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    Its good to see your keeping up with the studies.
    Here's a crit: in some of your latest drawings i noticed that you tend to
    make short scratchy lines,same goes for crosshatching.
    Maybe try to get a bit more loose with your lines. Think about each line you lay down.
    Perhaps it helps to practice on a big sheet of paper,drawing loosly but with your whole arm.

    Keep it up! you are going in the right way.


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    Thanks for your comment Glaedr!
    Yeah,I am not too pleased with the line quality of my drawings either,I will practice to make it better!

    Right now I am learning the hand and hopefully I can update in the next 3 hours.
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    Hi!
    So here is the next update as promised,I learned the bones of the hands.Tomorrow I'm gonna do some hand gesture studies and start learning the muscles of the face.(and maybe do a big conclusion drawing of the skeleton).
    C&C welcome!
    (and BTW,what are these pervy smileys: ??? )
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    Hey nice drawings, I am 1/4 Hungarian (lol) Keep working on the Anatomy, Im also 15 and I just draw life drawings and practice my anatomy. Keep up the good work!

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    Hey guys!

    Sorry for not updating,my scanner is a piece of crap.Now it works again,so I quickly scanned in my recent drawing before it goes crazy again.
    Many anatomy drawings,and a tribute to the greatest villain of all time,Joker!(I will draw a better referenced Heath Ledger too)
    And some concept sketches too!
    C&C welcome!
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    WOW... The last scetches are such a vast improvement compared to the previous ones, how you did it ? I think you definitely have the will so I think its surely a matter of time and effort.

    Well done
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    Hey there, It's great to see you doing studies, they are always a way to improve, but never limit yourself to just one type of study or improvment activity. What I would suggest would be some line and edge control studies, you have a good eye for anatomy, and it could be 3x as good with line control.

    An activity that some art teachers have suggested would be to do a drawing of still life, or photo ref drawing, but try your best not to lift your pencil, and absolutely dont use an eraser. This forces you focus on your lines, to ensure they are smooth and controlled, and really depict things in essence without too much effort.

    Another activity, i used to do this ages ago, would be drawing lines from dot to dot, kind like connect the dots, trying to get the line straight as possible. Then try varying width from dot (a) to dot (b). I know they seem like simple tasks but they helped me out when i was having line control issues immmensly.

    That being said keep it up, youve got the heart and a great starting place (this website) and if you keep it at it youll be good in no time! Never give up, that's the key.
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    Thanks Kilon,well if you mean the anatomy studies,I just put in some shading,that works wondersIf you think of the referenced Jokers,well,they are from referencethe armored character was pretty simple but I screwed up the shading with the markers...

    Also thanks Natzuur-JK,your sketchbook is awesome!I am quite angry at my fuzzy lines...however,I am pretty good at straight line drawing(IMO),but I will pay some more attention to the not-straight lines as well

    I have 1 good and 1 bad news today:
    -the bad:my scanner is dead.It doesn't turn on.It was a piece of crap,but I will give it the proper funeral(I always wanted to check a scanner from the inside,so here is my chance...)
    -the good:I thought of buying a new scanner,but I might as well buy a tablet,so no fussing with scanning.I went up to Ebay,and found an INTUOS 3 A6 WIDE FOR 50 FRIGGIN BUCKS(ALL NEW)!!!The seller has got around 500 positive feedback(100°%),so I can consider this day a lucky one.

    Here are the last drawings before my scanner's death:
    I screwed up the left leg in the picture with only one drawing,next time I will pay attention to that.

    Updates when my tablet arrives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSmith View Post
    Thanks Kilon,well if you mean the anatomy studies,I just put in some shading,that works wondersIf you think of the referenced Jokers,well,they are from referencethe armored character was pretty simple but I screwed up the shading with the markers...
    yeah I agree good reference can do wonders... keep up the good work. Wise choice to get a tablet, it will help you A LOT!!!
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    Hi there,

    you show a lot of promise in your sketches. If you keep up all the studies and get into drawing as regularly as possible, you will learn and improve at a steady rate. It's hard to say what you should specifically improve on, but starting with anatomy is a good place. My main piece of advice is to learn to really start seeing things the way they really are. try to forget everything you think you know about all objects etc, and learn to start observing. Do lots of studies from life and photos. Remember not to rush things, if you want to study line, just do line, if you want to render, then render. Try not to rush anything or have the attitude that it is okay to leave things not done to the best of your ability. Personally, I feel that learning to always draw the best you possibly can is the key to fast improvement. If you always put the same amount of effort into a study as you would any other drawing, you will learn so much more

    Oh, and draw from life as much as possible. if you want things to look like real life, what better to study Keep on updating!

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    Thanks Kilon!Yeah,a tablet is a great thing,I had one before,unfortunately that was when I didn't know anything about drawing,so I couldn't put it to good use.I hope that this time it will be a better piece of equipment for me!
    Thanks Miles,a lot of useful advice there!I will do some life studies this weekend,thanks for coming by!
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    Keep it up! You keep making the most out of your studies and exercising your imagination and you'll go far.

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    Hey bro, I really like your stuff. The cyclops robot is my favorite lol. All i can say is to keep doing what your doing! All your practice and studying will definitely pay off in the long run!

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    Rhoades:Thanks,unfortunately the leg is screwed up on that one...
    I hope that I will become better eventually!
    Enydimon:Thank you!

    Well,something has happened to my brain because now I suddenly realized how to draw plausible torsos...Gonna try my new "skills" on posemaniacs!
    However,I am having problems with the arm muscles...I've learned the position of them,but when I draw them,they turn out like crap...I will get an all-new shiny anatomy book for christmas,I will surely put that to good use!
    Now I've gotta study some Bridgeman/Loomis for the arm musculature,I won't rest until I can draw arms correctly!(maybe some real-life studies will help too)

    No scanner,so no pictures,I will draw some stuff with my tablet when it arrives!

    Thanks for the comments and Merry Saint Nicholas Day(I don't know if people in the U.S. celebrate it)
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    Hey guys!

    Well,my tablet has arrived!Time to do some artwork!

    EDIT:Well,I've been configuring my tablet for a few hours,this stuff has so many functions!Still can't believe that I got it for 50 bucks...I set up a custom brush in photoshop according to the great Randis' tutorial,and it is pretty cool,a lot better than my bamboo was!First I tried drawing a figure,but it was failure,I have to get used to the tablet again.Next,I have drawn an eye,it turned out much better!I've got no time to update right now,maybe later in the evening.
    Last edited by DSmith; December 7th, 2009 at 02:50 PM.
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