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    Very new to this! - WarmSoda's sketchbook

    Hey guys!

    I have no clue what I'm doing and would love some critique!

    Just got my Cintiq 24HD today and I've been foolin' around with it.

    Here's today's mess!

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    Hey Warmsoda!

    If you're going the digital route I would suggest becoming acquainted with Photoshop or any other program you're using. Full understanding isn't really necessary but it won't hurt either.

    Most importantly is to really break in that tablet! Keep drawing until you feel like its the only way you could draw.

    Best of luck
    Red
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    Thanks for the encouragement, Red, it means a lot to me!
    I'm just lost as to what to draw! At this point I kinda just see something a draw it.
    On my break today at work I'll look at a few photoshop threads for when I get back home!
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    Quick update of a few eyes I did today.
    Couldn't find much to draw, today.
    Critique is needed! (and perhaps some good stuff to study!)
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    You asked what to draw? Everything. It seems like a lot and there's no other way to tell if you like that subject. Remember
    that everything all at once is way too overwhelming for even the pros. It's everything over a lifetime that an artist will strive for.
    It will save you countless hours/days/months of frustration if you just remember this is like a long distance run.
    Steadily you put in the hours every day and you will
    get back what you put in. If you try to treat this as a sprint you may get a quantity of work out but than that's it. Steady passionate learning
    will give you more than any week long sprint can ever give. Start walking around with a sketchbook and something to draw with wherever you go. Draw everything you see.
    Give the object life! Give it feeling! Give it gesture! Many artists spend their whole lives refining one subject and still never feel satisfied with the amount they conveyed!

    Let me just turn off the inspirational music in the background
    ok

    With the eyes from the 18th I'll try and give some clarification.
    The one that you pointed out not know what "happened here"- the eyebrow is just a shape, not something you would actually see,
    you outlined the inside of the lids making everything much more crampt without showing change on the actual lids and the lines you
    used to mark the actual lids and wrinkles are much too dark in comparisson to the actual eye.

    The one you liked shows more of a grasp on the idea that every shape you make has its on weight, the lid is covering the eye, and the
    lid above shows the curve of the skin beginning to round above the eye.

    Hope you can use some of info I've given
    Good luck!
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    Another update.

    I took a look at some Andrew Loomis stuff. Very informative!
    Had a lot of work to do in the last two days, so I had to combine the days of work.

    Red, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Very helpful!
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    You have a Cintiq? Damn...I envy you. Loomis is a good start, great in fact. I find so much useful info in there. Set up a still life near your set up and draw/paint that....Really take time to look and see...It will improve your eye, tons. Keep at it. You got a cintiq man, don't waste that!! Make it produce art! Man, I wouldn't ever put that thing down. Keep studying and you will get there. Good Luck.
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    Some more Loomis stuff.

    I feel like I'm actually understanding what what I'm drawing. Drawing the skull REALLY helps; understanding the function of the skull, jaw, skin etc. gets me through drawing. I would like to do some more skull studies, but I don't know where to find any...

    Please critique!
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    Alright, here's today's work.

    I decided that I would go off book and try and use the study material from my head and apply some 'value' from references. His head is a little "narrow, I suppose...

    ...This is the result!

    EDIT: PLEASE CRITIQUE! I need the help!
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    YAH! I drew something I actually like! (Kinda)

    My girlfriend grabbed me this nice anatomy book and I've been comparing my old stuff to this book and I feel like I'm beginning to understand "The Head".

    So, that being said, I decided to use color today for the first time and I think it came out OK!

    Please be brutal, I need to know what to improve on!
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    First faces? That's good. It's hard to learn X___X I hate them and skin color too.
    No one can learn it in a few days. Keep going !
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyAtuna View Post
    First faces? That's good. It's hard to learn X___X I hate them and skin color too.
    No one can learn it in a few days. Keep going !
    Thanks for the encouraging words!

    Here's another one I gave a shot at. Kinda didn't finish the lips
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    Hey man, I like your drawings thusfar!

    Don't really know what your style is, but I guess these vids will come in handy in learning photoshop: http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/tec...on-techniques/
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