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    Draw Erryday (crits and advice always appreciated!)

    Oh hey. I'm a 17 year old Brit who doesn't post here very often, hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things soon.

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    I love lions, I love steam power, 'nuff said.
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    An imaginary bookshop, for imaginary books? Those top windows went so very wrong.
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    My first ever steam creature, the lion's still my favourite, however.
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    A Victorian rabbit butler, drawn in a biology lesson, my friends are terrified of this guy.
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    I'd like to think raptors were posh tossers. This one's pretty old.
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    this one's ever older, its been sat in my folder for quite some time. There's some awful, awful anatomy on there.

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    you get posting everywhere, youf, to bring attention to yourself. we'll crack out the anatomy books, learn about neatening our lines together, identify the colours of everything in the house on photoshop...

    and then we'll have an art deathmatch.

    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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    sounds pretty damn sweet to me

    oh hey I found some more:

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    you're really good for fourteen! great choise to move here, you really do get crits here (occasionally ._.'). I love your steam punk stuff, especially the giraffe design is cool. only thing that bugs me is the thickness of the rhino's legs (they don't have such legs), although they make the robot look kinda powerful, but not as "rhino-esque". and perspective would be kinda nice on the bookshop pic.
    could you post some life drawings and pencil studies? and those anatomy drawings make good stuff happen to drawings ;D.

    keep it up and welcome to cA.

    FUTILE EFFORTS <-help me I suck.
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    OWO im speechless... 14?? damn girl!
    Love the design of the steam creatures... ppl anatomy could use a bit more wrk but ur sight drawings are rly good!

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    Hey there Jen. Firstly I have to say that I really, really envy you for starting at CA in a such young age, people like that often make it far. Secodly, I love steam powered things, so keep at it .

    As for the critique... From now on draw (or imagine) vertical line in the middle of your characters. It will help you find the correct posture (without falling forwards or backwards). As seen on your rabbit butler sketch.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=94571 Here you´ll find some links on anatomy books. Check out bridgemans anatomy book. Knowledge of anatomy is one of the most powerfull for a artist, and bridgeman will help you lots over the years.

    You got a good eye on those real-life studies. And thats basically what you need to be good. Now its just work. Good luck.

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    thanks alot guys, I really appreciate it!

    lAhlbeck: funnily enough, that was the only one that I used a reference for! Yeah, I'll try and find some perspective aids, got any reccomendations?

    Mr.Smile: Thankyou! I've been looking for some of those!

    I found some more older sketches I'd like to share, as well as a quick anatomy study and a real-life sketch from rehersals the other night. I really need to invest in a decent set of sketching pencils :/

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    hey there jennyy 3 I know I'm talking to you on msn atm but I just had to leave a comment.

    great work on all of this! I cant wait to see your sketchbook grow, you sure do get a lot of help over here (so much more than you get at deviantart, and its waaay less drama too ). so keep at it, never let your pencil down!

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    Great work Keep it up! I can't wait to see what sort of art you'll have in 5 years or so, it boggles the mind!

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    thanks again, guys, I appreciate it!

    Some more life-sketches and a piece I'm currently working on. Any crits will be really appreciated!

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    Nice stuff you have here. especially for 14 years old.
    Hot damn.
    I like the robots and stuff.. I love drawing robots too(come check out my sb)

    If I were to offer a crit.. try working on your line quality.. as of now it looks really sketchy. I like that last image in the last post you did with the linework overtop of the rough drawing. very nice.

    cheers!

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    Some school batik work, another WIP.

    Believe me, the sequins weren't my idea.

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    Hi there,

    Some of your stuff looks too scribbled, like the hand holding the pen a post back.
    You should try a set of drawings, just using one line, with a flexible pen or pencil that can give you some lineweight on the edges.

    I know that it's tempting to go over lines again and again, but your drawing will look way better if you don't.

