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    Getting Started

    Here goes, please critique
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    Hey good start.

    I'd just like to point out the very first guy's light source is out of whack. At a glance it looks fine. But the highlights behind his legs and under his cloak contradict the shadow on the ground.

    Looking forward to see more. ^^
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    thanks!

    I appreciate that crit, thank you!

    I will work on that and thanks for the reply
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    p0rgress

    k...the gestures from above were used to get the pose down for this drawing that is currently in progress:
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    Brain

    Nice beginning to your sketchbook. With regards to the drawing of the (orcish looking guy?) charging up the hill their were two things I wanted to comment on.

    First the guys right arm feels a little off. He seems to have his arm lifted at a very steep angel but his should comes out pretty horizontal. It just feels like his shoulder doesn't really connect to the arm at that intense of an angel.

    The second is that the lighting seems a little confusing. This may be because you are still shading the work but he seems to have the main light in front and a little to the left of him, as highlights hit his head and eyebrows and chest. The question I get is that the front right of his face and chest are both very lighted while the back of his right leg is also very lighted. Maybe I am wrong but it just throws me through a loop a little.

    Overall very nice WIP so far, definately see potential. Hope this crit helped a little.

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    Hi and thanks for the crit! Appreciated...

    I will have to research on the shoulder...I have already noticed that I dont like his pecs. I am going to adjust them (higher, more firm) and see if that resolves the rght shoulder...it may not but so often things that do not appear to be related are throwing things off "down stream", if you will.

    On lighting: essentially I struggle with it so all comments on it are appreciated! I tend to think in terms of volume as opposed to lighted surfaces and I dont know if thats right, wrong or indifferent but I do wonder. I do see what your saying, however I am intending for an internal light source behind the charging leader that is still to faint to notice I'm going to resist saying what it is until I get to that point and we'll see if it works!
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    pex

    I was thinking of your picture and of the pec problem, but you seem to have noted it, with his arm raised like that his pec should be stretched a bit. If you look at yourself in the mirror, stand still, and raise your arm straight up you'll notice that your pec does some stretching and thinning.

    Related I think where the pec is connecting to the shoulder/arm may be the problem. The pec, at least for me, doesn't really show where it is connecting but appears to go back towards the neck. The only problem is that it should connect to the front of the shoulder near the base of the bicep so that it can create that armpit alcove defining the front and back of the arm, width wise not length wise. Hopefully I am saying this in a way that makes sense, if I'm not just let me know and I can do a quick little drawing/paintover of what I'm trying to say. Hope this helps.

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    most def!

    heya rth2art,
    Actually your comment is VERY helpful and made me tweak his shoulder right before a re-post! perfect timing I think this is much improved...and of course there is much yet to do...

    anybody else that wants to chime in is sure welcome!
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    some random thoughts...

    butt tired after work and lotsofstuff going on in RL...but...

    i decided to draw this little gif to track how I start layin a figure...not right, not wrong, just mine
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    orc head....

    the latest little ditty..
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    good sketchbook!~ keep it up, look at some references and do some studies too!
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    fine!

    ok...here is a "digital painting" from ref (also included) that is WIP...

    I have never actually gone straight digital before...always drawn and then scanned...oh well, here it is:
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    colour, of the last piece is fine, you can work on the hait and the face, but it´s no portrait-good one!
    seems like you like ogres
    will be interesting to see you stuff on page 4 or 5
    see you
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