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    Your colors look great, do you have any tips how to learn that?
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    Really like these latest color paintings, nice job!

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    I've been keeping tabs on your sketchbook for quite some time, very inspiring! Great stuff!

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    Oooh, the pencil studies in post #292 are quite excellent and pleasant to look at! Love the variety in the faces, Loomis is such a good teacher in those matters. I can understand it's tedious to scan all this, though! Have you thought of using a more pencil-like brush in PS, so you could do more sketching digitally? (no scanning!) I just re-discovered that recently and find it much more natural and easier than the hard round, so I've been doing more digisketching lately. Just wanted to share in case

    The coloured studies are looking good, as usual! Love your rich use of colours and bold, expressive strokes. The coloured "doodle" in post #292 is one of my favourites you've ever done! Maybe because it has this finished feel to it, I think. I know you call it just a doodle, but her face and the whole comp is much more refined than your usual studies/speedies. So I think you should try to finish more of your studies, if only a few (you do so many ), to push yourself just a little further. There's quite a difference between spending an hour refining one image or doing 4 speedies, although both good, it's good to balance things out

    Ah, didn't mean to have this so long! Heh, I'll run off now. Looking forwards to moar!
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    loving the most recent works. You have a natural eye for the balance of colors.
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    Flaskpost, thanks bro

    Leysan, thanks! And yeah, I do have some tips... observe the world around you, learn color theory, about how light reflects, about how light is made up of different colors, then go through lots of tutorials, especially Linda Bergkvist's, and, for environments, paint from photo references, however, when you're trying to learn skintones do NOT use photos because photos never show nice colors. At least that's what i think, I'm really not an experienced artist, so yeah.

    Quinn Simoes, thanks man!

    Matthew Forte, thank you Sir

    Asa my dear, thanks Yeah, I tried sketching digitally but I'm really slow this way and I also hate sitting in front of the screen all the time so I prefer sketching on paper, although scanning is annoying. You're totally right about balancing out speedies and longer pieces, hmm, you don't get bored either if you do lots of different things Thanks for the nice words, I really appreciate it

    Lake, thank you, but natural eye for color? Hell no, a few months ago I didn't even understand why I should use more than one color for an image It's training.

    Here's some doodles from this morning!
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    Also decided that I had to go through Linda's eye tutorial again...
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    Awesome! I see some minor flaws in your perspective, though, inside the first and the car-one (The tires being different sizes and so on) but all in all you earned my deepest jealousy!

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    Those enviorments are pretty good your colors always show me the right mood.I cant understand why but i like your style very much. Its so bright and pretty .

    Anyway i moved in Germany its pretty interesting here ,still studying Deutsch and still cant find a scanner .
    But i hope everything is going to work out soon.

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    The eye is looking pretty flat - not like an orb at all. Remember, you're rendering a sphere.

    And what you say? BS. I went to the beginning of your SB and though your sketches weren't this good, your colors have natural matches. Srsly.
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    really coming along nicely i do say so.
    i agree with lake. the eye is a little flat. probably has to do with the treatment of the brow
    there's no real eyebrow/eyelid definition.
    keep on workin it man. you're rockin hard.

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    ~Faust~, thanks buddy, and you're right I suck at perspective Need more practice.

    ohomoho, thanks! Oh I hope you're alright? Life in Germany's pretty difficult D=

    Lake, you're right! Hmm, I didn't even notice that. Thanks man! But no D= Look at this. I did that in June 2007, don't call me a natural

    GusTheRobot, thank you, and thanks too for the hints with the eyebrow! I'll pay more attention to that next time.

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    SHEEEEEEAAAAAAAT DUDE - I stop by for a looky see and damn U are posting some hot stuff keep up the studies man! Loving the explosions

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    More and more progress! Really like the dragon vs soldier and the mushrooms in the forest. On the eye i think the highlight is way to big and too bright. Also the top eyelid could show more of the roundness of the eye. Keep up the good work!

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    gLOWING MUSroomz tasty!

    The only thing lacking in that last piece is a bunch of badgers in Manchester United jerseys randomly popping out of the ground (like this)

    Also while I love the explosions and the soldier in the foreground of the first piece in 311 I think the flying critter is rather weak despite his obvious firebreathing prowess. He's kinda like a flying squirrel, cute and all until he starts spewing hypergolic fluids out of his glands.

    I really like the speed environments in 306. Great sketchbook.

