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    these are great, nice to keep it daily- really shows if you have genuine talent
    keep em coming bro

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    Nice update Craig!

    I like your illustration for the New Haven Bird Club a lot, but I think it's too busy on the upper-left and a little empty in the opposite place, and since upper left is the first place we look at (at least, for western people), it appears to have a very strong focal point there and then loses some interest when the eye wanders further (not sure if I'm making myself clear here, I hope you get what I mean). The birds themselves are gorgeus, though.

    The girl sketches are really nice! My only crit is this: the neck of the girl lifting her hand has too many shaded lines, and this gives it a wrinkled appereance, it almost looks like an old lady's neck on a young girl.

    Oh and don't worry too much about my type comment, I just really can't help those being a graphic designer and (on top of that) a typography geek As a matter of fact, I was going to say something about that copperplate gothic bold of the new haven logo... and then I read you're just making an illustration over it So I decided to just keep my mouth shut.

    Keep it up, it's always nice to see your updates!
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    faux pas - Many thanks. If I ever get around to it I'll finish that trifle's story

    matt - Thank you. I appreciate it.

    blanquish - the daily posting gets a bit crazy, but it's definitely a way to avoid working in a vacuum. Many thanks.

    ent - Great crits. I agree about the composition. I think I had circles those elements in the upper left for that reason even, but it's been a bit since I did that initial layout, and it slipped my mind. Many thanks.The neck crit is very useful btw. As for the typography, if they hadn't already picked the copperplate gothic nold, I'd probably have picked something twice as bad.

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    i rushed this through, but it was one of those nights where you just want to move on to something else


    Thanks for looking!

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    This is great Craig! I love it! I see you've been using colder colors in the shadows The cheeks and lips could use a pinkier hue though, but it's awsome nonetheless. Great great job!

    Keep posting!
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    i love her expressions.
    her right arm seems to be rather thin and flat. the little shadow beneath the bellybutton is very distracting too, i can't seem to pull my eyes away from it.

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    Ent -Many thanks. I took the color advice to heart and changed up the palette.

    ah - I agree about that navel - hadn't noticed that thing

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    experimenting a bit this evening..



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    Craig: I'm glad my advice halped!
    On this last update, I love the expression of the bigger face, very sexy and yet innocent.
    The full body drawing is a bit too skinny, I can see that it was intentional that she was really thin, but I think it's a bit too much, it's not nice to see a fairy with an eating disorder just kidding.

    Keep posting!
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    Dear mr Craig Houghton,

    Thanks for giving me something to aspire to. Keep the juices flowing please.

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    You just keep getting better and better. I honestly think we have seen you grow in this thread and it's pretty cool. You elf looks awesome and i have to say that i actually like her skinyness. Makes it a little mor eut of this world!

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    Awsome job on the elf, I also think the gangly limbs look great. It suits it perfectly.

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    Ent - I'll see if I can't convince her to keep some of it down. Many thanks.

    Merge - I really appreciate that. Thank you.

    comixnut - Glad to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words.

    faux pas - Thanks. I think I might revisit her.

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    I've been away/stuck working on things other than art for two days. I finally had a chance to play a bit last night. Ah well -- two days away from art drives me crazy.

    just having some fun


    and, getting the hang of this mutt for the 'kids' book I'm attempting, Dog on Wheels (hopefully I'll get it done over the weekend)


    Thanks for looking!

    Craig

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    Really nice colours on that last peice, making a book? sounds interesting, you should post some of the stuff you have to do for it
    anyhow stuff is looking great. keep posting~!

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    that's a very interesting portrait craig, is that charcoal?
    the highlight on the right eye feels off if we were to compare with left eye.

    i think the elf is great, but that one on the lower left, her right arm looks a little too stiff. the upper torso also seems to be twisted too much, too straight, considering the direction of the waist and hips. the head seems to be floating, maybe it could be lowered a little.

    the rest are great, especially those eyes.

