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    New member here. Hi. -waves-

    I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, but I didn't start to work on anatomy or anything like that until 2007, when I realised that I wasn't making any progress, and that I was stuck using a really bad style that didn't make it any easier for me. So when I heard about this forum, I had to check it out. It's taken a while for me to build up courage to post here, though.

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    Some stick figure sketches made with the aid of Loomis' Figure drawing book.
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    Doodle of a character I'm working on. I'm trying to figure out how to portray a person at different ages (He's supposed to be fourteen or fifteen years old to the left, and around twenty to the right.) and still make it so that people can recognise him.
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    WELCOME TO CA!!

    I read someone on the forum suggested to start learning anatomy first with basic shapes and proportions and gesture, than the skeleton and then the muscles. just one way to do it. i think the important thing is to actually do it somehow ;-) i used lesson videos by riven phoenix when they were for free at alienthink.com.
    i found bridgman very helpful. and also hogarth and bammes. just google the names if you don't know em yet.
    if yu need motivation just go to youtube and look for the vids by digitalbobert, very great.

    and most important: keep up ;-)

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    Great start, Check my signature for AMAZING RESOURCES!!!!

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    Nice start. The proportions of your figures are looking good already. Try to give them more form by pushing the values a little bit. Don't get lazy on parts like the hands and feet ( I still do that from time to time). They need as much if not more care as the other bodyparts. I really like the female character in the last sketch. You may want to add some darker tones to add more interest to the sketch. Be sure to draw more of those basic volumes like you did in your first post. It will really pay off once you start mastering them. Keep it up!
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    Beautiful anatomy studies. You will be great. Later
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    Oh wow, I didnt' expect to see people posting in here so soon. 8D

    Kfeeras: Thank you very much. I've heard about those people and their books, and as soon as I can afford them, I plan to buy them. I'll check out digitalbobert, you made me curious.

    remmy: Oh, thank you for the resources. I really appreciate it, especially those medical anatomy pictures.

    fantasyartist:
    I know I didn't focus on the hands or feet in those first ones. Hands and feet make me nervous, because it's so easy to make them look bad. But I know that I need to work a lot with them, just because of that.
    Use darker tones, got it. =D I got a bit careful with them on those sketches, because I didn't know how many layers of graphite the paper could hold.

    sinusanimus: Thanks for stopping by and taking your time to comment. ^^
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    its good that u have embrassed the basics, they will help u verry much in the end, great stuff

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    I'm starting to think that this paper might not be good to use with pencils. It might be too cheap.

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    My left hand and foot, a mobile pocket and a random eye and nose.

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    Drawn at a bus stop. I still need more practice at drawing people on the move.
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    It's been way too long since I've posted. /= It's about time I started working on sketches now.
    The first two are drawings from life made while waiting for the bus. I still feel too uncomfortable to draw people from the front.

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    Long time and very few sketches and drawings made. D= Must keep my resolution for the new year.
    Some gesture sketches and a character sketch where I tried to focus on making the pose look somewhat relaxed.

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    Keep drawing! Thats great progress you've made! Cheers
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