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    A Modest Rabbit's Sketchbook

    I am making a sketchbook thread finally to basically monitor my own progress and get help from other artists. I really appreciate any and all input and advice, improving my skill level in drawing figures is my main goal. As a student currently, I am very determined to have a grade A+ portfolio by the time I graduate, which is within a year.

    To start, I will just post some study-based sketches on the human figure. It is nothing interesting, but I love drawing the human form and I constantly am studying anatomy to improve my ability to do so and I also use photo reference a lot. Some of the drawings below are from live models, the hand drawings are of my own hand, and most of the muscle studies were referenced from Joseph Sheppard's Anatomy: A complete Guide for Artists. The very bottom sketches were referenced off master drawings.

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    Very good so far, your anatomy studies are very good. Keep up the good work.

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    While I'm gathering some more of my art for this thread, here is one of my most recent projects. It is something I first sketched out and then finished in Photoshop, made particularly for someone whom is very special to me. The character design is her own, I merely recreated it. Photo reference was used for the face.

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    I appreciate that boost of confidence Icedearth15876.

    1st Image: I absolutely love creating and recreating monster designs. This is a species of monsters I created from my own imagination. I call them Lextrome. Their skin is a layer of ice and snow, and the second two versions have an obsession with hair. I really do not like how v2 turned out, I am in the process of recreating that one. This is a mix of traditional art and digital painting.

    2nd Image: A digital painting in Photoshop, it was mainly done as practice of using textures. A photo reference was used for the face, everything else is from memory.

    3rd Image: Fantasy portraits painted in Photoshop. Photo references were used for the faces on each.

    4th Image: An illustration made for a class project. The character design is by a friend of mine, Kaitlyn.

    5th Image: Digital painting done in Photoshop, photo references were used for the poses.

    6th Image: Digital painting in Photoshop.

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    dude. they're exceptional, esp. the character designs and muscle sketches. hooray!

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    Thank you much for that compliment jamesession, though I know there's still a lot I have to learn.

    Here's a bunch of traditional art, which I think I'm much better with than digital painting, though I prefer digital.

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    welcome to conceptart.org!

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    you're most welcome, actually i am the one who has a long way to go haha! i'm glad i stumbled upon this sketchbook, i need to improve as well and it reminded me to sketch skeleton and muscles too. your traditional pieces rock as well, are they pastels?

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    very cool works, i really enjoy your thouroughness and attention to detail.

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    I very much appreciate the compliments, they're encouraging. My traditional pieces are all made with Prisma colored pencils, though the one with the lips I mixed Prismas with a little bit of Acrylic paint.

    Below is a rough sketch for a character concept I'm currently working on. I'm going to paint it in Photoshop and see how it goes. 'Not that floating head though, it's weird... and random...

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    Hey damn good start I especially like the animal anatomy. Also you have some nice concepts here.

    Good work keep it going we all want to see more!!!

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    Thank you so much much DiR3Kt. =]

    'still messing around with this one, I'm not really sure what I want to do with it.

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    Good start man! Love the anatomy studies, that's really important. I think for that species you created a few posts above, you should link them characteristically somehow. To me, they all look like they belong to different species. Keep up the good work man

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    Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook! I'm glad you like my art thus far!!
    I really like your gothic-ish art!! Interesting stuff, I'd like to see more mythical epic looking creatures like that satyr guy!!

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    A very good start indeed! I'm quite impressed by the animal anatomy above. The traditionals are very nice as well. The one suggestion I have, is to draw from life. No one can ever really have too much of it.

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    Thank you very much, and I agree with the species thing, I'm going to redraw a few of them to make them look more alike.

    I shall definitely be doing more of the satyr guy, he's one of my faves... as well as more life drawing, in which I do need more for my portfolio. Thanks again.

    This is the same project as above with minor adjustments along with another one I'm currently working on below.

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    Cigaro.

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    Currently in progress.

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    First-thank you for kind words in my sketchbook...
    I`m a little late `cause I have a lot of work in my apartment plus my job so free time is luxury next few months...
    Anyway you have awesome studies!!! I really like comparation of human body with animals.
    I`m no expert for digital drawing,but you have cool stuff here also. Nice ideas! Apart from studies,the mouth are great!
    Sorry for my English,hope you understand me.
    Keep it up,
    Cheers!

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    awesome studies, especially the aminal studies in the first post, really suhweet sketching man! keep up the hardwork it's definitely showing!

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