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    Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook, I really appreciate it. Great updates! I like how you study different kinds of animals in addition to all of your figure drawing work. Keep it up!


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    ezekrialase - Thanks! The animals are a recent thing, but I should really do more of that..

    Another Castle cap, an hour-ish. This one fought me every step of the way. (Okay, I guess I was the one doing the fighting.) I don't know why I'm finding these so much more difficult than normal screencap studies. Probably because they're faces I'm much more familiar with, so when the likeness is off, it's much more jarring to me. I'm still not happy with the outcome here - it took forever to get it to look like a decent, non-mutant face, but in no conceivable universe is that a decent Nathan Fillion.

    Maybe I should do Serenity caps next?

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    Your paintings are pretty promising! The one piece of advice I have to offer is maybe to experiment with your brush/stroke economy. Say more with less effort. Sargent, Zorn and all the usual suspects. The direction of your work may not be of the same looseness or as painterly as theirs, but even highly finished work is based on economy. It speeds everything up, and it also reads better, and it jumpstarts your understanding even more.

    Edit: Also that is a phenomenal screen cap study!

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    Waikien - You're 100% right; stroke economy is actually something I'm actively working on right now. Most of my finished work has a really overworked, dead kind of look to it, I've been trying to work towards a brushier, livelier look, as well as quicker, looser studies. Slow going, though; as you've noticed, I'm still nowhere near there yet. Thanks!



    Everybody's going nuts over Mass Effect 3 right now; meanwhile I'm being a total slowpoke and only just starting a new playthrough of ME2 in preparation. (My original savefile was on my friends' poor red-ringed Xbox...) Everybody's gonna be well done with ME3 long before I even buy it...

    All the same, in deference to the madness, here's a doodle (30 or 40 minutes?) of my Shepard. FEMSHEP 4 LIFE.

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    nice studies
    my Sketchbook plz help me become a better artist !

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    Cool updates. Again your gestures (head and animal) are wonderful. Its probably the most important skill to have, at least in my opinion, to visually communicate quickly, clearly and efficiently the important parts at the beginning. You seem to have it down very well.

    Its my number one major goal, no point me doing lots of rendering exercises and what not without it.

    You might find this interesting http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/201...and-video.html about maintaining that simplicity of gesture throughout the whole process.

    Also I get to play ME3 tonight

    I dont know if its just my monitors here but the last two painting are looking really dark on here.
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    MarcSampson - Thanks!

    Whirly - Oh man, great link, good reminder. Thanks for that. Also yeah, I get told my stuff is dark a lot... I think my monitor is way lighter than most peoples; gets awkward since my stuff is both done and viewed mostly digitally. =\ (Although to be fair, that last painting was way too dark even on my screen.)


    Some Drawing Script gestures, 30s/45s/60s. Should have done way more, but it's a been a long day and now it's like 4 AM. The moral here is "start drawing before 3:15 in the morning", basically.

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    I saw John Carter of Mars today. Here is a man's torso.

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    asdfwoeihfgoaewjfo this is awful and I don't want to post it like it is but I got daylight savings time'd, it's 5:30 AM aigh

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    i wanna see john carter too but my stupid country never shows movies in its original language without showing it in 3D and i hate watching movies in "3D"

    the gestures looks great, and also those head gestures from a couple post up are great too! maybe i should try doing that too, i so need to learn heads
    torso looks good!

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    rumpenstiltzkin - Yeah, I saw it in 3D against my will. I'm not a huge fan of the 3D phenomenon, but that may have something to do with the fact that wearing glasses over glasses is always a pain. Thanks! Head gestures are... interesting to do. =D


    Decided I DID want to do some Serenity screencaps. I was planning to do something more complex, but then saw this one and figured there was no problem with a good eye study. Also, it's another one of those mindblowing "everything is secretly blue" colour palettes that always messes with my head.

    About 30-40 minutes, most of which was spent trying to work out the colours.

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    Poked at the Shepard doodle a little more - it's still a doodle, never going to be a finished image, but eh.

    I like some things better now, but I definitely lost some of the looseness and energy of the first iteration.

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    Some 2/2/2s again (first 2 in each row traced, second 2 reffed, third 2 made up) with the traced and reffed ones coming from Serenity caps this time. This is one of those exercises that always seems like it's going to be quicker than it is - every head is about 5 minutes, even the traced ones, and that adds up fast. I think I get better every time I do this, though!

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    Aaaand some dog/wolf gestures for a thing. About half are from Pixelovely, are mostly dogs, and are 60 seconds, and the other half are from googling "wolf", and are 60 seconds-ish.

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    Let's be badguys.

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    Serenity screencap, 25 minutes. Trying for some stroke economy for once.

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    great studies that last one is 25 minutes? goosh I am so slow... Or you are fast xD

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    Sushy - Thanks! I'm not really that fast; the fast studies aren't nearly as accurate as they could be, heh.


    Another Serenity cap, 40 minutes or so. STROKE ECONOMY. BIG SHAPES. I CAN DO THIS, SERIOUSLY.

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