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    Ben's sketchbook c:

    hi,
    i am 19 years old and started drawing some " concept designs" 2 month ago.
    In my childhood i used to draw a lot and i was a big fan of monsters/aliens, sci fi stuff.So until 2 month ago i hadnt been drawing anything for years.I have always been interested in art related activities tho.I was painting games workshop miniatures for a quite a long time.
    However now im drawing quite a lot and i toy with the idea of eventually becoming a concept artist.I always have doubts tho and im not sure if i actually have the potential.At the moment i try to draw every day even when im actually too lazy^^
    In this thread i will regularly upload new drawings.
    The purpose of these is to serve as a basis for paintings when i start working digital in the future.
    Feel free to criticise !
    So here is a bunch to start with:
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    a cute little sea snout animal Name:  Tier.jpg
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    Heres a mechanic sci fi guy i drew. Name:  sci fi mechanic dude.jpg
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    Hi, welcome to CA

    Your drawings are quite pleasing to the eye in terms of design and flow. If your goal is to work as a concept artist I would suggest to study anatomy and perspective, and to learn how to give a sense of form with shading. Concerning potential, it is essentially a matter of work, dedication and time.

    Happy drawing!

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    thanks man i really appreciate your feedback!
    ye i should definitely study perspective and anatomy.unfortionately its kinda boring^^but i guess ill have to.

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    Well, I dont know much but I would second what Alex says!
    I really like what you are doing tho, especially the vehicles. Lovely designs. Thats something I would like to do more of!
    You seem to be off to a great start so keep at it and I'll look forward to seeing your progress.

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    thanks man

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    i have a bad phase atm but whetever...heres some kind of sci fi jetpack thing ..just for the sake of posting something.Name:  fr5j6sdr7.jpg
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    Love the designs, I think you have pretty good sense of forms. Your work will definitely progress as you learn more anatomy and perspective.

    It looks like you do a lot of erasing on some drawing, that's good in some areas, but I find it can also be very destructive to a design. Especially when it infringes on an area that was already well defined and you end up trying redraw what you lost.
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    thank you sir )) your kind words are boosting my self esteem and motivation a lot!
    Yes...most of the erasing comes from struggeling with perspective.Need to work on that.

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    2 new designs.They are both not finished yet and the perspective is pretty bad, especially the second one..i will correct that and post them again.Im quite happy with the overall feel of the first one tho.The second one needs some more work but i think it could turn out decent.I feel like spaceships are a great design practice. Name:  compact sci fi thing.jpg
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    inspired by bobby rebholz i drew a creature.I had no idea what it would look like but as soon as i got the head defined the rest just came naturally.That method seems to work quite well.Dont overthink things just draw quite happy with the front part the back is a little rough.oh,and some skull studies.Name:  Tentakelschnecke.jpg
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    a new creature need to do more soft surface stuff.well more or less soft^^Name:  drachenvieh.jpg
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    a new creature tried to make it a little scary.Name:  Vieh 2.jpg
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    some studies i did.Drawing mammals is a nightmare....i really prefer insects^^much more defined forms.
    The purpose of these is to not to end up with a very nice finished drawing but to get the forms, proportions and overall feel of the animal correct.Name:  insekten.jpg
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    Good Job on the animal studies, I especially like the skulls. To better draw mammals you could try breaking them down in to simple form like the insects. Maybe try some skeletal studies of mammals to better understand the anatomy.
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    thanks for the comment! yes thats a good idea.will definitely try that.
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    i had the idea of some kind of spaceship that has some sort of giant sci fi grub integrated in its front.Its kept alive by nutrition supply and used to extract the brains of victims.
    I like the idea a lot, my execution is kinda terrible tho^^the perspective is completely fucked up and the design is a little random.Im not gonna draw another spacship until i have studied perspective a lot...this is just getting ridiculous...highschoollook^10..Name:  extractor 3.jpg
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    bad phase again ...dont draw anything i like.Need to study perspective and anatomie now.Anyway, i like the idea a lot.I call this dude " the extractor".I like some elements of the design but overall its far from good.I will definitely do a better version of this.Name:  Typ mit Schlangenknarre.jpg
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    i drew a fish.Name:  fisch1.jpg
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    learned quite a lot from this.Studying some animal sceletons and bashing them together into some weird mutated thing.Name:  Gerippe2.jpg
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    dude.Name:  lanzenmann.jpg
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    a new creature im pretty happy with the design and the feel of it.I struggled a lot with mirroring the other 3 arms tho...just wont look right...i just leave it as it is for now.opinions?
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    Dude you're off to a great start, when you get better at anatomy those designs are gonna be really beastly keep it up!!

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    thx man

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    The carnex is a heavily armed warrior who slaughters his way through the enemy front line.
    Once he broke through the defence his implanted demon breaks out, turning him into an unstoppable raging berserker claiming as many lifes as possible. More often than not a carnex doesnt survive the first outburst.
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    something insane and cute
    i actually thought about giving it a giant dick^^

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    I have no clue what i drew here, but i like it.Could be my best drawing so far.
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    Hey so after looking through the thread i think i want to give you the most important advice i received and neglected far too long myself:

    Speaking from experience, drawing monsters is super fun and helps a lot with creativity but real life studys are bread and butter for improving.They may seem dull and boring sometimes but their value can't be stressed enough.As someone who often struggles taking his own advice i recommend doing a daily life study and rewarding yourself afterwards with creating an awesome creature etc.

    Additionally i really like your creature designs, especially the last one reminds me of some things H.R Giger did.If you dont know him yet and need some more inspirations for crazy alien/creature disgn you should look him up.

    Keep up the good work!

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    My first cow ever.Since i dont have a tablet yet i just used my mouse to colour it^^ never done this before but i think it looks okay.Name:  irgendwie4.jpg
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