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    Max Was Here

    Welcome to my sketchbook. My goal is to draw every day and update this sketchbook at least once a week.

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    hi nice start and go for the daily stuff,

    i feel you are using your thumb/fingers/soft tissue for smudging to give depth. thats ok but at the moment as you are drawing for quicks n refs shading is not that important. concentrate on the shapes first.

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    Thanks for the input sony. I'll keep that in mind as I move forward.

    By the way, the artist who did those two drawings you sketched in your sketchbook is James Ryman. You may have already figured that out by now. He does some really cool artwork which can be found here:

    http://www.jamesryman.com/

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    Some filler art for the publication I work for.

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    Neat line works.

    thanks for the telling me about that artist i was so worried to know about him.

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    More from Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy.

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    Some jungle animals.

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    I was leaning more towards a cartoon feel for the animals.

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    More Burne Hogarth sketches.

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    Shunya Yamashita studies.

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    Here's an idea for the latest COW along with a sketch of a model from a catalog.

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    hey nice idea for cow;
    about the sketch your lines work was good but due to proportion issues it was off, i have just adjusted roughly the proportions of the elements of the face like eyes are much bigger and the nose and lips were smaller.

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    Thanks Sony. I see what you mean about the facial features being off. It's difficult getting everything in the correct place and the correct size.

    Here's my entry for the Skull Collector COW. I'm not sure what else to do with it and probably won't have much time to work on it anymore, so this is the version I entered.

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    Final version of the cover for NJ Natural Pages. It's not perfect, but overall I'm happy with the outcome.

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    More Hogarth stuff and a couple drawings of my wife, one while she was sleeping and one while she was zoning out watching TV.

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    Some more stuff for my work.

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    My wife and I just had our first baby 8 days ago, so I haven't been on top of drawing every day, but I did manage to get some drawing in. The first is one of Hogarth's heads and some drawings of my boy. The others are watercolor paintings for the baby room based on his bedding. I rarely use watercolors, so there's some experimentation going on here.

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    Congrats on the new Munchkin, and good luck getting some sleep.

    As to your art, you seem to be doing the right thing. Just keep plugging away and posting. Burne Hogarth is a great source, but be aware that he exagerates all of his forms. Everything is very elongated. Don't let him be your only source of figure studies. Look at real people and photos too. And use other books. And if you pick up his anatomy book take his advice (and mine) to get at least one other artistic anatomy book that includes the skeleton.

    "Stickin feathers up yer butt does not make you a chicken!" -Tyler Durden

    Come by Sendak's Playground to check out some of my sketches!
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    Hey congratulations for the baby!
    Your work looks very good, by the way, amazing idea for the concept (the skull stuff). Your Hoggart studies look great. A good exercise for doing heads is to practice front, profile, and 3/4 (just one side will do, as faces are symetrical). Then you put the point of view below the subject, and make again front, profile, and 3/4 (I find this 3/4 to be the most difficult). Then, of course you make the same placing the point of view above the subject. After that you will be able to do right any possible head, the only thing that will change are the features and the expression.
    You may try it if you have the time, it's really good.
    Hope it helps.
    Cheers!

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    sony: Thanks!

    Sendak: Thanks for the encouragement. I've read that before about Hogarth. I just got a couple of Bridgman's books and have started working from those too.

    Thanks lennon! That sounds like a good exercise. I'll have to try that soon.

    Following are some sketches of my son, some Bridgman studies and some sketches of a wooden and metal model I made based on Bridgman's specifications for a model of the head chest and pelvis.

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    Lots of great stuff, ill be checkin in on ya! !

    keep it up!

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    dude awesome skull hermit crab !! I like these hogarth and bridgeman studies - keep at em dude :] and gratz on the kid

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    I loove that hermit crab
    I admit it's a little distracting
    just how the skull and crab interact.
    but it kinda makes you have to give it a second look.
    and after all, isnt that the goal?

    Witness the contents of mind, the visions and sounds, the thoughts, as clouds passing through the vast expanse - the sky-like nature of mind. The rootedness of Being is in emptiness, clarity and awareness: unborn, unspoilt, stainlessly pure. ~Alex Grey
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    Thanks sjuskadur, Soul Karl and Twitch. I had fun working on the skull crab creature.

    Here are some more Bridgman sketches and some ideas for the Medusa CHOW.

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    I've been working on CHOW 100 this past week, and it has been a humbling experience. Working on a project like this gives me a great deal of respect for all the amazing artists on here who make it look so easy. Now I'm excited to get back to working on the basics!

    Here are some Medusa sketches and my final for CHOW 100.

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    Here are some ideas for the EOW: The Arena and some sketches I did while riding my bike around town.

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    Good job on the Hogarth and Bridgman studies. Liked your idea for the skull collector COW, but I think you could have polished up your entry a bit. Congrats on the new baby... the watercolor paintings will look great in his room.

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    nice work here, I'd like to see how the work evolves. I've been doing some of the same Hogarth anatomy stuff - it's interesting to see how other people draw the stuff

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