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    Smoke's sketchbook

    Turn to the last page for latest work. This is all very old.

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    Took me an obscene amount of time to pump out that Jungle/cave concept, would anybody have any tips on vegetation?

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    Thx for the reply in my sketchbook. Nice cave youve done, on vegitation, Id say to look up lots of refernece pictures and mix them together. Thats what I would do at least.

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    Like envisor said, definitely look at references.. something you might find in them is that vegetation is not so much random scribbles, but there is pattern and form in it, especially repetition! Use that to your advantage and for your composition ~

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    I think you got a nice overall mood going but what Naomiful and Envisor have said holds true. Study up on your vegimatation! Grandmaster Feng has a good tutorial on his site for ze veg.

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    Alas, no tips on vegetation... but the lighting looks awesome! I love forest-like scenes with that sort of lighting. They're quite peaceful and just draw my eye to the image.

    Thanks for the comments on my Sketchbook, btw. Very appreciated!

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    Thanks for stopping by my sb. You need to post a huge dump of your work XD.

    I'll keep an eye out, hopefully you update soon!

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    Thanks for stopping by my sb. Like everyone else said get some ref for the vegetation, or anything that you don't know what it looks like. Just use it as a starting point. It will lend credibility to your images. Let's see some more stuff.

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    Apologies for the lack of updates guys, some serious computer trouble.

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    HUZZAH! I can finally upload pictures again. Sorry about the huge gap in the updates folks.

    Working on that jungle idea.

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    Blocking in.

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    Hey Smokey!
    Looks like a good start on the new piece. The jungle has a nice feel to it.
    Still i think its cropped to an odd size, a little to wide for the subject maybe that's just me.
    Keep on painting, use reference and dig out those crazy ideas in your head.
    Cheers!

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    Made some changes to that jungle, good or bad, I`m not so sure.

    Lets see.

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    Good or Bad? Definitely Better and at nights end that all you need , better than last time. Scan something. So far thou Ok.

    I gave you one star for motivation

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    Not my brushes.

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    Sorry for the crap update rate, been a bit busy.

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    Another doodle.

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    Ahh! I love the sting ray! The way you rendered the water is gorgeous. I want to see the jungle piece finished

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    Just an idea, going with the popular clone gas mask thing...yeah.

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    Hello,

    I loved the atmosphere in this piece: http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1177923271

    Great job. Keep up the good work, I would love to see you carry some more pieces further.

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    That sting ray piece is kick ass! Id go even darker on the stingray shape, but thats IMO.

    love that tree line piece where you said " not my brushes"
    Remember man, its not the brush its the hand behind the brush.

    I dont see any anatomy studies, are you specializing on enviros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley View Post
    Hello,

    I loved the atmosphere in this piece: http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1177923271

    Great job. Keep up the good work, I would love to see you carry some more pieces further.
    Thanks, I`ll try to take some further.

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    Ahh! I love the sting ray! The way you rendered the water is gorgeous. I want to see the jungle piece finished
    Thank you, I`ll finish it....one day.

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    That sting ray piece is kick ass! Id go even darker on the stingray shape, but thats IMO.

    love that tree line piece where you said " not my brushes"
    Remember man, its not the brush its the hand behind the brush.

    I dont see any anatomy studies, are you specializing on enviros?

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    I am focusing on enviroments for now yes, I have so many in ym head but getting them down is proving a challenge.

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    Thanks for the comments in my SB, mate. The manta ray piece is...*ahem*...SEX as well. Really beautiful. Let's see some of your pencil work, too!

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    Thanks for the tips on my sketchbook!

    Neways, nice going. I'm new to the tablet drawing thing too. Perhaps we can learn together, swapping newly found tips etc. Are you just using photoshop at the mo?

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    The atmosphere you achieve in your paintings is amazing! Of course the sting ray one is my fav as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverwing View Post
    Thanks for the tips on my sketchbook!

    Neways, nice going. I'm new to the tablet drawing thing too. Perhaps we can learn together, swapping newly found tips etc. Are you just using photoshop at the mo?
    Thanks, I'd love to swap tips, do you have msn or another instant messenger? (Use Pm, so much safer)

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    The atmosphere you achieve in your paintings is amazing! Of course the sting ray one is my fav as well.
    Thank you, I realise I haven't updated in quite a while. I was trying to make a leap of some kind before I embarressed myself further, but what the hell.

    Updates! (I`ll try to spend some time on something one day, I promise )

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    I know it's huge and basic but it's all I could force out today.

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    Thanks for the comment on my SB. Your environments are really promising. Using the tablet takes some getting used to, doesn´t it?

    I like the stingray, but my favorite is the jungle. Have you played around with creating a further away glen to give it some more depth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coleb View Post
    Thanks for the comment on my SB. Your environments are really promising. Using the tablet takes some getting used to, doesn´t it?

    I like the stingray, but my favorite is the jungle. Have you played around with creating a further away glen to give it some more depth?
    Takes more getting used to more than I could ever realise, damn things!

    I thought about it, I`ll try that next!

    Generic envrioments, here we go.

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    Hey smoke, it's crush500 (hl2.net mod) ;p

    I like #27 the best, keep it up!!

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