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    Drawings are nice, but you lack of highlight.
    Your mid value is quite dark (darker than 50% grey i think) so your drawings don't appear with much volume... imho...

    Nice stuff, you still work on your personnal project?

    cya

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    Nice stuff! Your color painting of the pirate is great, and shows a very mature use of color.

    My only crit is that sometimes you tend to get a bit sloppy... especially in areas where you arent quite sure what to do with the shadows. Before I saw the little Hellboy piece i instantly knew that Mignola was probably an inspiration for you. What's interesting about Mignola is that even though he drops a lot of detail back into shadow, I still think he knows what is going on in those shadows. i think practicing from photos, especially black and white newspaper photos is the best practice for you, which it appears you are doing...

    Maybe even try shooting your own black and white photos and working from those, ala Tim Bradstreet.

    Keep it up! i will keep my eye on your work!

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    Thanks for all the input...

    Ryu- I've been working on a dark gray just because I needed a change. Sketching traditionally always frustrated me because there was so much pure white that highlights can't exist and from painting from life I've realized that even the highlights are never pure white. I think I've taken this to the opposite extreme though... I'll have to work on finding a balance.

    I've been crunching at work the last two weeks so I havenít had much time to work on my personal project but I'm planning on doing some more work it this weekend.

    Muttonhead- thanks for the suggestions. I looked up Tim Bradstreet work itís very nice but much more detailed then what I like. Working from photos gives an overabundance of detail that I find disturbing. There is something about the process of working from life that forces you to find a balance between what details are important that gives a painting or drawing life. Itís strange to admit but I'd never seen any punisher comics or artwork before... it just turned out that that was the theme the model chose for the drawing club last week.

    I agree that my large shadow shapes tend to be a little too chaotic and vague. I love Mignola's elegant design but I wish his linework had a little more passion to it. I think my ideal inking approach is somewhere between Mignola and Jeffrey Jones. Jeffrey Jones always said that a drawing wasn't lost until it was all black... If something wasn't working you could always hide it in shadow. I'm more interested in making art that has some passion to it then making art that is perfect... perfection is boring. I think Ashley wood has found a nice balance between design and passion in his inking. The flowing rhythms he is able to create in the simple folds of cloth are astounding and awe inspiring.

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    your work is really nice man. great confidence in your lines and gestures. i don't usually look in this section, but i'm glad i did.

    jD

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    some more ideas for the fantasy sports game...



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    This is my D&D character Stoneghost getting
    attacked by some Ropers in the underdark...



    It started off as just a copy from the hellboy
    sketchbook but I decided the large negative
    space above the character would be perfect
    to stage the Roper attack so I turned it into
    something else.

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    Hi! Nice sketch thread. I like the life paintings and draw club stuff. What a nice variety of models and personalities you get to draw from! Your copies/studies are also nice, and it's cool that you are working from a pretty wide range of styles. My favorite painting is the one at the very bottom of page 2, I'm a sucker for a pinup and I think the background shape and integration is cool. What about more sketches from your imagination?

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    Yes I definitely need to draw from my head more. So far I've only been doing about one page of the fantasy sports characters a week. I need to pick two races/teams I like and start doing a full character set for them.

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    More fantasy sports game characters from my head...



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    more quick fantasy sports characters...



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    drawing club last night...





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    i love your work.

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    I bow to you.

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    More fantasy sports characters from my mind....



    I've decided to call one of the teams the "SkullDuggers"...
    Its from the term skullduggery - which means trickery. It just has a nice ominous sound to it.

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    last ones show improvements... really...
    the left big one has a great potential imho, hope you'll chose it

    cya

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    Thanks, those warthog guys are my favorite so far...

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    man, i really like your sketchbook!
    i'm surprised you have a lots of pages on your thread, good qualiy and no stars!

    but... doesn't matter! Stars are useless in my opinion...

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    sketching from a Japanese art book...


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    Interesting, but...
    the leg rythm you show seems false to me. On the lower leg, the ankle is high on the inside, low on the outside, and the muscle just above is opposite, so high in the outside and low on the inside.
    Concerning the balance of your character, you should pay attention that the neck ( in fact 5th cervical) falls between feets, or on the feet where the weight is... sometime your guys are falling over...

    Except that, what is the art book name plz ?

    cya soon

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    I don't know the name of the book... the whole book is in Japanese, even the title.

    Thanks for the tip about the spine. I didn't realize how off balance most of my characters were until you mentioned it.

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    some sketches from Claire Wendling's sketchbook Iguana Bay...



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    Wow you've got some nice production here. I had a great time scrolling trough this thread. I love the great diversity in subjects you choose and the different materials you use. You even draw models who take the time posing for you, that's beatiful. I've to agree that it would be great to see a little bigger scans so we can see what these thumbnail images exactly are made of.

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    from the Drawing Club last night...







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    Beautiful. Every last picture you posted is beautiful.
    You are seriously inspirational.

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    Fluidity

    I have seen alot of quick marker sketches, but none quite like yours. Your studies are so detailed and have so much movement in them, half could pass for finished works, and those are just your sketches, I need not tell you how awesome your polished stuff is.

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    I downloaded the trial version of Painter 9 to play with the new artist's oils.



    It took a while to adjust all the tube colors to match what I'm used to but
    I finally came up with a pallet that is the same as what I use traditionally.
    I found that biggest change was that all the paints have the same tinting
    power.... but in traditional paint there is a huge difference between the
    tinting power of say ultramarine and cerulean. Its very hard to get used to
    because certain colors just don't have the same vibrancy when mixed digitally.

    All those gripes aside I still like this more traditional approach to mixing colors

    Oh yeah... the paintings are quick studies from Liepke just to test out how
    much easier it is to create color harmony mixing traditionally with digital paint.

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    color sketches from "allo allo"



    I had fun with the colors... I tried to make
    the first one look like a Francis Bacon painting
    and the second one like a Liepke.

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    Another quick study...



    I ended up going back to Photoshop half way through this one because I got frustrated with the Painter9 artist's oils. They always get to a point where it doesn't want to put down paint... I don't know if this is supposed to represent the stage in traditional painting where the paint gets so thick that itís hard to put fresh color down but itís very frustrating. In a traditional painting I would crape the paint away but the pallet knives in painter don't scrape they only smear.

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    a figure from class last night...



    playing with different ways to use line.

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    Finally got the full version of Painter 9 ...

    did some random creatures-



    And some sketches from the "Breath of Fire V" artbook, Allo allo, and
    a random figure from my head.


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