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    Thanks for visiting my sb! You got some nice studies here, there is clearly a lot of improvement.
    Try to do some still lifes, I think they could help you with painting the details, I can see you know where to put them, but sometimes I think you put them a bit wrong. (I know I'm not the person to say this, but I tried to crit a bit.)


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    Devo Thanks man, yeah I need to do more still lifes. Here's one for ya

    Not much for today, ended up spending most the day with mah future woman. I kept goin off and on with this still life throughout the day, but I finally finished it. Only thing that's off about it is the perspective, it was wierd in the pic too, but whatever. Time to go work on my video productions final

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    Last still life looks good, but can use some harder edges in there. Right now the whole thing is a bit blurry.
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    "Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley

    "If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee

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    5 stars? at least youve got more than me! haha
    i agree with the hard edges like andrew said, defining the shapes helps it read!

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    i like those drawings of the men you did, before my last post. nice lighting and form. is that bridgeman?
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    join to me to make beautiful drawings.

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    Lool nice poll ^.^

    I can see improvement, keep up those studies!

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    Andrew Sonea Yeah, the whole thing had taken me around 3-4 hours and I just didn't feel like fixin up all the egdes and stuff. Thanks man.

    ryanoir Actually, the name was "Whats a guy gotta do to get a 3 star thread around here?" But literally like a minute later I go back and find my sketchbook is 4 stars and I'm like

    Catish it's actually figures from Loomis' books, and yeah I chose them because of the lighting

    Saltfox thanks dawg

    Question: SHOULD I START MY DRAWINGS FROM COLOR OR START AS B&W?

    I used to do a lot of pixel art a few months back because I was working on a 2d MMO with my older brother. However, the project fell through because I decided I'd rather work on my artistic skills instead. Well, a couple days ago I had an urge to make a tileset and am now going to start working on this as a little side project for fun. When I'm done I'll probably give it to some 2D MMO making communitys or somethin. I'll rarely work on it though so don't expect to see much of it

    Anyway, my crap from today includes a screencap from Batman Begins, a little insect study that I planned on continuing but got caught up in rendering that one beetle instead. Aaaaand, a crappy, saturated tribal guy. I wanted to try something involving two light sources, but it looked like crap so I just gave up :/

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    I'm trying to work on my animal studies so that my creatures will stop sucking
    nuts. I didn't quite finish the lizard, I'm too damn tired right now so I'll finish
    it tomorrow -_-


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    Well, a new semester of school. This semester I've got 2 releases and I'm an aide for one of the drawing classes, so most of the drawing I've been doing has been in school. After school has been spent messin around with my friends, but hey, I've gota get out of the house.

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    Nothing really for today. I got stuck watching kids at my family's superbowl party, and no I don't care for football so it wasn't much fun. When I wasn't arguing with the kids trying to figure out if they wanted to watch Madagascar or Over the Hedge I worked on this angel I drew for my lady. Then, I just doodled a bit for the rest of the night.

    I used a pose from Loomis' book for the upper body, but the hands, and lower body were basically all on me. Oh, and the majority of the face, which came out wierd lookin :/


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    Well, TAD started this Tuesday and I suck at pastels. That is all.

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    Keep it up man! Watch the relationships between your torsos and legs. Still lives look good, hope you dig TAD! Its a lot of hard work and things to stay on top of.

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    cool to see you started so young and continue to stick with it

    i'd suggest doing some full body gestures and more anatomy studies, connection methods of the body, etc.. your figures seem to be lacking this aspect to them

    but you're def improving, so keep workin hard!
    ...the imperfections make it interesting...

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    Had a freaking amazing Valentines Day, first one I've ever had with a lady and it was sweet. Here's some stuff I've done, btw, I really like the knight character



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    I definitely see mself improving with these last few assignments. Mostly the 5 minute ones. I didn't quite get in to the midtone with some, but the sillhouette looks much better in my opinion

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    Your pencil work is awesome. Very inspiring.

