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    The Cool Surface Sketchbook! ***More ImagineFX***

    Hey there guys and girls! I thought I'd start a new sketchbook because I'm finally going full-time freelance and a lot of the work in my original thread is now quite old, some of which hasn't dated too well!

    So please enjoy the new work, and be sure to check in my new blog : http://coolsurface.blogspot.com

    The cover for "That's Entertainment" by Frequency Publishing


    A competition for Computer Arts: Projects magazine, collaborated with my fiance Sarah Hibbert


    The winning entry for Computer Arts latest online competition! I collaborated with Sarah Bibby a.k.a. Rigel (Readers of the mag will know her)


    The first sketch I made for the comp


    A personal piece, the girl in the photo is my fiance Sarah!


    The next 2 pics are for Warpton - a new uk comics printing company




    And one uploaded attachment to give this thread a thumbnail! It's out of sequence, but what are you going to do? This was done at a later date from the first post, it was a masterclass tutorial for Advanced Photoshop magazine.

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    The sketchbook thread!

    The Art of David and Sarah Cousens: www.CoolSurface.com!
    The Cool Surface Art blog: http://CoolSurface.blogspot.com!

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    Kicking off to a great start, here! Hope full-time freelance is what you really want to do, and if it is, congrats!

    I especially like the first pic; post more!

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    I wish you all the best buddy, great to finally see some new stuff

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    D'oh! Missed one of the updates out! This was a pro marker demo for Letraset!



    Landel: Thanks man. Freelancing is definitely the way I want to go for now! No more working in retail for me! (God it feels good to say that!)

    Idiot Apathy: Gracias, as always buddy. Sorry to keep you waiting!

    The sketchbook thread!

    The Art of David and Sarah Cousens: www.CoolSurface.com!
    The Cool Surface Art blog: http://CoolSurface.blogspot.com!

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    These were runner up in Geekstars badge competition.


    The sketchbook thread!

    The Art of David and Sarah Cousens: www.CoolSurface.com!
    The Cool Surface Art blog: http://CoolSurface.blogspot.com!

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    Some random sketchiness


    The sketchbook thread!

    The Art of David and Sarah Cousens: www.CoolSurface.com!
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    And the inked up lines for the benefit of the colouring book thread...


    The sketchbook thread!

    The Art of David and Sarah Cousens: www.CoolSurface.com!
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    Some real improvement from the past here mate, was a joy to color. Felt like old times, *sniff sniff*

    One request: MORE!

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    Awsome stuff. I dig the strong line work.

    I'm liking your colors too. I'm going to try and get into this New Media Sketchbook thing this weekend. I'm going to try coloring your last piece

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    Tom: It was so nice to see the job you did on my lines mate, do you mind if I post what you did here?

    Artguy: thanks man, I'm glad you're diggin it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    The sketchbook thread!

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    Nah, go for it bro (can't believe I forgot to color the eyebrows... I'll uhh do that in the morning)

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    dude this is great, keep it coming, hope the fleelance thing turns out good

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    Cool, here is my first guest entry to the thread, the always talented Idiot Apathy!
    (Send me the updated one and I'll change it straight away! Thanks again Tom.)


    Blanquish: Thanks for the support mate!

    The sketchbook thread!

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    this last one especially has a good vibe...

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    "Rarg!" indeed. The image is updated in the post above.

    Ferg: Thanks buddy. Seeing the energy that someone else brings to your work is one of the best things about collaborating.

    The sketchbook thread!

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    WIP, messing around with colour schemes and such...



    The sketchbook thread!

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    i like how you draw the girls and your coloring is sweeet! keep it up!

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    Thanks Arne. It's good to hear people complimenting my colouring, it shows I'm learning! This next one was based on an existing tattoo but I can't credit the artist because I have no idea who it was! My friend wanted it redesigned to look more tribal.



    The sketchbook thread!

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    My fiance's dog Ted, he's brilliant!


    The sketchbook thread!

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    First time I have checked out this sketchbook .. I love this piece
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...erfly2-wip.jpg
    I would really love to know how you got the background that way ..
    Other than that man .. nothing but compliments from me ... keep it up

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    Christ, the background isn't easy to explain. I've got a couple of adjustment layers on it, some layer masks, some layers set to overlay, some set to linear dodge. It's a complete mix of photoshop tricks.

    Give them a go yourself, make some generic shapes (circles are always good) and put them over a pic and play with the layer styles. It can work wonders.

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    This is the combined work of Idiot Apathy and Artguys colours put together and then edited by me again. Not bad huh?



    The sketchbook thread!

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    The sketchbook thread!

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    Lets see if this image attachment thingy works!!!

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    Pencils for a cover...

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    really great works in here =D =D

    You can be proud of your skills!
    I like the profile of the man-face...you did a great job ^__~

    An Artwork is the SEEABLE Succsess of the afford and experience of many Years...

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    Biohazard: Thanks mate! Replies in this thread help keep me motivated!

    The cover for next month's What's On guide, both finished, and unspoiled art for you to see.

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    Hi Dave. Man I love your work! Do you have a background in graphic design? Because there's some great stuff here, props

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    Hey dude. I really like the pic of the cat and the dog. I think that in that one you've taken the style further than in other places, and it really works well there.

    But, um, that last pic.... ARE THOSE LENS FLARES???

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