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    Silwynar's Art - The stuff of a Beginner!

    SKIP TO THE LAST PAGES. THIS IS PRETTY OLD STUFF!

    Hey everybody!

    My Name is Lukas Esch and I'm an aspiring Concept Artist and Illustrator from Germany.
    I have been drawing and painting since I can basically hold a pen, but I started taking it serious after I found out that there is no magic trick to a good painting.
    Afterwards, I began honing my skills over the past few years and this is where I am now!

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    Good start.

    It's obvious which ones you used reference for; they stand heads above everything else quality-wise. Do more of those. It will help your non-reffed stuff get better.

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    @FourTonMantis:
    Thank you Yes, i will do more of them Look at the new one's.

    More more drawings
    There not all from yesterday to today.

    An old portrait
    Never-ending journey!

    Also an old portrait ^^''
    Never-ending journey!

    That's from yesterday
    Never-ending journey!

    Jack Sparrow, arrrr!
    Never-ending journey!

    A girl, don't ask me about her name...
    Never-ending journey!

    So that's all
    Please give me tips, ...
    It would be very nice.

    See you later, Silwynar

    PS: I'm searching for a mentor, look in den Mentor-Section and answer my Thread *whisper*

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    Hello again

    Four new faces! I'm practice faces :>

    Tomorrow will come the next faces.
    I think i still practise them for the rest of the week.
    And then i look ak the faces from the beginning at the week and the end of the week

    Please comments! <.< Would be very nice *schnief*

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    You are off to a good start, maybe I can give you a little help. First your lines are way to hard, like your eyes, lips, teeth and nose are one solid line all the way around. When drawing, look at how dark a line is and try to draw it the same. May I suggest that you get some cheap paper, like printing paper and just start playing with making different strokes, loosen up, focus on using your arm to draw, not just your fingers.

    Next I suggest that before you move to the body, get a good understanding of drawing the head. Start by drawing loosely and lightly, think of the head as a shape, focus on the large shapes first then the small shapes. To help with this think of an egg with the fat end up and the skinny end down as the whole head. Another example is the nose, it can be thought of as three balls placed together. I think you already know about the placement of the facial features.

    Just remember to draw lightly at first, you can go back and make the lines darker where you see fit. The egg also serves as a good light and shadow study, and when you move on to the body a good basic shape for the ribcage.

    Another reason for suggesting using printing paper is you won't care as much about making mistakes. When I drawed in a sketchbook I had this mindset that every picture had to be perfect, and that was hindering me because I would only draw when I felt I could do a good job. You should draw some basic shapes in 3D, think that instead of drawing a flat object, your pencil is going through a window and touching the object you are trying to draw.

    Just keep practicing, I hope this was helpful in someway.

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    Oh oh, a comment
    First, thank uuuuuuuuuu ^.^
    I hope i will remember the thing with the lines.
    Thank you for the tips.
    Anyway i'm practise acutally body's because when i can draw them a bit i can draw my first characters.

    New Picture Update will coming soon :>
    It will be a lot xD

    Please again comments, ... !

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    Here i am again!

    I've practised much and i think most the last face shape drawings helped me most!
    The face studies are from Burne Hogarth - Drawing the Head.
    Is this book good?
    Please tips, and comments!

    Enjoy and look again in here!
    Perhaps someday you will see somethin nice! oô

    Nice Greetings, Silwynar

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    Good start so far! Watch out for the facial features when you draw heads - you tend to draw the nose too long/too close to the lips (as you pointed out yourself some time ago) and the eyes too far apart. The latest head studies from that book are looking good, they should help you get the features sorted. Also you may look into Bridgman's books, unfortunately I don't have a link to it though, but they are downloadable.
    You've got some nice shading styles!
    Nur weiter so

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    That’s a good start.
    Make sure to practice daily if possible. Do many studies from life, figure drawings, master studies.
    Draw from photo reference if you don’t have a live model, whatever it is, it will help.
    Pay more attention to the proportions. When you start drawing you can first scribble the face loosely, then keep fixing the proportions till it looks right.
    Practice had and it will pay off

    cheers, wish you a great progress!

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    i agree with randis, i think you should also try drawing cubes and cylinder in various perspective angle to help you improve your basics drawign skills

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    Great studies so far, just keep at it and you will see improvement in time. Just be patient and make drawing a habit. Persistence is vital. Keep up the good work!

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    First off, concentrate on the underlying structure before you get caught up in the surface details. These books will help! http://gekos.no/art/index.php/compon...task,viewpost/

    Keep it up!

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    @Aila: Thank you! Yeah, i will look into Bridgemans books and with the noses... Look below! I practised them!

    @R a n d i s: Woah, thank you for your comment! Yes, i think i will do more life studies, a few life things are below. The tip with the face is good. Actually i'm drawing directly with the details, i will use your tip in future!

    @WhiteC: In the last picture, i practised a little bit shape drawing! Thank you for the comment!

    @dierat: Thank you. Yes, i will keep it up!

    @Slothboy3000: Thank you also for the comment! I have downloaded the Loomis book before. They are great. The Figure Drawing it's all worth is great. I bought it in German.

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    New Picturesssssssss!

    First, noses xD
    Never-ending journey!

    Burne Hogarth Studies and one drawing from posemaniacs.
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    Life Drawing ^.^
    Never-ending journey!

    A landscape and Portrait!
    My first landscape
    Never-ending journey!

