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Peter Martin
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Posted: 15 September 2022 at 4:38pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Nice wolverine illo. I think the hand would be better served by being even larger and moved a tiny bit down and more to the left -- it needs to come in almost as far as Wolverine's knee, IMO.

Edited by Peter Martin on 15 September 2022 at 4:38pm
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 15 September 2022 at 4:41pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

(and just to acknowledge that if the roles were reversed, I would bristle at someone suggestion a 'correction' for something I'd drawn. My reaction in such circumstances is usually along the lines of "well do your own drawing then". So, please feel free to tell me to shove it!)
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Paul Wills
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Posted: 15 September 2022 at 5:09pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Haha no way! I welcome different perspectives on my work - it's the only way to improve! Good call Peter, Steven. I just made a few photoshop adjustments and i think it does improve on the original (had to get rid of the tree, though).


Edited by Paul Wills on 15 September 2022 at 7:50pm
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 15 September 2022 at 7:42pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I think that is much better. Nice one!
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Joe Smith
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Posted: 15 September 2022 at 10:18pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply



Sketching at the grocery store today while Ma did some
solo shopping.
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Steven Queen
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Posted: 16 September 2022 at 6:51pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Visually clearer Paul --- but now I miss that nicely rendered tree! 

An artist's job is never done. :)

@Joe: Jolly good!


Edited by Steven Queen on 16 September 2022 at 6:52pm
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Steven Queen
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Posted: 21 September 2022 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Fooling around with profiles, silly hats, and reckless application of digital grey-wash...

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Steven Queen
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Posted: 21 September 2022 at 5:54pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

And a Ghoul
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Steven Queen
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Posted: 21 September 2022 at 9:08pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

And one more, attempting to be (a bit too?) dramatic



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Steven Queen
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Posted: 23 September 2022 at 11:57am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Sketching a lot --- I must be procrastinating doing something else. This one was of a bust by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse called Bust of a Girl.  I did not do it justice. See for yourself.





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Steven Queen
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Posted: 27 September 2022 at 12:59am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Here's one on the left of an elvish lady that I sketched about 6 months ago while waiting for my daughter's car to get serviced at a dealership.

It always bugged me when I flipped through my sketchbook that the proportions were so off, so the other day I finally attacked it with an eraser.  After numerous attempts to fix it, I was defeated.   Graphite was everywhere!

This morning I went after it again with an ink-pen and finally got something I could live with, and then photographed it and made some more digital adjustments.  Symmetry, feature placement, size, alignment --- so important on a face!  The drawing the nose by itself can feel like climbing Rushmore.  I read somewhere that every drawing goes through a P.O.S. stage, and you just learn to push through it.

When I was all done, I had totally humanized the elf! Making things "look right" to my eye also meant removing the exotic.  Ironic.

Just thought I'd share this little piece of my learning process.



(The hair is still a hot mess...but whatcha gonna do?)



Edited by Steven Queen on 27 September 2022 at 3:26pm
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Joe Smith
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Posted: 27 September 2022 at 3:07am | IP Logged | 12 post reply


Also a bit of a re-do today! :)



Edited by Joe Smith on 27 September 2022 at 7:32am
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