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    My sketchbook. Just updated, please feel free to make your observations!

    Hello. I enjoyed looking through many of the sketchbooks here. The website is a pleasure to visit and I just hope that I will not spoil it by posting some of my doodles :-)

    (I also hope that I attach the things correctly)

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    Hi Jansi, great start! Excellent linework in "life of Mary". Keep filling up the pages with more nice work!

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    .Oh, thank you! Yes, I looked at it again and I see what you mean about the linework. I think it's the neatest I can get it.

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    Cool illustrations, I like the page of the girls the best. It has some nice subtle colors. I think the guitar chick is playing her guitar upside down

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    you should have a career in fashion design.
    all your characters are extremely stylish~ ;]

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    Quote Originally Posted by InstantIndian View Post
    Cool illustrations, I like the page of the girls the best. It has some nice subtle colors. I think the guitar chick is playing her guitar upside down
    Indeed, very well spotted! ) We have two left handed guitars in the house and I felt rather insincere drawing a 'proper one'. That's how I play them, anyway. Up side down. It's a self-portarit, if you like.


    On fashion, I do like fashion (girls generally do, I think!) But a boring barrister in a grey wig is what I shall be!

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    Completely wonderful. You’ve got a cool, charming style and a great sense of colour. I certainly want to see more.

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    .A quick self-portrait and a small rough sketch of a horse (first time in my life!) Looking at rubbish like that one'd never guess I am classically trained. Ha. I shall try to post some proper stuff, but I shall draw it first as fresh is always best, in a way.

    Plus 'others'...

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    how would you define "non–artist?"

    i especially enjoy the two pieces that resemble fashion drawings. the one at the top and the self portrait.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by trout View Post
    how would you define "non–artist?"
    Art can be many things, such as music, but I am referring to drawing and painting. The latter especially! I am non-imaginative, mechanical and unexpressive. (Is that even a word?) I draw because it takes time and I can think only of one thing - the next detail or even the next dot. 'Arty' I cannot be referred to as. All that said, I do enjoy it immensly. Thank you.


    Below, I had attempted to paint a horse, something I have never drawn in my life save for this sketch. It's great to draw new things. Also below is a Crow Indian (Native American? Pff); he also had not been finished yet (along with his hoofed friend).

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    So you are a guitar-playing lawyer who can draw better than some professionals I know -- and you are critical of yourself why? Thats one of the coolest and most original combinations of personality points I can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason_maranto View Post
    So you are a guitar-playing lawyer who can draw better than some professionals I know -- and you are critical of yourself why? Thats one of the coolest and most original combinations of personality points I can think of.
    Couldn't agree more I think that any visual piece of art a person makes has at least some of their personality in it. So don't down talk yourself if at all possible Love the gesture in your work (especially the self portrait in post #9) and your line work is pretty top notch. Not much to really crit; you seem to have a very strong handle on what you're doing. Keep up the great work!

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    the others already told my opinion nice linework, relaxing pictures, I wish I could draw such an artistic horse sketch... I feel so free and easy looking your works... and in my stressful complete beginner state I really need such pleasant feelings

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    since i opened this can of worms i suppose i should reply.

    onir was right–on in saying that your work (particularly your self–portrait) carries your personality with it. people enjoy your line–work because they can see "you" in it. ultimately art is about communication. if you can communicate your own ideas visually, then i would qualify you as an artist. every person's brain interprets the world differently. what the world wants to know is how you "see" the world. i know what you are referring to in not being able to see past "the next detail." it is, in fact, something many artists never get past. communicating ideas and not just the images that fall out of my head is something i forget to even consider at times and is a conflict that i struggle with every day.

    i understand the point you were making, but i don't believe you lack the ability to communicate original ideas; you simply chose not to.

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    I really enjoy your work.
    your figures are compelling.
    post again soon.

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    skulls

    .I do not know whay drawing them is so incredibly satisfying compared to, for example, drawing a rose or something, but there. Some of my skulls in various stages of finishedness. And the update on my silly horse. I have to do something about that leg.

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    I don't know either, but there is something very satisfying about it.
    they look good, and if they are not finished, I want to see them when they are.
    By the way, you have a stunning profile pic. Post again soon.

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    Looking fantastic. especially a fan of this over head perspective signals a crucial point in anyones understanding of anatomy IMHO. wonderful skull study too, clear demonstration of proper white space usage, no tendency to blotch in black space, keep it up and post more!

    my book o' doodles

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    It's wonderful how expressive your artwork is, I love it! Your abilities with color combination and line weight makes for very astounding pieces which are, on point, pleasing to look at

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    hey

    I like your style very much. especially the lines. i think the skul looks like one of a other human race (one of our anseterors) http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/...us/aafri_s.gif
    but i love the shadows and the horse ofcours.

    sebastian

    ps: sory for the critics on the skull but i've just finished a paper for biologic about the human evolution. BORING

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastianrenaissance View Post
    ps: sory for the critics on the skull but i've just finished a paper for biologic about the human evolution. BORING
    Biology is a wonderful thing! Indeed they are not meant to be quite that different from a 'normal' skull, however the one on the left is neonate and the one on the right.. well. Let's say it does look as if I've cut the top of someone's head off there :-) I'll have to check it, methinks.


    fragmentedchimp: thank you! Not sure how common that fault is, however :-)
    Ash888: the one on the left is pretty much it. They are only small daily-type things! thank you


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    Some nice works here, love the post number 7 and the girl in the post 9.

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    Hi Jansi,

    Cheers for the kind comment, much appreciated . Very Impressive sketchbook btw, that horse rocks and your top down line drawing is great to.

    In response to your comment.....honestly......just practice!!However, look at how other artists work and try to emulate their style at least a little just to get an understanding of how they work out composition and add value to there paintings etc and before long you'll develop your own style. I try to do the least possible in terms of line work before i start painting. I'm still learning a great fucking deal but every time something looks right or i work something out thier is an almighty sense of gratification and satisfaction

    Hope this helps and keep up the great work. Now my wacom is crying out for attention and its about time i started painting on a regular basis.

    Thanks again,

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    Realy nice ! dont stop please

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    I really like your linework. You're very economical in your use of lines.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Really strong pieces you've got here! Whatever you think of your art, you've got a wonderful style, and that's the essence of art! Its simply recreating the things you see(in your mind, or in the world around you), and doing it in a way very much your own.

    Youve done that completely, so I think you are definitely 'Artsy'. Cant wait for more.

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    .Thank you all ^
    .Doodle of the Bath Spa train station.

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    what medium did you use for the picture of the four girls, or is it digital? whatever it is its beautifully drawn. I prefer your digital stuff to the pencils which is unusual for me it all looks like its been so well crafted
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=120987

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    Smile .

    .Hello. Yes, those little things are all digital. They start their life as sketches, but I then neat them up :-) I am a messy sketcher..
    .(Five girls)

    .Some unfinished figure drawings and a work-in-progress digital 'painting'.

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    Nice sketchbook, good variation and you seem to know what you're doing. Could you post your figure studies in a bigger format?

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