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All right, guys, whoever reads this: I need some help.

I've been looking into getting some art classes. I think it's long overdue that I took some, but the problem is:
I can't find any! Or well, no evening/weekend classes, only professional schools. I found one class and it's only for painting.
Very very sad. I'm gonna keep looking, but with the start of evening classes being in September, I'm a bit stuck.

I really wanna improve. I'm sick and tired of not feeling that I'm getting better, that I'm not learning.
So what I ask is: Give me some pointers on what I should really concentrate on. Share your favourite tutorials
or even your own tips and tricks. Whatever works! If you livestream, that's great too, cause I learn better after watching something. I'm open for trying new stuff, my grandpa told me I should experiment a little to find my own style, so all's fine.

Thanks in advance for helping!

EDIT:

Gonna list accumulated info here. Hope this doesn't update every time I edit (tell me if it does)

Things to work on:

! Anatomy
- Tips:
Try skeletons first, not everything at the same time.
Pay attention to where everything should go (look at real pictures)
Pay attention to proportions!
Fashion magazines/catalogues for poses (would never have thought of this)

o Shading:
- sets mood of a picture
- tips:
Use complementary colours to shade
- tutorials:
fav.me/d45i1k3

Other
o Use stock images as reference
robynrose.deviantart.com/
senshistock.deviantart.com/

o Lineart
fav.me/d6axkrj (varying in thickness)

o Colors
purplekecleon.deviantart.com/a… (basics)

o Other tips:
- References (not downright for copying, but to see how stuff works, lighting, poses, ... )
- try using textures
- try varying eye shapes
- Try 'copying' others style without really copying it to find your own (?)

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moonlightwalk
Luna
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Belgium

.:: About me ::.


Name: Luna
Nickname: Moon
Age: 20
Occupation: University student (so I'm less active during exam period ;) )
Study: Veterinary medicine

.::RP groups::.

Activity status of the group (perceived by me):
:bulletgreen: Active
:bulletyellow: Active enough
:bulletorange: Somewhat slow
:bulletred: Why so slow?
:bulletblack: Don't die group! T-T
:bulletwhite: Not open yet/Starting up

RP status:
:bulletpink: Good on Rp's!
:bulletblue: Looking for people to RP with?
:bulletpurple: Few/No people want to RP T-T

Seriousness:
Refers to story of the group.
:star: Group has an ongoing story and detailed setting
           -> More intensively involved
:star-half: General setting, smaller events/prompts
           -> Casual relaxed RP
:star-empty: No real plot, eventually a general setting
           -> Minor or no RP's, purely for relaxing




|Currently in|

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:bulletgreen: :bulletpink: :iconkrosfox: :star:
Kailin and Mao

KF - Chibi Kailin by moonlightwalkKF - Chibi Mao by moonlightwalk

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 :bulletyellow: :bulletpink: :iconmiyagawa-high: :star-half:
Haru Akiyama

{Icon pending}





|Sleeping groups|

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|Currently trying to enrol in|

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:star-half: :iconseishun-high: Hikaru Kagome


|Where I would like to enrol in the (distant) future|

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:star-half: :iconhappy-tails: Jack
:iconthe-golden-butterfly: or :iconthe-brightest-shadow: or :iconroadtofolkvangr:
(Trying to figure out which is best fitting for me [Activity/Plot] )


| Non - RP groups |

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 :bulletgreen: :iconpkmnation: :star-empty:
Lunary farm

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:bulletwhite: :iconpawketvillage: :star-empty:
  Lucky Paw Springs

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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
hello, I am an admin of :iconthe-brightest-shadow: and I noticed you like starting young with your characters, and I also happen to be the founder of :iconwhen-the-sun-rises: which is a non warrior biased cat group were your character must start as a kitten, and you rp to make your history. It has a big focus on character development and is very casual, meaning there aren't an activity checks and everyone is very low key, but we are an a very active group.

Currently, we are closed, but since I am personally inviting you, I will make an exception if you are interested in joining. We would love to have you~
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moonlightwalk Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the offer, but I had come over the group before and it didn't seem very active.
I did like the way the culture was portrayed however, but I do not find it very encouraging that you would contact
me outside the other group without answering my questions as an admin there first.

I will have to decline the offer, maybe sometime in the future, who knows.
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synderen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for watching man! :icontearplz: I appreciate it!
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:iconmoonlightwalk:
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Np, I like your stuff.
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:iconvirtualmanectric:
VirtualManectric Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ever so kindly for the +watch! :aww:
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:iconmoonlightwalk:
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I like your style very much :meow:
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:iconfirethroat:
Firethroat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! ^^
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:iconmoonlightwalk:
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no problem. I actually thought I was watching you already, so I was a little suprised when I came over your page ans saw that I wasn't :D
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RPD-eer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  New member
:iconmoonlightwalk::iconrpd-eer:

Our icons match so well together!:la:
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:iconmoonlightwalk:
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, they look like they're chatting :dummy:
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