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    thank you Ivan, I will go for it. Definatly. Did some sketches the last few days, need to load them up here maybe today if I have the time for it, I really need to learn for school today :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by tasser View Post
    Thanks, magicpudding! My mean problem is, that I need to find something which I can draw, I really don't know what I should draw - if I have a little Idea, its not a problem to raise it to a big one with good and tons of ideas.
    Hey dude, cool stuff you've got going here. You've definately got a spark.

    As for things to draw.. Draw your leg, hand, table, pencil, computer, the bird flying by, a leaf, the busstop, a potato etc. There are more than enough things out there to draw. You just don't see them as things to draw atm. I read somewhere that anything you draw will help, so draw everything/anything.

    Keep it up.

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    @Prion: Thanks, those are good tips. I will draw everyday anyway. I will find something to draw, you're right

    Fast painting with no direction, just did some lines and then there was somekinda idea. I am no satan freak. Haha. But that's just how it looked like.
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    Hey guys, did my math test today. Do you know good sources for legends and myths? I am very interested in atlantis and cthulu and things like that. And does anybody know, if there is abook or website, where you can see how to build an own anatomy? Or is it just kinda "try it out!" thing? I mean especially things like a huge sea monster. I have the ideas but the anatomy does not work as it should.

    Here is an example I did some minutes ago.

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    Some eyes, noses and an ear!
    I am still searching for good recources!

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    crazy idea that came out of my mind when I saw some gremlins

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    Hey there!
    Your sketches look good,but you should do some more life painting and studies(the same for me),those will help a lot!
    IDK any sites about legends unfortunately.
    Concerning making up your own anatomy system,you have to understand how the existing work.Brigman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life has all the info you need about human anatomy.If you want to mix a human with an animal,you have to learn that animal's anatomy too.But most four-leg mammals and reptiles have a similar anatomy to humans.So go to your local library,I'm sure that you'll find some great books on the topic.(and I really don't want to advertise here,but The Gnomon Workshop has a tutorial DVD on animal anatomy.The gnomon dvds are not as good as the Massive Black ones,but there is no MB DVD on animal anatomy)
    I hope that I helped,now I'll shut up and keep drawing!
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    DSmith:
    Thanks a lot man! I need to get those books in germany, I'll be taking some looks on amazon etc. I understand what you mean, I really need to draw more from life. Today I made a portrait of one of my favourite guitar players. He's dead since 2004, shot down on stage. Rest in peace Dime.

    Here it is. My own critiques: i did some eye studies, but I didn't had enough of it. Also Lips and the lighter shadows are a problem. I try to fix this in den next few weeks.

    And thanks for your deviantart link, I am on DA already, but I haven't had the idea to take stock photos as a resource, just some drawing tutorials and so on and so forth.

    Happy drawing!

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    Hey tasser,
    I found some stuff that you may find useful.
    For Cthulhu related stuff, I found these sites:
    http://cthulhufiles.com/
    http://arcana.wikidot.com/cthulhu-mythos
    http://propnomicon.blogspot.com/
    http://necfiles.org/part3.htm
    http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/Ni...cthuchrono.htm

    For Atlantean mythology these might be helpful:
    http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/entries/atlantis.html
    http://www.theoi.com/Phylos/Atlantes.html
    http://www.atlantia.de/atlantis_engl...antis_myth.htm

    And for monster/creature anatomy:
    This free guide:
    http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/xhtml/

    this site may have something of use to you:
    http://www.dragoart.com

    As for say, sea monster anatomy, look at pics of whales, squids, or other sea creatures (as well as, pics and 3-d models, or studies, bones, etc. of dinosaurs, and extinct marine reptiles).
    Hope that helps.
    Good luck
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    Hi Zombifried!
    Thanks for your links, I need to read all the important stuff out oft it, thanks so much I think it helps a lot!

    In the next few days I think you will see some results. Later today I'm gonna up some new things.

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    A Kraken / Cthulu. Just 10-15 minutes of drawing.
    More stuff coming soon!

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    Star Wars trooper and some figures with different poses.

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    Cthulhu-like creature made with alchemy. More coming soon, I need to scan

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    Today I took some photos of me, one holding an imaginary bow in my hands while aiming and one where I wanted to look like hit from an arrow. dont like the right one as good as the left one.

    Another thing is a pencil sketch of my computer mouse (microsoft razor habu)

    greetings,
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    one piece out of my ideas from yesterday. going foward to do some atlantis-like work, i really don't know where to start. but i'll find my way :-)

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    Another Stormtrooper of Star Wars and a guy from the book of one of my classmates. Enjoy giving critiques! Thanks. Flo

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    Some more eye studs, allover about 30 minutes. Going straight forward today and tomorrow. Havn't to go to school 'cause we are done, from thursday on I have lots of free time to draw!

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    On the archery piece, You have done your muscles. May i recommend You studie the individual muscles in the torso by drawing them and then progress to other parts of the body, I feel u would progress faster if you were to add this in now instead of later in the studies. GL :{P

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    Thanks Tom! Well I think you're right. I need to learn where which muscles are and how they work together. Bridgman? Loomis? Other books, do you recommend anything else?

    It shouldn't be my muscles, just took a photo of me for the right proportions of the body pieces.

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    Dead skyline. First environmental painting. I am a little proud but I will raise this up to a higher level as fast as possible. Tips and critiques are welcome!

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    Torso studies. I think I need better recources, found the original muscle pics via google pictures.

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    Those muscle studies show a definite improvement. Keep practicing, sketching, and observing. Slow down and do some longer studies, maybe over a period of hours, or even days. (I need to do that, myself!)
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    Hi guys, good news:

    Today I finished college! In the next few days I'll get my advanced technical certificate. Then I can move to the college for media informatics with the balance on different design-things and maybe software development.

    I'm at home for now about an hour and I will scan some of my works of the last days and load it up.

    -Flowdidow ;-)

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    Great start so far! The studies are wonderful and I see improvement! Keep it up and you'll do great!

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    Aresa thanks so much. I never did things for 100 per cent but now I will give my best. It's so much fun when you see the boring hours or maybe nights spent in anatomy or whatever bring good results with it.

    Here is a big update. Some older works without ever "learned" or studied just painted and some of the best sketches of the last days. The two dragons are did by originals from Deviantart and from 2006 and 2007. New are the "grandmothers" and the waves are from today and yesterday, the last days I just skeched a little because I had not really the time because I needed to learn for my advanced technical certificate.

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    Sup Flo, thanks for checking out my sketchbook! you've got some pretty nice drawings here, and it looks like you're getting better. But it seems like most of your studies come from tutorials, books, or your imagination. Which are all great of course, but you need to draw from life. look of some stock resources, Google pictures of heads, go to a cafe or something and draw any interesting people that walk in, just make sure you draw real people. a lot. If you're trying to learn the human figure, the best practice is drawing the human figure. I don't think that point can be over emphasized. Good luck, keep drawing!

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    Vertical Thanks for your post. I know, I need to draw more life studies, and I will do. Will draw a lot today.

    I'll keep it up!

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    Some lights and shadows, took about an hour (that is horrible slow isn't it?)

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    My first try to draw hands. Hope it's okay, both hands took me about an hour.

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    I have my advanced technical certificate now. I'm trying to get a collage commitment. Have been searching colleges for some days and had not the time and constitution to paint daily. Now I am burning to learn some new cool stuff. Here are some sketches, did them over the whole day. Working on a band logo for friends of mine.

    Have a nice day.
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