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    Method and Madness: Skunk's Sketches *UPDATE 3/30*

    These sketches were drawn with Pitt Pens in an attempt to break out of my normal method of anal detail.
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    Drawn with help of a reference to practice foreshortening; the head isn't inked yet because I'm still deciding whether to add hair. This guy might turn into a decent drawing.
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    Sketch of a fantasy race that appears in my stories.
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    Sketch cleaned up and given a quick study in watercolor.
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    Some more sketchwork with Pitt Pens.
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    And another torso sketch, this time in pencil.
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    More pencil work; reference used for the pose.
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    And some messing around with conte crayon. Not very happy with the anatomy on this one.
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    A plain background sketch to work on my furniture skills, again using PITT artist pens.
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    And some fun with conte crayons. I really fucked up his foot, hence the stragetically placed grass. As a side effect, there will probably be lots of foot sketches in the near future.
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    Hey Skunkitorium, you have some cool sketches here!! It's great to see you working on anatomy. Doing more life studies will make you a better artist. Don't worry about posting bad stuff. You get better by learning from your mistakes and continuing to draw. Hope this help bro. Lookin forward to see your progress!!

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    Thank you!
    I love working with anatomy, so definitely expect to see a lot more of those.

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    Testing out the qualities of an Stanford ebony pencil. I'm pleased with the results; it has a tendency to show every stroke, but it also gives a nice, deep value that I'll definitely use in future drawings. I used a photo of Samoth taken during the Emperor reunion tour for reference.
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    And a 90-minute still life drawn in ink.
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    Practicing with watercolor...
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    I like those watercolors specially the last one.

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    Fantasyartist, thanks! I went through a six-month period of not even touching my paints and brushes, and now I'm trying to scrape the rust off.

    A simple linework to experiment with the thickness of lines to create depth.
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    Practicing with Prismacolor pencils. Pose directly taken from an art anatomy book.
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    I decided to start a watercolor a day project to save what little skills I have with the medium. This is the fifth day (haven't done one for today yet). The first four, in order:

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    Day 5 of the watercolor a day project:
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    Day 6:
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    Yeah, I'm still doing the watercolor a day project, I've just been too busy to pay much attention to this thread. But enough with excuses. A batch of the ones that didn't turn out too atrociously:

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    great start so far, i really like the water color experiments, some of the colours really go well with each other.

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    Thanks, man.

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    Ummm.... I think I'll have cake.

    ...

    Nice progress btw. That male nude with the snake is a wicked concept, I love it. The still-life ink drawing I can't for the life of me make out what it's supposed to be, but it looks nice visually.

    I love how you experiment wildly with different media... Nice going, keep it up!

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    Cake it is, sir! Thanks for looking, Whyatt.

    Abstract watercolor piece:
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    Recent watercolors:
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    The Japanese cranes were for an assignment where we traced a black and white copy, so I can't take credit for them for a second. Color and composition was up to us. Not completely happy with the results, and I'll probably have another go at it soon.

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    More watercolors:
    Some wonky anatomy (didn't use a reference for either one), but I like the poses.
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    Experimenting with Tombow and Micron pens.
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    More Tombow.
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    Mish mash of media and subjects; I really should curb my spastic tendencies.

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    I totally messed up on the perspective of the bricks, and the urns and ground need more value.

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    Practice with a Tombow pen.

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    Referenced from an artist's anatomy book.

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    Photo used for pose.

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    Working on lower anatomy. Leg poses referenced from Giovanni Civardi's Drawing the Human Body. Head referenced from a fashion magazine.
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    Trying to update this sucker daily...really need to practice more.
    Panda for a watercolor class. Instructor gave us tracings for the bear; we could choose our own palette. Unhappy with a number of things for this piece, and I plan to paint a second version soon.

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    Decided I really needed to start working on clothing. Legs pose taken from Civardi's Drawing The Human Body. Sketch of the head referenced from a fashion magazine.

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    All watercolors were used with a photo reference.
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    Colors of the fur got way too muddy for my liking. I'll have to do a third try.
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    Sketches. Poses were referenced from Civardi's Drawing The Human Body or from a fashion magazine.
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    I may turn this one into something more finished, but I need to mess with it more. I like the figures, but I may reposition the man. And the background definitely needs a more exciting perspective.
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    Hey Skunk, nice studies here, I don't know if you agree but I see you getting progressivly looser with your sketches which is great! Keep up the interesting poses!

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    Thanks, man! Yeah, I've been trying to get looser...helps me focus on the overall picture instead of zeroing in on the details.

    Sketches while watching the Mayweather vs. Hatton match on TV.
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    Legs pose referenced from Civardi's Drawing The Human Body.
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    Gridding practice of Gerard Butler. Photo used for reference.
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    Watercolor, with the same photo. Several things I'm not happy about (especially that undersized left eye; d'oh).
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