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    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    I've been tremendously inspired by everyone's sketchbooks, so I hope to record my progress here. And hopefully get some great crits in the process.

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    Ok so I decided to start one of these, and then I realized I alread had one! I haven't posted in so long. But I decided that I have to stop slacking off. I only draw like once a week, so hopefully this will motivate me to start drawing a hell of a lot more than that.

    So I decided to start this off with the two things I have the most trouble drawing. Hands and feet! Ideally, I'll be sketching 5 hands and 5 feet a day, although I won't be uploading them because I don't think people wanna see all that every single day.

    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

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    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    And this is for a friend of mine, who wanted a basic sketch of one of the models on counter strike.

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    The sketch you did for a friend looks good man. Keep em comin!

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    That CS model looks just like it.
    Anyways, your hands seem to be too 'fat' and overstuffed; they look a little bit like they are indeed stuffed with cotton/something of the sort. Get some reference pictures of hands and notice how you can see the bone structure through the skin. Good luck.

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    gday, them feets look perty good, do some value studies too on them feets mayn.

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    Digging the CS, that's the kind of stuff I doodle

    Still improving, critiques welcome: My Sketchbook
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    oh man I completely forgot about this. Looks like I'm long overdue for an update. I'll take a shower and then scan a bunch of sketches and crap in here

    And thanks for the comments guys, that bit of confidence was needed.


    *EDIT* Here are some updates.

    Studying hands
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    This one was for fun at Borders. I had just finished reading Blade of the Immortal for the first time and was waiting for a friend of mine to arrive at the store.
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    And these are some rough sketches and such for a story i was creating about an ex hitman wanting some herb and everything going wrong.
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting


    That's about it, but more will come. Especially now that I started art school. Crits are welcome of course, and I'd like to know if there are signs of improvement? Because lately I've been feeling like I haven't improved at all.

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    You definitely improved over your last post. Do you use your AIM screen name in your conceptart profile? Sign-on sometime.

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    I messed up on the SN in my profile, but I fixed it.

    These first two are some life drawing sessions. I'm definitely gonna spend some time working on my faces because they're disgusting me..
    Wait the second one is from a photo.
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    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    Anatomy studies copied from Atlas Of Human Anatomy For the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck. At the bottom right of both are my attempts to apply it to figures drawn from my imagination. I've got loads of work to do.
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    Keep it up with the studies man, I see you're improving.

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    Thanks man, now we need to see some more work from you.
    Some random face doodles I did.
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    I can see you do alot of stuides/anatomy, which is good, but you also need to do studies on the face ! But the hands have seemed to improved. Keep on postin and ill be back.

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    I like the hands.

    "absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojee
    I like the hands.
    Second that! The improvement from the first to the second batch is pretty damn good!

    Keep 'em coming!

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    I'm stubbornly putting off faces because I'm so bad at them. I don't even know what face studies are supposed to look like. Am I supposed to do fully rendered faces to study them?

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    Oi

    Hell the faces you have arent that bad, but a good way to study while yea you could fully render them, you could give a shot at line work and lots of it. Couldnt hurt. ah well. you arent doing too bad for yourself as it is mabey try drawing faces from photos or looking at a face and stylizing it. before I start to rant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauge
    I'm stubbornly putting off faces because I'm so bad at them. I don't even know what face studies are supposed to look like. Am I supposed to do fully rendered faces to study them?
    I'd practice just the structure first, once you get that down the rest comes a lot easier. You've probably already seen this but here's a great tutorial and he's much better at explaining things than I am. There's lots of great stuff in the tutorial section. Thanks for stopping in at my book.
    Head tutorial 1

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    I guess what I'll do is do a bunch of skull and face-plane studies. Then I'll do sketches of faces from photos while doing a few fully rendered ones here and there. My faces (especially from life/ref) are sooooo terrible.

