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    Hey man great work. Awesome attention to textures. Keep going dude, theres no stopping you!
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    Wow. Thank you guys for all the awesome coments! Really motivating for me!

    @ Jonathan L: Stay strong! And thanks!

    @ Sapphirelullaby: Thanks a lot for the kind words. I am focusing a lot on my anatomy atm, trying to get it all down. I have been trying to get my lines smoother, especially on the 30 second studies and similar, but your probably right, I just need to keep practicing.

    @ Pete Hidalgo: Thanks man! Glad to know i've improved somewhat atleast!

    @ Psychobuddy: Thanks! And damn straight! No stopping me just yet!

    Here's some stuff from today, much more to come soon. Working on finishing more stuff:
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    Work work! But so busy with IRL stuff right now ... ._.

    Some recent stuff:
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    Thanks for visiting my SB! I like your anatomy studies, looks like you are really thinking about what you draw when you do them, which also shows in your imaginative stuff. The detail in some of your photo studies is quite amazing, however, here is also the point where I would have some critique: it appears to me that often the high contrast details dominate the large scale value relationships in your studies/paintings, which makes them look a little flat. I would therefore suggest to concentrate more on the big forms and the way light affects them while subordinating the details a little. Not that I am in the position to critisize your stuff ;-).
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    @ Pauzel:

    Thanks for the crits! Don't worry about telling me, I ALWAYS appreciate any crit or suggestions I can get! Keep up the good work!

    I just came back from hell on earth, guys ... I've been moving to a new apartment (With great pains) and i've also started school again. I had to spend about 5-6 days just cleaning, packing my stuff and moving, and even after all that, I was really to tired to draw much for several days. Im getting back into everything again now tho.

    Also, my school is really awesome as well! I was afraid that I wouldn't learn anything, but we have allready had several awesome classes on perspective and similar. Finally gonna get to try out some traditional stuff such as Acrylic painting, Oil painting and similar. Really hope to improve a lot during this year!

    Here's a lil bit of stuff I've been working on, some random studies, as well as some basic comic concept art for a possible personal comic project I may or may not do. (got a lot of unscanned sketches and similar as well). More to come soon!

    Edit: Higher res Dante's Inferno pic: http://oi49.tinypic.com/2hnynua.jpg
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    Been a while since I got on here. First Ca was down for a while, and then my damn computer broke completely for several weeks! I had saved most of my stuff in my external HDD, but it got mixed up with my old work, so sorry if i post some old stuff as well.

    Just getting back to digital art after a long hiatus. Hopefully, this will be the start of daily updates with both digital and traditional work.

    Here are some stuff, just getting back to digital art again. Lets see if CAs new upload system works well:
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    Some stuff from imagination and studies. More to come in a week or so, working on a bunch of stuff!
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    Why not update? Here is a personal piece and some studies. A lot more stuff is in the works. Might update again in a few days.
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    nice sb, really like all the gesture and anatomy practices! make sure to keep busting out those studies and keep posting!
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    Quick update. Doing some specific studies atm. I started this week with face studies, because I can honestly still find a lot of ugly stuff in the faces I draw.

    Update soon again!
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    Nice studies! For critiques I would say that you should try to add more action into your personal figure drawings. They seem somewhat stiff.
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    Hey Dennis! I can just agree with everybody else about the studys. They are great! Make sure to keep on doing them in this quantity. When you do painting studys or personal work watch your edges! The images seem to be kind of blured by the overuse of the softbrush. You can of course also make hard edges with a small softbrush. Maybe you could give a look into the theory behind edge control and the next time you do a study try really to look carefully to find the variety of edges. I dont know how much time you spend on one study but you maybe could spend more. I think its very important to take much time to do these so that you can try as hard as you can to capture the subject. I started to do serious painting and value studys just some days ago (A huge mistake to start so late!) and so im still very slow. I spend up to 8/9 houres on one for example. Of course this is just my personal time and it varies for everybody. About your Dante Pice. You should think about focus and Dynamic poses. The Pose you painted him in is pretty stiff and boring. Put more energy in his pose and may give it some context. what is he doing in the cave right now? Is he facing some Demons? Is he marching on? sth like that. Furthermore every area of his armor has the same amount of detail. Our eyes dont work like that. The area that we focus with our eyes is the most detailed one. beyond that focus everything becomes way more blured. This is really important to achive a more realistic look in your illustrations. Think about making basic shape studys to learn to understand the 3D shape of the Body for example. The more complex anatomy like musculature shouldnt have your main attention. I didnt go through your whole SB so if you do them than ignore the last sentence. Keep pumping out this studys and you ll keep making progress. Thx for the DA watch! If you still do (cos I read it in your first SB page) quite playing computergames Keep it up man!
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