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    ArtznCraphs' sketchbook. Welcome!

    Hello everyone.

    I'm excited to finally get my ass in gear and post some of sketches/drawings here at ConceptArt, the best art community site, bar none.


    First up, some recent "quick" sketches done at the Palette and Chisel here in Chicago. 20 min. each, done in sanguine Conte pencil or Cretacolor sanquine chalk, in a Strathmore pad.
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    For the sake of convenience, I think you might consider posting some of this a little smaller, I can't even tell what I'm looking at, but what I can see looks pretty good.

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    These are some nice studies, Artz. You have a good grasp of lighting. I have a few life/figure drawings myself if you feel like visiting my sketchbook

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    More 20 min. poses, on some raggedy pieces of charcoal paper - black Conte Pencil, Pitt sanguine chalk

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    More Palette and Chisel sketching...

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    more 20 min., graphite, black Conte stick.

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    Two more for the day

    Black Prismacolor pencil. 5 - 10 minute poses.

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    Hot off the press. Charcoal pencil and white chalk.

    This was supposed to be a 3 hour, full body pose, but I just couldn't get my act together with taking measurements. I forgot my old procedure and was at a loss when some things just didn't add up proportion wise. 2 hours wasted. Finally I said screw it and just started drawing by eye and was able to salvage something out of the day.

    I had an epiphany today when I realised for the first time that vine charcoal >>>>> charcoal pencil.

    Oh, and 95 views but only two people left comments?! Please feel free pick apart/praise anything you see here
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    I really like these alot .Especially the first ones you posted. Never been to the palette and chisel yet, just havent had the balls yet. Post some more

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    Kresh, thanks.

    You definitely need to check out the Palette and Chisel. They have open studio sessions all day, every day, and they get some of the best models in the area. Quick sketch sessions, longer poses, you can draw, paint. You can even just hang around and draw some of the sculptures they have there or work on your own stuff. I just became a member this year after having been going on and off for about 10 years. As a member I was able to rent a locker, now I don't have to lug paint boxes and drawing boards on the CTA 8)

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    A drapery drawing.

    The danger in work like this is that I tend to emulate - at least try to - old master's work. But whereas they did their drapery drawings in service of a greater work, I just did this just do do a drapery study. I have not done enough of these drawings to commit the subtler nuances of form and surface to memory. At least I like to think that I carried away a basic grasp of how this particular material behaves, enough to be able to mimic it superficialy in imagination work.

    EDIT: I need to get a digital camera, stat!

    EDIT EDIT: Note to self, only use charcoal on charcoal paper like this. That Conte pencil you insist on using is not the s***! So grainy.

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    Mannnn, I hated doing drapery drawings in my class. Soooo boring. Yours looks much nicer than mine did. D:

    Your figures all look pretty well done, it seems that youre struggling with faces though. Do lotsa practice with pictures & your own face in the mirror, it helps!!
    In this sketch, the ladys face on the left, her head looks really squashed. The back of her head should go out much further than that, you should be able to draw a sideways oval from her forehead to the back. The angle on the eyes also look off in a couple of the faces. When a face is turned in a direction slightly up or down, the eyes will come in at more of a curve. Look closely next time at the face, and the angles that the eyes are pointing at.

    I dont know if this makes sense? I tried.

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    You're right. I've been neglecting drawing the head for quite a while lately. I tend to be very lax on comparing proportions when it comes to the head and when it comes to drawing the back of the head, as my focus in these shorter drawings is on the frontal features. I know better than to do this, but I'm often fearful of running out of time so I'm content to just get something down at the moment..
    Thanks for the critique.




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    Mannnn, I hated doing drapery drawings in my class. Soooo boring. Yours looks much nicer than mine did. D:

    Your figures all look pretty well done, it seems that youre struggling with faces though. Do lotsa practice with pictures & your own face in the mirror, it helps!!
    In this sketch, the ladys face on the left, her head looks really squashed. The back of her head should go out much further than that, you should be able to draw a sideways oval from her forehead to the back. The angle on the eyes also look off in a couple of the faces. When a face is turned in a direction slightly up or down, the eyes will come in at more of a curve. Look closely next time at the face, and the angles that the eyes are pointing at.

    I dont know if this makes sense? I tried.

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    Great start and way to do those studies. I thought the last post looked good.

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    Drawing of a character I played in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign

    Haunch Skullbludgeon, Quaggoth barbarian.

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    This is some really great stuff, have you posted any finished work?

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    very nice man, very neat. love that last pencil drawing "Haunch Skullbludgeon"

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    That's some damned good sketching you have there. The girl in the hat and the cloth are very good indeed.

    I'd crit, but there doesn't seem to be too much wrong with any of it.

    Some nice stuff.

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    hey man, thanks for stoppin' my my book

    excellen start in here, nice lifedrawings they look like very good exercise.
    I was going to ask if you had any imagination drawings, then i saw the last post...pretty good stuff! looks like you've used everything you've learned from studies

    keep sharing!
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    Wendigo thanks. No I haven't posted any finished work. I'm deciding whether I should post it here or in one of the other threads.


    Robz
    Thanks, that one I'm content with after a number of reworkings. He looks a little too cat like and cuddly for the character. But since he is one of the favorites I ever played as I'll probably do some more renditions.

    Sleepy Head Thanks for stopping by. That drawing was almost a disaster, but never say die!

    The Gnoll
    Thanks. I hope to get some more imagination drawings in here, but I love drawing from life so much. Maybe too much as I'm struggling with creativity right now.

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    Cyberpunk character I played as.

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    Color version of the Haunch character from above.

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    S'more

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    Looking good. You mentioned oils in my thread. Got any oil paintings you'd like to show off? I would like to see. . .
    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.

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    Some sketches in the natural history museum and a quick and lazy figure session

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    I'm trying to understand WHY you haven't got more comments, but it's beyond me. Unless everyone else is in my situation; you're far above my level and I couldn't possibly criticize anything. In fact, I could learn something looking at your pieces. Like that I need to buy white chalk, because it seems exactly what I need. I really like the girl in the cowboy hat, although the placement of the head seems a bit off. How exactly do you measure? It occurred to me that someone could hold a ruler up near their eye and see how big things appear to be, but that seems a bit difficult.

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    Hey, I just came across your SB and of the stuff I have seen so far, looks great. Your use of different paper makes the figures entertaining. I would like to see more of your color paintings in the future, since this stuff now looks promising. Keep it up!
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    A life drawing. Man I love using colored pencil to draw. It works well on any surface.

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    And a sketch from imagination. Trying to do a realistic (i.e. not ridiculously endowed) female body.

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    wow your classical drawings ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

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    A couple of longer life drawings

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