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    U're getting better!
    must draw more from life ... let us see

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    Very good, if possible stick with the figure. You're getting it almost nicely but with some effort, try to get more confortable with it so that you don't even need to think about it.

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    Those studies are really cool! As for the mosaic thingy, I have the same color problem! ) Nice exercise! Good thinking. But don't use only landscapes... cheers!

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    Thanks for all comments guys...Really appreciated.

    Lennon: yep...i struggle..I am master Eraser...
    I guess with practice my lines will get more confident and right on...
    I've read that some people are sketching with ballpoint pens to train themselves using erasers the least possible...

    anyway, some heads...I think i'll stay on the head for a little while...It's so important for the look of a character!

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    Great progress! Thanks for the comment on my sketchbook.
    I agree with Ikuru, the important thing is how the colours correspond to one another. Think more in cool colours and warm colours, very important and a lot of people dont understand at first.
    Also you were referring to bad habits? When drawing lines its better to take your time and get the first line right rather than go over the same line many times. It will look better and cause you to concentrate more and learn faster...well I believe so anyway

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    Update!

    Been working on heads lately...
    Here's 3 sketches I doodled with The Gimp yesterday...
    First 2 are ref'ed from Ally Mc Beal screen caps...I hope some of you can recognize the characters! I've lost the likeliness a bit, but I did my best given I didn't take measures or used marks of any kinds.
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    The last sketch is from mind...didn't have refs or models...sort of a test of what I know about heads....
    I guess it shows that there is still a long way to go...I messed up on some proportions and feature placement...
    aah..It's look human enough so I can show it to you
    As always...I can't get enough comments, they are important for motivation.
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    Looking good, i can recognize lucy liu, i just believe you should pay some more attention to her noose and cheeks! Since i didnt watched ally, i dont know who the other guy is

    The guy from your mind is looking cool too, just take some care with the distance between the mouth and the nose, it is too big!

    You got some nice studies there man, really like it!
    Keep it up!

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    Hey dude, thank you so much for the reply, the bluntness kinda put me straight, and I am trying to improve. Where do you live, by the way? I am thinking of kidnapping you when I am eventually gonna start a studio, and use your powers! Cool?

    Anyways, great stuff here, love the CG, work gonna let myself ge inspired by you^^

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    This sketchbook shows great improvement. Always fun to see improvement. Just keep doing your thing. I think all of us would like to see some life sketches from you. No substitute for the real thing.

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    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook, Creatinity. Looks like you're doing well keeping up with the sketchbook. Your space stuff is pretty cool looking, but it's good to see you're branching out and trying to study the human form. Keep it up!

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    Hi guy! i like the first's two work,very plastic portrait and realistic by me....Last one i quote Carbono for the distance of the mouth by the nose...Great work's! post more

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    I almost feel bad commenting here, because it's obvious your skill level is way above mine (and you don't even work in the art field!). I must say that from the very first sketches, I was surprised by your very energetic lines. I think a lot of the expressiveness of a drawing lies in them, and you already get them right.

    I don't think you should worry too much about "getting bad habits". You seem to know what you're doing, and of course you realise there is no one correct way to draw. The only suggestion I can make is to study other body types except the very muscular ones you see in anatomy books. Also more women, more faces, expressions, old people, kids... but I'm just ranting

    Either way, keep it up, I'm interested to see your progress! It's an interesting sketchbook indeed.

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    Here we go for a long overdue update.
    I've changed my setup a bit, now I draw on a TabletPC...
    It's really awesome...drawing digitally is now painless...

    I've discovered also a new painting soft...SAI Painttool...just unbelievable.
    I've been more then happy to pay for it (so cheap too!), it compliments very well the tabletPC...
    the interface is onee the best ever-made, anyway
    enough of technicalities...

    I'm still focused on heads...
    I've done a bunch of movie captures...want to train on expressions a bit...i've been doing only dead serious faces in the past...

    I take a capture, draw it as close as possible (I dont shoot for perfect likeliness though) then try to deviate a bit from the model...

    My main point is to learn what happened anatomically when somebody smile, shout or whatever...trying to increase my knowledge of the human face...

    here's some examples...
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    I tried to record the process here...not a lot of steps...bah....
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    Here I took a shot at the daunting exercise of coloring my B/W...
    I'm scared by this exercise, but I had to tried one day
    I will probably find these crappy in a few months, but I'm suprisingly ok with those at the moment...
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    feel free to say what you think...

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    Hey man your stuff is looking pretty good, paintings are really improving. One thing that may help in defining some forms and shapes a little more is focusing on going from a soft gradient to a hard gradient. Here under "light stuff" where he talks about speculars with a silver surface, dull surface, etc. is what i mean. it may help to get a little more detail if thats what your looking for.

