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    Discipline, thinking, basics, studies... WORK!!!!

    Hello guys.

    Im not really new here, but, I was very inactive all time here in conceptart.org. Some days ago I was seeing some sketchbooks and I found this guy Algenpfleger. He's progress and hard work inspires me so much.

    And here I am, trying to fix and learn from basics. And being inspired by this guy.

    I've studied "illustration", and now im studying fine arts. And I have a blog. BUT! I know how to draw but I always have a feeling that there's something wrong on everything ill do. So I thought that there was a lack of hard working and basics. I found I have a big problem with "discipline" so I start the new thread here and write some lines, to feel more obligated to work.

    My name's Joan, 21 years old, male, from Spain. (presenting as Algenpfleger does on his path to excellence). I really want to improve my drawing and painting (color) skills NOW! It will be a long journey (i know), some takes more time someone's take less, but, I just want to get "there" and leave that feeling.

    Just asking for help, critiques and motivation.

    I start with 60 poses from posemaniacs (60 sec). I think my worst enemy is not being able to see what Im doing bad.

    Thanks!

    PD: Sorry for the english, Ill try to get better on that area.

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    Nice start. There's not much to crit right now, i do like your lines, nice and loose.

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    Walnut, thanks man! I've seen your sketchbook and you're doing a very nice progress! Keep up the good work!

    Some guys before dinner:

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    Hands before twelve!

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    Se supone que estaba mirando las actualizacones de los sketchbooks y no se muy bien porque he llegado al tuyo si tu ultima entrada es de... septiembre del 2007 y estamos en 20010.
    Yo también fui inspirado fuertemente por Algempfleger hace 1 año aproximadamente.
    Desde entonces empecé a creer en que todo esto era posible con una buena disciplica y duro trabajo y sobre todo FÉ.
    Nose que te habrá pasado todo este tiempo sin postear, pero si sigues por aquí mucho ANIMO que los sueños se cumples en los que no dejan de soñar.

    Vaya...he tenido un lapsus...
    Los post eran recientes...siento el despiste.
    Pero creo que lo que quería transmitirte sigue siendo lo mismo.
    Te recomiendo los videopodcast(en youtube los encontraras) y entrevistas de BOBBY CHIU, son verdaderas joyas.

    http://chiustream.blogspot.com/search/label/interview

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    Miketaylor, gracias tio! Realmente motivadores estos videos, voy a mirarmelos detenidamente.

    50 poses (60secs) for the morning. Pilot sketches.

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    Miketaylor, acabo de ver las entrevistas a Jason Selier y Tom Fluharty! Buff! Quanta inspiración se saca de sus palabras. Todo pasion por su arte! Si señor! Gracias de nuevo.

    Some bone studies and a doodle of crocodile done this evening while being in the zoo. I don't know if Im doing it the right way, but, I just know I don't want this drawing energy disappear. Just take it serious!

    The Barcelona's Zoo is so sad, you know all the animals are in small places, with these sad mode on their faces and no movement at all. I don't want even for my worst enemy. In the other side, they don't move too much so its a nice but sad place to draw.

    Thanks for viewing!

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    Great studies! In those gesture drawings, try to feel the flow of the action more rather than trying to hard to copy what you're seeing. Things like fingers and toes are not really important in these quick sketches. Focus more on the whole. Keep it up!

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    cool sketchbook man keep up the hard work
    and keep having fun
    have a good one
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    Your doing a great job keeping at it, and your figure studies look pretty good. I find that when I am having a hard time to fall back to literally constructing what I am drawing in perspective. I don't think its a good way to draw all the time but when learning "how to see" I find it helpful, maybe it will help you too. After awhile you can draw more freely keeping in mind what you have learned. Try and find material from Glen Vilppu or Bridgeman for some examples. Good stuff!

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    O yeah! Nice work on posemaniacs.
    Keep drawing man, you have a great potential.
    Cheers!

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    fantasyartist, thanks for the advice! I'll try it for the next round.

