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    Well, here's some old work and recent sketches. Some of it is practicing with Loomis

    sorry the pictures are all grey, I don't have a working scanner right now so it's all taking with my digital camera.
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    does anyone know how to put a picture up by your username in the sketchbook forum...everyone has a picture next to their sketchbook title...and I don't know how to do that...

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    would someone please help me?

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    well i finally got a scanner, so I'm going to post some stuff studies I did from Loomis and some sketches
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    need to update:

    something I started last night.

    I really need help with the coloring..wah. NEed to details it more. SHe's supposed to be on the edge of a cliff and there's a canyon around them.. a waterfall on the left

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    ooh i see you made a lot of anatomy studies at one point!
    very good!

    do some more, and don't worry about the quality of the photo if you can't help it; just don't make it to bright (darker is better) cuzz otherwise we can't see the lines well!

    keep at it~`

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    two quick sketches!

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    BlackDelphin--yeah, I need to do more anatomy studies...gah, so lazy am I...will do will do!

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    you are doing a lot of studies, that's very nice -- the more I paint/draw and the more I understand that painting/drawing a lot is the only way to get better!

    there are some great linearts in ur sketchbook, are u planning on shading em with some software? have a nice creative time!

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    Nice Stuff

    You have some nice imaginative drawings in here. Don't feel bad about your age. I'm 24 and I'm just starting out. Hard work will sort it out.

    I was planning to copy the same drawings from Loomis so I wanted to ask you: how do you approach your anatomy studies? I copy the drawings as carefully as I can, while saying the name of the body part while I am drawing it. This imprints a fairly solid mental image. Then I pin the drawing on the board in my room. That way I can't help looking at it a few times a day.

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    Hey there, there's never too old or too young an age to start on art. To add a picture next too your sketchbook title, all you need to do is to upload your pic from the computer, not using the IMG tag.

    Your pencils are really better than mine by the way. I'm very sure you could benefit from this site like i have.

    Thanks for dropping by my sketchie and keep on moving!

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    more update---don't even think i should be putting up these sketches...they're so blah

    andrea.bianco-I'm not sure I'll be coloring the sketches...I'm just really lazy or I lose interest or not inspired by my drawings. But I'm glad you think some of my linearts are nice.

    evandempsey- sorry for the late reply--I just copy the Loomis stuff as accurately as I can. However I've been really impatient with them, so these are not as accurate as I like. I think I should post my stuff on the wall and look at them too. Great idea! Thanks.

    shamandalie- thanks for the comment on my sketchbook and telling me how to upload the pic...still trying to figure it out....gah

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    Wat up , just trying to holla back at you, I think you have some very nice (the creatures are niceee) and Your studies are right on track. I would suggest doing some tonal studies too to start upping your ante.

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    Hey what up

    You should not put your self down,like that every sketch or study you do is going to pay off.Also it does not matter how old you are you just have to understand that you have one goal in mind and that's to be>(an Awesome Concept Artist or Artist in general).


    But so far you dragon's are bad ass and they have great character to them and also do a lot more studies(I mean a lot).....Good luck!!(Update More also)

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    gorillaattack-thanks so much for the encouragement, I'll keep your words in mind and keep pushing towards the goal..gah, I'm so lazy, I need to get off my butt and do more studies...


    more update...gah, not enough updating, dang...
    some anatomy studies, some sketches and one environment color study half an hour

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    "dont draw that well for you age" lol, im the same age and your stuff is freaking Great!, though i guessed that when you typed the former.

    Tell me, and this is open to anyone, how well are we supposed to draw at 21?
    are we already behind? is...is this a race?

    I wouldn't want to have a misplaced sense of ego or pride, you see

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    You're doing very well on those muscle studies. In the picture of the girl fighting the monster, check the length of her neck, as well as the angle of her face. If her face was looking straight on like that, you wouldn't be able to see much of her neck.

    Hope to see your continued work

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    Hi, your stuff isn't half bad. I like it very much.

    To get a thumbnail, you have to use the Attachment Manager when you make a post. Edit your first post and "Go Advanced" and down the bottom you'll see the attachment manager.

    PS. Heh, I was just doing those Loomis arm studies myself. Yours look sweet

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    bebobmace--gah, haha, yah, it's no race at all, but I guess I put myself down because I've been drawing all my life and haven't improved much because I don't practice where I should.

    psage--thank you so much, yeah, i noticed the neck looks a bit awkward. thank you

    scorpion007--thanks so much!

    decided to start coloring this pic
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    Nice multi-eyed-wolf-dragon-monster-thing Good start on color.

    Forgive me if you've already seen the following, but I wish I had seen it earlier myself:
    http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm

    It's got some really awesome tips for coloring things Like for example depth/atmospheric fog causing stuff further back to be more desaturated/duller than foreground elements.

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    Very creative. It looks like something out of mythology.

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    scorpion007-thanks so much, actually yeah, I have seen that site and it's very helpful. Thanks for linking it to me! I really appreciate it.
    psage-gah, I don't think it's that creative, but I'm glad you think so. ^_^

    some more studies...
    and worked on the wolf demon thing a little more...I think the colors make him look like he's an undead...or I just have problems with making things look richer...

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    Wow, awesome studies and color!

    Good figures. Are they posemaniacs?

    *giggle* And I see we're on the same page in Loomis *points at legs*

    Keep up the great work!

    Oh, and I kinda like the color your have now, but if you want it more richer, perhaps use more saturated/warmer colors?

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    one more sketch....hmm, seems like I definitely need to understand the underlying structures better..

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    hey thanks for posting in my sketchbook and thanks for being the First

    Its good to see all these anatomy studies your doing, they will obviously help you alot, but just a suggestion about some of the studies of muscles and anatomy.

    If your going to do a study of some muscles or part of the body from reference its important that you not only replicate what your looking at but try to 'really' understand it, loosen up with the study and dont be worried about going over the same lines again and again, that way through repetition the shape of the leg or whatever is more likely to stick in your mind.

    Its really cool to see some of your more fantastical creatures displaying some nice anatomy, keep it up and im sure soon you will notice a difference.

    Cheers

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    prophet Thanks again for stopping by my sketchbook, I really appreciate it and thank you for the advice about the anatomy studies. I think I will try to just recopy the studies over and over until it sticks in my head. Your suggestion definitely works too.

    just a quick dragon sketch this time.
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    You're doing great, just keep on sketching and the more you improve.

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    Hey man everything is possible. If you work hard every day I'm sure you will make it. Believe in yourself. I see that you have a good imagination and the only thing you have to do now is studying. Good luck and keep it up.

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    thanks for checking out my sketchbook. you draw creatures like a friend of mine: keep at it! I like the anatomical studies that you're doing. It's something that I totally need to get into doing. You should also think about doing some anatomical breakdowns of animals.

    Keep creating!

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