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    Fishies and things

    I'm twenty year old college student studying psychology and a little bit of art. I'm interested in creativity as a psychological process... what conditions are conducive to creativity, how to measure creativity, what people consider creative in artwork, and the motivation behind creativity.


    Some pastels...


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    Wow these are really well done. I find pastles to be difficult but you do a very good job of capturing emotion in both of these works.

    You should post some more! =)

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    Couple of watercolors...

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    The orange gold fish and butterfly remind me of old japenese prints. I like seeing that you work in various mediums. Your abstract deisgn is very good too...lots of movement and life to it. It looks like it took a while to create... =)

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    Couple of sketches

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    Please give me some feedback!!!!!!


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    Ah traditional pastels! a pretty rare sight... pretty nice, i like your fish drawings, you should draw some more heads...i would suggest andrew loomis's heads and hands book! nice start to your sketchbook... keep it up!!!

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    Sealegs- thanks for the advice! I really appreciate it. I just got a gift certificate to barnes and noble so I may have to check out that book. I would like to get better at heads and hands.

    Some musculature sketches


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    I'm glad you posted these last couple sketches of the muscles.... it shows your devotion to improvment!

    I need to do more studies like this and get my anatomy skills up a bit.

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    An attempt at Sumi-e painting on sight

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    Great location! What is sumi-e painting exactly?

    My only crit. would be that the horizon has a very harsh dark line. It would help if it was faded out or blended into the sky. Remember atmospheric perspective =)

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    Tacticallywacked- thanks for the crit... you are right about the horizon line being too harsh. Sumi-e is a traditional chinese ink painting style. =)

    Here are a couple more recent sketches. Please give me some critique/advice!!!!! It would be very much appreciated

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    Some new fish sketches!!!

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    Fishies and things

    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    I love the Whale Shark....Difficult angle!

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    loosen up a bit.. try some speed stuff. your fish focus on line.. try taking line away. try taking shape away and focus on light.
    with the musculature, look at what they are showing for now, don't think about what they are teaching til you get a bit better.

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    Stonercurly- Thank you for the critique... I think some fast and loose sketching would be very helpful for me also. That is a very good idea. I do realize that sometimes I'm too stiff in my drawings.

    Some more new fish sketches

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    Fishies and things

    Fishies and things

    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    Another couple goldie sketches

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    Fishies and things

    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    The newest sketch from today! Please give me some feedback. I'm doing all these different fish sketches for my painting class.

    Fishies and things

    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    Here's another one I just finished

    Fishies and things

    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    Here's a couple new ones from this weekend... First one I tried to do quick and loose sketches of different angles of the fish.

    Fishies and things

    Fishies and things

    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    New one from tonight

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    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    Great job finishing it off with the pen on the scales. It really makes a difference!

    Maybe just a few corrections to the proportions though. I love it and think its a very good painting=)

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    You should post the fish you did last night! =)

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    Tacticallywacked- ok ok here it is!

    Some more goldies!!

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    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    Here's a self-portrait I am working on in my painting class this summer

    Day 1

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    Day 2-3

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    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    The fish are great, I love it when you do them in watercolor!

    Look into preportions when drawing faces. Get one or use your anatomy book to get preportion and sizes right. Try some simple shading and practice sketching some faces, with different expressions and at different angles.

    Your talented but can get more skilled, so keep up the good work!

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    Here's a new one from last night. I used acrylics for this one.

    Fishies and things

    Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May


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    Wow nothing but improvement on these last couple posts! I am proud of you...you have been working very hard in the studio and at home lately and it shows in your art!

    The last fish kicks ass!

    Good work!
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    As TacticallyWacked said, you've really improved! The last fish is the best, keep 'em coming! Try more acrylics, you seem to be really good at it.

    So how did you get into drawing fish?

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    Thanks for the SB comment, Shobunkin. Nice fishes. I'd like to see more anatomy studies though. Also, some of your forms could show volume a little better ... you have a good eye for design (form and color) but its a little flat.

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