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    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to push my work with watercolor and graphite to a new level, so what better way than to practice daily? Feedback and critique of any kind is most welcome.

    First batch:

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    Sketching out ideas:
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    My latest in-depth graphite piece:
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    Having fun with watercolor:
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    awesome style! great work so far... really enjoying it

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    Great stuff so far, you don't need much improvement but keep up the good work!

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    So far, I don't see what needs to be improved upon. I love your watercolor stuff, though.

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    I appreciate the willfull-ness to really attempt to push watercolors, it seems like recently people have been setting it aside as "old" or "boring" mearly personal observations from my specific area though, not a world view lol Keep it up !


    Sketch back if you'd like...

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    Boo! -- Thanks for looking.

    Icedearth15876 and FightingSeraph -- Psh, there's always room for improvement. Thanks for looking!

    adammelo -- Unfortunately, that's an attitude I've run across; for whatever reason, some people think watercolor equates to a little old lady hobby. Go figure.

    Anyway...
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    I love using the color blue, probably too much. Gotta move past that.

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    A quick experiment with letting colors pool together.

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    Pushing myself to use some dry brush technique. Pose is referenced from Sarah Simblet's Anatomy for the Artist. Also, that FUCKING EAR. Argh.
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    The scanner butchered this, to a point; the rest was me. I was gunning for something more subtle than my usual globs of color, but I'm not happy with this. The background needs more changes in value. Also, next time I post, I'm going to have to show some hand sketches just to prove I'm not afraid of drawing them.
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    I like to warm up before painting any figurework with an abstract.
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    This is awesome. The last one in post #7 is especially trippy!

    I'll be back.

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    Keeviin -- Thanks for looking.

    Hands, as promised:
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    I need to study the joints of the fingers more; some of these are dangerously close to tube-territory.

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    I've always been fascinated with shapeshifters and their connection with their skin, from the idea of a selkie slipping free of its entire skin to a more half and half, Navajo skinwalker deal. I don't like this sketch, but I see promise in it. Will probably poke at it more later.

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    My Achilles' heel: clothing. I'm dipping my toes into the pool in the easiest way possible: a hat, so there's still a lot of anatomy to work on. I used a direct reference here, some random photo on the 'net.

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    I was not in a good mood when I painted this. In case you couldn't tell.

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    Experimenting with laying down some initial, heavy washes and then pulling out a figure.

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    These are absolutely great! Love the first one in #7 post.

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    Hi man!

    Great SB! I like to see more from you.

    all the best,
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    Nice SB! Though I'd love to see some more loose watercolour paintings. Maybe It's just me who prefer a more rough style, but you should try to do some more loose paintings like this one.

    Anyway, nice stuff!

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