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    Imaginary's sketchbook - tiny update no.2

    Hai there!

    Man... It's hard to write an introduction...

    //Some hours later....//

    I've been, like so many others, lurking here for quite some time looking at all the pretty pictures painted by all of the really awesome artists on this site.

    But that stops now!... The lurking... not the whole looking at pretty pictures thing.

    I realized last year that doodling a bit now and then won't really get you anywhere, so I went and bought a whole pile of books on anatomy and started doing various studies. However I'm not drawing often enough so progress is slow, hence i start this sketchbook to keep me drawing regularly and of course to get valuable advice from fellow artists.

    My goal is to update every day and keep doing so for as long as I can. I'm unemployed at the moment so it shouldn't be too hard to do so at least until i get a job and when I do get a job I'll try my best at updating daily anyway.


    To start things off i did some gesture drawings from Posemaniacs (not gonna post all of them) followed by head/skull studies from Stephen Peck's Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist and last but not least i drew some faces, some from ref some just from my imagination.

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    A new day which means new studies. Today i did the usual 60 1min gesture studies (posting all but the last page, were only 2 on it anyway), some Bammes studies, Bridgman studies, figure studies (only 3 though ) and finally more random faces from ref and some not.

    I could use some suggestions on good studies to do btw, so if anyone have any suggestions leave a reply or pm me.

    Man i need to work on value... and faces...

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    you're doing great bud, keep it up!

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    Pretty cool sketches in here actually.

    Keep it up!

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    I've found my proportions suck so I'm drawing heads from life, capturing the structure, using my imagination to get where the features of the skull are and applying them to the angle/position said skull is in. It helps to understand the proportions of the skull and develop a sense of structure.

    You've got the right attitude and you're doing the right stuff, keep it up!

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    Great work on the life drawings, in particular the skeletal anatomy of the hand. Keep it up!

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    Nice stuff from Posemaniacs... that stuff helps out a lot. Some things that might help your studies might be to do some Self-portraits. I want to do some too, but I haven't yet

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    Promising start! You've got some nice studies from life and pose maniacs, but I see only the quick poses from pose maniacs so it may be good to capture quick gestures from life.
    I tend to go to cafe's and similar public places and quickly draw the people around me capturing the body language etc.
    Again, great start to the SB. Looking forward to seeing more!

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    Chaser226: Thanks! And ye, i'll keep it up, definitely.

    DeeLock: Thank you!

    Max Challie: Yea, my proportions pretty much suck too, which reminds me of that i should probably do studies on proportion.

    Novacostle: Thanx!

    anibawl: Yea, i've been thinking of doing that for some time now but i just never get around to it... who knows, maybe i'll start a thread in the self-portrait board tomorrow.

    Slothboy: Yea, that's actually on my to-do list already... just don't know when i'll start with it though.

    So today i did the 60 1min gestures (maybe i should stop posting all of em, takes up a lot of space lol), leg and arm studies from Sheppards Drawing the Living Figure, Bridgman studies, Peck studies and some eye studies which i drew with an office marker.

    I need to draw more from life, should start looking for a course i guess, oh yea.. i was supposed to do drapery/value studies, damn. Faces!

    I'm so motivated now it's ridiculous!

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    Ohh great update! The quick studies' proportions have improved and seem more confident.
    The tonal studies are looking good too. Looking forward to seeing more!

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    So, four days running huh? Awesome.

    Slothboy3000: Hehe, i'm improving little by little.

    Today i started a self potrait thread which you can find here. On top of that i started my day with the usual quick studies, followed those up with some Bammes studies, then some Bridgman studies and finally studies from Peck.

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    This is a way awesome update. Your posemaniacs are becoming less and less sketchy which is great! Also your studies of the arms and eyes and what not with the marker look really great too. Keep it up. I'm going to check your self portrait right now ^_^

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    anibawl: Thank you very much! It really feels like im improving too... it's a great feeling. ^_^

    So, i've been away all day today and i'm going out again soon which means i haven't had time to draw as much as i wanted to.

    Finally reached 300 quick poses and after that i did som really fast Bridgman studies and then i did some studies from Bammes that turned out really crap... Oh! drew another self potrait too.

    Maybe i should start doing some digital studies? Haven't touched my wacom since like.. april.

    Yea so anyway, have a nice weekend everyone! I'll spend mine drawing stuff from life.

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    Looking good! :]
    A good thing to keep in mind is to remember
    proportions and the weight on the object you
    are drawing.

    Study Loomis' book: Figure Drawing For All It's Worth.
    And never give up. ;]

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    MattGamer: Thanks for the advice! I'll do some Loomis studies tomorrow or on monday.

    Feels like everything i did turned out crap today... 30sec Quick poses, just eggs from life, two drapery studies, torso studies from Peck and some random Bridgman studies. Also drew a new SP in my SP thread, you can find it in my sig.

