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    Hi, Black Spot! Loving the values on those flowers.

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    The scetch looks great so far.

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    Love it. Nice soft tones in your still life.

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    Christmas is over and now I have some time to draw. Here's a couple of Brague studies I did this morning.

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    Another couple. I need to re-do the second one as the big toe is too small.

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    Hello there! Really love those feet in the last post. Your sketchbook's great, keep up the good work!

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    Those feet are great,I love the simple but effective rendering!
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    Those feet are beutifully rendered, the overlaps reads well etc.

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    Very nice flowers and bargues. Though I think those bargues help more if you work on one for a long time and really take the time to first get proportions and then values right.

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    I'm using them more as shading practice and I am spending several hours on each. Reset my scanner so hopefully my pictures will look more as I drew them. Today's effort so far.

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    nice updates! I've not checked out this sketchbook in a while but its nice to see you still working away. I would suggest using a sharper and perhaps less soft pencil for those dark regions. That would get rid of the "grainyness" of some of those darker regions where you are taking the value really low.

    Other than that I really support this kind of study and it can only be a good thing for your pencil control. keep it up!

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    Nice work Black Spot! Where did you get the plates? I was thinking of buying the book but it's pretty expensive and I thought I might have to get the plates copied from the book larger. How are you using them?

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    NicG I got them from this thread. I downloaded them individually as I couldn't get the Zip file to open and just print them off as I need them.

    I really need to do more feet.


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    Hello there,

    Let me say thanks a lot for the feet studies. Probably going to do draw them myself too since i think its a good practice and hopefully will remove all the fuzzy areas of thinking when it comes to drawing feet. Sorry, couldn't see your entire sb yet but seems like ill have to find some time to go trough 38 pages because i find it interesting.

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    nice study i like the shading skills that you have try to draw and shade you
    own artwork inspiration because if you draw like that you keep your brain
    save the infromation so your artwork deal with the memory of what you save
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    like that study you've done it before few days and share it with us

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    Today's study. Spent longer on this one, I'm getting more pernickity. Did most of it with a 2H and then went over the darkest areas with a HB.

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    awesome shading one i like it

    keep it up my friend

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    Studies are looking hella good, very impressed with how you're handling form, and your shading is very tight.

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    These studies have been coming out really nicely, especially the last two. They both have nice contrast. The very last one has lovely transitions from dark to light. I think that's the hardest part of shading.

    I'm always so inspired to read your twitter and see your progress in this thread knowing that you work and take care of a whole family! Keep it up!

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    Hello! I agree with everyone else. Nice job on the shading.

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    Those are some really nice carefully drawn bargue copies. It looks like quite a change from your previous drawings.
    Thanks for putting up examples of your older work too.

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    Hi there,

    Really neat and clean rendering. Out of curiosity; do you use a paper stump tool to smudge em ? or you don't smudge at all? Anyways, Keep up the good work.

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    I have here and there, but generally it's better not to as the whole idea is to learn control. I've mainly used the stump when I've done the outline to make the colour nearer the print paper colour, so I'm starting off shading at the same place.

    Next Plate. Only did about four hours on it and it shows.

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    Ello there! thank you for the continues feed back and crits in my sketchbook. thought I'd return the favor.
    Theres such a great progression in your art and your putting in a lot of hard work! Those cast studies are going to help out so much I need to do some aswell. Now for crits Theres not much that really jump out at me. Your studying all the right stuff. Maybe working more on some of your soft and hard edges? hm maybe could work on some of your line weight too.
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    these latest pages show a lot of improvement, the feet studies are looking excellent!

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    What paper are you creating the plaster/plate studies on. I found using bristol board can take a good rubbing from blending stumps better than normal paper.

    My other only comment is on #1124, I think the ankles are bit too round. Almost swollen, I think it needs to tamper down at the side more. Like tear drop.

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    I do like the 12/29 one better but still it is looking good. Are you doing any kind of measuring or just copying freehand? I was thinking I read somewhere that these need to be doen according to a certain procedure and vey precise measuring was part of that but perhaps I am wrong.

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    Pigeonkill I'm just using an A5 sketchbook with cartridge paper. It was not an expensive one.

    NicG Sort of both. The idea is to make you copy exactly and train you to look properly and draw what you see. The measuring is more to check what you've drawn is correct. They are also meant to be the same size as the plate, but the first few weren't.

    I got your comment just before I was starting the second one, so I scanned a couple of the stages.

    These are hands and again the plates are easier without much soft shading at the start.

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    Modifying the lines and then outlining. I rub out the line before putting a new one down if it's meant to be clean.
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    They might not be exact, but I can already feel an improvement and feel more confident.

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    yes they still look really good. I'm guessing the scanner is a little dirty.
    I actually have some of the plates in a book. I've seen some examples constructed of straight lines just after the terminator for the shadow. They must use a straight edge for some of the lines.

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    I probably do need to get something to clean the glass; it gets a lot of abuse.

    Another one and a failure, which I'll redo before I move on.
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    And an egg.
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