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    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    I get together on occasion with some other artists, and we take turns sitting for each other. Critique more then welcome.

    2 weeks ago. 20 minutes each.
    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

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    Last week. First one 40 mins, last 2 15 mins each.
    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

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    Tonight. All 20 mins.
    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    There is plenty of obvious mistakes, but with 15-20 minutes there isn't much time to make changes. I screwed up the far eye on the 40. And the values get out of whack more often then not...but it's something I am working on. Thanks for looking.

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    Hey, these are really very nice.
    Great sketches, I like the pencil rendering.
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    nice ones!
    #7 has a very big nose

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    i love the quick linear style, you get so much detail in it, awesome work!

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    hey lentz

    excellent detail on the glasses... handled so loosely, but yet so accurately.

    give us more

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    Sweet, love the sketchy look!

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    dude//sweeet

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    voraz- thanks
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    joel- thanks man, I was pretty happy with the indication on the glasses on that one too. Been sketching a fair amount of glasses, and really it boils down to the shapes. We don't actually see the glasses, we just see distorted shapes and a couple of lines. Appreciate it bro.
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    Tonight, my focus was on drawing out of proportion. Actually, I just made a TON of mistakes, and saw them clearly afterwards. The first and the last came out the best, don't know wtf is up with the middle three. All are 20 minutes except the first, 45.

    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    That is supposed to be a sliver of light on the right of his nose, not a misaligned nostril....doesn't read right though.
    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

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    woah nice stuff man!
    i'm learning a lot by looking at these, props to you bro!
    obviously some are better than other but they all have a high qaulity to them.

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    Thanks man, I'm glad if you can take something away from them. With such a short time limit, it really forces me to get as much as I can out of as little as I can. Sometimes it works, and other times it doesn't. But it works more then before with continued practice. Also, correct and simplified values are HUGE.

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    this last update is looking really nice, though i'd say that in some of them it seems like the highlight area is slightly too dominant... Then again, this really keys up the dramatic lighting, so maybe that's not such a bad thing. In thisp you rendered the ear very clearly... I'd like to see rendered ears like this on the other heads, maybe even taking the tonal range to the point where it really describes highlights and deep shadows within the ear tissue.

    great work again, thanks for the update!
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    Nice man. . . I really like the second to last in the first post (The guy with the hat on backwards). You seemed to nail his facial structure. Kudos!

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    rockin sketches you stud, keep up the good work.

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    6 hours. So many value and edge problems have revealed themselves to me after the fact.
    Portrait sketches from life 8/25

    It's 5am, I will comment later.

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    nice looking life study my friend, and courageous progress on the ears--> better, but keep working. One thing i might say is that the eyes need to look slightly more like the wet texture that they are. Nice work... keep it up!

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    Really nice sketchs and form. For a while all your lips looked the same but then you pull out from that. You lighting skills are going to teach me a thing or two. Thanks!

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    Some really nice studies here man..Really nice pencil technique and angular approach. The expression in #11 is great.

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    joel- Thanks for the critique and encouragement. You are right about the ears, on that last one it was a great layin, but the values flattened it out. I gotta keep an eye on that. PM me a link to your sketchbook so I can check it out and return the favor. I owe you a good ear drawing...

    durty- thanks man. yeah, my drawings of him are always magically sweet.
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    LScott- Thanks man. Just keep challenging your eye. I capture about 1/10th of what I can see, so don't look to me for reference.
    Sino- Thanks dude.


    Both of these are 30 minutes each. Can't believe I got so little on the 2nd one...

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    nice work!

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    Wow, really vivid sketches. I kind of like the last unfinished one.

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    Great work I love how you give everything such volume and dimension.

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    WOW. At the beginning of the thread you had some feature placement issues, but those have cleared up already. You follow the forms so well! there is alot to be learned from your work man!

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    thies are great. love the style

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    You've obvously studied the structure of the head. These quick studies are impressive, as you capture alot of information for the time frame. I can see your skills will grow by leaps and bounds. I like ALL your drawings. They are presented with sophisticated skill, even if proportions may be off in a few cases (very little really), but that will be corrected with practice. I have to say the ones you liked the least are among the ones I like the best. I especially like the 10th drawing because your rendering shows the masses and planes of the eyes and nose quite clearly and with interesting and unwasted strokes and the 12th drawing because the planes are revealed simply and elegantly.

    I take inspiration from seeing your work to work harder on my own studies. Please continue to show us the advances in your studies. Great work.

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    hey cool! thats are awesome! I love the quick sketchy style you have

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    Digging the technique, im sorta trying to aim for that style too, though im failing miserably lol. Lovley work!

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    wow these are really nice, I love them, very delicious way of doing the shadows and lights and such really nice !!!!! No women artists around at all ?!?!?!?!?

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    I spent a few hours on this one. A few things have started to bug me, and I should really go to bed, so that's all on this one. I prefer to start over and take what I learned with me then struggle with something for a long ass time, though I learn alot from wrestling with mistakes...I do that plenty. Man, Joel, I'm so sorry man....I didn't realize until I was about to scan it that I didn't get around to the ear....I won't let you down next time.

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    These are from yesterday, updated late. Not sure how long I spent on the first two. 20 on the 3rd. 40 on the 4th. Third one sucks pretty hard, but thought I would post it anyhow.

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    they look some kind like cell shaded
    I prefere to work with lines more but that's just a question of individual style

    they look like good practice

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