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    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    Some of this stuff is pretty old; all at least six months old. Really just trying to get started here in the sketchbook forum. Thanks for looking at my stuff.

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    I know its not the best shit on this site by a long ways but I'd love to hear some feedback just the same

    BTW this place truly doth rock

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    Oh Man, what a dogturd

    Well,

    I spent a large part of the afternoon really inspired by El Coro's "The Importance of Sketchbooks" thread; I tried a small piece after his technique, but not having the exact materials he called for, I did some fierce substitution.

    I thought you all might like to know what definitely _did_not_ work. Note, there is no pics posted because it came out so bad I had to bury it in the back yard.

    First, no tria ink. I tried substituting some watercolor. Short story: Mud. Don't try this at home folks. I'll get back to you on some other substitutions I intend trying for the washes as US$8.00+ per bottle is more than I got during summer semester.

    Second, no gauche. I tried substituting some thinned acrylic; this might have worked out ok if my paper was a little heavier.

    Finally, I have a tin of Staedler watercolor pencils which I employed in place of prismacolors. Uh, No.

    In short, the outcome was a miserable failure. A hunk of trash. I did learn a lot though. For instance, gotta come up with the right materials. This may seem obvious, but prismacolors are not cheap, nor is tria ink. One other thing that really bit me in the ass: The waterproof ink I did all my inking with turned out not to be waterproof, so when I started my washes it broke loose from the page and turned my washes really dark, and lightened up all my linework. This was really the death of the piece right here.

    I AM NOT DISCOURAGED. I am determined to continue experimenting and to obtain the proper materials.

    Oh, BTW, one thing that did work really well is the Rapidograph pens. I just need some truly waterproof ink in them.

    Thanks El Coro, I am really intrigued and inspired by your work. I will keep at it until I have something nice to post.

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    excited to see the progress
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    Sketch for 7/24 (also posted in pretty girl thread in this forum)

    Here she is, todays big sketch excercise- a strictly imaginary personna.

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    you shrue are determind ! ) and seems liek ya got quite a mind on ya .. im really intrested to see how this progresses im :barfing: sick sorry not more helpfull wiht the crits but not feel well ( keep going mate try get couple pages a day
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    Hope ya feel better soon!

    Dude, Be Well

    Thanks for the comments!

    I really appreciate the encouragement. I know my sketch work is a little weak, and I really need to improve it. I was very stoked to come across CA and find a community with a work ethic. It keeps me motivated, and keeps me immersed in fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

    So far my discovery of CA has unfolded into a series of tangible opportunities to engage work and working. The Daily Sketchbook Series has become a well-loved task master almost over night this is a really Good Thing (tm) it has me working again at a level that is not so project-oriented, but rather focuses on skills developement.

    I will be posting as often as time permits, keep watching here if you want to see a guy bust his ass in pursuit of getting it right

    I'll cease prattling now

    Be Well, and thanks again for the comments.

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    20040725 Sunday Morning Quickie

    This is a one hour sketch roughly after something in the References section. No eraser, just the mighty .5mm mechanical pencil

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    May beauty abide with you and peace within.
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    Comments re: last post (female torso)

    This piece looks a little odd after scanning.

    It was done on some medium weight bristol board and a lot of erased lines show through in the scan that are not apparrent on the original. Also, though it is a heavily shaded sketch, it appears much much darker in the scan. Didn't want to subject it to any manipulation though so there it sits.

    I think next time I will stay a little more faithful to the reference work.

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    Brainstorming for DSG473 (I think it was)

    These are the working drawings I did while coming up with the (late) piece for DSG 473 (at least I think it was 473 -- armored/covert military van/transport).

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    Ultimately I ended up going with the wallbanger:

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    Dig It.

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    A new female human torso study

    Here is a study of a human female torso (very beautiful girl) to whose form I was as faithful as I could be in rendering it; her image is in the nude references thread somewhere, sorry don't remember exactly which one it is

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    Enjoy, I did
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    Sinister Access

    I'm working up some material for another run at El Coro's prismacolor-based highlights over washed inked lines (is that a concise description?) - - -

    Anyway, here's what I'm playing with. Lightsource from below, bright LCD in a dark room.

    I dont like the face/head yet; perhaps you can tell from the variations....

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis
    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    Crits Pls?

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    Meet Louigi

    Some goon I made while trying out some experimental media mixing stuff

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    First was a watercolor wash; then watercolor pencils. Then I applied a light coat of highly thinned acrylic matte medium; after this dried I applied a heavy ink layer; when this had dried to the touch I hit it all over with water, turning the entire thing to an inky black rectangle which I then blotted. Then color highlights with the watercolor pencils and finally the white prismacolor highlight (I found a couple of white prismacolor pencils in my stuff the other day; I so wish I had other colors! those things rock).

    C+C Solicited!!

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    Back to school time!

    Oh, time to go back to school. So posting will likely be slightly less frequent. Then again, I have scanners and workstations there in the lab, so maybe not. Probably just a pause as I get myself and Tori back in school routine.

    Here's a little bonework I've been playing with the past day or so:

    2004 08 30 Twitch's Sketchbook: its another update - figure sheet ala Loomis

    Man, I'd love to get a straight up critique from somebody. I might as well be posting this stuff to my blog for all the feedback I get here...

    CRITS? ANYBODY??

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