Jaik's Sketches & Thoughts
Today I did another portrait, making it number 6 of 100 that I am aiming for by the end of the year.. Will I get there? Hope so... Also only used the hard brush at 100% opacity, was harder than I thought>.>

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3 Enviro Speed studies, 20min each, making it 20 of 100 by the end of the year.. the last one i slacked on pretty bad...

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And an update on my 11th imagination landscape (11/100, see a pattern yet?)

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So those are my 'milestones' for this year, aswell as continuing to learn all the other basics lol..

This took me 4hrs, I couldnt get it right and gave up, nothing worked on it lol. But it did teach me to recognize when to cut my losses and move on, dont know why it was such a failure, didnt look difficult to begin with..

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And I think this is as far as I'll push the enviro, if anyone has some tips for implying rocks/mountains in the distance I'de love to hear them.

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So not alot.. again, mostly hogarth. I spent the last week or so working on a sculpture in some clay my boss was going to throw out (she does pottery classes occasionally) so I said I would take it, was kind of wet and soggy, so progress has been slow, but such is life, will upload some pictures soon as it gets a tad nearer to completion

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1 Hogarth and more work on my mates tattoo.. Couldnt take a picture of the sculpture because its raining and I cant get a good pic...

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Started comping some bloodsports, first time I've thought of entering. Also an update of the tattoo.

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Okay so today first up is perspective, working through successful drawing then some free hand buildings.

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And then some anatomy, using gesture drawing sites to copy just the legs, if anyone can read my writing: any of the muscles which have a ? next to them I need help with. I am not sure if they are right or what muscle makes the bump, especially on the one marked with A, B and C. Thanks for help for anyone who tries, sorry about handwriting :P

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Sooooo I coloured that house quickly in Photoshop, was fun, didnt take long, maybe an hour?

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Then I did some crappy still like, about 40min, cept the chalice was really grimey so it didnt turn out right.. especially the top.. need to practice elipses again...

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2 speed enviros, 20min each

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1.5hr enviro from my head

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and 2 20min quickies.

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Worked through successful drawing some, and then failed at another portrait

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Sorry for the late update, was at the first day of my life drawing class yesterday :D Which I forgot my sketchpad at a mates house so I cant show any of that but they were just 1 and 3 min gestures. Drawing from a live model is awesome, cant wait for next weeks :D but I do have some sketches I did on the train down so I'll try and find my sketchbook a bit later.

From the day prior I have leg gestures, because I realised I wasnt applying what I learnt in my anatomy studies, and an enviro from head, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, especially since I started colour again, it didnt flop like my other ones, still not great though...

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Okay today has the sketches from the train the other day, still dont have my sketchpad i used for class but I tried to apply what I learnt in some 1min gesture drawings, its focuses on the 2D shape rather than line quality etc, so its a step backwards line quality wise, and i need to learn to use a lighter touch and not draw like im an ogre on steroids.
Then I did some lower body muscle studies, about 5min each from my head which is tough lol, and some knees from bammes, I did all but the first one from memory and then corrected and slowly learnt it.
Oh and a speedy, about 45min, ill try and add some more details to it though, i need help with the perspective and how to work out how to place the castle in the foreground if anyone can help.

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Okay, worked 10 more min on the enviro and got bored, values are once again too light and perspective is off.
Started painting. New thing for me, doing my version of the temple of time from LoZ:OoT because that game practically was my childhood. It looks warmer than it is because the light globe is very warm and it was still dark when I took the picture. I did try a yellow under-painting too, so hat wouldnt help, its meant to look like light is streaming in the windows (still havent painted that part in though, noooo idea what I am doing.
Practised ellipses and lines, i do this often, but havent shown it. I havent done the line exercise in the last couple of weeks and I noticed an improvement, so I thought I'de upload. Did some boxes freehand in 1 point perspective too, this was a PITA, took ages.

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today we have:
Perspective (boring), anatomy (foot fetish ftl), and a face from my head. Tried doing greyscale first then changing to colour, it seemed to work somewhat alright.. better than starting off in straight colour, though that eventually will be the goal.

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Moar feet, facial features.
Not alot, my friend came back from america after 15months and i had no idea, so spent most of the day with him :D

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Not much today

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Not alot, have had a disorganised and busy last couple of days, but class yesterday was awesome, even if i was hung over...

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This is all for today, got a bunch of stuff I cant be bothered scanning, may scan it later.
Trying to practice facial features, so that I dont have to think about it so much and just concentrate on placing them on the head.

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Finished my eye sheet and practised seeing the cranial mass through hair, something I seem to struggle with for some reason..

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Destroyed my sculpture yesterday, the proportions were off and I dont have the money to get it fired, but I took a pic of it to record my first ever attempt with clay.

Did some Hogarth, Perspective drawing of Goldenstein Castle and another self portrait, came out better than the last one, so I guess it means I'm improving, right? RIGHT?!

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I Fixed my monitor! Slightly... turns out my HDMI powered monitor showed blacks WAYYYYYY too black, I havent calibrated it, but its loads better than what it was before..

Anyway, onto work.. Eviro from head (~1.5hrs), Enviro from reff (~3hrs, was meant to be 20min >.> I got carried away and it looks nothing like the ref) and a face of Jaqen H'ghar who is my new fav character on GOT, hopefully finish that soon.

Thanks for viewing.

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Not much, finished portrait, kinda disappointed in the likeness field, but atleast it looks like skin tones. And a 30-40min mess around before bed.

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