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    andrew ken ~ slow hand

    Hey everyone! I've realised I really don't know how to draw and I'm determined to start learning seriously.

    All crits and observations are extremely appreciated!


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    more sketches, there is a little outdoor/indoor stuff and I started Andrew Loomis's Head drawing book and his Figure drawing book.

    the animals are done from photo ref, the hands are my left

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    this is all I managed today:

    The ball was done from imagination, trying to do some "value". I'd never really tried it before. I tried to do the same with the mouse, just noticing the bigger "blocks" of darkness and lightness and distinguish them properly.

    the little bits on my desk helped me see how hard i find it to draw simple smooth lines and things with proper perspective

    could anybody give me some pointers? anything is helpful, thanks

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    i got deflated and demotivated the past few days but today I was back on my hands.

    I did some more loomis heads, and then some figure poses while watching Appleseed (Which I didn't like and I soon realised wasn't any good for poses because they make the legs ultra long and the torso extra short; but I noticed the nose-eye to ear proportions were still right).

    I then did some from Jackie Chan's Legend of Drunken Master movie

    I realised that when drawing from life I have the tendency to try and quickly scribble and bang something out without really looking at it. I guess this comes from a strange idea that you have to draw real subjects in real-time (and since they move so quickly you have to kinda bang out the lines). But I guess the real trick is to observe well, and then just carefully put a few lines right where they need to go? I'll practice that.

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    Nice start! Some of those hands look very good and the pencil work on the animal sketches compliments the hair and form nicely! For learning perspective, I think there's some very good exercises at the first lesson of environmentoring. Keep the Loomis studies coming, they'll do you lots of good.

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    smuli: thanks a lot man! I'll take a look at that thread, it looks really good. Loomis, will dooo

    a tiny bit of this guy (my opinion of which has now changed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP5VIhbJwFs&feature=fvw

    and some fun guitar stuff , first is regressive teenage fantasy thanks to some old hardcore band i used to like,
    second is thanks to isis and pinkfloyd and is regressive present-day fantasy
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    Hey AKS, thanks for your comment on my sketchbook. You should link yours in your sig, I had to dig around to find it!

    Really nice work you've got going on, keep it coming! I love the animal drawings especially.

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    inimic youre welcome, and thanks. good idea about the sig, I'll do that

    did some poses from posemaniacs yesterday, and I worked on the perspective tut, I'll upload that later

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    Great start to your sketchbook here! I would give some advice but I'm fairly inexperienced. I say, keep going!

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    That's all i can say, too. Keep it up!
    I hope you get a lot of useful comments (well, more useful than this one) and stay motivated!
    Take a look at my SKETCHBOOK to help me improve and take your jobs !!!

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    Stolensky: I guess I know the feeling! same to you!
    kraeutemall thank you! so far motivation is on high mode

    not uploading, but still drawing:

    (loomis heads, 2point perspective as per smuli's recommendation, and some foundation shape practice...)
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    cylinder chain from imagination to practice basic shapes, guy from posemaniacs, and the hands are from imagination (with occasional lefty reference) and turned out way better than i was ever able to do from imagination before starting this sb

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    its only been 5 days since my last update yet it feels like two weeks.
    I've done loads of figure sketches, so I'll just upload the "better" ones.

    I've noticed that after some time, I start to understand the shapes better and get a sort of intuitive grasp on how the body is shaped, each drawing session it gets slightly easier for me to "get" this.

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    Yeah! The figure studies look great! I should do more of these too. I also noticed that every day it's getting easier to do the forms and proportions right. Feels fine !
    Take a look at my SKETCHBOOK to help me improve and take your jobs !!!

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    kraeutemall: thanks buddy. are you using posemaniacs.com? very useful. progress whooo

    a bunch more poses, im not uploading them all because theres just way too many and nobody is actually gonna look at each one

    also i finished off the 3-point perspective that was suggested by smuli, and some quick life stuff

    when is ca going to bring in a batch uploader??
    any crits at all very welcome

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