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    Please finish the horse hair one, it's looking great and that last one - so sweet; I love the colours and the lighting.


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    bopx - Thanks for the crit.

    Black Spot - I don't think I can take that one any further. I'm so tired of it lol.

    Eeeer, just some scans today.

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    Face from memory, hands were referenced
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    Experiments with simplifying my style.
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    WIP
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    I just thought I would update with a speed-painting and the finished watercolor. The painting is on sale at my etsy shop if anyone is interested - http://www.etsy.com/listing/50537661/mask

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    I like both. Maybe on the watercolour her right eye could be a bit darker to match the rest of the shadow on that side of her face.

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    I'm going to try and update this bi-weekly....

    Ink ATC
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    Watercolor sketch from life...I had totally ruined it and then I let it dry to try to see if I could save it.
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    You've just given me a crick in the neck. I love the colours on that last one. The ink one is interesting as it takes time to actually see where the other birds are.

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    nice sb !
    the girl with horse hair is so cool

    one suggestion: when shading, why not try thinking by planes. look for asaro head planes in google, to get the idea.

    good luck

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    Thanks Black Spot. That bird one was for a weekly activity I do at dA. So it's an exercise in taking a prompt and doing something interesting with it and an exercise in composition, which is my weakest point.

    Zou - I do try to think in planes when I color and shade. If you could point me to some specific examples in the thread that could benefit from this, I would appreciate it.

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    I don't think I will update this sketchbook anymore. But thanks everyone for all of the kind words and advice. I'll still be lurking and look at all of your wonderful books.

    In all honesty I just don't feel like I fit in here and I'm really tired of feeling "odd."

    CA is unnecessarily stressful and I am a self conscious idiot.

    EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT
    I am editing this because I don't want anyone to assume I am mad at CA or anything. What I mean by feeling odd is that I do a lot of studies that are real abstract in nature and it would make me feel weird to show them. I experiment and make messes a lot and these messes are not necessarily pretty. I also feel sooo low on the skill level chain here. So until I get over it, I think it's best for me to continue to keep these things to myself instead of filtering what I post.

    But I still have very much appreciate everyone who came on by and I think that the feedback and encouragement got me through a rough year. I still like CA enough to be a part of it.
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    You aren't odd and I get fed up with seeing the same studies and the same finish time and time again.

    Edit: I meant from everyone else as you're a breath of fresh air.
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    that's odd.

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    Ever since leaving this sketchbook I got really disappointed in myself. I honestly do have anxiety and it took me 3 years of lurking on my old account before I had the courage to post anything since this. So I am upset that I let these feelings get to me. I mean how am I going to be a pro if I am scared to show people what I do?

    I like what I do. I am proud of myself but I'm just so self conscious.

    So I am going to try again and I won't quit this time. I'm sorry for leaving.

    (This isn't meant to be dramatic but I really do feel bad).

    Old sketch that I never posted. I was brainstorming compositions and ideas for paintings.
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    Messing around with layering marker and color pencil.
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    Sketch for an upcoming painting. I have to finish a lot of digital stuff this month before I get to it though. It is a diptych.
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    Watercolor experiment.
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    Watercolor ATC that had an accident and this had to be hastily and poorly doctored in photoshop.
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    Birthday card for my boyfriend. It is supposed to look like a kid drew it but only slightly better. I'm proud of how I drew him (looks just like him).
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    Random page from sketchbook.
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    The diptych looks right up your street. Like the water colour experiment. Cute card.

    I'm glad you're posting again.

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    I like the watercolor studies. I get a feeling you're fighting your scanner on these (I know the feeling as I own a canon scanner lide and often get that blurriness you are getting because the binding won't stay flat on the bed.)

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    I like the...surrealistic-conceptual mood that many of your works have...at least to me.
    And I like post #69 much much much for both concept and realization!
    *Sketchbook*

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