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    Still learning the grammar

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    good start

    daring to show the world your work might seem frightening at first, but be fearless!

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    Thanks, I will ^__^

    I haven't been doing much sketching lately, just studying perspective, light, colour theory, shading, how to use paint etc

    doodles in photoshop, fun

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    cool men good star, search basic tutorials in google for porgress more iin you forms

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    Everybody *whispers*, even Elwell, was a rookie at the start. Keep drawing....

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    Will do, thanks for the motivation

    I now have a deadline, I need to get competent by september and give in a portfolio to get into A level art (which isn't hard, they let almost anyone in). Gonna double the amount of work I do everyday

    I know the mistakes that I've made drawing her face, but whenever I try to fix them I just make them worse x___X

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    Nice apple, but I would like to see more dark shades on it, as it seems a little flat as is. Try to show the concave area where the stem goes in with some shading, and also it would help to add a ground shadow so it doesn't look like it's floating in the air.

    Keep it up.

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    Thanks, I knew I didn't properly represent the light on that apple but I didn't want to mess it up so I didn't add shadows.

    The reason why I haven't posted in a long time is because of the summer holidays, stuck in Algeria. Back at school now in sixth form/college (I got into Art, YESSS ) I need to get competent by the end of the school year, so loads of work to do.

    Did some quick practice sketches of lips/eyes, I tried to add shadows/highlights and to blend, but it still looks a bit off, can someone point out why?

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    Welcome to the forums, fantastic start for a complete beginner, showing lots of promise, strive to get your stories and ideas out, no matter the skill level they should shine through. Keep it up and maybe visit the tutorial section, and maybe the daily sketch group and art discussion. Best of luck to ya.

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    Thanks! I'll do that. The stuff on CA looks ridiculously useful.

    Er, just one sketch since I've been reading up on theory. Andrew Loomis books are amazing, better than my art teacher that's for sure.

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    Hey man, you sure have been into it, eh?!
    I can see clearly upgraded to you anatomy since the first human figure you've posted.
    I would also suggest Burne Hogarth books if you feel like being leaned to illustration, Andrew Loomis seems to make use of smoother lines tho.

    Anyway it's always nice to have a blink on new books Keep posting!

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    Will do.

    The amount of work I've got done is shameful. I keep reading theory and not doing much actual drawing, blargh. Er, I started the title page of my journal, have to fill the entire page with faces. 1 down 3249872389423 to go.

    Yeah, I can see all the stupid mistakes in this, but for the sake of keeping a record of my progress:

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    Loomis eyes, and homework, can't be bothered to scan the last one again <.<

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    sdhfgasjhdgajhsd no time to do much drawing, physics history mechanics and core maths exams all in one week ;_______________; This halfterm I'm going to draw nonstop, and start figure drawing too, which I've been yearning to do.

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    When I'm reading about drawing I'm not drawing.
    When I'm reading about drawing I'm not drawing.
    When I'm reading about drawing I'm not drawing.

    kjnfkjsdnfkjsndlfkjns I WILL draw more



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    nice work! post #10 shows some good form and your latest drawings seem a lot better then the first few,
    keep practicing man!

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    Heyyyy,
    Nice, I can see your progress !!!
    Keep postin'!

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys

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    ^ That's my first acrylic painting, done with no guidance whatsoever from my so called art teachers, how can you give out homework and not teach people how to do it? Pfft. A-level sucks

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    Went to the national portrait gallery yesterday to pick out some paintings to study for my art homework, going again on wednesday. Didn't get to do any drawing today, history essays =/

    I did a few sketches, but mostly I was just wandering around and omg-ing over all the paintings <.< Hmm, I looked at the paintings closely, in the classical older ones it looked like they used light green for shadows, and a mix of red yellow and white for the skin tone, I could be wrong. Sometimes they used a really dark red for the shadows between the lips/in the noses/ears. Guessing again.

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    ^ ...yeah, you can tell that was the first one, I was really nervous sketching in public next to real art students <.< I loosened up a bit later though =B

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    Ended up not going to the npg =/ Too many damn history essays, I can never finish them in time.

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    Finally had a chance to go to the npg.

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    Urgh, that's it, I'm only drawing eyes again and again until I can get them looking half decent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboko View Post
    Ended up not going to the npg =/ Too many damn history essays, I can never finish them in time.

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    The head looks a little squizhed together in the horrisontal direction, maybe you should try and make it a little bit wider? Otherwise it looks good, and ignore my comment if you did it on purpose (an alien or fantasy skull etc.)

    keep up the good work

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    Ah, yes I noticed that too, no it wasn't intentional >.> Everytime I tried to fix it it just got worse =/

    TONIGHT, I will do some figure drawing studies, probably Loomis, and if I have time, start digital painting too, although I probably won't upload those until tomorrow.

    This is all I got done so far today ;___;

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    My two npg studies, one sketch of an alphonse mucha painting and one face from a painting posted in a thread about art people admired, there wasn't a name, boo.

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    Keep posting! That third image in the last post is really nice

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    Your thumbnail is so delightfully annoying! It's giving me a headache, and yet I can't look away...I love Mucha too. Keep it up!

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    Seeng that avatar made me think of a Muuuuuulan.

    Hehehehe!!

    Mulan was on TV last night.

    Keep up the good progress.

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    the penultimate is very good, the values are well rendered there are already improvements. Keep on drawing a lot, you'll be very good

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    Thanks, I'll try to keep it up

    hehe, it's from a japanese film called memories of matsuko

    Some faces from photo reference and sketches from this thread which I butchered, but it's for the sake of learning <.<

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    Your improving fast! It's brave of you to show your work already. I was 18 before I worked up the courage to post here. Have you tried out drawing on a less toothy paper? Some of your shading is coming out a bit grainy but I don't know if that's the scan or the paper.

    Anyway, your doing a great job shading, I love the studies and I can't wait to see more.

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