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    I'm not American. In the UK it is pretty common...

    I'm not American. In the UK it is pretty common for people to return to education at degree level as mature students on a part time basis... there are distance learning courses like the open...
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    Hm, what I understand from velderia's question is...

    Hm, what I understand from velderia's question is that she is asking whether its necessary to take a class in figure drawing. As in, take instruction from another artist in how to do it. And I would...
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    If you are doing freelance projects, then things...

    If you are doing freelance projects, then things like bespoke christmas cards, original drawings for relatives, even big huge honking oil portraits are all adverts for your work. "Oh, that card was a...
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    Yes, of course it is possible to get rich in art...

    Yes, of course it is possible to get rich in art without being awesome at art. At the end of the day anyone who has read this thread knows that awesome artists are relatively cheap to hire....
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    That's the fallacy often known in english as...

    That's the fallacy often known in english as 'Affirming the consequent'.
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    Personally, I think positions carrying a wage in...

    Personally, I think positions carrying a wage in art don't often pay as well as other fields. The really high rollers often are people who use art to make products, such as childrens books, films,...
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    I think you've got to take the book in... um......

    I think you've got to take the book in... um... perspective. Loomis teaches things going from the general to the specific. In other words, at first he teaches a general construction of an ideal...
  8. Thread: About Tracing

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    My answer to your question is: 1. It is okay...

    My answer to your question is:

    1. It is okay to trace when you are not plagiarising someone else’s work.
    2. You should trace when you decide to do so.
    3. Yes. You can learn things by tracing.
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    I would recommend using Preston Blair with the...

    I would recommend using Preston Blair with the material in http://johnkcurriculum.blogspot.com/2009/12/preston-blair-lessons-fundamentals-of.html as a first step.

    Walt Stanchfield's books are also...
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    Paint the damn boat. Get the grade. Pass the...

    Paint the damn boat. Get the grade. Pass the class. And then, when the art teacher can't fail you, paint that woman, but change it so it has your art teachers face on it. Show it to everyone in the...
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    I'm not sure I really understand what you are...

    I'm not sure I really understand what you are asking, here. Are you asking about drawing from life, or drawing realistic portraits from the imagination? Can you maybe show us your process?

    If you...
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    My personal feeling is that you are on the...

    My personal feeling is that you are on the Plateau. There is only one cure for the Plateau... continuing to work through it.

    At first, as we learn, we make fast progress. The more talented we...
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    Well, it's probably not what you are asking for,...

    Well, it's probably not what you are asking for, but 'Pavement Artist' has to be the art field with the most pressure. That is, people who paint or draw for tips as buskers. And yeah, some people do...
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    SketchBook: Hm... haven't been here recently. The sketches...

    Hm... haven't been here recently. The sketches have certainly progressed.
  15. Art: At the moment I'm copying all the drawings from...

    At the moment I'm copying all the drawings from Loomis's Heads & Hand book. It really does help you understand the anatomy and construction of the head.
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    Art: How I started is that I bought four reams of...

    How I started is that I bought four reams of paper and twelve good quality pencils, and kept drawing until I needed more paper and more pencils. Then I bought more.

    My advice is not to read a...
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    SketchBook: Really like that last portrait:)

    Really like that last portrait:)
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    SketchBook: OldNoobie Thanks... yeah, I'll have a look at...

    OldNoobie Thanks... yeah, I'll have a look at that. I've been keeping drawing, but haven't had much time online...

    SillyLing Cool:)

    liquidjack I will:)

    aprat Very true. I've been trying to...
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    SketchBook: Ah... haven't been round here much... Gord is...

    Ah... haven't been round here much...

    Gord is someone from another forum, his member page is http://www.forums.studioproducts.com/member.php?u=5926.

    Unfortunatly, as far as I know he doesn't...
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    Art: In theory, there are three things you need to...

    In theory, there are three things you need to memorise:

    1. The forms and planes of the head and body.
    2. The effect of light on the planes in one lighting condition (front lighting is easiest)...
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    SketchBook: Thanks for the comments. It's often very hard to...

    Thanks for the comments. It's often very hard to see your own progress. Somedays you're worse, sometimes you're better, and it's hard to see the trends.

    Two things...

    1. If you check out the...
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    SketchBook: Some very nice paintings here. The B&W ones...

    Some very nice paintings here. The B&W ones particularly stand out as good to me. In general, I think the paintings with colour are a little too bright:) Using a neutral grey to reduce the chroma in...
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    SketchBook: The hand studies in your last post are looking...

    The hand studies in your last post are looking good:)

    Nothing much stands out to crit, except that sometimes your outline is too strong & flattens the image (I have the same problem)
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    SketchBook: Happy new year:) Like the recent sketches......

    Happy new year:)

    Like the recent sketches... You're showing progress every time I step in... good skin tones on the recent portraits as well:)
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    SketchBook: Very nice recent work. Like the line quality in...

    Very nice recent work. Like the line quality in your sketches. What paper are you using?
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