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    I COMPLETELY agree with what Ookchk said about how you should draw things so that it explains itself. its easy to tell that your creative juices are flowing. Now you gotta channel that and apply it in such a way that other people can see your vision. when i draw i like to consider every possible audience. every age group and economic background. And if you can imagine them looking at your work and saying "ahhhh i get it" then your on the right track

    "Although being a toy seems undesirable, you should enjoy it while you can. At this stage you can bite all you want with no remorse"- ESPO

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    HEY YOU CAN'T SMOKE IN HERE! Didn't you see the "EXPLOSIVE BOLTS" sign beside the Airlock?!?!?

    i think it reads fine.

    Editorial illustration? wearing suit to keep him alive but smoking self-destructive cigarettes? Fun, if complex subject.

    Keep shoveling thee cole

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    Keep givin'er man. I think those last couple show some improvement.

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    Mayday^ Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely be working on this.

    Gugg^ Haha thank you. Yeah, I don't encourage smoking, but I thought the irony was an interesting subject.

    Ookchk^ Thanks for the encouragement. It helps a lot.


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    Moar anatomy studies man! Keep up the hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cole.ossus View Post
    I should concentrate on drawing from life and studies.
    Well ... what are you waiting for? draw draw draw!

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    Hey Cole. It's nice to see you are at least drawing and starting to post again, but you gotta really start to think about what you're drawing. You seem to have some basic understanding of anatomy, where muscles out to go, and have some idea about what they should look like, but I suggest you really buckle down and hit the books on things like anatomy. I think you oughtta forget about doing much gestural work for a while, and focus on getting the technical aspect of it down including line quality and confidence.

    This work has the appearance of being very lazy because of the scratchy line work, among other things like the unjustified proportions.

    Keep in mind that not everything you're going to draw will be a masterpiece, and as much as you should be focusing on the quality of your studies you should also work on quantity.

    I say no more drawings from memory for a while, just draw from observation, and from your figure drawing books, focus on quantity as well as keeping an eye on quality, and more important than quality is accuracy. Once you've made sufficient progress in the technical aspect of your drawing then you can move back into the imagination drawings and whatnot.

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    #10,000

    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Still life, 2b graphite, 2-3 hours...


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    aha good start man i really hope you keep track of those studies and label them with a number ;D whatever you post them all or not.. will be very interesting to see how far you can take your skills with this concept good measurement haha.

    I think while its important that you spend more time at each drawing, that you also increase the quantity of drawings.. get super comfortable with the medium and don't slack ;D then you can push your painting skills and drawing skill now and then in longer pieces keep it up!

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    good start again, try not to do meaningless lines too much , make the lines following a propose , i see that you tried to do it , to draw with direction , good make more studies and you will get more secure with it.
    keep going

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    Love da sketch where the guy has cliche over his head, i think it looks cool Keep it up!

    Sketch back if you'd like....

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    Alright another update!

    Dile^ Hey man, good to hear from you. Thanks for the advice on here and IM by the way.

    Cerasela^ 2nd time is the charm. I'll become more confident and efficient with my line work as I work ahead. Hopefully in the next drawings you'll see some improvement, trying to break that habit is harder than I thought.

    Adammelo^ Haha, glad you like it.

    I decided I had to get out of my comfort zone, and went down to the local bar to get some sketching in. So a quick update, and I'm off to bed. Interview tomorrow.

    Thanks for all the support everyone!

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    Short update. Some notes today from Bridgman's Life Drawing Book.

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    cole's been busy! good to see that! And these genuinely feel like you are really trying to get better sketches. fewer marks. good job on that. it's not an easy thing to accomplish! keep up the good work!

    reposit:
    hey ah in the bridgman one of the most important things to remember is the relative sizes of things. the torso to waist seems to be pretty accurate, but if you look at the head to torso relationship, not so much: the heads are too small. Sure it's just a general block, but getting the essence of the relative sizes of the forms down early in a drawing is huge. That's what you are getting used to here with the bridgman studies. The essence of what you are learning with bridgman is the proportions of things to one other, and how they wedge and work together in a figure in motion. proportion is key if a figure is to look believable. if you keep practicing these it will begin to come to you easier and easier.

    keep working. keep your eyes on the sizes. and the prizes.

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    It's good to see you picking up some Bridgman. Good way to go. A lot of potential here... just keep working!

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    It's good that you're doing the bridgman studies, we all know how helpful they are, just make sure you keep an eye on your proportions, and make sure you draw what you're actually seeing instead of what you think should be there.

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    Keep it up with the bridgeman studies. He wont steer you wrong.

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    Your off to a good start. It's all about millage!

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    Bridgman Yay !! as mike butkus said - millage millage millage!

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    Small update. Still alive. Started work at a new job and it's been occupying my time. Not an excuse, I know...
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    hey cole.ossus - good to here that you are still alive yes starting up at new places can be time-consuming, i just started at a new university myself.

    As for the drawing i like his pose, he looks well grounded on his feet (something i'm struggling with a lot). The only thing i find a bit weird is his nose, it looks like something else....

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    Update update update

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    Back

    I sort of zoned out there for a while, ok back to work.

    Does anyone have any process tips on giving environments more depth having to do with value?

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    I don't really know that much about environments but you could try some atmospheric perspective.

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    Fumble_ Hey man thanks. I tried my hand at some atmospheric perspective in this one, still a bit of trouble though.

    Another quick environment sketch for today. I'll make sure to post in some sketchbooks tomorrow, it's been a while. Till then, Adieu!

    More traditional work in the coming posts.

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    Best of the day

    Started on the perspective exercises Yoitsis posted for his environmentoring thread, a lot of good advice in there. Also some warm ups.


    -Cole

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    Not much done today.

    I just got my Exodyssey book in the mail 2 days ago, and can't stop looking at it.

    Good Day!

    -Cole

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    Hey man nice updates... your gestures have A LOT of life to them, I am impressed... nice job.

    You were asking about using value to illustrate depth in enviros.. I have some tips.

    1) Atmospheric Perspective - As was mentioned, Atmospheric Perspective is an extremely useful tool. One thing I can add, though, is to look at how the pros do it- usually, people who are learning don't use ENOUGH atmospheric perspective.

    2) Colour Variation - As a general "rule of thumb" things that are warmer in hue tend to "come forward" in a piece, and things that are cooler in hue recede into a piece. However, you can experiment with this... try the reverse... but using colour temperature shifts can add depth as well.

    3) Alternating Values - You can break things up by putting certain planes in shadow, and certain planes in light. For instance, one of my instructors in art school really liked using "foreground in shadow, middle ground in light, background in shadow" compositions, and you can play with this as well, do the reverse, etc.

    Hope that's helpful!

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    Hey man.

    I like the "observatory" sketch. I think it looks interesting. Maybe you could try fleshing it out, designing different items and characters who would live and work in that environment.

    The last sphere study here looks much better than on the first page, so keep going.

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