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    While I don't know specifically what is tormenting you, I do know that you certainly have nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to this sketchbook. You are producing, and to produce is to improve. Keep this going! Oh and thanks for the comments! Oh and also keep doing the studies! Especially the still life painting up there? Lookin' good!
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    Your question struck caught my attention:

    at the point that I'm at now, is it better to churn out more quantity, or more quality? I have made a goal to churn out more figure studies and drawings monthly, but I'm wondering if all the focus on quantity will take a toll on quality? What is your experience?
    You definitely want to strike a balance while also taking into consideration that you are still at a beginner level (as am I). I would say that while striking a balance is key, you should lean a bit more to the quantity side for now. For instance, churn out loads of figure and gesture drawing, with an emphasis on getting them done fast. Then, as a balancing factor, take your time doing something like a master copy (a copy of a piece done by the Old Masters) or whatever you want to copy. Remember, quantitative changes eventually lead to qualitative changes. In the end, it is a numbers game. The more you put in, the better you get out.

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    grandmassa the master: hahah thanks man! the little things in life count

    jige: thanks man It's not so much of an art slump, my life outside of art has changed a lot this summer, and I just wasn't ready to face it all. but your comment woke me up a bit, thanks man

    snootchy: yeah, i did thanks! I'm happy to hear that my gestures are evolving a bit (though i am still ADD and not paying attention to each stroke and going back ot skittish lines at times >< ) Thanks for the tip too

    sketcheth: Haha thanks life is just fkn crazy some days, isn't it? YES I need to do more still lifes!!! thanks for stoppin' by

    Peetaer: I forgot about that question, thanks so much for answering! Your answer makes a lot of sense to me, so now I'm gonna make some plans based off your advice there, thanks!

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    my ma and boyfriend and dwardo told me to stop drawing and take a break. so I did. I also went outside and meditated for a couple hours. i feel a bit better. my migraine is also almost gone. and I sort of just drew without thinking today just to get it out.

    my gestures went back to being skittish D: wth. I will not do this anymore! no more crap lines!
    and the head...i dunno...giant baby face? i went outside the box
    and i realized i know less about perspective than i thot i did.... D:

    tomorrow I will buckle down. EXPECT A HUGE DUMP >: D

    oh, and a painting i started, but i totally see now what parts of the body I don't know, so before I paint over for the 23859237478947891234 timeeeee, I will do some hard core anatomy studies, then go back and fix the piece.
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    Hey hala, happy 4th, glad you're feeling better!!

    Great update the lines do look super nice, and nice long strokes to represent the form. It's not so much about having super clean lines but more so drawing with your arm rather than short flicks of the wrist, or at least that what my figure drawing teacher told me gestures were always a good exercise to loosen up the arm. But they're looking great and definitely a big improvement compared to the first page in your SB.

    on that portrait with the perspective box, did you draw the box first then draw the face into it or afterwards? It looks like the box was drawn first and the reason i say that is because the facial features look like they are sitting on the same plane. Sorry to confuse you maybe the box was a bad idea but in Bridgemann's you can see great examples of the form in 3/4 view and profile and he breaks it down into the most geometric forms relating them to like wood carving posts.

    Woh the last paint is awesome, especially the skin tones, i really like your choice of colors, it's definitely awesome to look at but you're right about proportions and stiffness. I think you should employ some of the gestural lines when initially starting off the pose to indicate some kind of movement and rhythm throughout the body as the woman is on the swing set.

    Can't wait for the batch dump!! big *wave* from NJ, hehe =)

    oh yea i also replied in the lounge to the sketchgroup thing in NJ but I think it's dead, mang where all the juhzey artists at?!!

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    I don't see major wrongness in the boobs? This drawing could be a great improvement landmark, you know. Do the hand studies and all else you need to overcome your obstacles and then try to draw this figure again in the future from memory and compare.

    I noticed you berate yourself if you just do a couple studies in a day. Is it helping pushing you further? When I do that I just feel lame and give up.
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    There is some incredible stuff in here, and awesome progression in only 4 pages! Jeez I haven't improved that much in 4years!
    There has been some great advice dished out as well, so kudos to everyone!

