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February 10th, 2007 #1
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That's a really nice piece! It has a brooding sense of atmosphere about it and some of your mark-making on the creature's hide is very satisfying. I remember seeing your stuff a while ago - you've come on in leaps and bounds lately. I look forward to seeing more in your sb. Keep it up!
February 18th, 2007 #321 year old artist workin' to improve!
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April 29th, 2007 #4
Hello everyone - MASSIVE UPDATE!!! 30/04/07
I've decided to start my sketchbook properly, i'm in for an intense year what with leaving my job in july to concentrate full time on art for a few months, so to help that i'll be doing this sketchbook and updating as much as i produce art!
I only get about 3-4 hours in per day. And i'm open to all crit and suggestions ! be brutal with me!!! I must learn.
i'll post my weekly CHOWs as well as all the practice work i do in the week, lunchbreaks and outside work.
hope you enjoy!!
Some rough practices (some ref, mostly from memory though)
My Chows over the past few weeks!
some more practice pieces with more colour
will work this up in the future i hope!
ref painting 2 hours
non ref quickie
hope you like!!
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Well, i find it a lot easier with pencil and paper - and i've found it takes some time to actually get tablet work up to the same standard as pencil work. But i need more practice in the digital realm!!!
I feel more comfortable now than i did a year ago when i started out with concepts!
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June 24th, 2007 #13Registered User
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These CHOWs are gorgeous! I really like your colors in them... And these lunchtime faces are pretty nice too. =) Great sketchbook! Keep 'em coming!
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June 24th, 2007 #15
Very nice on the ice druid. The background has a sort of "Fortress of Solitude" feel. His face is good too - it's got a lot of mood and character, despite not being fully visible. I'm trying to think of a good crit to come up with, but am drawing a blank.
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yeah i came 2 see if you had tutorials...lol
you have a lot of faces
are these for practice or were you experimenting with something?
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Awesome head studies! Looks like you're improving at lightspeed!
lens flare renaissance
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July 15th, 2007 #25
your portraits and painting skills are pretty sweet. you have a handle on figures and anatomy.. but occasionally they seem to come out a bit stiff.
try doing some crazy stylized flowing gestures. i think that will loosen up the look of them a bit. in fact, try doing a few each time before you start drawing, to loosen up your arm a bit.
nice work. (especially some of the chows.. the navigator, mr. hyde, and red riding hood are all awesome)
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just a couple of re-painted updates from my old work. Quite fun to re-do elements and try out new things with these. Also to see if my improvements in my recent pieces can effect these ones! Hope they have! Crit is always welcome!
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