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    DI888 Self Portraits. Of the daily variety

    Hey all
    After doing an incredible amount of lurking on this board for sometime now, I figured it's about time I got myself an account and started a daily SP thread of my own!
    So er, yeah, here goes! Kicking off with a pretty standard pencil sketch.

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    Thanks man! I'll be sure not do disappoint!

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    Blech, couldn't upload anything yesterday. Kept on getting a database error. Very strange... Anywho
    Another pencil sketch followed by a Biro pen attempt. Gonna try and go for a digital one tommorow.

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    I really dig the first portrait, the second one the overall length of the head looks a bit long compared to the first one. These are looking nice. Every SP will make you improve. Keep it up.

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    Danlucas: Duely noted, and thanks for stopping by.
    No87: Ask and ye shall recieve!

    24/01/10 4
    Did this one in Painter. Didn't really get it looking as smooth as I'd hoped, and I kind of gave up on the background there. :/
    Still, onwards and upwards.

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    25/01/10 5

    Gah, not pleased with this one. How did I let the head get so elongated! >_<

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    Eh, I like the painter one. Really looks like real brush strokes and I like how you were playing with the colors.

    On the last one remember that the eyes are generally in the middle of the face if you draw a containing oval shape for the head. Not sure which you drew first - the features of your face or the outside but like you said It does look elongated compared to your painter one. Keep doing these, they will certainly improve.

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    Thanks danlucas. Yeah I started off with the eyes first and kinda worked outwards from there. Probably should've figured out the proportions first, but there we go. We learn from our mistakes. Thanks for the input, 'tis appreciated.
    Don't worry, No87, your patience is rewarded!

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    Bending the rules a little bit with a three for one deal yesterday.
    Another painter attempt today, this time in black and white. I don't mind this one too much but it took me way too long to finish! Gonna haave to speed up

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    Photoshop. This one has taught me the importance of never doing digital pieces on a sunny morning. *Wishes his laptop had anti glare*

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    great stuff man!
    good on you for doing more digitals mate! some of the stuff we talked about, you taken on board pretty well.
    only a quick crit i would say maybe keep ur center line more straight might help. and also are u flipping the canvas to check for mistakes?

    heres some loomis pages that might come in handy
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    i wanaa see more

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    Cheers man! If I'm being brutally honest, I probably don't do the flipping of the canvas as much as I should. I'll defo try and do it a lot more, especially at the start. Thanks for the links as well, I'll be sure to give those a good run through.

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    some interesting light in that one. moooooreee!!!
    oh btw mate u going on monday?

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    good to see you on monday mate! was fun xD
    mooooore sp's

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    Yeah man twas good a good night, hadn't seen ya in ages! I dread to think how many drinks I must owe you, though...

    Now, please excuse me while I K.O. your browsers!

    10/01/10 10 -Pencil
    30/01/10 11 -Painter
    31/01/10 12 -Photoshop
    01/02/120 13 -Pencil
    02/02/10 14 -Photoshop

    Downloaded the Zhang Lu & Jason Manley Potrait painting volume 1, the other day, which was frickin amazing. Really opened my eyes to a few things, and just watching the guy paint is incredible. Recommended!
    As for my stuff, I was fairly pleased with how 13 and 14 turned out. Can't say the same for 10 and 11 though...

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    Yeah man twas a good night, hadn't seen ya in ages! I dread to think how many drinks I must owe you, though...

    Now, please excuse me while I K.O. your browsers!

    10/01/10 10 -Pencil
    30/01/10 11 -Painter
    31/01/10 12 -Photoshop
    01/02/120 13 -Pencil
    02/02/10 14 -Photoshop

    Downloaded the Zhang Lu & Jason Manley Potrait painting volume 1, the other day, which was frickin amazing. Really opened my eyes to a few things, and just watching the guy paint is incredible. Recommended!
    As for my stuff, I was fairly pleased with how 13 and 14 turned out. Can't say the same for 10 and 11 though...

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    Update!
    Oh boy, about a weeks worth of stuff to follow, so er, apologies to your browser! It's nothing personal.
    Bit of a hectic week, so I kept putting off uploading.
    And away we go...

    03/02/10 15 Pencil practice.

    04/02/10 16 Excuse the badly drawn facial expressions >_<

    05/02/10 17 Photoshop. Slightly evil.

    06/02/10 18 Quickie sketch on the train. Really need to spend more time on these :/

    07/02/10 19 Messing about with one of the wartercolour brushes in painter

    08/02/10 20 Experimenting a bit with different media in painter

    09/02/10 21 Painter again. Wanted to spend a bit more time on this one since my previous few since the earlier ones seemed a bit lazy

    Got there in the end! More to come!

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    some great stuff man!!!!!!!! be bit more careful with the structure for you next ones tho

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    Cheers duude! And I totally agree with you on that point, so I'm gonna make a concious effort with my next ones

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    Cheers dude!

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    With this latest batch I wanted to focus more on the structure and proportions. I just want to make sure I get used to getting this stuff right, so I don't keep falling into the same traps :/

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    Looks like studying structure and proportion is helping I like the first greyscale one a lot.

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    Agreed, amianna. I wish I'd payed more attention to it from the offset, but better late than never. Thanks for the support!

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    Some more practice with painter. I'm still not as comfortable with painter as I am with PS, though. Also I've noticed with painter that I tend to just jump headfirst into them without much planning, which is a habit I need to drop. :/
    At any rate, it was good do some colour work again.

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    some great stuff man! keep going! also sorry for not making monday. with all the birthdays and deadlines its getting nuts . anyways should be there next week

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    Cheers, man. Yeah I know what you mean, it's been a little hectic latey, I can't wait to get all this stuff out the way :X

    UPDATE

    Apologies for the somewhat enormous gap between posts, but I've been quite side tracked at the moment with portfolio building for college places. I've been putting most of my hours into that, trying to refine all my projects and wotnot, so I kept forgetting to get round to uploading. Still, I haven't been neglecting the ol' SPs, so I shall pick up where I left off!

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    Getter better =)
    keep it up. Doing great

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    Glad you think so, Virus. Thanks for taking a look!

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    Kinda wish I'd finished the rest of it, but I'd already spent quite some time on this one, so felt it was ok to leave it there.

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    35 36, 26 - great

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