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    Hi there!

    I would like to get better with my drawing/painting, and I would like to start with figurative art stuff. I've attatched two studies and I will try to update my work as regularly as possible! If you have something critical on your mind, don't hesitate

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    Here's one more!

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    Here's some more. Recently, I've made some pencil studies on eyes, lips and noses, I'll digitalize them sometime soon.

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    Some more. The girl with the curtain was pretty fun, I did it within little more than half an hour and I like the way it turned out :-)

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    In your colour work lay of the pure black for shading. use darker natural tones. The black really cools the colours energy and makes the skin tones quite muddy too.

    Otherwise just keep at it.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    Thanks Sevans!

    I think I get what you mean. I'll do that next time I'll do a coloured piece.

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    Here's some pencil stuff. I'm currently digitalizing stuff, more to come.

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    More pencil stuff.

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    I think that for your digital figure studies, you should be working with a larger brush. Larger brushes means a smoother, and less 'muddy' results. It will also help your eye learn to recognize values and overall make things more smooth and less sketchy. Also, it forces you to analyze each stroke more carefully.

    Other than that, just keep pluggin' away.

    Freak out, Peace out

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    Hi Sneakers,

    I'll try to do that. I think I know what you mean. I often actually try to avoid making a "decision", a clear line. I guess I'll practice getting rid of this habbit. Thank you!

    Also, here's some more non-digital stuff.

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    This one (unfinished) is with much larger brushes.

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    The last digital one with the larger more confident brush strokes is a big improvement.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    Thanks Sevans! I'm tryin'.

    Here's a slight update, and a new one. The new one, I drew it myself and then used the underyling ref image to improve things.

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    An update on the last one.

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    When you're drawing cubes & cilinders, be sure to draw all lines, including the ones you can't see. This will help you understand the object, allowing you to draw it more correctly.

    The form on the figures looks pretty good.
    Don't worry too much about technique, you'll learn a lot the more you do it.

    Keep up the hard work!

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    Hi DoubleThink,

    than you, I'll try! Right now, I'm getting prepared for an examn, so I study a lot, but when I'm tired of it, I sit down to paint for an hour or so. That's what I did right now. Here's some more details added.

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    Some more details added.

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    Some new stuff, and the last one updated.

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    I know I should finish some pieces, but I always feel like doing something new :-)

    I also have difficulties switching to bigger brushes because the acrylics brush in Artweaver is very pressure sensitive, thus whenever I apply too much pressure, it simply overpaints a lot. This is why I constantly have to vary the brush size. Still, I don't feel like I had enough confidence to change the brushs configuration, I'd much prefer to use something established and proven, that's why I stick to the soft wet acrylics tool which I know many Artweaver users also like.

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    Update and goodnite!

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    I have several questions regarding the way I work. First of all, I was told several times that my brushes are too small. I have attatched a picture in which I documented the difficulties I have in actually using "big" brushes. I also brought this up in the crit center: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...33#post1962133

    Another thing is that I wonder whether you think it's OK to work from photo references, the way I have been doing. I usually draw from the reference, than put it above my sketch to check the anatomy and correct it. I only correct what's really wrong and leave the rest as it is. Or do you think I should go on the way I do? Or do you feel that I should do more studies on drawing figures of my own, like reading Andrew Loomis' book, or something like that?

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