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    SmartyDoodle

    Right, so I've been looking at the sketchbooks here for a long time and now my scanner is fixed it seems there's no excuse for me not to start posting some stuff. I hope to update daily or at least a couple of times a week.

    First up is a catchup of my latest sketchbook, so about two weeks worth of doodles, I usually work on 3-4 pages at a time sporadically

    EDIT: changed te first pic for thumbnail, check next post for my REAL first post

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    Thanks for the reply in my thread man, I'll definitely start doing some skull studies, thanks. Awesome start for your thread keep posting!

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    Nice sketches. Wish some of them were a little bigger, I cant see the detail in a lot of them. Nice work so far though, and keep posting!

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    nice stuff dood. yeah give us some larger images. i wanna see the guy with his hand on fire a little better.

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    Nice stuff!!I love the last one with the Vespa!!

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    ah the good ol' mole skin notebook
    I love those!

    anyway, your work is really interesting but some of the figures seem a little scrunched. It maybe the head being a little too big for the body or the fact that the image is kind of small, which is meesing with me head :p

    Keep posting, and Ill keep enjoying

    oy! thanks for posting on my sketchbook page

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    @ Ellingsworth, Camara Thanks guys!
    @ Chaotic Knight, Hummdrumm My first post was a sort of snapshot into where i got so far just to give you an idea, post from now on will deifnately be bigger. Also, Thanks!
    @ Flipnastwebby I can definately see what your saying, especially on the first female ones. I used posemaniacs for a few and the foreshortening is off a lot on a couple.

    Ok so my first update is a little small, but i'm going to do my best to keep it daily

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    Wow i see youre gonna improve your drawing and have a feel of a human anatomy more.Thats really a good start and good practice keep doing it.
    About drawing spoidratically does it mean everyday im just curios and would want to do the same thing too.

    Please stop by at my thread and feel free to give some feedbacks at my works.

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    From a referance on character designs.

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    the other half

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    thx for stopping by!!! i'll put your advice to heart.

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    thx for the comment! , wow ur stuff is great.. u really got a good handle on alot of aspects

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    comission, maybe a little too muscular. I enjoyed working straight in ink, not done it for awhile.

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    Thanks for the input. Your sketchbook is stunning! I think I could learn from you.

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    Hey dude, not bad with that last ink drawing... My only problem is that the background leg, her right, it is a bit too long in the thigh and has made the lower leg appear misaligned... I do like the dynamic pose of the characters that you have been drawing...

    Drawing daily is the name of the game... And to play well we gotta put our time into it to learn the rules enough to bend and break them willfully instead of unintentionally.

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    some more figures (getting boring yet anyone, i will do some full characters soon i promise!) 2 of these are reffed from the latest imaginefx issue (awesome mag here in the uk)

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    Thanks again for your reply and being helpful. Your sketch topic looks promising, great try outs on figurative poses.

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    KFeeras,Slooie,Nalot, Crazy Dude, WhiteVillage Thanks guys.

    Heres a gunslinger, took about 30 mins which is abit long i think.

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    skater guy, i liked the pose from an upcoming spidey comic, unfortunately i couldnt pull off the arms and ended up with this ):

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    Some very impressive character work. I especially like your studies on the first post!
    Keep em coming~!

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    thanks

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    Nice update, as for crits: I see you have at times the habit of drawing the heads bigger then their supposed too (at least for my feeling). Watch out for the perspective in the skater dude drawing, his legs don't show depth and thus it looks like their just short.

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    hi guys, Im back from the best weekend of my life (leeds festival,kings of leon rocked me to the core), so heres me back to drawing daily.

    dont like the samurai,nm. I like the woman though.

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    the angel is dervitive of something recent on the forums i know but i completly loved that piece! hope you like the rest, crits are welcome as usual.

    On a side note does anyone take weight gain and go to the gym? does the weight gain help?

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    Thank you so much for the advice! I really like your work as well.. Cool portraits!
    Take care and keep up the good work!

    Em

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    I'm going to have to start following your advice more lol.

    Anyway:
    The work itself is really good. I like how you've already begun adding your own flair to typical character development. That's what truly sets an artist apart. His own style and flair
    Keep working, I hope I'll stop letting RL take over me and be able to try and keep up with all you guys lol!

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    Great figure studys, I have a dout, what kind of line do you put down in the paper when life drawing figure. A direction line to catch the pose, the negative shapes? like outlines or so?, one lose line circuling around .. i cant figure it out. I have this problem, i always make a stupid ball for the head and i cant get my doodles fealing like so. They turn out so stricked T_T

    If you think you can t Draw, just draw more

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    nice style!

    bold and confident nice sketches you have here.

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    Keep em coming !

    As someone ahead of me said confidence is a strength of your work.

    I like how you put down the values with your portrait thumbs, I think you should experiment more with that. You could get very good results working with only values if you dropped the sometimes really heavy linework.

    Be a bit more subtle with your pencil lines or try a more controlled medium for linework, like ink or a simple ballpoint. Maybe do some only value, and some only linework pieces and then try to find the right ballance of the two.

    My two cents, and thx for your words in my SB !

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    Thanks everyone!

    @ Nistarn- human form is pretty much the most difficult thing to get right. As for my method, well its changed over time. Now i can just clums masses of scribbles together how i want the pose to look in my head, sort of like some people approach to sculpting. Before being able to simply lay down the shapes though I used to do things the Marvel way (great book) where i do a gestural line, start with the centre of mass (usually the pelvis of chest) and then move outwards.

    The problem with starting with the head to early is that your figures can sort of look like they are hanging fomr the head and arent weighted right.

    @ Addisso- thanks good points theyre, next time i try a set of protraits i will try and just lay down sets of value, at the moment when i do that i end up with a little bit of a smudged mess (darn lefty).

    anyway i havent tried my hand at painting digitally or even touched my wacom for ages so heres my return. A WIP, crituqes would be a godsend!

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