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    Immortal Cintiq wants to be good at Drawing

    Hi guys,

    My name is Mike, im 25, and I joined ca.org in order to improve my drawing skills.

    There are some ridiculously talented and motivated people here and hopefully, some of the talent and discipline will rub off me.

    Any harsh criticism, suggestions for improvement or words of wisdom is greatly appreciated.

    So here's some of my crap...

    The first two are ps paintings for photos. Im still learning how to paint with FAPC (famous artists painting course)

    Then a head drawing, Zhang lu copy, figure drawing, copy from Vilppu's drawing manual, exercise from Preston Blair's book, and finally imagination drawings.
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    Hey guys,

    Some more Studies n stuff.

    The Gestures r 1-2mins.

    I couldn't finish the head study.

    The imagination drawings are embarrassing but whatever. The last one is doodled on the train.

    Anyone know how to write in between the images? lol
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    I really like those figure studies... are they from photos/life or other drawings? The lines have a great flow to them.

    To write between images... you know the attachment icon, the paperclip? After you upload the images, you can click the little down arrow next to it to see a list of attachments, and insert them into the post wherever you want.

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    Thanks Revidescent, the gestures are from photos.

    Also thanks very much for explaining how to write btwn images.


    I work 12 hours a day on weekends so i only have a bunch of half finished doodles.

    Heres a sketch of kanye and Jay-z. lol

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    Hey, thanks Sean.

    Acutally, almost all the paintings I've even done is uploaded on this page. Im still sorta learning so color is kinda premature. And scares me a bit.

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    Hey guys,

    Heres some more stuff

    2 Min Gestures from photos. Damn Im aching to go figure drawing.

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    Damn, Iv been working on this for 6 hours. Im trying to figure out the best way to paint the hair. I hope I can finish during my next study session.
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    ALL women ALL OF THESE gorgeous women and two midget male rapper caricatures and a silly elephant phallus stand-in?

    12 years old is the subtext here. Seriously dude. Draw some men. Men are seriously beautiful, and beauty does not necessarily equate to sexuality.

    they are really nice studies btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Immortal Cintiq View Post
    Hi guys,

    My name is Mike, im 25, and I joined ca.org in order to improve my drawing skills.

    There are some ridiculously talented and motivated people here and hopefully, some of the talent and discipline will rub off me.
    I humbly admit I'm one of those people!

    Ok...so I'm SERIOUSLY joking...BUT you have a really good start here.

    Those grey scale pieces are really tasty. The two figures and portrait at the top of post #1 are excellent.

    It's good to see the gestures and anatomy study. Keep after those with a vengance!

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    Great stuff so far, no critiques, post more!
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    Hey Naomi, err... i dont get it, what do nude women, tiny rappers and elephant nose phallus have to do with 12year olds? But thanks for the complement.

    Also, thanks Eric and Jephyr, yeah ima do my best.

    So the first one is 1 Min Gestures, Next three are 3 Min Gestures

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    This is the 100 2 Min head exercise on Zhang Lu's DVD. Its was really tough to trny get a readable head in such a short time. I think im up to # 38 . The last one is imagination head drawings after doing the Zhang Lu exercise. Indeed i need a lot more practice.
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    Hey guys, Been sick for a while and busy with work n getting my an apostille for my diploma.

    So heres some of my crap.




    2 min heads, up to #61
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    Imagination Figures
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    From sketch book I carry around
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    looking great, awesome studies! good call on doing some cartoon faces too, those really really help.

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    Hey Thanks Strange Purple, Yeah, preston blairs book is a great way to learn to make your drawing more solid.

    So one more drawing before I go to bed.

    This time, I tried to lay in the darks and lights before going into detail. Although I feel more comfortable going straight into details and rendering, I find that it is easier to get the correct values with this method. Plus this one took me a little less then 4 hours wereas the one before took 6.

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    Thanks Ear5cm.

    Nother Upload.

    First ones a 1 hour figure drawing.
    Ive been ignoring value and rendering and thought i should begin seriously tackling it.
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    Finally broke my figure drawing celibacy last Friday.

    I haven't drawn a live nude in over a year.

