Hey, you've been busy! I really love that purple and orange landscape, it's gorgeous! I think you're on to something with those skin textures on that last figure study, it's a great way to break up the smoothness.
Also, you are quite possibly the only other person I have seen on here so far who uses Wordpress instead of Blogger, so I will take this opportunity to subscribe to your blog.
A good way to compare coloured tonal stuff to a grayscale value study is to squint your eyes. It's easier to see blobs of dark or light without your brain getting all over stimulated.
happy sketching keep it up!
wow great thread. Thanks for posting on my sketchbook, a bit surprise since my sketchbook was almost dead. Great studies, I'm especial fond of the hands and feet studies you did a while back, and your recent studies really show your commitment and determination(makes me feel like a lazy bum)
The only critique I have at the moment is your chow entry. The leg proportion seem a bit short compare to the rest of the body, its hard for me to tell since my sense of leg proportions isn't that great(I do mine too long). The real problem I think is the attempt at foreshortening the upper leg, if your intention was to have the leg coming forward than that angle of the leg and the way it tapers at the knee counteracts the illusion of foreshortening, or if that was your intended angle then the leg shouldn't of been that short since at that angle (relatively vertical) there shouldn't have been that much foreshortening.I hope my critique was accurate and not too confusingly written.Best of luck with your sketchbook.
E.P Ramirez: Thank you for the feedback!
You're right about the ChoW entry - that's really a severe case of a failed attempt at forshortening! Thanks for the explanation, because I myself could only see it's wrong, but not why exactly it was wrong. So it's good to know for the next time. Will have to practice more
More imagination thumbs. The worse it looks, the more I tried to leave my comfort zone, and the more time it took me :p
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some of your portraits, itís too obvious that youíve skyrocketed with your qualities and with
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becoming something positively peculiar, and the sky is the limit now. The sky is the limit for you.
I do feel that your anatomy/proportions on people are a little off at times. For your last one, I think there are some issues with the face. Since we are looking at her from an upward angle, I think the face should be a little bit smaller. Looking more at the body, I'm not sure it's matching the same angle as the trees in the background.
Keep up the great work. You inspire me to keep working hard.