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    The Journey of a Rookie to Pro Artist

    Hello everyone
    I've been looking at everyones sketchbooks for too long now
    and thought now is the time to make my own.
    I'm from the UK and currently studying Games Development at College.
    Im applying for animation courses this year at university and hopefully I'll be able to upload to this thread on a daily basis with some feedback.

    I'm following the 'Figure Drawing - Design and Invention' book so i copied some images from there. Also did a few Posemaniac gestures and copied a eye/ear/lips from my anatomy book

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    Good start! Some of the arms look short but the eye and ear look solid. Keep them coming!

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    Thanks for commenting

    Copied two images of arm muscle from my anatomy book
    and did some doodling lol

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    Having ago at digital painting

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    Critiques, Comments and Advice needed

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    Trying a pear this time

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    Hi, I have a few comments.

    About the ear and mouth in you first study, I think we worked on it for a bit but I'm not quite sure, you have "line art" for the ear and lips, but real life ears and lips dosn't have lines defining them, it's the blocks of values of light and shadow that define the shapes.

    About the banana and the pear - no banana's colors will be only yellow, bright yellow and greenish yellow, there are so many hues reflecting on every object, every object is colorful. Try to see the "hidden" colors.
    "hidden"= your brain tricks you because you know banana is yellow, but it's not that simple

    Be great!

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    Drawing gestures on graphics tablet came out worse than using paper and pencil lol
    Hopefully i'll upload some studies tomorrow


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    Some studies
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    Looking good Blackops, keep up the grind :]!

    Gestures are great - try to lay down one line that defines the pose and captures the energy, then if you have time, constructing the forms around that gestural mark will preserve the life of the pose.

    Nice work starting with the digital painting too, I'm just getting in that myself. Try giving this thread a look, the advice is really helpful and the images inspirational - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=107217.

    With things like your final study, the hand, try to think about the 'shapes/forms' that the hand is made up of. You can be less concerned with the vascular system, and more focussed on how the palm may be like a box if you were to simplify the planes - George Bridgman studies will help this learning.

    Hope that helps!

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    I agree with Meaisin,

    Don't go into too much detail at this stage, just keep working on life drawing. draw whatever you can. a can on your desk, ipod, computer mouse, door, whatever! to help you see values a bit simpler cross your eyes a tiny bit, detail will go, but you cans till see the forms you need to draw. don't get tied down drawing detail yet!

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    @Meaisin Thanks for the digital painting link, Im finding painting apples hard because
    theres so many values and im only a noob painter lol

    @BHCS Thanks for the advice, thats what ive ended up doing in this post because I didnt know what to upload

    Dropping some quick sketches on the thread

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    At college from 1pm to 8pm today
    so not much art done because I didnt get home till after 9 and was tired

    So quickly did some 30 second gestures

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    Looking good man, I appreciate the fluidity of your gestural studies. Keep it up!


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