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    Coffee Protocol's sketchbook

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    Hello fellow citizens!

    Er, mini bio: I'm 23, brazillian and trying to get better at this art thing.

    I need to improve at a bunch of stuff, and I hope some of you will shout me through these times of trial. It would be awesome to get some critique! So come heavy and come true.

    I'll start with some landscapes, because I'm pretty bad at those, and also perspective. Here are two perspective studies and a landscape painting with which I struggled today. It turned out pretty foggy, hm.

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    E ai blz? Bem vindo, gostei mto das perspectivas, vou me inscrever aki e te acompanhar, abšo.

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    M.Calza: Valeu! , obrigado pelo interesse.


    So, I'll just update with some landscape studies from photos. It still is pretty bad, but I was trying to read things better, like value changes and also color variations. Also, I need to understand the """"textures of nature"""" better in order to paint them correctly I think, like painting trees and rocks and water. But that just means I have to try more and harder.

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    I just can't upload images here, something's wrong with something, so I'll just try to bring in the images from my blog. But here goes, stuff I've been up to lately: All this effort to improve my landscape painting actually helped me get more confortable with lines for some reason, I guess it's thanks to all this perspective work I've been trying to pull off.




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    Hi!, two more studies. More insects and some vehicle whatevs. I did some sketching on my hardcover-and-paper sketchbook because I had to travel for the weekend, but I don't have a scanner so who cares.

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    I think your work is quite good! One thing I see you struggle with is water. Do you have access to go and draw some open water from life? Also, study masters like Anders Zorn, who is famous in part for his mastery of water: http://www.anderszorn.org/

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    Aqualeot: Thanks! And thanks a lot for introducing me to Anders Zorn, his paintings are awesome, I'll study his stuff and post some results as soon as I can. And I have access to the ocean, but I don't have the means to paint it though . My main problem is with values I guess, I'm just not good enough yet.

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    So, I decide to draw some bipeds before studying more landscapes, because I suck at those.

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    Really great stuff so far! The perspective studies must have paid off, I hope to see more from you.

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    Love it!!!!! keep updating this

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    Mewball: Thanks man! And yeah, it did, I was so bad at perspective that once I started studying it even my figure drawings got better.

    Silverkeeper: : D glad you liked it!!

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    I've painted some landscapes and started to realize what I was finding so hard about it. I was having trouble with values and edges, fighting with soft edges that washed away my values and color changes. So I decided to work harder on those first minutes of painting, choosing the right colors and blocking things the right way. I used to think "I can probably work out that color latter on" a lot, which was a mistake.

    It was good practice, I'll post more landscapes on my next post, I'm just posting this one for now because the previous paintings sucked so much. Also I made some biped sketches for the fun of it :B

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    Hi!
    Landscape study. I was able to control my values better I think, though they're still a little off...

    Btw, is updating with only 2 images frowned upon?

    Oh, also I broke my study agenda and painted a portrait.

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    awesome studies dude really mad kudos, i would love to see more exaggeration in your work, also play with value more than color if it all possible start your days with Black & Whithe paintings and really try to find the shifts in value and recognize wich are interesting and how to even exaggerate those, also read on how to creatge "Depth Cues" wich is lines receadig to a point of interest could be compositionally or objectively in the painting itself, for an example "waves in the ocean" or just any element that creats an depth or the illusion of it can make alot of space in your stuff, that last portrait is Awesome and i hope to see alot more! keep it up man

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    lionheartGFX: Sir, this post is for you.

    So, I've been working hard on my values, studying with black and white as suggested by lionheart. I did the first image some days ago, trying to paint imaginary things beeing hit by imaginary lighting. I was not satisfied with it, mainly because these are the best two out of over20 paintings of heads I did. So I got myself 1,5 garlic from my kitchen to fight this value problem (because I'm a superstitious guy) and painted them. Since then I did some other value studies and all that, and yesterday I painted the skull on the third picture. I'll keep on studying values, I'm getting happier with the results.

    Also somewhere down there are some skull sketches beeing not funny.

    PS: I'm having a hard time uploading images here again, so I'm pulling those from my blog. Hope it works.






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    Some recent random sketches. I'm trying to find a way to work with lines that fit my view of things I guess...

    I'm also doing some figure paintings right now, but I'll paint 5 of them and just post the whole bundle together.





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    Hi!, I'm actually putting this in SPOILERs because there's nudity, so NSFW guys. I really don't see why this would really not be safe to see at work, since they're paintings of very conservative nude poses, but hey, who am I to judge.

    More values and figures, I need to work on my anatomy and this will probably be my goal for the week.

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    Some recent stuff:

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