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    Smells Like Brownies! (Burning...) *New: Fingers and Toes!*

    Ok so here's the deal....way back when I first joined CA, I had a sketchbook, but I didn't know what i was doing (post-wise) so I stopped updating it awhile back and...well, it sucked.

    SO, I'm making a new one! It will have all the same stuff I post elsewhere in these crazy forums, but they will be concentrated into one thread here instead of spread about! Isn't that cool? Well? Isn't it?

    The more chances I have to get feedback the better, so here we go.

    My Marilyn:
    (yes I know, I am missing her collarbone mole...that was recently pointed out to me). Used photo ref.

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    Experiment with painting, mug study, and design:

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    Flash animation character concept:

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    Character concept ink:

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    Same character concept, painted loosely:

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    Fashion design:

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    Character painting:

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    'Nother fashion design:

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    Character sheet:

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    Graphic novel character illustration:

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    Same, but white!

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    Robot design:

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    And I guess that's all I really got for now.

    Last edited by Bad Brownie; March 15th, 2006 at 06:22 PM.
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    Hey Brownie, some great stuff here. I really enjoyed the mugs (of all things, who would've thought?). One crit on them would be the yellow refelective highlight o the right side; it works great for both the red and the green mug (green one especially) but it really doesn't seem to fit for a highlight with the blue one. May just stick out too much for my eyes, though.

    Keep it up and post some more!

    Cheers,

    EDIT: About Marilyn: I especially liked the rendering you have done of her left shoulder, upper arm and collar/neck area. Good work.

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    Ok, so I was feeling really stupid the other day and whipped up this bad boy. I needed some humor...and I didn't want to take the time to actually DRAW anything...

    I am quite aware of how stupid this thing looks, so making fun of me is mandatory.

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    Haha, the last sketches are kinda cute - they remind me of those little robots from the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series. ^.^

    Marylin's right eye (our left) looks slightly off/droopy, but I'm guessing that's because there isn't a define outline of her eyelid like on her other eye. I think the hair could do with a bit more depth as right now the strands look a bit too linear and separated too cleanly, imo. Otherwise, the colours are good and the picture itself is nice'un soft to the eyes.

    The mug paintings are great! Your paint strokes are finely executed and they almost look real.

    Haha, I can imagen your bread kitty being on an advert. =^.^= Very commercial design and easy to remember.

    How the hell do you keep your lines so clean?! And er, is it necessary to have their crotch glowing? xD Hehe, interesting design, and I recognised your style - saw your amazon woman design a while ago but can't remember where from.

    Lulu made me chuckle~

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    I really, really like the sketch on the bottom left...

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...whitemuted.jpg
    ...That, and this (especially this) reminds me of Perfect Blue. Loooove this page!

    With the Amazon woman, her arms (top right sketch) don't look like they're pushed back due to the colouring/shading. I'd imagen they'd requre more shadow if they're behind the rest of the body with frontal lighting. Maybe someone else could explain this better, lol.

    The robot design is extremely clean and quite sharp. I like how you avoided using solid outlines for this one - it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver
    How the hell do you keep your lines so clean?! And er, is it necessary to have their crotch glowing? xD Hehe, interesting design, and I recognised your style - saw your amazon woman design a while ago but can't remember where from.
    I'll be honest and admit it is quite hard to keep my lines clean...often involves a lot of drafts, redrawing, and erasing the strays. I've gotten faster with practice, but it used to take forever. getting proper control on a wacom tablet is an endeavor indeed.

    Yes it is necessary to have the crotch glowing because my boyfriend hates it! mwahahaha! Oh the lengths I will go for spite...and a good laugh.

    You must have seen the amazon from my "Updated Concepts" WIP thread. I know exactly what you mean about the action pose arms, i have been meaning to fix them but haven't gotten around to it.

    As for Marilyn, I agree there is more that could be put into it, but I've decided to let it go for now (I spent too much time working on it already), and maybe update her in the future. Thanks a lot for the detailed comments, I appreciate it a lot!

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    Some rough/fun muscle studies based off of pictures from my reference books and other studies I've found by other artists. Tried to add my own personal touch.

    I have to do these for an anatomy class (I have more on the way), but I'm hoping they can double as portfolio pieces if I play my cards right.
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    cool anatomy piece... if you want to make it look finished as well, you need to up the contrast between the various muscles in the face study.

    By the way, I really like the rendering on the robot thingy...


    wanna see more!!!

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    cool characters.

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    You have a nice clean style for your figures that work quite well and you have a way of capturing the right expression on the faces. That robot thing is kind of funny looking, so if you want to be made fun of, it kind of looks, well......dainty. Yep, those skinny little legs look dainty. Not a good look for a robot, ha,ha.

    Like the face studies, too.

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    Really cool anatomy piece! The concept sketches are sweeet also. Keep em comin girl!

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    thanks guys, for your comments!

    glikster: you are probably right about the face study, I will work on that.

    madplanet: dainty describes him exactly! I couldn't stop chuckling when I drew him in that limp-wristed pose with his hip sticking out.

    gmags: I really appreciate your support and glad you came by! I will have to swing by your sketchbook.

