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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.
    Taal Sketch II.jpg

    Sketch cleaned up and given a quick study in watercolor.
    Taal II Color.jpg

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    Some more sketchwork with Pitt Pens.
    Female head sketch.jpg
    Torso study.jpg

    And another torso sketch, this time in pencil.
    Male torso sketch 2.jpg

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    More pencil work; reference used for the pose.
    See You Sketch.jpg

    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.
    Bedroom sketch.jpg

    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.
    Samoth.jpg

    And a 90-minute still life drawn in ink.
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    "You there! Cake or death?"

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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:
    darkvd4.jpg
    Day 6:
    day6bz4.jpg
    Day 7:
    day7ip3.jpg
    Day 8:
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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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    "You there! Cake or death?"

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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:
    Protein Errorsmaller.jpg

    Recent watercolors:
    Daysmaller.jpg
    flowerssmaller.jpg

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    pegarmsmall.jpg
    reachsmall.jpg
    Japanesecranes.jpg
    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.
    Bonessmaller.jpg
    Shouldersmaller.jpg

    Experimenting with Tombow and Micron pens.
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    Mish mash of media and subjects; I really should curb my spastic tendencies.

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

    Mask.jpg
    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.
    radishsmall.jpg

    Colors of the fur got way too muddy for my liking. I'll have to do a third try.
    Panda2smaller.jpg

    wolfsmall.jpg

    Sketches. Poses were referenced from Civardi's Drawing The Human Body or from a fashion magazine.
    sketches3small.jpg

    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.
    sketches4small.jpg

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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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    Sketches6.jpg

    Legs pose referenced from Civardi's Drawing The Human Body.
    sketches7.jpg

    Gridding practice of Gerard Butler. Photo used for reference.
    Gerry Butlersmaller.jpg

    Watercolor, with the same photo. Several things I'm not happy about (especially that undersized left eye; d'oh).
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