stefanasov trials
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Hello everybody, first i gotta say i find this community super awesome and inspiring, I love the name :> and I'd be happy as hell if you let me be a dagger, i promise i'll work to earn it.

Now the introduction - my name is Stefan and i'm a 2D Artist from Bulgaria. I love drawing with pencil and i like drawing digitally :> I'll update this threat with all kinds of studies, sketches and tests that i do, and I hope you'll find it usefull.

p.s. special thanks to Mariyan-Hristov for pushing me to do the trials :>

it's a start

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#2
Beautiful start to your sketchbook. Got nothing to say atm, just keep posting. And Welcome!

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#3
Welcome to the forum! Your sketches look great. Keep this up!

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#4
Wow - welcome to Crimson Daggers Stefanasov!

That is an awesome start to your sketchbook - I really love your value studies - beautiful work.

Good luck and keep it coming :)

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#5
Greetings Stefanasov! - the b&w horror studies feel particularly strong. Keep 'em coming man!

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#6
Welcome, awesome sketches! I like the way you simplified values on the soldiers, will try a similar approach.

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#7
Awesome stuff! Kinda reminds me of this guy http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-4859.html

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#8
thanks all for the warm welcome :> here's how a week of starting the day looks like for me
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#9
and some pencils

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#10
Fucking awesome. Dope shit.

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#11
Love the heads chart ( and everything else ) I feel people can learn a lot from doing these. Great work!
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#12
Thanks! Here's some more studies. The sketches are done while looking at the photos, not by tracing over them.

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#13
Oh really dig the pen look in your sketches. I assume they're done digitally or are those traditional? Can't really tell. But none of the less great work.

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#14
Cool stuff! I especially liked your soldiers, hyenas and wolfs.
Whats your background? How long have you been drawing, are you selftaught?

My website: (available again soon)
www.markuscreation.com

My Youtube Artwork-Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG7r_W...w/featured


My Sketchbook:
http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-6910.html

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#15
Hey, Markus, i'm 29 and i've been working as a 2d/concept artist for more than 8 years(my last job was as a 2d artist in Gameloft Sofia). I've learned most of what i know from the internet :> the downside(because i'm lazy :) is that i've always looked for shortcuts and tricks for making my work pretty. I'm trying to fix that now, by really learning the fundamentals, and ways to apply them.

And that brings me to answer Brian's question - yes those are digital sketches, i've made a pencil brush so i can try to merge my traditional and digital ways of work. I'm thinking of making a video about that, but for now i can only do process stuff like these

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#16
These look really nice. You sure know how to capture the essence of a photo and make it yours. Great work here.

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#17
Thanks :) here're some recent process works, mostly pencils but the two at the end are digital.

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#18
That wolf tho, good stuff. Nice anatomy work as well, like how you incorporated them into the characters.

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#19
For a year now, every Monday, i do a review of my anatomy knowledge(bones, muscles). I call them the monday recaps :> 

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#20
really great stuff. I like your exaggerated style. Monday recaps seem like a fantastic idea. How do you keep it from being monotonous?
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