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    Little Monster Sketchbook

    Here we go.
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    very nice concepts and shading style ..... keep it up

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    Starting my thread over to coincide with a rigorous training schedule I have made for myself. Week one: Portrait studies from reference. I welcome all critiques! It will help me greatly!

    Day 1:
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    Bonus points if you can guess who I am drawing.


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    very nice concepts and shading style ..... keep it up
    I am bumping my thread with the new first post! Hope everyone enjoys!

    Thanks!
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    Todays portrait wasn't exactly what I was aiming for. Things just keep getting too muddy. I'm having trouble picking colors and blending tones to create smoothness, but still keeping some gesture in tact. Also, honing in and working on detail. Any advice would be great.
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    hello there

    the first portrait is scarlett johansen, i knew it coz i did the same photo study too

    (don't forget my bonuses points)

    be more carefull with proportions though

    IMHO the second portrait is better than the first: better proportions and not finished

    to blend color, use an opacity pressure brush and u can lower the flow (and opacity) to easy the process. with the colorpicker aim for the broder of the two color you want to blend.
    another method is to use the smudge tool with a sponge-like brush

    i know someone exactly like u in CA : portrait, rigorous schedule and blending problems

    Shypod (look in my signature)

    good luck with next

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    hey congrats on the new sketchbook page! These are looking pretty good for starting off! If I could make any suggestions, I would bring out the intensity of the colors because both paintings look a little washed out. This is a common mistake most artist make including myself!
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    Thanks for the input guys, bonus points to Zou haha!

    Zou, I do need to start fiddling with opacity and flow settings. I have in the past, but I still need to find that happy medium. As far as proportions, it's something I'm practicing as I work on my painting skills as well.

    Yogesh, I completely agree with you. I'm not sure if my references are not dramatic enough or if I just havent trained my eye to pick out the correct values yet. Either way, it's definitely something I'm trying to improve.

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    I know, I know, I've been neglecting my thread... but that doesn't mean I've stopped drawing! Critiques welcome!

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    Update! Lastest piece I've been working on...

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    Was looking to develop some ideas. So I started with some thumbnails. At first I was just drawing wherever the shapes took me, but it turned out to develop into almost a sort of story. I am looking forward to refining these!

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    Good stuff I like your painterly approach in some of the studies. And you composition and environment skills look really good

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    Thanks Alex, I appreciate it! Speed painting for today, took about an hour, I was using a thumbnail from above if anyone recognizes it.

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    Here are some thumbs for the upcoming conceptart.org environment of the week contest. Theme for this week: secret underwater submarine iceberg base. So far, general consensus is thumb #5, which is a sort of canyon type base with docking and buildings on each side. I also like 7 and 8. I believe 7 has the best composition, but 8 has some nice design elements in the base that I like. I’ll be posting updates as I complete them.

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    You're off to a good start. I'd like to see where you go with those city environments in the future.

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    Thanks Dahami, here is a concept from one of the thumbnails from the last post.

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