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## My artistic journey, from a complete novice.

Edit: This thread is now apart of ca history, decided to make a new account to match all my names up.

New profile: http://goo.gl/94S3q

The images will disappear from here, I will move them across!

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2012_05_29 - Long View

2012_06_10 - Snow Blanket

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Hey there Symbeli,

Great start! really like your concepts. Bit rough, except the battleships, veeeery nice detailing on those!

Show us more of your more detailed stuff

Hope you dont mind a paintover of your form studies. Check the perspective on your box, the perspective lines on top converge in front of the box instead of behind it. It visually translates to a box that grows smaller as its reaches the viewer.

Check the horizontal planes of a cube in perspective, you will notice that the plane closest to the horizon line is more skewed(eh, smaller because you are almost looking at it in profile). - The same should apply to your cylinder. (So the circle on the bottom should be less eccentric than the top, if the top is closer to the horizon line).
If the cylinder was meant to be in the same perspective as the box, it would have to be even less eccentric at the bottom than what I did.

For a short intro to perspective I can recommend Loomis' Successful drawing, although each page takes a while to decipher its definitely worth the read

Keep pushing!

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@AndreM, thank you very much for that.

2012_06_13 - Satellite Crash - Working on my colours a bit more. Followed FZ's method of happy accidents.

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You are very welcome ^^ You have amazing environments! Keeep going!

And thank you, Ive corrected my signature sketchbook link

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Studies!

2012_06_14 - Marble Study - 20mins light study

2012_06_15 - Apples Study - 20mins value study

2012_07_04 - Pen Study - 20mins light study

Notice: The date's have been shifted, so they may not match the post date (Grouping Certain Images)

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2012_07_06 - Underground Mine - The beautiful orange glow, isn't it wonderful!

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11. Very nice painting, the one you use on your avatar.

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@JeanFumero Thank you!

2012_07_11 - Skydock

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14. Hello!

Cool stuff you got here Although as you mentioned in your latest update the readability is lacking in some of them, you might want to push the contrasts further in some of them and might define your forms more.

Remember to lay in big blocks first and make sure it reads, usually a picture should read at 30 feet distance within 30 min keep it up!

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@telohs Okay, thanks!

2012_07_12 - Dual Mechs

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17. I have to admit, you have some nice color selections. On the other hand, I think you need to put a bit more effort into form and volume.

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@FightingSeraph Gotcha, I'm working on it!

2012_07_12 - Hi-Tech Guns - Kinda rushed during some free time I had.

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2012_07_12 - Underground Monorail - Kept the line work on this one

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21. I really like where this sketchbook is going. You have a strong sense of composition in many of your landscapes. I would recommend working on additional stilllife's and see how it develops from there.

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@Appylon Will do, thanks for the awesome comment!

2012_07_20 - Radiation Shelter - Eeeeek!

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24. Great composition, I'm loving your use of colors, keep the studies coming!

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@ChisLu Thank you. (:

2012_07_28 - Mansion - Didn't like this one at all. Perspective was off, (was tired)

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2012_07_29 - Underwater Tunnel - So blue... ^^

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2012_07_30 - Rainy Dock - Studying rain in compositions. Returned to black & white for a bit to fix my values

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2012_08_01 - Frost Weapons - Oooh, chilly!

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30. I like your last environment painting. I would love to see it a little bit more detailed, but the atmosphere is very nice. However there is one thing, I don't really understand the more distant left part which is kind of washed-out. It looks like outside, or just some sort of lighting effect or...

But yeah... keep on good work!

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32. nice work man, keep it up

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@latus I didn't know really what to put there, but thanks!

@MilesE People like you keep me going! Thanks!

2012_08_01 - Sabers & Fire - 5mins of fun lol.

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35. Great stuff coming along here! Your painting with the perspective grid as the base looks really good, it's all play once those foundations are right. Looking forward to seeing more work from you soon!

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37. environmental work is great, nice start to this sb!

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@Ebersol I'm making sure I use perspective on all my pieces now. Thanks!

@kevin_ Thank you! Checked out your stuff, it's awesome too.

2012_08_03 - Fallen Angel - 4-5hrs.

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2012_08_03 - Propaganda Spaceship

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41. Hey, awesome environments. No crits really, just keep working.

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@Psychobudy Thanks! (:

2012_08_04 - Healing Towers - My favourite one so far!

2012_08_04 - Soul Rift - Going more illustrative on this one. Inspired by Guild Wars 2, the opening area of the human race.

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