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    Master Study of the Day #1 - 02/04/14

    We are doing full color master studies every day on our journey to get better at art. Join us and continue to Level Up!

    Here is today's image for 02/04/14 #1

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    1. Begin the master study from the image above. Studies are to be in full color. Be faithful to the masterwork. Do not use the color picker. Do not trace. This is an exercise that over time will pump up your skills very quickly.
    3. Upload your finished study directly in a reply to today's thread. Every day will have it's own thread with the image of the day.

    Time limit - 1 Hour minimum suggested study time. Spend all the time you like today, it is up to you.

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    Tips:

    -Focus on capturing and recreating the largest shapes of color first, so that you are working from broad strokes.
    -Do not waste time in the details. Purposely avoid rendering the "fingernails and eyelashes" or insignificant details which distract you from paying attention to the structure of the masterwork. Save the details and tiny brushes for the end.
    -Work small. The studies should be approximately the size of a playing card when you begin.
    -Be very careful to match the exact shape and format of the image you are studying from. If you draw out the shape of the image and it is longer or taller than the original, then you will struggle. This is a fun activity. Don't make it hard for yourself :)
    -Match the colors and shapes, and edges of the shapes, as accurately as you can within the time you have.
    -Number the images you upload with a small 1, 2, 3 etc...in the upper left corner, so that it is easy to discuss them when critiques are given.
    -You may use any media you wish. Regardless of what you choose, remember to try to match your values and shapes the best you can in the time allowed.

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    You may begin.

    P.S. If you wish to give crits to each other, you may do so right in the thread. As always on conceptart.org, giving critiques and helping each other is encouraged. If you need help, ask for it in your thread and other participants may lend a hand.





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    http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byam_Shaw

    dood.


    anyway, I think this is about 1 1/2 hour. I might have focuesed (and zoomed in) on the figure in red a little too much. and forgot about the rest. :/ sorry.

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    hey guys,
    it took me like 1 hour to do it. just zoomed in the last 10 minutes to get some of the details

    @ashess i like the depth of the picture. maybe try to use different brushes for the next one
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    It is interesting to see that you both went a bit desaturated in your reds. You are tinting them...where the artist is relying on the saturation to get the vibrant feeling across.

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    I got disappeared? Huh.

    Thanks for the rescue, ashess. I don't care if Shaw was the Emperor of Illustration -- he effed up that figure on the left.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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    just tried out before I go to sleep (saw this on concept.org page on FB), roughly an hour... didn't bother about the details sorry. looking at it now it seems a lot of them are off. good night, will read the comments tomorrow. thanks

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    Cool. Let's do this.

    Took me a little more than 1 hour. Stopped when I began to feel the itch to zoom in.
    I see now that many of the big shapes are out of place or distorted, another hour or so and I could have fixed them, but I guess that's enough for a quick study.

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    Made the head too big and it's not far enough right. First pass, then second before ref. More concerned in getting the feel and the dominate figure. Could spend hours on this.

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    couple hours i think

    just picked up art again after a couple years... still pretty new to everything.

    left guy's head is too big, red guy's right arm too big, bunch of other problems

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    Joining the fun. A few hours now.

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    Hi my name is Tony, I have many goals with my Artwork, my biggest goal is to become a comic book artist(Not for a big company or anything id just like to make a comic that I would enjoy) but when it comes to drawing, painting,etc I want to be able to do anything.Im not 100% sure why or how master studies will jump my skills to the next level but hey its worth a shot.

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    I think I'm sending the post properly, hope I didn't forget anything from the briefing. If I did just let me know.

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    It has been something less than 3 hours with two breaks (15min first and 5 min second, aprox). I did most of it zoomed out so I didn't saw a lot of stuff until the very end when I went to work the faces and finish.
    Seems to me there is something weird with the perspective, like all is a bit falling to the right.

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    Ehm yea, 1h30~. I'll try drop by and do these now and then as I rarely take the time to do studies.
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    First one :) paint it today

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    And there's another one:)

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    Is it alright if we do these even if the day it's posted on has passed? (kind of like catching up and posting as we go)

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    I will keep doing it everyday!
    I spent about an hour and half.

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    Throwing my hat in this ring

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    Sup everyone. Here's my attempt. Gonna be delayed because I started late, and can't do them daily. I can do 5/week in colors, and might dedicate my traditional painting time to doing some in b&w.
    Didn't do the dog, kinda forgot, my reds are are mostly undersaturated, I didn't manage to capture all the busyness in the guy on the left, missed the expression of the red figure, skin tones are more vibrant and feel yellow in the original.
    First time with color in a very long time

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    Hey you guys...finally replaced my broken stylus pen, so figured would try to catch up by doing a couple of these day...

    This is a very tough exercise :S loved every minute of it...

    EDIT: Oops Forgot to mention 1 H 30 Mins :)


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    spent way to much time on this
    bright vibrant colors are difficult
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    First master study done in 1 hour

    I notice how I involuntary work on details and ignore how it scales against the entire composition. I need to stop myself from doing this next time!

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    I think I did it again, the making things too big....thing. At least this one seemed to progress faster than the last(2hrs).
    Are we supposed to do these without any sort of guides? or should we have been doing it all along. I'm thinking of putting some marks down to try and get more accurate shapes, but wasn't sure if we were just supposed to look at the master work (sorry that probably sounds dumb :p). Gonna try some more tomorrow because during this one I got completely lost looking at the crown and whatever that thing is hanging off of it and I need to sleep.
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    I have a question, can I use the rectangular marquee tool to do measurements?
    For example, I see the figure is that big in the reference, i move it to my part of the canvas and mark it that big.

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    Finding the right colors is harder than it seems! I really enjoyed it though.

    4h. :)

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