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    La Dolce Vita: Finding TRUE GRIT (now with complimentary male escorts)

    Hey there, plumber doods! I started a book last year that quickly fell prey to laziness and tomfoolery, so I'm at it yet again. I'm eighteen, and I'm drastically behind in my studies. Hide yo' kids.

    I've vowed to draw every day since the summer began, and it seems to be a-workin'. Have I progressed since the previous attempt? God I hope so. I even committed to using Photoshop last month. That's quite a huge revelation (well, for me).

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    Man.

    I've never stuck with painting flesh tones in PS. Ever.

    So this happened (plus a shameful piece of fanart). Hardcore studies will be barrel rolling in soon enough.

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    I really enjoy the ink-brush type drawings, especially the figure+drapery, and the foxes in the city. Those portraits are also really confidently done, and I assume are from life or photographs? It seems when you're painting prom imagination you have a harder time filling in the details. I bet if you zoomed in and really felt it out then you could put just as much care and sensitivity into one of your original creatures/landscapes.

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    Ooh I remember playing Jazz Jackrabbit. That was a fun game.

    I like the mix of colours you use for your paintings.

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    Trauma: Ah, grazie, those portraits were reffed from photos. Thank you so much for the insight. My mentors always warned me to not get lost in details (and promoted large brushes), but it seems I've been neglecting them. I'll definitely put more care into my work!

    ecargin: Haha, wasn't it? I'm glad you enjoy my paintings.

    Alrighty, didn't get as much done as I wanted, but it's something. Blame 'Arry Po'ah and a surprise batch of company. My pencils need major work! Aminals, atmosphere quickies, and a sloppy self-portrait:

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    Man I am LOVING this sketchbook holy crap! The gesture and moton in your work is sickk.

    The Sketchbook of Naj and Stu!:
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    And of course go check out the SB of DefiledVisions
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    I am liking all the color and studies. You are making a lot of progress! You might do more black and whites/grayscales in PS before going color. Just to hit your stride, you know? Whatever you do, keep at it!

    "Oh my God who is flying this thing! ......... Right, that would be me." ~Wash

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    Pathetic story time

    @Umpa: Motion? What motion? If anything, my work is hella stiff. xD But thank you kindly, sir!

    @masterpug: Totes--I've taken your advice and have worked primarily in grayscales for the past week. The results aren't pretty, but that's what practice is for. Much appreciated.

    OKAY. On a random side note: the artfart high school that I've recently graduated from required all visual students to put X amount of hours into a sketchbook each week. Many of these hours consisted of life drawings. Like many freshmen, I bailed on most of these assignments; my lowest grade was probably an 11. As you can tell by these recent drawings, I'm sort of regretting that now, lmao.

    I'm also missing my 18x24 beige sheets, drawing board, and easel. The only pencils in this flat are a Pentel 0.9 and generic 0.7 mechs, and Col-Erases (with the darks mysteriously gone). Ballpoint pens are absent. I'm going to pick up some different grades soon, as drawing anything from life with standard mechanicals drives me nuts, though I s'ppose I'll just have to deal with it for now.

    Anywho: Pixelovely, handz, an obese single mom dolphin called Watermelondrea (which I abandoned because she's FUGLY), a dapper stoat, an unidentifiable environment, killer kiwis, color vomit, and thumbnails. Just got the Loomis RAR and will be tearing into that today.

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    How's it hangin' in the midground?

    I've had the same issues with still lives for years now--inaccurate tonal ranges. After taking on the bowl, I tried translating the apple to PS with progress shots.

    There's other stuff, too, like five-minute Snake, who was the victim of rushing due to weekend party shenanigans, and a self portrait attempt (20 mins. in).

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    Ooooh started a sketchbook! Where have you been? I really like the hatched still life, the banana is awesomeXD I want you to keep going on this sketchbook, I'm glad to see so much already!

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    They're just wankers

    @Gogo: I've been... creepin', I guess you could say. I haven't sat down and done a traditional still life in such a long time, so it's nice to know that banana looks like a banana.

    Still drawing! Finally got things scanned. Tablet is officially on the fritz and I'm going through a horrible withdraw. I give myself four days before babies start crawling on the ceiling. It's purely traditional until further notice. Might be better for me, who knows?

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    Medical terms

    And suddenly, tedium becomes relaxation. What.

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    Dandy Pandy

    This is the last time I draw without acknowledging the fundamentals of perspective. I solemnly swear.

    I've also been slacking on my observational drawing. Don't hit me.

    OH, and I found a unfinished speed painting from the pre tabet withdrawal days. Tragedy ahoy.

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    I really like your ink sketches. The splash of color is a nice touch and really makes them pop!

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    New tablet, new affinity for Thundercats.

    I'm shipping off to college tomorrow! Guys, give me heartbreaking advice so I might improve before the kids have a chance to laugh at me.

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    Loving the palette you've been using and your quick sketches! Keep it up

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    ONE YEAR LATER--

    That moment when you bail again, then return to the old thread. Guys help. I'm a poor student.

    @acecaliber: Well shoot, I feel like a jerk for never responding to this. Much appreciated!

    @Roman: Thanks! Keeping it up starting... now.

    In true young adult fashion, I've no idea what I'm doing! Have a field day.

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    Quick ones. I think "finished work" has been booted from my vocabulary.

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    Did I mention that PS is still a weird thing

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