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    Hi there !

    So since i need some reviews/critics of my work i will try to post as often as possible my drawing.

    I'm not especially looking for a praise or a good review so feel free to say whatever you want if it's constructive.

    To be honest i think that i'm pretty confident about drawing from a reference but not from mind...
    So for now i'm essentially focused of learning to draw from mind.
    That's why i'm actually doing the Riven Phoenix Course (http://www.alienthink.com/) and since today doing some www.posemaniacs.com 30 & 60 sec poses.

    I'm also learning Digital Painting and quite a newbie in this.

    What i'm looking for is to be able to completely draw from mind a human figure and also drawing fantasy/sci-fi landscape in digital painting.

    If you have some idea of exercises to do for landscape drawing feel free to say it.

    Oh and finally sorry for my clumsy english since i'm not a bilingual

    Ok stop with the talk here some of my work

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    Ok so here a series of hand study from Burne Hogarth book

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    Drawing from photo reference and head study

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    Ok here a series of drawing while looking Riven Phoenix Course about drawing human from mind

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    Session of 30s & 60s drawing from posemaniacs.com

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    Digital Painting

    Eyes, ear, hair & body study painting are from photo reference.
    You may recognize some painting are from viewing Daarken video tutorial (ear: http://goo.gl/0Mktr - female body: http://goo.gl/DZa0u)

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    Sketch of the day
    30s & 60s.

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    Someone gave me some advice to do the gesture studies making sure to use my shoulder instead of my fingers/hand to draw. They are a lot looser and I tend to look at the subject more than the drawing, but I noticed that the flow has greatly improved. It wastes a lot of paper, but I recycle and use pencil, then pen, then marker. Just an idea.

    Your studies on #6 are really nice. Looking forward to seeing you post more.

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    Thanks.

    Yeah i know i try to loosen up and draw from shoulder but don't know if actually i draw a little or not with shoulder lol....
    That's why the morning i'm doing some loosen up exercise (drawing line, ovale, square, rond, etc...) with my tablet during like 1hr.

    Sure it's a lot of paper doing this sketch drawing lol that's why maybe unconsciously i'm drawing so small ^^
    Also i'm drawing in pen now that's why my line are so messy :s

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    Drawing of the day

    First sketch is a sequence of 10s & 60s poses.
    Second sketch head study from posemaniacs "hands for drawing"

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    Have you tried the Gesture Drawing Tool? I like it better because you don't get those odd twists that poser makes.

    Don't be afraid to make nice big studies. Sometimes working so small it is hard to really wrap your head around the structure and what makes things look the way they do.

    Don't stop working. You are going in the right direction.

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    Hi !
    I wanted to share my opinion about your figure paintings.
    You are definitely going in the right direction, my main recommendation is about the values.
    It's all about the same mid grey value, so try to push the contrast waaaay up.
    See values contrast as a tool to push things in the background or make it pop out.
    Also this texture in the background is quite annoying and you should paint the background in a way that help read the form of your figure and it silouhette ( light against dark and vice versa).
    I have this nice link :
    http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/20...-mumbling.html
    it will help you get better tonal composition and relationship, I am working on this also right now.
    Make studies from the master also and try to understand how they use value as a tool for composition and form sculpting.
    I hope it helps,
    see ya !

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    Hi there !

    Shehaub & yaniv thanks for your critic. I really appreciate

    @ Shehaub :
    Oh thanks for this link i will give a try tomorrow. And i agree sometime some poses are just too weird lol...
    And yeah you're write i tend to draw small... my big pet peeve/my Kryptonite...
    But i'm kind of a ecologiste too lol
    Well i think i will make some effort in the future ^^

    @ yaniv :
    You are talking about what sketch of mine ?
    I guess you are talking about my digital painting in #6
    Can you repost your link pls ? Thanks in advance

    And so here my 30s poses of the day. This quick pose drawing is becoming my daily routine i guess
    Also a little digital painting study from Bargue plate. It's not finished yet.

