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Thread: My first sketchbook
June 15th, 2008 #1
My first sketchbook
I found this wonderful community recently and i was overwhelmed with joy, but more so with a huge amount of valuable info.
I doodled from an early age, now and then, but nothing serious, and certainly didn't have a proper training in the mystical ways o'the paintbrush. After my jaw got tired of looking through all these amazing stuff, I have to admit, i was somewhat intimidated, feeling out of place. Then i came across MindCandyMan's thread and that had a major impact on my attitude. As i said I love drawing, but my family had a say in me not making such a "foolish" choice as becoming an artist. So drawing faded in the background, becoming a mere hobby, doodling this and that when I got tired of my teacher's lectures . Oops, got carried away there.
Long story short, I'm here, I'm willing, and hopefully able too digest this goldmine you call CA. Mostly i did reference drawings, so i can pretty much draw a picture i see, but i realized that i can not learn to draw from my imagination that way. So after i looked around the threads and heeded the advices of Seedling and others, i started off with the Loomis books. From what i feel that is vital for basics is the general knowledge of how lights and shadows work, and human anatomy (tough one). Also life drawings seem to help a lot, so i'll be doing that too. Will post my progress here.(hopefully i will be able to call it progress ).
Here are some sketches I did recently, and some old ones I did when i was in school (back in the 7th grade).
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Some old reference sketches:
Comments and criticism are more then welcome.
June 15th, 2008 #3
My first webcomic, and first use of Adobe Flash CS3.
June 16th, 2008 #4
No reference used. Just a study of the human face. From what I can tell the eyes are wierd.
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Hey man you should draw from life as much as you can. set up a still life (I.E. some paint cans of different sizes on top of a cloth with a main light source like a directed lamp). The more you draw from life the better. I also find that drawing from life too much is dreadfully boring so i make sure to supplement my work with play. Any draw as much as you can and you'll be amazed.
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June 16th, 2008 #6
@ i dont know : Hey man, thanks for your comment! And you're absolutely right. Even though i try to struggle with the technicalities, and doing the studies according to the book, it can get boring, so when it does, there's nothing more fun then to do a life drawing. And as i discovered you can learn lots from it if you think about it and don't just copy a reference drawing like a robot.
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June 16th, 2008 #7
You have a nice skecthbook going on here I particularly like the budgie works and the horses. There lovely
With the face study, The actual point I feel is throwing it off is the mouth. It's drawn like the peson is looking you square in the face, and not on the angle that it should be. The right sode of it should actually be smaller in propertion and curve around a little.
If you ever want any input, let me know, i'd be glad to help
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June 18th, 2008 #11
as Karein already told you, the parts of the face are from different angles. the eye, the nose and the mouth aren't good together. you are tend to draw a nose in profile even when the face is in 3/4 view. maybe partly because of it, your faces are too stiff, not those captivating ones with full of expression we all like... faces has a great importance, well, you know it for sure, it's just interesting for me that you're far better with bodies I'm the opposite.
your horse studies are good! buy my fav this far is the guy with skull adornment your comic is okay too.
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August 2nd, 2008 #12
A new drawing of mine. I used a picture of a monkey as reference, from a National Geographic mag.
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September 2nd, 2008 #13
Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook, I see you had the opportunity to bump into MindCandyMan's thread I do agree it is pretty encouraging, anyways I see diversity and I like that, the last post is the best I think and that WW II plane looks nice. What I would like to see is more anatomy studies and that kind of stuff (I hope don't mind me saying that)
a will that cannot bend"