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    Hey man, some good studies here, keep em coming

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    thx for all comments...they help

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    there is nothing like drawing from life, what about signing up for a life drawing class, that would greatly help.

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    I'm very inspired by the effort you put in art! I'll stalk your sketchbook to see your future improvements!


    Now, this sounds wird coming from someone WAY below your level, but drawing from life IS the best approach, or so I've heard.
    I usually do sketches of people when I'm at the library... there, I can draw people sitting still, as well as people moving around. And the ones passing the window.
    I'd like to see some studies from life, but that again is just me.
    Either way, wonderful work... and keep it up!

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    Wow, very good stuff. Those light studies look really good (great movie by the way).

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    The last one of Tyler Durden, especially the colored version, I like. The sketchy quality works really well with the punchy color you've chosen. Nice!

    Bring me the priest.

    Sketchbook!

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    thx for comments guys...
    I'm taking your points about life drawing...i'm still pretty scared with drawing with people around...i'll get a hold of myself soon I promise

    here's some in the mean time...
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    Do you know what, exactly, it is that makes you nervous when you draw around other people? I was embarrassed at first, but I eventually got over that. The only thing for it was to go out into public and start drawing. Most people don't even notice you, especially if you're sneaky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedig View Post
    Do you know what, exactly, it is that makes you nervous when you draw around other people? I was embarrassed at first, but I eventually got over that. The only thing for it was to go out into public and start drawing. Most people don't even notice you, especially if you're sneaky.
    Well i'm just worried they think what I'm drawing is crappy...
    I will get over that soon i hope

    In the mean time...an update...
    There's an exemple on how I work...
    I pick up a subject of study...and fill several sketchbook pages of it...
    first page is always very hard...
    at some point I stop, hoping it's imprinted in my memory
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    This is a quickie done in SAI Paint tool...inspired by Mr Delicious yummy boxer studies!
    SAI is a really impressive program...a combination of Painter and Photoshop...but faster! more straight to the point...especially when you add some custom brushes...
    anyway...try it!
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    Hope you find that interesting...
    I'm a bit depressed..I feel I'm not progressing fast enough...
    I'll keep practising though...

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    "I'm a bit depressed..I feel I'm not progressing fast enough...
    I'll keep practising though..."

    nononono, stop thinkin, and more drawin. You'll progress, if you push it to the limit. I mean, shit 10 hours a day, or something, pushin your weakness's, you are gonna improve. Don't let your mind tell you shit. Stay with it, you will improve. Just make sure after you do your studies, 18 or whatever, do one from your head. Do a character or somethin. Make sure you are using the knowledge. Otherwise your brain will just discard it. Keep it up!

    By the way, whats so cool about sai? Any advantages, disadvantages?

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    the boxer is comming along nicely! sai must be intersting, i've heard many good things about it by now. the boxer has a nice sense of volume, i think the skin could use some more subtle colour variations. and it could be the ref, but the head looks a lot stiffer than the rest of the body.
    what are all those identical gun holding hands about? do you plan a painting with it? i think a problem in some of them is the connection of the pinky to the rest of the hand.
    keep it up!

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    "By the way, whats so cool about sai? Any advantages, disadvantages?"

    SAI?

    Pros:
    Dirt cheap (35 euros) and tiny program...(less than 10Mo)
    Most clever interface I've seen..everything you'll need is there, a click away...
    Blending capabilities of Painter...(meaning when you put down a stroke it interacts with the paint already there)..but way faster...
    the cpu comsumption is minimal...you can watch videos, playing music...no lag noticeable...(perfect for tablet pc and stuff like that)
    Each brushes can have it's one shortcut...
    Top notch anti-aliasasing at every zoom level
    Custom brushes possible...
    Vector-capable...
    Rotating canvas like in painter (though it'll also be possible with the next PS coming out in a few days)
    Cool mixer pad...

    it's pretty much a Painter-light...that feels right!

    Cons:
    You have less control of your custom brushes than in PS...
    I guess those guys must be working on it!

    there's a 31-day trial...it's worth trying...

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    I just want to tell you that the way to study by drawing from reference and then try to draw it from memory and correcting again and again is the fastest way i know to learn, but have patience, give yourself a couple of years before you learn enough so that you reach the level you desire, but for now allways have in mind that you are just learning, so dont feel depressed abput it. Keep your motivation up !

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    your paintings are looking good. keep going learn from mistakes as we all do. what helps me lately: block the main values with size on pressure then change to opacity on pressure for blending and change the size on the go. godspeed mate!

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    You have some impressive portraits! Haha, really like the progressions of the pics at the top of the page. Great work on the boxer, love the brushwork.

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    Niiice! I like this a lot. Seems like in your unrefd portraits your values go a little more flat than in the referenced stuff. Ah, yes. Don't we all just love when that happens.

    I find that way of studying in the last post really inspiring. Will do that too.

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