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    impressive traditional work !

    i like the hard lighting you painted on those musicians.

    i have one question: what 's the reason of using newspaper to draw
    (i see many students in ateliers using it with charcoal)

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    Tnx zou

    I think most students use newspaper because it's cheap.
    We must draw always on very large paper, and newspaper is the cheapest paper our school sells at the shop. That's why I use it (but it's horrible when using charcoal... too smooth).

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    ohhh myyy your paintings are so goood waaa

    nice updates

    i love that violin and guitar painting yummy

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    Thanks for dropping by my SB! Love that your focusing on traditional skills. It's a nice break from all the digital stuff on here. You do very good portrait work. Keep it up.

    Might want do more anatomy studies, and take your time doing them...even if it takes you an hour just to do one! Look into Andrew Loomis for proportion, he's the greatest. Some of your bodily proportions are off.

    Whatever you do, don't stop!

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    Hiya Marlisa!

    Love these last two updates, they're really great!
    I prefer the latest self portrait because it shows the different sides (planes) of the face a lot better in different tones.. I especially admire how you painted the lips eyebrows and hair.. Could you give me some acrylic paint tips some time? I'm not good with traditional paint ^^
    I think that something to improve on this last portrait is maybe to make all the shadows a bit more saturated like you did on the nose shadow. What I mean is that the shadow on the left side of the nose is pinkbrownish, while the shadow left to that (near the eye) is more gray black. I think it would look better if that shadow was a bit more saturated as well.

    But it's a gorgeous painting already.. Would very much like to see how this turns out.

    Oh and on the Wytches Brew piece; respect! That are a lot of figures to paint and it's hard to get the lighting consistent on each of them.. I think seeing that all the light comes from the fire, a little more darkness surrounding the figures, and a little more clair obscur would look better, (Look at some George dee La Tour paintings to see what I mean: click, and click. But nice work!

    How are you?

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    Hey Marleen!

    Tnx for the tips ! I see what you mean in the latest selfportrait. The shadow near the right eye is gray, because it's make-up. Don't know if I'll change that. My paint & brushes etc. are in my locker at school -_-', if it wasn't, I probably would've continued that painting now

    I'm busy with some drawings right now, was supposed to upload it in an hour or so

    School is pretty crappy right now. I think I have the 'I hate school' mood again. I hate the cranky teachers, some of my classmates and I especially hate the assignments... how are you?

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    Edit: I don't really see what you like in the last painting, seriously . Why do you want tips for acrylic?

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    New update!

    First sketches are done with colour marker? Don't know what it is in english.
    All done in half an hour (from ref).

    The first ink thingie is supposed to be a selfportrait (from the mirror) with ink (no sketch before) and is stupid.
    I think the second one (from ref.) is way better .

    Last two are also selfportraits; first one from the mirror (and sketchie), second one (which is not finished yet) is done from photo, because I wanted to throw the mirror out of my window.

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    Yay! It's finished!

    It took me 2 hours.

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    nice self portraits , study some more the proportions , and then do some more , you will notice the difference.

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    Tnx !
    I guess I should do that. The problem is: the proportionstudies / figuredrawings are all done at 100x80 cm newspaper.
    Drawing from ref. is waaaay easier, so when I sketch some figures from Bridgman (or from photo's), they always turn out right. Ofcourse that's on A4 sized paper..
    In real life it's so much harder! And we have no models until april ... maybe I should do some bridgman's on 100x80cm too (but I can already say right now: my room is 300x300cm...)

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    wow great stuff ^^
    The makeup greyness on the right eye wasn't bothering me at all though it was just the shadow part on the left
    I wanted acrylic tips because I like the way you paint with them, I'm interested to know how you mix the paint and which colours, brushes etc you like to use.
    I recently started working with water soluble oil paint which work better than acrylics to create smooth transitions, but I like how you do it with acrylics, so was interested to know how you handle the paint.

    You said something about drawing from ref being much easier than drawing from life.. Maybe that could be a reason to step away from references for a while and draw more of what you see around you? Or maybe combine both?

    anyways, I really like these last few drawings. Also the one from mirror. I think the marker drawings are awesome as well, especially the second ^^
    Something I read a while ago that I thought was a good idea: "Never expect your work to be 100% of what you have in mind, because it will only dissapoint then, expect like 80% and dissapointments will weigh less, and when it turns out better, that's only good ^^"

    So ehm anyways, I have to get started on my homework.. My assignments aren't the greatest either, so just try to get the best out of them.. There's always some room to do what you want within an assignment. For example when we have an illustration assignment I chose to paint it with my new paints to get some practice, and also I did one digitally to practice that.
    Well, I hope things get better for you at school

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    P.S. just one thing I noticed; you don't seem to be usins aquarel paper for the ink drawings? I did the same thing, and the ink seemed to really be absorbed by the paper too soon to get a nice transition, but when I used aquarelpaper it kinda stayed on top of the paper for a bit, and for me it's way easier to use thinned ink that way.

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    your acoustic guitar painting is really amazing

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    Another Dutch person! I like your work. I can see that you are very good at working slow, the quality shows it. But you are having some difficulty with quicker stuff, like 2 minute figure drawing. I think it would be a good thing to keep doing that a lot, a lot of quick sketching, figures and faces.

    It's good to spend some time on a drawing or painting, but I think you'r learning much faster when doing quicker stuff. Maybe you could also try to paint with a bigger brush sometime. Hope this helps.

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