    Again life drawing... My medicine while i was ill xD
    Never-ending journey!

    And last, a character completly without reference. It's soooo hard and this picture is sooo bad. Don't recognize it ^^
    And shape practice!
    Never-ending journey!


    Greetings and comments are welcome
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    Your observational drawings aren't bad. I'd suggest incorperating what you see in those into your non-reference pictures (in other words, use reference! )

    Generally a good way to see how much you know the figure is by practicing without and with reference. The difference between the two will bring out the flaws.

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    Kay, i didn't understand all...
    You mean practice things which i do bad with ref and after a time try to put it in a non Ref picture and so again again, until the most mistakes are away?

    Greetings

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    Small update.
    And the update is...
    Digital! ^.^
    This was a practise for heads.
    Never-ending journey!

    I think i will do more of them and after a time more complicated shapes

    Greetings, Silwynar

    [Edit:] Okay, the perspective is wrong... Don't look at the perspectice xD Next time it would be better!

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    I already see improvements from your first posts up to present day. You have talent, man, and i see great potential, you just need more practice (but who doesn't). I notice you have a copy of Hogarth's book, which is good BUT DON'T treat it like a rulebook. I made this mistake and found i was limiting myself and getting very frustrated. Also, practice simple excercises when you can't give full concentration on a sketch (perhaps when your out and about, at your friends, etc...). I say practice simple shapes such as cubes, cones, cylinder, and sphere. Get comfortable with these objects and then start placing multiple objects in one space. This will indeed refine your skills. 8)

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    So!
    Now with the right perspective!
    And i had also more concentrated on the form.
    Next Step is to add the contour of the face or the skelett to this!
    Never-ending journey!

    Greetings, Silwynar!

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    @Flanagan:
    Thanks!
    It's really nice to hear that i have potential
    Yeah, i also think that i have to practice more, but often i do other things when i have the time...

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    So I tried to do a few environments.
    Here is one of it.
    But i failed with the water...
    Never-ending journey!

    I picked the colours from a reference picture to get a feeling for it

    Greetings, Silwynar

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    New Pic.
    Don't think that's all what i've done today!
    There are also anatomy studies, but they aren't on my pc yet.

    So here the Picture.
    Again with colour picking and ref.
    Never-ending journey!

    Please comments and tips!

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    Hii,
    I like the studies you've been doing. Do some eye studies?

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    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook Silwynar.
    Your Hogarth studies are good, and your observational work is good too. It might help to look at other writers/artists such as Loomis, Bridgman or Vilppu, and see if you like studying their work, and if you can integrate what you learn into your work from life.
    Studying those shapes, forms, skeletons, anatomy will all help you in the future when you're building your own characters.
    Enjoy, and keep it up!

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    Nice to see you're practicing enviroments too! And yay on the noses You may want to try using less bold lines, instead hinting at the shapes with shading instead.. depends what style you aim for. The noses in that post have good shapes, are looking a bit cartoony though. Still, good work, keep it up!

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    nice good shapes of the head, that is what I am talking 'bout! Keep it up!

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    hiya, good stuff man, I believe you'll become the great artist you say going gonna be, so keep at it ... *advice*if you ever get stuck some where, change your train of thought and keep an open mind...if its advice or not to you, though i won't tell you how to draw all thats up to you...well keep at it •.•

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    Ohhh,
    so much Comments!

    @ColorExcursion: Thank u. Yeah, this will be the next thing i will do!
    @Francisck: Yeah, for great anatomy i'm not feeling ready already. Bridgeman i don't like and from Loomis i'm doing also studies
    @Aila: Thank u Uhmm at the moment the lines are my style 8) Perhaps i will try some different next time!
    @Nevermindjoker: Yeah! I heard to you I'm doing so basic things every time next to other things ^^
    @Niku: Nice to hear that i have potential Thank u, that's good motivation xD Really
    Your tip is also nice. Thank you for visiting my sketchbook. Come again!

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    New Things!
    Sorry, but i didn't have much time I have to draw more!
    It would be nice for critics and comments again!
    So, then i begin...

    I felt boring... A tower and a watermill.
    Never-ending journey!

    First a bit proportions from Loomis.
    Never-ending journey!
    Never-ending journey!

    The same again, only female!
    Never-ending journey!
    Never-ending journey!

    A few faces drawed from magazines.
    Never-ending journey!

    And directly a Loomis face studie!
    Never-ending journey!

    All without Ref. I like the deamon!
    Never-ending journey!

    Posemaniac Pose
    Never-ending journey!

    2 People from Deviantart. Hope they won't kill me <.<' From the second the face is a bit ... strange xD If the person from this people can recognize themself, don't be angry... I will do it better next time!
    Never-ending journey!

    That's enough for today
    Hope for comments!
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    hey your working hard man but I want to see you work harder!! lemme see 100 poses!!! 50 Faces ect. experiment and draw mooaaaar!!!! like what you've been doing though, your getting more confident!!

    keep it up bro!

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    Hey, Silwynar
    You are really getting better and better.
    Very nice head studies.
    Keep practising, one can really see how you improve yourself with doing it
    And I like your landscape pics, great job! I want more of that stuff
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    You're improving a lot. Just keep drawing and you will be great

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    Thanks for all the comments! :>
    To Argawaen and Adrian i already talked
    And thank you for your comment Bombur!

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