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    Tome of Horrors (Crits Appreciated)

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    If I was going to give you a quick tip, that might help, I'd say that you should slow down, think, and spend more time on each piece you do.
    Also, if you do studies from reference, you should try to apply them to something imaginary afterwards to make sure what you learned sticks.
    Otherwise, this looks like a good start, for how long have you been drawing? I enjoy what you've produced so far, so keep going, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffers View Post
    If I was going to give you a quick tip, that might help, I'd say that you should slow down, think, and spend more time on each piece you do.
    Also, if you do studies from reference, you should try to apply them to something imaginary afterwards to make sure what you learned sticks.
    Otherwise, this looks like a good start, for how long have you been drawing? I enjoy what you've produced so far, so keep going, man.
    Thanks so much! I will try to take my time. I'm a bit of a rusher, I admit. I'll also try to apply what I draw from reference to something from imagination-- That's a good tip.

    I've been drawing since high school. So... About 14 years on and off. But, I'm planning to apply more time and effort now. I recognize that the time doesn't mean anything if you don't fill it properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty Feather View Post
    I recognize that the time doesn't mean anything if you don't fill it properly.
    True words!

    I'd recommend you practice a bit on a line, just draw circles and straight lines to control it. Here's the good 8min video about it http://youtu.be/pMC0Cx3Uk84

    And yeah, good start, keep it up!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aya-kun View Post
    True words!

    I'd recommend you practice a bit on a line, just draw circles and straight lines to control it. Here's the good 8min video about it http://youtu.be/pMC0Cx3Uk84

    And yeah, good start, keep it up!)
    Waaii, fantastic video! That's going to help me so much! Thaank youuu!

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    Yes, you are on the right track with the references. I noticed that time was mentioned... I notice that I do best when I'm not focusing on time, but rather on trying to get what I am drawing to look as close to possible to the reference. Unless, you're in school (or working on commissions) I don't see why you need to rush anything. Work on something (or a few things) over the span of a couple of days even and try to get them as close as possible to the reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IioiI View Post
    Yes, you are on the right track with the references. I noticed that time was mentioned... I notice that I do best when I'm not focusing on time, but rather on trying to get what I am drawing to look as close to possible to the reference. Unless, you're in school (or working on commissions) I don't see why you need to rush anything. Work on something (or a few things) over the span of a couple of days even and try to get them as close as possible to the reference.
    Thank you! That's actually a really good idea, and I hadn't thought of it from that angle. I thought if I'd just work quick and get as much out everyday as possible, that I'd improve.

    But, quality is important too. I should spend more than just a few hours working on each piece, and it's okay to slow down and work on a piece a day or two. I just end up getting sick of the material, so, as you said again, it can be more than a few pieces that I stretch out over the course of many days.

    I have a lot of time to fill right now, and many days without work or school, so I should take advantage of those days to get the best stuff.

    Right now I'm working on skull and hand studies, which I will post today. I will get started on a longer piece subject!

    Thank you so much for your advice and support.

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    take time for your studies and do a lot of drawings... is the best advice
    i like your sketches and did a overpainting - be careful of your lines - try to show as much as you can with every stroke.
    thats a way i clean the sketch to keep it simple. always keep the form in mind.

    nice start
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauselbart View Post
    take time for your studies and do a lot of drawings... is the best advice
    i like your sketches and did a overpainting - be careful of your lines - try to show as much as you can with every stroke.
    thats a way i clean the sketch to keep it simple. always keep the form in mind.

    nice start
    Oh, wow! Thanks so much for going to the trouble to make an example. I will study this closely for my next attempt. I'll try to make every line count!
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    Yay, new face studies in my new Simblet book.

    The effort gets greater, the results show improvement! Huzzah!

    Thanks to all for advice so far. It's helping a great deal.

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    More stuff today. Studies. GOTTA KEEP FIGHTIN'.

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    Very nice studies! Keep at it dude.
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    Nice range of studies, that's always a good thing to see here. Remember the head to bodies ratios in your figures. Drawers always tend to make heads too big at the start because we see heads as being more important (or more fun) to draw. The anatomy studies are looking good.

    Do you ever do drawings off the top of your head after doing studies? Sometimes it helps you understand what you're studying. Another good one is trying to draw you study at a different angle (e.g you've studies a face from the front, then you try to draw it at a 3/4 view)


    Anyway, good start. Hope to see more soon! Keep up the good work!!
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    Cool anatomy studies, the bones are great. Keep posting.
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    Thanks Naidy-- That's very useful advice, and a good platform to go off of today, 'cause I did a ton of skull and face studies the last few days.

    Thanks acu! Dem bones are also my favourite. I have pages and pages of them, but I figured I'd just put the few examples, since it's old work and I'm kinda rusty.

    I've been drawing a lot the last few days, even when I was feeling really sick, but was too lazy to put it all here 'til now.

    IMPROVEMENT!? I THINK SO! Yay!

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    I noticed the quality of my work suffers if I don't do some warm-ups before studies, which should be common sense, but I forget common sense all the time, and employ uncommon sense instead!

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    Some frustrating things I tried to do without reference. Grah. My lack of skill is painful.

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    My favourite study so far:

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    And a random girl which I forgot to add previously:

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    Woo hoo! Okay. Now a bit of a break before drawing more today.

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