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    getting on that portfolio level-Josh Belair

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    Goals: post nightly work here+have a portfolio ready for late november with your guys' help

    Hello everyone, Im josh and Im sure none of you will know me. For a year now i have been studying primarily through books and videos teaching myself fundamentals and character design. Im very glad to be joining this nice community because I have not talked to any other artists up until now. I could really use different eyes on my work so feel absolutely free to critique or comment, or even shoot me a message Thanks a lot !

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    Welcome to CA Josh! Your first painting here looks pretty good, I look forward to seeing more of your stuff!

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    You have been drawing for a year and want to start working on a portfolio? Portfolios are for professionals trying to get professional work. Unless your working 16 hours a day every day I wouldn't worry about portfolios right now. I know this is your first post and I don't want to scare you off so I'm just gunna warn you, I can be kind of an asshole sometimes but nothing I say is intended to hurt you, I want to see you succeed, thats why I'm commenting.

    Ok lets get to the image. The first thing that pops out at me is the fact that you chopped off the legs, you might have legit reasons for this but a lot of beginners do this because they cant draw legs, if you cant draw something then do some studies of it then apply what you learned to your image. Thats the fastest way to get good fast, learn something then immediately apply what you learned. Do it over and over again until its so ingrained in your memory that you cant forget it.

    Next if your values and lighting, its muddled and a little confusing. The fastest way to learn how to light something is to set up a lamp and a cup or something and turn off the lights and draw that object. Identify the core shadow, highlight, reflected light and specular highlight if there is one, map out the cast shadow and try to understand the relationship between the light source and the cast shadows.

    Theres more stuff but I dont think you need that information right now and its best not to overwhelm yourself too early. It tends to make things seem impossible or too much. Focus on the chunks on information that are useful to you right now. So I'll leave it here.

    Just remember that if you put in the effort YOU CAN DO THIS!

    Best of luck.

    "The whole point of practice is to do it until you can do it right." - dpaint

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    @minifigmaster125 - thanks a lot for the welcome!
    @element1988 - thanks for the feed back! thats why I'm here. not too happy at all with that last piece looking back at it, i can draw legs though ill get some full size character sketches probably tonight, thanks again

    Heres a lighting practice for myself from this morning, learnt a good amount but still have some practice to do. Self Critque: proportions are slightly off, flip canvas more.
    enjoy!
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    Some homework from Anthony jones' mentorship program, just like to say i would highly recommend it to anyone

    trying more difficult lighting and feeling more comfortable with anatomy, anyways heres a progress shot of a character from his world, "Heavens Hell"

    self critique: hands are a little to small

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    Really digging your armor designs ! Love the flow in them. GORGEOUS pose in your latest upload !

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    @ChaseNNN Ayyyy thanks! nice sketchbook you got going, keep it up

    last sketch before bed, playing with brushes and technique, 20 mins
    In a parallel universe shark dudes feast on all you can eat fish buffets for 4.99$
    i try and have fun, and i guess shark weeks been pretty great too

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    Great study!!
    and nice imagination
    I see big things coming in this book
    welcome

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    @FROZ3N thanks! hope u enjoy

    had time for a quick sketch today, off to flipping burgers now.. its not done but it was a fun sketch, been playing league lately

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