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    chocolatejunkie's chewing monkeys

    Or something like this.

    Ok guys, I really want to improve, I need your tips and critique on everything you can think of.

    Topics I'm working on at the moment:
    • colour theory
    • anatomy
    • concept
    • textues and brushes in psp


    I know sometimes there's not much to say about doodles and anatomy sketches, but posting them here might force me to practise more regularly.
    Please excuse my poor English, it's not my first language!
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    Anatomy sketches I did yesterday based on posemaniacs.com
    (black and white pencil on recovered paper)
    Please excuse my poor English, it's not my first language!
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    1.) A doodle I did in psp just to try out some colour combinations (so never mind the anatomy, but if you have anything to say about the colours, don't hesitate!)

    2.) Concept of a picture I'm doing in children's book style. It's called Soulsuckers.

    3.) Same pic after a few hours of work. (Still heavily WIP!)
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    Some head studies today, bit of Loomis, other referece,...
    Ended up doodling some Sci-Fi faces to compare the difference
    Please excuse my poor English, it's not my first language!
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    My advice would be to keep going with the anatomy sketches, you;re going in the right direction. Loomis is a really good ref too. Keep at them, and you will soon see improvement!
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    Thanks a lot for taking the time!
    I certainly will do more anatomy studies in the next few days, as I have another week off.
    Please excuse my poor English, it's not my first language!
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    Nice to see someone practicing anatomy just like me.
    Nice start, keep it up!
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    Indeed, thank you Carbono!
    I'll have a look at your sketchbook soon, see you there!
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    Today I did a few more head studies, but nothing interesting enough to scan.
    I practiced a bit computer colouring too (which has nothing to do with my current babylon 5 addiction, hehe)

    Here is the finished painting as well as a pic about how it looked when I started. As you see, I changed the colours a lot later on. I just never know how to start! So I just pick some random colours, rework them a thousand times when I don't like them and finally end up with something ok.
    I've no idea about hues and values.
    Do I take saturated colours for the highlights or the darks? Or the midtones?


    I just mix everything together at the moment. *sighs*
    I know there is a tutorial about it but my English (or my brain) is not good enought to understand at the moment.

    I'm grateful for any tipps on choosing and applying colours!

    Babylon 5 and all characters are of course (c) time warner entertainment and j. michael straczynski
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    Hey, there are a lot of resources you can study for the areas you want to improve in and you could try running it through a translation site if you wanted to get a rough idea what it's on about.

    Colours: Prometheus' tutorial > http://itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm

    Anatomy: Go grab some loomis books or possibly Vilppu's drawing manual and draw from life

    Concept: That's up to your imagination my friend, but look at nature and observe the balance in the designs and try to incorporate that balance into your designs.

    Photoshop brushes: experiment with the brush settings, find out what each one does and go from there
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    Thank you for the link, I will study it!
    As for the anatomy and your other tips, thank you! I already discovered Loomis and try to do some sketches every day.
    Let's see where it gets me..
    Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!
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    Here are today's sketches, heads and noses. I try to understand how the nose is built... hope it will work!

    Anybody know a site where you can see all cartilage the nose consists of in a helpful way? (Different angles, etc)
    I did search google and the results where rather helpful, but mostly the pics were rather small or not helpful from an artist's POV.
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    I'm really into expressionistic art and I was looking at a lot of Schile's work today.
    It inspired me to do this one, it was much fun to draw and I think one can recognize his style.
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