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    Great stuff Nick.

    Really enjoyed watchign you breaking down the shading into medium light and dark zones on the hands. Its helping the form read much better. The shadow shapes could still be better placed but you're getting there.

    Keep working on it now

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    Hey kids, how's everyone doing?

    I haven't updated for a while, as you can see and haven't been very active in checking out other peoples threads, just tired. I have been drawing though and sooner or later will update with some of my recent studies, which are mostly sort of gestural drawings (of sorts). I've been isolating problem areas for myself, and trying to work through them, and have met with surprising success. I will continue to draw and when I update, i'll make sure to give everyone who's posted in here the proper feedback they deserve.

    Thanks for looking in, and hope to see everyone come back and help me in the future as well.

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    Hey all, how's it going? It's been a while since I've posted here, and with reason. Just been too damned busy.

    Enough bitching. I have been drawing. I spent some time narrowing down my anatomical weak points, and I've found that arms give me a hard time, so a bunch of my recent studies have been focused on learning how to draw the arms and hands in various perspectives. There's a long way left to go on this road, but I think I've made progress, it's also helped in being able to flesh out more dynamic figures!

    I've begun to understand a little more how I learn and it's interesting to seehow all of my previous studies can culminate to suddenly allow me to produce more interesting and accurate pieces. For example a drawing I'm working on now (mostly just fleshing out thumbnails at this point) my last few rounds of facial features studies which I did a couple weeks ago are starting to show their benefits, and I found drawing a couple of heads I did today much easier.

    I've got a lot left to do, and I hope that you'll all continue to help me get to where I'm going.

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    Here's another update.

    Trying to get my head around perspective now, so I did a couple of motorcycle sketches which I thought incorporated a few different areas where I need to study including perspective, vehicular design, drapery, and gestural anatomy. Also included are some sketches I haven't posted up yet.

    I did a bunch of thumbnails for futuristic motorcycles for a sort of assignment given to me by another member of this forum. As I get the hang of perspective a little more I'll decide which motorcycle design I like the best, and run with it.

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    Hey man. Nice to see you still updating.

    You've been doing some nice studies.

    Please stop by my new Anatomy Sketchbook and critique the hell out of it.

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    I haven't been doing many of these classical or traditional studies lately. I was drafted, so to speak, to make designs and work on basic 3d meshes for a cyberpunk animation project so I haven't had much time for the regular anatomical studies and whatnot. I do consider these sketches studies I can post up in this thread though because in a way it's all relevant to what I am studying to be in the first place.

    C3DMan - Thanks for dropping by man, and thanks for the compliment

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    hey man, glad to see you're attacking your weak points. what kind of environment is the bike supposed to be use in? road? desert? forest? that'll help you know what types of special features to add as well. g'luck dude!

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    Hey Purb it's cool to see you here, i was beginning to wonder if I haven't done enough .

    The bike is supposed to be used in a city, I've actually done a bunch of silhouettes and picked out the one i want to work on, and began doing the concept work. I will post up details later, right now is too late, but here's a sample.

    Thanks for the compliments by the way, man. It's encouraging to hear them.

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    Been pretty out of it the past week or two, haven't done a lot of drawing, but tonight I picked up where I left off with the bike.

    I began to build the perspective for the rest of the bike, and tomorrow I think I'll finish that off and start blocking it in.

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    here's a small update to the bike project. slow going because of the holidays and some other crappy crap.

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    hey nick , good to see you working
    i think its getting out nice but i have to admit your working process is high complicated in my view. I think you could work faster if you block your bike idea in greyscale out for first ,to get a feel of the whole form
    and than adding color and perspective ,or also doing some little thumbs with the greyscale bike for the perspectiv view , to choose the most interesting outcome.

    wish you great holidays , greetings

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    Thanks for coming by Myako, and thanks for the critiques. I will remember them when I work on future concepts like that.

    Here are some character silhouettes and thumnbail sketches.

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    Some more practice with concept art. Trying to get the hang of low opacity washes to work out concept thumbnails.

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    Here's a small update on what i've been up to. Things are not going well here in china lately, so I've been less and less able to draw and study.

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    Exploring some possibilities for a piece of concept art I'm doing for a small project.

