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    hi hala. nooooo, not a phail there. i like the gestures, the proportions do look good!

    as for painting, i don't know if someone has already pointed you in the direction, but these two threads are pure gold: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=76955

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    the peer project really made me start thinking about color in a much more logical and organized way! (not like it isn't still confusing)

    i think on the painting the saturation on the legs and in other shadows is still really low, i think those areas should be much warmer, since the surrounding is really pinkish.

    i like that painting with the dark, long armed things. i don't know what it is but it gives so much room for interpretation and has a strong expression.

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    Great to see you using more colour and getting away from the mud. It makes such a difference. Nice studies as well.

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    ooh i just love the way you changed the horizon line in post #66!! it gives it a totally different feel, and i think that green goes well with the idea
    and i think since page 1, you're capturing waaay more better the feeling of the figure, making it more smooth and tidy also!

    about the latest wip you're doing (ps. i'm glad you went before 2 in bed haha) i think the colours are great!! and the details in the hair-head are just wonderful so far!! also, the blue tone itself is fabulous!! works great with that purple

    what can i say!?
    just keep at it~

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    hey, in the page where you wrote "this all suck" ...if only i was able to draw what you did in those 2 pages! it wasnt an epic fail at all for me.

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    jackpot_anjr90: Thank you! I am definitely going to get down and dirty with some digital studies!

    snootchy: I kidnapped her and beat her with a hogarth book and some paints!!! xD Thanks so much man! I have been watching Janaschi on live stream and the way she chooses colors, so I hope in time that will improve! thanks again !!

    Grandmassa: hahah thanks man! i still don't rock as many AWESOME COLORS AS YOU!!!

    zanna: thanks! I'm not that good tho ;p I have always drawn humans, but studying from real life and books (Burne Hogarth series, Bridgman series, and etc) are excellent to learn from. and zanna, just work very hard, and try and do as many gesture studies as you can!! you will get better, i promise
    They suck to me because I know I can still do better, and I can feel it in my hands and it just doesn't come out the way i plan xD

    digitallydumbfounded: wow thanks so much for the links!! I was looking for the one thread but didnt know where to find it, so I appreciate it so much! Thank you too fro the crit, I'm gonna work on fixing up the legs then before I call it finished thank you so much again !

    blackspot: hi black spot! ^^ Yes, I think when I use overlay color I tend to get lost in those muddy colors, it is something i need to work on desperately! thanks!

    BlackDelphin: Thanks! I'm glad it seems effective, I am not very good with composition so I'm glad to hear that it is somewhat strong hehe thanks so much for taking a look! ^^

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    almost done with the last WIP---the anatomy SUCKS but I don't know if I have the inspiration still to go back and fix it.I'm kind of just happy I learned something about color and painting.

    another WIP, and a couple studies for a full, non-speed painting.
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    sorry not self portraits i can't set up a mirror anywhere, kind of in cramped situation right now.

    damn. i need to do some intense value studies. xx

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    your figure work is getting better but you still seem to have a problem with proportions still. when you look at a figure note where things connect and measure the distance between it, for instance the shoulder to the elbow and where the hip may be in comparison to the elbow

    watch the empty space around a figure also.

    the girl/fairy's pose in the digital painting seems awkward, her legs are pressed somewhat too closely to her body.

    good luck.

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    ooh great updates hala, totally digging the gesture and the speedy, especially the color palette in the speed paint; it's really great to see you doing all types of studies to determine strengths as well as weakness, keep at it!!

    crit time, hehe (sorry if you get sick of me nagging about things just let me know, i don't know much just telling you what i see or opinions): i think it's great that you're studying the way she chooses color but i think it's more beneficial to review color theory and use that as a foundation; i mean you're already off to a great start in that you are working with colors and i think that's half the battle right there, (2 years ago i had no idea how the color wheel was setup or what complimentary colors were but as i learned it and applied some of it, some of it started to sink in and always in the back of my mind); as for jana's colors especially in her portraits i think the reason why the colors looks so rich is because color is relative and a more saturated lit color is placed next to a duller color relatively, she definitely knows or has the sick skills in understanding how light falls off as well as color, since we can not see color without light

    this kind of goes back to my whole thing on colors, when you have an object and the light is absent on one of the planes you'll have dark black or very little color/light bouncing back into your retina, but a plane of that object that is lit is going to have it's base color bounce back into our eyes, how intense that color is depends on how strong the light source is and the color of the light source also affects the color; these are a just a few things i think that'll help greatly to have in the back of your mind when color picking since light is really the essence of our perception of color

    k i'm confusing myself so i'll stop there, hopefully i didn't lose you after 'ooh great update hala', hehe!!

    keep up the great work!!

