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    Desireing to improve (Need crit)

    A sketch based on the pictures in "anatomy for fantasy artists" by Glenn Fabry.
    picture used is shown at bottom left. Any constructive criticism is welcome. Basically ready to be slaughtered. More will come!:

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    Second pic for sketch thread

    From the same sourse as the previous pic (anatomy for fantasy artists). Please leave contsructive critisism.

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    First sketch club drawing

    My first sketch club drawing, and first live model. Please leave constructive Critisism. Thanks for viewing.

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    That first drawing is looking nice but the legs have very little definition to them. The second one looks very flat. You need more practice drawing and shading basic forms (cubes, cylinders, boxes)in perspective from diffrent angles. Once you have this down try breaking the figure down in these simple volumes and watch carefully how they fit one into the other. Remember that the figure is 3dimensional so each part need to clearly occupy it's own space. Also when drawing heads/faces, note that the eyes are in the center of the head. Keep up the hard work!

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    I agree with fantasyartist, you need to push your values more. It's good that you are trying anatomy studies, it's the way to go, just make sure you also parctice pure value. As of right now you have mainly one or two values in your work, three is usualy considered the acceptable minimum, but the more the better. However, the only way to get better is to keep on drawing and keep on posting 'em here. (ok, you don't need to post them here to get better, but...)

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    need help with hands

    My latest piece. From the same book mentioned before. I really need help with hands, any tips would be appreciated. Thanks for looking. Hope to upload more soon. I will be studying hands so more than likely you will see some hands next.

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    Well, I can't really give you any tips on what books to look at, I never got around to finding any for myself. However, just remember the basic shapes that go into a hand. For instance, I generally think of the palm and back as a rectangle or square, and the fingers are just cylinders. Another smart option would be to study the bone structure, then use that knowledge to break it down into a simple line skeleton. Lastly, just keep drawing them, pick out places that you have trouble with and focus on them. Don't know if that helps, but I tried!

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    Messing with shading

    Just me messing with multiple tone values. People kept saying I should study this so I did. The hands will be coming soon.
    Thanks for you time.

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    Great mate you obviously prepared to do some studies which is a good start i would suggest to learn about 1,2 and 3 point perspective and draw a bunch of boxes correctly and try and do like 5 mins at least before you go off and sketch anything else and keep doing that untill you are able to sketch a box in any rotation you want, i can telll from your drawings you need to learn and understand how create form on a 2d piece of paper and box is the best place to start.. keep it up!! also get your self an anatomy book and start learning the skeleton its really easy to tell an artist who doesn't understand the structure of what they are drawing and it makes everything so much easier once you know it.good luck

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    25 march (tuseday sketch club meeting)

    Hi, it's that time of the week, the time where I post todays sketch club drawing. I ran out of time on the clothing and i think the shading on the face could have been better. To be honest I dont think the hair went well either but it was an improvment on last weeks sketch. Any advice on technique or general improvments are always read and very much aprechated. thanks for the time.

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    very nice drawings, the only thing missing is more depth so i would recommend practicing a lot what Fantasyartist said.
    there´s also this book (Basic Figure Drawing) from Vilppu wich is every good to understand the volumes and how to construct the human figure, get it and do every exercise you see there, it has helped me a lot, and i´m not even finished with the whole book.
    keep up the good work.

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    Hey, I just stumbled upon your sketchbook. Comparing the first post to the last post.. I definitely see improvement. Don't concern yourself so much with the shading and making the hair look real at this point. Just looking at the two Sketch Group portraits you did, it seems like you paid alot more attention to what you were seeing as far as the relationships & space between different parts of the face. The way we think things should be vs. how they appear is so different and as you continue with your drawing this will become more and more evident. One big thing that stood out for me was the placement of the eyes, portrait #2 was 10000x better. Just focus on your proportions.. No one's going to care if you render hair and skin with photo-quality if things are in the wrong place. Keep working, it looks like you're making great progress!

