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    ...Sketchbook...(Practice Practice Practice)

    ...so, I started up this sketchbook last night and my connection dropped. It doesn't happen to appear in where I can search all threads started by me so I will start again. This is a fresh start for me. I have spent far too long dwelling on past hardships...I lost my girl from 8 years and now it is time to start work. I want to improve in drawing and digital painting...so...

    1. I will draw
    2. I will improve
    3. Im ready for the long road
    4. I want to do kick ass concepts
    5. I need your whips and crits to get me through

    GO!

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    Sketches done yesterday eveing and early hours of this morning. 1st is from a photo reference and 2nd is some random brain dribbles, just to have some fun...

    I need to draw from life, I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottle Rocket View Post
    Sketches done yesterday eveing and early hours of this morning. 1st is from a photo reference and 2nd is some random brain dribbles, just to have some fun...

    I need to draw from life, I know
    NOW we have SOMETHING!!! The soldier drawing looks especially good!

    We want more. NOW!

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    Xeon Thanks for stopping by. Ok.....c'mon, we gotta keep this going. Dropped into the library and found Bridgman So Started with a few studies of that. My line sucks! Practice i guess. here's so far...

    Pages 1, 2 & 3 - Bridgman...
    Page 4 - A little doodle that I would like to try and work up in photoshop

    I also got alchemy so I will have a play with that later. Right now I need to clean....myself....

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    Those are a good five points that you started with. Also good start jumping back and forth between studies from observation and imagination. Go Go Go!

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    Those Bridgeman studies are looking good and solid!

    Now, drive on, you fucking mare! Draw more, yes! Draw more! Give it to us now, yes! More!!!!

    Just kidding lol. Now you're on the right track, and I gotta go back to my own art.

    And make it a point to draw something everyday.

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    johanson Thanks for stopping by good to know the points I made are legitimate.

    Xeon Im working on my drawings when I can outside studies and work. Just wish I could quit my job to get in more time, lol.

    Here's some more...

    1. Leaf studies (as autumn is upon us) - Concentrating mainly on line. Trying to use line weight to suggest form.

    2. 10 gesture warm up from imagination to see if bridgman is working for me and I think it is. I will do more of these.

    3. More G.Bridgman studies and I'm loving this book. I'm going to invest in a copy I can keep...

    Oh and, I also found that I feel alot more confident working on sheets of paper rather than in a sketchbook. I feel like I can make much more bolder descisions. Working in a sketchbook I am concious of going wrong, on seperate paper not so much.

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    Today has been quite good fun Started the day with some photoshop fun. I really like all that mouth watering abstract concept work. Seeing Pao's Speedpainting thread just had me in awe. So I decided to give it a try...yes it was unsuccessful, but it is a start none the less. Just playing with shapes really with nothing particular in mind. I really like the idea of the first one, just that at this stage I was finding it really difficult in what to do to further work things up. I have to thank Pao for sharing his brushes on Deviant Art, as this is what I was using. So credit to him

    After some digital play time I moved back onto more Bridgman studies...comments and criticism always a welcome sight. Thanks

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    Hot, dude! The leaves look very nice! I gotta take reference from you regarding that "using line to suggest form".
    Glad to see that you do digital paintings too!

    Now, I think the next thing we're gonna see is full color portraits?

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    Thanks for stopping by again Xeon. I think that using line in that way is a good exercise. It really helped me in pencil control. Try it out. Full colour portraits would be a great thing I'll try some soon.

    I was playing with alchemy last night and got this shape, so I decided to work it up a bit before bed last night...it reminds me of Overlord...

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    Minor update. A sunset to play with colour. This could be a lot better having spent more time on it, but I started to get a little bored of it. Afterwards I moved on to an onion study, from photo reference. More soon....

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    draw from life as much as you can.

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    Kfeeras Thanks for your comment It is much appreciated. As soon as I saw your reply I sat in front of the mirror for an attempt on my first ever self portrait. This is 1 hour, and it was a hard 1 hour. I really really despise this drawing! But strangely i feel compelled to do more in hope that I will get one that actually looks like me. I will continue more with these...

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