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    Hello. I'm Katie, and I'm currently thirteen years old.
    I want to get as much feedback as possible so I can improve.


    This is my first post. Nice to meet all of you.


    Edit: I'm fourteen now. ;P

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    Did two pages today.

    Anyone have any good studies they could recommend?
    Especially perspective.

    Sorry for crappy photos. Our scanners broken.

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    Only one page today. As the school year ends, it's getting a bit more hectic with last minute projects and such.

    Oh, on the up news, I'm going to a four-week arts summer camp called Inner-Spark (or CSSSA) at Cal-arts for visual arts (painting). Hopefully, I'll learn a lot.



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    Did some studies.
    Sorry about not posting yesterday, I had no time.



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    quick perspective thing before I go to bed.

    hence it being really messy and awful.

    :p

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    2 pages today.


    My scanner's still broken, by the way.

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    Last thing for tonight. I'm not very good at digital art, but I'm trying to improve my skills in it. Trying to do at least one thing a day, even if it's very sketchy.

    I don't think I'm going to refine it any further, as it isn't supposed to be an actual piece. If you think I would learn by refining it further, then just let me know and I'll do what I can.


    http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs19/f/20...bobbistock.jpg

    I used this as reference. ^
    I would have posted in to directly, but I was too lazy to grab the image and scale it down.

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    Keep going! You seem to have the right idea on what to do, just keep doing anatomy, gesture, form studies. I see some bridgeman already so that's good other artists to look up are Vilpuu, Bammes, Kevin Chen.

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    Good time to start, you got yo brain going and youre still able to learn pretty fast. You'll become great if you keep pushing yourself past your limits. Keep up the studies, writing down notes about how and why something looks and acts the way it does. Hope to see a lot more from you in the future

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    Wow if you keep these studies up you'll be tearing it up in no time.

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    I wish I was that good at 13...or even 21, haha. But do keep up the studies. The only thing I could even point out that isn't the obvious 'keep practicing!' is that in your second post with the drawing of the mouth with the teeth. The dental assistant in me says the teeth are slightly off, but otherwise the whole page is executed very well.

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    Thank you everyone for posting. I really appreciate it.


    Three pages today.

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    your stuff is pretty damn good! no way i was that good when i was your age
    Keep posting and ask if you want some pointers, ill help if i can

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    DStraX: I'll have to take you up on the offer sometime.
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    Only one page today, which is a bit depressing, as I usually do 2 or 3 pages daily.
    I had to finish a very frustrating art-heavy English project today. I was working on it from eight to five.

    But, now it's done!

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    13!? Wow.
    Wow.
    When I was that age 4 years ago, I was producing crap, straight-on view manga people. But you've got these good color works and dedication to anatomical studies, bravo!

    Keep this stuff up kid, it will pay off immensely! Don't stop here!

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    You're doing anatomy studies, that's awesome.
    Great initiative. [It took me until I was 26 ]

    Keywords that may help while doing human studies. (For me anyway)
    Human body landmarks, i.e. Iliac crest, Sartorius muscle.
    The brow bone is always prominent. (I think, you'll have to x2 check)
    There's a whole long list, so observation and research is always a good thing. Keep a list of them, observe and practise.

    http://gekos.no/art/index.php/compon...task,viewpost/
    'Creative Illustration' would be a nice first stop for Andrew Loomis noobs. I'm still going through it, as well as a whole heap of other artists.
    'Successful drawing' covers perspective, which I think might help you out, or the very least spark a few little tidbits.
    Master perspective and I think it opens up a whole wallop of freedom when it comes to art. [Just as everything else]


    Keep up the studies & practise, as well as experiments on the side.

    You're doing great peanut!
    Oh, and always have a pocket sketchbook or a notepad wherever you go. It's nice to jot down sparks of ideas.

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    It's amazing! Just 13 and you're working seriously... I started to believe on drawing and became serious this year, at 20.

    So, If you believe on you and don't stop drawing every day. Im sure you'll be able to do great things with art.

    Keep working!

