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    A shit load nicer. Nice job! It looks a lot cleaner, but it can still be improved! Keep at it bro

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    woot?! these are some nice renderings! a tick darker…maybe…
    anyway looking good!
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    I like your clothing studies, particularly the one in the middle, reminds me of a girl I went to college with. The proportions of the first 2 are great. The 3rd one along looks a bit masculine on her upper half, but that could be due to the garments she is wearing.

    I like your character concepts too. Like someone else mentioned the coloured character's lighting makes it feel flat and the pose looks like she is saying to a photographer;

    "What? You want me to hold them up...like this?"

    Though her face I find has good characteristics. Feels like a real character.

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    Good stuff here, good studies man, keep doing those! You have some proportion issues in many of your figures, mainly that they have too short legs. You should have a look at Loomis' books, and do some studies if you haven't already.

    Keep working, dude!

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    PieMonster Yeah my proportions are pretty bad atm since I'm only starting to apply what I've studied which is pretty bad, and yeah I have done loomis studies but awhile back before I found CA, I'll crack down on some more soon. Thanks for the comment.
    Royzy Haha I know what you mean Im still working on the whole dynamic poses. Thanks for the comment of the face but I reffed it mostly so yeah.
    bigfooTrooper yeah good idea thanks
    Fraz Yeah Ill try thanks man
    Walid D Yeeah i sorta did fuck up the proportions on that chick, thanks for the comment.

    Alright I realise now if I dont start drawing from imagination now Im going to be going no where with my improvement, everyday I must push my self to do some imagination stuff. Heres some more fashion stuff from the great fashion site http://www.hel-looks.com/?p=image/ar...4/20080817_03/ and some imagination stuff.

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    Your imagination stuff could use work, especially the faces. I am loving your fashion stuff though, more more more!

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    Fraz: Yeah Im working on it, thanks for the comment

    alright starting to apply what I learn now, still not good enough but if i dont try it wont happen. Heres a combination of loomis studies and my imagination stuff, Im sure you can spot the difference lol.

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    cool loomis stuff man! I like!
    still not good enough but if i dont try it wont happen
    I like how you look at things! this´ll get you pretty far!
    keepup
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    Good stuff. The only way up is practice and it seems like you've got that mentality down.

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    Nice little studies Sketchz, remember not to rush these parts as they will shape everything that comes after it.
    Be careful with the torso planes and how they rotate in space.

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    Fraz Yeah I'm having a little trouble rotating it properly but hopefully I'll overcome it, thanks man
    BubbaGump Cheers for the comment and thanks for dropping by
    bigfooTrooper I hope it will get me far lol, thanks dude.

    more loomis/ no ref figures
    ahh stupid proctrastination,
    arghh need much more exciting poses and work on perspective
    I'm going to work now but I might do some stuff after and re-post.

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    Try to do simple poses for now, focusing on proportions ! Don't forget the body weight, try to do in real poses you draw ! Anyway, keep that work ! Do more of life painting to improve your drawing skills !

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    Hey man, fantastic that you're doing your Bridgman and Loomis, it's already started to show up in your other work! From what I can tell, the one thing you're lacking is that you're still not putting quite enough rhythm and movement into the figures- even when moving, they're a bit stiff. Keep practicing those mannequins in Loomis, they'll help you loads.

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    Yeah man focus on getting the manakin to seem real in 3d space, your rendering earlier was working to help describe form too, good shit

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    Nrx yeah I'm trying to with frustrating results, thanks
    Chagan Ditto, and yeah I'll keep practicing, cheers
    Walid D yeah good idea man, today i actually looked in the mirror and saw what i did wrong.

    Alright heres some rendering practice with a new technique and my utter frustration that i cant draw faces without a reff, I guess I just need more practice.

    Edit: the figures are drawn abit smaller than the actual pic here

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    Improving constantly. Nice job on the face, and I think you have a natural talent for clothes!
    Cool job man, nicely rendered too, however remember to lift your pencil at the end of every stroke instead of scribbling. It will make it look a lot nicer.

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    Keep on trying, youre getting there. Try loomis his books. Be patient and you will get there

    Good work, keep on drawing!!!

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    Fraz haha thanks man, yeah sometimes i was lazy and scribbled
    WriterofThanks man hope to speak to you on vent again someday

    alright I set out to do 100 heads in 100 minutes but sorta slacked, the 1st couple heads are 1 minute drawings the shitty shaded ones were abit longer. Then at the very bottom just some non reffed heads to see if I improved. Also my crappy copy of one of emily g's paintings which is in the thumbs above ^(I really should blend more and actually do the hair, too lazy lol). Also went to get a mechanical pencil today couldnt find 0.5mm T_T.
    ughhhh not good enough NEED TO KEEP PRACTICING.

