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    Menno's doodles. Updated just now

    Hello, my name is Menno and I'm an alcoh...er, forum lurker. I love to draw, but lately university has been kicking my ass and I haven't had any time to make with the penciling. So I figured one of these sketchbook threads might force me to do so more often.

    Problem is, I have no scanner here. Yes. I'm a poor student. So I am left with no choice but to do wacom only stuff. And I'm not all that good with it. I'm one of those people that really need to look at where they're drawing. But I suppose that adds an extra challenge and might make me a better artist in the end. Anyhow, I hope you guys like my stuff.

    Yes, I do get (slightly) better later on.


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    First try at digital drawing... again. Kind of experimenting with brush sizes for this one.
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    your stuff is nice. you look like you know faces. post more
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    Nice 3/4 view faces. Now post more.
    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

    www.sevans.co.nz , for more images and to kill time.
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    Thanks guys, I'll try. This time something a little less random:
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    nice use of construction in the figures but it looks like on the last pics these guy had a bit to small, to thin hand (drawing in the perspective shortcuts is hard thing)
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    tsabu: Are you talking about the hand with which he's holding his arm, or the other one?

    Ok, some anatomy studies this time. I kept in the underlying figure construction (as a vague outline), which is something I'm trying to improve. Mine is a mix of the one used by Loomis and the techniques Vilppus uses. I should probably do some silhouette studies too...

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    More anatomy. Every once and a while I get hit by the sheer ammount of things I still need to learn and improve. Blech, it makes me feel ten years old again.

    On a positive note, I found Mentler's threads, which are an awesome anatomy knowledge base. I'm gonna put some of that into my own work, hopefully it will help... I wonder if anyone recognizes my favorite "wizzard" in the bottom right? (hint: Paul Kidby's work is wonderfull indeed)

    As always, any advice and suchthings are very much welcome.

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    nice stuff mate! ur figure drawin' its very accurated...and yeah check the hand over the arm...its kinda smaller than the robotic one....keep it up...this sb looks very interesting so far
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    Dan Valkar: Thanks! I hope I can keep it interesting.

    Hm... you guys might have a point regarding the malformed hand.
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    Ok, so just some boring exercises this time. Things remembered: Having one leg carry most of the figure's weight makes the pose more dynamic. Still, remember to keep the figure balanced around the center of gravity. This is fairly low, so the butt alone is quite a lot of counterweight. Don't use arms as a "crutch" to balance the figure (unless it's vital to the pose). A "ruler" line is a nice way of eyeballing proportions. The pelvis is very important.

    Happy new years everybody.

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    My muck now comes with rendering!

    I wanted a break from sketching, so I decided to get back into rendering/coloring (from reference). For a first try I started with value only, so I went black & white. I probably invested around 3 hours in this piece... and then I got bored with it. As a result, yes, the hand and face suffered. In my defense regarding the face, adding details to small images such as these is difficult.

    As an extra, I've included a few old studies, ranging from 20 minutes to one hour. These were my last attempts at color, from about a year or so ago. Anyway, I hope you like it. Oh, and happy newyears!

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    And ye oldies:

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    Great stuff, I liked the Faces most. Everything is verry good. Want to see more, dude!
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    Thanks man, will do.
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