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    I love the study of the apple, great improvements here!
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    "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." -Leonardo Da Vinci


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    Thanks for visiting my sketchbook. I definately see lots of improvement in yours, especially the digital stuff . . . I don't know if I'll ever have the patience for photoreal . . . ^^

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    Checked out the thread. Hmmm... the natural breast is tear-drop shaped, not round or chiselled. What do you think? Lol!

    At first glance, I thought you had too many highlights, but, seeing the ref, I've changed my mind. A general softening on the shadows, maybe? Great work, though. That's quite a journey.... !

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    *Yawwwwn* What a week!! But I got me an interview for next Friday! Digital Artist! ...Will I make it? Uhhhh...we'll see. XD

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    I'm so glad you guys are popping in here! Thanks a lot!!

    Sheavolution: Thanks!! I do spend more time on the paintings. It's a little easier for me to start with BIG strokes using big brushes instead of using the pencil. I'll be practicing more with the pencil though!

    brunopicinini: Ha ha!! Yes, the sitting poses master is here!! *bow* Thanks for the comments! ^_^ Speaking of anatomy...I did a little of it! Ha ha! Not nearly enough! And anytime, I'll take a peek in your SB! The tablet I have is just a Graphire...2 I think. It's a few years old! Ha ha! I'm surprised it works on my crappy Windows 98. You know, it would be cool to help one another sometime! I'd love to share progress, and I feel like I'm walking with a bunch of you now! So we can share info and tips, that would be cool!

    (And yes, I am a Naruto fan! Ha ha! But I drew hardly any of the characters!)

    Unbreakable: Thanks a bunch!! ^__^ I really appreciate it!

    Blythe: Ha ha!! Thanks!! I'm trying my hardest with patience! That's what keeps me from FINISHING anything! XD

    alesoun: Thank you! At the moment, it's not even close to done. I'm working out the heavier detail, then I'll worry about smoothing it all out as I get in deeper! If I get back to it. Heh heh... I'll try. :3 And I did hear about the breast shape being like a teacup. If I were just doing the picture without a ref, I'd probably give her such breasts...except with lying down, I guess the tea cup might be more of a squished and spoutless tea pot? :3

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    So!! I'm surprised I even did anything this week! But I did some different stuff! I, in fact, attempted to work on anatomy! Got a big mess...nice and BIG mess... However, at least I tried some using just my noggin. You could probably guess which ones those were, cuz right now, I suck at anatomy and I need help! XD
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    The one of the left looks so wrong. XD
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    And I worked on heads again. I couldn't escape, especially with the realization that I have BIG trouble with angles! ...Wait...I think I said that once already. Well, it's STILL true, so I'm practicing!!
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    Hee hee!! I was impatient, wanted to try doin' up a head all in Photoshop (and using my imagination)!! I wanted to practice with shading and facial anatomy, but I need guidance. -_-
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    Oh yeah, and I sketched some bunnies!! I had four, but the other two...I just didn't feel like putting them up. These are third and fourth tries, for they are each from different pictures!
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    Lastly, I did this today. A quick and simple picture for my VERY simple online portfolio! I mean...it's so simple. >_< But I LIKED how it turned out! Yep...that's me, posing in some strange way for no reason.
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    Wow, you've improved a LOT since the beginning of this SB. I really like your cartoon stuff, and your stuff from reference is really solid. The stuff from imagination seems to be coming along nicely, too. That painted b&w in the last post looks great; the anatomy looks great -- the only suggestion I have at all is that the upper eyelids need a little work.

    Glad to have you in the 44th! Keep it up!
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    Hello there! Looking through your sketchbook I see a lot of cool stuff! I like the anime style that is going on, especially the little girl from Full Metal Alchemist. Your life renderings look really nice too.

    I think it was already mentioned in here somewhere but I'd like to see some more original works in that style.

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    funfetus: Hi! Thanks for the comments! ^__^ I think I have more trouble with the upper eyelids because I have no idea how to shade them or structure them on the face yet. So I'll be trying to learn how to do it better.

    Clocks: Thank you much! ^_^ Original stuff? You're not alone. *I* would like to see more original stuff in here! But my imagination isn't even making waves yet. So, I'm just building back up to original stuff.

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    My imagination is fading, it seems. When I think about making my stories come to life, I just can't think of HOW. And if I have an idea for part of the storyline, it comes up flatline. >_> It's really frustrating.

    I'm not at all feeling good right now. Not about drawing, not about current situations, nothing. Nonetheless, here's what I did. I'll omit one fanart drawing. :3 I don't like it anymore.

