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    @ Rain Walker: Haha, you're right. Just sometimes I get a little discouraged you know? Especially when I read people's bios and they've been at in since 12. Or even yet, I see 16 year old's who have some pretty awesome stuff. But you're right, I am 26 and have plenty of time to improve. And my friend pointed out that as an adult I have the benefit of being more self aware and critical of my work rather than "just doing it one way because that's the way I like to do it"

    @Nickybeats: thanks so much! I really appreciate that.

    @ Neszumi Works: Thanks so much for the resources. I saw you post the shapes tutorial on another thread and had been considering trying it out. Also that anatomy one is great!
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    So the first one is a a portrait of my cousin. I was pretty pleased with at the time but now it seems pretty flat too me. Also? that was the worst paper choice for pencil XD

    The second is some 3D forms studies.. and some kissing robots.
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    I like the bold colours combined with surreal elements in the earliest work you've put up. As for the more recent stuff - the picture of your cousin is good, I recommend doing some more portraits if you get the chance. In regards to it being 'flat'.. this is tricky to critique without knowing what your cousin looks like but try paying attention to the shape of the face and slightly exaggerating the shadows - generally beneath the cheekbones, to the sides of the forehead, around the eyes, under the nose (and in thise case, parts of the hair too).

    Hope you don't mind but here's a paintover to try to show you what I mean.

    http://i.imgur.com/px0K4.jpg

    Keep updating!
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    Been awhile but here is some more shape drawing exercises, figure studies and still lifes
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    In general, keep it up
    About your cousin's portrait... As Missile said. It's not bad, it shows character - but of course it's flat, you mainly used lines... Showing form isn't very easy but it's vital. If you use pencil or pen, it's best if you use hatching and properly at that. It's easy to do the wrong way. Parallel lines flatten the face, it has few flat surface, the nose, the eyes, the cheeks, the chin, everything has curves. I can't talk about it much more, I barely touched hatching...
    The nose is a tricky part, you can't draw a nose from the front with lines well, it has few edges. Especially the sides need care, it has nothing near to edges, you should be subtle there.
    And the eyes... They don't have such sharp outer eyes. They are turned away from us when we look at someone from the front. They often do look sharp because of the eyelashes but beginners often think they are sharp by themselves and it show in their drawings.

    Oh, you are 26? I wish I started drawing when I was 26 But it's not like I plan to die in the near future so it's okay... Never think about such things ("I'm too old, others are, like, awesome when they are as old as me"), it's not healthy You will improve and your skills will be yours even if you are 30 or 40 and you probably will have many, many years to draw and improve. I know I will, drawing is too important to me even if I don't put enough effort into it yet.

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    Thanks ShiNIN!

    Bird skull studies. I'm least happy with the bald eagle frontal view.

    Bald Eagle skull ref here

    Great horned owl skull ref here
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    An acrylic painting I've been working with on and off for a few years. It's not that I've lost interest in it. I just often get the feeling like I don't know what I'm doing. XD
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    A character idea done without a reference...quite obviously XD Although it is suppose to be more comic-y but still.

    Ahwell, sometimes ideas just don't wait for you to find the perfect ref.
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    ...I'm gonna go back to my people studies now -_-
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    hey man, thanks for stopping by sketchbook!
    - I am really liking those skull studies! Keep it up, and don't slack ! Oh by the way... Listen to shiNIN, he has some really good tips in that reply.. Peace!
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    Thanks for stepping by my sketchbook! I've looked through yours and you seem to be on the right track. I like the colors in your first post. I would advice you to study more anatomy and poses, maybe attend a croquis course? I certainly know that I've learned tons by doing so.
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    my ears twitched when you said 'i dont know what im doing' with the acrylic, be confident in the fact that none of us do when we havent practiced something a lot until it almost becomes habit,and even then perhaps not.

    If theres a partciular thing you think you CAN draw or feel like you know where to go step by step such as people for example,consider this "how did i start to draw people?" landscapes,people,vehicles,scenes,places,monsters work the same as trying new mediums attack it with all your experimental force and pay attention to what happens. If you're having fun,you're doing it right :3

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    The shading of the shark's mouth is messy, but putting it abstractly, it gives the mouth a lot of power and "energy", if you know what I mean. I am not really good at shading myself, but I can tell you that you shouldn't rush the hatching process. Try to put the lines in harmony with the form (e.g. hatching straight lines on curved surface creates a flat look, which is un-harmonious with the curved form).

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    In the end, there really is no right way to approach hatching. You can go all crazy with your hatching and use your values to still bring out the form. But your lines still have to convey form in some way (curved, flat, etc).
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