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    SpectreX's road to nirvana

    As drawing is a soothing experience for me I thought that 'Road to nirvana' was a great title for my sketchbook.
    Relatively new to drawing I can definitely use comments and critique, as long as it is helpful.

    It's not the destination it's the journey.


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    oh I get to say welcome I hope u will enjoy your experience on this forum with all wonderful people within it.

    I see you've begun in the right direction, Loomis is great at what he does, teaching art. I cant say I have read it all, but I read some bits there and some there you know.

    Cant really give any tips right now rather than draw alot! from Loomis, from photos and from life. If you upload more I will try to be at the help that I can. I am also pretty new to art so I know it really help to have another pair of eyes watching your progress.

    I hope you upload more soon and Ill be around if u need me. Take care

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    Thank you! ^^
    I'm trying to practice as much as I can
    Can be difficult at times with my job (developer, lots of deadlines :p )

    Help me improve, critiques and criticism are welcome:
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    no problem m8. work takes time, so as school for me. You just have to find time post more. cheers
    Cheers/ your friend PMB

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    Welcome to the SB section , please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times!
    As PaintMyBrain said, just draw a lot. One thing I like to tell people just starting is that its a long process, with some frustration here and there, but man will you be happy in the end .
    For tips, I say focus on the basics, which are proportions, form, learning how to see as an artist ... you might want to check out "Drawing on the right side of the brain"
    http://www.amazon.com/New-Drawing-Ri.../dp/0874774241

    and ... good luck!

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    Nice to see you've started a sketchbook here

    The only tips i can give you is try to update it frequently and be a bit active in the community. Try to find a lot of masters to study, they'll help you understand forms, but you need to be aware that when you do those studies, you are already looking at a specific style of a person. So for every study you do, do as many life studies as well (i never did much of those in the past because i found them boring, but really try to make them fun and enjoyable for you, because you'll learn a lot from it.)

    Good luck

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    Loomis is a great starting place. You might want to look into bridgman too. Keep posting.

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    @alamed: Thank you I'll check out that book.

    @Lav: Thank you for the tips! I was planning on practicing with photos as a ref.

    @TacoMeat: I'll take a look at Bridgeman.

    Update Time:
    Little studies I did yesterday. A little problem with the last one (Sketchover appreciated!

    Help me improve, critiques and criticism are welcome:
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    good and your really going the right way that last one got too short arms I believe. Otherwise just keep posting and dont forget to have fun!
    Cheers/ your friend PMB

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    Hi, try to do some basic figure (cube, cylinder, ball, etc.) studies and still lifes before you start figures, it will really help you to understand it more easily, jumping straight to anatomy ussualy doesn't help if you won't have the basic skills. life studies + anatomy studies paralel to em are really really powerfull way to improve

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    The first drawing is a study of the basics forms and shadows.
    The second is a study of the body, slightly more advanced than the previous. I'm thinking of taking it a bit slower and drawing more of the basic body studies.

    What do you guys think.

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    The beginning of an art Journey! Im so excited for you. I started about 1 1/2 years ago and its been so thrilling, difficult, emotional, and exciting.

    I wish you all the best in your journey and i hope that we here at CA can continue to give you feedback and support!

    Go and make something amazing out of yourself! you can do it!

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    you are really going in the right direction. Try to some time between all the studies that I believe most of us need to do, to do something totally different. Draw something that you dont think you need to but that will be fun for you. You learn from every line you do, believe me. Whatever you are drawing you will learn something.

    You could also work a bit with rendering lightning/shadows, make a ball with as smooth values as you can do and some bricks maybe like youve done a bit up.

    take care
    Cheers/ your friend PMB

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    Like everyone else said, you've started in the right direction. However you should try and avoid loomis when first starting out, he doesn't really teach you the real basics. Try and get glen vilppu's stuff. One of the best teachers ever. I'd even recommend "The Figure: The Classic Approach to Drawing & Construction" by Walt Reed, better than loomis in alot of ways actually. His techniques are more sound. But for some reason Loomis is more popular around here.

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    After losing track I'm back on this road Still got a long way to go though
    Last edited by SpectreX; July 18th, 2011 at 08:31 AM.

    Help me improve, critiques and criticism are welcome:
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