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    CChhim's sketchbook

    One thing that I don't really understand well is knowing what and how to study effectively, I guess I'll learn and I go. Critiques are much appreciated .

    there is some really amazing work in these forums and I hope to one day reach their level, until then, thanks for checking out my sketch book, I'll try to upload often...
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    practicing color over greyscale
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    a photo study, 1 hour.. i need to get into the habit of doing more of these since my portraits from my imagination look too similar to each other..
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    my second attempt at a photo study, this one took about 3 hours
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    some more work for the sketchbook:



    dont know where i was going with the design and its kinda stiff and boring but here it is anyway:
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    another photo study, used the round brush for the characters and a soft edge brush for the background: Name:  witch2finnishedSmall.jpg
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    for a little experiment i then adjusted the tone and added a noise filter, i think the effect is kinda neat:
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    studying off Micheal Hampton's Figure drawing: Design and Invention ebook. the ones in the blue square are copied from the book, the other ones i tried from imagination. just the head, torso and pelvis for now:
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    a little mech sketch from not too long ago, a WIP but i dont know if i'll actually develop it further, who knows :
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    nice start of a nice sketchbook, I guess...

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    hi jablar, thanks for the comment , but what did you mean by "i guess.."? if there's anything i'm doing wrong please be honest

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    Love the first piece, and the photo effect really is pretty neat. The piece looked pretty cool before the effect too! Keep them comiing man!

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    hey Jonathan. thanks for the kind words, it's much appreciated. i'll make sure to check out your sketchbook too

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    The woman study with the noise effect is pretty cool.

    The best way to improve would be to study something (a design, a landscape etc) and then to apply it in a painting. You learn faster if you apply your study in a painting.

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    Thanks for visiting my SB! Your values are great, I really like #4 and the piece with the noise filter. Looking forward to more :)

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    Keep the good work. The lady dress is great, it's seems that you used a few paint strokes but very effectively.
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    Nice works, I'm really digging the portrait studies. As for your imagination stuff, try to always use a story as your starting point and use that to guide your design decisions. The story can be as simple or as complex as you want. Just have fun with it!

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    Number 2 is intriguing. I like the fact you are laying out a character design(esque) layer process. Keep going on it. Add some more lights and some more darks. That seems to be the trend among fellow artists and tutorials.

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    @Fincks: thanks, I'll try to do more of what you mentioned.

    @deaedbeat: thank you

    @acu: cheers, I'm glad you noticed

    @fantasyartist: thanks, yeah I think its really important to be playful when sketching, sometimes I forget though

    @Wrennwick: thanks, no2 was done a while ago and I wasn't aware of what process I wanted to take when coloring him, so it was kind of trial and error with the overlay layer.
    I still need to get better adding more lights and darks, the photo studies have helped a little bit though, but I think I need to do more shorter and quicker ones next time.


    Here are some sketches from the past couple of months. Just played around with ideas from imagination, they were taken with my shitty phone camera 'cos I don't have a working scanner. I told myself that I wouldn't get into the habit of uploading any of my old work.. but oh well, these are the ones that I'm not too embarrassed to show,, haha
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    dug up some more, sorry for the horrible photos..
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    Oh wow, how did I miss this gem? Wonderful illustrations! Keep up the great work! Push to the next level, YEAH!

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    @Misty Feather: thanks, that's very kind, I'm definitely gonna keep working at it

    I haven't really done much over the last week, just some figure drawing and some sketches, but here's a current WIP.
    I've been too busy with school..
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    I took a long break from drawing (school was really quite a distraction ).. here's a long portrait study. I started out with color this time, it was far more difficult but i enjoyed it.

    hopefully more to come

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    Beautiful portrait study, but I think you could have pushed it even more. It seems like it's missing details to sharpen it out. Still-- The right shapes, proportions and values! Roll on, my friend, roll on! (I need to find different ways of saying 'Keep it up'.. *gets out brainstorming sheet.*)

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    looking really good! how did you get the blue/red effect on the edges with the study of the two girls in black? i love it and can't seem to figure it out :-)

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    @Misty Feather: thanks again , i'll keep that in mind for next time

    @jasmijnbianca thanks . I don't know if I'll be that great at explaining it, but this tutorial that i found should help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz70LF3aZYI.

    the painting with the two ladies doesn't actually work with 3d red and cyan glasses, but if you apply the same technique to two separate photos taken slightly beside each other (each shot representing the left and right eye) you can get a pretty neat 3d effect.

    here's one i made a while back, it actually works with 3d glasses:
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    you could probably use this technique to make a pretty neat 3d photoshop painting that works with the glasses too..

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    It's been some time since my last post, I have been drawing but not posting anything, I hope to get back into it.
    I think it's neat to have an online journal where I can keep track of my progress and eventually look back at how far I've come.

    Here's something I found on Deviant Art, I thought I would also give it a try, both were drawn from imagination, the first piece was the most complete PS painting that I had done at the time.
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    the first piece is a life study of a 3 inch Chopin bust, and then some random sketches:
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    messing around from imagination, I find that I don't really learn much from doing a piece like this.
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    A character design piece. I have a feeling that the anatomy and posture is rather off but I don't fully understand where, a critique would be appreciated
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    Wow, you improved a ton! Be proud. Great paintz lately. Pick up that wacom and draw moaar.

    As for crits on the latest: The right arm seems stiff and unnatural. Is she reaching for something, or is it casual?

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    Hey Misty Feather, Thanks for the encouragement . The arm was meant to be casual.

    Here's my current WIP another character design just for practice, Critiques are very welcome


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