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    betty's sketchbook

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Betty and currently I'm on full time BA course in Leeds College of Art ('digital film, games and animation').. No! I've graduated from Leeds College of Art not long ago and now I struggle with life as freelancer. I really want to improve so feel free to comment/critic, I'd really appreciate your help!
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    more anatomy practise, based on stock photos and Bridgman books.

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    you have a very nice rendering style and a great life confidence in your work. keep it up

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    Aryeh thanks pencils and fineliners are my little comfort zone

    little illustration I've done for college brief. to be honest I like it more than the final piece

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    few sketches from yesterday and saturday

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    creature sketches and few months old still life paintings

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    Good studies overall;

    However I feel like the still life with the onions and the pear: Those three items specifically could use more contrast. I can see them, but I feel like you should push it a little more. Perhaps make the values on the onions and the pear more dynamic? Add some darks? I think the problem is with those three things - try adding some darks and see where it takes you. Don't worry about the fabric behind the food though, that seems like it's got enough going on for now.
    The usual staples for anatomy:
    George Bridgman
    Joseph Sheppard
    Andrew Loomis

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    hitnrun thank you so much for advice, i will try with my next still life study

    new sketchbook title page + some old teddy bear studies (fineliners,pencils)

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    another sketch page

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    acrilics! still life with nectarines (hope i've done better with shading this time) and lighthouse based on few random photos.

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    little cartoony characters and bit of anatomy practice

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    Very nice studies so far; you appear to be very comfortable with shape and value, which comes through very nicely in your pencil work. Your paintings are less impressive, but I think part of the problem is you're tackling both paint and color at the same time. I would suggest trying out different methods of studying these subjects to avoid tackling them simultaneously. For example you could try doing small color studies with colored pencils which would be much more similar to pencils, a medium that you're confident with. Similarly, you could try practicing painting monochromatically to help you get the hang of producing accurate tonal blending before moving into color. You could also try building the painting up monochromatically (using a medium brown color for example) then layer colors on top with transparent washes. Other than that, I think your work is developing nicely and there isn't much to say beyond keep up the good work

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    dierat thanks for advice (and checkin my SB), i really struggle with painting since it's something completly new to me - i'm more confident with graphite, color pencils, markers or even watercolours.

    anyway, another cartoony guy cravin for some fish n chips

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