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    Iain's little shelf

    Hello, I'm an ameteur artist from Malta. With little inexperience next to most of you here.

    I work with flash, Photoshop, Paint shop pro and sketching by hand.

    I'm 13 years old (14 this year) and I've started drawing well (sortof) since about...6 months ago?

    Here's my eye bunring stuff.
    Sorry for bad quiality scans.
    For a contest, to turn Madness combat Hank J wimbleton to a human

    Small referenced pic

    Only look at second girl.

    Something I practiced. Also, In the more recent verion, that flying thing at the top right, looks like a baby

    Anatomy

    Something I like >_>

    BADLY done photoshop coloured pic. No tablet. I need a better brush >_>

    Original


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    Good start mate.

    I'd recommend you start with some decent anatomy studies and figure drawing, since your figures need some attention. Work on you linework as as well, start thinking about EVERY SINGLE line you draw and why you are drawing it. If it does not add to the drawing, don't draw it. Also try to draw one solid line instead of millions of tiny ones.

    As for painting, Carnifex introduced me to this lil page. It has a lot on painting - not everything, but a great deal of basics. Read it and apply!

    Hope that was helpful, big thanks for stopping by my book!
    ciao!

    Brendan Noeth

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    Thnak youn. Yes I'm aware of those and henceforth want to work on it.

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    Hey man, thanks for commenting on my SB. You got a pretty good design aesthetic, composition and such. Your forms, proportions, linework all need development tho.

    You are abstracting your shapes and figures too much (oversimplifying). I recommend practicing drawing from life, and trying to draw only the 'negative space' (the forms of where things aren't, not where they are, like the hole in a donut).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_space

    http://www2.arts.ubc.ca/TheatreDesig...rw04/negsp.htm

    see?

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    the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will
    produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
    the work is likely to sprawl.”

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    Well, lately I've had an epic imrpovement. Iunno, Spring harmones?

    Well,

    1. Working on an Animation - Madness: God of War.

    Pure kickass

    Small animation I did for a test, ended up for a competition
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/WIBUAD-1.swf





    I'd show you some newer, better work, but unscannable.

    Plus my scanner sucks. =(

    And some news, I'm working on this peice of art for an exhibition! Me and another dude are working as the best artists from our school.

    It's a big peice of paper, A1

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    Hey,
    Thanks for the compliment!
    Keep drawing everyday, at 14 you've got tons of time to hone your skills!

    You offer to wash my feet as I offer to disobey You.

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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...mie/Roofas.swf

    A little thing I made for a test that was my own personal goal.

    Btw, I want to thank this forum for helping me in my early stages. And giving me the advice I need =D

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    Heya Shpow.Iain!
    Thanks for your comment on my sketchbook.

    I loved the animation on the post #5. It was awesome
    Keep on the good work. You seem to have improved nicely.

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    Thanks for your comment in my SB, Iain. Your latest animations are rather funny and ingenious, and I like the pictures on post #6. Keep up drawing anatomy too! Cheers!

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    Hey this is a good start for your age. You've grasped proportions and sizes of the human body well. You would do well to slow down your drawing hand a bit and lighten up on the pencil pressure (two tips I was given last week that have really helped).

    Try and concentrate really hard on drawing what you see in front of you (when you're not drawing from your imagination). Look at one bit and draw just that bit, don't let your imagination add in stuff that's not there. Take it slow and steady and you'll see great improvements come on very quickly.

    Nice stuff.

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    Yor proportions are off , try this website its has a couple of books on figure drawing.

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    Heh, a small update.

    The second one is a collab with my friend.

    These may not seem affected by your comments, because I just came on today, since my last post.

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    Hey, I've been making some signature/avatar requests for a forum I frequent, I want to show you all of em (large-ish post)

    Some of them are re-makes. And some of them include other characters (Cloud, Hank) because the requester asked specifically.


    Orion











    Anzio





    Shell Shock



    DFace



    Lord Bullen





    Flare



    Blood Cascade





    Bonez



    Dream Delver / Slipz





    Paradox



    Bryn





    Tonn



    SupaMC




    Chaos



    Tazers



    CaptainCrunch



    ASP












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    cool agent flash things also. If you pratice your anatomy would be doing pretty good things in no time. keep up

    If you think you can t Draw, just draw more

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=1#post1207915
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    Lirce: All photoshop-like effects I could aim to re create have to be done in flash @_@

    In other words, no photpshop.

    Nistarn: Thank you n_n - Do you have flash too? Or Just know about it?



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    Gah. I got my tablet working again (Nisis G6), and Cs3 extended. But I can't get colour blending and stuff right...

    Crit and tips are in desperate need D:

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    Hey man, nice start, and sorry it took me so long to get down here.
    Firstly, for anatomy and realism, you might find it easier if you only work in line for a while. Work on your line quality and try to push it as far as you can. Of course, it depends on the person, as others will tell you to start with only value, no lines. Just find what works best for you.
    Also, the most important advice I can give you is draw something every day, no excuses. You certainly don't have to update even near that amount, but if you aren't already, make a habit of drawing every day.

    For the digital stuff, check out Bumskee's Digital Painting in PS and IdiotApathy's Peer Project 2. Just for quick tips, start out with just the plain round brush with opacity on pressure. Mess around with the settings and experiment. Also, use as big a brush as you can at all times. I believe most of this was also mentioned in link Brendan N first gave you.
    Good luck mate, hope some of this helped and didn't just repeat what you've already been told!

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    Thankye Joey! And yeah, I really DO need to sketch daily.

    I've checked out (by which I mean milked bone dry) the Bumskee thread. The pear doesn't show it (since I smudged out of boredom and lost the PSD. But yeah. It helped bunches seeing how I didn't even know the basics.

    <3s to EVERYONE on this forum. For they make me smile :D

    Made this for a Tshirt competition *crosses fingers*
    My submission!


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    3/14 stations of the cross being published in a magazine! Phwee!




    Poster design for a table tennis competition.


    :3

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    New piece! My dad's old car, an alfa romeo. I'd be damned if it isn't badass (the actual car).

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    As dated as they are, they are what I have scanned at this moment. Additionally, remember that Magazine design? It got published, I shall take pics on saturday the seventh. Now I started going to art tutoring to prepare for my o levels. He's pushing me on shapes (design) which will be used in semi abstract (already doing) and finally abstract. So far I'm doing good at abstract ^_^

    Thai Hooker!

    Heh, got bored in Class

    Experimenting with indian ink.

    LOCK THE DISCO (Did this before private lessons)

    Reference used

    Little sketch

    Bored in Class =P

    Did this before I slept, never realised the pose sucked so much.

    Nude! Done in Physics

    >_>

    Old, but good

    Purple Haze!

    Inspired by Resi 4

    :o

    Quick sketch

    Duck :3

    Girl

    Oh a doll


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    It's great to see another Newgrounds user on here, and for a 14-year old, you have progressed quite nicely.

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    ZOMBIE CANCER!
    WOOO!

    >_> I wonder what gave it away, the fact that I drew some madness, or perhaps the whole "I'm a guard admin at madnesscombat.net" XD

    Anyway, If anyone has tips for blending colours concerning basic watercolours, it would be much appreciated.

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