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    Hey DoubleThink,
    Great energy and I can see you enjoy drawing alot. Very cool. You asked for constructive crits. I can only tell you from my point of view and experience. Please take it with a grain of salt. My suggestion is to slow down and really understand what it is you are drawing. In the sense of building a knowledge first of the dimensions of the human body; proportions, design of line etc. As you gain practice while applying what you are formally studying, a process begins to develop and you will become more efficient and quick, naturally, but, with the ability to incorporate your understanding & your drawings are going to reflect that.
    When it comes to depicting the figure, for me, knowing the basic guidelines gives me greater freedom to explore, when I wish, to break the rules more creatively. Something to bounce off of. Anyway, all I've said depends on an assumption that the goal is realism in figure drawing. Your direction may be different.
    This is simply my own approach.

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    Aztec gave some very good advice. I'm pretty much about to say the same thing in a different way but whatever. First, you should try laying out in pencil before using a pen. Try focusing on the lines and spending the time to get everything proportionally correct, and try and notice how things line up and fit when doing so, which is basically what aztec was saying about understanding the object a bit more. Also I suppose more of my crits will just echo aztec, but I think you would benefit alot from maybe slowing down and concentrating a bit more, then just going at it time and time again, as it seems like you did. Sorry if my assumption is wrong. Anyway, nice stuff, some of the marker work really caught my eye and alot of your stuff has a very interesting and loose style for the most part. Keep drawing and keep rockin`.

    Also thank you for visiting my sketchbook.

    EDIT: Something that really helps me get proportions correct is drawing out the figure as best as I can and using a mirror to view it, when the image flips it tends to give me a different look at things and I can better judge where I went wrong. Maybe because it's a fresh perspective on the drawing when it's flipped. Sometimes when you put it in the mirror your lines look completely different, you don't want that. Heh.

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    Ghostbrush Hey man, thanks for posting. Yeah, you're right, gotta keep practicing :-)


    AztcFireFlower You know, a month ago I would have just not cared about what you said. But I seriously had a small epifany recently to try & get some more decent construction in there. A good example of that is trying to draw stuff upside down, I can't make head or tails of it, whereas if I were to use some basic construction it would all make more sense.

    Basically, thanks for the advice :-)

    Pezz3D I'm aware of the mirror trick already, I just don't always use it :p
    But again, you're right, I should slow down a bit & stop trying to be arty farty & actually become arty :p

    here's some more stuff
    Last page was after reading all the comments :p














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    Audi R8000, Red bull Racer

    Little vehicle concept, still in the early stages.






    Larger drawing


    All Pro Marker stuff.
    That's the name of the marker's btw, I'm not boasting

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    So I said I would do the painting from the previous page again, but better, well here it is.

    You be the judge
    About 5 hours total on this
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    thanks for commenting!! I love seeing where people start and get to and am awwed at your ..is it called enviro's? Your building realism... Seeing as you said you took a few classes in design..any suggestions about where to start and any info help on what programs are out there i should be looking into for digi stuff? I found photoshop and painter x*? I see many using photoshop (have never used and just opened for first time yesterday) so im going to try to learn basics with that first...figure color/values...drawing apples etc..then move on...any suggestions? Its weird...i love in your drawings how dynamic the picture can look from just the simple shading..lol i know that sounds stupid..but one can still be awwed you know..lol
    -NG22...

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    Yay, nice works! In the vehicle concept, first in post #154, it would be better if you use the markers to draw straight strokes rather than bowed ones. Anyway, post more!

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    NewGuy22 Thanks for popping round. I'll reply to your questions in your sketchbook.

    JaneM Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind :-)


    Here's some pencils from on the train. I'm trying to use a little more construction here & there, not sure if it shows?








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    some more stuff today, was quite pissed of at that moment so that's when I forget all about construction & whatnot





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    more stuff on the R8000

    I didn't like the nose so I decided to change that. It looks a little more aerodynamical already. I also had a little try on a blown up thumbnail sketch for the eventual presentation.
    Any tips on that last one are more than welcome





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    some more sketches, I bought all sorts of new stuff which I gave a little testrun yesterdag. I also uploaded some decent pics of that painting I did.












    in my new little moleskine





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    Ah man, this page is gonna become awkwardly long again :p

    Sorry for the slow internet people :p

    Here's some more, mostly line drawings, there's some pretty good ones (good parts) in there if I say so myself.








    ^legs :-)





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    wow! you are really good with perspective drawings.
    i'll be looking out for more of your work
    Peace

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    hey there

    man I have to say that I`m in love with that first bird. He looks so awesome!!! Great Job..

    And the architecure is great too!

    Going to keep and eye on you

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    Hey dude, thanks 4 all your comments on my sketch book. I like the speed u have in your work. Its something i aim 4. I think you would benifit from penciling out your drawing carefully then going crazy on some layout paper over the top. that way you get the best of both worlds, though it can be very time consuming. It really helped my work.
    I think also that AztcFireFlower, i never used to break objects down, but I think its something you just have to do and take ur time with it.

    I took your advice and played with the contrast on post 91, cheers again.

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    Shaman-Marc Thanks man, glad to know I'm good at least one thing
    Noro That bird was really easy to be honest, it just took a long time :p
    Baggend You know, I try to, but then my instinct takes over, the more technical drawings I tend to draw with construction, it's just so weird (see example below)

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    Played around a little with an old sketch, some textures & some PS painting.



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    Some stuff from the moleskine.

    My thumb's there to show how freaking tiny the booklet is.
    I think that I have more problems getting my proportions right on a tiny scale then on a big scale, which is weird :s

    First guy's eating colors (hamburger)



    Second one didn't photograph all that good <_<



    cheers

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    Yes we can!

    I suck at likeness :/






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    Good stuff in here DoubleThink!

    I can see loads of improvement from page one. Just keep up the hard work, buddy!

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    Thanks Sublimus!


    Here's some more stuff. My teacher told me to keep drawing his head until I could draw it perfectly from memory.

    I already know the key elements, but there's still some subtle details I need make my own.

    Well, at least my technique's improving :p
    (eyes on the last one compared to the rest)






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    dos mās
    I think I've got the eyes down.



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    Oh yesh, more stuff from the last couple of days.
    I've been really busy lately it's not even funny anymore :/


    ^from memory


    ^after Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec




    ^crap




    ^adding a touch of cuteness to my sketchbook





    ^faces

    There ya go

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    hey thanks for stopping by my thread. Great stuff you got here! I think your hatching could benefit from being more directional in nature. Have the hatch lines follow the contour of the form. Coupled with areas of varying value it will add depth to the drawings.

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    hello! just keep on looking at anatomy studies and face studies and you'll do fine ^_^

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    I'm gutted.

    I don't know which way to head.
    My brain's telling me this but my heart's telling me something else, it's really frustrating.













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    I think I was able to avert my little crisis a bit.
    The remedy apparently is more drawing. and stuff you're familiar with.







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    I adore your bird drawings. They make me want to draw some. Thanks for the inspiration, please keep going.

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