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    Quote Originally Posted by dwardo View Post
    Hamsta: Thank you Hamsta for taking time to explaining. So basically , a painter blocks in, right? and a drawer (when dying, I mean drying) is lining?
    [I'm pretty sure that's what you meant] I'm so out of the art speak, sorry mate.
    [Please send over a pm if it's not correct to avoid me some more embarrassment.]
    You got it (except for misspelling drawing twice, which I'm not sure if it was intentional )
    You can combine both of course, but people will tend to start with one or the other.

    It's good to figure out color studies. Try to explore how a single scene might look under different light, i.e. draw the same house, from the same angle during different times of day.

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    Four different angles, four different lightings. [Why didn't I think of that]
    I'll keep this one in mind when I get familiar with seeing more colours/value
    references. Thank you again Hamsta, I really appreciate the ideas.
    They're like drop kicks to my senses. I love a good fight.

    Drawer spelt wrong. Twice. Can't be.
    You're the one that brought up the term 'drying' in my dictionary

    Q. Are you still scared of clowns?
    A. YeS(Sss)

    I might finish this frozen clown sometime. I thought I could conquer one of
    my fears. Not this one. Yet. [If you're wondering, the answer is 'Yes' he/she is bending the arm]

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    You've got some cool sketches mannnn , i like the first reallly dark on of the soldiers on page 1 Im a soldier buff !

    Can't wait to see a finished digital from you

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    one angle, four different lights XD
    that said, I still like your sketchbook, you use very creative methods that always give you a nice end result

    I just took a break to post this.
    But sometimes I also draw stuff
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    Like the spray paint dude. Nice start to your colour work. The Bonjovi hair-doo is the key element I think. Might start working on some mullet inspired characters myself

    Curious who Edward Cherniga is. Heads to google.

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    [Late reply, I just turned 27 the other day. I just woke up today. ]

    Quote Originally Posted by adammelo View Post
    I'm a soldier buff! I can't wait to see a finished digital from you
    I'm a soldier buff too, and I can't wait either.
    I've got one in progress, but it's being kept from finished because of my lack of anatomy.

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    one angle, four different lights XD
    My head will explode.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiera View Post
    I still like your sketchbook, you use very creative methods that always give you a nice end result
    My heart, it skips a beat. I've been willing myself to touch the traditional
    media and do more experiments. I just find Photoshop somewhat, ummm. cheaper.
    I'll catch up to your amount of hard work, but above all, when are we going to collaborate on a rough sketch? hmmm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bri Bri View Post
    The Bonjovi hair-doo is the key element I think. Might start working on some mullet inspired characters myself
    The mullets are cool, but some '80s need to stay in that era. Tom Jones for example.

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    Curious who Edward Cherniga is.
    Cherniga is here, and I just realised, he doesn't even use lines.

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    From the plate, they stare at me.

    [I'm still on my studies, colour, VALUEs blahhh, and all things important]
    But my marshmallow heart feels this. A sketch plate via Photoshop.
    Bread crumbs are the orange. Texture from olive oil. I like to clean my plate with bread.

    If anyone can see figures, I would love to see you dodge and burn them out. Original plate via the blog.

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    Hey nice set of value studies here. You should really concentrate on drawing first though, if you can master drawing then your value sketches will look that much better.

    Drawing -> Value -> Color
    in terms of importance. keep it up!

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    Love this technique mate! Inspired me to give it a go. Lot's of fun looking for an image within an image. No idea how you manage to make your little images look natural on that plate though ( olive oil ) ??. Suppose I better have a gander at the blog. Anyhow great work!

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    Hey Dwardo, thanks for stopping by my book. You've got some cool imaginative stuff here. The plate thing is pretty sweet too. I sat for a while looking for people but was too lazy to actually dodge/burn them out.

    Would be cool to see some finished stuff, or stuff that's closer to finished anyways. heh.

    Keep it trucking! (yeah, I said it)

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    diggin' the color studies so far dude, and those faces in the plate are awesome.

    (might try to find some faces myself, the more I look at that plate the more I see. XD Cool, it's like a Rorshach test!)

