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    I want to go to art school

    Advice and crits are always welcome more than anything. I'm here at CA to find teachers, whatever your creds.


    I am back after a bit. Of course I never stop drawing. However i will not post some work from my time gone as they are many fullbody pregnant self porttraits from month to month. And I didnt feel much like drawing or much like myself at all while pregnant. It was not planned but I had a daughter in August. I find her extremely hard to draw. I must find new ways to prioritize my time. I moved to nrthern Washington. There are many good schools up here. Since I will finally be old enough to take out my own student loans, I will start school in the Spring. I will be getting my general AA and plan to transfer to PLU to obtain my BFA in painting and a minor in legal studies, and then go on to law school. I finally have a scanner again and am back in mode so here are some works. Some selfpos, studies, my daughter, my husband, and figure drawings from a figure drawing session. The model couldnt hold a pose very well but it was a free session.

    Art's something that's been with me since I was a kid. Since I can remember I've been inspired by the covers of my father's humongous library of sci/fi/fantasy books and video game booklets since the SNES. I'd stay up till 3 or 4 AM under the covers of my bed just copying them.

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    Some of this stuff I already hate, but posting it for the sake of my progress. sorry for the poor scan qualities in some I'm still trying to figure out a new scanner.

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    Hey! You started a SB sweet!

    Shake is my fave character! I dig how you rendered him. Post more of your work! And practice practice practice!

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    A copy from one of my favorite comics, some studies of my dobie/pit mix, and some life studies, I need to get better

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    Thanks Jarhead, I love shake also

    A trees (I think juniper?) from a park near my house and some grafitti covered rocks from there, a sleeping old lady from the salon where I work. The rocks had to be rushed because my dog disappeared, some lady had found him and put on a leash while she was jogging so I couldn't find him for two hours : / good Samaritan

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    A copy of an artist whom I think is really underrated in the states, Seedling's challenge part 1 which I pretty much sucked up

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    A larger sb where I'm doing some anatomy

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    puzzle i'm still solving:

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    No dude, you really need to work on posting more.

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    Trust me I'm not leaving I still got a long way to go and a lot of confidence to build

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    learning...

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    Halfway through doing this I realized that I wasn't learning that much new from it.. I finished the face because I hate to not, but it really doesn't push anything >: (

    at this point I'm gonna comtinue studying anatomy until I feel confident enough to draw my own figures. Not gonna make any more like this until it comes from my own head!!!!!!!

    the ref: http://i40.tinypic.com/5tunnn.jpg

    Oh yea, and does anyone have any clues on how to make me scanner suck less balls? It's a HP photosmart C5280 all-in-one. Of course it doesnt help that the paper is sort of low quality and I had no pointer blender ...

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    Hahahaha!!! Arale!!!! I loved Dr. Slump as a Kid

    Your anatomy studies are pretty sweet You have a lot of potential, so please, keep it up

    And the copy from preacher is great too

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    Thanks Quickenobi, I still love Dr. Slump even though I 'm 21 now >< You can't read preacher without loving cassidy. yes I will keep it up thank you

    I'm slowly learning that's it's important to fill in as much of my figure as I can WITHOUT copying the reference, and only use it when I get really lost. As a result I lost some accuracy and quality, but I also moved much faster and learned much more from these..

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    more study! Sorry, I know at this point my sb is boring as hell to look at but I WILL get to where I can make eye popping works one day, I hope. It will feel so good to not have to put someone else's name in the attachment copyright one day, but right now I still feel like I need to study basics.

    There is a problem with it though...I mean, even after drawing all these skulls, I told myself I was going to do a page of my own skulls. I made one little tiny one you see in the bottom left..but beyond that I was unable to find the faith in my imagination to do more. It's intimidating to me : /

    Anyway, I didn't realize how important, complex and interesting the bones were until I did 'em. I got Peck's book on thursday. What I should have bought is a pointer blender!!!

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    Becomeing less and less dependent on the photograph. Mistakes and deviations are becoming OK! Or at least acceptable for what they are. I'm not sure if that's a good thing.

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    that's right put in work

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    Two self portraits from the last two days.

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    Move your ass go beserk

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    Some rare things from imagination! One of a random girl in a stoic pose which is pretty much where I'm at right now, I am kind of embarrassed of it, but I have to start somewhere. One is sposed to be baba yaga for this week's chow, where she's stopping at the water. I think I remember from a story I read when I was really young, that she was chasing a girl who threw a magic comb or something and it turned into a lake to stop her. I loved the dark stories of her as a girl so I drew that just for fun, because I am definitely not ready to actually participate in the chow at this point lol.

    Sorry about the light pencil, I should have gone over them in something not 2H

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    Took a break from all these men to draw some women from reference, and a page of my absolute favorite model. I really need to study hands next

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    2 more selfpos and jumping little dudes

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    One thing i noticed is that your eyes are way too big. Keep drawing.

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    Samuel gray: Thank you! Comments like this are invaluable to me. I'll definitely work on that.

    woops, it's been a bit long since I updated, I've been drawing though! More Peck and one master study:

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    A laughably bad attempt at drawing moving people in the park (it is much harder than I thought!) mixed with studies of the scapula and clavicle, life drawings of my boyfriend playing Fallout 3.

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    hey good start. I am at a similar level, just started drawing in december. so mainly my SB is studies, kinda boring but neccessary.

    what I find helps a lot is gesture sketching, once a week I go into town and draw people quickly for a couple of hours. doesn't matter how they turn out, but my brain hard drive remembers proportions and poses much better this way. so I can spot mistakes in my other work.

    another website I use everyday is posemaniacs.com where I also do lots of short poses. honestly these 2 activities have improved me the most. now I just need to learn where all the muscles and bones are... that's the hard part.

    I would also recommend learning photoshop, do a little every day - it will make it much easier when you come to use it.

    Anyway good start, you're still really young - wish I was drawing at your age. keep on practicing and you'll be awesome in no time!

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    Hey thanks for the comment Alextooth! Good to know someone kinda understands where I'm at. Youre right, I'm really comfortable with book studies, but as you can see up there when I tried to do some gestures quickly I failed miserably, so I need to practicethat more. I have meant to do some posemaniacs, but I keep getting distracted by my Peck book, when I have at least a basic comprehension of the bones and muscles from there is when I plan to seriously move into gestures. I SHOULD do more color work >.< I will get on it.

    Here is some pelvis. I think this was the hardest bone for me to get a grasp of so far. I am almost to the muscle section.

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    Good looking studies indeed! I do however feel that some of the figures feel a bit too unbalanced, like the weight not being distributed correctly. Keep postin'

    cheers!

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    Thanks noodledoodle! I mostly noticed that heppens to me in my imaginary drawings I have a really hard time with that, and making the figure look, I guess, "grounded" and balanced. I wasn't able to see that it was showing up in my studies, but now I see that you're right. So now I have to really work a lot harder on improving that. If you hadnt said anything I wouldn't have looked back on them and would have thought they were OK the whole time, so I really appreciate the crit.

    Here are some animal studies. I am still going to continue my human studies just as hard, these are something I am doing on the side in a thread in the mentor section. I also hope maybe it can supplement my figure studies, at least in certain ways.

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