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    Your cup looks much better and it even seems you...

    Your cup looks much better and it even seems you might be able to draw/stylize it without reference at this point. Now start a sketchbook so you can get help with your other studies.
    Also, what...
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    Try drawing the cup and saucer again and this...

    Try drawing the cup and saucer again and this time break it into more manageable shapes (cylinders, chopped up spheres, etc.). As of now it seems like you tried to blindly draw the contour without...
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    Your biggest problem seems to be that you don't...

    Your biggest problem seems to be that you don't seems to understand the forms behind your pieces. My recommendation would be to step away from coloring for now and focus on construction. Grab...
  4. Even though studying from the masters is great I...

    Even though studying from the masters is great I think you should also spend time studying from life if your goal is to create more realistic pieces.
    I also recommend taking time apart from your...
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    Going off your original question I think it would...

    Going off your original question I think it would be best to stay away from horror and provocative pieces in general when applying for a BFA program.
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    Hi! I'm kinda in the same boat as you and the...

    Hi! I'm kinda in the same boat as you and the first thing I have to say is that it is going to take a lot longer than a year to get to a professional level. It is not that your art is bad or anything...
  7. I never really understood the concept of...

    I never really understood the concept of adoptables. Still, if you really want to get down to the question of what exactly you are 'buying' the answer would be it depends?
    I mean just looking at a...
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    There's always two sides to every story, so I...

    There's always two sides to every story, so I hope you don't take this the wrong way.

    Firstly, are you sharing the information you learned from your college class at an appropriate time? For...
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    1: Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud, Framed...

    1: Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud, Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre was also pretty nice!
    2: I would start with fun with a pencil by Andrew Loomis as mentioned above and then move on to his...
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    Recently I haven't Macgyvered much. I used to...

    Recently I haven't Macgyvered much. I used to have a a watercolor set made of a an Altoids type tin and bottle caps to separate the paints before I was gifted a small watercolor field set. I also...
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    I'm sorry you took offense, JeffX99. While I...

    I'm sorry you took offense, JeffX99. While I respect and understand where you are coming from, I still personally feel that everything has already been done in one form or another. When did this...
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    Yeah, that came out wrong. Firstly, the word I...

    Yeah, that came out wrong. Firstly, the word I was looking for was re-envision not revision. Secondly, the whole point of my post was to state that there really is nothing new under the sun...
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    "Good artists copy, great artists steal." Isn't...

    "Good artists copy, great artists steal."
    Isn't the whole point of art to 'steal' ideas and revision them as your own? I really have no problems with most of the pictures you posted except the the...
  14. Thread: Pen Suggestion?

    by Yulai
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    Pentel Brush Pens are pretty fun. However, for...

    Pentel Brush Pens are pretty fun. However, for quick sketching, I tend to just use standard ballpoints-they seem to be perfect for quickly getting my ideas down on paper!
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    Those noodle arms (especially that left arm)...

    Those noodle arms (especially that left arm) bother me a bit but this piece is so charming that it can be forgiven.
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    Careful, that 8-year-old juggler is looking a bit...

    Careful, that 8-year-old juggler is looking a bit too tall and lanky to be a convincing child.
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    The background is looking a bit bare so maybe add...

    The background is looking a bit bare so maybe add something there? Try to add something that helps lead the viewer through your picture because right now there is no real focus.
  18. Thread: Starting again.

    by Yulai
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    Book List...

    Book List <-- Well, here's the artist's reading list if you are interested.

    Here are also some free videos from Stan Prokopenko that I personally found really useful...
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    I hate using non-spiral bound sketchbooks because...

    I hate using non-spiral bound sketchbooks because either they never stay flat or I end up destroying the spine before I am through. My current sketchbook is actually a piccadilly wire-o and though...
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    Here's the new sketch I got to do before the saw...

    Here's the new sketch I got to do before the saw the new posts. I had to scale back the head after the client told me she liked to old version better. I also got more reference for the front legs and...
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    Is this any better? The client did ask me to make...

    Is this any better? The client did ask me to make the head bigger after my previous sketches but I can see now that I overdid it a bit.
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    Worked on him a little bit more. Here's what I've...

    Worked on him a little bit more. Here's what I've got!
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    First TinyBird and now you, Lhune! Thank you so...

    First TinyBird and now you, Lhune! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to redline this for me! Well, here's my newest sketch. I fixed the rear, changed the face and hinted at muscle...
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    You mean like this?

    You mean like this?
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    Wow, thanks for the redline TinyBird! I fixed the...

    Wow, thanks for the redline TinyBird! I fixed the legs and back and shrunk the head a little. The final image has to be 200x200 so there wasn't much I could do with the canvas (I did shrink the dog a...
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