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    Masterphil31 learns to draw :D - March 19th

    So I've been lurking around conceptart.org for a while now, but never really decided to start a sketchbook... but the day has come!

    I really need to improve my skills, so I'll try and update on regular basis, every single day if possible!
    I'm only going to post recent stuff, as I want to get critique from my present drawing abilites, and not the past ones (don't be sad, the past drawings mostly suck D: )
    Comments and critiques are very well welcomed, and I hope you will enjoy This sketchbook!

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    Here are a few drawings from yesterday. I'm more into traditionnal art right now, mostly because I didn't yet get the hang of my wacom tablet and photoshop!
    The first two are posemaniac 30 second drawings, then a photo study, and finally a lip study.

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    Some stuff from today:
    The usual posemaniac to get me warmed up, then a photo study,and drawing from life (if you can recognise what it is, then it's not that bad )

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    Awesome studies, keep it up and you'll become great in no time!
    i'm a beginner myself so I cannot offer any advanced critique but say; keep drawing!

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    Thank you! And will do!
    I myself believe that's the only real way to get better at art: study and practice.

    Studies from today. Nothing was done from imagination, always used refs. I really need to get the basics.

    The picture quality isn't that great overall, but I'm doing my best!

    (By the way does anyone know how to add comments inbetween uploads?)

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    New stuff!! (as usual)
    The first two poses were done from imagination, but once I realized I couldn't get the proportions straight, I did poses from drawings x).
    The portrait isn't from imagination either. I just didn't feel like finishing it though...

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    Just a few poses.

    Sorry for the bad quality! D:

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    Hi Phil, your pose maniacs stuff seems to help with your poses and form, I'm sure you've heard it but have you taken a look at loomis? Or something similar, his books help quite a lot to give you quite a lot of understanding about the specific shape of the head.

    They helped me quite a lot, and allowed me to get a lot more detail into the face giving it a bit more form.

    Hope that helps.

    Spongeali's sketchbook, please have a look and leave some feedback.
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    Nice start Masterphil! I was going to say try do draw things together, like draw a whole body instead of a torso with an arm and a leg drawn on top of it or an outline of a face with a nose and a mouth and two eyes in it. That problem looks like it's gotten better on post 6 though. Also, I noticed some stuff from warren Louw's posing tutorial. I also noticed your imagination poses are all female. There was a thing in that tutorial that said if you master the female, drawing the male will be easy. I might be assuming too much, but if that's what you're trying to do i don't think it's a good idea. I think if you only focus on females, then when you draw guys they'll be girls with slightly more angly bits. You should probably devote equal study to both genders. Good luck learning!

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    Spongeali: I have downloaded all his books but haven't really started to study them yet. But I will soon . Thanks for the advice!

    Vertical: Yeah you're kind of right (and yeah that's from warrenlouw's stuff ) I've been mostly drawing the female figure, but I should really be trying to draw both... Thanks a bunch! I think that tomorrow I'll do some poses studies on the male form as well as the female.

    So here are a few more poses, studied from a bit of bridgman, and some of janaschi's sketches. I still can't draw hands nor feet though! They just don't look right so I erase them.

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    Not much today. I just can't get enough of Janaschi's stuff!
    Everything was done from observation.

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    Welcome to CA. One of the many things I've learned here in the forums is the usefulness of doing some 'quick sketch' studies. For like an hour, just spend 1-2 mins on a figure and sketch as much of the gesture as you can. It won't loo too great of a sketch for a minute, but the fast pace will train your eye to absorb more information much more quickly and to better see the figure as a whole. Good luck on your studies!

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    vatteh: Thank you . I've been doing some of them and to be honest the sketches aren't great at all. xD But I'll continue because I'm sure that it helps a lot. Thanks for the advice!

    I haven't posted for 2 days! D: I can't believe it. Well I've been kind of busy with my bro coming back from the US.
    I haven't stopped drawing though!
    So here are some 60 second poses, which kind of suck, but nevermind that. Hand studies from bridgman and finally... A printed copy of Figure Drawing For All It's Worth. It' will be way better than studying from a computer screen. I'm sooooo excited!!!!!!

    I'm going to have to scan the sketches because of the bad quality photos. D: Sorry about that!

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    Stuff from yesterday as well as today. As usual, starting with 60 second poses to warm up.
    I tried scanning but since my sketchbook pages are big, it doesn't scan properly and the quality is sometimes worse than that of the photos D:

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    I'm so motivated!
    So here's the stuff I did today, started off with the digital stuff (which is pretty unusual) and I found it fun! The first two are from photos, and the eye is from my imagination. I thought it would be nice to show you guys the process as well (hello to YOU, watching my sketches, don't think I didn't notice you! )

    Then I did some 60 second poses, and then some faces from photos, but they suck... I got to draw more faces!

