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    Life Drawing for Animation (and cartoons!)

    Quick intro: My name's Jose and I'm a current animation major-hopeful. To be honest I have not been drawing like most people since I was young. I'm currently 19 and started drawing all together about 6 months ago. I'm looking for some constructive criticism here because alot of people I know go on on how awesome this site is. Finally made a sketchbook and here are the first few drawings of when I first started 6 months ago. Keep in mind that I tried to focus on the action and basics of my drawings most of the time so I'll mostly be posting up gestures and quick drawings.
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    And a cartoon from 6 months ago (I know I suck ):

    Alright! More to come as I reach the present...

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    Something from 5 months ago:


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    2 months ago:



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    Couple of weeks ago:



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    This is my most recent work from 1 week to present:
    On some of these I tried an over simplified approach and focused on the action and rhythm of the body more:



    Some Sketches of people:




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    Okay last post:
    Today's stuff: Progresses as I explore the pose:







    ALRIGHT THATS IT FOR NOW!
    Let me know what you guys think or if I should start focusing on something else first
    Keep on !

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    its impossible to master everything, there is sooo much to draw although what will make you sstick out from other artists is people drawing skills, anyways i like the flow of your lines when you do poses, lots of harmony.

    thanks for stopping by and best of luck

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    Thanks for dropping by Mouse!

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    I agree with modestmouse..i love the flow/rythm of your lines. You can convey how the body stretches well..
    though don't just focus on these..there are lots of other areas to study that will add more "BAM!" to your work.
    But overall..good start.

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    Your life drawings show promise. They have good flow and rhythm to them but you need to work on your proportions. That way not only do you have the life and harmony but the figures are also correct and proportionate. All will come in time, just keep practicing.

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    Thanks original! I'm in the process of going into a deep study of anatomy and such. Hopefully that'll root out some other inaccuracies in my life drawing as well.

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    you jose i really like your stuff man like you suggested to me your poses definately have a lot of energy something that is definately lacking in mine one thing that i think that might help is if you mark out the top and the bottom of your drawing and then the midpoint i found this the best way to make my proportions more accurate

    cheers for stopping by as well homes

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    heey cool stuffthanks for the comment! Hope to see more

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    Wow for starting off they look pretty good.Just really watch the proportions sometimes you have shorter and smaller calf's and heads. I know its hard since I am still learning as well but keep practicing ^^.

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    Update April 28th

    Okay here's an update: I feel like that first drawing is the best one I've done to dat (even though it has ALOT of flaws!). Happy how that one turned out. Tell me what you guys think:








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    Hi, what can i say? Just keep practising, you still have a long way to "walk", as we all do.
    try to follow a method when drawing, dont just "draw"! that will help a lot in the beggining. try to do some hundred of contour only drawings, then other couple hundred by aproaching only shadow/lights. then some more hundreds aproaching shapes and volume. then a couple hundred more focusing on the right proportions.. and so on.. you will then start finding an area wich suits you best, wich you are more comfortable with in drawing. but keep in mind that it is bad to draw allways with the same style. that will delay you from taking the next step.

    SO you interested in 2d animation, do you have something to show us? i would like to see it. i also started animating few days ago. there's a proper thread for it: motion graphics and animation on the main forum page. check it out!

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    I havnt animated for a while as I set it aside to get better at drawing first. I'm real close to starting up again as I have gained confidence in my drawing a bit more. Thanks for dropping by

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    woot! great amount of figure studies buddy! you really are benefiting from the life drawing sessions~ loving the drawings of the people you observe as well, you give them almost a caricature look :3 love it!

    keep on buddy~ ! and thanks for dropping by my sb :3

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    good to see you doing life drawing, learning the masses and all

    but remember that you have to always practice drawing it all from your mind, constructing from the basic blocks you got memorized in your head - apply it or lose the knowledge!

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    there is alot of life in your life drawing that isn't all there in your originals. You have a nice fluent stroke with your pencil, I'd like to see more original work with the same flare as your life drawings

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    Thanks for dropping by guys. I keep putting drawing from my mind aside as I feel I'm not "good enough" yet. Now that I see real progress in my life drawing and feel like I can actually draw something without it looking like poop. Look out for more originals in the near future. Alot of stuff has clicked about drawing recently and I'm starting to feel antsy right before my next class or when I draw at home. I can say I'm starting to love it. Time
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    Hi,

    You are doing a great work but still need to improve a lot. You are still at the basic level,just poin out the mistakes you have done earlier and try to correct it.

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    Some toons I drew today. The only 3 that didn't make me die a little afterwards




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    hey man..just keep it up.
    When you do life drawings..I am sure you keep the body structure in mind..you can apply that to cartoons too...that shark guy..he has bones and stuff supporting his frame too.
    Hope to see you post more

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