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    Gathering the Ghost Shroom

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    I know this took longer then it should. Anyone have any suggestions on how to draw quicker with fewer strokes?

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    Your painting is huge. Could you please resize it, then it will be easier to provide advice.


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    I reduced it down. Let me know what you think.

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    I think the guy in the foreground is a bit distracting, maybe it's just his placement. Also, the use of only soft brushes is really killing your shapes imo.

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    I know this took longer then it should. Anyone have any suggestions on how to draw quicker with fewer strokes?
    Use the biggest brush you can use for a specific job like blocking in the main shapes. Gradually work your way down to smaller brushes for small details, don't start with them. Other than that, it's just practicing this stuff enough times that you get in a rhythm.

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    Yeah the main problem here is that it is too hard to define well each shape. Use hard brushes with various intensity of light so in the end you must define all thing you want. After that you could soften them with soft brush on the main shapes and some details.

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    I'll try. What about inking would that help define things more?

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    This is better indeed but defining does not depend on the media itself but in the way you use it.

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    You could, but the reason why lines work is because it creates contrast. If you wanted to do straight painting, you'd need to make sure the silhouettes are easy to "read". For instance, those mushrooms are white and they are up against a dark background, that contrast makes their silhouettes easy to understand.

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    Thanks for the advice. i will try to use practicing with it in mind. Especial with the silhouettes.

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    Does the lighting and shadowing look somewhat natrual on him. If not where and why? Lighting is coming from his right side of head(kinda).Thanks for input!!

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    Pretty good, but I'd raise that cheek bone and mouth slightly. Also, if you're going for more realistic proportions then the ear should be roughly as long as the bottom of the nose to the eyebrow.

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    That's a wicked looking blade! One suggestion I might make is that your lighting isn't very consistent. I'd recommend gong back and drawing a little lightbulb (as a guideline), them logically look at what parts of the body and blade would be turned towards the light, thus being lit. I like your creature as well, but I think it could use the same treatment. Keep on the up!

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    Lightbulb Lighting on Fruits

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    Name:  Traker.jpg
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Size:  142.7 KBGonna try the lamp trick with this pic. I think I got the proportions mostly right with this one.

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    I think the shoulder furthest away from the camera is a bit too low. The shoulders aren't really that independent, they mostly only move with the torso unless pulled tightly, and even then they can only move a small amount forward, backward, and up. Figuring out where her scapula and clavicle bones are will help out a lot with placing shoulders. Otherwise I like it a lot, her skull is a little long, but I think that's a stylistic thing more than anything else.

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    practicing shading. Ambiguity i tried fixing the shoulder but it still don't feel right. Also messed with the neck a bit.

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    boo! hello there! your intuitive sense of anatomy is very good. can't wait to see what else you have to put up! :>

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    no objective

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    Unhappy Need Some help

    I like this picture but something is bugging me about it so muuch!!:/ Not sure what to do. Any advice about maybe light placement or textureing would be much appreciated.
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    I think it's the same problem as before, too many soft shapes destroying form.

    Here's a really quick paintover of the face:


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    thanks ambiguity. it looks much better. I think ill finish it now. What brush did you use?

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    Hard round brush with a low opacity(20%-50% depending on what I needed). If I was really going to refine it I would go in with a soft round too so I could clean up some of those form shadows.

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    Unhappy secondtry

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    Hi choopcheek, and welcome. Interesting themes, and characters. About the shade on the girl's face, I think it's all right compared to the direction of light. Maybe a little more shade on the cheek bone. If you don't have it, grab Andrew Loomis books. They help so much. Here's the link to download theme http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/

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    Red face

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    depression struggle brainstorm

    I was thinnking of doing something like this withthe faces as a colloge and have differnt emotions portrayed on each face that come about during depression. lemme know what you think. two heads are always better than one. thanks.
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    practice with reference. i think the values on the face don't match with the rest. its practice whatever

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    more practice. i enjoy it but uhhhh so frustrating sometimes!!

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