Beau's Sketchbook
#1
Stupid Stupid I've spent the past three hours fixing this post. lol. I made that harder than it needed to be

Anyways, here's a mix of studies, wips, and finished work.


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#2
you can upload your images to any online service like imgur and then paste the direct link to the image using this button

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also welcome <3


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#3
(02-13-2019, 01:22 PM)Gliger Wrote: you can upload your images to any online service like imgur and then paste the direct link to the image using this button

[Image: sxGm9zW.png]

also welcome <3

Oh, cool, thank you! Glad to be here, also.

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#4
I just started studying- after about two years of only drawing out of my head (and photobashing for some client stuff); the only one I'm actively applying my daily studies to is the last painting in the post above. I've been doing two studies daily for about a week now, and I feel like I;m already growing a little bit. Not that I'm great at painting, but my drawing is my biggest weakness- I'm really trying to practice form and perspective, and integrate environments into my pieces (bottom pic will have a background eventually, when I finish painting the body. I planned it out in hidden layers), 

But yeah, environments, and thinking/visualizing the scene in 3D are by far my biggest weaknesses that I'm trying to overcome right now.

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#5
Tonight's study

[Image: dog.png]

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#6
nice start lookin forward to seeing more
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#7
Passing down a tuto someone once gave me i think you will find interesting it about the quality of an edge.The 2 edge a soft and an hard edge.Let take your latest study the ears of the dog is hard edge and you unfortunately use a soft brush to paint it be careful.I alway say use an hard brush first and than go in an play with soft brush.


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#8
(02-14-2019, 07:06 AM)darktiste Wrote: Passing down a tuto someone once gave me i think you will find interesting it about the quality of an edge.The 2 edge a soft and an hard edge.Let take your late stufy the ears of the dog is hard  and you unfortunately use a soft brush to paint it be careful.I alway say use an hard brush first and than go in an play with soft brush.

thanks Darkiste. Yeah, edges are something I haven't put enough time into. I'll focus on the more in the future. I have a problem with getting lazy and not wanting to finish a piece or a study either, which just means I need to focus more and put more time/thought into it.

That tutorial helps, reminds me of a section in a James Gurney book (and in a blog post here): https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2009/...-rule.html

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#9
wuzzupp

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
[color=rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.882)]e owl sat on an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke.[/color]
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#10
Studies from yesterday. I might as well not even post the bottom one, it's absolutely trash.

This one I did specifically for a piece that I'm putting a dress in. 

[Image: sargent_study.png][Image: bird_study.png] God, that writing. I knew I'd be pissed when I read it today, lol.

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#11
Some wips I have going

Lines I'm cleaning up and inking (I noticed the form lines getting really dense around.breasts just now, have to simplify that read), but the thick lines in the hair will be gone soon.
She's wearing boar hide and boar leather, and lots of random items to show that she picks things up on her travels, that don't necessarily match

I'm excited to post the final, so I can't hide behind these WIP excuses! Stupid
[Image: wilmer_barbarianfinal.png][Image: wilmer_barbarianfinalc.png]
Simple clipping layers with a multiply layer shadow. I was getting tired and wanted to do something to get me back into the piece, and it worked. I like how it's looking!

And if I didn't say yet, this is a commission for a friend's DnD character, a human female barbarian: tough, works alone, cute, boar hide and boar leather armor.

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#12
Barbarian commission progress- I fixed the lines in her hair shape, added some lines to show form, and changed her mouth. Oh, I also sized up her head and sword (a nodachi- it's very long)
i'm pretty happy with her hair. You can tell I've been bingeing DBZ. I've already learned so much from this piece, though- not the least of which is a variety of ways to wear a sword! Which I've always struggled with, because I never studied it. Another big thing I've realized is my approach to lineart is slower than it has any right to be. I made a rough gesture, then set that to low opacity and roughed in the figure and costume, and then went straight to inking, when I should probably have split this last step into two; one more rough ink layer ( you can see in the pants that I'm starting to realize this), and THEN gone in with final inks. I attached a color image for continuity's sake.[Image: wilmer_barbarianprog.png?width=639&height=663][Image: wilmer_barbariancolorprog.png?width=639&height=663]
I might go in and change the mouth if it starts to feel weird to me, but I want to move down the figure. You can see I've started cleaning up the fur collar.

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#13
If anyone's interested in the designs i'm building the hair on, here's the video on filagree that got me into this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13q91_bVVk4[Image: hair.PNG]

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#14
Collar's dome, so is her right (our left) shoulder trim. I ended up just fixing the lip- that was what was really bothering me on the mouth, I think. Onto the torso, then i think Ill finish rough-inking the body.
[Image: wilmer_barbarianprog2.png?width=639&height=663]

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#15
i like the hair man, the face is peculiar, i get its stylized, id maybe lower the eye thats slanted a little to get a little more symmetry

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
[color=rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.882)]e owl sat on an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke.[/color]
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#16
Morning and night studies, yesterday
[Image: study_rocks.png][Image: Illustration2.png]

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#17
(02-16-2019, 01:03 AM)Fedodika Wrote: i like the hair man, the face is peculiar, i get its stylized, id maybe lower the eye thats slanted a little to get a little more symmetry

I see what you mean now. I could give the excuse that I'm trying to stylize it, but really I just need to study faces. I'll play with the lower eye and see if it can work at a more natural placement :)

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#18
You've got some good stuff here. With regards to some of your line drawings (such as the one of the human skull), I'd suggest trying to communicate more with less lines and avoid scratching as much. I know it was probably just a sketch, but even for sketches I've found it's improved my work a bit by practicing with using less lines.

Anyway, great stuff, let's see more!
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#19
Didn't do anything productive yesterday, aside form a couple hours of client work- in the next twelvish hours I'll have four studies posted. Until then, here's some stuff.

I had the nerve to call this a study, but I'm not counting it because I clearly wasn't trying at all
[Image: Illustration3.jpg][Image: Bettyroughs.png][Image: Capture.PNG]
Colors on her are super rough. I've only finalized the background and the lines above.


Betty from Madmen, the pigeon shooting scene

Her right shouler actually looks big, I have to fix that


Here is the original unfinished piece from a few months ago. I wanted to finish it, but I decided to redo everything but the background.
[Image: Betty.png]

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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#20
Hey, I just posted this in Pantswizard's sketchbook. Thought it was mine, oop.
Omae wamou shindeiru
[Image: Capture.PNG][Image: torson.png][Image: facestudy.png][Image: skullstudy.png][Image: skullstudy1.png]

Sketchbook (updated daily) https://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8600.html

discord: Beau#4149


1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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