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    Spiralfish

    6/03/2007

    Hello All,

    After years of lurking and a smattering of short posts, Ive decided to really get more involved here. So Im starting this thread for the sketches I have accumulated.

    Unfortunately due to my liking for creatures and biological forms, most of my sketches consist of various creatures.

    (see below)

    I would like to improve in the following areas:

    • Prespective
    • Human Anatomy
    • Composition
    • Foreshortening and poses in prespective
    • Inorganic forms (vehicles and structures)
    • COLOR


    I would like to make more improvements in digitally rendering and painting my pieces. Currently Im not as efficient as I would like to be in my blockin and rendering stage. In addition I would like to improve my understanding of color relationships.

    I would like to address these issues in future sketches.

    Please offer your expertise. Anything you can offer will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you.
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    great start to your sketchbook man. loving that 4th pic. the headress is amazing. just keep at it. buy a few anatomy books if you havent yet
    and get at it.

    keep at it!

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    6/4/2007

    The 2nd Image of the Mechancal creature is aslo posted in the Crits forum.. I really need some advice on that one.

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    Working on more human anatomy.

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    cool stuff. like the first creature with the signs on the skin.

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    Cool images especially like the sketches, not sure about the face on the last image, the far side of the face seems very angular where other parts such as her arms are smouth and quite rounded, is it intended to be a mask?
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    very nice pencils. you have a very good control of the form. i'll be watching this.. hopefully with some crits soon ;-)

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    Im making somes attempts to break out of the actual biology of bone structures.

    Something that frustrates me greatly when I draw creatures is that Im always tempted to build upon things that already exist as opposed to exploring options that could have been.

    Here's a creature that I drew recently. He turned out real cute, so I drew a cartoony version of him in the corner.

    I still need to come up with a non-cliched body type for him.

    I havent posted anything in a while. Even though this is the sketches forum, the overall quality of the work here, dictates that I should only refined or semi-refined sketches.

    Cheers.

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    Hello and welcome to CA Spiral Fish!

    Wow, I really like your pencil sketches, they are excellent and very clean!

    I do feel that your digital painting doesn't live up to your visions however, but hey, you know you're working hard and that will come in time. I'd also suggest looking at the brush work of classical masters and learning from them, they hold many secrets that only study can decipher!

    The other thing about your sketches is that they radiate life and personality, always a beautiful thing to look at! =)

    If you have time, pop around to my sketchbook, would be great having you =)

    Cheers! m

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    Hey these are great I hope you have more

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    i think you kick ass ...there is really no need to improve i mean what is it that you are reaching for ...animation or classical?
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    You've got some awesome creatures! I'm loving the feet of the first character in post #3 ;D. Keep up the good work, I'll definitely be checking back for more.

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    These are really cool! your monster concepts are quite eye catching. also i love the way you use color and lighting!

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    This is a nice SB, and shows a lot of potential. Like a lot your creature designs and pencils sketches. Keep the practice up and keep posting!
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    Hello and welcome to CA, I have to say, you have the imagination down, lots of great concepts, great ideas flowing in here. Keep drawing and digital painting. Your drawings skills are very nice. Your digital skills are definitly getting there. Keep up the hard work.

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