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    keep workin those studies, man. make sure when you draw them, you arent just copying what you see. make sure you are really studying and learning from what you are doing. ive been doing a lot of studying lately, and after i finish studying something, i try to draw it without reference. i do a couple pages without the ref and i see how much i have/havent learned, and what else i need to do.. .its almost like a self evaluation. it works well for me, at least. just a suggestion. keep drawin

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    hey,

    ladylioness-i see what you mean about the chest area. how are the faces in this update??

    sixblade-yeah, i did kinda squish his manbreasts up. but for some reason to me it seemed like his head was too big, which kinda mest if up.

    metalwinds-unfortunately your right, i rushed through my earlier studies and didnt try to apply them with no reference. well, back to the drawing board.

    i havent updated in awhile, but i have been drawing (still not nearly enough). but i am going to be gone all next week, so hopefully when i get back i will have a HUGE update.

    -i am trying to branch out and draw more mechanical stuff, animals and maybe cloth and landscapes.


    just some sketches
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch017.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch016.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch015.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch014.jpg



    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ksketch020.jpg

    failed concept
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page36.jpg
    some ink

    no ref
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page38.jpg
    ref


    -i have some photos of some acrylics ive done but my camera is screwing up :mad:

    later.


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    Hey dingoegret, nice! its looking good and i see improvement the faces are lookin pretty good, the 3rd one is a little funky though, the eyes on the top right one. His right eye is all the way up there. also on that same page, the bottom middle, his neck, its weird when you take a closer look at it.

    other than those everything seems pretty fine to me, hope we get another big update

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    ladylioness-thanks for the crit, i will definately be working on faces this week. theres something that is lacking in my face sketches, i really want to pinpoint it. ill see what happens.

    well my camera is working, so i wanted to squeese these in before i left. (there not the best quality, and there a little loppsided(sp) ).

    acrylic painting

    close ups
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...X0414_copy.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0415.jpg
    another (quicky)

    some charcoal from kchen's posts that i was studying
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0417.jpg
    close up
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0418.jpg
    some of my own no ref(little of others with ref)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0420.jpg

    well thats all for now, later

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    ive been back from my break for a couple days but school has been sorta hectic so i have not been able to scan my stuff. anyway, here they are....

    just some sketches, through a tad bit of color in there....
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0021.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0022.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0023.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0024.jpg



    sketching from life, and first self portrait.


    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page41.jpg

    arm study


    from ref.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page43.jpg



    well, all C&C are welcome.

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    oil painting tut.

    over my break i had the chance to sit down and paint, and i took some progression pics along the way (didnt think to take pics till i was past a few steps, oops). i dont know if i qualify for this since its only my second oil painting, but here are the steps i took....

    First i positioned the models face how i wanted it. proceeded(sp) to put a white piece of paper beside her left cheek, to reflect some light. then i took some pictures and picked my favorite.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0436.jpg

    Second (no pic, sorry) i did a quick skecth of her on canvas, paying close attention to proportions.

    Third (no pic, ) i lay the base colors to the face. 1. very light sin tone 2.very dark skin tone 3. semi dark skin tone.

    Fourth is when i went in and started refining the face. adding lips, eye, and putting in the subtle shadows.


    Fifth i continue refining the face and added the hair. i didnt try to paint every strand of hair, just kept it simple and tried to keep the colors right.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0438.jpg

    Sixth i added the shirt, i decided to change the color to tie it in with her lips (and i didnt want her shirt to be a focal(sp) point. finally i outlined the face.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0439.jpg

    Seventh(final) i filled the canvas with black and blended in white on the right side of her head. and further refining things where i think it needed it.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t/HPNX0440.jpg


    -sorry about the quality and the lighting in the pics, i have to take pics with my camcorder (dont have a memory stick for my digital camera yet).

    im not too good, as you can see the final painting doesnt look too much like the original picture. but i hope you all enjoy it .

    -also if anyone could give me some crits that would be great too.

    later.

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    well, i have a problem. my computer is totally screwed up right now so i can't scan anything and wont be able to for awhile. i have alot of new sketches, so ill have a big dump when i can post again.

