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    Monkey Wrench

    Hey, Sup guys. I started a sketchbook here many years ago but lost the drive to keep up with posting cause of school. I'm determined to post everyday now while trying to build a strong portfolio over the next couple years. I would really appreciate it if you guys would give some firm feedback, I really want to push my design and painting skills far in order to get a job in Video Game design.

    A couple of studies, designs and a min grey scale speed painting.

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    I'm liking the gesture sketches!
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    Heyya!

    I really like the firetailed girl, she is cool and has a nice design. I would like to see her taken further.

    I see you are struggling some with using digital brushes. There is definitely a learning curve with them.
    I really like this guy's videos, he definitely helped me to figure out how to better use brushes.

    Watch digital painting 101, and do all the practice exercises he gives.

    http://ctrlpaint.com/library/

    I hope this helps out a bit, and I hope that this new Sketchbook goes well for you!
    See you around if you keep posting! =]
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    @Scott Harris Thanks!

    @greyskill. Thanks. I'm planning to take her digital and do a coloured version. Yeah, ended up just using one brush that I used for blocking for the entire thing. I was reading up on a tutorial that said it's better to use a harsher brush then transition to a softer one for details. Problem is there are so many custom brushes it's so easy to get overwhelmed. Thanks for the link!

    Today's update! Work in progress of a painting,some unfinished designs i'm still working on and sketches and some tonal studies to get ready for grey scale painting. Trying to think of everything in shapes.
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    Working on getting values down in grey scale for the next couple of days. Having some real struggles with painting my character in grey scale . Any critiques are welcomed! I'll be back with more.
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    OOOh neat work, I love the inked creature head in the first post !
    Critiques on my work always welcome!!

    Sketchbook:

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    @vayne108 Thanks

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    Just finished this one up.
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    hey dude thanks for looking at my stuff i replied already but my computers freaking out and not sure if it posted so ill just try and repeat what i said, cant wait to see your character design develop looks really interesting and that inked creature head is awesome it reminds me of Cthulhu really nice stuff man
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    A timed study from a still (Raid Redemption)

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    2min gestures.
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    Getting really comfortable with digital, feels a lot better since I first started this journey.


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    Hey man keep your work ethic!! you are gonna go far if you do
    I like your character designs!
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    @kingdoop Thanks! Still trying to work out this painting thing, but I'll post it as soon as I finish.
    @RiccardoUltimo Hey, Thanks. Gotta do something everyday no excuses.

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    Back to the basics with some head studies. Trying to focus on all the areas i'm weak on. (Placement of eyes and noses, Planes of the face and shape, etc.,)

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    Some misc. Luke Skywalker thumbnails for an weekly art collective i'm a part of.

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    Some more work on this character again. Gonna shift that left arm over. I accented a few areas I need to emphasize more with value.

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    Might not do anything with this but I wanna go more in-depth with this character's props and weapons.

    Some more photo studies

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    Getting really comfortable working longer periods at a time digitally. Gonna see this one all the way through.

    Critiques are all welcome.
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    Some rough ideas for the new CHOW topic.
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    Forgot my pen so I did a bunch of traditional stuff.
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    Did a redesign of the movie version of Quicksilver.
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    Little speed paint from imagination. Time to take of the training wheels
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    Some longer studies I've just started as well.

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