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    good studies man keep it up

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    Today I've had a little repaint of that attenborough and eagle and taken a photo of it in a better light to show some of the (hopefully) improvements. Ive included shots from a couple of distances but if anyone has any painting tips feel free as I don't know what I'm doing!

    Also I've done a few quick portraits and some more head practice to try and work on proportions. Had a look on 4oD today and found some life drawing videos which have been helpful - I did some to practice of course!

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    Here are some sketches that I did today...definitely done in a couple of lectures from imagination when I was supposed to be concentrating on community evolution in communal species.. but anyway here they are... just some face from imagination and then a couple of portraits in "Lee vs. Biggins" - I'm going to start scanning pictures from now on if I can because the quality of most of my posts is horrible.

    Anyway enough chat...

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    Such dedication! Great stuff man!
    You should try your hand at gesture drawing now that you have a lot of the figure down.

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    Your portraits are getting better dude, but a lot of the times your sliding features out of place or your shape as a whole seems wonky. Especially in the 3/4 views. Try and really plan out your heads with a clear cube in perspective and make sure your features line up with the cube. Or just spend a little time making the lines along the ears/eyes/chin and top of the head are in the right place. You know, parrellel lines etc.
    Doing some perspective studies might help you with that.

    Hope this helps, but just keep on drawing the most. Thats the best way forward.
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    PHATandy and UmpaArt - Thanks for the critique and advice! - really appreciate it

    Now that you mention my features being misplaced and I go back through the entries I see that this is almost always the case! I have never thought of using a square to compare the perspective - something I'll start doing now!... I have a few more to post tonight which will be some stuff I've done over the weekend, although not had much time because of a family gathering!

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    Here is some stuff from the weekend - all from imagination except for one or two noses.

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    good job man they look good although in the big female face the lips are a bit too narrow it looks as if you've put too much botox there, except for that the faces look great

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    great shout! Its funny you say that because I never realised until then how narrow they are - I really need to try and think about proportions and check with construction lines every now and then! Thanks for the encouragement

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    sup Tom keep up those studies and trying to apply them to your imaginative work. If you havnt already would try and get the book from James Gurney called Imaginative Realism its a great read
    keep it up hmm should try more still lifes to help train your eye
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    thanks for the advice! I will try to draw more from life and as for that book - just ordered it from amazon so hopefully you'll see its influences in my later SB (probably 50 pages down the line but doesnt matter!)...

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    Keep up the good work Thomas! I noticed your linework looks quite shaky.
    Draw with more confident strokes and avoid scribbling! Try practicing drawing without resting your arm on the table and experiment with larger formats. Hope that helps =)

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    I'll try and work on that shakiness - I guess I'm a lot more feathery and shakey than I thought! I am trying to draw generally larger at the moment (on A3 usually) for exactly that reason. Thanks for the comment and I have checked out your latest posts in your SB too if you fancy a look!

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    Hi! Thanks for passing by I think you are definitely on the right path, go on like this and it will pay off, it seems to me that you are learning very quickly!

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    Thanks to everyone for the comments, really appreciate the encouragement and advice on how to improve.. Its only page two and I feel i'm starting to improve already (two HB pencils later)

    Today I have done some more portraiture and even a few thumbnail sketches as I got bored of drawing rubbish faces! I have started reading Jack Hamm's "Drawing scenery and landscapes" and its really helping so far, although most of these were done before I began reading. Anyway here goes nothing...

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    Hey mate! I see some nice stuff in your SB you are making nice studies on the head. I will repeat what some else mentioned that you lines are looking scratchy which is an issue I have but have started to work on.

    First you need to learn how to hold the pencil properly for drawing which is something I have only just realised myself. Here is a link for this http://chiseledrocks.com/main/musing...old_the_pencil.

    Second you should draw from your shoulder not your wrist which is possible once you hold the pencil properly and begin to work on larger paper. Here is another link for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YLOiIbQYFw

    I hope this helps and keep up the hard work.

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    nice heads man keep workin' on 'em

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    UrbanHermit - thanks for the links, I've watched them and they were really useful! I used to draw more like that actually, but recently I've regressed back to bad habits. Also never knew that drawing on a flat desk was not the proper way to go about things...


    Oren90 - thanks for the continued encouragement and making me feel like im getting there no matter how slowly!

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    No problem mate. I am happy to help people with what I have learnt from my own mistakes. With you studying Zoology at University you should have ago at doing some animals as well.

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    thanks to all for the help and criticisms, I feel its helping and thats half the battle. Anyway here are today's humble offerings to the gods of art! Not the tastiest of offerings but hey beggars cant be choosers!

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    Hey dude keep going on those studies, exactly what you should be doing.

    Human faces are NOT easy so once you have that down, you should notice improvement in how you tackle other things as well.

    I always use parallel construction lines to make sure the features are in perspective. While placing each one, think about the 'roundness' in the face, especially for the lips. Generally, just keep doing what you're doing

    Post #45 - last image. The bearded man looking up, has a defined plane on the side of his forhead that you've shaded in...I wanted to note this specifically as its very helpful to indicate, and is a major shift in planes of the front to the side of the head. nice!

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    Jakers - yeah I'm really trying to work on the "skewedness" (if thats a word) of how I place features. I think the studies are slowly improving how I draw the features themselves but of course thats only half (or less) of the problem of drawing heads... I hope that learning to think in a sort of comparative way about volumes in constructing the head will help me in other aspects of drawing when the time comes!

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    Here are today's "not" so tasties... Working from Jack Hamm's book on drawing the head and body and i worked today solely on hair and how it is achieved without drawing every strand (which I have proven doesnt look great for the amount of time it takes)

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    Heres some stuff from today - been working on hair again but starting to bore of doing solely that. Had some lectures on community ecology and something else but they were terrible so i spent my time working on hair!

    Also started doing some animals after reading about how I need to reference shapes and things from nature in order to really create a "realistic or believable" imaginary object/creature... - couldnt help but put stupid hair on them though!

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    those hair and animal studies look great keep it up

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    Oren90 - thanks buddy I'm really trying to just churn out at least a couple of pages every day, think I'll probably do some more hair/animal ones tonight just becuase its good to learn shapes and forms from nature!! (and its fun)

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    I like the studies! u have a real dedication to learn.

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    Jordan85 - thanks buddy I appreciate the encouragement

    here are todays offerings.. didnt get around to doing any yesterday because I had a couple of essays to do.. which inevitably ended up being done last minute due to too much desire to draw! Thought I'd get a bit of inspiration from some classic fantasy films so I watched the never ending story and a film called Willlow for some ideas. Also did some nose stuff and some silhouettes from the side..

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    Todays posts... Some drawings and three 20 mins colour studies. I thought that these might help me get my eye into the idea of identifying colour and value, which I often struggle with, taking several attempts to select a colour from the palette that is even remotely similar... Have been reading imaginative realism too recently, its pretty inspiring stuff but I am still extremely daunted by the idea of a landscape!

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    Hey, keep up the hard work, it is paying off!

    It is nice to see someone so motivated, and you seem to have a knack for this thing, so just keep working hard, I'm sure you will evolve quickly.

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