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    Kerah Sorry man, I will stream way more when I have gained my freedom. I am thinking of doing a massive themed stream when I am done with that internship. I do not know what theme I should choose. Gundams? Naked people? :V Hamstuuurs? eeuh
    Copy without reference? HOw does that work? You look at it and put it away then? But then I forget it right away I think... My memory is really bad. XD


    n1frit LOL seriously? I have the idea I barely draw nowadays. спасибо :>

    Today it rained so much while going to work that I was so soaked that I could go home again XD
    The pain of a cyclist you knowww
    still cannot sleep btw
    Anyway, here are some studies...

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    And a sucky photostudy of cookies
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    Hey, you have a lot of good studies here. You're working hard and that is good, but I think you're not really using your studies well.

    Please take what I am saying with a grain of salt since I am very much a beginner, but I think what Kerah said makes a lot of sense for where you are at right now. You seem to be just doing studies for the sakes of doing studies, copying anatomy just to copy anatomy and youre not really applying the stuff youre learning. I will try to explain what I mean by this, it will be a long post and its probably filled with crap, but I will try to explain something I realized a while back and helped me improve enormously so maybe it will help you too. I dont want to offend you, just offer some insight that might help.

    So

    I was looking a few pages back and you have all these great studies of naked people in dynamic poses. While they are not perfect they show a lot of good details, but you never use these details that you are learning from them. For example you do some pretty anatomically correct work of how a leg looks but then in your drawing of a boy in post #854 his legs are just straight lines. I know it's a WIP and he's wearing pants and it's not the same pose like the naked guys you're studying, but what's the point of studying if it doesn't influence your personal work? I mean if doing 3 copies after a naked guy wont make your drawing of a guy look better something is not right.

    The ultimate goal of studies is to help you create better work out of your imagination and right now I see a bit of a detachment between the two. Its almost like you are doing the studies, putting them away/ forgetting what they are supposed to teach you then working on your personal/ imagination stuff.

    Let me give you another example. You have pages of nose studies copied from Bridgman, but the noses you draw on your people in your sketchbook are all simple anime noses composed out of two lines. The Bridgman noses look great, but if copying them wont help you make better looking noses on the people you sketch in pen well whats the point of studying for hours? You dont want to become a human Xerox machine, you want to be able to draw awesome stuff from imagination, right?

    I am not sure if this makes sense, but what Im trying to say is that I see all this work youre doing but it doesnt seem to translate to great improvements in your personal work. Dont get me wrong you improved from when you started, your colors are better and your sense of proportion has come along very well. But for the amount of effort youre putting into this, for all the still life studies and anatomy copies you did I feel your personal images should be much better.

    A while back I used to do this thing where I would study for hours, without really thinking about what I was doing. I would just copy anatomy over and over again without wondering why I did it or how it was benefiting me and I hoped that someday all of a sudden Id be good. But that is not how this works, the point of all of this is to learn how to draw and you can only do that if you actually learn. All that work I did, didnt really help me that much, because I wasnt learning anything from it I was just going through the motions. And I think you are in the same position.

    At one point I changed my way of studying. Instead of copying Bridgman Id say: Hey I want to draw a cool robot woman image. What do I need to know to do that? Well I should learn how an arm looks. So I would draw an arm, but really spending time on it, thinking about every step. Why am I drawing this line here? What muscle is underneath here, how does this compare to the length of the hand? Constantly asking myself what I was doing. Then I would put the book away and would try drawing that arm again on a character, trying to remember as many of the thoughts about the process as possible. When I was done I would compare it to the book. What did I do wrong? Why? What part of my mental process was wrong? Then Id do it again and again until I learned how to draw a more or less realistic arm from imagination.
    Its like learning a new language. Right now you are copying words from a dictionary, but instead of using them in sentences or in conversation you just put the dictionary away and try to do your best with half remembered stuff. You say that when you put the reference away you forget right away, that to me is a clear sign that you are not thinking enough about what you are doing when studying. Also you should do it more (putting the reference away after you copy the image once), because thats the only way to train your memory and learn.

    I hope this huge rant makes some sense and helps you think about what you are studying and why. There should be a purpose for every study you do, an application for it; otherwise your brain will just forget it and your drawings from imagination will not improve

    Good luck.

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    Well said dracken. You got a point there..

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    Creusa oh yeah I forgot to scan them. Made new ones today, attached to this update :V

    dracken Wow... Thanks for the effort of writing all that. It is true. Most of my drawings are mindless. I will try to use your strategy (your example with the cool robot woman image), cant promise much though. Due to work I am usually too tired to think. anyway thanks for the crit, I hope I will put it to action too. :>

    catukas indeed

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    ok here are some gestures :V
    I actually never do these.

