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    PIGS FLY! No, but really, they do.

    Hello everyone! Feel free to critique my work! I started this sketchbook because I really need to learn how to create complete pieces of work. I also need to work on figure drawings, color, character sketches, environments, and perspectives. Basically, I just need to improve and start working hard.


    Currently, I've been doing a lot of face studies as well as color studies.
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    Make the habit of flipping your images horizontally. You can spot your mistakes this way. Keep practising - it is the best teacher.

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    Lovely work. Thanks for sharing!
    One thing I might suggest is working on is the alignment and spacing the eyes in these portraits. I believe the ideal is 1 eye length between the eyes in a straight-on view. The inside corner of each eye should be on the same line, too, I believe, as long as the head isn't seen at an odd angle.

    Great Job, though! I like your color choices! Keep it up .

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    I like the goldfish concept, you should work more on that one!

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    I decided to go back to doing gesture drawings. As I was doing them, I realized how much I suck. But, I kept doing them. The second image is a random sketch of people from my mind.

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    Nice! Have you gone through any of the Loomis books or any other type of foundational art book yet? If not, I highly recommend going through his anatomy book. It looks like there are a few structural issues in the faces and anatomy. Keep up the work, can't wait to see more!

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    I like the vibrant colors so far. Good figure sketches, too.

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    More gesture drawings and a sketch from mind.
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    Keep it up with the face studies, I really like the color you're using for them!

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    Not much today...some Loomis then some mannequins drawn from mind
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    You have some nice use of colour at the top of the page. Just keep doing facial studies from reference as the others have said. The loomis mannequins are coming along nicely too

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    A photo study for today. I use facial studies as a way for me to understand how shadow and light shape the face. I usually use different colors from the actual photograph so that it becomes fun for me to paint the photo.
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    Hey, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook .

    I admire the work you're putting into those gestures. I'd like to start practicing those more myself, just gotta figure out how I want to go about it. Anyways, keep on trucking, hard work is the most inspiring to me.

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    Nice start! A tip on the gestures - assuming you're using some sort of online gesture tool, try starting out with some very quick ones and slowly increasing the time - it looks like you might be doing that, but I'm talking like 15 second gestures. Some of your gestures have a decent sense of form, but are missing the basic thrust of the pose, and super quick ones give you little time for anything else. (I like the Loomis mannequins, btw, you're on the right track.)

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    Wow, you're great with details of the eye! The structure planes of the faces seem a little shakier, but the features are fantastic. You've got a great sense of colour too.

    Work the basics a little more, and you'll be flying!

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