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    nice stuff, what I am most impressed with is your willingness to do studies and learn at your age. Make sure that you read to though, sometimes only half of the information is conveyed through the pictures. Theirs a link in my sig to a youtube series that focuses on perspective as well as another link to a list of some of the tutorials Ive read. Also, if you want a challenge heres a very good, but very long article on perspective. http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech10.html Its lengthy and challenging, but theres alot of good information in it. Keep at it.

    Tenminutedrawing - awesome learn to draw series http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
    A short list of my favorite tutorials http://surfandsnow.deviantart.com/journal/22269212/


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    hey again looks like youre dooing god here.

    when drawing anatomy studies, dont draw anything unless you understand how it works. theres no point in just tracing without understanding it also if theres a part you dont understand find more refs or ask around til you do

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    hey, very nice work mate!
    on the last colour painting you might want to push the values and polish the edges,
    that way it will become more readable,
    a sketchbook to keep an eye on =)

    oh and, im also about your age, 14, =)
    check out my sketchbook to:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=157691

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    Nice start. You will get a lot of praise because you are so young. Make sure you continue to work on your weak areas or you will get sucked into chasing compliments instead of progressing.

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    Thank you everyone for posting. I'll pay attention to everything you've said.


    I haven't been able to post lately because of laziness and it being the end of the school year. That doesn't mean I haven't been drawing, though. I have a lot of pages, but as I was taking pictures of them my camera died, so I only have one on the computer.
    Once I charge the cameras battery (which means finding that accursed charger) I'll post the rest of the pages I've done up.

    The picture below is just a few drawings I made while sitting in the car while my mom ran various errands. They aren't supposed to be realistic, I was just playing around with styles. I don't particularly like any of them, but maybe you guys can tell what's so off about all of them? Is it because I simplified the human features too much, or just because of my artistic inexperience?
    Picture quality is super awful because the camera died after I took the first shot, which was angled (skewing the upper faces features) and cutting the top heads off.

    Underneath that is a quick painting I did of a reference picture (I need to go find it again)
    I plan to go back in and refine the face, hands, and well, the entire thing. It's very rough. I've also realized I have a hard time painting realistic facial features, so I'll work on that this weekend.

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    dont worry if you think you are bad or anything right now you still have allot of time to improve. your 13 after all. Welcome to CA

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    Hi Katie, i think you have a great deal of talent! Your studies of the hands and torso are excellent. Keep drawing and painting, one day it will all come together and you'll scare your self. Great job.

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    Okay, so I thought my camera's battery had just run out, but I can't get it to turn back on, even when I charged it. So, until my camera's fixed or I can get a hold of another camera, I can't take pictures of my traditional stuff.
    Anyways, my traditional stuff heavily outweighs my digital stuff, so all I have is a lousy sketch. :p
    I got frustrated with it after I realized that the pose is very static and the face is doing nothing.
    I know it's very very rough and will probably remain that way until I can figure out how to make it more dynamic.

    No reference.

    2 weeks of school left!

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    Looks terrific!

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    definatly off to a good start really loving those studys i would try and pick up a large sketchbook
    it may not be feasible to carry it around
    many places but its important to learn to draw with your whole arm not just the wrist

    you can get some very amazing gestures and loose lines that way

    your lines look hard so i would try to loosen up a bit when you are first drawing and then zero down on the lines you prefer

    work on some still life and really try and grasp the full value of everything it will help the drawing and your painting

    hope this helps !

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    I have a larger sketchbook. I'll make sure to use it more so I can get a feel for drawing more with my arm. :]

    Thank you for the advice/comments everyone. I really appreciate it.


    My cameras still a mess, so I don't have any pictures of my actual sketchbook yet, but I do have a digital art image I'm working on. I like how it's turning out so far, and I hope to develop it further. The eyes seem a bit crooked, or is it just me?

    reference picture: http://boredlamb-stock.deviantart.co...th-2-123226010

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    Quick update.
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    wow

    hey.,ur stuff 4 13 is amazing ur prob better than i am now.keep up d great work

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