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    Mythiks' Sketchbook | Learning to Draw

    Hey everyone!
    Though I've been a fan of this forum for ages, I've only recently decided to start posting,
    in hopes that I can improve on my dismal knowledge of anatomy and general drawing techniques.

    I'm still learning, so I don't really understand much at all about anything really, so
    any crits/tips are more than welcome!


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    keep up the anatomy studies, they will help i promise, post some more stuff looking good so far
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    I'm still in obeservation mode.If this the begiinning for you here you are doing a a nice job. looking forward to more body parts
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    Thanks for the encouragement, stormrider85 and foreverartfan!
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    excellent start, and great studies. looking forward to seeing more.
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    Awesome job on your studies. I have done a few hogarth studies and I have had a ton a trouble with them. Hence the reason I never added them to my sketchbook. Good luck and keep them coming!
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    Awesome studies, however if you really want to make any use of them you need to apply your studies to original drawings. You can start out by doing a study from the book, then close the book and try to draw the same study from memory without referencing. It's hard at first, but I think it'll help you in the long term. Good luck!
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    Thanks guys (heroesnvillains, keevy39 & RickyS)! Sorry I'm so slow to post, I tend to procrastinate a lot (that AND I'm taking my time with these, which I hope isn't too much of a problem)

    RickyS, thanks a tonne for the tip! I've been a bit worried about how much I should be sticking to the books.

    Some without reference material
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    Nice work, hogarth is pretty hard to copy as far as studies go. I usually do loomis and bridgeman. What medium are u using to draw it? it looks pretty clean to me. Also what is the name of the book your using?
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    DaStreets - I've got one of Loomis' books as well, looks a lot better for setting up the structure of whole figures
    and dealing with foreshortening so I'll probably be studying those as well at some point.
    Usually, I just use a HB pencil / 0.5 mechanical pencil with a paper stump or some light gray marker.

    The book is called 'Dynamic Figure Drawing' by Burne Horgarth.
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    Nice start, looking good already.
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    Nice studies, keep up.. Make sure though that you know what you are studying (i'm not saying that you aren't.. just it's an area where lots of people can go in the beginning).. you can go nuts with doing studies from those books, but if you are just copying the lines, without actually understanding it, you'll end up not learning very much.. Try some different resources, Hogarth might be too complicated if you are just starting out, but maybe it isn't, I don't know, experiment, see what seems to fit to you the most.. If you are just starting out the human figure, I would suggest you to learn the skeleton structure, if you have skeletons down in correct porportion, it isn't very hard to learn the muscles, when you can know on which bones they are attatched to and how big they are etc.. Life drawing classes are also quite helpful, there you can see the variety of human bodies, and how they look in real life, all of those figure drawin books have very exacerated muscles in there, in order for you to understand them, but in reality, not very people have six packs etc keep up.
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    Will do! Thanks for your advice, spark zero, I understand what you're saying. I'll try some studies from Loomis' books, I think they have a basic skeletal structure which may be good.
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