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    Graft- composition 1.1

    Welcome all forum users! I'm new here on this forum and I decided to improve my skills in art.
    At the beginning, I would like to apologize for my English(I'm from Poland)

    ok this are some studies I done already. I spent about an hour on each(Only on the last, about 2,5h)

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    For now that's it. I know I have problems with shapes and edges. If you have any tips I would be grateful.


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    Do start with a sketch is allowed? or better to map out larger shapes with value ? I,m confused ; /

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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 beginning, middle and end of your painting process 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 of each phase, start, middle and end, in a quality control pass...so to speak.

    Keep up the great work.


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    Thanks Jason for tips So here I tried to be more accurate with shapes. It is not perfect but I try to give my best
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    awesome work. watch the perspective on the cylindrical marks that go up from the lower left...just a small comment there. The rest is on point for where this needs to be. Great job.

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    Thanks Jason, it gives me motivation to work even harder

    In this I tried to focus more on the edges and values (vases are a little too small and I ruined the lines on the floor)

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    Rock on. Your progress has been awesome. A little more noise/grit to the brushes you are using and it would be even closer on this most recent one. Overall these are great and at this point just more more more more.

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    Thanks Jason So this next was very frustrating for me I am not happy with the final result
    I tried to add some canvas texture for more noise and natural look. Next time I have to choose something with less detail
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    That is a beautiful study. You went with a little more contrast on the female figure..see lower legs...but for these studies this is pretty on point. Just keep pushing for more accuracy and you will be good to go. This is looking great.


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    I feel like I'm stuck in place :/
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    This painting is great, and I ruined it XD

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    Great work!!! Keep pushing on your sharp edges so that you get the full range of soft to sharp. That is the main thing sticking out to me in that you can be a little bit soft in some areas. Look for that. You will see it. Far too talented to leave your edges...so keep pushing!!!

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    Oh my those last studies are great, I applaud your patience, keep it up

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    I recently so little time that I do not have time to learn. This week I will try to do some studies. Thank you for your comments lorehly and Jason.

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    Really great work! Your are getting better and better...
    Nice anotations on each painture. It helps to see the theory.

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    Thanks Daniela
    Finally had time to do study
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    great job. on the most recent you could hit your dark darks a bit...you are missing the almost blacks...but other than that are right on track. keep up the great work.

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    I'm back from hell and ready for hard work
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    I think I lost momentum xD My shapes are off ;/ edges and values to : /
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    This time a little bit shorter study
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    these are very nice studies and great choice of artists

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    Thanks Jimrrorkk

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    Hey Graft these are some really great studies (study 17 in particular is very well done). It actually looks like you're already improving at a pretty rapid rate.

    If I have to pick one thing to focus on I would suggest working on your edge control. The reason I think study 13 and 17 looks so good is because you've nailed the hard edges.

    Oh and thanks for posting your break downs, I'm finding them really helpful

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    thanks for advice. I will try focus more on edges on the next one

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    Pushing a bit closer with the surface textures would take these to the next level for sure. Beautiful job. You can grab the brushes that kekai kotaki or jaime jones or daarken lim put out for free if you need to try some that are premade by other painters. I would highly recommend that as your edges and overall essence of the studies will get a lot closer.

    Keep up the great work.

    jm

    ps..sending out the latest (kiersten is sending it out) on our social media channels. much deserved promotion for your hard work.

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    I never know how to use those texture brushes correctly : ( and always end with big mess

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    I'd really recommend using a texture brush, that's my single complaint about your work which is otherwise excellent. Using the basic brushes gives the painting that synthetic digital feel, whereas texture makes it more natural and pleasing to the eye. What software are you using? You don't have to make the brushes yourself, there's bound to be some good kits out there that you can download for free.

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    14 is absolutely gorgeous, I don't think you're stuck in place, but rather that it takes much much longer than 3 hours to complete something of that complexity. It might help to zoom in to just a small section and copy that way rather than to do a macro painting the whole way. Don't move on to another section until that small part is complete. If that makes sense. Although how quickly you can apply your paint is quite impressive. It would have taken me much longer to accomplish that.

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    I don't like zooming in because i lost overall view of picture, and when i zoom out everything looks wrong : /

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    I lost interest in detailing this one when I realise that all my big shapes are off : c
    I feel like not moving forward. Next time I spend more time on checking everything at the beginning. Good thing is that i learn something about composition
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    I focus mainly on texture in this one. I spend about 2h on it. I'm pretty happy with final result
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