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    Trying to Better Myself (In Need of Advice Please)

    I've been signed up on this site/fourm for ages now, but have been far too intimidated to put any of my scetches up. My (rather secret for years) dream was to become an concept artist or/and Illustrater. but for years was too terified to evan try. But that Changed last year while on holiday, i came to the comclusion that there is nothing else i wanna do, and i <b>don't</b> want to say in retail for the rest of my life. So i thought why the hell not try....

    I'm Currently at my local community college, studing a simple art and graphics course to get me the grades to get into uni, then (providing i get in) i hope to study Graphic Illustration.

    I've got a long way to go, so please, any help will be welcomed ^_^

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    Welcome to the sketchbooks thread. Now post some art!
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    Wow has it really been that long!?

    Last...or should i say, the first time i posted was march 2010! its now december 2011!! Woops!

    So anyway, i find myself back on CA because now that i have finished college, and gotten myself an art based career (Tattooist) I'm now even more Driven to be as good as i can be! So I hope to be posting on here more often, hopfully joining in and searching out some helpfull information!


    So lets start with what i did in college! It seems i have lost all of my computer files, i have changed laptops, so i'm guessing its all backed up somewhere. I managed to find one of my sketchbooks, here are some (be it crude) photos of the work i did;

    Here we documented the prosess of self portraits
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    Some Quick sketches and the theroys behind them
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    Some still life sketches of my beautiful pooch Skye ^_^
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    Some Shading practice for work

    I think its only fair to say i did quite a bit of Shading practice for work (tattooing) here are some exsamples

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    (most of the pencil got rubbed off this next one before i had the chance to spray the page boohoo)
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    So i've been working to get better at drawing human faces, i managed to find a 'stock' account on DevaintART where one person had a few diffrent shots of her lips, i grabbed my sketchbook and gave it ago, i also found a pic of her pulling a weird face which i started (but got distracted tch lol )
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    When just using my imagination, i seem to lack the ablitly to put facal features togther, nor am i able to make 'people' look diffrent. Any help or guidence in this area will be very much appreciated!
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    Some more sketches, any advice appricated ^_^

    My Northern Inuit moves in her sleep sometimes, i took the chance and sketched her positions. couple of minutes each pose.
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    Random scribbles
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    "Breaking away from the machine" a bit of art to celeabrate my Qualification as a Tattooist. I'll be breaking away from my dead-end retail job and all the negative comments i got way back in primary school (from teachers about how i'd never amount to anything)
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    A experiment with masking fluid, and Ink (both diluted and un-diluted)
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    hi Nizhon

    thanks for visiting my sb

    if u want some critics here:

    your lines are nice and rich variety
    but you should practice human proportions and anatomy more (if u wanna draw from mind)

    always focus more on the bigger shapes , lines then do the rest

    good luck
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    Hey NizhoniWolf well done on getting a job as a tattoo artist, that is very cool. I think your wolf drawings show your potential and it sounds like you have the passion to improve so you just have to keep drawing now and it will all get better.

    My best advice is to try to spend 30 mins everyday drawing any object from life. Keep it fun and don't let early failures put you off. If you are anything like me it won't be long before you are totally addicted and it becomes more a way of life.
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    Many thanks for comments guys!

    Zou: Thanks, I will.

    Marian: I will defanatly give that a go, sounds fun too ^_^
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    More sketches, bits and bobs.

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    Wow its been a long while since I've posted! Well I've been off work for a while due to having major surgery.... so I've decided to use this time to work on my art. I am still very much looking for constructive criticism, any help will be welcomed
    Here is some more sketches of my Dogs, I find animals brillant to sketch because they never stay still for long, helping me to learn to sketch with flow instead of being 'robotic' and stiff. On the left is Skye, a 5yr old Northern Inuit bitch, and on the right is Hunter, a 2yr old Alaskan Malamute (who is "heavy coated", which is not the same as a long coat) I always look at his fur and wonder how I would draw/illustrate his fur. So I tried to sketch the fur pattern/direction of his back
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    Some more generic sketches of clothing/fabric, another thing I need to practice. And some random bits, I tried my hand at shadows as well as shading.
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    cool dogs/wolfs
    your human faces are a litle off sometimes, but I can't help you since i'm a beginner :p
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