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    Man, really love your lines and brushstrokes in the latest, they show a lovely confidence and gesture. Just out of interest, what did you find helped with developing the confidence in your strokes - like any particular exercise or anything?
    good luck with your intense anatomy studies, looking forward to seeing their effect on your work


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    i loved those getures and anatomy studies and also the way you ve drawn those faces.

    and those color studies are great. i see the strokes are very rough but that gives a nice effect.. how long do you take for the masters study ?
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    oh i do envy them brushstrokes XD

    really suhweet sketches, keep up the great studies!

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    These 2 rock!

    Love the punk quality in lots of your characters, and your colors are impressionistic.

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    Really nice copies of Weistling, etc., I like the bold color in your other works and painterly feel to your digital. Nice work!

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    nice poses very dinamic

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    Eric-Anthony- thanks dude XD haha

    Dominode- Oh gawd, I've never really thought about my process XD... well it's basically a lot of repeated practice. I have a good understanding, which makes my lines confident, cause I know where to put them without thinking to much, i try to break things down as much as possible and think of the simplest way to put it on paper using the least amount of lines I can. I've been learning figure drawing in college, drawing lots of figures has helped, and learning the basics, like form, proportion, and gesture, also studying the skeleton, muscles, and underlying structures etc. so when it comes time to making a mark, you know where it goes. I also started out figure drawing really big with charcoal and eventually tightened up and downsized to something I'm comfortable with. Hope this helps Also, this teacher who helped me a lot in college, had me promise her I'd "never make a dead drawing" , so by being confident in strokes I can gain the looseness I want? @_@; hope that also helps/makes sense?

    Sin eater- Thank you very much, I try to not go over 2-3 hours with the masters studies. They would go faster, but it takes me forever to match up the color.

    snootchy- awe thanks ^_^

    Gislebertus- haha yesh they do have that punkish style XD Thank you very much :> impressionism is awesomeee!

    thinairart- Yeah he's awesome, I'm not done with him, I plan to make a few more. Thank you!!

    EmiAlvarez- thanks :> I'm trying!

    here is more graphite studies and a practice painting yay~ Can't wait to go back to school in 3 weeks and do more figure drawing and study commuters :3
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    I'm very nervous right now, I'm going back to school for my senior year in college on monday. I don't know what to expect out of this semester, time flies by so quickly

    I made some oils paintings for the first time in 2 years, I've missed this medium so very very much. Sometimes I wish it wasn't so smelly/toxic, ahaha and maybe I'd use it more..... The first one is self portrait, second is a random profile from imagination, tried to see how far I could push it/play with color/ which results in me using every color possible XD

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    small update, I started school today and drew some commuters on the bus/train. I have my first digital painting class tomorrow, im very excited to see how it goes!

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    Hnnnnnnnnngh subscribing the fuck out of this thread

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    Awesome way to start your sketchbook, I'm subscribing too. I think it's a real test of skills to be able to use such random colours and make the look natural and good.
    Would like to seem more coloured painting^^

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    Great SB, and good luck with the last year of school. I love the little notes next to the figure drawings - I do that sometimes too. Maybe add the odd landscape to the mix?
    Take a look at my series of in-depth critiques, like this one of Salvador Dali's hidden portrait of Lincoln.

    Scott's Sketchbook: Check out my sketchbook. Will swap C&Cs.

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    a la bapsi- lololol thank you
    Alfy- Thank you ^^ working with color is a lot of fun, it's a good way to express yourself !
    scottmcd- Thank you as well! And thanks for the suggestion, adding a background would def. help me get out of my comfort zone, i tend to forget things like chairs and seats exist when I draw the figure XD I have selective sight I guess lolol

    So this is like the past 2 weeks homework for my digital painting class. My teacher wants super realism, and I'm intimidated. Here's progress so far. Going to add texture brushes soon :>

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    update time, been doing a lot of homework...
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    such nice figures. *_* keep it up

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    a la bapsi- Thank you very much :>!!!

