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    Forrest I-whatsup man! ya i was thinking about doing one of those challenges sometime soon and thx im gonna post a lot more stuff in the next couple days =)
    dang i need to get photoshop, gimp can be really annoying sometimes
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    Hey man lots of good advice already given to yah. Just keep on studying and you'll get there Great to see another teen on CA

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    yep also loving the dog. its fast and honest; do more!
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    thx Velocity Kendall - gonna post a lot more drawings soon - life,studies, and my own designs
    btw anybody have advice for digitals and photoshop? still trial and error for me
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    a fun little doodle/design in my sketchbook
    Last edited by Calebfairchild; September 4th, 2011 at 12:19 AM.
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    "thx Velocity Kendall - gonna post a lot more drawings soon - life,studies, and my own designs
    btw anybody have advice for digitals and photoshop? still trial and error for me"

    definitely do. no advice really, im in the same boat, i guess everyone is, trial and error, seeing how the best do it, more trial and error, thats the only way!
    i find youtube tutorials interesting too, check out the amazing ones by feng zhu theyre the bollocks.
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    Im not the best digital artist in the world but start by painting from life, its helps a ton.

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    ya thx for the advice Ven S- i do a lot of life drawing but i really got do start doing more life paintings- still getting used to the feel of painting and acrylics =P and digitals also lol
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    My suggestion is value studies. Get a resource pic, desaturate it, paint it, and learn to observe your source and tell the difference between subtle shades.

    Right now your rendering's off -- it looks like you're using pure white for lighting/highlight and it looks out of place. You can tell you're using a hard white brush with lower opacity. Rather than doing that, try using a softer brush and using a colour closer to the one you're highlighting, like a pale green. (Or more a yellowish green for a warm source.)

    Highlights reflect the colour of the source. For example, in natural settings you have warm lighting (the sun/fire/something), and cold shadows. Warm colours are red/orange/yellow, cool leans more towards green/blue. (Also, if lighting is cool, you have cool lighting and warm shadows.)

    I also recommend doing 30 second gestures from Posemaniacs. They're very difficult at first but it teaches you to loosen up and right now your drawings are very stiff.

    I do see a lot of improvement. You've lost the didn't-colour-in-the-gaps look from the beginning and your pencil shading is very well done. Post again soon, and keep drawing every day! I look forward to seeing more posts.

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    thx for the advice Umbravita! - seriously been having trouble with the highlights and stuff like that it just didnt look right ya know?going to post some studies from the book dynamic anatomy soon and ill keep at it =P- today i ordered color and light by james gurney on amazon - anyone here read it and like it btw?
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    what you've all been waiting for.....studies explosion! =P
    did these all today and didnt spend too much time on each one - but learned a lot and got a lot done

    btw sry about the paper quality - very large pieces of paper and that didnt help when i scanned em in
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    whew.. 20 minutes of posemaniacs' 30 second poses can really loosen up your hand
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    Right now, the composition for your teen challenge entry is fairly boring. Try doing some thumbnails with different points of view to get more interesting angles. Perhaps some views from slightly below and behind the tank or even from the air behind aerial vehicle. Make the viewer part of the action, not just looking at the action from a distance.

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    gonna post a few more drawings in a little bit- any advice for industrial design? don't know much about that area or what i should learn besides perspective and lighting
    Last edited by Calebfairchild; September 6th, 2011 at 07:33 PM.
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    Keep drawing and studying ^^! That LOTR scene looks workable

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