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11 November 2008, 06:28 PM
I talked to a couple of members on the board about doing a traditional media thread and see where it would go. At first, I thought it might be fun to have a theme every other day, which is entirely doable. However, it's also cool just to post anything at random or of a specific interest.

Hopefully, for those who participate, we can have discussions and share ideas, as well as, tips and techniques.

Also, since it's a traditional thread, there's no concrete rule to digital touch-ups. I think they should be allowable, but minimized and mentioned with a possible explaination. In short, the goal is to improve one's traditional skills as an artist and to share your progress with others.


11 November 2008, 06:33 PM
"Tree Man"

2.5 hours, acrylic on multi-media paper.

Digital afterthoughts: the white stars in the background and darkened the vignette with an airbrush just a tad.

11 November 2008, 10:07 PM
awesome daniel, and crazy fast...

the following is done in mixed media, with Gouache and inked over with a fine liner. i really need a different paper, since this one was way too thin and the structure of the paper gets damaged way too quickly when working with with very thin and watery colors.

closeup of the face:

here are some steps:

pencils (
wip1 (
wip2 (
wip3 (

shot them with my digicam, and the only digital handling they got afterwards was a sharpen filter.

11 November 2008, 10:14 PM
That Treeman :surprised :bowdown:
The picture looks so three dimensional and the colors are incredible, can't stop
looking at it.

11 November 2008, 10:49 PM
jpedro - very cool :) We share the same splatter technique. I actually use an old toothbrush for it, in any case, I like the accidental effect it produces. If you are interested has some good multi-media board, here's a link . It's very durable. Although, it has a little tooth to it, which has its advantages and disadvantages. The good thing, if you use your qouche or acrylic in a watercolor fashion the tooth helps create some subtle abstract designs; the bad, its a tad bumpy for detailed pencil work. All in all, I dig your work and hope to see more...awesome stuff!

Vyse-soa - Thanks! I appreciate it :) On this piece, I used a lot of glazing to build up translucent layers which gives the illusion of depth. Having a hair dryer in one hand to dry the paint, also helps speed things up. Thanks again.

12 December 2008, 05:55 AM
Ballpoint pen, marker, and pastel, on watercolor paper...
highlights in photoshop

12 December 2008, 04:35 AM
Cool entry sound wav, I like the perspective you got going :)


Pencil with the exception of the white (digital airbrush)

11 November 2009, 07:31 AM
Ummm , no 2 pencil

11 November 2009, 03:53 PM
I totally forgot about this thread :D

Nice work, soundwav! I wish it was a little larger, some areas are a tad hard to see. Looking forward to some updates.

11 November 2009, 04:46 PM
Great idea for a thread and cracking work so far, Il definitely be contributing soon!!

11 November 2009, 06:51 PM
2h lead, watercolor, pen, on arches watercolor paper...
and some dirt, haha :curious:

11 November 2009, 07:36 PM
wow inspirational stuff guys, nice thread indeed. :)

12 December 2009, 09:40 AM
I should post something here! nice idea!

12 December 2009, 11:46 AM
I remember Jan and DaniŽl discussing this in their own sketchbook threads, but I didn't know the thread was actually started.

So I'm subscribing now and will try to post some work here.

12 December 2009, 11:57 AM
Thats a brilliant we go..

12 December 2009, 02:44 PM
Soundwav and Naresh great posts :)

12 December 2009, 10:44 AM
here is my today sketch.. ;)

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12 December 2009, 11:01 AM
hey soundway nice design is mine today..

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