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    p sage - thanks! good so hear from you again

    BludHund - thank you bludhund, a useful comment as always. wish you luck with the cross-country moving excuse ;p
    i actually don't know yet what i want, but the illustration department seems to attract me. thanks for suggesting on what
    i should work on more, i'll keep those in mind. now i just want to do some work i'm comfortable with, to relax after studying and get
    back in a somewhat schedule. then, i'll work on those.
    the dark version of that portrait is the original one, with the colours i picked, but i uploaded a brightness adjusted one, because i
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    my laptop is a ThinkPad R61. any good for drawing?


    I decided to try and draw regularly again. I just miss drawing so much, particularly the digital stuff.
    So i'm thinking realistically how i can integrate it in my activities.

    I decided to try and upload weekly, at the end of the week.

    Here's a still life I attended a while ago, and now decided to redraw.
    And a weird portrait from last week. I see a lot of flaws and intend to correct them. Posted it in the critique center too,
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    Fan-Fan-tastic still live repainted.
    You should go sharper with some edges on the portrait
    and maybe on the still life also. You are doing it good,
    I like em, keep it up, and yes drawings always feels good.


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    LtPlissken - thank you LtPlissken, i think i'll try drawing a bit without anything but the hard round brush for a while,
    try and make myself get the courage to use hard edges more often, i tent to get intimided by them, and i end up rendering to a smooth surface

    Little experiment this week. I'll drawing daily this week, starting as today. Each day around 30minutes.
    Test weekend in med faculty, and i intend to use drawing as a destresser. It's getting cold outside, so i
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    Here's the peace i'll be working on till the end of the weekend.
    Crits please!

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    Restarting the drawing, with more construction this time.

    And Hogarth studies.

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    You go, girl. That's some good, hard work.

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    I've looked through a lot of your posts, and I while I do notice improvements, I do suggest that you stick with perspective as your main focus for the moment. I know it can get tedious and boring at times, but it's always been more frustrating for me to be drawing something, have it look "off" and not know why or how to fix it.

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    p sage - thank you, you're boosting my positive thinking sage

    MrFrenik - thank you, perspective in general, or human figure type perspective? i'm not sure what you mean.


    What I've been drawing these days.
    The 2nd and 3rd portraits are the ones I did today. The one with a bit more colour is the original, non level adjusted one.
    After taking a break from seeing them both, I think I still like the original better, although it seemed at first to not have much of a contrast.

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    More from today.
    Last one is without a ref, just trying to have fun with colours and light.

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    wow good hard work and studies! glad to see so much improvement, i would recommend you to give a minutes a day to perspective pratice/study it really pays off in the future your figures improved alot, specially your method of constructing them i see alot more understandings, maybe do a more detailed study of the parts you have the most trouble with, your absolutely on the right track wish you the best of luck in your journey! will drop by from time to time if you dont mind

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    lionheartGFX - thanks a lot! i'm trying to construct a bit more before actually starting to block in colours, seems it's working
    regarding the perspective studies, you mean cubes in perspective for example? 2 point, 3 point perspective and such? thanks again for dropping by.


    A little something from today. I should have picked a less weird angle of the face..

    And with that ends my every day drawing week. I have a test tomorrow,
    and another one the week after, and another one
    two weeks from now, and so on @.@

    Back to studying I go! Will be back drawing next weekend.

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    Itís wonderful that your willpower got boosted instantly,
    and that your drawing work habit is up to itís high standards once again.
    Studying and drawing, thatís an unbeatable combination, and
    I surely admire your determination. You have been really busy
    and effective with your head and face studies, Bridgman, Loomis,
    they will all help. Iím not sure, did you got your hand on Michael
    Hamptonís book? If not, I would like to suggest it, it helps tremendously
    in surpassing some of the human figure and head obstacles. You were
    asking, you were hesitant about contrast on the face paintings. Well,
    the best way to see is the contrast right or not, or to see the values
    as they are, is to go greyscale. Try to paint more black and white.
    If you like colors itís ok, but try to implement at least one greyscale
    portrait inbetween the other three colored ones. You are doing fine,
    and I am very proud. You are a real diligent agile soul, who definitely
    deserves a prize. I wish you many many luck with your oncoming tests,
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    nice nice, you painted Noah Bradley, hehe respect!
    your colors are always make me happy, keep having fun with arts young lady

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    LtPlissken - Hampton's book I know indeed, but it doesn't make me feel the form as Vilppu dose for instance.
    Thank you for your great comment, always a pleasure finding you in here. As for the grayscale drawings, I've had
    a moment when I'd do only grayscale so I'm pretty much fed up with it at this point, I like colours to much to go grayscale again...for a while.

    Danny_K - hehe you got me there danny, yeah. I like his work, his envos have this great mood I'm fond of.
    Thanks for dropping by.


    Sorry for the late reply for last week's work. Had some problems with the electric wiring on my apartment,
    bloody thing wasn't fixed until Wensdey! Since Saturday?! Was really annoying ,particularly that on
    Tuesday I had a big test again.
    My next one's in two weeks, so this week I'm relaxing, drawing, and playing some pool

    ps. horrible tree drawing, i know. it was done more or less forcefully, so i wouldn't say that i didn't draw last week. it was right before my test.
    can you tell? hahha

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    From this morning. I really need to study pelvis and legs.

    Sorry for the quality, these were done in my new A3 sketchbook and the only way
    I could share these with you guys is to take a photo.

