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    Practice practice practice

    I've been drawing for several years. I've taken up a more serious approach only recently though and now I'm exercising steadily enough to keep a sketchbook running. My main interests are animals and anthro art but I'm not satisfied at all with my current skills, I want to see how much farther I can get, maybe find new directions too.

    For now I'm focusing mostly on animals with basic anatomy studies and speed paintings since I don't yet have a solid grasp of their anatomy and I often have a hard time analyzing/rendering volumes.


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    Ball point pen studies from photos and from imagination:

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    Speed paintings done in acrylics using various references, I'm doing them also to gain better confidence with paint mixing and palette choices.

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    Great studies and paintings!!! You could try longer strokes while sketching. It at least helped increase my speed as long as you still keep in mind the basic underlying forms.

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    Wrulf: thank you! I will surely try that, I like cross-hatching with pen and inks but it gets really tiresome after a while. I'd like to develop a smoother line too.

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    Very nice skecthes and paintings. Do some cheetahs ;-)

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    A cheetah too. They have interesting bodies, very flexible.

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    You have a talent. And now as you started taking art seriously it can only become better. 95% is hard work, so work hard It will pay off, it already did. Nice start on your sketchbook so far. Cheers!

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    Some incredibly nice acrylic work and sketches there.

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    gorgeous works. I love your birds and the blueish glow on the lion painting.

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    Wohoo, cheetahs!!! Thanks! The falcon came out very nicely as well.

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    I have a hard time trying to do less strokes when using the pen so I'll also use middle size markers for a while for anatomy studies... that should force me to use less strokes and place them carefully, else the sketches becomes a total mess. :-P

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    Doodled from imagination during the day, I'll try to do more of these too rather than just studies:

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    Sketches from a morning of life drawing, deer and mountain goats. The ibex will need more studies because it has some really weird curves in the legs, nothing like the deer's or horse's which are relatively straight...

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    (The horse gal is not randomly green, just supposed to be covered in moss and flowers, like a forest elemental of sort.)

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