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    keep refining these sp's just leaving them like that wont help to much, push these harder.





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    thanks for the input guys, i didnt see it before i did this, but next time im gonna go in and work a bit harder on the fine details around the eyes and lips. but also focus on making it have more depth.

    i also want to get back to long observational stuff, will try do that tomorow. anyway today was first day back to the gym and spent most of the day writing my personal statement for my application to art college, ill post it incase anyones interested, this is a review of the course im applying to Leeds college of art and design

    and heres my ps

    I want to be part of the foundation art and design course because I want to be immersed in a creative environment were I can focus on developing as a artist and not be distracted by other subjects. I want to create contacts with other artists and gain a better understanding of what awaits down the path I've chosen to take and to see what other options there are in similar fields.

    Previously I've studied Art and design, English Lang/lit and psychology at a level, when I decided to take these I was interested in pursuing psychology as a career, but I quickly realised that art is something I love. I always find satisfaction in art, whatever it be that im doing and whatever mood im in, but with other pursuits id find, I'd enjoy discussing and reading about topics but when it actually came down to learning them I found myself very quickly loosing interest. With art I always enjoy the challenge and the results (success as it shows me were im at, and failure because I can workout were I need to improve), I enjoy trying to see what's really there with observational studys, trying to choose the right colour with painting, studying perspective, anatomy, etc etc. I think that in general its problem solving that I really enjoy, and everything in art is trying to solve a problem (well at least in my experience so far)and its a constant battle to improve myself.

    I want to stay in Leeds (for now, I want to go away when/if I do my degree) because it's my home city and I don't feel that I've made the most of it, there are some truly amazing things in Leeds that I've yet to take full advantage of, the royal armouries is an amazing resource for anyone interested in fantasy or sci fi illustration, there the museums, the discovery centre were I could organise a monkey skeleton (!) still life, if I could find a group of artists to go with, the amazing water views, the city scape or the awe inspiring bronze casts.

    Currently im pursuing a few activities, im a active member of conceptart.org (a online community of artists ranging from professional illustrators, artists in the entertainment industry, fine artists and students) I'm involved in a 'ssg' (sketch book support group / super sketch group ) were me and four other artists push each other to study harder and critique each other, I've found their support invaluable, im also committed to doing a self portrait a day with another artists I met on the website, as well as taking part in various competitions and activities on the site when I can find the time. I'm also rhythm guitarist and vocalist in a band with friends, I find music to be a really great way to quickly distance myself from any art im working on, I can come back to it and see it with fresh eyes (its works vice versa too, doing a quick sketch or observational drawing between trying to write songs or lyrics is a great way to distance myself and see what I've really created). I also workout on a regular schedule, aiming to loose weight, become stronger and have more energy, so far I've lost 20 kg and become much, much stronger physically and mentally. Previously I was in the air cadets (I particularly enjoyed flying and aerobatics), took karate classes but I had to stop those due to injury and other events in my life at the time and I did my work experience at a tailors. At the moment im employed by Argos, working in the ware house, locating and bringing products to the customers, frankly its a unchallenging and dull job that luckily inspires me to work harder so I can succeed in the artistic industry.

    I'm a driven person who enjoys learning new things, problem solving, working in groups and I think I could be a great addition to your college.

    Daniel newton
    id love to get peoples views on it, whats your gut reaction when you read it, do i come off like a cocky annoying prick lol?

    now for the art, damn i fucking hate this ring bound sketchbook, nearly done only a few more pages to struggle through, ive got a few looses sketches in another (new lol) book but not worth the effort to scan.

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    I want to be part of the foundation art and design course because I want to be immersed in a creative environment were I can focus on developing as a artist and not be distracted by other subjects. I want to create contacts with other artists and gain a better understanding of what awaits down the path I've chosen to take and to see what other options there are in similar fields.

    Previously I've studied Art and design, English Lang/lit and psychology at a level, when I decided to take these I was interested in pursuing psychology as a career, but I quickly realised that art is something I love. I always find satisfaction in art, whatever it be that im doing and whatever mood im in, but with other pursuits id find, I'd enjoy discussing and reading about topics but when it actually came down to learning them I found myself very quickly loosing interest. With art I always enjoy the challenge and the results (success as it shows me were im at, and failure because I can workout were I need to improve), I enjoy trying to see what's really there with observational studys, trying to choose the right colour with painting, studying perspective, anatomy, etc etc. I think that in general its problem solving that I really enjoy, and everything in art is trying to solve a problem (well at least in my experience so far)and its a constant battle to improve myself.

