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    =experiments, failures, triumphs=

    new sketchbook:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...51#post2635451

    Hi, my name is Aaron.
    (sep 25/09)This sketchbook starts with older work from university days and then sketches from 2008. At the time I was trying to regain skills after a very long break and prepare for my 3d animation portfolio.
    Looking back I see how far I've come over the 2 years.
    I hope to improve just as much in the coming year.

    I really appreciate any comments you guys can give me.

    thanks

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    Hi, welcome to CA.org

    I think the first thing that needs a lil fixin' is your attitude. It's not a horrible one, but saying your art 'sucks' is not helping you in any way. Consider instead thinking "I'm not very strong in this area and need to improve" instead of downing yourself.

    You definitely have a good start to this sketchbook though! I do hope to see more too. I bet you'll show improvement by page 2. Keep on drawing!

    "Looking for critiques! Any help is appreciated."
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    thanks for the comment. I know that I should be more positive but I'm very self-critical. Its probably my major weakness...

    I'm going to start posting stuff from my drawing class about 4 years ago.
    It was a really helpful experience and I'm actually happy with some of the drawings.
    The hand drawings above are also from that class.
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    more from class

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    Welcome to the sketchbooks man, nice studies you got there.
    I love this object: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1218724912

    Cool stuff!
    Keep it up bro!

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    Thanks a lot.
    Glad you like it, I thought it turned out better than I expected.


    So after that class, I only did a few drawings over the next 4 years and only for sculpture designs mostly. For whatever reason, I stopped drawing.
    6 months ago I applied to a 3d animation program. I realized that I had to start drawing again as the portfolio evaluation was based entirely on drawing! Oh no...

    So i started working on stuff again.

    These drawings are from march. I started looking at Bridgman.

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    Just thought I'd drop by and give support - and I'd like to sa ythat you are doing a good job on studying what you're studying.

    One thing that'll help you alot when drawing the human figure is to do some study on the proportions of one. Though the images you posted were 4 years old, so maybe that is not an issue anymore.

    Still, keep up the good work.

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    Just thought I'd drop by and give support - and I'd like to sa ythat you are doing a good job on studying what you're studying.

    One thing that'll help you alot when drawing the human figure is to do some study on the proportions of one. Though the images you posted were 4 years old, so maybe that is not an issue anymore.

    Still, keep up the good work.

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    Thanks for the comment Lakka. Mostly I've been studying Bridgman, Chris Hart, Jeno Barcsay, and a couple old anatomy books. When you say study proportion what exactly do you mean? Like do you mean measuring and comparing everything on the body? I guess I just kind of eyeball it, although it doesnt always turn out right. I've briefly tried doing the 7 heads tall kind of thing but I don't know how to make it work in some poses, ie how to measure the arm when its pointed away from the viewer.
    I'm trying to figure out how to build the figure without any reference but the cubes and cylinders method is not working for me. If you have any suggestions I'd be very grateful.

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    with proportions I ment exxactly the kind of thing that is for example, "the 7 heads tall kind of thing" that you mentioned. It's good that you're checking in to it! The reason I said that is most of your figures (not single body part studies, which are looking just fine..) come across as rather dumpy (is that the right word for it? ). I mean dumpy is fine, not everybody is stickishly figured, and you do have some longer folks in here, but still I feel like you tend to draw the legs a bit too short, while your torsos are looking ok.

    So mainly the problem I'm seeing right now would be the leggs.

    None the less, your doing studies = will be improving on that also

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    I think I understand what you mean and you're probably right. I tend to draw legs a bit short.
    More recently I have been slimming my figures a bit, trying to make them more "lean". Bridgman has a way of making stocky looking figures too.
    I'll post newer stuff when I get the chance, as I don't own a scanner.

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    Some stuff from april-may.
    studies after Henry Gray "Anatomy of the Human Body". great stuff for detail.


    I tried creating a new species of animal, but I don't have much experience. I would really like critique on that one, I'm struggling. Nowhere near ready to compete in COW...
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    Trying to figure out how to draw animals.

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