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    Dahlium: Thanks!

    I tried some more stuff today. Shadows and perspective.

    I thought practicing shadows would be a breeze. Well, it wasn't. Not happy with the result.

    With reference here.
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    Then I tried so tackle some perspective. It was fun, never done it this systematically before.
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    I now had a house I was kinda pleased with and wanted to make an entire picture with it, so I started adding some details. I didn't know what I was doing so it turned out to be crap and I stopped.
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    I've always been jealous of people making the coloured line paintings. Or just making lines look awesome.
    So I tried to do a simple idea to try and refine my lines. But the lines ended up looking kinda crap anyways.

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    How do you get your lines so consistent and not squiggly?

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    You do some quite nice studies from life, but transferring the knowledge to pieces done from imagination seems to be a bit of a problem. I'm not saying that I could do much better but maybe you should do more stuff from life to really hammer in the knowledge of how light, shadows and perspective work

    And good lines are mostly about 1. practise, 2. moving the elbow, not the wrist, 3. ctrl + z and redraw until satisfied and 4. the right brush settings

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    Yeah, I'm feeling that as well! Somehow it is difficult to make the commitment to studying something and more so choosing what to study!? It's just so much easier to just sit down and start to doodle.
    Do you have a site where it's easy to find pieces to study?

    Also, I will now try focus on using my elbow!

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    I have a similar problem myself, I would just use google image search or any interesting objects found around the house but it's so tempting to just doodle instead, because imagination is too interesting

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    That is so true!

    I found this site which has bundles of poses and is designed for drawing study.
    So, note to self:

    http://artists.pixelovely.com/practi...igure-drawing/

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    SO, studies..

    So I started with some studies here.

    First one are 10 min per body. That's pretty weak considering they look like 10 second doodles.

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    Next are about 1 hour per. The colours do not match the originals. I don't seem to understand what the connection between colours are yet.
    Is it a good idea to use the colour picker in photoshop on the reference to see what kind of colour it is? My colours are either too saturated or too colourful.

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    Awesome studies man. Keep Grinding!

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    @Colour Coded: Thanks! I will!

    Last one of the evening promise!

    Some 1 min gestures. I had fun doing these. Yet I do not know what good comes out of these gestures.
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    Another gesture site:

    http://www.quickposes.com/pages/gesture

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    I hardly slept tonight and I'm fatigued. But I'm in a really drawing mood, so I decided to draw some more.
    I soon discovered that it is more difficult drawing when tired.

    More 1 min gestures

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    More body/skin tone. Do I need more reds? I feel as if I always need more reds.

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    More of trying to get a grip on this body stuff. Not sure if doing it right

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    Looking good! Rahhh I think my suggestion would be to do more black and white sketches like at the top of this page. Try and break the shapes your seeing down into more stronger shapes. Your brush work is very brushy, which is great, but I think it's making the shapes not as clear as they could be! Kinda airbrushy looking.

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    Thanks! Yeah, I'm definitively weak in the shapes and lines department I want to practice doing colours and I never seem to be able to colour a greyscale afterwards. Maybe it's because the values are off?

    I will take your advice, and practice some greyscale and stronger lines!

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    So I tried some grey scale value study. Maybe I should try something simpler. I've never actually drawn an animal before.

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    And a face study of my GF. Doesn't look that much like her, but studying the face should be important to try and get more defined lines, right?

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    I'm still trying to get more accurate lines, though this isn't actually helping, is it? What exercises would be helpful in improving lines?

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    Try blocking in the shapes with a big brush, then work into the details with a smaller one. Also focus on getting the outline sharp, then the whole figure will appear sharper. Avoid soft brushes, and rather color-pick in transitions between colors to help with blending.

    Keep it up, big improvements here!

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    Really nice progress, keep going!

    The only halfway specific critique i can think of is to go greyscale before colour; I'm doing this at the moment, and it really helps with getting the value balance and composition right.

    Edit: And yes what he ^^ (nouge) said!

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    Thanks guys!

    I try to do what you've suggested. More of greyscale, harder brush and trying to block in the shapes. The last point I'm not good at, but I try

    The shape turned out pretty retarted, but the biggest issue is that my lines aren't clean at all! Still trying to use my elbow when drawing though and not straining the arm while drawing.

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    I can practice greyscale on clothes, right? Anyways, this is how far I got when rendering it. It bacome more and more sucky whenever I tried to do something to it, haha!

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    This is getting worse.

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    No studies for me today. But I drew this... ...

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