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by tomku
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith
Replies: 5
Views: 2556

Re: TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

edit: no finals topic yet, so here's what I come up with for a final version - a more stylized approach with a mobile anvil: :)
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Kicking things off with an exploration sketch
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by tomku
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: TAP Challenge #94: Vampire Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: TAP Challenge #94: Vampire Dragon

Just a WIP for now ;)
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by tomku
Mon May 07, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: TAP Challenge #91: Finals
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: TAP Challenge #91: Finals

This is by far the most bizarre thing I've ever created :D I wanted to combine the idea for aliens with my figure drawing exercises so I made them look exactly like humans except for an additional pair of arms protruding from their chests. That proved to be a lot trickier than I imagined CoolCat but...
by tomku
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: Tap Challenge #91: Tribal Alien
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Tap Challenge #91: Tribal Alien

Preliminary roughs TAP-91_1.png Update: I'm still not settled on the final design because this is basically an anatomical nightmare, but I like the 4 arm idea enough to wrestle with it some more CoolCat TAP-91_2.png Update 2: Progress! I played around with muscle groups and tried to figure out at le...
by tomku
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: AppleJJacks Tries to Learn Art
Replies: 44
Views: 8333

Re: AppleJJacks Tries to Learn Art

Great stuff, applejjacks! I love your pencil hatching tapHYPE
by tomku
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

Thanks Jyel, I will! CoolCat
by tomku
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

2017 continued As it turned out, the 2017 was so-so as far as my artistic progress is concerned, I only spent a few hundred hours practicing art stuff for the remainder of the year. NotLikeThis Part of that was due to IRL circumstances beyond my control, but there's a fair share of laziness/lack of...
by tomku
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: T.A.P. Study Challenges
Topic: TAP Study Challenge #31: Gesturing and Poses
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: TAP Study Challenge #31: Gesturing and Poses

Rough 6-9 minute poses, no cleanup. Focus on overlapping shapes and at least somewhat human proportions :) I'll try to submit a few every day. figure_13.png DAY 2 figure_14.png DAY 3 I've noticed my previous figures were heavy on construction and not as gesture-ish as I wanted them to, so I reduced ...
by tomku
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: TAP Challenge #90: Finals
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: TAP Challenge #90: Finals

Hey guys, long time no see!

I started with an idea of this ridiculous helmet and made the rest up as I went along. Obviously it's a WIP but appreciate any and all feedback, cheers!


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by tomku
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: TAP Challenge #83: Finals
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: TAP Challenge #83: Finals

Hey guys!
I managed to squeeze in one more tap challenge before the end of the year :)

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by tomku
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

Getting back on track 2017 ----- January January was pretty rough, my art workload dropped to around quarter of what it used to be and so did my motvation. Random studies: misc_1.png misc_3.png misc_4.png statue_1.png This piece was done for a video game contest, looking back at it now it's obviousl...
by tomku
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

@applejjacks @BigMisch Thanks for the feedback guys. Due to circumstances beyond my control I've had significantly less free time in the past 7-8 months, so my portraiture skills are even worse now, if that's even possible ;) I'll definitely throw in some face studies into my warmup practice, even i...
by tomku
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: TAP Challenge #72: Finals
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Re: TAP Challenge #72: Finals

Hey guys :)

Here are my concepts, had lots of fun coming up with color schemes

My design idea was a large, predatory bird with strong, stocky legs that allow for fast movement and muscular, lean wings evolved for hitting and striking rather than flying.

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by tomku
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Weekly Challenges
Topic: TAP Challenge #71: Finals
Replies: 16
Views: 2083

Re: TAP Challenge #71: Finals

Hey guys! Long time no see :)

For this challenge I went with a techy, evil wizard theme with a simple environment to give a sense of scale.
by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

November tap_54_witch_final_aa_13.jpg CLASS_82_2.jpg class_83_2.jpg class_85_2.jpg CLASS_86_2.jpg class_87.jpg Doing loose and quick studies felt super refreshing class_88_3.jpg Coming up with animals that have believable anatomy AND don't look completely terrible at the same time is (un)surpsingly...
by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

October cont.
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by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

October class_58_2.jpg Those are supposed to be caricatures. Let's um, let's just move on :D class_59_2.jpg class_60_2.jpg class_61_2.jpg In my ignorance, I never really cared for landscapes of any sort but doodling those thumbnails was super fun and definitely sparked my interest. CLASS_61_COMPS.j...
by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

September cont. Around this point in time I experience a massive drop in free time which results in almost no still lifes. I still keep up with daily classes, so there's that. class_44_2.jpg class_45_2.jpg class_46_2.jpg class_47_2.jpg I still feel dread, just looking at this. For this exercise I f...
by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

September cont.

Bananas and egg cups, guys. That's how you get better at art. Bananas and egg cups.
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by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

September still_7.jpg still_8.jpg class_33_2.jpg class_33_3.jpg I reverted back to black and white still lifes in my free time (what free time? OMGScoots ) to get a better grasp on values still_9.jpg class_34_3.jpg class_34_stream.jpg class_35_2.jpg class_36_2.jpg class_37.jpg still_10.jpg CLASS_37...
by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

August cont.
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by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: TomKu's path to glory

2016 July/August class_6.jpg LESSON_13_2.jpg still_1.jpg lesson_14.jpg class_16.jpg lesson_20.jpg still_2.jpg One of my first attempts at an environment sketch, I spent around 3 hours just cleaning the lines on this :D #noregrets class_22.jpg LESSON_23_2.jpg class_24_fox.jpg still_3.jpg With pugs I...
by tomku
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: TomKu's path to glory
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

TomKu's path to glory

Hey guys, I'll use this space to document my art exploits and hopeful progress. I appreciate any and all kinds of feedback I revel in being yelled at TomsPlan As a general rule, whenever I do a direct study/copy, I post the reference alongside the drawing. The initial art dump will be mostly related...
by tomku
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: T.A.P. Study Challenges
Topic: TAP Study Challenge #22: Animals
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: TAP Study Challenge #22: Animals

My tap #55 will be horse related, so here are some horse studies
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by tomku
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Sketchbooks
Topic: MurdokX - Kit The Red Rabbit Encounters
Replies: 470
Views: 55968

Re: MurdokX - Kit The Red Rabbit Daily Speedpaint

Hey man, just stopping by to say I love your work and how prolific you are! Few questions, if you don't mind: * On average how long does each piece take you to paint? * Besides doing these paintings, do you have an established daily study/practice routine? * And lastly, what kind of drug makes you c...