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    Nat's Sketchbook

    Hey guys

    The name is Nat. I started this sketchbook 4 years ago but really didnt commit to it and let it slide. Drawing is a passion of mine that I always come back to. Other things may comes and go, but being creative is always there for me.

    Hopefully I will continue with this and update this sketchbook weekly, showing some of my more favourite drawings from the week.

    Feel free to give constructive criticism as it will be greatly appreciated and will help me improve

    Cheers

    Peace out

    Nat

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    Week 1 Stuff

    Heres some stuff I have been doing over the week.
    Im currently doing Assignment 1 from Seedling's Concept Art 101 just to ease me into it.

    Here is a sketch of my sunnies

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    And how I changed them into something else...A sunnies bug

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    This is a sketch of my keys and L.E.D light

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    and the resulting concept

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    more to come

    Cheers

    Nat

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    Cool studies. I can't really tell what skill level your at, but its good that seedling's got you thinking about that. Also keep in mind though that concept art 101 is not a newbie topic, so make sure your getting in enough life drawing and anatomy also.
    Don't be afraid to go dark with your pencils also. Line weight can be very important.
    Good luck!

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    Yeah Im just doing these to ease me into a routine. Something fun to start off with...Ive got some Loomis books that I will start using as well to improve

    But cheers for the post

    Peace out

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    Interesting designs. Only crit I have so far is to watch your values... push the dark tones!

    Step this way and take a glimpse at my sketchies
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    More stuff

    Hey guys heres some more stuff

    More assignment 1 from concept art 101

    TV Controller
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    My "Singing Death" interpretation from CHOW

    'This carnivorous animal flies down behind its prey before coming around with victims neck and slicing its throat with its two large Talons. It is dubbed "singing death" because the last thing you hear before you die is the singing of its wings combined with the sounds created as air passes over the pherimone release holes found on its back (much like the sound of air passing over an open bottle)'
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    Some basic Loomis front sketches
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    one without the use of guidelines
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    my entry for 3ch#44 "A steam-powered panda fancies a mannequin at the galacticum spaceport extroadinaire."

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    Close up of panda and face
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    thats all for this week

    Crits and Tips welcome

    Cheers

    Nat

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    well done on the class 101 concepts. it seems you might be developing a strong point in perspective. keep it up!

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    hey nat! great start!! good to see another sydney sider on here. i would like to join you guys for sketching but im not sure about my schedule then but i will let you know. Ill definately be in the city then, so ill just see what happens. What uni you at? im currently doing a term at julian ashtons.

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    Well its been forever since I have made a new post. Here are some of my favourite sketches over the years as well as a self portrait I did tonight. Crits and Tips welcome

    Apologies for the photo quality. Taken from my phone.

    Reclining woman
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    Gnarled Tree
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    Young Woman
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    Mysterious Woman
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    Hand Study 1
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    Hand Study 2
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    Two Woman
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    The Dark Masculine
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    And the most recent!

    Self Portrait. Pencil on Paper. 1 Hour
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    Self Portrait Comparison
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    I love capturing the world around me. Any feedback its greatly appreciated

    Nat

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    Tiger from Reference. Pencil on Paper. 25 minutes

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    Original Reference
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    Crits and Tips Welcome

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    Ive recently been doing a Life Drawing Class with The Julian Ashton Art school in Sydney, Australia. It has been fantastic so far. Here are some of my favourites from my first 2 lessons.

    Life Drawing (2 hours)
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    Quick Life Drawing Sketches (2 minute sketches)
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    Life Drawing (1.5 hours)
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    Some fun still life I did mucking around with my GF (30 minutes)
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    Me doing it again with her Wacom Tablet (30 minutes) - pretty proud since its my first time using a tablet

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    Crits and Tips always welcome

    Cheers,

    Nathan

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    Hi Nat! Good to see you getting back into drawing. I really like your studies, the sunnies bug is my favorite. Looks like something you would see in Wonderland.

    Do you ind terribly if I use that tiger photo for a study myself? I've never seen one that color before!

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    yeah mate no worries.

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    Following up from my last life drawing here are the latests.


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    The following one is my favourite
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    I have started doing "One shitty drawing" a day. The reason for this when it comes to my drawing I am perfectionist. I find i will draw and draw and draw and get so attached with have it being perfect that I get frustrated and no longer enjoy it.

    By drawing "one shitty drawing" a day there is no pressure to be perfect. In fact I dont have to spend a long time on anything. However, what it does do is get me to open up my sketch book and start drawing...even when I cant be bothered (how hard is it to so a shitty drawing....). What ends up happening is I get started and just draw and draw and draw...moreso that what I had planned.

    It also builds up momentum, which is always good.

    So here are my sketches from this week. Lots of fun.

    Some drawings of people on the train. Sketch is less than 5 minutes (sometimes less than a minute). This was great, there were times where I got frustrated - mainly with hands and feet - this tells me that I need some more practice in these areas
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    Drawing of an Ibis (type of bird) from life...we have heaps of them at the local park.
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    Practice of eyes
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    A bit of fun
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    Practice with doing feet.
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    Crits and tips welcome

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