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    jimah james's sketches.

    hello! im a high school senior , and this is just a collection of sketches that i came up with through out my highschool life from freshmen to present. im new to this web-site so if i spammed or did something wrong i apologize for the inconvinence. (please reply back and tell me how to fix the issue) i'm currently at that phaze were every artist goes through highschool. That one question that everyone is probably annoyed with. The big "where do i go now?" lol. yah i won't spam you up but if you have suggestions i wouldn't mind them.

    Thank you for your future comments,
    Jimah James

    p.s. i have more doodles but i think this is enough for now.

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    Nice body studies, Very Dynamic!
    Look forward to seing some full art pieces!

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    i will try to find a way to , i don't have a camera or scanner( cant afford one) :/ most of this stuff i had to use my highschool cameras and scanners just to get it on here lol but i will try to sneak more in. might get in trouble in the proccess lol.

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    Nice work man! You're definitely very skilled! I'm a high school senior as well and ran into the same question as you
    Check out the Art Schools & Education forum. That's a great place to get some insight as to what direction you should be headed from this point onward.
    http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15

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    hey thanks for the link amigo, that is a definite will do on my behave. and plus i checked out your sketch book great stuff

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    hey man, thanks! i'm gonna send you a PM very shortly...check your inbox momentarily.

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    Lookin' great Jimah! Welcome to CA! I'm really diggin' on those portraits your doing where you're making crazy expressions and pulling the forms around. It really is dramatic and fun to look at. And I find that I really can't help but want to click into your thread with that first image you posted! Ha! You can probably push the values even more and try to develop the form by hatching your lines along the planes of the face and such. Check this tutorial out by Ron Lemon. Good stuff.

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    Beautiful portraits, they look awesome and unique. Love the expressions too, Gret studies. Please post more. Comment me if u like, thanks

    Comment my crappy art PLEEZ ; )


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    hey zebs thanks for the comment the link you gave me rocks! the guy is fricken amazing! thanks for the help out amigo! and da streets i will comment you too ") and for jack pot diggin the inside help lol

    Keep posting and i will try to scrap up more drawings

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    more stuff i found in the computer.


    i'd like to side note that the monroe isn't done yet. i just touched it once and never returned to it i will eventually ( typical artist saying lol). my neices thought it would be neat to touch paul so that was upsetting lol

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    Really really nice portraits and studies here.
    I like how you place lightnings with shadows.
    It shows so much expression.
    I would maybe write more but slowly my head moves to the keyboard. *zzzzzzzz*

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    lol i know , i know lol , but who likes reading lol ? jk jk hey i checked out your sketch book i love your animal drawings!

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    gonna try out the daily sketch thing like everyone else tries to do :/ when i head to school tomorrow i'll try sneaking up a couple of recent sketches. i really into the whole movement thing. trying to prep up a mural for a weight lifting room. might need some aid with it.

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    recent quick sketches from my current sketchbook.

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    Hey JImah - thanks for your nice note! I am not expert at following the form but I work on it often! if you think about how light travels over a shape - you can use soft line to subtly show how the form is shaped.. sometimes you can do something completely opposite and it works ( especially in shadow areas - though it is best to keep shadows simple and elegant). Do you have a chance to attend any life drawing/figure drawing workshops/walk-ins in your ARea ? I think that would be a great place for you to practice and develop! following the form is a great addition - but worry about that less than getting proportions, perspective and value sorted out first ( just one guy's humble thought).. keep up the hard work ! cheers - Kevin

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    THanks amigo with the advice ima going to post you a message and then upload some work tomorrrow! keep yah up to date and ill post as much as i can

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    great start man! you'll be more than ready when you enter college but keep working hard! haha i've wasted my past 3 years (imo) not drawing so i'm really trying to make up for lost time. I think I saw you ask about some different books for figure drawing and Dynamic Figure Drawing by Hogarth is pretty good, and the Bridgeman books for anatomy are also very helpful. I'm still very much a novice but they've really helped me learn the nuances of the body.

    And as far as life drawing goes coffee shops or buses are a pretty good places to get people sitting still for a lengthy period of time.

    Hope some of this was helpful.

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    First speed painting.

