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    Diedra's sketchbook Vol. 1 - closed

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    Diedra's sketchbook Vol. 2: August '10 - present



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    To start, here's a random self-portrait sketch (used 2 mirrors to get a clear view of myself from this perspective)
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    Some character sketches
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    Some landscape doodles
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    A developing character; the form was referenced from a photo
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    Good start, nice work in here! The selfportrait is my favorit so far! Take more from life, keep it up and you'll improve really fast!! But it really is a good start!

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    Awesome shading, keep posting
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    I agree, I like the self-portrait the best...I like the angle. You used mirrors to get that? Whew...
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    The sp is really really nice, somehow it reminds me of one of my faqvourite artists, Glenn Farby, which ofcourse is a good thing! Draw lts and lots from life.. got any good anatomy books? If not, get something by Burne Hogarth, his books have helped me a looot

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    Thanks for the comments and support!

    @Viking - yeah, I had 2 small (maybe 2'x2') mirrors, and one of them I attached to the wall next to and above my table. I used masking tape to hang it at an angle pointing towards my sketchbook. Then I had the other mirror sitting on the table showing me what the hanging mirror saw. The angle made it really fun to draw.

    @Sarcophagus - lol, no, I don't. In uni I did a *lot* of lifedrawing, so I don't feel like my problem is that I'm unfamiliar with human anatomy. I mostly feel like I just need to keep practicing and get back into it. And I really need to draw clothed figures, because fabric always screws me up. Shoes too. But who's Glenn Farby?

    Thanks for stopping by! ;D

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    Glenn Fabry makes the covers to The Preacher, and have done a lot of other comicswork, not only covers. Really nice stuff!. And about the clothing, Burne Hogarth have written a book about wrinkles etc, you should look it up, Iknow I should do some clothin studies hehe

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    He just does the covers to the Preacher? Because I read a little once.. my brother bought it and showed it to me, but I don't remember really looking at the cover. But yeah, I'll definitely look up that book, now that you say there's one on clothes ;D

    Okay, I fished out a couple more sketches. I'm planning to get these into Painter for practice and, well, just because I like them, but for now I don't see why I shouldn't post them anyway.

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    My bf tells me I draw heads too big for the body, especially in the last two of this post. I dunno if I really mind that or not.
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    I think problem is that the bodies is too short, specially legs. I suggest u to learn proportions. Try Andrew Loomis books.
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    I have noticed that when I draw I tend to get smaller as I go down the page, so I'm going to try to mark out the porportions better in the beginning. I appreciate the suggestion ;D

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