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    Ylla's Sketchbook (Update Jan 27th)

    Hey, all.


    This sketchbook will have, hopefully, daily updates. I'll try to do a new digital sketch every day, but if I can't for some reason, I'll post some old sketch to make up for it, so there will hopefully still be daily updates even while I get my butt in gear.

    Thank you for looking.

    Comments and crits are always welcome!

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    Not quite sure how it'll work with such a large number of files.

    Down the list:
    1. Architectural study directly in ink. Local gothic cathedral.
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    2. Excuse to draw those ugly fluffy striped towels.
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    3. Cartoony painting for an intro-to-art class I had to take to graduate from college.
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    4. Random fantasy skies.
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    5. Unfinished piece from a few years back. Ugly background -> part of the reason for the random fantasy skies.
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    6. What better thing to draw while waiting to be kicked out of your home than your hands?
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    7. Landscape... somewhere in Pennsylvania or NJ or Connecticut, I think.
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    8. My friend posed on a sunny day.
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    9. My cat. White. Blue eyes. Deaf. Very cute.
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    These are all old. I'm posting this to get creative juices flowing and to force myself to do more sketches.

    Wish me luck!

    Feel free to rip things apart. They're old, they won't get changed, I know that someone (like Seedling maybe if I'm lucky? ) will probably do the standard "Go draw things from life" speech thing... oh well. I'm here to learn.

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    Cute boy with ugly sword. Sketch, Photoshop, 20 min.

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    I like your style, the art may lack detail (as in folds, wrinkles and textures), but in some of the pieces (especially the lady on the chair) you get a Van-Goughish vibe.

    Have any more recent work?

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    Nice cat, warm colours. Also I like that asiyat picture too.

    Is the hand drawn from life? would be a very good excercise if it is.

    Keep it up, i'd like to see more

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    JMC > Well, these are sketches. Some of them are also old. I have more detailed and more recent art in my online art gallery, you're welcome to check that out.

    Van Gogh? O.o Wow, that's probably the last thing I'd think anybody would ever compare me to... Van Gogh and Klimpt.

    Hazaeon > Yeah, the hands were drawn from life. I downloaded a 30 day trial of that sketching program by Alias, and tested it out by drawing my (left) hand. That's why the two hands are in different styles -- I was trying out different tools in the program. But in the end, I like Photoshop better, so the rest of the digital stuff is in Photoshop.

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    Some more oldies.

    Violin. Done in Photoshop in 2000 to insert into a picture I was coloring that was inked by another artist. She drew a mini-guitar instead of a violin, so I had to do a violin from scratch.
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    A furry chick. This is what happens when you don't have a good sense of color and randomly try color pencil colors until something so ugly comes out that you don't want to continue. The sketch's still nice, though.
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    I got inspired by Seedling's oil-painting-a-day sketchbook to do my own random-object-drawing-on-surface sketch, except in Photoshop.

    Pigma micron pen. Blue. No label because I peel off the labels for color pens and leave them on for black pens. Makes it easier to find the pen I need by touch when digging through pencil cases.

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    wow that pen, thought it was a photo for a second! granted its not a difficult subject to draw, but you got the lighting done well: ) good werk!

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    jdeegz > thank you

    new object -- the pepper grinder. not as neatly textured as i'd like it to be (the actual object is kinda scratched up and has wood grain in the oddest places), but i ran out of time (i've been setting a time-limit of 20 min to these).

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    Hey, cool! I'm flattered. And I look forward to seeing where you go with the still-lifes. :-) Looking good so far!

    Hey, that beach pic reminds me of something. I've seen some of N.C. Wyeth's paintings in exhibit. It isn't visible in photos of his work, but up close you can see colored outlines around the elements in his images, and they are often blue.

    Watch out for the airbrush setting in Photoshop - it's so smooth that you have to work harder to put interesting detail back into an image. It's often better to work with semi-transparent hard-edged brushes, at least through the first few passes of an image.

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    Seedling > in these last two, I've mostly been working with a hard-edged brush on varying transparency... and with the pepper shaker, trying to put in some detail with a tiny scribbly version of the brush... trying to focus on color and texture and not on smoothness and photo-look-like-ness.

    can you tell me what the airbrush setting DOES? i've been using photoshop since about 1999, and i remember version 4... but ive never been able to tell what the airbrush button does... i can never see a difference between it on and it off. ^^;;

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    Hey Ylla,

    love the cat, the pen is pretty tight too. Keep it up.

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    Warground > thanks!

    New one -- a plastic "travel" mug with metallic finish. I hate the shadow -- I tried it a good five times and never really got it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ylla
    can you tell me what the airbrush setting DOES? i've been using photoshop since about 1999, and i remember version 4... but ive never been able to tell what the airbrush button does... i can never see a difference between it on and it off. ^^;;
    Beats me. ;-)

    Nice mug! Two things: If you're working on the computer, learn how to use the ellipses tool to check and fix your ellipses after you've drawn them. And have some fun with colors!

    Cheers!

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    Your observation work is really cool of the last three posts. Keep it up. Maybe do outside landscapes the same. Challenge yourself a bit. Have fun! XD

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    Seedling > re elipses: I'll try, thanks for the tip!
    re colors: i kinda want to get comfortable being able to put down on the digital canvas the same color that i see in front of me. once I feel a little better about that, i'm most definitely going to have fun with colors

    beelow > i decided that this week is "random objects on my coffee table", which is why they all have the same background color. but next week can be landscapes, that sounds like a good idea, thanks!

    your sketchbook is awesome, btw. i'm looking through it now.

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    I like the travel mug. Yeah the base was off.
    But it's still cool.

    Let's see more stuff!

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    I know the feeling alternating between good and bad paintings. Just don't panic when you paint a total stinker. ;-)

    Woah, are you not using layers? Don't drive yourself bananas by trying to fill in a background behind an object with a complex outline like that. You're using a computer, so you don't need to suffer through the limitations of analog paints.

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    Seedling > no, i am using layers. but given that the layers are semi-transparent and rely both on the color i put in them and on the color of the background, it really doesn't matter if i put that background color above or below, since i'm going to have to fill it in around the object anyway besides, it only took a couple of minutes to do it.

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    Ooops, I skipped a week. I went away for the weekend, lost my momentum, and before I knew it, it was the NEXT weekend.

    Anyways, new sketch. It's for a sketchgroup that I'm in. This week's topic was "Arabian Princess". I stopped after an hour, but I did enjoy drawing her.

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    very nice stuff. That last one you posted is cool and that metallic mug looks really nice but yeah the shadow does need some fixing.

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    This is a finished b/w piece... but I did it quickly enough that it might as well be a sketchbook piece.

    Ink lineart, Photoshop for thicker lines and big black areas. I'll probably paint the original lineart in rainy colors eventually.

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    New portrait. Photoshop. 2 hours.

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    The blue light is to extreme, it either is mellowed down abit or your draw some blue-ish background on that side to give the impression there is blue light shining onto the face, other than the obvious, your work is very clean cut, keep it up. Also very good sketches.

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    Another portrait. I learned a little more about eyes and lips in this. And, as per the comment on the previous portrait, the lightsource is actually part of the picture now, so that the girl's face is lit... not painted on.

    I think I still need to work on making a face look truly lit, and learn more about how colored light alters the surfaces it falls on.

    Any other suggestions for improvement are welcome.

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    Got some beautiful female characters. And as everyone has said, you have a nice warm style with your colors. Cant wait for more.

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