    Here be crap:

    Last night I just went and did this for practice while role-playing. It's not what I'd call "complete", but I'm done with it. I'm not happy with the nose, more than anything else.
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    Mom had to go to the doc today, so I drew while we waited for her turn. I drew a couple people, fiddled with shading...
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    I'd been learning about how the head planes look...the primary ones mainly. When I went to do the secondary ones, and saw the head sideways, I was thinking "Ugh...it's wider this way! >_<" So, yeah. Now I have to get an idea of the width when you draw a profile.
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    This evening I took a bunch of poses from here: http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/pose/ Thanks to someone who put it on their SB. Can't recall who. Shoot. Cuz I had this little habit of not going for less than 30 seconds in practice, I kept going with these figure drawing practices. Oy!! >_< I can't draw small enough, either.
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    First of all, if you're having trouble with eyes, then have I got a treat for you: http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/2007...l-on-eyes.html
    I just read this last week, and it was REALLY helpful. I actually bought the book in question, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. Anyway, read through that, and draw along with it. I'd also suggest drawing some eyes REALLY BIG, so you have room to put in all the detail. I know for the longest time I never really learned eyes, because I never drew them big enough to need to.

    Okay, comments/crits:

    The blue-haired girl -- nice! The hair looks good, and the whole thing has good form to it. One thing that's bothering me, though, is the lack of different hues. It looks like you're taking one color for the skin, one for the hair, etc., and just raising and lowering the value. Throw some other colors in there -- put some purple in the shadows, some red around the nose and cheeks, etc. Go wild.

    The life sketches are good. It's hard to get people when they're not looking away, isn't it? Most of mine are like that, too.

    Keep it up with those head planes, that's important stuff. To help with your problem there, the head, when viewed from profile, fits roughtly into a square, with the nose, lips and chin protruding a bit:
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    Thanks for the help, funfetus! I'll try to go through that blog entry. As for the colour in the girl, I actually tried to put some other hues in (like some green and yellow for highlights), but last night I was just too tired. I'll keep in mind about more colours nonetheless.

    Hee hee! Where I was sitting in the doctor's office, everyone was TOO close! And most of the interesting ones were turned away in front of me!

    I'll keep up with the planes, thank you! And thanks for the visual on the head's profile! That'll be helpful. I wanted to compare it to the width of the head in front-view. Once I have a good enough idea of that, I think I'll feel better about heads!

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    You're making a lot of progress Jazz, just keep it up. One piece advice: I know I say this a lot, but you try drawing with a lighter hand, and don't scratch a line into existence, let your hand move farther along before you stop. Build it up! try it!

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    great stuff. a lot of variety. its cool to see you progress through diff pieces. that baby girl stands out particularly. great work! i like the cartoon style as well, it would be cool to see you push the realistic paint look in your cartoon characters.

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    I have no drawings right now! ;_; I feel better today, so I'll just respond to you guys!

    mentalSherpa: Thank you for the suggestion! Lines are some of my toughest parts to improve on. I'm heavy-handed; I think it's made of rock or something!

    kawakaze: Thanks so much!! I'm glad you like both the realistic and cartoony styles! I'm actually on my way to trying a little more realism with the cartoony. But I'll always have a heart for those crazy lines! Hopefully I can stay into a few cartoony types! ^_^

    Today might be a good day to show some characters I'm working on, and to show you all just how crummy my char clothing is. Ha! It'll be tough because I'll be showing my own characters, and I haven't shaken the habit of "They MY babies!! ._. Leave 'em ALONE!!" but I think, after all this great advice, I could sure use a push with them, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzW View Post
    mentalSherpa: Thank you for the suggestion! Lines are some of my toughest parts to improve on. I'm heavy-handed; I think it's made of rock or something!
    I used to have that problem as well -- I'd dig deep grooves into the paper. Are you holding your pencil like you'd hold it to write? Like straight up and down, gripping near the tip, drawing with little motions of your wrist and fingers? Try holding it farther up the shaft, with a loose grip, kinda laying it sideways on the paper. Actually, here: http://www.drawyourworld.com/grip.html -- but try holding it higher up than they show there. It takes a little getting used to, but it allows for more flowing lines, because you'll use more of your arm and less of your wrist and fingers.
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    i really love your digital drawings, the girl from the photo ist to die for
    and i also like the drawing of the girl with the black hair
    unfortunately i never did digital drawings but you seem to have huge talent for it
    like funfetus said you should practice drawing eyes, especially the area of the eye closer to the nose, there's a thing you always miss out... don't know how it's called
    there's a lot improvement in your sketches, keep drawing

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    Drawing less exciting things is definitively paying off! I mean, the studies are looking good. Try to add some more contrast on the digital one, and sharpen the edges a little bit. I think the nose looks fine if you fix the mouth, turn it a bit. Keep up the good work Jazz!

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