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    Nonsense and whatnot

    I suck and I want to not suck
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    Work from the past week.
    Watch me stumble into traditional media after my tablet got drenched in tea.
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    Some anatomy and some guitar hero sans pants
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    Great studies, your poses are very convincing. Though I find your coloring average. But that's solved with some more practicing
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    Well, first of all, congrats for joining in and posting. Forums can be a very powerful learning tool, as well as supportive.

    Nice studies, which certainly show drawing ability - I particularly like the skull with larynx and trachea. I think in the water bottle and cat, you could push your values, increase the contrast. Good poses on the figure works.

    Post more, please!
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    Have been traveling and far from my scanner, here's some better late than never speedpaints and a cat portrait.
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    Only champions play guitar hero in their underwear. Kudos.

    Hay, nice sketchbook. Keep posting!
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    IM BACK?! After nearly a year of abandoning this short-lived sketchbook and about 6 months since I was last taking art seriously, studying and sketching like I believed in something.
    Today I realized I've been putting in 3-8 hours in photoshop a day once more and cried a tear of relief knowing I still had the funk deep in my heart.

    Critique very much appreciated as I stumble back in time to recover lost skill

    here's a speedpaint I no longer have the ref for
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    Here's an awkard project I've been working on. These are the base parts (body, eyes, ears etc) for a virtual pet site type of thing, in the end it will have many variable eys and ears, tails, expressions and possibly even fur lengths.

    I've been working through this over and over, not wanting to use something I will later be ashamed of

    but here's the big problem: there will be items and clothing that layer on top of the animal image and that means that the fur on the outside edge must be the same length on all the animals I make with this base or else an item that is flush with the body won't cover the protruding long hairs...I hope that made sense

    So I keep getting the feedback that the head and the body do not match each other in depth and I have to find a way around my problem with the fur length and still give the face a good fluffy kitten look, anyone have advice?
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    Here's another that requires an intro

    almost 2 years ago I did a doodle of a friend from memory, now he's using it as his facebook profile pic! How embarrassing for me! After pestering him to take it down he agreed under the terms that I have to replace it with a new portrait from photographic reference (which I can't post until i have permissions)

    That first image is the old one. Dear god, what was I thinking? Probably, "IM AWESOME!!!!"

    The second image is my first attempt at a new portrait, about six months since my last portrait from reference I am very out of practice, and the oversaturated ref pic wasn't helping me. After days of working on this I declared defeat and left the image as it stood, with crazy far apart eyes and glowing red skin.

    For my most recent attempt I decided to go at greyscale first and to spend much more time on the original drawing. i worked on this all day and though it is an improvement over the last I'm still not satisfied, but it felt so wonderful to paint all day that I'm likely to do the same thing tomorrow and again and again til I have this portrait so stunning that everyone will forget his old profile pic ever existed.
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    If your last piece has more dark tone and more contrast, it would look better.
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    Welcome back. You have improved much over the past year, even if you didn't practice for six months. The colours in the rock climber's face and the light in her hairs are well handled; it's a shame you lost the reference. I've got no criticisms or advice yet.
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    Craz-thanks, in the six months that I was practicing I was definitely working hard
    IIKII-yeah, value range is something I struggle with and tend to start out on the shorter end and only stretch when I'm sufficiently into things

    Project updates:
    Still refining the portrait, I thought I would do it in black and white and then use a layer set to color to colorize it but this has proven more difficult than anticipated, it may end up staying colorless

    Making a giant sample sheet of different possible eye styles for the cat so I can go through and decide on either one style or multiple styles, kind of tedious generating eye styles but fun to see a giant army of staring cats forming
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