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    I think you've improved a lot in terms of drawing people recently.

    One thing I've noticed is that you tend towards very boxy shapes a lot of the time. I think this is really holding you back for organic things.

    Have you tried drawing something without lifting your pencil/tablet pen up? Maybe that would help. As like an exercise.

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    You have improved immeasurably since Day 1.
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    The level of improvement is really marked. I think in particular the smoothness of your lines and the complexity of your faces and poses has come a very long way.
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    Thanks guys!

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    Have you tried drawing something without lifting your pencil/tablet pen up? Maybe that would help. As like an exercise.
    I have. It's terrible. You should try it, like, just try drawing a bunch of stick figures and see what you get.

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    Day 1097: HANDS TIME

    Okay so I need to stop hiding hands in pockets/behind backs. TIME TO LEARN HANDS. But how, you ask, to make HUNDREDS OF BORING HAND FAILURES FUN?

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    This link might be of use to you - rotatable hand models (though the url defaults to a naked torso so, um, NSFW I guess)

    Also a random pose generator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    Day 1097: HANDS TIME

    Okay so I need to stop hiding hands in pockets/behind backs. TIME TO LEARN HANDS. But how, you ask, to make HUNDREDS OF BORING HAND FAILURES FUN?

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    Doing perfect hands is extremely difficult. It's the one thing that tends to look off, even in the works of the greatest masters. Good luck.
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    I've been out a little bit. Nice 3 years drawing, entertained me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorg View Post
    This link might be of use to you - rotatable hand models (though the url defaults to a naked torso so, um, NSFW I guess)

    Also a random pose generator.
    Thanks! Probably much more useful than glaring endlessly at my own hands.

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    Day 1099: Princess of the Night

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    I will say that with the hands you seem to be continuing your square trend. The tops of the palms I'm familiar with are not flat as you have them there, but slightly to extremely curved, which also serves to make the little finger far shorter than the index with fingers extended (but not when bent over). Flat top probably works fine for different angles though, compensating that finger.
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    The second ones hair looks less hair colored, but I like the colors used. And is the hair flaming, or is it falling off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Fedora View Post
    One thing I've noticed is that you tend towards very boxy shapes a lot of the time. I think this is really holding you back for organic things.
    I dunno. It's a relic from the way he frames his subjects, and is the one thing distinctly Thanqol that you can find even as he switches style and medium. I don't think it holds him back in any meaningful way and it does show his style clearly.

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    I will say that with the hands you seem to be continuing your square trend. The tops of the palms I'm familiar with are not flat as you have them there, but slightly to extremely curved, which also serves to make the little finger far shorter than the index with fingers extended (but not when bent over). Flat top probably works fine for different angles though, compensating that finger.
    Even more accurate; your hands are vaguely fan-shaped, so you'll get different comparative finger lengths based on how you position the wrist. Hands are fun. They work best if you grok the bones. No amount of stacking boxes or wireframes will help if you don't grok hand bones.
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    Day 1100: Form Over Function

    Took this lesson.

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    This is really complicated and interesting. I have the feeling that focusing on Form a bit will help me hugely with hands. Foreshortening and depth seem like core concepts.
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    Y'know, I should try that.
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    Y'know, I should try that.
    You should, this stuff is blowing my brain.

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    I watched it the rest last night. It is really good. I'll have to see...
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    Day 1102: Down Into The Deep

    This is still weird. Weird but cool.

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    1101: It looks like the pony has a human hand.

    1102: Very nice. I like sketches much more than full out color drawings, but I think that would be good in color.
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    1101: It looks like the pony has a human hand.
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    Day 1105 is an IOU as usual.

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    Ohhhhh okay. I think I get it. He will make it up at a later date?
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    Ohhhhh okay. I think I get it. He will make it up at a later date?
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