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    Those studies are hottt! The colors and shapes work really well to create form and skin tone. Don't be afraid to use softer edges for variety and depth.

    I think you're imaginative stuff is good in terms of gesture, anatomy, and costumes but the colors could be improved. There's some great cool-warm/bright-dull relationships in the studies which could be incorporated into your other pieces. Maybe doing a color study before going into the actual painting?

    Keep experimenting. The one created by the lasso tool is really cool.

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    YihyoungLi:Thanks man. Yeah, colors are a large pain in the ass for me. That's why I jumped back to photostudies - I do them in color from the very beginning.

    Some daily stuff here:

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    And just another quickie. The credit for the amazing brush goes to zhuzhu. Hope you like it

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    i like the brushwork in your last peices it seems with your imaginary work some of its quite flat and you have 1 full skin tone but some dont have that.. err its hard to crit you allot of your stuff has one problem then allot of the others dont have that problem

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    Krato: Thanx for dropping by. Feel free to be more specific next time

    Still doing those photostudies - damn, it's much harder than I thought. Anyway here they come:

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    Love the dwarf warrior you did. And these photo studies are awesome. I wish I could be this loose, i can;t stop myself from tightening and ultimately screwing up my paintings. Awesome stuff man.

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    Basic brush+ still life+ time to examine how color effects the forms, material and texture your painting? Life is the greatest teacher there is. Photos seldom capture the real feeling of the object, or at least not as well as you two eyes can do. Trust your eyes, they are one of your greatest tools. Keep up the good work!

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    Lordvenom: Thanks, man. Loosening up is really not as hard as you might think. You really should just taking things a little less serious
    Wrulf: Many folks played out the lifedrawing card around here, but I'm kinda stubborn in this area. I don't really like doing traditional stuff and lifedrawings would be hard to create sitting in front of my desktop computer. Anyway, thanks for stopping by, man!

    Here goes the daily does, folks. I've successfully fixed some brush problem so now there's nothing in the way of producing some hundreds of this

    I guess I need to find some other subjects to study, but hey! drawing sexy girls is just too much fun

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    those photostudies are great! +++lightning +++colors +++brushstrokes

    very good signature btw.

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    xbert: Thanks, man! I'm glad you like them.

    Some new studies here. This time I've experimented with different approaches. C&C are more than welcome as always.
    Also some pen sketches I draw today while traveling to and back from work.
    No, I don't travel that much, I'm that fast

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    great crit man, i agree with you 100% wish i had more crits like that a crit for you would be loosen up your pen studies and drawings with all those constant near straight lines you lose the organic look of your people making loose longer lines really adds a sense of well organicness anyway thanks a bunch for the crit!!!!

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    Krato: Thanks for the crit, man. I guess that the main problem here is that most of these pencil portraits are drawn literally between two stops of the metro, so it's hard to concentrate on fancy stuff like the organic look of the lines, but anyway I consider this and I'll try my best

    no digital stuff today just some more quickies of my fellow passengers.

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    Btw it happened to me first time that a stranger realized that I'm drawing her, came to me and we started a conversation (That second lady in the second row ) It was really funny.

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    I like your style, it's very original the studies are interesting as well, keep it up!

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    Nagyon jok ezek a sketchbook kivonatok. And i love those square brush lady paintings. Great updates man.

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    Heya Novbert, I'm running to catch up with you You're another artist around here who puts out such a volume that I can hardly digest it!
    Definitely growing fast, too.

    These last blocky speedies/studies are Spot-on. This is exactly, what you (and a lot of other artists) should be doing.
    The color and value are captured excellently by your simple but accurate brushwork.

    The next step will be to start picking out key details to sharpen and emphasize to bring things into 'focus'. Also, you should start thinking
    about the total effect of the composition and how you will emphasize the major areas of light and shadow to direct the viewer's eye and
    create an intended narrative effect. At some point, too, you will want to bring a certain level of 'polish' by controlling your 'edges', deciding
    where to have sharp contrasts and where to smoothly blend things so that the transition from light to dark is hardly perceptible.

