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    ricknos composition 1.1

    thanks so much Jason
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    Nice start. You are doing alright with your values if we can just get your shapes in there well first you will see a lot of improvement quickly. When you are first getting started it is very important to really focus in on the mapping out of your shapes as accurately as you can possibly get them. If you put a shape in the wrong place and commit you end up having the other shapes off and require fixing, which increases painting time. By taking just a few extra minutes early on to measure out your shapes, to compare your shapes, and be sure they are placed and drawn accurately will make the rest of the painting process, working out your values and edges, much much easier.

    You should flip the images horizontally and vertically so that you see the shapes with fresh eyes. This should be part of the process and if you are already doing that, keep doing it more. The professional artists will often flip images or use a mirror to see with fresh eyes as many as three or four times a minute as they are working when things really get flowing. You can also back away...actually get up and back away...and doing this works for shapes as well as checking values and edges.

    Keep up the good work.


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    Take some time to get the shapes right...don't worry about the 60 min limit.

    You seem to be very motivated, cool!
    Sketchbook .....critique appreciated

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    Looking good! My only suggestion would be to make sure every thing is in perspective, especially when doing hard angles like you would see on buildings. Looking at the roof line of the house you can see that it slopes down when it should actually slope up to be in perspective. A super challenging piece. Looking forward to more!

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    You are moving along quickly. you seem to be seeing values and edges about 95 percent accurately but your shapes are in need of care and focus. When you are first getting started it is very important to really focus in on the mapping out of your shapes as accurately as you can possibly get them. If you put a shape in the wrong place and commit you end up having the other shapes off and require fixing, which increases painting time. By taking just a few extra minutes early on to measure out your shapes, to compare your shapes, and be sure they are placed and drawn accurately will make the rest of the painting process, working out your values and edges, much much easier.

    You should flip the images horizontally and vertically so that you see the shapes with fresh eyes. This should be part of the process and if you are already doing that, keep doing it more. The professional artists will often flip images or use a mirror to see with fresh eyes as many as three or four times a minute as they are working when things really get flowing. You can also back away...actually get up and back away...and doing this works for shapes as well as checking values and edges. Keep up the good work.


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    You are moving along quickly. you seem to be seeing values and edges about 95 percent accurately but your shapes are in need of care and focus. When you are first getting started it is very important to really focus in on the mapping out of your shapes as accurately as you can possibly get them. If you put a shape in the wrong place and commit you end up having the other shapes off and require fixing, which increases painting time. By taking just a few extra minutes early on to measure out your shapes, to compare your shapes, and be sure they are placed and drawn accurately will make the rest of the painting process, working out your values and edges, much much easier.

    You should flip the images horizontally and vertically so that you see the shapes with fresh eyes. This should be part of the process and if you are already doing that, keep doing it more. The professional artists will often flip images or use a mirror to see with fresh eyes as many as three or four times a minute as they are working when things really get flowing. You can also back away...actually get up and back away...and doing this works for shapes as well as checking values and edges. Keep up the good work.


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    Really nice progress on these. You are improving in all areas. Watch out for using too sharp of an edge on the brush you are building forms, like the legs of the female in the most recent. A softer edged brush at low opacity will allow you to better build up the forms.

    Keep a double close eye on your sharp to soft edges as well. That is an area that could benefit from a little more focus on your part.

    Great work and I look forward to the updates!


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    These are getting progressively better with each one. I really like seeing that happen. good work.

    You are getting about 90 percent there with the three most important things...shapes, values and edges. are you flipping your images horizontally and vertically every minute or so to check accuracy?

    Make a pass at the end where you double check the following, in this order.

    a. shapes.
    b. values
    c. edges

    At this point all I think that is needed is double checking things at the end in a quality control pass...so to speak.

    Keep up the great work.


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    Nice work. Again, keep a close eye on the full range of edges...perhaps note the sharpest sharps and softest softs a bit earlier in the process so that you are getting more accuracy there. Great job with your values too.

    Keep these rolling. You are on the right track.

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    Nice improvement! Your latest revisions show how far you have come already. As to your question: Personally I think it really helps turning on pen pressure for opacity. It's much easier to lay down controlled brush strokes. But it depends on what you want to achieve - for some brushes I turned it off because that way I can get the effect I desire. Maybe try it out when you are doing your next two or three studies and you will see if it helps you

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    Your progress is excellent. There is no rule as to what is better in terms of how you use opacity, per your last question. The answer is to do whatever it takes...even if that means some experimenting to see which of those two options works for any given situation. You can find a reason to do both...so to speak.

    You are getting about 90 percent there with the three most important things...shapes, values and edges. are you flipping your images horizontally and vertically every minute or so to check accuracy?

    Make a pass at the end where you double check the following, in this order.

    a. shapes.
    b. values
    c. edges

    At this point all I think that is needed is double checking things at the end in a quality control pass...so to speak.

    Keep up the great work.


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