    I'd love to add something constructive, but I think everything that could be said has been, so just keep up the good work I guess.
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    DDDDAAAAAAMMMMMNNNN this update ROCKS! the last guy before yer paint'n is HOT' umm yeah RAD an the paint is waaaayyy COOL and i laughed hella hard at yer notes CONCLUSION you can draw boobs an i think there are a ton of great things about it something i do alot even when drawing girls is look at my own arm or hand or knee cause i often forget things' like what they really look like (kneecaps especially ..i never rember witch way the muscles from the thigh conect sos i check haha)
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    Whatever your doing, keep doing it.
    -Your figures are coming along sweet. I'm sure it's from all your gestures/poses and other studies. People watching or a movie in mute perhaps.
    -Your colour works [from my noob eyes] are looking nice also.
    [Your toe nail needs a bit of a trim.] teeheee

    mwah mwah
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    Snootchy: Thanks! how was your holiday? hahah *waves*!!! Yeah, i totally understand about the arm vs. wrist thing. I think part of my problem is I'm working in a small sketchbook. I need to pull out my 18 x 24 pad and start using the arm again! haha and with the box, I had looked at bridgman's box before (i iddn't post that study here, it failed so hard ), but with that face I had started with the box first, then the face, then added the box again...and before i knew it, it developed way out of the box >< And the funny thing is with that painting, I started off with a very gestural sketch, just to experiment, in the end I changed it so many times I lost sight of the gesture, and like you said, it shows XD The NJ ppl are hiding. They know we're here and they're afraid of us snootchy LOL

    leonor: Oh yes, I totally need to get into some hand studies. This is true. Negativity is never good. I think for me I do it because I'm afraid of being lazy and missing out on this stuff that I should have been doing years ago. But you're right. It's time for a better perspective

    danlambert: Thanks! Well I'm glad to hear that, and yes, you guys here on CA are so helpful! ^^ thanks for stopping by!

    grandmasssaaaa: Thanks! hahaha lol which guy? the one sitting down? XD it's true tho! I can only draw boobs convincingly (tho still not that well) yes, you're right to, your body is your best ref, I just keep forgetting to look! D:

    dwardo: haha thanks dwardooo! People watching--yes. I do this proffessionally OMG u noticed my toenails D: i drew them and was like "shit i really need to trim 'dem", and then forgot xx too busy drawing ;p can't be bothered to trim XD ew lol just kidding

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    Didn't get as much done today as I wanted to...things never go according to plan x_______X but eventually when things settle down, i'll get a big ass dump on here. I'm happy with what i got today though. I sat down with bridgman again, and this time I felt like i understood it a bit more. So here are some bridgman and loomis studies, mixed with a bit of my own interpretations of them. and some other junk

    what are good items to paint in still lifes?

    sorry for the crappy photographs
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    woh, can't believe the amount of improvement just in this last batch, definitely a level up in these last few sketches, proportions are looking better as well as the lines, looks like the migraine is far far away hopefully!! I like the 4 legs study the best, it's great to see the variation and also really dig the hatching on the first scan, it' looking a lot better; fuhreakin suhweet job miss Hala!! Keep up the goodness!

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    i like yer demon pic alot' an yer studies are look'n like yer on a mission to ROCK ' the world' an yes'em i ment the guy sitting down ... what kinda stuff do you have the most fun drawing?
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    You really are imporving so fast, you should be proud!

    Great sketches (look you can draw boobs!) And the Bridgmen studies are awesome! Really solid studies those.

    And I think most items are good to paint in still liefs. You know what I paint, but there kinda boring. The most important things to chose are objects with varying texture, colour and sometimes light. So a red candle with a white cloth or something.

    And make sure you set up a good light source too.

    Looking forward to seeing more Hala, and thanks for dropping by my sb again!

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    Snootchy: Thanks! Lol "level up" makes me feel like I should be wearing upgraded armor or something with a +1 accuracy on my pencil. ahhh gamer days xP haha thanks!! Yes, the migraine is gone now

    Grandmassa: Thankssssss hustler!! hmmm I dunno. I guess anything O.O hahaha

    jailhouse: Thanks dude! hahaha (it's essential to draw boobs). Thanks for the tips! I definitely need to get better lighting in my room : ( I literally have on lamp and the computer light >< I'll keep that in mind!

    hellfire: No problem, I hope it helps! thanks!!

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    didn't get much time to work today, and I have a job interview on the 9th ><

    some quick anatomy paints...I don't feel comfortable paitning the figure, I've gotten so used to the feeling of my pencil, so i tried to paint from ref.
    And a quick thumbnail for an idea i have...but the colors aren't quite right yet.

    too tired to photograph my sketchbook ;p

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