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    I agree with nutter. When you paint over your pencils, your pictures tend to suffer. For example, the final version of your Boo Bee is rather mushy; you need to either preserve the lines, or put in some very crisp brush strokes along your edges (for example, where it's left arm overlaps its body) to really set the forms apart.
    I think it's a cryin' shame that you put a pancho over your wonderful farmer. The earlier versions looked so good! Again, I think you need to keep the lines, so the form and edges aren't lost. Also, be careful of making your borders brighter than the actual picture.
    As you can see, I don't like to mince words in my critiques. But really, I love your design sense and sense of humor. I'm only harsh 'cause I love ya!

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    Give up NOT! I believe you need to allow your drawing to guide your pieces, showcase your drawing ability, and let the color enhance them. I consider myself a "drawer" rather than a painter, I think in terms of line and mark-making.

    You may be the same, so try a method where you are painting color underneath of your linework... this is how I work... 3 layers: Bottom layer is base color, middle layer is the drawing, and the top layer is highlights and details.

    Might be worth a shot, but whatever you do, don't give up the ghost.

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    try some different ways to deal with the process, I have plenty, and are always trying to find something new ~ so I'm certain you are able as well.

    When I get a piece to mushy, it's usually because I'm throwing lots of paint in one layer, over and over again, fixing faults and redoing - and especially when working with a low contrast fairly flat scene ~ on the other side I have pieces that I must blur/smudge before I'm done as they get far too hard and stocky/stiff.

    I agree with Muttonhead, Moai & Nutter in general, and would like to add that you might want to try separating the various subjects in your piece in different layers, at least background/middle and foreground - so that you can in the end just pull in some curves or the likes to push the hues etc.

    Might want to try harder brushes as well, you seem to love the soft, and sometimes your hard shadow edges are just as soft as the softer side - which kills form, and in this piece it's all over the place.

    You also have some lots of intersecting forms, and they should help with clarity, but they don't, as their edges gets blurred, and transitions into each other - a good example is the front bin, and the leg of the gardener.

    Anyway you got style and flare, you just need to get past some more hurdles for the wind to carry where ever you want to go - so don't sulk, instead train and overcome!

    & if you want I can make a paintover and try to find a way, and also try show better what I mean - yet of course I'm just a humble student of the arts, so don't expect anything.

    SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
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    Well, I really dig the colours in your digitals, no crits there. It looks like you're using Painter - am I right? If so, you might want to give photoshop a stab, I think it's much more suited to a drawer than a painter. Easier to get the nice fine edges that is present in your drawings.

    just a thought.
    keep killing!

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    hey many thanks you guys! i think i need to take up boxing or something to relieve all my stress from these.

    but you all have offered some great tips and techniques, so when i come round from my funk i'll give em my best shot!
    really i appreciate em all!

    baby steps...

    timmy

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    Timmy you wangface, what's going on duder?
    You need MSN, we will chat But later.

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    old dood of the day xD

    very nice sketchbook !

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    Timmy man, giving up is not allowed in here I think it's all matter of deciding beforehand what do you want to achieve with a pic, cause trust me man, technique and fundamentals are none of your problems. I can give a couple of pointers on the proggies and stuff, just hit me up on aim (because screen recording software and me are not getting along very well )
    Cheers!

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    cool stuff, love the traditional sketches with the bits of white, and the mustache anatomy. One problem I see with the digis is value range. Most everything you're using is a midtone in the colored ones. Use color and value contrast to set off edges to define space or something like that.

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    Patience grasshopper...it's only a matter of time.

    "absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

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    1st let me just say you are truly fantastic artist! 2nd I was feeling tired and now I want to stay up late drawing because I think you just gave me more inspiration to draw than I have ever received at one single moment!

    So thank you for that because there’s nothing that I can do that would be better than getting some practice in before the moon sends me off to bed.

    Please keep up the great work and continue to inspire all of us!!!
    Thank you once again.

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    you have a wild and different style man!
    verry nice.

