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    Here's a first attempt at self-portraiture, in monochrome. Made extra hard by the fact that I was looking at my reflection in the shiny surface of my turned-off laptop screen. A real mirror would have been a better idea.

    Yes, there is an obvious anatomy issue with the eyes, I just got tired of looking at this after trying to fix it many times, and decided to give up on it. Next time I draw a face I will set it up better in the early stages so stuff like that doesn't happen again!

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    Hey good work. Keep going with all the studies from life, they will definitely help! I like your anime stuff as well. You are on the right track with the studies so keep on that winding road and good things will come down it!

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    Here's a color study I started working on today (with ref at top). Needs details and tweaking. I'd love any comments or criticism!

    Lightpunk, thanks for the encouragement!!

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    Here's a sci-fi speedpaint, no reference. 1.5 hours in photoshop. I really want to get faster/better! More studies now...

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    Great gift for your husband It's enjoyable making things for other people I find. Great job on the studies, I think the longer things you have been making lately will help out alot.

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    Nialain, thanks for stopping by! Yeah, it's really fun to make things for people. And thanks, I hope the studies will pay off


    Here's a sketch from life from earlier today. The right hand (resting on stomach) didn't quite work...re-did it too many times and it was better the first time! lol. Sketching from life is rewarding though.

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    Awesome stuff hope to see more lifedrawings from you. Drawing clothed figured is an added challenge I find.

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    Another color study+ reference. Fun stuff!

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    The darker values are quite good, I think you should push the lighter values a little more though

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    Some gestures from earlier.

    Thanks for the comment Lain!

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    Just this for today...more tomorrow! Reference here: tada. I wanted to do the other figure too, but didn't have time today...

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    This is from yesterday. Reference here. The head is too small...

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    Working on some environment thumbs today (from imagination). Third one is still in progress...

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    More thumbs...

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    Another little thumb...

    Hm, drawing grass/greenery is hard. Guess I have a new subject to study.

    Critique is very welcome!

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    You're already showing some definite progress in your later sketches, which means you're heading up in the right direction!

    On the other hand, I feel that your environments are lacking. I would advise you to do some real life studies of environments. I kinda see the same mistakes I have on my own work: they're kinda dull and empty, the composition is not the best one, amongst other things. Understanding color theory, aerial perspective, regular perspective, narrative and composition will help you to achieve more believable and rich environments.

    Look up Albert Bierstadt for some very good old master approach to environment painting and light control. I'm learning tons just by looking at his stuff.

    (and now to follow on my own critique )

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    A few really awesome russian landsacpe painters to check out would be. Do some studies. I find their work beautiful.

    Alexei Savarasov

    Arkhip Kuindzhi

    Fyodor Vasilyev

    Ivan Shishkin

    Issac Levitan

    I small crit I have for the last thumb woiuld be to make the wooden pole on the left smaller in realationship to the silouettes of the people. I don't feel the pole is sitting in the space correctly because of the size.

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    Thanks a lot for the the feedback and advice, Helio and NiaLain! I'll definitely try and get some landscape studies in sometime.

    I've been slightly MIA the past few days due to lots of work going into my current concepting job, which I'm not at liberty to post.

    But I managed to squeeze this girl in today. No reference. Feedback on the anatomy/balance of the figure before I go any further would be awesome!

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    At first I thought the legs might be to large, but I think it's more the hips need to be larger and lower, the top part of the legs is to long I think, but I think that's just because the hips are not correct.

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    face from ref...also a more shaded version which I don't like...

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    Another face from ref...

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    I'm liking your portraits - it's something that I need to get on doing, just to get different references and just draw .

    Keep up the good work - I do love the spiked buildings

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    I think your middle tones are coming out a little to light right now!

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    Steveland and NiaLain thanks for stopping by, and for the comments!

    Still working on face stuff/features. From imagination now. Still a long way to go.

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    Practicing skin. No reference. criticism is welcome!

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    A figure study...working on proportions and shapes. Reference is here: athletes 18 (Bridget Finn).

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