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    Hello my name is Paul and this is my sketchbook =).

    I've just recently have been motived to develop my visual expression a bit more courtesy of a great friend. I learned to draw mostly by looking at fantasy/sci-fi paintings/illustrations and comic books. In particular my favorite illustrators from those areas are - Yoshitaka Amano, Brom, RK Post, Tim Sale, Alex Ross, and numerous others.

    Only recently have I really starting doing a lot of reference and life drawing. I've always felt I had some serious drawbacks in my foundations and really wanted to push myself to be better.

    I'll try to put up a mix of ref, no ref, monochrome, and colors. Comments, critiques, and general feedback/questions are very welcome.

    Just to note I draw almost exclusively in Open Canvas 4 and occasionally use Photoshop. My background with traditional media is mech pencils, pens, ink, soft pastels, and some acrylic/watercolors.

    -Refs I use are posemaniacs, google, wiki commons, films, and photography.

    Edit 1 - got rid of random sketches to focus more on study progression.
    Edit 2 - Some additional info.
    Last edited by Blondebeard; February 25th, 2010 at 02:40 AM.


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    You've got a lot of skill. A lot of these are really rough or muddled, but when you do clean them up a little bit like in that last batch of posemaniacs sketches, it's really impressive. Keep it clean, keep it up. I can't wait to see what else you've got in you.

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    What Basham said is very true, they're a bit messy in places, but where your pictures are cleaned up they are excellent.

    That's my only crit then, polish more drawings!

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    Thanks for the comments, and also nice sketchbooks ;D.

    More ref study from the movie Bronson. The actor is so intense it's hard not to draw him.

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    Another ref done from Bronson.

    The creepy dude from the insane asylum.

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    blondebeard thanks for visiting my sketchbook! wow, i really like what you have happening here. your work is extremely dynamic. i get a great sense of life and movement from your lines. the last three posemaniacs are great and the portraits really capture a great deal of mood. keep it up!

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    Referenced from the movie - Bronson.

    Charlie in the insane asylum.

    Great practice session.

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    You have an incredible sense of shape. It's best shown in your first Bronson sketch, the screaming man. He looks very solid, but without looking stiff. The nose on the second study seems a little squashed, but otherwise they're all fantastic.

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    great sketchbook, keep em coming

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    Basham - Yeah that nose is wonky. I wanted to mess with it and the robe a bit more but my hand/wrist were pretty much dead.

    Thanks for the comments and feedback. Be sure to keep those sketchbooks going as it's a huge inspiration to me to see other folks grinding it out ;D.

    Did some no-ref paint sketches today but didn't like how stiff the figures were looking so I did a whole bunch of 30 second ones on pose maniac.

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    nice work! as has been said, you have a really good sense for shapes! would be interesting to see your construction.
    love what you did with the 30s sketches too, that's one of the best ways to combat stiffness i reckon. just draw really simplified and fast. altho 30s is maybe a bit fast, would be hard to think about what you're drawing and why

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    Neonduck - Thanks for the comments. I'll try my best to explain my construction.

    I try to work out the dominate shapes that interact with another dominant shape first. For the portraits from Bronson these are almost always the neck and jawline. As long as I could get the jawline sorted out and the neck looking reasonable the rest fell into place with taking time with it.

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    Those are some great studies you got there! Are the first ones from posemaniacs only?

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    Inflicts - Yep.

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    Messing around with colors on the left. Having fun on the right and seeing what I need to improve on.

    Back to studying!

    edit- Decided to do a bunch more 30s before bed. These are addictive.

    Ref- Posemaniacs.com
    Last edited by Blondebeard; February 25th, 2010 at 10:41 AM.

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