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    I wasn't really feeling anything tonight...I just couldn't see things correctly, and I couldn't move my pencil in the right ways. Oh well, just an off night I suppose...back at it hard tomorrow night.

    I returned to that digital still life as well. I cleaned up some edges, and worked the background a little bit to add some depth. I also noticed something in the shadows that I've never noticed before, a little bit of a reflection or cooling effect towards the outer part of the shadow under the apple and the orange. I tried to paint that in, though I don't know how successful I was. But it still felt good to see this and recognize what it was. I feel like through all this studying I am doing, I am really starting to see things more clearly when I look at them...I feel like I am looking with a deeper and more in tune purpose than before, and I am really enjoying it

    Anyways, back at it tomorrow.
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    Decided to have a go at some thumbnail enviros. These were SO much fun! Number 3 and 4 are my favorite, and number 2 makes me wish I were never born, lol...

    Anyways, any critiques or help to make these faster/more successfully? I know that perspective is king for these, so I will always keep that in mind when sitting down to work on enviros like this.
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    wow I really like this last landscape update you did, great job!

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    syle

    right on man...loving those landscapes. keep doing em. also...keep on those loomis studies...those are going to boost your figurative drawings ten fold. try to draw through the form...meaning think of where the rib cage is in 3d space and draw its contours accordingly...check this out...

    http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3383/107nt5.jpg

    look at how he draws the s-curve of the spine and wraps the ribcage around it almost...on the figure with its back toward us. it looks like the ribcage is hanging off of the spine there...and then the hip bones but right up underneath it...

    draw the s curve and figure out where the bottom if the ribcage line is, then figure out where the hips are...and then draw in the clavicle, and right above that is the jaw bone...and then youre halfway there! with only five lines!

    keep it up broski.
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    good work so far, but i think maybe you're taking on too much at once? you're doing gesture, anatomy, construction, shading, perspective, values all mixed together.

    my advice would be focus on one of the basics, either perspective or figure construction, before you do anything else. if you look at loomis he's got lots of tips on how to build things in perspective using vanishing points and primitive shapes (cubes, cylinders, spheres).

    once you're really comfortable with those foundations in a couple of months you'll have a much better chance of tackling the more advanced stuff

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    ezekrialase: thanks for stopping by!

    zien: thanks for the help zien. great advice on the figurative drawing stuff. i will try really hard to keep all that you mentioned there when I do some gestural stuff again. i think i need to do a lot of gesture stuff, my lines are feeling really forced, i think i need to loosen up a bit.

    NeonDuck: you could be quite right, i dunno...sometimes i feel a bit overwhelmed trying to adapt everything i am learning into a single sit-down-study-period. I also have about 10 books pertaining to perspective, values, anatomy, gesture drawing, and composition that I am reading through simultaneously Sometimes I get a bit anxious and feel like I need to figure out everything all at once...but, I think your advice rings true, and I need to learn some patience with this.

    UPDATE: some stuff I did the last couple days. My scanner is busted again, so it's shitty camera pics until then. i did a digital still life of an egg as well. i referenced Matt Kohrs Egg, which I posted last in this update. Harsh critique is extremely welcomed, I need to learn.

    EDIT: my digital life study is now the last image in the post, not Matt Kohrs egg (I'm pretty sure that was obvious though...his Egg is awesome, whilst mine is...well, not )
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    The duck is right, you do have a lot going on. So do I as well, but I found that focusing on one object/area would help me alot better,than spreading myself thin. I chose to develop my talents in life drawings/human studies. My goal is to be better than Great, and that should be yours too. We'll get there, just got to push each other. Oh, awesome music!!
    "I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work." -Edison-

    Take a peek(Sketchbook):http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=201599

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    Update: Some gestural stuff. Getting into Vilppu's method. My gestures are getting a little bit better...but they still feel awful. Going to keep chugging away at them; I obviously need work. I also focused a couple of full pages on just doing circles and wrapping the spherical plane around them. It felt good to retreat a little bit back to the basics.
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    An imagination drawing with no reference. It was really fun! I was definitely scratching my head several times throughout. Oh well, I desperately need critiques on it, so I can apply any changes when I sit down to do this again.

    And 1 other random doodle/shadow/light study thing.
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    These sketches have a very good sense of form and structure, keep up the figure drawings (believe me they help a lot!) I like your shadow studies; They've made me realize that I should be doing them too! Happy drawing =D

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    Face/proportions study. From imagination. Was fun! I crossed out 3 faces that my band members drew. I didn't want to take credit for them
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    wow! You have some good improvement just in the first few pages. Keep up the good work. don't forget about the enviros! If you forget those, it will come back to haunt you later...I did the same thing just that I spent a year on enviros with hardly any figures...and I'm not equaled out between the two at all right now.

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    Getting back into it with the start of my 28 week self designed study course (see here):
    Last edited by Syle; March 11th, 2011 at 12:22 AM.
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    Hey bro, I like your attitude toward your work a lot. You also studying from Loomis and Bridgman, my heroes.. =)

    Mmm.. the work is good so far.. hope you don't mind but if you looking for ideas to improve try playing with your lines a bit, sorry for the crap draw but hope you get the idea.. =) Good luck with your next studies. =)

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    Hey good work here, looks like you are studying all the right stuff and putting in the hours which is sure to pay dividends and there's already a lot of improvement on show. I think NeonDuck is right, whilst its important to study everything, it can be hard to consolidate what your learning if you are doing everything at once, so maybe concentrate on a different area each week to avoid getting overloaded. You definitely seem to be mastering perspective which is pretty much the basis of everything, so that's a great start.

    Nice egg by the way! I also really like the more abstract stuff where you have taken the hand drawings into PS and mirrored them, they look great.

    Keep at it man!

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