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    Pixel Dust, pencils, pastels and paints



    Hi there everyone,

    Decided to start a new year with a new sketch book after giving up on the old one.

    I am always overawed by the talent on these boards so became intimidated to keep posting new things but if I am going to improve I thought I had best come back. Hopefully I will keep the motivation to keep posting my sketches and such.

    Feel free to comment.

    Pixel Dust.

    (Thought I would include here my portrait from Nov 1st so people can see who I am)








    Happy sketching.

    Last edited by Pixel Dust; June 21st, 2007 at 07:44 PM.
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    Some landscapes and things.







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    Previously shown on finished section but wanted to be able to find it to show some people - sorry for the duplicate.

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    That unicorn sure has something special, and the picture underneath it piqued my interest as well... that old lady is very characteristic. And I must say I love your landscapes! I always shy away from making landscapes, I never manage to make them as atmospheric as I want. Probably means I should practise more.

    Keep it up!

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    Hi, ummm, about your last painting, can't say much about it, because haven't got too much experience, but those arms seem pretty broken, and she has something wrong with her eyes

    I hope you will show us some more, especially works like your last landscape

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    Cheers Dragonsnail.

    I agree Kubushas, I had real problems with her eyes even after flipping the image a number of times they never managed to sit right. They don't line up. I think you are right about the arm that the dragon is sat on - it looks a little too thin even though I tried sketching a person from life with a hawking glove on to get it. Might have another stab at them.

    Been doing some more landscape stuff but not in pastels this time - is still only part way but here it is :



    Oil on canvas

    Klimt study WIP Acrylics on canvas.



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    Hey, I really like your costumes and your sense of composition.

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    great start to the sketchbooking ~

    i suggest playing around with different compositions for your figures - for the most part they are very static or linear or whatever it's called :3

    be sure to use reference though o.o

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    Thankyou Theodor.

    As Naomiful suggests - a play around with some different compositions. All are from references in an attempt to improve my anatomy.









    Last edited by Pixel Dust; May 10th, 2007 at 09:17 AM. Reason: pics did not work
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    Been doing a little bit more stuff:







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    Good variety of mediums and some fairly solid sketches. Most of your images have a slight problem with the eyes, they don't appear to wrap around the skull and line up properly - watch out for this. This is very obvious in the Unicorn pic where it actually makes her look (IMO) slightly retarded (sorry).

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

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