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    lol ok - THAT one isn't up to your standard certainly. What do you specifically attribute the change in your colors to? Because I'm having my own color problems right now.
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    awesome work dude dont stop now!!

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    Hmmmm, shrooms... LOVE the dragon-piece!

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    Kraaaash bouuum!! Hh I love explosions too!!
    Nice to see you're really back with your massive production!
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    The little car under the rain is charming too, maybe you could try to make less brush strokes for the clean volumes like the car, and keep it for the indistinct things of the background and rain. This could be an efficient contrast, because here, it looks like everything has the same texture.
    But maybe it was your intention?
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    The speed of your progress is scary.
    Love the mushrooms and the cave.

    Thanks for your advice, already putting it into action.
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    Great stuff, my friend
    Love to see some great colorshemes!!!

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    kidult, haha awesome reaction dude, thank you very much!

    Fishspawn, thank you And you're right about the shading of that eye, will pay more attention to that next time

    n1va, haha tasty you say? I was getting high just painting them, so there must be more to those shrooms Haha, those badgers are awesome, thanks for sharing man. Thanks for the crits too, yeah, that dragon is a bit... not evil I guess, I never really painted dragons though, I need to practice more.

    Lake, haha you're wrong again buddy, because when I painted that it WAS up to my standard, so don't tell me I'm talented, no one called me that half a year ago, so why should I suddenly have something people are supposed to be born with?

    Reject-D, thanks and no I won't stop!

    ~Faust~, ty

    Aurlie, thanks my dear Aaaaaaaw thank you so much, really, such nice words. You're right about my brushwork, I need more praaactice I guess haha. Oh my God you called me darling haha I SO blushed right now < 3

    Leysan, thanks, and you're welcome, can't wait to see your progress!

    Flutic, cheers mate!

    So today! University started again, and I had TEN hours of lectures. Ten hours, can you even believe it? So annoying, Computer Science, why the hell do i study this shit.
    So I got up a little earlier today and did some sketches before hopping off:
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    Then some sketches on the bus, excuse my lines, streets in Eastern germany aren't exactly top notch haha. I actually did some more in between breaks, but could only scan this one, will scan the rest tomorrow. Used a scanner at my Uni, so the scan quality is high (a first!):
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    Then I got home, around 8pm, and painted:
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    And now, before going to bed, some photo studies, 10-15 minutes each, really rought, just concentrating on the colors:
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    did you read my question?

    What do you specifically attribute the change in your colors to? - Were there any exercises you felt helped you more than others?




    Loving these latest.
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    Your really turning into something.
    Enjoyed all the latest!

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    wow, you are getting better and better, nothing to say, just keep it coming!!
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    Looks like you got Photoshop DOWN! Still prefer SAI?
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    Lake, sorry Err, nothing specific I think, just practice, hmm, painting from life... didn't really do that often, hmm, but photo studies help i think. And theory, as annoying as it sounds, color theory is important.

    Hive_minD, wow, thanks for the nice words man!

    zulu, cheers right back at ya mate! Thanks!

    MarkWinters, haha no way, SAI is smoooooth and great for sketching and blending, but it stands no chance against Photoshop. Found a new love!


    Tons of stuff today!
    A refless doodle before hopping off to university, about 30 minutes I think:
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    Sketchbook pages from yesterday!
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    Photostudies! Lots of them. 10 minutes each. Refs from Terra Galleria.
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    A portrait... no ref, I don't really like it, anatomy's off and i suck at painting eyes. About 2 hours I think, way too long.
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    A refless mountain doodle, 20 minutes.
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    And a speedy before going to bed 1 hour 20 minutes, no ref.
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    I wish i could say i got up and got to deutsch school at time.
    You are some serious guy, i respect you for what you do and how you do it.And those last ones are bumming me off prety much.The mushrooms are beautifull my fav enviorment from yours for now.

    Life isnt that hard here but im so lazy , searching for a place to live right now and learning deutsch.Basicly thats all.

    Bye

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    Alta Schwede!!!
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    Ich bin sehr sehr beeindruckt!! Weiter sooooo!!
    Man du rockst noch irgendwann alles weg!! Ich bin echt begeistert!!
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    awesome work algen ive seen a good deal of an improvement since you first started.. awesome paints now finish some of them...

    thanks alot for stopping by my sb!

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    The photo studies are looking great, I think you can capture the right mood from them.
    How do you start doing these ? I feel like I need to do some but it's intimidating trying to do quick color studies.

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