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    Nice characters. I can see that you're making progress. Keep it up!
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    Good studies!!! One critique would be your digital paintings, you need to work on value, most of you paintings are very flat, also you color scheme is boring, use better colors, add highlights. Also use dodge that should also help. If you want you should study other artist, or go to youtube and watch some tutorials, I found that FZD's were really helpful. Keep it up, and don't get down, just keep on practicing and you'll definitely get better!!!


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    Hey! I just wanted to say thanks for checking out my SB, and for the nice comments. I really liked the studies that you've done, you need to keep those up, because I can definately see your improvement over time. I also have to agree with Zombifried up there too. Alot of my stuff is just from imagination. It always would feel like a chore to draw something in front of me, but now that I feel i am starting to get the knack for it, I feel that I could draw just about anything. Those studies are really going to help you, and me too. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more from you.

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    more progress....

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    I'm going to start adding color to this character soon. Just thought I would post some more progress.

    Also here is a quick painting study of my office I did yesterday morning and some more progress on my other character.

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    Hey man, thanks for visiting my SB.

    Couple things to watch out for:

    - avoid fine, scratchy brushstrokes, they are just not pleasing to the eye.

    - You're using a pretty dark, fat brush to do your drawing.

    For the ideal effect you may want to do your drawing on paper and then scan / photograph it.
    Alternatively, a good idea can be to knock down the boldness of your sketch by first dropping a
    70% fill with your background color. Or, better yet, put your sketch on a separate layer from
    your painting/rendering.

    - a common problem: dull colors in paintings. Easy to fix, though. Just bump up the saturation
    on your palette choices. Don't color-pick, either, it really doesn't give good results, most of the time.

    - work on making your anatomy more naturalistic. Do lots of studies from ref. You may want to
    get some books of art models. The CD that comes with those books is an invaluable resource
    ...unless you have naked friends and a large turntable

    Keep it up, you're doing tons of work, and it will pay off.
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    BludHund -- I know I shouldn't be defensive about this but I am doing lots of studies especially on anatomy and the figure. I just haven't posted those in a while. I understand it's an ongoing issue but I'm sick and tired of hearing it. I have been working really hard on my anatomy and the fact that people keep saying that to me makes me realize that maybe there is no point anymore in trying because no matter what I will always have anatomy problems. On the last post, I don't necessarily see any major anatomy problems. I do know the hand needs some work for the first character but overall, I thought the anatomy looked good.

    I do agree about you with my line work and I'm starting to work on not using muddy colors in my paintings.

    I guess anatomy is a really senstive subject with me because when people tell me that I should do this and that, those are actually the things I am doing so it's like, can't people tell that's what I'm doing. Wtf?

    The main point of this site is to also get encouragement and I haven't seen much of it lately. I'm really at the breaking point. How much harder do I have to work? It's getting ridiculous. Maybe I should stop posting or post my work on another forum site to get other peoples reaction because I'm really getting tired of it.

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    Duuuuude. Settle down. When there are droves of people telling you to work on anatomy A) those people are being helpful not hurtful (it would be much easier for them to just pop in and say "hey nice sb!") and B) there's a chance that you really do need to work more on anatomy. I mean if a ton of people look at your work and say "anatomy", there may be something to it.

    Here's the thing about making progress: It takes a LONG fuckin' time! Seriously, mostly you won't even feel it and you'll look back and be like "oh wait I am a little better now" and also you'll be more aware of what you don't know; so you're stuff will still look dumpy to you and you'll still want to make more progress.

    What you gotta do is not necessarily work harder, just work smarter. What kind of anatomy studies are you doing? What kind of figure exercises are you doing? Sit for a second and think about the human body. Can you draw most of the bones well from imagination? Can you draw most of the muscles' origins and insertions? What about proportions, do you know the standard relationships well? You gotta get back in there and try to memorize that stuff. Study study, then test your knowledge. Now, I can't comment on your studies because you aren't posting them, but if you're working your ass off and not getting the results that you want, you gotta change what you're doing. Maybe the problem isn't actual anatomical knowledge but your understanding of the forms. Maybe you need to work from life and photos to beef that up.