    -figured id post this if anyone cares, didnt want my sketchook to disapear forever....

    later.

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    Finally got some time to look through your sketchbook.
    Really good, I can see a lot of improvement in later work compared to your first sketches (which weren't bad either by the way)
    I don't know if you've read Loomis Fun with a pencil but he has a interesting approach to drawing heads. You can find more info here including a pdf.

    Hope your computerproblems are fixed soon.

    Cheers,

    Erik

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    my computer is fixed!! yay. i have alot to updated, heres some of my stuff. i will update the rest later.

    buzzz3d-that link is awsome, it led me to alot of interesting books i might get. thanks alot man


    here are some random sketches

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0026.jpg


    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0028.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0029.jpg


    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0031.jpg

    i need to start doing more studies, i slowed down a bit (used ref).



    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page46.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page47.jpg



    self-portrait (was kinda upset at the time), -bottom, my sister(unfinished).


    i found my old watercolor set, i had alot of fun with these (used ref).


    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...atercolor3.jpg



    -copied from another artwork
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...atercolor4.jpg

    heres an oil painting i did after my self-portrait(horrible, i may not post it), i had alot of fun with colors on this one.

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...anprofile1.jpg



    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...anprofile3.jpg
    -final, the colors didnt come out right on this one for some reason.



    well, thats all for now, i will update again soon.

    -later

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    Nice. Wish I had your motivation.

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    Wow, good stuff man.
    Like the portraits and the handstudies.
    What ref do you use for the hands?

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    very nice.....btw the acrylic flower paintings are soo pleasing to look at....

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    thanks everyone for replying, it really helps. and gets me motivated.

    fallen11- after looking at all the stuff here at CA i cant help but pick up a pencil, thanks.

    buzzz3d- thanks man. the hand studies are from Bridgman's complete guide to drawing from life, its a really great book. and got it on sale

    insane visions- your one of my major inspirations here, thanks for taking a look at my stuff.

    heres a pick i forgot to put in with my last update.



    i will have another big update soon.
    later.

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    ok, im finished catching up for when my computer was screwed up yeah!!


    more studies (ref)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page50.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page51.jpg



    no reference for this one


    some sketches
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0032.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0033.jpg






    a charcoal(from art pic), an oil, and acrylic (finally posting the final image).(used ref. photos for paintings)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...oal_boxers.jpg



    my first time using gouche, i used them alot like watercolor. (used ref.)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...tribal_boy.jpg
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...lorful_boy.jpg



    should i get rid of some of the old stuff so theres not such a big DL???

    all crits and comments welcome,
    later.

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    Maybe you can link some of the older stuff so if someone wants to see it, they still have access.

    The african girl is so awesome!

    Cheers,

    Erik

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    hey ya

    dude i must say i like seeing your work go through those steps- its a cool process to witness- kinda a insight to your creative process! nice work! :evilbat:

    -theubermind

    my sketchbook

    if a mime was crushed by tree in the woods, would anyone care?
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    The progression in this thread is inspiring, to say the least. Keep on rockin!

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    Buzz3d-thanks. i made links in just about all my old posts other than the most recent ones, is the DL better now??

    TheUbermind- thank you, i have another one here for ya.

    Van- thank you man, i really appreciate it. ive seen your sketchbook recently, you've progressed alot!!

    here is a painting i have been meaning to do for a long time. its a portrait of my friend Amy (from pic).-her eye looks a little off to me.

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gprogress1.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gprogress2.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...gprogress3.jpg
    -the line is from where i scaned it in. coulldnt make it go away so i gave up.


    any crits and comments??

    later

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    You should remove the [/IMG] at the end of the link or otherwise it won't work.
    You can test them yourself by clicking on them.

    About the painting, I like where it is going, skin tones look very good but indeed the eyes look a bit off. Her right eye is looking more upward than her left one.

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    Along with what Buzz said, you also might look at the necklace a bit. Right now it looks like its molded onto the neck.

    Great skin tones!

