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    RyanRyan: thanks man!

    HerrleerzeichenS: awesome! and yeah, hannes is just....yeah


    this week sucks. its 4:30 in the morning and i still have more work to finish tomorrow. school sucks soooo much!!! im really hoping itll get better once i start taking classes for my major

    dropping photo study real quick. the colors were really hard on this one, they were practically all 100% brightness, just varying amounts of saturation. learned a bunch though
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    been real busy. droppin this quick color experiment/brush test. just downloaded DefiledVisions' brush pack. thanks man its awesome

    little over an hour......ended up kinda washed out :/ i know why though, ill have to watch for it in the future.
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    'til next time!

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    another horrible experment. gaaaaah ive been frustrated lately. my faces are god-awful an my colors are even worse when working from imagination. i think im gonna go back to duplications of other people's art to get a grasp on it. its gonna take a lot of work and theres gonna be a lot of crap coming from it, but its something i really need to do. im somewhat kinda satisfied with my pencils at the moment (compared to my colors) so im gonna spend the next few weeks really buckling down on color. anyway, im rambling, so heres my fail:
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    ive done some sketches too, but im too lazy to scan them. nowhere near to what i was doing before break though....ive been pretty worn out lately :/

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    heres my start on color studies. all 3 are copied from other people's stuff. fisrt one is some random thing from deviantart, and the last 2 are jeff simpson studies. his stuff is awesome and his colors are orgasmic. learned a lot from these

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    workin on stroke economy too. big thanks again to DefiledVisions for his brushpack. i finally can get my brushstrokes to behave more like oils. lovin iiiit

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    Nice studies man! I totally feel where you're coming from with colours from imagination. I think it is a matter of applying the studies right away. I think you saw the double studies in my sketchbook? It is a great exercise...Jason Rainville just posted a similar study where he does another painting after a photostudy but with a new pose. And openanewworld used to copy Sargent then right after do a painting from imagination with the same palette.

    So maybe give those types of studies a try, because your colours from ref are really good.
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    The second one pure awesomeness!

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    Andrew Sonea: thanks man. and yeah i did see those. i might try something like that later, but right now im concentrating on how color behaves, not light....not sure how to explain it. kinda like how darker colors usually get more saturated and other things like that. i will definitely take your suggestions to heart and try those double studies though, just not quite yet. i feel like im about to have a breakthrough

    MartinC: thank you kind sir. again, not my original though. Jeff Simpson is awesome O_O his website

    ok heres some stuff ive been doing for school plus some doodles

    this is 4x3 FEET and it sucks ass and took forever. big ass waste of time :/
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    this one is like 2x3 feet:
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    and an 18x24 sketch of my bathroom. in pen, working on lines. i fail *_*
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    a girly that looks like a dude. i like the hair though. fire!!!
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    some sketches from mind. they feel better, but i need to get back to anatomy studies....
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    and heres a homework assignment i did tonight. spent about 4-5 distracted hours on it i wanna say. added some steps too. oh and its 18x24 as well
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    im gonna go back in and color it in photoshop once i feel more confident with my colors. can you say portfolio piece???

    oh yeah, and i got an internship lined up for summer http://shadedbox.com/ its not finalized yet, but i talked to the manager(?) person and he said hed love to have me intern, so thatll be cool (i hope). at least ill get paid


    anyway, its 3 am and i need some sleep. later!

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    huuuuuuuuuuum ..... go go gooood

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    Kiarash: thanks

    gaaaaah school sucks! ive only done a few sketches and barely started another photo study. ill get em up tomorrow :/

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    sorry for the spam post! heres some work on a photo study. couple hours so far. breakin outta dem comfort zones!!! im taking these much more slowly now. i think its paying off, im learning a lot and its good rendering practice, as i havent done much of that lately :/
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    ill finish this later today, as well as some facial studies

    *edit: oh and, im gonna do one more study after this, and then get into some serious imaginitive work. RAWR!!!
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    Lancer, dude, that last environment sketch is sick! It would look great as a portfolio piece. The only thing I think would make it better is if you maybe didn't do it in photoshop. Like, of course you can, but a nice, elaborate sketch of an environment like that I think could look way more beautiful as a portfolio piece and can show more skill. Also, it may give you somethin to work on in any off time you might have. Just a suggestion though dawg

    Also, that photo study looks nice, reminds me of what I need to start doin ha

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    Forrest_I: thanks, and duly noted. i might touch it up a bit as a sketch. oh and i wrote a big long thing in your sb but internet crashed and it didnt post ill try again later today.

    nuther experiment. feels better but still muddy colors :/ ill try again and again until i get them down!!!!

    *edit* i feel like my colors are decent when i first block them in, but as soon as i get in to rendr stuff out it looks like total shit :/ any tips?....please? ;_;

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    gaah my faces suck! more stuff later today

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    Nice work! I like the colors, and the pencil stuff is real sweet, nice lines! Keep up the good work!

