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    Unhappy MECHP's Sketchbook

    OK, so I edited all my images because I realized they were huge and that was probably keeping folks from commenting.

    I'd still love crits! I need all the help I can get. I'm starting a life painting class, so expect some updates related to that soon.

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    Thanks for stopping by!


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    Practicing For That Long R U Sure Ur Work Is Bloody Good Im Moving Onto Watercolour And Starting To Get The Hang Of It I Like Ur Work How Old R U By The Way Im 15 Keep Tht Up Great Dude

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    Wahab- Thanks man! Thanks for stopping by! I highly suggest taking painting classes if you aren't already...there are a number of principles of color and warmth that apply across all mediums. Watercolor is tough! I wish you the best in your studies! Post some of you work sometime and drop me a link.

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    Ok, a little update.

    I really need to get a scanner so I can post more non-digital stuff...but until then, here are some self portraits done in painter. I'm gettting closer to the way I paint with traditional media, but I'm finding it kinda hard to get proportions right on my digital works. There is still a wonky disconnect between myself and my digi-paint, you know?

    ok, enough blathering on to the art:

    5 min self port


    self port with about 40 min in it


    COW wip


    an old illustration that i quite like



    I would really appreciate some crits! This place has been pretty inspiring to me. There is so much talent here and the mere existance of this forum has pushed my to even explore digital painting.

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    Hmm, it's shite that you haven't been getting much in the way of replies. Maybe just larger posts would do the trick.

    You've got some neat graphical stuff going on here, pretty cool.

    I think perhaps an area for you to work on is conveying form believably; make something as simple as a sphere or cylinder jump of the page you know? Things right now are reading a bit flat, you could use perhaps more contrast in value range to help that out. I dunno, hard to explain.

    I would probably recommend working in grayscale for a bit, value is so very very important - color can be very distracting you know?

    Cheers!

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    Thanks for the crit. I understand exactly what you mean, my professors are always telling me to push my value range.

    And you are also very right about me needing to hone my technique. That's it, it's shading and anatomy drills for me!

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    OK, time for a new round of images. I hope I get more crits, but I understand why I'm not. I'm not exactly a full fledged concept guy... at least not right now. I tend to lean more towards fine art styles. Oh well, it's inspiring simply looking at what you people around here do, so I'll simply keep humbly pecking away.

    Grandmaster Kaz WIP, working in (kinda) black in white to improve value range....we'll see if this turns out successfull



    OK, only three for now. I would certainly love some crits/comments!

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    Yes! madlib is awesome. Cool stuff man, keep at it, remember to slow down and always ask yourself "is this really what I am seeing?"

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    Another small update, some black and white sketches done in photoshop....just exploring some stylistic choices here.

    Chubmonster


    Inkface



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    As you guys and gals can probably see, I am just kinda floundering about, playing with styles. What I need to do is take a piece seriously and finish something for once.

    I AM still working on the Grandmaster Kaz piece, but it's coming slowly.

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    Nice face on that last one. I think the black and white are doing good for you.
    I also enjoy this very much. >


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    @sabe- Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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    Some quick doodles inspired by the movie crank:


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    Hey there!

    Looks like your stuff is coming along nicely. The last head is awesome and I really love Chubmonster - the Clint pencil is cool aswell.

    No real crits except keep working on your anatomy. Keep rockin man.

    http://www.sakuhatakka.com/ - image portfolio
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    Hey, Mech. Nice SB you have here. I'm digging the graphical quality you've got goin in some. Keep going!

    Btw, this is cool: http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...nk_doodles.jpg

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    thanks for the comment, you have some nice work here. i really enjoy death n tax's and i think there were 2 others that were in the similar style, nice artwork. keep'm posting, i would love to see more

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    Another little update...you see I don't have a scanner, so the only things I can upload are my totally digital works. This sketchbook has been motivation to keep exploring new avenues with my digital stuff.

    Thanks to all for posting!
    lukavi- I feel honored you would stop by and comment, thank you! I'll be seeing you in your sketchbook!
    justadodle- Thanks man! I haven't had a chance to stop by your sketch book again lately, but I will soon! tonight hopefully! School keeps me soooo busy!
    spats- yeah you're right about anatomy, I always end up with something wonky...but i have a painting class with a huge anatomy section this semester and I just order another copy of Hogarth's Dynamic anatomy ( I lost my last one ) Thanks for coming by and posting! I'll drop by your sketchbook soon too.

    Ok, onto my new art:

    Skull man, 20min in painter:

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    The start of a big muscley character, who is part of a new project I am just formulating which will be a set of characters in a street gang. I have historically been afraid of soft edges and also needed to practice modeling forms and giving them real volume, so i used this as an opertunity to do both. (just a head now, full character study coming soon...soonish )


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