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    Default Dustin Brown Sketchbook

    Figured I'd join the sketch book bandwagon. Here's a new bust I'm working on. Likenesses are tough; can anyone guess who it is without cheating?

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    Equalized the skin with the rake brush, then did another pass of major folds, fat, etc.

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    Tom Waits

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    The prize goes to Doug

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    he is one of my favorite people on the planet......
    as down to earth as they come....
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    I feel like I'm getting closer. The hair is throwing me for a loop because Tom has really messy, curly hair with lots of texture and personality to it.

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    I've tried a few different approaches and I think the best way to handle it is to keep the hair simple and conceptual. C&c are welcome as always.

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    Here's an old piece that I picked back up today. I'm not going for 100% accuracy based on skeletal remains. I'm using the fossils as a starting point and gaining inspiration from modern day animals. I'm also adding a little anthropomorphism just for fun.

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    I'm starting to lay in a pachyderm sort of treatment, just using short little crisscrossing strokes. It looks a little contrived right now, but once it's all in I'll tone it back, lay in some of the larger scales, then finish it off by dusting it in certain areas with a small scale pattern.

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    I think the skin looks great! I'll be interested to see you apply those details you describe.


    No crits, it's a lovely dinosaur!

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    petekasim: Thanks man.

    Updates.

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    Here's something I've been working on for a while. Finally got around to rendering it in mental ray. I need to continue working on the skin shader, I'm still not happy with it.

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    Awesome sketchbook..Very nice work

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    Thanks, Spain3D.

    Here is some polypainting on the Parasaur. I'm just layering colors in, trying to get a natural look to it. Suggestions are welcome. I like the bright colors on the crest and face. I envision this fellow being a male, and in most species the males are more colorful in order to attract a mate. I added a little peach to the underside, and I think it's working well.

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