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    Need to get back to doing studies again.
    Tonight it's Frodo. 2 hours.

    I tried something different today - just a quick outline sketch for basic proportion and then I went right to color blocking. I didn't let myself use any soft brushes - only one hard brush.

    I also stayed at 100% zoom and did as much detail as I could at that level before allowing myself to zoom in. I painted over the lines first thing and tried to look at negative space and color blocks instead of outlines.

    I'm kind of happy with how it turned out. I think my favorite photo study so far.


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    Another photo study. 1 hour.

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    Beautiful updates, just continue this, you're great inspiration )

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    hey,

    love the solidity and vitality of your characters. looks a lot like WoW concept art, but more expressive.
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    join to me to make beautiful drawings.

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    Catish - thank you!

    in2eternity - thanks again for dropping by

    Getting started tonight on this week's CHOW - I'm jazzed about the way this is heading. This will be fun to finish up - going to try to take it to a really nice polish this week if I can.

    I think this is the first real Sci-Fi stuff I've done, and I managed to get mechanical/proportion stuff taken care of reasonably satisfactorily up front, which will hopefully make this just fun to jam on values and color and finish.

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    A little quick color work before bed.

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    Looks great. You've improved a lot since i last stopped by.

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    johnathan c Thanks a bunch!

    A couple of hours of work on CHOW tonight...

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    Tonight's CHOW progress-

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    nice handbag! i joke, thats killer. its nice to see a mechsuit with a rollbar headguard; it always looks super easy to fall over or try and scratch your cheek and end up mashing your head off..
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    The Star Wars poster is awesome and you got a cute Jedi! Could you mention a good book for drawing kid's face (anatomy, landmarks, shading, proportions, measuring)?

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    Velocity Kendall - Thanks! Yeah, that man purse comes in handy

    surus - Thank you! Hmm. For portraiture I've just been practicing with a picture on my desktop - mostly I try NOT to grid or do anything like that and force myself to train my eyes.

    So, I think I'm about wrapped up for CHOW -
    but I can't decide which way to go for my submission.
    Any thoughts or last minute critiques?

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    Quick scribble. Trying to force myself to use different colors. Thought I would redo the lady-orc from page 1 and see how it ended up. Made sure not to look at the old one for any details at all. No ref, from mind.

    I kind of like it - I think I may finish it up.

    I have no idea why she is standing in front of a peach sky with swirly white cloud thingies, but I'ma go with it.

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    maybe you were thinking contrasts look awesome!?

    haha but really everything's looking great, you're really improving with thsese most recent studies, BUT i would love to see more pencils, or any form of traditional stuff, don't go too digital on us

    cheers
    ...the imperfections make it interesting...

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    Dope Fiend - thanks sir! Yeah, I've never been much of a traditional sketcher. I end up with a grubby, over-erased mess most of the time, or a hand cramp. But I ought to spend more time at it - I find digital an easier way to experiment and quickly try things out, and I need a lot of practice with color in general - I've noticed more overall improvement when I'm doing studies in digital.

    Total turnabout for my CHOW. Last one looked waaaay too much like some existing 40k art that I must be parroting - I was going for a pretty 40k vibe, but ended up regurgitating stuff. We'll try this direction instead.

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