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    Coffee's inferior stuff


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    It is nice and encouraging to see more members post sketchbook thread. I hope to see more of your art.

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    I like how you stuff has a sort of charcoal style to it.

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    Personally, I think you're moving in the right direction for taking the painterly route, which is a good thing!
    I think a few short tips I would be able to give are:

    - anatomy-practices are key (though I'm sure this is common knowledge)
    - your works could benefit from being rendered a bit sharper. At the moment they tend to look a bit fuzzy and while it works for the middle one, the other two look like they would need some cleaner edges in the composition. Working with a more hard-edged brush as opposed to an airbrush can help loads with that, I think.

    Other than that, I'll be looking forward to seeing more work!

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    You should so give Danger 5 random sketches a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardrockangel View Post
    Personally, I think you're moving in the right direction for taking the painterly route, which is a good thing!
    I think a few short tips I would be able to give are:

    - anatomy-practices are key (though I'm sure this is common knowledge)
    - your works could benefit from being rendered a bit sharper. At the moment they tend to look a bit fuzzy and while it works for the middle one, the other two look like they would need some cleaner edges in the composition. Working with a more hard-edged brush as opposed to an airbrush can help loads with that, I think.

    Other than that, I'll be looking forward to seeing more work!
    Yeaah, I need to watch some more anatomy vids and such. I can see the obvious errors but I'm too lazy to go fix them now, for example the massive head of the bird.
    Bird proportion vids are somewhere far in the distance in my queue for lessons.
    Right now I think I need to learn how to use layers for shadowing with adjustment layers, I have a vid ready for that too.

    And again yeah, sharpness is what I need to work on. Funny thing though, I usually use a hard round brush. Airbrushes I've only for those lights in the first one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeitzbach View Post
    You should so give Danger 5 random sketches a try.
    Totally. Pick a scene/character and I'll do it.
    I am atrocious with human heads so this'll be fun (or not).
    Last edited by SirCoffeecup; 01-03-2014 at 03:56 PM.

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    How about the one you already have a ref for.

    Your sig, at the end.

    You can even replace the gentlemen with your Rey if needed.

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    I'm happy to see you posting up a sketchbook on here. Keep on updating, I'm very interested in seeing you progressas an artist.

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    Dig that first pic!

    My piece of advice would be, cheap paper and pencil for pencil studies/sketches.

    You can overcome the fuzziness issue by simplifying your subject matter into very basic shapes first, then dividing up areas between light and shadow. Once those simple shapes are blocked in you can begin to tweak details out of them, using the hard brush all the time. Hardly any reason to ever deviate from a hard brush.

    Also use a sharp hard edged eraser for digital works early stages.

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    I hope you keep working!

    I'd be real happy to watch you improve.

 

 

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