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    jigje, now in handy sketchbook size

    Hey all. Ive been hanging in the Self Portrait sub-forum for 3 months, doing one after the other, trying to improve.
    These are my last few. My sp's were really rough at the start but they're slowly getting a little better.
    This sketchbook will get me doing things other than self portraits. In theory.

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    Yay! I get to be first! Sorry, I didn't get a chance to comment in your other thread but I've noticed it and you have improved a lot. I'm excited to see you try some new stuff!

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    Looking good!
    I'd say, don't be afraid to use extreme/sharp transitions in light, midtone and shadow and darker shades in general. I think the sketch one has this area covered. Looking forward to more stuff, keep on practicing!

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    Haha, Awesomesauce. I come into the sketchbook thread fo rhte first time in days, and your thread is first. I am very glad you started it. I have seen you improve quite alot with your self portraits, and hope to see you improve in other areas

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    hahhaaa YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VICTORY!!!!!!!! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC CKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! WIN !

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    You're getting better and better. The first one in your last post looks a bit like Chris Barrie (sp?) from Red Dwarf

    Human-like... definitely not just a couple of flat face drawings.

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    Yeeeeeeeaah, good to see you've started a sb!

    Your sp's are constantly improving! looking forward to seeing more mate,

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    Edit: What he said too,Damn I've been staring at the stitching for the last 10 minutes.

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    I admire your dedication for the penciling on that hat! Hope to see more of your work.

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    the one with the hat still rocks. really, great job on that one.

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    Nice job on the face in the first one. The skin looks a little plastic-ey, though. Check out Promethues' tutorial here, and think about using a greater variety of colors in the skin.

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    hey man!
    thank you so much for taking the time to visit my sb!
    love those 2 pics mate! and ofcourse you know I love the first one with the lightsaber! hehe
    have a great day mate!

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    eheheheh, fun look on your face.
    try to make some different emotions, cry, anger, smile at least.
    great volume in those btw. keep growin"!

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    HEY WHAT GIVES YER STILL ON PAGE oNE????!!!!!! GET TO THE WORK HAHA SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO COOL YOU GOT AN SB !!!!

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    You started a new SB? The Moleskin is definitely the stronger of the two. The lightsaber looks fine, you've got all the basics down. You just need to intensify the shadows and reflected green light. You could also put some texture work over it.

    Rock on!!!

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    Awesome work jigje!
    I think that jedi sp could use a darker redder background. It would make your head and the color green pop much more. Just keep rockin them man! Dont be afraid to draw a few small still life drawing to keep testing your eye. You are moving along quickly!
    Keep postin' Yo!

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    haha i am SPAM!

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    *pokes*

    Get to posting some more!!!! How are you going to improve if we don't hassle you?

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    NicG – Ahh NicG, I'll always remember you were first. Thanks for commenting and encouraging.

    Rotor – Thanks Rotor, from day one pushing values has been my problem, Ill keep trying.

    Karein – Thanks for the kind words.

    Granny – Haha, I’m really getting USed TO just SEEING CAPS.

    P sage – Thanks allot man.

    Jailhouse – Thanks Matty, that’s really encouraging. Slow to update but at least it’s up here.

    Blonde Bomber – Thanks BB.

    Virus – You’re always good for a bit of support Virus, thank you.

    Cacodaemonia - Thanks for the link, that’s awesome. I had that downloaded and lost in a file, you made me take time to go through it. Appreciated.

    KromNz – Thought YOU’D like it. Haha. Thanks brother.

    Conte – I picked out two sp’s from my other thread and didn’t really think about the fact that they were ‘like’ poses. Thanks for your nice words and great comment on my profile. Hows the weather in Kazakhstan?

    Granma – Toooo slow I know.

    Peetaer – Thanks Peetaer. That was only my third Photoshop drawing and I don’t know what I’m doing, so tips like yours are very useful to me thank you.

    Sirkenneth – Great tips Ken, I know nothing about color and that’s the stuff I need to hear. Thanks very much.

    Spect – Thanks for spammin’ with my favourite pic. I’m gonna use that one on a Christmas card.

    Karein – Haha, here it is.


    This is my ‘take’ on Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. He is in the robes and jewels of ancient Indian royalty and holds aloft a flaming sword of wisdom. His body constantly radiates golden light and he is supposed to be “everything beautiful condensed into one”, but I couldn’t really pull that off!!

    This is my 4th Photoshop pic and the 1st that’s not a self portrait. Trying to draw from imagination is really new to me.

