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    Typical Noob

    So basically I've lurked here for a while, drooling at all the artists, and I've decided that maybe I should stop drooling and start working. So this is the beginning of my art journey. Loomis seems to be a good place to start? Ill do the figure drawing stuff.

    Also, I dont own a scanner, and I need an excuse to use my tablet, so everything is from Photoshop for right now, but Im still sketching, you just wont see it yet...

    Also a color exercise from IdiotApathys thread

    EDIT: Scroll Down/ Go to last page (duh). This early stuff is butt ugly

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    Alright so to wrap it up for Day 1, I butchered a painting of a coffee mug. I'm gonna go cruise the color theory threads to figure out what I did wrong, but I'd looooove some crits to help me out! Specifically, how to get really clean edges? Thanks!

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    I like the start so far, im working on the basics too and apparently its a very long road, so keep it up

    As for the sharp edges i just use a hard brush, very small..


    Sketch back if u'd Like..

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    Day 2. another generic painting. woo! but this time its got sharper edges thanks to adammelo

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    Wooo ! lol, great job on the mouse!

    Maybe try something rough to challenge yourself? Sketch out an environment with characters etc and then scan it and try to do it as your first digital piece?


    Sketch me back if you'd like...!

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    ok so i started doing some more boring loomis stuff, but now I think ill take your advice and start something cool. Ill post the wip later tonight

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    Good start JailBird. You're on the right track: keep it simple and train anatomy & still life. Try adding some meat on the humans and see how it looks. You might also want to check out the www.posemaniacs.com for 30 second drawings. That'll improve you a lot.

    Keep it up!

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    Ok, so here is a w.i.p. for an environment piece. just trying to figure the color scheme at this point. I still dont really know how to clean it up too well but I guess thats how you learn!

    Vacation for a week and then back to the daily posts.

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    I like the wip so far, work on the depth of the hill on the left, possibly add more dark values too it as it gets closer to the rode and the left side of the cavas, because there is no light shining there id imagine it to be a tad darker.

    I do love it though Keep it up

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    yea great start on that recent piece. other than adding more dark values like adammelo said. i would definitely try to make things more clear in detailed in the foreground. or just paint more opaque as things get closer to the foreground. remember, in an environment, color and detail usually become more fainted and diluted in objects further and further away from the stationed point.

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    blahhh back from vacation. having trouble knowing how to refine my wip. Ive never really rendered tree or grass or anything so I dont even know where to start? Back to studies I guess.

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    hey, you can get clean edges by painting at a higher resolution, things that look sketchy at 100% look fine at 50 or 25%(which would be the viewing resolution, use Image<image size to rescale).

    life paint is the fastest way to improve, dont forget to use cubes/ellipses. you can also use your pen to see and compare angles. keep drawing .

    Tenminutedrawing - awesome learn to draw series http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
    A short list of my favorite tutorials http://surfandsnow.deviantart.com/journal/22269212/


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    Quote Originally Posted by JailBird View Post
    Alright so to wrap it up for Day 1, I butchered a painting of a coffee mug. I'm gonna go cruise the color theory threads to figure out what I did wrong, but I'd looooove some crits to help me out! Specifically, how to get really clean edges? Thanks!
    It's not really color that's botched on that one... it's the perspective.

    Loomis does a pretty good job of explaining it in the book you're using. Check out how to lay out the circle (oval) at the top of the mug, and you should be able to draw it pretty closely.

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    Hah. Took a year off from conceptart, but I'm back. here is some progress:

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    Just random Assignments...

    I left SCAD and I'm headed off to LAAFA. I promise to upload more this time...maybe

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    Quick Study of the Ferapontov Monastery in Vologda. Trying to get better at environment paintings. I'm still way out of my comfort zone.

    Stay tuned for more...

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    Two more quick ones before bed..

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    Your recent stuff on paper is lookin' pretty good! I especially like the study of the shirt/fabric - really nicely rendered!

    Keep up the great work!

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    Nice Ryder study. The left eye brow seems a tad too high, and the lower lid seems a tad too low, but the shading is exquisite.
    I also feel like you could push your values in the fabric piece. I also suggest putting a shadow underneath the lip of the table because it looks flat.

    Can't wait to see more!

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