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    MyioDeSopsia will be dedicated to this sketchbook

    Hello everyone,
    I've always been very impressed with people around here for the effort they put into learning and the success that they achieve through hard work. I plan on putting in as much effort as I possibly can all the time ,because I want to someday draw comics and paint images that bring stories to life. Any criticism or advice I can get I will certainly appreciate and heed because this is important to me! Please help me to get better!


    Today, I've worked on drawing eyes. I always forget to draw the lids or I draw them in weird shapes. For reference, I used my sister's Vanderpoel book to practice in the pencil drawings. For the color images I used some stock photoes from da. I haven't really memorized the structure so I'll probably work on it tomorrow too.
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    Hello MyioDeSopsia,
    It looks like you're headed in the right direction. By way of critique, i wouldn't spend as much time with the texture: your textures are feeling a little more like rough metal, than like flesh. It's also distracting to the eye, at this point. Concentrate first on the form, second, on value The latter pencil sketches are a definite improvement.
    Just keep practicing, and you'll get there. One more point: Don't fixate on one
    thing: i.e. the eye...Draw as many diverse things as you are able. I'm still learning myself, so as usual, I'm seeing in other people's work, the same mistakes I have made, or am currently struggling with.
    You're on the right track...Good luck!
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    i can just tell your gonna be good. the studies look great, both from pencil and digital. the digital is more like an opaque colored pencil, but i like the effect. keep working hard!!
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    zombifried- I'm really glad you think I'm on the right track. Thank you for the feedback, I will certainly work on form now before I approach values and texture. I'll definitely try to draw many sorts of things. Thanx man!

    NickyBeats-Thats very encouraging and motivates me to work harder, thanks!



    Yesterday I tried to study the the form of the eye from the Vanderpoel book, then did some drawings from life, which I think did help me to understand the form a little better. I tied to draw just lines but I kept getting tempted to add value. Then I drew Wolverine and my wacom mouse. I tried to start some other life studies too, but we had visitors at my house so I couldn't do anything much after that.

    I want to make sure I take good steps toward improving, for there is much to be improved, its just hard to know where to start. Not sure yet what I'll work on today, but I've got tons of energy.
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    Hey there!

    Good start,my suggestion would be to try to focus on your lines,because they look a bit jagged,but that can be correctid quickly if you focus on them.
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    Lovely work on the eyes! In terms of your brushwork in PS, I would suggest try setting your brush setting to opacity and diameter controlled by pen pressure. Also, when painting, using a bigger brush to start off with will really help keep things clean.


    I agree with zombifried; definitely on the right track!
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    DSMith-Thanks, lines are definitely going to require my attention, I usually use too many lines as well as jagged ones so I'm going to get working on it!

    h.k.- Thankya

    Pixie Trick- THANK YOU I had been using Painter and struggling to make it feel natural after I had given up on PS. But I just looked up how to set pressure to correspond to opacity in PS like you said and holy shizznit it feels like analog drawing. I would never have figured out how to do that if you hadn't mentioned it, thanks!


    After I adjusted my tablet en a bit and changed some PS settings, I thought it would be good to practice lines by drawing hands from life. I think I got more comfortable with the tools as I went on, but I also ended up using too many lines. I want to get used to using the 'economy of lines' that makes drawings look neat. I suppose I should limit the time I spend on on drawing in order to help me realize which lines are the important ones, otherwise I'm just going to keep making messes.
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    Great start of a sketchbook, your eyes are really splashihg.

    When sketching you can set the linewidth to pen pressure, to get nice flowing lines.

    Keep this up and you'll do fine
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    Very nice studies, theres a lot of goodies.
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    cifgha - Thanks, it seems like pressure-line width might be a good idea for practicing lines so I'll work with that too

    unnamed.device - Thanks man!

    redpandafire- Thankyou


    This is what I've been working on that past few days. I definitely want to learn to draw hands well, but because hands are so challenging for me I've been using them to practice with lines. I drew my left hand namely, and did some Vanderpoel work on hands and arms. I want to limit the number of lines I use as well as make clean lines. Accuracy suffered severely however when I tried this. I'm not sure if this is a good way to improve, but it's certainly getting me thinking about using less lines.

    There's a lot more I'm sure I can get out of the Vanderpoel chapters on arms, hands, wrists and shoulders, but that may have to wait for the weekend because work drags on a long time.

    I really wanted to go the old way and use some nice opaque brushes in Painter today, but I challenged myself by painting a Christmas ornament in PS with pressure-opacity. I feel kinda bad about how it looks, but I'm glad I did it because it made me learn a lot about PS....relative to what I already know....

    I've got a long way to go, but at least I'm not stuck not knowing what to do. I appreciate any help I can get!
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    I'm going to include some older still lifes in this entry, hope it's ok.


    I didn't draw yesterday. I fell asleep right when I got back from work. I tried to make up for the loss by doing more drawing today, but I'm getting tired. Well, I have the weekend off.
    I did four simple one item still lifes in PS. Despite the colorful ball and the phone looking kinda....bad, I actually put a lot of time into them....sadly. I couldn't quite achieve the correct contrast on the colorful ball. PS is tough, but I really like pressure-opacity and I want to get good at it. I'll do some more studies and pay more attention while I'm doing them.
    Below the four still lifes, is a collection of some still lifes I did in Painter during the time I was in school (NOT EXTREMELY RECENTLY )--in no particular order. Painter is a really cool program, but I don't think it has pressure-opacity?--thus you have to blend everything manually (with a blender). I don't know if this is something to steer away from because I hear that relying heavily on a blender is not good. My old still lifes are thus kinda blendy looking rather than smooth.
    Lastly, is a referenced picture of George S Patton. I'm terrible at painting people, so i need to practice this urgently.
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    You choose some really nice subjects for your still life, wow! I really enjoy looking at them.
    I do hope you'll post some more!

    So far, the beginning of your sketch book is awesome! Don't stop!!
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