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    hokay yous guys, i really appreciate the help! as you can tell i get frustrated easily. very easily so perhaps i should come clean on a few things about myself just to clue you into the being of timmy: 1. i have frustration/confidence/depression issues. but i can still put smileys on the ends of my sentances
    2. i like poptarts
    thats pretty much me right there
    but any hoo, i had a nice lil chat with tomtom last night and im gonna keep at it with a few new perspectives. many thanks thombert! i dont have anything really to post now but i thought i minus well poke up and say thanks to you all.
    here are some sketches from my english class and etc from today. the first are just some heads i did when thinking about the Moby Dick cover i have to do for class. i did an assload of thumbnails but those arent...how do you say.....good? and then a little dood i doodled which im gonna bring into painter tonight. his anatomys all screwy but i blame that on being next to a girl that was sketching "my little pony" mock up designs in class. i kid you not . those darn industrial design kids...crazy!
    hopefully have a post up in a few hours!

    and mabye an old dood too

    timmy :{




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    great sketches!!
    love em all

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    1. don't we all? or at least I do as well (had a 2 month cold period recently)
    2. yum.

    love the two first, and the last - rawr.
    now keep em coming

    SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
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    thanks hurri!
    and many thanks dan! glad to know there's someone i can relate too

    here's a wip of that piece before i head off to naptime, got sidetracked on some stuff but i think its actually coming out decent..ish!
    i'll finish 'er on up tomorrow after class :{



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    hell dude you scared the crap outta me! you best not disappear my friend
    for i NEEED your goodness to work on my my trying-to-be goodness...
    cool update man i rerally like how yor using colours, i must study the timmy to learn the way...

    unfortunately i just started a new job so that combined with school means im out the door at 8am and home at 10.30pm so im kinda short on time...but its only a week and then im casual working...yyyyussss!!! so you shall see me soon and in the mean time i shall be observing the grumble and learning the way of the...timmy pld:

    also i know where your coming from re. self confidence issues, hang in there dude it always passes and your never alone.
    you have a community of strangers here for you!!!

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    Started another WIP this morning, and then got really scared. stuff like this makes me question my sanity !
    Hey I really like this guy. He's cool. Does that make me insane too? Gee I hope not. But seriously Timmy I love your stuff. very inventive.

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    thanks all! much appreciated!
    here are some sketches form my first day back at anatomy class: focus on the torso. the are more, but too big to scan as of now done with charcoal pencil and one conte piece.
    will update later tonight with that digi piece too!

    seven minute poses~






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    Great life drawings! You have some really nice gestures and body twists in there. I need to take another life drawing class...

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    Some excellent drawing and paint man, good life drawing aswell.

    cheers

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    Ahhh, it's good to see you motivated again timmy!!
    Pumping great stuff as always.This one is breathtaking, seriously!!
    You're a hot tamale!!!

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    Awesome stuff Timmy. I'm your #1 fan!!! Love the third torso study, great volume there
    I also love your boobee... looks so meaty. And don't scare me with that whole "giving up" crap again or i'm gonna have to hunt you down all the way up to rhode island and kick your butt!!! Don't worry if you don't have digital painting mastered yet, you still kick ass in so many other areas!!! I think you should consider using your linework in your illos, cause it's really great and powerful. Anyway... dunno if I'm making any sense cause I'm really tired, but the really important message here is that you must keep at the eyecandy making

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    Cool drawings, missed a couple of posts.

    "absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

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    moai ~ thanks mate! the twists were mainly just because for once we had a swell model though usually, the models......how do you say...le stinky?

    shinryu ~ thanks mate

    federline ~ ah, yes i have come back from my shell! talk to ya on aim hopefully! and YOU are the hot tamale...jeez!

    entie ~ i actually wouldnt mind if you hunted me down cuzs then we could all hang out!! and thanks for the tips, i do want to keep some of my lines in my work, but at the same time i just wanna paint! and i usually never get enough practice with paints...so i just gotta hunker down and get crackin!

    bojee ~ hey thanks mate! yeah, i updaste whenever i actually get my hands on something else I'll just forget right away. thanks for stopping in!

    here's one of the torso's i couldnt scan...too charcoally!


    20 minute pose. really easier than it looks! i just use charcoal powder and a brush is all and then erase a little not half as dirty



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    Wow, that's really crazy looking! Nice drawing!

    "absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

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    your style is really coming along & I really like the women in #231 - and while your digital's are not solid, they are among the most interesting pieces around - love the colours in the previous digital (and as before, I like the underlying sketch).



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    awwwwwww man
    those torsos inspire me like you wouldnt believe.
    thankyou dude, awesome.













    just.....DAMN

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    hey cool stuff you have made i like it.
    my only crit would be to use more shadows and contrasts in your paintings.

    greets

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    very very nice stuff! I am really liking the the last anatomy studies of the torsos, has wonderful lines, excelent work

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