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    Red face The wannabe artist sketchbook

    Hey anybody who pokes their head in! Determined to get my skills better and sketch more. Ive found my lack of time recently to be affecting my artwork and Im loosing touch.

    So... some sketches. Let me warn you, when I sketch something, I can be notorious for cleaning the lines up straight away without thinking that I may need the acutally sketchy bit. Im also trying my hardest at the moment to loose the perfection of line art and get down and dirty, cause we all love a bit of that!

    Anyway, crits are always welcome, like said before, its not really a messy sketchbook...yet!

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    Hi Daray,
    Fun, fun!

    Looks like you could use some life drawings in the mix - drawing from life helps a ton with the from-imagination work. If you are looking for ways to make life-drawing fun, try the Concept Art 101 link in my sig. . .

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
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    Ive acutally got a ton of lifedrawing but its all on A2 paper from classes. I shoudl really try some more though, perhaps this weekend at work :p

    thanks

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    I like Larry, he's pretty inventive. On the zombe chick I would neaten up some of the lines on the ax. I like the tilt of her body, and her expression though.

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    Sel Portraitness

    Some self portratiness! Wanted to record my step by step process too!

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    Tried my hand at another portrait, straight into photoshop a little while ago.

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

    ...Some sort of sketchbook...
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    Some more sketches! These were done in work today, all done in nothing more than biro!

    Firstly, this horse. I was wanting to try and animal and I dont really know why but this spontaneous horse arose. Ignore the armour for now, Im going to design some for him. His mane is going to be made of flame, and so will his breath. (Hence the slack jaw) But the metal plating over his muzzle will be made to look like the horse has some pretty vicious canine teeth

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    And secondly. This is something Ive not done in such a long time! And look how much better and finalised it looks compared to many of my pieces. Totally spontaneous! All done in biro again. I was just doodling, thinking how boring work is. I acutally sit like that when Im thinking, so It just kinda happened.

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

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    All the stuff looks pretty good. Surprised that no one has commented more on the work in here. I bet if you tried some more sustained life and anatomy studies, you're imaginative images would appear more fluid. Right now, some of the anatomy is a tad off and the poses are not varied as greatly (unless you look at the WoW stuff you sketch).

    Keep at it and I'll lurk around.

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    Great work, love the 'thinking' sketch.

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    Really nice creativity, got a good base on everything. I would like to see some environments. But with the characters, your doing real good.

    My Sketchbook- C&C very welcome
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    Freshpaint: Yeah I seem to struggle a fair bit painting metal's and reflective surfaces. Thanks for the comment!

    Stark: Thanks for the advice! I have acutally been to quite a number of Life drawing classes, its just the paper is about A2 and well thats not going to scan on my A4 scanner easily, so whenever I find my camera I can update with them. And yeah the poses do seem to be stiff, its one hell of a crappy habit I have

    Phoric: Thank you

    Envisor: Thanks for the comment! I've been trying to do some enviroment work, they never go beyond simple doodles though as I struggle with them more than anything!

    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

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    minor updates

    I thought I'd update with a couple of small things I've doodled. I've been working mad hours lately, so I've not had a lot of time to do much!

    This first one was a quick 5 minute job, just seeing if I knew my basics. Its nothing special of fancy, I really struggle with enviroments.

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    The next 2 are sketches of an enviroment I want to paint. Its a fantasy scene of a harbour. Couple of inspirations from Lord of the Rings, and oddly enough, the Spinnacre Tower in Portsmouth (UK) The grayscale was just me experimenting with some form of lighting. I wanted the light to come from behind the harbour almost, but there will also be lights illuminating the place. Anyway, hopefully I'm going in the right direction here.

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

    ...Some sort of sketchbook...
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    I like your alternative gals, very sexy...Love the clothes and stuff, wicked, wicked, awsome, wicked. :p

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    nice variety in here, i think if you put a little more work in some of that sketches they would turn out really great.

    Keep it up

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    chermilla: hehe thanks, but why would they be any other way? :p

    Delmar: Thank you for the nice comment

    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

    ...Some sort of sketchbook...
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    Ooooh. Environments. Great work on these. Keep em comin.

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    ok very very small update, been working a lot of overtime. And YES you can tell me off for what small amount I have produced is character work.. more specifically, those damned Warcraft sketches for friends


    Orc warrior character sketches. Box is there because it was going to be a cropped image originally, I just got a bit carried away

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    Hunter Character, is acutally an orc but the position of the hand kinda hides his face!

