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    This thread wishes it had a thumbnail.

    I've been lurking around for awhile and decided it was about time I began a sketchbook, just to give me a little more incentive to draw daily.

    I've enjoyed drawing for the longest time, but I never really have put in any effort or practice until this month. I'm just now seriously attempting to draw humans (these are within the first 100 or so faces I've ever drawn, excluding crayon doodles and cruddy anime in middle school)

    Right now my two main goals are to learn to draw from my shoulder instead of my wrist/elbow, and to get a strong grip on anatomy. I have skimmed loomis's "head and hands" and it's helped me to where I am currently.

    Eventually I'd like to get comfortable with my tablet and learn to paint/ink digitally.

    Not much to show yet, but there's more to come. C&C are very welcome.

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    had enough steve buscemi, did a couple lincolns, and basic head rotations.

    I'm feeling more comfortable with seeing the shapes as 3 dimensional, I'm gonna go back to the loomis books and study up more on the faces muscles, and the movement of the jaw.

    If anyone is feels that they'd like to do a very basic redline over the lincoln (blocked in shapes of the head) I would be extremely appreciative. If not, no big.

    Ps. could someone pm me as to how to add comments below my images in the attachments? I can't figure it out for the life of me.

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    welcome to your new sketchbook! ;D
    you have some real promising stuff in here so far, keep it up and let's see you improve.

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    More Lincoln! I figured I'd post the base lines before I draw in the shadows. Also some random practice, I'm trying to address the problem seen in the second Lincoln, and the last picture where I stretch the face. As far as I can tell it's because I'm drawing the centerline on my spheres poorly.

    I still have no idea how to get messages under my images and a thumbnail for the thread in the listing.

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    while learning proportions and such you should also observe from life. that'll be invaluable.

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    Shaded the 3rd Lincoln. Drawn about 3x to scale. I'm beginning to get a feel for using my whole arm.

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    Stuff I did today, unref'd and you can tell.

    i just realized the tree doesn't have a shadow. Ah well.

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    I did this under hypnosis, I think it's kinda cool.

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    Crayons are fun, kids!

    Everything is unreferenced except the dude with glasses. He was a draw-from-life.

    After this I'm gonna really concentrate on constructing the features instead of just half-assing them.

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    A couple sketches, trying to re-train myself to think and construct in 3 dimensions, and a doodle as I learn to paint with a palette knife.

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    More stuff, some uninspired thumbs, followed ron lemen's head tutorial, and constructed basic planes from imagination for some practice.

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    I have to have two projects done before school starts again, the finished one is of my buddy, The only reference is from memory of when I'm hanging out with him, and as far as I can remember, he didn't make this expression the entire time I was working on it. It's decocolor on acrylic, I really like the gloss-on-matte effect.

    Second is a sketch describing the basic setup for the next project. It's gonna be one hell of a learning experience, as I've never really used acrylics before save the background of the other project, and I plan on painting it. Wish me luck.

    PS. if anyone wants to see the process for the first, I'll put it up.

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    Hey O-H,

    good progress on those heads, the hard efforts are showing in your later works. I really like the cartoon style minature scenes. Why not try rendering some of those...(I know you stated you wanted to concentrate on anatomy for a while mind..)
    I find it usefull to do lots of quick sketches, looking at the natural curves the human anatomy has to offer. Try using a different marking instrument/medium. Ink and a brush is a great way to start. I found that with practice, you can effectively represent physique* with an itallic style line, it adds suggested energy to the drawing, implying movement etc... ballerina's, dancers etc...

    Keep drawing

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    Hey man, those sketches are great, but keep posting. You should show more stuff!!
    Show us more full figures, more heads with expressions, hands, backgrounds. We want to se more!!
    If you do post more stuff tell me and I'll came and leave you a better critique.

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    Hey, long time no post.

    Thanks for the advice wookie and lennon. I've switched from pencil to pen for awhile. When I get time there's a sketchdump coming, for now I'll leave you with the finished ye olde grumpy guy piece and a couple process shots.

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