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    Cobi's book! (Kinda) Updated 04/01/08

    This website is pretty cool. Getting to see all styles of art..

    I used to draw a lot in high school, then I graduated and started working and poof, there went my time... I just picked it back up a few months ago. During those months I have done stuff with pastels, acrylic paint and oil paint for the first time! It's very exciting.

    What I'm hoping to achieve here is, of course, the lovely "constructive criticism".

    So here we go!


    sharpies, ref'd camel ad


    pencil


    pencil


    pastel & water on paper


    pastel & water on canvas board


    acrylic


    not sure where I'm going with this one.. any ideas?


    bday present for my dad, guess what he likes?


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    Forgot one! This looks better on paper. The chin is messed up, I HATE it!! But oh well.

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    man,
    go on with the study and don't waste much time on one sketch!!
    do loth of heads, concentrateing on the shape, expresion, vitality.... each one at the time
    i mean do not try to catch 2 things in one drowing...

    hope i'll see an evolution

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    Thanks for the advice, Icey.. I know it's a problem.. I'm a little obsessive about it, when I start something I want to "finish" it the best I can.

    Will put up some shaping pics here soon.

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    I haven't slept yet and it's almost 7am. I think I drank a little too much.

    While I was sobering up I drew some AWESOME stuff in my friends sketchbook... Hmm... Weird...

    So, maybe I'll get to borrow his book and share them with y'all, hopefully he'll bring my jacket and my cigarettes I left over there as well.



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    hey there..

    haha..thanks for the tip... i gotta watch out for that then huh...well we'll see the summer if it, is wat its cracked up to be...it better make me a better artist forsure...lol...ne ways thanks again for the msg. keep up the good art work.

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    now i can see ur stuff
    like ur color work .. since i saw 24 mister sutherland is really a cool guy O_O

    this ma favorite O_O just where i want to be RIGHT NOW *beamībeam*
    the palmtrees looking so very good

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    Forgot one! This looks better on paper. The chin is messed up, I HATE it!! But oh well.
    making mistakes is not that bad.. its more like u just need one more step to improve being creativand doing art is good (always?) !


    !!!
    more pls

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    nice stuff, not so much of concept work but i always enjoy some art!

    about your faces, i would recommend you to draw from refference alot, find some photos and try to copy them exactly... i can see that you have some issues with shading... heres a tip : Squint your eyes and look at the reffference and then at your picture, does it match ? no/yes ? whats missing ? what should be removed...

    sweet stuff nontheless!

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    Thank you very much for the comments!!

    Greg-I guess I was off a little bit then, huh?! hehe. Will try doing a variety of stuff... Starting today!

    Bob-That's where I want to be, too!!!!!! Except the sand is a little bit dirty!!

    Hurri-THanks very much for the tip.. Shading has always been difficult for me. I have a steady hand but don't know how to hold the pencil, that's why I hold a paintbrush more often. I'm going to try that advice today and we'll see what happens!

    I'm looking forward to getting other crits here, so please, feel free to share anything you think will help improve my stuff.

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    i like the landscapes the most. that made with pastels has some weird, but nice colors.
    On that other one with palm treas theres no girls, no computer, no food - no paradise - don't know why you guys want to be there ;p
    on second pic he has strange flat eyes

    ps. i like the green lady alot, simple but has something

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    hello, i'm lovin your walken piece as well as that pen one
    i also noticed the mouth thing
    you got a lot of paintin goin on and its lookin better and better!
    i suck at painting so i have respect for anyone that can paint

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    Its great to see that you are again picking up your interest in art in your spare time. But if you really want to improve a lot, life drawing will help you out a great deal. But of course, depending on what your artistic goals are. Some of your more realistic drawings are looking too cartoony and flat. There are also some good books out there too, such as Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life, Hogarth's Dynamic Wrinkles and Joeseph Sheppard's Anatonmy: A Complete Guide for Artists. But personally, I think you would benefit greatly from taking some classes. Keep drawing and sketching.

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    Hey Smith, appreciate the info. Will look into it.

    Deez- Thanks!! I want to be better at painting that's why I'm crankin' em out hehe.

    B-man- are big mouths that bad of a thing?

    Practicing skin tone. These are all pictures of stuff not scans, the quality isn't as good


    Wanted to draw something for my brother.. he likes zombies.. but I don't know if I like it better with or without a background. What do y'all think?




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    Can't sleep.

    Elvis?



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    Hey, back again.... I like that Elvis piece. I really like that pic of the girl with her arm raised (the practice on skin tones pic). I really like how you got her face just right, in my opinion. You do tend to draw oversized lips (I'm the one to talk) but in this pic you got everything balanced nicely.

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    Thanks for dropping by my thread. I really like the simplicity of your portraits you consistently captured the likeness of all these people. try to mess around with coloring more. keep up the good work.

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    On the last one the eyes look a bit too flat. Not sure if its just me though. Good work on the palm tree in the bathroom. I thought of drawing a pixelated cow in my bathroom once.. sitting on the toilet.. staring at a vaguely cowish shape Your apartment should reflect your art.. So, well, you go girl!