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    dear sir, your at tad? fuck
    lol
    are you actually using nupastels? because they dont really look like them, so that might be why it looks like your having a bit of trouble?
    also, is it instructed to do 5 minute studies? or is that personal choice? with mine (thru vlp) i dont really time them, i just try and get it all in, and get the shapes right and stuff
    if your not using nupastels, you should, and you actually have access to them in america so you have no excuses! haha
    theres a few proportion/shape issues with these, also; you should work on toned paper, it's kinda a must for the light on dark studies
    i'm very excited to watch you progress! did you leave high school or something? or arent you 16 anymore?
    i'm gonna watch you closer now and you gotta post on VLP bro! it's lonely over there, you have free access to it, and theres some veeeerrry good videos there! check out Georges vids, and theres quite a few ca.org ones and massive black ones there
    see ya later bro!

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    mpaquin Thanks man, that means a lot

    ryanoir dang man, lots of questions ha. Ok, I'll answer em all...

    are you actually using nupastels? because they dont really look like them, so that might be why it looks like your having a bit of trouble?
    No I am not and I know I really need to get them. The Michaels near me doesn't have any so I'm gonna go to the art supplies store downtown to buy some hopefully

    also, is it instructed to do 5 minute studies? or is that personal choice? with mine (thru vlp) i dont really time them, i just try and get it all in, and get the shapes right and stuff
    So far our assignments have been to do 5 minute studies of each figure and then 2 15 minute studies.

    did you leave high school or something? or arent you 16 anymore?
    Nope, still in high school and I'm still 16. I just got some time that I could spare to do this, well, sorta. I haven't been doin my MMA as much and it's kinda been replacin that, but it's worth it

    you gotta post on VLP bro! it's lonely over there, you have free access to it, and theres some veeeerrry good videos there! check out Georges vids, and theres quite a few ca.org ones and massive black ones there
    I know! I've watched a couple videos and they got me pumped at the beginning of spring term to pastel the shit out of somethin. I just need to grab my certification code which seems to be hiding from me somewhere

    So not much for today, I wanted to see how good a fully completed figure study would look if I tried one so that's what I did. Took me around 45 min - 1 hr I think, but I think it looks pretty dang spiffy. Keep them comments up my N-words, see yall laters!

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    watch your proportions and balance bro! is it like tad part time? or just like single class? D:
    can't wait to see what you do with nupastels

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    ryanoir part time online classes, and yeah, I still need to find some time to go downtown -_-

    For now, here's a WIP for this weeks teen challenge. It's supposed to be a guardian, so it's guarding its eggs. Hopefully I can finish by tomorrow night. But this night I'm gonna booze it up. Cya!!

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    You've got some wonderful color studies~!
    Also - keep it up with the life drawing.

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    ill go down on your town bitch
    hope you finished your tc, i just posted the finals thread now cause nyctalgias a lazybum

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    Kaikikuro Thanks, I will

    ryanoir oh I hope you do go down on my town! Then I don't have to live here anymore

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    Yeaaa 16. Finding somebody at the same age makes me want to work harder so I can keep up.
    Dude tell me about how you're doing TAD with high school sometime.
    and I liked your TC entry this week.

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    i dont want you to die in a ditch

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    skMOP it's pretty easy actually, I've got two releases in school that basically gimme time to do my homework then, so when I get home I don't have to worry about doin homework and TAD stuff

    a la bapsi golly! I sure hope not D:

    here's some TAD stuff, just got my new pastels today and they are WAY different then my old ones ha, but I like them. Also, there's a guy with fire hands and a shield guy that I'm not gonna finish...

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    I wish I had started taking art seriously back when I was your age....If you keep working hard like this every day, you'll be a BEAST by the time you're 19 XD.

    Nice pencil studies, specially on the loomis ones! Try working a little more on the midtones as I see they're missing a bit of contrast. Same goes for the lizard and the tiger. If you had shaded the lizards lower right torso portion(same for the tiger) it would of gained a much more defined volume.
    Ill be following your SB as I like your progress ;D

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    figures are improving man! more more more!!

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    Good to see another TAD student. I hope it is kicking your butt as much as it is kicking mine.

    I have a suggestion about your figures. Think about the figure in terms of only 2 values, a light side and a dark side. When you are looking at your reference photos squint at them and you can see the division really clearly. Try blocking those values into your drawings as well. Don't let your light side values intrude into your dark side.

    Doing studies this way really helped me understand how light breaks across the human figure. Good luck. Keep up the good work.
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