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    a very start sketchbook

    hallo there. i find out about this site, browsing it and i decided to post my drawings in here and find ways to improve it. since i'm a rookie in this it's good to receive second opinions about my first works. waiting for your comments.

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    awesome line work and shading........bring them on!!!!!

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    i agree with bloodpool 100%

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    amazing..i like the texture in the first..i can say that you have been drawing a lot.

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    new stuff

    another of my drawings. personally i'm not satisfied with it, seems like it has lots of equals: blacks, whites, shades. oh well...your comments now.

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    I agree there isnt alot of contrast on your last one between objects, how long it took you to render the last one? i love your rendering btw!

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    hallo. it took around 7-8 hours in 2 or 3 sessions. i'm not fast enough yet. i don't know how to make all the material folds. it's a tricky thing those folds. hope to get better in the future.
    thanks for the comment.

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    my recent work

    they came up pretty good but they need few retouches here and there and some shadow working in the background.

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    ...another one.

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    Great shadowing. it seems you have a very good hand, ill be near for updates.

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    hi cadu ... i don't know how old are u but i'll put some critique in ! I don't understand what's that extraordinary about those still natures ( everybody is like wow ) ! u lack basic perspective ( in all of them there is at least a mistake of perspective) ! if you want quality you should work out the lines the construction ! u must understand what it is an ellipse and after that u must construct them correctly ! I like u'r sense for shadows and lights but there are some equal zones too so u lack contrast here and there ! i don't like u'r hatch but it's not constant and u should find u'r one stile ! obviously this comes with the time ! keep it up !

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    hei. thanks ovad and lilnebo for your comments i'm still at the beginning of the road here...
    ...also thanks for the criticism tiberiu. i realize that i don't have a good construction lines, hatch, contrast yet...i'm working on that. and about my hatch i don't like it either i'm searching for my own.
    thanks again

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    ...another two of my studies

    here is some of my recent works. hope that u'll stop for a comment or two about it.

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    still to come

    ...new works under the sun.

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    Good effort here dude, i like the range of tones your getting and some material differentiation is coming thru, so keep at it and post it here ;-)

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    few more

    step by and tell me what you think

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    With regard to the drawing of the iron and drapery where you said "it has lots of equals." Before I even read that, the thought popped into my mind that it looked "too democratic," as one of my professors once said - which is to say "it has a lot of equals" - the darks and lights and mid tones are so evenly distributed that it looks too balanced, and it manages to flatten itself out. I think the tendency lies especially in the drapery studies, or at least that's where I would get the "looks too democratic" critique of my own work - the darkest darks and the lightest lights shouldn't look evenly distributed throughout the drapery, to avoid that "equal" or flattening appearance.

    Your later pencil works, the ones posted after that, don't fall into that pattern as much - I think the wagon wheel one is especially effective, since the upper left portion is merely hinted at with quick strokes, while the lower portion of the wheel has those great dark shadows which help ground the whole form and shape. It's really quite stunning - you get a great sense of volume and weight with those dark shadows, and it lets your eye flow from top to bottom in a smooth, fluid, naturally graceful way. I'm quite impressed with that drawing. It's a great study....the shoe studies have that same effect, with your eye being drawn down the length of the shoe and resting on the darkest dark and the highest highlight at the toe.

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    i'm trying to get into more darks and more whites with every work and loose the line in some parts. in these drapery studies is quite tricky with the tones, u should have a full view of the material and that i didn't have when i did that, i was almost drawing on separately areas. hope to get better and better...
    thanks for stopping by
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    Fantastic stuff, the shading is great. It really feels if you could reach out and touch the umbrella. In fact i kinda wish i could borrow it about now X P

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    few more

    step by and tell me what you think

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    tell me about it

    ...some anatomy studies...

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    Very nice sketchbook ideed, but I'm afraid to say that a lot of the work here, though beautiful, is let down a lot by perspective and volume (not sure if this is the correct term). Where it instantly stood out to me was in the still-life of the wooden tankard, with the incorrect ellipses for the perspective of the piece. I would highly recommend Loomis for his work on perspective with basic forms. Secondly, you need to watch out for the underlying forms and volumes in what your studying, before I assumed one naturally would use this as a means for starting a still-life, but from what I can see, you seem to be almost rendering as you go with little lines underneath that would otherwise anchor those shapes. This applies also to the anatomical studies, take a look at Ron Lemen's method of teaching and see how he begins with incredibly simple shapes, and the breaks them down into smaller pieces to add the anatomy of the human body (to start, the head would be a sphere and cone combined, the whole torso (including pelvis) as one cylinder, limbs as thin cylinders, and then finding the progressively smaller forms within that).
    Sorry about that, the rendering here is truly incredibl, and reflects a lot of dedication and time well spent. I can only imagine how this sketchbook is going to evolve!!
    Keep up the great work!!

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    wow your rendering is beautiful, very inspirational~
    your studies are very good as well, keep it up!

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    Thanks for the comments mactire. i was doing some quick anatomy sketches already but i didn't post it. i currently draw from bammes anatomy book. he also made the human body from basic shapes as you say. if you find it start draw from it, from what i saw it's one of the best. It's funny...these days i was searching for a good perspective book because i sense a lack of it in my drawings...and i found one by joseph d'amelio.
    all the best and keep up with your sketches as well...you're fast. try to add some details from time to time.

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    ...more studies...not the right proportions on some of them as i figured it out after.

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    I didn't post here for quite a while so i was thinking that i want to hear some opinions about some studies that i made during this time.

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    again some anatomy studies....

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