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    Don't know why but I feel like messing around a bit with animating, so here is my first wip for a basic walking girl animation. No idea why I went for this "style" or whatever you wanna call it but I kinda like it so I'll stick with it.

    EDIT: Finished it but god animating softwares are complicated, lets do this!
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    hey, animation is fun! I've been meddling with it a bit lately as well. I found a good tutorial on walking cycles on a site called idleworm if you're interested. Yours is already looking like you did a bit of research though. Good job!
    Photoshop can be used just fine for frame animation, open up the timeline window and make loads of layers (for each frame make a new layer of what's changing visible) and you'll get something like the animated stuff in my sketchbook.
    I'm impressed with how much stuff you've already put in your sketchbook. Nice progress, keep going

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    That animation WIP is looking really sweet =)

    I think that one thing your figures are lacking is dynamism. They're stiff. I mean, you're good at copying the poses as they are presented but none of them really say anything. When you're working from reference you should try to capture the essence and meaning of the pose. Also, curves. Here's a little tutorial that helped me out a lot. It might be a little cartoony for your tastes but it applies to every style.
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    BDHD: I finished the walking cycle and I tried different animation programs. But I have yet to figure out an easy way to import those photoshop images and to make an animation out of it, I'll check that site out right away!

    Dina: I read through the tutorial and I totally understand what you mean, I kinda wanted to become more comfortable with drawing figures before exploring feeling and capturing meaning. But I guess I'm at the point where I should start doing that, so I WILL!

    I'm back from a week of snowboarding and skiing and I had a blast, but ofcourse I didn't forget about drawing. I bought the composition and color course from Jason Manley on these forums for 16 dollars and watched 4 hours of composition on my holiday. And I'm working on a colored mountain study. Here is a mountain study I did today.
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    Helmet Study I did today after watching Jesus Conde's great tutorial on drawing metals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7juWm5srN9g) it took me a good few hours so now it's time to enjoy my last 6 hours of drinking legally ( the age is going to 18 in the Netherlands by tomorrow )So I wish you all a happy new year and I wish you the best in 2014!

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    I really enjoy the look of both the mountain and the helmet. Nice job.

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    Thanks Wes,

    I've bought perspective lessons from marshallart.com. Because Sycra ( Youtuber ) recommended his perspective lessons to really understand it. And I've been watching these lessons for a few hours the past two days so only doodled a bit and did a few small drawings. But I want to update this with what I'm doing and I want to post a drawing so I made this whilst watching the fifth lesson. Will be updating more often once I'm ready with the course!

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    hey dennis. wow, only 2 months here and already 7 pages? that's pretty awesome! and yeah, there's definite improvement in those forms. thanks for stopping by at my place. ah, im not sure what to tell you. focus on structure I guess? ah. also, photoshop sucks for animating. there's an old program out there called mirage. it was pretty awesome. not sure it's still out there though.
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    Thanks I'll check it out, I have no clue how to get my cycle animated with photoshop so I'll see if I can find the program.

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    Cool metal study! I'm always excited by those. It's quite satisfying seeing those come together. You did a great job with the subtleties.

    You'll have to let me know how you like those perspective lessons. I just bought a ctrl paint perspective video and I really need to start getting perspective down so I don't feel so limited with my compositions.

    Keep up the good work Dennis!

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    Thanks! And I also bought the ctrl paint perspective lessons like 5 months ago or something. And I learned some things, but far from all. In those videos circles and elipses barely get covered and the time is just to short to teach everything. Theyre good to watch to get the baics down even more I would say, but marshallart's lessons in my opinion go wayyyy more in depth. Hope you find this useful!
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    Working on the assignment from the Jason Manley composition class, in the assignment it says you should spend 10 minutes "or more" on them. But what do you think is best. Is 10 minutes better because you really need to divide the painting into different value's quickly, or should I go for perfection. Here are my first 3 in order from shortest to longest time top to bottom. Let me know what you think is best, because I feel that I don't learn as much as I could if I spent 3 hours on each of these to make it as perfect as I can.
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    That helmet study looks really impressive! Keep working hard mate

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    hey dennis, I’m just starting out a tonals myself, but decided to write my way of working. Maybe it’s useful to you? It actually started as a reply to your question, but it got a lil outta hand so I put it with my tonal studies in the workshop subforum. Anyway, I don’t think it’s about the time your spend total, but about the time you spend on the first stages. (step 1,2,3 in my explanation) After that it’s a choice if you want a rough study or get more into details. It might indeed be better not to do long once yet so you can do more at once. The first steps however take me quite a bit of time right now. 30m up to an hour actually.


    ps, used grumpysaur's awesome flinter-check on your works there are a few wrong, which I think would mean you have not applied step 2&3 exact enough: getting your extreme values right and extrapolating your field values from those.

