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    i love your traditional work. somehow i see you tend to struggle a bit with the colour pallette some in digital. i personally feel you might be using a program that really doesnt suit you... have you tried something like painter or open canvas or art rage?


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    your portraits are really nice, as are your watercolors. id love to see a watercolor portrait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m@. View Post
    I really like the very first one...

    hehe thank you!!! ^^ beelow said I should be glad your posting here, and I AM!!!


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    The task is trying to get that knowledge that you get from drawing realistically to power your imaginative stuff. I think that you can start by doing studies from life to help better your knowledge and train you hand and mind to draw what you see. Colors seems decent, you just need some practice at picking colors learning how saturate and desaturate to give atmosphere in an environment. The four main things that I preach when it comes to environments is Design, Composition, Color theory, and Mood Setting. XD
    I really am having a hard time getting my knowledge in traditional stuff into imaginative stuff. thanks for the advice!! will do!! *salute* Atmosphere is one thing I really am concerned with.

    28chelseaslater : watercolor portrait? yeah maybe I'll try that. ^^

    bakatron : thanks! and I have painter but I'm still not familiar with it. I still use photoshop, but I would really want to know how to work with painter and get the best out of it. It gets confusing at times. hehe
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    Nice starting Gale! Is that your name, right?
    My favorite is the one with 2 teenager kissing, the posture of the girl is just perfect!
    About your colored stuff, I like the watercolors too, but the digit have too much saturation to me! Maybe you could try to find a softer palette!
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    Update march 15 | 1:36am

    Hello again everyone! I am currently working on these two works. Comments and critiques are always welcome and apreciated!

    This is a portrait or a kid, I'm not sure about the colors and I didn't quite get the secretive expression he had on him in the photo. help.
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    This is my first ever painting using PAINTER. ha! It was hard though, i couldn't control my brush strokes.

    This is a fairy. or at least that's what i intend to do, problem is I don't know how to place wings on that kind of position. again, if anyone can give some advice, I'd really appreciateit.
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    some updates. ^^

    I'm not really good with hands so I did a hands study, ^^ I'll do feet next.

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    a doodle in class.
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    Hey

    Thank you for looking at my sketchbook! I think you have a really good feel for environments in your work, you have done some very nice representations of plants, water and landscapes. I look forward to seeing more

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    hey, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.

    one thing that seems to be pretty helpful is watching how many lines you use. it seems like it's better to be more direct, so when you draw 20 lines think.. would 10 lines work better insead of 20? i think it's called line economy, but i'm not sure. it's helpful because it'll help everything look sharper, and it'll help you learn how to do good lineweights.

    i think a good example is that self-portrait you did, especially when you drew the chin/jaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voetsek View Post

    one thing that seems to be pretty helpful is watching how many lines you use. it seems like it's better to be more direct, so when you draw 20 lines think.. would 10 lines work better insead of 20? i think it's called line economy, but i'm not sure. it's helpful because it'll help everything look sharper, and it'll help you learn how to do good lineweights.

    waw. i never really noticed that. thanks for that! great advice. will do! ^^ *salute*



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    angolan child and the giant's causeway

    I wanted to do life studies and environment studies, but somehow i finished only one environment-ish work and then I proceeded to make a portrait of an angolan child because i really loved the lighting of the picture.

    The Giant's Causeway

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    I didn't finish his lower body just because.
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    Hie and welcome lots of cool stuff here.. i agree to some of the ppl here your pencils are great and you should try other styles than manga! (the manga stuff is cool too though)

    my fav. is the avril in your first post!

    keep it up ill keep on checking

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    Hey there!, btw thanks for dropping by my sb.
    I really like your sketchbook the manga nice but the traditional stuff is amazing!!! really your penciling is superb and it all looks very good.
    In my opinion i think you should really concentrate on realism because it looks really good adn i think you'll be amazing at it but in the end it's really up to you thats just what i think.
    Anywayz keep up the great work and keep drawing n practising

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    Great stuff! Good to see you are drawing a lot from observation. Get your hands on the Andrew Loomis books for perspective, color theory and all the other basic stuff you need to know. I can see that you struggle a little bit with form but I think that will be ok when you practice your perspective more. Keep it up.

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    Very nice rendering on the Angolan child drawing.

    I would like to see more like this!

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    Very nice work here. Nice pencil rendering!

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