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    Cshinn's Sketchpad

    I'll be updating as soon as I can. I also do a daily update on Blogger, but I think this is more for not only studies, but more indepth ideas or revisited ones or at least WIP-WIP's.

    Here are some to start with. Enjoy the look and helpful advice will be great. I will also post a bit about the pic whether or not I'm satisfied and will go on to the next step, or most likely, what I'm not happy with.

    Thanks!
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    I am quite pleased that I can draw decently when tired.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    Sometimes I like to see how my studies combine together. So far I'm pleased with the progress...
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    pretty good !
    i like the simple lines , unlike mine where i go over the same line like 5 times XD.
    the style is great to and the variety in facial expressions and features.

    The only thing i can so right now is work on more realistic faces just for studying.
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    Thanks! I tried to thank you on the posts, but it didn't work

    Anyways, give it time. I read your sketchbook and you're only 14. That's good that you've been able to implement what you have so far. Just do a lot of reference and keep drawing. It WILL come together and you will be more confident in your strokes to get what you want.

    One person suggested to me you work on one body part at a time, drawing different ones over and over and to REALLY SEE how things FIT together. Don't go for quantity, or else you will be mechanically pushing for a number. However, just go until you are done with it that day.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    Oh man, I've been either fighting flu this week or some unexplainable fatigue. However, I've put stuff together that I think looks nice, or at least seems like it's coming together. I've been experimenting with cartoony stuff to kind of take the anatomy and simplify it.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    Sketching body parts and doing figures to see if my work paid off....
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    yea you really are improving =) i'm enjoying some of the subtle line work around the mouth area it seems like thats your strongest area. another strength of yours is being able to feel confident putting line down, your very conservative and clean. I'd like to see some anatomy studies from you: gesture drawings, face, hands etc your work is very appealing and stylish now push it to the next level =)
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    Hey brotha time for some constructive healthy crit/grit, I mean I say it like this cause I would expect any serious artist to want to improve.. and they do that by getting feed back by other artist and constantly keeping an eye out on their own mistakes.. Be observant my friend. and so, here we go....



    Check it, You need to work on Anatomy and facial features. I suggest drawing from life and taking up a local life drawing class. There is a vast library of people and objects to draw from any where, weather the source be Internet, books, airport, public parks, other professional artists/masters that are already kicking some arse. Point being you can learn from everything around you and in front of you. An artist can be said to be extremly visual and observant, they learn by fellow artists and by simply doing. The good artist do not just draw in one style...they observe many styles and by doing so they create their own style...this is what makes an artist IMO. Not by mimicking a style.


    Get out the books amigo and get err done. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck. Know that their is no short cut to success especially when it comes to being a great artist. Keep it up and stick with it and you will earn yourself plenty of skill sets to do what you want.
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    Hey I know what you mean. I took my flatbook to the GDC and had experts rip it apart. It's good to have that done But lately, I've been slogging not necessarily by lack of desire, but by just a bit of health issues.

    Basically, I'm suprised at how seasonal allergies mess me up here, and even though I take medication, I still feel pretty crappy. I range from headaches all over the head to dizziness to face pain. I'm going ultra marine here, and working through it and toughing it out, but there are times I just feel so terrible physically I need to not work that day. I hate missing drawing because I hate missing out on learning. Seems like there is all in the world to draw and it's honestly pissing me off, cuz I like learning.

    Any suggestions? I've tried pescription meds, massage, over-the-counter, and herbalists, etc. Got any other ideas? I guess I could go to the specialist but I haven't gotten any luck with docs. I wonder if you have an idea of home remedies, anyone.

    I thought it may sound stupid, but I've been finding more and more people getting incapacitated by this crap, and it's not a simple thing of popping a couple of pills to stop it.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    Shinn,

    I would suggest not concentrating on drawing "parts." This is what we begin to do as children, and it messes up our ability to see the "whole picture" when drawing.

    Try to get a feel for the overall figure, or subject, or whatever you are drawing and put in details later. Worrying about the way a mouth looks is like worrying about putting dabs of icing around the edges of an unfinished cake. You can always look at reference when adding details to your finished drawings--but by learning mouths before you learn heads, you're putting the cart before the horse.

    The head does deserve separate attention from the body, but you should always think about it as it relates to the body.

    Try to capture the whole figure first, and fill in the details later.

    Just a suggestion to get you started. Good luck.
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    This is what I generally do, I draw a thumbnail gesture on the left hand, and then draw the whole figure. I don't work out all the details first, but let them happen as I draw them to a bigger scale. The thumbnail helps me throw the lines down before I do it big, sort of a blueprint. That's cut down on the amount of going off the page for a drawing that's too big.
    "I like doing stuff that interests me. What is it? Just anything that is new and different to old and traditional. There has to be an interesting aspect to things, but not same old run of the mill. There, I've told you everything, and it denotes nothing. Basically, give it a try. Give it a go. At least once. You know you want to. "

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    Wonderful update, the line quality is clean and you really did improve on placement and putting a full body on paper. i like the anatomy of the hand and her arm. Her proportions as a whole is very spot on. some nit picks on anatomy stuff with her hips but that kind of improvement comes in due time. as for considering balance, to find out if the character has balance or not you draw a straight vertical line from the middle of her clavicle to the ground. If the line hits the heel of her weight baring foot than she is balanced.
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