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Happy I can inspire people to paint and draw.  Some quick notes.  Overall good value groupings. 
Don't be afraid to lose the drawing and edges.  You can always bring em back.  Even though you're
working from a photo don't just try and copy.  As a painter, you have a unique ability that the photographer does not have.
You can edit on the fly.  You can still retain likeness while changing the image.  What
do you want to say?  What's you're intent.  Once quick thing you can think about is the idea of simple, vs
complex.   Right now, the hair is complex and the face is complex.  By simplifying one you can draw more attention
to the face right away.  You can also go the other route.  Make the hair complex and make the face simple.  This will
make the face look a lot softer.

Hope this helps.  Keep rockin!
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BluBoiArt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And its' reasons like this you are a BOSS!! 
lou2209 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ahh this is super helpful! thank you, it's something I should keep in mind ^^
FlewContrew Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
This is just the sort of study I was looking for.
Emmanation Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha!  I feel like the teacher just came by and patted me on the head! ;-)  Thanks for the tips!

Truthfully, I was going for "As accurate as possible, as fast as possible".  But I can see that by getting sidetracked by details and trying to do everything at once, I lost the overall image and any spark that went with it.  My lineart might not be perfect, but I feel more comfortable taking chances with that than with shading.  Hopefully, by rethinking my methodology, I can make it fun AND beautiful.
FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I know how you feel.  I was a line person myself.  Took me a long time to understand
tone.  Sucked because I was a line guy that desperately wanted to learn tone.

If you want to become more tonal there's no better way than painting in big masses.
Keep in mind that in nature, there's no line.  Lines are defined by one value meeting

I dunno if you work traditionally.  Drawing with a charcoal pencil, kneaded eraser, and some tissue paper
will help a lot.  The tissue paper is kind of a cheat for knocking in big values
cluis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally have the same issues! The biggest problem for me it forcing myself NOT to zoom in all the way. It's is like a sickness, I think "eh I just use a little brush for this one detail on the eyes" then next thing I know I have made little scribbles every where and it all looks weird and forced. One bit I got from Bryan that helped me with this is sticking to only 4 or 5 brush sizes. Just like you would if you were using real paint and brushes. Some how this keeps me from getting to "down in there". Also, using brush spacing instead of opacity/flow settings has made my transitions a little more interesting. Just some things. Good stuff!
Emmanation Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I really have to limit my brushes, too.  I'm sure that with more shading practice, I'll find a few favourites.  And brush spacing, eh?  I never considered that before, but that sounds intriguing!  Thanks for the tips!
wavenwater Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Once again teaching the right things! really thankfull for the knowlege you share thanks!

tommasorenieri Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional
Thanks a lot Mr. Lee, your art is really inspiring! Fool Emoji-11 (Hurray for you and me) [V1] 
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