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    Sketchbook of Tien Chi *Shooting for the Stars*

    Hello, my name is Tien Chi and I am a self taught artist. This thread will act as my dumping grounds for sketches, thumbnails, portraits, and studies. I am looking forward in learning from this community so feel free to comment or crit, thanks!



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    Some perspective practice using castle as my theme
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    Great start Tien!!

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    OHHHHHH dude I truly love your work, amazings features on clouds, awesome landscapes and if it's a start WOW what should be the next steps

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    really love your style, tell me do you work from picture ? how do you boost you to create ? by giving you theme ( like castel )??? explain to me , want to know more about your process !!!!

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    @Jamesy : Thanks dude, its about time I do this CA thing, btw its really nice to see you still drawing and painting.
    @Laurelineparis : Thanks! To answer most of your questions you can check out my blog there are many post with example of process work. As for photos I use them for reference and inspiration when doing something like studying (landscape, portrait, clouds, ect.) Giving myself a theme is only a fun way to make the study or practice a bit more interesting. I can post some example of the process work in the early future.

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    Some Quick Sketches to start the weekend
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    Hey man, cool stuff! I like those enviros and these sharks in ur last post!
    One little thing; watch out where you put your vanishing point if u set up a ppt grid. If you put them close to w/e you're drawing, it gives a warped impression (if ur doing 2 points perspective that is..as the last pic in post #2)
    It only really works when you're drawing huge buildings, so sometimes its better to put them out of your canvas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DvrJeroen View Post
    Hey man, cool stuff! I like those enviros and these sharks in ur last post!
    One little thing; watch out where you put your vanishing point if u set up a ppt grid. If you put them close to w/e you're drawing, it gives a warped impression (if ur doing 2 points perspective that is..as the last pic in post #2)
    It only really works when you're drawing huge buildings, so sometimes its better to put them out of your canvas.

    Hey thank you for the kind words and your feedback! I will keep that in mind next time when working with one two and three point perspective.

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    Hey I started this sunset sketch and had so much fun doing it I decided to clean it up a bit to show some process work on this post.
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    I started playing with some values, composition and mood. My idea was two riders arriving to the scene.
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    Once I got something working for me I started to place color(help me refine the mood)
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    My idea began to refine it self, two medieval riders arriving at a large lake. Added a moon and a shooting star to bring the third interest into the scene.
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    I decided that it would make more sense if the two medieval riders were returning to a castle to possibly deliver a urgent message or returning from a crusade.
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    Final touches, mainly value check and complete.

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    Hey I found some time to do some Notan exercise. Notan is a Japanese word meaning dark and light harmony.
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    Here is a fun character sketch
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    Girl with gun
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    I had a ton of fun doing this color study
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    A lot of good studies and work here. Keep up the hard work!

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    Thanks MrFrenik

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    Some Portraits, from two movie I saw recently which btw are great! I would definitely recommand it to anyone who enjoy a great story and/or great laughs
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    Values and More Values
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    Good values and use of color, you just keep on going! Good stuff. Good stuff everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murderotic View Post
    Good values and use of color, you just keep on going! Good stuff. Good stuff everywhere!
    thank you Murderotic

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    ehh more stuff here
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    Damn, loving those studies! You're improving fast, keep at it (:

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    wow very nice progress indeed. Keep this up my friend!!
    some nice renders in there

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    @Dvrjeroen Thanks!
    @jhonshadow Thank you

    Couple of quick sketches 45min each, really fun to do I think I will do more of these
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    Been a bit since I posted on this sketchbook. Here are some old and new sci fi theme concept art.
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    Self Portrait
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    those choppers are so cool man,and the studies are definitely paying off,,keep goiiiiiiiiin

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    Destiny Inspired Characters
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    Few Color Studies
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    Update on some new work adding to my sketch book
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    Service Machine 5 - 5th Gen
    Gather Resource
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    Tactical Ground Machine
    Crowd Control
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    Assault Rifles, Machine Guns, Rockets, and Homing Missiles (Anti-Air)
    1-2 Man Crew

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    DUUDE this stuff is fricken awesomenn! damn those mechs are so bad ass! nice work!

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