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    here's a mantis study I did on todays stream, it's not random, I'm actually working on a piece right now of a creature that's very similar to a mantis that I'll probably show tomorrow.

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    Piece I finished while streaming yesterday, gotta post more studies damnit.

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    A little enviroment and a couple characters. I'm trying to get my poses to look loose and not so stiff like they have been.

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    stream was entertaining

    nice studies keep it up!

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    Hey forrest, love this sb. its very motivational. the progress youve made in the last 3 pages in redonkulous. the only crit from me is that the lighting in your imagined stuff still seems very generalised and doesnt show me the depth that you are capturing the study work. but like every thing its getting better and im sure youll crack it soon.
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    Looking guuuuud Forrest Doing all the right things. I agree with the stiffness of the characters, more dynamic poses
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    Nyoron ha, thanks for watchin

    dog-faced thanks, I'm tryin to improve everything that I can

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    Man, look's like you're working your butt off with these studies! The mantises look awesome! Keep going. I've actually gotten kinda lazy with my goals, time to pick up the slack..thanks for the motivation!

    have you heard of Matessi's FORCE book? I think it's a really nice method for making dynamic poses, might be worth checking out.

    PS, I started doing japanese juijitsu. It is PAINFUL! But really fun. Just thought you might care about that...um. K, seeya. I'll try to catch your stream sometime, darn timezones.
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    *comments*

    nice studiesssss working hard eeeh?

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    Vertical Thanks, and no I haven't seen that book yet, seems pretty interesting, might look in to it. And nice man! Gotta kick some ass with your new jiujitsu skills!

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    nyoron hell yeah ha

    Damn this! I've barely had any time to draw recently. Wrestling has been kickin my ass, and when I get back from practice I'm so exhausted I can't even focus on drawing for the couple hours I can. I gotta keep goin and keep pushing myself though. Damn this deathline challenge -_-

    More progress on batlemage. Still gotta fix sme perspective issues with it. I watched all three lord of the rings today since I had a free day finally and by watching it I learned so much just about armor design, so I made a couple changes to the mage, might do some other stuff too.

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    Wassup Forrest, those manti paintings look so awesome, i love the highlights, it makes it look really realistic, like the bug is wet.
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    awwww I missed it

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    Here's a rough preparation study and the final for my battle mage piece.

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    Found a ton of new texture brushes that I decided to mess around with and here's what I came up with...

    Gonna start rampaging through some environment and landscape studies this week. Then next week I'm going to try and tackle creature design

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    I just rambled through this and your old sketchbook, it's so impressive to see how much you've improved. It's really inspiring!
    I think maybe (and this is a personal problem for me too) getting some hard edges and crisp lines to get some nice solid forms in your pieces and make them easier to read. Some of the stuff is coming out a little fuzzy.
    Loving your studies! That's good stuff. I'm checking some of your livestream videos now. It's really interesting to see your workflow. And good choice of music to boot!

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    Thanks Dye-Lawn I'll keep the edges thing in mind

    What I've been up to (sorry, not much)

    Shitty TC entry too ha, did it in the 2 hours i had to do it xD

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    A doodle and some studies, I've been doin some pencil studies of dragons recently so I'll post those up after I fill a few more pages.

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    Some stuff from the stream earlier and a random dragon doodle. Gotta work on my dragons

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    The fact that I know that your green dragon is a rayquaza is a bittersweet feeling...

    It is awesomely done by the way. Cept that you accidentally cut it off at the end of the S curve of your pokemon. You should be able to see a glimpse of its body when it curves behind to connect to the tail. ( I fervently hope that I am making sense to you.)

    Your latest dragon needs a little more contrast. When I squint, all I see is a dark blob. You should also move the right forearm to the left. It looks a little unbalanced right now. Maybe curve the tail to the front for a bit more readability in your silhouette. All in all awesome sketchbook! I adore the way you render metal =D

    Hope that helps =D

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    currychakra Thanks for the comment, and yeah I messed up on the rayquaza ha, it was just for fun so I'm not too upset about it

    So today I ventured to Portland for National Portfolio Day and got to talk to a few people about college. My portfolio only consisted of what I had done at school this year and when a laptop was readily available I showed them my digital art aswell. Mostly what I learned from the critiques was that I really need to work more on my composition and planning before I jump in to a drawing. I didn't realize that almost all of my pieces simply have something in the center of the screen/page and that is the main subject matter.
    Another thing that was suggested for me was to quit working on such refined drawings, I was complimented on me being able to be patient enough to fully render and go in to detail with my drawings. However, even my studies and my small, boring imaginary doodles in my sketchbook are very finely rendered. I have to agree with this statement, I know totally rendering things isn't bad, but I need to focus on the bigger picture I feel.
    To come back to the compositional argument, I know a bit about composition already, I watched Mark English's video on it and after today I feel I'm due for another watch. In most my works I've stuck to using color or value instead of composition if I wanted to create tension or invoke a feeling in someone. I mostly decided to share this with all of you because I'm hoping to get some feedback from people in my fellow art communities. I've always thought I was totally heading in the right direction, but this opened my eyes a bit today. I'm still not sure if I'm even going to go to college or not, I'm thinking of taking a year after high school to decide on whether I should or not. If anyone could share some thoughts on that aswell I'd aprreciate it.

    Anyway, here is what I have been up to:

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