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    awesome studies as always....but I wanna see these being applied in paintings or stuff...I bet you got a lot of paintings somewhere there, go ahead show them, pleeeeease.
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    nice stuides in this last one dude as always.

    Keep posting

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    Excellent stuff! Especially like your line, really quick and accurate.

    Cheers

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    Your shading is incredible, it describes your knowledge of the form beautifully. Keep up the great work!

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    hey aztec!
    wish I had something useful to say, but these figures are purdy flawless. great values and wonderful line flow!
    um.. question; are we gonna see any more cool concepts soon though? I wanna see these skills in conceptart-action. ,)
    cheers!

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    dadushin Thank you. I appreciate your words very much. Am still figuring things out. So much to re-study to understand what it is I see in a live model. But, it's all worth it. Thanks for visiting.
    DanielC Thanks! Actually the models don't have feet, just sharpened stumps!! :] I was taught to use the sweep as far as it goes to keep the stroke graceful. Helps in gesture work.
    Hey Chris So glad that the model is recognizable. Am retracing my abstractions for face and fig. Am tired of stuckness in same understanding. Thanks for the encouragement.
    bhanu Nice to see you drop by. You are right, Getting too comfortable in what I know. LOL How'd you know?! I do have some paintings sitting in dust that need to be finished. When I tackle them SOOON, you'll be the first to know
    enthombed Thank you, always for the nice comments and dropping by.
    krossj Thank you. That is the challenge; accuracy while keeping the line clean. Another key to correcting placement..............erasers!
    Howie Nice words. Thank you. Am onto the next phase, understanding muscle groups and joints as well as describing in simple shapes wherever possible. Quite a task, and lotso study of body forms.
    Tigermilk Hey! Thanks for dropping by.
    Aha....I wanna see them in action, too.
    Well, am working on a few concepts, but, am slow in completing them as I learn to use PS and Painter more effeciently. There's always the fear of posting crap and people remembering you posted crap.
    But, soon.......Your comments are definitely encourageing.

    Here are a few oil studies. Decided I would do a series of B/W's to study value and edges. Next semester is 4 color limited palette.

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    There is something haunting about the portraits. Brilliant lighting tequniques. Truly lovely, very espressive.

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    awesome work here, very solid and knowledgeable
    great portraits very inspiring

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    I can't believe that i havnt seen your work before.. awesome stuff all round. I feel like ive learned a lot just by looking at your stuff. Im sure that ill be dropping by here a lot more from now on.

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    oooh oils!
    I must say, the first thing I thought when I saw them was "awesome values and edges." Imagine my total lack of surprise when I find out this is exactly what you were studying. The oils throw some nice variation to the awesomeness that you have going with the charcoal.

    As far as crits go - I think you might have invested more time into the ears of these? I know I'm not one to talk here, but with #2 and #4 here, the ears have fairly sharp edges but really no features at all. Anyway, very minor crit. I do love the warmer background tones in the first two as opposed to the cooler tones of the last two on here.

    These are great, hope to see you post more soon! And, after bhanu, can I be second in line to see those hypothetical dust covered oily resurrections?

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    Absolutely amazing! If I could say something else I would, but I can't. Everything is too great. It's clear that you're a gal though.

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    Keep up the great work!

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    terrafovoa Thank you. I'd like to be able to capture even a fleeting instance of a persons essense, but, I wonder if my own mood is permeating the interpretation of the models. I'll have to be aware of that. A clue to my path, perhaps.
    dadushin Thank you for dropping in again. Have reached a sticking point and gotta find a way to push further in my understanding of figure design.
    void Hi, glad you came to visit. Loved cruising thu your SB. Some powerful stuff in there. May pick your brain in da near future.
    Brendan Hey! Glad you could see the attempt b4 you read about the attempt.
    Oils are a so neccessary part of my training. Love the way it flows, the color mixing and applicaiton, even the way it smells.
    Hee he. Ears always turn into flat knobs in my paintings, don't ya know. I'm always so entranced with features that ears are lucky if they even gain a tone. Thanks for the obsrvation. Will keep in mind. Thanks for your comments, alsways.
    lennon Thank you. Is it the Flower part that gave me away?
    FlameDragon Thanks. I'll keep on trying.

    !st painting was kinda of dud. Messed up the rub out application. Values not as precise. Oh well. May do a paintover in PS. 2nd oil is just further value study from the same model.
    The rest are just the latest QS. 5-10 minutes.

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    Some great work as always Aztec! The first sepia-toned portrait is my favourite. On the second oil painting - The values look pretty spot on, but I think you have too many hard edges going there? It's really working as a sort of quick value study though, like the liveliness of it.

    Your charcoals remain your best - still can't find anything to crit on there, they just keep getting better. Wonderful stuff ma'am!

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    Great studies. Looking at them makes me wanna run and draw some right now

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    agreed with kveye, very inspirational works, love portraits - nice strong shapes and light values

    can't wait for your new updates

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    AMAZING MAN! gorgeous studies.

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    Cool studies aztec! I was wondering...when you do your life studies do you had good lighting. or do you invent/exagerate your lighting as a means to explain form?? I like to work with very strong lighting which even means hardly being able to see my work!! a lot of my classes/groups arent to fussed and draw with either really difuesed classroom lights or windows and spotlights! Wich creates realy inconsistent lighting!!
    As you tones work really well in your drawings I was curious to know how you approach it!.......
    In one of Hales book he talks about the artist invetning the lightsource to best descirbe the form..but I never have the guts to stray from whats infront of me when drawing!

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    this is my first time seeing your sketchbook
    it's amazinggggggggggggg

    love the figures!

    i really wished i lived in the LA area! ARGH


    save me with your crits!
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    The paintings are looking quite good Aztec. Seems like you already have a pretty good grasp of the basics. How about some 'invented' figures ... maybe a few pages of gestures from imagination? It'd be good to see how much of your life studies has been internalized.

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    Like you Black and white sketches. Cool style. The oil is very nice man. Looking good. Keep it up mate!

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    From your figure drawing it looks like you make an outline first and then color it in. Do you tend to make the outline visually based on what you see, or are you also constructing it using those part-X-is-Y-heads-long rules?

    I really admire the elegance in your quicker figure studies, but I think some of that elegance is lost in the long poses, which some other people have commented on before. Maybe when you're drawing a longer pose, you can take more breaks to look at your drawing and see if it's still got that energy. Or, since you've got the beginning down, practice the middle steps more. Those are just some ideas. I don't have much solid insight because I'm not exactly a master of drawing the human body. I look forward to your next updates!

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    great stuff, These life drawings are very inspirational for me. I saved em out to look over. I hope to get my life drawings to this level at least. Keep up the good work.

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    You are so a dude, keep it up, nice thread.

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    bloody beautiful. I really want to try some pastels when I get back to school :]

    inspiring. Love it .

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    Awesome figures, they're so startling and lively, from your roughs to your more finished studies...! What you do with tone is amazing. I love your figure paintings too.
    I found your page through the Intro Character class by Kevin Chen. Nice to meet you! (Short female, should not be difficult to miss) =)

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    Your life drawings are killer! Great sense of form. Value studies looking great too.

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    Wowwwww a long time without visit here, some problems in my familiy, but finally it's allll solved, new reference to my folder, keep posting.

    Thank yo for share this.

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    Hey Aztc, Awesome figure work, im gonna have to save some of thse and use them as ref... Im assuming you are doing these from life? (sorry if you've already said) Keep posting dude / dudette ... <-- i dunno.. lol ;-)

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