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    Flatliner - Oodles of Doodles -

    * Updated* - the better stuff is down there
    * Some images have been turned to links for quicker loading *

    been visiting here for just over a year now and have finally built up the courage to post some work

    C&C are very much appreciated

    portraits from reff:









    ...and finally a relatively modest attempt at at attacking the previous image in photoshop:


    i'll try and spill the contents of brain onto the sketchbook as often as possible, hopefully weekly updates if possible

    btw - not sure if the quality of the images is the best that they could be, if they're to dark, dirty or something could some pls tell me, thanx

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    Hi man. Nice start.
    That Photoshop picture is looking fine. Nice colors and mood that suits the figure. The rabbit(?)dude has nice line work.
    It looks good, only crit is theres not enough body on them. They all look a bit scared - which is cool and they are all a bit slim. Looks like its the same body on all the persons. Give them some life and action, make some differnt poses - its a struggle, but its fun and you learn a lot faster that way!And make some dark heavy lines to. Add some contrast and spice it up. I can see you have a good eye for anatomy - the prime evil , it just needs a little more work. Im recently getting started with that and its pretty fun!Again, nice start dude - post more - looking forward to seeing it!

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    woot! thanks for the crit Fellah, much appreciated. Variety is something that I lack, and gonna be working on it real soon, get a bit more action and life into them. Also, ordered Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy book over the weekend so hopefully Ill be doing some anatomy studies real soon.

    more's on the way



    btw, forgot to mention in the last post the colour is W.I.P, not till after I posted it I realised I had'nt done the hands and few other details

    thanks again!

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    Flatliner - Thanks for stopping by my book. Nice start you've got here. I really like the photoshop technique on the last piece. Can't wait to see more.

    Please stop by my new Anatomy Sketchbook and critique the hell out of it.

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    Icon busy, busy, busy

    crazy3dman, thanks for the encouragement, more will come, I promise

    a slightly later than planned update, but better late than never. I have been really busy lately with school, what with exam's and course work deadlines racing towards me, so its all been a bit hectic and haven't had a lot of time to draw as much as I would have liked to, or spend a lot of time on these drawings so I apologise if they seem a bit rushed.

    As of last Friday I have unofficially finished my last ever art class at my 6th Form School, after completing a 15 hour long at exam, phew!I won't be long before I will have left school for good, so it's been one of those end-of-an-era type weeks for me. Any way, on with the art!(?)

    http://img272.echo.cx/img272/5213/scan8af.jpg

    Some quick sketches, trying different pose's, nothing to adventurous
    http://img187.echo.cx/img187/1972/flatliner00034pk.jpg
    http://img187.echo.cx/img187/9017/flatliner00028nj.jpg

    Some anatomical studies from Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing:
    http://img187.echo.cx/img187/3928/flatliner00046ly.jpg

    the next few weeks are going to be real busy, 'make or break' style, but im still going to try and draw some more. I've got a few Ideas that I want to get down on paper before the float out of my head

    will post more asap

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    Hi again
    Good work on the Hogarth studies dude!

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    I want you to draw MORE

    hehe

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    i think you may want to try applying your abdomen studies (and other life-drawing work) to your more cartoonish looking drawings. don't just outline the figure, although that helps to map, but also outline the shapes inside the figure as to make sure that everything is relationally proportional.

    if you'll notice with the guy sitting on the wall, he looks incredibly boxy, due to the nature of the line and your tendancy to draw the shirt instead of a cloth draped over the body as the shirt. a t-shirt is way more than just a rectangle with a semi circle cutout at the top and two smaller rectangles, like most of us draw when we need a guy in a tshirt... hopefully you get what i'm saying.

    drawing from your head accurately and intelligently is super tough and i don't think you're quite there, i know i'm not. so perhaps do more of those life studies and learn how the figure, cloth, hair works otherwise you may find yourself with some pretty bad habits...

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    Fellah - thanks! im still working on my anatomy, having some trouble with fluidity, but i I think im getting there

    Sam256 - he he , yea I want to draw more too, just been so bogged down with work recently. But, I have a whole week off, so hopefully I might be able to build up a rythem over the next couple of days to churn out some stuff more often.

    Gregory - cool, thanks for the advice, I think I get what you mean. Thanks for pointing this out. I know for a fact i've have some bad habits already which im trying to iron out (most notably the repeating of bold heads).

    Thanks all. Here's a(nother) quick update.

    a quick page with a self portrait, nothing much im afraid:



    again another quick page:


    messing with pose's


    note: these were mostly done before reading you crits Gregory, hopefully will see improvements in the next update

    thanks again

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    Yo!

    I think you're heading in the right direction Dude!

    Keep it movin'...

    cheers, Adam

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    Thanks for kind word Adamos, will do

    I have been concentrating on head studies (and still am), heres what I got to go so far:


    A couple were done from ref, but was'nt happy with them.

    With aid of Loomis:



    still have a a few problems here and their which im in the process of correcting, if you notice in anything crucial, crit away! . thanks

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    Hey man, your recent stuff is looking really nice. Especially that "messing with poses" page, each one looks very dynamic and convincing. Your earlier figure sketches were nice, but the new ones look much more solid.

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    quickie

    More anatomy work with aid of Hogarth:





    more to come

    edit: now with correct images

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    coloured

    Hey that coloured one just bumped that picture up so much, it gave it so much more life and made it look so much better. You should try this with more of your pictures

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    Thanks for the C&C

    Jens - yea. I know what you mean. I use Hogarth's because at the moment its only my real decent source of anatomy. Maybe I could head down to my local libary and route around their, see what I can find. thanks for the crit.

    Sems - thanks, glad you like . Im gunna try and enter this weeks C.O.W, so hopefully more to come!