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    Hi there--nice work! I would love to see a finished building study like the third one down in post 34--I really like what you've started there. I find that I learn the most when I force myself to finish and salvage projects that I'm feeling bored or frustrated with. The lines of your figures at the top of this page are miles stronger than those on the previous--amazing progress there, so please don't stop! The images you're posting lately are too big to be viewed properly...any chance you could resize them?

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    Hey Courtyard. Thanks for dropping by! Always good to see new faces, and get replies. I do in fact have a lot of work I could post up here, but I haven't because I didn't think they fit here, so I posted them up in my sketchbook thread. They are mostly quick concept sketches though, nothing really eye popping, just story tellers and visual aides.

    I will post up some more traditional studies when I get them scanned, and whatnot. Thanks for coming by, again.

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    Some new sketches for you all to gander at. As always crits
    and comments are welcome and encouraged. Thanks for looking!








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    here are a couple of practice portraits I have done recently.

    I currently fail at doing portraits, so I guess i'll just need to do more of them until I stop failing at it.

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    Here are a round of studies that I did not long ago to try to help myself loosen up in my drawing. I need to do a lot more, and have written up a schedule of studies I need to do to accomplish my goal.

    As always, feedback and critique is most welcome.











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    Hey, studies are looking good. My favorites are the bike/vehicle concepts, they have really nice harmonious shapes. They remind me a lot of graffiti lettering and aesthetic

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    Man you are really progressing here! I like your work very much. You seem to have a good drive to get better and better. I myself am the same way. I want to keep progressing and keep drawing.

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    howdy!

    getting on good mate. I think you can try using lighter lines, some of your lines are pretty harsh, esp on the faces.

    cheers!

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    Wow. I was totally unaware anyone had left any replies in this thread for a while. Sorry for not replying sooner.

    for a while there I was pretty much in the mindset that maintaining my sketchbook and studies thread was pretty useless since the number of people here is too great and it's hard for anyone to follow each others threads without getting lost in all the numerous updates but I've felt a surge of wanting to get more active here again.

    I decided to start my re-entry into ca.orgs art boards with an acrylic still life i'm working on.

    there are structural issues that i'm aware of among other problems, but right now they are beyond my ability to correct in this media, and after I do some more work on this tomorrow I will chalk it up to experience and move on. I've already learned a lot from working on this still life, but I think the subject matter is too complicated for me to tackle efficiently at my current skill level in the medium. It's a lot of fun though

    Here it is, crits and comments welcome as always.

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    Here's the final of my last still life and the underdrawing of my current study.

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    Hi.

    Ok, here is only critiques from me (sorry for that but you will go your way - I know that)

    what´s the grid for? Grid only makes sense, if you have a 2d reference in a different size than the intended size of the painting.
    Your grid lines are obviously also no golden mean lines.

    The box´s perspective is not correct. All the lines seem to be parallel which is not true in reality.

    The objects are too close to the border of the canvas. Leave some space so that the frame you are going to put on the canvas is not covering anything of the objects.

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    Thanks for the crits Bjoern I appreciate an up front and direct critique like that.

    To answer some of your questions, the grid is simply what it appears to be: just something to help me size things up. The grid isn't just a randomly placed set of lines per se, I have a simple tool I made from some cardboard and sewing thread to help in sizing up things in a still life.

    As you pointed out the perspective is in fact not correct in this drawing, and I freely admit that perspective is one of my weakest areas. I have tried to correct the perspective since taking this photo to post up here and it's better but still not totally right. I will post those images up later after work tonight.

    To go back to the measuring tool I mentioned earlier I know some people might suggest that a tool like that is essentially a crutch and that I should really just try tonail the perspective by looking at it. And I agree - for the most part.

    Two problems that I've identified in myself are not being able to properly size things when I draw them either from life or imagination so although I may have a composition more or less worked out in my mind it's pretty difficult for me to put it down in pencil or paint, so for the time being I'm using the tool until I get more comfortable and confident with the medium and as I learn more about keeping things to proper scale and after a few more studies will start to ween off of the tool and start internalizing some of the skills necessary to eyeball it, so to speak.

    Thanks again for critique, and I hope you will continue to give me honest and direct critiques in the future.

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    What are you using as a painting surface?
    Looks like cardboard but without a gesso primer.

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    it's gessoed canvas stretched over a drawing board

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    I can't finish the still life. My dumb shit room mate threw away one of the bottles and ate my fruit when she was collecting her things from my office here to move out. I will start a new one soon.

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