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    Self Portrait

    Well heres an attempt at drawing myself. Ugly I know but still if you could hold your lunch down just long enough to leave some constructive critisism I would be greatful. Note this is also in the self portrait section. Thanks for the time

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    27th March

    Had some spare time so I drew alot.The first 1 is of an alien (I was just mucking about not realy basing it on anything) second is of a statue I have

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    hands Up

    Yes I have finaly done what I said I would do last week. Finaly made a decent attempt at hand. Please tell me how to improve other than use your hand for reference as this is based on my hand. Thanks for the crit and I will post more soon.

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    Back O' my hand

    Incase you have not guessed this is my second hand drawing. Please crit. Thanks for the time

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    hey I think it very good just add more tone
    like ur messing with shading
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    Bad news/ Good news

    First the bad news. Due to reasons out of my control I was not able to go to my sketch club yesturday and was not able to get much drawing done.
    Good news, today I got off my sorry ass and did some drawing (although I did not feel like drawing). Anyway without further adue my latest mess about with shading.

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    Hey man cool stuff, but something I noticed on the 2nd hand drawing, is that the thumb looks alot like a Big Toe.
    Ive stared at it for a little while now and cant exactly pin point why though, and its totally possible its just me that thinks so, but id look at the position of the nail. Its whats causing this I think.
    Keep it alive man, cool stuff.

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    I feel like you'd have some real fun with something dark, messy and heavy (medium wise).

    Some reall rough charcol... or something.

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    sketch group

    Yesturday I was a little distracted so various parts were off. I still want the critique so feel free to slaughter. Thanks for your time.

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    22 april 08 sketch group

    First off sorry for the break (feeling ill combine with very busy). Secondly i really need crit for this one as I want to improve on this. If you would be so kind as to slaughter my work I would be very greatful. The picture is of a model in my sketch group. well hope to upload more stuff soon. Later.

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    sketch club colour

    Well I decided to colour the previous sketch in photoshop

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    Nice colour work on the last on. Good to see all the studies - keep at em the more U do the more U will improve. Try look for some loomis and bridgeman books for hands and anatomy. Your own hand is a great model - just do it from all angles and try differant poses. Try copy hands from the master painters too - there anatomy was usually spot on.
    Then lastly pay attention to your light source - define it in the beginning and stick with it. Will help to give form and shape to your drawings.

    Hope too see more stuff soon!

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    thanks for the reply, i love these pictures, especially the... 4th one, it looks like an orc and plus that face is really distinguishable. i like it but im still workin on my critisism skills lol.

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    Been a while

    Sorry for not posting for what seems like an etternity. Been ill and it has been a struggle to draw. Anyway I have a new art dump so with out further to do here we go. Second to last is yoda from starwars and the last piece is for DSG (the cyclops uniped). Thanks for your time and sorry for the poor quality of my sketches. I will be working on my technique. See you next dump.

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    Nice stuff. As you scroll down, it seems your drawings get better and better. While mine just SUCK. Oh well.

    I really am a noob. I just started about yesterday!
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    1 hour, no more

    well I finaly finished my assignments so i had some time to draw but guess what? I got challenged to use different media so and got set some rules (like time limits). most of the work was done in chalk and/or charcoal and the longest i spent on any piece was 2 hours (for the sketch and the white jugs) most of the time I just had 10 - 20 mins. before any one asks no I will not be finishing them these were just my pic of my best practices of the time i worked. As usual all crit is welcome but please keep in mind that on average I had a time limit of a few mins and most of the media I have never used this way. thanks for your time.
    p.s. the 1 Charcoal pic has slight nudity

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    looks like you had fun with that charcoal, your studies are defiantly improving.
    try to hold your hand in various positions when studying it, put some drama into your gestures and the end result will be more interesting to look at.

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    See that you've attempted various mediums, i wish i have the level of interest and motivation like you do. you should try drawing figures in basic forms for a change. firstly, it doesn't pressurise you into wanting to achieve a 'prefect' sketch and secondly, it trains you to draw fast and visualise better...but try to do that with references instead of pulling them out of your imagination...keep it up man!

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