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    Yo luckers hows it going? Great to see some more good studies in here the head study is nice and i like the torso too keep at it. Have you looked at any Bridgman yet his stuff is good to study too! And to repay the compliment i am subscribing in here



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    Laitigid: Hey there Everything is fine with me, though i do feel slightly ill.. hope it wont get worse during the holidays But i'm sure it'll be fine with the amount of vitamins im taking, haha I've actually ordered a bridgeman book this morning, now I will just have to wait till it gets dropped on my doormat The site stated it could take a while, though.. like a week Let's keep each other motivated

    Did some hand studies this morning, I figured I should upload them now since I don't know if i will have time to upload stuff later today... i also tried a different way of scanning them (without letting the scanner render the image) So I think (hope? ) that that looks better

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    Yay, I did more work today
    Here are some anatomy studies from observation, this time focusing on the facial features
    I will have to study more ears because they look like a pile of crap on paper
    And I forgot to say my last sketchbook was full!
    I don't know why but I love when they are full xD
    The hands of the previous post are also in my new Sketchbook, though
    And second page on my thread, haha

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    Keep it up. your studying the right things.

    For facial features check out Vanderpoel's little book.

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    Hey there!
    I am a beginner,so don't take my comments TOO seriously.
    Your work is really getting better,the lines aren't so "hairy",and the anatomy is neat too!The enviros are awesome,as it was mentioned before my comment,the atmospheric perspective really gives your paintings depth!

    Keep up the good work!

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    Zazers: Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook I will have to take a look at the book you suggested, since the books i've got only have a limited explination about how to draw those facial features.. thanks!

    DSmith: Thanks a ton for checking out my sketchbook! I'm glad you approve my paintings and studies Apperently I should do more landscapes soon, as most people like those the best of my work

    Today i've done 2 portrait studies ( Still don't have lots of time since it's second X-mas day here in The Netherlands )
    First one was from my head and did it slightly too quickly
    And the second one is from reference...
    Damn, it's hard to really make the piece looks like someone
    Ohw, and I realize the second one has a slightly big forehead, but the guy really does in that picture

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    nice heads, you'll hear this alot and its true: be careful from studying from photos esp while you are learning.

    Photos distort, flatting out the subject ect. Self portraits and drawing from master artists are a much better way to go.

    With self portraits you are drawing from life so that's good, and with the master drawings you are seeing how its done,line quality, shading, ect photos give you none of that information.

    Keep going!

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    Zazers: Thanks for stopping by my SB once again I actually never heard/read about photo's being a bad form to study from. So thanks kindly for telling me I will have to keep that in mind for future studies...
    Though, I suppose photo's are still good for studying anatomy and colours?

    Anyway, this morning I did a few anatomy studies about arms and shoulders...
    I'm going to Avatar this afternoon!!! I'm so thrilled, cant wait
    I'm going to see it in 3d, and i havn't been to a 3d film since i was like 4 lol...

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    I think you have a good view on perspective and an eye for colors.
    As a lot of people already wrote: Keep on developing your skills on anatomy.

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    let your lines follow the form of the object from what i see in your sketches your just placing the lines in random directions thus creating the illusion of flat surfaces and sharp edges. Smooth it out and refine it.

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    "I suppose photo's are still good for studying anatomy and colours?"

    the camera will always have its limits so some colors wont be right or the flash might destroy the lighting ect. They are useful don't get me wrong but you just have to be careful and not just copy them.

    when studying anatomy I've stuck strictly to books and life drawing, just easier to get the information from that source and apply it rather than trying to figure it out from a pic.

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    Darkmind-pathfinder: Thanks for stopping by my SB, i'm glad you like it I will try my best to keep studying the most possible

    Krato: Thanks a ton for checking out my SB, I'm really happy with the critique... I absolutely agree with you that that is a weak point for me.. I should really try to improve that..

    Zazers: Thanks for clearing that up for me... I suppose I get what you mean... And I will try my best to look out for that..

    And here is a composition study I made to prepare me for making a painting wich is going to look like this
    I find it looking rather boring at the moment..
    So I will have to think of something to spice it up a little..
    AH! When looking at it now I see i made the mountain of the castle end up on the horizon..
    That wasn't supposed to be that way, as it is not that far away...

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    How about a wanderer walking towards the castle from the right side? Or something coming out of the water, or maybe some stone walls leading the eye towards the castle kinda like in the scottish highlands? Or maybe some mist?
    http://www.anntorrence.com/blog/at-i...7/_AT03452.jpg

    Also maybe think about making the castle more individual. Add some spice, then you won't need a lot more in the foreground.
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    hello
    thank you for the visit in my SB !
    you have a great one here !!! good studies ! and you did great with environmental paintings
    your castle looks interesting ! Janos proposition are interesting too ^^'
    can't wait to see it in colors ! ( if you will paint it in color XD ) lol
    see you !!!

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    hello there! First of all. I like your approach for drawing. These studies will pay off later in your works. There are many ways to improve. I see you are now studing books like Loomis etc. It's very cool way to start. Later You can try to paint from life or try to study old masters works. I also see you like robots and sc-fi stuff so you can copy a work from your favorite concept-artist. I can be very halpfull just don't forget to mention the orginal author of piece. Ok take care and keep working.

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    I 2nd that!

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    3'rding that motion!!!!!



