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    Hybrid_75:Ta mate i love playing with silhouettes and your probably right that i loss sight of them, i think its because i still jump into little details way to earlier thanks for the reminder, the ball is just a that a ball that i wanted to try out some textures on i was thinking about the movie aliens and and just general bumpy skin as i was doing it.

    phix:Cheers mate, a bit of practice doing value scales like 0 - 9 with what ever medium you mainly use just make sure you spend enough time on them so you know if you apply a certain amount of pressure you will get value X and that your able to recognize it. im still working on it but im glad some results are starting to show up.

    fantasyartist:Yea not sure what the hell is going wrong with my faces lately every time i think i got a solid base worked out that i can build from i leave it go onto another subject and when i comeback its all gone to crap oh well usually i get better understanding out of the cycle eventually.. err I am rambling, thanks for stopping by mate.

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    you've got a lot of neat ideas here. keep fleshing them out. i'd like to see some completed vehicles/planes/etc...

    keep going!!!

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    I like those last mini thumbs. You still seem to go easy on the contrast in some of them. What pencil are you using? Maybe you want to try a wax based pencil which allows to get blacks more easily. The neck/shoulder area seems to give you trouble. In the second sketch for example the woman's head sits really weird on her neck and her shoulder area is flat. Be bold with your forms and make them as 3d as you can. Again, don't be impatience (I have to repeat this a lot to myself too). You got the knowledge in your head, but you just rush your drawings too much and don't give it time to come out. Try doing less sketches and focus more on one or two sketches and make them as good as you can. Keep an anatomy book on your side in case you get a black out. Don't forget to study other subjects too like sword, armory and costumes so that you have more to put in your sketches. Keep it up mate!

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    Your stuff is lookin great aussie. I gotta study up on costuming in general, I am pretty lost when it comes to that. I like all the thumbnails, I gotta do that more too. one question though, where are the hell are the tentacles?

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    Peetaer: ta mate, trust me i am working on it but i am doing learning complete construction so it will take a little while before there up to scratch but once i can get one done properly i can create thousands... SWEET!!.

    fantasyartist:thanks man, your post really pushed me too concentrate allot more today then I usually would of, hopefully it shows in the following scans, I am using a black prismacolor verithin i have gone through like 40 of them in the last 4 months i am trying to stick to one medium so its one less thing to worry about when sketching but you are right it doesn't go very dark easily i intend to get myself a big stash of prismacolor non verithin black pencil to use with my current pencil of choice as i am told it is allot softer and produces darker tones far quicker, so i think i once i get them the 2 pencils will make a good team just have to put up with the verithin it own for the moment. cheers mate.

    Hybrid_75:Heh ta mate, you drawing enough tentacles for the whole of concept art but i must admit i am felling a bit inclined make sexy tentacled lady after seeing all your work.



    Okay today I started off doing some thumbnail shilhoutes which i am absolutee piss poor at would love some suggestions on how to improve all i can thin of is try and use intresting shapes and asymety but it doesnt work out i assume because this was like only my third attempt at it is why its still so crap but i feel like i missing some important graphic design knowledge that other student are getting from somewhere.

    Anyway I also spent an hour doing a study of another artist's baroque master copy and felt like it was turning out pretty good, i think i am starting to understand this pushing of the contrast all you guys keep telling me, then a couple of other sketches concentrating on forceful shape. so all in all i think i was fairly productive today, hopefully i can keep it up over the weekend.
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    O yea a guy off this forum asked me to do some concept characters for a game he is developing so why the hell not, anythings worth a shot if it makes me more focused, so stay tuned for something a bit different.

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    Great improvement on those last scans!! Remember to focus on the volumes in all parts of the drawing. You seem to start nicely but then you flatten out some areas like the feet. Focus on the gesture, proportion and structure first using simple volumes. Think of the body as a mechanism. The bones don't deform and most of the joints are fixed in their place. If you focus on this framework first I think it will help you out of the problem of getting weird deformations. Once you have a nice foundation you can go crazy with the details. Keep it up mate!

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    thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. good luck with the complete construction learning!!!

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    Designing characters is not easy!!! and as usual they only way to figure it out is to do it so here is kinda were i am up to and my lack of knowledge of clothes and accessories kind of killed me when it was time to start assigning values to internal shapes of the silhouette. pretty much all i did today other then a bunch of reading on graphic design .

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    Yeah thats what I find difficult too. I was reading Loomis and he said draw from fashion magazines which is what I'm gonna do I think. finding something with mens and womens stuff could be difficult, I'm gonna give it a go. Just for the visual info kinda deal.

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    First offf thanks for stopping by my SB. You dedication to improving yourself is pretty good. Just keep working at it and stay loose to avoid udder frustration. Your post 276 has some excellent progress IMO.

    What kind of paper do you draw on typically and using what kind of pencil? Your shading/ value studies moving along quite well. IMO it seems you tend to lose sight of it mid way while drawing. My advice would be to keep actively thinking about it while drawing...if that get you frustrated that means your doing it right. Soon it will be 2nd nature with all that practice. A way that got me more value aware was doing a master study in b&w.

