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    Foundations (old)

    Lots of boring stuff is going to be in this SB. I need to practice the fundamentals.
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    Some sketches/studies.

    The last two are referenced from stock photos by SenshiStock.
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    Sean McClain - Thank you.

    Some stuff from today. Last one is an unfinished pose... might finish drawing it tomorrow.

    Stock credits:
    1 - felixdeon
    2 - senshistock
    3 & 4 - diamoneyes / steinzupancic (model)
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    Awsome studies Viconia, keep it up !
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    razvanb08 & annagsonish - Thank you both.

    Unfinished master study. Ugh, I can't even begin with how embarassed/sad I am with how this is turning out but I keep telling myself I will NOT give up!

    Hopefully I will finish this soon and it will actually turn out okay. We shall see... =/
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    some value key studies...
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    Great studies in here so far! For your figurative studies, watch the proportions - some of them have some pretty small heads. For the master study, I think it helps if you sketch out the figures with lines first to help you create accurate shapes early on, then add the values on top (like in your figure studies). Building the image up in blobs of value may feel more painterly, but it can also allow proportional and symmetry issues to persist without being noticed. Anyway, keep up the good work and keep posting!
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    dierat - Thank you for the advice! I always seem to get head proportions wrong, either making them too large or too small. Will be more careful from now on.

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    Someone asked to see the previous studies alongside the originals so here they are all together.

    Every time I look at the last one I just want to laugh because his face looks so derpy. Lmao.
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    You've got a lot of output here, can tell you're working hard. Keep it up!

    I think it would help you to pay better attention to proportion and measurement. It can be quite tedious at first but definitely pays off, and soon it'll be second nature. Pay special attention to the angle at which lines slant, sometimes the difference between your line and an original can be minuscule but the difference looks stark later on. Notice how things are positioned in relation to one another. Look harder at your source, it looks as if you're not truly looking yet.

    Post more soon! I hope you do, you've got a lot of skill and I'm eager to see how fast you improve.
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    nice body studies, you capture the proportions well! i think using some textured brushes and going into detail here and there would really do the trick! Keep it up!
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    Umbravita - Thank you for the input! You are right, I have always had trouble with proportion. I used to be a bit better
    at it but in recent years I seem to have lost my patience. Will be more careful from now on.

    Natalia Soleil - Thank you! Yes, I do tend to stray away from textured brushes... kind of have a fear of them at this
    point because I can never seem to use them and make my pictures look right. I probably should practice using textured
    brushes more often.

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    Some stuff from today. Really just not feeling it at all, guh.

    Last pic is from my head, which should explain the weird anatomy.
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    I may not post a lot of updates in the next few days, just because I am not feeling too hot about my rendering skills.

    Going to sit down and do some super basic rendering exercises for the next week or so. Hopefully that will help me iron
    out some of the issues I've been having. After that I will most likely move on to still life paintings, just to nail everything in.

    Here, have a sphere
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    Haha, yeah, I can understand impatience. It can be hard to slow down and enjoy the actual process when you just want it over and done, especially with studies, which can be so repetitive. I think it's something a lot of us have to learn.

    That study up the top looks a lot better! Could use a little more sharpness in the highlights, but it's a lot closer to the reference than your other stuff is, and you had a lot of patience in rendering the patterns as well, which must have been tedious. Good sphere, too.

    Feel better soon!
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