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    Prophet's Sketchbook

    After being deeply inspired by MindCandyMan's thread and connecting with other artists on awesome sites like this one and InkSteak, I've decided to pick my CA.org sketchbook up once more. I've brought myself back to drawing a little every day, and hopefully I'll be pushing myself further as time marches on.

    I will be updating this sketchbook as often as I can manage, and I always welcome any honest critiques and advice to help steer me in towards improvement - so please feel free to leave a comment!

    Last edited by Prophet; October 9th, 2012 at 04:08 AM. Reason: Latest Update
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    Looks like something off Borderlands! Amazing
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    Sweet~ I love how you drew that eye~ Totally looking forward to more Keep it up~!
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    The skulls look great, along with the profile portrait. Would love to see more studies and stuff from imagination!
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    Hey there!
    Sweet start,I like the stuff from imagination,nothing to crit yet!
    Keep it up!
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    Moooo..

    Hey guys, just a little update to get my sketchbook back on track.. the sketch of the dancer was drawn from observation, and the rest is from imagination (or rather, just mindless doodling). All of these were drawn with a generic ballpoint pen.
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    I've been trying to work on improving my gestures and figure drawing. I'm currently working through a couple of figure drawing books, and I'm finding them incredibly helpful.

    All of these drawings are done in ballpoint, except for the fighter. The fighter drawing was done in 2B graphite just before the dancer, but I figured I'd share it anyway.
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    Both drawings from the same reference image.. one closeup, and one figure. Having a lot of trouble with value, especially on how to portray black clothing - and in general, I guess.

    I got really frustrated with the closeup face once I realized I was focusing on one area for too long, and how awful it looked in comparison. Must remember to work from large to small..
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    Self portrait and some gestures.. I had a lot of trouble with the other eye in the self portrait; I must have redrawn it 30 times and nothing looked right. In the end I just gave up because my legs were going numb from uncomfortably sitting on the floor.

    The gestures on the Goodwill card are quick studies of customers from work - I don't really know why I crossed out the address, because it isn't to the store I work at. Whatever, the drawings are what matter anyway.

    Portrait in generic 2B pencil, gestures in ballpoint.
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    I would have updated yesterday, but I got into a car accident and was too exhausted to even pick up a pencil after getting home.

    Spoiler alert: getting in accidents sucks.

    So, for today's update.. a couple of sketches of myself making some pretty stupid faces, a lot of gestures of one of my cats cleaning himself, and some doodles from imagination - all done in a mix of 2H, 2B and 6B graphite.
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    Just a little update - all drawings from imagination.

    I've been doing a lot of self-portraits lately and working through the book "Keys to Drawing," but I wish I was seeing improvement more quickly than I am. I'm feeling pretty discouraged by my drawings, and the heatwave we've been having isn't helping.

    I've realized that I have no idea how to draw clothing properly, so I'm going to focus on that for a little while. I'd really appreciate some advice and critiques to push me in the right direction.
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    Your cat drawings have a lot more life in them then your gestures - mainly because your cat is alive - it shows. Stop deleting posts and work harder.

    Re avatar in other thread. Use a SP - if you don't like it - get better. Silly using someone else's art in an art forum where you're meant to improve. Show us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    Your cat drawings have a lot more life in them then your gestures - mainly because your cat is alive - it shows. Stop deleting posts and work harder.

    Re avatar in other thread. Use a SP - if you don't like it - get better. Silly using someone else's art in an art forum where you're meant to improve. Show us.
    Thanks for your thoughts; I'm trying to do more drawing from life where I can. My old posts were deleted because they were tied to a Photobucket account that I closed and I didn't see a reason to leave empty posts up, but everything new has been uploaded as an attachment so it's not really an issue now.

    As for my avatar, I can't understand why you or Elwell seem to care what I represent my profile with, but I'll take the self portrait idea into consideration for the future.
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