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    The Spaniard's Sketchbook

    Hola a todos,

    After going to MADE and getting my ass kicked in so many ways, I've decided to start a new thread where the main premise is this:

    NO HOLDS BARRED

    Any critique, any observation, any thing you have to say that you think will help me improve will be welcome.

    No asspats please.

    Under these premises, lets start:

    Muchas gracias a todos.
    Last edited by Quike Garcia; August 17th, 2010 at 04:07 AM.
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    Hola Quike.
    Muy buen comienzo!
    estos estudios de anatomía son muy positivos como ya sabes.
    Veo que empiezas a desprenderte de las poses estáticas, algo que es bastante difícil de lograr (yo me incluyo en el paquete)
    En general veo los estudios bien, si quieres una crítica, te diría que no pierdas de vista la longitud de los cuellos y el tamaño de las cabezas.
    Te deseo suerte y una gran evolución y crecimiento con tu nuevo sketchbook.
    Saludos!
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    hell yeah man!
    it's been great to meet (and get drunk with) you in Berlin dude!

    Looks like all the ass kicking pumped you even more, and all that positive energy must be used up.I agree on the no holds barrel idea, but also keep in mind many aspects of drawing are also improved by sheer mileage, so individually critting every sketch might be useless and conterproductive.As some disney guy said, "there's 100000 bad drawings in you, the sooner you get them out the better!"
    I think i already pointed out to you some resources, be it http://posemaniacs.com/ for a quick warmup, or Rad Sedchrist's blog.
    Build up some mileage, get that diesel engine running nice and warm and make sure you progress in both imagination drawing and studies.My msn link is here, so if you wanna chat or anything i'm here!

    Subscribing to keep an eye on you, you crazy spaniard

    ciao!
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    Not quite sure whether you're going for 'no holds barred', but I really admire the fire in the first post. It's be great if you could sustain it for the rest of the journey.

    As for crits, I can't really, as I've seen so little of your work. But keep practising. Also, when you're doing human figure poses, look for the negative space.

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    Hey Quike! Just thought I'd pop by to say hi! Subscribed, so you'll be hearing from me

    Draw, draw, draw!!
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    Nice start to a new SB - I would say that the proportions and the perspective don't look quite right on the female face in the first post. The left eye (her right) seems to be far less sunken than here left eye (our right). Hope that helps.
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    Get a move on!
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    Whats up Quike! I'm not going to rush you, i know youre working hard and the real killer is finding time to scan and upload am i right? Anyway I finally got my new SB going so I'd love it if youd stop by and say a few words. It was really nice to meet you my friend, i just hope i didnt annoy you too much. I try to annoy people just the right amount. Keep doing your own thing, buddy.
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    hardcore, man..hahaha. alright, u really want critique but u havent really mentioned where you're going with all this. you gotta be self analytical to the extreme if u want to improve a lot. what is your ambition, where are you right now and what do you need to practise to bridge that gap?

    your figure/gesture study things are getting sweet. at thier best, they are really full of energy and rhythm, at worst sometimes the anatomy and foreshortening doesnt read or make much sense.
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1277466955
    the figures on bottom left and bottom right are good, the rest are weak compared to everything else youve posted here. as ryan said , mileage is a factor, so churn it out,give us something to work with and youll start getting better crits. your going the right direction with the studies, just seriously do a helluva lot more and do some more finished work to balance it out, because all the skills u develop inform eachother
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    What those other guys said :p

    No, but seriously, i'm very much agreeing with Ryan when he says mileage is the key. When you're doing those figure studies i think the good of the exercise lies in really doing shitloads of them. Working from ref'll also help a lot, as there's only so far you can go with your imagination, which show in some of the sketches. You're getting schwung in your figures however, that's good progress. If you can find the time to do that kind of sketches regularly, i think within a month or two you can start seeing progress. Of course be sure keep posting them in here, so we can crit the shit out of it, allright?
    One more thing: try to throw in some other stuff like outdoor sketching or some colour to keep yourself interested, there's no point in hammering on the same exercise if you no longer see the fun in it. Ok, hope that was a little helpful, see ya on the next update.
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    Great sketches man! I envy you quite a bit over MADE. I wasn't able to go

    Anyway, no asspats right? Dude....post more already...it's been almost a month!

    The real reason why I posted in your sketchbook is this: Yesterday I watched The princess bride. Once I saw the Spaniard in the movie I was almost yelling out loud: That's Quike Garcia!! It took me a few seconds to realize you're also from Spain. After seeing the movie I understand why you have him as an avatar. He's badass all right

    hehe....just wanted to share this with you
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    Hey mate! figured it was time foe a bit solidarity since you keep posting in my sketchbook.
    Nice to read that you've got your ass kicked everyone needs that once in a whileI guess. and the sketches are really nice just watch out for thecenter of gravity and maybe dont make the too bulky and pay a bit more attention to the gesture it self. hope I could help you. curious where you're going to take this.

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    Adrian Wilkins Thanks a lot man. I'm trying to focus now in these very subjects, I hope it shows one day

    LostFayth Hehehe, Iñigo Montoya is the best swashbuckler ever Thanks!!!

    walnut Dank U man!! Was great to have this walk&talk in Antwerp I'll start with more studies from life soon

    sleep Thank you very much Now that I got a bit more confident with the structure of the figure I'll try some more finished pieces

    Thank you Jason You hit it it was a pain in the ass to scan it Was really great to meet you too, a real funny and enriching experience

    CKLamb Ok man

    ThomasM Thanks man!! I knew something was off but I couldn't really pin it

    Ok, Ok, Ok Thanks Belindi!!!

    Thanks a lot Vritra I hope I'll be able to keep it

    Thank you very much, Gnoll. For this and for much more, I still owe you at least a night of beers

    ¡¡¡Muchas gracias Ricardo!! Lo tendré en cuenta

    Ok, and now for something completely unrelated.

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    I don't know if I should upload them at a bigger size as the resolution of the scanner is crap. If you think so, just ask and I'll do.

    Back to drawing!!!

    ¡¡¡Saludos y muchas gracias a todos!!!
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