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    mind blowing..its really haunted pics..never ever seen before,,
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    never ever seen before that pics...
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    Pull the other one!

    Someone is bound to comment on this stuff eventually, so here's more.
    I've bought an easel last week and after work, I try to paint (if I'm not doing other stuff .. busy, busy). I want to be better, quicker, and the only way to feel more comfortable with paint is, painting with it.
    I hope to make real progress this year, so I'll try and keep the output levels high.
    Well, enough "blah" for now, on to the new things.
    Here's a creature I painted yesterday, in a few hours.
    It's kind of rushed, sketchy style but I like it. It's a dog/dragon/cat, sort of.

    Attachment 915374

    Ah and of course, another butterfly I'll be painting.
    Thought I'd scan the sketch, because, well, it'll soon be covered in paint and lost forever *sniff* .. I actually like sketches.

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    What the..
    Abril: I must be seriously lacking in my psychic skills, since I didn't see your comments at all while posting. . . you actually pushed my book to page 2!
    woohoo! *dancing*

    And thank you, for your very kind words. *bows down in thanks*
    That's one hell of a compliment you just gave me.
    Actually, making "mind blowing stuff" is what I strive to do, and as far as I'm concerned, I'm not there at all yet, but thank you! And welcome aboard !
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    I really like the butterfly sketch. I love to see WIPs Can't wait to see it painted!

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    New stuff

    Well it's been awhile, but here's some more. .
    Trisscar thanks, here's an update!

    update on the last butterfly
    I'm changing painting styles as I go it seems. . not the most efficient way of painting, but fun

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    some creature sketches, ballpoint pen during work

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    And a landshark, or bulette (dnd critter), ballpoint pen sketch

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    I've been working on more paintings lately, none of them finished

    A white Dragon (from the Dungeons & Dragons monster)
    I'm still struggling with the walls. The dragon is supposed to roam an icy cave,
    but painting ice seems like a pain. Maybe I should use reference instead of
    stubbornly just imagining things.

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    An attack dog, attacking... something
    As usual, I'm too spiked to consider finishing the sketch and instead I just started paining
    while at the same time I'm still thinking of what the dog is chasing, where the light is coming from,
    how the light plays on the creature (creating shadows), what colors are appropriate...

    I kind of like how it's an ongoing process, thinking of new ways to approach certain parts of the painting
    as I paint along..but sometimes it's also a pain, not knowing what to do next. Getting stuck halfway.
    That's probably what more people run into, I think? Do more people recognize this?
    Or is it just me, and I should first develop the sketch more, bring that to a finish before I lay on some paint.
    Any suggestions?

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    .. and a creature that was supposed to be a "ruffled roller" for the C.O.W. challenge #179, but I ran out of time, and frankly, it's more of a mutated flamingo than anything else.

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    I especially like your cartoon drawings. They are very well stylized with a nice line action.
    Realistic work is also done well, but needs some more attention to anatomy.
    Overall very nice work, keep posting! cheers

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    Ivan Turcin: Thanks, and you'r right. My anatomy still is a weakness; that I tend to rush past in the idle hopes that I'll accidentally just get it right.
    Sometimes that even happens, but I usually find that I accidentally get it wrong. I should really do some anatomy studies.
    I like your tag by the way, very true.

    But first, here's a sketch for COW 181 - Beast of Revelations

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    update:

    Beast of Revelations, for COW180, hopefully I'll get it finished.

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    Time for a sketch dump . . this is a sketchbook after all.

    10 min sketch, supposed to be a woolly, spotted howler (for Creature of the Week, see activities down at the main forum!)

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    5 min sketches:
    Andromeda, for Character of the Week
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    Another take on Andromeda
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    thumbnails for Andromeda and Beast of Revelations
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    strange forest environment
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    faerie on a plant
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    fishman (or manfish)
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    And I've been digging in the archives, dug up some old sketches.
    Roughly few years old.

    guilty dog
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    swamp dragon
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    jealous dog, innocent heron, other things
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    swamp sketch
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    dragon and rider (art for a d&d game that I was running)
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    dragon and rider, take II
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    dragon and rider, take III
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    nice studies so far.

    ( i did not read all comments but ) any special reason why no humans at all ;P?

    anyway keep it up
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    NEXT: cheers mate!
    As to why (almost) no humans, no particular reason, or so I like to think.
    Fact is, I did not like to draw them when I was little, I always drew sharks, lions, , dinosaurs, etc., even flies! Just animals of all kinds, mostly in natural scenery and surroundings. I like nature. It's beautiful out there.

    I did not like to draw humans (they seemed all alike, and boring).
    Last couple of years that definitely changed, I do like to be able to draw them now, there are many different types of people and it is quite the challenge to subtly convey with paint or ink or whatever. I tend to draw similar, comic style "uebermenschen" - square-jaw dudes, big boobed and small-waist females.
    But there is so much more variety.

    I'm just not very good at it yet, so a little shy to post studies.
    But I will put up more! This is the year I'm going to ROCK (a self-proclaimed goal) so I have no excuses.

    For now, some more sketches/stuff:

    dragon, kind of warped head
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    Orc W.A.R. Walker, scribbly
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    feathered dragon, or quetzalqouatl (no, really)
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    And just to kick off, a female body study!
    (does this make this sketchbook officially NSFW?
    or is this merely artistic freedom)?

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