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    Nice portrait in your latest update. Keep working on those studies
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    nice stuff man, your line art is getting more & more confident, you need to draw lots & lots of stuff everyday so you can get rid of that shaky pencil feeling in your work. great improvement so far, i like those portraits you did
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    p_sage, Thank you!

    miycko, I appreciate the comments! I'm trying to make less scratchy/shaky lines, they still take a few sweeps to get right but I'm finding that the 'ghosting' technique before I actually lay down a line seems to be helping a bit. Thanks!

    A few from the last couple days. I got completely confused when trying to draw the bottoms of the girl's feet. Whatever way I tried to render them, they came up ugly and drawing attention to themselves. Anyone have any tips for drawing feet so they dont look like crap?
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    nice update, ghosting really does help ahelp A LOT, the basket ball hoop looks great about the girls feet, try to find a picture of someone in the same sort os pose for reference.
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    miycko, thanks

    I took a stab at drawing figures completely from my mind, with no reference of any sort to look at. I felt like a baby learning to walk, but it really helped me realize my current knowledge and where I can work on improving what I know. Gotta start hitting that anatomy book.. those life drawing sessions are only a couple of weeks away, and I really want to be prepared!! I won't get many chances to draw people from life after that.
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    Wow great progression! I love everything you're doing and it is obviously working. The colored environment painting in one of your earlier posts is great! Keep on keeping on...
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    hey man, your latest update shows improvement keep at it
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    Hey! It's been a while, but I was able to go to a few life drawing sessions and learn a few things since my last post

    Thank you kvanzant and miycko for your generous comments!

    Here are some things from the life drawing sessions, and finally a Michelangelo study I did last night!
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    hey man, glad to have you back i like the new studies and that running woman looks great, though her lower legs are a little small/thin compared to the rest of her. no bring on the updates man
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    Hey miycko, thank you! I agree about the legs/feet - will try harder next time

    Here's the girl from This Rhythm music video, loved the eyes..
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    Here's a few drawings..

    A car I started drawing (freehand) and then the owner drove it away before I had a chance to draw the tires or shade it

    A couple of 20 minute male nudes from the life drawing sessions I'm going to.

    A couple of quick females using photo ref, playing with different drawing and shading styles.
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    Hey, some more life drawings from this evening's session. I'm still not too happy with how I'm drawing; my friend told me I am focusing too much on contours, and I do notice that I spend 95% of the drawing trying to accurately draw the right lines and shapes.. then I rough in some shade in the end if I have time.

    Any suggestions for learning how to draw form a bit better and move away from the line-following?
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    I have a hard time with that, as well. I don't try to draw the contours, however. I am trying to see the big shapes, and measure them accurately.

    And instead of doing curved lines at all--I use straight lines exclusively. Look for vertical lines and horizontal lines in your model... and draw them accurately in relation to one another. Then focus on diagonals... don't do too many different diagonals in your drawing, however, or the image will come out looking messy.

    I recently learned that we're not really trying to accurately draw something; we're trying to learn how to "lie" with a pencil. In other words, we're trying to make people believe there's a 3D shape there ... when in reality, they're looking at a 2D sheet of paper. That's pretty obvious, I guess; but the interesting part is when the instructor says "we're not being truthful as artists; we're LYING".

    So in that context, I would say simplify your drawing into horizontals, verticals, and a few choice diagonals. Then render it out. Hopefully that will work for you.

    Like I said, I'm still struggling with that myself.
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