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    hey man, look like you needed some crits so ill drop some if you dont mind hmm in your last digis, you seem to use white to paint highlights , you should study color theory a bit to help you pick the right color for your hioghlights and shadow, the problem with white is that it desaturate the color under it at the same time it brightens it, the thing is that usually in real life, the light source is eaither warm or cold, the sun would not desaturate the highlight but rather add a bit of warm color into it. Same goes for the shadow, dont use pitch black to darken things, keep it for areas where no light can reach and bounce. About the tools, use brushes with 100% opacity to prevent ''muddy and petty '' brushstrokes, your wacom probably has a pressure sensitivy on it, make sure you use it to your advantage, either set the pressure on opacity or maybe on brush tip size or stuff like that, play with all those settings, download other people brushes and analyze the way they did them and try to figure out why they wanted the brush to work this way to create different effect. Your pencil are your best, thats pretty good i think because its the basic of everything, so keep doing studies and digis and have fun, hope you found what to do after highschool , as long as you keep doing stuff you will improve.
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    New stuff..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteC View Post
    hey man, look like you needed some crits so ill drop some if you dont mind hmm in your last digis, you seem to use white to paint highlights , you should study color theory a bit to help you pick the right color for your hioghlights and shadow, the problem with white is that it desaturate the color under it at the same time it brightens it, the thing is that usually in real life, the light source is eaither warm or cold, the sun would not desaturate the highlight but rather add a bit of warm color into it. Same goes for the shadow, dont use pitch black to darken things, keep it for areas where no light can reach and bounce. About the tools, use brushes with 100% opacity to prevent ''muddy and petty '' brushstrokes, your wacom probably has a pressure sensitivy on it, make sure you use it to your advantage, either set the pressure on opacity or maybe on brush tip size or stuff like that, play with all those settings, download other people brushes and analyze the way they did them and try to figure out why they wanted the brush to work this way to create different effect. Your pencil are your best, thats pretty good i think because its the basic of everything, so keep doing studies and digis and have fun, hope you found what to do after highschool , as long as you keep doing stuff you will improve.
    cya ! ^^
    Thanks VERY VERY MUCH ON YOUR HELP AMIGO! I REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AND YOU WERE SPECIFIC THANK YOU! I AM REALLY TRYING HARD I AM STILL NEW WITH COLOR IM GLAD YOU COULD POINT THAT OUT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO START IT BUT PAINT IS SO FRICKEN EXPENCIVE AND ALL I HAVE IS DIGI MEDIA ( which is probably not the best way to learn color theory from ?) anyways ima respond to your sketch book what i posted here if you don't get it from here! thanks again x 100

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    hey mate,
    you dont need any paint to learn color theory.. i never touched real paint in my whole life and still managed to learn how color and light work together physically.. Real paint is surely a great way to learn, but like you, i dont have the money or the place to use it, so the best way to learn, would be to first, READ and UNDERSTand how light works ( radiosity, sub surface scattery, atmospheric perspective ) then you can read about color theory and color temperature and use all the information you read to ANALYSE your surrounding, lets say you read about shadow being cool when highlights are warm.. you can simply stick that in your head and LOOK at everything when you walk the morning outside, or watch a movie.. look at the road and compare the color of the shadow to the color of the light, look at the grass outside and try to analyse how its affected by light ... one day you will be amazed to see that theres always a connection between the lightsources and the color of everything... dont waste any occasion to look at this and analyse them using the knowledge you gain from reading various theory.. A good way to learn color is also to paint from life or good photos.. pick a photo and try to reproduce it without using the color picker, just try to figure out the color you see.. if you reallycant figure out, use the color picker on the color and analyse its HUE / SATURATION / VALUE ( the basics components of every color ). You need to look at things a different way, you dont always need a pencil in your head to practice, just look and try to understand why things are how they are. Yep this can lead to insanity hahahaha !
    For good links to online color theory check out this website. I would give my link to you but ive lost all my fuckin bookmarked website. ;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteC View Post
    hey mate,
    you dont need any paint to learn color theory..... Yep this can lead to insanity hahahaha !
    For good links to online color theory check out this website. I would give my link to you but I've lost all my fuckin bookmarked website. ;(
    Thank you AGAIN! I Will Start looking for that! ill try playing around and i will keep you posted.ALSO i got bad news T.T the BAd news is I am graduating this week and i won't have a computer anymore with a wacom tablet :/ colored pencils? lol I'll try to work with it and watercolor i guess :/ for now. But i will try to get a digital camera some how so i can keep you up to date. I;m Moving to north Carolina from Florida in a month or so and i am starting life after high school with nothing starving artist FTW some dudes have this airbrush place that said they might train me there and stuff but i don't know if their full of it or not. I've looked at the color theory section on this website with their apple and fruit practices and under paintings , I'm starting to understand it somewhat it just sucks because its coming to me little by little and now i have to stop abruptly due to the fact i am leaving here with nothing :/ Im going to the community college for something else besides art... The expences for art school i believe is a little high (i could be a engineer for a cheaper price and make more) just for something to fall back to you know? idk i am still debating. wanna take me in? adopt me and cram more information known-to my little brain lol jk thanks again

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    Meh new and first fully colored acryllic painting!

    HEre it is ann M. jimah james's sketches.
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    Nice work man! Do you have a scanner? It'd be a good idea to do some life sketches and some anatomy studies...or you could even do anatomy digitally. Keep it up!

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    well you asked for brutal critique so I will say one thing: do more studies!!! you obviously have skill, I really like "see no evil" and the portrait of Paul - he's instantly recognizable and well drawn. But I think you're just rushing things and not taking time to give some love to your art. You have imagination but your imaginative pieces show a lack of studies and basics, making them sorta lack some kind of cohesive structure to make them believable.

    so yeah: more studies (life drawing, photo reference, etc), and more love for what you're drawing

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    It's been a long time getting back into it holy crapp...Name:  IMG_0790.JPG
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    Need some advice right now i am stuck with this so far.

    Things i have noticed before but forgot to save it when i fixed it.

    One: the body is out of proportion ( so i am tracking this)

    Two: not much detail and this is where i get lost in my thoughts and suggestions are welcomed!

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    Need some advice right now i am stuck with this so far.

    Things i have noticed before but forgot to save it when i fixed it.

    One: the body is out of proportion ( so i am tracking this)

    Two: not much detail and this is where i get lost in my thoughts and suggestions are welcomed!

    thanks! - James

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