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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.




    Quote Originally Posted by 28chelseaslater View Post
    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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