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    Folks, I'm back and I'd like to say I'm better than ever before, but I'm afraid that wouldn't be right. The reason I didn't update in September was because this whole month full of new experiences because I began working what sucks because I have to wake up so early in the morning, I could puke. The job is putting me into several moral dilemmas also, one of which is on how to find the time to draw a apge or two a day. Fortunately, I somehow built up a routine to still draw every day, alas not as intensive as the months before . I try to get back to painting, I slacked that also, unable to finish a deadline in a thunderdome (hope that never happens again.).

    Art-Wise I don't think I developed too much.Perhaps tightening my base or whatever. I guess the things I suck the most at are Boobs and legs which is sad because that means I still can't draw my own porn-comics

    I'll just give out a few pages (All are No-Ref, with the exception of the architectures).








    @Gloominati: HEy Dude, updated again You are on your 5th page, I see, which is absolutely great!

    @maestro_612: Thanks, vanishing I won't, I'm just a lazy ass that doesn't update as much as he should

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    !! that painting of the asian face is great man. Also i think you should pursue some more landscape/outdoors compositions...you have a nice eye for them.

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    Hey, nice update dude! I like the expressions on the 4th page nice ans sketchy, hehe.

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    Hoi,

    @Tetsuo: What enviro-compositions do you mean, dude? Those in the first post? Yep, didn't do those in ages. Now I'm kind of returning to more broader studies so I might aswell resurrect that habit, too. Thanks for the heads up

    @Gloominati: Hehe would be nice if something would happen just because I wanted it. Wouldn't need to study so hard, then Thanks for stopping by again mate!

    Have a new scetchbook, actually have posted near as no pages from my old scetchbook... whatever, I tend to do quick sribbles in that one also, but the next scetchbook will look better. (Probably not)

    last page of old SB:

    first page of new SB:

    lol... I don't know why I even post that

    ok, some quick breast-studies:


    I try to refine my rendering-skillz. Using more thought on rendering in my anatomy-studies too:


    From life:

    And a rushed pencil:


    Take care everyone!

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    I like those landscapes.
    My main suggestions is to draw those studies much bigger. This way you can break face/body into more shapes and construct a bit. It might also help you get loose lines

    ...and keep posting.

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    @Farvus: Hmmm, good advice. I draw too small in genereal I think. Thanks for looking at my stuff again!

    Here's another update, I promised someone to lay my pens down for a while so this is my last pen-drawing for a while:


    So i began with my first non-ref pencil drawing after a looooong time:

    No need to say it sucks . I decided that I should work more on my rendering and my overal values. So I did another ref:


    Well that's all for now.

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    The last one from ref looks great. Maybe if you could use different ditections of hatching, the form of the head would be better defined.
    Keep practicing in that direction .

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    Dude, your portraits are getting solid, but as Farvus said, try to practise hatching in different directions. Especially in the direction the surface is flowing and don't be shy using pitch black shadows. This will give your pieces a certaing plasticity and you are able to use the full contrast range from pitch black to white.

    Anyway, giving advices is one thing, beeing good enough to be in the position of giving advices another. And as I'm not good enough. *sig*

    Keep on!

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    hehe, i have to agree with sam and farvus, let your hatching describe the form, it will help you to give the drawing more depth and form.

    nice sb, keep'em coming.

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    I seem to recall posting here, a long time ago. I think you were the one I made a deal with. I do more pen and you do more pencil? I kept up my end of the deal. It;s good to see that you started with these pencil drawings. I still strongly advise more pencil stuff. With a pencil, you will get a softness that pen can never achieve. That isn't to say that pen is bad. The more I use it, the more I enjoy it. Keep up the great work. And some advice. Don't be aafraid to put down nice dark lines with pencil. Try doing some contour drawings with one. I think you will eventually grow to like a pencil.. Maybe.

