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    Needed to take some time to collect my thoughts.

    Trying some two-value ink drawings on a light pencil base in a pocket sketchbook (about three-five minutes each I'd say, hard to tell sometimes). Then there's a commuter from the boat today as I was traveling cross-state.

    Completely unrelated: I had the chance to go to Emerald City Comicon this past Friday. Wow! Never been around so many creative people before, really recharged my batteries which (I'm sure it's been obvious) have been pretty empty for a few months now. Not much in the way of arts/illustration/comic scenes here, so it can get pretty lonely.

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    Couple weeks ago I ended up pretty much ruining the still-life, so I'm trying to fix it instead of just dropping it. Did some work on it yesterday and today, so I'll have to wait for it to dry for a bit before I can hit it more.

    Wanted to do something other than people, so I decided to do some feline studies to work pulling basic shapes out of photo reference.

    A question. In your opinion, would it be better to focus on one topic at a time (ex. facial expressions) or two (ex facial expressions and drapery) to give the brain a break from focusing on one problem for long periods?

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    The ellipse is a lot better but you've lost some of the depth inside the bowl. It's all swings and round-a-bouts while you're learning.Don't give up on it, but maybe start a new one if you're bored at the same time.


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    @Blackspot: I'll likely do some more work on it, just needed to work on something else for a bit.

    Well, if I can't have any figure drawing sessions, I'll just use myself and other students dangit. And a doodle.

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    Some ~12-15 minutes figures, trying to work on gesture and mass. Gotta look into arm/leg form and anatomy, got no idea whats going on there.
    After those four pages is a character drawing to work on using reference and imagination. Wanted to try line variety as opposed to shading.
    Finally is an acrylic piece that I've been working on more to practice different techniques, color theory, and general paint handling.

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    Good looking book here. I really think your paintings stand out over all. Keep up those figure studies.

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    Thanks Pete!

    Having problems posting recently, combine that with whispers of 4.0 being on the way...A guy can hope, can't he?

    Landscape study from life, 3 minute spherical form gestures, tree studies (or attempts at least, trees are hard!), and some work on dividing spheres. And before anyone chides me, I am also doing stuff that aren't studies, just not posting them. Now that I've accepted that making mistakes is just part and parcel of the process, I'm enjoying it a great deal more so hopefully now there'll be some real progress instead of just me spinning my wheels. I'd like to try animation someday, but I should probably just stick to getting a solid grasp of the fundamentals first. Heh.

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    Love those trees, especially the painted ones. They look like animation stills which signals good movement to me. Good job keeping busy by the way, I admire the hard work.

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    Thank you Ambiguity.

    I don't feel that I draw enough, or as much as I want to. I'm going to try to do more everyday now (or at least increase my average a little ), and try to post more often. I think I'll also start posting imaginative stuff, I've not been because quite honestly I get anxious when it comes to putting myself or stuff that I do out there. Fear of critique I guess, which is pretty silly!

    But enough about all that. I've been doing some color charts (still have about five to do), a couple "quick portrait studies" which are the optional challenge for Spartan Camp #234 (~5 minutes), and 3-minute gestures.

    Oh, I also finally managed to find some life-drawing in this area after only about...nine months of searching. It's only once or twice a month for three hours, but hey! At least it's something.

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    Did another color chart today, don't like how the mixtures came out so I'm going to redo this one tomorrow and see if I added too much or too little of the second pigment. I also did some Fun with a Pencil stuff, and some three-minute gestures.

    Working on a few imaginative pieces, but those are still on the "indecipherable sketch" stage, so I'll spare any eyes trying to comprehend that.

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    Gestures/quick figures.
    Additional challenge for the Spartan camp, gestural/quick faces, need a better approach for those.
    More color charts.
    Some work on the painting from before, trying to add in the sky colors to the water, as well as work out the lighting on the trees/figure.
    Quick sketches from the rare time I see someone else in town.

    Don't know if I'll post tomorrow, I'm feeling pretty sick.