    Keep it up! I want moar!

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    Hybrid_75:Yup i think some outside sniper sketching my help too.


    Kaffinated: Hey dude thanks for popping in, i am just using regular old printer paper its nice and smooth but way too thin so i cant erase or press too hard with pencil or i add a nice hole effect and if you read my last post i mention what pencil i use there.
    Thanks for the advice ill give the master copy a shot too.




    so so effort today, not very productive one sketch referenced im sure you can tell which one. o and posemaniacs is my new best friend i spent 2 hours on weekend doing 60 secs poses with pages and pages of glorious shitty results , but it really forces you to draw different perspectives and poses that you normally wouldn't, so every chance i get at home ill try and do an hour or so, ill post some results once they start looking like something.

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    Hey man I can see great improvement in those last sketches! You're finally starting to be bolder with your darks and the hands and feet are starting to get their deserved volume. Just put more effort in your proportions and you may want to take a second look at how the neck attaches to the head. When you have a pose in mind make sure you rough out the entire pose first. Put more effort into the gesture since it's the most important part. You have to become the character and feel the entire pose and then slowly build up your details. Keep on it!

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    fantasyartist: Thank you sir =), i think the hands and feet will require an in depth study session again as well as the neck proportions, every night i think i am realizing that the more effort i put in especially at the beginning the more i gain as a result so hopefully i am on a nice progression putting more and more effort in every night until my Brian explodes awesome!!!. cheers for you input as always.


    one referenced sketch and the rest are doodles, I gotz life drawing when i wake up cool.

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    man that last thing is cool, you should paint it up.

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    I agree with hybrid you should work more on that last one. Put more thought on the rear part though.

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    fantasyartist / Hybrid_75 : Really it was just a 10 min doodle, i didn't even setup the perspective, hell i don't even know what it is, I was just putting shapes together ....


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    great pencil sketches, keep working on it, you are improving

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    Brun: ta mate always good to hear.


    Bit tired tonight didn't have much luck other then the head i think im getting a hang of using draw through perspective for anything symmetrical.

    I want too start drawing some architecture as i am going to japan in 5 weeks and am planning on doing lots of sketches all of the joint.

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    Hey, Some nice work here, that last life drawing is sweet. Your line work and shading is really getting sharp and clean. nice job on the clothing (pants) on that one a few posts back.

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    JCH: ta mate , giving up on the life drawing or just skipping for a week?

    EEk been massively distracted and lazy the last 4 -5 days, hopefully i can get back into a study routine but its all going to get interrupted soon as i studying Japanese more and more every week so i can speak by the time i get there.
    Anyway i had a go at design a helmet tonight and her it is so far all borrowed elements but i have to learn the old stuff before i start creating new stuff.

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    cool helmets dude, you should do up a samurai one, one of those monster face helmets, they're awesome. It will be interesting to see your sketches of japan, looks like a steel and concrete jungle.

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    Great job on that helmet. You seem to be rushing your lines again. Don't forget to calm down and take your time. Good drawing takes time and patience!

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    We need to see the Japan sketches!
    Bargue copies? Can't go wrong with those!
    Love the thumbs you generated,dude.
    Some studies with proportion might be useful

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    Hi everyone/anyone its been about 3- 4 months since i last used this sketch book and i have not done very much art related stuff in that time period but its time to get the ball rolling again and what better way then by post 40 sketches that i did over the last couple of weeks. And GOOD NEWS it looks like i might finally be able to go study in a America for a year i just have to figure out where and what any suggestions would be great so i far i am looking at all the great ateliers .

    Anyway you will probably notice a fair bit of dodge in some of these as i have struggled to get back into the swing of things after such a long break but i have noticed i am a lot less stressed scared even then i used to be when drawing maybe the break took away some of my need to be fantastic in 2 mins that i used to suffer from anyway heres my steamy dump..enjoy.

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    As for the School thing, i have narrowed it down to about 9 so far, just have to find put which will let me in and which i can afford, LAAFA looks really good atm anyone know if i would be good enough to get in their?.


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    A bit annoyed that I can't go too LAAFA but with the current money exchange rates it is just too expensive, anyway I will just have to work harder too make up for it at what ever other school i end up attending.

    sketches from last couple of nights. Oh and i am going to head off to a life drawing class shortly as i haven't been to one for a very long time.

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    Good to see you're back at it. hope your trio was good n all. I havn't done much drawing lately, coming to the time where I need to finish my 3d reel and it's killin me trying to get things finished. well good stuff dude, exciting for you to be looking at art schools.
    well good to see that you're back.

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    Hybrid_75: Hey mate really good to hear from you again, i am going to pop over into your sketchbook in the morning when i get back from work and see what you have been up too, 3d reel aye.. applying for a job??


    One of today Life Drawings, very rusty especially trying to draw on my knee.

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