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    grumbles fumbles : a little hodgepodge of sketches in no particular order (3.24.08)

    Allright, so here we go: New Year's Resolution : Progress my work and stop being so friggin anxious about everything! I tend to fret too much and get nothin' done...Just gotta take it one step at a time. So to start out, here are some sketches/unfinished works from my last semester. Gotta get them off my back and start fresh. I've got a slew more if it turns out people actually like some of this schtuff:

    charcoal pieces:

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    pencil sketches PLENTY MORE if'ns ya want'em!!:

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    pathetic digital attempts (chow/cows mostly)

    grumbles fumbles : a little hodgepodge of sketches in no particular order (3.24.08)
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    and an oil and gouache for good (or bad) measure:

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    grumbles fumbles : a little hodgepodge of sketches in no particular order (3.24.08)

    a recent piece for the Thunderdome, done in one day for the competition (but I wanto finish it up on my own...) oil 30x48
    also note the bad lighting and horrid camera use!

    grumbles fumbles : a little hodgepodge of sketches in no particular order (3.24.08)

    Please don't hold back guys, these were the just the 'weeds' i needed to get out of my system so I can start fresh and hopefully get something good done! Rip me a new one!
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    Your sketches and oils are my favorite. I'd like to see more contrast in your pencil rendering stuff. The last oil for the TD was great, one of my favorites actually.

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    Thanks alot Jake! I know contrast is something I really need to work on when I sketch ( I usually just use a 2h pencil so I don't smudge) but I'm hopin to get some confidence up and just go at it...like so, for you

    grumbles fumbles : a little hodgepodge of sketches in no particular order (3.24.08)

    i'll tryen post a piccie with each post just to get the practice. I had mentioned earlier how much i love your flesh on the portraits you do...so I'm gonna try to 'emulate' (cough copy cough) some of that for my digital (cuz it's got a looooong ways to go)
    thanks again man
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    i really like you stuff, man! Very cool style.
    I will definitely be keeping an eye on this thread.
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    Grumbliah! dude. these are good. But. They need more contrast. The life painting, particularly the still life has a great sense of light. If you can get that into the illustrative work you will be golden.

    The comics work well but I have a problem with which panels come first. the line work is really great. I am very impressed by it. I do not see the same control over your use of blacks. Blacks can play an important role in directing the eye in comics as you must already know. Look at the work of Cully Hammner and Brian Stelfreeze. The work on The Ride and Cully's Batman graphic novel are nothing but inspirational. There are alot of tangents in these too. Alot of lines intersect and tend to cause a B&W picture to flatten even further. With B&W, you don't have much room to show spacial relationships so this is vital.

    I think I said this already but I am scrolling back and forth from my writing and your work.

    MORE CONTRAST and LIGHT!!!!

    Talk to Tom Sgourus or Jon about that. Tom will tell you the same thing over and over until you think it even when your on the shitter, "Have a lightest light and a darkest dark and your piece will be a success." Now there are varying degrees of this. For instance you can make an image with only 3 values. Say a 3,5,9. But, you can have many variations on this to get a ton more. Darks witin darks etc. Essentially though, it is only three values. For lack of anything else, my TD piece didn't have a full range on a typical greyscale but in its world it made sense. Obviously there are better examples of this but this sticks out in my head since I just painted it with this in mind.

    You got it in spades in the TD piece, it is a big level up dude. More of that.

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    Craig-Thanks man I hope I can put some stuff in here to keep ya comin back!
    Voodoo-As always, can't thank you enough. Like yourself I was thinking about doing a painting a day now that my school schedule's a bit lax (but dude you had Bosczkov so you know what the deal is!) Soooooo...here's a self portrait I did in homage man, hour long sit. That's all I can stand to look at myself for! My stomach feels a bit narsty...but tomorrow when this thing is dry I'll give it a scan for a better quality piccie. Hopefully within time I can actually get a good modeling done too (I don't want to go longer than an hour on these...like I see on this one my left jaw is too long and the nose is too rectangular but whateve!)

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    A border I'm doing for a Rumpelstiltskin narrative-I actually kinda like how the hands came out.

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    And an odd little self portrait, same kinda painting style (Of the digi kind I mean...) Found a cool little way to work up the shirt texture, and didn't quite know what to do for the background

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    yeah I want more man! this stuff is awesome...love the charcoal pieces up top..keep postin these goodies.

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    The last little SP dude is great. The oils SP is also top. How did you go about the shirt texture like you said?

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    love the last SP, and love your pencil sketches. Hope to see the narrative turn out. Keep posting.

    My Sketchbook- C&C very welcome
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    As far as the shirt thing is concerned Jake, I'm sure it's not revolutionary (esp. for you and your digital chops!) but I was just playing with the color/opacity pressure settings-if i put two complementary colors in the palette for the brush some great greys and highlights pop out with just one continuous stroke (not in the shirt example though.)
    here's roughly what i went with, but instead of a toned background i had some gritty texture i used. little over the top but i'm new at the digital thing! hell i just got a trial of cs3 and even the new quickwand amazes me!

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    Ah thanks for the little explanation dude, very helpful. I can't wait to try out CS3...sounds great!

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    meh now that i look back at that crappy little tutorial i realize...it's a pretty crappy little tutorial. but hey, if you are interested in cs3, here's a link
    CS3!
    all you need to do is provide a valid cs2 serial to unlock it. or, in my case, since i only have a crack, i changed the .sik file to a .six (any change is fine) in the Adobe folder since I have a Windows and it is really just that easy. it's beta but it is gorgeous!
    envisor-thanks alot man! i'm gonna work more on the Rumpelstiltsken thing in a few days so we'll see how it goes...
    some more sketches:

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    Tim you are crazy. I love the SP, nice bold strokes and the color ground is working very nicely. I should try that! Those hands a great, especially the right one. Keep it up! Your making some strides dude!

    PS Yeah Boschov was the man. I'll have to show you some of the stuff I did for his class sometime. I think I have it in my computer somewhere... I don't miss handing making gesso though. and the egg tempera boards.... jesus! That sucked the testicles of a lamb in the dead of winter.

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    Sounds like good home cookin- Voodochile you crack me up man! Send me soma those piccies cuz I'm working on my proposals right now (spent all day yesterday working on a gouache ornate as hell study- only to realize I hate gouache! so I punched my hand through it (i had the paper stretched on bars-i like painting that way so there is no warp/wrinklage!) Robo would be proud
    Well, since I'm on a SP craze here's one from this morning, little under an hour...

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    almost done.........

    grumbles fumbles : a little hodgepodge of sketches in no particular order (3.24.08)

    to compare, here's a similair palette of one I did last year with conte for class...

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