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    Well, yes. Time flies when you're having fun, I suppose. I've done some more than this, but... those're not fit for human eyes. =___=
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    Your shading is coming along bit by bit. When drawing the figure try to measure it out in heads, even when drawing from ref (I can talk) as it looks like you started one end without regard to the relation to the other. Hands are coming along a treat. From someone who used to do a lot of pastels, the colour of paper must be chosen with the subject in mind, which is why those pads with lots of colours are hard to complete.
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    I agree, your rendering is coming along and your figures and heads are making progress as well. Although in the coloured-pencil portrait, I see you used those "hyroglyphe"-eyes that everyone starts out to draw insead of looking where they actually fit into the skull.

    Anyways, search for landmarks when reffing, There's always a light-and shadow-side when shading and look out for the horizon when being geometrical. That's it in a nutshell

    Great work, man!
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    Black Spot: thank you so much! You're absolutely right, of course, I DO tend to just start somewhere and then work from there. I promise I'll measure from now on. Any good advice about choosing colours for pastel paper?

    ~Faust~: thank you! I haven't progressed as much as I wanted (but that is because I haven't drawn as much as I should've, so all my fault), but it's nice to know I've progressed at least a little! The portrait is actually watercolour... I still need to practice a lot. The eyes look awkward, you're right. As well as them being placed too low... Thank you for the great tips!

    I've just sent off my portfolio... God am I nervous. I haven't been here for a long time, because of work, school and the portfolio stress. But here I am! Too lazy to scan more than this one picture, though... I swear I've drawn more than this!

    Hooray, portrait progress!




    EDIT:
    Not going to update for some time, orHaven't updated in a while, and possibly won't for some time. My computer's down and dead, my laptop refuses to accept my scanner or camera, and my brother's comp can't resize images. )8
    So, for now, I'll just hang around and comment on y'all's pictures instead.
    And yes, I'm drawing. What'd you think of me anyway?
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    Hey that portrait looks great! You should start a thread in the SP section. Too bad about your computer btw, hope you get it fixed soon so we get to see more.
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    nice sb

    a little tip i picked up from somone here on CA is if you want to learn how to draw somthing relativly simple, an eye, a nose or somthing, sit down and draw it 18 times without getting up and doing somthing in between. ye i know it gets booring at about 5 but do ALL 18 the guy called it the 18 rule, dont know if its somthing just he uses or an actually technique. anyway, by doing this what you've drawn kinda gets added to a 'visual vocabulary' and you can draw it anytime or change it to suit your own drawing. i do it every now and then and its really helpfull

    getting hold of the 6 books by Andrew Loomis will also be a big help, the are a guide to teach people how to draw almost every aspect of the human body.
    they are in the public domain and are thus free to distribute so dont worry about doing anything illigal
    http://placidchaos.com/AM/index.php/.../andrew_loomis

    good luck
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    those manakins from the loomis book look tricky to draw. i havent attempted it myself but they seem to be hard to keep proportional. like your jan 17 post. i also think it would be hard to keep the pelvis plates on the right angle when you start to ad perspective and rotation. i'm about hafway through the figure drawing book so i havent tried them yet. they seem pretty impractical
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    @Imaginary: thank you! I really do want to start a SB thread... that's not a stupid idea, I think I will!

    @L0rin: thank you a lot! After reading your comment I've been ITCHING to try the 18-rule, but I still haven't found the time. ):
    And ah, yes, Loomis is pretty much CA's Jesus, isn't he?

    @the_original_sean: they are! It's really hard trying to imagine them from different angles, and you're right, the pelvis plates are insane! I'm going to try to draw them accurately... it will be a pain, but practice makes perfect and all that.

    Damn has it been a while. I've had a hard time when it comes to art lately...was really depressed about it a while back. Haven't been practice-drawing as much as I should, due to homework... which I still have, as well as exams coming up. Man, I look forward to uni. At least the homework there can help me practice.

    Yes, my dears, you heard correctly. I have successfully sent my portfolio and my application was in fact NOT rejected! I AM A UNIVERSITY STUDENT TO-BE.
    The town is lovely and- I'm not going to start ranting about it.

    Anyway, just showing that I HAVE been working. The sketchbooks are what I've done so far, basically. The rest is a design-assignment from school, approx. six hours, showing just how bad my sense of colour and composition is. Yes, that is from a photo, I'm not talented yet, shut up.
    I chose art show because I'm bitter. Couldn't attend to the- yeah, you know. I'm bitter.
    Bitter...
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    Oh yeah. Did I mention that my scanner died on me? Goddamnit.
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    Well. Uhm. Hi?

    Haven't been here for a billion years... We're done with the mock exams, real exams are coming up. Homework is killing me. >>
    As I said, my scanner have died, and taking a picture of everything I've drawn would take a million years. I submit the things I've already photographed for my girlfriend to look at. >XD
    Lazy, me? Noooo...

    The two ladies lying on the two first pictures are drawn from photos (will credit the photographers when I get their names, I have it somewhere...), as well as the two guys on the third page (though these are redrawn to fit the characters). The mermaid's upper body is also referenced. Slight reference for the pose of Magical Girl Utena-lady on picture 4.

    Yay for lack of progress. =_____=
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    Well there's progress, lines are more confident for example. Do more studies though! Having basic knowledge of muscles and stuff is a good start... actually you might wanna start with the skeleton. Sigh.. i shouldn't be giving out advice when im a newb. Ok well one solid advice is to just keep drawing when you have time, preferably everyday whether it be 10mins or some hours. Ye... so keep at it!
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    I think you and I are in the same boat in that you're a student and I'm a teacher, so wer're both really busy now. Wait three weeks, and then we can both focus on our art again. Try more studies from life. I like all the little still life objects, etc. Keep that up, and try some portraits, looking in a mirror, or study faces in magazines.
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    Going strong man!
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