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    I don't know if you're doing this already, but something that helps me copy photos digitally with accuracy is having the photo I'm copying in the same file alongside my work area. Like this:
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    It's much less awkward than having them in separate windows. Just something to try if you aren't already.

    You're figures tend to taper towards the head. Incorrect proportions are much more prevalent in your polished, more detailed life drawings. You need to keep pulling back and checking the proportions and overall piece. Don't fall into the trap of getting bogged down in detail. Life drawings in general look good and the digitals are coming along nicely. Keep at it.

    EDIT: Congratulations on page 2.

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    Yea, that's how I have everything layed out right now, I just crop and save afterwords.

    Thanks for the life drawing advice.

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    keep going! watch the values and proportions.
    And listen to what craz said, it's solid advice.

    (congrats on page 2 )

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    Last one for the night.


    Reference

    I'll try to do proportions more, I'm doing the best I can right now.

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    nice studies, do allot more face and skull studies

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    Keep it up. The more you figure draw the more improvement you'll eventually start to see in your figures. When in class try to memorize how the body looks in certain poses so you can practice drawing them from your head better.

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    Nice updates!

    Keep going!

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    good going on the value studies.. i'd recommend to spend a bit more time on them so they are right.. they look to messy.. the point of doing the studies is to make a painting that is close to the picture.. so a bit more time on softening/hardening the edges and a bit more detail would be in place.

    All with all its great you are doing these, they'll help! so keep it up!

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    Doing my sketchbook assignment for my Portrait class, 5 head studies, 1 being from a master artist, I chose Leonardo da Vinci, his old man portrait stuck to me, so I attempted to do it. Not really happy with it, but I'll give it another shot whenever I can.



    This one is my first head study, being my eyes, in different expressions, proportions are off, but I like the composition of the page, haha.



    Part of tonight's stuff, I've still got to do studies of my nose, mouth, ears, and probably a full self portrait.

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    Nice eye studies. For the old man head, his neck looks kinda long. It will look nicer if you took your eraser and went around the whole profile of the head to make it a harder edge, and then carefully add any shading to the background. Right now everything is mostly all soft edges so it gives it a messy look. You need to clean up your edges and make some hard. Core/form shadows = soft edge, cast shadow = hard edge.

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    Good stuff, but don't forget to apply what you learn by drawing form imagination, or you'll forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewin View Post
    Good stuff, but don't forget to apply what you learn by drawing form imagination, or you'll forget it.
    Couldn't agree more, easily my biggest mistake art wise was not drawing from my head enough, still is really. Keep up the hard work man, your classes sound really good so take full advantage!

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    Get well soon mate!
    Those germs can't hold you back, show em whos boss!

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    Yea, I had the flu, temperature of 104.7, but the doctors, instead of helping, told me that they'll try to get someone to "Take pity" upon me. We got a call, it would end up being $94 just for me to get checked on. Which we couldn't afford. We literally can't afford to be sick. Heh.

    Anyways, here's what I did before I got sick, not much, I've got a lot to make up for too.




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    Man, fuck them. I wouldn't pay $94 just to have someone tell me that. Anyway, your heads are getting a lot better, especially the last one.

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    yeah i gotta agree ,, ur faces are getting great

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    Values and form on that last sketch are damn good man, looking forward to some more. Illness is such a bitch, heal up fast dude.

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    First week using Pastel, these were done at least 30mins each, with the exception of my self portrait, which I've been putting in an hour or so into, and still going to put in more, to finish it.






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    hey man looks pretty good!
    the selfportrait looks best in my opinion! :o
    wonder how it will look like when ur done !

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    My first time using Colored Pencil, only used 4, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black(CMYK)

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    Was really off with my pastel portraits today.
    Also, I'm having a really hard time trying to get into drawing from imagination. Like, I'm really scared to "break" into one of my fresh sketchbooks.
    I'd like to know if you guys have organized sketchbooks or not.

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    If those are 'off', then I don't think you have much to worry about.
    I had and still have the same problem with drawing from imagination. I found it helpful to figure out pretty much exactly what I'm going to draw before I sit down, it helps eliminate the hesitant 'what should I be drawing' stuff.
    1st page of every sketchbook is always a big scribble for me, the rest is just loose sheets of paper (I tear out each page as I draw on it) Not organised at all. Helps me not be so precious about my drawings, which usually means I don't worry as much about making mistakes. If you make mistakes, you can always throw them away or just not show them to anyone. No reason to be scared

    Good luck man
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    Hey man good stuff, you're putting in work. I like that.
    Refreshing your anatomy knowledge with some face construction proportions will help as well.

    Try to comment in the other SSG members skecthbooks more, okay?

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    great work! :o you are showing some great improvement! So keep going ur on the right track!

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    Started my actual sketchbook this morning, did 3 pages of heads from imagination/memory before I ran out of ideas.





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    Some sketches from imagination/memory
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    And a really bad TD


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    It's not a bad TD dude, but it probably would have been better if you'd have used your time a bit more efficiently. Let's see some anatomy studies and figure sketches

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    cool... i definitely see dedication and hard work and you're building some real knowledge.

    the road is long man! I feel I can tell you can be more bold with it all man... explore extreme contrast and stuff

    keep it up

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    You're improving a lot. That still life with the colored pencils is really good!! Your figure drawings and heads are starting to get to a new level.

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