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    Quest for drawing - Figure drawing... At least trying

    Hi folks,

    First of all thanks to the staff and community for making this great site alive

    I have been watching since a while and now I want to start my own sketchbook. I have always been scribbling but I'm serious about drawing since 2 mouths now. I'm quite busy because of work ( ) and other stuff but I draw whenever I have free time.

    I will put all my drawings since I started to timestamp them (just need some days to scan these old stuffs).

    I'm looking for critisms and feedback. Do not hesitate to point out my many weaknesses this is what I want to work on.

    Cheers,
    Joel.

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    Maybe I will put a bit more about myself.

    I'm 27 years old and my goal is to be concept/comic artist. I gave myself until end 2011 to reach it so well I have a lot of work to do! I would really appreciate any tips, crits even props sometime

    I think I cannot accomplish this almost impossible task without YOUR help. I'm definitevely not gifted and started quite late so do not expect woaw fucking awesome progress from me. On top of that I'm generaly slow at learning things. But still I think I have the ability to draw and some determination.

    Because I 'm working during the day I can only draw on my free time which is evenings and week end. Sometimes it's hard because I feel tired, had a bad day, etc... But well I noticed that the hardest is to start drawing, second hardest thing is to stop drawing to go to sleep

    Instead of spending time writing this I should draw! draw! draw! so I will stop there and hopefuly see you soon.

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    19 July

    90sec posemaniacs

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    21 July

    90sec and 5-10min posemaniacs

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    24 July

    90sec posemaniacs

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    27 July

    Played around with a pen...

    90sec and 5-10min posemaniacs

    Small hands study (using the 3d hands from posemaniacs)

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    28 July

    90sec posemaniacs

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    Cool stuff, you've got this posemaniacs stuff down. Keep em coming, and make sure to turn the time limit down once you get comfortable with 90secs.

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    Oh forgot to say that I start each of my posemaniacs session with a couple of 30sec drawings. Usually I try to do ~10 x 30sec then ~10 x 90sec then a few 5-10min poses.

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    I really like the hands drawn in ink. The pose of the hands looks so convincing and realistic!

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    30 July

    I like the render too What is suprising is that they are drawn from 3d virtual hands.

    Here is more stuff. Though it would be better to put smaller pics (scrolling is boring...). Also I found out that my scanner program can apply a filter to "correct the picture". I applied it to the following scans, I don't know if that is recommended to use (change the picture a bit, make it look more like ink drawing).

    Anyway. 30 July I did some life drawing near my place.

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    1 august

    Did a little story for fun Even if the drawing is not good, I like it

    Else a few faces.

    Finally a hand study. The references were having no shading at all so I though trying to shade them would be a good exercice.

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    Whoa dude, I really like your pencil sketch so much that I added this thread to my watch list.

    That little comic thing above can make a good comic!
    I'm probably gonna learn from your style.

    IMO, pencil sketches are just more intriguing and interesting than full-color paintings, though. Not sure why. I just feel really good looking at them compared to those full-color drawings / paintings / renderings.

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    Thank you Xeon I guess it is just a matter of taste, like why do I like ketchup more than mayonaise!

    In my opinion mastering sketching (with pencil or pen or tablet or whatever can draw a line) is the first step. Somebody told me "If you make a good sketch and color it badly the result can still be good. But if you do a bad sketch, there is no way it looks good."

    So I decided to stick with pencil until I'm satisfied. And I think there is a lot of things to learn with them

    PS: For the comic, I'm working as computer engineer, this might explain that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiR3Kt View Post
    Somebody told me "If you make a good sketch and color it badly the result can still be good. But if you do a bad sketch, there is no way it looks good."
    Or better still, don't color it at all! Some drawings look way better in pencil sketch than in colors. In fact, some white t-shirts with pencil sketches / drawings on them look very eye-catching compared to colored equivalents.

    PS: For the comic, I'm working as computer engineer, this might explain that
    I see, no wonder it's computer theme.
    Just curious, but how long did you take to master these sketches? 1 year?

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    2 august

    Xeon: Unfortunatly I don't master these sketches at all! 1 year means nothing, it depends so much on the time you spend every day. I can hardly calculate the number of total hours I spent drawing during my life...

    Here is another batch, was a quite productive evening. The usual 90sec and 5-10min posemanics. Also few stuff from reference pictures.

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    3 august

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    5 august

    usual posemaniac business (90sec and 5min)

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    Nice start, second to last updates pretty stand out

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    6 august

    Thank you DeeStar

    Keep posting, next one I will be up to date... finally..

    This day was quite productive after the usual posemanics I did a study on eyes. The last one are drawing from imagination (the left one is completely bad lol)

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    8 August

    Just received Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy hoorah

    Feel really really tired. But tried to apply the intoduction on posemanics.. As I said I'm very very tired today............

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    good start! I like some of those hand and feature studies.

    I like how you are extending your lines and using arcs, finding the forms with in your shapes

    How about doing some longer more careful anatomy studies?

    Set up the Bridgman book and draw the panels, paying attention to how he plays with form and cube shapes as well as the anatomy.

    "Talent is a word found in the mouth of the lazy to dismiss the hard work of those who have achieved."
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    9 august

    Zazerzs, this is exactly what I planned to do

    I will take the time to study every Bridgman's chapter.

    So here we go with the hands. First two scans are studies of the book. Last one I tried to apply Bridgman to some random ref pics. Not satisfied of the result, I will have to come back to this one day or the other....

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    here's some determination you're doing really well, just keep it up. and don't be scared to work from imagination either, no matter how bad you think the results are. a healthy balance of studies and imaginative work is good to have (and it makes things fun too!). keep an eye on those proportions: some of the wrists in the last pic are pretty flimsy compared to the hands, but I'm sure you'll pick stuff up naturally.

    love what you do, never feel as though it's cheating to reference your work from imagination against real life stuff (it helps your understanding a hefty bit I've found) and keep up the good work. can't wait to see where it takes you

    What an overwhelming lesson to all artists! Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous, solution. Be brave, be brave! - Isak Dinesen
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    crazy amount of studies man, nice one keep it up

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    Those are some sweet studies mate, the posemanics figures are really dynamic and the hand studies are pretty swish! Watch the torsos on a few, they are too little compared to the arms and legs. Keep working at it!

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    12 august

    Thanks Gutss, Chris and Sunseeker.

    The wrists are obviously too small, some of the torso as well. Funny how sometime we don't see something until somebody told us. That's going to help me to improve

    Was busy this week, not a lot of time to draw and no time to scan

    Some landscape near my place.

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    here I go with Bridgman's arm and a fun pic "coffee zombiezzzz".

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    I like it that you are trying all different kinds of poses. That is very good for practicing, keep at it and you will keep on improving. Have you made any finished pieces too? I would like to see some of your other artwork.

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    september dump

    Haven't posted since well... August. So gonna dump to keep my sketchbook up to date then try to upload on a regular basis

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    Hi there, thanks for dropping by my sketchbook.

    I can see the knowledge in your work and I think you're heading in the right direction. As long as you keep challenging yourself, you'll continue to improve. The only crit I might offer is that, rather than having a somewhat irregular and continuous curvy line on the contour, instead indicate the way the masses fit into one another. In other words, feel what goes in front of what. Even if it is subtle, the body is almost always foreshortened relative to one's perspective so in order to indicate that the artist must draw the structure of the forms (how they fit together). You're using cross contours so I know that you must be familiar with most of this. You just have to constantly ask yourself "is this going away from me, or coming toward".

    Sorry if that was a bit long winded, I'm sure you get the jist of it. Keep up the hard work, good luck.

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