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    Hey, I really like the second posting on 9-30. The rendering is a huge improvement. I would do some more ref pieces to get the rendering down. Choose black and white photos with nice contrasting light to get some great shadows. Is the last post one of your friends? Nice work, the red outline brings out the b&w really well. Keep them coming. Later!

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    Hey Cobi girl!
    You did a really nice job on the graphite portrait rendering. Since this is something I have a little more experience in than some other types, I can actually toss an intelligent crit your way. Her head is only slightly pointed to one side, but her left eye is a bit smaller than her right. The amount of turn of her head wonít account for that much difference. When shading (rendering), unless you have high contrast areas of light and dark, you usually wonít see a stark line between a lighter and darker spot. I can see you have some start edges on the shadows, especially on her cheeks and forehead. Try to smooth that out a bit so that you have a transition from light to dark, even if it is a quick transition. I think that you could use some shadow on the curve of her left arm, considering the light source. Also, something is a little strange with her hair on her right side. Those really straight lines may be some sort of hair thingy, but if they arenít they donít look like hair strands.

    All in all though, this is a great attempt on graphite rendering in this detail. Keep it up.

    Another thing, the girl with the tank and the red background. That looks great except for one thing. I think that you have her right arm across her stomach. I think it should be a higher value because the consistent color with her boobs make it look like she has this big stomach roll.



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    i like the palm tree on the wall painting. nice idea. got a good start going keep working at it and you will see your art evolve over time. good work.

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    Cami-Hey thanks for stopping by mine, too! I love color, I'll try to do a bit more

    Talmir-Yeah the last one (with the pink around it) was of one of my friends.. she's part asian.. I didn't want to mess them up too much. a cow... HA! that's too funny. Though I doubt it'd be a mirror-reflection.

    Dark-Hey bud! I tried really hard on the shading.. I'm not done with that one yet, tho, it should be better!!! I have a feeling I'll be on ref's for quite some time just learning and re learning.

    Hylandr-Hola, thx for the advice on the shading.. That one's not finished yet, but I'll definitely take your advice when I do finish it. On the 2nd one, her right arm isn't going across her stomach. She actually does have a little buddha belly, though not as big as the picture shows, it's probably the angle that makes it look bigger.

    Mallock-thanks for stopping by !


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    Hey miss! Try and take the picture without the flash. In either a well lite room, or outside the qualty really drops using the flash and take it staright up and down for you do not skew the imge... Good work, cant wait to see more..

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    Fat- Hey thx for another look! I'll definitely try to keep perspective in mind. I love that damn show!

    B-Man- Helllllloooooo!!!! Did you draw me a bear yet?! Thanks for wanting to see more stuff.. I'm working really hard on rendering and lines to make them more realistic. I've gotten a lot faster, too. What would have taken me 5 hours now takes me 1!

    Seth- THanks very much for the advice and for looking! I don't have a scanner and actually don't have a "real" digital camera.. I've been using my old camera phone for every picture you see on here. It doesn't have a flash but the pictures automatically have a hazi-ness to them. I'm saving for a real digicam. Wish me luck!


    I decided to blend the pencil on this one...I think it looks better. I also made her nose a little smaller.


    My grandma was in town (from Michigan) for my brothers wedding and she watched me draw the picture above... I guess she really liked it and wanted me to draw one of her..


    This is my fiance, Jimmy. He doesn't look that mad all the time :p


    c/c always welcome

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    [QUOTE=Cobi]Fat- Hey thx for another look! I'll definitely try to keep perspective in mind. I love that damn show!

    B-Man- Helllllloooooo!!!! Did you draw me a bear yet?! Thanks for wanting to see more stuff.. I'm working really hard on rendering and lines to make them more realistic. I've gotten a lot faster, too. What would have taken me 5 hours now takes me 1!

    Seth- THanks very much for the advice and for looking! I don't have a scanner and actually don't have a "real" digital camera.. I've been using my old camera phone for every picture you see on here. It doesn't have a flash but the pictures automatically have a hazi-ness to them. I'm saving for a real digicam. Wish me luck!


    I decided to blend the pencil on this one...I think it looks better. I also made her nose a little smaller.


    The second post of this one does look alot better...well done.

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    Hey there! Great job on the portraits. Great smiling face on grandma and nice job with the eyes on your fiance! Love the Family Guy piece of course (I'm not biased at all). Keep them coming!

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    Hey Cobi girl,
    I like the blended pic of your friend better than the first. It has smoother tone that way. Grama looks good and I know how much you like color, but the green behind her is distracting me from the focus of the portrait, Grama. If it were me, I would have colored her iris' whatever color they are and use that as a background. It would add balance to the pic. It is off balance a bit now.

    Your man pic looks good. Same as with grama though. Also, keep the proportions in mind so that the shape of the head isn't out of proportion. His head looks a bit top heavy at the moment. Is he a smart guy? Lots of brains???

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    Hey..u posted various stuffs here...keep experimenting

    Keep up the spirit !

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    start of a new painting...i ran out of black 3ft x 5ft.

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    c/c always welcome. just a few touchups and a signature, but this one's pretty much done.

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    Hey!! I'm glad to see you still updating. You're not posting as much lately I really like this last post. Resevoir Dogs ran into my mind when I saw this. Has a nice Noir type of feel to it. I like your use of darks in this piece. I hope all is well with you and that we see some more work posted Later!

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