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  1. Thread: Brush and ruler

    by dpaint
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    Using a brush and ruler is a really refined...

    Using a brush and ruler is a really refined skill. How many times have you tried it? It takes thousands of tries to get it right. You have to make the mark in one continuous move. Find the best...
  2. It shows applications for the methods of...

    It shows applications for the methods of perspective in the book. So each page tackles a specific method

    Putting Perspective to Work
    Your Relationship to What You See (2 pages)
    Relation of...
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    SketchBook: your perspective skills are really apparent,...

    your perspective skills are really apparent, which is great to see since it's something that most people struggle with first when learning how to draw - i find it horribly hard xD it's awesome to see...
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    SketchBook: Perspective and anatomy are the 2 main areas that...

    Perspective and anatomy are the 2 main areas that need work (as do mine).

    But another area that would add alot of depth and form to your work is the colours. Your images have a uniform amount of...
  5. Homeless art thief had art collection worth $200,000

    Mentally retarded homeless art thief steals $200,000 worth of art and fills his 10' x 10' room with paintings. He just marched into galleries and grabbed paintings that were close to the door.
    ...
  6. I don't necessarily see the point in spending so...

    I don't necessarily see the point in spending so much time trying to get picture perfect precision. Some of my favorite works are "sloppy" and loose as hell. Besides you're just on one end of the...
  7. Take your time to practice, knowing that practice...

    Take your time to practice, knowing that practice is different from making beautiful drawings. Draw circles, straight lines, and do them as slowly as you can, since this is the way to train your...
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    As an offshoot of Jeff's post. I find it...

    As an offshoot of Jeff's post.

    I find it difficult to do very precise things - drawing/cutting straight lines (even with a ruler, the ruler slips and slides no matter what I do - even using a...
  9. If you don't have a physical condition hindering...

    If you don't have a physical condition hindering your motor skills then perhaps you should put away the aids for quite some time and practice freehand drawing. You can't really improve your motor...
  10. I haven't painted in too long, but if you're...

    I haven't painted in too long, but if you're doing small and table top scale, you can use a bridge of elevated hard ruler (like a T maybe) to rest your wrist on without touch the image.

    Or try the...
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    I had a look at your sketchbook. I think you're...

    I had a look at your sketchbook. I think you're doing fine, you just need lots more practice at the basics.

    I also would like to tell you not to attempt such complex scenes at this point in your...
  12. I hope this isn't too personal but do you have...

    I hope this isn't too personal but do you have some sort of condition or muscle control problems? If so it will in fact make it a bit more difficult and you will have to adjust accordingly to a less...
  13. Mahl stick.

    Mahl stick.
  14. Why do I feel I'm going to regret this? At 30 I...

    Why do I feel I'm going to regret this?
    At 30 I quit my steady job in electronics and tried to paint fulltime, I got some book covers from St Martins and Baen but not enough to keep going more than ...
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    The key is whether the detail breaks up the big...

    The key is whether the detail breaks up the big shapes and prevents the eye from moving through the piece - or seeing the piece as an entire composition first. The detail needs to be subordinate to...
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    Zx52hg, I think what your asking is how does...

    Zx52hg,

    I think what your asking is how does an art creation go from the toned ( black & white) to the colored without lose of the little things that make a picture interesting. I think you are...
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    Although it doesn't hurt to be certifiably...

    Although it doesn't hurt to be certifiably insane, too.
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    All you need is patience and a small enough...

    All you need is patience and a small enough brush.
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    The lighting in moody paintings are what helps...

    The lighting in moody paintings are what helps give it the moody atmosphere. In nature, detail is seen in the most lit areas and it fades the darker you go. Simply because our eyes can't pick out...
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    SketchBook: Your style is very unusual, and I think with...

    Your style is very unusual, and I think with practise its going to be icnredible. I wish I could draw man-made things like this.

    Do some life studies!
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    SketchBook: Interesting start, your colour combos give the...

    Interesting start, your colour combos give the paintings a slightly surreal feel. Would like to see more observation drawings.

    Keep posting.
  22. It is a stupid question, but it's all right. ;) ...

    It is a stupid question, but it's all right. ;)

    Yes, you can draw precisely from the shoulder. In case you need to draw smaller you can apply more elbow and wrist. But the shoulder needs not be...
  23. A Look Back at the Vietnam War on the 35th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/04/30/captured-a-look-back-at-the-vietnam-war-on-the-35th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-saigon-2/1781/

    Incredible photo's here, lots of them:
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  24. Getting back to the original question, the way...

    Getting back to the original question, the way they get smooth modeling in the rendered parts of their images is by gradually building up thin layers of color, either in washes or with...
  25. When using water media like acrylics you can buy...

    When using water media like acrylics you can buy a contact film called frisket you cut it out and stick over places in the painting so you can preserve areas from unwanted color. You can also use...
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