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    Versatility

    I've called this sketchbook thread "Versatility" because that's my ultimate goal: to be able to draw anything and everything no matter what medium. My background is traditional art, particularly line work in pencil and ink, and I see great challenges in digital drawing and painting so that's what medium I would like to develop.

    I hope to share each and every step of my creative journey with this wonderful and inspiring community.

    I welcome all comments and critiques.

    Cheers, Dave

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    haha, very nice still life study there, i see you said you have a trad. background, i can also see that your using hatching as shading, not that its a bad thing,. its a technique, but you could increase the brush size and paint in the values. but great work, keep doing it and the more the better,

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    Thanks anime-master-96. Hatching is very much my preferred style and I hope that I'll learn new techniques as I progress!

    I've changed OP again. Here's the landscape and fan study.

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    Nice study, I'd recommend using a bigger brush when possible, it'll lend a more fluid look to the image.

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    Thanks Punkhead will bear it in mind. I'm doing a bit of anatomy to wrap up for today, and who better to draw than Arnie?!

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    Today is "animal day," plus some other sketches from my book.

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    Thanks The fan ones took considerable time because I was aiming for accuracy, whereas the others were relatively quick, maybe 30-45 mins each.

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    Currently working on this study of Arnie, 30 min proportion sketch... now to spend a lot of time making it a finished piece.

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    About 15 hours work so far and still not finished, but here's a preview...

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    Very nice start What medium is the last one in?

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    Great stuff! Especially the Arnold pic!!

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    Thank you Last pic is in the wonderful medium of Photoshop using an Intuos 3

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    Been a bit distracted the last week or so (some DIY had to be done), but I got back into PS yesterday to try out some new techniques. Very steep learning curve but I'm enjoying it.

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    Tonight's effort - colour/value study mostly

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    Environment study...

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    Couple of portraits - had planned to do a few but the first one took FAR too long and I'm still not happy with it!

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    Quick colour study of Everest.

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    Experimenting with textures, layer blending modes and masking in Photoshop. The polished wood handle was a bit of a lucky accident with textures, no reference, and I decided just to go with it. It's unfinished but I got a lot from the experience.

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    Great animal studies. Seems like we have the same animal book and I love it

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    Gyvulius - thanks for the comment. I have actually been using random animal images on google image search, but I'd love to know what book you have!

    Here's a quick colour study from this evening.

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    Some more general studies - colour, value, composition, technique etc.

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    Well it's been a while but I've still been drawing every now and again, getting right back into the feel of it again now. Here are some quick sketches and a study (in progress) with much more to come...

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    Naaaaice! The gun and the sports car really stand out for me, keep pushing !

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    Thank you NigredoMac

    Here's another quick colour study from last night, about 1 hour.

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    I have similar goals as well, but it looks like you're closer than me! Really wonderful sketchbook so far. Keep drawing and painting.

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    Thank you very much, Misty Feather - really appreciate it.

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    Wow already so good at painting! You should post more imagination work! To show how your studies are helping! Other than that amazing stuff.

    "There are two kinds of students: the self-taught and the hopeless."

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    Liking the Arnie study.

    “GET TO THE CHHHHHHOPPER!”

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    Uyeno - thanks! I will be starting university in September and want to give myself as much time as possible to fuel my imagination, as concept art is something I would love to explore. I'm just not quite there yet...!

    Kambei Shimada - thanks! I hope you like the finished piece which is also on the forum here. Love your stuff too.

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