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    Mr Joel and the wonderful world of art

    Hello all you guys (and girls), I'm starting a sketchbook.

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    Looks very promising.

    Keep posting

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    Good start. Something you might want to focus on in your studies is drawing INTO the features and structure of the face rather than laying down flat tone. Every time you draw something consider the three-dimensionality of it, I mean. Sort of like clay. It's not something that comes easy, and I'm still struggling with it. But I've made some breakthroughs as of late, several of which are in my own sketchbook thread.

    The idea is that you want to really wrestle with the features - especially the eyes - until what you're looking at reads as though you're looking at another eye looking out from the page. The cure to that is a LOT of practice though so keep drawing drawing drawing.

    Your faces overall look solid, just a bit flat in areas. (often a symptom of studying from pages - broken by combining your photo/art-studying with life drawing) It's the 'feeling' of your eyes I am concerned with the most really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD View Post
    Thankyou Animation, you are very right.
    Wow, with that last sketch I'm seeing progress already from those earlier sketches! But yeah, like I said to you in voice chat I think. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT SHADING YET, heh.

    Check out THIS EXTREMELY HELPFUL THREAD: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=14035

    Skip down to the guide on the female figure which outlines very clearly the steps needed. I want you to do step 1 & 2 over and over again on as many photos as you can find of figures, pictures of old-master paintings that show really well-done figures, and on people from life if you can manage.

    Basically concentrate ENTIRELY on the block-in/gesture phase initially. Once you have that accurate, THEN move on to the construction. Look to be spending a good hour or more on the block-in alone, and 2-4 hours on the construction phase FIGHTING to GET IT RIGHT. Keep doing this and you'll get more efficient to boot.

    Don't worry about tone. Don't worry about detail. Get the accuracy of the pose down and the construction as much as you possibly can. You do this every day for a minimum of 5 hours and I guarantee you will see a MASSIVE improvement in a matter of days.

    PS - also check out this one http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=14119 and you might want to concentrate on doing heads first before figures...but do a mix of both, perhaps alternating between each every session.

    PPS - It gets exponentially more fun to do the more you do it. Put on some music and rock out for hours.

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    Goodness gracious, I know someone IRL named Joel, last name starting with D. VERY STRANGE.

    Looks good in here, keep up the studies Moremoremore!

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    whoa

    nice enviro here. ~_~
    stupid opencanvas not working so i can't see anyone else's drawing. x_x
    i hope you take it to a more finished level on a better, slightly more reliable painting program. *cough PHOTOSHOP?*

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    Building sketch I'm working on, I still want to add more to the black and white version before I colour it.

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    kick.ass.structure.

    show us your finished when you get there Fasdfklajdsfkhdjfj

    [EDIT] HOLY SHIT THIS IS MY 1,000TH POST HOW LUCKY ARE YA BB

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    wowzas that sp looks great.

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    Neat enviroments, and I'm in love with your SP! Keep up the good work.

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    Wow, that building looks just great! And I like the last portrait a lot as well.

    For the last sketch: Maybe some defined strokes with a sharp pencil might help?

    “Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy”

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    hey man! your values are great in black and white, but (especially on the cave) they just don't translate well to colour (with "colorize) - you still have way too much black in there! I think the only option is to paint straight in colour, now that your values are so awesome.

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    nice self portraits man! you need to slack less and draw more. keep it up

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    Joel!

    you're already making progress, it seems you are applying yourself well, you wise old bean you ;D

    feel free to teach anytime...

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    Joel I like the evo keep it up

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    nice to see some studies dude! to bad the photos are crappy, because they seems much better than the photo keep it up man!

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