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  1. #46
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    I love those traditional studies, I need to learn from them P:

    I really want to see some paintings a little bit more detailed.. maybe you should
    do one but with more time process C:
    And that style is really nice!!
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  3. #47
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    Your doing great! It's ok to fail now and then. Good thing about failed studies is that they teach more than those succesfull ones =d so stay at it and keep on rockin'. I love to see a hard working person, it will benefit sooner than you think. Peace!

  4. #48
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    hi pou
    so many updates

    if you keep in this pace you'll be awesome in no time.

    studies are very good , keep doing them

    for the values don't forget to squint your eyes

    i know it's a bit annoying to stick to one thing at a time, but you should work more your proportions and drawing before doing colors (wich are pretty good in your case)

    i guess i should visit more often here since you're updating

    keep it

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    Heyhey, there was just one thing I had to criticize at first but as I scrolled down I saw you got better at it:
    just working out the silhouettes better. All In all I'd say you're getting better in no time, like Zou already said.

    Your latest banana piece is SO MUCH better than the one on page one. Go on!

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    Pou, the way you approach art and getting better at it is simply amazing, the way you're drawing like 3 hours a day or more it seems, is just insane. Are you taking a few years off from school at the moment? Because I can't imagine you drawing this much when your in school or university or whatever. All this practice is resulting in you improving rapidly. Seriously your work has actually improved alot in 1 month!!!! Your characters are looking really good already. A tip for drawing hands because I saw that that in your study of a realistic hand the fingers were to short. Remember that the longest finger from top to the third knuckle is about the same length as from the third knuckle down to the wrist. You learned to draw anatomy so well in such a short time I think it would also be good for you to practice landscapes. Since that is a whole different story and takes time to learn. If you can keep drawing as much as you're drawing now ( or even a bit less ) then I think your well on you way to become a professional artist in 2 years or less. Good luck and I hope you keep updating like you are now!!

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  7. #51
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    Wow, Pou, I leave for a bit and you take off skyrocketing. Amazing stuff. I need to get my butt going and start my sketchbook already. -_- I'm enjoying observing your improvement, it's motivating.

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    Oh hi everyone! Thanks for commenting

    Argaelie: you are correct. Okay I'll crack down on that with fierceness.
    and learn from my studies?? Acghhh I don't know what I'm doing D: noooo
    but if it will help you I suppose all well. Thanks!

    Ramalooke: You are so kind with your comments.
    You know how to chipper me up all the time :') thanks buddy ahhh
    You are inspring to me really

    Zou: So your comment makes total sense after me trying some color today.
    Unfortunately I'm running out of time (portfolio due in 1 mnth)
    So I will try to balance it out ... and learn both anatomy and color at the same time? oh gosh
    Ugh I've never studied color before now so I don't think theyre good at all,
    I think my major problem with colors is understanding lighting and shading
    Thank you. It is very annoying. AND YOU. YOU UPLOAD MORE ALSO THEN
    but I always love visitors. Let me return the favor on your sb too sometimes! hehee

    Charmer: Oh what do you mean silhouettes? Ah do you mean my edges?
    I fail so much at them so yeah I'm trying to improve them.
    Yeah I have a hate war with bananas since it was the first thing I studied still life
    ...but now I think it's with mini oranges grrr
    Thanks for your comment charmer!

    Dennis: Well.....
    -Currently I'm working a fulltime job and taking one GE class at a comm college. I've just applied to a CSU art program, but if I don't get accepted then I'm going to quit my job for a year or so and just art the whole time.I've been working my butt off and saving so I can afford a year of real college or a year to study art all day haha! Either way I plan on losing lots of money though o __ o
    but saturday is my day off from work. I get time to draw lots on that day
    Weird that it's saturday isn't least I think so.
    -WOW YOUR TIP. CRAP THATS AWESOME. How did I not realize that?? Thanks dude!
    And...oh man. I'm scared to study landscapes seriously. But sure I'll try them.
    It'll have to be after I get a grasp on basic color though..they are a whole diff story aren't they D:
    Thank you for your motivation.
    Sorry for all the text ^ ___ ^ haha no I'm not sorry bahah

    Solita: I'm glad I could help motivate you! I'll have to check out your sketchbook when you make it


    Phew okay onto art


    I do a self portrait of myself. I think this one has many issues because I have no sense of form.
    So I will be concentrating on that instead of all this hubub.
    I did however learn that nostrils aren't just black holes that go into another dimension

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    A quick still life
    How do you do straight lines in photoshop? Besides holding the shift button... I can't use that >
    Took me so long because I can't draw straight lines lol

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    Discovered loomis today. Phew think it'll be just what I'll need.

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    Did a pencil sketch and then colored it in PS
    Once again problem with form
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    From now on I will be uploading every other day.
    I don't think it's practical for anyone if I upload daily D:
    I feel bad if my posts are so small

    Also I'm going to stay up a bit and work on form.
    Thanks everyone! Sorry for my sucky suck day today,
    color was just something I had to try and get a grasp on and now I know I'm not ready for it yet :X
    Last edited by Pou; December 7th, 2013 at 03:45 AM.

