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    Sketchbook. The start of a long journey.

    Hello to all members, I'm 19 and I start this sketchbook seeking critique of my works and tips to improve it.
    By the moment i have read learning to draw on the right side of the brain and I have a few books of Loomis.
    Here is the work that I have done today by the moment:


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    Still life 2
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    Face study
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    Anatomy study 1
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    Anatomy study 3
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    Thanks for visiting.

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    I cant see any of your work..?

    "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
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    I had a problem uploading the pics sorry.

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    Some of my today work, please comment.

    Some perspective studies
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    Exercise from Drawing on the right side of the brain workbook
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    My hand
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    Some new sketches
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    My cell phone
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    Some of imagination
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    Another day and some new sketches:
    Study of my hand
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    Quick sketches of my cat (1 minute each one)
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    Bethany K: Thanks, I'll take note of it.

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    Great start here at Conceptart, try digging some more in Loomis books for anatomy studies, they really help.

    While drawing from life try some longer poses, keep challenging yourself.

    "When you put soul into your drawings, they will come to live."

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    Some sketches and studies of today, I'm trying to improve the anatomy but I have problems with it.

    A study of light and shading
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    Few bad anatomy sketches. I have to improve a lot on them but is very difficult to me.
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    A potrait.
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    -cifgha: Thanks for your help I will keep that in mind

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    A new update with works, please comment

    Hands study.
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    Some draw from life.
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    Anatomy studies from Riven Phoenix videos.
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    looks good, keep doing those still lifes, they will help you the most. Try doing some basics and stuff like drawing cubes and stuff they will help you a lot too. Nothing more really to say other then that!

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    Great start, those life studies in particular are very solid. Glad you're starting off with the 'Right Side of the Brain', great way to start if you're serious about improving your technique. I also recommend 'The Natural Way to Draw' by Nicolaides. He has some great exercises that will really help you improve your draftsmanship .

    Keep on going, looking forward to seeing how you progress.

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    Diarium:Thanks for your help, i think that is a good excercise to practice.
    cgaddict:First thanks, I'm going to check out 'The Natural Way to Draw'.

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    This is a very good start! The box cutter is accurate and your focused on detail, this will be so usefull in the future!

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    Thanks to all for your help, I have done some new sketches but I have the feeling that my draws seems worse than other days but I keep drawing.
    Some still life
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    Glasses
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    Contour drawings of children playing
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    Boxes in different positions.
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    More stuff. I think that my worst weakness are proportions, correct anatomy and think in 3D. I'm trying to work harder on it but it costs a lot to me to do it some good.

    Gesture drawings from posemaniac, 30 sec each one.
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    Face from my imagination, I try to do hair but...
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    Some anatomy and poses sketches
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    A new update, this month I'm busy studying because of this I update less but I still having time to draw.
    A bow.
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    A puzzle.
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    Some boxes that I have made today.
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    More drawings:
    Still life of a swan vase
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    A cam, very difficult perspective.
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    Copy of a Bouguereau painting
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    New update today, i draw a few hands and eyes from observation:
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    A Bargue plate
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    More stuff here, I'm doing a lot of drawings from life:
    A hand.
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    A Leaf from a tree
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    Study of shadow on various figures, I need to improve my technique on shadows too.
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    Sorry for the quality of the pics, I did it with my camera but is old and the photographies are a little bad.

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    Some of the works today
    A light study
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    Last day finished draw
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    Basic shapes of a hand
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    Some tips and critics are welcome.

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    The last sketch today, some from my imagination:
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    I need to improve the quality of my line, it's crappy.

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    A new update:
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