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    Bourin, labas, aciu

    Karmiclychee, thanks, I'll take light more seriously in consideration while thinking up the composition next time


    WIP update! Not yet done, but not much left, I think. Just need to refine some stuff, tweak the lighting some more, and add some detail to the background.

    Not sure about the dust, though...


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    AWESOME.

    Also, I'm gonna sig link you.
    Last edited by karmiclychee; March 27th, 2011 at 06:09 PM.
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    Thanks, man. I'm honored

    Back to pencil for STUDIES, woo!..


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    More hand studies! From photos this time.

    I'd appreciate if someone would point out any obvious errors I made.
    I can't put my finger on some of them.

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    Thanks for droppin' by my SB.
    You've got some good stuff going here.
    I'd suggest focus on your construction and valuework. Build your shapes up from simple objects, like cubes and spheres, try to see them in 3D. Form first, detail second.
    Do some quick and slow gesture studies to get a better understanding of form and line.
    For values, some good grayscale studies will help you tremendously.

    Good luck and keep drawing!

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    Yes, the attachment manager is an abomination.
    Hah! Yes, you can't put a finger on your hand studies. Excellent.

    Your muscle stuff is good. I think it's vital to learn the muscles and anatomy before heading off into studies, you gotta balance that technical stuff with the observational. Once you know your basic muscles, you gotta overlay some reality learning over the knowledge you've studied.

    Keep it up!

    How are you studying your hands, by the way? From sight or what? Try spending an entire half hour or hour on a single study, even if it feels "done," I remember being assigned to do that in art school and it was a real ass, but it forced me to see past my own expectations.
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    Rotor, thanks man. I'll try your advice

    Karmi (can I call you that? haha. Or better yet, tell me your name!), I'm studying hands from sight, yes. The scribbly left hands are mine. And the neater ones on the last page are from photos. Just got a bunch from dA by typing in 'hand reference'.

    Also, yeah, I'll try that sometime

    In the mean time, a self-portrait.

    I gotta confess, though. I've been a baaad boy . After sketching the proportions I double checked those by overlapping the photo over the drawing to see what is off.. And later after I blocked in the shadows I placed the photo right next to the drawing again to check everything, cause something was clearly off, and I didn't see it. Is that cheating?

    Otherwise I draw on one monitor, and the photo is on the other.

    So yeah...

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    It's not cheating... not really. It can become a crutch, but you can use it effectively to sort out what you're not seeing (proportionally, especially). It's a good check, but if you use it as your foundation, you'll never get better.

    For your hand studies, try something a little thicker so you're less worried about contours and forced to work in value. You'll get a better sense of how light and dark fall on the features.

    (And my name's Jayml, by the way )
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    I'm Vlad, nice to meet ya

    About the hand study value. Thing is the reference photos were shot with a flash, and so all the value is washed out. Just white hands. And I didn't want to use my imagination for the shading, haha.


    And I'll stop doing that when I stop making the same mistakes. I don't trace anything. I just double check. And I've learned that both times I checked the proportions I was making the nose bridge too long, and the gap between the bottom of the nose and the mouth too wide.

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    Oh! Yeah, no, the whole point of a study is to just work with what you see so you can do it from imagination later

    However, get yourself a strong light, like a desk lamp, and point that at your non-dominant hand next time to do a hand study. That'll give you nice, strong shadows. Hell, point it at anything and you'll get nice strong shadows.
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    I'll be sure to try that some time, thanks


    Another portrait. My lovely girlfriend this time

    No cheating this time! Took waaaay longer though. And found out flipping the image horizontally helps a ton. Hope that's not cheating, haha

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    Could you throw up your reference for comparison?
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    Thans for dropping by my SB.
    Very good studies! These are great for understanding valuework. You did some good texturework on the skin too.
    Keep it up!

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    Guess who's back from the dead , not like anyone cares

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