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    Unhappy Thumbnails?

    Hi. I'm kind of a beginner artist, I do a lot of pencil sketches and things like that, and eventually I want to start doing digital drawing/painting, and 3-D animation.

    I was just wondering, (for sketching), what exactly the "thumbnail stages" were. I'm not too familiar with this term and I was wondering if someone could explain how this work and give me tips on how to do it, because I hear it's very good for composition and like, "planning ahead" for sketches.

    Could someone explain?
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    The biggest mistake artists of all skill levels make is not doing enough thumbnails and other preparatory work.

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    http://www.joachimart.com/tutorials.htm
    check out the viking tutorial.
    it should give you an understanding of what a thumbnail is
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    Thanks for the help!
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    The biggest mistake artists of all skill levels make is not doing enough thumbnails and other preparatory work.
    I think in his DVD, Syd Mead must do something like 60 thumbs and comp roughs for the painting he demos. Or more. It's kind of staggering.
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    The composition is the important thing, get that working well and everything else will be easier.

    Thumbs = easy, quick to do, no real investment of time or effort.

    Finals = rendering, time consuming.

    Get the first part right before wasting time rendering a really crap picture.

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    Thanks guys. I've read a few things about thumbnails and I understand the concept now. So thanks for your guys' help I appreciate it.
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