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  1. Oooh, learning new things! I'm curious, but I'll wait to ask until your brain has had the space it needs. :)
  2. There wasn't much to see down here, but we took fun photos with the shadows from tree leaves. Tons of baby crescents! We all start at step one.
  3. Yeah, this one is pretty bad. :( And I can't even try to make the left match the right because there's nothing saying that the right is correct! The bright color on the right is much closer to what my husband sees on his monitors. This was before I pulled the color down for the version I posted earlier.
  4. I think this is my favorite thing that I've drawn recently - this slump hit me hard but I'm coming back!! I only did a single color since my monitor colors are all wonky (this looks navy blue on the drawing monitor). It's not just the monitor settings, it's just wrong. And colorimeters are $$$$.
  5. We won't see as much as I'd like from our home point. :(
  6. -small wave- Hullo, I promise I still exist....
  7. Hey all! This thread will be about my sculpting journey. I hope that by showing the time and effort it takes it pursue an art, others would be excited about trying it without getting discouraged by the climb up. I plan on posting daily here - I might as well continue my daily art streak! (And goodness knows I've got plenty of time now....) Some days might have some cool stuff, but many will probably be like, "Oh man. I sculpted a lot of fur today. A. Lot." Anyways. Hopefully y'all will get some enjoyment out of it. Here's to day 1 (tomorrow)! Comments and praise are appreciated, but please give critiques too! Links to Sculpting Posts: Anatomy Practice Skeleton: 06/19/17 06/20/17 06/21/17 06/22/17 06/23/17 06/24/17 06/25/17 RIP in pieces First and Second Miniatures: 06/26/17 06/27/17 06/28/17 06/29/17 06/30/17 07/01/17 07/02/17 Week 2. Nearly nonexistent. OUCH. I snuck in a little art doodle time to not break my streak! 07/10/17 07/12/17 07/13/17 07/18/17 Anatomy and Drapery Studies: Hogarth Mini 2 - legs and feet Pelvis Day
  8. That's amazing, thank you!! I'll be sure to study it when I get back to sculpting tomorrow.
  9. I didn't sculpt much this weekend, as it was my other half's birthday. We had lots of friend time and board games instead! I am still trying to scramble up some energy, I've been in a weird slump the last couple weeks with little bursts of energy here and there. It's probably something about being unemployed, who would have guessed. It took a better part of a day to sculpt 3 shoes. And I'm still not happy with them. Ridiculous! You can see the little knee bones on the bottom sculpt - I sculpted those in while doing the underpinning. The knee on the leg with the boot is too short, I had to bring that up a teeny bit when I added the muscles. Legs Progression: - Legs were too close, had to space them out and tore the abdomen in half - Then the knee was too low. The knee bone forms a straight line with your shin. It's easier to picture the shin and knee as one piece moving together, separately from the thigh. - Then the butt was crooked. - Finally, a smoothed leg! - Kidding. There was a piece of freaking dust or dandruff thingy.... I had to pick that out. - Legs!! - I added in some putty between the legs for the skirt and was promptly called away.... I should have pulled the putty off but I thought I would get back in time. I gotta smooth that out now! You see so many things when it's blown up a million times! I need to find my visor if I want to fix those shoes!
  10. Goodness, I have got to muster up some energy somehow. ;A; I'm thinking about drawing character portraits for some side income while I job hunt, I'm wondering if I should learn digital. No shipping costs, I already have a drawing program, and I won't need to buy more physical drawing materials.... Hummmm. I guess what's stopping me is that there are already so many digital artists that are CRAZY GOOD. But traditional is kind of a hassle at the moment.... And I gotta keep sculpting, but it's so tough!! Raaaargh!
  11. That's a great way to think of it! I wasn't sure if everyone or just mods could see edit reasons. I guess y'all can - I usually add little questions or comments in there. Thanks for answering! "Parents' " it is.
  12. Randomness Story Time: A few minutes ago I was trying to find my disposable gloves so I can mix up some Apoxie Sculpt. I open a drawer and this huge spitting spider is just chilling in there (they are really cool!). I don't really need spiders in drawers where my hands go though, so I scoop him up and take him outside. As I open the door to let him out, a moth flies in. So I set the spider down, go back inside, grab the moth, let him outside, and there's a toad on the doorstep. Nature, please. I'm trying to improve my art with humans, not animals right now! I still haven't found the gloves.
  13. Today was my other half's birthday!! Happy birthday, love. We don't do big thing for birthdays, and we're both still unemployed, so we gathered up all our board games and headed over to his parents' house* for the day. Free food and good company! We're doing it again tomorrow when a couple friends come over. We also managed the cleanest finish of Pandemic I have ever seen! Of course this was after another game that ended in 3 turns. I hope this isn't too huge on mobile. 2 eradications, no outstanding sets of 3, and we still had cards! Now it's time to squeeze in my daily art!
