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    sfa's sketchbook

    Hi, I'm Sherwin. New studies and pieces are in the later pages. Thanks for visiting my sketchbook.
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    Anyway, here are some figure drawings to start. All short poses up to 15 minutes long. Things are finally starting to click. I may not be getting better but I'm certainly getting faster.

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    Not bad! It's a nice start to a new sketchbook.

    I love those figures!

    I'll be a hypocrite for saying this, but draw whenever you have the chance.

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    I'm taking my first steps into oil painting too, starting off with value only studies. They're pretty bad, I know. Go ahead and laugh. It's OK, cause I'm grinning right along with you! I hope to someday produce an oil painting that looks like an actual person. Getting closer!

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    Some charcoal renderings I did over at LAAFA for their head drawing class.

    The last head was finessed by my teacher, Rick Morris. I got most of the lay-in and shading done but as you can see the devil is in the details. Woah. He's a fantastic artist and instructor. Learning a ton from him.

    That's it for now. I'll try to update this thing weekly.

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    You got some very good drawings there. You are very good at drawing the figure. Very good at the different portraits. Honestly I wish i could draw people like that.

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    Hi there! You got some nice stuff in there man , it recalls me a little Kchen's style , at figure drawing I mean. I like a lot the domain you have on forms, it's really impressive, 4 stars from me, I'll be cheking ya

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    drd - Thanks, I try my best to fit in time to draw whenever I possibly can.
    Icedearth15876 - Thank you. Keep drawing, it's a skill that can be learned and improved with constant practice. Anyone can do this.
    Suira - Thanks. Funny that you mention that. I learned under a former student of Kevin's last semester and actually am learning from Mr. Chen himself at the moment. Amazing instructor. I hope I'm putting his teachings to good use.

    Here are some figure drawings, an oil painting, and a head drawing I made this week. All from life. Thanks for looking.

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    hey really really nice art! i love your study of light. ur work on proportions is also neat. it will help me alot too.

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    kasblue - Thanks! Glad I could help in some way.

    Another week, another art dump. Painting's getting easier. I'm going to try color soon so I can stay interested and continue to be challenged, although I have enough trouble with value as it is.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Great figure work - I especially like those quicker shorter poses. On some of them, they seem just a hair too short in the legs - from the waist down I want to stretch just a couple of them to make them longer visually.

    Is your instructor having you guys shoot for an eight-head-high ideal when you do your figure work? Just curious...keep up the good work!
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    madhatter106 - Thanks for the crit. I'll keep that in mind. Yeah, my instructors want us to shoot for the eight-head ideal, although for longer poses we're encouraged to adjust for what we actually see we since we have the time to do so.

    I said I was going to try color and here it is. I used the Zorn palette to start things off with. It was quite challenging to work with both color temperature and values but also very fun. I don't think I'll be going back to a monochromatic palette any time soon. I received a ton of help and direction with this one from Charles Hu (hufigure).

    Also, here's another long pose head drawing. There's something off about it. I feel like her right eye is placed a bit too high and that's throwing off the proportions of the rest of the face. Hm. I'll post this drawing anyway to remind myself to look for flubs like that later.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Looking good! Keep posting!

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    You're right about the eye on that portrait; other than that, It's not bad. Try getting the shapes down perfectly before shading them in, it saves you grief in the long-run.

    Still love those figure-studies, especially the quicker-looking ones. Great energy.

    Keep chugging!

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    Eurayo - Thanks, will do!
    drd - Thanks for the feedback. I was trying to nail the proportions for about an hour and a half (and her head kept shrinking with every sitting, haha)! I was running out of time though and wanted to finish it, so I decided to just hope for the best and start laying down values, but of course, as we all know, you can't polish a turd!

    Here are my figure drawings for the week including some that were just 30 seconds long! Holy crap. We had only enough time to lay down a skeleton of the figure before we moved onto the next pose. Both the model and the students had a blast though.

    Going to try to do more quick head studies from here on out. Haven't done these in a while and boy it shows.

    Thanks for looking!

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