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    Maybe there's a problem with the format of your thumbnail, such as cmyk encoding or something?
    Or it's one of the bugs that gremlin the forum lately (like the one that causes all pictures to turn thumbnail in one thread once in a while)

    Now I see better where you're heading to with the carrousel picture and lighting. A foggy night will be a bit hard to render, but a fun challenge.
    The guy and the carrousel column aren't parallel in 3D space which makes the guy lean toward the camera, but that's not really a problem unless you aim for more realism.
    I think the pinkish reflexions should be less spread over the muscles if you want to make their volume more apparent. A few bright spots and dashes depending on the origin of the light(s) and the position of the camera, and a lower tinting elsewhere. Wide coloring evokes a stronger lighting, but maybe that's what you want, in which case there isn't enough reflexion maybe. I'm a bit confused, best is to try and experiment.

    The cat would benefit from a quick colored background.
    Seeing your horse sketches I realize I never really observed how horse ears are set and how they move. oO

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    ye I think a foggy night would look really good for this picture. dont really mind the realism breaks. but I do want the night to be like real fog. its kinda demotivating right now though; cant seem to figure out how to do it. maybe I should try a study from a picture first before continuing. it's just not turning out right I think. cat. again, forgot background. gonna try it. horses. gotto love their ears. you wont notice then they're running, but when standing around, they 'scan' the area with their ears. a bit like ppl use their eyes I think. o'course with the horses 270 or more field vision, they dont need to turn their eyes towards stuff anyway. so they just move the ears ^^

    here's some bodyparts from foto ref.

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    quick ref study 4 orange light..
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    I think you have too much contrast on your fog study, the fence is too dark. Fog diffuses light all around contributing to smoothen the shadows (in the same time it smoothens the lights as well, and overall the contrast is lesser). Also, if the light or the fog itself is of some color, the color will pervade everything, as is the case with the orange lights of your study, which you haven't totally taken into account.
    About the anatomy sketches, don't hesitate to abuse thin hatching sometimes to describe the facets, for instance in the back study. It would look less flat.
    Thanks for the tips about horse ears! ^^

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    ah. thanks Leo; didnt even notice about the blacks
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    whaha. cliche this Oo oh well, fun to do
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    :p mock's mermaids looked like fun. so had to do one too. a lil different, but I think its a cool sketch.
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    that's a lovely mermaid. :]
    Paint her!

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    lol good to see other people are living with this beige square problem... nice sketchbook btw!

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    Mermaids looking good

    As for crits maybe the head is looking a bit small

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    Could it be the first and only anime mermaid?

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    @ la bapsi:
    good idea. trying that now this one's a little obvious maybe. just got the idea to make a dark-skinned one with gold scales.. that'd look good.
    tobbA: eh. maybe. gonna see if I can still fix that.
    Jesus Food: it's a drag huh? ^^ glad you like the sketches.
    zaorr: I wasnt thinking of areal when I made it.. though I do see a resemblance. I hope this one can be evil-er ^^

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    I think that mermaid's head seems a bit small? love the pose though, I just dew a mermaid myself, and I wish the pose would have turned out that well

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    Hey hey hey cool stuff going on here. Nice studies and figures... that one of your boyfriend is really good.

    Mermaid looks very nice, great dynamic pose. Just watch her left arm (the one on the right of the picture), the forearm looks a little long.

    Very cool though, keep it up.

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    Behehe, I can't help you with the beige problem. [It'll get fixed soon. I think.]

    Horses. Noice.

    I was wondering.
    If you can see horses with this. Feel free to render them out.
    I like to lasso the shape that I see, and then brush over it to bring it out.
    Or just brush and bring out the silhouettes. (what I see)

    If anything, it's just an exercise/play to apply what you've learnt so far.
    [I like to play after every study.]

    Keep with the studies ash.
    And here's some more gestures if you likes. In beige. Just for you.

    [My posts are always long and take up a lot of space, so please pm me if you want me to clean it up. ]

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    hey drawrdo! thanks for stopping by; you know I dont mind long posts at all, right?
    anyway, those horses were fun to do! here 's what I got.
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    sebbon: thanks; shortened the arm a bit.
    ditchman: you're the 2nd to say so. so it must be true :p made it a little bigger. still want her to have that larger then live look though.
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    sketchup w color of the other one I wanted to do.

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    wow you are really progressing well, I love the mermaids. Keep it up.

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    Golden mermaids, ubercool idea, expand on it please! Create a mini universe for them!

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    something like this
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    finally got this thing going again.
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    a fun exersice to try:
    pick a photo from the web- pref one with interesting perspective.
    I picked this one:
    http://www.gallerystock.com/compview...tureid=2077283
    draw a quick linke sketch- just enough to know the directions. then close the picture (but keep the link), and finish the pic yourself.
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    when done, check the original, and do a paintover on your drawing. ^^ a lot of interesting mistakes!
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    The orange light study is a perfect example of color temperature.
    http://idrawgirls.blogspot.com/2008/...e-warm-vs.html

    If you paint just a little bit of yellow lightly around the white and then paint the rest orange(more or less) and then fade the dark shadows towards red it should work pretty good. Also I wouldnt worry about the small changes in color so much as the overall trend of the gradient. It also might help to use a bigger brush, it should make things much smoother.

    If you have pressure opacity you can also add some quick atmospheric perspective by selecting the background color and run the brush over the fence upping the pressure as you go along so that it fades in the distance.

    I suppose its also worth mentioning that in such a warm painting desaturated colors will probably look very cool.

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    thanks for those very useful hints, surfandsnow. putting it to use for this one.
    also yay, think I finally figured out a way to make opaque brushes.
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    Wha'? You never used opaque brushes before?
    So your next assignment is to use them exclusively in a few sketches
    Only after you're done you're allowed to use airbrush or whatever to smoothen them.
    Goldfish! I'm waiting for that funny underwater world you have to create!

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    well, not in painter. except the watercolor layer thing.. which I think is stupid 'cause you can't combine them right with your other layers. and you can't make white. or a lighter color then you have. I'm starting to make usefull custom brushes with the same effects now though.
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    That last painting is looking good. Maybe the shoe's a bit long though. I also think it might be better if you put down one base color on every part of her before you start adding things as highlights and such

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    definitely right about the shoe- think it's better now. want to keep using the colors to mold though. pulled them a bit closer together now.
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    There are watercolor layers in painter? Wow, I should try the program. But if the colors don't blend, what's the use indeed
    I didn't imagine the mermaid was so tiny Cute.
    Her position looks a bit uncomfortable, as if she was going to fall over onto something weird she's looking at (but maybe that's your intention).
    The tail could be more elongated and streamlined (as is it looks a bit too much like a costume over legs).
    Keep going!
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    the colors blend beatifully in painter; you should try.
    they just dont blend with other layers. like I'd want them to as you can see here:

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    yes took out the old brushes again ^^ 2 more after they dry. no baby yet. but I feel it cant take much longer. tough that might be hopeful thinking. it's not very comportable anymore ^^.

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