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January 22nd, 2008, 01:32 PM
B-Nine and D.Labruyere:
Thank you both for taking me on as your student, I look forward to learning from you and hope that my progress is to your liking. I am eager to begin the assignments you give me.
January 22nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
I just wanted to drop in and talk a little about what I'm thinking for this. I was initially looking for a mentor, but wasn't able to find any takers, so my guess is that there's a lot of learning to be had while playing teacher.
My intentions are to do the assignments along side kingscribbles, as that will help me understand the pitfalls and better determine ways to correct them. I'll probably go with two week deadlines to make it a little more feasible for all involved. I'm actually thinking that most of the projects should have a time limit as I think that will help with not getting bogged down with details and whatnot, we'll have to see how that goes.
I'll try and get the first assignment up later tonight, will probably start small and easy, but I'm not really thinking these are going to be fundamentals practice... there's a ton of other threads for that stuff so I'm hoping we can go in a different direction and maybe try some stuff that is a little more narrowed down.
January 23rd, 2008, 02:00 AM
Ok that all sounds great to me! :) I posted new stuff to my sketchbook, it is all very rough except my CHOW (eh), and much of it shows how I begin to work, if it helps you to see where I can improve from the beginning.
January 23rd, 2008, 04:27 AM
I took a look through your sketchbook again to help me decide on where we should start. You've got some really nice stuff in there, and some stuff that doesn't work very well yet. I think for the first couple of assignments I want to work mainly on value because I think that's the biggest issue right now where your pieces start to struggle. So... What I would like to see is 5 thumbnails for the first assignment. You will have to use 4 values (black, white and two greys like a 50% and 75%, or whichever %'s, just that you only use 2 different greys). This means no blending of values to get in betweens. For content in the thumbnails, I'd like a structure (i.e. building) a figure and a blimp. Really try and focus on separating the foreground, middleground and background.
Like I said, two weeks is the time frame I'd like to see this in, but I'm not gonna bust your balls about that kind of thing because I'm busy too and time can often slip away from me. Try and not spend anymore than 10-20 minutes per thumbnail... that might seem like a long time, but I find it really difficult to get ideas on paper for thumbnails =/
Also, I'd like to see some figure studies from here: posemaniacs (http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/)
I think your proportions in the figures is your biggest problem, and this will help with that as well as give you a better idea for muscle placement. I don't want to harp too much on anatomy because I think it tends to become too much of a focus, but some brushing up from time to time never hurts.
January 23rd, 2008, 04:31 AM
I would also suggest giving this a thorough reading. I found it in Kian's mentoring thread and the information is incredibly simplistic and also incredibly useful. Very easy to comprehend, very easy to apply to most any piece.
January 23rd, 2008, 04:52 PM
I'm on it! :)
February 7th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Ok here is the first bit of it, I'll be posting again tonight, still need to scan some things and have another b+w to do.
February 8th, 2008, 01:24 AM
More From Earlier, I still have the long study and one b+w to do yet. I will submit these Sunday evening. I'll just continue on these study excersizes till we get new ones set up, I DEFINATELY see improvement after these excersizes though
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