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    The Arty Smarty - UPDATED

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    Hello Ca!

    Although the time of year for this kind of thing is a bit predictable, I've decided to start a fresh, I need a new sketchbook (the old one is found dead in the depths of CA for those who know where to look).

    So the names Kyle Tobias Smart (Smarty), I'm 20 and to get to the point where I am now artistically has took little or no effort. Sounds great right!? no... I've grown lazy, my peers are starting to overtake me and I've realised through some specific threads and meeting a couple of specific people since my move to Bristol that to take it to the next level I need to step it up a couple of gears and just fucking do it! No more dreams of potential and broken promises of becoming a better artist, Its now on the intertube for all to see.

    Back to basics then.

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    way to go! hope you keep it up, theres nothing worse than wasted potential. Im in pretty much the exact same situation youre in now, and ive been spending at least 2 hours each day doing some kind of excercise, be it drawing or painting on my wacom, hope you can keep it up, and if u havent, check out algenplflegers sketchbook for an extra fire up that ass! =)

    Great first post, keep it going and dont stop for nothing! =)

    Do a good deed, help me develop as an artist, give me a backbreaking crit in my sketchbook!
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    nice gestures. If you're in that situation, try experimenting. be it colors, style, genre of characters or environments, etc. might help to get to the next level. Just a thought.
    Keep it up.

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    @Kageko- Cheers their is no way this is stopping for a long time!

    @kuroart - I study illustration at UWE, alot of the work we do there is experimental, I'll upload some of it after assesment. For now though, some more basics.

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    good smarty, have a cookie.

    As ever man the quick drawings are a really good idea, but balance it up with some long ass studies!I'm talking a good couple of hours, bare minimum, on one single study. It may be worth it to concentrate on cleaning your lines up as well, like you were talking about the Chan Man being able to do. Try drawing in ink and getting the exact right line the first time.

    This is gonna be an awesome book dude, i can feel it in my bones.

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    Yer, as usual your right, I need to gain some patience on studies If i get up early enougth tomorrow Ill try to get a head start on one. For now just a WIP of my rackham pastiche, I'm gonna lightbox and sepia ink the thing and an arm study. Unfortunately only managed to clock 30 minutes on the arm study not two hours

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    again I've got to go out so only a quick morning study.

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    Dip pen and sepia ink

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    Looks good what you posted here.

    Personally I think you should go through some Sb if you need motivation.
    The fact that someone is always better and is able to make such great things really motivates me to do something. (AND SOMETMES I´M REALLY LAZY)

    Hope you reach your aims and that you´r able to level up.

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    Great stuff! Nice rendering there too! Hope you keep it up and stay motivated.

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    Nice work, I really like your pencil drawings. The fast figure drawings are good to do, but I agree that you should try to use more pen and/or colors. The wolf is good, but definitely not up to par with your other sketches. The arm study is pretty good though. Keep it up, and try out some more new things!

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    Thanks a million guys! good points. Some colour washes over the ink piece.

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    usual gestures and a longer study. i have no life drawing available for the next couple of weeks

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    todays warmup.

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    Awesome stuff mate. keep at it.

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    Cheers!

    another 2 hour or so study.

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    I like the last one .... post (or draw) more

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    keep it up! you can see already you have a good sense of the form of the figure. keep on that! keep on the shadow play as well! form and shadow are key things methinks

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    Helloooo! Thanks for stoppin by my sketchbook!
    Good stuff so far, I like the girl & wolf, especially how you made the lines on the trees. They could do with some more contrast, to make them really pop! Lookin forward to what other goodies you got comin up

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    Keep going at it! You can see some improvement form the first to he latest piece. Also make sure to exaggerate your tones a bit more to make them stand out as right now they look a bit too close to each other in terms of shading.

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    hallo Kyle, figures are looking good, i like the back shot life drawing, but id say maybe be a lil bit more careful with the faces like in your last one and the eye in the one with the wolf, maybe thats just me liking to draw faces lol
    but tis looking good! i like the marks in the trees!

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    i love the arm studies, they have nice contrast

    however i feel like the two nude studies could use some more, especially the areas you want to emphasize

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    @Joe, thanks for that link, that guy is amazing, some very nice ranges in value and intensity. At the moment I'm just trying to capture whats their, I'm not quite their with pushing and pulling thing to make the whole thing more appealling, definately something to tihnk about though, cheers again!
    @Franbo, Yer my focus has sort of shifted a little from faces I got lazy on that last figure and i think the face was the last thing i ended up doing. Red riding hood does have a funny nose cresent and lower eyelid now you mention it aswell.
    @Still, Yer my values could do with pushing further, along the lines of what i was saying to Joe, Thanks for the encouragement tohugh aswell.
    @loveandasandwich, can i abreviate that somehow!? Thankyou, I might do one darker was over some of the background trees to bring the wolf forward a little more.
    @everyoneelse, Thanks Guys! It really helps keep me motivated.

    Heres some hands before bed, I'ts kinda hard sightsizing something so close to you, I'e my own hand. Also I have an odd thumb.

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    morning!

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    Loving the MMA photography ebsite for referance. Also started some bridgeman, managed to trakc down a copy. I'm really not sure whether i like it, should i continue with it or just work from life and referance like i have been?

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    Just got given a mini project from uni to do over next couple of weeks 30 self portraits! eek, just what i need actually.

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    You're on a roll dude. Just keep going! It doesn't matter what it is. One day I decided that I am just going to go with that principle right there (it was also coupled with this feeling of wanting more and tasting glory) and now, 6-7 months later, I'm noticing big inspiring changes that just makes me WANT to learn more. That basic raw essence, that basic drive, is all you need. Just keep feeding the fire the right stuff and you'll be good.

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    Hay hay, good progress already! have another cookie!
    Really dig the bridgman's and the boxer studies, awesome stuff.

    Line work and shadings getting really good as well, but you mite want to watch the proportions on the faces tho.
    drop by my sb if you find the time.

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    Busy day today didn't have time for any anatomy warmups, BUT i did go to Bristol museum and talk to the curator their, she took me down into the stores and let me pick out things to draw. It was awesome! she was so helpful, the museum only displays 1% of the actual taxidermy type shit they have! Hopefully this will turn into a fortnightly thing. Heres a pidgeon head I chose.

    Thanks guys! Jail house rock, your right, I've deprived facial studies a bit lately, luckily UWE just set me a 30 self portrait project.

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