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    Hey!, Great work. I was looking through your posting and saw that you improve on facial painting. Keep it up!. I too need to improve in that area lol

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    Thanks. Unfortunately im not proficient enough yet to be satisfied

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    Thanks, I personally still find my lines too messy for my liking however if you do decide to study from me, know that i'm flattered.

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    *might update more but this is so i have something to put up before midnight

    Mostly from imagination, some from ref.

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    nice work, might want to put a bit more attention on the crotch region, especially how the legs connect with the torso.

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    Jedininjaman called a good'un. These look really good except some of the crotch/hips are pretty loosey-goosey. A lot of them feel a bit high, and your not putting enough information in with regards to the hips and the seperation between stomatch and crotch.

    Nice gestures otherwise though, and keep up the hard work. Lots of good stuff going on.

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    @PHATAndy & jedininjaman thanks for the crit! I agree, while I was drawing those poses I really was thinking that something is wrong with these pelvises. I've always struggled with connections in general and still haven't figured out how to drill the concepts in my head : /- hopefully throwing more practice at it will make it enter my head via osmosis or something. -.-

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    Well studied some more stuff. Did a character "redesign" for Spartan Camp. I kinda messed up alot of areas and i wasn't trying so hard to go for originality as I was trying not to screw up.

    Some pencil stuff as well. The page with notes is the page I did before reading the pelvis crits so still messed up connections ^^;

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    been meaning to update but connections been weird making the usual upload process to CA.org longer than it already is -.- nonetheless it seems to be working ok now.

    Not that it matters!

    I'm seriously at a loss whether or not to do extended studies or to continue with gestures and 5-30 minute poses. I'm not sure which would help me more.

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    really nice studies of proportion light and color!
    You really are on a good track, keep up my friend!

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    @Wavenwater thanks! hopefully I can continue and get better. I feel like im on another plateau at the moment. Not improving much ;(

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    I feel stiff doing gestures. I'm trying to understand the whole over the details but its really hard to get the whole thing to feel right -.-

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    Some Bridgeman aaand the optional study. used ref for the female back but did the front version by imagining. I think the difference between the two is quite apparent -.-

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    Holy cow! Talk about progress. You've come really far in just a year! Very inspirational. Keep up the good work.

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    @Belhop hehe, thanks! but not fast enough I think.

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    update,

    more Bridgeman, and mostly studies done in graphite. I know the torso is quite elongated, but it seems accurate compared to the source.

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    Beautiful studies and progression
    i forgot, Respect 5*!

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    Thanks for the stars! Hopefully I can progress even faster in order to be worthy of them!

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    Some more fashion gestures and Bridgeman studies. I think im actually getting better at understanding clothes, or at least my figures look clearer and better than the earlier attempts.

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    Love how you've used color and shadows in your gesture drawings. Very nice stuff! Am sure the plateau is just a temporary phase. 'luck!

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    The amount of progress you've made in the last year or so on this thread, combined with the evident confidence in your drawing and your expressive linework, is wonderful! This thread was a great way to start the morning and gives me some short term (year) goals to work toward.

    Keep kicking ass.

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    @cricketts801 Thanks! I've been trying to work on my pencil work more recently but its hard not to drift back to digital .

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    I hope it is! Or rather, I hope the phase doesn't last too long!

    @rishenko
    I'm glad I could provide inspiration, I hope you can meet your own goals in drawing! Its funny you say my lines are confident lol, i feel terrified everytime i pick up the pencil/stylus! .

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    Self-portrait with eyeball modification! Me with cataracts? Next time i'll give myself a monocle . I think I made the values too bright on this one though. Maybe I should play with adjustment layers more for quick corrections.

    Also, more fashion gestures. I felt kinda weird doing these. The ones with red dots above them are from imagination. They seem too messy for me to be happy with them.

