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    Figure study

    It's been a while since I last posted anything and I'm not too proud of that . I've been working 56 hours a week while trying to keep up the drawing...I should be getting ready for work as I type lol.

    Quick background on my history in art
    I love to draw with pencils and other dry media but when it comes to painting digitaly and traditionaly....... ...yeah, almost no hope for me. Luckily a good friend of mine suggested I buy this one DVD, "Digital Figure Painting" and read up on "A la Prima" ...it's help quite alot but I still seem to hit a massive wall somewhere along the painting.. (i'll get it eventually )

    Here's the first in a long string of figure studies. This one is from a photo in 1hour. (have to go to work) T_T

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    looks good although I have the impression that there is slight anatomical problem with the shoulder area it looks as if the shoulders are to high or the neck is very long, sorry I can't be more helpful but I'm fresh to this stuff so..., anyways good start

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    Are you working with photoshop? You are off to a nice start. Just don't lose motivation. Find pictures from your favorite artists and tack them on your bedroom wall to keep you motivated.

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    2 hours into the study...

    2 hours into the study and that's as far as i'm going. I'm trying to get as much detail as i can without being too caught up in one spot for too long, so 2 hours is going to be my limit. unfortunately, for me, 2 hours is 1 hour too long.

    R&F: Thanks for the observation, you were right about the shoulder and neck, they were both a bit off.

    ALLELUIA: Thanks for the encouragement. Oh, and yeah, I'm using photoshop.

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    damn I really like what I see, the skin tone looks nice although I see that you rushed a bit with her right hand, her hair also look good they seem quite naturall to me, for 2h hours it's solid stuff, definitely waiting for more

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    Very nice understanding, the face and the boobs are really awsome. Hope to see more.

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    Thanks R&F! Yeah, actually, I rushed on both of the arms...I probably spent about 3 min. on the right one and 2 on the left lol.

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    Figure 2 1hour

    Second figure down the line and 1 hour into it. Feels like I'm kinda starting to get the hang of seeing color and stuff but shapes still kill me sometimes.

    Inner thoughts: It's interesting how one can find tons of stock photos of woman but not much of men.

    ...for one hour into it...I should be farther along than this. It's probably because I spend too much time on the face. I'm such a hard critic on myself (t.t)

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    Some pages from my sketchbook

    Hehehe, the great thing about where I work is that I can draw when I'm not doing anything....which is pretty much all the time...I love my job.

    Here are a couple of pages from my little sketchbook that accompanies me while I work.

    Everything in here is with color pencil on brown-ish paper.



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    nice sketches man and yeah stock photos of men are tough to find, anyways more, more, more

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    Eye studies

    Just some quick eye studies. Didn't spend more than 3-5 min. on each.

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    Your forms and colors are mesmerizing =]

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    hi, i really like what you do with colors so far. i need to check this dvd out and that book (what was it?). As for helping you, a great recource for nude men seems to be devaintart.com but i think you need an account there but thats no big deal. than go from home: browse - photography - people & portraits - artisic nude. and in here just type in keywords like muscles, man, male, legs or whatever. worked good for me so far but now its time for me to get into colors i really suck with that
    anyways cool stuff kepp it coming

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    nice pencil sketches and digital studies the eyes impress me much, they're very lovely. I feel motivated!

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    mAkAm:Thanks for the tip. The book is "A la Prima", well, I think that's the title for it. I haven't really gotten too far into the book so I can't really say what the author talks about lol. As for the DVD, you can find it here: http://dvd.massiveblack.com/downloads.html

    It's $15 but it's a great investment. so yeah, thanks again! Cheers!

    shiNIN: Wow, hehe, thank you. lol. It makes meh happy to know that my art is motivating. hehe thanks and work hard!

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    Great drawing keep on posting

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    Kewl, I really like the eye studies, especially when you told us how little time you spent on them. Nice.

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    Thank you for the DVD link i am getting the digital figure painting one now! Really awesome colored pencil stuff, what kind of paper is that?

    On the first figure painting I think her left boob hangs a little too low or it could be a problem with the shoulder not matching the angle. Otherwise great job

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    All I can say is to keep going, and stop being so hard on yourself. If everyone could paint, artists wouldn't get paid to do it!