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    [Swampdigger: I forgot I went through your sb. I was looking through (again) as the alias 'swampdigger' keeps getting me.
    I keep thinking, 'who'd be digging in swamps?", and why? Case:z90210]

    So you did see full figures. [That means my mind is still, closed, maybe???]
    Finished stuff, oh ye, I thought I'd log in for the last time to close this sketchbook off and do just that.
    [For a good while at least] I'll drop in idiot bombs every now and then, but until then,
    I've got a lot on my table to practise and read up on. I'm sure the information is here in CA
    somewhere, but they are just so hard to find. The search engine isn't powerful enough!.

    I'll come back with a prequel sb. Full of all the stuff I should've been doing in the first place.
    And I'll finish off the trilogy with some finished stuff sb. Hopefully out before Christmas season of 2082.

    Tandy5000: That's exactly what I've found out. Drawing>Value>Color. I could've used that comment from the start.
    But it's better finding it out myself anyway. [kelly x just farted, nobody noticed] It teaches me to keep my mind more aware.
    Like Neo, my hero. After mum and dad of course.

    Bri Bri: Post #60 in your sb really has given me eyes. Literally. It helps hugely in specific brainstorming.
    Instead of relying on pure texture & random blotches, it still helps giving clues as to what I want to be finding.
    edit: How did I get it looking natural. Skill mate, skill. Hehehe. Soft round @ 10% exposure. Dodge and burn. It feels like spray painting. NO fumes. Bonus.

    AmbientSounds: mwah mwah.
    I strongly suggest trying a quick digital pic, or better yet, a watercolour brush stroke, from your own rhythm and flow.
    Kick started in your brain, transferred into motion through your panzy wrist, through the brush and on to the canvas.
    I find it really fun. It helps after each section of real life studies. (At least for me)
    PS Ambient.
    In your sb, BubbaGump post #52, I think he un-intentionally referred to your self portraits bland.
    You're not bland Ambient. You're Texas. teeehehehe.

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    I feel so naked when reading Art History. I don't know anything about it, at all. whooo!
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    To all the noobs like myself, keep that mind open. Like a sponge. [oooo, sponge cake, yum yum]
    Keep up the studies and imagination flowing.



    "Imperfection makes perfection" ~Isamu Noguchi

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    'Twas always you

    The way out is through

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    collaborate? collaborate? let's collaborate our hearts and melt to one being, a leviathanic artistic robot and then we make a picture together that will breaks the world's heart with it's beauty.

    (I suggest we take your painterly method. You give me a stain, I draw something over it, shove it over to you, you paint further, give it to me etc etc.
    but give me a week or so, I have a ton to do for school aaand I just come back from the most inspiring journey ever.. and.. I lack time but a 2 or 3 hour collab would be alright. note me.

    rock on, yours is the brush that will pierce the heavens!!

    I just took a break to post this.
    But sometimes I also draw stuff
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    i luv donuts an that plate thing is cool my plates dont do that but my shower walls do an have you seen the guys on this web sites loading page ....wispers i see stuff all the time lol'd

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    Squint your eyes! Looks for the big shadows. In that last portrait you seem to have gone for the details too quick. You should work on figuring out planer structure to give it a greater feel of depth.

    I like the technique for the donut belly illustration. I could see it in some sort of editorial work about eating disorders or something. The one thing that bothers me is that I didn't catch on that it was a donut immediately.

    I'm not even going to bother critiquing you on the typography XD

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    nice work

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    Mighty Dwardo, How are you man? The stuff is looking good. Some people say it is best to compartmentalize the various aspects of drawing and painting, but I disagree. I find that method to be exclusive and when I desire to gain knowledge, I need to be inclusive in my approach. Drawing improves painting and painting helps drawing. I strive to learn it all at the same time. Each discipline teaches me about and strengthens my knowledge of the other disciplines.