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    Now this character is mine. The reason why I'm so determined to paint this char over and over again, not only because I love her RP state and purposes, but because I really really am determined to be picked for Blizzard's fan art page.

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    And yes... a priestess, I really need to get some other things done! But i'll be working on some more enviroments for a mini world I want to create

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    This sketch isn't technically new. She is my trademark character if you like, a character I write about and draw continously. She was also modelled for my year 2 game coursework. But I thought I would show it as Im going to be painting this one up this week hopefully, and then maybe... just maybe, I'll try modelling her again in 3DMax.

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

    ...Some sort of sketchbook...
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    Cool update. The lines are awesome and I love the zombie girl. It's just me but I am a sucker for anatomy studies, so I want more of those! lol

    Keep at it

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    1 am I finished work half hour ago. (I work in a taxi office on the phones / radio and take bookings.) Did this intbetween calls, took roughly just under 3hours maybe.

    tell me off lately for the Inspiration of this pic when im not in bed

    and Stark... yes! Anatomy studies this week acutally

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

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    Quicky sketch in the last half hour of work lastnight. Photoshopped

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

    ...Some sort of sketchbook...
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    smallish update

    Ok only a small update! Sorry, but life drawing... eep I did some! Im going to be going to more hopefully soon. The woman on the chair was from the ImagineFX cd as I cant always get to some classes due to money etc

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

    ...Some sort of sketchbook...
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    Opps forgot to upload this! Im planning on doing a series of Goddess sketches, although I havent finalised on what direction I want to do. So anyway I've seen 'Apocolyto' lately and it made me pull out my photo's of mexico when I went some years ago. (was there for the millenium, couldnt have been more perfect ) And I really love the tribal outfits they had, so I -may- base some costumes on them, like I did with this one.

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    Nice take on warcraft characters. I also really like that enviro - would love to see more. Keep up the good work!

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    it looks spot-on to my noobish eye, your characters have decent anatomy and I think the posing is interesting, but like that other guy said, more environments and backgrounds and things. And you sell yourself short with WoW character sketches even if they're fun :o

    more orignal stuff!
    more bearded ladies!!

    you second-guess yourself as much as me

    too small?
    too long?
    too broad?

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    Hey Daray, you some sweet skillz!!! Really like your WC sketches!! I really like this enviro piece you did. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...6&d=1170154549
    Keep it up girl!!!

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    Red face messing about

    Right... Im now working 2 jobs so for a while my art is going to be limited I should image, however one of the jobs is a part time designer *cheer* at least its more on track than the other!

    So I watched corpse bride... I wanted to make my own corpse bride. So this is here, Dahlia. She looks similar to the main one in the film, but this one is going to be gothic, red and black, the works. I also created a corpse groom to go with her. They arent anything more than some sketches, but I will colour them up sometime I have free from work.

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    The other thing I have right now is a sketch of a horse. I dont have a proper graphics tablet, just one for writing signatures and Ive been getting pretty annoyed because I cant get things right with it. Ive just got myself a copy of painter though, so Im going to start learning it, kinda tricky! Anyway, 1 horse sketch, will be doing more animals too.

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    Oh and this is what Ive been working on for a while, stop starting because I dont want to ruin it. It is of my trademark character, Duece. Demoness, Goddess of Death and Destruction. She is also the main character of a novel I am co-writing. However... I kinda wanted to put in some old ruins into the background with an old throne. I dont know wether to make the background simple with a throne against an old wall with cobwebs etc... or a full on outside set of ruins. Gah desicions.

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    Red face piratey goodness

    I went back to line art the other week and I've been taking my time colouring in this one. I struggle a lot with colours, but mainly acutally the painting part of things. But - saying that, so far with this picture, I am enjoying it, and seems that Im doing ok so far.

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    "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this! Have a nice day."

    ...Some sort of sketchbook...
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    well drawed wow-characters but my favourite is the horse! very nice and full of dynamic! keep posting please

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    Nice group of sketches. The Horse and the Self Portrait are the 2 strongest in my humble opinion, I'm guessing that reference was used for the horse too...so I think that your drawing is definitely at it's best when a ref is used.

    get out there and do some more life drawing, draw your friends, draw for magazines etc and then add to them and 'push' the images around. With a combination of ref and your good imagination you should be cranking out solid work in absolutely no time.

    Again good sketchbook!

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    hey awsome drawings, and tutorials(learned alot from those!)!

    If u can draw someone facing backwards for ur next tutorials, i really need it! oh ya also a hair,foot, and neck tutorial would help...

    Ty!
    Cheers!

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