    Also some Bridgeman. 2nd page is a bit wonky. Gotta keep checking that lean in my drawings -.-

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    Good to see that you've been doing a lot of pelvis studies after that critique was made. I think the major problem with the way you drew your pelvises was in the proportions and the skeletal structure.

    One thing about the pelvic bone: from a frontal view it might look like a nice, simple forward-jutting bowl-like structure (see this and this), but in reality, as a profile view will show, it actually juts backwards (this, this and this may help illustrate). I found this as an example of how it ultimately affects human structure.

    Also, since you are working hard on your forms, I think it would pay off to pay attention to it on portraits as well. On the last one, for instance, the transition from the left cheek bone to the jaw is broken, while the right (the side farther away) of the face has a smooth, oval contour.

    Since the lighting condition is cool, it will become a sort of 'north lighting', where the lights will be cool, and the shadows, warm. You've used blue light on the face but a 'noon' lighting palette, where the shadow areas are cool.

    I hope that helps, I seriously feel like I've been ranting for far too long. Take care, and keep updating.

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    @Vritra Thanks for the CC. You've actually put your finger on alot of things that I needed clearing up for me. Especially the idea of hot and cold colours. I know i've read that somewhere but it never really sunk in until I read your crit.

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    Internet has been down since my last post so this is an update. Theres more to come before the day is over but I wanted to upload some now so I don't get stuck uploading a bunch in one go.

    This is mainly pages of Bridgeman and some gestures.

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    More of the same, trying to keep persistent, and trying to figure out what else to do.

    Yellow dots indicate its from imagination

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    update. Need to motivate myself out of the rut i'm in, blaaah. *blames 13inch screen on his tiny laptop* -.-

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    more bridgeman more fashion gestures.

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    Wow, great pencil studies.

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    trying my hand at enviroment studies again. This time only 1 hour and trying to get the overall feel. Its hard to make it look "cool" but basics basics. The one thing thats nice is the fact that enviros don't need such intricate detailing as close ups but its still hard. Sigh learning foundation on your own is such a tough job. -.-

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    update.

    Some perspective, Some block/ imaginary lighting, gestures and other bits and ends.

    Wish I had a larger monitor, working on a 13" feels really claustrophobic.

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    Nice separation of light and shade on your figures, the improvement from 2011 is amazing! Seems like you tend to oversaturate in the environs. Might have to take a leaf out of your book with those awesome b&w fashion studies!

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    Thanks for the CC. I always have issues with saturation- can't seem to understand it. The enviro posted in this update is a speed one, - 30 mins, trying to lay down colour and tone quickly. I don't have a good eye for guessing this stuff. Practice I guess -.-

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    update

    still need to scan pages from the SB. Got my hands on a pair of Ivory Sketchbooks from Daler-Rowney and am so scared to touch them just because they're so nice. They we'ren't even that expensive, like $6.50x 80 pages. Just compared to previous sketchbooks they feel like they're made of gold!


    ANyways:

    Some quick car drawings trying to nail proportion. Did some very quick colouring and lowered opacity so the line work comes out clearly. All freehand. I need to learn to tighten up line work but every time I try to "tighten" a drawing past loose stages it screws up and I claw my eyes out

    Also a quick study of a ship parked in bay (about 45mins) and a study from Algenpfleger's SB. I wonder if the weird tube hand things actually helped or not. Still they weren't exactly hard, just weird.

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    Hi!

    It's been months since my last visit to your sb and I'm knocked out by all the work and studies etc you've posted since then. Your dedication is inspiring!

    I don't have any specific critz or nitz except to say keep it up.

    Going back to our exchange about creating from the imagination...I understand how you feel. It is a little daunting!

    But like you said "But hey, can't learn if you don't try". So True!!

    That said all your studies with form, lighting, color, light will pay big dividends for all your future work whether observational or from imagination.

    Hopefully I can still check in on you from time to time but for now I may not be spending as much time on CA.

    Keep up the good work...you're definitely improving!!!!!


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