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    Andrew's sketchbook

    Awright, well... I'd like to say hello to all Conceptart.org community in first place and, mainly, congratulate you guys for this incredible feedback you give to begginer artists in order to help em improve their art. That's actually what motivated me to keep visiting this forums aswell as coming here to build up this thread in which I'm planning to post my own sketches.

    So ern well, I'm Andrew, a 21 years-old Biology undergraduate student from Brazil. I was leaned to art as long as I can remember, but just about 3 years ago I'd say this particular subject turn out to me as something I would like to work with, as a professional.

    So, basically, I'm willing to be utterly overwhelmed with book suggestions, general criticism and anything that can help me improve my art.

    Thank you guys, in advance!

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    You have some pretty interesting characters but your faces and anatomy need some work. Check out Burne Hogarthe, He is like the master of anatomy.

    Check out the sketchbook,you know you want to...it has airbrush and other cool stuff in it!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166335
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    Thanks TayMC! Also I appreciate your advice regarding Burne Hogarth, I got his book tittled "Drawing Dinamic Hands", it's preety neat! I was thinking in adquiring the whole collection once ago, funny to see that he's my first recommended book here. =D

    Thank you once again!

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    So ern, yesterday I've been reading "Drawing the Human Head" by Burne Hogarth methods, and after finishing the basics on structure form, I started to try out some examples by myself, before go'n on the specifics sections of the face.

    So ern here's what I've got so far

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    Here's my latest sketches: I took some quite time study'n heads and hands, so I'm practing these for now. You can clearly see that my legs/feet proportions aren't really the best you've seen, can't you!? xD
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    Does any of you guys have good suggestions on what should I focus as a beginner?!
    My interest range is pretty wide, but I'd wish to get more into landscapes and environment universe.

    Also, I feel a deep need to get used to correct shapes and shadows
    Please guys, I would seriously appreciate some good book recommendations here.
    Thank you

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    Well, here's what I've been focusing the whole day on!! I'm basically reading a chapter of random Burne Hogarth books and practicing what I've learned on theory. More to come guys:
    And no, I didn't mean to make a crucifixion at first hahaha =P

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    I'm sure that if you keep practicing hard and not mindlessly (not just trying to fill up a sketchbook) then you'll definitely improve.

    Also, apparently Hogarth books are really shitty. There are better books out there, I found a list:

    http://processjunkie.blogspot.com/20...ooks-ever.html

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    Ye, it's always good to check out different authors!! Thank you Roboko, I appreciate that!

    Just downloaded:

    - Drawing The head and hands; and
    - The eye of the painter

    The whole collection seems to be very interesting, I'll be sure to get myself grounded on them xD.

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    Long period of college tests but once finished, art takes place!

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    So yeah!! Back on track after a while!!
    Just before any new drawings, I'd like to say I just got myself started at SCULPTING! How awesome is that? Never thought it could be such an addicting hobby! Man, I'm totally indulging my cravings for it!

    This is my first model, being sculpted after some humanoid, dunno exactly which one it's gonna be! Already done with the armature, and basic clay addings...
    Tomorrow I'm go'n through the first layer of muscles. Oh, and it's probably say'n "Hi" to reopen my sketchbook hehe.

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    Back on track!! I've finally gotten a tablet!! So here's one of my very first pieces! Just to bump this thread up! Hope to be posting more and more in the next days!
    It has being sooo cold here in Brazil!! Looks like winter has finally come...
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    Hey guys, back again! Here's another portrait.

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    First shot on landscapes, still learning.
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    Pretty background , and your portrait has a pile of improvement.
    I'd really like to see some updated figure drawing to see how much you've improved since post 5
    Better keep posting!!!

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    Thank you, Rhubix! I really appreciate your comment!
    Truth is I'm still trying to improve my figure drawing. Unfortunately for that, I've been getting myself busy with environments and inanimate objects. That last portrait was just some gift to a really lovely girl of mine. But I guess down below you can find some of the (few) figure-related drawings made meanwhile. All of those are Spell Buttons for a Myth Entertainment Fantasy Game called "Phobos". I'll make sure more is coming...

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    Figure Drawing from imagination...

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    Here's a quick cover of what I call "Adventures of the coward hunter". My sister completes 2 years now and I'm like to be the old storytelling-brother... This made me write a series of 25 short stories and draw this piece to cover it all up.

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    Another Illustration before starting at perspective studies! If you never pushed yourself toward it, CA will just blow you mind like it did to mine with THAT: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=181436 !! We shall never forget it hehe Such a marvelous post by Sasha...

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    Aaaaaaand, here is something after few studies on 2-3 points perspective! I'm fascinated by that! How awesome!

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    Hi there! You have pretty charming drawing here...I like how your lines are so innocent. (I tend to use weird arty words, if you don't understand let me know)

    I keep saying this to people, and I'll do it again here. When drawing from observation, try to find the skeleton of the object. Try to draw points in where joints are and connect it first. No outlines. All the surface detail should be the result of your searching marks for skeleton.

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    Results from my study on human figure (Observational)

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    Been kinda unsatisfied with my previous illustration that came out from my perspective studies. Also, I feel like the overall composition could be a tad better.
    Coming from the falling angel concept idea, I brought you what may be my next challenge... switching both boring towers by a cylindric form in a 3-point perspective that should add more interesting details/highlights aaaand add up the composition as the Babylonian Babel Tower...

    WIP:

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    This is what I've got from it without the precious tips from David a Ray and Stormslegacy from the CA Critique Center (at here). Hope to fix this in the future. And once again, thank you for the thoughts guys. I really appreciate that!

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    This is my evolution on the following portrait drawing. C&C always welcome!

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    This is a Class Chart I made for Phobos [http://phobosonline.com/] by Myth Entertainment®.

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    Wow, compared to your first posts your artwork has come on leaps and bounds. It is lovely to see. Like someone posted earlier, would love to see how your figurative work has come along since you started.

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    Interesting style, I like you heads...

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    What the last two people said, you defiantly have gotten better. But still work on your human and animal anatomy, the more you do, the better you get.
    Also, liking the tower piece, nice perspective.

    nice place for studies
    http://alexhays.com/loomis/

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    A spectral wolf

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    Thank you for your considerations man, I really appreciate that! & THE WEBSITE! Already sticked in my browser (cuz I couldn't to it in my own forehead ! ) Thank you, really! I'm utterly glad.
    @jablar
    Thank you! Took the techniques from Burne Hogarth's books... a really nice reference when it comes to forms, in my opinion.
    @RustedSilver
    Thanks man! You know, the greatest thing about CA is to see people who pursue art with passion, even when it comes from a rookie artist like me. Comments like yours really gives people more fuel to burn.

    I promise to post new figure drawings, but for now I've being sketching up what the modelers are going for at that Shaman's summons. Here's a spectral wolf!!

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