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    Very new to this! - WarmSoda's sketchbook

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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
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiri92 View Post
    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/
    Thanks!~ The Ram/Sheep one really helped me out!

    Here's an update; it's kinda a work in progress until I can get some kinda... Texture-ey kinda brush to bring everything together. I don't really know what I'm doing, I'm just kinda drawin' until I like it PLEASE HELP!

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    Looks promising! Will be looking forward for updates!:3

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    Quick update!

    WIP at the moment, wanted to work on some African skin tones. Feedback is always appreciated!

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    Quick update on my African friend!

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    Those heads are really coming along! I still haven't practiced any skin tone stuff. Very good idea! have you heard of feng zhu? He has free tutorials. His stuff is absolutely amazing. He gives very good general advice as well! http://artbyfeng.com/tutorials.htm

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    Nice start, seems like you're very dedicated to learn.

    Keep pushing!

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    Had some time today to do a pepper!
    (Stems not done yet; WIP!~)

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    good practice. AND WOW YOU HAVE A CINTIQ ;_____; *stares at her poor intuos3*
    Anyway, nice work so far. Be sure to do some traditional work too. And do not make the background white all the time. Oh and do not forget backgrounds in general.
    That pepper could have had a background.

    Keep going

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    @Sushy: Thanks! I just got it a little while back and LOVE it! It's really an amazing piece of technology. You're right about the backgrounds, they are VERY bland

    Here's my last update on my last Face, I don't think I'll be sinking any more time into him. I'll just start a few other projects

    edit: omg! My African guys eye was retarded! I DIDN'T NOTICE! My girlfriend saw it though and fixed it with me. Awesome.
    doubleedit: still not fixed all the way; frak.

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    Hey, nice start!
    Your eye studies really did turn out well.
    One suggestion, zoom out when your doing your outlining and use a bigger brush. It'll come out looking smoother.

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    Hey guys, Haven't posted in a while! I promise that I've been drawing every day, though! (Kinda ) I just haven't liked my stuff enough to actually post it I do have two that I like, so far. One is of a friend from work and the other is a WIP of a comic book character that I love.

    Please critique!

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    Just a quick update on Hellboy. Splashed some color and fixed a few proportions. Tell me what you guys think.

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    Wow this Hellboy is really cool, even though it's just a sketch, but I love that loose style and his expression is amazing!

    edit: Make it your profile pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by David.W View Post
    Wow this Hellboy is really cool, even though it's just a sketch, but I love that loose style and his expression is amazing!

    edit: Make it your profile pic
    THANK YOU! It's means a lot to me I think I will set it as my profile pic!

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    Started a quick little project. WIP. Tell me what you guys think.

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    Your sketchbook's looking good. Keep drawing. I was going to complain about your earlier drawings lacking structure (especially noses, it doesn't feel like they protrude), but it's starting to get better as you go along, particularly with the Hellboy sketch. If you haven't looked up Mass conception, you should. Mass conception in very simple terms is focusing on the planes and form of and object.
    You should also look up undertones for skin colors. Right now your skin colors are fine but having undertones will make it come to life. People have all sorts of colors you wouldn't believe, even if the skin tone is the same for 2 people. That's the science behind why some people can wear a color and look great and some people wear the same color and look terrible. Colors aren't always what they seem. Color pick a photo and you'll see what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWG View Post
    Your sketchbook's looking good. Keep drawing. I was going to complain about your earlier drawings lacking structure (especially noses, it doesn't feel like they protrude), but it's starting to get better as you go along, particularly with the Hellboy sketch. If you haven't looked up Mass conception, you should. Mass conception in very simple terms is focusing on the planes and form of and object.
    You should also look up undertones for skin colors. Right now your skin colors are fine but having undertones will make it come to life. People have all sorts of colors you wouldn't believe, even if the skin tone is the same for 2 people. That's the science behind why some people can wear a color and look great and some people wear the same color and look terrible. Colors aren't always what they seem. Color pick a photo and you'll see what I mean.
    THANK YOU! You're right, my noses do like a little 'flat', I'll have to spend a little extra time on them.

    I'll look and see if Loomis has anything on 'mass conception' tonight after work.

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