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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    I decided to get off my butt and be proactive about drawing again, so I went ahead and did a few studies and sketches to hopefully increase my skill in all areas (though environments are my biggest weakness) I'm looking for any advice to help make me a more efficient and better artist.
    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    For each image i set the timer to 1 hour, my end goal would be to get things like this down in 15 minutes...

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    a self portrait 1 hr (yeah its goofy and completely over the top)

    a few 30 minute portrait studies, aside from the pencil ones, i wanted to try something different and paint in shapes versus lines just to see what the outcome would be...being that im still extremely new to painting and more of a "draftsman" : /

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    a 2 hour color study of one of my friends, very tough
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    a 3 hour study that i turned into venom...got carried away : /
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    and finally a 1hr 40 min study done with chalk
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    expression sketches

    trying to build my face/expression abilities, the largest one i just made up. I'm currently trying to find time that I can actually do some life drawing rather than just copy photos. Tis hard.

    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

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    Really cool stuff here. The motion you have captured in the fighters is very nice, and you seem to have a good grasp on nailing the likeness of your subject. Really reminds me that I need to do more stuff like this. lol
    cheers dude

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    Hey, cool stuff you have going here. I like the wrestler studies, they looked very fun to paint.

    Your 2D observational skills are good, but you need to practice a bit more on the 3D volumetric side a bit. I noticed that the eyes look a bit flat sometimes, just watch out for the placement of the eyes within the skull. Try practicing drawing in 3D shapes rather than just copying with lines. Life drawing does help with thinking more in 3D.
    In your paint renders they also look sometimes a bit flat or clay-like. Try to paint out the volumes (other than just the change in value).

    That chalk render is really awesome, I love the lighting and the range of colours used.

    Keep up the good work!

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    thanks jeff! and I might add that your sketchbook has phenominal stuff in it, especially that 1st color one u got of the rocks, the color is like perfect in it! and that is something i struggle with very much so, and I'm lovin ur designs and concepts, really good stuff man!

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    study study study

    I got around to a little practice tonight, 2 half hour women, and one 1hr bane, fun practice

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    some 30 min photo studies of friends of mine, the "toned" one was ridiculously frustrating, and i actually had to bust out the guidelines just to see why the hell my drawing kept looking like crap...dunno if thats cheating, but its learning right? anyways that one was done in 47 mins

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    did a figure study to try and boost my figure and color skills,
    1hr 12min.
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    photo ref was taken by http://pelicanh.deviantart.com/

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    Today was an "off" day I think, but I still learned something from doing these...
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    Erica, 2hrs, chalk

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    my grandpa 1hr 15min

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    my dad 1hr8min

    i think i goofed on the eyes and didnt realize it until i "thought" i was finished.

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    This is cool!
    And great to see you use fighters as reference, then I don't have to feel so bad for using mma footage for my anatomy studies... You are way better though!

    So please do keep posting, it looks good

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    mmmmmkay, so today besides my pencil sketches I decided to brave my weakest subject ever...environments! or "A" environment. 1hr, and i totally botched the proportions on it, possibly the colors too, good thing I'm planning on doing like a zillion of these. any tips or tricks please feel free to share : )

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    and Trixtar thank you! I checked out your sketchbook, looks like you're definitely heading in the right direction with the studies. The monotone painting you had of the tree and the little ice thingy were pretty nice! I don't think you should feel bad about what you use as reference as long as you learn something valuable from it. But always the best thing is drawing from life (which is something i desperately have to do)

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    had some recent tragedy, so I haven't been able to draw much lately but here are a couple of studies I did amidst all the chaos.

    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

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    Thanks for your comment to my SB
    I guess you are right that it shouldn't matter where the references are found, I personally just don't really know what to think of myself when I like watching people fight that aggressively, and then even try to draw it! :p

    I'm sorry to hear you had a tragic experience, and hopefully you will be able to feel better soon still in full respect to what happened of course.

    Your new mountain-painting is very beautiful!
    Such things would be nice to draw from life someday...

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    thanks for ur kind words, and yeah, it'd be nice to travel and do life studies, best way to learn

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    more practice, wanted to get a funny face for the charlie study but all the ref i could find had bad lighting, blech, anyways did it for the humor

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    current work in progress for an album cover for a band
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    and an old study of mine that I went back to fix now that i have a bit more experience doing faces
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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    did a few warm up studies this morning, 30 min each, fems are sooo freaking hard for me to draw, blargh poop

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    decided to take a detour and do a spider study, maybe to help with texture and monster design in future?
    1hr 40 minutoes

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.
    got inspired after watching Batman Returns and churned this out in 44 mins, i wanted to spend more time on it but was getting sleepy : /

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    and a current creature design thingy im working on, im having some trouble with his knees, and im thinking about making the tentacles into elephant trunks?

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    an image I put on hold, i decided to do a different version of the evil dude in the front...or possibly re do the whole comp all together...still trying to feel it out.
    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    and then here are a few sketches on the guys mask re do (predator inspired) and a couple facial sketch studies i did today.

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    1hr study attempt at a J. C. Leyendecker painting. tryin to get a feel for a possible gladiator design.

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    50 min warm up to help inspire me for my next illo

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    Looks great. You're really good at facial proportions. I think spend a little more time on one or two of these, as the 1 hour 40 mins portrait is the nicest and it would be great to see a few more 2hr plus works among the speedies! You can really have a big quality jump around that time it seems.

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    Ceinwen Fang thank you very much! I'll try and do more fleshed out studies in the future, i guess i do the quicker ones to really try and force myself to capture the most i can in a short time but its soo freaking hard. practice practice hehe

    and here is a new piece im trying to flesh out, a friend of mine on here SmokenMirrors is having me train under his wing and gave me this "gladiator assignment" and here's my progress so far:

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    update on the octo monster space album cover design for the band Spontaneous Maximus

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.
    36min skull study before i jam off to work, blargh

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    2 hr armor study. It's hard to get everything I want done in select time frames, but practice makes perfect : )

    I decided to post a janky WIP : /

    things are hard when one says no to color picking...blah

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    Semi Speed paint studies and what not.

    did a little 1hr arnold study before i try and work on a buffed out ogre troll thing

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    gahhh been a few days, a natalie study 30min and a life study 40min, lack of sleep is killin my concentration urgh!!

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    and some troll sketch thing

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    rough weekend, but i got some drawin time in, both commissions the bw photo study was about 4hrs and the ever growing Spontaneous Maximus Cover I have about 11hrs into it...super slow, maybe due to the redraws of things

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