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    Janos, Zazers, Latiqid: Thanks for stopping by, haha!
    I was actually away for a week after X-Mas, i thought i posted that here, but apperently not oops...
    I shouldn't have gone away because i still had to do a lot of schoolwork in the vacation...
    But I went to a couple of friends and I had a blast
    But after that I had to catch up with all my school work...
    So I havn't drawn anything since yesterday...
    But enough excuses from me

    Janos: Thanks for you input on the image with the castle, I still havn't really figured out what I want for the castle, but your suggestions surely do help a lot! thanks!

    Whisperss: Thanks for stopping by my SB! I'm glad you like it

    Serio: Kind of you to visit my SketchBook I'm glad you like my stuff

    Ok, and for my work..
    I did one paiting so far after my (Way too long) break...
    And I noticed I really had to get back into drawing again

    I'm working on it now in PS, Trying to make a coloured version..

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    cool works, keep doing this pencil studies and practicing color too.
    regards!

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    Great stuff here! I've noticed that you have a favorite brush in your digital painting program, which has a nice texture to it. Just keep in mind not to use it for everything. Take the environment painting with the river/creek in it. The brush stroke indicate splashing, but there are no rocks in the water (not that I can see anyway). Try playing with the settings on the brush so that you can keep your textured look, but soften it up where you need to.

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    Ricardo Robles: Thanks for replying I really appriciate it! I will try to study as much as possible

    Phurtura Brazier: Hey, thanks for stopping by my Sb, I agree with you with the water. The excuse on my part is that it's a pretty old piece and I was trying out some new brushes

    I've tried to make a coloured version of the portrait I posted
    but I'm not going to work on it any longer...
    I dislike the piece to be honest,
    the point of view is rubbish and the composition isnt any better...
    she kinda looks like a monster now.. haha
    I'm posting the coloured version anyway, because Janos stressed the importance of posting everything

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    Hi Luckers, great studies man. Keep on doing these EVERY DAY!
    Do your studies with 100 % intensity, but don´t be dissapointed if they are not as good as you want them to be. The first years of studying are the hardest ones.
    Do A LOT OF Master Copies. I did a lot, and I learn´t more from doing one Master Copy then doing 5 Studies from Photo Refs.

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    Hey Luckers,Thanks for dropping by!

    Your going the right way. A lot of people already gave some really good advice. Just dropping my two cents.
    Keep it up with the loomis studies,doing so wil help you understand construction and proportions.

    Draw every day! once you start to built a habit of comitting yourself to daily studies, you will improve like crazy.
    It is all about effort really.

    Use BIG,hard round brushes and perhaps stay away from using too much textures for now.

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    Robolus: Hey, thanks a ton for giving my sketchbook a look through I appriciate it a lot!
    Your sketchbook is a great source of inspiration, and a drive to keep working! Your advice sounds very valid.
    And the 100% opacity has been something I wanted to try out for studies for a while now, so thanks for reminding me!

    Glaedr: Very kind of you to return the favour Thanks for the advice, I will keep it on my mind while i'm working!

    Bridgeman Book
    I'm actually still waiting for my bridgeman book to get in wich I ordered..
    I can't wait till it gets here so I can start working from it!
    So far i've been working from an adobe reader book from loomis,
    but I think it will work a lot better when i've got a real book

    Master Studies
    After reading the advice Robolus gave me I figured I would have to do master studies.
    But I've got no clue to begin, so I would like to ask if anyone can help me a hand...
    Maybe you know a good resource online wich explains the process of a master study?
    That would help a lot...

    Anyway, here are two anatomy studies for hands.

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    Allright! Loving what i see here. You're doing great. You know how to paint and enviro is definitely your best. But i am glad to see that you're not stopping there. Keep doing figure studies and its lovely features. Draw more, your pencil strokes in the last update (hand drawings) is improving. Just keep at it

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    master studies and bridgman

    set the books or images up in front of you and draw them like you would any subject matter.

    With Bridgman notice how he uses masses and solid shapes like the cube and other forms.

    For master copies, same thing but pay attention to the line quality,shading ect. If it is a picture with in a rectangle draw your image in the same size rectangle that way you can see how the artist designed with in the space. It will also help in keeping your proportions correct.

    With the master drawings they will be using all sorts of drawing devices, straight lines, arabesques, gambits, repeating angles, angles that continue through the form (like the angle of the ear might be the same angle as the leg ) so when doing these just don't blindly copy. Try to see and find these devices.

    The more you do the more you will find. Have fun!

    oh and measure alot, making sure things are the correct size. One thing I noticed about your heads is that the back and top of the skull are to small for the face. double check your measurements, draw lightly at first.

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    Witcrack: Thanks for stopping by my Sketchbook! I'm glad you like my stuff and that you're able to see improvement

    Zazers: thanks one again for your very useful advice I will use your advice for when i'm going to do a master study.. But to be honest i've got to step over an imaginary doorstep to get started on that

    Here is a portrait study i did,
    trying to do as much as possible with 100% opacity,
    but i used pressure opacity on the nose (Wich failed) and some other parts...
    The study was more about the whole than about details..
    Oh, and heres a crappy Sb page aswell

    I really have to get things done daily, i'm being too lazy again.

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    So my bridgeman book got in today! Couldnt wait to start on it, so i didnt
    Here is the stuff I did today

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    The bridgeman book is already worth the money
    Bridgeman studies and a doodle i made in class today, economical class can be so boring... So I listen to music and doodle around

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