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    The Notorious White Moth's Lair

    if this works, it's my official first art post
    please let me know what you think--constructive criticism is always welcome
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    Hi, Notorious, it's difficult to give criticism with only one sketch, I would like to see more of your work. You have started and that's important.
    Seeing this one work I would dare to tell you to work on anatomy, it's difficult to understand it as it appear to have two pairs of arms in opposite directions.
    Dont be shy and post more works.
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    I advice you to work on the anatomy.So when you do start with a sketch lines very finely (almost invisible) without using the tire, not until you clear the form and decide that you like then you are the bold lines, but not everywhere. Somewhere put under intense line,somewhere almost not visible and so ...My personal opinion is don't put too dark (black)lines for sketch.
    But you must to know i give this advices only from one your sketch,post more for better advices.
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    Return of the Notorious White Moth

    I know I've been gone for a while, but my previous experience here left me feeling overwhelmed and out of place; here are some recent sketches (within the last week); the model sheet's a first draft, the other two are second drafts. I'd like to see what the community thinks.

    The first is an exercise in foreshortening, one of my biggest weaknesses--her back paw's too high and her crotch is too small; she's supposed to be holding a pair of arming swords, but for now I'm focused on the figure--props can be added later. The second one, her eyes are a little off center and her right hand (her right) is too small, plus I have yet to add her tail. The hands on the second and third leave a lot to be desired, the hands on the first are oversimplified--because drawing hands is another of my biggest weaknesses
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    The Challenge

    I'm trying to understand the advice I come across here so often, "draw from life"--what it means, how it works, how it's supposed to help me. I've already noted that I have difficulty with hands and foreshortening, so in a fit bitterness, frustration, and self-loathing, I've decided to challenge myself to do 100 sketches of my left hand this month--here are 15 through 26. Something else I have difficulty with--how do I do a study of something that doesn't stay still long enough to be studied? Trying to draw one of my mother's two cats, unless they're asleep, I get one--at most two--lines before they move and what I've drawn no longer applies. Then what? This has happened too many times to count.
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    just a quick addendum--how do I fix the thread name? it's supposed to be "White", not "Whit"
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    Hey there, you've got a good start! Your hands are looking ok, but obviously still need some work. My advice would be to buy a few anatomy books (If you haven't already), my favorite book for anatomy is by George B. Bridgman, the name of it is Constructive Anatomy. The book also has a nice section specifically on the subject of hands/wrists. The best advice of all is to just keep doing what your doing, you will see improvement! Keep it up
    "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
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    it's supposed to be a dog--critiques please? (why are muzzles so hard to draw!!)
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    so far you're starting out reall good, i understand what you're saying about your anatomy, personally i would suggest anything by Burne Hogarth, he helped me so much.
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    jpg even though I don't like the auto-aliasing; fixed the muzzle and added a ground line to make sure the legs are the same length, not sure what to do with the ear
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    My high school drawing class taught me that there is a right away to draw from a model: contour drawing. Today, I learned that that is BULLSH*T. Today I discovered gesture drawing. Here's a sketch of my mom's stupid cat. Enjoy ^,,^
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