

    Thanks for viewing.

    Also, thanks again MrFrenik and Yemi!

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    Hooray for C.A.! Looking forward to viewing some awesome sketchbooks from the community.

    Here are some pieces to add to my chapter. A work in progress of a mecha illustration, portrait from life and mindless sketches (used ref on one of them). You are probably going to see anatomy studies posted in my future posts now. I will go back to doing anatomy studies more often to aid my work from mind.

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    Slow and Steady.

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    Some stuff.

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    Paint sketch, just experimenting.

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    Hey! Keep working on that anatomy, bro! Also check some other people's sketchbooks out, go through some galleries, get inspired, get ideas and KICK SOME ASS! WORK WORK WORK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Othrandir View Post
    Hey! Keep working on that anatomy, bro! Also check some other people's sketchbooks out, go through some galleries, get inspired, get ideas and KICK SOME ASS! WORK WORK WORK
    Thanks Othrandir, I always enjoy your encouragements! Yeah man, I feel inspired already right now. I will have some kick-ass anatomy studies for you soon!

    Nothing much, just a creature idea.

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    I woke up this morning browsing through Jaime Jones work, pretty much had my chai and breakfast being inspired.
    Below are two landscape ideas that I had, 2 minute head sketches, and I practiced some Loomis which I will do for the rest of the day. Hopefully I will have all my landmarks memorized today.

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    Finishing off yesterday's effort, was not able to post the final batch because I got so into game two of the NBA finals...GO HEAT!

    First page is a study of the landmarks and the rest are my attempts at sketching from imagination from what I have learned, thanks to the landmarks (Anatomy is off but It felt right at the time, Don't mind the fail).

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    Alright guys, spent a bit more time on this experimental piece, I will leave it as it is for now until I find the time for it, I kind of want to work on my pencils now and other paintings. (I used the same process as I did for my previous female portrait). Below is the sketch that help develop the idea.

    Thanks for viewing everyone, hope to post some pencils tonight...maybe.

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    Kimbo...lol.

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    I like the fact that you are increasing your work load as you move forward, keep this mentality, always do more than the day before and all that you want will be achievable!
    i wanna see a post everyday

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    Thank you Riccardo, I hope to see you post daily as well.

    Two more pages from mind, in terms of the figure, once I get Loomis' arm muscles down, I will incorporate some sexy arms so look out for that! Also another painting (W.I.P), I think I will have fun with this one. Hope you guys dig it.

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    Hi sketchbook, no work today so I did some doodles and sketches from mind. I have been extensively studying Loomis this past week and will continue to do so, I feel my drawings from imagination is improving greatly, I am finally visually able to keep parts of my ideas constant. I will post the studies of the arm muscles when I'm done, trying to digest it all in the memory in order to practice it from mind!

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    Happy fathers day everyone, Not much but just some new digital pieces, landscapes from imagination so they aren't too great but definitely fun to do. I am off from work tomorrow so I will upload all the pages that has piled up by tomorrow night, too lazy to scan and re-size them at this moment.

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    Getting tired of all these issues on CA, but then again who am I to complain?
    Sorry Will if you were not able to see my reply, thanks a lot again.

    Here were my updates that were rolled back, I do want to record my progress as I work towards my dream.

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    Recent sketches, just exploring ideas and really having fun by going wild with all these brushes. I might actually take the BNW landscape with the figure riding a hoverboard to a colored finish. We'll see what happens, I plan on doing more of these quick sketches in order to explore what my mind sees.

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    Just some things I've been up to, I won't post copied anatomy studies anymore unless people really want to see them as I progress, I feel your drawings from imagination that reflects upon the studies are far more important and fun in general to show, hope you guys like these. Sketches from mind with this new found power I have acquired.

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    Alright guys, this will be my last post in a long while, It's been a great journey thus far and the chapter still hasn't ended yet..until I become a professional practicing conceptartist in the industry that is. Thanks to those who supported me, wish everyone the best!

    Fail pages as usual to end things.

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    Cool stuff mate, I think it's cool what you said aboat not posting anatomy studies, imagagintive stuff is much cooler(even tho I'm a anatomy fan)
    I think your stuff is looking better especially your enviros. I suggest that you don't pump photo studies insstead do some gestures and maybe some still life, and the blast from imagination, and analyze your art and see what went right and what went wrong and learn from your mistakes.. ahh that soundes so clishé..
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    Hey Bacon, thanks a lot mate, really appreciate it. Nothing wrong with cliches =D.

    Hi guys, school is about to finally start soon, looking forward to finally going to an art school. I decided to come out the shell and start scanning and posting again, come visit my blog often, I will update a lot there with current things and not the in-between since I last posted.

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    nice traditional work, doing more studies would definitely help!

