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December 21st, 2006 #1
Tom Cardin's Sketchbook
Welcome to my sketchbook. More recent work is at the end...but you're welcome to view my progress over the years.
My goal is to improve my 2D digital painting abilities with the help of this fine community of artists.
Please view and enjoy and comment lots!
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A racehorse I did to familiarize myself with the forms involved. This is a scanned in sketch that I worked up in photoshop.
Last edited by TomCardin; January 3rd, 2007 at 05:29 AM.
December 21st, 2006 #3
the last one is good, i like the values on the horese but often you have a lack in anatomy and value... do some studies
December 21st, 2006 #4
Somehow it got into my head to draw a sexy frog version of my wife's Everquest 2 character. Again I started with a scanned in sketch and took it a long ways further than I originally intended in photoshop...it was about then that I realized how much fun I was having with digital painting...and how much I have to learn still.
December 21st, 2006 #5
Thank you Haxxxor. I agree, my reference for the racehorse was a very small image which I sketched up quickly...I slacked off and lost focus on what I wanted to do. I am finding constraints to work under which are helping me maintain focus and dig deeper into subject.
December 21st, 2006 #6
I took what I learned from painting my sexy frog and went right to work on a huge piece. But I put a color constraint on myself because I wanted to keep it more serious. I am not sure if I succeeded in doing more than making things washed out. I have trouble with color and its something I wanted to focus on here.
Last edited by TomCardin; January 3rd, 2007 at 05:30 AM.
December 21st, 2006 #7
This is a piece I haven't finished yet...I began it while working on my spacegirl painting. There are a lot of things that bother me about this amazon and I am still not sure where to take it. I tried to learn more about drawing and painting hair with this piece.
Last edited by TomCardin; January 3rd, 2007 at 05:31 AM.
December 21st, 2006 #8
This is more of a fantasy anatomical study. All my focus went to the ripper arm and when I looked up I had totally goobered up the figures torso. Colors here are hideous, I hate this piece but I put it here in hopes someone can help tell me where things went wrong. Too much to hope? Bah you guys are good!
December 21st, 2006 #9
I love drawing the female figure. I really should force myself to use references more often but this is right outta my head. I only scanned this in, I don't want to develop it further.
I am comfortable with my sketching and drawing abilities, but that doesn't mean I don't want to improve.
December 21st, 2006 #10
This is an earlier digital painting piece than what I have shown so far...I throw it in to give some perspective on where I have gone so far.
It's a fantasy landscape from my head, its very flat which I know I didn't intend when I set out. Something went wrong and I lost myself in the details to the detriment of all.
December 21st, 2006 #11
Another work in progress. I have to put dragons up there with things I love to draw. This piece is off to a good start with two of my favorite subjects. Here I want to contrast the two figures and draw the viewer into their relationship with each other.
December 21st, 2006 #12
Here is a dragon speedpaint I did...about 2 hours
Last edited by TomCardin; May 21st, 2007 at 07:30 PM.
December 21st, 2006 #13
Another nude pin-up out of my head. I had a lot of fun trying out a new drawing technique on this piece, well...new for me.