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    For your digipaint, some of the lines are off. The chin is slightly to the right of the center line, and the nose mouth and eyes are at different angles.
    You can see by this:



    Your main fault are noses and lips. With the lips you can't see the edge nearly as clearly as what you have done. In parts they fade in quite gradually.
    On noses, get some bridgman studies for them.

    Nice stuff.

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    Just keep at those studies. Also keep at the imaginary stuff and testing yourself. Simply making copies only get you so far but the way you are trying stuff from imagination after some studies is great.

    Keep it Up

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    Fraz Thanks for the detailed crit man. With the chin your right but the eyes are actually on an angle according to the original. And what do you mean by the lip thing I don't understand exactly what your trying to say

    kidult exactly right man thanks.

    alright pretty lazy today but I did like my 1st "study" acrylic painting, very hard to work with took me awhile to realize how acrylic flows, blends etc but I learnt alot from this even if the product is a heap. I realise now why oils are the more preferred choice when it comes to more detailed paintings, fighting against acrylic drying is not a fun thing.

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    With the lips you have too distinct of a border between the lips and the face. The lips are part of the face, but are just slightly different coloured and are planes on the face.
    With the new one, nice to see you experimenting.
    The butt goes into the legs all wrong though, there it looks like there is no ass, just a fat leg. The leg is also fatter than the ribcage.
    Oh well, lovely to see someone else in the ssg attempt paints.

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    Nipples kick ass, in the state im in right now, i'd probably try hit it... (OK WTF AM I DRUNK ON, I HEARD THE LINE "WELL I REALLY I HAVE NO MORALS GENERALLY" TONIGHT, MY MAN LET ME DOWN MAN, MY APOLOGIES FOR RANTING, YOU HAVE MANY SKILLS, ESPEICIALLY AT PAINTING, KEEP PRACTICING AND YOU WILL KICK MUCH ASS, BUT I SHOULD HAVE BEEN LAID TONIGHT.... BUT I ARNT ... SO NOW I RANT IN YOUR BOOK.)
    good shit, keep it up man youll be a pro soon enough!

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    Nrx aha dw man whatever happens there are many nights infront of you to get laid aha. Thanks for the compliments man
    Fraz Yeah thanks for explaining it better for me you help a lot. Yeah the ass is fucked, I had a problem scaling the reff to the canvas. cheers

    Jesus I missed a few updates very very bad. I had a little conflict with what i wanted to do when i leave school but I'm over that now and drawing again.
    Heres just a combination of non ref at the bottom and loomis at the top.

    still cant find 0.5m mechanical pencil.
    and my parents took the camera i use for sketchbook pages so now I have to stitch scanned pages T_T

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    alright did some bargue Study's and some imagination stuff, scanning this shit is so annoying, hopefully I'll get my hands on a camera again.

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    Great study and progress. Keep it going.

    Me go draw now.

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    Hey Sketchz
    Keep the studies up. They need a little more fluidity so they don't seem so stiff but all in all it's a nice start to a sketchbook.

    Cheers

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    I am doing a few bargue things right now too. Try get things more accurate, although nice start!
    Keep it up.

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    There is some Bridgeman books in the free ebook thread somewhere in the referance section.

    Bridgeman has a funny way of installing a mental form trick, Sometimes the way someone write, when you read it the mind latches on to it.

    It's like drawing on a flat page but it feels as if your pencil tip is going off into the distance stating contour in 3d space. I like it when that happens and lucky it happens more and more lately.

    Another thing to just make it come out sometimes is to know that what you draw is on the page before you draw it. You are just making it come out so that others can see it too.

    I draw a quick warmup sphere just to get it back when I draw. I see the cue ball sitting on the billiards table there, I just need to state it. Even though the spere makes a contour of a perfect 2d circle the mind makes it feel like the pencil is in space somewhere working on something that has dimention.

    Sounds stupid but it's a subtle thing that comes and goes unless you make a habit of getting it at will.

    I noticed from your muscle studies, especially those direct front, side and back studies, those muscle studies are a quick way the mind usually get's pulled into 2d and end up drawing on the surface of the page. I will give that another try, my studies were mostly flat too.


    Line and fluidity you could try listening to some Baroque classical music, music seems to trigger those stuffs. It's hard listening to korn and draw fluid beutifull lines at the same time, maybe for some aggressive shading, some fast paced action music.

    Listen to some Queen as an example and notice how tidy and musically beutifull his singing is, compare that to line work in drawing.

    Baroque is great, I don't intentionally do this but the radio played some last night and I noticed how carefull I was at shading and drawing an ear out of hogarth's books. It slows you down and makes you feel your lines.

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    Hey, good development here, I am at a similar stage, practicing everyday, trying to learn fast =) Greay potential here, I really like your coloured digi stuff actually!

    Practice, practice that's what I keep telling myself and everyone else =)

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