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    Learning to understand things in 3D has...

    Learning to understand things in 3D has everything to do with drawing and constructing them easier both from
    imagination and from life. Think about a cube. You can begin measuring lines all you...
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    I just want to point out something based on what...

    I just want to point out something based on what you said, that in more complex forms you first measure the 2D shapes.

    Let's make a distinction, in the end we are drawing/painting light. We don't...
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    They're not bad, especially since they're self...

    They're not bad, especially since they're self portraits which can pose a few difficulties.

    What I see that's lacking, and not too much mind you, is a sense of volume and construction when you get...
  4. Dpaint, now that you've become clearer on the...

    Dpaint, now that you've become clearer on the reasons of being tough on the matter, yes I do agree, and
    I'm just as strict in any kind of job. Many a-time I've been hired to go from A to B, then...
  5. It's just like I said, it's standard practice to...

    It's just like I said, it's standard practice to "bankrupt" a company. That way the investors/owners
    get all cash and aren't obligated to pay anyone (at least I think they're not obligated).
    ...
  6. SketchBook: Ωραίος ρε πατρίδα, σήμερα σε πρωτοανακάλυψα, good...

    Ωραίος ρε πατρίδα, σήμερα σε πρωτοανακάλυψα, good work.
  7. Well, Bruce Lee once said "If you spend too much...

    Well, Bruce Lee once said "If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done."

    My advice is that you let it go for a while. Now, I can't relate with being in art school,...
  8. Of course this is just a little of the same...

    Of course this is just a little of the same that's been happening the world over in many other
    industries, as Jeff said. Squeezing more out of the workforce for less, and ultimately just looting...
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    Don't let yourself rush into going for a fully...

    Don't let yourself rush into going for a fully modelled figure just because you modelled a sphere
    and learned what I bicep is. It's one thing to read about it and another to comprehend it, it's one...
  10. I suspected the problem was in the drawing when I...

    I suspected the problem was in the drawing when I check this out yesterday. Your issue isn't
    with outline and "shading".

    I just scrolled quickly through these, they probably have what you need,...
  11. Thread: Donkey Kong piece

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    Well there's plenty of renders of Donkey Kong out...

    Well there's plenty of renders of Donkey Kong out there for you to use as reference.
    That being said, go for something with a little more action than just DK "running".
    And if you do go with just...
  12. Thread: Explain Yourself!

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    I always wanted to be a professional artist. I...

    I always wanted to be a professional artist. I wasn't worried so much about what friends
    and family thought, but rather what to do to learn. For a long time I just went on instinct
    and my drive to...
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    Sticky: This seems to be a pretty good article on...

    This seems to be a pretty good article on reference selection for us beginners.

    http://www.freshdesigner.com/good-figure-drawing-reference-guide/#more-1314
  14. Thread: Pricing help.

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    It's a good idea to get a profit share, don't...

    It's a good idea to get a profit share, don't sell yourself short though just because he's
    your girlfriends' cousin. Your girlfriend is just a female with whom you've agreed to sleep
    with...
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    I'm making the assumption you're a complete...

    I'm making the assumption you're a complete beginner. In that case you don't need that book.
    You're better off picking up a Loomis book an anatomy book from the list by the first poster.
    That's...
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    Ok man, here's my take at it, without being an...

    Ok man, here's my take at it, without being an expert, but being very critical on
    my own work.

    Muscle memory is a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing. You see, when you
    rely on...
  17. Thread: In praise of RGK

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    Looking at my Frazetta Icon book, I detected what...

    Looking at my Frazetta Icon book, I detected what Dpaint's talking about. Roy wasn't begging
    Frank to help. Quite the contrary, Frank didn't have much work and was eager to help. Don Wollenheim
    of...
  18. Thread: In praise of RGK

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    Dpaint's view that RGK's art is emotionally...

    Dpaint's view that RGK's art is emotionally packed is right. Kev's added info is awesome
    but it's also a kick in the nuts! If this is what he could do on instinct, I cower to what he
    would have...
  19. Thread: In praise of RGK

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    I didn't know those details about him but, at the...

    I didn't know those details about him but, at the same time isn't it great how a guy
    made a career out of sketching?

    This one blows my mind and I get into an angry frustrated rage yelling
    "OK...
  20. Thread: In praise of RGK

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    In praise of RGK

    To warn, this is just rant I need to get out so, if it doesn't interest you, just don't waste time
    on this one.

    I was having a conversation with 3 guys yesterday. Now understand that where I...
  21. Thread: Frozen Steel

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    1663255 Here's a little paint over. Try to...

    1663255

    Here's a little paint over. Try to state your big planes more clearly. Some
    areas are muddled up. Go from your main light first and then to reflected
    light. Keep the contrast between...
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    Don't only focus on anatomy, but on learning how...

    Don't only focus on anatomy, but on learning how to draw solid shapes with their proper proportions first and then with their
    correct, relative lighting and shading. Anatomy on it's own won't help...
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    For sure, I didn't mean your point was invalid, I...

    For sure, I didn't mean your point was invalid, I understand it completely. I
    have just been trying to kill my bad habits, but maybe I am also forgetting the
    points I have learned. Also, Frazetta...
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    I won't disagree on your point there dpaint, but...

    I won't disagree on your point there dpaint, but at the same time don't you think that
    the overabundance of artists out there who work for free, or for peanuts, may in fact
    be people who are...
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    I've always been curious as to how much the...

    I've always been curious as to how much the self-perpetuated competition and
    mass slaughter in the ranks of commercial art, is to blame. When you have dudes
    like these bitching about the pay, it...
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