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 Post subject: Jayge's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 18:41 
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I'll start with my best original sketch, as you'll soon be very aware, I'm a pencil artist, not a very good one, but I enjoy it so here it is:

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What do you think, want more?



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:06 
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I like it! The stance in particular you've pulled off nicely. I've never been good at drawing people at angles like that. The left foot is particular looks very good. Whatever sword-like weaponry he has in his left hand is a bit confusing, though, like it needs to be shaded more, but besides that :thumbsup:



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:10 
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looks good, wish I could draw better and make it look as good as that.



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:14 
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See? It doesn't burn our eyes! Why? BECAUSE IT IS GOOD!
Besides, humility is bad for art.

The first picture in your gallery on dA was especially good. Was that the one you were talking about in the intro topic?



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:34 
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If you mean this:

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then yes, he is a copy, although I retarded up the proportion, shading and details enough to make it an entirely seperate piece, also as I have yet to post these on DA, take a lookit:

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and

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they are greyscaled badly, but you can see the lines decently enough >_>



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:43 
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it looks good again. although a bit scratchy!



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
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Wow, the detail on the second one's armor is beautiful! You've got a knack for poses as well. The only weakness I see that stands out is shading. Besides that, they're great.



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:46 
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the last one also shows great detail



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:56 
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Darkest night wrote:
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How can you possibly be humble at all after posting something like this? It's Great, with a capital G!
From what you've posted thus far, this one is my favorite, for several reasons.
-Excellent posing, as Anne has so eagerly pointed out.
-The shading could use some work perhaps, but is by no means bad I think.
-The subjects are just "cool" to me. They don't seem to stick to a centrl theme or anything, but are connected by your style, which I enjoy.

Why didn't you tell me you were such a great pencil artist? :|



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:58 
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truth be told, both of the later ones were copied out of a book, a step by step guide thing, I draw all of my stuff myself, but I often use references, I'm not very good at such fine detail, but I'll try to find some good, original stuff to throw up here.

just to tide you over though, here's something you might like:

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completely original, despite the fact that the samurai looks like kenti, or so I'm told...



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2008, 09:55 
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It still looks great, just as look as you didn't directly trace it the skill is pretty much the same. Man, I've been trying to get my armor to look like that for ages...


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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2008, 14:47 
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It occured to me that a good way to learn is to copy what others have already done. That way, you can do it again, and every time you do, your own style starts to show through. Eventually, you're drawing your own stuff :3

I don't know if it works yet though....



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
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imitation IS the fondest form of flattery. Keep at it!



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I didn't think of it like that, thanks for the encoragement,
here's some more pics, character developement of the two guys in the last picture, Kaze & Kage:
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^this one isn't quite finished yet...>_>



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
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they look alittle flat you should try adding perspective into it.



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2008, 17:32 
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just quick sketches, I'd be surprised if they took me more than a half-hour each, but eventually I'll get around to remaking the poster with both of them. That should look a bit prettier



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
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Some more penwork, a dragon, Kaguro, more Kaguro, and to top it off, Peter Parker. An odd bunch:

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This is read from right to left, and is a collection of relatively unrelated frames:
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What do you think?



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
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i love the middle one! art seems better when it has a story as well :P



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 10 Sep 2008, 16:06 
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Right, brand new pikkies, done today, but not yet finished. I'm gonna colour them over the weekend, or friday, I hope.... anyways, say hello to demons:

Belial:
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Amy:
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Gigas:
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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2008, 00:06 
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The total lack of replies can be explained by the simple fact that we are probably all so shocked by how good you are. Why are you being humble about it? You draw twice as well as I can (and I won the last art contest), now I'm scared because you have a good chance of winning the next one if you enter...



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2008, 15:21 
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first, concerning my 'humbleness' is that I simply hate that my best drawings come from another artists page, even through my own hand, it's just irritating.

That and, honestly, I'm getting tired of 'the sound of my own voice', if that makes any sense, usually when I do a good piece of work I start parading it around and showing absolutly everyone, something I'm trying to stop.

Also, when I look at my work, no matter how good it seems when compared to the rest of it, or how many people like it, all I can see are the mistakes. But enough about this, I've rambled about the bad for far too long now. ON WITH THE GOOD!

And as for the next art contest, should I be here, I'm in to win. :3

I was going to put up some more pics here, but Imageshack seems to have started hating me, anyone know any other sites for such things?



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2008, 15:26 
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You could use Photobucket or get a DeviantART account. I'll trade this info for any idea on how to get my art on the computer when I don't have a scanner.


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Ha, don't worry, darkest night. I know exactly how you feel. An artist is their own worst critic.

Oh yeah... The next contest... How does late September/early October sound?



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 Post subject: Death's sketchbook
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2008, 15:48 
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Thanks for the info, (already has a DA account, with stuff on it, (check mah profile)) As for your problem, I'm afrain that the only thing I can think of is a digital camera, or a tablet, either of which will cost about as much, if not more than a scanner...

have some work I.S decided to like as a consolation prize:

A rather time consuming piece of A5, with crappy felt tip colors. SERIOUSLY! 100 pens, not one decent skin tone.
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and one of my better shading jobs. Not my best, but I'll upload them when I have the time. I'll give a theoretical cookie to whoever tells me where this guy is from.
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@Anne: Sounds good to me. I take it that you wont give me any hints as to what the topic is?



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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2008, 15:59 
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Yay! Imageshack loves me again! MORE PICS!


These two were done with a red color pencil because it was the closest thing to hand, I think I did quite well considering:
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an updated version of the previous Ebon Rook, shinier :
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