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    The Scary Sketchbook of Accountability

    So I'm making this in an attempt to hold myself accountable and force myself to practice and improve through persistence. To start with I'll post some recent torso anatomy study and digital painting practices.

    I've been drawing for a while (pencil and paper) and am just now making the switch to digital. Painting I've never been good at, traditionally or digitally, so I'm hoping to improve on that as well.

    Critiques and suggestions more than welcome!

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    Hi Hevan98

    It’s looking good so far. In addition to what AlanTam said, the fruit pieces do seem to be your weakest points. When you’re working with still-life, try to pay attention to the light vs dark ratios. I find it helps to compare the darkest shadow of your apple to the lightest part, and try to mimic it or push it ever further if it helps define the form. Also looking for places that overlap; looking forward to seeing more!

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I know my digital painting is weak, I really have a problem with colours I just don't have the experience with it and don't know how to approach it. But I've redone the apple focusing on lights and darks. It looks so weird when you start painting because of the contrast but as you blend and mix it starts to look better. I'll probably redo it multiple times over this week to really get my practice in.

    Also, another torso anatomy study.

    Edit: wanted to change sketchbook thumbnail so post one images have been moved down here.

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    Much better! It will also help if you include the background color that the apple is actually on. Colors aren’t independent of their environment, and a white background makes it really difficult to judge colors anyway. Also don’t forget the highlight.

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    Thanks for checking back david. Haven't gotten back around to the apple but I'll probably have a new one tomorrow and will try hard for those highlight (I tried in this one if you look in the green area on the left but they looked weird so I toned them down)

    Here are some slightly more expressive/unique torso studies. I'm really obsessive but just so my sketchbook doesn't get repetitive I'll upload some fun things later tonight or tomorrow...whenever I get to drawing new stuff.

    Cheers!

    PS are these images too big? Would it be more comfortable if I took them down to 600 pixels? Right now they're on 800.

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    Another stab at fruit. A little more interesting than an apple in a white void .

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    ha ha ha love the thread name !!

    sorry no crits to offer just a dash of encouragement, keep going its looking good so far!

    all the best and keep on posting.

    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
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    your studies for the twisting torso is really nice to look at. twisting the figure is one of the first things i did when i started doing dynamic poses and it is fun to figure out how all the flesh stretches and curves to keep up with the skeleton. your stuff looks good

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    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    Exploring the body is actually a lot more addicting than I thought it would be. I anticipated having to learn all the names of bones and muscles but it's a lot more abstract and creative than that.

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    Oh no, its been a while...can't have that. I'm currently working on an animation so it's taking all my time but here are some animation related sketches and a random doodles page.

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    Cool ref for the stylized character. I like how it's turning out. Be interesting to see an expression sheet. Torso work is coming along. I find keeping attachments 1600px in width or less is a good guide (1600 is more than plenty) and size less than 150k. I am for low 100k.

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