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    You are approaching it strangely like you are...

    You are approaching it strangely like you are doing something for the sake of doing it. What is it exactly you want to gain from studying from the book? Is it wanting to construct humans from simple...
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    Oh for Pete's sake. People have been helping you...

    Oh for Pete's sake. People have been helping you for almost two years, for all the good it's done. You can't blame them for getting fed up.
  3. If you take raw percentages your teacher was...

    If you take raw percentages your teacher was right. I do a segment on children's books in one of my illustration classes and tell them getting a written and illustrated book published with the big...
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    Golden Age Illustrators On Display

    Richard Kelly has the largest collection of American Golden Age Illustration in the world and he is bringing the collection to The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
    at Pepperdine University in...
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    I misread your OP. I use thees to paint with in...

    I misread your OP. I use thees to paint with in the studio but use separate lights for lighting the subjects when I do still lifes in the studio and I have to block the fluorescents with a large...
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    Excellent, and succinct summation bill! That's...

    Excellent, and succinct summation bill! That's what I've been trying to get at - you just said it better. It isn't even really about the subject so much...even hot, naked mer-babes tending to ripped...
  7. Here's your problem. It has to do with the...

    Here's your problem. It has to do with the polygonal modeling of that sphere. The horizontal center of the sphere is like the equator on a globe. The lines (ellipses) that define the hairline and...
  8. Art: Honestly, your time is better spent doing other...

    Honestly, your time is better spent doing other things. Sure, you can make this for fun but do not make it a priority for your portfolio. A lot of schools don't even give you the option of submitting...
  9. Animating realistically and animating...

    Animating realistically and animating cartoonishly aren't two different skillsets. Even if your end goal is to do realistic stuff, while learning, you still want to spend a lot of time--probably,...
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    You remind me of those guys who spend their...

    You remind me of those guys who spend their wholes lives complaining that girls will only date assholes, unable to realize that the problem might not be the girls.
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    Yes...the primary skill in any design discipline...

    Yes...the primary skill in any design discipline is creative problem solving. It is a difficult thing to excercise and develop however, because it is very abstract. My advice is to expose yourself to...
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    Politics Listen here mister! I'm a teacher in my 30's and...

    Listen here mister! I'm a teacher in my 30's and I do not like your attitude one bit! Don't take that tone with me! I bust my ass every day for you and what do I get? Do I get a thank you? Excuse me,...
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    Quit. End of frustration.

    Quit.

    End of frustration.
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    Just do it...let your style evolve naturally....

    Just do it...let your style evolve naturally. Drawing is many, many things...not either or.
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    You don't NEED to do anything. You're a thinking...

    You don't NEED to do anything. You're a thinking adult human being. There are things that you want to do, and how you manage to accomplish them, or whether you manage to accomplish them is entirely...
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    I'm not a big fan of Wilcox. The mixing advice...

    I'm not a big fan of Wilcox. The mixing advice (basically, how to use a split-complementary palette) is fine, but the actual color theory is outdated/incomplete, and he really, really oversells it,...
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    I've mentioned this before when Poser has come...

    I've mentioned this before when Poser has come up, but here it is again: the problem with Poser as a learning tool for figure drawing is that you need to already have a pretty deep knowledge of the...
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    Art: If you want to learn animation, I recommend...

    If you want to learn animation, I recommend Calarts, Sheridan, VFS, Ringling, The Animation Workshop, iAnimate, Animation Mentor, Pixar's animation program, and Gobelins (if you're a...
  19. Art: Not sure it's been mentioned yet, but take some...

    Not sure it's been mentioned yet, but take some time to learn basic film language. Looks at shot composition and where people are in the frame, and what that tells you about character. Look at...
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    Work from life to learn color. Gurneys book will...

    Work from life to learn color. Gurneys book will help but isn't a substitute for life studies. Arthur Wesley Dow's book composition is a great book too and will teach you the basic concepts behind...
  21. We should call that type of question "Elwell's...

    We should call that type of question "Elwell's Razor".
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    I think there is a definitely a gray area on what...

    I think there is a definitely a gray area on what is ethical and what isn't.
    And all of it is GREAT discussion.

    But at the end of the day...do you really want to be the guy in the Artist's Alley...
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    Nice process. The trouble I see with the...

    Nice process.

    The trouble I see with the majority of them is they are too "all over" with no clear shapes or masses. The ones with the most potential do have clear separation. Generally...
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    There's a frontal view in one of the Loomis...

    There's a frontal view in one of the Loomis books--

    The "ball" intersects with the bottom of the lower lip.
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