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    Kirstyor's Sketchbook and other things

    Hey, I'm new to this so let me know if I'm doing something wrong.
    I'm 18 and live in England, and am currently doing a two year art course.
    At the moment I'm aiming to be a concept artist for games/animation/comics/whatever you've got. My weaknesses are choosing the right colours, landscapes, proportion and creature design so I hope to develop in those ways over time.
    Feedback is, of course, welcome!
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    Experimenting with skin colour in Photoshop
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    Played around with a character description generator

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    Poses and hands from Quickpose
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    Sketch of a Jontron thing
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    Good start! I like line weight in your sketches, and kinda block ish looks of your first portrait. Its form that's important not the shape. Stick with form, and your skills will grow up pretty fast.

    Keep it up!

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    Thank you! I won't lie, I did have to look up what form was haha but that's very useful. I did another portrait now that my new tablet's arrived and I tried to focus on the form using a skull as a reference occasionally:
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    I had to use the transform tool a bit in the beginning, but I feel like this went better than my last attempt some time last year :
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    I guess I accidentally deleted one of the posts? It was just some hands and poses
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    And today I sketched some wolves, just wanted to see where I was at with animals since I haven't drawn them in a while.

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    Some more practise on Quickposes, faces are way more hard to draw in 60 seconds than I thought.
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    Started a tiny obsession with drawing sphynx cats... (used a ref for everything apart from the cat the looking up)
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    Refs used on the page on the right.
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    No refs used, all drawn on the bus which is why they're so shaky.

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    Love the use of lines in the shading of that cat!! And the gestural inked hands.

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    Thank you! It's my inpatient rushing technique ha.
    Just spent about two hours doing some shadow studies
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    These were 60 seconds each.
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    120 seconds, apart from the two on the end that were maybe 5 minutes?
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    And then some attempts at facial expressions. Refs used for all of em.

    EDIT: Forgot about some uh, monster/creature/spirit/thing sketches I did the other day, without refs:
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    Cool stuff! I love your lines, they're free and natural. It's the kind of feel I try to give mine as well. Good luck and keep going!
    Shoulder to the wheel, my friend!
    My sketchbook - Harsh critique always welcome!

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    Love your ink sketches, they're good for thoughtful mark making and improving general line quality. Keep up the good work and try expanding your study subjects

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    Thank you guys! Yeah I'll admit I was kind of putting off other subjects (a.k.a natural and man made environments...) so I did a few today:
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    Used these (1,2,3) as refs, didn't use the eyedropper tool.
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    And then drew some betas, refs used.

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    Some more poses, fighting ones this time.
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    I was messing with layers and skin colour but I definitely overworked it. I used the black and white to colour method, I'll keep trying other ways.

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    Some recent sketches and college work stuff. I've also started to paint a few frames of some scenes in Hellboy II since I love the colours and designs of it and thought it might help me with palettes/composition/speed?

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    The sky painting was a practise thing, and the portrait next to it was for a college project. I can't get my head around painting skin digitally really nevermind acrylics...
    And then two more skin practises for a college piece eventually, I used the eyedropper from the ref picture on the first but used no ref on the second, I find it way easier to just start painting in colour than the black and white to colour method.

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    Girl portrait from post #5 looks really nice! I also like first portrait from the last update.
    Don't be afraid to cast strong shadow under the brow's to show the skull. It may looks like eyes are more important than "skull holes"(sorry for my crappy english ) but they are not. Here's some classic digital portraits examples to show what I'm trying to explain.

    Keep it up!

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    Thank you, I'll have to do that with my next portraits, The link seems to be broken for me though!
    I have been drawing but the deadline for my project's been in the last week. I should be more active for the next two weeks (if my motivation ever comes back).
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    The first is my final piece for my college project illustrating Alzheimer's Disease. The second shows the stages of character development I've been playing with. I'm hoping this character will make me want to start studying more sci fi subjects and weaponry.

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    Not too sure where I was going with the first one, maybe experimenting with styles.
    The first set of poses were 60 seconds and the second were 120.
    Last one is because I'm rewatching FMA and have a thing for monster type things.
    Kind of in a rut colouring-wise, I can't get my head around what colours are needed and how the work together, which might be the reason everything is monochrome....

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    Wow, your style is so unique. I like your sketches, especially the beginning ones. They look like stylish comic book illustations to me. Great art,keep it on !
    Please check out my sketchbook melonboy123's sketchbook

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    I like your line art. Your digital painting has lots of potential, too.

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    Thanks you two!
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    Trying to understand colour, did the face and full body ones today, used eyedropper from refs pretty much completely. Don't know if anyone's seen this Munsell Hue Test but I got 33 in that, where 0's what I should of got at my age. Not sure if there's a way to get better at recognising hues but I'm trying!

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    Your digital paintings are looking great so far! I really like the ginger haired girl on the right.

    Your line also has a lot of potential, you just need to keep doing what you're doing then it'll loosen up

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    Thanks Did some more colour practise today and I think I might have found a colouring method of I'm comfortable using??Name:  fox.png
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    Couldn't decide on which version to post ha.

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    Bit desaturated and dark but oh well.

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    I love your style of coloring- and oh my gosh I love that dog, so cute. Nina. ;_;

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    Haha thank you! I know, I was almost over it until I started drawing it :'(
    Just some hand studies and style experiments from the last two days.
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    More colour practise. In the first one I experimented with adding noise to tie it all in. The first WIP is for college for my 'musicals' brief, the second WIP is the dumb result of rewatching Adventure Time.

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    Your sketchbook is good !! portrait !! figure drawing animal, gesture !! Keep it up !!

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