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    Draw and Repeat!

    Ok so first i will introduce myself. Mladen, 17 years old guy from Croatia who is extra noob in drawing. I would like to get better in drawing, because i draw as a 5 year old kid. That sucks. Inspired by other artist (inluding MindCandyMan) i decided to start with it and to get better. So i need any advice or anything for you. I will post here any thing that i do no matter how bad it is.

    I started with Loomis book, but i cannot draw a human body so i need really, really deep basics. I really dunno what is the problem. Maybe my head isn't getting something.

    This is my sketch of human porportions from Loomis' book:


    P.S. This should be a man.

    Please say to me where should i start and how.

    Thanks in advance!

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    First of all, good job on making the choice to improve. If you stick with it you won't regret it. Secondly, your image is too large. Be sure to resize it next time. If you're not good with Photoshop, Shrink Pictures is a good quick solution.

    As for the art itself, you seem to be focusing more on attempting the intricate details of the human body. Don't worry about that right now. Try to focus on the angles of the figure. I've attached a paintover to demonstrate.

    Keep on with the Loomis. It's a great place to start.

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    Thanks on the reply mate. Sorry for big image, i will resize it next time. I found a DVD from Gnomon where they draw lines, circles etc. so i think that for start will stick with that and after i get trough DVD i will switch back to Loomis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerendyl View Post
    Thanks on the reply mate. Sorry for big image, i will resize it next time. I found a DVD from Gnomon where they draw lines, circles etc. so i think that for start will stick with that and after i get trough DVD i will switch back to Loomis.
    That's a great idea as well. Just remember to keep with it even when you get discouraged.

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    Hi, i think just doodeling with a light grip on the pen and making shapes and playing with lines will do you good

    i get the feeling you drew that with a pretty tensed hand?

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    Thanks gnilrE. Yea my hand is a bit tensed but i need to soft it.

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    Ppl did you ever heard about artist named Jacques Fresco? Is he a good man to learn of?

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    So i am continuing (or better say - starting )

    First i made some lines. After that i did that exercise from Loomis. I get this head and feet thing. Then i started to draw the mankin frame. So the question is now what should i do? Draw more mankin frames, draw more lines or continue with the book?

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    Your lines are very wobbly, practice drawing basic shapes (squares, ovals, cubes, cylinders, etc...) and then try to compose the body out of them. Also buy a mechanical pencil and push the button untill you have about an inch of lead sticking out of the pencil, draw like that in order to soften you lines.

    Youve made a good start, now just continue with your studies untill you have a solid understanding of proportions.

    Also, for perspective, check out http://tenminutedrawing.blogspot.com...1_archive.html
    Feel free to ask if you want me to elaborate on anything ive said.

    Good luck with everything, and sorry if i sounded like a jerk with my comment.

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    Thanks mate on the reply and it doesn't sound jerky.

    Yea i am going to master my lines. I am starting to follow an artist named Jacques Fresco.

    This blog looks nice. Thanks on the link!

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    So i am continuing with Jacquest Fresco. I think that my lines are ok. They are not great but they are ok. I will get them trought the time (will sketch them everyday). But i have problem with elipse. I dunno why it looks so shitty. Any advice?

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    New sketch from Loomis. I will later put my circles.

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    For ellipses try to ghost it, draws fast with a movement of wrist the raised pencil (about ten millimeters of the paper), then when you feel that it's good draw concretely and always rather fast. The more it will be slow and the more that will be wrong(strange, not correct,etc.) Sorry if my english is bad.

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