  14. Real life: I don't mind so much. For some names, it's hard to tell - it's a cool thing about so many cultures in the US. A lot of names that I really love and sound neat just end up being spinoffs or diminutive forms of other words, and a lot of times that's not so bad. For example, Kieran sounds and looks awesome, but it's really just another name from Ireland. Ciar -> Ciaran -> Kieran. Going a little too wild with that is sure to lift some eyebrows. Poor Kiiaryne (example from Ciar above), Feloni (yep, someone did that), Abcde ("Abassady"). :< Names simply imposed upon children for the sake of standing out like that (I'm so sorry to hear that story, Doc) are terrible. I do think it would be cool to have the opportunity to pick your name! Characters: Absolutely. Some of my character names come off the top of my head or when I smash the keyboard. I'd like to think they're all me, but I know they're from bits of other words and names floating around in my head! Morihalda, Lexosceles, Seyda, Vair, Nahtana, Yatul, Paala, Jihn, etc... Or I'll pick a name I like/made, and make more off of that name until I settle with one of those. Talanor sounds like an elven ranger/hunter, any gender. Talinar, Talahnor, Talanore, Talinore, Talah, Talara, Telara, Telaran (M), Telanari, Terellan (M), T'rella, Trahala, Laharna, etc... Calassar would be someone who has really high ideals and good intentions. Calessar, Callesar, Caelas, Calesa, Callessan, Celadar, Seladar, Selanon, Selanar, Selenari, Selendil, etc... That's a lot of squiggly red underlines.
  15. Thank you. I didn't want to sound snobby by saying it first. They have great restaurant steaks, are generally a great chain, and it was super fun to be able to see everyone outside of class!
  16. Oooh, did I goof somewhere? Sorry! I thought the bone one was a boy. The cropped photo is super definitely female, I had to remove some... bits. It's fun/encouraging/discouraging looking at old art. I can see things wrong with the anatomy I was drawing back in January! From a book!!
  17. Thanks, Corporea! It does not! I do go through some silly strings of image searches though. I've learned that somewhat close reference is better than no reference at all. Add "Reference," "Anatomy," or "Stock" to your searches, otherwise they get weird fast. Well, even stock photos get odd.... I'm sure today google thought I was really into feet. I saved a lot of feet and feet wearing flats photos today.
  18. These are beautiful. Bless this day! Hmmm... Maybe that pinky-red swirl coming from the center, heading to the bottom right could be the... nose bridge...?
  19. Okay! I found learning anatomy first to be incredibly helpful, and I still sculpt with 3 books open for reference! I made yesterday Pelvis Day, gathering up my notes for a quick but possibly too lengthy post. I also took some photos of my sketches from back when I was teaching myself anatomy. I hope this helps everyone more than my scribble. The top one may be too technical, but the bottom right drawing is the simplest. The part that helped me the most was realizing that the top arc of the pelvis (iliac crest) curves around and angles down. The bit at the end that sticks out (ASIS on my notes) is a good starting point to build the muscles. Ignore the messed up spine, this was taken at my physical therapist's office. That curving down and around of the crest is easier to see with multiple views. So you've got inside body parts inside your pelvis, and then the external oblique muscles wrap around the body, sitting on top and following the iliac crest. The obliques make that bump above your hips. The curves are different on classical male bodies, though! Females usually have some fat pads there, softening the edges. Check out that first photoset, right section again. I started my current minis like this - big hips on one, little hips on the other. I've already filled in that "gap" between the femur and outer part of the hip on the narrow one. The paper scale behind looks way off - it's all bent since I was trying to match the hips for the photo. However, Andy literally made a pelvis for his minis when he was underpinning, which I thought was really cool!! Check it out here: .... Oh boy, I rambled a lot.
  20. I would like your visual interpretation of the phrase "THIS IS NOT HOW YOU SURF". Also, please incorporate the awesome pixely sunglasses you like using, because those are my favorite. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D Guindy art! And yesss! You know, I haven't changed my profile photo since I've been here. Lemme go grab those cool kid glasses from her. -dashes off-
  21. Sculpting takes forever when you're a perfectionist. This is exactly why I forced myself to leave the "first try" on everything on that first mini - I know I'm not very good right now, so it would take me 4 years to "finish" that one! I've spent a whole day on 3 shoes. :O I haven't met you yet. Hi! Nice to meet you.
  22. HERMAN! I've been meh, but I'm better now! I've been cooped up in my apartment. I was unemployed and sad. But I'm okay now, I've been focusing on sculpting. We have a bit of savings and this is probably the only chance I'll have for another 10 years to really learn some art! I'm sure you did a great job!! Ouch. I may miss my income, but I don't miss stupid tickets like this.
  23. Hullo! Now that I'm seem to be more or less like a person again, I'll be trying to get on the hangouts Lots of sculpting to do!
  24. -yaaaaawns- I think that means sleep time soon! This whole popping in every hundred pages or so just isn't as fun as daily check ins. I miss everything and everyone!
  25. Pretty sure it was all you, though I never mind helping people bounce ideas around. This is amazingly tiny and awesome!!! hosercanadian said what I was thinking in much better words!