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Old 04-17-2016, 02:06 AM   #361
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Depends on the subject matter.

When I am working on a design I usually start in grayscale. When I paint more cell-shaded, stylized pieces I start with color.

I usually use the soft brush with transfer or the hard brush with transfer. I also use custom brushes, but these vary very frequently.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:14 AM   #362
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I usually start with color, right away, but I think I need to start using grayscale, as my values could use some work.
I've become addicted to downloading custom brushes, but I'm working on curbing that, since I ever use only one or two from each set, and sometimes none. The default brushes will get you where you need to go, but custom brushes, if you know how to use them, will get you there faster.
Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference.
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:06 PM   #363
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Practice Mode. Feel free to join me for a hour or two. Practicing with customizing my own brushes and render things.

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Old 04-17-2016, 10:37 PM   #364
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Render practice in progress. Itís fun but itís very tedious.

This also gave me the chance to practice using angle brushes and customizing brushes.

Critiques are welcome and encouraged.

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Old 04-18-2016, 02:36 PM   #365
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I tried.

Things that I have learned from this exercise:

- Learning how to create my own customizable brushes and not used downloaded brushes created by other artists all the time.

- Value study and learning how to blend property.

- I need to break out of doing greyscale to color sooner or later.

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Old 04-19-2016, 09:39 PM   #366
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Nice coloring on that last one. Did you use an overlay layer on top?
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:20 PM   #367
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Nice coloring on that last one. Did you use an overlay layer on top?
A combination of Soft Light, Multiply, and Overlay at different opacities.
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:18 PM   #368
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Something from last night. I SERIOUSLY need to do more colored works now. I'm itching to touch anything that is colored.

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Old 04-22-2016, 09:13 PM   #369
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Todayís gesture studies and I need to do five minute poses now. I have the the strong urge to just draw sexy curves and delicious man muscle.

Quick Pose and Pixel Lovely is used for the session.

Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Critiques are welcome and strongly encouraged.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:07 AM   #370
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Dat improvement!
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:46 PM   #371
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:46 PM   #372
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Observational Head drawing practice before bed. X____X

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Old 04-26-2016, 11:25 PM   #373
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Your gesture drawings capture the pose of the figure but seem to be lacking a feeling of solidity and weight. At the moment they look too much like they're floating on the page. It might help to draw a simple ground plane for your figures to stand on and be drawn in relation to. You could also try putting in the form shadow to communicate the volume and three dimensionality of your figures.

I think your should start tackling things you don't typically in your portrait studies. For instance, it looks like you put a lot of work into the features of the face, while the ears look like they were put in as an afterthought. Spending time learning how to draw the aspects of a portrait secondary to the face would help your portraits look more complete.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:15 PM   #374
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Your gesture drawings capture the pose of the figure but seem to be lacking a feeling of solidity and weight. At the moment they look too much like they're floating on the page. It might help to draw a simple ground plane for your figures to stand on and be drawn in relation to. You could also try putting in the form shadow to communicate the volume and three dimensionality of your figures.

I think your should start tackling things you don't typically in your portrait studies. For instance, it looks like you put a lot of work into the features of the face, while the ears look like they were put in as an afterthought. Spending time learning how to draw the aspects of a portrait secondary to the face would help your portraits look more complete.
Thank you for the helpful advice!
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:16 PM   #375
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Getting started with livestream! Feel free to join me. <3 (LIVESTREAM OVER)

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Old 05-01-2016, 08:35 PM   #376
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Tonightís studies in my traditional sketchbook.


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I missed this, even though i was sketching on Picarto that night. I've followed you in case you're on again.
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I got a couple of complaints from people saying that my stuff is too bland and copying the reference exactly made it worse. How do you feel if I actually pushed stylization elements like anatomy more? Like doing stylization studies of the human anatomy and faces? It's not something that I'm going to do often since I mostly do my normal studies more (gesture drawing/long pose drawing from Croquis Cafe, form studies (shapes, face planes, and bodies), etc.). However, it's something I might do once in a while.

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I missed this, even though i was sketching on Picarto that night. I've followed you in case you're on again.
Awesome, I'll add you to the list too. :-)
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I got a couple of complaints from people saying that my stuff is too bland and copying the reference exactly made it worse. How do you feel if I actually pushed stylization elements like anatomy more? Like doing stylization studies of the human anatomy and faces?

If you're likely to be influenced by the random opinions of people from the internet that don't really know you, then please add this one to the hat:

You should draw for your own reasons.

Answering the original question, I would feel bad if an obviously hungry and self-motivated student got distracted from their studies by casual critics who have no stake in what they do.
  • If you're drawing studies to improve your foundational skills, then injecting "style" to entertain anonymous voyeurs will be a counterproductive distraction.

  • Opinionated Online Commentators Aren't You, and they can't know your goals. Their "advice" is only worthy of attention to the extent it helps you get where you know you want to go.

  • "Style" is personal, develops with experience, and isn't decided by committee.

I realize the tone of this response is a little sharp, but "misdirection from the peanut gallery" is one of my biggest pet peeves from the list of Unfortunate-Things-That-Can-Happen-To-Artists-On-The-Internet.
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