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    MEDIK's RETURNNN (Lots of new stuff at end :D)

    Yaaay.

    Any crits are greatly appreciated!

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    These are my first attempts at paintings, the first was for a vent challenge.
    none are really finished, I'm good at not finishing things.
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    this was a boroguerugourouh study with a wide brush to try and just focus on the larger planes of things instead of trying to render everything exactly.
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    here is a unfinished still life where discovered I hate the color yellow.
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    post moarrrrrrrrrrrr

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    awe yay i got a reply. THANKS BAPSI!

    Trying to figure out painter and landscapes
    ...and copying Sinix.

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    hey good start. I gotta say im a huge Xia fan too.

    i noticed in one of your paints you had like 8 or more values to sample
    from.

    Ive just started like you and and im finding my sketches to be very inconsistent
    with the value scale.

    I just heard the other day something about John Singer Sargent used 5 values
    or he started with a mid tone and built one or two levels each way. Ill have to
    look more into that myself

    cheers

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    Steffler - thanks for the crit, yeah you're right, im pretty sure i color picked from the ref for a lot of those values, and didn't even use half of them.

    yay! more unfinished stuff. Im sure this all painfully boring to look at, everything ive posted has been a study of something. I don't really feel comfortable trying to produce a sweet piece from my head until i know whats going on, so im going to just do studies until i reach that point, this thread is kind of a way to keep track of progress.

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    hey medik, looking good so far... i agree with u about loomis
    ...i think studies are the best way to improve - first building up a library and then kicking ass - keep at it !

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    maddie, yeah, study study study study studys tdusytsdtusdytusdtysudtysdtysdutysdt

    I definitely need to really start studying and not just copying things.

    here is a copy of someone else's piece whose name I do not know.
    And some guy. Who is from so far in the future they no longer need feet.

    I don't know if I should focus on drawing or painting...

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    Drawing is more fundamental than painting, so I'd focus on that first. Though it wouldn't hurt to paint while working on your drawing. : ) Wouldn't hurt at all.
    If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
    I would appreciate any advice or critiques.

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    DKHutcheson - True that. I definitely have a long way to go with drawing from imagination. I don't know if pose maniacs is actually helping or not. I should probably go back to Loomis, Hogarth or Bridgman...

    I've been trying to do a lot of still lives to practice color, but I've only done three. For some reason I am terrible at doing the shadows.
    I also found out that softbrush owns. I think you'll know in which image I discovered its uses...

    I'm curious what you guys think: If I just keep doing stuff from reference and get really good at that will it translate to imagination eventually?
    I get really frustrated when trying to draw from imagination because everything looks like poop, and I cant leave it looking like poop so I go out and find a ref and use it to make it not look like poop.

    Anyways I'm sure everyone has been wondering where I am and why I haven't posted in a while...

    These were done in the order they appear.
    The weird fat guy-thing and the jedi girl are the only ones from imagination

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    Well, I'm going to attempt the impossible, to update everyday. Also I'm going to stop caring whether or not they're "worth" posting or not, even if I can identify the failures, its good to have others point out things that I may not have noticed that are wrong with them. (hoping on crits )
    Not like I have anything else to do, I shouldve been doing this anyways.

    Im going to spare myself the time of explaining them all. (or not)

    You can rest easy knowing that if they look even slightly good then I used a ref, and if they look like garbage, then it was from imagination.

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    This one is rather embarrassing; it seems I am extremely horrible and matching colors. Things always turn very muddy when I'm trying to blend my way to the right color. I would hardly call this a master anything other than a master fail.
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    I quit this one because I ended up color picking from the ref and I got mad at myself for it.
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    Here is my first real attempt at one from imagination, a quicky
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    fruitses. Definitely half assed these. and the shadows are still despicable.

    I need to work harder.
    I'm going to start shooting for at least 5 things "worth" posting per day.

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    didnt do nearly enough today.
    took a crappy photo of a sketchbook page just so I'd have more than one thing to post. Cause I'm sure you're all itching for more

    Looks like a bean...
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    Started looking at Bridgeman rather than Loomis and I think his stuff will be more helpful to me.
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    I know, I know! I missed a day, cool it down guys...

    Did this one without any blending, just in case you didn't notice.
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    and a quick one
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    really quick one just so i have something to put in my folder for today.

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    man.. Just found out Janaschi is 21, how depressing...

    Anyways, I think im making progress with figure drawing at least, I'm relying less on reference now.
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    I really need to figure out what I'm doing wrong to always end up with these muddy colors when ever I attempt to paint skin. I think its my process... hm
    gave up on this one as per usual.
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    I'm on a roll. I wonder how many consecutive posts I can get

    Most of these are from imagination, but it should be obvious which ones aren't.
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    Tried a different approach with this one. The proportions and everything are all off, it was more of a test of technique I guess.
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    awww yeaah.

