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    CodeFather's sketchbook

    Hello everyone...I've been taking some drawing classes for
    the past few months, 2 days every other week. I know it is
    not enough and that is why I decided to open this thread.I
    hope it will keep me motivated to draw more often and be
    more consistent, and in first place - to get some advices
    which will help me to improve my skills .

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    Here are all the drawings from the classes I've taked so far...

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    (I've found drawing the back lit skull very difficult)
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    Along with the drawings from classes I'll post all sketches and exercises I do on my own at home. I`d like to thank Scott Robertson for his wonderfull dvds, here are some shading exercises done by fallowing his "rendering matte surfaces" dvd, and some perspective exercises of ships of my own design...

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    we have a great artist in the making :] keep up the work man, you`re on the right track!

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    You are a gifted boy! Good start especially for these few months training. I'll keep an eye on the thread.

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    Another freehand perspective exercise from yesterday. I should apply some line variation and get the construction lines out of the way, couse it's a big mess right now.

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    from classes...please crit

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    You've got some fantastic pencil work here. I love pencils.

    The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
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    Wooh! Don't say 'help me improve my poor skills', cause it makes me feel like I'm a noob (that's because I think you are better than me)!

    You are very good! The 'arcering' (don't know if it's called like that in english, I know only the dutch word) is awesome.
    Especially the lines that 'follow' the curves of the objects, they make it look more 3D.

    Great job!

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    @IMBass , thank you

    @Marlisa, thank you very much, you cheered me up I can't wait for the classes in saturday, I'm eager to draw The works in your portfolio are awesome!


    And again , another exercise:

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMBass View Post
    You've got some fantastic pencil work here. I love pencils.

    some nice stuff here.

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    Puts me too shame. Your technical skills certainly aren't lacking much. Just keep practicing, and maybe download some Loomis or Bridgeman for anatomy.

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    @germ-X , thanks man
    @Zeus12 , thanks I have Bammes and all Hogarth's anatomy books ,
    I just need to get more confident and get solid foundation before jumping right into anatomy.

    My biggest problem right now is that I spend too much time in
    the construction stage of the drawings.I just can't have it done right
    from the first time, and sometimes I spend almost 4 hours just for nailing
    down the correct proportions and get the planes right. I hope to become
    faster with practice.

    This is from yesterday(please crit, i need to know what to improve in my next drawing) :

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    CodeFather: Very nice studies. These will definitely get you down with the basics. Perspective and values are looking great. I'd like to see some anatomy studies next

    As for taking the time on the construction. Don't worry it will take time for you to absorb it and for it to become second nature. Also that part is the most important too. It'll come with practice.
    Only thing I have for critique is that you could lay down the rendering more smoothly and fill all the whites. I'll be back.

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    @YuZa , Thanks ! I'll try to be a bit more carefull with the rendering !



    freehand perspective exercise (again ) :

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    Very nice traditional stuff. I feel like in an 18 century art academy. Which is great. Maybe you could try a piece where you try shading without crosshatching? Just for kicks!

    Cheers

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    Nice pencil work! Keep doing this, bro!

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    )))

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    Nice work - those ellipses of the cups/bowls above on your still lifes are excellent ( the forms are great too!) - keep up the great work! -kw

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    Don't mean to swear but... fucking impressive.

    past few months you say?
    Great job, can't wait to see you put your imagination to work.

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    My first head )) ...turned out prety awful, though

    Cheers!

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    ...from last weekend

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    ...from last weekend

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    wow this stuff is amazing. I really like your hatching. where do you find your moldings?

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    @Mr.Sunshine, thank you for the nice words
    The casts are from my teacher.

    From yesterday, an eye again, trying to achieve better material
    representation.Does it look like stucco(I don't know the english
    name of the material the cast is made of )?

    cheers!

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    A shading exercise. How do you find those values? (the one in the middle with the "X" is wrong), I'll do a couple more of these before jumping to round forms...I can't wait to combine things, flat planes with round forms, sounds like so much fun ))

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    ...and another one

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    CodeFather, absolutely terrific studies! Big ups for your hard work. Those perspective drawings rule and the value studies are great! Also the cast drawings are really nice.

    May I suggest digging into some gesture studies as well?!
    Keep it up!

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    Ok, again the female head cast.Think I got it right this time,I'm quite happy how it turns out
    And a quick male head sketch.I'll draw this one a couple of times until I'm satisfied with the result.


    @YuZa, thank you my friend Indeed,you got amazing stuff at your sketchbook too! I'm considering bying the Charles Bargue Drawing Course.
    I'll defenetly dig into anatomy/gesture studies next !

    Cheers!

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    Amazing rendering and perspective work here. Love the drawing of the nose.

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    Wow, you've got some amazing stuff! Can't wait to see more of it!

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