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    last couple of updates are great, the chow designs are looking cool!


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    rumpenstiltzkin - Thanks! That CHoW will remain tragically unfinished. Or, uh, maybe I will finish it, but not for the deadline?


    Okay, so, I'm not sure if I should actually try to explain what this is. I'll just say it's stupid stuff from a D&D campaign again, and... if you feed a bunch of potions to a rat at random, you're gonna have a bad time.

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    That last b/w work looks really nice.
    I love sketchy yet well done pieces.
    The chin looks just a little too far on the right, but aside of that, I really like it.

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    shockowaffel - Thanks, you're right about the chin. Need to work harder on headsssss.


    So as merl1n pointed out a couple of days ago, I don't do nearly enough work from life. I spent the afternoon doing a self-portrait, and boy did I struggle with it, which is a sure sign I need to do more of these.

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    BONUS ROUND: I dug out the LAST time I did a digital self-portrait from life (did a few since, but they were all traditional media) SEVEN YEARS AGO. It was for my art school entry portfolio. These sorts of things always leave me with really, really mixed feelings - on one hand, I've come a really long way. On the other hand, I really should have come much, much further in seven freaking years. Ah well, never too late.

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    i think thats a really nice improvement over the years! but i know the feeling, i just think were doomed to not see our own progress as much as other sees it x)

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    I think there's a lot of understanding in the way things work between the two that might not visually manifest itself in one glance.

    Really admire your stuff, though. I'm struggling with digital painting so. much. I'm like a poor clueless puppy.
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    rumpenstiltzkin - Thanks! It's true, much harder to look objectively at your own stuff...

    PeopleEveryday - Thanks a ton, left some painting advice in your SB, hopefully something helps. =)

    GESTURE TIME. Drawing Script, 30s/45s/60s.

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    Wow those two portraits show so much improvement, well done

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    I love that awesome mutant rat Dyou got a name for that?). It looks like it bites XD.

    The self portrait really looks good and that is a lot of improvements over the years.

    I have noticed for your studies you usually use the soft brushes , the lighting and volumes look good and you nail the mood . But I think it might helps if you define the shapes and outlines with a more hard brush . It might be your stylistic choice though. Just saying anyways
    oh and lovely gestures as always.
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    joshualyness - Thank you!

    sin eater - You might be right about the hard edges. I feel like my stuff used to be - and sometimes still is, in the final pieces - very stiff and sort of lifeless, so I've been trying to loosen up. But if I'm starting to lose the forms, maybe I'm going to far in the other direction? I WILL PAY ATTENTION TO THIS. (The mutant rat is named... Mr Barleykins or something? I did not name it. It does, in fact, bite, and seems to be developing a taste for human blood. As it's from D&D, it may show up with even more mutations if that kid keeps feeding it potions and we don't feed it to the baby perytons first.)


    Been doodling heads all evening and generally just being frustrated; this is the only one I like enough to post. It seems that in the end I always default to tomboyish elfheads.

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    Today I noticed that Drawing Script has hands, apparently? There's only 35 images in the rotation but I still managed not to draw them all. 2 minutes each.

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    Oh yeah I did those too, they are great. You really captured the structure well! Nice job.
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    PeopleEveryday - Thanks a ton, left some painting advice in your SB, hopefully something helps. =)
    Yeah, thank you! Helped a ton, really.

    Nice gesture studies, too. Not often you see just clean contours for gestures.

    They really subtly capture the poses. Maybe for fun, try making the gestures really extreme, and really exaggerate the curve of the spine, the offset of the shoulders vs. hips, etc. A little less realism, a little more cartoony. Work out some strong silhouettes. Could lead to some interesting results.
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    great sketchbook! don't have time to browse everything! glad your a Sheridan grad. Hope you best of luck in your endeavors. I'll bookmark sketchbook for later viewing! Peace!
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    MeteorCat - Thank you!

    PeopleEveryday - Been meaning to do exaggerated gestures actually, I keep forgetting. D: I will do that!

    poetry_man - Thank you very much!

    Another LOTR cap! In my dedication to posting daily, I've just done this at my friend's place, sitting on the floor, using her couch as a desk, while her cat tried to eat my tablet pen. At 3:30 AM.

    Different painting style, because... reasons.

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