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    Please help me combat my laziness!

    hey, my name's Todd. I had a sketchbook here, but I neglected it too much to really amass much interest.

    I've made a new year's resolution to draw something everyday, so I hope this new sketchbook will help along the way.

    I can't help but feel a little hopeless whenever I draw something, because the vast difference in skill between me and some of the other artists on this site [particularly those my own age] is so overwhelming. That said, please be as harsh as possibly with critique so that I can know how to improve.

    Probably one of my biggest weaknesses is my inability to finish drawings and tendency to get sidetracked, so I'll be working on that.

    well, that's the end of the speech, lol. thanks for looking! :]

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    Name's Todd. I'd encourage you to check out my sketchbook, but it's full of shit, natch.
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    Name's Todd. I'd encourage you to check out my sketchbook, but it's full of shit, natch.
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    today's load of some sketches and a master study of velazquez




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    really cool stuff. great colors. but you need to put more detail on your faces. take your time. and try to do small drawings. as you will most likely be able to finish them with out lossing interest. that seems to be my problem. if iam not feeling the drawing. i won.t really have much interest to spend time on it or finish it.

    larry;]

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    hi there, thanks for dropin by.
    you got some nice stuff here, those little portrait sketches are awesome.
    I have the same problem like you, with not finish drawings
    I would recommend mostly lifedrawings because many people said that to me and it really helps me a lot^^
    (please excuse my bad english)

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    The master study is definitely a stroke towards discipline in regards to your laziness. Whatever you did there keep doing it, and better yourself as an artist to know the viewer, has reeped great rewards from every piece you do, even if it takes a lot of convincing for your inner self. Your portraits have gotten better since the first post- you might need to loosen up a bit, sketch more often with less limits and more freedom. I think it would be to your advantage greatly.

    callouses on the fingers. If you don’t have any, you’re not drawing enough.

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    desertdogg- ah, I've been working on my faces lately [the ones is this post, admittedly, are not my best] hopefully i'll improve. thanks

    slyx-thank you very much and yes, I know very well the benefits of life drawing. your english is actually quite good!

    talkingjello- I'll try to start loosening up. thanks for stopping by, yo

    today [might upload some more if I have time]:


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    so, today and yesterday's posts are both cop-outs, but I'm really getting slammed by homework this week

    apologies to anyone that might have had hope for me.



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    is that a thom yorke up there? and I really love that picture of the fro-man up there, he looks like he's glowing.

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    I've been really busy lately, unfortunately, but [hopefully] the updating will now continue

    some messy pastels



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    I really like the yellow figure a bit up there: it has great line and shape. The pastel studies look like they need some darker shades and more pronounced highlights on the objects themselves. looks a bit flat otherwise. keep it up!

    What an overwhelming lesson to all artists! Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous, solution. Be brave, be brave! - Isak Dinesen
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    Quote Originally Posted by gutss View Post
    I really like the yellow figure a bit up there: it has great line and shape. The pastel studies look like they need some darker shades and more pronounced highlights on the objects themselves. looks a bit flat otherwise. keep it up!
    hey thanks for the comment. it was my first time w/ pastels so I'm still a bit clueless about them. I'll keep your advice in mind for next time.

    apple study


    here's something finished [my "daily updates" thing kind of fell through, didn't it?]

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    late night life drawing:


    Name's Todd. I'd encourage you to check out my sketchbook, but it's full of shit, natch.
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    long time no update
    I've been doing a lot lately, wish I had a scanner to show you some of my sketchbook pages.





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