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    Great work on those studies. You seem to have some good foundation skills overall. One thing you might want to remember is to not just literally copy the drawings out of the books but try to reconstruct them step by step using simple forms and build up from there. This way when you have nothing in front of you you can recall on that memory and reconstruct the form from your imagination. This of course will come with mileage but just keep it in mind. I'm looking forward for more updates!

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    Keep up the daily figure studies! It looks like most of your stuff is reference, and of course having a solid foundation is key to good drawings, but I would enjoy seeing some of your ideas, I'm guessing you enjoy drawing people/figurative so maybe explore what ideas you can do with that.

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    Great gesture work, and heads. Impressive study too, luv your work. Keep posting. Comment me if u like, thanks

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    Your studies just keep improving! Try and apply what you learn from them into some drawings from imagination and see how it turns out.

    Looking forward to more!

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    fantasyartist: Awesome advice and i'll keep that in mind when i do studies tomorrow, thanks.

    Ninjerina: Yea i have a lot of ideas.. just doesn't feel like i can convey them very well just yet. I did some fast doodles today though, here ya go!

    DaStreets: Thanks!

    Slothboy3000: Yea, i'll try to draw something more from my imagination then just doodles tomorrow.. it'll be crap though. xD

    Not the largest ever update today, have been away to my granpa's cause he turned 66 today (go granpa!) which in turn kinda left me with almost no time to draw. >_<

    30sec quick poses (think i'll stick to posting 2 pages per update), more eggs, some 5min figures from Sheppard (proportions only turned out well on the last one), loomis proportion studies and just random doodles while waiting for other guests to arrive at granpa's. Oh, and as always, one new SP.

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    Damn

    Damn thats alotta studies guy D: makes me wanna draw even more anatomy Dx.. your studies look like they are getting smoother and smoother with more confidence keep it up ~ Try doing a photostudy maybe that'll help too

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    That's a lot of gestures, man. They really help.

    You might want to clean up your lines a little bit on the figure studies though. Show some confidence. Light chicken scratch lines give off the opposite impression.

    You also should work on a lot of faces. They seem to be your weakness. But practices fixes all! Keep drawing!

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    Cool, you've applied some of those gestures to the imaginary stuff.
    Just keep at it and you'll get better in no time!

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    Wow. Hard work here . I dig the gesture drawings. They are very clear to read.
    Try to always stay loose and work big. For now that's my only suggestion.

    Cheers.

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    JohnnyB: You should! Anatomy ftw. ^_^ I'll try to do some photo studies tomorrow.

    BubbaGump: Stay away from chicken scratch lines, check. And ye my faces are hideous, really need to work on that particular area. Thanks for the advice.

    Slothboy3000: Yea the quick poses really help more then i thought they would. O_O

    Farvus: All of my drawings always end up very small for some reason so tomorrow i'll try to stay away from drawing anything small.

    Another day of studies, i really should do more stuff from imagination. Anyway, i'll just be doing 2 pages of quick poses per day cause it feels like they'r all im doing, instead im gonna focus on faces seeing as i suck at drawing em. Need to start doing digital stuff too, so much to learn it's kinda overwhelming.

    Quick poses, Peck, Loomis, Sheppard, faces, random really bad character and a SP.

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    yes some days become crap drawing days.
    those days just take a break or have fun with
    other mediums of art and play with them. scribble and
    have a childlike mind again! :]

    keep up the studies... whooooohooo can someone say
    inspirational?!

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    MattGamer: Yea i know what u mean, feels like tomorrow will be one of those days. I've just spent way too much time drawing from ref so i think i'll scribble away tomorrow with my new charcoal pencils. Btw, I'm inspirational? Thanks man, I'll work extra hard just cause you said that.

    Forgot to do the quick poses today cause i started the day by doing a SP instead.

    Faces, Peck, Bridgman, really crappy bammes studies, drapery and some things from life and a magazine drawn with a fineliner.

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    Glad to see you're working hard mate. You need to slow down on those heads. A good head depends on good construction. Construct a good head first and then worry about the features making sure they fit correctly in the construction. Give the eyes dimension. Look for their corners. This can be very hard to find at times I know. Just keep practicing!

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    fantasyartist: I slowed down and voilá! They turned out a bit better today. Another awesome advice from you, thanks.

    Kinda small update today, been all over the place so i didnt have much time to draw.

    Quick poses, random head studies from a Vilppu vid and faces.

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    You're right they look better now. You still need to go easy on getting the correct proportions. Make sure things align properly and don't stick the eyes to close to each other. I suggest you to study head drawing from Loomis where he explains the ball and plain construction. Draw a lot of those simple constructions from all angles, focusing only at getting the proportions right and not putting any features yet. Mastering that will help you a great deal. Here's a link were Ron Lemen talks about the same thing:
    http://www.anticz.com/heads.htm
    Hope this helps. Keep it up!

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