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    Life-size self portrait in progress... changes being made by the thousands.

    Even with Photoshop alterations, the color/saturation still aren't entirely accurate to life.


    Materials;

    Winton Oil Colors
    Linseed Oil
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    Some nice but very very cheap brushes (they all cost 3 bucks no matter what size, and they are very well made for something under 10 bucks. They are definitey 10 buck quality. No loose heads or shedding fibers or anything!! Very soft, very nice.

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    :o man your last digi's are awesome..very nice improvement !

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    Agreed, those last digis have come a long way. Love to see you youngsters (hurrhurr..) working, even more inspiring than seeing the professional/grandmaster works.

    Keep on posting mate

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    Thanks for that progression on that awesome sp -- you make it look so easy. That last sp is looking good too, and you're starting thin this time. That's important. Are you using an alkyd drier? I add Walnut Alkyd medium from M. Graham -- you mix it into your paints and then you're work is dry come the next day. It's great, and unlike crap like Liquin, it doesn't smell or rot your brain.

    Your SB is looking fantastic. Great work!

    Craig

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    SP is lookin good! Keep squinting to get that value simplified!

    Shit, round this time when I was your age I hadn't even started an sb round here, let alone touched any sort of colour medium. You highschoolers make feel old.

    PS thats an asspat.

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    Sorry for these crappy 1 picture updates, but I'm spending a few hours a day on this thing... want to make it worth it!





    Oh, and also; my working conditions!


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    Hi!

    like your recent portraits it is now how you are making nice tonal breaks and taking the form into basic shapes. keep it up. on the last it seems like the clothing has a harder light on it than the face. because it has lighter lights and darker darks. but maybe you were going fix that as you got closer to a finish.

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    Sorry.. no posts for a few weeks... Grounded!

    =(

    (Feb 11 update);
    GOD WAR THING &
    Weedwackkkkker!11 ('pologies for the crappy photo.)

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    That oil is looking great. You have the foundations there so I'm sure the end result will be entirely worth it.

    I like the interesting comp and all the drama in the last piece. The brights on the hands help unite the fiery third with the rest. My only crit is that the brightest whites have competition all throughout the piece which kind of scatters ones attention.

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    Your digital stuff is just looking jaw-droppingly awesome, and I mean that sincerely. The last piece, if refined a little more, could be professional. The concept behind it is really clever!

    As far as your natural media oil stuff goes, it looks like you're using really thick applications of paint. While that's a great technique for some effects, it doesn't often work as well, as least for me, in attaining true realism. Try using thin layers of paint and doing some detailing with a smaller brush. What you have in that sp now will make an excellent underpainting! Also... Try to avoid using colors right out of the tube. I'm not sure if you did this or not--those highlights on the sweatshirt just look a little too bright to be natural. Make sure that even when you're painting something that's "white" you mix a little bit of yellow, blue, or another color with it, depending on the mood you're intending to set.

    Another thing that might help you out is taking each piece of the painting at a time. There are hundreds of little mini color variations in anything; try painting these in little patches, then refining from there. One beautiful thing is that oil paint thins really easily, and putting a thin glaze on top of everything to tie it together isn't hard.

    When you do finish your painting, make sure that you buy some kind of varnish to protect your work!

    As another separate point, I'd recommend avoiding that solid color background thing... Colleges don't tend to like those. While you shouldn't make the background overpower your foreground, something should probably be there. My recommendation, and you don't have to take this advice if you don't want to, is to do a fuzzy painting of whatever you're seeing behind yourself in the room that you're painting.

    And your sketchbook is definitely inspiring me to get off my butt and draw. I've been pretty damn lazy lately.

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    Just for comparison, the most recent pic of the SP


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    Lookin good justin!

    I love the colours + composition on the god of war piece, though the flat background irks me.
    On the portrait i like that you hit the light harder, but the transition from light to shadow is a bit too strong/sudden i think, makes your face flat. either that transition needs to be softened up, or you gotta do mroe modelling in the light.

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    Hello justin,

    great work on your portrait. Dunno about the bright tropical blue in the corner, though, it looks kindof out of place next to the warm yellow and green.

    Keep it up!
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    As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle being swept along is no longer enough.

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    hey man...really liking your stuff, your latest digi piece was really great and i'm really liking the process of your self-portrait

    I'm gonna subscribe if u dont mind

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    great job with your values on your figures!

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    I LIKE where that God's at war thing is going!

    Haven't checked you out for some time, I was busy with starting school as well. How did you application go, did everything turn out alright?

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    I like your determination.
    btw, are you...pixeldragon?

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    Determination?? Wha??

    Alright.. sorry guys... haven't felt like updating pencils, and I have really been observing alot. I am trying to bring my digital skills to fruition to compliment my traditional skills, and so far so good.. not to say perfect, but good... as in, I'm getting better, though I still depend WAYYY TOO MUCH on RIM LIGHTING darn it!!!

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    Kind of odd lighting on your cobra there. Why isn't the body between the head and tail catching any light?

    Everything else is just badass. That gods at war thing looks sooo professional.

    I'd say you just leveled up. How does it feel?

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    theres improvment liked particulary the TD and the CHOW kickass stuff. keep sharing plz

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    Hey justin just droping in for a quick look long time no see, I think your painter/photoshop work is definitely improving , I especially love the feb 9th update, for td? Great stuff keep posting!

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    CoWip

    and Stylized animal challenge, for fun... Not as stylized as it probably should be though. Chuck mate owns me.

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    Random Ballnuts

    This really isn't the time to be updating, but oh well. Fuck school, I'm out in 2 months and I'm not doing that badly.

    I feel like I've been letting people down by not posting. So, just uploading some of my less shitty sketches.

    :> Bye bye for now!

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    Lovely I really enjoy the second to last sketch bearded armored dude. Keep posting as you can!

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    Great pencils Justin. I would suggest cleaning up your lines a little bit more, but they ARE sketches afterall.

    Fuck school, I'm out in 2 months and I'm not doing that badly.
    Cheers to that. Highschool has been the biggest waste of time for me -ever- and I'll be glad to put that nighmare behind me in but a few months.

    As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle being swept along is no longer enough.

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    Your most recent sketches are huge leaps from your previous ones keep up the good work!!

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    A commission for a friend.. yes fan art! Now my sketchbook will get like 9000 hits from google guests.. all I have to do is write
    Majora's Mask Fanart
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    Zelda: Majora's Mask fanart

    But you all know I wouldn't do that.

    Sorry for the teeny update... it's all I've been able to do between work and school and sleep. It's 1 AM on a schoolnight. Shit. There are some missed spots I need to go back and redraw as well.

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    Great update! No worries about being busy. It's not like you're slacking off or anything.

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    Leaps and bounds dude!
    The character design from the last update looks badass, slightly over-the-top in parts, but it all sticks together nice. Though his face reminds me of your own...
    Fanart looks nice too, though the legs are bugging me, and guessing by the line quality were bugging you too.
    No worries bout the updates, obviously youre still learning and improving through it all, so keep it up!

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