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    Sorry about the shitty quality on these scans, but smudges have been happening and I don't really have an fixativ spray. I plan on buying some soon though. The next two figures are from photos, the cup is life and the face is my attempt at making a face look real. blagh

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    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    this is just a random page from my sketchbook. stupid mindless doodling with a pen
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    and this is a sketch of myself gorilla-fied. drawing people in the gorillaz style gets addicting. Yeah I know I butchered the hell out of that hand holding the cig, I got sloppy. I'll try to avoid the laziness in the future
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    The cloth on the chick holding her shoe is nice!

    For your faces you can try to block in the big shapes of the head first, and then refine further...adding details and such.. this is how I try to do it nowadays; the Loomis-way

    kinda shitty and fast, but I hope it gets the point across
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    Hope it helps..

    EDIT: You can check http://www.saveloomis.org for more in depth descriptions.

    d-C

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    S B S G

    ah, finally someone with a balance between studies and idea-drawings. your hands are looking the most solid out of all, which is pretty rare. keep studying your anatomy, and don't be scared to get messy. having a solid structure under your figure will help the final lines immensely.

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    I decided to take your advice about the life drawings and restarting my own sketchbook here. I like your stuff here, the one woman fixing her shoe has pretty muscularish hands though.

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    hello gauge,u have improved with every post,you faces look good to me,i think its the proportions of the body u need to work on ,loomis's book *figure drawing for its worth* is great for that.

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    tidy sketchin on this thread really liking it, KeEp PoStIn

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    Odds - Thanks man, but to be honest I'm starting to spend a lot of time on ref/life drawing and not enough on my drawings from the imagination. Sometimes I feel like my creativity is starting to slip away or something.

    slo-burn - I'm glad to hear that man, but you don't need to have it in a seperate sketchbook. Put it all together, that way we can see that you're doing both, and it's easier to crit them. Not only that, but we can see your progress with your imagination drawings and see how the life drawing is influencing that.

    NOOB - I'd be lying if I said that it doesn't relieve some stress to hear that people are seeing improvement in my work. Sometimes it really gets frustrating cuz it feels like I'm making no progress at all. Honestly now that you mentioned the proportions thing, I'm starting to see a few issues with it. My arms are starting to seem a bit too long and it feels like I'm drawing the heads too small. As I do and post up more figure drawings, I'd really appreciate it if you guys can tell me if this is the case with my work.

    gibsini - Thanks man, I'll do just that.

    I'll update later tonight, if not tomorrow.

    I levelled up.

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    Sorry about the lack of updates, but I've been having troubles with my scanner and photoshop lately. The scanner is a piece of crap and now photoshop seems to freeze when i scan at any dpi above 200. Anyway again, sorry for the crap quality and lack of updates. But heeere you go

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    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting
    Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

    Oh and I forgot to thank you Dcept for that little demo and explanation. I really appreciate you takin the time to help me understand that.

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    that elephant is awesome... the form just pops right out.
    keep studying your anatomy, and keep sketching from your mind. heh, you've got quite a nice balance of sketches; something i didn't have when starting my sketchbook. you're on the right track, just keep going.

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    thanks Odds, that elephant was the most random thing ever. a pic of an elephant was on my screen and my hand just kinda decided it wanted to put it on paper. Here's some more sketches and shtuff, including my second self portrait. I see so many mistakes now. It looks like a two year old drew the glasses, but that's really because I got lazy. Ah well, at least it's an improvement from the one in the first post. Enjoy and crit

    Some gesture work here. Gauge's sketchbook | Nov 14th first digital painting

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    BLah, blah, nice drawings, blah, nice gorilla-style autoportrait, blah blah, i don't have timie, i must go to school but I must said that you have great Pencil-Level ... Yea, Greetingz.

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    Lol thanks Saise. Yeah I realize the subject matter isn't the most interesting in the world, but I'm trying to focus on improving my skills right now. I've been focusing a lot on shading and value lately because I felt they were my weakest areas, and I think I'm pretty pleased with the improvements so far, but I've got a long ways to go.

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