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    Dreamers sketchbook - Back to the Basics!!!

    Hi there,

    I'm a long time visitor of CA, always watching, never posting. But that has finally changed. I got of my lazy butt, scanned some of my sketches, and started this tread.
    I usually work with paper, pencil and pen (I'm most comfy with them) but I really need to broaden my horizon. I noticed that I mostly was working in my safe little zone of things I knew, and had trouble with so many basic things, like perspective, color, actionposes, strong poses, environment, women. In short, many things you need to be an allround artist. But I'm planning to start from scratch and learn the basics (NOW!!).
    But enough about me and my thoughts, here are some sketches (I hardly finish anything because I use a lot of time and my mind is always full of new ideas). Some of them are really old, maybe 5 years or more.
    I hope you enjoy them, and tips and hints are always welcome.

    Groetjes Rene
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    You're sporting a very sweet style there! Ever done any street art? I think your stuff could work in that realm. Anyway, it's also comic book-like. What are your main influences?
    Please give erudite, constructive critiques or give none at all.

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    Your sketches are very expressive! I want to see more.
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    I like your stylized drawings- especially the one made with the red pencil. Remember to make regular update ;P.
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    yea , those thick lines rock.

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    Thanks for the replies. It gave me a boost, so here the next bunch.
    A few made with red pencil, a few with thicker lines.
    I have never done streetart, never even touched a spraycan (ok, I DID touch them, but never used them). My main influences from a few years back were comics, and especially Joe Madureira. I loved his lines and movements, but the last years I have seen so many great artists in so many styles, don't know where to start.
    Thanks again and till next time.

    Groetjes Rene
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    You have a special style as I can see with those thick lines. Not a bad idea to implement that into our daily drawing techniques. Not bad at all.

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    I really like the details and the thick, bold outlines of your drawings

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    Great update man, I love the beardy guy portrait at the end!
    Please give erudite, constructive critiques or give none at all.

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    Akira

    Again, thanks for checking me out.

    finally this is a very recent drawing, made in june. As you probably can see, it's from Akira. Kaneda is holding the big @$$ gun, while Tetsuo is transforming.
    I made this one for an Anime Film Fest somewhere in Holland (Arnhem for those who are curious). It was made on A2 size, which is very big, and on which I have never worked. I mostly work on A5 or A4, so go figure. It was tough to fill a page this size, but a lot of fun. It's also quiet a challenge to give the figures a good proportion, had to fight a while to get it right, but I think the proportion worked out pretty well.
    Enjoy and till next time.

    Groetjes Rene

    Ps to LtPlissken: the daily drawing group sounds nice, I had a look. Might be good for me to finish something quickly, and to draw something different. See you there (soon)
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    Nice update! Your style suits the material well.
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    Hi there,
    It's time for some fresh updates. I made these last/this week. Lately I really felt my constrictions. I felt that there were many things i needed to relearn, so I finally started with them. One of the things are that I can't draw heads in every position. So I opened Loomis book of heads, and started from the basics again......and i REALLY like it. I don't have to things about details, only circles, lines and crosses.
    This site also has some great tutorials http://www.stanprokopenko.com/blog/2...ead-any-angle/
    Enjoy and thanks for watching
    Groetjes, Rene


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    Yeah, there you GO!
    Way to rock the head construction
    Some one drawing with as much form as you should really understand it.
    Next step-draw from L-L-Life! Keep it up-I really like the style here.

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    hha oh cool , you really have Comic inking going well XD and your values are blanced nicly to boot ^_^

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    A quick update, before I go on a holiday. 10 days to Italy, FINALLLLY!!!! I need that soo much right now. Last weeks were terribly boring and inspiration-sucking at work. Not much more then copying-pasting Really need something better.
    But here some drawings. Not the newest, but also not the oldest. I guess about 6-12 months old (time flies by).
    After holiday more of my learning process. See you then.
    Groetjes, Rene


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