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    yay, page 2!

    haha anyway, here are thse anatomy studies ive been meaning to put up

    heres a little loomis
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    and these are from a book my mom found somewhere by a guy named "giovanni civardi". ive never heard of him before but his stuff is really good. nice and realistic
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    same thing as with the birds though, i need to apply these and draw more from imagination. i need to do some more loose gestures too. these detailed studies are nice, but i need to loosen up a bit.


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    and here are some cat studies i did over the last 2 days. these went a lot better and i learned a bunch from these. these pages are from books and pictures:
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    and this one is from my head

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    You've done some sudden improvements!
    Great job man.

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    loathsome: thanks! im trying a lot of different things to see which way works most efficiently for me. (hmm, have i seen you around cow? )

    heres a page of fish studies i did today. i already did sharks, so since their body structures are pretty similar im mostly concentrating on the heads and mouths.
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    and heres today's photo study. a little longer, about 3 hours. i learned a lot about color again on this one
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    and heres some of my process when working from a photo. sorry i missed the first part, but i usually lay down a flat color with the bucket and then paint in basic shapes with more flat colors (you can see that in the first step). then i basically just go straight into rendering as i have something to look at instead of having to build up colors and values like when working from imagination. hope this can help some people.
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    im gonna draw some of my own fish tomorrow. theyre pretty fun to do

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    Your studies look great!!! Very promising! I love those different fishes!

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    *edit: sorry for another super long post :/ ill try to write less next time

    well yesterday i was pretty busy and by the end of the day i was tired so i went to bed early and actually got a decent amout of sleep. but no art oh well, at least i got some done today.

    here are some fish from imagination. its funny, i think some of these ended up looking better than the photo studies fish are pretty easy, once you get the base shape down, just add some fins, gills and mouth details and you got a fairly believable fishy.
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    and heres a half-finished photo study. i spent a little more than an hour on it so far.
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    just like with the animal sketches, i need to apply what i learn from these photo studies too!

    busted out the ol' 3ch again for those of you that dont know, 3ch is a "random situation generator". basically you tweak some minor settings (just the theme really), push a button, and out come a random scenario. its for coming up with something to illustrate for lazy people. when it says "random" though, it means RANDOM! heres the one im doing now (which is one of the least random i might add): "a fetishistic small girl ignites a scorpion in fields".......yeah. not sure how or if im gonna illustrate "fetishistic; ill probably put her in some leather or something if i do O.o haha 3ch is fun in a crazy sort of way. i spent about 10-15 minutes on these 2 so far. i think ill do a combination of both. oh and i want to have her flipping/dodging out of the way of the tail and shootig a fireball out of her fingertips at the scorpion...any ideas for a pose? im kinda stuck but ill play around with it some more.
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    i think my color use is getting better, but ive still got a long way to go. im probably gonna try to find a ref pic for the lighting on this. i think ill learn more that way.
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    eh not much done today. its halloween weekend and i have a lot of homework...:/

    heres a speedpaint of the view out my dorm window. spent about 45 minutes on it. painting from life is awesome! i learned so much about bounced light!
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    this is i think my final version of that scorpion thing. im gonna have fun with this :]
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    and heres my start on teen challenge 100 round 3...even though i got eliminated through a tiebreaker > oh well, at least im getting better. im doing this just for the practice. topic was "dragon hunter" this is technically due tomorrow but since im out i dont really have a deadline...ill try to finish it tomorrow anyway
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    i think this is a breakthrough with color for me. those photo studies really helped

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    The last sketches are very good. Don't stop.

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    awesomeawesomeAWESOME studies so far.
    it's inspiring to see how much they're helping your imaginative work.

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    You're totally inspiring.
    You're doing absolutely great, I love everything in this sketchbook so far! In fact, I'm going to try and do some animal studies like those, because I'm so envious right now.
    Keep posting! I want to see more!

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    Great work! You're kicking ass, keep it up!
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    karantina: thanks! ill be goin strong for quite a while i hope

    a la bapsi: glad i can inspire people too and heeey congrats on winning cow!!! thats a goal of mine

    Elz: wow thanks ive still got a ways to go, but im getting better. just gotta keep pluggin along. hopefully there will be much, much more stuff in the next couple months/years

    NickTrip: thanks, will do! it means a lot dude.

    i didnt get too much done today either :/ i was up kinda late and had to wake up early for practice so i ended up takin a nap for a while. at least i was learning! i found the imaginefx workshops. how have i not seen this before!!??? these are awesome. heres a link: imaginefx workshops. i found the dragon tamer one by the Omen guy on deviantart particularly helpful

    heres a little more progress on that dragon hunter thing. its an improvement from my older stuff but its still looking really monochromatic....i dont think ive painted this kind of lighting before >.< i might muck around with it a little more and then do some studies and come back to it.
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    this is going a little better methinks. spent about half an hour on the colors so far. im gonna use some ref for the lighting on this and try to render it pretty well. i like where its going so far
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    probably wont get anything done tomorrow :/ im goin out tonight and ive got homework to do tomorrow. I HATE WRITING!!!!!!

