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    Ky Tran's Sketchbook

    For the past year I have been self studying, Just following a dream . Youtube and looking at beautiful work has been my teacher up until now but it's time to join CA! I'm Hoping to give and take from the Ca community, improve and help others improve. Please feel free to give me your input no mater how harsh and if you'd like me to look at some work and give you my input don't hesitate to let me know!

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    Hey there, thanks for visiting my sketchbook and for your comment, its not offensive or anything Nice dragon and landscape hope to see more in the future!!!

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    Hi, in case you didn't see me respond to you, I just wanted to say again, thanks for posting on my thread! =] I love your environment study; I think you captured the small patches of color really well. When I've tried to do that before, I go so slowly that the light has changed midway through it =P I look forward to seeing more, keep it up! =]

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    Wow, KyTran, I love the halloween picture. Can't wait to see it finished =]

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    Thanks for stopping by! I've been busy but it's almost done! NoKtPapilio whenever I go to view your sketchbook it loads really slowly. It could be because I'm using Google Chrome (I think Fire Fox is faster for CA) but it might be good to go back and re-upload the large images as smaller ones.

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    Welcome to CA

    I like your painting style, the halloween character looks great and that dragon is just insane!
    Keep posting, I'll definitely keep my eye on this sketchbook

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    another quick sketch
    input and critique are very welcome!
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    Woooooh, I'm liking what I'm seeing KyTran. Your values and colors are looking good, as well as your stroke economy. On the dragon piece, it seems to be stretched height wise, thinking it could be that you pulled back from the edge when painting the neck and head. You know, most artists when they draw or paint will shy away from the edge. A good way to alleviate the issue is to make the image bigger, then crop it down to what ever size you need when you are finished. This way everything will still look correct even if it runs of the page. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks Palladium, you're totally right and expanding the canvas sounds like a great remedy, i'll try that! Thanks for your insight. I put that one down with the intention of coming back to it but haven't gotten around to finishing it yet. By the way Bruce Lee is one of my idols, thought it was pretty cool you had a quote by him.

    quick sketch, the entrance to some sort of fortress
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    One of the most enjoyable sketches I've ever done! I needed less brush strokes than usual and the strokes just went where I wanted them to go.
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    Hey there Ky Tran, thanks for dropping by my sketchbook. Liking the updates since the last time I visited post 25 is my favorite so far. Also really like the subtleness of your colors. And you need to post more often Ky.

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    I really do need to post more. I've been working on freelance so I'm a little tied up at the moment but I'll try!

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    Wow, KyTran, those are so beautiful. =]

    Back to work for me, I can see I have a looooooong way to go. =]

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    Looking good mr.tran.
    Inspired to do some colour & light studies!

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    Hey Ky!

    I took a look at your portfolio on http://kytran.weebly.com/

    The environments appear to be your primary interest, so my comments are mainly directed at them. Let me start by saying I think it looks good overall. You show a great sense of color and atmosphere. Your imagination really shows through. So it looks like you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, with your strengths being light, color, and atmospheric perspective. Those often give people the most trouble, taking years to learn, so I think you're in a good position now to take your work to the next level.

    What you need to focus on now, are composition and painting technique.

    By composition, I mean the underlying abstract design of an image. Although nature can appear very random and organic, the human eye really likes to see organized logic in an environment painting. We like it when a pile of rocks feels natural, but is thoughtfully crafted. Here is a good example of a landscape with a clear design: http://.com/images/view/626561/favorite:4909/
    Notice the S curve of the landscape and how all the elements conform to big simple shapes which flow into each other. So even while there is a ton of texture and color variations, the underlying design is super simple. And that's really the key; Simplicity. Often the simplest designs are the strongest, and that holds true for composition. Focus on the big simple shapes.

    Here are good examples of how to design your compositions: http://.com/images/view/689193/favorite:4909/

    Painting technique is tied closely with composition. If you design your big shapes clearly, you can lay down big brush strokes with confidence. Every stroke should contribute to the story you are telling. Too many marks, in too many directions, is confusing.

    Shaddy Safadi has some absolutely excellent video demonstrations, that I just recenetly discovered and am learning a ton from: http://www.youtube.com/user/shaddy1100/videos His process is very methodical. You don't have to take it as far as he does, but definitely try to apply the principles he covers.

    This is an area where I am trying to improve as well. More than anything it requires breaking old habits, and getting in the right mindset. If you can do that, you're going to make some major progress.

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    Thanks for dropping by guys.

    Thank you so much Lane, that was really helpful and I sincerely value your advice so much. It really came at a time when I'm not really at the best place in my life. This sounds dramatic but just please know that you did more than just give an art critique.


    Here's a long overdue update
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    some more stuff I did not long ago!
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    Your paintings are great! Can't say anything more, don't know that much about painting yet. I just wanted to say how nice I think they are Have a good day!

    Trying to draw every day since Feb 26th 2014.
    Crits are always more than welcome!

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    Cool work! Try adding figures to your environments to add some scale and to make them more relatable, otherwise sweet work and try to learn each time you paint and apply it to your next painting, always keep that in mind - its easy to just doodle and not learn.

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    Thanks for the advice JackGriffin!

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    Come on, KyTran! We have to keep going! =D You probably are, since I saw some newer stuff on your website, but I thought I would come encourage you! =]

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