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1 hour

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random face studies

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3D scan practice. 5 minutes per drawing.

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3D scan practice. 5 minutes per drawing.

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assorted instagram reference, and 3d scan turnarounds

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Fencers from instagram. Going more for gesture than accuracy.

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some instagram dancers, witcher cosplay, and 3D scan turnarounds

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I've seen people drawing random google street view shots and it looked like a fun exercise. I wanted to loosen up and get a bit more expressive with it.

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It was time to attempt a level-up. Took the proko anatomy course

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some nudes

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mostly 2 minute drawings, with a few 5 minute ones throughout.

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photo tracing. first the skeletons, then the muscles. helped a ton with anchor points, and getting a better feel for the two systems.

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Some figures, and still trying not to get bogged down by same-face syndrome.

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Portraits, figures, some cosplayers

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Practicing some rendering

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Museum drawings

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Our technical animator Aaron Dibbs has horses, and he let us come draw them.

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Some lunch-hour life drawings done at work, and some other bioware life drawers that agreed to pose for portraits. Shane, Jeff, Ramil and Teri.

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Some lunch-hour life drawings done at work

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I was fortunate enough to attend the Syn Studios "Gathering of Masters" in Montreal. Five days of talks, workshops, and hanging out with like-minded artists from all kinds of backgrounds. It was hugely inspiring to listen to James Gurney, Terryl Whitlach,

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln

This is my place to dump some of the studies I do.