    Ok so i wasn't sure I liked how my handwriting looked there, so I tried this:

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    I've also been working on an illustration I've been hammering on for quite some time (I work on it a bit, can't make up my mind about something and stop...rinse, repeat. ) The b/g was inspired by a concept artist's work that I stumbled upon online awhile back and for the life of me I can't remember his name, but if I do I will certainly share it with you all. I hope it's not too small.

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    Bone page!

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    cool new page... I like the cold scheme for bones and warm for muscles.. was that intentional?

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    Haha thanks, glik. The color scheme was in fact intentional.

    Here is a new game mod character concept I am working on. I should have the lateral view done sometime today and hopefully I can do another line weight pass on the anterior view. Please tell me what you think, I want it to be good!

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    Okay I worked on the lateral view.

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    Now I need to find a pic of you... and show the world what you look like after a batch of bad brownies...

    The character is looking cool... the only thing bugging me is that the front view of his face is reminiscent of Val Kilmer from Top Gun, and the side view looks like a kid. It might just be the eyebrows doing it... I can't be sure...

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    Hey BB, I really like the woman sitting in the giant hand, and yes, it's too bad it wasn't bigger. It would be cool to view that in a bigger size. Nice touch with the fingernails looking like leafs. I also think that the cold color scheme works well with the bone studies. I wouldn't have caught that...I'm real observant at times.

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    Glik: Do your worst!!

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    Hey, mad! I hope this is better:


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    Does anyone think the background is too cartoon-y? JERI mentioned it was Disneyish, and although I know he didn't mean that was a bad thing, I'm worried that maybe that's not the kind of look I want...

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    some cool stuff in here.. really like the marylin monroe piece and the mugs..

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    ok...here is a little known, strange fact about Bad Brownie:
    After a crazy party where some "not-so-good" brownies were served, BadBrownie's mother woke up with a tatoo on her stomach. Unbelievably, the baby ended up looking exactly like the tatoo, and her mother named her BadBrownie as result.
    Weird but true!
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    I can see what Jeri is talking about, but I think with the right color scheme and some texture the disney cell feel will go away.

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    Whoooooaaaa, now that's a close up! Thanks Bad, I like seeing it in all of its glory. The background may be a bit too cartoony, but I think if you color it and how you color it could could make it seem less cartoony. I don't think that it's a bad thing either, but it depends on what you are/were going for.

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    Thanks, JoeHell!

    LOL, Glik. Brilliant, simply brilliant. I will have to tell my mother, she'd love it. ; ) It's especially funny, because my oldest sister actually DOES have a tattoo of a fetus on her tummy!

    mad: yea, I'm worried about the background, I will have to see what I can do with it. I'm not yet sure if I am going to paint it (at least anytime soon) so I want it to stand alone as a good ink piece. I hate being so indecisive!
    ; )

    I'll post updates as I have them...I also have a WIP thread with the hand/tree piece : http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=55504 so you can look there too.

    As for mr. mod character camera man:

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    Hope he's looking better! I know I'm sick of lookin' at him.

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    Wow.. I love your line work.. it's so clean.. *_*

    Love seeing your fashion designs and character sheets too.


    I'm greatly impressed, will be keeping an eye on your sketchbook for sure. ^^

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    hi, Brownie. nice line work, impressive weight control for all-digital, it has a very pen/brush and ink look.

    one suggestion about your character orthos -- the anteriors and posteriors look OK but the laterals look a bit stiff and off-balance, as if they're tight at the knees and leaning just a tad forward at the waist. it's subtle and wouldn't make much diff if these were used as modeling guides but for 'folio work they seem to lack a little liveliness and sense of mass.

    nice variety of rendering styles, you're quite versatile.

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    Thanks MissCeleste! I love to have regulars.

    Heya mouse man! Thanks for the comments, they are always appreciated. I will take better consideration of my lateral view concepts in the future. I suppose with the zombot I was too caught up in making her look sickly and half-machine, that I didn't think about other things (like making it good, haha).

    Small update! Played with the border on this piece 'cuz my sister likes it.

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    I like your lines, they're really clean. Anyhoo, in post 18 you asked if anyone thought the background looked cartoony. I don't know if anyone commented on that but i'll tell you what i think about it anyway. The only thing that bothers me in this pic is the lineweight of the background compared to the girl. The lines are so much bolder than her, so i look at her for a second and then i start looking at the background because it seems to pop so much more. Now, in regards to the cartooniness- i think it does look a little cartoony. I have no idea why though. Maybe it's because some of those larger things in the environment just need some more detail. Sorry, i really have no idea. Oh, well.

    I love the mugs.

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veryy nice sketchbook indeed.
I like thos first characters the best, since you have
put more details, and ont just doen some outlines.

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    Sweet stuff! I wanna learn Illustrator like that!
    Keep it real! Cheers!

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    So, you decide to start a new SB ? Congrat, BB ! Nice anatomy studies, good presentation. Do it a lot !
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    very good characters man! & the monroe portrait is very sweet. just keep it up man, you don't seem like you need much help yet.

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