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    Really cool seeing all that progress, it's getting exponential!

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    thanks phil!

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    your getting there, good work ! 4*s

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    snobbyoo, danke zehr!

    some more work on this one:

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    Ahhh!!!! The Colgate Demons Are Out To Kill Us With Fresh Breath!!!

    Nicely done so far, I like how you've been keeping your paintings loose yet adding focus to specific points, and the colors and tones are very nice. Keep things going down this road and you'll find yourself going far.

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    thanks crazy dude, what I'm trying to do with my paintings is finding a balance into keeping the paintings 'painterly' and tightening them up in a such a way that they don't look like unfinished scribbles. This basicaly forced me to rethink my whole process to painting from point 1. What I used to do was simply start at a point and continue untill the canvas was filled, which didn't quite work so doing my best to divide everything into 'parts' now. This also gives me a better idea to when I can call something finished or not, since I know exactly what I still have to do and what not. Atleast, that is the idea behind it, but I don't think I'm quite there yet hehe

    anyways, a few steps further with this one:

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    hey man , nice updates !! im going to start competing with you now , mainly coz ur more regular than i am and better

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    lol, well let's compete then! The suggestion to do both a chow/eow/cow you gave on msn was a fine plan which I think we really should pull through. That will be fun!

    ok, I did a lot more but I still have to scan it etc. so that will come later but for now an update on the castle picture in the previous post:

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    still wip.

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    the text says translated in english: "even the bird found this tree not good enough anymore"

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    You were good, now you rock and soon You'll be a kick-ass! Great to see how Your style and skill evolve. Keep pushing!

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    Hi
    just a critic concerning the perspective mistakes in the last environment sketch,
    the roof looks as if it was falling back, maybe you should have drawn lines of perspective before drawing the full building.
    It's strange it's a mistake that's only on the last sketch, your colored enviro are good otherwise.

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    The environments are looking great, just some extra details and they would be perfect.

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    Glad to see an old environment classmate doing well with his enviros! Particularly the colors and values, you're really progressing well in this area.

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    Your environments are still goregous as they were... keep workin' on your anatomy and you'll be well-rounded in no time

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    hey nice sb you got here i like your pencils a lot, you've got some good linework. i think your digis are looking good as well however i believe you should try enhancing you light tonal values just slightly (can be done by adding simple highlights). other than that just keep on doing what you're doing.

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    Nice.

    The guy with the hole in his belly scares me so much. I feel like he's going to put the brush in there to clean it out and that makes me feel really sick! Haha.

    I like your forms when you block in images roughly. Especially landscapish things. What brushes do you use? Your own, or?

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    Really digging the recent works dude, The characters' looking top notch and well thought out. Be careful though, the lower process of the fibula is set lower than the Tibula just slightly...

    I'd like to see that speed painting evolve a bit more though!

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    Nubb, thanks! That coming from you means a lot to me. I've been a silent fan of you hehe

    Feil Magnus, you are most fully correct! The reason I usually don't use perspective lines (I don't use them with my digitals aswell) is because it slows down the progress of painting the actual thing and I want to have as much 'freedom' as possible when forming the shapes/colors/composition with the first 10-20 minutes of my paintings. In photoshop I can simply correct it afterwards if it happens to go wrong but with pencil I ofcourse don't have that luxery.

    zelda_geek, you aren't the first one to say so, so more details on there way!

    Earendil, hey! yea, I'm still loving the environments. I do miss the classes with form though, they really gave you something to push towards to.

    Matte_Art, thanks! I will.

    thesadpencil, thank you very much for the critic. I think this one goes in the same line as the one from zelda_geek. I'm still missing the part that makes the focal points actual focal points. I'll try to work on that.

    HaJime, These are the brushes I use, and yes I indeed use my own:

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    1. This is the simple hard brush which well, everybody uses. It's the only brush that you already have when you install photoshop.
    2. I use this brush to quickly block in my shapes, I've added some texture to it, so that it gives some extra details while using it.
    3. The soft brush. The reason that I don't use the one that comes with photoshop, is because I can now decide how soft I want the brush to actually be.
    4. 'round' brush with some textures. A simple round brush with textures, to give a less smooth 'look'.
    5. A round brush with wet edges for just... well no particular reason. :p
    6. Another brush to block in shapes, the difference with the other one is that this one doesn't containt any textures so it gives a bit sharper look.

    I usually also make one or more brushes which are totally random before every painting which simply do a lot of crazy stuff you usually don't want to happen. Mainly because I work better on a messy canvas then on a white canvas. I also switch a lot between painter and photoshop.

    hope this helped you a bit

    The Crazy Dude SRD, thanks for notifying! I didn't know that

    A little update:

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    doing some real strong stuff here man! My eyes may be a little sure, but I can handle it

    Nah just kiddin' but keep up the effort and you'll just keep improving!

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    Thanks for the kind words! Sorry about getting your eyes sore. You know what I have to deal with, looking at my drawings each and every day!

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    whoa. serious progression.
    that first page of you pow is giving me chills.
    incredible

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    thanks! I still want to finish it once

    morning doodle, from ref:

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    blegh ;/ not my day :s

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    I find the Girl from Post 144 very interesting. Its like half cartoon painting, half adventure pixel sprite from "day of tentacle" ;-)

    are you still working on the castle ruin image? i hope so, it needs a nice storytelling element in the foreground.

    great stuff all around, pencil rendering is superb!!

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    you have some fun little creepies in here. i would watch how many white speech bubbles you put in stuff, it's fun and works most of the time but sometimes i think maybe in the castle painting i liked it before ^^



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    hey kfeeras and hp, thank you for the replies, they are much appreciated!

    Ok, no update right now, but I'm just anouncing that I will go slow on the updates for a while. This because since a few days my drawing hand started to hurt, and keeps hurting ever since. So to prevent it from getting worse I'm taking a little break, before I really injure myself :/

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    It's too bad to read about your hand. Have you've been to the doctor with it and/or did you get a treatment? Your last speedpaintings breath a lot of atmosphere, although why don't you try to colour your pencil work? It might give a nice effect then only painting from scratch.

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