    I want to stay in Leeds (for now, I want to go away when/if I do my degree) because it's my home city and I don't feel that I've made the most of it, there are some truly amazing things in Leeds that I've yet to take full advantage of, the royal armouries is an amazing resource for anyone interested in fantasy or sci fi illustration, there the museums, the discovery centre were I could organise a monkey skeleton (!) still life, if I could find a group of artists to go with, the amazing water views, the city scape or the awe inspiring bronze casts.

    Currently im pursuing a few activities, im a active member of conceptart.org (a online community of artists ranging from professional illustrators, artists in the entertainment industry, fine artists and students) I'm involved in a 'ssg' (sketch book support group / super sketch group ) were me and four other artists push each other to study harder and critique each other, I've found their support invaluable, im also committed to doing a self portrait a day with another artists I met on the website, as well as taking part in various competitions and activities on the site when I can find the time. I'm also rhythm guitarist and vocalist in a band with friends, I find music to be a really great way to quickly distance myself from any art im working on, I can come back to it and see it with fresh eyes (its works vice versa too, doing a quick sketch or observational drawing between trying to write songs or lyrics is a great way to distance myself and see what I've really created). I also workout on a regular schedule, aiming to loose weight, become stronger and have more energy, so far I've lost 20 kg and become much, much stronger physically and mentally. Previously I was in the air cadets (I particularly enjoyed flying and aerobatics), took karate classes but I had to stop those due to injury and other events in my life at the time and I did my work experience at a tailors. At the moment im employed by Argos, working in the ware house, locating and bringing products to the customers, frankly its a unchallenging and dull job that luckily inspires me to work harder so I can succeed in the artistic industry.

    I'm a driven person who enjoys learning new things, problem solving, working in groups and I think I could be a great addition to your college.

    Daniel newton

    I would like to be part of the foundation art and design course for several reasons. Some of the main reasons are; I want to be immersed in a creative environment were I can focus on developing my skills as a artist with help of professionals to understand and eventually overcome my weaknesses. It would be great to be in contact with other artists with my same goals and hobbies to help gain a better understanding of what awaits down the path I've chosen to take and to see what other options there are in similar fields.

    Previously I've studied Art and Design, English Language/literature and psychology at A level, when I decided to take these I was interested in pursuing psychology as a career, but I quickly realised that art is something that I enjoy a lot more. I always find satisfaction in art, no matter what mood that I'm in. Art is unlike other interests that I enjoyed the concept of; when I began trying to learn them, I became quickly disinterested in, however with art I found myself enjoying it far more. I always enjoy the challenge in art and I love seeing the results, both good and bad, as every time I draw or paint, I find myself analysing it and finding things I could improve on, or have improved. I have found that I enjoy studying anatomy the most, where at first I thought I would dislike it. I think that in general, art is problem solving that I really enjoy, and it's a constant battle to improve myself.

    I really like Leeds as there are a lot of great sightseeing opportunities, and I would love to stay here a few more years so that I can enjoy it more.

    //Maybe say something nice about the college here, they like that.

    Currently I am trying to keep my speciality scope large so that I can get a feel for what I will like best, however there are so much things that I have yet to try. I'm an active member of conceptart.org (an online community of artists ranging from professional illustrators, artists in the entertainment industry, fine artists and students), and in this I am encouraged to draw more and improve faster. I am given critique from various styled artists which helps me try new things. Because of this, I've committed myself to doing a self portrait a day with another artists I met on the website, as well as taking part in various competitions and activities on the site. I'm a keen rhythm guitarist and vocalist in a band with friends. I also am committed to do exercise on a regular schedule, aiming to loose weight and have more energy. So far I've lost 20 kg and become much stronger physically and mentally, which shows that when I want something, I am prepared to try hard to achieve it. Previously I was in the air cadets (I particularly enjoyed flying and aerobatics), took karate classes and I did my work experience at a tailors. At the moment I am employed by a retail store called Argos. I locate and bring products to the customers, this job gives me pleasure in helping people and has shown me how work is in a fairly small team. I like working in a team of this size as it creates bonds that in turn let us push each other to work harder and faster.