    On your travel sketches: This has got to be one of the hardest things to do right as an artist. Try to get into a meditative and focused
    state where you can be relaxed and not rushed. Rather than randomly trying to get everything at once, have some specific detail or
    relationship in the subject that you intend to capture. Just remember: don't hurry, take care, and prioritize. Right now your lines are
    very angular and choppy, and their relationships to each other are disjointed and disproportional. This is natural when you have to work so
    fast...so the answer is, slow down. Like I said, its one of the hardest artistic practices (to do right).

    Can't wait to see you apply the lessons you've learned from your speedpaint studies to your creative work. That dwarf character you did a
    while back had an excellent sense of form and proportion in the initial sketch, but it got a bit flat and muddy when you rendered it. I think the
    problem lay mostly in the lighting, which was kind of minimal and inconsistent. By contrast, that Mephisto study was quite excellent, very
    well analyzed.

    Keep it up the pace man, you're tearing it up!

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    Thanks for the support folks!
    Now I'm in a rush, so replies later.
    I've got a lot of stuff from holiday but I still haven't find time to post them. Maybe at the weekend
    anyway just some sketch from yesterday to show I'm not dead :

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    Still no time - trying to get organized after summer holiday.
    Big thanks for you, Bludhund for the detailed crit - I'll answer it sooner or later.
    Till then some stuff from the last month:

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    I just had to complement on the head thumbnails. They look great man!

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    Hello, hello!
    Brilliant sketchpad, love the uses of colour and the varied faces and body types.
    Keep up the good work!

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    Wow,the manga stuff looks amazing,and the amount of sketches is just crazy!Great job man,keep it up!

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    Enjoying the faces your post #317!! Does all of them come from imagination?

    Agree with Krato too. The lines on the life-drawing people looks really "edgy"

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    Thanks for the support, folks!
    I'm still not dead, just busy doing other stuff.
    Anyway here some daily brainfart. Hope ya like.

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    Good work on those characters, especially the head thumbnails.

    Doing like fifty thumbnails for a concept is an excellent exercise. Even if you end up only liking the
    first three or four, it may kick up some good ideas for another project, and sometimes the last
    three or four are the ones you end up liking.

    Cell-style coloring is looking pretty hot. Keep working on your more complex renderings as well.

    ...and don't forget, take your time. You want to get into a smooth thoughtful, unworried state of 'making haste slowly'.

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    BludHund: Thanks for stopping by - again. About taking my time... Well I guess patience is the main thing besides drawing I should exercise

    Photoreferenced sh*t today. Jeez - I feel I got rusty

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    started to work on a personal projekt kinda thing.
    Fantasy themed stuff.
    Here goes the first design.
    C&C are more than welcome

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    Hi, and thanks for stopping by at my sb. I like sketcbook, nice stuff going on - some concepts and sketches are really nice. Maybe some anatomy issues here and there, but you'll handle it. About that last thing - I'd very like to see which fantasy world could have such creature, in other words - I like the design. Probably little problem with the rendering of the right foot - I suppose the area around knee should've be lighter. Anyway, good work, and keep it up.
    Cheers!

    Oh, and it's strange, that your sb is not yet rated, so - here some stars!

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    Great sketchbook mate! I really liked your colorstudies. Keep it up!

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    Great sketchbook! Don't know what to suggest here cause you're already on a very good way. The blocky colour studies are fantasitc. It's also nice to see you're experimenting with different styles (though some manga sketches look a bit wonky). Anyway, keep up the studies. Maybe try to push your drawings from imagination a bit more.

    Love the recent creature design!

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    Seraph Fawkes: thanks for the comment on that tree-guy! To be honest I felt that the other foot is problematic Anyway, thank you very much for the rating, and stay tuned, a whole bunch of other fantasy stuff is about to come
    fantasyartist: colorstudies? what colorstudies? Just kidding - but I havent do too much of them lately. Thanks for the compliment and the unintentional reminder.
    Pretty_Angel: Thanks! Anime is my weak point - I just feel that I should give it a try from time to time.

    So here it goes, the next serving. This time the idea was to create some very tough-lookin' earth diggin guy. I wasn't intended to do multiple variations, but I thought the first one wasn't really fit into a fantasy world (and also had some other design issues), so I made a second version. And a third, just for the fun
    Here they come, hope you like them.

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    Thanks a ton for the comment! Great stuff here, I really like the blocky studies.

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