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Postby Fedodika » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:26 am

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Subject title: closed mentoring, but check out for links!

Hi I'm Fedo, been taking this seriously for about half a year now

I do a lot of studies and have an OK knowledge of fundamentals,

My strong points are drawing, like anatomy and portraits IMO

I'm not great at lighting and color, but i can help with some things

I'm not professional, but i can help any who see me worth

My skype name is Ken Selwonk

im on all day hmu

Before asking me for help, make a sketchbook thread on the forum and link me to it so i know where you're at! :mrgreen:

If you are a beginner, and don't know where to start, here are some great ways to start learning fundamentals for art;

http://www.scribd.com/doc/65112076/Mich ... -Invention
Gobble this book up!

Gesture: do these everyday for at least fifteen minutes, you'll see improvement quickly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74HR59yFZ7Y

you can do gesture drawings on these sites after watching the above video
http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice- ... e-drawing/
http://www.posemaniacs.com/thirtysecond

drawing the face and head:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPNYWeEf1U

Proko also covers all the features of the face, and they are covered in the hampton book!

if you feel pretty comfortable with these things, start to learn light and form
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3WmrWUEIJo (proko)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-LZVFZuGE (sycras series on light)

Do black and white (or monochromatic, being just one color) studies of a photograph, either on pencil (charcoal pastels etc.) or whatever software for art you have; do a lot of them! once you start nailing the values, it will get exciting and people you know may be impressed!

DO NOT try color right away, it will look a mess if you don't understand lighting and form, BLACK AND WHITE FIRST!

Try to spend at least 300 hours total on black and white studies, before even attempting color studies, this will give you a MUCH easier time understanding lighting. I know it sounds like a lot, but if the more hours you put in, the faster you'll get there. The students at Feng Zhu's design academy spend 6 months on only black and white before attempting color, drawing all day!

For getting up the discipline to practice, well that's different for everyone; Check out Bobby Chiu's youtube videos and livestreams, he is fun and motivational! :D :) ;) :( :o :shock: :? 8-) :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted:

Also the book, "the natural way to draw" by kimon nicolaides is a beautiful book on how to become disciplined for study, but not passionate; passion is something that is internal and can't be learned.

If you understand all these things, you probably don't need my help and are an intermediate level artist; if so, good for you! KEEP GOING!
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Postby JokaDrawings » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:41 am

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Can you help me with a bit of cartoon and anime.?
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http://swagganeedadraw.deviantart.com/
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@_girls love_bryan

 

Postby Fedodika » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:08 pm

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absolutely! add me on skype and send me any questions or things you want critiqued; you can also private message me and i will offer any assistance i can!

also you can tell any art friends you have to tag along and we can get some real mentoring going on in this thread!

 

Postby JokaDrawings » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:15 pm

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Thanks bro.... are you down for Skype or Google hangouts today? And check out my sketchbook its JokaDrawings sketchbook
Deviant art:
http://swagganeedadraw.deviantart.com/
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@_girls love_bryan

 

Postby Fedodika » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:34 pm

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skype is always better; i don't really do hangouts but i might, and i'm always on central time from like 9am- 12pm so feel free to shoot me a message when you're ready for an assignment/critique!

 

Postby sgtmikey101 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:25 am

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I'll hit you up man if thats fine. I feel like i need someone who is better than me to help me grow. Tired of school teachers saying things look perfect when they are not lol. Is that fine if i add you?

 

Postby Fedodika » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:10 pm

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absolutely! if you want some real assignments, i can definitely point you in the right direction!

 

Postby sgtmikey101 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:50 am

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Thanks :D I just got home from work. Worked a double and I work tommorow but thats not until 4 thank god. So i'll get started with my reading before bed and I'll do some assignments my friend

 

Postby Valcio » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:39 am

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Would it be possible for you to help me? Right now I'm learning the head, but im feeling a little stale, and I would love to have actual asingments since im not going to art school!
Let's try that again.

 

Postby Fedodika » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:14 am

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sure, check the top thing, i'll also private message you some links and i'll give you crits through pm if you need em

 

Postby Valcio » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:30 am

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Fedodika wrote:sure, check the top thing, i'll also private message you some links and i'll give you crits through pm if you need em


Very well, I shall make a sketchbook as well!
Let's try that again.

 

Postby Jhaiden84 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:59 pm

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Yay! I'm going to feed my brain with those links after work >.< lol. After im done nom'ing out on those I'll bug you for some pointers. I've gotten some pretty good materials that I want to go through before I try and lump all my curiosities onto you xD. However I would enjoy an outside opion from a higher leveled player. :D


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