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    Steve's Sketchbook

    So, I guess after a long time and some really robust critiques, I have to basically start my "self taught" journey from a new angle (sad face). Drawing has been a hobby and a passion for me for years. I love epic landscapes and characters which tell stories of their own. I'd love it if, in a few years (quite a few, at least) I could get to where I want to be. I want this sketchbook to help me keep track of my own development, so here goes. Back to basics...

    Here's an unrelated pencil sketch of a lizard who looked like he was chilling TF out. Good lesson for me when I get annoyed with my art.
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    Today, I attempted to study inspiring art using only three values. I want clarity and simplicity. Is it possible for me to tell the story of these wonderful works of art using only three values? (inspired by a Schoolism assignment). Some of these are successful, I think, while others are less so. I'll be trying to do stuff like this fairly frequently, along with simple colour studies.

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    Colour thumbnails which I hope will eventually help me to construct colour better.

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    I've been doing a couple of schoolism courses by Nathan Fowkes... wow that guy's a good instructor. Anyway here's the result of one of his assignments: take a rough render (provided) and do a paint-over to design the lighting. Use one cool and one hot light source. The aim is to try and get some level of believability in there.

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    Thought I'd have another go at this one. Looking back at it, I don't think I got the quality or clarity I was after. Hopefully, this one is an improvement.

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    Awesome work! I found your studies on the paintings using only 3 values inspiring.

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    Thanks =] I'm very flattered to read that. They were fun studies to do, as well! Fingers crossed they help me with the fundamentals...

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    Another little study with a colour rough and a 3 value comp. practice practice.

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    Character design using the silhouette and minimal values.. trying to concentrate on those fundamentals.

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