    I can see alot of progress just from these few images.

    If you want men reference try this site, classicbodybuilders.com. Obviously all fit people, but not the huge, bloated steriod builders of today. And tons of photos.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    amazing studies dude...go on

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    Value sketch_face

    Uhh....yeah, I don't know what to say, I've been workin trying to keep myself from becoming homeless...gotta make that $$ to pay teh rentz.

    This ones just a quick value sketch of a generic face testing myself to see what I can remember from all that I studied about form-changing, light, and features of the face.

    looking at it again...the eyes are too far apart and the nose looks off axis by a bit. I still need to study the characteristics of the mouth and crap. Critiques and Suggestions are more than welcome!!! be blunt, i can take it

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    aguilas990: "Thank you for the DVD link i am getting the digital figure painting one now! Really awesome colored pencil stuff, what kind of paper is that?

    On the first figure painting I think her left boob hangs a little too low or it could be a problem with the shoulder not matching the angle. Otherwise great job"


    No problem yo, those DVDs really help a lot so take advantage of them! The colored pencil stuff is on regular brown paper, the same paper they use for brown paper bags. nothing special. As for the figure painting, yeah, it does look like it hangs a little lower than it should but it's most likely something else cause in the photo it's like that, i'll check it out now. thanks again!

    SEVANS: ...you make a good point. hehehe. oh, thanks for the web link!



    Anyway, art is awesome!

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    ...ugh...well, ya can't hit'em all right?

    Bleh, it started out as a sketch, then I added some gray shadows to it...then somewhere down the line it just turned into this.... Totally not what I wanted to do or had even planned for. I suppose the misses are more important than the hits considering they are everything that you could do wrong meshed into one nice little piece of ....art.... i'm calling it quits for the night...i'm so disappointed in myself with this one lol.

    the lady figure was an experiment, I was trying to give a different lighting scheme to an image that already had one. I figure it would help me understand form a little better with that little exercise....hmmm, did it help? can't say for sure. did it make me think? fk yeah it did. lol.

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    heya.. i personally like the odd distance of the girls eyes. gives here personality. im not sure about the guy,i think the nose is too large and the eyes should be more central i believe. cool to see the lighting stuff. keep working amigoe. all the best to you

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    post no # 4 is awesome.and the eye studies are good too.post more

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    robotic athlete

    a concept sketch of my interpretation of a robotic runner. a friend of mine suggested i try to come up with a super athlete that was 90% robotic and that could run up to speeds of mach1. i KINDA like the way it came out although the face and some parts of the body are a little "meh"...imma keep workin on it. sketched with tuscan red and white prismacolor on brown paper.

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    a sphere

    something i did testing out a brush in photoshop. I was also practicing shading and turning form and catch light and all that good stuff that comes with shading a round surface.

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    More pages from my sketchbook.

    I've been in quite the funk lately, unable to draw much, worrying about school, work, and other stuff. Fortunately, I've been able to squeeze in some sketches here and there. (I need to work on some colored stuff)

    Note: Forgive the bad quality of the pics, I don't have a working scanner so I had to improvise and use my camera.

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    The Monacle Goblin

    Monacles are awesome.

    So a friend of mine was talking to me about colors and all that good stuff on how each tone has their respective scale, i.e. dark range, mid range, light range. How warms stay with warms and cools with cools going from dark to light and vice-versa but never breaking the base shade. The darks can't go lighter than the base dark and lights can't go darker. Also, the midtones teeter-totter between both darks and lights but never going darker or lighter than the initial colors/tones. Everything after that is turning form and filling shadows and textures. I have to admit, I feel like I'm finally learning something about colors and painting and stuff.

    It's not done yet, I haven't worked on the high-lights and details yet but I figure I could get some critiques before I continue working on it later today.

    Um...3 hours, shave off a couple of minutes, 2.3 hours maybe....bleh, we'll go with 3. hehe.

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    Bust Value painting

    A value painting of some pirate dude that found a monacle. He always wanted one and today's the day he got his!

    critiques are more than welcome.

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    I like the way you look at stuff.

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