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12 December 2007, 10:35 AM
over the last few years i have focused on the 3D side of art/design and have let my 2D side fall. i have decided to balance it up in 2008. So this is why i have started this thread to try to make me do more 2D'ing. (which i really really feel i need to get on with as i feel i am loosing my creative juices ) i am colour blind on certain colours so please excuse the times i paint something in the wrong colour (:)). i am using a wacom intious A5 wide tablet and painter X.
right here are some sketches i have done over the last couple of weeks ( more will follow i hope)

12 December 2007, 03:22 PM
and we cant have a sketch thread without the odd mech/ bot can we ( well i cant cause i love sketching them :))

12 December 2007, 07:55 PM
small update (added some details to it):

12 December 2007, 01:22 AM
Hey. First one should be on postcards, it's really good. It was so easier being a kid...:)

The second picture remaind me of 'Smurfs'(someone remember that cartoon?). You should clean it up and work a bit more, it will be a really good painting!

Robot started out good, but You should work at perspective. Especially on his 'chest', You can see that something is not right there. As for design, I assume we see it's front view and he should have human arm-like mechanics, I don't get how he bend his arm at elbow. I think that the hinge should be on the front side of hand(that is if I assumed right).

Hope it helps. Keep up good work!

12 December 2007, 08:53 AM
thanks for the reply mate
pleased you like the first one :). i may do more on the mushroom piccy at a later date. there is sooooo much wrong with the bot and yes i noticed the chest perspective too but my hand ignored my head and kept on adding details ( which cant work esp the arm lol) i shall attack all the points very soon ( later today :)) thanks again and stay tuned.

12 December 2007, 10:32 AM
ok tweaked the chest and made the arm so it would actually bend ;)
still tweaking about with it

01 January 2008, 02:37 PM
started another sketch, this is the first stage of it.

01 January 2008, 04:46 PM
threw some colours on it to see how it looked (coloured pencils in painter x)

01 January 2008, 09:31 AM
here is a small colour update, due to being colour blind i have real issues with makeing the images i draw look warm deep etc as you can tell from the image above (ive been told its grey, etc etc)
so here is the update

01 January 2008, 06:40 AM
checking out painters charcoal tools. here is a quick self portrait while getting use to the feel of them

01 January 2008, 10:50 AM
another charcoal sketch while waiting for a client to ring

01 January 2008, 03:22 PM
great self portraits ddatmax3ddotorg ( what a username LOL ... almost like a password) ... i like that girl drawing aswell, great pose great facial expression ... only the colors dont seems to work for me ( though the second one is already much better as the first one was )

... keep it up :thumbsup:

01 January 2008, 04:06 PM
thanks for the reply mate, for a moment i thought i done something wrong :)
yes the user name hmmm that was due to when cgtalk added the portfollio and it wouldnt let me keep my old user name (dd) which was much shorter :( aww well.
im pleased you like them and dont worry about not liking the colours cause there will always be something off with them as im colourblind on loads of colours. this is why the charcoal ones imho look like i had more fun ( i think they do ) cause i didnt need to worry about colouring them. i plan on trying to get around the colour issue this year, so stay tuned.
thanks again for the comments and i will be adding more charcoal etc ones soon (well once ive done them that is )

01 January 2008, 08:12 AM
this mornings sketch while waking myself up

01 January 2008, 07:28 PM
ive had this idea running around in my head for ages so time to sketch it and work it up

02 February 2008, 11:24 AM
got a bit of free time so i started another one last night

02 February 2008, 04:02 PM
seems direct linking has killed the images so here are some of them again

07 July 2008, 07:37 AM
ok its been a while and i have decided to do a sketch a day to make sure i keep at it, so here are the last 3 days worth

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