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    Just being honest

    Hey everyone, after lurking around this site for awhile I've finally decided to make a thread of my own. I've loved art for years but in school could never get into an art class which really discouraged me from going full steam ahead. About 2 years ago, I decided to get back in it and thought "Why not teach myself with the help of book and the internet?" As of right now I don't have a tablet, so most of my posts will be either drawings or paintings. With your help I hope to get better and expand my range of artwork.


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    Most of these are older sketches, I did the last one about a week ago...
    All of them are done with graphite.

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    2 days ago I got a set of charcoal pencils that contained a 2b,4b,6b,and white pencil. Here's what I've come up with so far.

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    Here's a Still Life painting of some Peppers using oil paint.

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    Here's a portrait of Bruce Lee done in graphite

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    This painting is about a year old, oil on canvas.

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    Great start. The still life of the pepper looks really good. I'm looking forward for more.

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    FantasyArtist: Thanks, I'll try to upload a couple more before the nights end.

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    damn! bruce lee - good work and good idea - should be more fun to make a portrait of bruce lee than of some random picture.

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    The peppers look good. Keep it up.

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    Hey there
    Nice sketches! I love the peppers painting! I can't do squat with real paints so I always admire people who are good with them.
    The drawings are pretty nice too, but they'll benefit from more anatomy understanding. I would focus more on doing line drawing studies and understanding the structure of the head and body and then concentrate on rendering.

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    Danielll Yeah Bruce was super fun to draw, that's actually one of my current favorites, the issue I had was figuring out how do to the sun glasses.

    krysjez Thanks, that was my 1st ever still life I'm anxious to do some more.

    Windmaker I really appreciate the crit, I'll try to knock out some line drawings, anatomy is something that I really haven't tackled and it's about time that I did starting from the basics and building up from there.


    Aside from that here's a self portrait I did last night.

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    Some sort of poisonous toad

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    For the longest I've stayed away from doing full bodies because I'm terrible at it, so I figured it's about time I start working on the fundamentals. Here's my 1st every male/female proportion study and a couple sketches any feedback would be appreciated.

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    As I do more of these (Loomis) studies it starts to make more sense. I know I've got a long way to go but after I did these sketches it seemed like doing the male and female proportion would have been way easier/accurate if I did that after I got the manikins down.

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    Hey guys, just because I haven't been posting doesn't mean I haven't been drawing. Here are a couple of pages out of a sketchbook.

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    This is one of my most recent portraits, I did it live on a friend's uStream channel, which was really nerve wrecking.

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    Nice portraits, last image is real good. Try using photoshop or painter. i think you have alot of fun doing digital portraits. keep up the good

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    Haha, drawing live is always tough for me. I've done some drawings at convention tables and stuff and it's like O_O the entire time. Wicked job on those glasses, keep up the hard work.

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