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    Argle-Bargle Nom Nom Chomp

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    heres a fox/tiger thing

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    Great work so far, the creature concepts are excellent. Keep up the good work.

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    Here are some paintings i did at a life drawing session, plus another unfinished face and a self portrait with robotic skull. (the sp is graphite on archival paper, i messed with the hue in photoshop because the red makes it look sweet).

    Icedearth: thanks for the encouragement!

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    welcome baaaaaaaaaack

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    Starting to learn about custom brushes, i did some rendering on the purple guy and woman's face. Also tried some environments.

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    excellent work

    try focusing on proportions and line, practice anatomy and maybe a bit of perspective? I'd say prioritize these over rendering and colouring-in. But of course, keep rendering, that is important too

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    Here is an unfinished painting I just did of the main character of a graphic novel i am co-writting with a friend.

    plunder bunny: thanks for the input! I am actually doing loads of anatomy/general drawing practice with paper sketchbooks outside of what im posting (im keeping this SB solely to track my digital painting progress). I did this painting today (its unfinished) to practice some more anatomy stuff though.

    Please critique this/me! Should I be using more lines? I am trying to keep away from lines, since that seems to be common advice. But my paintings, especially this guy, seem to look better when they are simple color masses with lines used to define major parts (abs, biceps, wrinkles ect). I feel like i am over rendering everything so it has a mushy-computer look.

    Thanks for your help!

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    here is another character from the graphic novel i am working on. hes unfinished as well, but i like how its looking

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    im calling this magician guy done.. for now. I did this monk guy today, working on speeding up my process. Although the texture layer helps these look a little less lame I am still struggling to learn how to make bold strokes; any suggestions?

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    I just went through some light/color tutorials I found on this site, then tried painting a face...

    Im so excited to see improvement... hopefully it is evident soon. Either way, just gotta keep at it.

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    Good work.

    I would say that the painting of the genie-type guy with the Arabian sword... looks like some perspective issues with the head to work out... the plane of the forehead vs the plane of the face, etc.

    The one with the karate guy throwing fire could use some gesture. In fact, I would say that about your life drawings as well. I wouldn't be as worried about nailing light/shadow yet until you're really mastering the action/gesture as well as proportion.

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    p sage: Thanks for the input! Ive gone back and tried to fix up this guys face plane-ness (+ improved the anatomy). I think it looks a lot better, but obviously could still be improved. Does it seem like its heading in the right direction?

    Also, thanks for the general tips. I need to improve at everything, but Im going to specifically work on gesture more intensely now.

    Thanks again!

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    Yeah I would say it does look better. There are other issues probably, but good work

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    Whoa. Robotic skull with portrait design is way awesome. I love all the details on the design.

    As far as helping you improve, you need to focus on learning how to draw. The raw potential is there but with a little theory and a practical approach early on will help you improve real quick real fast.

    Really think about what you are going to draw and think of it in terms of spheres, boxes and cylinders (and/or cones if you wish). When you draw these shapes, depending on which ones you're going to use, make sure that you layer them, one on top of the other. The best way to layer is to begin "big" and then work you way towards "small". In other words, start with large, maybe even vague shapes and then once you got those in where and how you want them, then begin to add the mid to finer details. Think of it as working from "general to particular". Another part of this process to remember is that you wanna just start with basic line work. Any kind of rendering should come later.

    A great teacher on the basic tools of drawing and how to apply them is a man by the name of Glenn Vilppu. Try get a hold of his drawing manuals. They are super useful. Andrew Loomis is also a terrific source and a great instructor as well.

    Hope this helps!

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    i did most of these studies today, for spartan camp (i have been drawing since 8 or 9 this morning...) but a few of them are from a couple days ago.

    let me know what i should be working on!

    thanks for stopping by p sage and peetaer!

    peetaer: thanks for the constructive crit. very helpful.

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    wow these anatomy studies are very good!

    I can see that you use Burne Hogarth's dynamic anatomy.

    you should look at Andrew Bridgman books, they are good

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    I love the studies! I noticed you don't seem to have done anything more than them with pen and ink though, that might be good to help get value down, it seemed like it gave you trouble in the color work. Just a thought but again, I love the anatomy work and think it's allot better than any of mine so take all the other stuff with a grain of salt .

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    I havent been able to update in a month! School was ending, renting a new apartment in seattle and preparing for my trip to Colombia (which is where I am now). But right before I left I finished this project I was doing for a small grocery store/cafe near where I live. Here it is:

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    SO i was in Colombia (epic trip) then came back to school behind and had to catch up. I have been doing life drawing but am just starting up the digital painting practice again now. Here is some of the stuff I have done since my last update. Let me know how i can improve. Thanks

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    Here are some color life drawings using pastels. And a 40 minute speed painting. I tried working on a gray scale layer then painting on a separate color layer. How could I improve this style besides having a more creative scene?

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    just started two paintings today, hope to finish them tomorrow. ref used with horse. its coming out well i think

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    Right now your pencil drawings are your strongest works. Though the line tend to be scribbly a lot... draw the outlines fairly weak at first, and then draw the lines you want strongly on top. It'll look better, trust me.

    I feel that your digital works' weakest point at the moment is the colours. When shading, don't just choose a darker colour than the main colour, it flattens the image. Try doing some still-lives, and catch those colours! If you can get someone to sit for you, maybe even a portrait? If not, why not a self-portrait? I'll help you to get those colours down.

    Other than that, great work! Keep at it, your determination can get you far!

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    thanks for the input Monkeydominator. im working on my color, any recommended readings or websites? as far as pencil stuff, thanks/ill work on keeping a constant line and not scribbling. teachers have told me that. thanks again for stopping by!

    this is the first digital painting i can say i am proud of

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    the horse just needed more fire hair...

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    Nice stuff, I really like the Bridgman studies, skulls, and that horse painting. I can definitely see improvement, so keep it up. Only thing about the horse painting for me is maybe the black smoke, I feel like it could have a bit of gray blended into it to show a sense of volume for the thick smoke clouds. Just my opinion

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    Really great studies! Nice work overall! = D

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    i hate the need to sleep right now. want to finish this one so bad! its been an all day effort and i like the way its turning out. still a WIP

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    done. ish.

    how can i improve?

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    this is my first real value study. how can i improve my practice?

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