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    Saramel's Sketchbook

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    Even though what you have uploaded is good, but I would like to see what else you can do.

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    Well thank you! I know I need to be drawing lots more anatomy and cars and environments and EVERYTHING - I go on posemaniacs.com at work when no one is looking (this is VERY stressful, since I sit at the front desk and people are constantly coming up behind me - I'm just waiting to hear "OH MY G-D! WHY ARE THERE NAKED, SKINLESS PEOPLE ON YOUR MONITOR?!"... and that is when I'd pee my pants.

    Anyway, here's a few I've been working on when the coast is clear...

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    Ok, here's a very quick, very messy color study I did tonight - you'll notice as you go down, it gets messier and uglier - don't worry, this isn't a portfolio piece or nothin, just trying out painting in photoshop. btw, this was from a reference photo from a website of ... suggestively posed young women

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    WELCOME!! This last piece isn't bad at all, I have not used the computer for any sketching or anything yet, so I don't know much, but I know what looks bad and this definitely isn't bad at all. And these anatomy studies and posemaniacs are lookin' nice :] Would love to see more I also like the chained up unicorn lady lol

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    More posemaniacs at work today - goin away for the weekend, I'll bring my sketchbook.

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    oooh lovely muscle studies, and the purple in the colour study makes it pop up so much
    I cannot offer critique, but I can say keep studying, and continue the awesome work! C:

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    Nice works so far! Your anatomy is coming along great. Just keep practicing. I loved to see more stuff from you!

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    Your skintones are looking pretty good so far and your anatomy is coming along nicely. Of course anatomy takes years to master, so just keep it up : ] Check out Bridgman and Vilppu for excellent learning material. More photo and life and master studies will help you out with values and colors for skin, hair, etc. Keep up the good work

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    Hey, welcome! I like the first pic the best, it's not just a character design it's the beginning of a story. What kind of person chains a girl to where she can sit on a swing? It's like, you're a prisoner, but thanks for the swing? I like that, and she's got just enough elements to place her in a specific setting.

    Anatomy sketches are wonky, I'd suggest copying some of Mentler's work for proportion things like head to torso ratio, etc. EM Gist has some great new anatomy studies he just put up on his blog for muscles of the arm and shoulder. And try to work more from photos and from life.

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    Thanks guys! I know my anatomy definitely needs more work, I'll try and get into some of those life drawing classes around my area. I sketch people in coffee shops and stuff, but I'm not ready to put those up yet

    Anyway, sorry for the lazy week, I'm finally uploading now.

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    These figures are looking really great. It looks like your really getting good at drawing muscles. Keep it up

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    Good solid studies so far. I mean it looks pretty great overall, I'd recommend you get into loomis, hogarth and bridgeman

    I am looking forward to seeing imagination work from you

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    Thanks everyone - yeah, I'm working on loomis right now: wow! practicing those charts makes me feel like one crappy artist, but I will get better!!

    Anyway, some more snipettes of my practice. Page one is some Peck and Loomis studies, page two is sketching from life from my moleskine (reason there are some sad looking statues and such is cuz I went to the Seattle sketchcrawl, and it was in a cemetery)

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    Definitely inspirational for me. Keep the good work!

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    Your character studies look great. Keep 'em coming!

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    Studies are coming along nicely! Loomis, hogarth, perhaps even add a bit of bridgman?
    Overall great job so far, keep those studies coming

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    Great SB so far! The anatomy studies are coming along great; keep it up!

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    Thanks everyone for the input, I love hearing from you (and poppin' in your sketchbooks, it's a great inspiration to me to see so much hard work!)

    So here's another mass scan squished into a few pages - the first two are my moleskine - sketching people and things, as well as my right hand. The last pages are loomis, which is probably pretty obvious if you've seen his books

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    You're pretty darn sure we recognise loomis! teh
    They look nice, but don't forget to think about what you're drawing there, don't just copy them,
    think about construction, rhythm, base shapes. Apply them to your work.
    I did a bunch of these, but because i just drew "the outline" i ended up with zero.

    Other sketches are looking good too.
    So you're a left hand drawer i guess?

    Till next time.

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    Your drawings look really good, keep it up! I think you're meant to make up your own mannequins from loomis' book instead of just copying the ones he drew.

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    Youve got some beautiful studies in ink. Nice SB!

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    Dear Diary/CA Sketchbook,

    Oh my goodness, my last post was almost exactly a year ago? :'( I'm ashamed, I shouldn't abandon constructive art communities just cuz I get incredibly hopeless and depressed for 12 months... and I've come to find that eating ice cream and sleeping has not improved my art skills at all. *sigh* - I'm jealous of past me, look how not lazy I was! It's time to come back! it's time to soak in the inspiration and the free help! I'm going to start posting my studies again, and maybe some of my WIPs if I happen to grow a pair... I'm taking my life into my own hands a little more these days - I'm trying to change my day job from full time to part time so that I can get serious on my portfolio. ME WANT ART JOB!

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    Ok, so here is some stuff from 2011 so far - mostly doodles with pen and ink and brush, photoshop fun tests, pencil sketches, and the card I made for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day (he loves Black Ops)

    Need to do more studies, I know, gonna get right on that!

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    OMG, I can't believe your back! You probably don't remember me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer_ View Post
    OMG, I can't believe your back! You probably don't remember me
    Ah! it has been a while, and I don't remember seeing such an awesome sparkly signature last time I was here - is that new?

    p.s. - I like what I'm seeing in your sketchbook... I'll have to leave a proper comment tomorrow after I have slumbered

    p.p.s. - holy crap, you've added a lot of pages to your sketchbook since I've been gone! I really need to catch up!!

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    sorry for the bump! I usually don't, but I just wanna make sure my cover worked for my sb

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    Here's a digital master copy I did of an oil by Norman Rockwell - just testing coloring and digital techniques some more. Hmmm... I can see now that I didn't get the tilt of her head right at all. Oh well, just a study. (p.s. - I challenged myself to do no color picking from the original)

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    I love oil paintings so much, so logically I should paint in oils, but I'm so petrified of the chemicals - at school, this guy came to speak about how he had to have a bone marrow transplant after he got sick from years of oil painting, and the chemicals seeped into his skin and he inhaled them, so that it fatally affected his body. I switched to all these "safe colors" and "safe cleaners", but my teacher noticed that all my people looked like gray and green zombies, and he was like, "what kind of white are you using?". I showed him, as well as my other "healthy" mediums, and he said, "just stick to the colors and mediums on the class list, ok?" I also came into class from then on with a nurse's mask and gloves, but it was really uncomfortable and I felt like a nerd (I blame the OCD). I know as an artist I should just use the medium I love the most, and if it kills me, then it will be all the more tragic and beautiful, but I'm kind of a nut when it comes to 'clean' living, and trying to eradicate as many harmful man-made chemicals as possible. And maybe the computer will give me eye cancer before the paints poison me... but the computer doesn't smell (and there's no clean-up! )

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    Hello!

    Thanks for visiting my sketchbook! Regarding your story about chemicals from painting... I'm not too familiar what toxins oils and mediums contain, but I'm sure that keeping your workspace well ventilated will keep things safe. Same for fixing pencil/charcoal etc, whenever working with chemicals. Obviously you're not supposed to eat paints, and you'll most likely use a brush to paint, rather than your hands. That leaves breathing, just make sure you get enough fresh air.

    Judging from the studies from a year ago and the master copy, you obviously have some skills up your sleeves. Share more of your work!

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    Some life drawings and some posemaniacs figure drawings - some are with the 30 second tool, which is really nice for warming up I have found

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