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Tricky things by Aldriann Tricky things by Aldriann
'The lines between the teeth are really very subtle and delicate. Often the teeth should be suggested rather than drawn in detail - unless you are selling toothpaste.'

Andrew Loomis

Mouths everywhere and it is still not enough. I think I'm going to sell toothpaste...:B

Source: Andrew Loomis, Drawing the head and hands

Link to free download of Andrew Loomis’ books [link]
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guly09 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great :D
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! :aww: I'm happy if it helps. (:
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victricia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Andrew Loomis! That explains a lot, but holy shit you're doing a MAGNIFICENT job on these studies. seriously your ability to just pick things up is baffling. The shading, the lines, everything, it's like it had just been waiting inside your brain to get out. I'm in awe. ^^

(Consider this a collective comment about all of your sketches here ^^)
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Andrew Loomis, YAY!!! That's the brilliant Artist, the best teacher and worshiped idol...: ) Although I'm still in the middle of the first book (lazy-me-lazy-me-lazy-me!). I wish it explained a lot, but the truth is that even after all those studies I'm not able to construct a realistic face, let alone in perspective or tilted, without references (clumsy-me-clumsy-me-clumsy-me!!!). Yeah, and the rest *sighs - there's no reason in trying to persuade this stubborn Donnawoman not to be in awe from such worthless sketches*....just....thank you very much.....^^
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victricia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, constructing faces takes time. I've been practicing since I was 11 and had a 5-year break in between, after which I've REALLY only started learning proper angles and expressions in the past couple of months. So I'm sure you'll get there!

And in the meantime, references are HOW you learn! So no calling yourself lazy or clumsy - it's what pros do all the time! After all, how can you draw something if you don't KNOW what it looks like? :)
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's HUGE! Since 11? That's really huge!^^ Sometimes it seems to me that those things are just waiting in reserve, making the poor lad feeling miserable....and then one day they just POP out! XD (Yeah, I'm an optimist, why not? ^^)

That's the funny story: I was watching a video featuring a pro making some great-great-great artwork....and I almost lost my jaw when he radically changed the position of the main character when the piece was almost finished! I think that woke me from the illusion that professional artists make their art perfectly perfect from the very beginning towards the very end! HAHAHA, I guess that made me feel more comfortable about using references and changing the work as you like during the painting. What a glorious realization, indeed, HA!!! I'm full of such glorious realizations! XD So, yeah, I completely agree with you on using references during the learning process - which never ends, anyway : ).

I have to really HUGELY thank you for the support. Your words poured new strength into me and I appreciate it more than I can describe... :tighthug: (And I think that you're a canned Donna now from all that hugs of mine XD)
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victricia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh but I never did it so very 'seriously', just something I liked to work on in my free time. I drew a lot until I was about 20, then gave it up almost completely until Dragon Age made me pick up the pencil, and eventually tablet, again. I did enjoy reading art books and tutorials and doing practice sketches even then, but I didn't have all that much art at school (I was on a music heavy curriculum, so it left little time for art classes :/).

That sounds like a very good realisation indeed. Because that's really how it goes. Sometimes you work on something for the longest time and realise something doesn't work. There's no shame in changing it, or using refs, or even starting over. All parts of the process.

You're very welcome! As long as you remember I absolutely mean every word. :tighthug: And hugs never hurt. <3
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heee, that's almost as you would be talking about me! xD (Except the music spec., I've never been able to croak a clean tone.) I drew all my childhood, never with guidance - we lived in a very small town somewhere in the middle of nowhere = no art classes (with one exception), no internet for the most part of my youth. Subsequently I've never learned to use the traditional media and I admit that I hardly drew anything else than horses.xD Then I stopped radically around 16/17 - you know, school and all that stuff, plenty of excuses.

The true craziness started when I played DA:A and I found THE guy in the cellars and I was SO disappointed that I can't ....eh...'hug' him...xD XD That kicked my insane imagination and somehow it didn't stop even after I finished the game. In that time I discovered DevArt and one comic which was so AWESOME that I had to found an account just to be able to follow it.:D :D I think it was also partly because I was so exhausted from my studies that I decided to try drawing again. I bought a tablet, though for a halfyear I had no time to work with it except reading all the tutorials I could find and learning with photoshop tools. On the 29th of June I passed my last exam and on the 1st of July I started painting and and taking it all more 'seriously'. That's after almost 6 years of nothing-doing.

XD XD Big truths revealed. XD XD I hope you'll have a good laugh at least. XD ('Cause I find it very funny, dunno why?)

Hugs never hurt? Remind me that the next time I decide to enthusiastically hug a guy without my bra....XD
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victricia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahahah then we have the same inspiration XD I completely blame Nathaniel for all of this. It's really rather insane. XD But yeah, you've really been making some amazing progress in such a short time! I wish I had you eye for colour, really. <3

Ahahahahaha oh yeah that can hurt. Or when a guy hugs your head and your jaw almost dislodges. Ouch. XD
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Well, at least I know that.....I thought I lost my mind...but perhaps it's normal? XD (No, it's just THE guy being so great!) Honestly, you don't need either my eye for colour or anyone's eye for colour! Look at your last comic page! It's huge!

OUCH! Yeah, love is gentle, men are gentle - what kind of idiot can think that? XD
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