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    A daily dose of Lolophine

    Hi everyone, i'm 19 and i love to draw stuffs
    I'm relatively new to the forums and hope everyone can give me critics to help me improve on my drawings I'm still a beginner when it comes to drawing so i hope you guys can help me with it.

    First one was a painting of a model which my friend found on google images. Can't seem to find the name of the model though. This was a photo reference.

    Second one was BoA a korean singer. This was also referenced from a photo of her album cover because my human anatomy skills are still weak so i still need to practice more on them.

    Shall upload more soon and probably do some quick sketching.

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    I really like the hair on the first one. These are nice. Maybe look at blending and softening without loosing the color you have. There seem to be some facial attributes missing around the eyes and mouth. I would suggest looking at your reference and ask yourself some questions about the form. These are great on the Macro side of things.

    lovely start.

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    ahh thanks for the critics. I've always used a standard chalk brush for all of my work so blending was a little hard because i was not used to using soft brush to blend. Shall work more on my human anatomy

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    a quick head study while reading andrew loomis' books. Not very good at it probably because im sleepy and procrastinating. Shall do somemore tomorrow.

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    Nice start, it's obvious that you can nail rendering pretty well at this stage. Don't hurry with these quick studies like in the latest post, try to understand forms, it'll help to improve. It's better to spend more time on actually learning the object than just quickly draw it.

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    thanks! actually i'm not really trying to draw things fast just that i drew it fast because i'm lazy when i drew the heads still got alot to practice! I'm now reading a Andrew Loomis book about heads. Very informative and helped me alot with my terrible anatomy

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    Try Bridgeman's guide to artistic anatomy, might help a lot too.

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    do you have the exact name for the book? or even better have the pdf version of it?

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    i love the first face you drew. The sketches are pretty good too. Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinknight View Post
    do you have the exact name for the book? or even better have the pdf version of it?
    "Bridgeman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life" You can easily download it from the internet.

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    @america220

    thanks i still need lots of practice;D

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    alright thanks shall check it up tonight!

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    another head study. this time i feel i'm getting better at drawing heads because it feels much smoother this time to draw one not alot of heads here because i spent most of the time reading books. Off to sleep!~

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    haven't been drawing for some time and yesterday i got the mood to draw again so i drew a picture of my classmate.

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    I spent quite some time doing this time refining more to match the photo. Time to sleep!~

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    did some shading, but realised my left eye was previously too far away so i have to change it. now it looks different from the photo ;( the tones were so high in contrast because i accidentally auto toned it and saved it.

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    another update. this time fixing some problems and blending the tones. Somehow it looks like its too smooth. Shall adjust it again tomorrow. Hopefully there isn't error in the face anymore

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    Awesome work man, liking the blending in your latest piece. Though, I can see what you're saying about the blending being a bit too smooth. Maybe you can try creating a texture brush and lightly go over the areas that you are blending.

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    haha thanks for the advice,gonna do that again today. Hopefully it will turn out well because i usually don't blend and use textured brushes for portraits

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    was bored from continuing the previous wip, so i've decided to draw something else before i continue on the portrait and so heres a scifi soldier! i love scifi stuff, but never seem to draw them well.

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    nice portraits, but they look kinda flat, study some forms to practice core and cast shadow, and they apply it to your portraits an presto... : ) keep up the good work

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    Nice details on the torso and head of the soldier. Really like the lighting in it.

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    @rem92 haha thanks. Shadows are really hard but i will practice more ;D

    @kufspawn thanks! maybe i shall complete it today see how my day goes

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    some updates. not much difference because i'm not going to continue on these paintings. Currently i'm working on doing some environments for my upcoming project.

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    a quick update before i go to sleep. i was supposed to paint an environment. Turned out pretty bad so i decided to draw a character instead while brainstorming for ideas

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    its been a long time since i've painted anything because of work. I've done some practice on my ipad but it just doesn't feel the same with a pen. I did this quick painting of a boss (god?) after being inspired from the god of war 2 art book. Any comments are appreciated

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    @ladyknowles

    haha thanks glad you like it

    haven't been drawing that much because i overwrite the wrong psd file and my hard work was gone!

    but nevertheless i drew abit. Still figuring out how this guy is going to be like? i kept thinking of adding a serpent-like lower body (naga) but somehow it looks weird. I've also thought of making it a centaur but it will look like a mess? centaur with wings? looked kind of weird. As for the arms i still need to research more because im not getting what i want here.

    Anyone care to give some suggestions?

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    One way I think you can make this easier for yourself is by doing quick, dirty studies of anatomy. Just focus on the arms for now. But, don't just see and copy, try to understand what you copy. Figure out how the muscles move, how they work...Not just how, but why they work, why they are like they are.
    Of course, this sounds mighty heavy, but it really isn't. Just takes some patience and some trial and error and you will eventually end up with being able to render things like arms, legs, necs, pecs or whatever with relative ease.

    Your values seem to be pretty good too, just keep in mind that you need contrast where you want the eye to focus. Try to lighten up some areas on the chest, and head.

    lastly: do studies. Lots of 'em. Dedicate studies to special things, and just go with it. I don't personally have as much time as I want for my own studies, but by god do they help.
    I just hope that I haven't told you way too much that you've been told already.
    Good luck, and keep up the good work : )

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    Your last peice reminds me the helghast soldiers on the Killzone 2 game. Looks good so far

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    Great sketchbook! I agree with Toffers, do some anatomy studies!

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