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    -=Waffle_King's Sketch-Book=- UPDATED Oct. 27th! - Please help me Improve!

    EDIT/ 10/12/06:
    Thank you so much for visiting! I am a relatively new artist and have found art to be my PASSION- but I want to improve to tell my story better through images. Scroll to the end to see my latest stuff-- and please leave C&C if you are willing. Either way, thank you!

    -Andrew


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    Hello folks,

    I've been coming here to CA for inspiration, education, and amusement for a while now- mostly just watching quietly... waiting, some would say. Not sure for what though, and in lieu of contuing to wait, I have decided to jump in and open a sketchbook thread, post things that are, literally, the newest additions to my sketchbook...
    A little background on me, just to fill you in. I recently graduated from the school of fine art at the University of Southern California... but my true academic goal is *buh BUM* Art Center-- the Mount Olympus of Art here in So-Cal, from which the mighty gods reign on high.

    I am just starting to learn digital work- I mean, JUST STARTING, so I will try and post some of those for crits here as well.

    I have been drawing "seriously" for about 3 years now, and I have seen so much improvement thanks to many mentors, teachers, and you guys- the CA community at large. Thank you!My goal? Like most here, to learn, improve, and have a good time with y'all while doing it.


    Like most artists, I have scads of things to say about every little sketch; what I see wrong with it, what I want to improve, etc... however, I will hold my tongue and leave that to you- my brothers in arms.


    Without further ado, please let me post!

    ps: I dunno about this "temporary attaching images problem" thing. I guess just click on the little blocks.

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    This is just in here for the forum title.
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    plen-air acrylic. Cloudy day. meh.
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    fun!
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    whoever can tell me what amazing CA artist inspired the costume on this next one gets a cookie!
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    Thanks fellas. I'm gonna clean up a couple of these and try and paint em for y'all.

    C&C welcome, expected, and amiably demanded. Thanks fellas!

    Cheers!

    -Andrew
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    What she looking down here for?

    A quick Speed paint. 30 minutes in photoshop... now that i stand back and look at it I see severe Wonky-ness... ah well.

    Thanks for looking and critiquin'.

    -Andrew

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    -Nice start..... Keep more posting & GOOD LUCK...............
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    Mo Bettah Meaty Meat Sketches

    Here are today's.

    I know these aren't terribly exciting yet... pretty boring compared to some of the other stuff goin on out there, but for those that did click on the link, I thank you for your time and comments/critiques if you so choose to leave one.

    Mostly quickies I snuck in at work- the pastel is from a drawing group I went to earlier tonight. Can you believe a photo from my digital camera looked better than a scan? Sheesh. I didn't quite finish, but it has it's charm.

    I'll try and do some more digital stuff. Paint something, make things exciting. You know. Also, I'm not sure if I'm doing this thumbnail thing right- I would assume to just post these on my webspace and then link to them... but I think I read a post that said otherwise. Oh well. If I'm doing something terrible, somebody let me know.

    Thanks guys.

    -Andrew (time for bed. 4 am here. )


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    Those are some fun cartoons brother.
    The colors you use, remind a bit of Harley Brown. That may be a coincidence.
    You tell me (?)

    I'd like to see some of those characters in an enviroment.
    It looks to me like you'd have some good stories to tell with them.
    nice hippie :.
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    Nice works, I really like the colour and lighting on the first one in that last post. That one really stands out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Waffle_King
    Here are today's.
    Also, I'm not sure if I'm doing this thumbnail thing right- I would assume to just post these on my webspace and then link to them... but I think I read a post that said otherwise. Oh well. If I'm doing something terrible, somebody let me know.
    I don't know about these thumbnails or even how to generate them, but I know you can upload images for free on CA. It's in advanced mode, under additional options. The button is called 'manage attachments'.
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    thanks for the comments earlier.

    I'm diggin the stuff. I like the quick color sketch at the beginning of one of your posts. Very expressionistic. I agree with Max - toss em in some environments and see what happens. Good stuff though. Keep it up!
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    Hey Andrew, glad you followed up on this.

    Good improvement overall, watch out though, you tend to make some of your figures rather stiff, be less uptight when you are sketching.

    Keep going dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evildisco
    watch out though, you tend to make some of your figures rather stiff, be less uptight when you are sketching.
    YES! This is one of my banes-- I don't know why! I think I take too long on the gestures or plan them out too much... Disco, your figures are sweet and fluid... This has always plagued me. My figure drawings- you've seen em Disco- alright, but stiff as a board.

    Maybe your right. Maybe I just gotta relax and make sure I'm not so anal about my figures. Also, more action! More life! More poses!

    Sounds hard.

    But like many porn-stars, "Hard" is my middle name. I'll have some of em up soon.

    If anyone has any suggestions on how to bring fluidity and life to these poor, stiff, scare-crow figures-- please let me know


    -Andrew

    PS: Thank you all SO MUCH for suggestions. I means a lot to get some feedback! It's helping!
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    S'More

    No, these aren't fluid, but they're some sketches of to-day.

    This fella I did in Photoshop using a method described here in the forums- I think it worked "OK" seeing as I'm not so a-good with the wacom yet. Both of these are about 20 minutes in PS-- as you can tell, no ref.
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    A slight variation. I like to think of him as an "evil starbuck's barista" if you will.
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    I dunno. I want to break away from stiff figures, hollow lines... I want SUBSTANCE in there.

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    I feel like I'm close to something. Gotta keep drawing. More Tomorrow, hopefully.

    -Andrew

    PS: Thanks again for your comments, all- I know these aren't thrilling. I appreciate your help!
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    Uno mas tequila por favor.

    Hey all.

    Some quick PS sketches I did last night 'fore bed, but CA was acting up so they had to wait till today. Trying to keep loose- I'm trying things I wouldn't normally do, so hopefully one way or another that'll help.

    experimenting with brushes, trying to understand PS painting a little more.
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    wanted to try something new. nice graphic quality, but flatness is my enemy.
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    It was late and I was tired. Base level inspiration. the lines are getting looser, though. Lol, I put a golf-club thingy in her hand to justify her as a pin-up.
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    I'm at the office-- trying to sneak in sketches.

    One sketch at a time!

    -Andrew
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    Hello Oh King of Waffles.

    nice start with the photoshop stuff. Just add some sharp edges here and there.
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    Breakin' da Law, Breakin' da Law... BUH BUH!

    Hey all,

    just posting some of the past day's sketches. Trying to think and draw at the same time now- not just scrawl something out for you guys to look at (wow, what a revelation on my part. lol). Just FYI, this is a small sketch-book- almost 6 by 9 I think.

    C and C needed!

    wonky legs, i know. this guy is from mah head, no ref.
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    starting to get into it. Studies from THE master, Sargent.
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    everyone loves a good naked chick, even if she is wonky and drawn from no ref. Oh well.
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    Trying to figure out dem heads! I'm learning, slowly, but surely! WATCH OUT YOU PROFESSIONALS!
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    This is a life-drawing from earlier tonight, probably around 45 minutes. Graphite and col-erase.
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    Comon guys! Tear 'em apart! Let me have it! Cmon, cmon! GRRRRR!!!

    Thanks fellas. One sketch at a time.

    -Andrew
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