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    Lost cat, NOT very friendly. . .

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    interesting work thanks for posting, i think it would be a healthy thing to study some composition and really work on putting marks on the page exactly where you want them

    Gesture and keeping things loose for longer should help immensely

    keep it coming

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    Your argument for Lined paper is pretty bad

    if cost is an issue pick up some newsprint

    also charcoal would be a nice change from the pen try to draw with your whole arm not just your wrist
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    Hey Zorcron, thanks for stoppin' by!

    Composition is pretty much catch as catch can! (Lucky if I can half apply the "rule of thirds.")

    That and intentional marks are greatly affected by subjects that just get up and leave! LOL!

    Re gesture: with ballpoint, there's frequently a compromise/choice between looseness and accuracy due to the inability to erase.

    My lined paper: everybody pretty much seems to hate it! This book, however, may well evlove into an ink wash or watercolor book (on better paper) over time.

    [A lot of the rendering acutally is from the shoulder/elbow with a "match strike" type of motion.]

    Below: Cat lounging by an Igloo Cooler.

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    Nice studies you've got there.

    Although you want to keep the amount of time you delegate to each sketches short, I think it would benefit you more if you did in-depth studies. For example, most of your form appear flat even though you used value to try to develop them. The reasons for this are 1) your cross-hatching doesn't follow the curvature of certain objects (the doorknobs, the mallard, the jacket, etc.) 2) they don't take into the account of all the sections of values an object would have: highlight, light, shadow, core shadow, reflected light, and cast shadow and 3.) there needs be a contrast between the focal subject and its environment (for example, your sketch of the road).

    As for composition, it would be handy to have a viewfinder on ya. That way, you can isolate what exactly you want to draw. A good method to use when making marks to place your composition is the triangulation method: a process where you place three marks on your paper where the outer edges of the subject matter would be closest to the edge of the paper, thus forming a triangle.

    If you want to do quick sketches, gesture drawings done with charcoal on newsprint paper would be a nice start. With gesture, you can capture the basic shape, movement, and form of objects and people, and the charcoal allows you to vary your width. Plus, you can use the side to create darker marks to envelop the form and mass of whatever you're drawing.
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    Hey orochigenocide!

    Thank ye for the drop by!

    I actually have SEVERAL sketchbooks that I am working on!

    That probably addresses your call for more detailed studies and such!

    This thread is more "from the hip." My rendering ends up being greatly limited by my only spending 10 minutes (or less) per post on rendering. Plus, my hatching approximates the type of "build up" I do in graphite before I rub the line work-- for me, I've always had better results with rubbing in dry media. Thus, flatness is a bit of a curse re the limits I've set here for myself.

    Re composition: I'm studying it, honest! Currently trying to digest parts of Jack Hamm's Drawing Scenery: landscapes and seascapes. (Will experiment with what you've indicated.) Otherwise, again, my artificial time limit for this SB greatly limits cogitation and tweaking!

    Anyway, to all who post, I am seriously reflecting upon your insights!

    Good evening!

    Below: Yet another Starbucks environment.
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    Busted! My subject victim became aware of my observation. She was already overly "active," (looking up and down from her laptop-- probably restless, getting ready to leave, as she did).

    I just played all innocent and, without missing a beat, directed my gaze to various things around the establishment as if deep in thought.

    Below: 7 minutes, not much to show. . .

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    Fighting nudes (after Raphael).

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    This is a Michaelangelo torso from Speed's The Practice & Science Of Drawing, cropped from some notes I was taking while reading this book, again.

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    Good to see you're keeping up with the studies! I like the Raphael one in the post before last. I checked out that website you linked to on page 2, it looks intriguing.. is registration free?
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    Hey Aila,

    In honor of your being one of my few return viewers, I give you:

    Uncle Tom's Dragon!

    This was done awhile ago, after my posting in your thread. Seeing all your dragons, I began to think-- wonder If I can draw a dragon? So, the first (even cruder sketch) began on a cardboard box fragment that already had some sketches based on the cover art of the novel I'm still reading-- Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    So, an unholy synthesis began to develop on several sheets of newsprint with HB pencil and ballpoint. . .

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    Being that I crapped out and posted OLD stuff yesterday, two images for today:

    Starbucks readers and Venus and Cupid (after Velazquez).

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    Yet another person with a laptop and another person who took off. And, "The Rabbits' Christmas Party" after Beatrix Potter.

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