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    i don't really have the experience to offer solid advice, but this is the internet so:
    if you are mixing a cool colour with a warm colour it generally looks grey and sometimes "muddy".
    so its kind of a matter of getting the right grey mud into the right spot.
    keep up the good work
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    alexson: thanks! but...my lines....good? this is new and strange haha

    adamsimons: hahaha ill take all the advice i can get. much love for the asspat (i think thats my first one )

    been doing pencil things. i figure if i want to practice with colors i might as well have something decent to paint them on top of. sooo.......FACES ARE GONNA DIIEEEEE!!!! (anatomy too)

    ive been doing more detailed studies like this:
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    too lazy to photo other things, but i felt i should post something.

    ps: i can draw noses in my sleep now

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    The last one from imagination is nicee. Sometimes when rendering some of the colors can get lost through blending with low opacity brushes, or the values can get muddy. To avoid muddy colors, try painting with opacity pen pressure off, and manually control the opacity by pressing numbers, (9 for 90%, 5 for 50%, etc). Just as an experiment.

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    skMOP: thanks for the tip dude

    dumping some shtuff

    half-assed crap from drawing class. perspective is so hard with pen!
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    im hardcore studying faces now! these are about half reffed, half imagination. mix of vanderpoel, ruanjia, and photos. im trying to think more about different masses of form and its helping tons!
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    still need to do eyes and then all the random bone sturctures like cheeks and stuff.

    some torso studies. one from imagination
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    and i repainted my friend from an earlier post cuz the first one was from life and sucked horribly. plus it was his birthday
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    (is it just me, or does the rendering look similar to Miles's )

    things i need to do in the near future:
    - COLORS!!!!!!!!!!
    - facial sturctures
    - value studies
    - everything else!

    cheers!

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    not much done today :/ just some plant studies from life

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    Hey so just something I noticed from your pen drawings. Practice drawing a straight line. Over and over again. And then over again. Something that I'm really working on myself.

    When drawing environments/architecture, it sometimes helps to simplify stuff into 2 point perspective, so that you can easily tell what stuff is supposed to be parallel and line up, etc. Like the columns in the first pic of #197.

    Don't half ass it! Perspective is important. Keep up the studies bro.

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    skMOP: um....yeah those were pretty half-assed haha. i didnt take the time to turn the paper to make those lines straight. will do in the future!

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    ive been thinking about why my colors turn out muddy when i blend them, and i played around a bit in photoshop and the color picker with some VERY basic stuff and something clicked! im in a hurry, but it has to do with base colors. ill exlain it later
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    heres a quick sketch im gonna test it on (with my new face-drawing power!!!)
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    sorry about the boring generic crap, but hey, im learning ;P

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    mooore anatomyyy! yeah i think that doing tons of constructive anatomy studies will really help you at this point

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    I just like your thread because it is a tribute to hannes.
    But if you really want to get good fast, doo a lot more!
    Hannes wasn't as "lazy" as you

    Keep it up dude!
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    xinranliu: i agree completely! im finally getting a grasp as to what that means. i just have to go through every body part like i did with noses and mouths

    Silwynar: yeah i havent really been on par with hannes' old workload. lifes been keeping me busy :/


    ok i hit a couple snags along the way with this, but i think ive fixed them for the most part and now im liking where its going
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    *note to self: until you dont suck so much ass with color, stick to normal lighting situtations!* -sunlight things next!

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    ugh ive been really busy. only did some more work on that last painting....
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    ill have some time to do more stuff soon. i hope... D:

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    BUSY!?!?! pish posh! get to work lance!
    the hair direction feels better, the shadow corner of the mouth is too low.
    keep up the good work
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    Awesome stuff man, you're just getting better every time I come and take a peek. Keep it up!

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    Hey Lance!

    I think it's really great that you're doing alot of studies. Get you're drawing solid. Perspective and form is very important to know thoughroly to be able to make your figures believeble when tiped in space.

    The last portrait is really good too. It's very varm though. Both skintones and bakground and hair. It's important to work with contrast and complemetary colors when painting. You might be aware of the fact that you should always go from desaturated to saturated colors when painting, or vice versa. Keep that as a thumb rule.
    Because of the fact that the background is very saturated and warm I would advice you to change the color scheme of the skintones. Go from cold desaturated shadows to varmer tones and highlights. Also try to introduce stronger edges where you've chosen your focal point. There are many ways to attract the eye toward the focal point, this is one of the ways. So be bold with contrasts in both colors, values and brushstrokes in that area.

    Also like Adamsimons said about the corner of the mouth: it's not fully in perspective now. Find your vanishing point in every thing you paint or draw. When you tip form in space it always follows one or several vanishing points. This is why you have to know your perspective.

    I hope you don't mind but I did a fast paint over to demonstrate what I mean. I should've introduced even more desaturated colors though, i think, to build up more contrasts. I hope it's okey, i absolutely only wanna try to help. And you may gather as much of this information as you care for.
    Really enjoy watching you progress!
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    firstly,let me see im very impressed by your digital advancement. Your pencil works could use a bit of improving here and there but its good to see you havent left them behind.

    ...oh,i owe you an eaten hat too. I looked at the pencil environment you were drawing on page 7 ,my initial thoughts were 'is that it?!' and then i scrolled down and was very impressed. derp.


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