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    And from this evening.

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    The pancake started to roll in the right direction as you did these last
    pencil studies. Working in A3 format is a fantastic idea, I think that you
    will learn to implement some more flow into your lines and more natural
    movements from your elbow and not from your wrist. You are an intelligent
    ever evolving person, these life drawings and paintings will do miracles,
    if they didnít done already. Your way is a good way and it leads you to the
    right path. I know being without electricity is way too bad and puts a shock
    on ones mental state, but you surpassed that frightened emotions and you
    became an even stronger person. That tree painting is also good, even
    if itís still a wip, could be worked more on the sky and on the ground, but
    even in this phase itís a promising work. Whatever you do, you keep up
    with your test and exams, but also focus on drawing, and relax also
    inbetween, play pool or what you like. Be good and take care
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    Oh ho ho, a lot of studies girl, sorry for being absent for so long, but i had some things to take care of.

    You've been pushing it lately, and there's definitely a progress, your pencils start to get cleaner and more precise, also you've always had those yummy colours in your paintings, which i totally like. I have a few advices, i've seen some sketches from the famous artist course, study it carefully it has some really valuable info, also i think that you're a bit heavy handed when it comes to pencils. Try picking a lighter grade like 2H, H, HB and then push the darks in the chosen spots, it's a very good aproach when working on a grainy paper like yours as i could observe. If you want some super smooth gradations, try to get a bristol board or a moleskine sketchbook. There's one more thing, you've learned how to draw/paint one kind of a nose quite some time ago, now i can see it it on nearly every face you do, that's starting to be a dangerous comfy zone. Try to put more construction into it ( you've started to try it like that, which is very good )

    something like this:



    And remmember drawing is more important, than painting when you learn the craft of fine art, it's the base, the core.
    You're doing good and it will be only better, as always have my fingers crossed for your succes bothe medical and artistic, both Danny and me.
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    Nice updates I am delighted to see you working so hard, unfortunately I myself have been slacking and I am now filled with guilt and shame by your dilligence and my laziness... lol

    I like the sill life fruit bowl thing especially, but as Mr Plissken said it just needs another push to sharpen it up, Thats just the opinion of me the great slaker of course.
    The other thing is the eggs or squashed spheres that you did, have you seen the sticky in the WIP section thats full of those things it might help to do some of those if you are practicing the shading etc.

    just some thoughts! all the best and keep on truckin!

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    LtPlissken - thank you , yes, i can feel already how i'm applying fewer lines and with more confidence. also, after going back to A4 paper at some point,
    I had a feeling like it was to small, and even so, I would draw on the whole paper, not like in the past, where i would draw only on a quarter or half of the page.

    Icecold - hey there! so glad to see you back in here! thanks for the cheering guys, hope you and danny are doing well with your studies, and keep doing
    them (with pleasure might i add hehe) i had a look at the famous artist course at some point, but it didn't seem for me at the point, perhaps i'll have another look.
    as for the noses hehe i still try to figure out construction, perhaps that's why there's so little variation in my work. and thanks for reminding me how important
    sketching and drawing is, i'll take a little break from painting (if i can make myself >_< ) and concentrate on linework more.

    Lightship69 - nice seeing a familiar face again! and as usual, you're being hard on yourself heh thanks for the input and good luck with your studies!


    Some more figure studies. Some are 30sec, some are 60sec, 1min, 5min etc. you know the drill.
    Pixel lovely stuff, no more posemaniacs for me. I think they're to unreal to draw after them at this point.

    Seems i have a new style in fast figure drawing!
    Love how i can see some good solid construction lines on my sketches.
    I'm getting excited seeing myself progress! Yey!

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    A bit of fun with brushes before bed and attempted Noah Bradley portrait again. Getting closer!
    Yet i still need to practice noses more, particularly nostrils.. i find them hard to do right now.

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    Hi.
    The foreshortening isn't working to well in your quick figures. You might want to reference some of the tricky perspectives. Its important that you get the proportions right.
    You are doing great with the landscapes. Very beautiful and simple. Good work. And its nice to see that you are growing as an artist.

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    Getting excited while you are progressing is a true way to go.
    Too much excitement never hurt anyone. Except Brigitte Bardot
    when she was overzealous with the butcher cleaver. I am also
    happy to see when you are getting lots of fun with your paintings.
    Especially before bed. Remember painting is fun, and itís have to
    be fun. Generally, I am satisfied with your general attitude and
    approach. The winter frost is coming, and you will have more
    and more time to paint and draw and that is very good. Just
    shut your windows and doors real tight and keep safe.
    Till our next meeting be good stay in good health and spirit.


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    Hey Blackie... in those figure drawings in red... I was starting to feel some weight there... you were giving them good weight.

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    good luck Chris, it was a heck of an art ride

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    Never mind what I said, couldn't stay away. xD
    I'll just have to manage my time better, that's all.

    Trying to use the hard round brush more, with and without other dynamics.
    Last one is a John William Godward study try.

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    Finished the study after Study after John William Godward's "a priestess" .

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    Some feet from life and a few anatomy studies, trying out a different style of sketching, blocking in digitally.

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    I like the priestess I feel that she has a definate egyiptian vibe going on, which is rather appealing.
    One thought that I had was to put some bas-relief / carved heiroglyphs in the background when you get her mostly how you want her it will just add something.

    all the best matey keep on truckin!! and stay well.

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