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    SketchBook: WOW!!! You are on track, in the best way!...

    WOW!!!

    You are on track, in the best way! Studies studies studies! You're doing all the right things, so just keep it up, and it will pay off fast.
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    The word original is so misused today. Thousands...

    The word original is so misused today. Thousands of people have painted the grand canyon, that doesn't mean that you can't paint it and bring your own take on it. No one will see it quite like you....
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    Wanting to be original = wanting attention; if...

    Wanting to be original = wanting attention;
    if you were the only person who existed, then why would you feel the need to be original? To impress yourself?

    Everything has been made or said, over...
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    Art: Here is training, not design ,

    Here is training, not design ,
    oil painting
    charcoal pencil sketch
    painting picture
    paint from life
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    Art: hello every one

    this is Vanishness and some design
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    SketchBook: Nice figure work! Construction and proportions...

    Nice figure work! Construction and proportions look good. You can always upload them to Photobucket or anywhere and use the [img] tags.
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    SketchBook: great start to a sketchbook. you have the mind...

    great start to a sketchbook. you have the mind set to make this great!
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    SketchBook: really nice - and yes a sketchbook helps to...

    really nice - and yes a sketchbook helps to motivate a lot!
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    SketchBook: update 09.04.2010

    Ariel_Medel Thank you. Glad you like it!

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    Started school. 4 art classes. So exciting!

    Figure studies ~ 15-20 min each. Pencil on paper.
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    Yes, I have seen some of his drawings. Very nice....

    Yes, I have seen some of his drawings. Very nice. As for Bridgman, there is often not all that much text to read either! But looking through his drawings the other day, something weird started...
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    The thing about Bridgman is that most of the...

    The thing about Bridgman is that most of the content of his books was created in a classroom. So he was explaining this stuff to his students as he was doing it. In that context his work would be...
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    agreed, cross referencing helps a lot. I do that...

    agreed, cross referencing helps a lot. I do that with Peck, Richer, online images, drawings from old masters, life, etc. Feeling the muscle on yourself helps a lot with understanding it. make sure...
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    About Bridgman, yes he might be quite a handful...

    About Bridgman, yes he might be quite a handful if you don't have other anatomy books to cross reference with. Although he does have diagrams of muscles' origins and insertions, his illustrations are...
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    SketchBook: update 5.28.2010

    2 more studies done this morning. No reference.

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    What to do to improve

    The point of this thread is to give ideas to people for things to draw/do to improve as artists. Also we can discuss which of those things are most effective and why. I notice that often people do...
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    Jeff's Observations on Drawing from Life

    There have been a lot of good discussions and questions about the "hows" and "whys" of drawing from life recently so I thought I would share my own personal experiences and observations. This thread...
  17. [ALL]: Materials: My Colors, the "What & Why" (part 1)...

    Hello, all!

    This is a brief post to tell you which colors I use, why I use them, and how I arrange them on the palette. When I give a mixing example, they're simply highlights--you need to...
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    Sticky: note: main workspace isn't nearly as big as pics...

    note: main workspace isn't nearly as big as pics suggest. maybe 20x20' or so.

    http://stevekim.net/forum/misc/studio_looking_down.jpg

    http://stevekim.net/forum/misc/studio_main.jpg
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    If I had replied to this thread say... last week,...

    If I had replied to this thread say... last week, I would have said that I found it almost impossible to learn from Bridgman, and that you either 'got it' or you just didn't. I had tried to start off...
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    Sticky: Love to see your guys's places :) Just tore...

    Love to see your guys's places :)

    Just tore down a wall, so now livingroom and "studiospace" is one. Should have done this years ago.
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    Actually I think it's the opposite. He's a good...

    Actually I think it's the opposite. He's a good teacher but excellent draftsman (instead of artist in the sense of painting and other things - meaning I find his other arts to be a bit weaker...
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    I don't think I've ever encountered an...

    I don't think I've ever encountered an instructional artist who emphasized as much gesture as Bridgman. I would always suggest that a normal anatomy book such as Peck or Richter be used in addition...
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    Pay attention to first breaking the figure into...

    Pay attention to first breaking the figure into boxes as an abstract unit of construction.

    The box as a unit of construction is the most general lay in and abides by all the laws of motion,...
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    some good advice i've gotten with bridgman is to:...

    some good advice i've gotten with bridgman is to:
    1) first, skim through the whole book
    2) READ the whole book intently, using the drawings as reference to understand what the reading is all about...
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    dont EVER JUST copy something from any book. You...

    dont EVER JUST copy something from any book. You have to copy with understanding no matter what book it is. When your copying.. ask why. Why does this shape look this way? why does this line make the...
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