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    the pencil drawings were good those eyeballs were GREAT! almost scary real ur photoshop def. needs work but if ur ever going to get good at anything my advice is to continue trying even as depressing it may get..might even inspire good luck and btw i like how you were doing studies of actual people i think i might have to start doing that

    why is skeletor a skeleton with purple muscles and if your a skeleton how do you even have muscles{by the power of grey skull thats how}

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    Face WIP

    Work in Progress; I plan to draw more faces. but I figured I'd give y'all a little preview.



    "Looking for critiques! Any help is appreciated."
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    3D space is what I prescribe

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    Hey hey! Another fellow beginner here! Only..I started even later in the game then you! So no worries there.

    Here's some names that will help you alot if you are anything like I am: Loomis and Vilppu.
    "Figure Drawing" by Loomis is like my bible..tons of GREAT info there, and Vilppu's "Drawing Manual" is amazing for technique.
    Also, if you have 50 bucks floating around, pop by alienthink.org. Lots of great anatomy lessons on 5 dvds. Great learning tool!

    Warning! Drinking lots of beer can impair your senses. Please do so before you view my sketchbook!
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    humanNature: Um..I'm a little confused. Could you please elaborate?

    Nadesican: Thank you very much! I will definitely look them up. (They seem to be mentioned quite a lot.)

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    hes either saying your drawings flat, or it needs a bit of space in the background, now its just a floating head

    but really, both
    take a look how other people have drawn faces, remind yourself of the muscles of the face, the ones thatll cast shadows blah blah, i suck at faces aswell so i shouldnt be giving this advice haha

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    Thanks for clarifying, Iheartmyself. And don't worry, you seem to know your stuff pretty darn well. I'll take your advice either way. ;P

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    Update! Instead of jumping right into the other faces, I decided to take a little detour and first try to learn and understand how to make them more realistic. Thus, I've done a page on hatching and values. It's opened my eyes just a tad on how I could apply this to my art.



    Sorry for the smudging... Charcoal Pencil is so messy...Lol

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    Thank you very much for stopping by my SB. I greatly appreciate it. I will work on my hands.

    your stuff looks good so far. ill check back later

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    I like the eyeball drawings the best... if only I could see the rest of the face!! It seems you've found a medium that beautifies your drawings - the Charcoal Pencil - and it seems to give a great 3D texture to those eye drawings. Try using it on portraits and anatomical studies, and see how it turns out!

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    Thanks for the comments in my SB

    Your stuff looks great so far, can't wait to see more of your faces

    >>> sketchbook <<<

    -Looking for a mentor to help me with anatomy, form, and values
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    Hey, I'm loving those eye pics you did. you've really got a way with charcoal. However, I'd like to see eyes like the ones you drew stand-alone, in your faces.
    Great job so far though!

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    Thank you, everyone! People seem to really like the charcoal drawings, so I will try and do more of them.

    "Looking for critiques! Any help is appreciated."
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    Updaaate! Did a skull drawing. My mentor tells me I'm a bit lacking in side views on my characters, so I decided to do a side view skull



    The one on the lower part was freehanded, mind you XD So it's not wonderful. Hence why I need to do these studies. ;P Lol. Enjoy

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    hey, thanks for stopping by... some thoughts:
    - definitely more faces (look at some loomis books for the anatomy)
    - don't smudge, try to shade with clean pencil strokes
    - follow the shape of the face
    - pay attention to the egdes (when sharp/blurry)
    ....just my two cents ^^ - keep at it!

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    Thanks for the tips! I'll be sure to keep them in mind.

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    What is that in the horizon???
    Aaah, improvement !

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    Love the skull portion of the... skull. lol. But the area between the nose and upper teeth seem to stick out too much.

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    Hey now, this is great stuff! Your shading is very good, so good the eye's look wet. Like everybody says; just keep practicing. Have you ever done a portrait of a friend or family member before?

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    Here is the homework I give to help with artistic direction:


    1. Get really good at 3d Space.

    Be able to draw boxes and circles really well.
    These shapes are the opposite of each other.
    A box can be turned into a circle and a circle into a box

    2. Gesture Drawing.

    This skill will make it very easy to envision the figure you would like to draw.
    Start with very loose shapes.

    3: Anatomy.

    know your anatomy well enough that you can draw any muscle from memory.
    It is easier than it sounds.

    4: Color and light theory.

    Knowing what colors work well together, and how light effects color.

    Spend about 6 Months on each.
    Then cycle back to each exercise.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thank you all for the encouragement and help. It means a lot to me.

    Stormovic: I actually haven't, but that's something I should think about doing. ;P

    humanNature6115: Woah! That's actually a really good homework plan. I think I'll get started on it right away!

    I'm actually trying to get better by the time Senior year is over. It's my last year, and I begin it Sept 2nd, so would 3 months each benefit me too? Or does it have to be 6 months? I want to have some basic knowledge of as much as I can before college...^^;

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    I like the hands they look really good. Will try a hand study some time see how it goes.
    15 minutes for the eyes they look good as well! My stupid eyes took me forever was like 2 hours for a bunch of them :/
    Keep it up ^_^

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    Nice improvement so far, keep it up!

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    Page 1 of 3D Boxes in my Sketchbook: August 8th (went into 9th, since it's late...)

    Don't mind the lil joke at the bottom.



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    'Ello again. On your 'new' boxes, I noticed that you render shadows quite loosely/scribbly(!). Try on your next attempt to tighten your rendering; nearly keep your pencil shadows mechanical and 'solid' for future tonal studies. Keep 'er lit!

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    Great stuff! Keep this up and you'll be there in no time!

    Try and slow down -- don't scribble with the lines, use one clean stroke for each straight line and try to get the lines as straight as possible. Being very nitpicky when it comes to perspective excercies is crucial.

    Don't forget to have fun as well, draw stuff that is not always about learning..

    Good Luck and merry christmas (I'll say it now so I don't have to say it in 5 months)

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    Thank you both! With this one, I tried to make the lines not as scratchy/sketchy...This one is also done with Charcoal Pencils, so I'm not sure if I did any better, or if I did worse...



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    Colored Pencils! These are not my favorite things to work with, but I can't deny I did have a little fun working with colors.



    Out of these three mediums, which do you all think I should focus on improving the most? (I know all of them need improving, but which one is more blindingly obvious? LOL)

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    I HATE color pencils, A LOT. Haha, can't stand them. That said, all the objects above need their perspectives fixed. That is one topsy turvy table lol.

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    .Desk: LOL, yeah. Colored pencils are tricky. :< And I think the number one reason my perspective is all screwy is because I freehanded all these, no reference (Shows what I know about perspective. XD But I gotta learn). I will be referencing for the next shapes, and hopefully improving where I lack.

    Thank you very much for stopping by.

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