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    Daniel New

    Hello everybody, I'm Daniel New. This is my sketchbook... I'm very new to art. I've been trying to draw "seriously" or whatever, for maybe 2 years. I feel like a total beginner, and I'm just trying to learn everything I can. So please, feel free to enlighten me with all knowledge and criticism. You guys are all awesome and I greatly appreciate any feedback you can give me.
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    Hi Daniel. Looks like you're doing great so far. Very impressive for just 2 years of art. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    I had about 15 minutes on a break from work, so I took out my little watercolor kit and started sketching. I was trying to focus on simplifying and grouping everything into some sort of composition. With only like 10 minutes I knew i wouldn't be able to do the whole background, and I moved the two people from a different bench onto the this one.

    Anyways, watercolor's fun. It gives you a rush because its pretty hard to fix mistakes.
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    This is a watercolor sketch of something that I'm going to try and do in oil paint. I'm not super happy with it, but I'm glad I did it because now I can change a few things before I do the final painting.

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    woooow you dont seem like a beginner to me!! really nice stuff n vn

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    Really cool I like the floating whale creature.
    Just FYI though. Everything else is showing up REALLY big. like too big to see the picture. even on my screen with 1600 resolution.

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    Hey thanks Tad.

    I can't figure out the sizing on here. I don't know if I'm just doing something really stupid or not, but I can't figure out how to make them smaller, or even how to delete a post lol.

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    This is a lovely sketchbook so far I particularly like your first picture, it's got a really ethereal feel to it. I look forward to seeing more from you!

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    Happy new sketchbook \o/ Great start, some really brilliant works. The watercolour mushroom house is awesome as is the dreamlike whale creature

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    Woahh i really like your sketchbook. It has a very surreal feeling. Keep on drawing!
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    thanks everybody Hunchdebunch Bri and sketchyrabbit

    I'm going to try and post more stuff. I draw tons and tons of stuff, I just don't always want to put the rough/ bad stuff on here because its embarrassing lol. but I guess thats why we're all here, for sharing with friends. So i think I'm going to just start dumping tons of stuff in here.

    So here's some more rough stuff. And a progress shot of the under drawing for a painting that I'm working on. Its all based on the Pumpkin Cabin thing. So there's a few interior things. and then my drawing table.

    I gotta get back to work, peace out!

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    Here's more sketchbook stuff. Some of it was from the white whale/monster painting from the first post.Name:  Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 1.19.45 PM.png
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    Sweet workstation A very methodical approach, I like it a lot.

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    Those animal sketches are sick
    Great work!
    keep posting!
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    This is an underdrawing of the painting I haven't painted yet.

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    Nice sketchbook. You've got some serious talent there for a beginner. I love your notebook sketches, the ballpoint ones are awesome and the walking books and mushrooms.

    What's the story behind the pumpkin cabin?

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    Thanks Bri and Froz3n

    Thanks Christoffer. There's not really a story behind it. Its just something that kept showing up in my sketchbook, so i decided to take it a little further. I figured it would be a good challenge.


    Here's a sketch I did the other night. I had about 20 minutes, so I sat in a parking lot and tried a little watercolor. This is really small, like 3 x 5 inches. The sun was setting, and by the time i got past the drawing stage and started putting in color, it was already really dark and all the colors from the sunset were gone.
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    This is the finished painting from all the pumpkin stuff I was doing... I have many mixed feelings about it, but I would love to know what all of you think. After thinking about the same thing for about a month and then staring at the same drawing/painting for about 2 weeks, its like I can't see it anymore.

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    These water color drawings are lovely I also really like the pencil sketches you did. It is nice to see your workspace as well.

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    Thanks Sushy


    Here's some more watercolor stuff. I pretty much just bring my watercolor sketchbook every where I go, and whenever I get a break at work I try to do a sketch.
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    and here's some random sketches of my dog... I avoid sketches of living things so often because I'm so bad at them lol. I know that's the opposite of what I should do...

    why is it so incredibly scary to draw stuff? it really shouldn't be.

    and why do animals move so much? lol
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    The pumkin cabin turned out great. I'm not good at traditional painting but perhaps some highlights on the pumpin would make it pop out more. Darkening the shadows under/around objects could also help in that department, sort of like ambient occlusion mapping.

    I like the watercolors. Seems like it would be a more forgiving medium if I ever decided to try.

    Drawing from life hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer View Post
    The pumkin cabin turned out great. I'm not good at traditional painting but perhaps some highlights on the pumpin would make it pop out more. Darkening the shadows under/around objects could also help in that department, sort of like ambient occlusion mapping.

    I like the watercolors. Seems like it would be a more forgiving medium if I ever decided to try.

    Drawing from life hard.
    Hey Christoffer, thanks for the critique! I wish I could get more of those. And I agree, I should've put in some highlights and dark accents. I had to look up ambient occlusion mapping lol Thank you for that. Also, watercolor Is great. I highly recommend it. It's very forgiving. If you finish and don't like what you did, (as long as you have decent watercolor paper) you can just wipe it all of with a wet rag and paint on top of it. Plus its fast, cheap, and easy to use. Let me know if you give it a try, here's the kit I use.

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    Great work! I love the cats. Just keep practicing like this-- You've come a long way in only 2 years.

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    Hey dude, i love your land whale or whatever it is, thumbs up! Really well done! If you want to know what to practice, just do lots of fundamentals - try and learn 'smart'. Every practice session you do make sure you have an objective, or something specific you want to improve. Also don't leave practicing perspective till too late!

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    Thanks @MistyFeather! I will certainly keep practicing.

    and Thank you @Kimonas I will definitely keep practicing fundamentals and perspective. And I agree, it helps a lot to have something specific to practice. Thank you! You're work is very inspiring.

    here's some random sketch stuff from today. I've been going through the Famous Artist Course from the 50's and the lesson i'm on now is all about animals, so thats why I've been drawing them so much. I've mostly just been focusing on really quick, fast stuff. a lot of stuff from memory (which as you can tell, obviously needs some serious work lol) and a lot of my dog walking around the yard. I don't have a cat so i just watched some slow motion videos and drew from those...

    warning: there are some serious fails.
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    why does art have to be so hard? lol.
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    I don't get out much to bars or cafes or anything. I don't have many close by. So I go to the library on my 30 minute breaks from work and try to sketch people. It's been really tough, humans have always been my weakest point. I realize thats pretty normal. So much to think about, which is fun though. Shapes, anatomy, perspective, simplifying, attitude, tones, interest, proportions... oh wait, where'd they go?

    i'm not super proud of these, but i don't have much that's better.
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