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    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes

    Psssst, this stuff is old! Go to the later pages!
    Right, seeking a compendium of my scribbles and what not here I am. Not sure how much I blend in here amongst such amazing talent but what the hell, should inspire me to get better quicker.

    I'll start by posting some things I've done recently.

    Let me know what you think, whatever comes to mind really. Thanks for taking the time, this has been such a great community.

    Just finished this one:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    "Our hero the RobotKing escapes the Volcano" A blob doodle as well, fun with colors!

    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Gave up on this puppy, got bored I guess. Pose is weak too.
    Here is the thread for some processes:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=56257

    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    "Swamp Monster" Another random blob into a creature doodle. Was really fun!

    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    "Eeek!" Blob doodle as well.

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    Lines by Uncle Enzo:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes

    Lines by Dave the Original:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Fun little chicken!

    Lines by SaneJack7:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    This one was an experiment with a pretty limited value range, focusing on hue changes for depth.

    Lines by evildisco:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Color scheme was fun on this one.

    Lines by evildisco:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Yarr! Pirates are cool!
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    these are some pretty cool characters/creatures. you could smooth out a bit of your colors, making them blend a bit more with shadows/lightsource, but on the ball, none the less.

    cheers,

    Woodruff

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    Hey dude! Good to see you've started a sketchbook. Love some of the new pieces....in particular the 'blob'. I think that it's (as yet) the best drawing and colour job i've seen you do. I love his little arms

    Looks like all that work on colour theory is starting to pay off big time.

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    YES .. Idiot Apathy has a sketchbook ...
    One thing though .. i am confused as to the origin of the light source on the girl facing the sony box .. her highlights seem to be from every angle .. maybe its just me ..

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    @Azeira: Thanks, I don't quite follow what you mean by smoothing out the colors though. Could you give me a specific example? Thanks again!
    @mull77: Thanks for the encouragement man! Your talking about the Meowing Blob right? It was pretty fun, arms were the last touch actually.
    @DieOxin: Thanks man! Bout time I started a sketchbook huh? Hope to learn a lot from the people in here. Your right on the Sony Girl, I had it planned with stronger lights coming from the recessed box she is in, didn't really flesh that out, thanks for bringing it up!
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    Updated the robot a little bit with some input from the IRC guys. Missing the old batwings,
    I think they were better for the composition. I liked the old blue part of the volcano better too...

    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Did this "overpaint" on a whim, hehe... cheeeeeese.

    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Did this last night, hour or two. Really fun. Added a heavier shine to some key parts
    and the grass after some prompting by Grooveholmes.

    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    This is a bit of an experiment on the last one after Lightkirtar said the symmetry was
    hurting it a bit, I think it got too busy and I didn't feel like finishing it.

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    Awesome work, youre really developing an interesting style with your paints. Some great experimantation going on but id like to see some anatomy studies or something from reference. Gonna definatly check back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiot Apathy
    @Azeira: Thanks, I don't quite follow what you mean by smoothing out the colors though. Could you give me a specific example? Thanks again!
    No problem. Basically, what i meant was that there is a contrast in your peices here between light and dark colors. a very distinct, rough paintwork that could be smoothed out to make a more natural affect to the image. A good example here would be the fellow in armor. the lighter, reflective portions of the armor could have more more gradual, and once again, natural, affect to show the luster of the armor. though the work of the light on the bust works well with its glow, the other portions tend to fall away from this. This usually occures when the painter takes less time to complete the peice, common among quickies/thumbnails. Not many take the care to pay attention to those little details, but i feel that they would benefit you here in creating that brighter, more believable luster that was used for the bust.

    Another example is the arachnid/crab like creature. The color distinctions on his lower half are quite strong, and smoothing the edges of those patches, perhaps even bringing in a bit more detail along with them, would make a very impressive effect for the life-like appeal of the creature.

    these are just things i noticed. you know what your doing, so dont take any of this personally. simply proposed considarations.

    cheers,

    Woodruff

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    amazing stuff, i love the chick with the tatt on her face!

    Dom
    SKETCHBOOK UNDER CONSTRUCTION (need a scanner, roar )

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    @LightKirtar: Thanks for dropping by dood! I can't say I've ever done an anatomy study... I'm such an amateur especially when it comes to drawing. Definetly something I'm going to be studying intently very soon here. Keep kicking me in the ass alright .
    @Azeira: No offense taken of course! Always glad to hear different viewpoints. Thanks for the great thoughts and ideas; I'm definetly going to explore them further. Stick around, I'm glad to have ya!
    @D0M: Thank you! I just want to re-iterate that that one was a collaboration from the New Media Coloring Book, the lines were Uncle-Enzo's.
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    A slime from last night:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    A few touch-ups today; going to see what else I can do between homework. I think I burnt my eyes working on a bright background...

    Edit: Tonight's efforts -
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Weeee, should probably spend more time on this one but, I'm bored. Spaceship is kinda weak too huh?
    Last edited by Idiot Apathy; November 29th, 2005 at 01:53 AM.

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    From late last night:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Fun with some simple colors; a speedy. Trying out some new brushes.

    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Messing around with some texture on this puppy, not quite there but a good experiment.

    New Media Coloring Book Collaboration:
    Lines by Vigostar:
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    Still too hard to paint over lines with so much prior shading, I guess not hard just too time consuming and not fun enough. Couldn't take it as far as I wanted or exactly what I wanted. Had some fun making it look a little like "traditional" media though.

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    nice paintings! nice use of colours, sweet. good job on vigo's character too. look forward to seeeeeeing more.

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    Heya Bumskee, been stalking you in your sketchbook for awhile now . Thanks for dropping by!
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    Been doing homework with my free time all day, messed around a bit with some paintings only came up with one worth showing. Kind of an nod to last nights as well.
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Gunna be busy for a few days here; finals and what not. Ugh... and at such a high inspiration point, at least the last few days have been fulfilling.

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    Edit: Huh? I swore I edited this last night, what's going on? Anyways, couldn't sleep last night, edited the pic a bit:

    Finished up some of my homework early and scribbled this out; good fun!
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes

    Old One: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...7/35db8620.jpg
    Not a fan of the really soft spot... ugh. Had to call it quits though.
    Last edited by Idiot Apathy; December 5th, 2005 at 05:03 PM.

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    Did this tree the other night before bed, about 30 minutes. Had the plan mostly in my head this time (a first!).
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes

    Did this to cool off tonight; just under 2 hours.

    New Media Coloring Book Collaboration:
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    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Last edited by Idiot Apathy; December 14th, 2005 at 07:41 AM.

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    Ahhh, the semester is over for me; took my last final tonight. BOOYAH!

    New Media Coloring Book Collaborations:

    Lines By evildisco:
    http://www.livestream.com/tomscholes
    Got really bogged down by the details, gave up here; not even close to done. O'well, learned from it. Check out the horrible fog I used to cover some unfinished parts...

    Lines by DavetheOriginal:
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    Real quick experiment, 30 minutes. Muddy colors...

    Lines by buZu:
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    Another quick experiment, 40 minutes. Trying to streamline some things... Don't like the harsh black lines that show through.

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