    I hate making editorial illustrations, I will never be an editorial illustrator no matter how hard I try XD.... I have respect and admiration for people who can pull it off. My illustration program is so focused on it this year, my brain explodes for every project. Thankfully I have degree project and digital painting to keep me sane.

    (first two are wips)

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    I'm eating an apple. It tastes pretty good. For the first time today, I tried figure drawing with photoshop, from life. Not photo, which was interesting. It was very difficult at first, and progressively got a little easier. There's only like a few figure drawing sessions left unfortunately... I hope I can practice with photoshop for the rest of the weeks to come

    I also used corel for the first time to paint an apple, for my homework for digital, it was... interesting. I'm not used to it, it will take much practice in that program... But I love how it blends... It's a nice refreshing challenge! I do not enjoy impasto oils XD....

    Any critiques and advice would rock

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    New update! More figure drawings from life today and a homework assignment that im still working on

    *critiques rock ;D

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    god, your newest stuff is lovelyy. This is a sketchbook I've missed looking at. Always makes me so inspired.
    I love the gestural quality of your figures, and your paintings are just damn gorgeous.
    especially this. http://attachments.conceptart.org/fo...1&d=1290055293
    More, please!

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    dominode, thank you for the kind words ;0;!!!! It made me smile

    This is my digital painting class final. Our teacher wanted us to make a painting based on something your interested in doing. So I tried to make my first legit enviro painting O_o It's supposed to be icebergs and glaciers and cold stuffffff, I need to practice color moreee.

    A crit on this is MOST welcome, any advice to push this further would rock.

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    The enviro looks great! I definitely like the first one the best, the blue hue obviously makes it look colder! haha. If I can critique in any way (dont have much room too ha), I would say there seems to be more contrast in the backdrop than in the front (where the person is), I would sharpen the contrast up front and leave the background alone...think that might add some depth! Well, I like the SB, keep it up!
    "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
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    Super dooper sketchbook, so much variety and VISUAL truth and honesty. I MUST become more like you. Keep on postin....

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    This is great.
    Now what you should do is read all those comments saying it's great and say "nah, idiots don't know what they're talking about, it's still shit" and draw even more and harder and better.

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    Rhoades- Dude thanks for the crit, darkening the fg helped a lot!
    magicpudding- thank you for the nice comments, just keep on practicing !
    tmth- hahaha, compliments are awesome, but crits make me want to work harder XD thanks!

    So my semester is ALMOST over, ( i just have to write 2 essays) and then I have 1 semester and I graduate may 2011, and then take a year off and decide if I want to migrate to california for my masters

    So these traditional paintings here, are my degree project that i've been working on since like January 2010. A lot of my finals have changed and I've had multiple topics of research for the class.

    The topic I chose at the beginning of this semester and stuck with, was "the deadly female" I basically tried to create monsters out of females, and make big paintings... the average size of these paintings are 50" by 32" It was really fun, and I learned a lot. But I don't think I'm going to ever do traditional painting finishes again... I like digital, and I want to fully stick with it from now on, and through my portfolio class next semester. We'll see what happens, I change my mind sporadically.

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    Some studies from today (and imagination stuff) I wanna make these studies daily, everyday until jan 19th when i go back to school. Gotta get that motivation back @_@;

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    It's been a while since the last update, oops D:

    School has been kicking my but in this final semester while working on my portfolio @_@; im wiped out x10. But, I've been trying to train myself to 'think' like a concept artist and.... make art like one? Sometimes I feel like I'm trying to make concept art without the concept, it's a lot harder than I thought. Just gotta keep trying and practicing!

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    little update for today

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    Here's a small update again on homework progress for portfolio! this character sheet is taking too long and I need to move onto backgrounds and other characters. And get faster at this.

    p.s. it's not complete, gonna add some hat and backpack designs or something.... need to plan these out more so I don't get stuck half way through lol!

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    Love the painting style and colour use. Anatomy practise also lookin hot hot!

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    Alex- Thanks bud

    Another piece in progress.

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