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    Deadlyhazard's Scrubby Sketchbook (Crits valued!)

    I am open to very harsh criticism and would prefer it so I can improve. Seriously, critique me to Hell and back.

    Newer stuff towards the back, front is older.


    *mild nudity*

    My name is Robert, and I'm a full-blown beginner. I'm twenty years old, and have begun sketching maybe a month ago(though I've been on this site for 3 years -- I was only a fan of artwork, never created any myself); I quit drawing when I was in sixth grade, many years ago (or actually maybe even longer than that like when I was 8). I found that I particularly enjoy it again, so I've read up on it. Concept art sounds like it would be amazing to create one day. I hope to someday be able to successfully draw/paint fantasy, sci-fi, and regular art. I feel I lack the knowledge and technique to do so now.

    Of course, amidst this, I'm doing life-drawing, landscape drawing, and landscape painting (or at least trying to, the life-drawing is going very well). I haven't been practicing much, about two hours or less a day. I'm hoping to bump that up to eight hours or more a day on free-days where I have no responsibilities around the house or at school (as I've heard it takes an enormous amount of practice to be able to draw/paint professionally).

    Without further ado, here is my scrubby beginner's sketchbook. I must emphasize that I really want people to critique it, harshly if you must. My feelings won't be hurt, just try to point out some things, or hell, just link me some information I might not know. One thing I do know, is I wish I had money for a tablet .

    MY SCANNER IS WRETCHED! It ruined half of my shading! Oh well. This is all done in 2B pencil.

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    nice sketchs. try work hard on your artwork to improf it.
    go ahead and good luck

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    @Qlotzan:Thank you very much! I will be working as hard as possible to improve.

    Well today I felt I'd study a couple more of my many weak points: architecture and landscapes. Architecture annoys me beyond anything else because I'm terrible at drawing straight lines and I have no knowledge of perspective. I don't think it was a good idea to start out with a sketch of Gothic architecture. I feel I'm gaining a better grasp on sketching landscapes in pencil, but not really at all where I want to be. I think I will be studying architecture for the next week or so, it seems to be my biggest weak point. For some reason after I drew that piece of Gothic architecture (which I ragequit) I felt like trying a 'gesture' drawing of a random house.

    Again, please critique! I'd love suggestions of techniques, as I'm quite ignorant of them (especially shading here).

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    Today I was doing a ton of gesture drawings to loosen up. I had fun with this one because I just built on it from my imagination. Some things I can instantly point out that I think would have made it better would be to have increased the shoulder proportion, lessen the head size, make the skulls larger (and maybe add more), and of course, had the right arm and hand proportion (his right arm looks like it's breaking off and severely disfigured). It's also twisted in the wrong way, at the biceps. At least I think. Yeah, definitely.

    Nonetheless I had fun with the 5 minutes it took to make it .

    I hope to either upload gesture drawings, architectural drawings, or landscapes tomorrow. Again, I hate architecture, because I'm very bad at drawing straight lines. However, I also enjoy looking at architecture, so I need to conquer that some day. Practice must be the only way! And therefor I shall practice!

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    Your work has some nice character. You might find that this comes in handy.

    http://www.khulsey.com/3_point_perspective.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubina8tor View Post
    Your work has some nice character. You might find that this comes in handy.

    http://www.khulsey.com/3_point_perspective.html
    You're a godsend. I've been looking for some things on perspective. Thank you so very much . I'm going to read as much as I can about it.

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    Well today I did some gestural and still life stuff, though I can't upload it all so I chose some random stuff along with some random armor stuff I'm getting obsessed by. Also, I want to ask: how exactly is stuff like fantasy/sci-fi armor done? Y'know, concept armor that might not exist in real life. What I've been doing is copying poses from a reference and then just adding stuff from my head. I figure that's what concept artists do using '3D knowledge' of forms. Maybe using some armor references to build on those.

    Anyway, I still feel that I can't control my lines very well and that my forms don't appear to be three dimensional enough. Especially when I'm drawing armor from my head on poses. I need to get a better working of knowledge from forms and such...the line work can come from practice I imagine. Also, I've been hearing about 'line-weight.' How exactly does that work? I figure some lines are more thick or more thin depending on the thing you're drawing to make it appear more dimensional. Would you draw a thicker line on something that's more massive and overbearing, and maybe thinner lines on something that's of less weight?

    So today I hope I get some answers to those couple of questions. Anyway, here's my scrubby stuff...I hope to upload more, but I'm struggling with the evil scanner of injustice and I've had to do a great deal of work. Also, does anyone know a good tablet model? I'm considering buying one, even though I'm really poor.

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    I'd also like to note that the pear seems awfully tilted, and apparently fuzzy on the upper left

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    It's not a big deal for a sketch. Just keep doing them =3

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    Im glad u found Ca Im a beginner as well and as everybody sais it is hard work! Just keep pushing yourself, I try to draw atleast something every single day! Keep it up
    tips on ref pages: kindgirls.com for female nude and posemaniacs.com as also a good place to find refs though they are 3d modelled.

    Cheers / Brain

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    thx for the fast comment I can give u one other advice, try to study and draw the fundamentals of the body and the head etc. Read Loomis for example. I love that you experiement with armor and your imagination, its good that you do this too. But dont forget to study the basics, they will make your fantasy drawings look alot better.

    cheers and goodnight

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    Cool sketchbook! I like the landscape you did. And the apple looks good to.

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    Edit: Is there any way to change the image of the thread avatar? I'd have to delete my first 4 images if there isn't another way

    @Creusa

    Catface, indeed ;3

    @Paintmybrain

    Thanks for the advice, found an e-book on Mr. Loomis, incredibly helpful. We n00bs shall take over the world one day with it!

    @OHI

    Thanks for the complements! I have a long way to go.


    Well anyway, I thought I'd upload something before class (Drawing I)! Damn these still lifes, we've done them for a month straight now since it started. This is for you babes out there 8)

    *tears* I wish I didn't fail so hard.

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