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    Ehecod's Sketchbook - Road to Something

    'Ey!

    I'm a 16-year-old learning artist from Finland. The name's Lassi. I decided to set this up for a variety of reasons. Mostly for me and others to keep track of my improvement, but also for any feedback you'd be able to share. You'll probably find more recent stuff on the last page.

    Also, I wanted to change my thread icon so the four really old paintings that were right here are... gone.

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    Hi! You have some really atmospheric pieces.. the lighting is really interesting, misty and mysterious. I'm really awful at environments so not sure what CC I can give, but it would be nice to see you try and tackle a really bright environment, maybe add some small figures in somewhere to really give a sense of scale.

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    P.S. .... I can't believe you're only 15!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anivy View Post
    Hi! You have some really atmospheric pieces.. the lighting is really interesting, misty and mysterious. I'm really awful at environments so not sure what CC I can give, but it would be nice to see you try and tackle a really bright environment, maybe add some small figures in somewhere to really give a sense of scale.
    'Ey! Thanks a lot for stopping by. Appreciate the feedback. c: And you don't really have to be good at something to simply have knowledge-- and what you said, is something that a lot of people seem to point out. I'm not sure if you know of Feng Zhu, but he is quite the digital artist. I believe he even owns a school and actively teaches a bunch of students. Aside from that, he makes online tutorials on YouTube when he can -- but that's not relevant. What I'm saying, is that his videos have taught me a lot, and what he seems to point out often, is to add in objects that humans are familiar with (birds, people, other animals etc.) to really give it a sense of scale, like you said.

    So yeah, it's definitely something that I lack. Either I always forget to add it or I just can't really figure out where I should put them. I should really start thinking more about it. Thanks for the tip! Made me re-think the case a bit.

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    P.S. .... I can't believe you're only 15!
    A'yup, yes I am. Actually, closer to 16 by now. My birthday is near the end of the year (December 17th). But once again, thanks. Your work is amazing as well, like I said. :3

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    Alright, here's another quick one that I made earlier today. I was just too tired and busy with other stuff to upload it straight away. Now, despite how it appears to you, I would consider this more of a speedpainting rather than a finish artwork. It would've been less groggy and more fine and detailed, if it was the latter. Well, it's not.

    Oh and, my brother actually colored (since I started in black and white to get the values right) the ground and most of the sky when demonstrating coloring techniques, so, half the credit goes to him. I don't know if he has an account here, though, so I can't really credit him properly. Eh.

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    Also, I'm not even sure how this sketchbook journal thing is supposed to work. Is it more of a "one post per day" -thing, or "post whenever you make something new"? I guess the latter would make more sense, since I do paint quite a lot more than just one per day. I reckon I'll just add in anything new that I create. *shrug*

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    Huzzah! Here's another one.

    I didn't have any idea what I was doing when I started on this. And half-way through, I still didn't. I was just scribbling something here and there as I listened to music and did non-painting related activities. But in the end, I don't think it's that bad really. The sky could've been a bit brighter, I'm thinking.. but eh. That's water under the bridge now.

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    Some people sketches. The one on the left is something that I drew completely randomly without any reference image, as where the one on the right is an actual person (Evanna Lynch, the one who played Luna in the Harry Potter movies) and I used a reference image for that one. So, practicing basically.

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    Hey nice new work! I like that red coloured landscape. As to how often we're meant to post, its entirely up to you. I think some people try to set themselves challenges as to how often to post.

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    I actually wanted to make the portrait of Evanna Lynch quite a bit better, since well-- I just thought it deserved that. The lines and everything were quite good, so I figured; why not?

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    Here's the painting for today. I might post more later, dunno.

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    I realized that the river looked a bit weird and out of perspective, so I went back and tried to fix it. Here are the results. Although, I fear I did a bad job. But otherwise? I'm pretty pleased with it. c:

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    Very nice! It does look better in the second version. As a challenge to work on next, try throwing in some more saturated colour somewhere? Keep posting!

