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    Hi - i just found this site a few days ago through Bobo's site, but i've been enthralled and inspired ever since - this is a really amazing community, and i'm literally in awe of half the artists here - well, that's not true - more like 95% really anyways, i have never had any formal training of any kind (except for art class in 7th grade) but have tried really hard to self-teach my..self (too many selfs!) to draw/paint, and made really what i would call mediocre progress. Most of my art has been limited to pencil and pen sketches, so a la Andrew Jones i've decided to try and do a new and different piece of art every single day, even if i only have 15 minutes to do it - at first i'm going to work mostly with the male torso, i think, but the series may sort of include other things eventually...anyways, this is what i made in between research papers this afternoon in about 15 minutes...i'm really excited about it, except i went a little wild on the white highlights on some of the edges...also, when i was neatening up the edges of the figure i missed some spots, so on those nice high-contrast mac monitors this pic might look slightly odd (though on a normal shitty pc monitor it looks like hot stuff ) I made the pic in PS 6.0 using just a Wacom graphire pad and 5 colors (white, black, red, blue, and a fleshtone) - i primarily used just a paintbrush on about 4-8%, and i used some dodge/burn just a little to touch up. If anyone has any hints about how to get a more...'painty' result i'd love to hear some advice!!! Ok enough ranting - i'll try and post something every day here barring any kind of catastrophes. Thanks for making a forum like this available!!!

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    you did just started...? wowie! very good!

    nice use of colors, let's see more!

    :chug: cheers

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    Yeah i kind of strayed away from my target of life/form drawing today, but i'll get back to it soon as i can i promise! anyway, here's this - c&c please!!!

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    a character sketch and more photoshop practice - getting painter soon, can't wait to try it!!!

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    I'm not especially pleased with either of these - one's a pencil sketch, the other photoshop - i would still really really appreciate some comments and pointers - i'm going to try and get some real form/life drawings up here this weekend - after all, the whole point of this is to get away from a strictly comic bookity style thanks,

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    a little happier with this piece, but still not quite where i want to be

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    first digital self-portrait - this is less how i look and more how i feel right now - just one of those days where i feel like i'm alone no matter how people there are around me - kind of a weird feeling....
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    a couple of robots from the themed speed painting thread....

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    not too happy with the first one but i like the second one

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    Wow

    This last robot one...the black and white one is so angry and scary...I love it. I also really really like the tech helmet one up a couple posts. I think you have a really good sense of how to emotionally light something. Keep it up Adam...good stuff man.

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    thx for the kind words, mcm - i've been a little crazy with school the last couple (And next couple!) days, but i should be able to this the art books again this weekend (fingers crossed) - thx again,

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