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    the broken mirror // AUG9 [+MUCH]

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    My name's David, and I'm 16years old! I've narrowed my interests for college down to art and music, good enough for now.

    I'll update this thread any day that I've been busy drawing.
    Critiques would be lovely : Be as rough as you can, that's the way I like it.




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    be forewarned, I am currently inebriated. that said: It's great you're putting in effort at a young age. I'm not sure what's in Drawing on the Right Side, but you should spend time doing anatomy studies, drawing the skeleton and then placing muscles on top of that framework. It would greatly benefit your portraits. RIght now you're kind of drawing symbols of the facial features and putting them on a rather shaky foundation. If you knew the basics of the skull's construction and the layout of the facial muscles, it would be a lot easier to draw a convincing face. Andrew Loomis' books are great for simple head construction. Check out Bridgman too.

    also, I like this guy's method of construction. http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/ http://bp1.blogger.com/_pbZw476tEsE/...value_page.jpg
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    Lol~ inebriated as in wasted? any comment is a good comment!
    I'll definitely look into anatomy studies, thanks for making me aware.
    Andrew Loomus is on my checklist now. I'll check out a book from the library if I can.
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    Your stuff isn't bad man. It's certainly better than the "top" artists at my high school. I am 15 as well. Check out the friend links at the bottom of my sig. All but Mista Delish are 16 or under. There's actually a lot of young and talented people on this site. Most of us sort of connect together well.
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    Hey there nice stuff .
    Another young artist am 13 lawl so same age kind of thing.
    Theres already some improvment from the first portrait to the last very good you seemed to really understand it after the 5th portrait.
    Keep it up and keep posting would love to see more
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    It's nice to know that the younger artists form a connection. It'll be nice to have some artists at my same level to collab. with! I'll check out the sketchbooks in your sig.

    Thanks for your comments Jake and nebo.

    EDIT// How do I change the little picture to the left of the topic title? I definitely don't want that self portrait as my avatar.
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    God I could have never drawn people like that at 15... I still can't. Hahaha.

    Get a grip on what tools do the job best. Try some more detailed, smaller, precise drawings if you're going to use pencil. Right now you have these HUUUGE free flowing scrawlings across the page!

    Move away from bloody pencils is all I say. Bloody horrible things, they are.

    Try your hand at some bulky, messy materials. Right now you're being very "scribbly" with a precise drawing tool. That's no good! You need something which will work with your scribbly lines by being uncontrollable and less specific.

    People telling you to draw more anatomy is all very well, but I didn't get to try life drawing in education till I was 17. That said, observe and draw how things move. Maybe focus on your hands or something, as you're drawing..? It would be a start. Hands are great because you can see everything going to work under them. All the bones, tendons and the skin over the top.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I totally agree, after all of what you said.
    I LOVE watercolor and acrylics, so Ill start to add a little more life to my drawings.

    I can never give up my delicious smelling wooden pencil though
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    Did you work out how to change the avatar for your sketchbook...? I can't find details on how to anywhere.
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    Nope. A minute ago I just went through and added a picture, then re-uploaded all of my drawings so they'd come after it. It didn't work though.

    I'll just wait until I have more sketches, so I can edit out the first post.
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    awesome uve decided "work really hard in art for a really super long time."
    I can only encourrage it
    drawn alot from real life, make studys, download anatomy books,..
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    Ya know, I've been told to get anatomy books and to do studies by so many people, so I'll just have to start doing them alongside my regular drawings.
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    Hi there, nice to hear you want to dedicate so much energy into doing art. I think to start working with anatomy its very good to get a hold of the "structure of man DVD" its really simplifies anatomy and makes it fun to learn. it best thing to do ist work in parallel with the anatomy books also, youll learn tons.
    just never give up and you´ll get where you want to.
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