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    BubbaGump's dump of stuff

    15 years old
    Sophomore in high school
    Animator/Storyboard artist hopeful
    Please critique!!!

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    These are all sketches from life, except the last one, which is a bogus comics cover I made after watching The Dark Knight. It's based on a Bruce Timm commission. Christopher Nolan is the sex!

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    Hi! And welcome to CA. I'm new here too.

    What first hits my eyes with your sketches is that they seem to be, well, chaotic. There's so many lines it makes it tiring to watch these. The basics are OK. I like how the hills look despite their simplicity and the pic inside a car is nice (lol @ mirror ).

    The Batman pic is cool. Needs more shading but it's cool.

    Just keep posting. And welcome.

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    Thanks for commenting! The shading is chaotic because for obvious reasons (in a passing car) I had to do them as fast I could and I just wanted to catch the essence of what I was drawing. And I had an animation cel in mind when coloring the Batman cover so minimality was always the key.

    Here's a couple more. These are just misc. sketches from magazines. Just for shading and hatching practice.

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    I didn't know you were drawing moving cars. Ok.

    The very last picture has a funny face.

    Btw. Instead of trying to quickly shade like that (bunch of lines instead of smooth volume) try to take some time just to train shading. Draw a cylinder and decide where the light comes from (the very 1st pic in my sketchbook).

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    Arbinn: Thanks. I used to practice with cylinders and spheres to figure out how to render shadows and such, but sometimes my pencil just goes crazy!

    Here's a couple sketches of my left hand. A bit more classical than I'm used to doing. The pencil turned out funky!

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    These look better than the previous ones.

    EDIT. Deleted a part from my post after a second survey.

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    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.
    You've got a good start here. I really like that batman comic cover.
    Keep at er dude!
    Cheers

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    Arbinn: Thanks. I'll practice both classical and sketchier, more experimental stuff to balance out. I just don't think there's a lot of life in many classical drawings.

    Jeff Bartzis: Thanks a lot!

    These are some OLD animal practices from pics. I know, I know I got to go the zoo soon...

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    Definitely check out George Bridgman. Nice studies. Keep posting!

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    firstblood: Thank you. I'll definitely give him a look. Those Art Students League people are crazy! I really liked Nicolaides' book but the schedule was impossible for me (school, etc). His chapter on gestures was incredibly informative though.

    More animals (really old).

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    Some more hands. And a dude.

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    Thank you for passing by my sketchbook!
    I really like those animals, they are well captured.
    Mmmmm...I wish I was 15 again, with soooooo much time ahead for learning! Don't lose your time, Bubba

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    like you comic batman!!! and you sketches

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    hey, good start there. It's good that you draw mostly from life. Draw from pictures, either photos or any other thing you'd like, just as much for now. What you need currently is to get a grip of the real proportions of a thing and copying or much better studying (which means use your brain when drawing from something) something motionless will give you an easier acces to those. If you draw from life you're most probably to add distortion to the image because of your constant change of perspective when observing. As a by product you should also care for cleaner lines. It's something that developes over time but it won't do any bad if you're aware of it as early as possible (unlike myself...)

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    tayete: Glad you like 'em. But sometimes even I think 15 is a little late. I just started drawing seriously last year (before that it was just copying pictures from comics) and when I see some of the 14 year olds here and what they're doing ...it blows my mind away.

    buzz: Thanks. Just keep drawing!

    Kurjuus: Drawing from photos helps, it just doesn't have the dimension that something "real" right in front of you does. And clean lines pwn! They just...don't feel as lively as sketchy stuff does. My goal is to eventually get into animation (storyboarding, etc.) and it feels radically different from the concept/fantasy stuff (which borders more on illustration and finished work) that I see here. I practice drawing and inking my comics every day so I have decent knowledge of clean lines neccessary for reproduction. I just want to branch off from that and do little gesture-practices to capture lines of action and movement. Hope you understand!

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    Speaking of gestures, I wanted to practice some quick ones.

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    Argh, I wish I was 15 too. Lol. But hey! Glad you could make it here. I really like your animal drawings! Your hands could use a little work, but hey, they're hard to do, so don't let this dishearten you.

    Keep on drawing! Would love to see more

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyTheArtist View Post
    Argh, I wish I was 15 too. Lol. But hey! Glad you could make it here. I really like your animal drawings! Your hands could use a little work, but hey, they're hard to do, so don't let this dishearten you.

    Keep on drawing! Would love to see more
    You should see my earliest hands. They were an abomination. Thanks for commenting!

    And just so I'm not shamelessly bumping:

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    Fan-art break! Mwahaha!

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    Thanks to Kurjuus, I started my first studies.

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    I have to pay attention more to the muscle groups and stop getting carried away with rendering.

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    They're not that good, but compared to my first skeleton (below), there's been a little improvement.

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    Please critique and help me. I'm always looking to improve!

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    Gestures!

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    Hey, man! Keep up the studies... I really like the style of that Batman art.

    Also, we're the same age! Haha... I started my sketchbook when I was 15.

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    promising stuff, looks like you have an interesting thing going with the rawness of your lines.. some clean up and care as mentioned before yes is required for study but once you've refined your technique and become more experienced i think it will translate into quite an awesome style.. so im looking forward to seeing the result !

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    otsopsanig: Thanks. I'll continue my studies little by little every day. Tedious as they are, I can see how they would be valuable in the future.

    smuckers: I read somewhere that a lot of beginners tend to have feathery and fuzzy lines, but I've seen some examples and I don't think mine are like that at all. Mine's scratchy and crazy, I just let the hands do all the thinking--except during inking and studies (well...at least I try not to make my studies sketchy). Thanks for stopping by.

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    Drew some stuff from Victor Ambrus's How to Draw the Human figure, but I tried to inject some energy into the stuff I was copying.

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    Good start, Here are some pointers

    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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    humannature6115: Thanks for the advice, 6 months on each seems pushing it, but I did start drawing some cubes and cylinders.

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    Ugh. Picture didn't show. Here it is!

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    While no one was replying back, I decided to do a couple of studies on my own. I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

    My first studies were just mindless scribbles. I wasn't really thinking or observing what I was drawing. Now, I actually feel like I'm learning something (studying the Loomis figure drawing PDF). Here are some of the less embarrasing studies I did today--in chronological order so you can see my improvement!

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    Skeleton's off. I'll keep trying, but I did realize the separate ribs themselves aren't as important compared to the basic shape of the cage itself.

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    My goal is to try to get accepted into Calarts so please critique me with that in mind (if you currently attend or have attended the school all the better)! Help me build up the neccesary fundamentals (anatomy, figure drawing), life drawing skills, and emotion-showing vital to a portfolio.

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    This will be my new bible.

    [QUOTE=humanNature6115;1872021]Good start, Here are some pointers

    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.

    LET THERE BE LIGHT!!!

    Live life, Live love, Love life, then die -- SaiVix

    I would really love some honest critiques and improvements suggestions

    Renewed Study - I'm drawing again!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiVix View Post
    LET THERE BE LIGHT!!!


    Some random sketches! I wanted to take a break from my studies, so I drew some stuff. I did do some anatomy studies today, but I haven't posted in a while so I want to post my drawings chronologically.

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    ^^Some crazy guy...

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    Boxers!

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    Comments and crits please...

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    Rugby girl! I cut off her legs because well...they didn't look like legs.

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    A tiger and a lamp! The lamp got so stylized it just become a wisp of light...

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