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    Sketchbook of a Fledgling Artist

    Hi. I've been lurking around here for a week or so, gathering the courage to actually post...

    I started drawing when I was a kid, but all formal training ended years and years ago. I never kept it up, and whenever I did get the craving to draw again, it would be just me drawing from anime related material by eye. I just drew what i saw.

    Now I want to get into it again, but this time seriously. I have a long way to go, so I figured it would be best to start motivating myself by posting this sketchbook and try to practice by posting something daily. I know absolutely nothing about specific drawing techniques, so any advices is very much welcome. Heck, if anyone wished to mentor me would be awesome! ^_^

    Okay, enough rambling. Here's some old art. I'll post some new stuff once I get around to scanning the doodles I've done lately.

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    Female Nudity!! GASP XD

    Here's some doodles and my first attempts at practicing anatomy :p

    My scanner makes these ugly blotches on my scans for some reason...
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    Just keep at it and ENJOY it - otherwise you'll just quit again.

    If you get into a slump, try something new, photography, sculpture, anything, just keep the creative juices flowing.

    Now, do some sketching and post your latest pics.
    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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    Art Dump FROM HELLLL!!

    Talk about getting back on the horse. Here's the crappy sketches I've been doing on and off, most of them were done months ago. But now I think I've really committed myself to drawing again.

    The first few two were copied from Clamp art books. The rest is just sketches that probably won't be finished. The last is probably the worse, random doodles. But I guess it's better than nothing XD.
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    Have a look for the free Andrew Loomis pdfs that are around. He has some great ideas about underlying structure etc.

    Plus, use more reference. Life or photos. Even manga style can benefit from this.
    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 for the advice. I got the pdfs, but haven't had the chance to look through them yet. I'm gonna try to do more reference drawings, but till I can scan what I got in my sketchbook, here's some digital sketch crap XD.

    I still have trouble with the torso, even with a reference. But maybe I need to pay more attention.
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    you've got a good start here with the anatomy study. keep going with it, try to draw more accurately with each drawing. Try drawing in pen so you can't erase, and keep drawing from life. If you feel like doodling... pick something in the room and draw it, focusing on form, light/shadow, finding planes and defining positions in space. keep it up, and good luck. welcome to CA

    also, for torso check out Burne Hogarth's torso construction technique. he builds the figure starting with the torso.
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    I feel like I so should have more to show for this week XP. But this week I'm gonna start some serious studying damnit! I added some gesture drawings, I'm not sure if Im actually doing them correctly though XD.
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    Note to self: Draw more.
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    No excuses. *recommits*
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    Congrats for climbing back on the horse! Keep an eye on proportions, and keep creepin' forward...
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    Go find something flat, and scribble on it. People have been doing that for tens of thousands of years, and it's mostly been ok.
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    Cool stuff dude. i recomend getting an anatomy book like bridgeman or loomis
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