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    Some italian guy's sketchbook (update April 21 page 4)

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    Hello
    Well what can i say? I am an Italian 16 year old that wants to become an animator. This is why i made this sketchbook in order to become better and get some advice.

    Here is some of my recent stuff (all are ref and some even from this site... I admire all you guys thats why i sketched your sketches so please do not get mad at me)

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    Update!

    sorry for the paper quality, i was on vacation and only had lined paper and sometimes printer paper.

    The first one is from pictures of the Italian comic Corto Maltese

    the next one i do not know why i posted it i justed liked it

    the next one is from Star Wars an At ST from its side

    the next one is just a arm study

    and the last one is a Jimi Hendrix picture am working on and it is not finished.

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    Hello and good day to you. First off, I'd like to say I like the drawing of the AT-ST the most; the clean lines are really working there. In addition, I like that you are doing body studies and things of the sort; it will help you a lot.

    The biggest problem I see so far, is that you have very little line quality in most of your sketches. To me, it looks like you are working fairly small, with a dull pencil, which is ok. However, you need to add pressure and varying thicknesses to your lines. Try adding black to your pictures; it will add a completely new level to your work.

    Overall, it’s a good start, and I can't wait to see more.

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    Augmenton: Wow your good, I do draw with a dull pencil... your good... anyway thanks and i will keep that in mind. But i have to say that my scanner makes everything look lighter than what it is.


    Anyway Update!

    The first one is a Da Vinci ref and i am quite pleased with it even though the proportions are a little wrong

    The second one is also a Da Vinci ref

    The last one am not very pleased with and its a Michelangelo ref

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    Update

    well this update is some of the stuff i did during my weekend where i only had bad paper

    they are both ref from stuff from this site, am sorry but i do not remember by who the original pieces are

    they are all about 5 min or less sketches

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    If you are interested in becoming an animator you should look into doing some life drawing

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    You have a good imagination but the basics are lacking. I recommend doing a page or 2 of cubes, spheres and cones, shaded and such. The key element is to be able to learn to see depth in your paper and to draw things in 3-D.

    If you want a decent site for poses try www.posemaniacs.com/blog

    Don't give up. You picked a good age to start

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    ped454: thanks for the reply, and as for the doing the cube thing, i did it its one of my scans of today

    jamesthorn: Yes i know, i normally do life drawings i just dont normally scan them... i will scan more of them

    Anyway update:

    The first one is a cube and shape study

    The second is a mickey mouse hands study... i know i should be doing 5 finger hands but i thought it would be a fun alternative

    The third is some human studies

    The last are sketches of my dogs, they are whippets if anyone wanted to know

    enjoy

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    Update

    Just 2 life drawings

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    A little update:

    The first one is a little old, its of October 20 but i thought is was cool so a posted it (ref from Jarhead)

    the secound was a quick sketch i did yesterday of about 5-10 min, i thought the style and pose was interesting.

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    i'd recommend getting an anatomy book. get one for people and one for animals.
    i like the direction your art is heading, but you should do some "research" before you draw. knowing how somehting works on the inside can drastically improve the way you draw it.

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    Yea, i want to get an anatomy book, i just need to save up money or get it for Christmas or just not eat at lunch at school to save up money

    anyway thanks for the reply

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    Hello

    And..... AN UPDATE! what a surprise.

    Well todays update is not one of my greatest but still worth a look

    The first is a sea Dragon, i like it

    The last one is one i did a month ago in a car, so its not that great (had ref though)

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    Well today only one scan but i like it a lot
    Did it today, its arm and leg and hand study, i think it can out quite well.

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    Big update, all of them are things i did yesterday and today

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    Hi lacadam! First off, kudos to you for drawing from observation. Life drawing is definitely the most important thing for animators, especially traditional animators. It's also great you're practicing on hands, as they are arguably the most difficult part of the body to draw.

    So far you're on the right track, however now I would try practicing more on the values of the subjects. Value will create a better illusion of depth and space, making it appear three-dimensional almost. Also as someone earlier mentioned, I would try using a sharpened pencil, that way the linework and values will appear nice and crisp.

    Great work, hope to see more!

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    Thanks for the reply in my sketchbook. Very good you're making these studies and observe from life. Try to work on your pencil strokes as well by doing long stroke and eclipse excersizes, blind contour drawing from life is also great for this, even if your blind contour drawings does'nt look great.

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    Update, sorry guys but for this week its going to be my last scan since am going on holiday, but that does not mean i will not draw so when i come back expect a big update anyway here are some poses

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    Hello and i am back from my thanksgiving vacations and i got some stuff to scan
    some are refed from stuff on this site but the dogs one is from life and the woman one is ref from so where else

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    Hello and this is another update, all of them are from photos

    by the way i forgot to say thank you to Whitevillage and Icharin : )
    and i noticed that everyone says i should be putting more black, meaning to press more with the pencil or sharpen it. I just wanted to say that i do press and sharpen my pencil, its the scanner that for some reason makes everything lighter and bluer.

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    Hello, am back and well this week has been horrible due to all the homework, had very little time to do anything let alone drawing anyway i do have something to post, they are all done before i went to bed just before sleep. By the way i finally got a program for animation and computer graphics its called blender and its free, so if interested just google it and download it, its free.

    Anyone to drawing:

    the first one for some reason i really like... i find it great... i dont know why.

    The rest are pen drawings of animals, happy with them since i did not use as pencil at all.

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    Update

    just two simple sketches

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    Update.... yesterday someone told i should develop even some "cartoony" stuff
    so... here they are, all done yesterday and i like them. I have to say that my scanner makes the lines look lighter and less smoth than what they really are

    The first one i like a lot...

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    Update, other cartoon sketches....

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    Hello

    This sketch is frames all taken from the short film of Pixar called for the birds

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    Today a simple update, a life drawing, i like it a lot

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    your lines are a little wobbly. try drawing with a permanent marker and making very few strokes. make sure you've got the line RIGHT the first time.

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    Hello my fellow teen artist
    Nice to see you drawing lots. Keep at it.
    I would say to keep working on your line. Sketch lighter, and when you are finished, line it in with long confident strokes.
    You could also improve your cross hatching ( as could I ), just spend longer on it, and try to make it less scribbley.
    And ofcourse, you could improve your anatomy. Try drawing faces, and practing drawing figures more. It will pay off in the end.

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    Today it was batman ink day... i hate how the scanner makes everything lighter....

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    In photoshop, use "auto levels" under the image adjustments menu to fix value problems.

    If you don't have photoshop, pirate it or you're shit outta luck.

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