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    Fabio's sketchbook - brand new start

    Hi all, I am Fabio, and I'm here to re-learn to draw.
    As you can see from the linked thread I made also some polished works in the past, but I'm no more satisfied with my own skills for several years.

    I started with some perspective practising.
    Suggestions about the way to take (figure drawing is always the best start? I can follow Loomis manual...) are welcome.

    Thanks to all of you.

    EDIT

    Added a cover...

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    Practice with Andrew Loomis proportions.
    No care for details by now....

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    Loomis mannekins

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    anatomy studies are great! but draw from life, and use anatomy to referance things you dont undestand

    That works great for me atleast^^

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    Awsome start for your sketchbook diggin the figure studies
    keep it up looking forward to seeing your progression
    till next time
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    Quote Originally Posted by DStraX View Post
    anatomy studies are great! but draw from life, and use anatomy to referance things you dont undestand

    That works great for me atleast^^
    I know that drawing from life is really important. Unfortunately I have no many occasions to do so (but I'm gonna get organized!).
    In the past I made my best drawing with photos, but I noticed that a life drawing rarely turns out totally bad... and it's way more interesting.

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    Awsome start for your sketchbook diggin the figure studies
    keep it up looking forward to seeing your progression
    till next time
    -Jamie
    Thank you. Your support guys is really precious to me...

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    I'm practising with mannekins and started to look for some muscles.
    I know perspective quite well (from ordinary school) so I'm able to make a construction, but I'm finding difficulties into spatialize from imagination, relating lines and masses to a unique horizon and stuff like that.

    Oh, I realize that I'm totally unable to draw gestures...

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    this is awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by a-disasterpiece View Post
    this is awesome
    Thanks!
    ...but what's awesome?

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    Now I should pass on to anatomy, but before I wanna be more confident in sketching mannequins...

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    Sketches, female mannekin, dive into anatomy.

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    I finished Loomis manual about figure drawing and now I started "Successful drawing" to consolidate my fundamentals (e.g. perspective).
    Studying anatomy on the other side has to be a continous effort, and about that I can use various books.

    Two sketches: walking pose from imagination and a quick one from photo (just searching for forms, no tones).

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    Again on perspective: inclined planes and mirrors

    EDIT

    added shadow on inclined planes

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    I found all around on the internet some infos and sketches about the Frank Reilly method (there's a thread here too). It looks very interesting and I used it to adjust my approach to sketching.

    Anyway, I've finished the second Loomis Manual. Now I think I'll go with Bridgman Anatomy.

    Some sketches. No ref.

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    Very nice Loomis studies. It looks like you have a good understanding of human structure.
    What I would like to see added to some of your figures is some movement.
    Your poses are kind of stiff feeling for the most part. Try finding some really dynamic poses to copy. This could be athletes from any sport, a lot of people like to copy MMA fighters.

    Please keep up the good work!

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    wow youv'e done some great work with anathomy and the poses, what references are you using for those human body sketches? Keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyskill View Post
    What I would like to see added to some of your figures is some movement.
    Your poses are kind of stiff feeling for the most part. Try finding some really dynamic poses to copy.
    In these days I read a lot and drawn not much, and without references. I wanted to overcome my old copying approach with a good helping of fresh knowledge.

    But now I'll follow your advice. Thank you.

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    wow youv'e done some great work with anathomy and the poses, what references are you using for those human body sketches? Keep it up
    As said before, I used no ref... to prevent me from merely copying as I used to.
    Loomis book itself was my reference material.

    The sole drawing made from a precise reference is that nude with blue pencil that you see a pair of post above, and that's the perfect example of my old bad habits.
    Oh, and bones drawings too.

    Thank you for your support. : )

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    Really nice sketchbook. I agree that the poses are slightly static, though. I'm sure with pose reference you'd be able to easily construct a figure from that! Oh, and I like those expressive pencil lines.

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    Little update. I'm studying Bridgman...
    More dynamic poses will come, I promise. ^^

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    Lots of improvement here in a few posts,the only crit would be(as others mentioned too)the stiff poses,but hey,this is a fine start,with this amount of dedication to drawing,you will be a pro in no time!

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    Some really nice improvements so far. One suggestion would be doing some quick figure refs from photos of Olympic athletes to help get a feel for the weight of the body against itself.

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    Thank you guys for support and your advices.
    Right now I'm still studying from Bridgman (I reached the part dedicated to head features) and soon I will put myself in some drawing from photos with athletes or some sort of action poses.

    As said before, I'm a bit reluctant because I've been drawing for long, always from photos, and in these years I gained a bunch of flaws.
    Now I'm studying to overcome them and then return to drawing from reference with more confidence.

    For the moment, here you are the last sketches. No ref.

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    Neck. I'm studying from several books together, and it's getting a bit confusing...

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    I'm going on with Bridgman. Not easy, and further it's a foreign language to me.

    Muscles of torso: a scheme drawn for helping memory and a little studio in which I put all things I studied so far (interminable neck, I know...).

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    Some muscles of scapula, planes of arm, random stuff.

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    I'm still here. I'm studying Bridgeman, I'm on an information overload point.
    Two studies (the last is incomplete).

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    lots of nice figure investigation. Keep that up. nice gesture as well. good stuff :]

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    Thank you Phizpietl. Studying all alone is difficult and sometimes you feel like you're wandering without results.

    Some other sketch.

    I'w waiting for books from Amazon. I took Goldfinger book on anatomy...

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    i really like the twisting details of your characters's muscles.. well done.. (:

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