    MY FIRST SPEeD PAINTing got to do this finally at school woot.. THIS IS my project i am currently working on , my coach for the weightlifting team wants me to make a giant friggen mural for his 10 X 10 foot WALL , He said he didn't like this one but i am going to keep at it . Please help me~ if you can with tips on this kind of stuff cause he wants a full rendering before i put it up on the wall. :/ thank you for your comments!

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    The bridgeman books you can get on amazon, they're only like 9$ a piece. There might be some e-books out there, I'd check some torrent sites or something I'm not sure.

    After you mentioned hogarth, all his stuff is done from imagination so it would make sense to steer clear. But he does have some really good sections on foreshortening and blocking in the figure which can be applied to figure drawing.

    I'd also check out the stickys in the tutorial section, they've got a lot of awesome tutorials. Especially the Ron Lemen stuff (fredflickstone).

    Try some thumbnails for your 10x10, take those to your teacher and have him pick one he likes and then go from there so you don't spend forever rendering out a giant piece.

    Just some suggestions.

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    like polarRook said. do thumbnails of the 10x10 first. see
    how the piece flows before you work too hard on it. :]

    thanks for the comment on my sketchbook. ;] when i start
    a new page to sketch... sometimes ideas pop in my head, but
    i find that after warming up with random lines i can draw much
    more freer. i also draw from reference things that i don't know how
    to draw and try to expand my mental library. so that i can draw
    those things in the future without reference. :] it's all about
    memorization. keep on working hard!! never stop drawing! draw all the time! :]

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    liek those crazy (self?) portraits nie shading of the hands too!

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    Hey, its a nice start for a sketchbook! i would start practising with values, especially on the last one, keep it up!

    cheers!

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    I'll just jump the wagon and say this right away - your portraits are probably the best of your work so far. They look really fun. I also like the monroe piece, even though it's not finished. Keep at it!

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    Hey! there's some clear confidence in those hulk-ish drawings - and a few of the smaller figures are pretty solid too! as we talked about - get tHEE to a life drawing gig - anywhere! draw every day, or paint, or both! do you have some good figure drawing books ? anatomy books ?

    -best, kevin

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    trying for environments?

    been studying a little color theory , only time i can get to do digital art is when i am at school i wish i could post more.

    also, i know it looks like a middle schooler did it! bare with me lol i am trying to learn the color thing lol ( im pushing myself to be not afraid of it)

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    polarook- thanks for the advice man! i looked at the tutorials fricken awsome!

    MattGamer- Hell yess! hey can i ask you a flavor? if you happen to pick up or come across some good images you think you could send me some? i wouldn't really ask if i had a digitial camera of my own :/

    Katzenminze- yeah unfortunatly the ugly guy is me in all of them lol thanks!

    NoodleDoodle- yeah my tones are flat :/ especially in painting. curse me for using a photo refrence but ill keep a keen eye out for books on toning or even tutorials on it. Thanks for the tip!

    Christoffer- Thanks man! i'll keep that in mind i'll definitely check out your sketchbook!

    kevinwueste- yeah actually i got some friggen good news man! i found a figure drawing session in our area but i found out that it costs money lol dam... its only 10 bucks i don't have lol. >.<; books yeah i got the loomis book on figures , still having difficulty of putting the figure in perspective. I am just going to have to force my ass to do it. like i am trying to push myself into color. but ill keep you up to date

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    Those expressive portraits are hard to draw compared to the dead pan portraits in studies. Props for giving yourself a challenge, they are fun to look at.

    "where do i go now?"

    As for attending an art school no matter how prestigious it may be. It is best to join a school where the student’s art impresses you, because this is the quality of learning. Getting a degree is just a receipt, being able to get the job done is more important.

    Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!

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    yeah i kinda went off there with the figure studies. you;d think i could draw a fuckin person by now! i like your stuff, i wish i was at your level when i was in high school. but instead that's just what i was, high. keep drawing every day. if you can't afford things, do what it takes. 10 bucks isnt hard to come up with. sell your shit, sell other people's shit. god bless craigslist. just dont sell drugs! steal a scanner or a camera from school. it's not hard, AND it's free.

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    update

    well this is what i am working on need a little advice :/

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