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    Wolfgang's Whatnots No.1

    Hello, everyone:

    Long-time watcher, third-time poster. Someone suggested I get a sketchbook up and running, and so now this is where my odds and ends will be going.

    While I've promised myself the pleasures of daily practice, I doubt if I can post here everyday (sked bad, net connection only slightly better). Nonetheless, this thread seems to be a positively great way for me to track my progress through some sort of semi-permanent art journal (whose very existence will gnaw at my soul from this day forward).

    My first CA post and intro blah is here.

    Before I start posting my sketches: huge thanks to CA for being such a vibrant, inspiring, and truly helpful community. I mean it when I say this place is my art school.

    - Wolfgang

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    First Whatnots

    Self-portaint. Painter. Reference photo. (Hair is longer now.)

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    Stuff on a piece of paper I took to Starbucks this morning. Painted over in Painter. (Did not actually see these things at the coffee place. The original sketches kinda morphed along the way.)

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    No, don't go in there!

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    Thanks for peeking in.

    - W.

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    Keep em comin dude! I like how you've defined this last guy with just a silhouette.

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    Looking forward to see your development as an artist, you are coming along great. Have to agree with Some_Guy, really like that silhouette figure.

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the encouragement Some_Guy and mos667. Gives me a nice warm fuzzy feeling inside (and adds more fuel to my efforts). :-)

    Sketches I did yesterday afternoon -- it being a rainy Sunday alone with Painter. Something someone said about my first post encouraged me to try pushing for a wider value range. So the stuff below was initially begun with that in mind. Not sure I was all that successful, but I liked how these turned out, and very much enjoyed doing them.

    Busted Bot:

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    Egyptian/barbarian(?) Magic:

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    Green demon/titan/loki dude-thing:

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    Crits/comments are, of course, very welcome. Again, thanks for peeking in. Have a good week, folks.

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    Yesterday, before dinner, 2 hours in Painter. Trying to be bolder with my values and contrasts.

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    very cool, i like your style

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    Thanks for saying so, aan.

    Another two. I don't feel very good about these. Must've been the brush I was using -- too many hard-edged paint dabs. Things are getting too cartoony. Or something.

    I think I need to just step away and sketch on my non-digital sketchpad for a bit, with a good ol' pencil.

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    Great colors man. I also really like the looseness of your brushstrokes. If I can offer a crit, it might be nice to tighten up certain areas you want the focus on a little bit, and leave the other areas looser. Might make for some interesting pieces.

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    Groover McNab: Thanks for the thumbs up on the colors and the loose strokes. Thank you as well for the crit; it's greatly appreciated. I do need to learn how to get in there and work tight.

    Right now these sketches don't seem to do much except give one immediate impression. It would be good for me to experiment with both tight and loose areas for focus and such. I'll try to plan these out more. Thanks again!

    In the meantime, here iz zee modern art! ... Sorry, things got weird yesterday. Hehe. (No offense to the modern art crowd; joke's totally on me.)

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    All warmed up after the two dubious pieces above.

    Morocco Mole's 2nd cousin:

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    Kinda lame. Like he's got a flowerput for a hat. :-)

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    John Carter of Mars:

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    I think I'll do more John Carter and Burrough's Mars schtuff -- there should be some inspiring material there for design and such. Carter needs to be a bit slimmer I think.

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    And this one finally... I enjoyed making this sketch immensely. Tried a tad bit to tighten the face area. Not very successful. Just occurred to me that if I should tighten up anything on this, it should be the entire face, head, shoulders and breastplate area -- maybe I'll go back to this one in the near future.

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    Hope y'all liked these. Comments and crits are very welcome and thanks again for peeking in.

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    Very nice, indeed! I like your colorchoices a lot! I especially like the busted bot and the last guy with the blue cape.

    Keep 'em coming! I'll definatelty check in on ya regularily!

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    Go!

    Hello:

    dCepT: Thanks for stopping by and commenting on what you like about these. Very encouraging!

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    I was doing head studies just before this one; and those were just awful. I so need to work on my 3/4 and get in bed with Bridgman. Absolutely loved doing this. I wanted to give it more attention but had to leave it thus (it was dinner time already).

    Can't say when, but I'll definitely be going back to this one.

    This is "Icarus" aka "Never Trust Beta-ware". ;-)

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    ** Definitely going back to this one. Planning to tighten up the whole picture a bit and work more on the wings and the face. If there comments or crits out there (composition, color, etc), anything at all that might help...

    Have a good weekend and happy Thanksgiving everyone. Thanks for peeking in.

    - Wolfgang

    Nov.27,2004: 3-week mark for my painting efforts (digital or otherwise). It's been just incredible, and I am not stopping.

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    Wolfgang's Whatnots No.1

    Comments/crits if you please? --> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...070#post357070

    Thank you!

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