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    Reg's sketchbook (updated)

    hey all, i'm new and i'm an Art major at RIT (Rochester institute of technology) in New York. here are my recent works, most are charcoal portraits and still life and i also have some first attempts at Airbrush painting.
    i will be posting my sketbook works later on and much more.
    feel free to critique. enjoy.

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    some self portraits
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    portraits
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    here's my first attempts at airbrush from first to most recent.
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    that's all for now.
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    i really like the first airbrush attempts you posted, with the jagged edges. also maybe it's just me but you could always change the contrast for the first image (the skull) making some parts much darker and leaving some parts lighter?
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    hmm, yeah, but i did those paintings on bristol board with thinned india ink non-waterproof.
    i'm working on another one that has white ink, but it's turning out with a strange blue-ish tint, dunno if there is a way to prevent that.
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    Good values, especially the first one with the leather jacket. But remember to keep anatomy and proportions in mind as well!
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    it's been a while since i posted, but form now on i'll be posting as often as i can, since i'm back to college for another year of nothing but art, woot.
    so yeah stay tuned for for new stuff and witness my abilities grow.
    also don't hesitate to share your thoughts, whatever you say is much appreciated.

    and now...

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    haven't used watercolor in a while, but i felt like messing around with it again.

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    sketches out of my moleskin sketchbook.
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    whoops, my bad i'll switch around the pics later.
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    Reg's sketchbook (updated)
    had the chance to try the demo of painter 10, gotta say i like it. it's much more flexible than photoshop.

    if anyone has any helpful tips for painter, please share.
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    Reg's sketchbook (updated)
    hungry werewolf, used mechanical pencil HB, and paper 60lb textured.
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    warlock and sorcerer sketches. they are incomplete, but i did not feel finishing them, the way they appear is relevant enough that they seem to be that sort of character.
    stay tuned, crits please.
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    Reg's sketchbook (updated)
    this is a lanscape scene i've ben working on in photoshop.
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    hey man, its that dude from the sketcher, good sketchbook here, you are pulling through and finishing most of the stuff too, keep that up!!

    something you might want to focus on is facial proportions, mainly how big features are in relation to eachother. Try to look at a lot of photos, and just stare at them for a while and look for any information you can find, how far is the distance between the nose and the end of the lip? how wide is the nose? and so forth and so forth. after a while you will get an understanding of what looks wrong in a face. you probobly wont know how to make it look right, but at least you will know what the problem is, and thats a start!
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    thanks, arch.
    appreciate the input.
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    here is an acrylic painting i did for fun.
    liquitex acrylics on plywood.
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    new stuff, been messing with painter x and trying to learn it fast.
    it's definitley more versatile than photoshop and allows more painting tools and options. i like it.

    here's some WIPS.
    crits please.
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