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    My new sketchbook thread

    I decided to start again from the ground up.

    Hopefully, I will do well on this sketchbook.

    I apologize for the sketchiness of...well...the sketches.

    Edit: If they absolutely need to be smaller, please let me know and please tell me a "rule of thumb" size for future reference. Thanks.
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    Great start so far. I like the second one especially. The proportions and the clothes look good. Besides anatomy and life drawing etc. try working on your line quality. Like you said, they're sketchy. Try using less strokes and vary the line width. It will better define your drawings and boost your confidence. As for the size of the attachments, they're just where they need to be.

    Most of all, don't give up, but more importantly, do not fear failure. You can't make something awesome until you have made a lot of things that are not so awesome.

    Keep going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    Great start so far. I like the second one especially. The proportions and the clothes look good. Besides anatomy and life drawing etc. try working on your line quality. Like you said, they're sketchy. Try using less strokes and vary the line width. It will better define your drawings and boost your confidence. As for the size of the attachments, they're just where they need to be.

    Most of all, don't give up, but more importantly, do not fear failure. You can't make something awesome until you have made a lot of things that are not so awesome.

    Keep going!
    How do I use less strokes if I only have a limited time to get the pose?

    And how do I vary line width with only one pencil?
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    nice sketches, want to see mooore,.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Martin View Post
    How do I use less strokes if I only have a limited time to get the pose?
    Who says you have limited time...? Take as long as you need.


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    And how do I vary line width with only one pencil?
    Pressure. Push down harder for harder edges on the outside. Less pressure for softer lines on the inside.

    Keep going! Really! Do it!
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    Another entry...I don't know how well these sketches are done.

    Also, I haven't done any sketches with their faces up front, because I do these on the bus, so it's a matter of trying to draw them without letting them catch on.

    You'll probably want me to draw faces while I'm out and about. But the best I can do for now may be photos.

    I only picked my two best sketches, because I felt too embarrassed by my other sketches of today. One was a "stick figure" masquerading as my attempt at "gesture drawing". I'm not sure if gesture drawings ARE supposed to look like stick figures. Anyway, hope you like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Martin View Post
    You'll probably want me to draw faces while I'm out and about. But the best I can do for now may be photos.
    No problem with that. I find Flickr to be a good place for portrait reference. Here's a few links that I use.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/people/pool/
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/portrait/pool/
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/49899358@N00/pool/
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    No problem with that. I find Flickr to be a good place for portrait reference. Here's a few links that I use.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/people/pool/
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/portrait/pool/
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/49899358@N00/pool/
    I might draw from them, but I might not be able to post what I sketched, because I think I remember reading a thread in which it said that I had to take my own portrait pictures in order to draw from them, because of the whole copyright thing.

    Here we go: " Originally Posted by DavePalumbo View Post
    I'm a believer in using refs whenever possible, and shooting your own is best whenever you can do it.

    If you're talking non-figure refs, Google image searches can also be a good ref finder for things like, say, what a mango tree looks like, or maybe the sky line of Chicago. For more complex things like detailed images of a V-2 rocket or high quality photos of an AK-47, I try to look more at books (be it library or personal collection, and Borders bargain section can have some awesome deals for the weirdest stuff). Occasionally I'll do a DVD grab if I remember seeing, say, a suit of Roman armor in Gladiator and my books don't have any photos from a rear angle. I generally think a person is talking about human anatomical refs when they ask this, but that other stuff is in a way even more important. You get an assignment to paint a WWI trench scene, you might want to do some research on historically accurate uniforms.

    But for refs of people: shoot your own, shoot your own, shoot your own."

    The original thread
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    I really don't think you have much to worry about, especially considering you're just starting out. Also especially since you're using those photos just for exercises.

    Less talk! More draw!
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    Only one picture this time.

    Used as reference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/animang...in/pool-people

    I don't know how faithful I was. I was scared of using guides, so I did this mostly freehand. Plus I read from The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain(haven't done many of the exercises from there, because I still need some stuff, and I probably wouldn't know how to do the exercises right) that guides are left-brain thinking.
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    Those folds are nice.

    If you want to use guides, go for it. I think what you need to do is stop taking everything you hear about art as law. Everyone has different opinions about how art should be made. The beauty of it is that no one way is right. Practice a variety of ways. Find out which one works for you.

    I'm serious this time! More art!
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    Sorry for being gone for so long. Here is some more art. It's just random observation. I hope they don't completely suck.
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    More images.

    One of them is referenced from http://www.flickr.com/photos/amandas...240944201@N01/
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