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    A attamt at a urban picture

    something not entirely right about it...



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    Looks like you have a lot of creativity that's screaming to get out. Now it's just a matter of working hard to develop the foundation (i.e. anatomy, perspective, composition, etc.) upon which your creativity can be fully realized.


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    Thank you!

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    Thanks!

    I will try to work more with the basics here is a perspective training.



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    Nice job on that. Try throwing in some hard-edged straight lines on your architecture. That will help to sell the illusion of a man-made geometrical structure.


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    Moar who knows things

    I have tried working some more on urban stuff with flat lines and all, but took a break and made this, It is supposed to be a person hiding in the grass spying on some people in formation. Didn't turn out right though as I didn't get enough depth into the picture.



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    :p

    a attempt at something Deus Ex inspiered, got pretty colours atleast



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    i love the way you manage light, you must indeed draw from life that will help you perfect your style. You still draw faces the way you think they look, you should study some portraits and begin by painting people.

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    Really like your style though you definitely need to work on your anatomy
    *not that I can talk*, btw what software are you using?

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    A sci fi picture

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    Thanks! And yes I know that my skill at anatomy is really bad, and I simply have to draw draw and draw to get better, no matter how much I dislike trying to get anatomy right :p

    witherance

    Thank you! I don't like painting from life but i know there is no escaping it. So I know that I should get around to doing it.


    This Is a picture I made for fun.



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    Hey man! You've got quite a creative eye, that's for sure
    Your work has got great colours and the compositions are improving as well!
    You say that you dont like studying life and practicing anatomy, but i have to say that I really like doing it, it's awesome to see how fast you can improve by doing it!
    So it's definately worth doing, and who knows, it might get more fun for you to do as you do it more frequently
    Oh, and last but not least.. It's also important to try to pain with less textured and "abstract" brushes. Try using the brush Dave tells about in this vid:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mpUsfEuG0c
    By doing this you make sure that you know how to define shapes and textures without using pre-made shapes etc.

    I hope this helps, keep up the good work. i''l be sure to visit again soon!

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    Luckers

    Thank you!!!

    The new brush is pure awesome thanks!

    And I will try to get those real life studies done, training on perspective helped alot so it will probably help too


    and here is my newest picture, got the perspective alot better in this one I think.



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    I have trained some more at perspective

    and here is a training at perspective.



    Though I find it much harder to get the colours correct on these perspective pictures, but I guess it will get better with time, as this is my first try at 2-3 point perspective.

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    last picture with alternative colours.



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    i liked your color usage and you are going get better.. you need more practice, keep it up

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    style33

    Thank you!

    here is my latest try at perspective.

    overdid the light somewhat though :p



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    Another attemt at perspective but also light. I got rather mixed feelings about this one.



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    Hey there, nice progress! Keep working hard man!
    I like the latest paintings a lot! But I still hope you will try out what I told you to do and post it!
    You will learn a lot from using less textured brushes and trying to make the textures yourself (or at least the shapes in larger areas)

    Take for example your last painting, The enite ground is pretty much one big mix of textures without a lot of bigger shapes etc.

    Anyway, You've got it in you! I just hope to inspire you to move out of your safety zone!

    Keep rockin'!

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    moar perspective training

    Luckers

    Thank you!

    Sorry for forgetting about those life studies when I said I would do them. I got a lot of school tests for the moment so I mainly paint to relax, But once I get finished with a big test in 3 days I will get to those life studies. Think I will do another try at anatomy, my skills in that field is truly bad, and needs urgent improving.

    This picture got maybe 10 percent less texture brush overuse in it… that’s some progress right…

    And thank you for the critique, I find it far more helpful than any positive remarks



    a modefied version of the last picture



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    Finally I have done a real world study

    WOaw It was awersome to paint a face with reference! I must do that more!

    thank you Luckers for urging me to try!



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    really interesting speed paint , continue

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    Hello, once again
    I'm glad to see you used my advice!
    That portrait is a good start, man. keep it up!

