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Sketch 001 by memod Sketch 001 by memod
There we go, as I promised, here's something that shows what I've been doing over the past months. Basically I've done tons of sketches like that. As the date shows, this was done a few weeks back already, but I'm notoriously slow with photographing my sketches.
This was done with ink pens and markers, cold and warm grey. I did some tweaking in photoshop, fixing a few things and smoothing out some shading, plus I enhanced the whole warm / cold feeling. But otherwise that's pretty much it. Done on A4 copy paper....

Hope you guys enjoy it. I know there are some mistakes, maybe I shouldn't have eyeballed the perspective, haha. And I'm sorry for the unoriginal title...but with how many I am doing of these, if I submit any more, it'll be easier to just change the number ;P

Think I'll submit a print of that, too. Enjoy, and of course, tell me what you think! :heart:
Daniel
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Wahahaha, I finally have critique, so here goes. At first I wasn't really sure about the way that you drew the river, as obviously there isn't really any texture or shape. After a while though it occurs to me that if looked at in terms of the picture as a whole, the river works fairly well, especially in the very subtle waves around the rock in the center.

Overall, you did a fairly nice job of maintaining the perspective in the image. The corner of the stone wall in the right section of the picture is curved just a little bit, but enough that it's possible to view it as a product of the fortress architecture. I particularly like the sketched carvings on either side of the arch spanning the stream. On the whole, this is just a universally lovely image. It really reminds me of the conceptual art that they did for the Lord of the Rings movie. It's not overly detailed or intricate, but in a sketchy, rough sort of way I almost like this better than your digital art. It has a very natural and archaic feel to it, like the sort of thing that might have been lost for many years only to be rediscovered and put into a book somewhere of old fantasy art.

One other thing, I really like the way you did the trees. The image would have been very stark and base without them; they help the picture to cross over the edge of a sketch and become a well rounded work of art on the whole. Very well done. If I didn't know that dA takes WAY too much money from the sale, I'd actually consider buying a print.
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Cool camera angle. Very nice drawing. I am still a little bit confused about what should be focus of the image.
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memod Aug 29, 2012  Professional
Thanks, Toni! Yeah, you are quite right, the focus is really unclear in this, the compositon is not helping with that. I suppose I should finally clean out my gallery a little :D
Loved your recent images, by the way =] Was looking at them only a day or two ago :D
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ianvicknair Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work
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memod Feb 10, 2012  Professional
Thank you!
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ianvicknair Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
welcome
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A few questions:

Is it done on photoshop?
If not, then how did you create those outlines?
If yes, do you think anyone could ever be an artist with no tablet? (oh...please say yes...:(..)

Request: Please PLEASE make a tutorial on matte painting!

U're an amazing painter...Need I say ?
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memod Oct 17, 2011  Professional
Hello =] No, this piece is actually a marker and ink drawing, all done on good ol' paper. =] And sure you can be an artist, the tablet is just another tool. I draw both on paper and digitally and I enjoy both. It does not depend on the tool, just on your dedication and willingness to practice, that's all.

And thanks for the compliments! I am not sure though if I will have time for a tutorial anytime soon, I don't even have time for personal work lately =/
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NinaGrace Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it Daniel! ...and how have you been? I haven't talked to you in forever. Hope you are doing well! :iconredbullglompplz: :iconpenguinsnuggleplz:
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memod Mar 13, 2010  Professional
Hussa, look who's there! :lol: It's great to hear from you! :glomp: And thank you, I'm glad you like the piece :heart:

I have been pretty well most of the time, staying busy with drawing, hehe. So I think I'm fairly productive. How have things been going for you? :hug:
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NinaGrace Mar 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconunicornglompplz: It's good to hear you're doing well and staying busy with art! :painter: That's the best way for an artist to be. I find if I'm not productive then I just get antsy or crabby or blue :sniff:. That doesn't mean I can't relax or take a break, but if it's been a protracted period then I start to feel off. Hence my newest signature line which I coincidentally changed a few days ago.
I'm so glad you're still around! :iconhyperglompplz:
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