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    Mikernaut's digital sketchbook

    Hello & Welcome,

    I am an character texture artist working in the videogame industry for the last 6 years. I have become very comfortable drawing and doodling in Photoshop ( with a wacom tablet) and probably havent picked up a pencil in years.

    Here are some sketchs and whatnot. Most have been done at work while waiting for the next character texture to paint. I pretty much just go for it and start drawing something, very spontaneous. As you can see I like to just start with heads and faces. Sometimes if I like what comes out enough I will continue and turn it into a finished piece.

    well enough blabber, now some arty stuffs. Thanks for peeking.

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    Awesome work, I just hope that I will be at a level like you when I get out into the job world after I go to college. Awesome pieces tho and nice start to a sketchbook. The face profiles turned out great. Cant wait for more.

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge"- Albert Einstein


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    Wow thats looking great Far ahead of me!

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    Awesomeness! good to have you here, post more please!

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    very nice!

    looking forward to seeing some pencilwork and more updates =)

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    Thanks for looking and the kind words, I'm gonna try to keep updating with stuff. It can get hard doing stuff afterwork as I pretty much paint in Photoshop all day so when I get home I feel more like doing something different, heh.

    As far as actual pencils I think I have stuff from 2 years ago in a real sketchbook but otherwise I'm pretty much all digital. I could look and see if theres anything in there worth posting but it is kinda old.

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    Dude, hurry up and post that chick from this morning. I really dig it. This stuff is great and I've seen some of the stuff that you can't post yet. Top notch work.

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    Good stuff dude ! good sense of color and light ! It's a good start ~~

    good day everyone ! enjoy your life

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    heres a practice piece I was doing from some ref. I was working in Photoshop 5.5 at home with my crazy bright and contrasty LCD. Went and opened it up and viewed it in Adobe CS and ACDSee and other programs and realized it looked totally dark and muddy. DOH! Guess it's time to calibrate the old 5.5

    So I spent this morning trying to color correct it as best as possible but it still lost alot of it's original vibrance.

    Also threw together a quick progression. I basically start off and do sorta a charcoal technique on a color background. Alot of the time this color choice sets the scheme/mood of the painting (bright cheery , gloomy etc). Chunk down some shadows then some mid tones and highlights. Drop in a color overlay layer for a base skin tone then just keep refining and tightening as I go. I had around 40 layers when I was down. I tend to keep adding and doing little adjustments and experimentation as I go. Mainly I use overlay, multiply, soft light and a touch of color dodge over normal base layers.

    Always been fascinated with alot of shadow forms and how light intereacts with the face and its features.

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    Here's another somewhat quickie practice portrait from a black and white picture or Aria Giovanni. Not as many layers this time and felt it was working with just some subdued colors and a cooler overall color scheme.

    It started out looking alot like Angelina Jolie. heh

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    Very nice work mike. She's beautiful. Now, we need to see the rest of her Aria Giovanni...so hot.

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