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    Oh NOES, not AGAIN!

    Pleaseeee, not another n00b! Oh NOES, not AGAIN!
    ...
    Yep, afraid so. N00b is I. Oh NOES, not AGAIN! Hi. Oh NOES, not AGAIN!

    First things first, though. Since this thread is likely *not* going to be a sight for sore eyes for a few pages, let's give your ears some great music to make up for your eyes' suffering.

    To my own defense I'd like to state that I'd never have dared if my mentor didn't insist that creating a sketchbook was a good idea. If I may quote:
    The first thing you need to do is set up a sketchbook thread in the sketchbook forums. Upload all your recent work.
    So I have to obey... can't lose my guardian, can I? I heard people too embarrassed to post their own work are shot on sight on these forums anyway.

    Okaaaaayyyy, I hear you. I'll shut my nervous mouth and start drawing.

    P.S. Any comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Oh NOES, not AGAIN!

    - Before December 29th 2010: Oh NOES, not AGAIN! Oh NOES, not AGAIN! Oh NOES, not AGAIN! Oh NOES, not AGAIN!


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    *reserved for meeeee*

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    Yesterday's exercises were:
    ~Draw your hand (20-30min)

    ~Draw your self-portrait (20-30min)

    ~Draw a male and female figure from imagination. Do not look at any reference for this. Draw them in any position you want. (20-30 per figure)
    To find me where I stood.

    Here are the results. Took a pic of my hand for reference too. None for my face, though. Firstly because perspective took a holiday on that one as I had a very bad and misrepresenting mirror and secondly because pasting photos of me on the nets is a big pet peeve of mine. Knowing there was no shot in hell I could pull off believable figures, I tried to focus on their proportions according to Andrew Loomis' "Figure art for all it's worth" p. 26 + 27 as I practiced it the other day and made a point of measuring when I finished and took the pic.

    So sorry for the quality of the pictures - took them with my cell phone as I have limited options when at work, unfortunately. When I resized them, I tried to do something with the contrast but it didn't help much. I was already told that I shouldn't draw with anything harder than HB, which is the source of this problem...

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    Today's quickie. No time for more. Fried brain. Pushing 40 hours with just 4 hours of constantly.interrupted.sleep spoils the fun considerably.

    Tried mechanical pencil and liked.

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    Loomis for me today, an assignment from my mentor. Hope to do more, but glad I managed anything with how things were today at work.

    Still, the night is young and I'm sure I won't get a wink of sleep, so there will be a lot of time to draw more.

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    Hello there! Looks like you might already know about Loomis, keep on studying as it's sure to help you improve quickly. Personally, I find if I do a page of doodles after doing a page of studying, it helps me see how much I'm absorbing from what I'm learning, but anyways

    Hope to see more soon and keep up the good work.
    - Sketchbook - Society6 - Etsy
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    Hi there. Good start. Relax, relax and keep drawing. Try to draw the forms and not the outline, also forgot about the minor details such as eyelashes, etc.

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    I'm afraid I might be at war... with my pencils. Oh NOES, not AGAIN! Imagine the horror: they refuse to get on the paper what I want them to. They openly mock me! THE NERVE! Oh NOES, not AGAIN!

    Anyway, despite their fervor I managed to finish the assignments I've been given by my mentor.

    -Read pages 1-24 “Fun With a Pencil”. Copy drawings from pages 12 and 14-24.
    -Using this method, draw 10 heads from imagination.
    -Draw the sphere diagram at the top left of page 21 a couple times. Draw through the form. Try to feel the sphere and draw it from different angles.
    Now on to Kalin's challenge, haha

    Thoughts, scolding, crits and support appreciated, always. Oh NOES, not AGAIN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naidy View Post
    Hello there! Looks like you might already know about Loomis, keep on studying as it's sure to help you improve quickly. Personally, I find if I do a page of doodles after doing a page of studying, it helps me see how much I'm absorbing from what I'm learning, but anyways

    Hope to see more soon and keep up the good work.
    Hi, Naidy, and thanks for stopping in my newb sketchbook and thanks for the tip. It actually makes sense, hm... I'll see how that works for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by pixel cheetah View Post
    Hi there. Good start. Relax, relax and keep drawing. Try to draw the forms and not the outline, also forgot about the minor details such as eyelashes, etc.
    I'm still rather trying to see the forms first and not the outline, but I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Quick Loomis this evening still, before I hit the hay.

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    Looks like you're working hard to master faces, I'm considering doing some face angle studies myself later- your last post just reminded me. xD
    Keep up the good work!
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    Yeah, well, I had to start somewhere. May not be the easiest start, but it's a start.

    Thanks for stopping by again, Naidy.

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    Heyaaaa, guess what?! MOAR Loomis today. Oh NOES, not AGAIN!

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    Bad day today... so just a little something I tried to get to feel form as my mentor says.

    Your still focusing on the outline. When you draw think of the center of the object. When you draw the circle draw through the form. So if this was a 3D object imagine your pencil going around the entire form. Get a small ball and feel the entire ball. Be able to visualize the ball with lines going all around it. Put rubber bands on the ball and be able to see the entire rubber band without turning the ball. Draw the ball and draw the rubber bands all the way around the form, remember sit in one spot and visualize the bands wrapping around the form.
    Still at a total loss though.

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    Good to see you're still working hard mate, keep it up!
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