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    Good start. Id suggest to work on proportions now for the most part. It seems you have nice clean lines, so getting your proportions down would be a great next step for you. Also, when sketching, draw lightly at first and then go over your final lines, this is especially targeted toward your Loomis studies, all of your lines are the same, when you draw the circle for the head, draw it lightly, it will be easier to erase or remove later. I dont know, maybe its just my computer, if so, then never mind. Hehe... Cant wait for more.
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    yeah it's cause when i scaned it, you coudn't see anything so i had to go into photoshop and up the levels
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    woot for loomis!
    Everyone's basically hit on what I was going to say...
    -breaking things up into shapes
    -sketching lightly instead of going straight towards trying for perfect contour lines

    Not bad at all for your first digital painting, it's mighty fine
    I think I've seen your eye drawings before... but anywho, they look good
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    yeah. I haven't been keeping up. I know. I suck.

    But i need some help.
    i'm starting quite the painting. 4 foot by 2 foot. oils.
    does anybody have ANY tips on hyperrealism painting? This is my first attempt at it and im sure i'm going to need all the help i can get.

    any tips of making it go faster would definitely help. or the overall process. I'm just wingin it.

    thanks

    ps ill try to post sketch in the next day or so
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    Well I assume hyper realism painting should be approach like any other paintings with oils, just with more attention to details and control. Anyway you look at it it's going to be quite a project. You can't show much brush strokes and if you blend too much it will look "photoshopped"
    Unfortunately my paintings are far from hyper realism so I can't offer any tips.
    Do post work in progress shots though. Keep us updated. Cheers
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    Hey Sean! I really like the eye studies you did, Scarlett Johansson was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw them. The shading values are very nicely rendered, and I could almost see the top eye darting about. The color values on the mouse is very well-done too.

    Keep practicing with the studies, start with some basic shapes and then move onto the more complex stuff.

    Just visited your photography site, great design coupled with strong photos. Nice!
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    I don't really have many painting tips to offer. I'm eagerly looking foward to painting fundamentals this semester... I need it badly x)
    In the one and only big oil painting that I did, I had to continually experiment to find what worked best. It's very easy to overblend. Try to work all over and not focus on just one little spot at a time. If you finish one little spot to perfection, but neglect the rest, it's hard to get the whole painting to match, thus the realism is lost! oh noes! These are just my little thoughts and musings... good luck!
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    I haven't read all of the above post, but I'll give you some tips that have helped me along my way. Since your good @ photography I think that once you get good @ drawing it will also help out the compositions and images you take with your camera.

    First off, Think of everthing in terms of boxes. Every object, shape, whatever has sides to it; even spheres (they just have so many sides that it appears smooth. So I would suggest (as boring and lame as it sounds) drawing boxes. Many Many boxs then shade them. Also find the core shadow and cast shadow of a sphere...That will really help u understand form.

    Do you have photoshop or just painter? If you have photoshop I would recommend starting with that before you get into painter for the simple reason if you don't understand traditional art you won't understand how to use painter. Photoshop on the other hand is easier to navigate & is noob freindly. It has the two basic brushes you will need; a Big round (B Shortcut) & an eraser (E Shortcut). Additionally if you have a wacom tablet it makes digital painting ohh so easy in photoshop.

    Hope that helps...Here's a quick little instructional image.

    Note: Also you might try drawing on ur hand with a pen and map out its geometrical surface I mentioned that to another fellow CCAD member and I think it would do you some good as well.
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