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    Not that thrilled with this one either.

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    On your last portrait the features look wonderful, but I feel the forehead is too high and the chin is a little long. I think your problem might be that you are rushing into the features too fast, when the structure of the head as a whole isn't sound enough. Before drawing in things like eyes, the nose etc, indicate where they are but work on the relationships between the different parts of the head. How much of the face is showing beside both eyes, where exactly the jaw begins to turn in relationship to the top of the head, etc. I can see you have an eye for detail, but improving on the overall form first will make the details stand out even stronger. Keep at it man!

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    Start of the self portrait assignment.
    I had to keep in mind the composition
    of the background. more to come

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    Hey major I didnt see your comment before. I think your observations are correct but im pretty sure I have the mass right. I think the problem is in the value changes maybe. Ive been noticing a lot lately how the subtle changes in value can describe the form better than line for me.

    I try to draw general to specific as much as I can but I still fight the temptation to just start rendering one are to death. In the young girls portrait I did that and couldnt balance the eye from early on.


    Heres a bit more progress on the sp. More tomorrow

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    more fun with values

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    thanks quad.

    So i tried helpin a friend out at school with this self portrait assignment.
    I set up a livestream channel and just blocked in something he could do with charcoal while he was watching. It would have been easier to do this at school but it was closed down for a holiday.

    Heres a snapshot of what I did after 3 hours using the same reference he had at home. Ill get some pics of what he did tomorrow at class

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    had to go get markers for this weeks class. then we took a big piece of driftwood on the table and did an imaginary landscape.

    and the last of what im gunna do with this self portrait.

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    watchin and learning from crimson daggers. I almost never restrain myself from measuring when I use photoshop. Tonight I just followed allong Collywob not using reference layer. this was good exercise for the brain even though mine didnt turn out so hot.

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    Hey Steffler, you have some good stuff here. I really liked that little girl sitting down portrait. That showed a lot of sense of emotion and great composition. You also look like you are in some sort of art class because i see you working on an easel, or am I wrong? I am into portraiture also, i'm trying to get my structure down so I can do better portraits, and also be able to draw from memory is my main goal. Pce

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    thanks Dan, that girl was called La lešon difficile

    And difficult it was... I do go to school at a university but my real studies take place at home in my little corner.

    busy today, but i did squeeze in a few hours of study, this about sums it up

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    Hey Steffler you got some real nice studies going on in here and there is definite improvement from the first page keep on drawing your getting there!



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    a quick warm up, just about 5 mins or less. I think Im going to record this one on livestream. jump in and say hi, ill be at this for awhile.

    http://www.livestream.com/steelvalleystudio

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    more to come after sleep

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    havent been posting but have been working, just finished the semester up at school so now I can relax and study some anatomy.. Life drawing next term!
    Ill post the rest of my work after I get it back


    gouache on cold press paper

    and a 3d drawing made from hobby wire.

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    only had an hour today >.<

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    Wow its funny how fast things can pick up. Had a great Christmas after a lot of bad ones, I havent been posting but I have been workin.

    Heres what I have after a week to warm up to an actual life drawing class. 18x24 newsprint from class usually 2-10 min studies. The hands were done over a few hours and the left hand was drawn with my opposite drawing hand. Fun stuff

    Im in 2 graphic design classes this term but my goal is to still put in 4 hours of drawing a day for now
    Oh and Santa is a Rockwell master study with a ball point
    Cheers

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    working on a collage for digital imaging this week. This is our first assignment.

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    quick post -- from life

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    lots of other non objective work this semester, here are my few things i could squeeze in between

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    from imagination-- matte

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    Had to do an assignment in Illustrator done with gradient mesh tool I did this Gil Elvgren study. WIP I might finish but way to much time invested in this lesson.

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    from imagination after Vilppu

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    Just checked out your Skbook good stuff big improvments with the portraits drawings from the first page. Keep them coming.

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    Hey man, just spreading some love!

    Great progress between page 1 to here. Your hard work and dedication is paying off so keep it up!!

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    Thanks for the comments guys!

    This first image (2 hours)was done the other day after watching a ton of Glenn Vilppu. Thanks Collywobbles for mentioning that guy.

    The rest of the crap was before I had these new perceptions of form. most are about 10-20 mins each

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    more life drawing couple in there are from memory.
    Happy Easter!

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    I think some of the problem is with when you shade in pencil is that your lines outside of your eyes are too dark and the way you shade them is basically one tone. Eyes have an oval shape but it's a bit subtle. Also when you shade, make sure that you keep your lines light. I think some of the outline is ruining the shading from making it feel 3-dimensional. Also, try to really block in the forms with big shapes first. I sometimes have the same issue. The wire frame is a good idea. I never thought of that before.

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    sorry... I didn't realize you had 5 pages in your sketchbook already. You've def improved and seem to have solved most of the problems that I mentioned. I really like that illustrator piece you did. That must have taken a long time to do.

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