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    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

    I just got a Wacom, and I bought a new sketchbook last week.
    So I thought I´d start a new sketchbook thread here over at CA too.
    New Wacom, new sketchbook, new stuff, new times, new inspiration, and so on.


    Here´s the first paintings done with the wacom, in order.

    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead....And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.
    Bengal´ish.
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead....And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    very good, bud!
    try to get your hands upon a good book about anatomy, or visit loomis web site. But that's just little advices, the best advice is to just draw every day!

    keep at it!
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    Tiger, thanks man! Yeah, gotta check more Loomis. He´s the man!

    Did this one in an OC session with a friend:
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    I'd hold off on the Wacom and work on those analog skills first like Tiger said. You've still got quite a bit to learn anatomy wise it seems. Painting is a whole other beast and if you can draw first it helps. Trust me. Don't try to do to much at once or it will get overwhelming. Nice first attempts tho. Just get to some of those studies! Take care.

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    ZebzFree: Thanks man, and you´re right. But I try to draw something non-digital everyday. I always carry my sketchbook around with me.
    And the Wacom is just too much fun to leave it alone.
    Thanks for dropping by, man.

    Here´s something I ´m working on right now.
    Started by doing some thumbnail sketches. Haven´t tried that before. Thanks Hurri!
    Drop some advice and comments!
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    Critique needed!

    Head practice I did some nights ago:

    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

    aaaaaaaand two more heads.
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    Nice start on the head studies, I would try and do more angle like head tilted down, up, profile, or 3/4 faces for a broader veiw. It will help you sense the face more. I think drawing from the mirror helps with facial structure and you dont have one of your friends stuck there for a long time. Great work. Cool you got a wacom, I really want one bad ;_; Keep up the good work.

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    i agree with DeNyed about working on heads at different angles
    also have you looked at the loomis stff? there are tuts here on CA as well
    i would suggest not making your lines so scratchy also. sweet stuff and keep this up

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    Thanks for the nice words on my sketchbook mate, I thought I'd pop over and have a nice look at your stuff.

    As most people, you have a wonderful imagination, and some nice rendering on a few of these pencilled images. I think however on the painter pieced, you might want to learn how to blend a bit more to help transitions of color. Blending sounds easy, but to do it well, can make or break the piece.

    Also, I notice you do not use a lot of hard lines and tend to use more soft edges - which is fine, but remember that apart from contrast and color, line quality/definition is what people's eyes are drawn to - its like looking at clouds, generally clouds are a big mass of formless, shapeless masses - but there are smatterings of edges and definition which give visual anchors to tell you such things as the scale of a cloud and distance of a cloud.

    If you have a soft style, using these defined visual anchors will lead your viewer's eye completely to the area you want them to look at, since its the only place they can focus on, everything else is treated as peripheral and alluded to.

    Good luck, m.

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    i really enjoy your colors
    and you concepts are very odd

    good job man keep up the wierdness
    not really in a position to crit but ...
    when your drawing the eye cavity on the face
    try giving the brow a curve they look too straight

    good stuff man

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    Hey man!

    Nice sb. And you got yourself a wacom

    But damn you if you forget your daily dose of anatomy... I know I do. :going straight for damnation:


    Just keep it up man.

    hugS!

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    Hey man.
    I can see you'r starting slowley, to study the anatomy. That's great. Like someone above said; study the head from different angels, and look for realistic forms.
    The wacom stuff is very imaginativ. very nice to look at, keep up!

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    Whoa! Many good advices and kind words!
    I just love you guys.



    DeNyed: Fhänx alot! Glad you liked my pics!
    Yeah, I´ve started doing more head from angles now, good practice.
    And I´ve started to do self portraits too, I hope that it´ll help me with the face/head structure.
    Whooo, just save pal, it´s sooo worth it! Wacoms are great!
    Get one and we´ll doodle around in some Open Canvas networking.
    Thanks again!


    daqu: You´re absolutely right, gotta work on line quality and check out SO MUCH more Looomis.
    He´s the man!
    Thanks dude!


    Magic Man: I´m really glad you stopped by!
    True about the shading! I haven´t found a good way to do it in open Canvas. And the smudge tool in oc3 doesn´t work the way i want it to.
    Hehe, guess I have to do it the hard way, with the pressure sensitivity of the wacom and oppacity of the pen. Just need alot of practice i guess. =)
    Yupp! I´ve started to do some line practice too, and skipping rendering. ´Cause i usually rely alot on the shading, and no line quality. Wich is bad.
    Kinda hard for me to just using lines in a good looking way, but I hope it comes with practice! Thanks again for the helping words and stopping by!


    CLGreene: Hehe, yeah, the weirdness is always with me!
    Right now I´m doing diffirent studies tho, so there probably will be a bit less weird stuff. :/
    Dude, you´re always in a position to crit! I promise you!
    And thanks for the advice, i´ll think about it next time!

    Pencilator: Thanks dude! Haha, yeah, the wacom´s pretty nice.
    Hahaha, ":going straight for damnation:". I´d love to see that smiley!
    Yeah man, I will. Stop by some time.
    Seeya´round!


    Tiger: Yeah! And it is very needed!
    Hehe, the wacom´s fun, just playing around with it.
    Fick dock ett råd om att jag borde skippa den och koncentrera mig mer på tecknandet än målandet, vilket verkar vettigt. Men men.
    Tack för besöket! Synes!

    THANK YOU GUYS.

    Here´s two self portraits. Gonna start doing them daily. Hehe, we´ll see how long I can keep that up.

