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    Quote Originally Posted by stezsen View Post
    Wow, you did a great job! You made a lot of improvement.
    I will follow you to study things from life hehe. Thanks for inspiring me
    Thanks for the very kind words. Being an inspiration, in what ever that may be, to make others work hard is always a privilege.

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    Good job on those last studies but I miss some darks though. I can barely see some of the objects. I'm sure there were not that light in real life. Look for darks where the objects touch the surface they're standing on for example to help define them more. Keep it up!
    Haha yeah I see what you mean, I tried to use lesser opacity with my brushes, which helped in some way, but the contrast is really lost now. Will keep this in mind next time! Thanks, brah.

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    Had another shot at drawing faces, feelsbadman.jpg

    I think I will be drawing faces from photo references next time.

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    Wow! It has been a very very long time since I have worked on my drawing, but starting today the machine will be on again!

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    hey dude , try starting with a dark form and graduatly make it lighter , it might help .
    greetz

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasteR View Post
    hey dude , try starting with a dark form and graduatly make it lighter , it might help .
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    Thanks bro! Will keep that in mind.

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    You're very good with shading, depth, perspective, and objects. People, not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Orange View Post
    You're very good with shading, depth, perspective, and objects. People, not so much.
    Haha yeah I just need some overall practice, I wouldn't really call me good at anything at this stage

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    Some practice with a couple of photographs of me

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    Draw what you see, not what you think; e.g. You are thinking those are eyes, so you draw the eyes you know of and not what is actually there. This is a common beginner mistake. Try drawing a reference photo figure upside down to see if it is any better. This is not to say that there is a separation between drawing what you think is there and drawing what you actually see, but that through practice you become better and better at seeing. The more experienced you are at seeing, the more precise your attention is to details.

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    @vay: yeah im trying to 'feel' the object more, but it's still kinda hard haha.

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    Some really good progress here. I'll make sure to keep an eye on this. Just started recently myself. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMetalHead View Post
    Some really good progress here. I'll make sure to keep an eye on this. Just started recently myself. Good luck.
    Thanks a lot bro, it's always good to meet new people that are on the same path!

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    Did some shading, have not drawn in a very long time, and am kinda dissapointed. Any tips?

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    Keep drawing!
    And do something you think is FUN or you won't continue
    I would advice you to draw things from life right now and not from imagination. I don't know if i'm the best to give you tips thou.

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    Haha, man this is a lot harder than it looks!

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    I made a video of todays practice session, any suggestions on my technique?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVTB2Q43nk

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    O: You're progressing rapidly!

    As for your technique, I'd suggest longer strokes. Not sure if anyone else would agree, but I notice your cursor brushing back and forth on small areas when you could, just as easily, do a swooping motion.

    Keep on going!


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    Quote Originally Posted by twila View Post
    O: You're progressing rapidly!

    As for your technique, I'd suggest longer strokes. Not sure if anyone else would agree, but I notice your cursor brushing back and forth on small areas when you could, just as easily, do a swooping motion.

    Keep on going!
    Thanks a lot man, added you to my deviantwatch

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    Tried to draw a skull from reference, then flip it around, try to draw it with minimal colours and then draw the default shape with lightning from imagination.

    Took me about an hour but was a really good exercise.

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    So apparently my wacom pen broke today, can only use the eraser side :/

    Anyway, I switched to pencil drawing, my first real pencil drawing haha!

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    Took a picture of a fruit bowl as reference, it was hard to really define the subtle shape

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    I like how the penciled skull turned out, good control for your first pencil drawing.

    I might suggest that you take some extra time to measure sizes and angles out. The Jesus statue for example, we can see in the reference image that the body is about three times as wide as the head, but you made the head only slightly smaller than the torso.

    Hope that helps, keep on workin'!

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    A tips is to return to the picture afterwards and see if you can improve it.
    I've noticed my pictures get much better if I get the proportions right and really work on them. The statue's head for example should be smaller.
    But take my advice with a grain of salt, since I'm not so good in drawing myself! ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Murphy View Post
    I like how the penciled skull turned out, good control for your first pencil drawing.

    I might suggest that you take some extra time to measure sizes and angles out. The Jesus statue for example, we can see in the reference image that the body is about three times as wide as the head, but you made the head only slightly smaller than the torso.

    Hope that helps, keep on workin'!
    Thanks a lot, I will keep proportion in mind in the next drawings!

    Quote Originally Posted by dalium
    A tips is to return to the picture afterwards and see if you can improve it.
    I've noticed my pictures get much better if I get the proportions right and really work on them. The statue's head for example should be smaller.
    But take my advice with a grain of salt, since I'm not so good in drawing myself! ^^
    Thanks a lot for the tip. Unfortunately I've deleted all the .psd files so returning to the pictures will be quite hard now haha!

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    The second pic is supposed to be clouds lol

    I've got a singing performance tomorrow, so I don't know if I'll deliver, I will try! Friday will be a day of A LOT of drawing from me!

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    So much improvement! Keep it up!

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    So I borrowed my dad's Wacom tablet in the meantime.

    Don't have that much time today, will try to squeeze in an extra session later this evening!

    Could someone please help me how to get more detail in my pics? They're just really general outlines of everything

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    I've noticed I got a better grasp of value in drawings, However I'm still a bit in the dark (no pun intended) about lighting. For example in the sword drawing, there's a highlight on the sheath, however I don't know where the highlight is drawn if it's a smooth surface?

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    Alright this tree business is an absolute nightmare! Atleast on paper it looked a bit acceptable..

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    Some nose work today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiri92 View Post
    Alright, I tried to do a spiral staircase today but I ended up pulling my hair out, man that is frustatingly hard :p
    Hahaha, that is a tricky one. Glad you went for it again though.

    Take some time away from observation and work on drawing from imagination. It's fun! It also gets creative juices flowing, and I think it helps with line work. You will focus more on your lines, rather than the objects. Hope this helps! Great progress so far!

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    God, this sketchbook is really good.
    You're improving so much, so quickly ^^ This is stuff, i might wanna try out soon!
    Keep posting, you'll be amazing in no time, and i wouldn't wanna miss that!

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