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    p sage - More faces coming thanks!

    NicG - Thanks for the link i might buy it, !

    Updates: Ive got 3 charcoal pieces that need to be scanned but i cant mess up my girlfriends scanner so ill have to do them later...


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    My ode to concept art, wanted to test out my colored pencils...


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    Timed face sketches..

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    Returning the love. Thanks for stopping by! Keep being productive. I really like that acrylic painting you did of yourself and your girl. I think a good exercise for you might be to spend that much time on a pencil drawing. It's really important to keep doing quick sketches but I'd like to see what you can do with a pencil if you give yourself several hours.

    I shouldn't take my own advice, by the way - I spent five hours each on the last two inks in my SB...

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    ataxas - I'll try a finished pencil piece soon i guess, the finished byproduct of the medium is nice, its just painstakingly slow in my opinion.

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    hey thanks for the comment on my sb ;P sure i give it back ,
    i do find lifedrawing and observing more important than drawing the concepts from a book, because you will see the world around you for yourself and not on a view of someone else but thats just a personal opinion .
    Otherwise its a good start to learn how to draw , when you start simple , having a apple for example with a light source ,how does light interact with form? , how you can represent form? . some stuff i founded useful myself when asking such questions to oneself was :
    http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/tut...1-intro-01.jpg
    http://academart.com/ARTSHOP/art_shop_drawings.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawing
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_perspective
    inform yourself and look how others resolved problems .....
    i hope it helps , and of course have fun
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    Strolled through some of the sketchbook. I REALLY love the cat sketch on the first page. It looks so real. I really like your traditional paintings too. I really like post #18.
    When digitally painting though, I would recommend using more than one brush.

    A couple of critiques I can possibly try to give is that you should really continue studying from life, and try not to make your figures too stiff. Working from shapes is good, but try not to constrain it into a shape too much... If that makes sense.

    Overall, good work. Keep doing what you're doing. Can wait to see what you do as you progress even more.

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    Looking good so far! i love that digital painting and your kitty is wonderful!


    one thing i have to say is to try to make your lines flow in your sketches..um..for example when your drawing, say, an arm,instead of drawing a bunch of short lines to make up the arm try to use one or two flowing lines. Sometimes i see this in your work, like in your latest observational sketches, but sometimes you seem to lose that flow.

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    Cerasela - Yea i've noticed my lighting to be lacking as of recently lol, i'll work on it, thanks for the comments Cerasela!

    velderia - I'll try to work on improving my flow so things dont apear to stiffly drawn, thanks! and i love the ava!

    Burdie - Thanks burdie, i love that my girlfriends kitty is getting some stardum! She is a mighty nice kitty As par the flow i have been working on it in recent works, and i'll try to keep it coming! Thanks!



    More updates tomorrow afternoon, today was to damn rainy and boring to be inspired...

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    Didn't do any sketching today... Again lol, too tired wat with school rearing it's ugly head But i did get around to taking the (all be it blurry) pictures of the charcoal work i did! Enjoy!

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    the images are blurry so i can't really make out anything, but i know i'd like that first one

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    Nice sketchbook, you may want to try some intense anatomy studies. Keep up the good work, I will be checking back later.

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    The first piece in your last post looks very good... and it shows improvement. Congrats. Keep working!

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    I agree that the first piece of the last post shows improvement but perhaps the blurring is hiding some issues with the face of the woman. Not sure what went wrong with your scanning process but you need to do your work more justice!

    Anyways, you're dong the right stuff with your studies, keep pressing!

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    n1va - Thanks n1va, its not scanned btw, its photographed with a horrible camera lol, i'll scan them soon (now that im at home again)

    p sage - Thanks for coming back p sage

    t-jd - Bought some anatomy books that i'll post up soon to show yas' that i boughtem and im working on it! Thanks

    miycko - I'll fix that blurry-ness


    Really tired so im just gonna do a really quick update of a fraction of the stuff ive been working on, i'll elaborate more tommorrow, but heres some moleskin practice in pen, and a quick piece done in pen and watercolor wash



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    Cool stories, dude. Keep rockin the moleskine.