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    Ok so for today following Shehaub advise i have try the drawing gesture tool.
    Don't know why but it's seem a little bit harder.
    And also a digital painting while watching the video tutorial of Zhang Lu.
    It's not finished but i will let it be like that. Spend around an hour to do this.
    It was just a training to see and understanding his style and how he draw so there is no need for me to finish it
    (because i was like huh huh were to start to draw a head in digital painting from a photo reference. Don't know why i was so blocked...)

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    Trying something new

    Ok so for today i've tried something new using a Brush Pen instead of a pen.
    I've done a little head skull study too.

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    Feel like some regression today...
    I supposed my mind wasn't into drawing today.
    Was doing some photo retouching and iPhone UI design sketch in the same time.

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    Hey nice studies and I think your gestures are getting less stiff.

    Try pushing the values a little on post #14. Think about the shadow shapes and their edges.

    You are making progress. Keep working at it!

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    Thanks Shehaub for the critic i will try
    Like yesterday i don't have much time for drawing since i'm doing some iphone app design and photo retouching.
    Ok so here 2 sessions of my routine gesture drawing
    The first is a 60s poses with a pocket brush and the next 30s poses with pigment liner.
    And finally i've started a digital painting from photo reference.

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    Ok today got some more sketch than usual
    I also try 2min & 5min gesture drawing.
    My second scan is a Blind contour drawing. That was funny lol
    Some look really weird but after that i've tried the 2min poses and it's seems like a was a bit more comfortable.
    4th is a 5min poses.
    And at last the final version of my yesterday digital painting from photo ref.

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    First is a blind contour.
    2nd is a 5min pose
    3rd is a head study approximately 5min
    I've done another 5min gesture drawing but haven't scanned yet.
    Too tired !

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    Study, study, study...

    30s gesture drawing and Torso study

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    And so for today
    30s gesture drawing, 2min gesture drawing and finally a ugly little head study

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    ur story is so similier to mine.. and im also doing the raven phenix dvds as well... and i do copy art well . but zero at creating art... the only difference ur work looks better then mine .. clean .. and neat... keep them coming.. i love to see more raven anatomy here..

    i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=203429
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    Thanks Rain Walker !
    Just saw you're sketchbook awesome painting !
    How can you say that my work looks better than yours lol
    I can't even paint like you do ! I am so bad at it... Actually I do love digital painting but traditional painting is just not for me lol.
    Painting toyz is the only real paint that i can do
    Anyway thanks a lot for stopping at my sketchbook

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    Bad day for drawing....

    Well today my gesture drawing is so ugly...
    I've spent most of my time doing the digital painting and it's not done yet !!
    When it will be finished, I will post it on the screencapbook

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    That last painting looks really good. It gets a little off as you go toward the distance, but a really nice study. I am just nit picking on that. Do you set up a grid to keep your lines straight? It really helps.

    Try mixing up your gestures with some simple life studies. Find something simple to draw and really concentrate on seeing what is actually there. Use your pencil or something pointy to measure and compare width to height, etc as well as using it like a clock hand to find angles. I bet if you use observation skills like that your gestures will start getting better.

    Even on an off day, you are still improving. One of the things that seems to be pretty common is that all of the sudden all your stuff looks like trash. That means that you are seeing your errors that you didn't notice before. That is a really good sign! It means you are improving your sight skill. The hand will catch up eventually.

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    Thanks Shehaub
    Yeah I know that my perspective was really bad. lol
    But at first i thought about doing kind of a speed painting lol but as I was going further I was going into detail :s
    And yeah I also know that I need to find something easier but I don't know what to do and what I can do at my level...
    If anyone have some photo ref that I can use at my level to improve myself feel free to put the link in this thread

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    Draw a cup, plate, silverware or food like apples, eggs, onions, celery, potato etc. Grab anything you can hold in your hand and put it on a surface and draw it. The problem with drawing from pictures is that a picture already flattens out the object. It doesn't challenge you to really see what is there and translate. That is what I mean by "life study". Do a few things from life, then do some copy from the internet or a book. Then back to life. You will be amazed at how that speeds up your visual skill.

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    Oh ok !
    I will try

    Some gesture drawing and head drawing.
    And finally a digital painting from ref (Apocalypto)

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    Ok so here 2 scan of my daily routine plus head drawing who will become my daily routine as well.
    I've got some problem with the head shape. I think that I need to study some 3D shape to get it.

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