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Some solid advice from Aaron Blaise and Glen Vilppu.  
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
These guys are great! A lot of Aaron Blaise's videos I've checked out on YouTube and he has some great advice to give. Vilppu I've known about for a while, but have never, in detail, checked out his work or videos. Need to get on that.

But, yeah. Great advice! Thanks for sharing!
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Sigh.  The gesture drawing continues to defeat me to this very day.
Still, it was nice to watch that.  The silent cries for attention coming from my newsprint got louder.
Also, watercolors in an Altoids tin?  That is an amazing idea.
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I must admit that my own sketches and gesture drawings usually turn out looking awful.  My trouble is often in deciding what aspect of the subject to capture. The contrast of light and shadow, the simplified gesture, or the subtle way the hair softens the edges of her face.  Life never holds still for long, and yet there's so much information I want to capture.  This can lead to rather wishy-washy, unfocused drawings. I have a pile of sketchbooks, that I would be embarrassed to show off.  Still, it seems the greatest value of drawing from life is the building of the mental library, the well from which all other creations are drawn.    
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Yes, unfocused drawings!  This is my malady.
But you are right.  My mental library of visual art is a rather dull place, filled primarily with religiously duplicated brushstrokes and lines of frustration.
Gotta get back in the game...
ThiaminaTenn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this, not only because of the good advice, it was also an awesome motivation! *_* It gave me a happy feeling!
mysieblondie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
I like how the older guy says "follow your own thing" that is so true.

I would like to point out that copying a photograph exactly the way it is, actually is good practice also. From life is better of course! but why not both?
Shifter91 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really good one :)

People should really hear about it ^^
agapetos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice one! Thanks.

"Never a day without a line."
zathraya Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was some great advice.  Thanks for sharing the video! :)
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