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    Talking ~soulexposed's art~ o hai guiz wuz goin on this skechbuk?

    Welcome to muh sketchbook!

    After much procrastinating I've finally decided to start a sketchbook here, inspired by the before/after ConceptArt thread. I have a Deviantart account if you'd like to look through my older work; it goes back about 5 years, though in the later years I was super slack about drawing- no more!

    With the goal of going back to school to study art clear in my mind, I plan to update this thread with my newer works as much as possible, keeping in mind my 9-5 and my craptastic scanner. I do a lot of gesture drawing using posemaniacs but I haven't posted a lot of the work since it's extremely messy. I'll get it up on here eventually though, as I want to improve!

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    art before I decided to get serious about it

    These are pieces I've completed from the past several years that reflect the style I'm most familiar with... anime ::ducks:: . It's what inspired me to draw when I was younger, so I just went with it. I fully intend to study still life and poses from life, though, and I'm not particularly attached to anime anymore.

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    Thumbs up recent studies

    More recently, I've taken an acrylic painting class and decided to draw/noodle around a little everyday, so here are some results from that. Note: the water lily is from photo reference.

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    updates!

    The painting below is still in progress. I can see myself putting many hours into it to get the flesh-tones correct and the facial features... x_x But I will keep at it!

    The second image is a goalie-helmet design I'm working on for a friend. It was colored using COPIC markers.

    The third is a nude sketch using stock from Deviantart. I have a looooong way to go with nude sketching, but again, I intend to keep at it and eventually I will get better. The crappy quality is due to my current lack of scanner. T_T

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    Unhappy male nudie

    Another nude study, again from reference and two pages of gestures drawn in 45 seconds each, via Posemaniacs. Rrrg, I feel like I used to be better at drawing than this, I guess that's what I get for leaving it for so long. Onwards and upwards!

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    finished the model painting!

    So I finally decided that the hair model painting was finished, mainly because I'm tired of working on it and want to move on. It's pictured below with the reference I used. Also, have another nude model!

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    the doctor

    I recently begun a new painting (under-painting first) of one of my favorite scenes from Season 5 of Doctor Who. I knew I wanted to paint it as soon as it came up on the screen. Sorry about the blurriness of the second photo, my light was fading and I was too lazy to dig out the tripod.

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    Red face Doctor Who painting done

    The Doctor Who painting I've been working on is as done as it's going to get. I wish the people in the painting looked more like them. I tried to be as detail-oriented as possible. Hopefully with more practice it'll come easier.

    My husband bought me some wood-backed canvas for my birthday and I want to paint them and put them up in our living room. Now to find some sun flowers...

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    skeletooooor!

    Skeleton study from "Anatomy for the Artist":

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    Whoa... huge improvement jump from last painting to the skeleton. The painting had value problems, but your skeleton study looks a lot better in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippl5 View Post
    Whoa... huge improvement jump from last painting to the skeleton. The painting had value problems, but your skeleton study looks a lot better in comparison.
    Thanks. I'm a lot more comfortable with the pencil; I've sketched since I could remember, but I've only seriously been painting for a little more than a month. More practice it is!


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