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    Thanks for the tip cumquat, I'll try that out today! I always seem to draw them too small at first, then overcompensate.

    The way the sketchbooks work is fairly simple, you just mosey on over to that section and make a thread. Title it whatever you want (generally your name) and start posting. A lot of people like to put little introductions in their first post, but if you're like me and uh...attention-averse... you don't have too. You can upload images using either the attachment tool (which is kind of a pain) or just an img link. Commenting on other people's sb's will generally bring traffic to yours.

    Your heads/faces are crazy good man, I've no tips to give.
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    Hamorhage: Great expressive faces! Some of them have a bit of skewing going on. Maybe you could try to establish perspective and the volume of the full head first and then the face. It helps me at least, even if it's only some simple lines.

    Serix: Watch proportions more closely, some of your figures have a bit short arms and legs. I recommend practicing negative space and blind drawing to become more aware of those things. Try to put the hands and feet in there too. Don't let them intimidate you Good work!

    Zombie_chinchilla: Try drawing the faces without looking at your canvas. It looks as if you are not observing your subject enough but looking too much at the page. Idealy you only want to look at the paper when you have to lift the pen. Use a vider range of values for the value studies. the number keys on the keyboard sets your brush to different opacities. I use this to quickly switch between different values. I set my color to black and then I find the darkest feature in the image and put that down really dark, and then I find the second darkest feature and so on. It also helps to have the canvas set to be grey or anything other than white. then you have a base value to work from. Good effort with the gestures!

    Tim Murphy: The figures are looking good. You could be more mindfull of the shoulders. The shoulders are a double joint that lifts off from the ribcage when the arms lift up. So that means that the balljoints in the shoulder doesn't allways move with the ribcage the way it looks like in your examples. for example: In number 8 the shoulder would lift up closer to the chin I think.

    Jarkuzy: Really good gestures. Your lines seem very confident and your proportions are very good. The outlines are maybe a little strict and stiff, but that's my personal preference for loose sketchy lines talking

    cumquat: Haha, the sorting must have taken you ages very nice. So many and so clean. I can see you are using lovecastle as well. Nothing big to crit. Maybe you could mind the size of the eyes. They look a bit too large in some of them.

    Sketchbook works like any other thread. Just that you keep posting all your stuff there instead of starting new ones

    Here are some 60 second gestures I did earlier with scribbled lines. And some cats to mix things up
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    You guys are all being really helpful with your critiques, thanks all so much.

    I'll definitely try to do that next time, Obstfelder. I tend to just copy the model instead of study and analyze it, maybe looking less at my paper will help. And although the hotkeys tip is helpful, I'm not using photoshop and I'm not sure if it'll work with the program I am using, MyPaint. I'll try nonetheless, thanks.
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    Anthis: great links i love you so much for that!



    cumquat: brilliant lots of great studying happening there with them heads!

    my faces/heads still to come. . . . .
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    Quickie upload before work lol.
    Here's what I have so far.

    Posts are looking great everyone!
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    thanks for the tip obstfelder. Haha, actually no. It didn't take that long. I used this as a template.

    Head painting practice below. Skin and eyes don't look alive to me. I'm not happy with this one, but practice makes perfect. If anyone has a skintone tutorial, it would be really welcome.
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    30 second poses from pose maniacs, on a tight deadline so not much time

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    Quote Originally Posted by cumquat View Post
    If anyone has a skintone tutorial, it would be really welcome.
    This is my favorite skin tutorial. There's 3 parts, the third has some good color palettes for various skin colors.

    Urgh, I don't know if I'll get all 50 this week. Good work so far, though, everyone.
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    Zombie_chinchilla: That's a nice tutorial.

    A few faces today. And a pirate.
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    thank you so much Zombie Chinchilla ! Great tutorial. Can't wait to try this again. Hopefully my second try will be more successful. I also spent a bit of time looking up tutorials and I thought I'd share a few with you guys. Links to Linda Bergkvist below.

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    http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/C...realistic_eyes
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    @Obst: Thanks for that, trying to pay more attention to the shoulders now. I think I see what you mean.

    @Cumquat: Don't forget the effect of the light itself on the skin, plays a large part in the colors you see in both lit and dark areas.

    Focusing on upper body gestures for the time being. Head + neck (1min), torso (3min/6min). Faces (1-2min) need work, might need a different approach for them (or just more practice).
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