    Some pointer:
    -Try really looking at the texture if you're trying to make it as realistic as possible. The skin is most likely a lot smoother, so you could try to blend the brush strokes more. You can even use the soft brushes once in a while for skin, as long as you use them in combination with the hard ones I believe you've got M@;s brushes, and he's got some really nice soft ones wich you could use.
    -Secondly, you might also want to buy a bridgeman or loomis book (I hope i'm not repeating myself here) Those books are a major help with learning anatomy! if you sketch a lot of stuff out of one of those books, and read what the author has to say, you can learn a lot about anatomy really fast
    -And last but not least. I've got a question and an answer I think you make your paintings in black and white first? And after that use a colour layer to insert the colours? Anyway, if you do. You have to keep in mind that you shouldnt only make paintings that way, because you won't learn anything about colour. And it will really bother you later, trust me.. you dont want that! So if you have been using the technique with colour layers. You should really try to do painting without that. Just try to start with colours, not with Black and White.

    Hope this wall of text isnt too big XD

    Ps. You don't have to apologize to me You're doing this for yourself! Not for me!

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    I did some pencil sketches while I was some time away from the pc

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    Thanks! Thank you for the mighty amount of advice I truly appreciate it!

    I already got a loomis book, haven’t read too much in it, but seems like I have to get through the whole book for my own good

    And yes I am guilty of paint my pictures in black and white first :s I will try painting them in colour from the start from now on.

    here is some pecil sketches I did while I was away from my pc for some days.
    (I used reference)



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    I'd recommend the Andrew Loomis books if you want to learn to draw well. Particularly the anatomy ones. Check google for them, I'm sure they'll help you a lot. Keep it up!

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    dragon i maed for a friend

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    thanks! I will try to get one of those loomis books,


    and a new picture I made this dragon for a friend, he said I could post it though.



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    Cool environments, great to see you tackling perspective in a bold way. As far as critiques go, I'd say forget about using custom brushes for a while, as they tend to flatten out the forms of your environments quite a bit, so going easier on them might be a good idea.

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    You have a beautiful way of dealing with light.

    I agree with all of these critiques, especially in terms of anatomy. Do studies of features, like noses, eyes, mouths, hands, etc. Also, with faces, do studies on how the planes of the face interact with light, (where highlights go, along with cast shadows and core shadows) and I think it will be really easy to apply what you already do well to something that you are trying to learn. Finally, sketch like nobody's business. If you know how to draw well, all of your art will benefit.

    I suppose that now I have critiqued somebody, I am required to put up some of my own stuff.. Don't want to seem like a douche bag critic.

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    Hello there! As Axeltooth already pointed out, I suggest you practice some more anatomy. Do some more work from reference, and study from life! It is hugely important and the best way to improve.
    See if you can get your hands on Bridgman's complete guide to drawing from life! (it is really cheap from amazon). Study every drawing, and redraw them yourself (don't copy, study and redraw).
    Like your style though! Keep it up!
    Keep at it!

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    Painting without using greyscale at start

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    Thanks!
    I will paint for a while without custom brushes then, I made this newest picture almost using no custom brushes. (which is a big leap from how much I was using them before)

    Tiger Fast

    Thank you!

    I willstudy perspective and the effect of light upon angled surfaces some moar then, guess I have to do more real life studies :p

    Someth

    Thanks!

    Ok i will get and read and study an anatomy book then (Bridgman's book if i find it) I am looking forward to being able to draw people in my enviroment pictures!


    Here is an attemt at painting without using greyscale. ITS really hard!!! But I do get better resoults though so it's the way forward.



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    some painting after a period without painting

    here is another go at painting with colours, It was alot easier this time to paint with colours from the start

    I love victorian steam punk, so tried to make a punked airship. did not go to well but I think I got the colours right, next time I paint an airship I think I will use perspective lines though.



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    moar colour training

    some training with the smoothing tool and trying to get the colour right.

    next time i will use perspective lines as I ended up rather unhappy with this picture due to bad perspective.



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