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    Kick ass Watercolors

    Those last water colors kick ass. I know what you mean about being all over the place. I don't know if I want to work digital one minute, paint the next or sculpt. You have be to versatile to get your foot in the door it feels like. Great Stuff!!

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    The insects are cool. I really like the line wieght of the first (the flea?), were the lines done with a brush?

    I don't mind looking at unfinished stuff, if you dont want to post it here why not make a work in progress sketchbook? Or just post em here but really small so people can't critise the hell outer ya.

    I really like your insects, would love to see a page of thumbnails focusing only on the large shapes and bulks of your insect subjects- esspecially if done in water color!!!

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    Great stuff, the insects look a little flat, try pushing the values more and don't rely so much on the line art. The portrait are nice but you seem to enlarge the eyes, especially in the second one, her right (our left) eye is bigger then the left and placed lower as well.

    I just love the jungle line arts, the only one that seems a little stiff is the "SWAMP 01" I'd suggest loosening up a little and try not to simplify to much. It looks like you basically decided on three different surfaces and systematically placed them, I'd love to see you do the whole thing as if you didn't see any patterns or shapes, just let the lines describe the whole scene and mood rather then the individual objects. And you know your not horrible with a pen, lose the attitude and start playing around.

    Overall I'd love to see you experimenting more and try being loser and less restrictive with your work, have fun, it's a sketchbook, not a gallery

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    thanks for the advice! fun, yes. I get really strict on myself and then I feel I'm not strict enough! heres something different today, I wanna paint my favorite characters but I am never happy with their faces. so here are some random head studies and horribly drawn Tetsuo's

    I think I'll draw Kaneda tomorow..and insects!

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    hi there. sorry im late. you watercolor insects are beautiful. and those mutant kittens are awesome (they remind me of a real life cyclops kitten i saw.) you also seem to have a good understanding of color, although i find the blue and orange lines you drew around the deer a little out of place.

    no more critique at the moment, but im curious..what brand of acrylics do you use? i use Golden. one of the mediums i use with the acrylics is GAC 100. it will thin the paint slightly, giving it a slightly more transparent and glossy look and may help slow drying time. i also use their Light Molding Paste to give texture to the paint. maybe you could try that with your rocks. just a thought

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    Nice head studies, is this "Tetsou" fella your own character or is he from some manga or something? Stylizations can be nice but I'd recommend you doing more "real" face studies before diving into to much stylized work as It tends to limit artists who don't base it on life drawing experience and a solid understanding of the human shape bur rather on other peoples work and style, it can become a interpretation of a interpretation if you know what I mean. Anyhow, that's my two cents

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    yay..I got a daily deviation on DA...*sniff*

    suhsealyuh: I use liquitex acrylics, never tried golden before. I have tried using liquitex mediums, and I thought they all SUCKED. but maybe golden is a much better company I'll be sure to try their mediums in the future. btw, is the cyclops kitty real? I thought it was a fake so I didnt include one in my painting...thanks for the comments!

    Jove: I'll be sure to do more studies then. . I have taken figure drawing though, and my own indepedent study of the human form in school. but still it felt like I wasn't learning, understanding or remembering what I have learned. but I did doodle these faces in a couple of minutes based off magazine images! so maybe I have improved...and to answer your question, its supposed to be Tetsuo from Akira - I'm obsessed!

    and now that you guys know that I like my mutant animals, fascinating insects, and characters, I'm open to suggestions of what you think I should practice before making more finalized images.

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    Love your work!

    I suggest some creatures...take a look at the daily sketch group posts. Awesome ideas there and fun stuff going on. Try your hand at a weekly event...I am doing my second COW now and its very inspiring to work alongside so many others.

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    thanks for the advice tom!

    and I give up with this one! I just bs'd an ending to it. I got frustrated with it becuase I couldnt get the skin tones that I wanted. Its a very asian skin tone in the original picture, that yellow-olive skin color with some hints of red in some areas. but my overall piece is just orangy! when ever I tried to dull it down it was too grey. . now its just way off and I ruined the drawing underneath.

    for my skin colors I stick to the basic colors, yellow, red, blue and white.

    any suggestions in getting that olive skin?

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    I quite like the colors in the portrait despite what is intended. For olive skin id say a bit more blue maybe but I am the worst when it comes to colors so tread carefully in regards to advice I give.

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    That face with olive skintone is very good, the tone is working for me.
    and the sketches look very good. how bout doing some very quick ones infront of the mirror?

    keep at it!
    //peace

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    thanks for the comments..im gonna try painting the olive face again! I already tried today but there wasnt much improvement. I have a lot of illustrations that just worked better with acrylics, but I think this one is begging for oils, I might have to pull them out tomorow!

    so here is a character sketch I did for someone, the character is theirs

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    Great line work.

    SmellyFeline, your touch with acrylics, watercolors, and other media is very nice. I really like the line quality to your work. I'd really like to see what you do with some of the bust drawings in oil. Keep the work coming. I'll be back!!!

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