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    -thanks for the crits!!

    buzz3d-i went back and took out all the [/IMG] they should all work now.

    van- thanks for pointing that out about the neck, i hadnt noticed it before.


    im in the process of moving. so i dont know when i will be able the update again, hopefully soon.

    later.

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    i have tons of pics to post, but i am going to post a few for the next couple of days since there are sooo many. ive really been working on my lines, trying to be more bold with my pencil. i have also been trying to improve my shading, which i dont think is too good. i am doing alot of hand studies, cause hands are just so dang hard to draw (with and without reference). i was wondering how my faces are coming along, if there are any mistakes i keep repeating.
    -im increasing the size of the pictures to see the detail, and the lines better.

    sketches

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0037.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0038.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0039.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0040.jpg




    anatomy studies

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page56.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page57.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page58.jpg

    later :jump2:

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    van- thanks

    ive been really having alot more fun with my sketches. i am trying to fill up the page whenever i start a new one, instead of doing alittle at a time. its really helped to get me to draw more...

    sketches (used ref for eskimo girl)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0042.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0043.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0044.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0045.jpg



    anatomy studies, i used reference for these


    from life (and my horrible self portrait)

    sitting around the book store
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page61.jpg

    a DSG i did
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...edbird-dsg.jpg

    til tomorrow :btu:

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    i worked with some charcoal today, i will try to post it soon. here are some more sketches from a few days ago...

    sketches
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0047.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0048.jpg



    studies with reference pics
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page62.jpg

    studies without reference (need to do this more!!)


    some more hand studies, mine without ref. are still horrible
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page64.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page65.jpg


    thats all for now...

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    more...

    sketches
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0051.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0052.jpg



    reference
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page66.jpg

    some charcoal sketches, i really enjoy messing around with charcoal :hh: . i need to do this more (used reference)
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...rcoal_man1.jpg

    i used watercolor paper(140 LB) for the man, the rest are on newsprint
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...etch_woman.jpg http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...n_sitting1.jpg

    are the sketches too big? i think i may bring the size down some.

    i would really really appreciate if i could get some crits on my skethes :nod:

    later.

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    You asking me???

    Looks like your on the right path---I drew all the Bridgman stuff (several times over the years) studied Hale' stuff a lot read Master Class about 10 times Drawing Lessons about the same Anatomy Lessons not worth spit except for the pics.

    I probably have every book and anatomy worth having so ask me before you waste time on crap!

    The last couple of years I have been concentration on drawing from memory more than working from reference.
    I do draw from the model about 4 to 6 hours a week.

    My advice if you need some is adopt a mentor for a while and learn to think like him but make the drawing yours - try to reinvent what you are looking at in your own style. Do not copy analyze

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    mentler-thanks for the advise. i have always dreamed of having a mentor to learn under, but haven't met anyone(since i got serious about art about a year or two ago) who i can have that relationship with. but moving around alot like i have recently hasn't helped that.

    heres just a quick charcoal update, i have alot of other sketches to post but im too lazy to scan them :crosseyed

    two women are from photo, imagination, SP, and michelangelo study. hope you like...



    close up SP
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...t-charcoal.jpg

    later folks.

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    im back with another sketch dump, and a new name :waves:
    -changed my name cause i wanted something more original (ok its that original), cause i didnt want to take the name from something else. i wanted my own name.

    here are the regular anatomy studies, i think its starting to rub off a little. i got some metalwinds inspiration(as you can see with the michelangelo studies). and pulled out a pen for some quick head sketching.




    LEGS-http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page69.jpg



    MORE FEET-http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...ret/page71.jpg





    sketches. also had some insane vision inspiration, but it came out like crap.
    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0055.jpg



    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0057.jpg

    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0058.jpg



    http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/...sketch0060.jpg

    do my pages seem long or is it just me??

    i would love some crits that really tear my stuff apart , really want to improve as much as possible.

    later.

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    Keep Packed the Goods!

    You never know to much anatomy!!!
    I just posted bunch of old GB hand studies some are mine but mostly his will post more old boneworks in a day or two.
    check em' out I think they may add to your day or nite!!

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