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    Stuff, painting

    Well, I did have a book here before but between Imageshack breaking links and Photobucket deleting anything with boobs, it became a graveyard of busted links rather quickly.
    Seeing as the attachment manager appears to work fine now, I think it's time for another one.

    My scanner is working again and the idea of starting on April Fools day appeals to me.

    First post to establish thumbnail, more to follow.

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    Here's some of the more finished survivors from the old thread
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    Anatomy studies. Right now you could drive a bus through the gaps in my anatomy knowledge so there are going to be a lot of these..
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    My half assed effort for LMS. It's not great but it taught me a lot about digital and time managment so, yay.
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    Now that the weather isn't quite so horrible and I can open windows without either
    -freezing my butt off or
    -being stung by the wasps that decided to live outside my window
    I'll be getting back into painting. Here's an older one I did for Self Portrait Day back in November. Sorry about glare, paint was still wet at the time.
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    And here's a very bad photo of a very early wip, really must dig out the tripod and take better pics once it's further along.
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    Edit: hooray, it works..

    Comments, suggestion, paintovers, crits, questions very welcome and I'll reply when I have something new to post.
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    coooool stuff. you're well on your way. I'd have to say that you're squishing your anatomy in some of these images; the top of the head in the third portrait is off to the right, eg. Don't forget to step back from your drawing/painting every so often so you can analyze potential mistakes.
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    nice studies they help in the long run. are you using oils or acryilics?

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    I really like your self portrait and the painting studies are coming along -- keep up the good work.

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    didn't know you started a new thread hope you keep this one going.


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    Lake Thanks, and yeah you're right about the anatomy, it's not helped by my lack of photography skills either.
    That portrait you pointed out is indeed especially wonky, annoyingly I know I could fix it with a couple of swipes of a brush but I've lost that painting somewhere..

    ShaunLeyThanks, in the first post the still life and wonky head self portrait are acrylic, bottom row are oil, everything else is chalk or pastel.
    November portrait is oil.
    Good point though, I'll label them as I go from now on.

    kelly x Thank you, I will definitely be keeping the painting going. I enjoy digital but I think I'll always be happier smearing coloured mud around with a stick.

    Lee W Yeah, I found with the old one I was spending more time editing broken links than posting in it so I thought a shiny new CA based thread might be a better idea.

    btw sorry I took so long to reply to you lovely people, I forgot to subscribe to my own thread..

    Anyway, micro update

    Oil study from an old photo I took, 7" highish

    Things I learned from this
    -I do not have anywhere near the level of brush control to work this small, I think I'll try it again at maybe double or triple scale. It's odd because my pencil work tends to be tiny..
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    More anatomy studies.
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    Painting from previous post dried enough for me to finish it, well I'm calling it done, think I learned all I could from it. Oil, A3 ish. Wet paint, hence glare..

    Things I learned from this
    -Zinc white, Cad red and Lamp black take a long time to try if you've been heavy handed with the linseed oil..
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    Anyway, Tune in next week for more generic anatomy studies and mudslinging
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    nice studies hmmm .. reminds me, I need to revisit the anatomy basics ..


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    Pencil / PS quicky
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    Oil still life, very much wip
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    Artrage quicky
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    Pencil and PS toon fluff
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    Edit: forgot the other oil wip
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    pretty good stuff!
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    Lazarus, come forth!

    Haven't been in here for ages so time for a micro update..

    Self portrait day. I used oil last year so I thought I'd try digital this time. Possibly not a good plan. Oh well, I need the practice.
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    Speaking of digital practice, another couple of speedy sketches. Warm ups for a series of Epic Sci Fi cheese I have in mind.
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    More painting.
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    Finished that other wip, oil.
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    I finally have a dedicated murky little corner of the flat to smear paint around in so expect more traditional from now on.

    Anyway, cheerio for now.

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    I love the vampires !!

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    Flake - looking forward to more oils - that last one especially is really lovely!

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    hey thanks Flake for the comments in the art disscusion thread beautiful work in your SB

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    Great painting Flake. And love the style.

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