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    Newbie scratchings

    Hi there!
    I've been kicking around here for a couple of years and finally decided its time to share my scribblings.

    I don't really have any skill, just a passion and have been drawing inconsistently since 2006.

    Over my time here I've enjoyed watching the progress of several artists - so I've decided to start from the beginning for comparison, enjoy!

    Jay
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    First is 2008 going onto 2009 vintage, I really am erratic.
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    Think these were done July last year, catching up.
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    A splash of imagination - shame about the execution
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    It's a good start. I think you really need to watch how your linework is unfolding. It looks like you have a very firm grip on your pencil, or that you are trying to draw like you are writing. Have looser, more flowing lines. A tip there is to hold the pencil further back so that there is more distance from your hand to the tip. This will give more looser lines.

    Your anatomy needs some work, but it's good you have started there. You must watch the porportions of each section of the body. Huge, round muscles wont look realistic without form.
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    February this year, maybe March...

    Some work from a book I got for christmas, 'Fantasy art for beginners' (does that count as cheating?) more studies and some WWII stuff, I think thats meant to be a Chruchill Tank.
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    About a month ago - I had to stop drawing alot due to wrist injury but managed to do a bit.
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    Up to date, yay!
    I got bored of the mannikin and wanted to draw something with more substance. All are referenced from somewhere, I found the models on fineart.sk which was handy and the medusa is taken from one of my books 'Fantasy art workshop' by John Howe and is my favourite.

    The Chun-li was referenced was another artist,who I give thanks to, I enjoyed doing it alot.
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    good start. i like that you try to work on shadows/form and perspective. keep drawing and drawing ..
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    Great work on your studies..., but when you're working from imagination, I believe your forgetting to draw a basic skeleton, sketching the gesture and proportion of your characters... you could try to do that, it'll help you get better results when working from imagination...

    Keep the hard work coming, and you'll get better in no time!
    My sketchbook - help me get better!
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    Wow, thats great! I didn't expect any responses so soon so some thanks are in order.

    Falling Up:It has been a problem not having any prior teaching and one that I didn't notice. I have checked what i'm doing when holding my pencil now and things seems to be better, be we'll see eh? Oh, and get yourself a SB

    Eric-Anthony: Thanks man, it might be alot to take in at this stage but I find it immense fun! Ah, checked out your SB, some beautifull digital images happening there. You've got talent boy!

    fernandoart: Cheers chap, its one of the things I took from my time looking around here was the loomis stuff. Your right, I don't draw a skeleton as its just a concept piece and I don't consider myself good enough for a wicked outcome I just whip it out and if I like it re-do it in the future, but I should give my characters some structure. Moseyed over to your SB earlier and you have a very interesting style - i'm sure i've seen someone with a similar style but I can't put my finger on where. Very cool.
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    Quickish and first self portrait since primary school, it bears.....some resemblance.
    Head looks too wide, bleh
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    Your linework's really improved since the start of the thread! You're starting to get a better grasp of anatomy in your studies, but it feels like it's falling short in your character sketches. That's when you really gotta build off of that underlying structure, because you don't have that life reference to help you along when you're drawing out of your head. You've got a great start, though. And if it counts for anything, I love your cat with the hat. (:
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