    One I did the day before yesterday. Looking kinda Van Gogh´ish.
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

    Did this one yesterday, with a brown ink pen. Kinda speed´ish. Like 5-10 minutes.
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    Todays SP.
    Me without glasses! Took something like a Kaiser Chiefs album time wise, or a bit less. Around 30 minutes.
    Would be nice with some tips and crits on portraits from you guys!

    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    The last one rocks! Love how you leave the shading simple but sweet.

    Keep it up, try doing some new stuff, like more surreal etc, I get the feeling it'd be great

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    That last one is nice, only crit would be that the nose seems a little turned to the right. awsome shading.

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    Asoir: Thanks man! Was kinda what I was going for. Simple and clean, yo.
    Yeah, feels like there´s no time tho. But I actually did a kinda non realistic figure today in school. Right below here.
    Thanks for dropping by mate!


    Goog: Yeah, you´re absolutely right! I moved around too much! Gotta get a better model.
    It´ll be hard finding someone as pretty tho. Haha.
    Thanks for the c&c mate, seeya´round!



    Something I drew today in school, hopa ya like:
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

    Gotta remember to do a self portrait tonight as well!
    I´ll post it later! Seeeya guys!

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    Hehe i see you have a bit of wacomfun too Keep it up and work on the pencils stuff too. Nice going with the SPs - great way of training the eye to see etc. Rock on

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    learn, as quickly as you can, to identify a SPECIFIC light source, and keep it consistant throughout the piece. This was something that took me AGES to realise i was even doing it wrong!

    I would often draw very immaculate pencil drawings, but two elements would be lit from two different directions.

    Each was rendered nicely, but because the light sources were confused it messed up the whole thing.

    Its one of those habits to get into early. Think about your light source, and DONT FORGET IT for the rest of the time you spend on the piece. Every few moments, think to yourself, am i lighting this from the same direction as before, is everything lit the same way?

    Your stuff will take on a new level of realism

    Keep it up.
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    good use of color. bright. fun. keep working on those figures and faces.

    Woodruff

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    Fellah: Haha, yeah! A man just needs a Wacom!
    Yeah, it´s fun, plus I´m gonna beat Android. I´m gonna do 1001 self portraits.
    Seeya mate!

    Form: SPECIFIC LIGHTNING it is! Thanks for the great advice man. I gotta start thinking more.

    Azeira: Thanks! Glad you liked! More faces coming up!



    The last days self portraits:


    Focusing on not lifting the pen from the paper. Hehe, not that beautiful. =)
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

    This is soo wrong. I need to draw the face from angles more!
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

    Last night´s, sketchy and loose Took about 10 minutes.
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

    All for now!

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    cool stuff dude.
    always remember that the more time you put into a piece, the better the piece is (even if it's just a sketch)! the more time you put into anything, the better you get at it. so just let the clock tick away and just draw, draw, draw!
    good luck and have fun

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    Odds: Thanks mate! Yeah, I kinda rush things too often, I think. But everything I´ve posted here are sketches, so.
    Yeah, I draw everyday now. Hopefully we´ll see some improvement in a few(?) months.


    Was oC´ing with a friend, this is what I did.
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    BLAH BLAH BLA BLAH BLAH, Very Good Work btw.

    Nice, I like the ones near the top, I see you're doing anatomy and facial studies, they're good, however don't forget what you did before these. also somebody mentioned once, which I kind of agreed with, went something like this... People say Study Anatomy, I say it's a no go unless you really want to. No problems with studying Body anatomy, however face anatomy.... ;well, it was something like that, that's all I remember.

    Hold on to your style or atleast don't forget it, always evolve and improve, sometimes trying something entirely new or more detailed/complex using what you've already know or don't in your works could be another way to really see improvent or changes overnight, sometimes within a week you can really notice differences/improvement, whichever way you take them.

    Also, don't always try to make something for others to like. If you Yourself like it, than somebody else will. don't try to make somebody understand your works also, they either do or don't and they'll never get it just the way you did. oh yeah and now I'm rambling, however, always treat your most recent work/what you are working on as your best. however don't forget your previous peices.


    ~Mr_S_14
    (be warned, most words I write are advice I write for myself or revelations I have had previously, if you read them, you may not have these thoughts in the future for yourself. However, I may save you some trouble)

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    Hey, long time since I was here last time. Shame on me.

    Nice to see that you're doing sp's. You'll learn loads from them.
    This one pulled my socks down.

    Keep drawing, or I'll come here and pull your socks down.

    hugS!

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    Mr_S_14: Thanks for the thoughtful words! I´ll keep them in mind for sure!

    Pencilator: Yeah, you´ve been a baaaaad boy! Baaaaaaaaaaad!
    Some swedish, yes.
    Tackar tackar! Den där bilden jag la ner mest tid på också. Bra att det verkar synas.
    Whoa, I better start drawing right away, don´t want my socks down!



    Something I did in an oC session with a friend.
    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    my only suggestion :

    take your time , it shows wich you've taken your time on, and havent...




    cool images though, work it

    cheers man !


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    Thanks Hurri!
    This one´s for you.
    Thought I ´d might spend some more time on this.

    ...And They Will Know Me By the Trail of Dead.

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    pretty

    1 critique : try not to manhandle the hair in your drawings, make lines that follows your hair instead of drawing fences --> #####

    other than that.... GOOD JOB !

    more

    ps. try to add a background too, it can add extra pressure ds.

    cheers !


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