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  1. Take this with a grain of salt, as you are much,...

    Take this with a grain of salt, as you are much, much better at rendering than me. That said, I took a break from drawing for almost 15 years and did a lot of photography in that time. I've found the...
  2. The only practice that can help to achieve that...

    The only practice that can help to achieve that is draw portraits of living people, not portraits of photographs.

    But besides that, you have two main problems here, one related to the drawing...
  3. ^ This. I believe that one of the secrets to...

    ^ This.

    I believe that one of the secrets to drawing likeness is drawing accurately. If you're perfectly accurate, you'll have perfect likeness. Most of the problems people have with capturing...
  4. From what you have posted here you definitely...

    From what you have posted here you definitely have some chops and I may be out of my depth here, but here goes nothing!
    It’s hard to capture 'Character', which is what I think you are after, in...
  5. Thread: Where am I?

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    I'm a dick: This picture is pretty much going...

    I'm a dick: This picture is pretty much going nowhere. Stop it and start again.

    Here's why:
    - it has a really weak, clicheed concept (type in goldfish and girl on Deviantart and see how many...
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    SketchBook: Thanks Mangix. Will post new enviros soon....

    Thanks Mangix. Will post new enviros soon. Meanwhile, progress shots from an older portrait:

    http://poli.oppono.de/butler_progress.jpg
  7. Sticky: Well, at risk of stepping on Libsonluv's toes, I...

    Well, at risk of stepping on Libsonluv's toes, I have an elaboration for that. If there's anything I say that you'd wish to correct Libsonluv, please do.

    If you really want to learn, you have to...
  8. Sticky: Well, I'll start with a broad answer to a broad...

    Well, I'll start with a broad answer to a broad question:



    I approach learning with a quote that is attributed to Confucius:

    “By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection,...
  9. Sticky: Roundtable: HOW-TO learn? An open discussion of techniques for learning art

    I'm starting this thread because a lot of the generous artists who leave critiques around these boards often give great advice about what a person ought to study, but there's not really a whole lot...
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    {url=LINK HERE}Sketchbook{/url} There you go....

    {url=LINK HERE}Sketchbook{/url}

    There you go. :)

    Replace { with [
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    Sticky: Accepted Portfolios?

    I was looking for a thread with people's portfolios when they applied art school but I couldn't find one ... SO I MADE ONE =D

    I just wanted to see what kind of works people send in and I know that...
  12. Sticky: The Reality of Going to Art School and a basic FAQ for those considering it.

    Every year, this forum is filled with posts and comments about the realities of going to art school. I thought it would be smart to build up an FAQ for those who are going to be attending, created...
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    Art: Concept Art 101

    So you like drawing characters, and monsters, and swords and guns and space-ships. It has come to your attention that there are people who do this professionally for movies, television, and games. ...
  14. Sticky: One jewel of wisdom I was given in one of my...

    One jewel of wisdom I was given in one of my drawing classes at college was so simple, yet so profound:

    Don't ask yourself "What can I put in this piece?" Instead ask yourself "What does this...
  15. Sticky: 10. Nothing beats real... Though digital is a...

    10. Nothing beats real...

    Though digital is a wonderful medium, is a great learning device because of it's virtually consequence free enviroment, and is great for production work due to it's speed...
  16. Sticky: 6. Take little bites... Art is a complex,...

    6. Take little bites...

    Art is a complex, multilayered, and dynamic beast. It's impossible to jump right in as a beginner and be good at everything. Instead try to become proficient at one aspect...
  17. Sticky: 4. Talent does not equal skill... Just because...

    4. Talent does not equal skill...

    Just because you've got an innate artistic talent doesn't give you a free ticket to great art. You've got to use that talent to hone your skills. This means...
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