  9. #53
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    hi Pou
    some crits:
    try to practice a bit jatching lines before shading,
    hatching is harder than doing the flat shading with pencil (when u do parallel lines that mix into one flat value)
    when doing another layer of hatching, don't make squares (no 90° angle)

    you're right about values and lighting, but when it comes to colors choosing (u know, taste and those things) you're pretty good . this last girl have rich colors

    ok i'll update more often

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    Wow, just looked through your sketchbook and your progress is so inspiring to me. And I have mad respect for someone who works full time on top of all your independent art studies. I noticed that in your Loomis studies you started shading the figures more, try to keep that up with future studies as it really helps with establishing the volume of the figures. Even just using a piece of charcoal or the flat end of your pencil to block out your dark areas will work. Best of luck!!

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    Great stuff you've got here! You're making great progress .
    Id like to see you take something to the max OVER 9000!!!! *cough*. As in, even if it takes like 8 - 10 hours, let it take 8 - 10 hours .
    There's a lot of 2-3 hours stuff, but I think that you could push it more if you really want to!
    And I agree with the earlier comment about building things in 3d, it helps A LOT. It helps to see things in a more simplified manor and build things from scratch from imagination.
    Keep it up .

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    Zou: Hey buddy! Thanks for the crits
    I'll def give hatching a try, thanks for the compliment
    And you'd better!

    Michelle: YEUH fistbumb ; _ ;b You know my pain. Read that you work also in your sb
    And thanks for the tip! I'll try to keep my shadng up in the future to help define the volume

    Mrkolsyrad: SOB SOBBBB. Okay, I can see my soul flying away from me
    I know I need to do it. SO.....I will I'll just die a little on the way there
    Sorry I'm a bit dramatic bahhhh. Thank you for your advice and I'll attempt that length with a photo study


    Hey guys, I'm trying to get my vision to stop tripping and see objects as 3D
    So this weekend I worked on improving the volume of faces.
    But something came up sunday in my free time, so I didn't get much accomplished dang
    No still lives this time. Gonna concentrate on other things for the time being
    Here's some sketches of studies, phtos and imagination

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    A photo study

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    I then attempt a B&W unref'd...improved tiny bit but still crap

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    So I do another photo study concentrating on not making it flat.
    Improved but now I need to learn how to render in addition to better volume,
    because it's still crap

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    Ugh. I wish I didn't suck so much. Dammit frustrated
    I'll try what people suggested with longer studies. That's gonna be painful

  13. #57
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    Pou, thank you so much for checking out my sketchbook. I also like the name Solita, :3

    For some sort critiques, your face drawings and studies are very nice. I enjoy the monochromatic paintings, and how you are taking your time to refine them. I can learn more than a thing or two from your patience. Those long studies should be very helpful to you in the long run. Memory plays a pivotal role in accordance to what we want to draw. You seem to have a very nice repertoire already, no hurt in improving it, which you're already doing Keep it up! I need to run and do some.
    Kill it it's moving! D:

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    For sharp edges don't be afraid to use lasso tool, or polygonal lasso tool. Its ok to cheat like that from time to time Nice updates, keep'em coming :>

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    Hey Pou! The way you render your digital work is unique and interesting, me like!

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    Solita: GOOD. I'm glad you like the nicknm :3 O-oh no way.
    I've got patience?? XD Okay thank you and for the advice.

    Ramalooke: Ugh noooo I would just feel wrong about doing that, since that is my most challenging area D:
    But thank you for the tip, it has actually helped me and in the future I'll try to get them super sharp in the beginning myself~

    Murderotic: Oh you think so? Thank you


    Hey guys! It's the most terrible time of the year again~ Finals Week. Dun Dun Dunnn. Okay okay there are alot worse things out there, but not to a procrastinating student who pretty much relies on the finals for the outcome of her final grade. Hah what a loser

    anyways what I'm getting at is...this is my excuse for not pooping out much these days ( and prob not until this weekend )! Uhhhh my final apparently has two parts, so two days of finals. WHO DOES THAT SRSLY. Apparently my class. Oh well deal right XD

    First up:

    I did something I probably should not have attempted at all. But I attempted it anyway yayyy rebel. So right now, I do NOT want critique on this piece ( DO NOT WANT ). I know there are a few things wrong that I can see and it's prob 1/6th done at this stage. I will keep posting updates, and at that time I will ask for critique because I do love it
    Up until this point it has been unref'd but I will soon start using reference
    3hrs so far

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    Some sketches ref'd and practice. Oh also a clay bunny I'm working on. A friend had left over clay..but not much so that's why it's FRIKKIN TINY. First time working with clay and I suck hahuu

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    Annnddd some more stuff I did instead of the things I needed to do.
    Should have probably done these before my imagination piece above. Ah well w/e
    Gotta say doing these has prob been the most fun since I've started drawing.... I'm not kidding * u *
    They were really really fun. I think I love copying color haha
    These are just to understand color, and stress relief
    Color studies:
    1 hour,10min,30min,30min

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    ANNNNDDD that's all I got. Was gonna show some of my old stuff but there is literally no improvement shown until the first page of this sketchbook o ___ o. Ego bruiser
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