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    Talis--> Go HARD or go HOME [-My Journal-]

    Welcome to my Dump!
    Who am I: Talis... Talisker is an Island Single Malt Scotch whisky produced by the Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Scotland; the only distillery on the Isle of Skye. The distillery is operated by United Distillers and Vintners for Diageo, and is marketed as part of their Classic Malts series. The brand is sold as a premium whisky...

    I decided to join this community after lurking here for quite a while. I decided that this will be the path I walk. I already have come a long way by making the choice to start a sketchbook and to be serious about art, but there is alot more to sort out. and as I go it gets more addictive, exciting, frustrating and blasting! I want to improve myself and study the critics that I get in order to develop, but also improve myself on my analytical visions by trying to contribute here with my own comments.

    Lets get busy!

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    Hello there! First of all a merry xmas. (better late than never!). Hope you all got stuffed with loads of food, just like me!
    Today i scanned some drawings from my sketchbook. These vary from around summer this year till now! So this update should show my current skillevel. Sorry for the darkish scans, but im quite new to all this.

    Some impressions on anatomy studies (some might recognize em from Simblets book, not the anatomy one)

    the results of the above studies:
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    great start to a sketchbook, you have taken the first step towards your dream.

    Keep on posting, and the best bit of advice you will get from anyone on here if you want to improve is to draw AS MUCH as possible. If you draw enough you will improve so try to stay positive about the learning process.

    Hopefully this page is the first of many, good luck!

    As a crit I would suggest trying to make your lines less "whispy" and more solid. Work on trying to be bolder with the way you hold the pencil and the lines you draw. Eliminating the sketchiness of drawings is a good place to start I think for many people.
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    Great start. I agree with what thomas said, try making longer, more flowing lines. Also keep an eye on the porportions. Hope to see more soon.
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    Hello there, it always takes allot of courage to start a sketchbook on this site so the hardest part is done and dusted.
    Apologies if you've already heard of him, but I've got two links to Loomis's books on figure drawing and drawing the hands and head. They've come in very usefull for me.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/255814/And...Figure-Drawing

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/501782/And...Head-and-Hands

    Keep up the good work, mate. Hope to see more soon.
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    Hi there! I woke up today and started sketching immediatly. I almost went ko at 14:00 when i found out i didn`t even ate yet, haha!

    @ThomasM: thanks for replying man. I wonder do you have an example of how "clean" lines should look like? Because I actually don`t really have an idea. Also i`m sketching with some really bad quality pencils. Wood breaking off the pencil etc. I know it should be done with any kind of material u get, but it might be more comfortable to buy some new pencils first

    @Fantasyart: Thanks! I should be watching the proportions, it`s hard tough! tried to make it up today, check out below

    @Naidy: Thanks for giving me the links to Loomis. I did heard of him, but at the moment I`m learning a bit about proportions and anatomy from Riven Phoenix and the anatomy book from my mom (she`s a doctor). I`m afraid that i get lost somewhere if i dive into too many different approaches.

    today`s wakeup session


    Tought i should try some sketching with a ballpen since my pencils are seriously not nice to work with
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    Hello. The lines are much better. Keep the drawing going!
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    Hi again Talis,

    When I say "cleaner" lines and less "sketchy" I mean that rather than stroking in very soft feathery strokes to make up a line (as every beginner tends to do because of a lack of confidence), instead try and be as bold as possible. Really try and get the line down in one sweeping movement rather than many.

    When you are drawing, to avoid this "feathery" look attempt to draw from your elbow. Sweeping movements across the page without bending your wrist too much. Drawing from the wrist and keeping your arm still is probably why you are getting those sketchy lines.

    If you get the chance to observe someone who has been drawing for a long time you can see they keep their wrist and hand fairly motionless and instead their whole arm moves in sweeping motions.

    I hope that helps you - its certainly helped me when I started out.
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    Thanks Thomas for the info. I was shocked to discover that I was indeed drawing with my wrist. It`s kind of a mental thing indeed. I tried to work that way with a little piece I made today with some experimenting with conte.

    Here is a little something I made today, inspired by the following text wich I think is very powerfull:
    People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true.

    That`s how they define reality
    But what does it mean to be "correct" or "true"
    Merely vague concepts... Their reality may all be a mirage.

    Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?
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    Newyear adrenaline!

    Hi all! First of all a happy newyear, and may everyone draw like a madman!

    I`m working hard to get my lines a bit stronger. I find it very difficult tough, so to practice I wanted to create an impression and capture a moment. while tring to hold my pencil in alot of different ways. I didn`t really know what i was doing, but I had alot of fun with this!

    These are some quick sketches to capture a bit of emotion.

    A light study in a midsummer afternoon from the backalley`s of Barcalona. I might convert this one into a painting.


    Some slower studies as a result of the first three images above. Trying to capture a bit of emotion in a deeper and more detailed way. its fucking hard!!!

    two acrylics I made this weekend.

    I see alot of you guys drawing in watercolors sketchbooks. I immediately fell in love with the style. I want to try that out really bad! I was wondering what the technique is like? Is there any way to find out about this?

    Thanks!
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    What a wonderfull day.
    I decided to redo an old painting to measure my progress.

    The first painting is dated from february this year, and the second one i redid today. tried to add some character to the painting by playing around with some nice autumn colors. Both done in acrylics.

    I also did a portraiture from a photo, and a concept wich represents an event that occured in my life a couple of years ago.

    My father gave me a starterset with oils for christmas. Im very excited about this. Stay tuned for my first oil painting wich will probably tomorrow and some anatomy studies!
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    i'm an amateur so I cannot post critique, but I can say; keep going! draw as much as possible!
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    One year ago, here is where my journey continues! Changed my introduction post, set a new goal! and lets get busy

    Starting off with some basic color theory, atmospheric perspective. The first ones are really crappy, but hey... i got the idea
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