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    Well, I guess some time has passed since my last attempt to start a sketchbook. There have been reasons, though there is no excuse for me stopping to post updates and especially me stopping drawing. I started my new job at a hospital and have been working my ass off for the last few months.

    But enough of the excuses and the complaining, time to make some kickass art and have my ass kicked. I am planning on living on my art someday, and it's time for me to start acting like that I guess. In the following months I will have to build up a portfolio, something I have a great respect and maybe also quite a bit of fear of doing. The biggest problem is that I haven't got the best idea how to start on that and what to include and how to put it together and most importantly what to actually draw/paint.

    I wouldn't say I am a complete beginner, but there are a few basics I still have to get a firm grip on, like lighting and anatomy. I am going to start and just upload everything I do on the computer and on paper, something I was a little embarassed about before. Regarding the thread title: The Sketchbook is going to be two-faced in the meaning, that I do draw, paint both realistically and cartoon-style so expect both in here. I will start of with two studies I did today. I know I know... Apples. What a nice object to draw. I was just curious if it's that much fun to paint them, and I guess it is.

    So CA I am eager to make a fresh start. Let's roll!

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    Just an exercise in drawing human faces. I kinda like how it's coming along. At first I was really doubting if it would work, but if you just keep going you arrive at a certain point and you suddenly see the homestretch and then its all fun and stuff so yay!

    Should I start another one or blend this one better?

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    it looks ool the way you use the colors, but are you colorpicking from the picture? If you are, stop that! :X Lets see you would have to paint someone from life, there is no way you could color pick then, so if you are colorpicking your way trough the image, please try one without it. Anyway, i think you are doing great, keep it up! I rly like the eyes you made, they look rly good!

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    Check my new version of the girls head!

    Hey thanks rogerb for the first COMMENT EVER IN MY SKETCHBOOK!
    I can see that colourpicking isn't the best way to start. I did pick colours, though only the ones drawn into the picture (the coloured squares). Then I just started painting from scratch and of course picked from then on the colours of my own palette. I guess that's acceptable isn't it?
    So tonight I'll do some more studies and I've also downloaded the Loomis-books, so I'll have some reading to do tomorrow at work!

    I'd sincerely enjoy any comments and critics so keep them coming.

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    nice work with the apple! you should use larger brushes when painting digitally. Then go for smaller ones as the basic shapes and shadings are in place

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    Yeah you definitely want to avoid color picking as much as possible. If you can't get the color of something to look right, just go through some trial and error until you eventually figure out the proper color to use on your own.

    Although on the flip side of this argument, sometimes color picking can help you learn things about why certain colors are the way they are.

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    @BlackGuy: As mentioned above, I pic soma representative colours from the image and than go from there, adding if necessary my own colours. I really enjoyed doing this, and I hope I will keep doing so in the coming weeks. In how far can it help me (other then basic exercise) with my general painting skills?

    @NoodleDoodle: Thanks a lot. I also like how the apple looks, especially in the thumbnail! I will try using bigger brushes, though it does not come natural to me. I have always drawn with a pencil, so... I suppose I will continue drawing fruit, too. It's a nice exercise.

    And another update. Done in an hour. Another model as reference.

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    Really great paintings! There really isn't anything to critique... Keep posting, I look forward to seeing more.

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    these are awesome

    my photo studies always suck

    but thats beside the point

    my realpoint is that the red heads lips are to small
    they make her look like a cross dressing man

    the tones on the shadowside, while accurate to the picture, seem muddy.

    her right eys is small and creepy looking

    and her forehead kinda looks like its bulging out and to the right

    was that too blunt?

    if so im sorry

    these /are/ really really great, so you should keep up the amazing work

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    Great! I like your exercisses with vegatables.

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    Great! I like your exercisses with vegatables. Post more!

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    @Azekariel: Thanks a lot and I will try and post a lot more.

    @Oranje Joe: Wow. You are right in every single point. I will go back to her tomorrow and revision. I see exactly what you mean, and Peeleaze believe me, I've heard a lot harsher critics.

    @Mariusz: I will post some new veggies tomorrow. Come back and you'll see some tasty fruit.

    Another one for me and you and everybody. Expect more fruit and some revision for tomorrow. If you can't tell, that's Natalie Portman, the by far prettiest girl I know. Expect more portraits of her.

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    Nice work man! Dont be afraid to use the liquify tool to improve the likeness of your portraits, immerhin ist das digital painting ;-)

    Also get some really hi res reference of a face/object and work at a large scale and really zoom in to get the details right, this may take a while but it pays off! Also zoom out to thumbnail scale to see mistakes early.
    And keep this updated! ;-)


    cheers

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