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    Dong... 3 Months without CA. Whatever, this place is still inspiring as hell and I shall continue to post my shit. The scanner is broken it seems. Or I'm just too stupid to use it properly haha! So sry for the weird quality. They're no masterpieces, anyway.

    @Farvus: Yeah, I'm expirenting with different hatching-technques again keeping your suggestion in mind. Thanks for posting again!

    @Sam256: Thanks, since portraits are the only thing that I do regularly these days, it's nice to hear that someone likes them!

    @adraude: Thanks for posting and the nice words!

    @Sedig: Of course I remember! At the moment, pencil is my scetching-medium #1, at first it was hard, but after a couple of weeks the results were surprising even for me. Thanks for the heads up! And keep pushing your pen-work buddy!

    Some images, sorted by date and preference. First still pen, using pencil a couple of weeks now.
















































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    Thanks for stopping by my SB and for the kind words...

    I really like the hatching you have going on in this last post.. and some great paintings earlier...

    Are some of these from ref and others no ref? Because there is a large difference in quality between some of these...

    Keep posting!!

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    Here I am again. Bump.

    @Glikster: Thanks for watching my stuff and browsing through this mess mate! Well, most of them are not ref. From the last post, only the one with the woman back-study actually. The reason that the quality difers greatly is that I don't focus on any style or subject. When I feel like I mastered an aspect of a technique, being shading, values or certain topics, I proceed to the next one, trying to get a hang of that one. Resulting in shitty drawings sometimes but I feel like it brings me further.

    Well, for a small update:
    life-drawing:


    ink-sillyness:


    and the occassional fucked up scan:


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    yo man, what up? nice to see you still relaxin over here. hows work and stuff going? your rendering and anatomy has gotten a lot better over these past 3 months; no crits right now, just keep up what youre doing, cause its working at the moment. cheers bro.

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    Hey fausty. Stopping by to pay homage. You ever check out Vermeer's work? For some reason I was looking at your studies and thinking Degas-ish. But then There is a quietness about them that reminds me of Vermeer. Perhaps you can find some images of his and make some studies to work with his type of soft lighting. I think that suits you best in your work. And I would love to see you take a long time on a portrait or drawing. I bet it would come out beautiful

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    So: Your sketches are getting better and better with a time...
    I preaty like your eyes studies and some of latest girls
    So after beginning lets say what we should... my advices:
    1. Can you crop your works?... they are looking much better without hudge white spaces.
    2. Don't make too much details, play with form and proportions
    3. When you are putting shadows:
    a) don't make final shot with one movement, try to draw couple of layers (multiply existing shadows to get final effect)
    b) You are getting better with that, but try harder to go with your pencil WITH a form not across... (example: don't put straight lines to make a shadows on a ball) you should look for smoothness
    c) make longer moves with pencil not only the short ones
    AND finaly i write second time: don' make to much detail

    Your turn. Biss dann

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    Boojah! Daily Baby!

    @Purb: haha if I see what YOU're drawing a day I'm the lazy asshole here Cheers to you too!

    @Tetsuo: Wow, being compared with such a master as Vermeer truly honors me! Can't keep up with that standard, I'm afraid but I'll get there, you'll see Of course I checked him out, somewhere on page 1 I even posted studies of him. Don't know though what you mean with quietness... Thanks for the encouragement!

    @Denysiuk: Well the cropping is sure a good idea, will keep that in mind Don't know about the details, though. I feel like my drawings are totally lacking them . The longer moves with the pencil are very hard for me to do cause I'm so irritable and hyperactive sometimes that my hand is shaking like a alcoholic on withdrawal! Kudos, my scetchbrother!

    And, a still-life inspired by the PS-how-to-paint thread:



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    make somoething with a backgroud, and it's gonna be ok
    - nice one

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    A study a day...

