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    there and back again...08/01/06

    ...I thought of starting a (daily won't be possible because I often have to work abroad, but as often updated as possible) sketchbook in order to keep my self drawing and learning...
    C+C very welcome ...and thanks for taking the time to have a look!

    I'll start with some older sketches...

    horse races for an rpg game
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    sketches for orkish battle horses (that appear to be a mixture between horse and wolve actually):
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    ...here's another sketch...I've drawn it while roleplaying...demons
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    today I was doing some quick sketches of animals in the zoo...most of them in ink:
    wolves and birds:
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    one of the wolves closer:
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    young capricorn, eagle...:
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    brown bear:
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    dunno the english name of that quick-moving-fellow:
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    and once more the brown bear...pencil
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    and some more recent stuff

    sp and other doodles
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    a barn that is not far from my home...
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    quick portraits of Vasso, a 4 years old girl from bulgaria...who was supporting me with adding some pencil strokes on the drawings...
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    another sp...with glasses...but I'm not too happy with it...something is wrong, but I don't really find out what
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    ...and, final one for today, a clown, just tried a sketch with ink and markers....I like clowns...
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    hey nice sketches, dont play too much roleplaying tho, u might become to nerdy, anyways...wait i was kidding, sorry but yeah dont stop, i know it can be hard to keep going when people dont reply but ur off to a good start, with dedication in the direction ur heading ull be good soon enough, btw way, where do u live where their are barns? ciao bella

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    nice stuff and keep up ! the last sp : the eyes are on totaly diferent levels ...so that can be fixed(dont forget that in front vieuw they are on same level but as head can be seen as a ball so you can think how it affects eyes ...) and mouth seem to be a bit of ... i dunno what but i think it shoud be turned just a bit more to left(our right) .. i hope it helped

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    I love those animal sketches, they are very cute and fuzzy and hairy all over....wish I had a pet. Keep posting.

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    Good animal studies. Keep it!.

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    thank you all for your comments and crits...I'll update as soon as possible...tomorrow I think...haven't been active here for a while unfortunatley

    almost forgot -
    @gasmask- I live in austria...not always, though

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    I have been too lazy with scanning and posting, though I have been drawing...now...here's some proof.
    I'll first post my last dsgs, on some of them I've continued working.
    like the wizard of oz...
    a) very quick pencil sketch
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    b) result for the dsg
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    thank you Hazzard for your comments on this - I tried to improve the picture...that was not supposed to be the final version, but I seem to have messed up my ps-file. It's gone don't know if I'll continue that one. I only have the mini size bad quality saved for web version left.
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    Some other DSGs
    tree of lost souls-very quick one
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    moody chapel, also very quick one, had problems with scanning here, because of the textured paper...maybe someone can give me advice here?
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    here a piece for a challenge against Lurchus Orilios and vigostar - I'm not too happy with it and follow vigo's advice to take more time for it...I think I'll do it again cause I like the idea behind it...
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    and now....I'll go scanning some more of my recent stuff

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    well...here some sheets of my sketchblock
    livestudies
    hands... ....and my brother on the right....
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    ...a rushed portrait and a rushed landcape...
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    ....a rushed tree...
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    funwith markers...
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    and more work on the orkhorse....detail:
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    of the ork on battlehorse (messed the ork - used a wrong marker for his legs)
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    and..some other quick sketches and doodles...

    thanatos.......detail of a quick try with acrylics on the right...

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    well, I think that's enough for tonight, can't find my recent sp sheets...and other stuff that should be around somewhere...
    but...I hope I'll update soon again ...

    c&c welcome as always...and thanks for taking the time to look and maybe comment...

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    a study I did today...
    I guess I have to draw more jars in early future..and I have to do a lot more studies in general and I have to study perspective...
    Well, besides the jar (an etrurian bucchero cantharos): some of my alabaster copies of ancient terracotta (archaic Demeter) and marble(fragment of a roman satyr)....and a little knife, that has never been sharp...

