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Postby cvh » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:51 pm

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Subject title: cvh's sketchbook... and stuff

Hi,
Welcome to my sketchbook-thread.
I'll post wip's + finished works in here so if you want to be kept up to date you can either take a look at this thread or like my facebook-page (where I actually never post anything) or visit my dA account or portfolio sometime.
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here's what I spent the past days with:
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Some studies in digital painting after an abstinence from my tablet over several months

RDJ as Iron Man in a scene taken from the IM3 trailer
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W.I.P's
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Tom Hiddleston
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W.I.P's
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a friend asked me to paint him
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W.I.P's
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oh god, I really suck at painting digitally... I'm always open for critique and tips on how to improve!
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Postby Fenix_N » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:53 pm

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Hmm... I think your portraits will look better with some more directional lighting instead of ambient lighting. You'll get more shadows which will really pop out the faces more. Right now things look kinda flat. Even if you don't have studio lighting, all you need is a room with a north facing window. It'll give you great lighting for modeling the face.

 

Postby cvh » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:47 pm

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thanks a lot! I think I'll try that some time.
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heres some traditional work of mine from the past weeks:
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mostly just for fun sketches
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Postby Minako008 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:30 pm

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Wow, those sketches look great! :D

 

Postby Ambiguity » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:55 am

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The traditionals look great, just measure your proportions carefully, you don't want to lose likeness. Anyways, keep up the hard work o.-

 

Postby Fenix_N » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:29 pm

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Hey man, I really like your traditional stuff. It feels like there is a little bit of soul in there. I feel like a lot of my art lacks that so it's refreshing to see.

 

Postby Fisharto » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:34 pm

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Wow! I love your traditional art. Can't wait to see more from you ! :D

 

Postby cvh » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:41 pm

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thanks a lot, guys!
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some quick doodles I did this morning
(yeah, I know... instagram quality)
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school starts again for me tomorrow, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to devote myself to bigger projects again. However, I've been planning to do a Skyfall fanart-piece with white chalk on black cardboard...
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Postby cvh » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:03 pm

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-sorry for doubleposting-

a quick sketch of an elf... came into my mind just now and I'm not sure If I'll keep working on it. What do you think?
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Postby Fenix_N » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:19 pm

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Lol, I like how her boobs are right in the crosshair for the Rule of Thirds :lol:. No need to beat around the bush eh? Anyways, you might want to consider balancing the visual weight on the left and the right side of the image. Although, that might not be important for this image. Instead of going for eye flow around the image, maybe you just want the eyes to focus on the elf. But yea, just something to consider if you decide to move on with the image. Also, I think her hands might be a bit too long. I usually try to size the hand going from the bottom of the chin to where the hairline starts.

 

Postby marvel57 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:16 pm

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Good work, a tradional work can be framed and sold, also prints made, with digital there's no "original! :ugeek:p.s. what's all this course paper in Europe, I prefer smooth generally

 

Postby cvh » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:10 pm

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thanks!
I'm not sure yet on how to compose the elf-piece... But yeah, looks like my anatomy practice payed off :D

I usually use smooth paper, I just ran out of it ;)
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Postby cvh » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:47 pm

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I need some opinions on her face. I don't know what it is, but something bothers me about it...
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Postby Ambiguity » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:56 pm

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You got the major features facing different directions and the eyes on different levels:
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Postby cvh » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:13 pm

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yes! thank you!!
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Postby cvh » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:20 am

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So heres what I've been up to:

(I'm sorry... seems like I'm just to lazy to get up and take some decent pictures or at least a decent scan, but I'll promise to upload them on my portfolio in a few days. Also, my phone camera tends to distort the image so that may cause a weird look sometimes.)

RDJ charcoal drawing
my first attempt at drawing with charcoal that didn't end in me burning the stuff :D
I messed up the eyes though...
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W.I.P: 007 on black cardboard
Drawing on a dark surface using white chalk is kind of a pain in the ass, but still a lot of fun. I'll probably finish this tomorrow and I'm actually pretty satisfied on how it came out so far. What do you think?
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Postby alnoth » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:24 am

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i think the hand is huge, but it may just be a picture taken at an angle....

 

Postby cvh » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:15 pm

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yes, its taken at an angle ;) I'll make sure to upload a picture with a better perspective soon
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Postby Roger » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:42 pm

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The way you are taking the pictures of your traditionals are crazy. Are you using a pricy camera to take the pictures? Really digging that elf drawing of yours!
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Postby cvh » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:49 pm

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thanks ;) the first few ones I posted were taken using a Pentax DSLR, the other ones using my phones crappy one ;)
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Postby You » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:06 pm

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I like the batman painting very much.To make your paintings better I'd suggest defining the shape and values better.

 

Postby cvh » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:22 pm

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thank you!

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I finally managed to take some decent pictures of my newest pieces:
Daniel Craig aka 007 // white chalk on black cardboard
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RDJ // one of my first charcoal drawings
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Postby marvel57 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:13 pm

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Nice work! Looks like your doing a bit of everything. Excellent work with while chalk :geek:

 

Postby cvh » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:46 pm

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thank you! :) I appreciate that you guys like my stuff!

heres another just for fun piece I did today:

graphite + watercolor sketch
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the quote "Rat eats rat" is stuck in my head... so I needed to compensate :D
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Postby cvh » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:02 pm

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Scarlett Johansson - Charcoal portrait
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