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    I think these are 20 Min
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    Finally 15 and 10 Mins
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    great studies so far, i was going to say your faces could do with some work, but they seem a lot stronger than the initial couple you posted. and i do agree with
    Naomi Ningishzidda (not totally that was a bit of a rant) but just drawing one gender will make your default forms lean towards that said gender when you draw out your head, but im sure you can draw men perfectly well, and its not usually a problem when your a man and dont draw men because you have a better sence of your own anatomy.

    either way good stuff, hows your colours and non referenced work? its not key, but can be depending on what you wanna get out of drawing.

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    wow! you really seem to have a solid grip on tone and volume. no crit there, keep it up I'd like to see some color studies though sometime! :p
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    Love your work, the smoothness and blending in your digital paintings is phenomenal! Also, very nice volume in your figure studies. Keep it up!

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    dog-faced Hey, thanks for the critique.
    I think your right about drawing one gender. I probably I spend 98% of my time drawing females yet I find it much easier to draw males.
    As for colors, I've only started tackling tone, and im sorta starting to get the hang of, so i think Ill hold off on the color for now. With imagination drawings, I still suck really bad.

    cloudcan Thanks Man.

    GypsySwan Thanks very much.


    I think today was an off day, everything I attempted ended up going to hell so Im not gonna upload that stuff. This is stuff is from yesterday.

    1hr 15min, figure from photo. Next time, im gonna draw more structurally instead of 2d drawing. Also Im gonna tryn spend more time of moving the half tone into the light.
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    Did another Study b4 going to bed.

    With this one, I tried to be more structural with the head drawing. Wereas the preceding head studies I uploaded, the drawings are done strictly two dimensional.
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    damn good stuff in here D:

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    Extremely good studies and attention to detail, try doing some animals as well, it helps with more imaginative creature structures all depends on what you'd like to end up doing one day i guess, but for what i've seen from my past few visits your definitely got a good grasp on anatomy and form, where to next? and then attack from there.

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    WOW! I can see that I still have a lot to learn!
    I know I'm not skilled enough to give proper feedback, but I really like them!
    -And thanks for your feedback in my sketchbook. Yeah I was curious, just had to see what you were doing in case of funny scenarios of people you spied on during a dinner :p

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    rumpenstiltzkin Thanks Very Much

    AdrianNagorski Hey Thanks, yeah animal studies sound fun, but I feel like I can barely draw the figure from imagination so im gonna hold off on that. I think next is perspective and landscapes.

    Trixtar Thanks very much.


    BTW anyone know a good hair painting tutorial?


    So these are 3 Min Gestures. I filled up my Newprint pad and in order to be frugal, I went back in to fill in the blank parts with gestures.
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    This is a wip head study. 2hrs so far. Damn, why am i so slow?
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    Finally Leg anatomy. Just trying to introduce the muscles into my head.
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    Wanna upload 1 mo thing b4 bed.

    Wow, I think this is the best imagination figure I ever did. I hope this drawing isnt a fluke and I dont start sucking again tomorrow. Gonna add light and dark to this.
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    I know you're worried about being slow, but the thing is once you do something once you can do it a second time faster. It's much more important to start off by doing it right. Good job on the imagination one!

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    Thanks again for your comment on my sketchbook
    I think your imagination drawing is great, just stay confident!

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    love it! especially the leg study! I've been drawing for a years but always been intimidated with anatomy! :p just started last week!

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    Ferroh Thanks Ferroh, yeah im noticing that a bit.

    Trixtar Hey again, and thanks for the encouragement.

    Gibi Dont worry about anatomy, its lots of fun once you get the gist of the muscles.

    So this is my 4 hour head study.
    Finally attempted hair while looking at zhang lu's tutorial to guide me.
    I noticed..
    the difference btwn his and my work is that there is a lack of contrast in mine, and zhang lu has a more angular calligraphic, and structural look.
    Also his use of stokes looks more intensional and confident whiles mines is struggling to blend. I gotta do some more studies of his work.

    Damn, now that i've uploaded it, i also notice the neck value looks weird, makes the cheek shadow look like its dirt or something.
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