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    yo nike, nice stuff you have here, i love that last study. great stuff!

    im liking your use of markers in these, i wonna see more ^-^
    and those horse head studies are great, nice pen style, looking forward to seeing it develop

    great stuff, keep updating ^-^



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    thanks cartoonfox

    here's my today's dsg entry mudfish
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    ....and another DSG
    still trying to get along with photoshop
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    more work on the cobra
    Thanks for your comments, swan, really helped
    cobra detail
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    edit: I'll redo that I think.

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    Hi Nike,

    Enjoyed perusing your sketchbook - you've got some good sketches going. My only suggestion/critique aside from continued anatomy studies is to aslo work on perspective some - your picture with cobra/snake critter has some serious issues. Fortunately, it's stuff that can be easily overcome

    Cheers, and keep up the good works!

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    hi Oregano - thanks a lot, yes, you are absolutely right, perspective is one of my biggest weaknesses ...I am trying to work on it ...
    same for anatomy...and light....and get over it one day .


    I did another DSG today...

    pencil sketch
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    colored in ps....but I think I have to change something with the light
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    Did some studies of my cat yesterday...

    some pencilsketches
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    and here two that I've colored in ps
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    well, and yesterday's dsg. I somehow rushed it, because I was working on the catstudies quite long.
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    ...and today's quick dsg entry
    topic was obese pet
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    update, small update

    some anatomy studies (hands, thought i d start with hands)
    used the book of Gottfried Bammes for these two
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    two quick studies of my left hand:
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    and some perspective studies...I thought I'd start with something simple, as that's my weakest point I think:
    (please igone the glass, it's err...well...
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    more coming soon,
    c&c welcome as always, thanks

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    YES!! Perspective sketches!!

    Stuffs looking good Nike!

    Cheers,
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    Oregano - thanks a lot for taking a look again, and thank you again for your help - it's much appreciated!

    And...I did some more perspective studies....
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    glasses and jars are still not my friends (but I'll force them to, I'll work on it)
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    oh, well, and this one for a challenge with Lightkirtar
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    It's Dream of the Endless (Sandman), our topic was a comicbook character.
    I'm not sure if I like him....but I have worked on this too long, I need a break.

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    little update again...I was a bit busy the last days...so I don't have much to offer.
    Some very quick doodles I did whilst attending university lessons...I tried to portrait some profs and students (which is harder cause usually they're looking into the wrong direction )

    Here you can see - horror has a name - one of my literature profs, who is specialiced on horror and sf literature this semester. Oh....I think he is reading Lenore...

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    here some doodle of an ancient history pof. telling some ancient egyptian stories...a nice lesson but so late at the evening...
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    some random doodles...students and stuff
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    now that was from an oc session that crashed down after about 10 min
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    and something I started for yesterday's dsg icedemon...such a nice topic...I wish I could have finished it yesterday...or even today...but I'm so tired...didn't start that with real concept, I guess I'll work it out or redo it next weekend..

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    ...and some more stuff...nothing specially nice -i m just still trying to work on my weak points...and didn t have that much time this week...

    I'm still working on perspective...
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    tried to do something a little bit more funny...quite quick one though.
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    and because I've met him this week, a (very) quick portrait of a friend of mine...this was about 15 -20 min.
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    Heya,

    That portrait came out really good for being quick. You're perspectives are coming along as well

    Cheers,
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    Very nice Nike. Greatest thing I see here is the improvement. One thing that you could work on is your values and your sense of form. When you conquer that I can see you improving even more.

    Very good thread.

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    Another quick update - oh and I'm tired do please excuse my english

    Oregano- thanks for taking a look again
    Well, the portraits, I'm trying to do as many of these quick portraits as I can...most of them during lessons at university...it's the same with the animal sketches-it's fun to do them and I at least think that that life drawing stuff is really making sense. I'm feeling more and more secure with it. And people...are just almost everywhere

    MIKECORRIERO - thanks for taking a look at my sketchbook and the encouraging/motivating words!

    Daunting - thanks to you, too ...well, there are a lot of things I have to improve and work on....I'm trying to do it step by step...with some system...well, I hope I can keep that when life will be getting more busy around me again.

    and today's...
    quick portraits of students (5-15min each) I did during a seminary (well, the presentation was obviously not that exciting - journalism has never been my over all favourite thing....it s frustrating to know how the media are working)...
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    and one more
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    and a quick dsg, maybe too quick.
    gate to Hades
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