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    Hala, Really impressed with your energy, you're really working hard. Keep it up!

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    the two digi'z at the top have so much emotion ! really beautiful...

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    Troubadour: thanks! yeah, the "fairy" painting, like i said, the anatomy sucks major b*llz. : S It is something I definitely need to work on, thank you for pointing that out, it prompted me to sit down and do some better studies to see where I am weakest and need to focus on I needed that guidance, so thanks!!

    snootchy: lol man it's all good, you know I love your cirts/mini lessons/tutorials. they are goldennnn! My color theory class in uni this past semester was a nightmare. my teacher was very biased, and made us read all about color theory and everything that went into it, but we never applied it and he would fail you without helping to you to apply color theory to your work do you have any books you suggest? anything you got would be great! it really is time for me to start making those connections in my work!

    silent_k: thanks man! CA has so much energy, it makes you never want to stop working xD

    grandmassa: thanks man!!! I still need to work on my technique tho, otherwise my lack of skill distracts from the emotional aspect ><


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    small update for today...this is day 5 of my migraine and I can't see out of my right eye xx so my work has slowed down a little. I promise tomorrow I will kick it into full gear again and do some still lifes and a lot more work!


    ref studies, and then tried to apply what i learned from my refs..ignore my hand writing, i write to myself but it's hardly legible ><

    if anyone could do some red lines to show me where my weakest proportions are, that would be great. I think my biggest problem is making the model's unique proportions look convincing, I'm sure this just takes practice, but any help is appreciated tomorrow i will throw some women in there and start gesture drawings again.

    also, how do you go about attacking the problem of confidence in linework? it something you guys point out a lot, and really want to work on that!

    hope you are all well and motivated

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    hey these are ROCK'N the ref guys kick @$$...

    im not very good at being helpfull but a way i think you can create confedentlines is by haveing deferent ones ' keep the pencil in the air above the paper an run through it imaginary like. then when you put it down you have the idea of what its gunna look like.. an also by have'n hard an soft lines a shadowed edge of a torso against a white back ground chould have a really hard edge where the side w/ light could have a really soft or no line at all (but if the lit side was against a dark background that could be a hard edge)...hopes i made some kinda sence but your smart an already know what' cha do'n

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    great update hala, the sketches are looking better, and it's great to see you making an effort or being conscious of proportions!! only thing that i see you kind of going back to is those short strokey lines, and i think it really helps once in a while to practice contour drawing or using longer strokes to describe a shape with fewer lines. i forget where i read or someone telling me that we perceive the curves in the body to be more curvy than it is in life because of preconceptions, when i took the constructive anatomy class, i remember seeing some drawings where people would just simplify the model whose bent over with a strong curve with 2 or 3 lines; but ended up with a pose that was fairly accurate to the model

    i think it helps to simplify the overall big shapes and then refine from there, also what Mr. Spect had mentioned is also a great technique for getting more precision

    I just went to borders or barnes and nobles and read up on color theory and read various stuff online; i don't remember particular ones but i think ron lemen has a great color theory tutorial here on CA in the learning section i'll try and find the link and send it to you

    Oh also, a note on painting in colors, i think it helps to practice painting opaquely and doing solid block-ins, try to break down shapes into their most basic forms, you can always go back in to soften edges with a soft airbrush and also overlay texture

    Glad to see you pushing it still, keep up the great work!!

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    Wow hala, your getting so good so fast!

    Good job on the studies, and the paintings are looking amazing!!!

    Such great porgress girl, now keep it up!
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