    I'm a driven person who enjoys learning new things, problem solving, working in groups and I think I could be a great addition to your college.

    Thank you, Daniel Newton.

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    A few notes, never slag off a job or make it sound bad. Pick out the good things or else you sound stroppy and like you hate everything that isn't perfect.
    Watch out for capitalizing ' I'm ' and try to overall have better sentence structure.

    Nice art dude, keep at it. I hope I helped. Be sure to read over it, as I haven't, so there are likely to still be mistakes.

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    woah aesome man, thats really insightfull thanks
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    Ok ive got some sketches too (a pretty good thing from the mind too, if only i knew what the fuck it is, i _think_ its a angel.. smoking a cigarette.. being eaten.. by a jar, with hooves and eyes, i think anyway) but im not gonna put that up today, because im lazy and i cant be assed scanning, rescanning ,rescanning, giving up, rapeing my art in photoshop and fighting the attachment manager, so today you get digitals, sweet sweet digitals, 2 are shit, ones ok, comma, yeah.

    these first ones are really bad, i was just messing around more than trying

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    and the better one, making progress with these i think, the first two actually came first so they have the bigger value changes after advice i was given in the crit center
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    Finnally its good to see your pushing your self potraits, the last one is looking good but still push it further ad pupil etc, work on your hair, and add some stronger whites. Try also some colour ones for something different





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    That bottom face is pretty cool. I would suggest using larger brushes though, and be more confident with values. Try using only 100% opacity brushes and try get rid of that slightly muddy look (not muddy, more like you are blending using smudging, hard to describe...)

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    I agree with Fraz, the bottom face really is cool! nice to see the digits coming along! I think you are on track, just keep going! you´ll see massive improvement soon!

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    thanks for the replys guys, ill take it into account on the next stuff
    just wanted to drop by and say i wont be updating till tomorow,

    friday classes start at 11 finish at 5, work starts at 6 (takes about 30 mins to get home with the traffic) finishes at 8 and i went straight out from 8 with some guys from work and got back at 1, pretty busy day, i started on loomis finally at college though, but i cant get images of those to post them, but there pretty standard anywere.

    saturday i was hungover most of the day so didnt get alot done, ive got some rendering stuff i was doing in pencil to post tomorow, but too tired to scan it now

    and today work was seriously fucking stressful, thank fuck a friend reminded me i had a break or i wouldve been ready to kill somone, i did some more digis sps today but they went to hell, i like bigfoots analogy, gotta clear out the crap before i can have a tunnel, so anyway i wont bother posting it it was abandoned very quickly, has nothing worth showing in it.

    weekends are always gonna be like this unfortunately for me, normally my band gets together and go to the gym too on saturdays, just one of those things, anyway hope you all had a good weekend and have a good week.
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    Busy schedule lol may I ask whats the point in an SSG if nobody uploads? No More Excuses

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    You tell him SamC!

    get busy Nrx haha

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    Get busy they say, get busy! i am busy! its just a mix of college and the other artistic pursuits in my life.

    but i've got a new goal, drink more water, i think not drinking enough water makes me dyhdrated, when your dehydrated you loose concentration very easily, and i realised last night that i struggle quickly falling asleep alot of nights because my mind goes on a crazy ass adventure talking to itself and imaging all kinds of wierd ass shit.

    (i could see dragons shooting from my chest, snakes around my neck and scoropions on my hands last night, was real cool but damnit i need to get up early! oh and it was a good dream not a nightmare, this will sound gay but i painted a wierd lion thing on the wall above my bed and since then ive not got nightmares, wierd eh )


    so yes, alot of text, but not alot of art, this great misdoing will be righted, i give ye my word oh mighty artist associates!

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    the light direction is really cool ! try to put more light, more white values, it will be better ! Keep at it !

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    Your sp's are getting better, try using a bigger brush and get some more sharper edges in there, and stop avoiding painting your eyes lol. Cool to see the progress keep going.





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    ok ive still got stuff to scan too, dont know if ill get that tonight

    first is daily self portrait, no 2 is 1 hr thunderdome that i fucked up, spent half the time doing a pen sketch, then never had time to scan it, then had to crop 3/4s of that image.. ohhh welll


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