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    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    WELCOME
    This is my long journey to improve my art skills, and i appreciate any crits i can get. I started this sketchbook way back in 2004, so more recent(improved) work is on the last couple pages.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gret/page1.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gret/page2.jpg
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    Wow, great start, man. I hope to see more studies soon.

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    here are some more sketches
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gret/page4.jpg

    i used a reference pic for this one(not from a book)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gret/page5.jpg
    i seemed to make the torso longer and narrower, i need to work on that.
    -thanks lavhoes

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    good start man! I guess a tip for drawing those porportions is to measure the heads. It's usually one head length from the the neck to the nipple, nipple to belly button, belly button to groin, 2 more down for the knee, 2 (1 1/2?) more down for the foot. It's different for every pic or person but it's a quick way to see if your drawing is measuring up right. keep updating!

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    good to see a new book. the studies are a great thing to do, i myself am a big fan of bridgman. make sure u are seeing how and why he does things i.e. why he draws something this or that way and why he accents a specific line. making sure you see why he does something will help you understand, just seeing it and thinking "wow, that looks cool so ill draw it" will make you try to draw like him as opposed to understading anatomy the way he does. keep it up. hope to see more.
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    thanks for the support

    jackalanubis-thanks for the tips on proportion, i will definitely try it out. oh, i checked out your sketchbook, awsome man.

    metaphysiks- i agree, i am doing these studies cause i really want to get better, so i am really trying to pay attention to the specific lines and understand the effect it has on the body. (its amazing what only one line can do)

    here are some updates
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gret/page6.jpg
    used a ref. for this one, playing around and outlined her in ps
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

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    here are some updates, i am in the head section in the book
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gret/page8.jpg
    heres a pic i thought was cool, so i drew it
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gret/page9.jpg
    here are some sketches, i am going to try to start posting more of just my sketches and playing around.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch001.jpg
    thanks for the support guys

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    i am working on heads now and will have pages on the eyes and ears soon
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page11.jpg
    here is an acrylic painting i am doing in class, not much done yet.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t_of_a_man.jpg
    heres a dsg from the other day(i did color it but didnt like it)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...d_elephant.jpg

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    what a cute lill rider....

    "The function of art is to stop us and take us out of our skin,
    Unveiling the spirit's pure nakedness without beginning or end.
    These dialogues of Maker and Seer weave together matter with soul,
    Consecrating the practice of art as speech of the ineffable." ~ALEXgrey

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    hey, good to see youre doing so many studies. thats the quickest way to improvement. keep it up.

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    Althoug this one girl's proportions are pretty messed up, I really like the pic. It has some weird aesthetics to me, esp. the black hair and her breast. But, I think, this is only an exception and therefore your studies are certainly helpful in terms of learning anatomy and stuff. keep it up!

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    thanks guys

    jj-which girl are you talking about?? both have kinda wack proportions, im trying to work on that.

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page12.jpg
    heres an eye study
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page13.jpg
    here are some quick figure studis i did, the girl on the bottom looks funny to me( i had trouble drawing her)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page14.jpg
    just an update on my painting(digital picture this time, not scanned)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/..._of_a_man3.jpg

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    hey everyone!!
    here are some more updates, all crits and comments welcome.

    here are two DSG pics i did. please crit about color, i need help with my coloring.
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ot_dsg_exp.jpg
    this one was inspired by Lung_Bug
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page15.jpg
    here are some updates of my sketchbook, i did some quick human studies just like 2-3 min. each.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page16.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page17.jpg
    hope you enjoy

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    another update
    crits and comments will be appeciated
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page19.jpg

    heres another DSG
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

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    Hey dingoegret,

    Good work on your studies. I've got (or had...) Bridgeman's book and have used it extensivly - couldn't tell you where it is *now* (shuffles some books on desks, knocks over stack of CD's onto floor, cat screams, lamp collapses and pictures fall off wall) -- Nope. Don't have a clue.

    Your original studies (non-book) are good as well, and you can see where you are applying what you getting out of the books. Keep it up.

    In addition to doing figurative studies, you may also want to try some still lifes. Excellent for shape and shadow. Do them in color if you are wanting to work on your coloring skills.

    Overall your is work is very good, if a little hesitant in some places. Try working on larger paper with looser strokes. Don't be afraid to "just let things happen". That's what a sketch is for.

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    Dingoegret,

    Been watching your sketchbook since you posted in my own, but for some reason I kept forgetting to post in yours and I could have sworn I've done it before. Anyway, the noses are very good studies. I like those little thumbnail sketches in the corner. As far as your color I'm just learning all of this myself, but the girl doesn't have any depth to her( no shadows). The robot is better in that regard, but there is practically no contrast in either one. Also, whenever something has a local color (the sky's local color is blue, the grass' local color is green, the local color of an apple tends to be red, etc.), the shadows on the object tend to have the complement of the local color in them. It neutralizes the color, yet still keeps it vibrant. It's very strange, but it works. The fact that the girl's hair is orange realy helps her head pop away from the blue swirls in the background, but the blue-green suit she's wearing makes her body much harder to pick out.

