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    Jaja, een ding tegelijk! Maybe I'll paint some analog portraits later today. Still, I think digital painting has it's charms as well, just need to find out how. It's a practical way to study anyway.

    This time around I did a referenced value study from a photograph. Turned out a bit...dunno. It's a bit sloppy. Need to watch my edges more.


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    Back to analog it is...I'll try to find a healthy balance. In this batch I've got some quick linear drawings, from observation. I realized I really don't do a lot of work from observation, but it's good practice. Things like this are great for training spontaneity in my drawing. It's harder than it looks, that's for sure.

    Also included are some sketchbook pages, with the usual random anatomy sketches, and a drawing of a young pigeon we found in our garden this weekend. Last of the batch is a painting I started just now for fun. I've never painted this quickly and roughly before, but it's fun! I think I'll leave this one as it is and do some more.

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    Did a session of posemaniacs for the first time, and I had a hard time I'll tell you! I'm very much used to working slowly and carefully, but this is just...good practice I'm sure! I felt like I fell a few seconds short on the first few pages, which improved later on, but I'll need me a lot more of these if I want more accuracy. Right now it's all over the place.

    oh and yes, a random acrylic painting of a torso too.

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    Train sketches and a character from my newly-bought a3 sketchbook.

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    yo dude! very nice to see how you start to discover the faster way of drawing/painting im very curious how you are going to implement it into your future art, i think it will really add a lot! the last face you did looks a bit hurried in proportions as well, is it from mind or reference? the posemaniacs are pretty nice btw! the last character as well, altough im not sure about those underpants see you tomorrow!

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    Love the movement you manage to capture in your drawings. Looking forward to seeing more!

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    really interesting work, i can see one serious evolution(in the good way) on your sketchbook too

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    Man, you've got some good things going on in here. I was wondering, what would suggest a beginner should work on first? Are there any exercises you usually do?

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    don't know yet. i really want to. hope time will permit

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    AJ: So far I'm really liking the fast work! Your own sketches have inspired me very much in doing this. The last face might indeed be a bit out of proportion, but personally I don't really mind that sometimes. A little bit of exaggeration, in this case the long neck, the nose and the overall sharpness of the features, can sometimes help establish character. As long as you don't let them become caricatures. Point taken though, the painting was a bit rushed and when speeding my proportions tend to suffer. Hope you had a good time in Belgium!

    Slothboy3000: That is a nice compliment. Translating energy and life into drawings is one of my main goals, and it's good to hear it's showing.

    Towy: Glad to hear that! My greatest fear perhaps is to stagnate and stop learning. Thankfully there's so much yet to learn!

    Demotyme: Apart from the usual answers "study anatomy" and "draw draw draw", both useful things to do, I'd say that attitude is one of the most important things to work on. Try to open up, be eager to learn and have fun in your drawing! Once the drive is there, the rest will be much easier. Devote yourself to getting better as an artist, and not just technically. Try out different things, make mistakes, so you can discover what works for you and what doesn't. Seek feedback, show your work to other people and learn from them as well as from yourself. Be critical and analyze your own work from time to time. What do you need to improve? Work on it! It's kind of scary at first, I've been there and still am in a way, but it's been eye-opening.

    As for excercises, I'd recommend to work from life or reference a lot, really look at what you're drawing and store it in your brain. As illustrators/concept artists/whatever you need a visual library that you can use when working from imagination. So study everything, clothing, animals, faces, weaponry, etcetera. Then do some drawings from your imagination, and see if you can use some of the elements you've studied. You'll see your drawings will become more convincing.
    I don't know if this is the advice you were looking for, but it is the most useful thing I can tell you right now. These are all things I'm still working on myself.

    Pfew, I'm unusually talkative today. I've just returned from a study trip to Rome, with school. It was a great experience, and a highly inspiring one. We were on a tight schedule, because there's so much to see in Rome, but I managed to draw some as well. Most of it's from my pocket sketchbook I carried with me all the time. Last up is somewhat of a return to an old format, the 'page-o-faces', just to see how I've improved.

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    yo dude! good to hear rome was fun, and you even managed to draw! belgium was a lot of fun as well, life should be more about just making art with nice people
    im amazaed by the loosiness in your recent work, the first one from the plane is lovely, its small, its just an ordinary plane wing, theres not much to see but still i could look for some minutes at it.

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    AJ, you're right, it should!

    I can't believe how uninspired I am after a week full of inspiration. Now that I'm back, it's the same as always. Just...meh. I can't seem to focus. That's why I've begun to throw ideas around for the New Born contest. I already have something in mind which has potential of being awesome, so we'll see. For now, I worked on the recent portrait a bit, added colour and such, mostly for practice. It's nothing exciting really, just like the other painting, the blue one. I've been studying crows too, they're a recent fascination of mine.

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    Hey, some cool stuff! I like your fast life sketches and all those little studies. Your painting skills seem to develope very well, too. Keep up the great work!

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    GunTrouver: Glad you like the sketches. I feel way more confident in my lines nowadays.

    Something from this evening. I'm cooking up something fun as well for the mail exchange (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=158708&page=4), but I can't post it until someone has received it. Can't spoil the surprise! Oh and nice ideas for Newborn as well, yet no concrete images. Expect some soon.

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    Awsome sketchbook
    I really like the lines in your gestures
    Keep having fun drawing/painting -Omerta

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