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    Ryuartyi's Sketchbook - [8/8/2011: The second semester begins.]

    Welcome to my journey to being a competent artist; my name is Brad, or Ryuartyi. I'm studying at the Academy of Art University this year and may attend The Art Department, depending on how their first year goes.

    Feel free to come in and look at all my old works, and even my older ones in the "Similar Threads" area below. If you have anything to say that could help me along, say it. Critique and comments are always welcome.

    I try updating as much as possible, but there are no guarantees. When I get a new computer I'll start digital painting, but that will take a couple months at least.

    Enjoy your stay.
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    With a lot of time off comes a complete lack of skill. I'm suffering a lot from every aspect of art, and this will definitely change later on when I get more skilled. For the first month or so, complete newbie art is all I'll be able to provide.

    That's the point of a sketchbook, right?
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    I was very busy today, and didn't have that much time to get practicing done. I did some drawings from "The Vlippu Drawing Manual" about spherical shapes. Hopefully I won't have as much schoolwork tomorrow and can get more done. I'm a little disappointed with myself today, but tomorrow can only be better.
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    Today I did some more circular studies from Vilppu, but I'm still working on more of the base of the figure rather than rendering it (I did try though, but a LOT of work is needed).

    I'll be working more on Vilppu tomorrow and hopefully I can get to the box forms section of it. Once I get the hang of these concepts I'll start using photo or other references. I'm under stress because my financial aid isn't coming into my college and tuition is due on Monday. Hopefully it'll be resolved.

    Still, any comments or criticism would be very helpful. As I said, I can't do all of this alone.
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    Well, I had promised myself a day off of drawing practice today so I could get ready for classes tomorrow, but my self nagging made me feel guilty so I made two pages of studies from Vilppu. I'm now to boxes!

    I'm getting better at least.
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    I don't know why I'm updating today, I felt stressed and down because my tuition was due today and I'm jobless. I squeaked by with financial aid but I still owe $600. I only got one page of studies from Vilppu done today, and I'm severely disappointed with the results. I really hope I can push myself for five pages so it feels like I'm getting something accomplished. I think I still should've worked through the time I was down, but couldn't get it done. Hopefully I'll never write more words than post pictures ever again.

    I'm trying digital painting soon, so prepared to see several horrible paintings in the days to come. Thanks for anyone taking a look at my sketchbook of boring studies.
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    Well, I got an apple painted... I've pretty much been making excuses that I don't have a job at the moment so I haven't been drawing because I've been worrying about it too much.

    I'm figuring now that there's nothing I can do about the situation until someone offers me a job. With this, I'll be focusing a lot more on studies and paintings and hope I can get a source of income.

    I'm done making excuses, and my drawing habits before have been pathetic. I apologize for the life drama, and I'll be purely focusing on my dream.
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    Here's an update since my last five days ago.

    It's still really hard to keep practicing for long periods of time, but slowly I'm getting it. I've started painting more, so it's becoming a little more natural. The apple was painted from memory from Colors on the DS, and the studies are from Vilppu and Loomis. The tree is from my college that I wasn't able to finish.

    In November, I will be working on a novel for the National Novel Writing Month along with my normal studies. See you all next update!
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    Alright, well here's another sketchbook update. It's small, but I'll be getting more done in the next few days.

    I started doing some gestures, and will be continuing to do some until my next update which will hopefully be in two days. I should start doing self-portraits as well.

    *Side note*: Wow, it's been so long that there's even copyright and genre information for pieces now? Great job CA.
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    After a while of being sick, I picked up my sketchbook again and made a quick self-portrait and a couple other sketches. I know it's a pathetic amount, and there will be more tomorrow.

    To be honest even though I've been here for a long time I'm still very intimidated by the community here, but I'm trying to get over it and post more works. Sorry.
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    Just a few human motion studies today.
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    Update for today: 3 pages of studies and one lizard man from imagination. My studies are still very rough, but I'm noticing a TINY bit of improvement. I'll hopefully have more tomorrow as classes have almost come to a close. Excuse the line art on the quick imagination study, my line art still leaves much to be desired.

    I'm working on the preview avatar for the sketchbook, inked and painted. It'll take a while though.
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    Your basic forms are pretty solid, but I think your biggest problem is that you seem to make small, tight, uncertain pencil strokes. I think it would help if you worked on a larger format, and used looser strokes. Lock your wrist, even, and use your whole arm to make broad, loose, confident strokes.

    Don't worry too much about making perfect shapes at first, just focus on technique. Learning to draw this way helps you to have a more confident line quality, which will drastically improve your work overall.

    Keep it up, hope to see more!
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