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    tribe's evolution

    Hey all, first year Art student, no formal art training other than playing with a tablet every now and then, and somnu doar fe forums+tutorials.

    The basics right now are lacking or non-existent, so get ready for some "barbaric" drawings for a while, until I get some skill

    EDIT: First attachments are in the next post, moved as I need to place the thread icon here
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    For a first year art student, you're doing incredible. Trust me

    Keep challenging yourself and pushing the materials to their limits. You've got strong core skills.

    I'll check back up on you when I can
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    Practice Practice

    EDIT: Added the pics from the first post here, to make place for the sketchbook thread icon.

    Now back to the usual program

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    OK here we go. Had a drawing class that we have only once every 2 weeks. Got told my drawings kinda suck (not in a demoralizing way, on the contrary, this teacher knows his stuff and knows who can take a sincere crit when needed) and so I need to boost my skills asap.

    I installed 2 practice areas in my house, one in the kitchen one in my room, so I run into them several times each day, and can put in the work. I'm learning charcoal right now, so that's what I wanna focus on first.

    The flower drawing is not nearly finished but the way it was dismissed leads me to believe it has some massive errors of composition or something, only I don't know what they are. Any help here greatly appreciated. Same for any good composition links.

    The other one is 2 stages of what we did in drawing class. After some explanations from the teacher I do believe my lines and my shading / cross-hatching technique are the first problems.

    As such I took some nice CA line exercises and started working them. The star, for line accuracy, and then cross-hatching, trying to get an even tone and not go over the object lines. Any other exercises that help here, especially for charcoal, would be appreciated plenty.

    Also started doing a neat kind of exercise of my own making: the lefthander - pick something up in the left hand, put it up against the wall ans sketch / draw it. Soon you will find that the object gets VERY heavy, forcing you to either grow a stronger left hand, or learn to sketch faster. The game is to get as much detail in as possible, before the object is too heavy to hold. I never knew an apple or a roll of duct tape could get so heavy in just a few minutes
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    My WIP submission to the Creature of the week:

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    ... and some charcoal line exercises. This is actually the first time that I figured out how to get more complex lines from the charcoal. Gonna make a few more today, explore what can be done with it.
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    More charcoal stuff today. Managed to find some pretty out there lines during line practice, and also here's some steps in a still life (WIP)

    So this is how I work right now, please crit if you see any major faults at this point. That still life is about 3 hours in.
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    It looks like you're already developing a skill because you seem to understand the concept of laying foundations down before going into details. Your latest life studies are an example of that. You also demonstrated through your drawings that you understand how to work with contrast and light sources and so far they're looking fantastic. All I can say is to keep practicing with the way you've been doing lately.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SR-5 View Post
    It looks like you're already developing a skill because you seem to understand the concept of laying foundations down before going into details. Your latest life studies are an example of that. You also demonstrated through your drawings that you understand how to work with contrast and light sources and so far they're looking fantastic. All I can say is to keep practicing with the way you've been doing lately.
    Thanks, yeah that's the plan, practice til I get it right

    Here's some older stuff from my queeky.com account. Queeky is a site I highly recommend because it saves the whole animation of your work, not just the final result.

    Note that the fish and the cheapo aliens are on top of a default picture obviously. The goat head I had from reference, but I change the light source position, color and intensity.
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    Here's about 9-10 hours of horse head, compressed charcoal, 50 x 70 cm
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    Another horse skull, 5-6 hours in, not quite finished yet. 100x70 cm compressed charcoal. Now that I see the snapshot that one eye seems a little posessed
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    Horse skull week

    So slowly but surely I think I'm learning a few things, just have to make more of these skulls and it'll be fine

    Compressed charcoal, 70 x 50 cm
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    Couldn't finish this, as the school was closing at 22:00 hours. In any case here they are, the 2 skulls that have been our torturers for the past weeks:
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    Various stuff. Have been particularly lazy these days
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    Got a new tablet! Yay :)

    So the new tablet is here. I'm very very rusty after months of not using one, so yeah, will take some time to get back in gear. On the plus side I think I can see colors much better, what with the practice I got in school and all, mixing real colors.

    Here's a quick practice run I did in Queeky:
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