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    I thanked you already on the subforum but if you read this first: Thanks! I used your technique this time and I did find it very useful, think it worked pretty well. I should have made some darks even darker but I'm always afraid to use 100% darkness because you can't go above that and someone said to never use 100% darkness. I checked once using the filter and then improved the obvious mistakes. This took around 40 minutes. That filter is really handy btw, thanks grumpysaur!
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    dennis- im glad I could help! these look so much better. interesting point is that the filtered image makes your look a lot narrower then the original. I think it's in toe original too but less noticeable. maybe it's our brain doing the recognizing a human face thing... yeah pretty sure that.s it bc when I use my pencil to measure yours really is thinner. you see? damn close value-wise though!
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    Wow, going through your sketchbook gives my hope for my own gesture studies. This is awesome! I also really love your progress drawing of the car. I love seeing a sketch turn into this amazing detailed drawing.
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    Thanks Nyghtrain! I´ll try to compete in some of the beginner challenges!

    Teen Challenge 208 is about making a still life in greyscale and in colour, so here is a quick drawing from life which I´ll use together with a picture to create my final image in Photoshop will post all WIPS in here ofcourse
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    First Wip of Teen Challenge 208.
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    This year has started with a good blast of happiness bringing winds, right behind
    the party creating shack of yours. Your art is blossoming like a conventional blueberry pie,
    the flags of victory are right on top of your battle boat. Getting your hands on the right things,
    like perspective, composition and value studies will surely make you to evolve quickly and swiftly.
    You’ve just turned legally eighteen and now you have the right to drink the right fluids, I
    can see your future very bright and successful, cause the correct motivation will float in pretty soon.
    Summarizing the straddle count around the backyard I think that you are heading in a right
    direction, already built up a solid sketchbook with gold like worthy studies, all you need to do
    is to keep paddling, use the backwind and never throw a sloppy backhand. Thank you for
    the motivation and for the reply in my book, you are a kind person and I wish you all
    the possible best in this year and in the future in general. Also I will try to visit more
    pretty soon to see your further steps of improvements.

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    Thanks Soo much LtPlissken means alot, since I've joined there has been nothing but supportive and grood critiques really grateful for that and youre a good example, again. Thanks.

    Here is my second WIP for the Teen challenge 208. This is gonna take alot more hours
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    looks pretty good dennis!
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    Thanks I feel I'm really benefitting from the value excercises and all the responses you and some others gave me. It's a great feeling to feel Ive learned something even though its not that much but in such a short time. So thanks, again I used your technique and I keep using grumpysaur's ( its not yours but you were the first one to tell us so that makes it yours) and I will continue like this. Thanks everyone you guys are the best!
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    Here is the final for now, should improve alot but need to make sure I have enough time for the coloured version.
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    plate is good. something feels off on the bottom of the milk pourer.
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    Ye I see what you mean ashess, I'll correct that when I get back to it. Joined the LVL 1-10 new thread for beginners and first level is a self portrait so working on that right now. Got kinda sick of seeing that plate everyday so I need to keep myself entertained with a bit of variation so here is the first WIP. Line drawing gonna start painting, never painted a face in photoshop before so this will be fun.

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    I imagine a plate can get boring. and self-portraits are fun! is that a photo? not a bad first attempt! I kind of like the cartoony style.
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    I think I'm gonna stick with the cartoony style because there is not much time for this challenge and the picture I used it overlit alot, so it's extremely hard for me to see values and when I gave it a try anyway it failed pretty hard Here is the plate with colour. Didnt do alot of drawing at home past week because I'm getting ready for exam period which is starting in 4 days so I need to learn hours and hours Doing alot of drawing in school though, but spread across so many different notebooks I cant take pictures of them all. My strat for school is to not pay any attention in class so I save like 15 hours every month on every subject not paying attention. And then I learn my butt of for 6 hours and that saves me 9 hours It's been working for 5 years so let's hope I can keep it up another year
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    Aw, Dennis, you didn't fail hard at your portrait. Especially if it's your first one in photoshop. I'm impressed with what you did with it, more so because it looks like you used 100% opacity. I'd encourage you to do one from life sometime. I find them a lot more compelling. You are super cute by the way.

    Overall, great job on your still life. I really get a good sense of form and space. I think it could use more color complexity, however. It would improve with a few cooler tones to help balance out the warm tones. Some small things I see that could be tweaked a little. . . the grain of the table that is meeting the bottom left edge of the dish, looks like it is warping around the dish just a bit. I think you need to carry a few grain lines up so they look like they are going under the dish. I would also darken the table in the background space a bit to bring more emphasis on your main subjects. Right now it looks like you are highlighting that part of the table and it distracts away from the main focal point. Also, the shadow of the pitcher is creating a bit of a tangent. I would pull it back just a tad and see how it looks. I love the way you have presented it. Very clean and professional. You should be proud.

    I will have to check out and vote on this challenge. Good luck!

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    Hahaha that's sweet of you Thanks, I did use 100% opacity because I was experimenting with getting colors and shading like that. But the hard part was that the photo is overlit. I'll put it with this post so you can see why I found it so hard to do the values. I simply had to guess them and I'm not that good yet. From life: Like drawing from a mirror? How do I draw myself from life?

    I agree on the things youre saying about the from life painting, like the light on the back of the table. I did exagerrate that to much so I will correct that. The balance with the tones I can look at better but this is from life so I should draw it like I see it. And I don't want to do things to make it look more interesting whilst in real life it doesnt look like that. Although the grain on the table I need to work on in general. And I will also correct the warping on the bottom left, thanks again!

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