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    smws' sketchpost thread

    Since I've started drawing again recently, partly spurred on by some figure drawing sessions, and since I've also been revisiting the idea of being a professional artist someday, I thought it would be good to get some things up.

    I'm also impressed by the activity on this site, it seems like a pretty lively place.

    Please feel free to crit, input, ask questions, anything!

    -Smws

    Now here's some figures, a sketch page, some trees, and a beast:

    Edit: new pic for sketchbook page
    Last edited by smws; November 23rd, 2008 at 03:24 AM.


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    Thanks for the comment... figured I would stop by and check out your SB. I am glad I did! This is a great start to a sketchbook. Your faces on page 3 look really good. And your beast you drew is awsome. Are all of these from 1998 or just the beast? I would like to see some recent stuff!

    Looking forward to seeing some more stuff!
    Sketchbook.

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    LifeWontWait: Thanks for looking in! The figure studies and tree are from last year, the sketchbook page is probably from 2000, so the beast is actually the oldest thing here.

    I don't actually feel I've progressed much, though, because I haven't been drawing much. Practice practice...

    The older pictures I'm putting up are just to give some insight into where I'm coming from, I guess. I'm not going to post too many more.

    So, here's a couple of sketchbook pages from years ago, a study of a buddha statue, a crumbly 3/4 portrait from imagination, and a drapery study I did fairly recently.

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    Oh my god dude that last pastel one has awesome texture! and the fabric too great job capturing the material just keep drawing and the posts will come
    -jedininjaman

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    Wow, you are good .

    That is all.
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    jedininjaman: Thanks! It is nice to see responses! Of course I hope I have the discipline to post regardless...
    LifeWontWait: Thank you.

    Here's some stuff: Some hand studues and some more of the figure studies from life drawing. Oh, and today's self-portrait, LifeWontWait inspired me... scruffy-looking, huh?

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    Alright, some more... today's SP, some posemaniacs 60 second poses, two life drawings and an actual drawing from imagination.

    I know I need to expand my abilities as far as color, other media, things like that... but are there any crits regarding my work in general or these pieces in particular? What should I work on hardest? Be hard, you won't hurt me

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    Ugh, it's late. Anyway, here's today's SP, a sandal study, sketch of some branches, and 3 life-drawings...

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    hey thanks for the crit it helped : )

    On to your Sketchbook your lines portrait the figure pretty well but it seems that they lack confidence when you draw if you sketch your lines out -running over them w/ you pencil a few times. Just try going through a pic once w/o back tracing w/ your pencil
    Also you have some great shading thats smooth and shows texture rather well but you are only using a few of the tones you can get w/ your pencil make sure even if its just a doodle to try and get the darkest lines possible w/ a pencil that said you have some great progress, keep it up man
    -hope this helps, jedininja

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    jedininjaman: Thanks, yeah, I want some more confident lines myself. We'll see if I can work on that some more, thanks for the input.

    Here's some new grist for the mill. There's an old reptile sketch page, some life drawings, today's SP and a study of some stuff on my desk that I just finished. I was trying to get the rock texture to look... rocky. Crits?

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    Hey, interresting sketchbook you have here. It seems to me that you have more confidence and knowledge of structure as well as subtleties in your reptilian studies than you do in your figure sketches. The fifth one down in your most recent post looks really good (The reclining lady on the gray surface). However, the head of the one above it looks a bit odd. It almost seems like it was an after thought to the rest of the figure. It looks hurried. I would also say that your sb looks a bit rushed too.
    Definately keep sketching and posting.

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    mybutterflyiris: Thanks for stopping by. I agree that the head is off on that figure study; some of the other proportions are wrong too. I'm pretty happy with the 5th one down too, it's possibly my most successful figure yet. I'll work on more confidence with the structure and line.

    Here's today's SP and some studies from life, some doodles, and an elephant from the zoo. Grist for the mill!

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    hey thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. i really like the page of studies in your first post, the one that says "oh wow!" in the corner, and the sketch of the tree! nice!

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    Hey! This stuff is looking great smws! Are you going to school for art right now?

    In terms of tone and form I think that this last self portrait you have done is your best so far. There is something funky about it though... I think either it is the eyes or the fact that the top of the head looks like it goes up way too high.

    I really like the elephant that you did from the zoo. I should really go to the zoo sometime to draw.

    Lets see some more stuff!!!
    Sketchbook.

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    i reallly like the trees.
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