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    Travels - Daily Sketches and Studies

    Hello, and welcome to my sketchbook. In all honesty, I don't sit down and do art studies often enough, so I thought I'd begin a rigorous, daily, scheduled art routine. I've been doing some full artwork lately, but they take so long that, in my opinion, they aren't practical for study. So anyway, I'll post a few of my more recent pictures.

    The first three are my most recent art, before I decided to start this sketchbook. However, the last one is what I will be doing more of, studying basic shapes and forms, shadow and light play and then working my way up from the ground.


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    Some nice stuff so far, great start to your sketchbook. It's always good to go back to basics, we all have to start somewhere. I can't wait to see more.

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    @Icedearth15876: Thanks for the compliment! I have so much free time these days, I can't help but draw!

    This one is one I completed today, just picture of a photo frame and a lighter sitting on my desk. The picture in the frame is just a placeholder I made up. I hope you like it, I'll probably update this post by the end of the day with another picture.
    Last edited by HolsterDraw; October 21st, 2010 at 01:04 AM. Reason: To attach a second picture

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    And I'm back! The first one is a value study I did of some things on my desk, and the second one is the same things, only I was focusing more on color and light study. I also did some gestures, but I'm not going to upload them, cause I didn't do too many. Also, sorry about the small size, I accidentally reduced the sketch before I did the color one, so there wasn't much I could do For a crit, I'll give you an internet cookie, or one of these:

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    And here are some of Mr. Loomis's lovely Mannikins. This is the first time I've ever really done figure study, and it's actually a lot of fun. I used Posemaniacs for some of the poses, others were just taken from Loomis's book.
    Last edited by HolsterDraw; October 22nd, 2010 at 11:24 PM.
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    More anatomy more life studies. More more more.
    Helps us on our journey. Comments and critiques are welcome.

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    I totally agree with SigonWulf. Do LOTS of studies, anatomy, composition, color theory, contrast theory, etc. Do so many studies that you don't know how many you did, actually.
    You're living in Hawaii, a paradise to live in. Why don't you just go out with some paper, a pencil and an eraser and start drawing what you see? The people, the plants, landscapes, nature. I'm curious about seeing some hawaiian drawings!

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    SigonWulf - I'm reading Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy right now, actually! Thanks a lot for the advice!

    .empyrean. - Yeah, I'm working my way up to full anatomy studies right now, I want to make sure I have the bread and butter of proportions solid before I move on too heavily, but I do plan on doing some anatomy studies tomorrow. I did a few color theory studies the other day, but I'm going to keep doing them as well. And while I'm on it, do is Dmotym in our SSG now? If so I'll add his sketchbook.

    Well, I would have had a wip of my cow entry, but unfortunately photoshop hates me and decided to crash many, many hours into the work. And, me being amateur and slightly stupid, saved none of it along the way, so I lost the whole project. A shame, because I liked the way it was coming out, but I learned my lesson. I will save VERY often! Also, I began downloading the trial version of PS CS5, to try it out so I can buy it if I like it. I'm looking forward to that. Anyway, I didn't do anymore today after the crash, but I'll post some of the Loomis Mannikins I did last night. They're not spectacular, but they were good practice. Oh, and I read some pages from Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy, I will read more and do some studies from it tomorrow.
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    Well, I really couldn't get much done today, got busy for part of the day and then sporadically got a new tattoo. So not only do you get some anatomy studies (My first) but you also get a picture of a tattoo!
    Last edited by HolsterDraw; October 25th, 2010 at 09:22 AM.
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    Sorry for not posting yet!

    Yeah, I guess I'm in this ssg. we seem to be on the same page art wise. Think we should both do more finished works!

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    DemoTyme: I wouldn't say we're on the same page, I think your skills are above mine, especially with the pencil. Looking at your sketches, though, I'm gonna assume you've been reading the same book I have.

    Well, did a lot of anatomy study today. Reading from Constructive Anatomy by Bridgman. It's a very good book once you understand the layout. I feel like I'm really learning and retaining a lot of information. In the book I've gotten to the section about arms, but I did personal observation of the torso as well. I can visually identify a lot of the muscles already just from reading some Loomis and Bridgman. I figure I'll continue studying anatomy thoroughly until I get through this book at least, I'd like to get through a Loomis book too before I switch focus to something else for a while.
    God and other artists are always a little obscure. - Oscar Wilde

    All art is but imitation of nature. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    Travels - A Sketchbook

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    HolsterDraw, those studies look so much better than the pieces in your first post. Really, keep that up!
    Working on the tablet is good, but working with pencil and paper is sometimes better. You get a better feeling for the material, the process of drawing and drawing itself.

    Max

    PS: That tattoo is frickin' awesome, I like it!

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    .empyrean. Thanks a lot! I've been working really hard every day on my anatomy! I have to work on my lighting and shading next I guess, since it's something I don't ever really get a lot of time to practice. Thanks a lot for the encouragement!

    Thanks a lot. I stayed up too late (Ughhhhh) I'm sure I'll pay for it tomorrow in art time, but oh well, you only get so many opportunities to have fun when you're in the military. Good night, everyone!
    God and other artists are always a little obscure. - Oscar Wilde

    All art is but imitation of nature. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    Please, visit my sketchook! I'm always interested in advice!
    Travels - A Sketchbook

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    Sorry, hope that you don't think I was being facetious. I do think your good, just need to learn where the muscle are, where the hinge, and draw them in as many positions you can. That's what I'm trying to do anyway.

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    @Demotyme - I didn't think you were being facetious at all. You're right, that's why I've been doing so much anatomy lately. All my spare time is spent sleeping or studying lately.

    Well, I didn't post anything last night, but I did do some anatomy. Was kind of a hectic day so I wasn't able to get much done, but here's what I did do.
    Last edited by HolsterDraw; October 27th, 2010 at 10:23 PM.
    God and other artists are always a little obscure. - Oscar Wilde

    All art is but imitation of nature. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    Please, visit my sketchook! I'm always interested in advice!
    Travels - A Sketchbook

    Also, don't forget to drop by my fellow Sketchbook Support Group artist's pages!
    .empyrean.'s Sketchbook
    SigonWulf's Sketchbook
    Demotyme's Sketchbook

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