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    yo man, good to see you keeping up those studies, they're annoying but they help. remember to draw your own knees, hands, feet from life once you know what parts to look for, it teaches you a lot more than just copying from the books mkay?
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    Hi! nice to see you doing bridgman. If your soaking it up that it'll be very helpful to you. I've experienced that not one anatomy book can solve all problems, try some other ones like Andrew Loomis and hogarth. I'm just saying if you get sick of bridgman there are other options and you can bounce back and forth.

    Creatures are looking kinda of asymmetrical right now. Try to mirror lines when you draw so if you draw one side don't wait to draw the other side until you make you're way around the creature or figure.

    Yes and if you draw a anatomy leg, do you own next and see if you remember anything about it from the book.

    Good advice here from others too, good luck!
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    why am i feeling moody.

    algenpfleger- thanks for checking up on me~! Your critique and encouragement is really a morale booster for me.

    Matsign- thank you for your advice! I really appreciate it! I guess it's time for me to buy a new book, draw my own body parts, and go posemaniacs crazy!

    didnt do muchie, i'm exhausted. -_- i tried painting an eye and this is how it goes. i am so upset it didnt turned out nice, even with a tutorial guiding me. But oh well. i'll just continue trying!
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    Nice stuff and sketches! But I'd like to suggest something with your eye work, you see the skin does not have only one tone. Go ahead and check out your hand right now, see it and really look at it. You're brain might say, ahhh this is my palm, it's light colored. You might be tempted to use one shade on your palm, and use darker one for shadows and lighter ones for well... lighter areas.

    But if you look closer, there will be bits of pink, red, blues, and greens on your palm, and if you want to make it as realistic as possible you have to get those tones down as well. Since the slightest change in color can change a lot in your picture's depth.

    I hope I am conveying this clearly ahehehe
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    Rocul, thanks for the comment dude! i totally understand what you mean. I guess its just me being afraid of using more colors... hehe. but i will work on it, dont worry!

    but for now, thumbnails! busy busy busyyyy. XD
    no ref, just simple color studies.
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    keep up this, you're improving! was listening to bobby chiu inspiring?
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    Maidith, thanks for your comment! Yes, listening to Bobby is very inspiring. I like his wonderful speeches! XD

    I know, i know that i had disappeared recently. Had many things to do. But 1 update is better than none i hope...?
    Wish that i could put more in the days to come. DX

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    It's been a long time since i post anything here, and i feel terrible about it. I've got alot of stuff to do for work and the rest of the time are spent on my lovelies. Heh, but there is no reason not to post anything i am sorryyyyy @.@

    I have offically graduated and i finally have a diploma to show everyone! Of course that wont be the end of studying! In fact it's a start cause i know i will learn alot more here and on my own.

    So for now, these are another 2 of my paintings on photoshop. Each about 30-45 mins. Yea, i am slow but i'll pick it up! XD Both photo ref from terragalleria.com again!
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    The Bridgman studies look great, keep up with them and you will get better in no time. Also the environments are looking pretty good as well, keep pushing the depth by messing around with contrast/ value.
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    Howie - Thanks for the encouragement and comment! I noted that down, will try to work on it.

    I decided to try something different today so i did this erm, vector-ish piece. Takes around 5 hours. It looks only okay, but i don't mind printing it on a shirt! I loveee brown. XD
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    that last one looks quite quite good, though it can be counter productive in some cases to work on stylization before the basics have been truly mastered.
    when an artist realizes they can get good results without mastering different aspects of the discipline, it can be difficult to find the motivation to work on things that you know will look less successful.
    i advise you to keep on with the studies - they are looking good so far
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    ditchman - Thanks for the comment, i'll keep that in mind.


    If only i were rich, i would stay home and paint/draw all day. Unfortunately, i have a job.
    Had many reports to complete for the previous week and this one too, so i only manage to squeeze about 45 mins for each of this quickies. @.@ And they are not satisfactory as well. My mind is messed up. GAH.

    Someone please make time slower. i need my artistic freedom.pld:
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    My workload is piling up!! NERRRRRR. Just to make sure that this sketchie doesnt stay dead, i'll post something.

    I painted Jim Halpert, my favourite character from The Office. I just knew about this series a few months back and i am addicted to the story! I'm in the midst of season 3 now. It just gets better and better. Watch it!
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