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    shinin: thanks ;p they are small since I compress the images to websize in windows picture viewer, just tried saving that last image in corel painter x as a jpeg seems to have compressed it, no idea what the size is like so Ill post here to see if its better.

    p.s sorry for bumping my thread, I guess you can class this as a detail shot lol

    edit: seems to have worked, although now you can see how bad they are with greater ease lol

    edit 2: Ahhh my computers harddrive has just gone, that confirms my thoughts that it is not meant to make loud whirring noise upon starting up lol

    I probably wont be posting now for awhile since my scanners only capatable with my computer. Posting on my sisters one atm >< ahh well when I can post ill have a large update probably ;p
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    Hi, sorry about the lack of updates as mentioned in my last post my computer died on me ;p Managed to get it fixed but now I have no means of scanning as the scanner has finally gone (it was old and nackered anyway)

    For now Ill be just updating with digital pieces. I brought a wacom bamboo yesterday, arrived today so I have just spent a couple of hours playing around with corel/photoshop/alchemy.

    Heres some thumbnails done by first using alchemy to get random shapes then I transfered them to photoshop to try and make them into something recognisable.
    Last edited by Scriar; August 1st, 2008 at 03:36 PM.

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    Hi a small update for today, been working all day so only had an hour and a half to spare.

    This is a tonal practice for the most part. Used a reference from a marie claire front cover. Used most photoshop and done the blending in corel x.

    edit: added a slightly better version
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    Scriar, your work has definitely improved and is getting better in regards to your later posts and the early ones, the face and facial features seem more in place and better shaped. Keep it up!

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    Dazz78: thank you

    Been at work all day, so only had an hour to spare today, decided to do a digital environment for a change. Hopefully Ill have a scanner in a week or so, so I can post the sketches that I have been doing as well.

    I done this in photoshop, I did some blending in corel painter x as well, since I haven't quite got the hang of how you do it in photoshop yet ;p

    edit: added a slightly better version (imo) added some blending in photoshop to the mountain on the right with some more texture. edit: btw did not use a reference as originally I was just going to play around with the layer and custom brushes for texture settings, decide on the environment after one of my brushes started looking rockish ;p that was the one on the left btw which is why it is probably better defined than the one on the right, Ill try make a custom brush for that one to to get a better result next time.
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    about a face in #48: it's nice, but I dunno why you used lines for the iris+pupilla instead of shapes, that would be more natural and nicer.
    except this, the eyes is okay enough to make the whole face work, with the help of the really good and emphatic mouth - despite the really rushed nose

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    ShiNiN: Thanks for the advice, did not intentionally use lines, I think it was a combination of being half asleep and being new to the wacom pen ;p

    Yeah the nose was a bit rushed. It was really long at first then I cut around it and gave her a nose job to put it back in proportion lol seem to have buggered it up in the process

    Ill spend a much more time on it next time, probably have another go tomorrow have all day since I am not at work.

    Here is a last update for today, it is a sketch done intirely in Alchemy, was hard but fun. ;D I used the scrawl tool with block lines for the whole thing.

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    I can definitely see the improvement in your stuff. Keep drawing and keep at it!

    One thing though, some of your drawings seem stiff and lifeless. Try loosening up and do quick 5-10 second figure sketches. Spending an hour on a little drawing tends to suck the life out of it.

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    BubbaGump: Thank you for the advice, Ill try to do that every day then, I dont think I have any excuse not to fit 20 minutes or so in to my day to do that

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    This wacom tablet is too addictive, went into photoshop to try fix the womans nose next thing I know Im attempting to fix all of the picture lol

    Heres the current result, this really is my last update since I am bloody nackered ;p

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    Just a few tips for your photoshop landscape:
    - Don't use gradient tools for dominant areas of your piece. They look extremely computer-y.
    - Try to disguise stock photoshop custom brushes (i.e the grass brush) as best you can. They're very easily recognizable.

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    I like your studies of hands and feet and the stuff on post 47 is pretty amazing. If you can neaten up this angular style you seem to gravitate towards I think you'll be on a real winner.

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    iambanana: Thank you for your advice Ill bare that in mind for my next environment.

    Gail_Blitzy: Thank you glad you like them, and thanks for the advice as well.

    Heres an update for today, I have been pretty sick today, think something disagreed with me (most likely my little sisters idea of cooking ;p ) so have not got as much done as I would of liked, this is what I have at the moment. It is a figure study of a picture from the marie clair 20th addition catalog, from page 281.

    Spent about 30 minutes or so, plan to finish it tomorrow. For now I tried to get the pose, the basic values, and the larger shapes down.

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    hi, here is an update for today, its an update on the woman study from yesterday.

    edit: added a different version, noticed I forgot to add a shadow under her right arm.
    Last edited by Scriar; August 5th, 2008 at 07:05 AM.

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    Another update for today an environment speed paint spent about 45-50 minutes on it.

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