    Don't get discouraged, man. People don't necessarily know what you're busting your ass with or not. They just see your work and try to give you good advice. Try to feel good about it; at least you know you're studying the right thing.

    Just remember that results are not instantaneous and you really have to stick with it to get to where you want to be.

    I dunno, we're all trying to help you here and no one wants to discourage you. Maybe what you need is to reevaluate what you like about art. Spend a few days just seeking out and absorbing the type of art you really thing is amazingly badass. Then try to make that stuff. As you go you'll see where your weak spots are, and it'll be easier to study and improve when you can directly apply it to what you want to do; rather than doing anatomy studies out of context. Maybe then you'll make the progress you want. Something I've noticed is that you best learn things by doing them directly. Just make the stuff you want, and solve the problems as you go.

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    Thanks NickTrip. I actually have been reevaluating why I'm doing this in the first place and I've taken a little bit of time off to reevaluate myself and what my interests are. I'll be posting again soon.

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    Pretty much agree with what NickTrip said, just throwing my two cents:

    I´ve been studying anatomy for a few years now, and I´m still not pleased with it, even though its a main subject in my studies and doodles. And I got really, really discouraged bunch of times, but in the end I always look at it like this: We can be drawing or painting many things, but the most complicated and sophisticated subject will always be a human. So when you master human, you pretty much mastered it all. So yeah, its a long road and painfull sometimes but hey, the payoff is FRIGGIN sweet.

    Okay, some things you won´t learn by drawing people, but your perception of planes, structure, colors, and perspective will be somewhere else.

    Hope this helps mate, keep on going!
    Oh and thanks for stopping by my SB btw, much appreciated!

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    a page of doodles...

    Thanks Mr. Smile. I think the main issue I have is that I'm getting older and I really need a full time job yet I haven't applied anywhere because my work I don't feel is strong enough. It's honestly just getting really annoying.

    I took some time off and I started drawing again. I think for me, my problems are sometimes psychological so it affects my drawing ability. I also wasn't enjoying it either because I was getting too obsessed with it.

    Anyway, here is a page of some doodles. Enjoy.

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    Please feel free to ignore me.

    If I may say: my advice to you was in order of priority. I really
    think that your line/brushstroke quality is what will hold you back
    right now. Its also something that's really hard to get right on a
    tablet IMO. So you maybe do your sketching stages on paper.

    On anatomy: it is an endless endless subject. Few people ever
    master it completely and it can take literally years of hard work
    before you see any real payoff.

    Don't look at it as struggle, look at it as long and complex story that
    you can never finish reading. Draw inspiration from it. That said:

    - Proportion is more important than structure and structure is more
    important than anatomy.

    - I never said that your anatomy is crap

    - Improving your control of line and brushstroke will enormously
    help you on proportions and structure.

    Its not healthy to vent your (definitely natural) frustration on people
    who comment on your thread. If people come and give you advice you
    don't like, thank them politely and then ignore their advice.

    I do it all the time

    "I think for me, my problems are sometimes psychological so it affects
    my drawing ability. I also wasn't enjoying it either because I was getting
    too obsessed with it."


    Yeah I feel that way most of the time unfortunately.

    One thing I can say is that your drawing will always suffer unless you can
    relax. Being rushed or nervous will kill you every time. Before beginning
    to work each day, take as much time you need to focus and calm yourself...
    whatever it takes, music, breathing exercises, meditation, a walk, a nap,
    or a hot shower

    on employment: art education takes waaay longer than anyone in todays
    society really recognizes...like ten years or so, not the typical four years
    that can get you an engineering degree or something. Realize that you just
    have to take all the time you need. Find a job that will pay the bills and
    not stress you out to much. You're not a slacker, you're and artist

    anyways:

    BE ENCOURAGED
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    some studies...

    Thanks BludHund. Sorry for going on a rant before. Thanks for the words of encouragement.

    Anyway, here are some figure drawings.

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    a new character....

    Here is a new character I started working on. I will force myself to actually finish it this time. I will also draw it from different angles.

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    hey man nice sketchbook so far, id say doing more studies is probably the best thing u can do it this stage, the ones u did so far look great. keep it up

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    some progress...

    Thanks Jesus Food.

    Here is some more progress.

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