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    newbie sketchbook of ehhwot

    Young amateur artist here, and I want to improve my art skills. I found this forum after much link-digging. Started reading some Loomis (Figure Drawing for All it's Worth + Drawing the Head and Hands), and studying the books.

    Let's start with some head constructions. Would love some crits on these.
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    Welcome to Concept Art. =)

    I see what your doing here, you must be using Loomis right? Those kinda look like what I would do. If not there are a whole bunch of books by him for free. I don't know how long you have been drawing , but if you do these a WHOLE BUNCH your going to get good.

    And one trick I made for myself is using a Water Bottle cap to keep the cranium perfectly circular. But all the other stuff, like figuring out the shading (I'm practicing that now.) and stretching the face around the cranium correctly comes from personal technique in my opinion.

    Here is also a site to practice on full body poses:

    http://posemaniacs.com/


    Hope you stick around for a while.

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    Thanks for the advice, AzuzaPesant. Posemaniacs is awesome. Yep, I'm using Loomis. Did some more heads from him today, w/ partial necks.

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    Rough apple I did the other day in photoshop.

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    Some kind of man.

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    Quick painting of marker on my desk.

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    Head from imagination in photoshop. Crits appreciated.
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    WIP from imagination.

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    New stuff, men's heads are from ref.

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    Hey, nice start! My only real suggestion is to play with the contrast levels a bit when you scan in (or draw with a darker line.) It's a bit tough to see what you're sketching at the moment, but that may just be my monitor. Also, if you're having trouble with head construction, maybe try some cubes and spheres to get your hand moving in the right directions. (Sometimes it helps me to back up to the most basic of shapes for warm ups...)
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    Go find something flat, and scribble on it. People have been doing that for tens of thousands of years, and it's mostly been ok.
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    Brightdreamer's Sketchbook - Brightdreamer's Book Reviews (blog)

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    Thanks for the advice, Brightdreamer. Will do.
    I really need to practice some basic geometric shapes. ._.;
    Anyway, attempt at Putin from ref.

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    Study from a stock photo.

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    cool sketchbook you've got here :]
    keep up all those anatomy studies. they really are invaluable!
    just practice practice practice and you'll get tons better in no time. my advice would be just sketch like crazy, and take your time on those sketches (i know i don't, haha). but it really will make a difference

    awesome job. thanks for stopping by my SB

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    Crits =
    Crab was for DSG.

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