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    It seems all of my Vilppu studies come out with long torsos....
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    lol, probably shouldve spent a little more time on the drawing of this one, I started it kind of late so I was rushing.
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    Everything's from imagination

    I'm exceptionally terrible and thinking of poses for some reason.

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    Plan on doing more with this tomorrow. Still need to fix a lot of stuff, trying really hard not to use any ref.
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    Shit, you're doing a lot better than me, but it looks like we've got the same mental issues with art... as far as not finishing things goes.
    Maybe. Just maybe.
    Haha.
    I like your stuff though.

    How do you go about doing studies? Is there something specific you use?
    For some reason I always go about looking for websites with poses and etc., can't really seem to find much on muscles. Posemaniacs... well, I'd like it better if they would take off the shadow.
    my sketchbook.
    how i wish to see the sky burn...

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    Elle IS: damn! you broke my streak! Ha just kidding. Thanks, as far as studies go, it really depends what you're studying. If you're focusing on anatomy I would highly recommend both Andrew Loomis and George Bridgman, Loomis' books can be found online via pdf's, just google it; theres 5 or so books of his, I recommend them all, but more specsifically for anatomy go for "Figure Drawing For All it's Worth." Bridgman can probably be found the same way but he also has physical books you can pickup and your library I'm sure. Loomis' books are not in print anymore so you have to find them on the internets.

    Ill post this in your SB as well so you don't have to search back here for an answer.

    phew, after all those replies I don't know if i have the energy to post my vast amount of creations from today. (I love this smiley, no idea what it means but i love its name and animation)

    Eurvything (all two of them) from imagination again.
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    I downloaded Whit's speed landscapes and felt the need to try one out for myself. I feel like the brushes did all the work here... (WIP)
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    my eyes hurt.

    Imagination land.
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    Disaster
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    Ideas for the industrial design of teh week.
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    Hey, no searching done here, I subscribed. <:
    And thanks. I have all that I could find of Andrew Loomis' books in a zip file on a CD, didn't hear of the other person before though! Really helpful stuff, it's too bad I've been too lazy to pull up the Loomis files. xD
    Gonna look for Bridgman soon.

    I really like the pic you labeled "Disaster" (really good, especially in terms of perspective) and the ship-thing. Now I've got to look up Whit. Might be easier with a full name though q:
    On the last pic, the robotic looking bit, the legs look a bit funny and the arms seem short, but I do like the colors and general idea. If you were just going really speedy/plan to expand on it later, nevermind it then. The blade is neat, too.
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    Coming along... try and put more time into these and refine them a bit more. The blocking out, sketching, it's all coming together well but with just a tiny bit more work these would look exponentially better! Patience!
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    Well I'm back, you can all rest easy now.

    Thank you for the advice Ian, you're right I should spend some more time on these, I need to remember quality > quantity.

    Elle, heeh thanks, I was referring to Whit Brachna, aka Mr. Blonde, www.brushbook.com I'm sure youve already found him by now

    Robert B's drunken rant about the community and what not inspired me to post crap again. Can't hurt right? I should also be more active in other peoples threads, so ill attempt that as well.

    So forgive me for dumping all over your heads. I could've taken more crappy pictures of pencil stuff but that may have been overkill.
    *used ref unless otherwise noted - all the fruits/veggies are from life*

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    Color Study of my friend Dave (he's Mexican lololol)
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    From imagination, except the armor design is ©NC Soft
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    Great studies, likin the veggie stills and digital work a lot. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks Izer! I will, I think the still life's are helping hehaheoheheh

    Heres more crap! yay!

    These are some of my first speedpaintings! probably around ~30 mins each I just paused a scene from The Departed for each.
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    this one was probably ~15 mins its a little rubbery squishy toy thing I have on my desk
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    The first two are from a Life Drawing class I'm taking at an Atelier here in Minneapolis
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    These are all form the CHIUSTREAM!!! competition things, damn algenpehpbhlafelhfeger keeps winning them
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    This last one is a WIP, and I stole alot of it from a Mass Effect wall paper. Any crits would be nice .
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    awesome digitals and figures man! the boy in the cow costume is fantastic hahaha
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    jdeegz - Thanks! yeah I spent more time on the cowboy () after the contest thing was over.

    I posted this one last time, but worked on it for a few more sessions, a total of 6 hours I think. (crappy pictures pwn values)
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    I've been neglecting my real sketchbook quite a bit D:
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    Next two are from chustreamz
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    Here are some studies in this order, Mullins, Sparth, Alberto Pasini (thanks Dile), An Anatomy study, and I suppose my NIBRUUU would be a study of Kevin Chen; although I changed it a little..
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    and last two from imagination, apparently I was on LSD when I did the landscape. I know theres some perspective issues with the ship D:
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    i like how you're getting better and better, if you keep posting and working hard like this, you will be very good, trust me.

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    Wooh, improvement! You're doing really good, keep going!

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