Basics Brawler

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thefool's Sketchbook

  • Basics Brawler
    4:18 PM, Friday May 26th 2023

    I appreciate your response, thank you!

    3:45 PM, Thursday August 12th 2021

    Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into critiquing my work! I'll take all the steps you gave me to improve my work and will start doing more rotated boxes as my warmup. Thanks again and have a good art journey as well.

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    3:07 PM, Thursday July 29th 2021

    This is quite great. The colors are nice to look at, you did them well!

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    2:35 PM, Saturday July 24th 2021

    This was a great attempt and I believe you'll be doing even better once you get a drawing tablet!

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