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    Quest for improvement: I MUST GET BETTER

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    Update Feb. 2012 Wanted to change the old picture that comes out in the sketchbook preview. 1st pic is from 2012.
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    Updated: Aug. 2010. Working on drawing more often and trying new things. Learning about anatomy and the basics and trying to do well in that before attempting anything else. Any advice/critique is welcomed and desired. I am here to learn.
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    Welcome Antgirl, you've chosen the right community to improve

    For your first picture, let me recommend you to leave less space between the hero an his foes. Make the image more dense. Look at the move screenshots to get a tense atmosphere for your composition.

    And take a look into the daily sketchgroup. It's a helpful thing to handle daily tasks.
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    Collection of oldies and a few recent sketches

    The golden retriever portrait, the man on the horse and the cat reaching over the table are the most recent ones. The rest are from last year or before that. I used some photo references for some of them.
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    That retriever is epic! And it's nice to see another Courage/Okami/Avatar fan, haha.

    Keep up with the life studies. While you clearly have a wonderful sense of imagination, drawing from observation will help you tenfold. Push your grasp of shading and perspective; you're showing great hints of it in your dog and wolf drawings.
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    Thanks for commenting Bethany and Taefa51. Most of what I draw ends up being animals (especially canines) so my skills with human anatomy are not very good, I need lots of practice on that field. Right now I'm doing studies of human anatomy by drawing specific parts and understanding how they work. Just thought I'll start from the very basics. Currently I'm working on form, to later experiment with light and shadow. I hope I can post some more stuff as soon as I'm done with class for the semester. Thank you guys.
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    A quick sketch of my ps3 controller. Screwed up in proportions and perspective bu it I forced myself to finish the drawing instead of throwing it away or leaving it for "later" and never going back to it. Let's see if I can keep this rhythm.
    "Why explore the distant planets when my own mind is a mystery and an adventure in itself." S. Rios

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    Practicing drawing the eyes. The two at the top were done without reference after watching a vid showing "how to draw eyes" on youtube, I don't remember the the username of the artist, it probably was Sycra. And the two at the bottom were drawn from reference pics I looked at in a google search. Any recommendations on what I should try to practice next? I just need to start somewhere.
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    May 19, 2010 doodle...

    A quick doodle of a killer whale coursing through the bottom of the ocean. Done in queekypaint at queeky.com. If you want to see the video of the session you can go there. http://www.queeky.com/gallery/image/orca-wip There's not much to see. I might finish this in PS.
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    June 1, 2

    Splashed some more colors on the whale and started some Loomis studies on the shaping of the face and the different perspectives it can be drawn from. I especially had fun drawing the cartoony faces.
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    I dont think your art is silly, just very early and misguided. The drawing of the leopard and the eyes study show you can sit down and draw clean continous lines while slowly figuring out the form. I think you'd improve greatly if you took things slower and scratched less on the page. Save the scratching for your value study. Anyhow, good start, hope to see more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redpandafire View Post
    I dont think your art is silly, just very early and misguided. The drawing of the leopard and the eyes study show you can sit down and draw clean continous lines while slowly figuring out the form. I think you'd improve greatly if you took things slower and scratched less on the page. Save the scratching for your value study. Anyhow, good start, hope to see more.
    Thanks redpanda. I'm slowly working on it. I've always rushed things, its a bad habit of mine, I want results immediately but I know this I can't rush. Its a process and one learns through the journey. Be sure you'll see more art soon.
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    June 3

    I didn't draw much yesterday because I was visiting my father's family. I actually took my laptop with me but my older brother decided he wanted to watch Avatar the Last Airbender on it so didn't do much progress. Just another life study like the controller, this time my laptop. There are tons of things wrong with it but I'd be doing more of these. Oh and I didn't draw the keyboard keys cause it was hard to do so while my bro was typing. By the way if anyone has links to speedpainting, drawing videos please share. I love to see them and they keep me inspired.
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    Portrait practice

    Hey! Well this is the first portrait/face I've drawn in a long while, but I thought I'll give it a shot. Pointers are welcomed. I used a reference pic from faestock on Deviantart. This is the link to her account profile http://faestock.deviantart.com/
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