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Old 01-08-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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Sketchbook Thread of Bill Melvin - 2D/3D

I finally decided to get a sketchbook thread started. I want to get in the habit of doing daily sketches. Even though I’m an illustrator, I don’t ‘really’ draw or ‘really’ paint enough. I produce a lot of 3d modeled objects and scenes for my illustrations instead of hand rendering them, using Photoshop more as a retouching tool then a painting/drawing tool. So, this should be motivating.

I decided to do a dark moody portrait yesterday and picked Brando in the character of Kurtz from the movie Apocalypse Now as a subject. So here’s pic #1, done in PS:

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Old 01-08-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Woo hoo! It will be great to see your work here, I was definitely hoping you'd start up a thread. Great start and looking forward to more!

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Old 01-08-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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That's awesome. Very moody. His eye keeps following me around the room....
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yeah! will definitely be following this sketchbook - awesome start
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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WOW!! Welcome aboard, sir!
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:08 PM   #6
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Yep, I'm also looking forward to this...
 
Old 01-13-2009, 02:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome everyone.
Here are some gesture figures drawn small in PS, with a few of the poses inspired by Bumskee’s dynamic gesture drawing collection, peppered with a few sketchy skulls. I’ve got to get in the habit of doing more of these.

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Some great studies and interpretations.

Can't wait to see your 3d elements aswell.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:08 PM   #9
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Ah, cool to see digital gestures...that's something I should do more of.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:44 PM   #10
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yeah good one - I've started doing digital gestures just at the beginning of the month - found mine way less impressive hehe so I'm not posting but it's definitely motivating to see this!
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the lighting is amazing I love this pieces.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 07:38 PM   #12
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

Here’s another sketch. She’s no one in particular. I’m still experimenting with custom PS brushes to get that one brush I feel totally comfortable with for sketching and general painting in PS. I think I’m narrowing it down.




Since this thread is bare, I decided to add some things I did from a couple of Rebecca’s workshops that I participated in.
This was from the 2d workshop# 022: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...69&page=1&pp=15





This is from the hands workshop#023: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=199&t=619548







Here’s a cheesy, hand on chin, self-portrait I did years ago (note the glasses). An illustration rep I work with did a promo catalogue showcasing his artists and each artist had to do a small b&w self-portrait, which was printed in a square box in the page header over their work on the page. So this was mine, done in oil, back in my pre-digital days in early 2000 (I went digital later that year). –There’s nothing like ‘real’ paint to do a painterly painting with.

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Old 04-01-2009, 07:58 PM   #13
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It's awesome to see your sketchbook thread here. Welcome!. Great start on the Brando paint..
 
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beautiful stuff Bill, more more!!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:39 PM   #15
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Hi Bill, great work. i like the hand studies! Keep going.
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