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    Your figure studies are coming on a treat. I especially like the girl at the bottom.


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    nice studies man, keep building that pencil mileage and don't stop! good to see you tackling the traditional paints too. keep it up!

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    Female figure studies are awesome! Figures overall look like you've made alot of progress!
    just the amount of lines looks messy on some, get more confidence in the line strokes. like a neater bunch of lines expressing a stronger figure. (shit idk what i'm talking about)
    but the studies are superb dude.
    although would love to see some more Toons!
    thx for the kind words on my SB.
    keep them studies comin.

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    Nice studies man, the gestures are certainly your forte, keep it up.

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    Hope I can post this without breaking the damn thing, having tried the new uploader yet. (Afternote: That thing is awesome.)

    Work and school have been keeping me crazy busy, but I've come to the conclusion I'm just going to have to make time if I want to do this, so...that's what I'm doing.

    Here's some stuff from my pocket sketchbook and some gesture work from the other day.

    Apologies to everyone whose sketchbook I haven't left a return comment on, even if I wasn't posting I should have kept up with you guys (though in my defense, I didn't get the CA emails for a while).

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    Got a self-portrait in before class, which was originally just line work but I decided I wanted to polish it up a bit more.

    Still slowly working on this same painting, currently redoing some chunks, so it looks kinda "off" in places.

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    much improvement since my last post here.

    http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1343624337 girl on left looks GREAT man, more o' that fine brew sir.

    heads looking better, still need to work on construction though. try Proko here...

    an his other vids on same channel for head, its best stuff! ;D

    my gramar is increasingly bad im sleepy,,,

    does this help??? cuz that'd be wondefil

    i made it... its not a pefect head by any means but you get the idea....

    oh and my construction here :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aOUAsQeyxQ

    starts out really good but i muck it up by the end... so just like the fist 50 seconds

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    That's a great set of videos Shahan, thanks!

    Hurgh, finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Murphy View Post
    Hurgh, finals.
    :''''( why does education get in the way of my creating and drawingggg :'<

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    Thankfully that's over, so I can get back to work!

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    Skull study for the Skype group, more head form studies (soon with features!), and some life drawing from today.

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    Thanks for your visiting my sketchbook!
    As a rookie, I can't really give you any advice that will help your progress, but nonetheless I wanted to say that it's really inspiring to see how much progress you actually made these two years.

    And, I might have to copy some of the exercises that you did at the beginning of this thread

    Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebi View Post
    Thanks for your visiting my sketchbook!
    As a rookie, I can't really give you any advice that will help your progress, but nonetheless I wanted to say that it's really inspiring to see how much progress you actually made these two years.

    And, I might have to copy some of the exercises that you did at the beginning of this thread

    Keep it up!
    Thanks Ebi, that's always real nice to hear, especially considering my path was uh...less than efficient.

    Skull and bone studies for the Skype group, also tried some different methods for gestures.

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    Really nice bones from you! I like the way you constructed them. I can tell you worked hard on them. The gestures turned out nice as well. I expected more though, it seemed every other hour on skype you were saying you were drawing. Are you holding out on us now?

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    @Wing, Yeah, I don't post a chunk of what I do, it'd be boring if I just dumped everything here.

    Man, I go on vacation then CA goes down, but all is well again.

    Pocket sketchbook stuff
    10minute drawings from the first day of figure drawing class
    and last week's assignment for the Skype group, 50 hands/feet.

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    More stuff from figure drawing, and some self-portraits to practice cross-hatching (definitely gotta work on that).

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    Miss you in chat, but since you are making stuff like your last post I forgive you. That first leg is really nice. Id like to see that kind of drawing applied to the other stuff. Especially those heads. Keep it up.

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    I flipped through your stuff, Tim. Making some nice progress.

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    Thanks Michael. Sorry I've been gone Wing =/, but I guess we already touched on that whole deal.

    Looks like I still need to work on my batch uploader skills, because these are listed completely out of order!

    Life-drawing stuff, pocket sketchbook stuff, and some anatomy stuff.

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