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    This last update is very nice!
    The expressions on the dogs are great! Not so sure about the proportions in the body of the first one from the left though.
    And I really really love the girl's portrait, but I think the background texture is not working so well, it competes with the linework too much on my opinion.
    Keep posting!
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    Haha, I love the dogs! The portrait as well is nice, but it looks like you ran it through four different photoshop filters (I could be wrong; just saying what I'm seeing)

    The sketches of the elf girl are masterfully done, but the lower torso looks very unplanned and just 'slapped' in. Think about all the anatomy that you know when drawing that part of the body and I'm sure it will show.

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    Spade - Many thanks. I'll definitely post the work as I do it. I'm putting the project off for a bit though. I couldn't seem to pull off the style I was looking for.

    ah.heng - Yep, charcoal over napkin. Many thanks for the crits.

    Ent - Yeah, that fellow does look a bit short-bodied. The bg is definitely busy, but I hated the charcoal so I left it.

    Panda - Gracias. No, no filters -- it's hard to believe, but other than erasing some areas using painter to bring out lighter spots, it's actually an unmodified scan of a napkin used to clean my watercolor palette.

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    painter practice going for some hyper-realism


    some character work


    tunnel in Hamden


    Thanks for looking!

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    haha, nice.

    by the way - the first image - fantastic. I suggest blurring the edges (and not just smudging them) to achieve a soft focus effect.

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    I love this last update! Very good stuff, I like the tunnel piece the most.
    Just one thing: Is that character based on the others you made on your last few posts? Because if not, looks much alike, so maybe you should try different facial features. That aside, it's great!

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    The flower in the last post came out REALLY NICE!
    Nice Sketchbook!

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    the flowers fooled me 1st time round. i only noticed it was a sketch when i looked at your seal and realised the background was painted.

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    panda - many thanks. i should actually revisit the bg and softer edges

    ent - thank you. and, you're right. I keep taking the safe way out when it comes to faces and sticking with what I know. i'm guilty of it again today.

    cernew - glad you like!

    ah.heng - I'll take that as a compliment. Many thanks.

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    WIP collaborative with sonia hansman (gf - she usually does faeries and other such fantasy things) I'm doing the underdrawing/most of the concept and she's taking over for the painting.



    The drawing is light and non-rendered as it's on the watercolor paper as a prep for Sonia to do her thing -- the heavier lines will most likely lift when she uses masking fluid etc. There's pigment liner here and there as well to keep the detail as she works.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Really impressive birds man, cheers!

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    beautiful colors on the farm sketch!

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    Idiot Apathy - Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

    SanXavier - Many thanks.

    Mentler - Glad to see you here. Many thanks.

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    collaborative w/ gf

    Sonia Hansman finished up her half of the collaborative.

    Click here for the full image (this is a collaborative w/ Sonia Hansman. I did the drawing and she did the painting.)



    -Craig

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    Mentler - Many thanks. Yer dropping by twice on the same page -- I'm a bit honored!

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    I'll refine and touch-up (and maybe add some tats) if I still can manage it, but here's my semi-WIP submission for the C.H.O.W this week

    The topic is Orc Female Beauty. According to the chow descrip she has a dwarven consort. blurb below is my own.



    From the Journal of Hop Wheatly, Barkeep - At first I made my way over there to throw them out. I run a clean place. No Orcs. Then, I shut up. She was beautiful. I jammered a bit, but my jaw was loose and I stopped trying. She could stay, anytime. It was that poor excuse for a dwarf that I wanted to toss. I didn't of course, because then she'd leave too. I couldn't risk that.

    -Craig

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    good work on the Orc piece. the choice of perspective and the little descriptive blurb work well together, somehow suggesting that the POV is that of a very big character indeed. perspective is strongest, and there's some nice detail (the orc in question is definitely fetching! )

    what was your workflow for this piece? the faces, particularly the Dwarf's, make me think it was set up in 3d and then heavily amended in PS, or possibly photo ref, since it's definitely a tricky perspective. just curious.

    my main crit would be that the piece is brought down by the shading on the two characters, which is done mostly with black. there's some nice color on her shoulder there on the left, but the arms of both characters stick out unfavorably because of the shading. it's a strong piece, but i think there are several elements that are worthy of further refinement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Houghton

    Diggin this piece! keep itcoming!!! nice job again!!! nice stuff on this thread

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