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    Lighten up a bit. If you feel like an artist is...

    Lighten up a bit. If you feel like an artist is getting their ego stroked too much, just give them a nice constructive thrashing yourself. The problem with art communities usually isnt that there are...
  2. 3D is very prevalent in the design industry. But...

    3D is very prevalent in the design industry. But in the end its just a tool with advantages and also disadvantages. You do need a very strong foundation in 2D regardless of what your preferences are-...
  3. you need tp work a lot, i repeat, a lot more with...

    you need tp work a lot, i repeat, a lot more with reference. from life if possible, from photos if need be. you can waste your days just drawing from imagination without ever improving. in order to...
  4. 3d is exremely prevalent in both illustration and...

    3d is exremely prevalent in both illustration and concept design today. its not a bonus in the industry, its a given.
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    SketchBook: thanks a lot man! here's a real quick 3D...

    thanks a lot man!


    here's a real quick 3D OP/Photobash moodplate:

    http://poli.oppono.de/stud_0714_06.jpg

    I'm off to a holiday. Will be back in August. take care!
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    SketchBook: thanks so much Tomas, Agerkvist, Alexey ans...

    thanks so much Tomas, Agerkvist, Alexey ans cgsupreme!

    Thanks for the critique ashess! The books were most liekly

    Gurney: Color and Light
    Robertson: How to Draw

    Have fun with them, they're...
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    SketchBook: Thanks misty! Always glad to supply candy. Whish...

    Thanks misty! Always glad to supply candy. Whish the candy effect would work for me too ;)

    Thanks a lot pindurski!

    You're right ashess, I catch myself doing just that quite often as well... one...
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    First of all, it's a pretty successful piece...

    First of all, it's a pretty successful piece already. There are a few tweaks you can do to take this to the next level.

    The first question is what you were going for in terms of mood. If you're...
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    No image.

    No image.
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    The lighting is inconsistent and the forms are...

    The lighting is inconsistent and the forms are not very clearly defined.

    Study rock formations from reference before trying to come up with something like this from imagination.
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    You've got some problems with scale here again...

    You've got some problems with scale here again Candra. I remember you had similar issues with the prop-painting a while ago. You have the greatest density of detail on the dragon, which in itself is...
  12. I assume by "sight measuring" you don't...

    I assume by "sight measuring" you don't specifically mean "sight size"?

    If you do use sight size, that's something you might want to ditch in favour of comparative measuring since its a very...
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    Art: You'll have to work with reference (or from life)...

    You'll have to work with reference (or from life) for a long, long time before you'll be able to pull an acceptable face from imagination. And even then your results with reference will always be...
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    Art: Are you using reference? It looks like you're...

    Are you using reference? It looks like you're mostly painting symbols (eyes, lips, nose, eyebrows etc.) instead of what those features really look like. Which means that you're either not looking...
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    I'm not 100% sure what you mean by "I don't know...

    I'm not 100% sure what you mean by "I don't know what colours to paint with". Colour is secondary to value. In fact, "colour" is a somewhat imprecise term anyways since it actually includes hue,...
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    In the beginning you should try to paint what you...

    In the beginning you should try to paint what you see. Exaggerating/editing are conscious decisions that you're only able to make successfully once you can understand and replicate what you see to a...
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    SketchBook: thanks martin! here's a quick screencap study...

    thanks martin!

    here's a quick screencap study before I'm off to bed:
    http://poli.oppono.de/stud_0714_03.jpg
  18. Norling. *push*

    Norling. *push*
  19. Paint from life and reference to understand form...

    Paint from life and reference to understand form and light, then extrapolate from the experience/knowledge gained when working from imagination + always supplement with reference.

    Pretty much like...
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    Why do you have the portrait on that flat, green...

    Why do you have the portrait on that flat, green background? I take it you painted this from life, I can't imagine that the background actually looked like this? You should focus on painting what you...
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    SketchBook: thanks! well, not exaclty. Some lines are...

    thanks!
    well, not exaclty. Some lines are freehand, but the straight lines (at least the long ones) are done with the line tool and the ellipses are done with the selection tool ;) plus, crips...
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    SketchBook: Thanks misty! aherkvist: The skill to deal...

    Thanks misty!

    aherkvist: The skill to deal with photos appropriately must be acquired by painmting from life in my eyes- otherwise you'll have trouble with understanding form since you're only...
  23. Perspective is of ourse the same regardless of...

    Perspective is of ourse the same regardless of subject matter, however, if you don't plan on every drawing anything constructed/symmetrical like vehicles, architecture etc., many of the techniques in...
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    SketchBook: Thanks everyone! So far the companion is working...

    Thanks everyone!
    So far the companion is working great, also with high res files. Haven't quite put it through its paces yet, will do that in two weeks when I'm on holiday.

    Here's a fantasy piece...
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    Art: Grab some real-life eggs, perhaps a mug or other...

    Grab some real-life eggs, perhaps a mug or other relatively simple shapes and paint them. It's obvious that you're just guessing at the forms and are having difficulty with describing form with...
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