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    wow, havent seen your work for a year and talk about amazing improvement!!! you've been hardworking!!!!!

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    Thanks for the comments everyone

    StreetBehemoth I... think you need to take another look at frazetta thanks
    Walid D Thanks gansta from... er... France You're right about the faces, I took some of the advice and did some quick portraits this week, and I think I'll keep doing them when I can
    Mischeviouslittleelf I agree, I feel like sometimes my poses are ok, but other times.... the anatomy is just so flupmy and janky and other words that don't exist. Just really inconsistent. I made sure pose maniacs was a core part of what I did this week and I'll keep doing figure studies soon. I know PM isn't the best for in-depth anatomy, but right now I think I need to focus more on the general poe and proportions... thanks a ton for the crit
    danlambert Thank you sir I'll check out the blog when I can
    scorpion007 Thanks
    p sage Thank you, that's what I was going for
    Harkins Thank
    Aila Already talked to you in PM but I'll thank you again, I'll be doing mostly animal stuff next week
    sourgasm Thanks, yeah it was actually fun to do those thumbs for some reason. Usually I hate it, but I got really pumped in this competition.
    Norris Thanks
    llex_paul I'll keep that in mind, it's something I tend to forget
    theUNKNOWNsketcher not yet, but someday
    skorpi thank you
    zenichi and thank you too

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    Okay, week one of my new study agenda is over. I did a quick sketch of a landscape (landscape sketches were something I never did before) followed by posemaniac sketches, finally followed by portrait work, then into freelance work/fun stuff. The last 3 days I did a rendered landscape, face and body. I ended up missing a full day out of the week, but this next coming one should be nice and full of art.

    NEXT week, starting tomorrow, will be mostly animal week. My idea is to start off with a render of a horse skeleton (images kindly provided by Aila ) eityher the whole skeleton or a part of it. then I'll draw its muscles overtop. Finally I'll probably do a page of horse sketches. After that, it'll vary between other animal study (possibly a theme for each day, cats, lizards birds etc) or maybe portraits/figures. Hopefully I can keep this pace up.

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    So, here are the studies from this week:

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    Here's my first published cover ever (though it's only for pdf release and is under priced, so I didn't spend as much time on it as I would have normally) that I worked on during the week:

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    And finally, an update for the Goku pic:

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    Nice job on all the studies, looks like you are really nailing the perspective too, especially in some of the foreshortened figures.

    Also, congrats on your first published cover!

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    great studies!
    your goku WIP looks amazing, i especially love the pose and lighting.
    looking forward to seeing more.

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    I have no idea why I haven't been here before. I went through all 25 pages to make up. It was great to see your studies slowly be incorporated into your more imaginative pieces bit by bit, but your mythical animals are your real forte.


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    Those posemaniacs drawings are pretty strong. You did a good job in making those 3d models look like actual figures. Not crazy about the portratis done from photos. The flash usually washes away all the structure and leaves you with mere outlines to copy. Again the great painters of the past are extremely useful here. They set up the models and captured the essentials way better than any camera is able to.

    On those last digitals...it may be my laptop monitor, but I feel you could go deeper in the darks. I feel you whites could get whiter too, though i suspect there are several pure whites in those images.

    Maybe your strong lights are spread too evenly? In this image see how the artist has depicted the chrome surface with pure blacks and whites and how the half tones are kept fairly dark.

    Try to plan out your value distribution more carefully (as a composition device) and stay away from sliders and layer options!

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    wow, yeah, those posemaniacs are sooo awesome! how lond did they take per figure?
    keep goin
    btw the cover is awesome i like the knight!

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    Here's my first published cover ever (though it's only for pdf release and is under priced, so I didn't spend as much time on it as I would have normally) that I worked on during the week:
    that's really a bad attitude. unless you're flooded with other work that's paying more, there's no reason not to make every work your best work. And if you're flooded with work that's paying more, there's no reason to take the low paying jobs. so... no reason not to try to make every work your best work.

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    Lovely studies, drawings and digitals. BIG improvement!

    Keep up the great work man!

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    hey quite the sketch book, the only crit i can think of might be practicing more eye measurement, the reason being those pencil portraits in post 722# just placement issues.
    Awesome studies keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texahol View Post
    that's really a bad attitude. unless you're flooded with other work that's paying more, there's no reason not to make every work your best work. And if you're flooded with work that's paying more, there's no reason to take the low paying jobs. so... no reason not to try to make every work your best work.
    Normally I'd agree with you tex but it's only screen quality (it's all a digital release) and there's little chance that any people who actually DO print it out for personal use are going to print it at 15X22 with great equipment and notice the difference that those extra 5 hours of extra work take. It's not like I just skipped over areas or rushed myself either, I rendered out everything the best I could so at its viewing size it would look as good as it could. I just didn't smooth out every little transition at actual size. If you were designing a high-quality banner for a web page for example, you wouldn't waste time creating it at tabloid size unless A ) it would be easier to work at that size or B ) they needed high-quality prints of it later.

    (EDIT: and by screen quality, I don't mean that I gave them a 600x400 72dpi pic, I gave them the full size jpeg, just not refined enough for high-quality printing.... since that's not what it was for.)