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    nice character & that water colour look cool

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    wow, your analog stuff is very kool,
    in your second post there is a graphit-illustration which rocks hard.
    and this guy with the fire in his hands is awesome, is it acrylic or pastell ?

    i think it's really a good thing to try as many different media as possible, all these techniques can learn from each other.. it's funny, but i'm also struggling hard to draw digital, just feel so comfortable with pencil and paper

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    You'll go far.

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    The lines are comin along! Keep it up

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    Your charcoal work looks so different from everything else you do (which is good) Keep it up, focus on form, and draw till you drop


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    Update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p sage View Post
    Update?
    Tonight hopefully, been finding dead ends like crazy at the some 70 job applications I've put out over my area in the past 2 months, I've got two watercolor/pen moleskin quick piece's, a work in progress acrylic painting using some of the studies previously posted, and i recently purchased two drawing books, one with a broad view of study and the other on human anatomy only, namely because people recommended i study more on anatomy, ill post this and more tonight hopefully!

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    p sage - Moleskin away!

    miycko - Well thanks theres more watercolor were that came from!

    lupre - Pyro is charcoal and Watercolor, and thanks, i do love all mediums!

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    BlazeF - Thanks blaze, inspiration is always welcome!

    Valve - Thanks, my friends like my charcoal the best, im to much of a proverbial artist to agree with them lol...

    Okay so as i mentioned previously ive got two new moleskin watercolors, the first one of a superhero swinging from the flagpole of a building was done in 2 minutes for the sketch, polished in 2, and painted in 2, as was the knight robbed of his sword on horseback, i also included the older charcoal pieces that were photographed, this time i scanned them at my house for quality purposes, i'll try and post my acrylic works in progress and my studio/room tommorrow, had no batteries in my camera lol! Also please tell me what you think of the new books i purchased on recommendation from your comments, one on art in general and one on anatomy! Enjoy:

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    I always sketch back!...

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    Cool stuff! I'd say your traditional works are definitely stronger than your digital stuff so far, but that's not unusual for folks who are new to the digital medium. If people are your primary interest in art, I would just keep on studying anatomy however possible. (Something I probably should start doing, too! )

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    Nice charcoals. I see some improvement there! And it looks like you're having fun in the moleskine.

    Not familiar with the books; but more knowledge is better than less knowledge, yeah? It's probably good to get a lot of perspectives on this subject--that of drawing and draughtmanship... because there are many ways to go about learning it. Everybody seems to pick it up differently.

    My favorite stuff is (of course) Vilppu's... but you'll find yours. Keep working and seeking out the best instruction.

    And try to get to some life drawing sessions sometime soon. They really help.
    Look for drawing groups in your area that take 5 or 10 bucks a session. I'm in 2 right now, and they indeed help a lot with the observation side of things.

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    yeah!!! take those books and practice every day! its gonna help you alot!!! nice work though.....keep goin!!!

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    Hi adammelo you've got a good imagination. I really like some of your ideas in particular your acrylic and speed paintings. Will be interesting to watch your skills grow.

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    Hey duder, another thing that I'd noticed that you may want to try is really getting some free flowing lines out. I see a lot of the lines you're putting down look a little etched. You may want to start really drawing from the arm and not the wrist when trying to set up some of your stuff. When it comes down to detail, yeah go for it. But to get some good flows to your already great pictures I'd suggest a little more looseness

    Sorry if I ramble >.>

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    nice watercolors in the moleskine

    only thing id say is keep drawing from life

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    Hey there, great studies in here so far! Just keep at it! I don't have either of those books so I don't know if they're any good, so let us know if you find them really helpful. Keep up the good work!

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    Cow

    ya did great in acrylic paintings.so much appreciate.keep it up mate.

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