hmmmm i would like to say your making good improvement! good job.
but your last value study with the girl portrait is - although good - lacks texture and is to smooth, try adding texture to your your painting studies. Makes everything look better ^_^
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Makes me want to revisit blocking in all the body forms with shapes. You have a lot of good studies going on.
The watch has nice local colors but I wouldn't mind one area being sharpened/polished out so you have better area of focus. The yellow object under it reminds me of cheese...that and I'm hungry O_o
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You really are doing a great job here. I love how your focusing on your drawing and not being distracted.. some people find value studies boring.. but you really are doing great. Keep at it and your pencil skills are gonna be awesome real quick. Im keepin an eye on this SB
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dessinateurimpulsif : Merci ! J'étudie principalement d'après Bridgman, vilppu et Kevin chen ( http://www.angelfire.com/art3/kchendemos/ ) ! Pour le crayon, c'est un staedtler, donc avec le corps bleu clair, mais c'est vrai que ca aurait du etre plus foncé ! Merci encore !
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For the ones who thought i've been lazy,........ yeah, i've been !
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Sorry for not uploading for a while, i"ve been lazy + i moved to Belgium to see some family and friends ! Anyway, here are some stuff i did since last time i posted ! I'm too lazy to update everything, so i'm gonna update the rest tomorow !
I did Some bargue studies, Vilppu studies, and some bodies and faces Adrian Wilkins ( previously Hygami ) gave me to do yeah, now he's kinda my mentor :p
Sorry for the quality, i was too lazy to scan my stuff with my old scanner, so i took pics with my phone
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Walid man you are getting better - nice rendering on those casts (?). Clean neat lines on the figures. I would suggest varying or omitting some lines a bit more when you do contours.. In some of the faces, for example, the lips are outlined with a uniform 'dead line' and it could have a much better effect if you varied the line on the top edge.
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Hey Walid, great studies! I think the plaster cast idea sounds great. I don't know where you would buy something like that (maybe ebay?), but perhaps you should consider making some plaster casts yourself. I think that sounds like a fun project in itself, though it might take some practice to produce a cast at the level of quality that you would like to draw from. (Though ofc even a less perfect cast could be just as educational to draw from. It just might not be as beautiful as some of the examples you can find online.)
hey walid, what paper are you doing the watercolor on?
-if you can't afford watercolor paper, "Pastel" paper works just as well and is cheaper (at least here anyway).
-did you stretch the paper? it looks warped in the picture, if you do'nt know what stretching is, take your paper, put it in a plastic bag in a sink and run the faucet to fill the bag and let it sit for 30 min (or if you're in a rush you can hold the paper and run it under water till it's soaked), then get something sturdy, (a watercolor board or really thick cardboard) and staple one side down, then "push" the paper in the opposite direction and staple that side down. do the same for the other sides. this helps the paper to not warp.
i'll talk to you more on msn about watercolors if you want.
and i'm glad you bought some oils--it's time to get down and dirty seriously with your art man if you want to go to that school.
Nice studies Walid, the figures are looking great, keep it up
its nice to see such an amount of studies. i like that. but the results will be even better, if you concentrate on one thing-facial features,legs, gestures, hips, the skull form, whatever......just try it. for a few days or whatever. keep rockin!
a lot of studies,and great executed.THe last figure studies are looking great.
Make more from mind to check your current understandings(the hands from mind are looking very good).
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Hehe. Oh, you should be doing some spacescapes since you are learning astronomy. That would be cool!
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Awesome studies! The bargues look particularily good! I've never tried bargues.. which I really should.. that being said I should maybe not be one to talk, but you could push them even further.. As far as I know, the bargue exercises are designed to really push your observational skills so you should aim for like a total likeness.. rendering wise as well.. I think (again.. I might be completely off my mark here.. haha) the transitions might be a little harsh.. if memory serves they're really really soft looking from shadow to light
Hope it helps.. I really like 'em though! Just think they might go from really good to awesome with a little more push