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    Hey Norkagar, it makes me very happy to see a fellow Dutchie in serious pursuit of the arts.
    There was a time when I seriously wondered whether there was that kind of interest whatsoever in the Netherlands.


    Not much I can say on the technical side, haven't done too much on perspective and your anatomy seems to be going in the right direction, you can definitely see the improve compared to the start of your sketchbook. Love the ecorche, seems a tad short though, not sure if that was the idea.


    One thing I noticed is that your work consists solely of solely straightforward academical work. I think there will come a point of time when you have to start to address what you personally want to do with art. Try to experiment a bit, play around with graphic form, rhythm, line work, facial expressions, drawing from imagination, etc, try to find something that personally resonates with you, put yourself in your artwork.


    P.s : What book are those pages from in post #35?
    My Self-Portraits

    "Work for your self first. You can paint best the things you like or the things you hate. You cannot paint well when indifferent.
    Express a mental opinion about something you are sensitive to in life around you. There is a profound difference between sensitivity and sentimentality."

    ~ John Sloan Gist of Art


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    Nice works nicky! You have good control over your values. Keep it up.

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    Man oh man, nice cast study there nick. Fantastic rendering!!!

    Are you in school right now?

    Great studies, keep it up!!!
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    epic-ness of studies. Do you also create your own compositions yet?

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    great studies man, that last cast drawing and buff jesus are lovely.

    You say you've had commitment issues or whatever with art. I've always done art and been mildly interested in a career in it, but until I was about 17 i didn't actually DO much of it. Not until i found out what it was about art I had a passion for. You seem to enjoy it enough to quit your job and commit a large potion of your time to it, now take what it is you love about making art and create some goals for yourself. Endlessly doing studies is hard enough with an end goal in mind; without one it can be almost impossible. Try to apply your studies to something and push yourself to achieve whatever it is you want out of art and you'll find a whole new level of motivation.
    Keep at it

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    Really enjoyed looking at your studies! really nice sketchbook, keep it up!

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    Whoo, Harold Speed! Great book, isn't it?

    Kickass casts. It looks like you really have some great technical skill. Sooo, on that note, why aren't you doing original compositions and the like for your portfolio? I think doing those alongside skillbuilders is important (even if it's just one picture every month or two).
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    The head studies look like they came right out of the book. Great job. How long are you taking per head to draw, I read that you said speed comes with time, I am slow as well..nice work. I dont know how you can draw all those geometric shapes hour after hour..
    discipline.

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    I hope you don't mind my asking, but you keep on menioning "The book that I'm studying says such and such..." but you never mention the name of the book you study perspective from. If the examples you show on your sketchbook are from the book, I'd really like to check that book out. Thanks in advance...

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    These studies are so fantastic, heads are the bane of my art life atm . Cast studies are also great of course. I really dig those batman/ sketchbook sketches of yours I'd so love to see more , they reminded me of the Dave McKean illustrated batman arkham asylum graphic novel if you know it?
    You should so be more confident in your mark making, your sketchbook is superb and I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do next,
    Keep it up yo

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    Hello there,

    Just stumbled across your sketchbook. Great studies overall. Terrific rendering.

    I also refrained from drawing quickly ( because of accuracy loss) when i started out. I think it's safe to say that everyone wants to have both speed and accuracy so this is a very common problem for us, artists.

    My solution so far has been to do some really quick sketches before settling down to do something more finished. Sure, your first dozen batches will be very inaccurate but eventually you will start to improve. The rest is left to practice. - atleast that's what I currently believe with my level of knowledge on the subject.

    I would be interested in studying with you, so you can skype me if you want.
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    A creative artist works on his next composition because he is not satisfied with his previous one. When he loses a critical attitude toward his own work, he ceases to be an artist. - Dmitri Shostakovich

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    nickydraws better than Nickybeats haha! Nice works man!! Im envious of your dedication to fundamentals, i really need to get back into correcting my perspective/ figure issues.. But great stuff man!! Im digging the progress!!
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    I know what you mean with the strange head construction of Loomis' method. Every time I do one of his studies I feel like I'm missing information because there are some things I have to guess or draw based on observing his finished head rather than knowing where to put it. You're doing great though, keep it up! If you'd like someone to help motivate you (and the other way around) I'd be happy to chat every now and then, my Skype is lhune1990, feel free to add me .

    Thanks for dropping by in my sketchbook!

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    Wow man, your work is such an inspiration. Some of your lines are so accurate it's uncanny. The rendering on post #62 is jaw dropping! I had to read through your description to confirm it wasn't a sculpture, and I'm still not sure it isn't.

    Keep up the great work!
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