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    Drawing is IMPOSSIBRU!!

    Hi I am Kylie, I am not necessarily new to CA and I am generally considered more a lurker than a poster.

    Most of the work that I will post in here will be digital, though I may post a picture here and there which is done by oils or pencils. My general preference is using my motion le 1700 as my sketch book.


    My goals for this sketchbook is of course to learn and improve, as each day I create work, I hope to post it here and receive some form of criticism to guide me into the right direction. I only wish to improve and develop my style and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of art so I may be able to express my imagination in a believable way. Currently my art lacks this, colour, vibrancy, believability, possibility; my art is quite flat in colour, it lacks perspective and ends up quite dull and uninteresting, I hope that I can change this and have stepped back from making illustrations to doing practice drawing and reading books to help me understand what my art lacks and to combat it with full force.

    So I welcome those who venture here and I hope that some of you may be able to assist me in my journey to further my abilities.




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    Coloured Pencil


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    There's my latest stuff for now, please tell me where i can improve or what i do wrong

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    hey good start. don't forget to use reflected light. its missing in a number of your creature concepts. reflected light is most useful for showing off form. If you look in your colored pencil photo-real work, you will see it there. Keep it up.

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    I Really like the dogs. Many of your digitals have a plastic or overly-smooth look. I suggest using more textures and/or custom (rough) brushes in future. Another quick and easy thing is to just add a small amount of noise at the end of the painting.

    Keep up the good work!


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    Quote Originally Posted by phizpietl View Post
    hey good start. don't forget to use reflected light. its missing in a number of your creature concepts. reflected light is most useful for showing off form. If you look in your colored pencil photo-real work, you will see it there. Keep it up.
    Thanks for that, I can see what you mean, I will really need to work on that.

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    I Really like the dogs. Many of your digitals have a plastic or overly-smooth look. I suggest using more textures and/or custom (rough) brushes in future. Another quick and easy thing is to just add a small amount of noise at the end of the painting.

    Keep up the good work!
    I agree my stuff is very plastic, it frustrates me as I tend to go overboard with blending and in the end the result is what you see. I have been trying to avoid over blending but its a horrible habit.

    I did a human practice (with photo ref) today, and also a speed paint of something that popped into my head.




    I am still pretty slow at drawing so even my speed paint took 2 and a half hrs.. I think I will need to sit down and do a bunch of 10min pictures.

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    Did a 10 min challenge today, each picture in 10 mins.. Its obvious people and landscapes are my weakest points. Things I plan to focus on improving..




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    human skull practice


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    some more human practices today, gosh I am really no good at people, I make the body weird and the legs are always too short, anyone able to give a few pointers on making the legs not too short?

    I have also been wondering, is it wrong to prefer drawing a particular subject and be bad at another? People are just another animal, but other people seem to have a strict mind that if you don't draw people you wont be able to increase your ability, yet those same people cant draw a horse or an okapi or elephants. I get the feeling like its a biased comment, or maybe I am just resentful because I do not enjoy drawing humans as i do drawing animals?

    I will still try to increase my understanding of human anatomy, but I get the feeling like I am studying a subject that I have no enthusiasm over.






    also a personal study of mine trying to figure out the qualities of a platypus and how to draw them.



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    woooow amazing studies and the creatures are breathtaking both the real ones and the imaginative ones although your figures need a bit more work, keep up the good work

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    Thanks oren90, I know my human stuff is bad compared to the rest, humans are very much my weak point, give me a random animal and I will draw it great, humans are just hard to me.

    Another sketch study, I seriously think humans are just something I cannot draw. Sure I can work from a photo ref great, but trying to draw them without looking at refs etc I cant even make a believable form.

    I did get lucky and found using a flesh base before doing lines helped a bit, but I still cannot draw entire bodies, in fact I am still running into the same problems even though I am reading everything I can about drawing people.




    and one which I used a photo reference for the body.



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    took a break from people as I really want to focus on my other weakness..

    Landscapes..

    two Speedpaints here, if anyone knows of ANY forest tutorials or an explanation of understanding how to draw a forest please tell me




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    I think you may want to check out Figure Drawing For All It's Worth by Andrew Loomis. That will help with your figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingSeraph View Post
    I think you may want to check out Figure Drawing For All It's Worth by Andrew Loomis. That will help with your figures.
    Hi Fighting Seraph, thanks for the tip I may go see if anyone sells that book here

    just another forest speedpaint - 2.5 hrs



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    Nice creature concepts and I really like the atmosphere in the landscapes, but I think my favorite is you avatar, lovely creature, great colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jskotte View Post
    Nice creature concepts and I really like the atmosphere in the landscapes, but I think my favorite is you avatar, lovely creature, great colors.
    Thank you I still have a long way to go in my landscape paintings, so much to practice and learn. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    more speed paints

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    90 minutes -I don't feel this one is very good, mostly because I over blended and my goal is more suggestion with less detail. however it did help me obtain one goal which was richer colour. But I just do not feel happy over all with it, I kind of feel like it was a half assed attempt.


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    Your animal studies are nuts! I also reckon your fantasy animals show a lot of potential, so keep at it, I'd like to see where it goes.

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    Wow...your observasion work is really good! Keep it all coming!


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    The_flying_dutchman -Thank you, I hope to improve my fantasy creatures in due time

    Jephyrx- Thank you, I still have a long way to go!

    An update, this is a wip. I think there is a bit too much green, so I may need to play around a bit yet still keep that marsh environment feel to it. I also think the little creatures are a bit too green.



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    and its done, definitely wasn't happy with the amount of green and I am much happier with the colours now.



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    another landscape today.. They seem to turn out quite boring.. I cant seem to think of any interesting landscapes to draw. I am thinking I should do some landscapes from photos to help spark some ideas.



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    good job,i love the dogs and the horses

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    thank you MJ1985

    Sorry I havent updated recently, my brother as come up to visit so its a little harder to get work done.

    1 hr speed paint, ref used


    and this is a work in progress, its no where near finished up to 4 hrs so far on it. ref being used


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    Wow! You have really great rendering skills. Some really stunning work here. Not much to say other than keep pushing yourself and you'll go far I'm sure!

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    Thanks Wilko

    Well my brother has gone back now so I have time to draw again so here is some things I did when my brother was here and stuff.

    These are just some fun scribbles I did on a public drawing board called iscribble





    and this is a picture I began yesterday after a series of scribbles




    So much work left to do on it, the ribbons need fixing.

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    I am having issues with my lion, so I have set it aside for now..

    I decided to do a few speed paints of other things and also some grey scale images to try and fix my values problem. I also have issues with vibrancy in pictures and much of my pictures are quite dull. I hope to fix this..

    30 min


    1 hr


    30 min


    10 min


    1.5 hrs


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    love those small scribbles. looking forward to see more ^^

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