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    Hi everyone,

    Nice to be posting here; I want to take my art to the next level so I'll be doing intense studies of everything from Anatomy to perspective and so forth. My aim is to improve as much as I can and work as hard as possible. Any feedback is greatly appreciated as well!
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    First up are some photo studies of environments. I paint mostly characters, so I want to get out of my comfort zone for a bit. In addition to this, I'm also studying perspective as well. The first couple were done in over an hour or so, the later ones around 20-30 minutes.

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    Here are some photo studies for figures as well (referenced from Deviant Art):

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    A photo study of Rogue from X3:

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    Here are some quick character concepts, roughly 20-30 minutes each:

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    That's all for now, thanks for looking!

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    looking at this makes me touch my nipples. especially the rogue one.

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    Your choice of colors is very good. Nice painting technique. From what I can see so far you should work more on drawing from mind. Anatomy could use some work I think. The last character you posted looks a bit awkward. Arms look kind of short and he appears to be standing on tiptoe? Pose is very stiff too. Your studies look very nice though. Just learnt to apply more of that knowledge to your imagination images and you will be really good.

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    Nice new sketchbook!! Please update regularly!

    Your colours are very lush, I like it.

    Do you still have the ref url for the red haired girl?

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    nice studies man, good luck with your sketchbook. Looking forward to more

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    A 99 blur skill user xDD Nice, nice. Keep posting.

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    Hey George, it's always good to see a familiar face around here

    My thoughts, based on sketches here and what I have seen before - you should do more studies, especially ones from life. Study anatomy, get rid of the stiffness of your forms. Stiffness can really kill an otherwise good image. I want to see you paint more from your memory and less from photos, they can only give you as much information, and they often flatten the subject.

    So keep going! I'm looking forward to your updates.

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    nice paintings man
    really good work with faces and anatomy
    keep on updating regullary and you'll be very good!

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    The colors!! So jealous...

    Keep it up.

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    bakatron: LMAO, thanks

    Bergulf: Thanks for posting - you're right on the money with pretty much every single thing you said. I do agree that I should work more from my mind/imagination, so that's exactly what I'm going to do (in combination with studies from Loomis and the like). My figure work is indeed very stiff as well, I'm probably gonna start doing gesture drawings to break that. Thanks again for your honesty.

    Zeitwolf: If by regularly you mean every day, then your wish is granted The ref for the girl is here as well: http://nikxstock.deviantart.com/art/Roses-43409965

    Malakuko: Appreciate it, I posted more below as well

    Creusa: Thanks; I achieve that effect by running a soft airbrush on the edges, it gives it a very nice, soft effect and it's often the last step I do for a completed painting.

    Donna: Hi Donna, great seeing you as well I do agree that I should do more studies. I actually took your advice and did a few live studies of a mannequin, and it was a LOT of fun. What I noticed was that there's so much more information with using a live model, especially in terms of lighting, it's crazy. I'm definitely gonna be doing this practice daily, it's a lot of fun and I'm learning a lot by doing so. As for references, I think I'm only going to use them to do my landscape speed- paintings, as I'm learning a lot about how to handle perspective practicing them. Thanks for your input, appreciate it.

    Twan: Thank you, although I do think my faces need work. I'm pretty good in drawing/painting them from 'simple' angles, but I need to practice more on other views. And yes, I'll be updating daily

    Farquad: Thank you. I used to struggle with colors for many years; The trick that I found is to avoid starting off with overly saturated colors at the beginning....




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    Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to post their feedback - I'll apply the many critiques here in my future studies (more drawing from imagination, more studies, etc.). Below are some sketches from yesterday (PoseManiacs, Loomis, from life, etc.) and today, as well as some speedpaintings:

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    And here are some speedpaintings. The first one of the mannequin is painted from life (the first time I've ever done this in a digital medium), and I had a blast with it. There's a ton more information on lighting so I was able to obtain some really interesting values. I'll definitely be painting more from life from now on, it's a lot of fun!

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    And that'll be all for today, thanks in advance for any critiques/feedback as well
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    fantastic landscape studies you've got here. Moar plz!
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    Looking hot, man! Just keep doing what you're doing!

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    Cool work. Good colours and good application of them in the enviros. On your portraits, be careful about symmetry and proportions, sometimes little flaws can be noticed.
    Anyway, keep working hard!

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    You definitly have some skill here bro.
    Be gentle with us and keep the updates coming, I'm sure you will rock us even more in a few months.

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    Beautiful landscapes! Loving your technique too!
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    Nice clean line and brush work. Keep the updates coming.
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    wow amazing work

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    Hyaaah, that's great Painting from life is fun, even though it can induce headaches sometimes There is SO much information photographs just don't capture, from little reflections to crazy hue shifts. It can get hard, but it's very rewarding in the end :]

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    Sansart: Thank you, had a lot of fun with that one

    Asterisks: Thank you. More landscapes in this post!

    alexson: Thanks, I most certainly will

    towy: Appreciate it.

    Abrodos:
    Thank you. Great point regarding symmetry, I'll definitely be more conscious of this when painting and drawing.

    Brun: Thanks for the support, I'll definitely be practicing daily so no worries there :d

    HolyBovine: Thank you, I'm learning a ridiculous amount with those studies.

    Natzuur-JK: Thanks, updates are below

    bubblesaw: Thank you.

    Donna: You're right on the money; There is a ton of information regarding those subtle value and color shifts, but I have to admit I really enjoy the challenge!



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    Below are some updates, speedpaintings (photo studies for environments, as well as a portrait from imagination).

    The first painting is yet another mannequin study from life - this time I gave him an apple, as he got a bit hungry while posing. Unfortunately, he couldn't reach it.


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    That's all for now, more updates tomorrow! Thanks everyone for taking the time to post feedback as well - I've already learned a ridiculous amount within the last two days alone, so to say I appreciate this is a huge understatement.
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    sweeeet sweeet progress dude!!! That's a lot of studies! Keep it up! Great style on the girl portraits, they almost glow.
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    great sketchbook so far. Tons of studying really impressive. It will take you far, keep posting

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    Yeah, looking good. Nice to see lots of quick anatomy studies. Fast'n'loose, that's the best way to learn, ignore the detail work for now, i'd say. But you're doing good so far.

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    beautiful colors in almost all your pics, I get a very warm feeling when looking at them. I'll try to get the same effect in my future digital work.
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    knoxie: Thank ya! I'll do my best to do my daily studies. Glad you dig the the portraits as well

    Aveh: Thank you. I feel I still have a long way to go, but I'm getting some very constructive feedback so I'm confident my skills will improve if I keep at it

    Verehin: Thank you!

    The_Flying_Dutchman: Thank you. You're right on the money in regards to ignoring the details - I actually had a huge problem with that earlier as an artist. I used to get lost in the little details, while everything else suffered as a result....

    Sweron: Thank you. I used to struggle a lot with colors - the trick is to study color theory and memorize the color wheel, each color's complimentary colors, etc. until it comes to you naturally.




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    Here's today's updates. No speedpaintings today, but lots of sketches. I was studying Loomis 'Fun With a Pencil' today, and did a bunch of studies (very few direct copies - most of them are my own using his method). Lots of fun, and I feel I'm getting better at sensing form as a result. I'll practice this for the next two weeks probably then work my way towards the more serious stuff.

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    Great studies, keep it up.

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