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    Bard's Sketchbook: Fundamentals and paintings

    Here are my studies, in painting. Crits are absolutely welcome.

    I'm gonna go back to basics and relearn stuff I missed.
    Hopefully some assistance might help.

    Here's some of my latest to start.

    These are from a tutorial of Katherine Dinger and a Mike Corriero tutorial about brush creation.
    Thanks for both. And these plates were sent off to a test coloring gig that wanted uber realism.





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    I'll post my anatomy studies later.

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    Learning anatomy from a Bammes book. I read it from Taxmans thread, and Mr. Mentler agreed it was good stuff, so I tried doing it. It really helps a lot.

    I know very little anatomy and it was hurting my animation or drawings.
    Always gets in trouble with crap anatomy.

    Here's a gesture....I gust hit exclusion by chance and liked it better this way.
    And very old work of an Ironman.(swiped bg, I was young then...)

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    Great start!
    Good study of a bird and even with a smal tut.
    The studies are very realistic, especially the statue.
    But still i find the bird a little to "grainy".
    Welcome to sketchbooks and have fun!

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    Wicked start to the sketchbook, looks like you already got some knowledge behind ya! Check mine out, we should form up a SSG!

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    Hi Bard,
    Some nice stuff going on. I'm also in the same phase, going through and re-aquainting with the old drawing principles I learned years ago, and applying to recent knowledge.
    Will look forward to your anatomy posts.

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    Great man!

    Love to see some mora!
    I like very much from the iron man!
    Great light in there!
    Keep posting man!

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    okeey, a new 5 star sketchbook, well done. Great start. Realy like the study's!

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    looking good bard, really like the high contrast drawings of the torsos
    keep posting
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    nice stuff the statue paint is def a highlight for me, really great. got any process pics? would be great to see as im absolutely crap at painting.
    nice torso studies too, try and take it into a finished character tho, always helps me find out where my weaknesses are. more plz, keep pushing !

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    Those wire-frame poses seem to be effective, what medium/program are those in? Great stuff so far!

    I'd like to be part of SSG 37, if theres no problem.

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    Lazy-Thanks for the welcome! I'm enjoying it!
    evolutionofshaun- Thanks for organizing our sketchgroup! Go!SSG37!!!
    AztcFireFlower-Your thread rocks!! That's excactly what I want my anatomy studies to achieve!
    I hope you can guide me in my efforts!hehe
    Zoio-I have some more Ironman, I'm in the process of painting it, just to test if what I'm learning is doing it's thing.
    Not by a long shot, I still have miles to go in painting. Thanks I'll post it up soon.
    Oma-Thanks, man! glad you liked the studies!
    Tigermilk-Thanks a lot. I'll be posting some of my skull studies soon.
    Central- Thanks, when I first posted the first ones it had a process but i took it out because...people might think I'm trying to teach or whatever. I just learned it. hehe
    http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1768/birdygr2.gif
    Matsign- welcome to our group!!! Those were hand drawn and inverted in PS in Exclusion layer. It kinda shows the compliment of the color when that layer is turned on. (the oranges were blue and the green were just red colored pencils.)

    Thanks ALL!!!

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    Cool studies and your ink work below iron man looks good. Keep working on the dynamic poses as well.

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    Very nice start to your sketchbook. Those figure studies with the simplified skeleton shapes rock. That'd make a nice robot.
    So, you're going for uber-realism. From what I've seen, two things are necessary for creating very realistic pieces. One is knowledge of light, how it affects various textures and surfaces. The other is knowledge of where to put hard and soft edges. Aside from that ball of yarn in the first image, which needs to be observed a little better, you seem to have a very good knowledge of light and color. However, your edge quality needs a little work before your pictures can go into true uber-realism. How to do that, I don't know. Keep in mind these are just the theories of a guy who is a long way away from achieving realism himself.
    Putting the hornbill as your title image was a very good choice. Hornbills are some of my favorite animals, so that's what drew me in to look at your sketchbook.

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