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    I just wanna draw for a living...

    I've been looking at these forums for about a year now. I've really enjoyed looking at the fantastic artwork that people post, but I never really felt good enough to post myself.

    I'm beginning to realize that I won't get better until I get some criticism. So feel free to tear apart my work, because all I want is improvement.

    I've been drawing since I was ten, and very influenced by comics. I just started digital painting a year or two ago. Color is very difficult for me to understand (I've been drawing with pen and ink my whole life, all I see in the world is lines both black and white).

    Thanks for any comments you have. I really appreciate it.

    (Lotta work here, hope you don't mind)

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    Still working on this (I'm the one on the right):


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    That last painting looks good! Just watch out with the guy on the left's head. He's missing the back part of his head. The features of the guy with the red shirt look warped, flip the canvas during painting to be able to spot and correct things like that.

    I like the pic with the monster in the cave =) Keep it going!

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    u kidding me ? tear these things apart ? Im no expert but ive been drawing,for enough time to know an artist when i see one!
    ive also been influenced by comics,and i see ure stuff and they influence me! hehe
    ure work u have done in the newer digital stuff is awesome! especially the hancock one! it pwns! im trying to get into digital art but i cant get around photoshop'smillions of options,but it seems ure managing cool enough !
    keep it up !

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    You seem to have nice skills mate.
    Definitely keep studying anatomy,then focus in mastering values.Color will come after you understand values
    Anyway just keep studying,and you will reach the title of your sketchbook, it will be an interesting adventure ehehehe
    And welcome to CA

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    i like the anatomical studies in your latest post. the construction will help with the rest of your figures, i.e. the drawn woman in black looks a lot stiffer with a different weight distribution than the photo ref. that said, you're a lot further than i am in a lot of areas, good job!

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    you dont truly look at the picture refs that you study from. I see people do this all the time, they look at the picture but don't analyze it then they start drawing without knowing what is correct and lines up versus what you and many others do which is plop down colors and forms. Take your time with these pictures make sure things line up, for example the babies upper lips slightly turns upright, in your painting it turns downwards. You need to develope an eye for that, and it takes time.

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    erdbeerfeldheld - Thanks a lot. I started flipping the canvas. I've seen other artists do it before, but I never realized how handy it actually was. It's weird to see how out of symetry your drawings can be.

    PhoenixGR - I really appreciate the compliment.

    kingkostas - Thanks for the advice. All this past week, I've been focusing on my anatomy and re examining how I draw. I've seen a lot of improvement. I'll be working more on value this week.

    rhymeswithpuck - Thanks!

    Krato - You were absolutely right. I was just drawing how I've always drawn, occasionally looking at the photo. I wasn't really studying it and understanding proportions. Thanks.

    Also, can someone explain to me how to have an image next to this thread topic? I know it's a super newb thing to ask, but I've been looking and can't figure it out...

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    nice studies, you have to attach an image from ca if you want it too appear as your thread header. Just go to edit then "manage attachments" which should be below the edit box.

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    Hi man!

    Great anatomy sketches! I like to see more from you.

    all the best,
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    Here's some work stuff I'm doing for a client. He's incredibly vague, and says he wants a t-shirt character design based off this Brahma head he has. I've been throwing sketches and illustrations at him, but all he gives me are single sentence comments and 50x50px thumbnail examples.

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    I don't understand something when it comes to value. Can anybody offer some advice or resources?

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    Here's a study of my girlfriend.

    2hrs. I still feel like I'm struggling with value...

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    Hey man! People already commented about looking at reference harder. Maybe try these studies more with pencil or really focus on specific things. It can be too much to think of to do a study painting rendered straight off. So if you want to study structure, draw it and dont worry about colouring it or painting it. Get the drawing right first, this is arguably the most important part of a painting as a drawing with mistakes can be a weak foundation to paint from.
    So its good that you are studying those anatomy drawings. They look more solid than some of the digital studies, I think because there is maybe too much to consider at once but when you focus with just the drawing it looks better!

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    2nd bull t shirt design looks great, i mean they all do... but i like that one the most. GJ also include more people shading studies from pictures and life not imagination which you miiight be doing (?)

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    I have not posted in a long time. Been doing a lot of work and a lot of drawing. I've also been interviewing some illustrators, gotten great advice, and started going to a life drawing class.

    Pretty cool stuff.

    Here are some of the things I've been working on. I've actually put a lot of time into a comic about one of my friends. Love to know what you guys think.

    Portrait of my roomate:
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    Comic about one of my best friends:

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    Thanks for takin' a look! I really appreciate you guys!

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    neat stuff, make sure you keep the same structure for the face in your comics because you lose consistency when the face keeps changing

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    Krato: The faces are inconsistent because I'm turning into my friend. It's a little weird. I actually redrew it because I didn't think it communicated very clearly.

    Here's one of my first cracks at doing environment studies.

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    Wow fast improvement young sir! You'll be there in no time if you keep this up, doing pretty much everything right I think, given me a good idea to try some enviro speedpaints, looks like very good practice!! Keep it up man

    And thx for visiting my sketchbook^^

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