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Day 27 - Female Portrait Study by ShaneProcrastinates Day 27 - Female Portrait Study by ShaneProcrastinates
Heya,

Tried a different way of doing things, it looks a bit softer than usual :)
The eyes seem a bit too highlighted though :C

Used this image as reference. Changed a couple of things :)

Thanks so much for viewing!
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Zombie-Graves Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can see your progress over your last few drawings. You're getting better.

I think you should study anatomy and how light works though. There's a book called Dynamic Anatomy by Burne Hogarth that I picked up when I first started, and it completely changed the way I drew things. To me it looks like you're drawing the skin, but not what's underneath it. It's like drawing a shirt without knowing what the body is shaped like. Extensive research and study of various things like anatomy, light and shadow, perspective, etc. are often overlooked by beginning artists, but using educational materials provided by established artists on these subjects is often not only the quickest way to improve, but also benefits your art in ways that you might not be able to do alone.

Practice is the main thing though, keep drawing! :)
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ShaneProcrastinates Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy moly you practically just nailed how I've been feeling these last few drawings, the skin for me always seems so flat!
Thanks so much for the recommendation I shall try and find it! Im struggling with surface texture etc of skin as well as bone structure.
CatCouch recommended that I do some skull studies which I will be doing soon :)

I'm basically starting from zero, so thank you so much for the help! Every feedback allows me to improve :D

I hope you have an amazing day :D I will be saving your comment in my advice folder :)
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Zombie-Graves Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was going to send you a dump of information here, but I'll just send you a note.
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ShaneProcrastinates Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! I got the note and replied :)
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OnDarkWings Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow . . . just wowClap 
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ShaneProcrastinates Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks :D! I still have a long way to go though xD Gotta practice practice
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OnDarkWings Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
practice is good
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Writer
Beautiful.
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ShaneProcrastinates Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you like it =) Have a nice day!
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Writer
That is the reason why I made my previous zoomorphic animal characters anthropomorphic. And don't take my word when I say I have hundreds of animal characters. Just look at my gallery.
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