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Archer and cougar
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Sylveon Attract Plz Heart Heart Heart Heart
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Generalobiwankenobi7Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job!
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Wonderful picture! Everything looks so realistic and lifelike as if I were there. :D
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Wow Hello There! ;)

Hi. You're amazing! If you could take a quick second to answer this, you would honestly change my life: What do I physically need to do during practice, each day, to eventually be able to create art like you? How did you learn and become so amazing?!!

Can you please break down exactly what one extremely motivated beginner student would need to do, each & every day when he or she sits down to practice, in order to create these incredible photorealistic 2d digital drawing/paintings?

People just say 'Practice.' But I do not know 'exactly' what this entails. 

Can you maybe make me, like, a list or something?!! So I can then go out and explore those topics? Or at least tell me what I need to physically be doing with my practice time so I can get as good as you? 

If there's any books/DVDs/tutorials you can recommend that totally helped you get better, that would be so freakin' incredible!!!

Thanks for the help!

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KaylaWoodsideProfessional Digital Artist

Sorry it took me awhile to reply I don't get a chance to log in very often. For everyday practice do A lot of sketching from life Learn to make observations. Also you can work through books like the various Loomis Books are very good. Also when it comes to working on a finished piece thumbnails are extremely important. Do little thumbnail size sketches to figure out major compositional elements try to imagine it in 3 elements white grey and black. I do around 30 thumbnails for each finished painting even if I go with my original idea I keep trying to think of different ways to compose the image. Keep in mind you need to keep your thumbnails very loose these will mostly be shapes. (Loomis has very good info on thumbnail and composition) Then once you decide on a thumbnail you like sketch it out a little bigger and little more detailed but keep in mind what you discovered at the thumbnail stage. Check out muddycolors.blogspot.com this site has extremely valuable info! also you can put Work in Progress pieces up in the forums at conceptart.org to get advise. hope this helps. :-) 
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Thank you so much!! Oh my God! 
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Amazing, just amazing!
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DracyonHobbyist Interface Designer

I'd like to ask, if I may use this great artwork as an illustration for my free card game licensed under creative commons? Visit my profile, if you'd like to see some examples.
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I just love the cougar! And I really love archers so I love the guy anyway :D
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[link] your wonderful work featured heare :iconblueheartplz:
AnnaRDunster's avatar
The cougar's head and shoulders look just fine (and front legs) but behind that it is all wonky! Still the archer is done excellently and the overall effect is very nice :)
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Madda-ArchiveHobbyist Digital Artist
This is GORGEOUS! I can hardly believe how many details are on his clothes :happybounce: Wonderful wonderful job :D
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KaylaWoodsideProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it
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