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    scribbles 'n things (traditional & digital)

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    WELCOME stranger, to my SKETCHBOOK. Have some wine. Take a seat.

    SKIP to the last page for new work!
    Of course, if you want to see my travels from reasonable to approaching allright, feel free to follow my travels.

    Update: Important books that help you improve to draw and paint

    BOOKS:
    Burne Hogarth: figure drawing. Some hate it, others love it. But regardless, a wealth of information to help draw human figures from the head.
    James Gurney: Colour & Light. Very good, easy to understand book on painting. With limited palettes, gamut mapping & much more.
    Kevin D. Macpherson: Fill your Oil paintings with color and light. Great book to learn to break down paintings in manageable steps. Step 1: start with major shapes, step 2: add details

    WEBSITES:
    ConceptArt. Be inspired.
    A Gurney Journey: blog by James Gurney on everything painting.
    Muddy Colors: an illustration collective blog. Dan Dos Santos, Donato Giancola & others offer tips, tricks, musings.
    Stapleton Kearns: blog by painter Stapleton Kearns. Musings but also gems of valuable information.


    In these pages you will find my sketches and paintings.
    I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, although I've had a few quiet years.
    Recently, about a year ago, I started getting more serious about improving my drawing abilities.
    However, since I like all kinds of things and considering I'm quite chaotic, I find it hard to discipline myself into that.

    Like everyone here, I wish to improve my drawing skills > all of them.
    So, I will try to turn up production levels a notch or two, and I hope some of you will find the time to comment on my stuff.

    Rip it apart, be constructive, be helpful, show me my errors and I will take them to heart, cry in a corner and then improve with your suggestions in mind!
    Then again, I'm quite stubborn, so I might take a while to implement your suggestions.

    Update: 07th of May 2011
    Right, 2010 was a good year for drawing, but I did not produce enough.
    Two pages in a sketchbook It's a start, but that's all.
    So, let's see if I can make 2011 a better year. Draw! Paint! Create!

    These cupids were inked with a dip pen.
    Yeah I like comics/cartoons too, and I've been heavily influenced by
    reading Disney's Donald Duck comics as a kid.

    These rats were all done from photo reference (apart from the skull/see through rat).
    I was trying to get the shape and form under control so I could then use it to draw a rat from the heart.
    I then drew this for the cover of a scientific study to the effects of XTC (or MDMA) on the brain, carried out by my ex-girlfriend.
    I think it turned out nice, apart from the letters.



    Some scribbles, including an explanation for the seemingly large alien eyes.
    It's a fraud! It's like 9/11 all over again. Times a 1000.



    And another heron; as some emperor. This was printed on t-shirts.

    Oh. And may this year rock all of your socks off, all of you!

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    Awesome stuff. Those rats look great. Hope you'll update regulary

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    More stuff

    Hey y'all, I've finally got a scanner up and running, and I've found some more recent sketching from last year. I'm a fervent Dungeons and Dragons player, and for the game I like to make drawings of what the players are about to encounter. I'll put on some environments as well. For now, these are sketches of creatures, that may serve as inspiration for the game (a hydra, an ogre and some guy for scale, a couple of dwarven liches, hence the stocky build).

    Hydra. This is one that I'd like to get finished some time.

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    The first of these liches has a really awkward swordarm, I can't really figure out what is wrong, but it's not right.
    After playing with hue/saturation a little, it came out like a page from an ancient tome. . . I like it.
    Oh and btw I suck at digital art - need to get started sometime; first thing I prob need a wacam pad or something.

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    This picture was done shortly after seeing one of the Lord of the Rings movies; I just had these characters in my head. The guy on the left therefore looks kindof like this lead-orc guy I think. I should do more with shadows to make the drawings more real and interesting; for now it's mostly just outlines. That's the short term goal for now.

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    Hey! I found the image managing tool !

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    flying lizard

    Some sketch of a dragon/lizard like flying thing.
    I don't like the legs, but do like the attempt at a composition.

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    More sketches

    I've been sketching a little not too long ago; so there it is.
    Critiques are welcome.

    Sketch of a deathknight; or just a skeletal warrior

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    Named dragonball since I drew it with a ballpoint-pen.

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    Dragonhead that I didn't finish colouring because it took too long.
    Coloured with pencil.

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    more sketches

    Just dug up some stuff from my D&D campaign; and since they're sketches, why not put them up here . Comments/crits are welcome.

    Deep dragon.
    I drew this after the deep dragon from some monster's manual.
    I really like what Todd Lockwood, the concept artists for Dungeons&Dragons 3rd ed., has made of the dragons. They're kind of feline reptiles. Which in my mind makes them awesome.
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    Monastery of the Yellow Rose
    An attempt at a mountain/landscape with a massive sort of castle built on the slopes. Personally, I kinda like it.
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    Some devil

    Also drawn after a picture from the D&D monster's manual.
    I kinda like the pose of the creature; as it stares back at the viewer.
    I don't really like the pose of the human though - kinda awkward.
    I really need to work on my anatomy skills.
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    some fun stuff here - clean up some anatomy and perspective issues and you can go a long way

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    Thanks for the uplifting kick in the butt, softocean!
    I do need to work on (human) anatomy and perspective.
    Everything still seems very .. flat. Almost 2Dimensional.

    Deepdragon colour
    Meanwhile I've been playing around in PaintShopPro.
    Coloured it with a mouse; for lack of a drawing pad.
    Drawing or coloring with a mouse sucks btw.

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    And a detail:

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    Back to the drawing board. Gotta get this sketchbook working.
    First, some wolf/man about to get medieval on someone's ass;
    second, a guy that has just been forced to his knees but is not
    willing to quit. At all. Plan to ink these further.
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    Any crits/comments are welcome; I'm still working on some human form
    issues and I'm not too comfortable with inking yet. As in; strong inking.
    With deep shadows and stuff. Any thoughts?
    Oh and besides that I think they kick ass!

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    A painting of an ant. After a photograph in a book.
    I made this thing in highschool and I'm quite satisfied with the ant.
    Not so much with the branch though - too much lines.
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    And a butterfly i just started. Process shot. Hope to finish it this weekend.
    Trying to get paint under control.
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    "...it had the serene look in it's eyes of a creature that realizes it's a tube on legs..." ~ Terry Pratchett

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    You've definetly got talent here, really liking the drawings of the gerbil / hamster and also the dragon drawings are good to. Lots of good detail too.

    Obviously more work on the anatomy would help but that's a common thing said on here. If anything more specific I'd say work on the perspective of your heads, this seems to be your biggest downfall. This is something I just found in Google images but hopefully it should help. Dunno if you've got books on anatomy and perspective but look around on here and there should be loads. Keep up the good work though.

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    Thank you Porg, for taking the time to post a reply. Glad you like my stuff.
    And thanks for some specific critique.
    You are right, my weakness is human faces; they all tend to be similar to one another, and I'm not very comfortable with turning all the forms in space; like jaw/cheekbones, noses. I'll work on that. Thanks for the link btw; good start.

    Oh and an update of the butterfly; it's not going very fast but hey.
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    heyyy lowlander...

    Very cool dragons and that heron is tight...

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