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    Something leads to something

    Ya know, I think this sketchbook lost its focus for a good while. I think I'm going to start over with a focus on studies, working my way up. Thank you to anyone who has taken a look here, commented, etc.

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    Sketches.

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    You've got some solid studies in here, some look really good. I don't know how much advice I can give, but I would say you should be a little more general. Don't worry about fingernails and wrinkles/creases until you feel like you have the shape nailed. And something I've been doing more recently is using my eraser (I know, gasp, how revolutionary). But I've just decided not to be happy with something until I've put my best into it, even if that means reworking it and "ruining" the drawing. But who really cares anyway? We're not selling these guys. You are doing well though,'just keep it up', as they say.

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    Thanks for the advice Klong. I tried to go a little bit simpler in the sketches below. I found them much harder for some reason and they therefore came out kinda strange. I guess it's something to work on. Ahh well, I'll be gone until Monday so possibly a larger update then. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Great work on the studies mate , an early mistake every artist makes in the begging is concentrating too much on contours, try and think about as well as show in your drawings the 3d volumes ie.. boxes/spheres/cylinders of the the form you are drawing otherwise your not learning anything other then how to copy lines that don't even really exist , if you do this you will learn allot faster i wish i started drawing with volumes allot sooner then i did. keep up the effort cya.

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    Sketch from trip!

    Thanks for comments.

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    Some studies.

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    Some perspective and stuff.

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    Haha, I like your funky chickenz.

    I would suggest working more with hands and the shading.
    I noticed in your first section, there were parts in which the shading made
    the fingers look out of place.

    But I do see some good stuff, keep at it!

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    Some stuff from today.

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    good study works, man.

    I think you could try being less hard with the pencil especially when it comes to the line work, like just sketch very lightly in some areas and let it gently fade into the more aggressive line work, you know just keep a nice balance, make it all kind of sink one another, like these two lighter lines and harder lines belong together in one equation.

    I dig the chicken! :p

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    Hey man,

    you're looking promising so far.
    My advice if you decide to take it, is to put more contrast in your drawings as in making the shaded side just that little bit harder, like you did on the face of the woman.

    Otherwise, no complaints
    Just keep at it, be patient and soon you'll be able to disect any figure

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    Hello,

    It's been a while, but I'm still going.

    Feedback welcome as alway.



    Many large 18x24" things. Bigger than I've done before. Self portraits. Pos/neg stuff. Perspective. Un-perspective. Attempt at a comic. :o The works.....

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    Thats nice hands! Thanks for commenting in my sketchbook. You should put a link to your sketchbook in your signature. Keep up the good work man.

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    Awesome stuff, eek. I'd like you to do some color contrast practice sometime.

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    Let's see if I can do better with this.

    Thanks to anyone who's replied, sorry for being an ass and not responding.

    Just a few things from recently to get caught up.

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    A couple moar. Made a sweet avater out of one.

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    Went to the museum yesterday...drew some things.

    I need much practice!

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    I like the hand.

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    Nice start and maybe if you haven't already pick up some books on drawing figures ETC. Library's usually have a nice collection - collecting dust, or just google some .pdfs here's a quick link to a buncha downloads, maybe try some out and get some guidance if it doesn't suit maybe look into life drawng classes around your area or just keep on keepin on and have fun. http://www.pdf-search-engine.com/and...omis--pdf.html

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    Izer: Thanks for stopping by! I actually do take a figure drawing course. I just need much practice! I will look into more books and things however. I also need to do a good bit of studying. There's a lot to do.

    Study of michelangelo. Need more anatomy! Colored pencil test. 2 DSGs...

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    i get the feeling the banana and two apples werent placed like that by accident lol. anyway .. good studies and keep on going

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    gkrit Haha, I didn't even notice! I seem to do that on accident an awful lot in my work...thanks for stopping by!

    Alrighty, here is a little activity from school. Pick an anthropomorphic cartoon character and create a skeleton based on a human's.

    Also a small anatomy study. Trying to really pay attention and try to remember how things wrap and connect.

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    Still going.

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    A small poorly written comic. I will spend more time on that next!

    20 min - Oh god that arm.... Hour with the added white pastel.

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    Try to smooth out those renderings! Hair is a tricky thing to do... works best if you see at as value masses and not individual lines. Erase for the highlights with a kneaded eraser

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    IanE Ahh yes I need to work more on the forest not the trees. ^^ I did try that in a way, I was just trying to keep the highlights but it just sort of turned out like a bunch of scraggly lines. I think I will indeed try to get a better handle on the eraser for tasks such as those!

    Some anatomy and things:

    (I will try some more rapid anatomy with less details soon.)

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    Well I did the POW for this week and thought I'd show a character sketch and the final thing...a good experience!

    I recognize that the concept I was going for doesn't come across. I'll work on that for next time.

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    Such varied results in figure drawing.

    A couple more:

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    Tryin a still life of some fruit in an attempt to get more into digital painting. It went ok, probably could have detailed it up with some more time. Gave it a shot though.

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