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09 September 2005, 10:33 PM
Another day and nigth in the office, render, compositing, but enough time to begin to play with the Alias sketchbook, really nice for quick sketches, like I love to do, and some Photoshop at the end, hope somebody will like it,


09 September 2005, 07:09 AM
Great looking sketches nhamuk! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:23 AM
yeah ... cool style all 5 of them :thumbsup:

paint one! :)

09 September 2005, 09:30 AM
Great job! Incredible style, I like it very much.
Most I like guy with cigarette :applause:

09 September 2005, 10:23 AM
Wow! Really interesting angles and poses.

09 September 2005, 03:43 PM
Thank you Art2, rawwad and renderbender, really...
Vahn Yes I need to paint one, but I'm relative new to the tablet, it's still a mess for me trying to paint in painter, that's why I really like the Sketchbook from Alias, is like having just your paper and just some tools to do something, I really like to draw, I work on 2d animation so I draw all the time!!! but yes I should stop to be lazy and begin to paint, promise !!!,

Hope I'll update something new soon, those two are a little bit old, the old fashion monster and the other one that I made for a friend's game. That was painted with coffee, you know, finish with whatever you have in hand...


09 September 2005, 03:46 PM
Absolutely great stuff. :thumbsup: more more more. :bounce:

09 September 2005, 06:31 PM
Thank jmBoekestein, here are two more, done with the nero Cretacolor leads and gouche... hoping to draw something today,


09 September 2005, 09:05 PM
Two more...

09 September 2005, 09:26 PM
beautiful sketches my friend

09 September 2005, 09:35 PM
I'm honored that you like it digital_bobert... I really, really, really love your work, is funny this morning I was talking with a friend in the studio to order your book... again thank you so much,


09 September 2005, 01:33 PM
Wow, nice sketches!!! Alias Sketchbook seems like a cool proggy.

Your Cowgirl is damn sexy!!!

09 September 2005, 06:09 PM
Once you can control your hands, you can do everything.

The works above are good examples.

09 September 2005, 06:30 PM
Thank you remcv8, I hope to do more sexier cowgirls, for sure!!!

This is a drawing I made in Bern, Switzerland of a friend from Morocco...

09 September 2005, 03:12 AM
Another great sketch!!!

You don't have to do all cowgirls, but your knack for capturing the feminine aspect is awesome. Like the first sketch, excellent.

The cowgirl has a much more "curvy" and a slightly revealing aspect to her. Though you didn't reveal all, it keeps my eyes looking for more in the pic.

All of the other pics are amazing. You seem to be showing some of your different stylistic approach to color, which is very eyecatching.

The sepia toned shouting man is amazing in expession and color. I also love your Crayon-esque Samurai. Samurai's are fascinating to me.

Have you ever thought about drawing mythology, gods and goddesses? It could be of any culture, your own or your favorites.

Sorry, the question just came to mind.

See ya,


09 September 2005, 04:55 PM
Hi remcv8!!! and thank you for your words, yes I love to draw women, is very nice and when you get it rigth is for sure a very nice feeling...

I like the shouting man, with some drawings I made them up in black, to work in paper I prefer bold black or brown pencils, I normally use a 5.6 cretacolor nero lead to draw, then a little photosop variations to get the brown oldie warm aspect. Some drawings are already sepia, like the one painted with coffee and the old fashion monster.

Yes for sure I want to do something with mithology, a couple of months ago I was in Madrid went to the cathedral with a religious art exposition with works from El Greco and Murillo, was amazing, simply amazing, and recently I rediscovered Rembrandt and his Bible works are simply to good to be true, the ligth in Simeon in the Temple is just to much, yes I really want to do something with mithology, something painted, I need to find the time to do it, meanwhile something not to glorious, a couple of more drawings, a sketch of a page of a comic in the making and a sketch of a friend...



10 October 2005, 12:40 AM
Markers and pilots, hoping for sometime someday to work in something more finish...

10 October 2005, 04:57 AM
Alias simulates makers and other media very well. Looks like scanned in art.

Very nice sketches by the way!!!

10 October 2005, 11:37 AM
beautiful fluid drawings


10 October 2005, 02:17 AM
Hi, and thank you Gord, here it is my first painting attempt in Open Canvas, nice software, not too much tools nice and easy to use, hoping to practice a lot more, is really funny but time comsuming, around 1 hour and a half, still unfinished but enough to jump to something else, I put there the open canvas session too, so hope some people will like it...


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10 October 2005, 03:09 AM
Awesome - Just Awesome!!!
Keep em coming! :thumbsup:


10 October 2005, 08:25 PM
Really great stuff! I actually hope you will give us more sexy cowgirls.... but your latest color sketch looks like it will be a great painting. Just keep 'em coming!

10 October 2005, 08:49 PM
hi, those are really good, great style and sense of space! thanks for sharing

10 October 2005, 12:20 AM
Wow, this stuff is really good. Show us more! :buttrock:

10 October 2005, 12:37 AM
Yeah it looks like scanned art. I may have to get this program one day.

10 October 2005, 03:42 AM
Yeah, I agree that it looks like hand/scanned work, but doesn't using OpenCanvas steer away from the title of this thread? The works that you've done with Sketchbook look conventional and are just as stunning!

I think that it is inspiring that you keep a conventional look to your work. It's so easy (for me) to lose that in a piece and in the end my work looks synthetic.

As usual though, Beautiful works indeed!!!

10 October 2005, 02:58 PM
Hi and thank you autieri, renderwhite, Nathellion and apushav... Really thank you.

remcv8... yes you are rigth, I begin to post some drawings I made with the Alias Sketchbook and then post some others done by hand and finally in open canvas, in every post I put more or less the materials I used, but you are absolutetly right, could be a missleading title post, sorry for that, I donŽt know how to change it so maybe IŽll start a new one, of course thank you for the words, IŽll try to post more alias done sketches, promise!!!

10 October 2005, 09:15 PM
i really really love all of these sketches but for some reason the cowgirls lack of a stomach really bothered me (i wasn't sure if it was hidden by the coat but im assuming it wasnt) I just thought it looked wierd how her stomach looked so "gummy" compared to her nice playful face and pose

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