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    Pnate sketchbook

    Hey everybody, here are a couple studies I did recently to get it started. My biggest weakness right now is painting from my head so hopefully there'll be improvement over time. ANY crits or comments are welcome
    Btw, the majority of the studies I'll post are from photos that don't belong to me, unless they're still lifes.
    Thanks for looking!
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    Anybody know how to edit the title of a thread? I forgot to put up a NSFW thing in.

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    Whew, looks good so far, but the one thing that stands out to me is on the first image, I've never really seen a pair of breasts like that...? They don't sag to the sides at all, which is what breasts naturally do, making the nipples seem unnaturally close together. Even small breasts would have more distance, I think. And keep in mind that in females, the breasts are angled 60 degrees away from one another, so if her torso is facing the viewer, neither would be straight-on.

    Just my two cents, take with salt as I am not very good yet. I would like to see more!

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    wow great start for a sketchbook man, and great lighting!

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    Ooooh some nice stuff PNate. You've got some real confidence with the brush. I hope you keep posting and maybe even talk a bit about your process.

    I always assume that any and all sketchbooks are going to include nudity. Seems natural to me.

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    Hi

    I wish I could start my sketchbook like that. Good stuff.

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    Wow nice work! I especially love the skin colors.

    Here's my sketchbook!
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    Marlee-thanks for the insight, I always have trouble rendering the front torso/chest area :/ Creating form with light is something I'm struggling with a lot. I'll keep it in mind!

    feeesh-Thanks!

    NathanH-I'm far from confident, but thank you! Process-wise there isn't much going on. Richard Schmid's "Everything I know about painting" is my bible these days, so everything in there I'm trying to apply. I was a bit worried about the nudity but it seems like everyone's sketchbook does have some, doesnt it?

    gordebak-Thanks man, I appreciate it.

    Blizzard5291-Thank you for the kind words!


    So here's the study I did today. I got really tired of rendering the fence and background so I'll just leave it as is.
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    Cool studies dude, there are some areas where the brushwork gets a little muddy perhaps you could simplify the strokes with more big brushwork or render it a bit more to clean it up. Your edges seem really same-ish all over this sums it up pretty well.

    You’re off to a good start anyways, hope you keep updating and getting better!

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    Benjie-Thanks! Your advice about edges is something I'm trying to improve and I see what you mean about the muddy brushwork, I appreciate the feedback

    Here's a failed still life. It's so terrible I wasn't going to post it but then I slapped my pride in the face and so here it is. There are a billion things I could blame for its lameness (the light changing every other hour) but I guess it's a sign I should do more still lifes (positive thinking, positive thinking)
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    You've got some amazing stuff here my friend - real pleasure to just stare at these.
    Don't sweat doing the nudes - it helps with the concentration I think - keeps it exciting By the way - that last girl's hands and toes are freaking kill - I'm still going back and just staring at those. Great job!
    You've got some really great complex/simple brush work that's really fun - dig it. Keep up the hard work man! (Saw you on Crimson Daggers too ) Just remember to stop when the wrist and hand fight back!

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    meticulous-Thanks man! I really appreciate it. It means a lot to get kind words from a fellow enjoyer of nudity lol. Long live Crimson Daggers!

    Quickie still life done while waiting for the intensity club-
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    Nice work! The latest female (with fence and green background) is nice, the cooler green and bluer tones are successful. Post more.

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    got some gooood studies in here

    maybe try a soft brush to get those nice transitions in values?

    keep it up xD

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    thegrayslayer-Thanks dude! trying to get used to being consistent and it's tough

    hunchback-Thank you! I tried toying around with brush hardness on this study, it seemed to help

    So here's this study for today. Personal work to come eventually.
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    good stuff=)

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    Awesome studies man. I like how you capture the personality of the model.

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    Yep - works for me, again. I think you've got a good balance of employing the time and care into the focal areas. The way you've blocked in the white sheet compared to the face and body. Perhaps you could push that a little further, just spending a bit longer on the key areas to really make them 'zing' (I think is the word ).

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    wow great studies! I could never bring myself to just straight out copy a photo, I get so bored! But you've done a beautiful job. Like someone else said - just variate your brushstrokes a little more. Maybe try using a different brush besides the default?

    Keep at it, your looking real good so far.

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    Joce-Thanks

    Sycra-I love your youtube videos and caricatures! I learned a ton from your videos, they really helped me when I was first starting out. Thank you for those man.

    thegrayslayer-Appreciate it dude. To make it zing I shall try.

    Asteriks-Yeahh, it does get really boring sometimes I'll have to take a look at some of the other brushes sometime. I just like the simplicity of the hard round but it does get repetitive. Thank you for looking!

    Here's a quicker study. Tried to focus more on the colors and lighting rather than getting it exactly right. And also a couple pages of random sketches from my head. Trying to improve my imagination work, which has a long way to go.
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    Wow man, those figures look great. I have the same problem with brushes, I use a hard tilted elipse brush 99% of the time. It get the job done but sometimes it looks dull. Keep up the good work!

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    Great studies and a very nice start to your sketchbook. Keep up the hard work and I'm looking forward to seeing some personal work from you in the future.

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    Love your figures and simple brush strokes you use!

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    You have some very nice studies here mate, but I think you might want to take a second look at the values in a couple. Squinting and making them go fuzzy goes a long way to help see what's going on. Also, after a quick look-see it seems that in general you lose contrast as you move towards the feet of your figures. Maybe painting one of these upside down would help? (ie, head on bottom)

    Anywhoo.... those are nitpicky things. You have a lovely start here and I want to see moar!!!

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    Great studies. Really great

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    Good stuff I love the nudes see ya!
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    Great stuff! Mind me asking where you get your reference photos from? That is, if its from an online source.

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    Alexson-Thanks dude. Yeah that hard edged brush feel is tough to lose. It looks like Bobby Chiu alters the opacity and flow a lot while he paints, I think I'll give that a shot.

    [ste]-Thanks!

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    Pixie Trick-I've been trying to do the Schmid squinting thing but it's not really second nature for me yet. I flip compulsively but I guess that's something that will come with practice. Thanks for looking!

    Hive_minD-Thanks man

    Red Warrior-Bye! Thanks for stoppin by

    Jonathan C-For sure, there are lots of great photographers on Deviantart that I reference all the time:
    http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/
    http://pelicanh.deviantart.com/
    are both ones I've been using a lot recently. A nifty trick is to look at nude photographers favorite images and find other photo sets through them. Endless nude references at your fingertips!

    Today was one of those bad painting days for some reason :/ Anyhow, here's a study and some random sketches from my head.
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    We all have those bad days where a freaking stick person looks like dog poo. I hate those days. I always try and walk away -- but then I feel like I'm giving up - but if I stay and keep trying, something usually gets broken I think these are great updates - I always geek out on your paintings - Freaking sweet updates!! (the hands and feet are awesome as always!)

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    meticulous-Thanks man, it's good to know other people struggle with it. It's the worst when nothing comes out right.

    So for this one I tried to use a softer more textured brush but I hated it so I switched back to the ol' hard round in the middle. It's unfinished, muddy and all around crappy so I batmanized it. Better stuff to come tomorrow
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