    I recently read Elwell's comment that I should treat every job like a $10,000 job and I agree, but a $10,000 job that never needs to be printed only really needs to be screen quality. If for some reason I want to sell prints down the road, unlikely as it may be, then I'll either revisit it or print it as is.

    But thanks for the crit on my attitude. It needs to be kept in check too

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    Truely inspiring sketchbook sir! Thank you.

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    Harkins Thanks
    KleeWyck Thank you, I hope goku turns out
    Black Spot Mythical animals I barely remember doing any, except the dragon and the worm. Never thought of myself as an animal specialist.... thanks
    AndreasM Thanks, especially for the crits. I agree about the faces crit, though since I was working on paper (talking about the large female portrait) I find it hard as hell to add in the "details" of the face without making them look like very pronounced bags under the eyes and cheeks as for the values that's something I know I have to work on, my value distribution is terrible. I'm not sure how to improve it though except just to be mindful of it. If you know of any kind of studies that I might try to help I'd appreciate it.
    jatherip Thanks, I can't remember how long the poses took but they probably took far longer than they should have... I'm too slow
    Spaggen Thanks, and I will
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    kvanzant And thank you

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    So horse/animal week is over. I didn't get as much done as I wanted to but I at least kept up with a horse skeleton + muscle study a day, plus a few other studies. Also finished up a few more pics for rpg work.

    Next week is "tech" week, I'll be doing studies of old and modern architecture, guns and possibly cars and other vehicles.


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    And here's some other stuff, plus goku update:

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    Well tech week never happened: aside from me not really feeling the whole thing, I got pretty busy with sketches for a big project that popped up. Now they told me to wait while they get me new dimensions for the project, so after that I did a little bit of freelance and no studies. Back into lazy mode it seems oh well, I'll try to get some studies done, maybe some stills from movies for some nice lighting/colours practice.

    Here's some stuff I managed to get done in the meantime:

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    Really nice work in here lately man. Especially the animal anatomy, well done on those!

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    really nice work, the hors studies anatomy are amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post

    But thanks for the crit on my attitude. It needs to be kept in check too
    I don't like your attitude, Mr.
    Someone should spank your ass with a critique or something

    I enjoyed horse dog, BTW

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    looking goof lately bro

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    That one portrait with the words "terrible likeness" written to the side is very nice. One problem - nose too small, especially in relation to the eyes.

    The latest digital works are great, but watch the hairline in that portrait of the older samurai/man. It shouldn't be such a sharp line, from scalp to hair.

    All in all great studies!

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    Haven't seen you're sketchbook for a long time. I'm digging your process so far and I try to keep tracking our progress up. Good work on the horse studies, like your designs and females from post #693 very much.

    I don't have anything to critique for you unfortunately, but good luck on your artistic journey! Would you perhaps also take a look at my sketch book and leave a message?

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    Amazing work......err I meant, you suck! haha, j/k.
    Keep up the fantastic work.

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    It's been a while since I've checked your sketchbook.

    Liking the animal studies, and awesome, you're working on a Goku now.

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    Nice sketch work! The odd time in the digital stuff I find the values are quite close together so you could probably still push the contrast and lighting up a bit.

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    p sage and horse dog enjoys you
    Interceptor thanks, though I did run out of steam pretty much
    TASmith thanks for the critssss
    Whitevillage thank you I'll take a look and leave a message if anything comes to mind
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    Bendragon yup, that's one of the things I hope to work on.
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    So some work for an rpg:
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    some quick things I learned from the value studies:

    - shadows really do have a lot less visual information, almost having only 2 main values
    - shadows truly don't have any light areas that are lighter than the darkest values in a given light area.
    - massing of values works not only in silhouettes, but also works well to create form
    - use lights sparingly, build the midtones up

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    Heeey I remember seeing you on deviantart .

    I love the critters. Amazing textures and colors in the digital paintings! Sorry I don't have any critiques D:.

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    Hope Goku turns out well enough that you can finish him.

    On the RPG stuff, the antler guy's chest looks kind of flat and his face geometry looks kind of odd. The portraits are looking good, though.

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    Hehe awesome sketchbook, Jason! I really like your horse studies, one muscle plus bones per day, wow you're hard-working.


    About the animal studies like horses and such, I don't know if you know about or already got this book, but I bought an great book with comparative anatomy of many different animals, half of the book was about human anatomy from bones to muscles and skin, and the other half was on animals from bones to muscles and skin. The book is named Anatomy Drawing School by Geza Feher (Author), Andras Szunyoghy (Illustrator). Just thought I would mention it if you didn't know about it before.

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    Wow man, I've looked through many pages of your sketchbook and you show proof of someone that has made great progress through-out the years. I'm really impressed with your digital paintings, character design and all your anatomy. Is posemaniacs good to work from? It looks like you do alot from there. I hope to progress to this level of expertise someday. Your progress is inspiring!

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    havnt seen you around for a while, impressive improvements man, sonora and true khan are competing for my favorite. grats mr. painville.

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    Posemaniacs and portraits and animal anatomy, oh my!

    Particularly diggin' those horse studies -- such useful stuff, man... don't stop.

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