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    Hey Dan the studies are looking tight and the portrait at post#43 is lovely and i love the snoop meister keep at it


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    Hey, Dan! Sorry for not responding earlier.

    Nice progress there! I see the face angled upwards (your last post) has some distortion at the chin. I agree with remembering about the sketch! Do keep records of how a face at those tough angles are drawn. You might need to draw it a few times and analyze, maybe make a few measurements (not precise) to really get the picture.

    Great movement!

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    I haven't responded to this in at least a month. My bad.
    Keep going at those studies, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgado View Post
    Hi danlucas!

    You are starting on a good foot (dunno if this expression applies in english lol) by studying those books about anatomy, your sketches are very gestural and dynamic, which is good!

    However, when you are attempting more rendered work, you seem to forget the basics of the sketch, and that is causing distortions in those images. Always remember that the sketch is the base of a finished work

    Keep at it!
    Your Absolutely right Morgado, I do need to spend more time on the sketch and getting it right before the rendering. Sometimes perhaps I get quite into the habit of rushing so I can get to the rendering. But I will take your advice and give it an honest try. Thanks for your good critique, i'll check out your SB soon.

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    I'm fond of the rendering you've accomplished on that new study. It looks like you're using a fine variety of values.

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    Hey nice to see you are posting again.

    The rendering of the shoe is rockin man! My only crit would be that either you have really long feet or the shoe is too long.

    Keep updating...
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    Looking good here, mate! Keep it up
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    This is a drawing I drew upside-down, from an unknown German artist.

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    Colored pencil an .7 mechanical

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    God, you're a whole lot better at rendering with pencil than me.

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    Keep up the studies! They're looking good.

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    self portrait, trying a new shading tek
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    Heya danlucas, sorry for not showing up before, but I haven't visited CA in a month due to lack of time.

    I think you are still suffering from the same issue I mentioned before. But its interesting that on those figure and skull studies, you nail everything perfectly, without much work. That study of the knight is also cool.
    The problems come on those 2 portraits and the still lives. I'd say mainly because you are using pencil to render light perfectly (on the portraits is again evident the lack of structure). Pencil's strenght lies in the line, not in mass.

    Perhaps its my own aesthetic sensibilities, but I really think you loose the pencil's appeal when you render things very smoothly. First because you loose the pencil's "harsh" nature, second because things end up too greyed out, and third because you loose any suggestion you might've had in a more "crude" work, which is what really separates a drawing from a photo. And a pencil image, no matter how brilliantly rendered it might be, will always loose to a photograph when it comes to light.

    I'd try refering to those figure studies you did, and try to apply that to the still lifes\portraits.

    That was a big rant, but I hope it is usefull
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