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    Smeg Head's weazly sketchbook

    I've been lurking on this forum for years now, never had the courage to post anything I've done...ever.

    Ehm, where to begin, i'm 18 - From Scotland and currently want to do art until my dying days, alas I'm about to begin a Uni course in computing but still, hope to encorporate the two if I can

    I'm really just starting out right now, and these next few drawings are some of my first, well...I'll show you my first from 3 years ago and then a few days ago...picking up the pencil to draw my second...and third

    So here is the very first hand I properly tried to draw back when I was 15 -

    Smeg Head's weazly sketchbook

    To my knowledge I never drew another one until a few nights ago - 3 years later.

    This one -

    Smeg Head's weazly sketchbook


    Now that's the hands - Onto the dreaded faces...I cannot draw heads / anatomy to save myself but I gave it a shot since I was happy with the hands.

    Some angry guy :p

    Smeg Head's weazly sketchbook

    Those are the most recent things i've done...others i'm fairly proud of dating back to my early teens would be this guy.

    Smeg Head's weazly sketchbook

    And this that I never finished.

    Smeg Head's weazly sketchbook

    Anyway, I think that's enough for now..I do have a few more but I'm not sure about showing them



    Ehm, so yea...point of the thread, just critic the hell out of them and give me pointers please please please

    Getting a Wacom tablet for my Chrismas so I can move onto using OpenCanvas or Photoshop

    *Gets drawing*

    Hmm, hope this works (edit)- Yay, it does!

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    Hey there! Welcome to CA!

    Good studies, the second hand is great. Keep working on those heads/faces, and post some more so we can give ze good feedbacks

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    Will do

    It's uhh, 2am right now. But what the heck, i've been staring a blank sheet of paper on my desk for hours now listening to music, might aswell draw something.

    Thanks for the comment on the hands, I like drawing them as well...it's the only part of my anatomy I can look at without getting funny looks from my family.

    Wonder I should jump back to basics and work on anatomy or not? -

    I never did any art studies at school, not sure if it's at a loss or not - But I think I lack practice with the simplest of shapes since I was never given any mentoring or guidance apart from that of my big brother who did 3 years at art College.

    Anyway, enough blabbing - Pencil at the ready!

    Edit:- Might aswell do a dump of all my sketches that I can find before drawing so you can chew over them.

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    There are a few - Mostly several years old

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    Small update -

    Just started on sketching another hand.

    Started the basic outline + 1 finger shaded in.

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    Third and most likely final update on this one -

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    Will do more tomorrow...but it's now 5:28am !

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    Small update - Done very little and still practicing these formidable hands ><

    Just gonna keep going with them until I'm happy (Which should be never )

    Really need to find a better surface to shade on...I keep hitting little bumps on my current ehm, slab of wood I use to mount the paper onto.

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    Right - I'm going back to basics.

    Got my hands on the loomis books, which I will use as a bible for skilling up as much as I can.

    Just started an hour or so ago, will plop up all my progress.

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    Well i've been rather busy the last few days so i've done utterly no drawing lately, got some time last night before promptly snuggling up in bed.

    And by time I mean like 20 mins ><

    Promise to do more now that i've got a few days off

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    Hey all - Got my hands on an old...and I mean really old tiny A5 tablet and had a 30 minute whizz with it.

    PC crashed half way though...so I took a photo of it and tried to save what I could...

    FYI - This is the first time i've actually used a tablet ><

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    moin moin,
    welcome man. if youre on loomis, your first step is done i think (im currently doing this too ^^, even if the style is oldfashioned).

    i like the way your fantasy goes wild.
    now to my hopefully helpful advice: get the big structures, before you lay eye on the details. if the basic structure isnt right, the nicest details wont rescue your drawing/painting. so dont do the second step before the first.

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    Hey, thanks for the advice - Much appreciated

    I'm a total git for doing what you just mentioned...no matter what it is - hands...faces...fantasy things, even after i've sketched it out and the sketch looks pants...I can't help myself but shade it in and try and save it.

    P.S - You've got a great SB ^^

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    Been really busy so I've only had time to do one bit of hand practice over the last few days...

    Thumbs really do screw me over

    Did attempt this one with proportions in mind.

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    Hey ladies and germs...been a while - I finally...FINALLY got a new pen tablet.

    Smeg Head's weazly sketchbook

    Mwhaaa!

    So, my first attempt at something digital...dunno what I was thinking at the time - roughly 35 / 40 mins.

    So, uhhh - You're all going to being seeing alot of me now! I can finally get practicing

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