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    Brightdreamer's Sketchbook

    Or: The journey of a thousand miles has to dang well start somewhere...

    Not much to start with, but just posting this at all constitutes what the late Bob Ross would call "the bravery test." First two are just things around my workbench*, the third was sketched from illustrations in books **. General #2 pencil (with a bit of Ebony pencil.)

    * - Generic sketching mannequin, dragon doorstop from Target, and a Neopets Scorchio plushie.
    ** - Atlas of Anatomy, by Taj Books; Figure Drawing for All Its Worth, by Andrew Loomis (from download)


    Here goes... (Hope I'm doing the image attachments right...)

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    January 2, 2009 - Two more pages, this time referenced from The Art of Drawing (Willy Pogany), except for the random things in the corner of the head page.

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    Lost a day, but squeezed out another page this evening. Refs: Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (Loomis) and The Art of Drawing (Willy Pogany)

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    Another day, another page... Refs: Figure Drawing For All It's Worth (Loomis) for the shoulder and hip, and The Art of Drawing (Pogany) for the skulls.

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    Managed two pages today. First page refs: Figure Drawing For All It's Worth (Loomis), in pencils. Second page refs: How to Draw Animals (Jack Hamm), in ballpoint pen. (Why elephants? I was going to take a stab at the Daily Sketch Group topic of "Alien/Elephant Hybrid" today, but this was about as far as I got before I was interrupted by Other Things.)

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    Your sketches are coming along nicely. Keep on working.

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    Keep up the anatomy, you're doin' a fine job so far

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    Legacy Flame & magezhilo - Thanks for the encouragement!

    Only managed one page today. Refs: Figure Drawing For All It's Worth (Loomis) and one of the textbooks from the CareerStep medical transcription course I took a few years ago (because it had a simplified skull.)

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    Two pages today... The first contains quick gesture sketches, done while watching Africam (www.africam.com). Second page ref: Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (Loomis)

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    Another day, another page. Refs: Loomis (same as previous), Medical transcription workbook thing.

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    Good start to your SB. Looks like you are doing the right things and doing them well. Keep posting.

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    Great start for a SB. Your coming along very well

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    Bill & Lee - Thank you for the encouragement!

    Two more pages. First page ref: How to Draw Animals (Jack Hamm), in ink pen. Second page refs: Loomis (same as previous) and medical transcription textbook thing (same as previous.)

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    I believe you are on the right track. Good to see you doing both animal and human studies, something I just can't seem to do xD I don't have any critique to offer, but keep up the good work!

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    Talo - Thank you for the encouragement! I prefer animals to humans, actually, but I need to work on both (and more), so I'm trying to remember to split my time... especially as I eventually hope to improve my fantastic and imaginary being/beast creation skills, which requires knowing how all sorts of lifeforms are put together.

    I spent most of today at a family gathering, which means I spent most of the day doodling in my sketchbook. Managed two remotely acceptable pages out of it... Total of four pages today.

    First page: Africam website quick sketches, ink pen.
    Second page: Loomis (same as previous), medical transcription textbook thing (same as previous), pencils.
    Third and Fourth: How to Draw Animals (Jack Hamm), with a couple little doodles in the corner of the last page, ink pen.

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    Was lazy today - only managed one page. Refs: The Art of Drawing (Pogany), Loomis (same as previous.)

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    Two today. Refs: Drawing Human Anatomy (Giovanni Civardi), Loomis (same as previous.) Also a little sketch of one of my sister's chinchillas, to fill space in the corner.

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    Really nice studies ! Good Work and everything , nothing else to say because it,s really good looking ! continue on this way!

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    good study of anatomy, but what I liked more are the gesture studies. Your line become more alive there
    Good work, keep on!

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    Formal - Thanks for stopping by!

    alicelefay - I'm trying to remember to balance out the studies with the more spontaneous stuff...


    Only one page worth posting today, and a kinda half-arsed one at that. But it's one half-arsed page more than I had yesterday. Ref: Loomis (same as previous.)

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    Hey Bright, I think your already on the right track so to speak... you've picked the right sort of material to start sdtudying from, and your doing a good job, just keep up the practice and you'll soon be able to apply this knowledge to stuff from your imagination. keep posting ;-)

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    hey hey, we're here to help each other ! I got only one crit for that last post (the hand and arm is great ) it's for the leg and foot (the one in the middle if this isnt one it looks really like one xP) the bone of the leg are really toooo big, they should'nt be larger that the foot himself look at that:

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    RandAlThor - Thanks for the encouragement! I hope eventually it'll all come together...

    Formal - Thanks for the critique! I was trying to copy the one from Loomis (Figure Drawing for All Its Worth, page 64 - lower half of the skeletal leg), and I didn't think I'd gotten it right... Ah - a much better angle, there. Thank you! (Which "Anatomy for the Artist" is this from? I think I've seen more than one book with that title...)

    Eh, completely dropped the proverbial ball today. Nothing worth posting, just some really cruddy attempts at gesture drawing around an exceptionally pushy cat. (If you're curious, that doesn't work well. Neither does attempting to draw the exceptionally pushy cat around which you're trying to do the gesture drawing.) I'll have to double-up my sketch time tomorrow.

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    actually it's anatomy for the artists by dessain and tolra it's the one from wich i take all my more finished figure and anatomy studies. For the rest, i use pose maniacs xP

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    Formal - Okay, thanks. (I like to keep an eye out for good artist anatomy books... never hurts to have one more...)

    Okay, three pages today. I should've done more... First one's Loomis again, the second one's Bridgeman (from Constructive Anatomy), and the third's just a couple more stuffed critters around the house and random doodles.

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    Awsome studies! Keep posting

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    DaStreets - Thanks for stopping by!

    Three more remotely-postable pages today. First one's more Loomis, the second one started with a random drawing of a toy dragon and degenerated (showing I have a loooong way to go before I can let my pen wander off on its own like that), and the third's Bridgeman (Constructive Anatomy).

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    your studies are going really good, and don't worry I'm sure you will have enough confidence to draw free soon

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    Alicelefay - I hope so...

    Only one worth posting today. More Loomis.

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    Managed two pages today. Loomis again, except for the hand, which I found at the end of my left arm.

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