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    Do you mean the bald man or the dragon? I know the bald mans right shoulder's color tone is a little off compared to the other dark areas, but I can't see any other obvious errors so if that's the one you're talking about please tell me what else to fix The bars were placed there so the aspect ratio would fit the original concept, which you will find on the first page... do you think it looks bad? And thanks for the tip, I will try to either remove or resize some of the dragons in the background.
    What else should I make changes to? I need to send in the paintings on the 22th so I'm in a bit of a hurry Personally I'm a little ambivalent about his forearm... I was trying to give it a perspective but to me, it kinda looks really short... is this an issue?
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    Good work and good advice so far. You strike me as someone who loves drawing and art, and I think thats like 80% of the battle. Now you just need to focus and make sure the lessons you learn on each piece are put to work on the next one.

    Humour me for a moment, but I love the video game Gran Tourismo; one of my favourite things is taking a (grass greenw with yellow wheels) Ferrari F40 round a famous racing track called the Nurbergring Nordschlief. Its really long and complex, and seems impossible at first, but little by little you learn bits, then connect them together, then learn how to carry speed through the corners, until eventually youre trying to bring together all your trial and error to shave off vital seconds.
    I really enjoy that competition you have with yourself, to try and get better and better and make each lap, and each mistake count.
    Thats probably completely obscure but the point im making is, work a lot, enjoy your work, dont be too precious with each piece, make lots of mistakes, but always try not to repeat them if you can.
    If forearms are bugging you, draw 50 of them, from different angles. Thatll show up glitches in your understanding of wrist and shoulders too. and so on. then you can link it up with what you know about ribacges, etc etc etc.
    Best of luck and keep posting!

    edit heres what im talking about. this guy didnt start out knowing the track, he learned slowly and built up. here he takes his widowmaker Porsche and his giant balls round the 'ring... if i ever somehow win the lottery even though i dont buy tickets, this is where ill be. upside down on fire at 160mph.
    yes i am a very sad man

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    damn you bot, why cant you also steal and repaste the link the person youre quoting used to explain what they were saying? i want to see the part where he talks about the three-dimensional man being etched in his brain or whatever
    if i ever catch a bot im going to punch its code in so good
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    You really ought to begin to process your photos of the drawings... and take them in better light, or use a scanner. Everything is dark, muddy, and with poor lighting. You should at least use the Levels tool to make paper lighter and graphite darker. More contrast, please!
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    @Velocity Kendall Hehe thanks, that's a nice metaphor! I genuinely try to improve after every piece of art I make and I will try to work more on the basics now when I'm done with the portfolio. It's probably a little controversial to seek for improvement through illustrations and not art studies but I've had no other choice really.

    @arenhaus I guess that depends on which ones you are referring to because the ghoul and the dragon are both drawn on really dark paper. But sure, I can try to make them brighter in the future either way
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