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    hey all~

    I've been meaning to start a sketchbook here for awhile now, but since I'm usually just doodling random abstractions I never really bothered. but after trying (and failing) to draw a realistic portrait for a birthday gift, I've decided I really need to get some sketching time in and work on refining my observational skills.

    so here goes!

    I was looking at DavePalumbo's sketchbook when I decided to stop procrastinating sketching, so that's where I actually ended up sketching from. I assume that's cool? anyway, I started with a cat lady graphic and I couldn't get the hang of it and moved on and eventually made my way to some images that needed shading. the mohawk girl ended up looking like a dude by the time I was through with her, so I decided not to go on to drawing the cleavage haha. I couldn't figure out how to shade the pantless woman's legs, it just ends up looking like she's wearing pants :/

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    antwan711 I think you should start doing some copies of the classical 8 heads canon

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    hey, thanks for the pointer. I did a search and found a useful image illustrating the concept along with some comments, but was wondering if you could direct me to any particular sites or books that would go a in depth?

    thanks again~

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    I started to draw a 8 heads canon diagram, but I grossly misjudged the paper's space and ended up not being able to include 18 year old or adult figures :/ no big deal because I've actually just found what appears to be a much better diagram, woot!

    question- I keep in mind these same proportions for females too, right?

    anyways, I did some dynamic pose drawings.. referencing some other dynamic pose sketches/doodles I found an image search. haha, that's probably not a great idea. are there any especially good books a beginner should look into for dynamic poses? better yet, is there a site?

    I also attempted to quickly sketch my face. I was referencing a pic.. so yeah, it's actually me trying to draw the same image, believe it or not I think maybe some of my issue is I don't really draw the main shapes to begin with, I just start at an eye and then branch out. does else have this tendency?

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    Well all you need to do is look around CA, everything you need is right here in front of you... just start clicking on threads. Speaking of which, I found this post that directly caters to your immediate needs:

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...8&postcount=16

    Good luck on your journey to becoming a better artist.

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    hey,, thanks for the link. I haven't hit the books yet, but I've been checking out the different anatomy ones trying to figure out which one I'll make my way through first. Bridgeman keeps popping up, so I imagine I'll end up beginning with one of his. but yeah, I've been browsing more sketchbooks lately. I was psyched to found out about posemaniacs.com, so I have a feeling I'll be spending a good amount of time doing that daily, just because I really want to be confident at being speedy. I'm kind of a slow drawer :/

    anyways, onto the update...

    I drew some more portraits, another 8 head canon diagram and also a stick. a stick which looks like some kind of strange cyclopse bug-thing. haha. this drawing was intended to be more sketchy, but then I felt drawn into the complexity of the details and ended up attempting to draw them. so I ended up putting a lot more time into it then I intended. oh well, all I had was free time today. bwhahaa.

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    a little update.. two portrait attempts. I had a lot of trouble with the one of the two children, so it's especially off. *shrugs* I'm going to focus in on the quicker /rough portraits and posemaniacs for awhile..

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    new portrait today. I've been choosing simple ones featuring beautiful eyes. I really love drawing eyes.

    for the next portrait I'll be trying something quite a bit more complicated. I'll even be venturing outside of my comfort zone by refusing to shade with mechanical pencils. my goal is to draw 4-6 more before I reattempt the child's portrait from the previous post. it'll just have to be a christmas gift instead of a birthday gift

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    Hi antwan, you sure have potential. Now only thing left for you to do is to practice, practice, practice. Would suggest you to focus your eye on anatomy first - books, online or live drawing. Just keep it up!

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    you have mad a good try which is really appreciating but i think u have to pay a lot more attention to basic proportions and gesture.

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