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    That last study is gorgeous!


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    Wow! That last one is wicked good. Awesome start to your SB

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    Nice studies, the last one has turned out really great

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    ;__; Thanks so much for the praise, everybody. <3 That really motivates me...

    So, stuff for today! A superquick skintone study from last night, a silly and cliché warm-up from today, a stylized doodle of one of my characters from a while back, and today's big project.. a study that was supposed to be focused on cloth/the girl's dress. I ended up mostly working on the hair, though.

    I'll finish the study tomorrow, but right now her face is really bugging me. Like creepy, uncanny valley kind of bug. For some reason, I keep thinking of a frog.. anyone have any crits?
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    studies are looking good!! keep it up!!
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    Your use of color is really amazing. I wish I was that good... Also the shapes, the values, the sketches and so on; all really superb.
    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook, and keep up the good work. I'll stop by again for sure : )
    If you ever have any questions, or you want help, all you need to do is shoot me a message.
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    You should post more. That's my critique.

    Okay, I'll try a bit harder, although my thoughts can be taken with a grain of salt. Your figure sketching style has probably changed since April, but I would suggest trying to simplify the figures some - draw them with fewer, straight lines and whatnot. Not because "that's the way to do it", of course, but just to try something a little different. I know that I often get locked into drawing one way, and it's good to shake things up a little. Try doing 30 second gesture drawings for a while, maybe?

    Very nice work either way! I like how you've managed to work texture into a bunch of your paintings. Not a very easy thing to do!

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    @nicky; will do, thanks!

    @toffers; D"8 thank you so much.
    We're all students here.

    @clean; XD posting more, I can do!
    Mhm.. actually, one of the reasons I was gone for so long is cuz I was just spent a month at an art program where I drew from the figure 6-9 hours a day. It was a fantastic experience, and my figure drawing style has developed since then, but I agree that it's always good to try new exercises and I'll do some gestures later today in that style you recommend. Thank you. ^__^

    Speaking of that art program, if I can ever find the CD the photos are on, I have a collection of new drawings and some sculptures to show you guys...

    Meanwhile, here's a WIP for a portrait that's just been going downhill since I started on it, and an emotional venting piece about anxiety. I'll post s'more studies/etc later today, too.

    Thanks for all the support, everybody! ;-;
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    yeah awesome way to start a thread, those studies r looking great! just keep doing them as much as you can! don't ever give up!

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    Christ, there really are some beauties here. Love the way you use colours, the way you handle flesh on your portrait studies are brilliant. ;A;
    Good to see you're putting in some stuff from imagination too, I always think it helps you know where you're retaining information from your studies and what not.

    Now, you're way above me in terms of craft, so I can't really give good critique. Just keep on painting/drawing/studying. I love your stuff so far so I'll definitely be creeping up everynow'er then.
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    some really nice work in here keep it up

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    @yor; thank you. ;__;
    I'll keep working hard!

    @Naidy; ;//; thank youuu.
    Funny - I've never thought of myself as good with color. XD" I've been getting engrossed in it lately when I paint, though..

    @Mala; 'intend to! >:)

    I stayed up all night watching Marshall's anatomy vid here--so expect some anatomy studies later today!--and then went outside and saw these beautiful turkies in my backyard. So my warm-up this morning is a sketch inspired by their beautiful colors~
    that I then filterraped. Maybe I shouldn't draw when I'm sleep deprived... >___>"

    and then an updated wip of my ongoing cloth/hair study. I've learned tons about painting fabric working on this, but this just feels like the Painting That Never Endssss. ;__; I think I've spent at least 10-15hrs on it so far and it's still not done! Ugh.
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    Your digital paintings are too sweet.

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    @LtPlissken; Thanks man! They're fun.

    Blahhh. I just did four hours of torso studies, and I feel like all I did was (a) melt my brain and (b) realize how little I know and how much there is. @__@" I'm gonna go do a longer painting of a torso now as a kind of wrap-up piece, and I'll post that tomorrow.

    For today, at long last, the final of the cloth study--I'm not too happy with it, but I learned a lot, so I'll consider it a success--and my warm-up from today, and a really old portrait because I'd feel bad just posting one picture. 8D"

    Hope you guys like and seeya tomorrow!
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