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    In other words, draw with pen. You need to...

    In other words, draw with pen. You need to concentrate more to get it right as there is no erase.
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    I'm not picky about my intial lines, I usually...

    I'm not picky about my intial lines, I usually have a general/basic Idea of what I want the composition and result in the end to be. So my drawings or lines can look very chaotic or fluid until after...
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    I'd suggest reading "On Drawing Trees and Nature"...

    I'd suggest reading "On Drawing Trees and Nature" J D Harding.
    and mb trying this in case you didn't know.
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    To achieve good quality of line, you need to work...

    To achieve good quality of line, you need to work with your whole arm, from the shoulder. Little motions with the hand will produce wobbly, hairy, fumbling, dull line. Wide flowing motions with the...
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    I tend to think more in terms of shading than...

    I tend to think more in terms of shading than lines. The outline of a figure can either be sketchy or precise (I have no preference), yet there are many different ways to shade.

    I don't see any...
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    Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong...

    Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with your lines. But I understand why you wouldn't like it. I like the sketchy nature of my rough drawings, but usually go over them to make clearer,...
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    For forms that are in light I like to contour my...

    For forms that are in light I like to contour my strokes according to the form. Objects in shadow I like to crosshatch straight lines either horizontal and vertical, or on 45 degree left or right. ...
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    There was a discussion on Stroke Direction with...

    There was a discussion on Stroke Direction with useful info in June: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=189243

    By the way, you need to actually look at edges...
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    You might find this useful ...

    You might find this useful

    http://stapletonkearns.blogspot.com/2009/05/every-brushstroke-4.html
  10. SketchBook: Hey there, just wanted to say your stuff is...

    Hey there, just wanted to say your stuff is lookin pretty good. Id say watch your edges. Keep your stuff loose like you have been but between areas where the light and shadows are defining definite...
  11. What the picture gives you is a couple of light...

    What the picture gives you is a couple of light sources (the window behind him, lamp, etc.. ) Observe where they hit him, and what coulour range are they in. Now you could make him do a handstand,...
  12. It sounds like you want to do what CF Payne does....

    It sounds like you want to do what CF Payne does. But he's REALLY REALLY GOOD at what he does, and has been perfecting/doing it for years. I'm afraid your best bet would just be to copy the...
  13. It sounds like your trying to start without...

    It sounds like your trying to start without thinking of any "idea" or story, concept or a design idea of some sort.

    It seems you believe if you do a copy of a picture, you have the exact same...
  14. To be honest you can do it if you work for mad...

    To be honest you can do it if you work for mad magazine and can draw like Mort Drucker or Jack Davis, otherwise it will most likely look like crap.

    Why not just pose the person and shoot the ref...
  15. Actually, Razorleaf's suggestions aren't that bad...

    Actually, Razorleaf's suggestions aren't that bad at all given what the OP actually asked us.

    Depending on the position of the person in the photo, rotating the head may very well be possible...
  16. This is true - but even then, in a classic...

    This is true - but even then, in a classic portrait approach, by far the easiest thing to do is have the model sit for you. I know it seems harder at first, but if there was a better way people would...
  17. SketchBook: nice shot ^^ if you don't know what to study,...

    nice shot ^^
    if you don't know what to study, study anatomy (with posemaniacs.com, characterdesign.com, bridgman, kchen, loomis, hogarth,...) and draw a lot from imagination, you'll learn a lot and...
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    Years and years of practice. The ol' "compare it...

    Years and years of practice. The ol' "compare it with your pencil" trick works well too.
  19. SketchBook: i like it. If you work a nice greyscale in this...

    i like it.
    If you work a nice greyscale in this one(good one means it will be full and no transparent strokes)Brush with opacity 100% and hard 100% with pressure
    i think your greyscales are a...
  20. Local color of an object is what it would look...

    Local color of an object is what it would look like without the influence of colored light. Local color cools as it changes to shadow. On top of that the color of the light affects all the things I...
  21. SketchBook: Krato-hahaha lol yes, then i tried to put it over...

    Krato-hahaha lol yes, then i tried to put it over with free transform but i had to do the feet and i left it :P.Thnx :)
    jatherip-thanks for the encouragement mate :)
    Vatsel-Thnx mate :)...
  22. In terms of which layer types to use, I mostly...

    In terms of which layer types to use, I mostly see people use overlay and adjustment layers, but a lot of them.

    In Jason Chan's quick sketch video he uses greyscale underpainting in a really...
  23. i notice that people who usually do greyscale...

    i notice that people who usually do greyscale first, usually finish with muted colors or 1 tone colors.. its not vibrant as a screen shot of a pixar movie.. its usually very dark also..

    then to...
  24. I'm currently researching this method digitally,...

    I'm currently researching this method digitally, and I don't really understand your concern. As long as you've got a large value range, which in greyscale is easy, and use colourisation and not just...
  25. That vibrant, "full color look" you feel you're...

    That vibrant, "full color look" you feel you're missing is chroma. I don't know anything about digital painting, but Monochromatic or grisaille paintings in the fine arts are meant to be a study for...
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