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    You have quite amazing work here. You inspire me, like you do to many others. I really need to kick it up a notch and practice to even come near your skill. I will be bookmarking your sketchbook to stay up to date. Thank you much!

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    Nice studies, i suggest you to put them in use after drawing, so that you dont forget what you've learned.

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    hey whats up Lancer? diggin your studies man. I really like your window life study! I've been thinking about moving my desk over to my window just for that. Keep up the hard work man
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    the imaginefx workshops are both informative and motivating. glad you found them!
    What part of cali are you in? Maybe we can have a super sketchjam 8D

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    Blender914: im glad to hear it man. just keep busting out art and you can improve really quickly. photo studies and life-painting are pretty much the best things ever

    heix33: thanks, and yeah haha i mentioned that in a couple of earlier posts. i really need to get better with that

    OmertA: hey! whats up man? just saw your piece for tc round 3. nice! really wish i made it through thanks and yeah i got to my dorm first so i stole the window spot (you started college this year right?) it sucks for still lifes though, i never get direct light through my window :/ good to see you around! -lance

    a la bapsi: yeah theyre so awesome hahaha well im from right around la, but im going to school in chicago, so probably no super skecthjams any time soon youre from...arizona? what part? ive got cousins up in pheonix.


    i do love procrastinating this is all im gonna be able to do today cuz its almost 6pm and i have to film a music video for which i have yet to pick a song, edit it with software i dont have, and then rewrite a paper....both due tomorrow

    sarted coloring those fish from a while back. i like how its coming so far.

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    You sir, are off to a terrific start. I wish I was this far along at your age. Keep this rate of work up and you'll improve like crazy!

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    I'm actually in california right now. In the san fernando valley.
    those fish are coming along well.

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    Wooww I've never seen your sketchbook before but I'm glad I have now

    Really awesome studies. Makes me want to do a bunch myself!

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    liffey: thanks! and i hope so!

    a la bapsi: hmm i guess that was someone else i saw was from AZ...are you from san fernando valley or are you just going to college there? and thanks

    sulphur: glad i can help motivate you


    bleh i got hardly any sleep this weekend. i was up till 4 editing that video and then when i come back to the dorms, the fire alarms are going off...for 4 HOURS!!!!!!! fml. at least it was an actual fire this time and not another bs thing...i would have killed some bitches
    sorry no art today im gonna go pass out. tomorrow i dont have practice so im gonna be pretty free so i plan to do lots of artses then

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    looking forward to your next batch of art fire alarms have this thing with making people want to SMACK A BITCH. D:<
    i'm actually born and raised in the valley. i commute to pasadena where i go to school :>

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    a la bapsi: woah no way! im from pasadena!!! what college do you go to?

    ok today was awesome. i went to sleep at like 8 last night, woke up at 8am, went to class which i did nothing in and then took a nap i love naps sooo much. and then my practice was cancelled so after that i did some artses

    well today wasnt a terribly productive day, but i feel like i leraned a lot from what i did so thats good. i also spent about 2 hours helping out out a friend with art, giving him tips and such.

    after i passed out last night i dreamt of this at some point, woke up, said "ima draw that" and then went back to sleep. true story. i forgot how fun pencils were
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    i feel like learned a lot about light on this, which is wierd since its only grapphite, but hey, im not complaining.

    and heres a portrait study i did. took about 2 hours. i like freckles...
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    and lastly, heres some stuff i posted earlier that didnt show up so i posting again to make it look like i did more art muahahaha!!!
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    thats all for now. ill try to get more in tomorrow

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    Good stuff!
    Nice animals! )))

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    skafandar: thanks a lot! i like animals

    busy today >

    i did a couple pages of posemaniacs. havent done these in a while haha. i tried to be a little looser...i dunno they look better...i think
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    and here are some portraits. im proud to say about half of them are from imagination. i dont know when or where i got better with faces but i like the improvement. the 3 on the top left and the one on the bottom right are from imagination and the rest are from photos. i like the girl with the hoodie. like, a lot. im gonna paint it some time later.
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    i want to do more, but i could use some sleep. ill be back tomorrow with more stuff!

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    i'm loving the careful pencil lines.
    and that enviro piece blows me away!!

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    last enviro wwwas cool, deserves some stars. keep it up!

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    it's looking great, i wish you the best of luck at unversity but dont forgett to keep us updated on your work

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    nice portrait study amigo, you have improved looads from heading to your art course. Hope to see even more improvement in the coming pages! I like the fish study on this page, perhaps I'll even do one myself after seeing that! No crits from me you are way ahead!
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    You are doing great ! The difference between first page and second is big, looking forward to your updates

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