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Drawing helps me think at times.
So today I had to code a dynamic hierarchical index array, with in theory endless amounts of recursiveness.
I ended up with a solution, and this:

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A little bit different from my usual style
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Also
I recently promised to show some step by step progress on an avatar. So I will strive to scan in my steps more regularly on this next avatar.
Step 0 would be the doodles I made for dark demon.
Step 1 is shown below.

Basically you start with a glorified stick figure. This step is VITAL. you draw, redraw, redraw again, redraw some more till you reckon the limbs are in the right proportions as well as the entire thing being anatomically possible.
the anatomically correct part, well it is good judgement and basically, either a wooden drawers doll...or, well, a full sized mirror.
Yes, I do actually stood in front of a mirror in this pose to see if i got the arms right.
it is advised to do this when noone is home, cause you look like an idiot.

There are sites with the measurements for a human body, forearm is length x, leg is length x times 1.5 or so. But after a while, or with some basic talent, you can just see what is right and wrong.
This process however is horridly more complicated when the figure is not straight facing the viewer, you then have to work in some perspective, meaning all your carefull measurements are now required to be adapted for perspective. This is where a good eye for such really comes into play.

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I can tone down the contrast/levels a bit things more grey then black are preferred
the shading is mostly grey, it is just heavy editing of the levels to turn them more black then grey

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Ok, been a bit silent, work, sickness, vacation

ok ok, and perhaps a lot of guild wars 2 as well. However, I took up the pencil again to finish, or move towards finishing the previous image.
We're done shading.
Next step, sharpening, mucking with levels, contrasts, resize, curse as stuff looks bad when small, reshade, repeat the other steps, again and again!

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Perhaps rephrase the feeling as 'I think I would need a lot of practice to achieve your level of drawing!'

Anyways. One work doodle.
And one commision work in progress.
Tada

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Nimrodel, I can do those, I find them harder but not impossible. Somewhere in this topic there's a work in progress of a graceful female, surrounded by ribbons.
A repost here
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And a market M'Lady Peace, hmm, good idea, though I have few free avatars right now.
I will probably state my general intention here right now;
Any avatar that I don't refer to as a commission will remain for the grabs for up to a week, then it will go into the md shop.
So if you see something, shout.

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So, time for a break and see if I can make something for myself now!

or well, time to make lots of works in progress and then shade them one by one and then pick one for myself.
Anyways, first two drafts

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