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    Griffin's Sketchbook

    Hello, I'm currently teaching myself how to become a concept artist, studying almost everyday so please critique my work, I dont want to develop a serious case of tunnel vision! I plan on keeping this sketchbook going for as long as possible, it'll be nice to look back on in a couple of years time to see my progress.

    Heres most of my work from this summer when I finished college.


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    Some more - Practicing digital painting
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    Now for some new work. A Painting I finished last night for one of the teen competitions - A master copy one which I'll submit nearer the deadline. Still needs final a final touch up before its submitted.

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    Good copy!

    for your figure sketches:
    The little ones, from far some of them look really great
    for the drawing/pen things. be carefull with mixing these media. Now it seems like filling in work, or tracing over a spencil sketch work. maybe only use pencil, or only pen.

    keep up the drawing!

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    Heyy thanks very much I only used pen so the camera would pick up the edges but I will only use pen from now on!

    Your architecture and watercolour work is sweeeet.

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    Way to go! You just kick my lazy ass. I can't believe you just started. Keep it up.

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    Hands, hands and more hands! They're so satisfying to draw when you get them right.

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    Some more for the day

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    So Halo 4 came out the other day and I'm a huge fan of the series so Ive been playing it loadds and neglecting my drawing in the meantime so I felt guilty and decided to draw some legs as I'm not too comfortable drawing them.

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    Sketchbook update.

    Work mostly from this evening. I wanted to put them up on here before I went to sleep. I just need to keep practicing..

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    Animal studies from today. Few more studies to go until I'll try my hand at some animal concepts. Reading quite a bit of this blog has given me some more confidence approaching this area! http://characterdesignnotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Some more studies and a few sketches from life drawing, it's good to be going back seeing as I haven't been in a while

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    Moving into some digital sketching. Ive been busy this weekend with work and going to Leeds for the day but plenty of sketches will be up soon. I've also started a sheet of concepts going off silhouettes from my insect studies. I'll finish the sheet, upload it here and my final insect piece within a few days.

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    Yayy I just found out that I won the teen master copy competition 182

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    Wow that's great! Congrats! Brilliant work!

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    Trying my hand at some concepts finally after some research. Working from silhouettes is really helpful.

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    Sketches for the day.

    Komodo dragons are so nice to draw, I'm going to try drawing some real dragons soon enough although I dont think im one for having dragons in my work but it can't hurt to draw a few.

    Something really cool I listened to today was a speech by John Cleese about creativity, I definitely reccomend watching it, It's interesting.



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    Nice works. I'm really exited man.

    Be more careful on your lines. Better understanding line and how to draw it you have better works.
    Look at good works and analyze them,

    why you don't look at some of Adolf Menzel's artworks?

    By the way, amazing, Keep it up

    Not every one can become a great artist,
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    A great artist can come from every where.

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    Thanks very much. Yeah I definitely need to clean up my lines, I'm in the bad habit of scratching away at an area until there is some shape. Im going to do some more drawing today and use simple lines

    Woah Adolf Menzel is amazing, I hadn't come across him until now, Thanks again!

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    Congrats on your win!! Also, your sketches and digital paintings look really good. Awesome job!!

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    Sketchbook work I came across from a few months back.

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    I was annoyed I didn't take part in the annual self portrait day on november the 1st so I made this self portrait today, leaving it a bit sketchy as I prefer to leave brush strokes and I didn't want to spend too long rendering it. I learnt a hard lesson I've learnt a few times before though.. I wish I just had made the initial sketch right to begin with so it wouldn't look weird coming back to it after a break.

    Here it is in all of its stages and the final piece.

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    I think I'm burnt out tonight. I really wanted to get a lot done and update my sketchbook everyday but it just seems like whatever I draw ends up looking strange so im just going to get a decent nights sleep.

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    Went to life drawing tonight, heres 1 of the 3 pages.. Still couldn't really draw today like yesterday but I got better after a while.

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    5 minute studies.

    It's been a while. I don't know what was up with me last week but I just couldn't draw and in my frustration I drew until I could again. These were mainly 5 minute studies done with pencil and gone over in pen. Although xNatje said I shouldn't go over pencil studies in pen, I just had to for clarity of picture :/ The lines weren't really standing out in pencil..

    Heres my work from the other day, Only got round to uploading my work now as I've been at work, working as a waiter on the weekend.

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    Just uploading everything, the good and the bad. I dont want to hold back really from posting bad stuff, I want to see so real progress hopefully not some false impression!

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    Hey, really nice work with the body studies! I especially like the life drawings. The images in #22 are great! I love those house and interior studies!
    Thanks for the John Cleese speech! It was really interesting and spot on about creativity. A great reminder of what’s important and what to focus on.

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    nice start! keep pushing out the practices and studies!

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    Thank you both I really liked drawing those houses, I'll draw some more soon!

    I'll try to develop my studies further with hands and feet, I tend to shy away from their intricacies for the sake of time. Your comments are really helping me out, thank you very much to everyone who has spent their time commenting, your advice and support is exactly what I need.

    Here are some portrait studies from today, the woman with the hair piece looks really weird.. I think its the smile? The fourth is a study from 2 months ago or so (I keep finding things I haven't added yet).

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    Edging my way into drawing poses from imagination with help from drawingtutorialsonline.com, looking a bit weird but 'repetition is the mother of skill'.. or so I hope it is.

    The first three are my attempts, theres not much point in uploading the others, just a few pages of stick figures.

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