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    dits and dats

    Hi. I'm female, 22, Sweden. Been painting and drawing for a couple years. Completely self taught. Trying to go back to the basics and get a more solid foundation to keep building on. I like colour a lot, and oils better than acrylics. I dabble in Photoshop and haven't properly learned how to use Painter yet. I like Stargate, books and World of Warcraft.

    Here are some examples of stuff I've made the past couple years, oldest first:

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    hey, popping your sketchbook cherry!

    I see a lot of promise here. My biggest advice is to do a lot of anatomy studies. Practice, practice, practice. And of course, show us more work, as much as you can.

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    hey this is an excellent start shows a good use of media^^ with your pencil drawings experiment with weight of line to difine some areas hey and that sg1 pics awesome!!!!

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    Good so far! Now just keep going! Don't worry about "not having a style". Style, when imposed, inhibits artistic growth. Just let your style grow as you do.

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
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    @ Dose206: That's great advice. I'm trying to do just that, but I've no literature at my disposal and have to make do with what I find online.. I think at least some live art classes would help, but oh well!

    @ skunk257: Thanks!

    @ Seedling: I'll try to remember that.


    On to some sketches.. Lots of crap but here we go:

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    And a self portrait.. The likeness is ok, but I screwed up the eyes/nose and I made myself look 10 years older.. Great going there.

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    .. is that a baby arm grabbing an apple in your first post? nice studies! keep it up.

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    @ AdamDillabo: Indeed it is. Having no babies in the near to look at for reference, I pretty much guessed how it would look.. Maybe it should be chubbier?

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    Like the portraits, keep at it.

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    Some more old portraits of friends.

    Pencils, oils but mostly watercolors.

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    A couple sketches from Sketcher.

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    I just installed Painter IX and am experimenting happily with it. More colourful crap to come soon.

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    More Sketcher fun!

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    haha damn you are so fast uploading Guest700. nice Book, small critic your lines a bit scratchy , try to do more smooth and less lines ( a continuous line ). keep it up

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    Yeah - I do that too much, I know.. Pretty good at not doing it with a pencil, but I gotta grab my tablet pen too hard.. No excuses! I'll do better.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    OO, nice. I like all the faces. Alot. I would like to see some full body action poses and other things described with big words.

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    Thanks Max! I've actually been working on some of that, but my scanner isnt cooperating so for the moment I'm restricted to posting what I do on my computer.

    Here we go, random colouring doodle. Not very happy with the top one, its too flat compared to the other two. Might do something fun with these colour schemes.

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    Er - why are they showing up in my posts and as attachments all of a sudden? This isnt good.

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    Legs look weird.. Feet arent great. I need to practise feet. Anyway, its me! Drawing myself in front of the mirror. I need a camera instead. -.-

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    Some random nonsense I doodled while watching TV earlier.

    My scanner is being evil.. as usual.

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    That cat ate your face, didn't it? C'mon, don't be chicken...
    Like your use of colour,- I'm kinda chicken on that score!

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    Alesoun: Not really.. Problem was the size I posted it in, is the size I originally drew in.. and I tried simply implying some shapes but I got it wrong with the tiny size so I didnt bother.

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    I have these little notes in the kitchen, meant for grocery lists.. Sometimes I steal a bunch and doodle in front of the TV.. mostly when I'm too lazy to go get my sketchpad from upstairs. Thought I'd scan a few from the past few days.. Damn, I do a lot of these. Pencils and pens, freehand and sometimes inspired by the TV on little 3 by 3 inch papers.

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    Oh and another selfportrait from in front of the mirror.

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    I'll start scanning my proper sketchbook sometime soon.. Right now it looks like too much work. o_O

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    OK I know you posted it a while back now but there is a quality about the first image you posted (trees, moon) which I really enjoy. Something about it being not overly detailed or highly realistic along with the choice of colors evokes an emotion in me from a dreamscape in my mind one night.... Its as if I can see the world in fornt of me with some clarity but there is a haze and a mystery that makes you want to explore...

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    TacticallyWacked: Thanks! I did a whole bunch of those, tiny format surreal-ish landscapes a good while back. They're so much fun because you don't have to focus on getting it 'just right', rather go with what feels good. The one I posted there I gave to my mother for Christmas and she loves it.

    My computer crashed.. I'm using dad's scanner now and as soon as I figure out how to resize stuff properly without having Photoshop/Painter I'll submit some more.

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    A load of junk I did recently.. Sorry about the poor quality, I had to resize them in MS Paint..

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    Great eye! The corner of the eye always gives me problems ...yours looks nice.

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    A couple real still life sketches from today.. 3B and H pencil.. need something softer to get closer to a true value range; which is why they're not finished.. Might work on them some more. From stuff found in my living room.

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    Sorry about the poor quality.. I need to learn how to scan pencil drawings properly..

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    Too lazy to scan anything.. So - here, have a banana.

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    Downloaded Loomis's books a few days ago since they seem so recommended.. Started with Fun with a pencil.

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    Then, when my back started hurting, I took a break and watched some Smallville.

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    Hey really like these last two heads, loomis is great... get his head and hands book!!! i think his more realisting stuff is his best stuff...your sketchbook is coming along, keep posting.

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    Painter hates me.. Ugh, awful colours.

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