    Cheers!

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    I didn't update for too long!! D:
    Anyway this weekend I was kind of busy. I went to see my grand parents, and basically I didn't have time to update.
    I also did some life sketches in the subway, but they suck! So I'm not going to post them.

    Here's some more stuff~
    I need to draw more heads!

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    I can't manage to get the heads right!
    I need motivation! X_X

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    I just realized how much my heads sucked, and decided to change that! D:
    I going to start studying loomis' stuff!

    So here I started off with a few 60 second poses
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    And then some horrible photo studies...
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    Only studies here ~ Faces and features, just can't seem to get them right :-/


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    I need to practice more!

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    So I decided to study Loomis heads... and it's awesome. So awesome. Just understanding the way to draw heads got me even more motivated!

    So here's the stuff. Mostly photo studies, and a few from head. I you'll be able to make the distinction...
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    I managed to do quite a bit today!

    A few studies:
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    A fun drawing I did after I went to the sketchoholic website. There was drawing marathon going on and the theme was 'cannibalistic plant'. I didn't enter the marathon but I drew this!
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    Head studies from my sketchbook, which kind of suck :/
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    Thanks for the comment in my sketchbook! Your drawings are looking a lot better. Keep up the good work! Try to make careful guidelines for your faces instead of just drawing all the features. For example. the head on the lower right of the very last post. her eyes are horizontal, but the lower features of her face have a slant. Make sure everything's connected.

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    Somebodies working hard xD like a steam train!

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    Vertical : Thanks for the tip man! I think I'm not thinking enough when I draw these faces. I tried to put your at work in the head studies I did today by imagining the guide lines. I think I might have to put them done on paper though...

    Richart : I'm a steam machine!

    Sooooo today is (was) the last day of vacation for me. So sad... Anyway I won't be able to update as often as for the past weeks because of uni (or prépa as we call it in France) which is gonna be a hell of a lot of work! It should be fun though!
    I'll try updating as often as possible, but it will most likely only be on weekends :/

    I'll quit the spam and give you some art!

    Here it goes (not much but bear with me please D

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    thanks for the inspiration.
    keep it up.

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    Lots and lots of anatomy studies, great job!
    Don't forget to actually understand and apply what you are drawing! Take your time, analyse, don't rush, and try to draw from memory afterwords too.

    Keep up the wonderful pace and congrats on finally starting a sketch book!
    You'll get far in no time, just don't stop

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    Yes! You're on the right track. Keep producing the studies and observing even when you aren't drawing (not in a creepy way of course, hahaha). Good start mate

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    monstertree: Thanks for the advice! I try drawing people I see in my mind sometimes, but I don't know if it helps. I'll try that out more often!

    BlackDelphin: I will not stop!! I just love drawing so much! I'll try slowing down, because I know sometimes I try to draw every much much MUCH too quickly. Thanks for the tip!

    a la bapsi: No problem man!

    So here's the latest. Some poses, which at first were 60 seconds from posemaniacs, are now 45 seconds, because I used to be wasting those 15 seconds basically patting my lines.
    I continue drawing faces/heads, from imagination as well as from reference, either it be from a photo or another drawing. I just gotta get better!

    Did this on the train on my way 'uni'
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    Other stuff
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    Oh... and yeah, I'm pretty ashamed of this one as well...
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    Looks like you're working really hard . In those posemaniac sketches, I would say that you focus too much on trying to copy the model. Focus more on the action, on what the model is doing. It's hard to explain without showing you so I'll post some examples in my sketchbook to hopefully make myself clearer. Keep up with those tons of studies and you'll rock soon!

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    fantasyartist : I checked out your sketchbook and saw how you did the poses from pose maniacs. I gotta say I prefer drawing those figures with more volume than just simple lines (like just one line to represent a limb). But I get your point. I tried being a bit more suggestive in the latest ones I have done. Trying to draw the figure as a whole and not like different certain anatomical parts were put together with no life... if you get what I mean! Thanks for the input!

    Didn't manage to do much today (in my opinion). I just can't stop browsing those wonderful sketchbooks! Gotta get serious!
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    Happened to browse over a sketchbook with creature drawings which pumped me up to do this!
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    I did a few photoshop doodles as well, but they pretty much sucked D:
    I only liked this one
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