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    Beginner sketchbook

    I'm a new artist just trying to get better.

    I think l'll begin by posting some hand sketches...

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    Hey - welcome to CA I might as well point you at posemaniacs.com and the books by Bridgeman and Loomis - they are very popular here on CA

    remember to post regularly - Cheers !

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    Welcome!
    Nice hand sketches.

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    Good start with the hands, and welcome to CA! (i'm new too! )



    Lurking since 2008.

    My sketchbook!

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=159448

    Yay!
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    Fumble-Thanks for the site it's very helpful.

    Leonor and Blargonaut- Thanks for stopping by, and awesome sketchbooks!


    Posemaniacs 30 second sketches

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    More hand practice

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    nice sketches i would like to see some more fleshed out value studys !

    also free up your line a bit with some big paper perhaps .. use your whole arm
    for those gestures .. it looks a bit like you are doing very controlled lines with your wrist

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    yes! keep cranking it out! well done. i want to scroll for miles on this page.

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    try and utilize/find some more "shapes" in those posemaniacs figures...kind of like what you're doing with the cylinders in that hand on your last post. at this point just try and draw accurately and have fun!!!!!!

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    Zorcron- Yeah I have to practice using my whole arm, I still have to practice keeping my hand off the page...

    Yoonate- thanks for the encouragement

    lexxx-thanks for the tip

    posemaniacs 30 sec sketches

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    Shading and color practice... these pictures are awful but i'll be busy

    over the weekend so I'll post them now...

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    Bridgman studies

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    Feet and leg studies

    also some Posemaniacs sketches

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    I haven't posted in a while and want to get back to it

    posemaniacs sketches and painting with my new tablet

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    more sketches

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    I think you must study percepective also
    use posemaniacs (not too much), bridgman and loomis books and also pictures like those of characterdesign.com
    keep on drawing guy!

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    nice studies and great start of a SB. Your poses are getting consistently better! Your studies are stronger when you focus on understanding the forms rather than duplicating outlines. For example, the last pose in post #10 is strong because of the lines that go across the form rather than following contour outlines, and the overlapping of head and shoulder help showing what's in front of what, making the pose more easily understandable.

    When doing gestures, don't worry too much about muscles or even how thick/thin a limb is. Rather, capture how weight is distributed on the legs and how the body twist/turn, where the movement is, etc. It's essential to understand the relationship between head, shoulder/ribcage, and pelvis and how each part tilts.

    Keep up the good work

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    Twan- yeah I must study perspective more

    Nightblue- thanks for the tip

    my first attempt at painting something from life...
    it looks crappy but i'll get better with practice i guess

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    Don't be so hard on yourself. I think you're doing a great job, and the only way to get better is to keep practicing! The apple looks great and with some refinement I think it could really be something you're proud of. Maybe when you're drawing or painting from life try using a stronger more directional light source. I find that makes it easier for me to see the shape of the form. Also, try and make your strokes hug the contours of whatever the item is. That tends to fill it out a little better.

    Seriously, keep up the good work. You're doing just fine and a sketchbook here is a wonderful way to get some of the brilliant minds in the art world to give you some feedback.

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    morningbloom- thanks!

    I was pissed off at my first painting so I tried again

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    i was frustrated when i painted this, i had a hard time with the blending

    also some perspective studies

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    i need to get back to anatomy studies...

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    first life drawing attempt , what do you guys think? i need tips

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    hey man, i like the bone drawings and the poses you are drawing. you are just starting to draw dont be hard on yourself, i drew for many years and now i have to go back and learn how to draw poses and look at perspective because i more or less tried skipping the basics.
    also i find that if i try and 'study' art for to long then i can get burnt out on it. dont forget to just sometimes draw something from your mind or just sketch an idea. draw a little bit every day, it can more or less keep what youve learned from your studies fresh in your mind and eventually they become natural to you.

    eventually once youve practiced the poses and spent time observing how light hits and object you will then begin to incorperate your new knowledge into your drawings from you head. at least that is what im finding out little by little. remember everything takes TIMEEEE. keep up the good work man, your poses are showing steady improvement. (also im definitely not a professional or anything but i started somewhere and everyone more or less starts at the beginning)

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    grriffion - thanks for the help, I really need to learn to be more patient! gotta start drawing from my mind too.

    more figures

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    stuff...

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    inked sketch from my notebook

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    nice to see you studying. I really like what I'm seeing but I have got two points of improvement: Try to make your scans clearer by changing the contrast and brightness adjustments in photoshop, and show some of your personal stuff, that you draw just for drawing!

    Cheers

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    Thanks for the tips Janos i"ll definitely post more personal stuff in the future!


    some digital painting practice ....

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