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    ryanoir I'll try to draw more

    tehmeh Alright, is the loomis studies in the 3rd image what you're talking about when it comes to construction? or should I actually make it the blocky figure?

    So I've been busy with life these last couple days and just drew these up today. I'm probably not gonna have any time tomorrow to draw either :/

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    good on ya forrest I, keep it up
    you are improving, just the more hours - the faster

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    Nice studies! Those bridgman are looking good. Don't ,forget to actually understand the shapes, and not just copying them! Also, redraw them a couple of times till they are exact, and then add a few from memory or even imagination. For example, on the head studies, after you finish the studies, create a few more boxes from from different angles and then recall the proportions, the shapes, and construct your own angles.
    It will be a stretch, but you'll definitely help a lot.

    And regarding your poll, don't worry about that! It may not be an instant visible improvement, but each post rings you closer to awesomeness! Just hang in there, think why you're working so hard, and keep going!

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    Hi there!
    About your last post I think you've done well the study of materials and colors, but I must tell you to pay attention to symmetry.
    keep going!

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    wow great stuff!Especially love the girl with the hair you were trying to figure out!She turned out great!Looking forward to more stuff...cheers!

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    ryanoir thanks man

    BlackDelphin Thanks for the feedback, I'll try what you said about drawing the same figures a couple times and stuff

    *Rena* Yeah, I noticed that the symmetry was off, but I'm gonna let myself slide since I was mostly just goin for the colors and metallic look

    rastaray Thanks!

    I think I'm getting better at constructing my figures before really getting detailed with them. Though I still need to practice perspective, which I'm sure is going to be really boring -.-

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    Haven't been drawing much in the past couple days. I've been hanging out
    with friends and my MMA classes changed from 2 hours to 4 hours so I've
    been having trouble finding time. This is what I've done in the past couple
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    My friend wanted me to draw her. So far it looks nothing like her :/

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    Was stuck at a bazaar and all I had was a pen so I tried some stuff from imagination. The arm sucks and the poses' shins are too short.

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    looking good buddy! keep at it, dont give up!

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    The Andy Samberg portrait's colors are looking a little desaturated and the values I think need work.
    On the portrait of your friend, I think it's the eyes that are throwing me off the most. I'm not quite sure what it is though.
    On both, try switching the mode to grayscale in Photoshop, that might help see the values better.

    Keep up the figure work too!

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    ryanoir I won't

    skMOP I sorta fixed my friends portraits, there's still something wrong with it though, I think it's the eyes still

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    post the ref so we can help you with the portrait buddy
    still life is very nice!
    study some of your favourite artists and how they use figures, it helps!

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    ryanoir Hey man, thanks for all the support. Below is a picture of the face of my friend and the reference.

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    firstly, characters looking nice so far!
    and whats putting me off with your friends face is the mouth, yours is like super super light, i suppose it looks pleasing though just teeth WILL have a cast shadow on them
    you got it to look like her that for sure but the jawlines not right, too skinny in yours
    keep at it

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    ryanoir Thanks man, and yeah, I see what you mean about the portrait. Oh well, she said she likes it

    Here's more progress on the character. I was in a rush last night so I didn't have time to explain it. I'm drawing this for my older brother, and the character IS my older brother. It's also a very cheap Hannukah present for him so it's all good.

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    oh thats such a good present! get some cool glows and stuff on it and it'll be brill!
    nice and clean too
    glad your friend likes her present to!
    keep it up bro

    p.s. whats Hannukah?

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    solid progress dude, keep it up. construction means when you see something in 3d, human or anything else - you can put it to paper by simplifying it into basic forms. the loomis one you posted is a pretty complex construction, the vilppu way I talked about just deals with building the body from cubes and cylinders, but really it's up to you. when you are drawing from life you can simplify to blocks that you can later draw on when creating from your head.

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    ryanoir ha, this'll explain it ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah

    tehmeh Hm, I haven't looked in to Vilppu's construction technique, but I'm really enjoying Loomis' construction. I suppose I should still look at Villpu's technique to see if I like it better or not though

    Here's some more progress on my brother. I was planning on doing the C.O.W. for this week, but my first idea ended up looking too humanoid and with me working on this digital and the fact that I don't have any other ideas for the topic I'm probably just going to skip this week.

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    yeah work that character dude!

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    ryanoir I will!

    Ugh, I'm almost done with it. I really wanna start working on something else >.<

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    hey,
    By quick observation of your sketchbook I can tell you may want to try to paint and draw in more complex layers on whole image instead of focusing and polishing small parts. It is obvious on your latest knight image, where the head was called finished way before the rest of the body. You can easily lost the form that way. Just my 2 cents. Keep on progressing.

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    yeah to what Jr is saying, block out the color and lighting first, before rendering out shit
    my friend adam paquette, drew this for me to show how my friend min yum paints. this seems to be useful to me and you also
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    starting with a rough line work, then blocking out the colors with a texuture brush, then using soft brushes and finally cleaning up the edges/rendering out and adding details
    what you could have done was a rough looking illu for your brother, with color and lighting, and texture, with details and rendered out focals and it would look totally shpimpin.. your welcome *salutes*

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    forrrest my friend! you are truly amazing!!! i love the giant worm thingy lol it reminds me of the worm from gears of war 2 if you have ever played it, but anyways you have showed tremendous improvement! keep it up! maybe i could learn a thing or two or a million from you haha =)

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    Jr.Molcak I've been told this before, I guess I should probably practice drawing as a whole. You're right though, I do focus on one thing and then move on to the next

    ryanoir that's kinda how I paint now, but without the whole texture brush thing

    werdnA thank you

    Fnished this, finally! and now I'm gonna send it to him and see how he likes it

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    texture = hot.
    just dont over use it, but thats not saying not to
    this ended up brilliant, good shit bro good shit

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    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. The link you wanted is:
    http://www.scott-eaton.com/category/bodies-in-motion

    There are hundreds of photos arranged in slideshows which you can pause and do studies of. Looking at your sketchbook, I would recommend to do a bunch of gestures from them as I notice that many of your figures appear stiff. I found that when I used the Loomis manikin all my drawings were super stiff, so switched to Bridgman and photos and haven't looked back.

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    ryanoir thanks man

    Andrew Sonea Thank you very much for the website. Yeah, I've noticed that my poses are stiff too, actually the 3rd and 4th image on here show just how stiff my poses are. So, I'll be sure to practice drawing poses from there, thanks

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    Dang, it feels like it's been a long time since I've updated even though it's just been two days

    It's just about impossible for me to draw at all on tuesdays and thursdays because I've got MMA practice so I'm not gonna be posting on those days most likely. Anyway, here's what I've drawn today.

    Not sure if I wanna go anywhere with this. I do enjoy how the pose turned out though

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    looking great buddy! keep it up

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    ryanoir Thanks for all the support bud

    So I went on a 3 day vacation and was bein lazy and didn't draw at all. I did however meet a few artists on the coast and this one guy that owned an art store was really nice and cool, I enjoyed it

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    Which one of you dickholes told me to die in a ditch? xD

    Did a bit more rendering, I'm not gonna finish it though :/
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    Was thinking about doing CHOW this week but decided against it, I don't like the idea I drew up.
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    just try a simple pinup for the chow maybe? funner that way, you dun have to think about poses
    though i DONT support this, dynamic poses should always be the top priority! but not always for a character design hmm
    keep postin'

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