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    Should be sketching, but I shall take this time to right down a few things before I retire to bed. I have returned from my journey to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It was a four day life changing experience to say the least. I can honestly say that in four short days I have grown. I can’t say I knew what to expect. I really did not. But on day one I just put on my shoes, stepped outside and took my first steps down a long road heading toward greatness. I was able to meet Andrew Jones, Jason Manley, Tyco, and see some old friends, as well as make new ones. I must have shook hands with hundreds of people. My legs still hurt, I am still quite tired, but a new desire has taken over. And old ideals, and thoughts I had upon graduating high school have returned and grown themselves with a desire to say a fuck you to all those who say it is impossible for me to accomplish What I say I will. A new time has once again started and in my final approach to graduation I shall try my best not to do societies dance of mediocrity and to pave a pure path not based on fear, one based on wanting to grow even more and knowing that I can attain my goals as long as I stick to them and do not waver.

    I am not new to concept art.org my old handle was vances22. Now based on age and all new things experienced I think It is time for a change. And that includes this new book. I don’t know how often I will post up this time around, but I appreciate all who Stop by and leave me feed back. This time there is no more messin around.

    the old book: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...t=55266&page=4
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    Here is some of the sketching I have been doing on my spare time and what not. A few studies and doodles. It's been an eventful couple of weeks. School quarter is finally over. I did alright, and I just got a job concepting buildings and things for the metaverse(thats what they call it) second life! So I am very excited. Its my first contract gig. Comments and Crits always welcome.
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    Happy mankeymankeymankeymankeymankey. My car got egged, as well as did the rest of the block, so though I had to wash mine and my parents cars. I got some art done today. I shall scan some later, in the mean time here is a nose paint study. I have a book about traditional painting that was left to me in a will and I am trying to apply its process' digitaly so here is a nose study.
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    that looks good cept the hiighlights are 1 to many, hold out on highlights for the best effect... lookin strong, but im drawing, so ill have to in depth crit later, stop by my book and take alook, id appreciate that as well!... i will be bak here tho, thats a promise
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    welp got home in time to do some paintin. Another nose study from that book, and I also got rid of the highlights that were not working as per someones crit Also started a still life of some objects on my desk, the sun is setting now so the light is changing a bit too much so I shall work with it more tomorrow. Anyway comments and critiques always welcome and wanted.

    Burning Eyes: Hey man cool, yea for sure come back and give me your in depth thoughts. I shall be visiting and critin your book as well. Thanks for the highlights tip I was trying something and it obviously did not work lol.
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    HEy everyone,
    Here is an update of the environment. I am fixing the perspective and just messing with some color. I am doing some pencil designs of everything before I commit anything and start rendering. So this is an iteration/test more or less. Comments and crits always welcome.
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    A cowboy. ABout 30 minutes of paintin.
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    nice color choices in this thing so far it's got harmony, the planes of his face are being adressed very nicely also. I'd say either crop him at the thighs or put him on the ground a.s.a.p. cuz you might have to change the hips and gesture to set him on the ground nicely, and I don't know about the background, squares are strong geometric shapes and I think they're fighting for attention.

    looking good so far just my $00.02
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    Welp you guessed it, another nose. haha. Anyhoo this one was done in painter. I am obviously Quite rusty with the program. I must be re-aquainted with it. So a nose painted rather quick in painter. Comments and Crits always welcom and wanted.
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    The first of quite a few characters I am doing for a mod. He is a bank robber, part of a team. And he has an uzi....DANGEROUS!!! haha. And I drew an uzi in a few different angles to get the feel of it and because I never really draw weapons.
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    I find the studies the most interesting pieces. You seem more confident in your abilites (or more relaxed) when using a reference. These pics are alot bolder and more defined than the rest.

    Good start to a SB btw.
    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

    www.sevans.co.nz , for more images and to kill time.
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    Sevans - Thanks man. I am overcoming that problem. The fear is slowly leaving. I see your crit for sure. Need to get the same kind of quality across everything. Thanks for the compliment and for stoppin by

    Jonny 5 - Yeah I can agree with most of that. I think I am going to try and make the squares work haha. I know they are not at the moment and I completely Agree that they are competing for attention.


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    I originally was not going to post this. When I was finished with it, the piece was a bit too personal. But I figured what the hell Everything, the bad, the good, and the ugly goes in the sketchbook....sometimes even the kitchen sink! So here is an abstract piece done in painter. It represents impatience and being enveloped by it. The buildings surround the beacon of light and reason that wants to escape to freedom but is trapped. Though lights everywhere are reminders of hope that indeed this little ball of light shall escape.
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    Generally I don't care for a lot of abstract stuff, but I really like that last piece. Very nice!
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