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    The practice: Searching for ongoing improvement

    Hi, I'm Natii,

    I finally got the courage to turn my practice public beacause I'm looking for constructive criticism.
    I'm a young and unexperienced Illustrator seeking a hell lot of improvement!
    I consider my technique medium, but with some bad flaws attached to it. For the first time I'm challenging myself to sketch every day, changing themes every week.

    So that you have an idea of which themes, this is my list:

    week 1 - Female anatomy (full body, body parts, infants, actions, details, movement...);

    week 2 - Male anatomy (full body, body parts, infants, actions, details, movement...);

    week 3 - Animal anatomy (full body, body parts, infants, actions, details, movement...);

    week 4 - Nature (environments, different species, organic things...);

    week 5 - Dead nature (clothing, objects...);

    week 6 - Urban stuff and perspective (buildings, city environments, urban objects...);

    week 7 - Mechanical stuff (technology, automobiles, machinary...);

    week 8 - Movement and dynamic stuff (dancers, water, fire, flight...)


    This is an ongoing process, every time I get to the end of week 8, I start the list all over again, and so on =).

    If you find there should be more themes added to my list, please feel free to share =), I'm trying to draw as much of everything as possible!
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    Week 1 - Female Anatomy

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    Wow! Very cool first week! Can't wait to see where you go with this! I did a similar challenge last year. I went for 100 days! Unfortunately I fell off after that quite a bit and was on and off. Especially with a million and one priorities jumping in the way, i.e. life. lol I did see quite a bit of improvement though so I'll trying to move back into action now. But I digress, as seems to be the usual for me these days. I just wanted to say I would love to follow you stuff. Maybe that will keep me going too Good luck to you! I love it so far.

    Can I ask, did you use a ref at all here?
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    Hello!

    Thank you very much!! It would be wonderful if this could also inspire people to join me! Don't give up! every day counts

    And yes I did use a reference, I forgot to mention it, I used this image: http://kxhara.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5edtq7

    Once again, thank you very much for the feedback .

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    Oh cool! She's an awesome resource. Thanks for the link! You on DA?
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    Thank you, yes I am on DA

    This is me http://natiiworks.deviantart.com/

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    Hi there again,
    here goes week number 2 - Male anatomy.


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    Hope to recive feedback =).

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    Your nose and eye closeups look really good! Also your rendering style for the full color poses is pretty cool too. Do you eyeball the colors or did you color pick?
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    Thank you very much ^^!
    On the big speedpainting I picked up most of the main colors, and worked them from that point on, but on the rest I just painted them randomly.

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    Good plan you have with the list And a very nice start. The eye is very well done and I also like the light on the girl alot, good work!

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    Pretty nice stuff you got going on here. I'm in a similar boat and I really like your weekly plan, I'm going to do it too.

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    Week 3 - Animal Anatomy

    Hi there, here goes week 3 - Animal Anatomy,
    hope you like it!

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    And I'm sorry for the funny looking dog, I just had to try to draw him!

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    Very nice! These look like some fun poses. The more I see owls is the more I like them hehe ^^
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    Hey you're anatomy is great! and the animals are fantastic as well, fantastic start to your sketchbook.

    Keep practicing, i think we can expect to see awesome stuff from you.

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    Thank you very much! I'll keep it up

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    great start! nice idea of themes by week .

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    Week 4 - Nature

    Hello There, I have to apologize for posting late... and mostly for cheating on the theme this week, I got really distracted and carried away with female anatomy, sorry, I'll try to concentrate more on the theme this week!

    Hope you like my sketches and light study:


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    Wow! I knew your final rendering style would be mind blowing! The lighting study is excellent, needless to say. And the more and more I see these environment studies the more I feel encouraged to break out of my fear of drawing landscapes and just do them! Really excellent work. And I agree with KateyParr. I can definitely see you going places.
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    Those sceneries are fantastic! -as is the painting of the woman *wow*
    I also really liked that animals, though you should remember that felines are 100% slinky so they do not have a prominent ribcage (gap between their forelegs) like dogs and horses do. http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...d-47954065.jpg vs. http://images.colourbox.com/thumb_COLOURBOX3209821.jpg
    Visit my Sketchbook!
    Comments appreciated and will be returned! c:

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    Thank you very much Niquey! I'm am faltered to now that my work encourages yours.
    keep it up!

    Thank you Heyriel I will keep that in mind .

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    I really love your studies, keep em' going.

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    Week 5 - Still Life

    Hi there, I'm very sorry for failing last week, I had a lot of work to do and I had to sacrifice my sketch time.

    Here goes some still life messy sketches, I hope you like them .

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    Things are looking nice. Keep up the good work.

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    Hey we all have those. ^^ Man, my mouth is watering right now
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