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    giving this one more go.

    so ive decided im going to hit anatomy and light and shadow hard for a while.
    ANY suggestions, tips, tutorials, sites.. ect please let me know.


    alrighty. so i decided to make a new account and start fresh, in the last year or so realized things about myself as an "artist" which put me in the position to lose my passion of 18 years (22 now). i find myself practicing with no improvement and no kind of help. as if some how i cannot learn or ive reached some annoying limit
    SO.

    its been about 6 months and im starting back, i feel inspired and im going to hit this hard and really give it a last stand.

    heres some shit ive been doing in class the last 2 weeks or so.

    of course crits are welcome and yadda yadda.

    sorry for the quality
    alot to scan so im lazying it up

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    Ok to really improve, it helps a whole lot to get your foundational skills solid as possible. These would be excercies that you'd constanly go back to to stay sharp even when you feel that your skills are great.
    The main things for a good foundation are knowledge and practice of the following:-

    - Perspective: you want to give the viewer the illusion that your drawings are really objects within a space.

    -Form: Learn your basic forms such as round, square, cylindrical, concial, pyramidal. Then you can combine these forms to build your drawings. When you grasp these forms you'll see that they make up everything and especially when you do anatomy study.

    Composition: this can make a break an image. Even if an image is beautifully rendered, if it is not composed correctly there will always be something lacking in most cases.

    Edges: this is similar to form but how you treat edges will affect how the viewer percieves the hardness or softness, material and weight of what your drawing. This can also aid in establishing a focal point in your drawing/painting.

    The most valuable excercises in practicing these fundamentals is drawing from life. Also when you're not drawing really look at things, it may be the way someone walks, it may be the texture of some tree bark or it may be the way light hits some broken glass on the ground. It's a real trip when you start noticing these beautiful little things around you that many people are oblivious to.
    As for books I must recomend those by Loomis, Bridgeman, Hogarth, and Richard Schmid's Alla Prima book. Out of these your best option is the Andrew Loomis books because they're free as a PDF download and Among his books he covers just about everything. Not sure the exact place to download them but just google his name.

    I kind of went haywire in my improvement and am reutrning to the fundamentals as I feel I hadn't placed enough importance in it and am only realising now some really obvious stuff that would helped had I acknowledged it.

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    I'm really glad that you giving this one more go. I really like your drawings, epspecially your lines. Keep drawing (and comment my SB ) and you'll do fine!

    Keep it up!

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    posemaniacs drawing
    and surprise
    an imagination drawing i dont hate.

    thanks spag and sykes, im going to try everything i can think of =\

    we'll see how that goes

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    yup..

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    i am trying.

    i have no fucking idea what im doing.

    i even tried not doing outlines so i could further grasp light and shadow.
    hard.

    also i forgot to do some stuff in the neck. but who cares. i spent long enough on it.

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    i thiink you have good capacity, continue that cool!

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    thanks towy owie
    keep on keeping on right.

    more nonsense.

    i really have no idea what the hell im doing.

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    as we can all see i clearly have no idea wtf i am doing.
    trying to render with no outlines.

    i thought midway id try the more hard line approach so its kind of half and half....

    im going to keep working on it.
    looking for some input

    as we can all see i clearly have no idea wtf i am doing.
    trying to render with no outlines. but i like this scribble style rendered.
    also.. i found a brush i really like.
    so.
    progress.... yay


    and i got bored before i finished the last.
    im done for the night.

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    i think i figured out one of my weaknesses was that i have been self teaching for so many years i dont know enough of the fundamentals.

    i dont know what they are.
    but i decided to work heavy on my faces and light shadow.
    and i think ive had a mild revelation with it... so thats good i guess.

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    nice drawings. are you working from photos for the b/w studies?

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    thanks home skillet.

    yeah i was, anything that looks too good is usually a ref ;(.
    heres some stuff from figure drawing class. we had to use toned paper.

    2 10 minutes.
    2 15 minutes
    and the huge one is 2 20s.


    based on a series of characters i made up from the same model

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    we had a weird fig ill class this week, 30 minutes of 5 minutes and then 2 40 minutes.

    i drew the great pumpkin lord, i didnt want to draw his weener so i drew a gun killing a bunny.
    we had a laugh.

    the second picture the werebunny possession kills the pumpking. but then...
    his cool scarf catches on fire. is he dead?
    find out next time?
    probably not.

    having problems getting the pumpking lined up correctly... i forgot what they taught us in design class...some setting where you could merge multiple scenes into one huge photo.. as if that was the original photo..

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    story boards because ive never done one
    bayonetta
    doodles
    face meat practice, finally.
    my faces still suck and it bothers me. so im going to find out why.

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    Cool face muscle practice! I like it.Post more,please!

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    ive drawn some stuff, but i dont want to scan them.
    so ill post the digitals i did in figure drawing class.

    SO
    i "know" what im doing and what i dont completely understand yet
    but i have no idea what im doing..
    confusing? welcome to my world =\

    but i dont "hate" these. i think im figuring out my process.

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    hey mate

    great sketchbook so far !! Wanna see MUCH MOAR ^_^ some very cool stuff dude ! keep on updating DD

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    thanks penpen
    im trying..
    heres some sketches.. since i dont absolutely hate painting now i may color some.

    AND.

    heres a morrgain i colored to make sure the style i found wasnt a one time fluke.
    and i dont hate it.

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    haha wow man, i see lots of improvement. this sketchbook is fun. gonna watch it ! ;3

    keep up the good work buddy!!!

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    thanks teapo
    youre like
    my first fan.

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    so i saw interview with the vampire for the first time since i was little

    what a fucking awesome movie. tom cruise played the hell out of lestat
    pitt bendaras and for her age dunst did amazing jobs.

    so i drew my creepyly attractive and suspiciously pale friend as a vampire.

    the weird part is all i did was change her eyes and teeth.

    -gulp-

    fun.

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    some junk i was just doing but i decided i didnt like it mid way

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    going to be drawing alot of cosplay kids for practice.
    and friends as monsters.
    and the occasion idea from my head.

    assuming i dont get bored with it and quit first

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    sadly i have not given up completely.
    yet.
    new bs that surprise. still looks like old bs.


    for the picture with the black lady with the mask on her head. that was my most "challenging" picture yet. i spent 7 hours straight doing that. and 5 hours of that was just trying to get the face right.

    the cammy was the second. almost 5 hours.
    the face looked stupid and i didnt know how to fix it so i stopped.

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    im really.
    really. really. trying.

    study from a famous baroque painter.
    i forget his name. but i remember loving his work in art history.

    like 6 hours in

    shoot my face

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    shoot me now

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    nice start. i like your line quality.oh and those stylised digital paintings are nice. you are on the right track . keep on doing what you are doing and along with it do more of the basics like perspective and anatomy.. good luck

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    thanks sin
    im trying to try =\

    heres symphony in white no 1
    well.
    some of it.

    yay for art history.

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    hour 20.

    im settling into this.
    going to try to do one or 2 of these a day.

    try to get it tighter.
    faster.
    been watching alot of video tutorials and doing studies of some old master stuff.

    yaddayadda. i dont hate this.

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    mhm...

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