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    Ranald's Sketchbook

    Hi all,

    I started this sketchbook with some older stuff (better than leaving it hidden in a dusty folder), and then it quickly gets up to date.

    Constructive feedback would be great, especially if you can tell me what to focus on to improve. Alternatively, things you think I did well can help too. Thanks in advance.

    -Ran

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    This is my first Photoshop illustration, done in late 2012. It took a long time and it was a crash-course in Photoshop for me

    looking back on it I realise the composition is poor and could be fixed but it is too important an image for me to change

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    extended study - probably around 2hours

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    more recent half hour studies

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    OK starting to get more recent

    Study and variation on Hrvoje Beslic's awesome work (he does snow so well)
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    had this image in a dream and had to try it. Not happy with the composition but I think the water worked out well. Put together some process pics tooName:  cvwreckpr.jpg
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    These go back a couple of months, all 25mins.
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    Here is my favourite piece for the moment. It was inspired by Eduardo Pena (Hey mate, If you're watching )
    It doesn't have the cinematic impact of even one of his sketches but hey, it's a start.
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    And this is my most recent "polished" piece. Still pretty loose though really
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    some more sketches
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    value and composition studies
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    Awesome start on your sketchbook, I realy like your enviroments! In my opinion I think you have to work on your characters a bit, maybe do some gesture-studies to make them less stiff! Keep it up!

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    Thanks, you are totally right - I have been neglecting character stuff to try and improve my environments. I think it's time to get back into gesture stuff.
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    Sketch Dump: dinosaurs,cars meerkats etc.

    Been away away for a little while and brought an a5 pad and black ballpoint with me. Mostly just sketching with my morning coffee, nothing polished, just quick scribbles. Did the Ink-brush before I left (should use it more, but it makes me angry).

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    Not really in a position to give constructive crits but your stuff looks amazing to me. Inspiring to see the experimentation in the environments. Really interesting things happening.

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    Thanks fatman

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    environment sketch and 25min photo-study

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    calling this one done for the moment

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    scribbles... I like the garbage mech idea, might come back to it.
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    I've been learning 3ds max for the last couple of weeks and haven't spent time on 2d stuff which is obviously a mistake. Here's another 25-30min landscape

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    25mins each, face is from imagination, other one is a study

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    Hello! Lovely start to a your sketchbook! You have a knack for the environments, lucky you. You seem to have a good handle on the paintings with water and/or lots of green and foliage most of all. My only suggestion on the environments right now would be to maybe practice your renderings of rocks, metals, and trees. I notice they're a lot less defined in your paintings than other parts. Otherwise, keep up the good work! You are going to have some magnificent environment paintings here in your future, and I can't wait to see them.

    (Also, those dinosaurs are awesome!!)

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    miscs

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    Thanks for the feedback Lydiamay. I will try to work on trees and rocks and materials more

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    More polishing on some older stuff

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    Been slack lately, haven't been drawing as much as I should. Getting back into Industrial Design stuff so will post that up when I have a good collection

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