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    Dear God, what have I done? (I've started a sketchbook)

    Well, here goes

    I've started this sketchbook because I'm (finally) getting serious about studying and improving my art. I've realized that I just haven't been working all that hard at getting where I really want to go.

    Well, the hell with that. With resources like this site (and the great people who contribute to it) available to anyone who has the good fortune to run across them there is really no excuse for me to go on the way I have been. To hell with procrastination!

    I have a long way to go as an artist, but one thing I can give myself some credit for is being decent at life drawing, so I'll start with that. Here are some recent examples, these are all ~20 minute drawings using conte.

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    I've finally gotten serious about studying how to draw the figure without references, and I find it actually improves my ability to draw from life was well. Who'd a thunk it?

    My goal for this sketchbook is to concentrate on the fundamentals, mainly perspective (where I need a lot of work) and anatomy (which needs almost as much work), but I think it's also important to maintain a sense of fun. Frankly, if you've bothered to read through my grim ramblings up to this point you deserve some reward:

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    stay tuned
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    ... and flying grandmas, oh my!

    here's my recent DSG stuff. The first few are not great, but kind of fun:

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    This one I actually spent some time on, even going so far as to use a reference for the rabbit. I like it, but I think it's a little too much in my comfort zone. Fake perspective and fisheye + a funny but basically shapeless alien = I didn't learn much.
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    This one has somewhat the same problem, though at least I'm working with a human form in space as well as messing around with the water (which I really don't know how to do). Besides fixing the retarded elbow, I think I need to add in the other hand so it's clear that the hand is abnormally large, not just badly foreshortened.
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    Nice sketches, dude.
    Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

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