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    Try paying more attention to your light and shadow. You always have a lot of bright squiggly lines on the ground, which is very distracting because they mess with the already fragile lighting (eg in the last painting: What light shines so strongly on the trees but not on the ground in front of them?) When you start up, get a clear idea of where your light sources are and what they will illuminate. Then get a big brush and block in the basic shapes -detail comes last. Aaaaand that said: Dude, that stuff is amazing for your age! I wish I'd have been that good ;_;
    Keep working!

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    Thanks for the tip, Hey. c:

    Here's a speedpainting-thing of Hogwarts that I started out last night and finished now. Lacks a lot of detail. Intentionally, though. I used a reference image (obviously) and it didn't really display all that much detail, since it was like-.. in really low scale.

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    That's a pretty good start, i'm not good at environment but i would suggest you to go into details, to create textures using smaller brushes or adding it "artificially" with photos or textured brushes.
    Hope it helps

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    Here's a quick paintover, i told i suck at environment but i hope you get the idea
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    SKETCHBOOK any crits are welcome
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    I like the first version more. maybe it is because of the absence of the bright blue.

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    I like the second version more, that orange light really adds to the image. Not sure about the blue, maybe emphasise the orange/yellow but turn the blue more grey/brownish? Just my thoughts.

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    FUZION PREDATOR - Yup, I should go more into details but admittedly I'm not any good at that. Not yet, that is. Which is why I prefer to keep my paintings rather simplified for the time being. And as for the paintover, it's not bad, but I feel like the blue color pops out a little too much. But aside from that, I get the idea. Thanks!

    And yeah, sorry for not posting anything for a long while. I haven't really been in the mood. Made this one just now, though:

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    Thoughts?

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    Another one!

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    Quite disappointed with this one. I still don't know how to paint or draw buildings. Not the slightest clue. Also, the ground-- which is now actually water, was ground at first. So it might look weird. I changed the idea towards the end.

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    Another landscape. Also, looks like people stop giving me any critique/tips. o-o Well, doesn't really matter since mainly I'm keeping this as a sketchbook for myself. So that I can, y'know, keep track of my improvement. That was the whole idea for me.

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    Hey great start!!
    I'm sure you'll go a long way if you keep it up!

    I'll be sure to have my eye on this sketchbook in the years to come.
    Go go go!!!

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    Some day I might look back at this and say "wtf, this is shit", but as of right now, I consider it a masterpiece. This is the best painting that I've done up to date and I'm proud of it. I really am. I spent a lot of time working on it and it's a good thing I did. I learned a few things. c:

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    Nick Low - Forgot to respond on my previous upload, sorry. :l I'm careless. But yeah, thanks a lot. Appreciate it a lot. :3

    And here comes another one! Any crits? Any tips? Any feedback? Would be appreciated.

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    Hey Lassi! I'm also 15 yearsold. Your stuff is awesome. Love how you use trees to frame the picture. Keep going on with what you are doing and as Feng Zhu says, build up your visual library. So perhaps get a subscription to national geographic if you guys can get it out there in Finland.

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    TristanFletcher - Thanks! And I already look at a lot of stuff, but yeah, I'll give it a thought-- since you can get NG in Finland. ^^

    Messed up the perspective. The object thing is supposed to look round. But it doesn't. Would be an easy fix but-.. no. I'm too lazy. Thoughts?

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    Now, this one is actually a remake of something really old that I made. Well, a month-ish old but still. And instead of just uploading the remake, I made this fanceh side-by-side comparison thing:

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    ..So, I guess it's safe to say that I've improved. c: And I can still improve. Perhaps in the future I can make a remake of THIS remake. Keep this as my lil' example painting thing that I just keep redoing and redoing and redoing and redoing...

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    WORK IN PROGRESS!

    I'll finish the rest of it tomorrow. This was fully painted, no texture things or any of that stuff. And yes, I used a reference image.

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    And.. done! Quite proud of this one. :3

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