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    Pile of 3-leaved Clovers

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    WOW.

    so long. >_>;

    uh, just for information, most of the works here are old works of mine. If you want to see the more recent of my sketches, you can start from page 2...
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    hi there! Nice to meet you all..

    Not a fresh newbie here actually, but for one or other reasons, I just made a sketchbook now..

    Well, reintroducing myself I guess ^^; I'm a freshman taking college, majoring on culinary arts. Drawing's been a hobby of mine since few years ago, albeit I didn't have much time (and much skill). With a spare time recently, I'm thinking of learning more about graphic arts too, hence coming here. I hope I could learn about graphic arts as much as possible, finding friends, and enjoy drawing a lot more..

    Please don't hesitate to comment and critique upon my sketches, and don't hesitate to outright bash me if I did act badly here or anywhere around here ^^
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    why did you start a new book? however, great to see you trying out still lives! it looks like a good start for the cellphone, i think you just need to spend more time on it and render a few focal areas more tidyly. and think about edges, everybody should check out elwell's edges tutorial!

    wanna see moarrrr!

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    Great work on the cell phone still life. For the shadow, make your strokes follow the same direction as the ones that make up the table surface. Right now, it looks though the shadows are blocks of wood up against each cellphone. Good work. Keep it up!
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    @katinki : hehe, because I put the last one in the wrong forum (WIP & Studies) I think that'll be places where I can put my pics, not sketches (which most of them are)

    great tutorial! although I haven't been able to grasp it , I guess I'll let it move along while I'm drawing too..

    @envisor : thanks! Yeah, the blockiness (is that a word?) of the shadow did disturb me, but I couldn't point out what's wrong. Now you've pointed it, thanks a lot ! ^^

    anyway, another rough, rough sketch...trying for a bit of a movement here.

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    @EDIT : attempting to somewhat correct the cellphone pic..correcting the shadow and the texture, and fixing some errant light source, and attempting to make harder and softer edges...

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    I find the softness of your pictures along with the soft colors quite appealing in a way but I think they would be allot better if you sharpened them up though. The first and second pictures are super cute imo. ^^ Keep going.

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    Thanks for coming leper!

    yeah, I haven't really harpened them actually (esp. the second picture), I'm still trying to find out if I had some anatomical fault. XD
    still, thanks a lot! ^^

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    Nice pose for the female character. Try blocking in the planes of the face and body. Use a neutral color (found in the middle of the color picker menu in photohop) use it as the background. Then pick a color near the bottom of the colorpicker menu and put in the dark areas of the characters face and body, next, take a bright color found near the top of the color picker menu and fill in the light areas of the body and face. This will give you better form than what you have at the moment. If its confusing, I'll post progress shots in my sketchbook for you to see. As for the cell phone still life, "Much better dude! Much Better!" Keep at it.
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    hmm, it's actually not confusing, but...which color picker menu are you referring to? the one that's in the toolbox or..the other one? (the one which showed after doubleclicking on a colour)

    I guess I'll try to find out though. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    an update to the last pic...

    The right hand kinda bothers me..is it right anatomically? >_<;

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    Yeah, that hand is off. I think its because you have drawn the fingers as if they are all still next to one another, when in reality, the majority would be back on the grip, and the forefinger should be larger do to foreshortening because it is closer to us than the rest of the fingers. I think I could worded this easier, sorry, I've been off on my critiques today. Try t find reference for the pose and hand, and redraw it. You'll be surprised what you can learn from doing that.
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    I think you've got some good stuff for a start. The still life is pretty good in that you got the form and depth down. Don't worry so much about the smoothness of the painting; it'll come as you do more.

    I agree with Envisor on your latest figure; it's got a good sense of movement but the weak point is the hand and the gun. Reference will help alot. Don't be afraid to do studies from life or reference, or do it with traditional media so you can get the skills down.
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    Gradiations are a good thing and ur getting emm down better so keep working on them and well get what your seeing yoiurs is the other one iv noticed that have an anime feel to it so maby shy away from it for the time being and then once you have studied more it will make every thing u do look better
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    I'm glad you started a sketchbook!
    Like those before me have said, find a refrence, it really helps.

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    @Envisor : Ah, thanks! Yes, I guess it's because I didn't have any guns yet so I simulated using my bare hands....suffice to say it didn't work.Don't worry, it's understandable!

    @Asatira : thanks! I think the gun itself were too small from the start (I actually planned to draw a derringer, but if I think about it....well) And I will do still drawing a lot more! ^^

    @Demo : thanks too. I guess "the other one" were the second pic, no? I did wanted it to look anime-ish, though yeah, I should learn to stray from anime influences more.

    @Fearself : thanks! ^^

    Thanks everyone for the critique! well, to find a reference I go!
    ....anyone have a good site to find a reference? I always used Google Image Search and typing random phrases, and sometimes it didn't work too well esp. with my limited English.

    Added : I'm going to ask it here, due to my own judgement cannot be trusted on this one..
    How about the arm? The left one (the one in the back), I mean. I keep getting this "OMG it's not attached on her shoulder well" but when I look it again it looks fine. Need some help on this one..
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    Try deviantart.com. They have great photo reference and stock photos for use.
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