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    Interesting..I like it

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    If anybody can give pointers/leads on painting skin tones, that would really be appreciated, else I'll just use the other half of the colour wheel to get this guy looking alive.
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    A still life, from my imagination. I like pottery, but I don't have a location quite like this one. Only in my head.
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    Looking at this a second time, I'll have to redline myself. blahhh
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    Kiera: HahA... Sweet! I have a few that might suit you. I'll send a PM when I find 'em. 1 fashion, and a couple of punk mechanic women. You've only 2-3 hours so, I suggest the fashion.
    Spect: While singing a jingle & I drop the soap, I wouldn't want faces looking at me. Unless they're hot. :beheheBlaah!
    Hamsta: What's wrong with the typography? I really didn't want the text to overpower the raw feelings of the whole piece, which was the loss of a hot jam donut into my belly. It was her eyes that I was focusing on, which now looks like cataracts , but thank you for reminding me of the planars.
    sandeepbarot:Thank you.
    Mr Cherniga: I'm mighty in being able to bench press 500 sandwiches into my mouth, but when it comes to the pens and pencils,
    I'm still struggling. [I'll check on your updates] I also agree bouncing around with learning the art subjects, though for myself, I just feel like the basics aren't really there, like seriously missing. I just never done any studies or exercises. It was always just scribbles here and there & pretty much just winging it. Values, I have to do more of, so I'm looking for the good reads & doin' pracs.
    Verehin:[Russian with a username 'Verehin'] I'm about to look into your sketchbook, but I'm feeling a Highlander content coming on. Thank you!.

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    wow, you had something worked out with them? I totally expected that we do them together by.. hey, just read my post again XD

    Skintones:
    when you have problems with them, how about a study? Sargent? Caravaggio? try to repaint a picture.

    Face color is complex, the trick is to go wild
    -color zones of the face, google them.
    -places that stand out are naturally more burned by the sun
    -bloodvessels and skinthickness are differently distributed, bringing different colors to different places (red cheeks, cooler skintone under the eyes)

    I just took a break to post this.
    But sometimes I also draw stuff
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    If in doubt, create some color cubes {see the beginning of Loomis’ chapter on color in Creative Illustration} to experiment with and determine what palette you will use. I find it is best to plan these things before diving into the final art.
    My basic palette- 1.Titanium white 2.Cadmium Red Light 
3.Cadmium Yellow Medium 4.Yellow Ochre 
5. Burnt Sienna 
 6. Burnt Umber 
7. Ultramarine Blue. 8. Alizarin Crimson 9.Prussian blue 10.Raw sienna 11.Naples Yellow
    Be aware of the main concerns, what is the hue, chroma, value and is it warm or cool?
    Color occurs on the edge of light. Use the most pure colors there. The application of white does not create vivid color, use it sparingly, or it will create a chalky look to the skin tone. Halftone is the bridge between the areas of light and dark. You will find most textures occur in the areas from the edge of light to the beginning of half tone and are most vivid there.
    Where bone structures come to surface despite the muscle volumes, the color is more pronounced, like toes, fingers, the face, knees or ankles.
    Human skin is translucent. Translucency is especially noticeable in infants and the elderly. Pay attention to light passing through the skin of ears and finger edges.
    Human skin is reflective. Clothing and surrounding objects can cast a glow onto skin, so observe your subject carefully.

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    Skin tones look fine to me....... The red penned odd sized flip flops made me laugh man. Quality stuff!

    I posted another textured background in my sketchbook if you get bored.

    Tried a little dodge and burn thing with your plate. Then realized you pretty much had the same figure burned out

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    strong style keep it !

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    Kiera & Ed: These are much appreciated pointers. Thank you thank you thank you.
    Kiera: Thank you, I'll definitely look into Sargent and Caravaggio. [Read read read&paint! ]
    Ed: Dynamite. Thank you mate. Many pracs to do. No other way. [I'll have x2 check what Alizarin Crimson is ]
    BriBri: I've looked, & I've saved. I'll fight myself the whole day not to render them out. [I see bright storm clouds coming from the horizon, & this lead guitarist is about to turn. Souperhuman. (Kindahungry)]
    Zou:Much appreciate mate. [I'll comment on your elipses in de sb]


    Edit:Responses for the posts bellow.
    Hamsta: Thank you for the tip Hamsta. I'll definitely add this method to the experiments.
    GMS: I kinda wanted to put imprints on the sloshies but, I don't like the rubber/plastic diggin into my foot when it gets to that point.
    I like them new, in real life or in a digital. Bad memories I guess.

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    Skintones... My watercolor teacher taught us a trick, which would need some translating into other media. Might be worth it.

    You start out with blue! That gives the skin the cool colors which will keep it from becoming too yellow. Into that blue you mix yellow than red, and let it dry. You can then darken things by coming in with the browns.

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    Post #82 is off the chain' an the image'ned still is cool dig how ya redlined ya self' the flip flops are priceless' though if ya made a hint of wear dirt marks in more of a foot shape an left the extra length of the flip flop the same' it may pass for excentrick'

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