    If you want to take a look at something I've done, I put a picture from the coloring book thread into my sketchbook here. I used only blue, orange, black and white to color it. It should give you an idea of how complicated color can get.

    There's a lot to remember about color. Hope that was helpful.

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    i'm back with another update

    oregano-thanks. yeah, i have really been trying to apply what i have learned from the bridgeman book, i am glad it shows. i will try to work on some still life pretty soon, i think i am going to draw a still life with normal pencils and then do the same scene in colored pencils, and see how they turn out. i have a huge sketch book like 3ft by 2.5ft, i will whip it out and start sketching in it again.

    jarvis2824- thanks for the tips on color. i will take your advice next time i color something. i check your sketchbook again, that self portrait is still really cool, and the robot cowboy is sweet. you mentioned a coloring book thread, where is that located?

    heres a DSG pic, i colored it really quick (jarvis, i had not gotten your reply yet, so i could not have applied what you said)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...e_no_color.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...life_color.jpg
    another DSG
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    charcoal studies i did
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

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    sweet work on the life drawing my friend....nice to meet yet anothre artist who is better than me!

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    its been awhile since my last update, i have kinda been slackin off recently:grumble:
    -thanks cinsev

    heres an update on my painting, its going REAL sloooowwwww. dont get much time to work on it.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/..._of_a_man4.jpg
    playing around with water color, didnt turn out right (need to find my set, and some good water color paper).
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    lip study
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page23.jpg

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    i got a magazine with Gollum on the cover and couldnt resist

    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    dsg: stylish snowboarder
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    heres a pick from locke i did in the new media coloring book
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...opycolored.jpg

    crits?

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    great stuff so far! nice shading and stuff on gollum. i think his nose is maybe too off or on a different perspective, just seems a bit tweaked. but never the less, it is a great study of his face. great stuff man, keep it up! :chug:

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    illy:thanks. after you pointed it out, his nose does look funny to me. i also had problems with his upper lip, i couldnt seem to make it look exactly right.
    -i finished my painting of the green man, but know when i will be able to scan it cause its going to be in an art contest.

    neck study
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page24.jpg

    man study with charcoal (from pic)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...man_study1.jpg

    DSG
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    i did this one to practice shadows (used ref)
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

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    great studies dude

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    steak-tron-thanks man

    here are some fun little sketches i did, i am going to try to practice my anatomy without refs when i get some more time.

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...storyboard.jpg
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch003.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch004.jpg
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    heres an animal study
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/.../greyhound.jpg
    movin down to the torso
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page26.jpg

    all crits are welcome

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    well, i havent been updating very often. i am going to try to update at least once a week :bash: .

    heres one i did without using any ref., going to do this more often
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    used ref for these
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page29.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page30.jpg
    a quick charcoal i did (ref)
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    some sketches
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch006.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch007.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch008.jpg Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    some C&C would be great

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    Dingoegret,

    You've made a lot of progress since last I posted. That coloring of the fellow with the technological arms for the coloring book was pretty good. Your figures are getting better and it's cool to see that you've started to incorporate color into your sketchbook doodles. Keep it up. Proud of you, if that's a proper thing to say.

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    jarvis-thanks, it really means alot. yeah i tried to put some color into my sketchbook, i need to do it more often (no color in these:bash: )


    heres my update, i have been doint more on my own without reference trying to practic what i have learned in my studies.

    studies
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    ref (the two girls on top)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page34.jpg
    (the musce guy in the middle used ref)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch012.jpg

    i did not use any refs for these. i really need to work on my heads really bad!!!
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch011.jpg
    Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    please some crits on my faces!

    i was wondering, when i am drawing clothes on people should i draw out the figure and then draw on clothes or just draw the clothes at the same time as body??

    later.

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    hey dingogret, very nice progress here. but what i want to comment on is Retep sketchbook-------> 1/11/10

    this one, not bad for studying with no ref but what i have to point out is that the chest area seems a bit squished, and sort of sliding to the right. get a mirror and take a look at the reflection, u ll get what i mean.

    btw on the faces, they are looking pretty good, though the thing that is bothering me the most is the eyes, they seem BIG or the cornea does. btw if you know your imagination heads are looking bad, then go to drawing from ref and life, that is how u will learn how they correctly look.

    i was wondering, when i am drawing clothes on people should i draw out the figure and then draw on clothes or just draw the clothes at the same time as body??
    absolutely draw the people first, see then you know where to lay the clothes depending on a crease here or there due to muscles, bones fat etc. when u start getting better at drawing clothing on people then you could pretty much imagine how clothes lay on ppl so you dont have to draw the person first.

    gl, and i ll be waiting for an update!

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    Wow! thats really good for not using a reference! One crit I want to make though is that the pecs (or manbreasts) on the top left guy seem to be quite small vertically to me

    Other than that great work.. can't wait till I get the bridgman book in a few weeks

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    You can view my lurrvely new sketchbook here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?p=507266
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