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    A Struggling Beginner's Sketchbook (Updated December 9th)

    GO TO LAST PAGE FOR BETTER WORK! Lol

    Hello everyone! Name's Ashlee (You can call me Sky), and I've just gotten into taking my drawings more seriously. I've dabbled on and off in practicing life drawings and what not, but starting just a few months ago, I really got into it, thanks to my mentor giving me that push.

    I'm 18 years old, and fear that my level of skill isn't nearly up to par for people of my age. I will not let this hold me back, however. As late as I am, I can still do what I can to improve.

    I have to admit, I am a little intimidated to be here. There are just so many amazing artists! But they do say that interacting with more advanced artists is more beneficial to a beginner than just staying 'round people near my level.

    Feel free to critique me as harshly as you need to, without personally insulting me of course. Whatever it takes to jam improvement into my brain, do it. I'd also appreciate links to helpful sites and pages, and just general advice from you better artists out there. Here's the first three of my drawings I'm going to post:



    Drawn from stock image

    A Struggling Beginner's Sketchbook (Updated December 9th)



    The names are of the DeviantART users that I referenced from.

    A Struggling Beginner's Sketchbook (Updated December 9th)



    Now these were actually done while I was out about town with my mom. No references here other than the people I saw, and the tree stump I had in front of me. LOL

    A Struggling Beginner's Sketchbook (Updated December 9th)



    I do intend to update this with much more. I just hope I don't forget. LOL. Any and all comments are welcome, but critique is most appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Welcome to CA. :]
    The best thing about being a beginner, is that everyone can teach you something new.
    You pictures don't show up on my browser, but I'll check back for your latest.
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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by a la bapsi View Post
    Welcome to CA. :]
    The best thing about being a beginner, is that everyone can teach you something new.
    You pictures don't show up on my browser, but I'll check back for your latest.
    Aww, it sucks the browser isn't showing it, but that's okay. Thank you for the welcome. And it's true, so being a beginner here is beneficial to my learning. ^^
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    Welcome to CA! I'm a beginner here, too, and though I can draw (after a fashion, there's a colored example of my skill in my sb), I'm starting at the beginning. Muddling through a lot, but that's okay.

    Practice a lot and take your time. Good luck with your work; what you've got here looks good.

    SKETCHBOOK:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=131472
    You may never be as good as you think you are, but you can be as good as you want to be.
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    Thanks very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by AShelton View Post
    Welcome to CA! I'm a beginner here, too, and though I can draw (after a fashion, there's a colored example of my skill in my sb), I'm starting at the beginning. Muddling through a lot, but that's okay.

    Practice a lot and take your time. Good luck with your work; what you've got here looks good.
    Glad you enjoy these so far. ^^ I stopped by your sketch book and left ya a little something. LOL. Thank you!
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    Hey
    welcome to ca
    Great lil sketchbook so far and you going about it all in the right way
    Start doing studies and life drawings but also don't forget to enjoy yourself
    Well have fun and keep it up
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    Thank you very much!

    It's really appreciated. I should be updating again today everyone (Slow worker, also picky. ) So stay tuned!
    "Looking for critiques! Any help is appreciated."
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    Drawing Hands!

    Yep, I did me some hand drawings today. (Well, started laaate last night). Trying to get a better understanding of one of the trickiest parts of the body to draw. Lol. Took at least two hours for the skeletal hand ALONE. I did goof off a little with my buddy, who happens to be staying the night, but I'm sure I at least spent two hours on the hand.

    Not a big fan of the other two, but thats what the practice is for.

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    you're on the right track with the studies, keep it going.
    you can also try setting up some simple still life with everyday objects - a ball, some bottles, a box or two; and drawing them from various angles. it's a very effective way to nail down the basics and keep track of your progress.
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    Thanks for stopping by my thread. Keep practicing! That skeleton hand looks solid!

    Whenever you're drawing from life or reference, just remember to draw what you see, not what you think you see. Don't spend too much time looking at the paper.

    About the bald guy posing in shorts: remember to draw wrists, not just hands attached to arms.
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    Thanks for the comments! I actually turned 16 like 2 months ago, but I hadn't updated my thread.

    You have a great sketchbook so far. Just keep drawing anything and everything. Do a little bit of everything and you'll be a great artist. Don't just do one thing. If you do some studies, throw in something fun too, okay?
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    This sketchbook looks good so far. I'd suggest some more still lifes. They really help to nail basic techniques and texture/shading.
    Check out my sketchbook
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    A little experiment

    I just so happen to be in possession of Charcoal Pencils, A gift from my loving and amazing art teacher, Ms. Durkin. Along with this I have some sort of special paper (Forgot the name; Sorta off greyish with a weird texture..One of you may figure it out) and decided to see how I could do with them.

    I'm not amazingly pleased, but I'm also not disappointed. How'd I do? You be the judge.

    I'm not too amazingly pleased with the side-view...Lashes are hard. D:

    (Sorry for IMG tags but...The attachment manager is not working. )

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