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LEARNING HAPPENED by DanielAraya LEARNING HAPPENED by DanielAraya
Just trying to improve, slowly but surely. I've decided to do this exercise. I painted the face of an asian girl out of my imagination.

I knew I wanted her to have big lips and extremely prominent cheek bones, other than that I had nothin else in mind and went with whatever came to mind.

Next, I found photo reference and did a study of an Asian girl under similar lighting conditions. I used Grace Park because I'm a Battlestar Galactica nut.

Finally I did a third face, trying to apply what I learned from the study as much as possible. I think I learned a lot and I'm hoping the third face shows improvement from the first. I think this is a great exercise to directly apply what you learn from a study, and to help retain it by forcing yourself to see the flaws in your imaginative work and correct them.
I really recommend trying this out! I'll be doing a LOT more of these
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PabloPicasso2006 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's an awesome way to practice... never thought of it though I have done it a few times, not to practice... just because I was trying to recall something from memory. Thanks for the tip!!! :D
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kidchuckle Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
always have a soft spot for Grace Park.
awesome Dan.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, I actually just started re-watching BSG last night
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kidchuckle Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so good. I just wasn't crazy on the final episode. But everything else was awesome!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah the final ep disappointed a lot of us
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kidchuckle Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it was a good ride!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Nice art work, congratulations!
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gemmillw Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thank you for posting the work as well as the explanation.
I agree your photo study is beautiful.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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potatoviking Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the photo study of Athena/Boomer is immediately recognizable, nicely done.
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