    @ Denysiuk: Haha, I was just doing a quick setch on this one, trying to master Photoshop and digital painting in general. A background would have meant that I draw the texture of my carpet and that would be too much time for my patience to handle

    Anyways, the crap of today:
    fucked up people:


    Tech stuff:


    Step-by-step too a shitty block-head hehe:


    quick abstracts in PS gonna do them till they don't look like some bird shit on my laptop:



    fade out ........ . . . . . . .

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    your drawings are pretty diverse, i like that you're going the traditional route before taking on digital paintings, its really showing through. Bout the faces you draw, they're all looking pretty generic. Here's an exercise you can try, look up some different ethnic faces or if you have ethnic friends, practice drawing them to look unique because genetically, their facial strucutre and skeleton differ slightly. Focus on their jaw structure (the jut), the depth and set of their eyes, and the overall positioning of the features.

    loving this support group, we need a name.

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    @Chichigo: Well I have embedded some asian chick inbetween somewhere *searches*. Thanks for posting!

    I did buy meself some markers. Unfortunately I don't have access to a scanner at the moment, so just some digital studies.

    The first to get a better sense of composition:


    second tried to make out values and highlights. Turned out totally wrong but what the heck:


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    hmm...maybe it is just me but when I look at a painting or drawing from the old masters I can get different sounds and feelings from them. Vermeer's pieces always had a quiet and calm feeling about them...almost regal if you will. But yet underneath all of his compositions lies some dasterdly imagery...but still a very placid set of images to look at.

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    vermeer is genius. The lighting through the window always makes me think old english thatched houses.

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    I see lots and lots of heartwarming progression through this thread.. good stuff man! Just keep plugging the anatomy studies, and keep the porn-comics dream alive my friend

    Nice little composition things.. have you read the composition chapter in Creative Illustration by Loomis? he's got some very simple practices that yields surprisingly good results. They showed some of this stuff at the Prague workshop too, totally blew my mind to see it in action!

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    edit: stupid double-post go poop

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    Update!

    @Tetsuo: Yep, I agree, Vermeer was a master after all

    @Bloodsbane: on www.saveloomis.org, there's no more free DL available . That means I'd have to buy the books, that means I had money, but if I had money, I could afford life-drawing-sessions and spend all my money for that. So no Loomis for me in the near future . I just stick with what I find on these forums to learn.

    Now, I have access to a scanner on friday, till then I'll post digital studies I'm doing. Right now it is something more mental, like modelling something in my mind, bringing it to the screen the shape I want it. I hope when I do it daily, in some months there will be some progress visible.

    The one for today looks like something out of clay. I'm wondering how different materials work. I'm trying to do some metal-rendering tomorrow.


    And some more simple digital-shit:






    At least this scetchbooks become more colorful! Cheers!

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    Nice stuff. I like the composition thumbnails and the still life with apple.
    Don't worry about Loomis. You can still download single pages from http://www.fineart.sk/index.php?cat=1

    Cheers.

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    yo dude. hope you didnt misunderstand my last post...i didnt mean you were being lazy, your sketchbook is called "relaxation exercises", thats all i meant. anyway, yeah dude, i love the apple. can i have it? im kinda hungry. i like the concept of the past exercise...keep playing with shapes and stuff and see what you come up with. i got something i think will help you, ill try to scan it when i get a chance and send it along. take care dude.

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    Plunk!

    @Farvus: Gladyou like them! Still got a long way to go though. Thanks for stopping by!

    @purb: Ahaaha no offense taken at all, boss! I was just saying how much I admire your work-attitude Got your PM, thanks alot

    Just a shitty update for today, got no time to draw, all day on university doing stuff:



    Tomorrow I'll probably spend more time on the next one. Those are fun, actually. And very relaxing

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    I love seeing the progression in your sketchbook. Your lines go from nervous to more confident with each sketch. It's great to see that, and is sort of inspiring.. It's a reminder to all of us that consistent practice provides results... but that also the wiser you become... the more you have to learn. This place is so zen. ^_^

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