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    work doodles and crap
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    and comic thingy :V
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    @Creusa: woah DANCING DANCING DANCING

    So here goes. I could not draw much lately because of internship and client work (well that involved drawing, but not painting or so :V ).
    ANYWAY...
    Meet the ugliest pages of my sketchbook

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    And crappy photostudy :V
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    gah
    Is that stupid graduation over yet?

    "oh no it is not :V "

    /random sketches
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    from photo
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    and some vector im working on...
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    *yawn*

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    MOOORE

    one week to go and I finally FINALLY have vacation and oh my gosh I really needed that

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    oh and I finished this:
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    Car study cause I cannot draw cars at all :V
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    Edit: oh yeah I forgot the sketches for the team challenge XD

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    the car is well constructed!

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    Creusa me gusta to hear thank you *v*

    HarbingerOfIllRepute thanksss :>

    Okay
    Can the next week just be over please?
    The final week of my internship is coming up... I am so stressed for days :<
    My productivity is suffering too :V

    Here are some Bridgman studies:
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    andd sstill life
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    oh look what's that
    ANOTHER DIGIMON CHARACTER
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    I really like that belt, good job on that!

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    @Kerah: thanks man
    I actually took a photo of the still life too. Forgot to post it yesterday

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    My still lives are 95% of the time located at my scanner.
    By the way, I fail at taking photos so this picture is not a good representation. It was way darker in my room 0_0

    Here goes some random sketches (from ref and some not)
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    Mostly done at work v___v
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    :V
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    OH MAN I REALLY NEED VACATION
    THREE MORE DAYS
    ARRGH

    oh yeah and I finished a vector!
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    I agree with dracken; when you draw something from imagination try to find references like poses from bridgman, photos etc. It's helpful, quality of work improves dramatically and when you apply your studies you learn more. Good luck and, most important, have fun drawing!

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    @huha: yeah I tried it so far for little sketches that I did not scan, it indeed is useful :> will try to incorporate more reference in my work XD

    Ah man it is so warm today, it is like 30 degrees Celsius in this room I think. 0__0

    I hope my wacom does not get sweaty
    Here are some hands studies:

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    Andd Digimon drawings :V
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    Ikkakumon

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    Devidramon

    That was it for now.

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    Digimonz.. i actually used to watch that show.

    Man you got an awesome critique from Dracken! He's given you the key, now you gotta use it.

    Thats why i like the bloodsports contests so much. they force you to include relevant studies that you'd apply to the final image.

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    Lumens Jaaa Digimon was vettt
    I am thinking of entering those challenges again when I have free time XD

    Okay today is way too warm
    Sweaty wacom is not good for productivity...
    Anyway, les updates

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    Strange Digimon made out of Ikkakumon and my own Shubumon :>

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    man I really wish my internship was over
    Then I would have time to draw, you know?

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    Great news! I have vacation now! Finally some time to draw

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    and a creature thingy :>

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    Hi there
    thanks for visiting my sketchbook!
    Some of these studies are really really good! Good proportions and values.
    Your stuff from imagination is really stiff most of the time, though. Remember that both bones and flesh are never straight lines. Don't be afraid of weird poses with a lot of foreshortening and whatnot. Try to bring the movement in poses across rather than figures "posing" for you.
    What did the figure look like 1 second before or 1 second after your picture?
    I'd suggest that you do some gestures to loosen you up before working on a more time confusing piece. Try to think in curves rather than straight lines.

    Hope that helps

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    @Xelar: will try XD it is so hard to loosen it up, but I indeed do not want my figures to look stiff. Thanks :>


    Today is not so interesting...
    Just some studies and stuff

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    OK this one is from life
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    It is my Bumblebee figure. It is so detailed and therefore hard to draw @_@
    I did not want to draw the background, so I did some random blue texture stuffz.

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    Firefox is being buggy lately :/
    Anyway, it is about time to update this thing.

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    Photooostudy
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    And I finished this painting. :>
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    What do you think? XD

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    I really like the reflection on cosmonaut's helmet.
    There are some things I noticed in your last picture.
    - I think that the man's face isn't very well lighted. Try to check loomis's facial planes.
    - Watch your perspective.
    - The character shouldn't be at the centre of image
    - The lightest part of container is on the same level as character (out of picture)
    - Stronger shadow of character
    It seems that you update regularly, which is great. Keep it up!

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    @blu01: thank you :> I will keep those things in mind for the next picture. There was indeed no perspective at all xD

    Okay... Today was funny, my parents wanted me to go get a haircut but all hairdressers did not have time for me and did not want to cut my hair.

    worked on this on livestream
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    Need to fix colours and such :V

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    This sketch is quite old but I finally got around scanning it
    Wondering if I should colour it

    And here I drew some stuff from Tumblr :V
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    Whant to write, but dont know what exact so... I'm vwry glad to see you working hard!

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    *sigh* I have not been feeling well for a while now
    I shall just leeave this here..

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    :o!
    Those anatomy studies look like they're coming along pretty well :>
    <.<
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    (Is that a photostudy from an actual crab? )

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