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    Thanks Kev, I've been doing a lot of master studies. You have been kicking ass in your sketchbook man, just haven't gotten around to complement you in your sketchbook.

    Another Sargent study, seeing values accurately has been my main objective in these studies, so far it has helped a lot! I plan on doing a lot more. Now It's time to pack my bags because I'm headed to Canada WOHOoo!

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    Back from Canada! Here is what I learnt from my master studies, I found myself thinking more before even putting any paint down. I will definitely fix all the flaws in this painting through more studies and practice. My idea for the lighting came from one of Sargent's portraits, I included the key lights that I thought was very clever by Sargent.

    Hope you guys like it.

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    Welcome back! Where'd you go in Canada? I visit Winnipeg, MB quite a bit and just recently got back a few weeks ago.

    The sargent study turned out okay as far as construction goes, although the values could be pushed a bit more and your edges are a bit too hazy in certain areas where they shouldn't be. For painting studies, I'd suggest trying them without opacity settings on. It's tough to get used to, but since this is how real, opaque paint works, it will help with your stroke economy and ultimately make you more efficient. The imaginative piece suffers from most of the same things as well as construction. I find that if I go straight into painting without some kind of underdrawing down then I spend a lot of time just trying to fix my perspective and construction, things that could have been fixed from the very beginning for a fraction of the time spent. And the values will really only work when you have a solid construction. Drawing is so important to all of this painting business; I've come to not believe anyone who says that a painter doesn't need to be a good draftsman. In fact, anyone that says that I'd be inclined to say probably can neither paint nor draw well, but I digress. So be sure to do plenty of construction and perspective exercises mixed in with your imaginative stuff. It will surely help you out.

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    Sorry for the late reply Frenik, I've been extremely busy at school. I had visited Toronto, It was great! Thanks for your critiques like always mate.

    Hi everyone, here is an update for the sake of keeping this sketchbook alive. I've been drawing for over 12 hours a day ever since school started. It's been so inspiring being surrounded by such talented hard workers at school. It pushes me to work ever harder. If anyone ever comes visit Grand Central Academy, be sure to let me know, I'd love to chat will fellow members!

    Sorry guys, these three attachments consist of work that are couple months old, they were the last things I took pictures of. The ear is my first cast drawing (I've already progressed pretty far on my second cast drawing, will post soon!), I learned a lot about the physics of light and it's interaction with forms, very frustrating but so worth it. The second is a sculpture and a value study from Nick's painting (That is the unfinished picture I had of it), currently I've done a lot of cubes from life, I will post all the current works hopefully during thanksgiving break.

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    Wow you're really moving forward! You got great studies! I also like the idea of only posting drawings done by your imagination. I should maybe do this too?
    Because I feel like I'm just wasting my time with posting up repetitive stuff, like gestures etc. What do you think?
    Anyway, keep working!

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    Hi Carro, thank you for your kind words. I had made that statement regarding imagination because it was during a time where I felt just posting anatomy studies were not appealing (since you see it in every sketchbook), I wanted people to see a piece of me rather than just a copied study, plus drawings from imagination are very fun to do. I haven't drawn from Imagination much except for quick sketches in my commute to school, I mainly work from life now since it is the core foundation of the school I study in. You don't have to do what I had proclaimed in my past post, if you are very proud of your gestures and anatomy studies, then there should be no reason why you should not post it.

    I promise to post an update of recent work during my Christmas Break, I went to school during my thanksgiving break since the school building was open so I completely forgot to take some pictures. Thanks for viewing!

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    Wow so much hard work studies. I think it is really great you are starting to do more imaginative work. Fun stuff. Keep it up !

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    Thank You Kathleen, sadly I don't have any imginative work to show in this post. Please do look out for some soon.

    Alright guys, here are the updates as promised. I had trouble sending my photos to my email through my phone so I used what ever managed to successfully be sent to my email. (Sorry for the poor photo quality) Most of the work are pretty old from the beginning of the semester. Attached are value studies, some quick portrait drawings, look forward to some better ones in the near future since I haven't been in the open portrait session in a long while and I definitely feel I have improved a ton since the beginning of the semester which were when I did those portraits. The eye cast drawing is my latest drawing, I just finished it today, I finally get to advance to an intermediate cast and then my final cast afterward, I hope I can finish all my casts this year since I am falling behind in my cast drawings. I have learned so much about light and form from these cast drawings plus it's been an inspirational process learning since I'm surrounded by such talented peers who do amazing work!

    If anyone is interested, I'll try to upload much more work that I have missed out, these are just a fraction of what I did this semester. It's been a hell of a journey and its only been over 3 months in the semester. I will continue to push myself and hope for the best in the long run.
    Thanks for viewing everyone and happy holidays!

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