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    Draw draw draw -er

    Ok so I admit I've been a member for a long time. The thing is, as awesome as this site is (and probably because of its very awesomeness) it's klnd of intimidating to post stuff. So I figured I'd come back later.
    So here I am years later and feeling incredibly stupid. Because all the time I wasted goggling at other peoples awesomeness I should have been practicing hard and getting feedback from all of you guys.
    But I guess better late than never, right? right?

    Alright then, let me give this sketchbook thing a try.

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    Hello, I am also has just joined CA,And,Let us work together!

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    So here's some stuff from my little sketchbook.

    I tend to doodle more than actually seriously draw. I'm trying to fix that.


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    I'm actually pretty shy about drawing in public. . .
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    I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
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    One random weird guy.

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    One still life that didn't go anywhere because I forgot about it the next day and cleaned and moved things around.

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    A story watchamacolit
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    any words of wisdom highly encouraged!

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    HI LAL!

    Well I was trying to draw this dude but darn it I can't get his face right.
    Obviously I need to practice my proportions. Also, I rarely work with pencils so I guess I need to practice with those too. .

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    Some random doodle in my notebook.

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    And an attempt at a cartoony version of my grandma.
    I showed this to my mother and she thought it was horrible. In a "Oh my gawd how could you?!" way.

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    I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
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    Hello?

    woooh, it's echo-ee in here.

    oh well.

    Here's some sketches. reading through Loomis right now. Gawd do I need to practice.
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    So some poses from pictures I found online.
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    and then some doodles, practicing expression and making up some lame characters.
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    Also tried to do something for Illustration Friday.
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    I was going to leave it flat but . . .
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    theme was Rescue by the way.

    and yes I know the bodies are all wonky. I think I got my perspectives mixed up.

    and then there was this guy. . .
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    Critiques, pointers, and/or any other comments would be much appreciated!

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    I think this sketchbook has so little crits cause no one can find any problems in it !
    love you stylized characters btw, no idea why your mother thought the portrait was horrible, maybe she took it as a joke portrait, i think its awesome!.

    umm as for crits, it seems like maybe you stick to what you know, like poses etc and it prob makes it harder for trying anything dynamic and out of comfort level, id suggest studying more poses and implementing them into some of your paintings?

    also post some more stuff

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    I think this sketchbook has so little crits cause no one can find any problems in it !
    love you stylized characters btw, no idea why your mother thought the portrait was horrible, maybe she took it as a joke portrait, i think its awesome!.

    umm as for crits, it seems like maybe you stick to what you know, like poses etc and it prob makes it harder for trying anything dynamic and out of comfort level, id suggest studying more poses and implementing them into some of your paintings?

    also post some more stuff

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    Dude thats some really nice stuff, i love the pen sketches and the cross hatching really nice. keep going i'd like to see some more

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    Stormrider85: Thank you! Yes I've definitely been sticking to the safe poses.
    I'm a try not to though. Practice practice!

    Oatestwder: Thanks! here's a little more.

    a decorative doodle

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    a referenced pig and a boy (no relation) I remembered seeing on the bus.

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    more later.

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    Oh darn! I know it's been a while but Update! . . . finally.

    Still can't seem to get them quite right. . .
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    color pencil and a little oil paint
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    and looking at a CD reflection late at night
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    I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
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    keep drawing, keep sketching, keep kicking ass!!! excellent work and I'm a new subscriber... so gimme something to look at often!! lol

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    Great stuff here, really like the cartoony sketches and the one of your grandma and cool avatar picture. Keep it up, looking forward to seeing more

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    JoshDArtist, Jskotte - Thank You!

    Last Friday's Illustration Friday theme was Linked. This was my easy drawing for it.
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    gotta practice that hand
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    40 min before chiustream I rushed to produce this lame illustration
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    I really need to pay more attention when these things are going on.

    till next time!

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    Hey, that's not a box turtle!!!!

    And I love love LOVE that picture of your grandma!

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    I've yet to get into the habit of posting frequently, but well here's some stuff.
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    Trying to get more realism
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    so?

    I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
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    this is some pretty awesome stuff nice to look at

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    Hello, some good work here. You definitely have some skills got some really good rendering here and your inks are awesome!!!!

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    Thank You Element1988 and Matty-mcmullen!

    ooh another update! ok so here's a drawing from observation and some from imagination. Although not incredibly imaginative, I know.
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    sort off tattoo inspired.
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    more soon. . .

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    two digitals and a watercolor. . .
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    I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
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    lovely work! love the lady in the long dress the best!

    at least u can draw what you see unlike me ha ha.

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    Loving the blue girl in post 19!
    On the CHOW 199, the forearm looks too short. THe piece has a nice feeling, though.
    Keep at it, those are good works!

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    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...4&d=1273711188

    ^ really dig this style.

    I wanna see more studies. That's about it. Keep up the stuff

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    Gorgeous stuff you have here ... love the dots pictures and the decorative doodle in post 10 ... they are IMMENSE!

    Keep up the good work,
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    Really good sk...nice images; the comic-page is wonderfull!!!!
    Cheers
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    Abrodos - Thank you for pointing that out. I just fixed it.

    Phantasy, My57, Norris, and Dieoblack - Thank you for commenting!

    Not much to show I've been working on some WIP's that have been collecting digital dust in my hardrive. Hopefully I'll show those soon.

    In the mean time here are a few little drawings I've done.
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    Sarah's not as easy to draw as I thought. . .
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    for Illustration Friday's theme 'Slither'
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    a portrait
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    Found this cool script by Mr.Doob - http://mrdoob.com/projects/harmony/#web
    It makes for cool drawing
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    And alright here's a WIP that I'm having trouble with anatomy wise.
    When I sketched it I didn't really plan out how those arms were gonna be. I had I rough idea but I forgot already. So now I'm stuck.
    Her right arm and hand are being especially troublesome.
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    This is definitely telling me to do more anatomy studies. I knew I should have sketched this out before. But it's obvious that I'm a moron.

    help?

    Last edited by Asterisks; June 9th, 2010 at 06:40 PM.
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    Just randomness
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    scribbled with markers and some color pencil to mix.

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    I really like the stuff I see here. Great characters and stylization. Keep it up!

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    Hey There!
    Awesome progress,the faces and portraits are really good,and the other stuff is neat too!
    keep it up!

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    Thank you Dsmith and Aresa!

    ink pen drawings
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