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    Some new stuff!

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    twig your stuff is so awesome man

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    The trend I'm noticing in your work is this flatness. Your drawing skills suggest form and depth and movement, and you have great designs and detail, but your treatment is so even that my eyes get lost and just want to glaze over the images.

    I think there are two major issues here:

    A) Your detail treatment is entirely even. My eye has no idea what's most important. Consider really detailing the most important part (i.e. the warthog(?)'s face fur, just to draw some attention.

    B) Your color choices are GORGEOUS but so neatly put together. My eye really easily travels from hue to hue and value to value without any idea what to pay attention to. Colors naturally have tendency to move forward and back based on saturation and value. You are AMAZING at mixing them so they exist very flatly. This is awesome, don't get me wrong (my color theory classmates would have killed for that). But it's confusing in an illustration. Try to play with color as a depth tool even more. Yellows will really bring things to the front, and grayish purple will go waaay back. Don't be afraid to highlight a little more for frontal object, or to desaturate the back. Your flat application is gorgeous and intriguing, but it reads more as a painting technique/exercise than as a good tool for a readable illustration.

    I really enjoy your work and I look forward to seeing more.

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    That last EOW..... yup. Your humble beginnings are bound to transform into some form of penultimate enviro-overlord in a few months or so. Keep it up Twig see you in the EOW again sometime.

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    Velocity Kendall: Thanks man

    Vulgar: Thanks I hope to do the Eow again.

    autumncoloredmelodie: Thanks for the critique! I tried to bring out he boar's face with some more detail. Compositional I have the boars face right in the middle of a golden spiral if you would overlay one on the image it end right on his face. I thought that would help guide the eye through the painting. Also, I realize I do have a tendency to muddy my paintings up with a similar hue throughout. I am trying to create an atmosphere, but it really made for a flat image. I think the new sky adds more depth than the last version. Anyways thanks again for the critique every helpful

    Here some updates and a shitty speed paint.

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    Hello! Thanks for visiting my sketchbook!

    I'm loving your paintings so far! The colors are vibrant and rich and I love the painterly feel of them. Great sense of design and detail. Keep up the great work!

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    Love the update. I think the yellow on the boar's nose and the blue-gray in the back are really pushing away from each other now. I think, too, that the newer has more atmosphere at a quick glance. The clouds really stand out, which compliments the idea of movement and dust. I love that the boar is most rendered, as it helps my eye rest there. Gorgeous work!

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    The way you handle rendering on the computer is sooooo goood. Im inspired.
    Myself im waiting for my new tablet to come in (the old one retired) so im soo pumped to start after looking at your work!! thanks!

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    I'm sorry, I havent got any crit for you (:
    just wanted to say I love the hall of the mountain king piece!

    also I's like to know what all this CHOW, EOW business is about! what does it mean?
    please tell :3

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    your hall of the mountain kings is pretty awesome.
    the giant boar is coming along nicely.
    you could push the colours in the sky even further(gurneylink), and it would give you the chance to more colour to the rest of the piece.
    keep up the good work(and thanks for stopping by my sb)

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    Those studies are so crisp! I especially like the crocodile/alligators. I love your form and colour!

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    tronrobot: Thanks you!

    CrackerJoe: Thanks. The EOW and CHOW are weekly competitions on CA. Eow is the enviorment of the week and the chow is the character of the week.

    adamsimons: Awesome link! Thanks for the crit. I'm gonna mess around with it and see what I can do.

    Jacklesbury: Thanks. John Singer Sargent gave me the inspiration. Hes so gooooooooood (thats 10 Os good)

    more studying.

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    still life. Fell flat on my face with this one. Colors are tough from life. Nothing on the monitor seems to come close to what I see in real life.
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    good work on the studies.
    I think the top one turned out the best because of the clear values, something to keep in mind when picking ref.
    as for colours from life. understanding helps, so i recommend gurenys book and just sticking it out you'll see better with practise.
    keep up the good work!

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    cool stuff!
    I like the giant pig and the BW portraits are pretty cool!
    Keep it up.

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    Great sb!love your concepts and your painting is good love your lighting and values in paintings keep it up!^_^

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    adamsimons: Thanks man! Totally agree with the ref. I've been studying old black and white photo which don't really capture all the possible values. Also I own and have read both Gurney's books. Gotta start putting that info to good use.

    Just Call Me Bruce!: Thanks! your avatar cracks me every time is see it.

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    Starting off a new piece. Still really basic

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    Awesome! I would give a crit if I felt like I knew more. Keep up the sweet work.

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    Phantaz: Thanks!

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    I want to eat your sketchbook , you have a great sense of colors and a wonderfull dedication to hard work, Keep up the spirit and the great art.

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    good stuff here
    i like how you're doing faces(i am struggling with proportions , you have correcti envy you) and enviros
    the thing which is bothering me is leftover linework in some of them.
    keep up good job
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    hurry up and post moar eric! You are an inspiration to me.

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    Feil Magnus: on nom nom!

    witek: Thanks man will do!

    toxich2o: Thanks Nick

    Just got back from trip to mexico with my family. Time to get back in the groove of things.

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    Awesome updates! Only crit I can think of right now is that you can spend more time thinking about the direction of your brushstrokes and your brusheconomy. I really like the smooth brushes on that spoon in the last post! Keep it up!

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    I need to see more studies! I'm envious sir!

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    Great studies here Twig. You are progressing quickly. You already have a great sense of design and color theory. Most of the crits I would say have been said already I think. If you aren't working with layers yet I would suggest trying that with your enviro studies. Dile had a great comment about brush stroke and economy. How can you define a shape or plane of light with one brush stroke. I think your biggest issue still is edge control and variation. Working with layers will help you here. Edges don't have to always just be sharp in the foreground and soft in the background but varied to add interest. You can start to think about pulling the eye with detail and color like its been stated. Take a look at Justin Sweet's work and you'll see how loose he can be but pop the detail or color in the right spots to pull your eye around. Keep working hard man. You are improving fast

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    Great work! can see improvement already, my only crit would be ur enviros lack detail, wish i could help u with that but i suffer the same problem, if u find out let me know!

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    fantastic work! Really inspiring sketchbook keep it up !!!

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    You're doing pretty well but sometimes your painting looks a bit blurry or soft edged. Your colours are a bit straightforward, ie trees are green, sky is blue maybe mix it up a little with complimentaries. Don't forget texture either.

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    Dile Thanks! Trying to be more careful now with my brush strokes. Found out to neat trick is count how many strokes you think something should take to paint before hand. To be honest, before I wasn't even thinking in brush strokes, just push around paint without ever picking up my pen. Just being sloppy! Thanks again Dile, great advice much appreciated.

    Phantaz Thanks dude! I smacked your flowers off my desk I own you some beer dude. will you forgive me?

    Ninjac Layer management Layer management!! I am going to burn this into my brain . I pretty sloppy with my layers. Most of my studies that start organized but ended up flattened. LOTS of jumping around. Thanks, the advice is much appreciated. Btw Justin Sweet's stuff is blowing my fucking mind. so so good!

    Mussy: Thanks! Implying and texture is something I need to get working on. Environments are tough like that. I thinking about doing a long master study perhaps a Hudson River school piece. Suppose the masters know how its done.

    NailBiterMR: Thank ya!!

    wilkerson Thanks man! I'm going to look into some more color theory material tonight hopefully learn some stuff about complimentary colors. Texture is tough! I don't know how you do it plz let me know!!!


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