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    Well it seems to me that You use too many lines.. try to use as less as possible for the picture to be cleaner

    And don't forget to work hard everyday


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    Glad you're back and kicking again. The important thing is to just stay with it. The beginning part is the most challenging since you're struggling to overcome the gravity of old habits that are pulling you away from starting (and sticking to) new ones.

    Just keep at it!

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    Just so you know... gesture drawing won't teach you anatomy, really. That's what longer studies are for. Instead, the point of gesture drawing is to get the "gist" of something in loose, sweeping strokes. Don't worry so much about every anatomical detail and things like shading. Focus on the form and sense of taking up space, weight distribution of the model, and learn about things like balance, gravity, etc and how it affects the model's body. Also, remember that learning from photographs is probably one of the hardest things since it automatically flattens the image. You would probably be much better served going to a busy street and just drawing people. Or, if you happen to have a family member or family pet (that doesn't mind), follow them around and draw them. You'll learn oh so much more because you'll actually be drawing real people in real three dimensional space.

    Do continue with the photo studies and gesture work, but know and understand why you are doing it and how best to direct your efforts. Additionally, don't be like me and forget to match gesture drawing with slower studies. Both are pretty essential to well rounded artistic growth.

    If this makes little to no sense, feel free to ask me. I'll do my best to answer.

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    syrella - You are absolutely right. I might have lost sight of that. I am definitely gunna follow your advice. I guess I'll have to get outside and start drawing people, which kind of scares the hell out of me.

    Mr.Pryminista - You are not kidding! Between the frustration and getting in to the groove of doing something new again, its certainly been a challenge. Thanks for the encouragement, its words like yours that help push me.

    catukas - Yeah, That's something that I have noticed too, and intend of fixing.

    Sorry, I didn't have time this morning to post any pictures, and probably wont be able to until tomorrow night

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    Quote Originally Posted by keevy39 View Post
    syrella - You are absolutely right. I might have lost sight of that. I am definitely gunna follow your advice. I guess I'll have to get outside and start drawing people, which kind of scares the hell out of me.

    Mr.Pryminista - You are not kidding! Between the frustration and getting in to the groove of doing something new again, its certainly been a challenge. Thanks for the encouragement, its words like yours that help push me.

    catukas - Yeah, That's something that I have noticed too, and intend of fixing.

    Sorry, I didn't have time this morning to post any pictures, and probably wont be able to until tomorrow night
    Well, to practice gesture drawing, that is what I would recommend. Get out there and draw people in their "natural habitat".

    To practice just plain' old drawing skills, practice things like perspective drawing and do lots of still lifes. Learn about how to represent basic shapes in 3D space and how to "construct" an image from scratch.

    For learning human anatomy, signing up for a figure drawing class is probably your best bet. Short of that, you could also pick up a copy of any artist's anatomy book and work through them, looking at some of the muscles and bone structures. Bridgman and Loomis are the most highly recommended ones I see (for Loomis, you can find free ebooks on the internet, so no purchase necessary).

    Long story short, everyone has their own little method of learning. Draw fun stuff so you don't get bored. If you stop seeing improvement, it isn't that you lack the ability to draw. You just might not be practicing as effectively as you could be. So don't lose heart! It's a long, slow road ahead.

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    Busted out the Bridgman. Starting my studies on that, did some poor still life.

    My Sketchbook is too big for my scanner.

    Going to sleep now.

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    I'm still here. mostly been working on still lifes and Bridgman.

    I have a goal of completing the Bridgman book. It will take a very long time.

    Hope I didn't just jinx myself.

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    Back again, I got a lot of work a head of me.

    Upon scanning , I have noticed a ton of errors. Mostly with proportions.

    Going to sleep now.

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    Hi Keevy thnx for commenting. My tip will be look at the figure and try and capture it in a few strokes even I struggle to do this. Best place is ride the train or bus take a pen and look around and draw. Its pretty hard to do. But I see a lot of progress keep pushing ok.

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    Hey man thanks for stopping by. I dont feel like I have been drawing enough ha ha. Too much time looking at SBs on CA. I really like the recent one you did. Is it beyonce?

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    Aren't proportions annoying? Haha. I think they are my bane right now. Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook earlier. I appreciate the comments. I don't know why, but they always seem to be useful as "inspiration"! Good luck with your practice, too. I'll keep trying on my end, too!

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    It's a shame you had that big gap, I was looking through and noticed an increase in skill as the posts went on and then gap made you rusty, life happens I suppose and I'm guessing you have learnt to continue despite whatever happens, some drawing is better than none.

    that said, still some awesome studies, what is your current method of improvement?
    If I happen to comment on your sketchbook, please don't feel obliged to comment on mine. use that time instead to get back to work.

    CA sketchbook: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=245741

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    Quote Originally Posted by luthertaylor View Post
    It's a shame you had that big gap, I was looking through and noticed an increase in skill as the posts went on and then gap made you rusty, life happens I suppose and I'm guessing you have learnt to continue despite whatever happens, some drawing is better than none.

    that said, still some awesome studies, what is your current method of improvement?
    Yeah... I know. I've definitely been sit back a little bit, But I'm optimistic. Live and learn right?

    As far as my current method of improvement? That's been kind of a hodge podge of different studies. Gestures, Bridgeman and Still Life. Mostly just to get a feel of where I'm at and what I'm doing.

    My main focus right now is accuracy in proportions (which I need a lot more work),forms and lighting. After that, I think I start watercolours or something.

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    I really need to invest in a smaller sketchbook.

    Or a bigger scanner.

    Still trying to focus on correcting proportions,

    Started off as a still life, but was having issues with the lighting of the cup. so spent the rest of the hour working that out.

    Just a quick gesture and just random noodleing from my bedroom window. Not really much to show, but figured it wouldn't hurt.

    I'm using darker lead, which is nice because it mentally forces me to use fewer lines.

    I'm taking a break from bridgman for a while, My current goal at this point is to get pretty comfortable with life drawing, and getting hand eye coordination before I get any more involved with anatomy. I bit off a little more then I could chew with that.

    I realize these are all really quick and unimpressive stuff, the next few days will be spent on slower more rendered work,

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    Quote Originally Posted by keevy39 View Post
    I'm taking a break from bridgman for a while, My current goal at this point is to get pretty comfortable with life drawing, and getting hand eye coordination before I get any more involved with anatomy. I bit off a little more then I could chew with that.
    Sounds like we had a similar problem keevy, I did the exact same thing for the longest time.

    Careful with the ellipses, I know you said they were quick, but an extra few seconds can make a world of difference in that respect. Otherwise just keep on drawing!

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