Topic: Skull studies

https://i.imgur.com/FRgUEhI.png
https://i.imgur.com/tzO7O0e.png

Trying to get comfortable with value before attempting to work with color.

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those are great man, do you have an instagram? i probably already follow but feel like i havent seen your art or you in ages

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Thanks!  I don't have an instagram.  Seems like they changed it so you can't browse without an account now, which is really annoying, so I may end up actually making one at some point, idk.

Back on Robomonkey (I think?) you posted caricatures and drawings, right, or am I getting usernames mixed up?  That stuff was really good.

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thank yous yeah i should make a thread

i thought you were drawing those pokemans at one point, or some zelda studies or something what else you gott show me what you gottt

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Yeah, I think I probably posted mostly sketches (mostly Pokemon) on TM/RM.  I've kind of slowed down on the sketchbook stuff, since I've been trying to finish things up more (digitally); I'll post some stuff up in a separate thread.

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What medium is this? It looks great

tagmonkey circa '04 – '06, here to do some art and practice necromancy

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Thanks - it's digital (Photoshop).

Here's another one I did that I couldn't get to look right from a form/drawing perspective (I rushed the initial drawing so it had A LOT of problems), so I just sort of messed around with it, which tbh was more fun than endlessly trying to fix it.

https://i.imgur.com/LOrD0o6.png

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i really like the last one, seeing just your finished studies is interesting and all but seeing where you take it when youre experimenting after addressing the bulk of the study is even more pleasing to look at. the last one also has an overall more pleasing value structure / contrast and good distribution of hard, soft and lost edges

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Thanks, yeah, I think the first ones are too bright in term of value, feel like I could definitely still need to work at it but the last one is at least a bit less washed out than the first ones I think.  For the record this is what it looked like as a "real" skull study before I gave up due to the jaw/drawing issues:

https://i.imgur.com/OjXj3jl.png

Admittedly pretty dull and in need of edge variety. I tend to get caught up in trying to get things to look "right" and then it's like, oh it's kind of boring. I do think next time I'll either do a study of a photo or at least take a phone photo as reference for the drawing (not lighting) since I think I kept getting thrown off by sitting at a slightly different angle, etc.