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    Diving into it all...

    Been leafing thru other peep's sketchbooks and thought I should post some of my own...attached is some figure drawing I have done in the past, some from live models and some from photo reference...I am particularly fond of the last one, having done it in all of three minutes, and with my non-dominant hand.

    Diving into it all...

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    Some additionals - wow, these were mostly done ten years ago for school...time flies, and newsprint really does yellow quite a bit...

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    Here's a composite for my website - it's a "dummy" placeholder front piece I have up for temporary purposes, before the real deal is designed and posted...

    I studied drama design (costume and scenery) and have focused on costumes since moving the Los Angeles nine years ago. Which made all that figure drawing in college worthwhile - half of the costume design sketch is nailing the body type/face and pose just right, to "sell" it visually.

    Also attached are some costume drawings done in Photoshop with my new Intuos tablet - not so much paintings, per se, but colored drawings - the lines never quite disappear...

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    -Holly...............! what a beautyful males & females anatomys & figures, also costume sketches are just awesome stuff.....Hehe i think i'm your first visitor..... I like your sketchbook, keep more posting.............. Welcome to the SKETCHBOOK & GOODLUCK MAN...............................

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    Here's some more - most of it's old stuff that I did a while back...

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    And some more costume sketch stuff...plus a couple of superhero/supervillain types in pencil at the end. (I had been playing way too much CITY OF HEROES at the time I drew these... )

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    One more for the road - this one was always a favorite in my portfolio...I cranked it out fast and was rather pleased with it, and watercolor is not my most comfortable of mediums..

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    Nice start to your s.b. The "Dr. Purgon" peice does seem to be your best peice yet. The watercolor looks great and it has an overall appealing feel to it. Keep working on your lfe drawing and posing on the figure. I think you could get even more dramtic with your poses in ordewr to sell them. Cheers!

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    Thanks for the comments, silvestri - yeah, it's a fine line when dealing with costume sketches for the industry...on the one hand, you want to "sell" the piece, but on the other hand there are times when a sketch goes to the work room and everyone stands around it saying, "what the hell? I can't figure out anything from this sketch..." Which is why I am not a big fan of "fashion drawing," (some of which can be seen on Project Runway) those really elongated quick sketches that use three lines to show us a little black dress...but you can't see the seams...or the waist...or any other pertinent details.

    Getting the pose is the trickiest part sometimes...I am definitely trying. Glad you liked the Purgon piece - that's another where I wish the pose were a little better situated for the character. Thanks for taking a look!

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    Hey man, your sketchbooks off to a good start. Im really digging that groovy wizard in post #5 and your costume stuff. Keep it up!

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    Yeah, I like the wizard too - I did him one day at some lousy office temp job to pass the time...

    Attached are some more figure studies - some quick pen studies with a splash or two of water to work in some values...

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    Quick little speed painting from reference...extra points if you can name to german film it came from (not too hard for you buffs out there)...

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    Frickin' beautiful.

    oh, here's my sketchbook.

    Also, my website. It would get beat up in a fight.
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    Did another quick (under thirty minutes) black and white painting study from reference...I think I'm falling into a "mad scientist" theme with these...

    The further hand was a bit tricky and still not happy with it - the reference drawing was too hasty and consequently messed up the painting. Though I am happy with his gloved hand that is closer to the picture plane...

    Did not have the constitution to include the False Maria...she should be looming over his shoulder, but hunger strikes...

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    Some quick pencil face sketches in the sketchbook from a while back...a lot of them are out of a book on the 1920's, and some (my favorites) are from a book of photographs of prisoner mugshots from the 1800's...

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    Another quick mad scientist-themed study...

    "it's moving...it's alive, it's alive! It's ALIVE!"

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    Hi madhatter

    nice to see your sketchbook. my fave is the wizard. its cool... good studies too. A crit you might be able to use is that sometimes your figures look kinda flat. it might help to make a significant jump in value on the planes of the form. it might give them more demensionality. Keep em coming!

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    Disco - thanks, man

    Santa - yes I do have that tendency. I tend not to go too dark with the values since in my end of the business it sometimes only serves to mask/hide/confuse the issue. I'd love to move it away from that tradition, as well as my tendency to be stingy with "pigment."

    Here's another quick little painting from photo reference...good old Peter Lorre in Mad Love..."each man kills the thing he loves..." Finally available on DVD. My favorite part was doing his googly eyes...

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    Another quick painting - don't quite know if I'm happy with it...

    Karloff in "The Mummy," with fez.

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    nice studies the digital paintings looks great ...



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    OldNoobie - thanks, I'm just beginning to get accustomed to the whole digital painting thing...the first 30 minutes or so are usually "oh I should quit my day job," but then things begin to look better and I get more comfortable with it.

    Just a small update - photo ref'ed copy of a publicity shot of Dwight Frye from around the time he did "Dracula."

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    Thanks, designboot...

    Just a couple more uncolored sketches from prior projects...I should get around to watercoloring these some day...

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    Hey madhatter106,

    Looking thru your SB. Like the watercolor costumes pieces alot, esp. the one in post #7. Not confident, you say, nevertheless. good handling of the media. Watercolor is such a sophisitcated media and few can use it well. It's a study goal for me as well as oils.
    The mug studies are great, especially for teaching how to capture character. Even with these, you can study the structure underneath, the skull, design of the mass of muscle. I would definately continue what you're doing, but in addition, I would look at a skull reference at the same time to find the landmarks in the face you are studying. It will help solidify and lock those features in place. Excellent digital studies. Good stuff.

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    AztcFireFlower - thanks for the sketchbook review...I haven't touched oil painting since high school (over a dozen years ago), but what little I did, I enjoyed. Thanks for the kind words on watercolors - I find that the grimey and dirtier character types are easier for me to render than the regal, clean types - sitting down to paint rags is a lot less "stressful" than painting velvet...

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    Just another quick black and white reference painting done in between eating Thanksgiving leftovers and figuring out a ride to the auto mechanic's place...the incomparable Eric von Stroheim as the shady Count Wladislaw Sergius Karamzin in "Foolish Wives."

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    Another one, done in between spurts of catching "The Manchurian Candidate" on TCM tonight...though I should have done one of Lawrence Harvey or Angela Lansbury in keeping with the theme of that...

    However, here's a photo ref'ed of Conrad Veidt in "The Man Who Laughs."

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    Nice looking sb, heads, hands, and figure studies, great, keep it up. also you might want to try mixing it up with some antomy studies from books like bridgmen, hogarth, etc. just some advice. keep it up.

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    A few more, just more black and white studies ref'ed from old photographs pulled from even older movies...

    The first two are from von Stroheim's butchered masterpiece "Greed." The third is a studio promo still of director Tod Browning. The last, unfinished one, is from a promo still of Maria Ouspenskaya...though the drawing is rather messed up to begin with, so it barely looks like her...ah, well, an off week for me, or so I felt...

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    Very fine character designs! Love the figure drawings as well! Great studies over all dude!

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