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    Studies from figure drawing, trying to work on my strokes, getting a little better, but I go over my previous one several times trying to get it all right. Then a drawing from memory I'm gonna work on later.
    kind of messed up my schedule, I got to get a healthier system going. I'll still be working on art daily.

    Also want to to get more pages of that figure drawing book done a day, not so much though that it wont stick.
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    I got to get on a schedule, studies for this amount of time, personal for this amount etc. Need to set some time aside for doing other things as well.

    Anyway, some sketches, my male form seems to be getting better. also a messy screenshot study. Screenshot study was the first time I've blocked in to start off, I usually do a sketch. Could have worked on it a lot more, but felt I had already spent too much.
    Also eventually want to learn how to start off like a lot of others I see, just with values and some sketch lines, they sorta just develop what they see in it. But I think mostly experienced do that.

    I have a lot of idea's and interests I want to draw/paint, but the only thing stopping me is I don't have the knowledge of how to draw/paint a lot of these things. Gotta get going on more specific studies like armor, been wanting to do some knight fantasy type stuff.
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    0Hey man, nice start. You're doing all the right things, just keep doing them. I saw you were talking about a certain workflow in the last post, my advice as far as that goes, is if a certain way of doing things interests you try it, and practice it, until you know it, or till you get bored ha...but yeah what I'm sayig is you never know till you try.
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    @Psychobuddy - Thank you for the comment, It's good to hear I'm doing the right things, Have always been unsure if I a was or not haha. Also thank you for your insight on work flow, I think I will try that way I was talking about sometime soon.

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    Put in some armor studies, 40 minutes each, went ok. After tried a knight sketch, but quickly realised I don't really understand how armor works. Gotta get onto drawing pieces of armor, studying how corners are. how pieces connect etc.

    Also some mech sketches from tonight. not sure which I'll go with. Still have a lot of technical things I have to learn, but I'm trying to develop idea's and put them down. I watched a crimson daggers interview with Bjorn Hurri and found it pretty interesting
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    Hello, Few days since I posted unfortunately. Did not get around to much art. Mostly sketches in my sketchbook.

    Been into a Giant theme, I want to do a full illustration type thing. so these are ideas, seeing what I like. So far I'm thinking big, bulky human type guys, with rough/hard skin. Some helmet idea's there to. Also for some reason I thought they would bath/loungein lava tubs, that's what that hut thing is on the mountain.

    Also some armor studies I did today, studying how it works. Seem's a lot of armor is like overlaying panels to allow movement.
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    Today's work. Did a bit more on the one giant, and started painting another one from a pencil sketch I had previously done, I need to keep on reading that Loomis figure book, I think it has perspective and stuff in there. Had a bit of trouble starting it off in that angled pose. worked on it in 75 res the whole time I noticed after, idk but I don't like working in lower resolution just because I have less options with it after I guess.
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    First thing I did was turn down the contrast a lot (Image->adjustments->brightness contrast). The original had contrast going on everywhere, you don't want that. You want the most contrast to be at your focal point.

    I also tried to get rid of most of the texture brushes. Try to paint with the basic round brush for awhile and learn painting with that. In my opinions texture brushes are all good and fun, but are best used when you have more experience.

    On the giant: I tried to create some more interaction with the giant and the figure, in the original image I think the pose of the giant was a little lackluster and it looked like they were just standing there. Er well I guess in mine they're kind of still standing there too but hopefully there's a little more tension visible haha.

    Take this all with a grain a salt, I'm by no means a pro, blah blah. Hopefully it helps you in any way possible and I apologize if I deviated from your original concept at all!

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    skMOP - Thank's for taking time on that post, I haven't had such a thoroughly helpful post like that yet in here. When it comes down to many factors, I'm still a complete newbie, I barely know what contrast is - so I tested what you said, and It seems to be the difference between the values (?) lowering it sort of made the lights and darks closer in tone.

    Again thank's a ton for you comment, I think I may be able to make my focal points catch the eye more now.

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    Head's tall figure studies book, Hand studies, clown sketch, some rabits with mcdonalds - still want to finish it lol.
    two last ones are covers, They told me what they wanted, while I livestreamed them. first is for my friend Niko's song (almost 2 hours), and the second is for my buddy Tommies mixtape cover (nearly 5 hours). We were on a tight schedule so when i had issues with the head and legs/shoes from behind I just traced those parts quick (from a ref he took) - I know that's not a way to learn, but had time constraints. Hopefully that figure drawing book will have perspective from behind as well, need to clearly learn that.
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    Nothin to say aside from a lot of live streaming lately, helps me keep motivated it seems. Finished rabbits and started a samurai type guy, don't dig the spacey warrior thing going on though. so will probably change that.
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    Livestream paintings from today and a study -
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    Very slow day - was quite tired from the past two days, was to ambitious I think. I enjoyed painting for 7 hours yesterday but I think it was too much. Gotta slowly get into a good pace and increase the time. Just felt my creative energy wasn't there today.

    Hand drawings from reference, then a few hours later hands from memory. Also a lame sketch I did tonight, tried to do it a bit differently.
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    Some new portraits, applying hat I've been learning.

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