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  1. #16
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    @KONM: Mmhmm~ Smells like strawberries. Yeah I'm working on that now. Hopefully my new ones will be a bit better about less lines. And Thanks!

    @JFierce: Thanks for visiting my sketchbook. Yeah thanks I'm really working on my hands when I figured out how bad they've been in my imaginative drawings and such. I have a variety because of my poor concentration. I figure as long as I get the hours in for my weakest spots I might get somewhere. I have been trying to work on longer ones like the landscapes I've been doing. But not in one sitting usually (time is short-ish; 4-6 hrs a day). I'll defiantly do my best to incorporate my studies into the work from imagination. Thanks for the tips.
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    Okay for today so far:

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Reference: Pixelovely.com again (part 1)

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    (part 2)

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Reference: Same as first WIP posting

    Not doing well with my strokes today. Hopefully I'll be able to warm up more. Total time for these (3 hrs)


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    Tree's looking great! You picked a really complex subject & love how you're representing the details as a whole & not trying to get every single branch right. Great figure gestures but also try to think about the volumes & movement as a whole and don't worry too much about being exact, because here I see some 'going back to fix' and some unnatural stiffness that make some limbs look 'disjointed'. Keep posting! ^_^
    Hey you! Yes, you! Crit me!

    My CA.org Sketchbook 1 Last page Bashing much needed and appreciated!
    My daily art blog (all the junk and personal crap that my CA sketchbook doesn't have)

    Feel free to shoot me a pm anytime~

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    @cloudcan: Sorry it took so long for a reply. Okay so think of "volume and movement" and I do need to do faster gestures. I'll try not to get frustrated when I can't get it exactly in a short amount of time. Thanks for the tips!
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    It's been a while since I've posted. Shame on me. Oh well. Actually I have been sketching everyday but most of it is in pencil (and I've been working on a sculpture). So without a camera there is no luck on posting pics of those... unless I can find a friend to borrow one from.... Well, today's batch:

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Gestures: The fruits of a 1 hr session from pixelovely.com

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Another from the session.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Final part of the session.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    I was going to do a self portrait but I ended up working on this longer than expected. (4-5 hrs) oops. This was inspired by the book "Imaginative Realism" by James Gurney. AMAZING BOOK!! It it he talks about what he calls the "Windmill Principle" [here] . I think I've failed I just don't know what to do with it exactly. could use help there...

    That's it for today.

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    Feeling sick today, was worse yesterday. meh But I've been drawing here's what I've got for today:

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    The "Finish" of the previous WIP. Can't seem to saturate/un-saturate this properly. Tips?

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Gesture drawings from Pixelovely.com. I have more buuuutt they really sucked. Just for warming up is all. (60 min ea.; I'm not doing so good today)

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    More hands. Ref: My hand

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    20 min self-portrait in mirror. DX

    And unfortunately that's it today, at least I got something in.

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    good work with hands and faces, regarding poses - it needs some time, so don´t give up
    keep tuned

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    Great improvement since I last checked your SB out. The second set of gestures in posts #17 and #19 are especially noteworthy, you're really starting to convey some emotion while keeping them relatively simple. Your lines in those are also definitely looking more representative of conscious decisions. Keep up the hard work!

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    @jablar: Thanks! Don't worry I will.

    @Drex: Thank you! I'm glad that my improvement is noticeable (though I personally only see it a little, but it's something). Thank you I will!

    Okay so after starting longer more detailed painting I've realized that I really suck at shading. Meaning there will be a lot more still life's coming. But not today I guess.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Self Portrait: Idea from getting Pink eye. Used a mirror. I need to do more of these.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Okay this has no reference and is making me pull my hair out. This is the one that made me realize I need more Still Lifes. Any tips on anything would be great.

    Sorry not much today. I'm going to be working in pencil so this isn't the last thing I'm working on today anyway.

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    Been a while. I've been working in pencil mostly. But picked up my tablet today and decided to use it.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Study from Loomis on eyes

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Hand studies. Ref: My hands

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Self portrait in the mirror. Wanted to do something silly so I made a face and didn't brush out my hair. (Recently cut by the way so that's why it's short in this)

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Just a WIP of mine

    Until next time!

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    Here's another batch. Didn't get as many hours as usual in but oh well. Better than nothing I guess.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Self Portrait... Unfortunately not as good as my last one.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Hand studies... mine again

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    An addition to the WIP before

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    I've been neglecting posting pictures. Shame on me. I've been mostly working traditional. I got my hands on a camera but haven't used it for snapping pics of my art yet. But I picked up a little digital painting today.

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Self Portrait

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    And playing around with random silhouettes. Trying to design a character for a painting in mind.

    I sort of exited out of Painter 11 on a few things so I did do more but they were lost. So this is all I've got today. Hopefully will start being more regular on here.

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    you need to loosen your grip and also take your time to do things... i can feel hurry in the strokes... but im a newbye anyway

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    @UFLR: Ah. You got me! Yeah I do work a little too fast. I was hoping it didn't show too much. I'll start working a little slower!

    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Resource:@ woxys.deviantart.com
    Did this for about 2-2 1/2 hrs.

    Then I started on a WIP
    Go go go! Zath's Sketches
    Resource:Umbradenoapte-stock
    Did this in about a 1/2 hour. I'll continue working on it tomorrow but this is the first WIP.

    Gonna work in pencil for a while now. Sketch some thumbnails for an idea.

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    nice cat, looks quite sad... but I like it's eyes

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    I know I haven't posted in ages but I want to start doing that again. I had a rough semester with my classes hopefully I'll have more time to post this summer. I did have a painting class during the semester and I've drawn when I was able. But here's what I've been working on most recently plus the paintings I did during the semester. I'm planning on playing with color theory and work on portraits, master studies and a little anatomy this summer.

    For the painting the blue one with the vase I now see after taking a picture that it's way off and tilting. The portrait of my sister has way too many greys and the alignment of the still life of the trucks and vase with paintbrushes is off. I guess I'll just have to keep trying. I really do enjoy working with oils now though, even more than working digitally so I think I'll mostly work with those for a while.

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