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    The first digital painting I've done since being at Uni, about time as well! Unfortunately it's unfinished and I moved the objects on my desk.

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    Another unfinished! I really have to learn anatomy...

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    The studies in the previous page are looking very good man. I think you should focus on the anatomy studies and wait with photoshop to be honest. It's easy to get stuck with the digitals and forget the really important stuff. But it's just me of course. And try to get your hands on Rubins Anatomy for artists and Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy if you haven't, very good books.

    Btw, don't forget to draw from imagination too if you want to be a concept artist in the future! Keep it up!

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    The studies on page 3 are really good. Keep em coming.
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    Spaggen Thanks dude I'm definitely going to put down the stylus now and start on the anatomy again. Unfortunately the quality of my studies has dropped, out of practice i guess. I'll get started again for sure. Thanks

    krel Thanks I made those studies a while ago, I haven't done much since. But, expect some more soon!

    Here's a study that I started but I didn't finish because I moved some of the objects. Going to focus on anatomy now, here goes!

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    A self-portrait from the early hours of this morning. It's my most accurate self-portrait so far But I didn't finish it because I was sooo tired! Next time i'd like finish the whole thing and really define the tones.

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    Here goes again...where's my cake!?

    I'd love to get involved on CA again, so I thought I'd post something here on my old and dusty sketchbook. Starting with some Loomis studies, sorry nothing exciting at the moment!

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    hey thanks for dropping by my SB dude, hope Plymouth is treating you well. I always thought of going to Plymouth the course seemed great, had reeally nice studios too in that sweet building and the course leader seemed pretty awesome too.

    Good to see you start posting again. Theres nothing like a ca sketchbook for motivation,
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    PHATandyThanks dude It's really great to find another Illustration student in the South West of England! Plymouth is great thanks, the weather has been lush at the moment and the course is great fun, quite laid back this year though. I've heard that art at Falmouth is great, hope you're enjoying it too Haha, our course leader is a legend! Thank you for your words.

    I've been chilling out today with friends at Uni so I don't have much to show. Hopefully I'll get some in after an epic cycle trek tomorrow. Anyhew, so here's a few studies. I really need to work on the initial form before getting into the tone I think?

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    First Summer post, getting rolling again...

    This is my first post of the Summer! I hope to follow this up with more of my drawings over the next week...and month...and month after that I hope.

    I'm trying to do location drawing at least once a week, so today I cycled down to the sea front and made a few drawings that took me quite some time strangely.

    Anyhew, was great fun and the weather was gorgeous!

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    I haven't made much time to draw recently let alone get involved in the community.

    I hope to get my act together soon...

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    Here's some more studies. These are quite fun to do and I think I may be learning something!

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    These are quite fun to do and I think I may be learning something!
    youre ALWAYS learning something! Every single line you put on that sheet of paper is one step closer to your dreams.

    Awesome sketches! Keep studying anatomy and applying them! Looking forward to next update
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    Surion Thanks dude That's encouraging. I shall keep those studies coming! I always find the applying the hardest bit, trying to imprint in my mind how parts look and work is tricky, but with time I guess. Thanks again!

    Here's an unfinished digital piece from earlier today. I couldn't find the time to finish it so it's quite naff but next time I won't leave my desk until my work is done!

    I'm trying to make sure that I get the values down first, advice and critiques would be great

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    Here's some studies from today and yesterday. I hope that drawing so many eyes wasn't a waste of time...But anyhew, I found that I rushed the eyes as I got further down the page and that hindered the learning process. I've got to find the balance between quick and longer studies to stop me from going crazy.

    I won't ramble any longer!

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    good studying! Just keep practicing and you'll be amazing!

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    jaredsalmond Thanks I'll keep at it!

    I only managed to fit in one study this morning, I've spent the day with my girlfriend
    I didn't completely finish this one, something I keep on doing. Anyway, I haven't started working in colour yet digitally, I hope to focus on values at the moment. Is this a good idea?