    Best of luck to you

    (I just love the bear with the umbrella xD)

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    Long time no upload!

    sort of finished that picture of the two blokes, but I need to sort out that top right container because it really screws up the perspective. Lots of studies and bizarre things to oogle at. My scanner killed the pencil sketches, I'll have to nag for a new one :/

    I can't believe I spent £10 on an A6 sketchbook and then didn't draw in it for ages because its a moleskine and I don't feel worthy, anyone else ever get that?

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    great stuff for 14! post more

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    I agree, you have a good start here, especially for your age. I like the proportion study and the hands, I'd like to see more studies if you have them. You could have like a ten year head start if you continue with the fundamentals, good stuff. I definitely didn't have a book like this when I was fourteen.

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    Long time no update, completly my bad there!

    Most of these are from the last few days, they're only pen sketches because my scanner doesn't seem to like to scan pencil, maybe I'm doing something wrong, the scanner's an Epson Stylus DX6050 by the way, if anyone has one and knows how to fix it!

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    wow you are doing great!
    Its fun to see what pops out of your mind into your pen and onto your paper!
    Keep practicing and your stuff will get better and better!
    I dont know if it is already the good time to start doing serious studies.
    But getting some knowledge of basic anatomy would be a good start.
    But i guess your on your way with that already.
    So for now ill just shut my mouth and admire your work!

    Keep practicing!
    Good luck!

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    rogerb Thankyou! Yeah, its about time to crack out the anatomy books!

    Some clouds, the top one I drew just now, the second is pretty old.

    If you can't read my handwriting, the first guy is saying "a dog on a motorbike?", the second is saying "oh yeah!"

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    Wow, at 14 and youre drawing really well! When i was your age, the only thing i was drawing was my folio for D&T GCSEs.
    You have a great style that i like. But to make sure that you get your proportions right, try going posemaniacs or study some master's books.


    Keep it going aite!

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    I am a terrible person. LEARN. TO. UPDATE. REGULARILY.

    this is not everything since april. I promise I'll post some more older sketches as I unearth them!

    The brain/fist malarky is a logo I drew for a friend. I can't remember what he's using it for, some internet help group that does other stuff or something. He's a strange boy.

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    I found a couple more digital things. Its just easier to make another post!

    I realise that the anatomy in the second image is absolutely terrible. It was intended as a tester image, although that still doesn't justify it much >_>

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    You have a good SB so far

    And it's excellent your going to get serious at 15. I would trade a kidney to tell 15-year-old me to start drawing more often.

    One of the best things you can do right now, is draw from life. Even if you don't plan on drawing realistic things in the future. A mental library of life drawings will far out weigh drawings of dragons. (Not that your interested in dragons, but ye get my point).

    Keep it up.

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    Half a year over and I havent seen a single anatomy study. Gotta do it if you wanna roll with the big boys =P
    Though I like the dude with the burning flag.

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    Nice stuff although some of the pictures look a bit rushed and sketchy.

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    Irishdrunk Thankyou! I don't know if I would say its serious. I've drawn just about every day since I was 8, its just something that I do :/
    paran0id Thanks! Funny you should mention that

    I unearthed my severely overdue anatomy book from my sister's room yesterday (although the library hasn't said anything yet!) and got cracking with some anatomy.

    The statement on the pastels picture is just to show frustration at the chalky buggers. It was worth a shot, anyway!

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    well, good start, you still have to improve your skills on anatomy for men and animals, you can use photo ref to help you and make studies of it, then you can transforme the studies by adding details and elements from natural to steam if you like it.

    I like the design of your steam animals, it would be nice to have more volume on this kind of work, by drawing them in more than one ground and by using a light to define the volume. I'm 30 old and i'm still in the same phase, find volume.

    keep it up

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    BUT PASTELS LOOOOOOOOVE YOU

    your skellington is wonky! crack out the rulers so he won't fall over

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    Nice anatomy. If you put in the time anatomy studies will help significantly, there is a lot of information in Bridgman and Loomis that improve all the aspects of drawing. Keep it up.

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    Woah. Hey guys, it's just been two and a half years since I updated here, no big deal, whoops. I'll just post some of the more recent stuff up here since it has been such a long time, I've been through two computers since then and I don't want to swamp you, haha.

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