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    I had almost given up hope...

    Very nicely done. I struggle with drawing from imagination.

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    HAHA THATS RAD AN I ONLY LAUGH CAUSE YOU PUT PART OF YOUR SELF IN IT I DO THAT ALOT TO WHEN USE'N MY IMAGINATION.. I THINK CAUSE IT IS FAMILIAR YA KNOW O AN HAHA i AM BACK ON CAPS KEEP RRROOCKKKKKK''N AN MAKE MMAAAORRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

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    NicG - Don't ever give up hope NicG. Haha. Thanks for commenting again, I appreciate it.

    Granny - That's an image I know well so I could play with it from mind 'cause I see it eveyday Heh heh. Cheater.

    I was just doodling around this time and it grew and grew.

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    Haha, extreeeme

    I like your Manjushri. Drawing from imagination feels incredibly difficult at first - it's like, I dunno, tightrope walking only someone has taken away your beloved balance stick and you have also forgotten how to walk. Maybe, anyway. I can't say I've ever been in that particular predicament.

    WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS that it's a totally different skill and you're doing pretty good! The more you draw from reference the more you'll be able to pull from your imagination when you need to. I bet if you spent a while doing studies of trees, of cloth, of swords and jewelry and badass jets etc, you'd be able to come back to these ideas and it'd be like a lightbulb coming on - I know how to draw this now!!!

    It'll all come as you branch out and draw more. At least, that has been my experience

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    I can never draw from imagination, even though i've got lots of it. It's frustrating to see it all to my head and not translate it on a canvas. D:

    Love the air plane thingy!

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    I see your fingers have healed up nicely.
    If you can already draw the body and hands that well from your head, then we are all pretty much screwed!

    Insert stock do some -bridgman/loomis/hogarth studies answer.
    Draw more from life! Hands feet, get naked and go crazy. Or even better find someone to get naked for you. You are proof of how beneficial life drawing is so do mooooore, maybe have a go at some of the challenges on here as well.
    Keep it up player

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    So.... you have 5 days to enter Battle of the Sexes
    Go get 'em, Floyd! Don't let your brothers down.........

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    hey jigje!!! thanks for stopping by my sb you should do some photostudies!! you seem to have problems with the understanding of light and color, so please do some studies and thisll be fixed in no time

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    Hey man! I would recomend doing some study in perspective as you get into drawing from mind. It really helps to understand the space you are creating something in. Everything can be built out of a cube, cone, or cylinder-if you can put them into perspective and light then you can make anything out of your head. Keep up the good work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlambert View Post
    If you can already draw the body and hands that well from your head, then we are all pretty much screwed!

    The plane turned out pretty good too...


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    Liz Edwards – Thanks Lizzy. What you’re saying has to be true, lots of drawing and studies and things’ll get easier. Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for taking the time to comment and hurry up and get internet back!!

    Shamandalie – Thanks Shamandalie. I’ve started using reference more for my “imagination” drawings after reading that it’s ok and that most people do. I’m a beginner and I always thought that imagination meant “without” reference but that was like torture. Using a bunch of magazine, book and web photos to construct an imaginative scene is what I’m trying to do now. Oh, and I like your new look.

    Granmassa – Ahhhhh, the inspiration.

    Dan Lambert – No Dan, they haven’t. I drew this one with the pen in my mouth.
    I’m waiting on my Amazon order with Hogarth and Bridgeman. Aussies have to use Amazon USA. The last order took 4 months because it went to Austria instead of Australia!! I’ve been drawing for 5 months so that puts it into perspective – I waited my whole drawing career for my last lot of books. Thanks for the advice. I’m asking everyone I know to get naked now. I’m loosing friends though.

    Alesoun – I did let ‘em down Alee. Next time. Or three times after that.

    Jatherip – Actually I have problems with everything! Good advice mate. I followed your advice and this soldier pic was a study from some photos and I can see that doing this will “teach” lots of things. Thank you.

    Sirkenneth – Thanks Ken. I’ve got so much to learn and perspective is near the top of the list. I got that Carl Dobsky perspective download during the sale weekend and I’m gonna study it soon. Time, time, time.

    NicG – Thanks Nicky G.




    First time using greyscale for anything and this is a self portrait from a mirror. This is my innocent and confused look. I use it on my wife all the time but it rarely works. I loved greyscale and I’m going to do another next ‘cause it was so much fun to do.

    And as mentioned above, I used some reference photos for the soldier dude.

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