    I'm rather sleepy now, off to bed zZz

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    Hey! I've got work this morning but I tried to fit in another eye study. Yet again, this one isn't finished...buuut I hope to actually create a finished study on Sunday.

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    I've been so exhausted the past couple of days so I haven't done much drawing, I can't seem to keep the focus. We had friends over on Sunday, one of them does modelling for TV/film and he's so blimmin' awesome! He's such a dude as well 8)

    I'm doing mainly studies at the moment and I haven't done anything from imagination, I think I'm being too timid and I'm convincing myself that I don't have the knowledge or skill to create decent characters etc. I've just got to do it!

    Here's a self-portrait from this evening. Yet again...unfinished! I didn't want to get too much of a late night so I left this one as it is. I feel I've learnt a bit from this one; started with simple lines and then blocked in.

    Enough ramble!

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    I've tried a couple of photo studies that start off well but gradually go downhill. I'm not too sure how to finish up a photo study and I end up losing motivation. I try to block in tones first but then I just make a mess by overworking areas!

    How do you paint trees!?!?

    All critiques and advice welcome

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    My favourite car is the Fiat 500. Seriously, I've never had a thing for cars but this car totally does it for me! These studies are from photos so I took a while over them. Sadly I was laaaazy again and didn't finish the tyres or hub caps. Drawing vehicles is tricky, try to get the proportions right and everything.

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    Here's a few simple sketchbook pages from the past few days. I've been knackered recently and I can't motivate myself to draw. I'm just going to get lots of sleep over the next few days and wake up

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    Those eyes are very good, and your self-portraits are improving. Keep it up!

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    Really digging the car drawings you've done, and your portraits are improving too, keep going dude!

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    woah man! awesome change compared to first page!
    I'm loving the paper studies in your notebook, very very awesome work. car is great too

    practice the portraits! i think there needs to be a slightly wider gap inbetween the eyes in some of them. I don't really know my own anatomy yet, but if im not mistaken, the width of the space between the eyes is a full-eye. in the sketchbooks there are 2 portraits (one self and one girl) that i think could both do with a lil wider space, imho

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    pixel cheetah Thanks I need to keep working on those eyes, I can never align them properly. Self-portraits are fun because I know I'll sit still and I can take my time, i'll keep them coming!

    Exon-Ion
    Thank you The car studies were from a photograph however there is a Fiat 500 parked just down the road, I'll get myself out there and do some more.

    aks9
    I totally agree about the eyes, I'm always drawing them reeeally close together and it makes people look scary. Lets keep working away at that anatomy! Thank you muchly dude

    I've been sleepy and lazy the past few days so I don't have a lot to show. But, I have actually started using colour in my sketchbook, finally! I want to learn more about colour theory and the best way to do that is to get out the colours and study. Most of this stuff is unfinished, I need to learn to follow a drawing the whole way through.

    Thank you for the comments, I hope I can be as helpful to you guys too.

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    Thanks for visiting my SB! When doing the face studies do not just draw the visible key features (like eyes, nose, etc) but try to build it up structurally, think of the planes and think of the underlying structures. Also contrast is missing from most of your work, put down some blacks and you will see the difference.

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    pixel cheetah Thanks I always make my faces so flat. I'll get studying on those planes of the face again and the underlying bone structure. And I shall include more black, mooooooore!

    These pages are fairly all over the place, I'm being sleepy again
    The character that I didn't finish has pretty bad anatomy, I'm going to stop being lazy and start using references for my work.

    Anyhew, I hope to do some more imaginative stuffs from here onwards. I need to think about lighting, composition, and narrative. For the character page, I started the sketch and then thought about compositions later...bummer. I found that there are many more interesting angles to take this shot from than the one I've used, so I may re-create this sketch as a proper piece and go through the whole design process. I want the heroine to look aggressive and relentless.

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    scan that upside-down page the right way around!
    good start with your colours. true what you say, same should go fo rme

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    Some really nice studies here, your pencils are the strongest at the moment. The anatomy and also the cars look very good. But maybe do more color work as well, so everything will progress

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