Fedodika the Koala
darkiste: thx

So lots of stuff, gonna start up on dis dragon tomorrow, 50 whole feet of dragon lets rock n roll


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I suggest you try some twisting and overlapping of the body the pose is uninteresting in my opinion.

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Darkiste: normally id agree but the theme of this illustration is to be very long and similar to the old dragons of the feudal japanese times. i think in this context its extremely interesting now that i got it all done.

So on sunday i went 14 hours straight and just banged this whole thing out, it was so fun. i wished i could be that focused all the time. this dragon is 50 feet long, done on sheets from wal mart in black gouache with 2 synthetic brushes. after a while ill be able to take pictures of all the pictures hanging in the shop. i would hang one, do it, then roughly find where the tail would come in on the next, then fill in the next and repeat, there are 7 sheets total i believe. i varied the scales to avoid monotony. Started at 9:00 am finished at about 1:40 am the next day. 

now back to figure drawing as the whole mural is finally done after 3 months :D


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Woah, such a massive piece. Awesome to see it coming together, Feds :) Just a suggestion - maybe try adding in a bit more contrast around the head and neck area just to make the head come forward a lil bit more. Aside from that, keep up the good work!

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would be cool if you actually got deeper and deeper into large scale drawing


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Chubby: i touched it up a bit with some darker scales, it looks baller

Gliger: prollly not gonna happen lol

started a longer study from my russian atelier book (in chinese) ive sunk about 3.5 hrs into it so far, just using a small mechanical pencil for shading on some nice strathmore paper. always good to slow down a bit, and look deeper into things. gonna keep this up and see how far i can push it just casually like an hour a day, zone in on edges, if i can get to like 15 hrs id think of that as a success. the challenge is just pushing further, always asking what else.

Lay in is so important though, i started over about 3 times, and its still not perfect, like the arm length is slightly different, but i dont cringe looking at it so thats good for now


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had a great, like GRREat tony the tiger day at life drawin today


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i like the amount of studying that you've been up to. you've been doing some good work. sometimes your rendering can be read as if you're trying to rush to the next image. it also has a tendency to go against the form, but i get that you're just trying to establish tone quickly. i think you can still handle it more deliberately.

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Desqueler: excellent observation, yep im always rushin :D but i mean well!

almost 500k Sketchbook views!

Weeerkin! got the quicksketch done, gonna start goin through this pose book. if i keep my shit together ill get it done by the end of august. im gonna vary the times 5-10-20 minute lay ins. im excited to apply all this knowledge on some photos to refine my abstraction knowledge and shape design, its gonna be lit af


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buuuuuuuuuurp


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bout halfway through the pose book and a quick drapery study. getting really efficient at quickly laying in proportions and nice line angles, so its exciting, but very taxing and work intensive to do all this


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what happened to that 3d coat ecorche figure

glauco is doing some cool layered anatomy studies in 3d

https://www.artstation.com/glaucolonghi


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Hey im just curious what exactly is the point of these copies? What is the end goal with these?

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Gliger: yea, ill get back to that, just got the Strength Training Anatomy book today, is a wonderful just mindblowingly dense book on the topic. So ill try to sculpt a limb a day since i do wanna make sure im locking stuff down.

Hobbitt: to refine my ability to do quicksketch, which ultimately influence everything i do

So finally got the entire mural hangin, and the dragon up in the store, lookin real nice, people love it, also gonna be switchin it up for 2 20 minute lay ins daily and slow burn the rest of the book, that'll be a good warmup. Rest of the day will be spent probably figuring out the ecorche since i got the mural done and dont have to think about it anymore. Life drawing was fun and was able to incorperate a lot of the work id done in the quicker drawings with shape design and rythms. Still struggle with heavily foreshortened poses, but i got some good photos i may push into a finished drawing since i dont do a lot of those


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Killing it as always man. Only thing I can suggest is to perhaps slow down and take your time when shading. It would be cool to see you to shade with the forms in mind, make those figures pop more.

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Peter: good point, decided to spend some time focusing in on rendering the strokes with the form. Thanks for stopping by

Went to two art shows yesterday, but i wasnt selling anything, just to support local friends. we had two models pose during the show and i realized how i was getting a decent lay in but my shading was a total mess. So today i decided to really focus in on shading well, wrapping the form and thinking about the forms. having a sharp pencil makes MASSIVE difference to the mark making, its just irritating to keep it pointed but man its necessary. a fine charcoal or graphite pencil should be able to shade in a gradient and not just small hatching lines; thats how you know its sharp enough.

Also some work on the back on the ecorche, i know how this stuff should look its just hard to control all these new 3d tools, but im getting the hang of it; i get really really frustrated doing it so it must be challenging me in a good way


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so i  wanted to repaint my old winona painting. busted about 8 hrs on this today and gonna do a bunch more tomorrow. also got the jeff watts male figure drawing book, definitely worth the cash and super gorgeous drawings on each page not found online. havin fun n awl that shit


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nother truckin day on this, gonna be painting the lace and the hair a bit more tomorrow and constantly finaegeling the features till they look right, i feel like theyre about 90% there but i still feel strange when i open the file like theyre not quite right, mainly (her) right eye and the jawline is fussing with me but i feel like the hard/soft edge i got on the neck is helping. I cant tell you how hard it was to paint that eye man, hours and hours and hours fussing with that super subtle arch, flipping, mirroring, all kindsa shit, its almost right lol 16 hrs in


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Bit heavy on the pore brush in my opinion.No ref?

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It's coming along man. The main issue (at least imo) with the eyes right is that they actually look like they are done in two different styles. The eye on our right has a lot more details and hard edges compared to the left. You can especially see this around the iris.

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