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    danlambert's sketches - 22nd August

    I decided to start this because it felt a bit wrong crit'ing other peoples work without having anything of mine to show.

    The cerberus image was the turning point for my drawing, I wasn't happy with it and I couldn't finish it. I didn't feel like I had the knowledge or skill to take it where I wanted to go.
    I then found this website, looked through a few peoples sketch books and saw the level that I would need to achieve to get where I want to be.
    So I've since started again from scratch, Ive been doing studies of figures and the human form so far which I will post when I get access to a scanner.

    I hope to improve and gradually learn to draw from imagination


    danlambert's sketches - 22nd August
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    The portrait I was fairly happy with, but at the same time gets me more frustrated that I can't draw faces.
    May sound weird but if I sit down and draw a figure, I am usually okay with the form and proportions and stuff, but I can never get a convincing face. I don't know if it's because its small or because I dont work from the eyes out like in a portrait but I can't do it.
    That is something I intend to address in this sketchbook
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    Beginning to see a pattern?

    No imagination stuff, not good at all
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    These are really good! especially the face.

    Keep studying and doing what your doing. In no time you'll be able to draw from your Imagination and that's where the fun begins
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    Wow! =) Great start! I'm loving the portraits, and that Cerberus-one is interesting.

    I suggest that you try participating in some of the weekly challenges here on CA; they're bound to kick your brain in gear for conceptual thinking ^^

    Or perhaps this could be something worth looking at?

    Other than that, just keep it up!
    You're clearly doing something right
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    Some sketches for a centaur I planned on doing, I drew it out, scanned it in, then decided I hated it, so redrew the body, and the head, which are these
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    The assembled centaur, very static, I did go on to colour it but alas you can't polish a turd
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    kawaookami - thanks, that is the plan

    ReviseTheMethod - that site is awesome, will definitely be using it, thanks a lot
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    Wow, amazing.. Very clean with the pencil. I like it a lot.
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    you've got some nice clean work here..but you definitely need to get away from the photo ref's.. it's a little obvious. maybe grab a mirror and draw a self portrait from life or do a still life.. you need to cut out the flat paper image equation.. maybe try a new media and loosen up a little.. you never know what might inspire you to step out of your comfort zone
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    Man you've got talent, you seem like the one that draws portraits for a living, do you?
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    Really well rendered....but you need life in some of your pictures, maybe a little more variation in shading technique (I liked the horse but you gotta shade the torso in the same light
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    you have rendering abilities it is obvious. maybe a little on the gentle finger side but you do have skill. i have the same problem as you do. i always draw from photographs. ive been told over and over just to get a pad out and pencil and draw whatever i see. i have begun to do that and i would recommend the same. keep it up!
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