    OmertA, having fun is the most important in that business. We have to love what we do!! Thanks!

    bpic, Im going to check it there's some books about Vilppu or Bridgeman on my country and buy one. I have just three books: Human Anatomy for Artists; Drawing the human head, Burne Hogarth and Successful Drawing, Andrew Loomis. So I need more art books right now!!! Thanks for the advise!

    Ivan Turcin, thanks man!!

    Thanks guys, you give me some potential motivation! For today, there's not much work as I wanted but.. That's 55 poses (60") and some head studies from Horgarth's book. Today I tried different aproaches at poses, with pen brush, pilot, pen.. Not very happy with the work done today. Anyway, 170 poses is a good number for three days.

    I want to ask about some good books for starting. I have lots in PDF but I can't just print all them. And I really want to buy some ones. So If you could help me with that..

    Thanks again

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    Your figure studies are fucking balla! Nice stuff. I hope to be that good.

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    Lunarsis, thanks for the motivation!!!!!!!!!

    60 more poses for the morning. Im still not feeling comfortable with that... So I have to work

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    Today I've made an order at amazon and bought these books: Imaginative realism: how to paint what doesn't exist, James Gurney; Fantasy art workshop, John Howe; Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters ; The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy, Gottfried Bammes; The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy, Gottfried Bammes. They arrive around june so I'll have to work with Loomis and Hogarth until then. I think I should get some Bridgeman book too, maybe next time.

    And heres some more bone studies...

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    Some faces refered to relax from studies. I really suck on proportions and perspective, it's horrible. Need to work harder on that point!!!!!!

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    Ostieee! Un altre barceloní, i a més a més també estàs a Belles Arts! Quin curs fas? Jo estic a tercer, a l'itinerari de pintura.

    Porto bastants anys de "lurker" aquí a ConceptArt, i fa un parell d'anys que vaig començar a penjar-hi els meus dibuixos. Ja m'estranyava que en tot aquest temps no hi hagués cap català per aquí...

    Veig que hi estàs fotent canya: 60 poses en un dia és un bon número.
    Guapo també el dibuix del cocodril, igual es podria intuir una mica més el canvi de pla entre esquena i panxa, però. Justament vaig anar al zoo jo, divendres passat, amb tots els de la classe de pintura, ara he penjat alguns dibuixos (no gaire bons tampoc).

    Les cares de l'últim post també estan molt bé. Les dos que toquen amb el tio del gorro NY tenen el crani molt petit en comparació amb la cara, però les altres molen.

    Bueno, ja ens anirem veient per aquí! Passa't pel meu Sketchbook i escriu-me algo, jo aniré estant al tanto del teu.

    Apa, que vagi bé!

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    there is too many figures, don't do only it, try always to do different work. And do stuff from mind
    the last portrait are really good, though they are all drawn in the same view
    keep on drawing

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    Abrodos, Ei que tal? Doncs acabo de començar aquest any Belles Arts. Merci pel coment. Molt bè el teu sketchbook colega, fot-li canya. Ens veiem per aqui!

    Twan, thanks for the advise But I can't stop doing posemaniacs it's addictive!! lol I don't know whya but after some poses I draw better lines in any other drawing during the day. It's like a muscle fitness! But you have reason I have to draw more from memory.

    Some Hogarth head studies.. and going to sleep, it's the time now!

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    Nice one :p Love the Hogarth studies (starting them by myself) btw the paper gives a really old school,Renaissance look

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    fransua, Thanks

    Heads and skulls..

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    work in progress..

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    Some estudies for "5 diseased heads". Mixed media: acrylic and oil on canvas...

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    Some still life practice: "Customized doll" 24x19cm or 9.4x7.5 inches

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    Tremenda aquarel·la del cap de cabra... és de portada de CD, molt guapa.
    I les cares pinten força bé, potser un pèl planes, però bé.

    Segueix fotent-li, jo ja fa temps que tinc l'Sketchbook una mica abandonat, però un dia d'aquests ens hi fotrem!

    Que vagi bé!

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