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    **1st August 2010 - Portrait in Oils ***

    Hello CA.org!

    I firstly want to say thats the work on this forum is exceptional, really inspiring work here.

    Secondly, I have come to the realization that I need to be a lot better if I am going to make it as a concept artist, so I am going back to basics and hopefully become excited and more confident about my work.

    Here is my lil mission, going to work really hard and concentrate to become a better artist, as this is the only thing I truly enjoy, I need to get better at my art!!!!!! its so frustrating being crap

    So please help me by leaving comments and crits so that I may learn and improve.

    Without further a do, here is todays lil dump of sketches

    Alex

    http://web.mac.com/alexheathart/alex.../the_hive.html <---- my website

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    Looks awsome thus far. Do you do any digital work?

    Good luck, hope you manage your goal of daily updates =)

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    Yeah i do alot of digital work ,but I felt I needed to come back to basics to improve.

    Thanks for the nice comment

    look out for tomorrows update

    Alex

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    Hello,

    update time!

    here are a fews bits and bobs from my sketchbook, first off, biro portrait. no reference on this one

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    some lips and stuff, reference used

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    eyes and that

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    Milla jovovich from photo

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    eyes

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    Thanks for the reply in my sb, good stuff here, good luck and dont give up! One thing about your sketches, try and get some darker values in too, use a softer pencil at the end and just bring out some details with darker greys.

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    Your lips are very nice! But I think the eyes might be misplaces on Mila, maybe the right one is too far back? Still pretty awesome tho! Full steam ahead I'd say ;-)

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    Hi! nice work - I agree with renew about darker values (and highlights, too!) push those tones! If you do that, then it should start to correct my other crit - outlining. Outlines are great in initial sketches and more graphic or cartoony styles - but if you're going for a more realistic approach you may learn more by using only shades and tonal variations to define shapes. Just a thought Keep it up!

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    Renew: yeh no worries, i will be leave a comment as often as i can
    I actually dont have any softer pencils atm ha ha so i really need to get some, cos they are looking a lil flat in volume arnt they

    Kerbox: cheers! Milla has some issues, maybe i will revist it and try again with her proportions.

    Sinneart Thank you for the helpful comments, I will take them on board and carry on.

    cheers all! much appreciated

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    Morning!

    Update for you all, mostly doodles and stuff, have a digital piece I will upload later as I still wanna do some more on it before i do.

    Peace

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    enjoy

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    update!

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    Tilda Swinton

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    wow! great stuff here! … I kinda stunned by these pencils! amazing work…
    keep em coming! cheers
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    update!

    BigfooTrooper ah thank you for the kind words!

    going to put some digital sketches up later today, but here are some doodles over morning coffee

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    will update again today.

    enjoy, C and C always welcome and appreciated

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    keep up the good work and studies. try some tone / value studies maybe

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    ok digital update, posting final image and progress sketches, hope you enjoy, i had a lot of fun doing this piece.

    reads left to right

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    C and C the hell outa this one please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostbrush View Post
    Yeah i do alot of digital work ,but I felt I needed to come back to basics to improve.
    when I was reading this, I thought: well, I´d really like to see that work…
    now you blew my head away! holly crap! man…!!! BRAVO!!!
    keep it up!
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