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    Still Thinking of a Thread Title

    Soooooo um yeah. I think it's about time I start a sketchbook... I'm hoping that the fear of sucking in public will motivate me to draw more, and get better.

    Here are some sketches from the last few weeks. I think they're a bit timid... it's been about 5 years since I was drawing the figure from life regularly, so I hope to see myself improve from here...

    Crits are always welcome!

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    Last edited by Jessica Hook; August 9th, 2008 at 11:44 PM. Reason: added thumbnail


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    Hey jessica, really nice lifedrawings, very clean presentation too, the first and the third are my favourites.
    Well, hope to see more of your drawings.

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    Wow! You have some very lovely life drawings. What kind of pencils and paper do you use? How long do these take you? I'd love to see more, seeing as I'm struggling myself.

    Keep up the great work.
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    jesss!!! these are looking so nice and jeez, after 5 years? like diego said, very clean. i remember looking at some of your older work a while back and the cleanliness and delicacy of your strokes really stood out for me. i hope you keep up the figure drawing. i've always enjoyed looking at whatever work you've had in store and look forward to much much more. come back sooonnnnn!! i miss you /

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    keep it up jess.

    did you have your figure drawing this week?


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    I doubt you're going to suck in public any time soon! Or at all, actually. These are amazing You have a very confident and flowy line, it's beautiful to look at. I hope you'll keep updating this one regularly, your work is awesome!
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    Jessica, this is a wonderful start for your sketchbook! I really like your use of line, lost and found and the accents. You've inspired me to try out the tech graphite stick. Oh yeah, I forgot to ask you: What kind of paper did you use for today's lifedrawing Looks like it didn't have much of a tooth.
    Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
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    Diego - Thanks! And I'm a stickler for presentation! :p ha, thanks for noticing.

    SkyTheArtist - I've been using a few different drawing tools, still trying to decide what I like best. What you see here is either graphite or conte (you can probably tell which is which). The figure drawings above took between 1.5-2.5 hours... depending on how late I showed up to the studio session! :p

    e-beef - Phoebe I better see some new life drawings in your sketchbook soon!! I miss you too!

    Jason - Thanks for the motivation, you always inspire me!

    AsaB - Thanks!

    KidApe - Nice seeing you at the studio again. After I got home I added the black background cause I thought she getting lost in the paper too much. The Rives BFK paper actually has a bit of tooth, it's 100% cotton but super resilient, it can stand a beating with the eraser and still look pretty. It feels kinda soft & velvety, super nice. It comes in a big sheet, so I cut it up into smaller pieces. Jason recommended it to me. The leadholders are cool, I bought them in San Francisco, but you might have to order them online here.

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    Paper: Rives BFK Printmaking Paper (Tan)
    Pencil: leadholder, HB & 3B lead/graphite, white conte (for highlights), sharpener
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    Nice! Yeah I def like the added contrast to the figure. Thanks so much for taking pics of your supplies and sharing the links=D I'll have to order some of that paper from DickBlick then, and I found the lead holder at Micheal's.
    Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
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    These look great! Excellent presentation as well with your subtle drop shadow

    "Get Hooked" would be a cheesy, yet appropriate sketchbook title, as I'll be checking back quite frequently!
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    its all looking really nice, but that last one is just gorgeous!

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    oh its been years since ive drawn with my 2mm. i love the traditional command that you have and your portraits/life studies have so much depth.

    i think its time to pull out yet old traditional stuff out.

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    Beautiful skecthes here - as for a thread title "off da HOOK" might work sorta er....

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    Jebus! Outstanding pencil pushing!
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    yay!!! These are really great! cant wait to see more

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