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    do you tilt your head when you draw?

    because in alot of images the characters are falling to the right... like /
    try checking your pics in a mirror until you learn how to spot the misstakes with your eyes.

    2 cents, something to think about

    cheers!

    oh and great progress, keep on fighting!


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    a much needed update me thinks, it seems I have'nt posted in quite a while

    hurricane: you know, I never noticed how much its obvious. When I write, I used to turn the page to angle, because it felt more comfortable. Now with out realising, it seems to have taken effect when I draw . now I try to keep the paper directly in front of me, and sit back when I draw, so hopefully it wo'nt be much of a prob. thanks

    Ive bourght a new A3 pad, to try and draw bigger, so these have been taken mostly using a digital cam:






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    some animal studies from National Geographic reffs

    This ones a little different, its a design for a t-shirt that im going to enter into a contest, and I wanted to see if I could get any feedback, mainly, would you wearit?


    The contest is based around different bands, this paticular competition is if for Nine Inch Nails, hence the lyrics. OnceIve made emendments, i'll submit it and it gets put up for voteing. I'll have 7 days to get as many votes as I can.

    thanks and bye, for now

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    Hey,nice studies man!I would also suggest you also try out some quick drawings of people (friends,family),both still and in motion.I think it helps.
    Nice NIN design!It's minimal and it has style.

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    Polonoid - Thanks man, il see what I can do

    sketchs from last night. The head is from refference



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    An update

    General sketches, practicing hands - something I really need to work on


    slightly older sketch, unfinished and coloured.



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    Death is a powerful entity, but he is not omniscient. In order carry out his duty he requires the help of a great many creatures. None more so than the Nuntiusqes, The Messenger's of Death. This Creature, brought forth from the nether world by his majesty, is capable of moving in and out our space with great ease, in order to watch the mortal souls. When a soul is ready to pass, it returns to its master, taking word that a soul is ripe for collection. Death then takes heed and comes to welcome the soul into the next world.

    I added the background last, feeling it needed something make it stand out better. But in heinsite, it messed with the lighting and felt that it needed some relfected colour on the creature to tie it in.

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    More hands :: and more to come no doubt

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    missed one from the last update

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    Some anatomy studies:



    A couple fot these are studies from n0fish's work, hope he doesnt mind .

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    Hey man, liking those handstudies! I got the same ones! I see a few things you are doing wrong though, that I myself did in the beginning. Here are some tips:

    palm is as long as middle finger.

    the "big" fingerjoint is situated in the middle of every finger.

    the folds on fingers occur BEFORE the joint, IE just behind.
    Ive posted these and more in another hand thread,

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...282#post665282

    Keep it up, and hopefully these tips will help you keep those finger nice and proportionate!

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    Thanks for the tips, timpaatkins. The hands have been tricky to keep in proportion - there so much going on with them. Im gonna do some more with your tips in mind.

    Cheers

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    hey flatliner,

    a nice sketchbook you got going on here. kinda feels as if you're still a little unsure and worried with your lines. i might be wrong. keep on doing anatomy studies and a lot of sketches to become more secure and also loosen up. seems as if you have preference for reds and browns in your color-work. hope i am not completely off the track with this assumption, just kinda made me smile noticing it.

    keep on.

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    Adraude - Thanks for stopping by. Na, your not wrong. I've been trying hard to keep my lines flowing. But when Im working stuff out on the page, I start lying lots of lines down as I try different things and everything becomes messy, it can really bug me sometimes and its something i want to work on . As for colours, I had'nt noticed till a few days ago but, yea, your right. I have a tendicy to lean to the same colours. When I get back get time to doing some decent stuff in PS, I wanna try and experiment with different colours. Theres lots of stuff I want to expand my abillity on, its just finding what to do first and where to start thats the problem.

    Anyhow, hers my CHOW entry. Its still WIP, and I don't think im going to have time to have a finish it before the deadline hits . Any how, it was still fun to do.

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    Specials devison of the Royal Airforce. Nicknamed 'Angels' due to the anti-gravity wings connected to their backs. These wings give the Angels remarcable dexterity and give them the ability to drop safley from the air into any location. They can also be activated litrily moments before impact giving the element of suprise. There are reports that some missions have gone off without incident as the enemy have readily surrendered at the sight of winged and masked figures dropping from the skies around them.

    Any C&C you can give would be great help. I might post it in the CRITIQUE CENTER , or wip section to get some more feedback as I work on it.

    thanks

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    Hey Flatliner, one thing that popped up in m head reading your lines was - just do one thing at a time. I can fully understand your feelings about the multitude of techniques, possibilities and roads to expand your abilities on. Very often, I have the same feeling, and I get kinda pulled me apart with my effort. Do one thing at a time, do what you feel you want to do at the moment, the rest will come naturally.

    Regarding your angel, I can't say to much, because you've started shading it, already. It's nice! Compared to your other stuff, you seem to have invested quite some time! That's good! I'd get some more info about the anatomy of the hip an legs, the simple singular shape of his thigh bugs me most at the moment.

    cya

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    Thanks araude.

    I got 'The Techniques of Puddnhead' over the holidays, its been a great tool. Simply having an insite into an artists work flow is a great help.

    just two pages for now. More to come


    thanks.

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    Anatomy, freaks and C.O.W (wip)

    stuff from the past couple of weeks...

    Self-Portrait from about a month back

    Portrait from a book ('Faces of Africa', an awesome refference book)

    some thumbs for this weeks cow:

    WIP of the one I choose. Number of things that are still bugging me. For one I think its overloaded with green, might have to tone down the background to make the creature more dominent.


    I'll add a description to explaintion to it when its nearing completion.

    Any comments are welcome

    thanks

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