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    Point and Glick! (a.k.a. desperate attempts at improvement)

    Um.... I don't have access to a scanner or a digi-camera yet...
    so here's some digi-doodles....
    on PS with a mouse.
    My not yet corrected portrait of a baby from this thread: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=39237



    And a quick design playful thingy...

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    trying to get values down, but with color.
    from my cubicle-mate.


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    the doctor Cometh!!

    Learning painter again myself ~~~ my first version came in a paint bucket~ keep practicing and keep posting ~~~ these forums keep you working so you will have something to post for yo cohorts!

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    I am supremely honored to have the Bone Doctor post his encouragement in my sketchbook! I will treasure this moment for eternity... or at least until I look at something else.
    Seriously, thanks for the kick in the ass!

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    more playing in Painter, however my Wacom is at home and I'm at work... so mouse for this...


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    value, volume... call it what you will...

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    This is from a DSG. I tried to fix the composition as best I could. I don't think it worked.

    To:


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    Some fairly recent studies. All taken with my new digital camera sans tripod, or proper lighting. Sorry for the poor quality.


    The one below is not from reference:

    These are from reference:


    The head is not and it's done in ballpoint, the skeleton torsos are from ref:





    This is a charcoal and chalk portrait I did and framed, thus the flash:


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    quickie with a mouse for today's DSG


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    awesome stuff here, s'good to see pencil sketches now aswell im lovin the charcoal and chalk portrait, it's incredible! keep up the good work!!

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    It's always inspiring to see good and original work done with a mouse. Absolutely love the eye. I do think you should work on faces some more (just like myself), but I can't really offer you any specific pointers besides minding the perspective and working, working, working! Keep it up!

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    Spooky Tonberry - thanks for the encouragement and the compliments! I don't have internet at home, so I have to take pictures at my house and bring the camera to work to upload em. So, I'll keep posting real drawings and sketches, but probably only once a week or so...
    I have another charcoal/chalk portrait being framed now. I'll post that one when I get it back.

    Aremah - thanks! Yep, you're right about faces. That first pic in my last post was the beginnning of a page of head studies from Hogarth. In my next update I'll post the finished page of sketches. I know I need to work on everything, but having people come and comment is great incentive to keep working!

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    My Self-portrait WIP

    from my pic in the What does everyone look like? thread.

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    keep up the hard work,a nd dude, that is a wild picture of you on that last thread you posted =D

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    thanks for coming out!
    Yeah, I was playing with my new camera and was surprised how weird the pic ended up looking.

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    Nice stuff - expecially the sp wip! Got the right idea working through Hogarth for head studies. Also consider Barcsay's Anatomy for the Artist (which it looks like you already did a little bit), and as one of my art teachers always told me: "Master copies, master copies, master copies!" (I think he had a fetish.) But he's right! Loomis is always a good idea too...and Jack Hamm.

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    nice stuff, I like some of your graphic design-ish ones. For your painting its better to use bigger strokes instead of small ones but I know you are using a mouse in PS so it could be hard. These are good though, can't wait to see what you can do with a wacom.

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    did this SP with a mouse in about a 30-45 minutes.

    from this ref


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    man, can i suggest some perspective and anatomy studies? draw simple everyday stuff, like your computer, your living room, the chair, the soda bottle. and render them as well. take your time, you'll see that you get better. And keep making those Self portraits... and in both media! not just with the mouse keep it up man!

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    your self portrait is coming along nicely. i think you could learn more if you did more of these and other drawings from life.

    book

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    GriNGoLoCo Thanks for the suggestions! I definitely need to work on that. I keep tons of 3"x5" sticky note pads with me and I draw on those all day. One day I have to photograph them and post them. Some of them I'm pretty darn proud of. I know that perpective and anatomy are my serious weak points, but I've started doing anatomy studies and I'm getter a better grasp of that (much better from my old stuff that's not up) but I have to kick myself to do perspective.

    evidence Thanks! I already promised Olga on the SOFA threads that I'd do a proper SP from a mirror next. I've been so accustomed to drawing from photos that I hardly know where to start when I draw from life.


    More updates coming soon!

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    Like the self porttrait and the dude above that one nice one. One crit - Scribbling is very hard to control and at the bends causes distorting (if that makes sense) so best to avoid unless mastered. That being said, they can be very effective for creating atmosphere. keep going

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    draw Thanks! I know about the scribbling. It's a crutch I've been using for too long. I'm trying to work on my line control and confidence. (Along with everything else!!)
    Here are a couple more sketches. I didn't have a chance to photograph my other sketchbook, so sorry for the sparse update.
    This is a pen sketch without a prelim pencil sketch

    and this is a character I created close to 10 years ago that I used to draw very cartoony and I wanted to try a harder-edged take - also in pen without pencil prelim


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    hey,

    Co member SSG6 I agree to what Gringo said. Study your anatomy more. Don't be hazardous when doing so , take your time , lots of time and it will pay off in the end.
    I would suggest concentrating more on real materials as well for the moment. I mean drawing materials, traditional tools like pencil, paper, pens , ink, real brushes and paint instead of the Pc.
    Also when doing self portraits, why do you use pictures? Just take a simple mirror and start drawing. drawing from life will be harder in the beginning because u need to train your eye to transfer that 3d image into a 2d drawing. Leave the photo's aside for a while..while drawing, remember to not concentrate on the drawing solely, look at yourself most of the time, your eyes should be constantly flipping up - and downwards. look in the mirror for 70 percent of the time, draw and look at your paper for 30.

    Thats it for now , next time i'll crit the drawing itself k?

    Keep it up
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    Good work man,
    the paintings are improving in ways, but like ArtAddict said i suggest you leave them and possibly colour for a while. Get some antomy books or use www.saveloomis.org and get working on the anatomy and life drawing and so on traditionallly. Your traditional stuff is pretty good already in terms of technique and rendering, but observing proportions needs work. Doing studies of normal objects, photos, and anatomy will help you be able to observer stuff alot better so you can track the pencil to something much better... thus realism in the drawings will come. Keep it up, daily and youll notice the difference, and then even better, digital drawings will improve extremyl based on your traditional skills.

    Keep it up, looking forward to more work.

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    The face expressions on the auto portraits are very interesting and nicely drawn. I don't like some of your digital paintings you should spend some more time on them they are quite unclear.

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    ok...I know, I know...

    Pixeldragoon - it was the end of the month for that account. I tried to switch things around... maybe it'll work better now.

    Spooky Tonberry - thanks as always for the support!

    These are just me trying to get a better grasp of lighting and form.
    and a hand study.




    I'm also working in pencil at home on form and lighting. As soon as I get some more done I'll post those.

    About the portrait in my last update: Dr. Mentler, M.D., Ph.D. was kind enough to point out the areas that it needs work (or rather that I need to work on, because it's rarely the picture's fault (and when it IS the picture's fault, bad things generally happen (like farming implements ending up in a cow's lower intestines (don't ask)))).

    I now return you to your daily life....

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    I'll add my props to the Hogarth studies... looks good! Maybe try some of those digitally.. blend your training tools. Perhaps Hogarth would roll over in his perfectly proportioned rubbery grave? Worth a shot.


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    nicrad - thanks for the feedback. That's a good idea, I'll try that!


    And, because I feel the need to substitute quality with quantity (or to be honest, neither) here's from today's DSG.



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    Nice paintings dude but that baby u made there looks more like a child in pampers

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