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    Wylie Beckert's Illustration Work

    Since I'm trying to get serious about this art thing, I thought it would be a good time to start up a sketchbook and a Finished Works thread so I can post everything in style. This is the latter.

    Here's a link to my sketchbook thread:
    Wylie Beckert's Sketchbook

    I'm always trying to improve both individual pieces and my overall work, so crits are always welcome.

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    Here's my most recent personal work, and the first piece for my (soon-to-be) revamped 2013 illustration portfolio. It's my first attempt at a finished piece since starting up the anatomy/perspective/etc study again. Pencil and charcoal on gray charcoal paper, colored in Photoshop CS5.



    Some progress pics for this one can be found over in the WIP Showcase. I'll add some pics of the early sketch stages to my sketchbook when I get a chance.

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    Very nice work. There is a bit to look at and a story to tell for sure. I like the tonal values as well, simplistic but it really draws the eye to the men-glass.

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    Very pretty! Also really disturbing, what has happened to the men in the glass? It definitely invokes some curiousity in the story behind it, great work!

    You can find my deviantart here

    You can find my portfolio here

    Lastly, here is my concept art sketchblog
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    Very cool piece you have here I would love to hear some back story to find out what happened to the poor guy in the barrel lol

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    Most excellent dark!

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    Ooooh, I really like the technique. I was wondering what you used to make that (saw it on Behance a couple weeks ago). Looks really nice.

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    Thanks to everyone who's commented on my work! Here are a few new finished pieces: a contest entry/portfolio piece, and a quick digital color of a traditional piece I made for a Christmas gift. Calling them finished for deadline purposes, but critiques are still most welcome.


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    Love your style. Excellent concepts. And fun as well. Class.

    We are remembered only by what we leave behind.

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    lovely stuff wylie!
    your mix of traditional and digital is absolutely spot on, it creates a unique feeling to your illustrations.
    i agree with the others who say that your pieces are telling stories, they might be great book covers, because they are really not just showing us something, they're telling there's something behind it, there's something coming and they make want to know!

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    Thanks to all who've taken the time to drop by and comment on my work! Here are a few pieces I've completed in the past few months in between waiting for CA to come back. Oldest first:




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    Two new pieces, both completed for SmArt School's Art Director Challenge course under the mentorship of Lauren Panepinto and Marc Scheff. I can't say enough good things about the course - I'm really excited to get started on some new work with all I've learned...

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    Wonderful imaginative work! Great story telling

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    Awww, sweet- greeeat dynamic forms and compositions all around!!! Perhaps with juuuust a little more tightness, your style could explode-pop, in Leyendecker-esque fashion.

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    Awesome! Inspiring! Actually, kinda where I'd like to be...

    "Change is a virtue my friend... if you want to escape, all you have to do is make up your mind."
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    These are lovely! Well done, I look forward to seeing more.

    So, it has come to this.
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    By far some of my favorite work on the site. I love the paper texture and the earthy tones of the colors.

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    An illustration for a book cover from Annick Press.

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