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    @clockodile thanks very much! Yeah thats something i need to sort out because at the moment i'm trying to think about things in places its making the edges a bit blocky! Thanks for the feedback

    Concept i made today, i consider this a WIP because the design of the tables is so generic i wanna change it. Any suggestions?

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    4 Hour study for day 3 of my challenge.

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    Nice work! I see improvement. You have serious potential with environments, and as the figures go.. very nice, though your left eye is a little off position in your self portrait. As to the environments, i agree with clockodile above, the transitions in values are ought to be softer to better represent edges and corners.

    Lovely progress! Keep it up.

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    Not updated this for awhile! Been working on 3D stuff and learning Maya and stuff! Here's some of the studies ive done in the past few weeks.
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    As you can see been really enjoying mountains recently!

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    Thanks! Yeah still working on my portraits and stuff been doing a ton of pencil ones but when moving into digital i always lose some of my skill. Will keep working on it!

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    Had a little bit of a break from painting hardcore, been working a web design job whilst doing lots of 3D stuff and learning that side of things. I've kept up going to life drawing once a week and still working on pencil stuff

    Here's some paintings i've been doing recently, playing with different tools along with my normal style of painting.
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    Some quickies done in my normal style.
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    Couple of concepts based on some turtle thing my friend came up with
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    Concept for some 3D work i did
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    Tried out a new brush whilst doing a still from the movie Drive, you should check it out if you haven't seen it! Pretty cool film, a nice colour palette across the whole film too!
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    If you wanna see my 3D stuff check out my blog (in my signature!)

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    Tried out something new, photo mashing which i have never done before. Really nice quality to it

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    Some more studies and other stuff using my normal techniques along with using some new brushes and stuff

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    nice studies in here! id say environments is definitely you're forte atm. Maybe do some more character studies to balance it
    Great work keep it up

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    Thanks DK_sketch, yeah i'm not terribly confident with characters and stuff. I do attend a life drawing class once a week and have been for about 10 weeks but i'm still not great must keep practicing though!

    Here's another random concept, boring building design though
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    Doing some japanese architecture studies in prep for a class project

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    Spent around 5 hours on this one today. Feel like im improving!!

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    Really nice environments. A lot of good color, shape, values in them, especially the desert one and the last one.

    The two things I keep in mind when drawing people are (which may help you):
    1. It's all still just shapes, form, and lighting. Draw the light and dark patches, the values, just like you would an environment. Let it take shape, rather than force the shape of an eye or a nose. The brain wants to draw the symbols that make up a person, or a face, or an eye, not whats there in terms of light and dark or simple shapes.

    2. I was once told in the human form everything bulges out in some way. Mind curves and volume even when drawing say, the undercurve of a chin, or back of a knee. Everything is pushing out into space still.

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    Thanks Chewie for the feedback! Yeah i'm trying to break down the forms im even learning muscle structure and stuff so i know why the shapes are as they are!

    Quick study from yesterday
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    Photomash thing
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    Some more randoms enjoy will post more on Tuesday!

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    Great sketchbook! I like your environments. We can feel the place. Sometimes, they could be a little bit more detailed but you're improving for sure. Also, I just love your gun concept. The perspective is pretty good ans the design is great. Keep going!! I wanna see more of this soon

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    Nice sketchbook. Your landscapes are coming along really well, and your colour work.

    Re your figures. Telohs gave good advice about getting to grips with the structure of things, so I'll just reiterate that. And a good place to start with constructive anatomy is Bridgman. Also. Joseph Sheppard's Anatomy for Artists is great for getting a handle on the underlying bone and muscle structure of the body.

    Most important, learn proportions and work from life as much as possible. Everything can measured in relation to everything else, and once you're used to the ideal proportions of the human figure, things will come a lot easier. The Sheppard book has a good section on proportions at the beginning, as well as Loomis' Figure Drawing for all its Worth.

    Good luck and keep going!

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    Thanks for the advice Renart and Candra! I've done some Bridgman before but i find his books rather confusing! I must try again though. I often work from photos so that is definitely something that needs to change!

    Here's a bonus thing i've done
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    Managed to get a bit off free time today to do another study. GREEN!

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