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    Learning to draw... learning to live

    Hi! I am a 26 years old (maybe too old to learn how to draw) brazilian art student.

    English isn´t my main language, so forgive me if I make some mistake.

    The following block is a lot of talk. You can skip it if you like.


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    I have been watching this forum almost everyday for at least 2 years now. This has been always a source of inspiration to me to keep drawing and studying.

    Now, I think it is time to start a sketchbook here and have some critics, advices and knowledge from the amazing artists among here.

    Lately I´ve been thinking a lot about the meaning of being an artist and live from art. And I realized Art is not just about technic and skills. It is about creativity and expression as well. And this is all about life. How the artist perceive the world around him.

    So, the goal to this sketchbook is not just about learn to draw, but learn to live, be more creative, express my feelings and be more sensitive. Interact with different people. See the world from another point of view.

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    Enough talking. My recent studies...

    TORSO STUDIES

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    HAND STUDIES

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    FEET STUDIES

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    FACES STUDIES

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    HAIRTYPES

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    "The way that your heart beats makes all the difference in learning to live"

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    Good start. Nice studies.

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    Hazart: Thank you.

    Things from the week. It is too few.
    DRAW MORE!!!

    I did this character to test some pencil comic-book-style-shading:
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    Pen and Ink:
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    Sketch from photo reference. Someone from Deviant Art.
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    "The way that your heart beats makes all the difference in learning to live"

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    R-Russo,

    26 is not too old. Neither is 46, 66 or 96 for that matter.
    I like the inks and your anatomical studies are well done. Keep up the good work.

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    For you to say 26 is too old to start is as to say 103 is too young to be a breakdancer, (im sure there would be a lot of breaking) it's crazy talk and besides you show great potential and your SB ROCKS!
    oh and 1 more thing, a guy i know started playing the violin in his 80's, your never too old (not that your playing the violin) you get the point

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    i like all your studies!
    Especially the ones of the hands [:

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    Very nice careful studies. I like them. I was doing that too, using red for muscles. I remember that photo on dA and think you missed the girl's proportions.

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    AUG: Thank you!
    The man with no name: Thank you! Sometimes I see very young artists doing awesome drawing / illustration that make me feel a little disappointed. There is a long road to reach that level. And I am already 26 years old (27 soon). Ok... I´ll try not to be depressed and don´t compare myself with others.
    gabyness: Thanks. I need to do more of them.
    Leonor: Yeah. I think I missed the girl´s proportions a bit.

    Some old stuff:

    My first digital painting.
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    Figure studies from today. Photo reference.

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    Anatomy Studies.

    The Neck.
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    I am focused on anatomy. I have a lot of difficulties to establish the right orientation, size and placement of the parts of the human body.

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    Yeah. I need to study more and more.

    "The way that your heart beats makes all the difference in learning to live"

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    That digital painting is great for a first Keep up the studies man

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    agreed, for a first attempt that digital paint is amazing. studies seem to be going well too

    Diggin' the Ditch?
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    Too old at 26!!! I'm older than you and you're way ahead of me so don't worry about it. Nice start on the sketchbook!!

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    IvoM, ditchman: Thank you guys. I realy need to do more and more of digital painting.

    NicG: You are right. We are never too old. We are still alive.
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    I did a few drawings these days so I´m going to post some older stuff.

    PERSPECTIVE / CONTRUCTION

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    From Imagination

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    From Observation

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    LIFE DRAWING

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    See ya!

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    nice studies man .... keep on drawing ... u can do it xD

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    Nice perspective studies and very nice car sketches too. How old is this older stuff?

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    ----- REPLYS -----

    Strassenpenner08: Thank you for the encouragement, man. I´ll sure keep on drawing.

    Leonor: Thanks. The older stuff is 4 months old.

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    Figure studies. Trying to break down the parts into geometric forms.

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    First attempt to draw clothes. Do you guys have some advices / suggestion?

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    See ya!

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    Your anatomy studies show great draftsmanship, especially the hands. Keeping on posting.

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    Obrigada por comentar o meu sketchbook!
    Pois é, cara, parece que o destino da maioria dos estudantes de design hoje em dia é virar macaquinho webdezáiner... bom, eu pelo menos prefiro me destacar do montinho e ir atrás do que eu realmente gosto, sem pensar nas dificuldades. Eu também fui lurker aqui durante um bom tempo, sempre fazendo uns rabisquinhos modestos na aula, adiando o estudo sério em casa. Mas estou trabalhando para mudar isso agora.
    Você não é velho. Muitas pessoas só descobrem que estão perdendo tempo por não correr atrás dos sonhos depois dos 30, considere-se sortudo!

    A propósito, adorei as mãos e o fusquinha (por razões sentimentais ^^ hihihi)

    Draw more!! MORE!!!

    Last edited by Nuthien; July 22nd, 2009 at 10:55 PM. Reason: forgot some lines :P
    sketchbook coming back soon
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    •• Reply ••

    MikeHamlett: Wow! Thank you very much! There are a lot of subjects I need to work on.

    Nuthien: Valeu! Vamos nessa. Let´s Draw.

    •• Updates ••

    PORTRAITS:
    Charcoal Black and White. Newspaper.

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    Sorry! I forgot to save the original photographer´s link.

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    Reference: Here!

    HEADS:

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    Ok!
    See ya!

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    You are doing a great job at all you pencil work/study..
    It shows you take your time and put in alot of effort to get someting right!

    That persistment is needed man! Keep it up!

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    For Christ sake man, you are not too old at all!
    I can understand how you managed to make this an issue since so easily we can find so many young geniuses of 21 or even younger rocking with awesome art around here. Regardless, we both came from the same country and things are very different from us down here, so don't get yourself fooled. Things would be different if you were born in America or Europe, and photoshop is making things even faster for younglings.

    Look at my chaotic case:
    I started studying laws (17yo), after dropping out I started filmmaking! Only after that I started the fine arts course at UFRJ, which taught me how to paint modern art with paints(!!!), useless crap and not what I wanted.
    My parents didn't know the illustration profession (and look, my father is an architect!). So I had to find out for myself how to be that. I'm 28 (today is my birthday) and I still struggling bravely and happily. Better than become a frustrated lawyer.

    Your stuff is pretty good and you are in the right way. Don't worry too much. Just don't quit and keep practicing.
    Cheers bro.

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    Thanks man! I'll surely study those links.

    Sorry, I haven't seen the PSG link before. But I saw it now, awesome site for a lot of tutorials! Thank you very much!

    PS: Why are we talking in english with each other? lol

    And I'm with Hellfire, dude. Don't give up, by any circunstance. There is no "too old" or "too young" in this area. Just keep on kicking butts with those artworks. I'll keep an eye out!

    My Sketchbook Thread --> Critiques please!
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