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    Kvick'z Unofficial Self-Portrait Thread

    Alright, well I feel like I have been an absolute shit in my dedication to art, a few hours a day isn't cutting it and I need to get my ass active.

    This is my unofficial self portrait thread, I'm going to be updating this as well as my original SB thread daily from this day forth, I promise anyone reading that. If I don't, I will compensate appropriately.

    So I went out and bought a makeup mirror to put on my desk so I can feel pretty... and that whole sp thing maybe too.

    here's yesterday, the official start of my unofficial sp thread

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    and this morning.

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    This one was way more fun, though I lost the little likeness that I finally achieved though the color. Little grissaile experiment.

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    Alright! now I feel like I'm making some real progress, I signed up for a non-pay project, been doing daily exercises, and just overall enjoying drawing more just because I'm improving faster! Plus this actually looks like me

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    love the portraits, your colours are really good, can't wait to see some updates... i would love to see some more intersting poses of the face and some more interesting lighting, but other than that brilliant work keep it up

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    man oh man. I feel like I'm improving every time I do these. it's a great feeling. Sadly I didn't get a self-portrait done yesterday, I'll compensate tomorrow.

    But hey I need some advice from anyone who has gotten/gets this. I stopped drawing for a few days because I started getting this pain in the outer ball of my wrist and on the right side of my right hand. Even with breaks I have pain

    anyways, I DID try a self portrait two days ago and I was waaaay too tired hahaha, and maybe on substances
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    then tonight's, my hand hurts now
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    I've been trying to use more variations of brushes in my paints

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    meh... im too tired whenever i do these

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    oh man I really didn't look at that last SP after I did it, I made myself look all toady haha, well heres the new one.

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    I keep doing these when I'm waaaay too tired :| 4-5am

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    1 hour - 11:30 PM!!! Either I'm getting better, or it's just not 3am... hopefully both
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    looks like you've made some good progress already. however it looks like you're diving into detail too fast without measuring or setting up construction. particularly the nose varies in length a great deal from one portrait to the next. the best way i know to get decent nose length and eye position is to imagine(or draw) a triangle going thru the eyes and the nose as in the attached pic. also it s good to know the basic proportions of the face, like the nose will be roughly 1/3 of the total length of the face. well good luck, cant wait to see your progress after 100 or so portraits

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    thanks rattsang, yeah I've noticed that my proportions usually go wrong around the nose area :X. I spent some more time on this one to try and get the construction correct, still not completely right though.

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    must have missed your question about pain last nite, i used to get severe pain in my hand, and i no longer have any problems. so this is what i did: i was holding my pen too tight. hold your pen as loose as possible, don't squeeze it. straighten your wrist(while in neutral position, obviously it will bend for gesture and sweeping strokes). dont rest your palm heavily on the tablet- rest it lightly or better yet not at all, only rest your little finger on the surface(when i say rest i mean support while drawing. inbetween drawing rest your whole arm) sit up straight at your desk and relax your shoulders, most ppl need to use a adjustable chair to get comfortable height to sit up straight, a good chair is a vital investment for any artist- severe pain can ruin your career.. these changes totally got rid of my pains. saying that i am not a doctor if your pain persists you sould see a doctor, wrist pain can be the sign of something more serious.

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    thanks for the additional advice, so far I've just bought a wrist-brace and it helps drastically. I think I'm putting too much pressure on the end of my hand resting against the tablet though.

    okay I made a wip this time to try and get an idea of where I go wrong with my process, I spent extra extra time on the construction today but I need to focus more on color now.

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    like the mood that you were getting out of #13....
    quite a bit of improvement so far....nice

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    im still doing daily self portraits just not updating

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    wow, either your pencil stuff is way better than your digital or you have improved a lot (i bet the second, first one is quit unlikely) rendering is awesome! keep goin!

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