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    Artist-wannabe engineer

    Going through grad-school now, studying computer architecture. Trying to make use of my down time by painting stuff.

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    For someone who doesnt take art classes, these are pretty good. I like the mech ones, for your figure work, if you get the chance get some anatomy books. Try to think of basic forms, the painted self portrait looks nice, but somethings get alittle wierd like the nose, but you seem to have the right idea.

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    Thanks for the crit! By basic form do you mean proportions or more like alignment? I have Drawing the Human Body and hogarth's dynamic body or something like that that I try look over from time to time, plus some andrew loomis' books. But they are all already so refined that they are like pictures already. But I'll keep in mind what you said and focus more on the basics. (think more generally right?)

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    very cool work.

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    for a friend, ~25min. the slight texturing is the result of a partial cover up of the previous (failed) attempt
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    inspired by annisahmad, car pics! It's hard to make it look illustrative, this was just a try at reducing stroke count.
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    self ref, kind of a joke, heh
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    tried to pay more attention to the basic form. But I think you were talking more about doing more thumbnail type stuff right?
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    these two were from the Closet Artists club I founded at UT Austin. This time we watched (a lot) of Project Runway to help us get inspired to do more clothing design
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    the soldier boy came out kinda crappy, maybe watching tv shows and drawing isn't such a good idea
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    today's doodles:
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    You have something going on Omi-kun, something good. Some of the sketches look a little rushed, but the others look like you took your time, and they came together well, both in concept and in how precisely you picked out your lines. Might I suggest you avoid using a soft edged brush, or airbrush in your images, it is necessary, and make the painting look mushy. Keep up the good work.

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    I was just beginning to think I was abusing the softedge when I saw your post! But they're not all bad right? How else do you make something smooth looking if not blur it?
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    Well - most of your images don't seem to have any airbrushing, and they are sweet looking. The strokes of color that you are using, like in that self portrait communicate lighting, hue, planar changes etc just fine. Personally, I think seeing the strokes and letting the viewer's eye do the mixing and blending keeps the image lively.

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    cool.... i like the ladies' sketches.

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    no I did not spend enough time on these, are they even worth continuing? I dunno, but it's time for bed
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    Mechas ,
    Can I ask a question?
    ARe you japanese.Cuz I think you are looking at those mechas. I am not japanese but I am crazy about them too,Though I dont draw them much.The last post where you mix photos with paintings look good.Can you post a bit more sketches of mecha and some explanation about their structure and all that.

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    bhanu: Nope, I'm not Japanese, but I read Shogun and fell in love w/ the name Omi, and gundams, evas, shiro's mechs, steel battalion, motar heads, etc. I don't read much manga nowadays but that might change. Thanks for your interest in my mechs, I have some more at DA if you care to look there. As for the mechs, I'll explain them when I flesh them out

    some partial self ref, still gota learn more about anatomy, it's fsking hard from pictures or looking at my self in only one angle.
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    Hogarth studies, I do these every so often, I'm not sure if they help or not, cause I can't seem to remember any of these details I draw over and over again
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    A friend lend me SoulFire, some comic by aspen and I fell in love w/ the poses, they're so cool I wonder how do I find more poses like those? Anyone know?
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    and this is the new mecha (at the bottom right corner) is something that made me shriek with joy. I'm still fleshing it out, so I don't want to show it fully right now. But it follows under the jumping philosophy, a mech should be able to jump out of danger and be pretty damn agile, thus making them superior to tanks (other wise they are just tanks with a bigger profile). It's based on a different kind of leg design, something I hope haven't been used yet.
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    Ayumi Kinoshita, wish I didn't mess the drawings up
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    and... a self portrait (the mouth is kinda too south) any critiques? Maybe give me some advice on hair... and clothing
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