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Good to see you again Panda!. Croteam you say? nice, the Serious Sam games have really fun monster designs.

It doesn't matter how good you are, no matter how many years of studying you've done...hands will always be the bane of an artists existance haha. I haven't tried it myself but I remember Cushart Krenz reccomending learning the fingers and hands seperately, it makes sense to me, since the fingers move very independantly from the palm.

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Thank you Fedodika and Triggerpigking for your suggestions about hand studies. I will start with those and check out what you sent me soon. In the mean time here are three old spitpaints and new challege to kick out my artblock (100 portraits).
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Welcome back Toxicpanda :).

The Dark Souls piece looks awesome - I'm loving that molten sword and the floating embers.

Good luck kicking the artblock - you got this!

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” -- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Random thing I imagined while walking around Zagreb.
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More random stuff
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Personal painting during emotional times
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Crywolf as Shrek o_o
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Fish studies...because I like fish
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Quick Destiny fan art
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My cooworkers and me done in Old Xian style
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Self portrait for November 1st
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Wow, your colors are really luminous, especially in those dawn scenes!

I love the storytelling aspect of your work as well.

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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.  
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Thank you @Tygerson <3

Life study
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Imagination sketch of some idea

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Another imagination sketch of maybe something I'll work on in the future
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welcome back panda!! plz stay a little while <3

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
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Yes, yes!! Welcome back! Such awesome studies you have going on here. Please post more <3

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Thank you my dearest muffins @Fedodika and @DESQUOLOR <3


I bought myself Surface Book and pen in hope that I will sketch more. However, I don't find it very comfortable to draw on. You have to combine it with lazy nezumi or turn on smoothing on newer PS versions. Also interface is too small. I think I'll try different programes such as Paint Storm and see how it works with that. I did these on my laptop.
It's so weird not being able to use keyboard while painting.
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Panda i thought i'd give you a critique, maybe its been a while since you had a good one, im not entirely sure who's in your life and the kind of feedback you get. You're quite good at conceptualization, and seeing your idea come to fruition ;). Youre also pretty good at marketing yourself and networking, which i'll always be jealous of!

I feel you often take the easy way out (comfort zone) on things (which there's nothing inherently wrong with,) like photo compositing, drawing in a very simplified anime style, not working much from scratch on things. I think ultimately you can keep doing this and certainly improve over the years, but if you really really wanna get that stuff better, you gotta buckle down and learn the hard stuff.

Watts has been hugely beneficial for me, it doesnt have to be something like that specifically. I think really digging into anatomy, bare bones you know, learning the muscle then recreating it from memory, testing yourself with a photo drawing and indicating it well in an attractive way, not just a highlight color, but actually drawing it skillfully.

You have some good environment foundations, push those further, read creative illustration by loomis, you did one cool concept with the nude girl in the middle of the broken rocks with a radiating lines style compositon; minimal grayscale thumbnails are effective ways to train, as well as seeing how minimally you can break down a texture (if you can use pen or pencil that's better.)

Also gesture, proper face drawing via skulls, construction, being slow methodical and deliberate with them be it digital or traditional, take your time dont rush, learn every shape and curve. New masters academy is pretty sweet too, and proko obviously has some great stuff ;)

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
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@Fedodika you are 100000% right. I lack the most importat thing- foundations. I know how to make things pretty and stand out. Keep with the very simple composition and balance colors. But- when it comes to drawing something without reference, or having any knowledge behind it- well, that's where I'm stuck at. My biggest problem is and was time.

Ever since I started digitally painting I was always lacking time. At first- I was trying to learn how to make images look pretty as fast as I can so I can do commissions, so I can buy computer and start learning. After I bought computer I had to do more commissions, earn money, pay off college and move to other city. After that I got a job in a studio, started learning 3D, and ever since I've been focusing mostly on 3D stuff. Luckily- I do anatomy there quite a lot- as all I've been working for the past 2 years is 8h a day in zbrush and other programes working on characters, creatures and clothes. (can't wait to show that). I even bought laptop that I can draw on , but never had the comfort of drawing on it so it's basicly used for watching anime. After getting back from work I would be too tired to even get myself up from the bed and couldn't draw at all. (thyroid issues) That made me even more depressed and it made my fight for learning fail miserably.

But now, I'm going to buy new computer again because I tortured my old one as much as I could and work on my 3D skills even more and hopefully, slowly get my butt off comfort zone and start with anatomy sketches-not just 3D. I started going to gym and first week was horrible. Now I'm on fourth week and I feel amazing. I feel like I have more energy after work so I want to use that to draw and learn.

I must say anatomy in 3D is so much easier. I feel like I know already a lot and learning is so much easier because you can balance your form from any angle. In drawing it's harder- every line is making so much impact on final result. I guess I'm just scardycat. I have to stop making excuses and start learning.

Thank you so so much for your support and help. I'll follow your advice and start with those. I already have books. I just have to get up on my feet again.

And scan my sketchbook Q_Q

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ah yes, the ultimate enemy: time. I'm sorry to hear about those things. I'm glad you've managed to come back around!

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Can't believe it's been a year since I posted here. Time flies way too fast.

Here are some stuff . Still not much progress with time and anatomy, however 3d work is taking over most of my time (8-10h/day).I can't wait to show that after the project is done.  I switched from one project to another, relocated twice.





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damn i need to put some coffee cups and butterflies next to my stuff :O

70+Page Koala Sketchbook: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3465.html SB

Paintover thread, submit for crits! http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7879.html
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