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    Welcome to my bumpy journey

    Iīam 21 years old, and have been lazy all my life about drawing, because I thought that I wonīt get as better as my colleagues, or simply because I didnīt knew if I really liked it.
    So, recently, after reading an insanely amount of topics in this forum I understood that I can learn to draw.

    Edit: 03-05-2012
    This sketchbook will be my journey to try and understand myself, my motivations and my passions.
    Welcome to my bumpy journey!

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    I'd like to see sketches with more value in them. Charcoal's usually pretty good for that. Aside from that, you've got nice gestural lines going on, so push yourself to the next step.

    Here is my sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166026 Check it out, yah?

    Also, twitter: www.twitter.com/tobuoi

    "They don't know I burn...they don't know I burn. I'm waiting for my turn...just waiting for my turn. Time to make it burn...this is how I burn."
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    Tobuoi: Thank you for your comment! But the thing is, i donīt have a pretty good sense of proportion, every drawing i do is very different from the original, so iīam just trying to do line work, is it advisable to start with value already? :/

    Still about proportions, one think that iīam being very frustrated at, is drawing between limits that differ from the original. I donīt know if i explained my self well, but the idea is drawing something that has 2 metros in a paper of 30 cm, and vice versa. I think every one can but me.. My work is even worse when i try that, ah ah.

    Iīam trying to learn human anatomy, starting with the female body, just beginning. Currently reading The Practice & Science of Drawing and The Vilppu Drawing Manual(ah, my scanner doesn'tī work very well, so in some pictures i have to change the brightness):


    Ps: i will try to comment on other sketchbooks but you all seem so good that i donīt really know what to say,

    Ps2:
    This are some recent sketchīs:

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    There's nothing wrong with your proportions at this point that more practice won't work out...and I think that if you start to add more layers of value, you'll start to see more of what's going on with the anatomy, too. It's up to you. Work on an element until you start to get comfortable with it and then gradually incorporate more and more and you'll improve in no time. It gets easier as you go, too, cos you start to look at things in different ways and pick up tricks that will help you get over the difficult aspects of your artwork.

    Here is my sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166026 Check it out, yah?

    Also, twitter: www.twitter.com/tobuoi

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    Well, you say that because you haven't seen the original All the drawings i did don't resemble the real ones.

    I will believe that it will get better in the future. (even if i don't think that i can achieve a great level) but i need to actually work to know for sure!

    Thanks again for the comment, and as a matter of fact i did a drawing today and added some shadows.
    The legs and the back have light shadows but the scanner didn't get those.
    Ps: it doesn't look like the original ah ah.

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    And here i am for another studies of the human figure!

    The first two sketch's were done in one minute (i've done a lot of those but i don't think it's necessary to put them all here).

    The other two were done in more than 5 minutes but less than 10, i really need to practice drawing faster if i want to draw everywhere i go, because i still can't do it.

    And, BE AMAZED, the last two were from memory, ha ha! (don't be shocked)
    Also, if you should know, i want to become a professional artist (very crazy person indeed).

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    hey man,

    nice to hear that youve had enough of being lazy and youre ready to progress in the world of art. Although im hardly qualified to give any critique, what i would say is to fill your pages up a bit more. If youre going to draw a pose in the middle of the page then do some quick head, face, foot whatever drawings around it.

    thats all ive got to say really and good luck!

    if worrying about it will fix it,
    then i'll worry about it

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    Good start - maybe try and think more about the 3 dimensional form you are illustrating. It looks like you are in some pictures, but others (like that last one) ... not so much .

    Keep it going

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    Samboen: thanks man, i think it's a good idea and am going to try it.

    DuneFishUK: well, you know that last one was from imagination and almost all the others are from reference so it means i have to draw a lot to give some 3 dimensional form, huh? ha ha Thanks for the comment! I will try to do what you said, even if i canīt do it on the 30000.. try. : )

    And so, one more frustration for me. I havenīt drawn from real life in ages so today i tried to do a quick self portrait, that doesn't look like me not even a little. I discovered that i have some serious difficulties to draw from life, really. I simply can't see like i see from a picture.
    It's really frustrating but what can i do besides drawing?

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    here are some drawings that i did recently and not so recently:

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    and it's over for now!

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    starting tomorrow i will update with less regularity because i'm starting school again.

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    I really like the painting and the third drawing in post 11. Other than that, I don't really have any suggestions that haven't already been mentioned. Keep at it.

    Here is my sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166026 Check it out, yah?

    Also, twitter: www.twitter.com/tobuoi

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    Hello, I finally have time to post again :P

    Itīs been a long time since i've made an update. Don't have the possibility to go to classes so this is my only option.
    Only the last sketch is from imagination..
    Well, to the updates..

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    The last sketch from imagination too..

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    some more..

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    all of them from imagination.. wow! lol

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    Lately i've been trhough a fase that i donīt even know how to hold the pencil. letīs see if today things change..

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    and i really liked to have an A3 scanner!

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    It is very difficult for me to believe, at my age, that i will get good enough to make a living from art, some day. very..

    (last one from imagination)

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    I really need to get better, ah ah.
    last from imagination.

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    donīt know what to say..

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    Your work is currently very variable, the best stuff is clearly that which is working from life or from photo-refs

    I realise that you want to draw from imagination - that this is your goal.

    However, I would suggest to you that what you need to do at this point is to concentrate on drawing from life. This does not necessarily mean figures, I am talking here about drawing whatever is in front of you. Concentrate on simple objects, and on drawing and shading these accurately.

    Read up on anatomy.

    Find some statues locally (museum, park?) and spend time drawing them - give them about an hour or more each.

    Don't use heavy lines round the edges of things, The real world does not have thick black lines painted around the edge of everything.

    Look for the values of different planes - whether planes face the light and are brightly illuminated; are turning away from the light, with their level of illumination falling off; or are facing away from the light, and thus in shadow. Start with situations where you have essentially one strong light coming in somewhat from the side. Look at the shapes of the edges of shadows, as these imply the shape of the surface.

    Shade for values, and try to show edges as a single change in value from the area on one side of the edge, to the area on the other, instead of drawing a black line at the edge.

    Keep on working at it, don't give up, you are getting there.


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    Dave, many thanks! I always knew i had to do that but didn't do it. The main reason for it was because i thought that i needed to do it when i was younger, now i simply don't have time for that (knowing that i was wrong all the time...).


    Well, to the updates. I didn't update for a while but i've been drawing, after reading what dave said, in the future updates there will be some differences in the studies!

    For now, what iīve already done: (and other drawings and many gestures that can't be seen by my camera so doesn't really matter!)

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    iīts much more fun to draw with value and not just lines. Well, i took a too much time to figure it out... Need to practice.

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    Maaaaan, shading is haard!!

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    Hello again. While life drawing is a good idea and a critical step, if you want to eventually draw well from imagination, I would suggest figure studies--drawing the simple lines and shapes that make up a body. Gesture drawings can't hurt either. You're improving at a steady rate, so don't stop drawing!

    Here is my sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166026 Check it out, yah?

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