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06 June 2008, 12:48 PM
"10 Hands"

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06 June 2008, 02:07 AM
1.5hrs at the moment ps:

06 June 2008, 02:11 AM
EDIT: Ah, fart! Embryotic you sly devil! Jumpin' in while I was in HTML mode. I love the design and jaggedness of the hands. Colors are sweet too. Love it.

Well since Roberto was the last poster I just gotta say, Sweet Hair dude.

Okay, post. I interpreted this a little differently than others might. Hands are also a Poker term and I figured it'd be fun to draw a gambler who is rather badly concealing his cheating hands or decks (there are ten in total.)

PS, Wacom, 90 minutes.

06 June 2008, 04:15 AM
Hi Santo, sorry to snake your spot lol - ill try 'hyper-review' your image :)

first I thought you might be a 3d guy cause everything seems very solid with forms shaded correctly - so good on you, also I like your take on the topic and how your 10 hands interact with your character (something that I did neither of) so thats pretty cool.
I thought maybe the composition was a bit flat and I tried a paint over that didnt really work o_O but ill link it anyway, I thought that you could try set up your compostition to frame the things that are important in your sketch. and then find lines of action and draw things along those lines (i used your chips) to accentuate them. Also you could keep the highest saturations and contrasts for the key areas of your pic

paintover gif (

viola! you have been hyper-review'd :) :thumbsup:

06 June 2008, 11:36 AM
SantoAnderson, few comments of mine:

1. Hmm, I cannot see hands. Whatever your interpretion, its not clear for average user, me, how this images relates to subject. I understand your idea, but maybe showing this guy changing cards quickly so quicly that we see his multiple hands in motion doing his tricks would help?

2. I would make background clearer, sharper, defined, so we can see people behind and understand he is in saloon. Maybe that would help to build up more story. Story is important.

3. I like cards poping up here and there.

Here is my try. 20-30 minutes doodle. Crash me guys with time in mind :)



PS: I like this exercise, we could have them more often. Feedback is good. Also recently I found time limit to 40-50min annoying. Maybe we could have a week of current sketches and a week of this type? There would be more interaction and learning.

06 June 2008, 08:00 PM
Well it has a clear composition, the light manage is perfect, the color theme is smooth and represents the mood...
But. 1. As it's a sketch it lacks details, so the composition could be less strict and more interesting.
2. Those things holding moon/sun look more like hands then the ones on the ground, but I haven't notice them at the first time i looked at the image. Better make them a bit bolder.
Anything else is well, except maybe the idea, it's quite simple and has no characters.

This post I consider just a confirmation I've got an account here.
So here's my _really quick_ sketch:
PS: Is it possible to stand my English or it's better for me not to cut the text part as much as possible?

06 June 2008, 03:11 AM
Thanks guys,
I do kind of interpret the topics differently than other people. That's half the fun for me.

Thanks Embryotic. I'm one of those unfortunate souls who went from life drawing to 3D and totally skipped framing. I'll get the hang of it eventually. Gracias!

07 July 2008, 11:36 AM
embryotic - really like the comp and lighting overall - great expression as well.

maybe give the hands in the background some depth to each other

the hands in front looks a bit transparent

SantoAnderson - very nice take on the topic but I count 12 hands :) and like the shadows in the background

little more of the table would be nice and a bit lower maybe...

krpolak - I like it! - very symbolic - I see trees longing for rain...

a bit to rough and to dark in the lower part of the sketch...

chintoi - welcome!

PS/wacom 90 min - run teddy ruuuunnnnn!

07 July 2008, 09:05 AM
Thanks Daw and you're spot on.
Not sure how to critique yours... although - in it's bottom right hand, i'll think you'll find that's not a utensil...

maybe you could tell me - what's goin on with all the nighttime blue forrests?

07 July 2008, 11:34 AM
hehe - really don't know what a utensil is but the hook is for mainly for little creatures like this...

It all started as bedtime stories to my daughter and she loves it...
- so Im stuck in wonderland for now - I'll guess this is my blue period:)

07 July 2008, 05:48 AM
I'm much too late, I know. But, I like these threads so I decided to post anyway.

Daw you certainly have an interesting concept going. Your monster has the bones for many good expressions, which is nice to see. My concern comes with the lighting. For a night scene, the monster is very well lit. Which wouldn't bother me as much except the girl is in complete silhouette and that doesn't match. Beyond that, I like the background texture and the volume of the monster's chin.

Here's my thing. It took about an hour of actual work. But, I worked on and off for two or three, resulting in one hour of actual work and a couple of hours of movie watching. Classic pencil and paper.

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