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    theories of improvement - updated 21-2-10

    Uhh hello there! I'm new here and I've been taking drawing seriously since about, 6th grade maybe? I'm currently a a freshman in high school and I.. Just want to improve and take art more seriously! This place is really big and intimidating but I guess I'll adjust? If not oh well.

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    >8| let's see some art alreadyyyyy /nagnagnag

    do you mind being called Benji? :U

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    >8U mom's on her computer working so i have to wait for the scanner so you can.. wait
    or something


    and no i do not mind being called benji! just not ben 8|

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    Kick her in the spine and reclaim the workstation!

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    i might just have to do that b-man!

    here's a painting i did earlier and i would upload some gesture drawings, but i keep getting errors and stuff when uploading them. help?

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    derpderp did some paintings/gesture drawings. colour study of my mouse, WIP of mukuro (any suggestions on it?) and some gesture drawings i did from my mind.

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    the coraline one is awesome
    ahhh love the first sketchbook page man
    as for shikamaru I mean khr dude I think maybe you could use some more reds? the neck is prolly in shadow and try not to use black itself as a shadow tone. :T for the anatomy, I really like that eye. I think though, that the the features of the face need to be lassoed and shifted over more to the right, you might notice if you turn a head how the features sort of follow the form of the head instead of staying in the center and turning one direction
    ;] keep rollin benji

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    i'm still intimidated about posting here |||OTL

    anyways uh
    i got a book on bridgeman's stuff and it's very helpful hurhur
    so have some sketchbook stuff, an oekaki and some photoshop junk

    the last one, the blue-purple-y one, is a WIP. anything to say about the anatomy?

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    well don't be scared

    I really like the orange/purple swirls and the PENCIL SKETCHES YES keep working on the line. Try some contours perhaps?
    far as the last one, the torso looks a bit flat. When you have things that are cylinder-shaped, show the features wrapping around the cylinder.

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    finally updating this lame thing |D hurhur

    speed paints and that's about it, haven't really drawn much because i've been busy/tired

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    more speed paints 8U

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    Great way to start a SB mate! The biggest problem with these seems to be the lack of the sense of construction and form in your figures and faces.. i recommend you to do more studies and to paint more from references to really nail them!

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    hello
    thank you very much for the kind comment on my sketchbook !!
    you start well! good continuation practice is the best thing to do !!
    see you

    Sorry, I'm bad in critics !!! (and english :o !) XD

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    hey bitch

    you need an avi
    use your sketchbook thumb

    oh and I love the one with green eyes<3

    there's some good suggestions up there. Form, for one. I think that one I had a major problem with. A good remedy is perspective work and building simple shapes for the human body and manikin stuff.

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    NoodleDoodle: will do! thanks for the reminder.

    Whisperss: you're welcome, it was my pleasure! thanks for stopping by mind in return.

    Jaytea: BITCH

    avi's are overrated >8UUUUUU

    i will do that as well! i hope it works ffdlkfjds



    ANYWAYS uh here are some sketchbook pages, and a WIP of part of my CHOW thing-y. she is evil hence forth the mask-thing 8U

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    Thanks for passing by my SB.

    Keep practicing your line, try to relax as much as possible and get a confident line, it will come with time.

    a good exercise may be to draw some figures with as few lines as possible,
    keep the stroke loos, in the mean time don t bother too much with anatomy, this practice is to free your line first.

    you are doin good, take care to not use pure colors, keep them mostly in a calm range, with some peeks here and there.

    for environments, try to copy from references, it does help.

    Keep it up!

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    Ahh I see you got to spend some time on the workstation!
    Heres an exercise I love. Take any object on the table. Draw it! You are not allowed to draw the same line twise. post the results if you try it
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    BIIIITCH WHAR'S YOUR AVI

    yay team chow /highfivemiss

    contours are kewl
    I also recall hearing somewhere that it's better to draw with the elbow/shoulder than fingers for getting bold, confident line. :U LET'S SEE MORE I WANT TO BE THE ONE TO REACH POST 100

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    Nice updates! Be sure to keep your lines as simple and as clean as possible, it helps the readability of the image! Great going so far, ill be back here in no time : )

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    jaytea: i actually put that to use today 8U

    noodledoodle: ah, guess it's time to finally solidify most of my drawings then! thanks for stopping by. : D


    ANYWAYS a few updates, not much. i've been really emotionally worn out and just haven't worked on stuff much.

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    You actually just scared me with the Coraline one, I just finished watching that, went on here, to see your comment (thanks so much for that btw, it really put a smile on my face ) so naturally went to your sketchbook and saw that @@;
    Very nicely done though! Scary buttons for eyes. :c

    Your studies are coming along nicely (something I need to do more of baw), just keep at it! And life studies are helpful too, you should do some more of them
    Nice sketchbook

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    heya

    Great start--I like your use of colors a lot

    Can I suggest doing some simple bone studies? I think it will help you to better apply your muscle/anatomy studies to your drawings because the bones will help you to keep proportion and joints correct

    keep it up!

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    sorry for not updating this thing! oekaki and school have, eaten my soul i swear, and i've been dealing some emotional stuff and haven't been in the mood to draw much. Q_______Q but i have 3 art classes this year, so it's good!

    anyways thank you for the comments and ideas! i'll be sure to put them to use when i can

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    BITCH FIRST POST
    you should set your avi do it I love your sb thumb it's so pretty

    augh I love the colors in the first one they're pretty sexy
    though I think her head is a bit big for her body/her body's too small, and maybe lengthen her arms

    we ttly won team chow with our awesome mutual procrastination skills : D

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    LOL yes we did julia

    yes we did. thanks for the crit, i knew something looked funny @___@


    anyways sorry for not updating thing more! i did some colour studies, and my first serious oil painting - i'll upload it later when it's dry. the last one is a quick sketch for a friend |D

    i swear i'll do some studies later tonight /neglectneglect

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    Hi, Thank you for visiting my SB. So about skin, I'm no expert on that for sure, just want to share my own technique, hopefully it'll help.

    I normally started with big brushes to block the light and shadow area and start building details from there. Right now I'm experimenting the wet edge effect of brushes and I really like it. Personally, I don't like those really smooth air brushy skin, I like it a little bit rough, has a bit of texture. So I use wet edge, hard round, opacity at 50-70%. You can try soft round, don't forget to turn on pen pressure, it will really help to blend your color. I've heard you could add a effect layer with a little bit of inner glow to have that glowing effect of skin, but I've never tried it so don't know how it'll work. Add a little bit of "paper texture" on top of your skin might also helps, just don't over do it.

    I feel that skin is the hardest texture to capture, but once you get the feel of it, it's really fun to draw~

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    you seem to have good ideas, but you obviously need to study more. skin tones, anatomy, colors, lighting, all that stuff dont give up, keep practicing!

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    I like the colors of the 2nd landscape from #26.
    I see you have made some good anatomy sketches, but I think you need to concentrate on the human body more when you draw stuff like the last picture. Keep it up

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    Long time no update! I've been busy with school and homework and it's really been ragging on me. Plus I haven't had much time to draw so.. Just a few things for now. Still doing studies/working on things. I also got a haircut, so expect a self portrait in the near future, plus I'm going camping this weekend so expect some pastel and pencil stuff when I get back on Sunday. !

    Thanks for all of the suggestions/help/etc, I really appreciate it. I'll hop right to working on all of those things. c8 Also, how do I change the title of my sketchbook?

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