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    DragonSnail's doodle-inis

    I finally worked up the courage to start my own sketchbook - there are so many amazing talents around here, it's really tough to post your own work and see the horrible distance I have yet to go. But I believe this is the best way for me to progress - letting people see and give crits. So please, feel free to point out any errors you might discover (though I know there's a lot of errors...). Most of this is older work. I hope there will be more recent images to post soon soon!

    First, an image I'm still working on... No, it's got nothing to do with the statue of liberty, though you can very well imagine her with a blindfold, these days.

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    An image I started long ago and never finished... can't really put my finger on what I dislike, but I think I'm forever stuck with the project. Photo ref.

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    A couple of armor design sketches:

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    Here I tried to capture Jack Elam's very special face on paper, with various results.... photo refs.

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    And a color test for an image I had in mind to give my sister as wedding present. She loves horses.

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    Welcome to CA. Very nice studies, and Jack Elem turned out pretty well. keep up the good work.
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    Thank you Envisor!

    I guess I should have introduced myself better: I'm 32 years old, female, born in Sweden and living in Germany with my fiancee and cat. Before I met my fiancee I drew and painted aquarelles as a hobby - he was the one encouraging me to go freelancing fulltime. Since 5 years back I have made player character portraits for people, mostly for MMOs like Everquest and WoW, but also from textbased games like Dungeons and Dragons or out of books. This has presented me with the opportunity to learn Photoshop, but I figure now it's time to hone my real skills! I have no education at all in art, but the internet has proved amazing at digging up tutorials and material for the one who wants to improve. Lately I have also started learning 3D modeling, texturing and animation. Fun!

    Here's a sketch where I tried to come up with a good standing idle pose for a 3D model.

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    Gryphon face... isn't he cute?

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    And an older image, before I knew you could actually make custom brushes in Photoshop... you can imagine the hazzle I had before I realised that!

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    Another image around the same time...

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    Here I had figured out the brush making thing! Eureka!

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    More recent sketches, anatomy practise.

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    If YOU'RE scared. What the hell should I be >_>/

    Awesome.

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    Couple of recent sketches I hope I will have the time to do something with in the not-too-distant future... I just wish the lines didn't blur out so much. It's making big grey blotches all over the sketch.

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    Welcome to CA, Cool stuff you have here. Really like the concept in your first image. What will you be adding for the background ? I think my favorites are the gryphon, and Elam portaits. Good to see your doing the anatomy studies as well. Keep pushing, curious to see the first painting finished.

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    hi dragonsnail, i think your art is brilliant,and i see know reason for you to be shy, espesially since we are all learning and you have one the better lookin sketch books around.

    good luck
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    hi dragonsnail, i think your art is brilliant,and i see know reason for you to be shy, espesially since we are all learning and you have one the better lookin sketch books around.

    good luck
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    Hi Dragonsnail I also like your sketches and ofcourse your colorworks!!!Keep drawing and you will soon become better. Keep posting

    (about the blindfold project i think that there is a little problem with the hands)

    see ya

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    Yautja892: Thanks! I'm not sure yet what kind of background that picture will get, but I'm sure I will eventually find the perfect one.

    Markey2d: Why thanks! Very flattering, and a blatant lie to boot... But I forgive you - and I promise I'll work until my fingers bleed!

    Kingkostas: Thanks! Yes, those hands have been bugging me as well - so I started something that will hopefully give better results in the future, hand sketches. If this doesn't help... I guess I'll do more, and more and more!

    The second sketch is a portrait of my fiancee, despite him insisting on falling asleep during the process...

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    Seeing if my anatomy studies has actually improved something... they sure have, but there's still a lot of areas I'm vague about, so I'm sticking to it.

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    It's easy to see my males aren't as good as my females. Having a female model my whole life (the mirror ) surely pays of! True, now I have to practise drawing males twice as much, but that's ok... can't say I dislike it!

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    Great updates. Nice character design and figure and anatomy studies. I suggest to put more contrast into your pieces, Ive got to work on that too.
    WOuldnt mind seeing more expressions in your chacaters faces. Most of them have the same expression. Critting you has made me realze that Ive got to do the same things. Keep it up.
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    As soon as I have practised anatomy a bit more I will probably go for faces, including face expressions. I guess I usually save the facial expressions for the comic project, which is nothing I show off all that much - it's still in the layout state.

    But here's a couple for you, with plenty of expression! An old picture depicting a rogue in a dangerous predicament and a more recent picture I had up in the crit section a while ago. Plus, a tone practise I did from a Penthouse mag photo, a firejuggler, or whatever you want to call it... you know, swinging those little burning balls on chains? Great shot, awsome pose, tomorrow I'll try to figure out how the muscles go all over that back. Very nice muscles, it is... yum! Still trying to figure out how to work with my scanner to get the best out of it. Feels like it's swallowing some of the shading every time.

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