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    My aims over the next couple of years are to try and break out of being merely an intermediate artist to a really good one, by doing as many studies as I possibly can. Over time I also want to try and improve my ability to paint without reference, which I find really hard for figures.

    Here are some recent studies, all from reference:

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    With all respect, you are good. What shines brightest to me here, is the very first portrait painting you posted, the dark man. At first I thought it was a traditional painting, but when I look closer I see that it is digital. Anyway, that one is incredibly good! And the rest ain't bad either. If you want to become a master in painting, I'd say you've got a solid ramp to fly from.

    Good luck.
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    What I´d like to know is how much time you spent on the dark man,

    Like JaneM, i had to look closely to determine if it was traditional or digital.

    I want to see more soon. you´ve got (to say the least) great potential to be with the masters
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    Most of these studies were under an hour, however the African guy was probably closer to two.

    Here's the ref I used, actual size, it was from an article on the Guardian newspaper website:

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    Very nice portraits and the landscapes are very good too, i like you aerial perspective and the brush marks too, keep it up dude ;-)
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    Earlier this year I did 100 drawings of people from various references. Here are ten of the better ones, in chronological order:

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    A new head study:

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    And some sketches based on ref from from Virtual Pose 3:

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    I like the first and the sixth head the most
    your studies going good *thumbup*
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    your line drawing studies are very good - however, your shading/ colour studies still lack the same confidence - which is fine - that's the correct order! It seems your tone balance still needs refining - your darks and lights are too far apart at the moment. What I tend to do is "leave" the highlight areas light, and slowly bring colour and shadow/ dark tone up to a comfortable level. Then I begin working the highlighted areas down a bit - then I look at the piece after a day or two, and deepen and lighten when necessary - judging from the line studies, you're not too far away from consistantly good work - keep at it
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    Some really cool work here
    All i can suggest with the digital work, is keep your brush as big as possible for as long as possible!
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    beautiful work. really neat studies. love the details. you're putting in good effort.
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