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    Maggie's Sketchbook

    I was super super annoyed by all the gigantic pictures in here so I'm going through and resizing things. My sb should hopefully be a little more cohesive and less painful on the eyes soon! Here is a dump of my resized old studies and stuff, hopefully still in order.

    I promise I won't do this again, a ha ha. Maybe I have OCD?

    And I'm off!

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    Hi welcome ! Nice sketches. Just want to point out that on your second drawing, the right eye is much to high ! It should be lower. I always draw a line where the eyes are suppose to be when i do portraits.
    Also, the right ear seems to be to far behind, but im not sure about that one

    Keep them coming

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    Welcome to CA (or well, to this section of the forum).

    Post more stuff

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    I'm really glad I decided to do this... Scanning in my sketches and seeing them from a different perspective really helps me see the areas where I can improve... I didn't even see how much the bottle looks like it's leaning or melting! And I think the girl's shoulders are really narrow, but I like the values I got there. I'm off to browse some sketchbooks and draw some more now I think I'm going to work on some digital stuff now, woo~

    I used a stock image as a reference for the girl, here is the link to the original: http://alraunie-stock.deviantart.com/art/185-157467648
    and I forgot to give credit for the girl with the chain necklace in a previous post: http://twiggxstock.deviantart.com/ar...pack-134917379

    I try to do lots of drawing from life but I also like the variety of stock images around the internet, it's just too fun to draw some of them



    I'm adding more resized goodness to this post. I doubt anyone will ever see this, but am putting this little note here for my own purposes. (like when I inevitably read back through, this I'll know what the hell is going on. :p)

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    Nice sb so far. Keep em coming ;D.

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    thx for comment

    I especially like your last piece, keep it up !

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    i like the ballet dancers on post #4

    keep going

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    what i've been working on lately.. critiques welcome be gentle though..

    (resized some here too)

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    i'm alive i need to draw more though. here's a speedpaint practice i did today in open canvas - it's my handy water bottle!

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    you should definitely update, id like to see what progress you have made since 2010

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    yeah, keep up your studies, it looks very promising!


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    I suffered a bit of the ol' depression for awhile and didn't do a lot of drawing (or anything) for awhile... but I have compiled most of what I have done in the past 6 months or so to share. This is not including any sketches as my sketchbooks are all over the place and I don't have access to a scanner at the moment. Expect sketches to show up more often soon though! For now... here are my speedpaints, doodles, and whatever else was sitting in my hard drive starting from oldest to newest.

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    @TomDeVis: thank you!
    @Blackball21: thank you as well~ hopefully I have improved at least a bit since last year... x_x

    and here is a mixture of study group work and some sketches I have done in the past few days. wee~

    (resized)

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    moar study group goodness for my lonely sketchbook *_*
    all done sans ref holy crap

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    those expression look pretty good to be done sans ref. Some more anatomy studies always come good.

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    I can see that you've really improved since you started this sketchbook! I also like the hair on the more recent sketches.

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    thanks guys!

    here's a muscle study from posemaniacs that I worked on today...

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    I like the girls in your images, they've got spirit and personality! Definitely see a nice style here.

    In terms of drawing, I would say, draw more from life/photos to get the hang of drawing people. Loomis books are good for getting the proportions and stuff too. And just draw lots and lots Thanks for visiting my sketchbook by the way

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    Wow, definitely some potential here! welcome back : ) Keep working on the studies, try this site for inspiration: http://www.ctrlpaint.com/ I've found it very useful

    I saw that you've made a study from posemaniacs, you should try doing the 30sec ones, they'll really improve your hand-to-mind coordination!

    looking forward to see more from you : )

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    Thanks guys! I've been working on the loomis methods for heads this week and I think it's really helping a lot. I've always struggled with picturing things in 3-d even in life and studying planes is really helping. Still a long way to go though.
    Here is some gesture work and a couple figure studies I did today. I know the gestures are a hot mess but I don't like to break my 'groove' to start a new canvas...
    Sometimes I feel like I take a two steps forward and three steps back, so I'm really trying hard to push myself and not be lazy. I am going to start a 100 heads project working with the loomis method and then maybe 100 figures as well. Then someday work my way back to perspective, composition and environments (hopefully before 2012.. -_-)

    thanks for the words of encouragement! that website is awesoooome.
    back to drawing...

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    still alive!
    hand studies and random crap from the past few weeks. i've been working on loomis and boy does it make a difference. he's certainly right that sound knowledge beats a "knack" for drawing something. i have so many little drawings on random scraps of paper that will never see the light of day. this post consists of some of my head studies, and the manga type stuff is just me testing myself to see how my loomis studies are affecting my ability to draw without references. i am pretty happy with the progress i've made so far.

    also, i've been using sai lately instead of open canvas - it's dreamy!
    please ignore vanille's hand. that is all~

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    couple more studies from my group:
    link to reference picture: http://marjoleinart-stock.deviantart...Hands-92385873

    I promise this is the last time I reupload that painting! haha...
    anywho, i tried to fix some things that were bothering me. the eyes still are, but i need to move on. (for what it's worth, she is squinting kind of weirdly in the original... *cough* ok, no more excuses..)
    bigger version with details is here: http://chieri.deviantart.com/art/per...doom-251085298

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    thanks for the feedback! i do that too, but somewhere along the way during the painting process i think i messed it up a little.

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    I've been working from photos a lot lately so here is some work from life, featuring my lovely mouse during just one of it's LED color rotations. hooray for rainbow led targus mice!

    still digital though. eek.

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    Hey thisby, thanks for commenting on my sb! I'm glad to see you're studying the construction of the human figure - that foundation will really improve your figurative work overall in the long run. I would suggest that you focus a little on improving your proportions; you have a tendency to emphasize the head and the length of the legs, leaving you with a wide, shortened torso and a cartoonish stance. If you can train yourself to sketch out the figure accurately from the beginning, you'll save a lot of time otherwise spent locating and correcting these kinds of mistakes when you get into the painting stage. Those hand studies are looking very nice! Just make sure you're thinking about the forms in 3-dimensions rather than just copying the lines and shapes that you see. Try doing some of these studies without the reference to see how much of the information you've retained after the drawing is done. Then pull the reference out again and compare to determine which areas or poses you still need to work on. Good luck and keep up the good work!

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    Good variation of different studies here! Seems like you do the serious learning stuff together with the fun part. That's good =)
    I think you go more into anatomy and start learning more details about muscles. You can do some gesture drawings already, so go the way on and into the depth of the human body. You will be surprised which details you will learn to see in photos and on the real human photo.

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    thanks for the critiques, they are much appreciated!
    here are a couple portrait and skull studies... a few attempts at drawing them without reference in there (surely those stand out like a sore thumb ><)*

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    some figure and gesture studies....
    so many times i sit down and imagine myself churning these out one after another, but i get through three and then get discouraged. i know practice is the only key to my success so i am not giving up, i just wish i had more focus sometimes (all the time...-_-)!
    my biggest problems with gestures and figure drawing is i always end up starting my drawings too big and i run out of canvas space or paper which distracts me. i'm trying to start with little boxes and envision the figure inside of that box, which is definitely helping so far. any advice or criticism is always happily taken! i want to get better, so badly.

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    I had a glorious amount of focus today so I grabbed on and held on tight! Here are some gestures and a portrait study. sorry the gestures are a little light, at least on my monitor... ><

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    today's gestures. i'm feeling a little more confident with them and a lot less discouraged.
    getting my wisdom teeth out monday so there may be a week or so where i am not submitting. i'll try to keep a sketchbook around so i can draw a little. maybe i'll have a pain-pill induced stroke of genius! or not...

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