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    hey man keep up the anatomy and loomis stuff. maybe try doing some full body studies aswell would be awesome! keep it up man


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    This African village was supposed to be an exercise in drawing landscapes, but I had trouble figuring out how big the huts should appear relative to each other (they're all supposed to be the same size, but obviously some would appear larger due to being closer to the viewer).
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    Try working on facial proportions and variety, there are a huge range of facial features- pointy noses, different shaped eyes- different shapes between the features, thin lips and thicker lips. I think overall your work could be improved if you took some time out (more than a couple of hours, preferably) to work on your rendering, just the way you draw your lines etc- try cross-hatching. I don't have much (if any) experience, so feel free to disregard any of this, but one thing that really helped me was reading and doing some studies from Giovanni Civardi - Drawing Portraits Faces And Figures. I think you can get a PDF online for free, just do some googling. Keep trying to improve your work each time, and keep changing/fixing the mistakes you are making.

    One last thing- don't be too quick to stylize- try and look carefully at your work and compare it to the things you are referencing from when doing some studies, the more realistic/accurate you try and make your work the more you will learn.

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    Just a portrait I did for fun a couple of hours ago...
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    by the way, for shading I typically start with a 2H, and work my way darker, up to about a 6B.

    I dislike mechanical pencils because when you work them long enough, part of the point gets really blunt, and you get a very sharp point on the end which will cut the paper if you're not careful. Plus it's usually a darker stroke since it's an extremely fine point. I do want to try that new pencil where when you lift the pencil, it rotates the graphite so you never get that sharp part of the point.

    As for brands, Staedtler Mars, Windsor-Newton, Kimberly, Derwent - they all work. There's others that are good too though. I sometimes cross brands, but dont forget that a 2B from Kimberly and a 2B from Derwent (or any brand) might not and probably won't be the exact same shade.
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    ^ Usually I do the initial linework with an HB, render the basic skin tone with a 2B, shade the skin with a 4B, and then render hair with a 6B. I don't usually use pencils harder than HB as I almost always find myself scarring the paper with them.
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    Unfortunately right now I'm in a place that doesn't have a scanner, and my computer monitor back at home is really screwed up (I should be getting a new monitor later today), so I can't upload anything right now, but I will tell you guys what's coming up:

    1. More human arm and leg studies

    2. A few female human facial studies

    3. A couple of T. Rex studies (one head and one arm)
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    The first one was done Monday, but the other two were done yesterday...
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    hey, nice works so far. just try to practise heads and anatomy with guys like george bridgman and loomis ( a few things to download )

    keep it up! practise, practise, practise! :>
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    your sketchbook made me want to draw a dinosaur today, so thanks for the cool inspiration!
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    Hey, thanks for stopping by on my sketchbook. Keep practicing your anatomy and pay attention to proportions (Loomis does a great job of breaking the body down).

    Otherwise I like your stuff, it's interesting to look at.
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    To be honest, right now I'm feeling a little discouraged. People keep telling me to practice what they call structural drawing, but I don't know what that's supposed to look like. Is that the kind of drawing that involves lots of boxes in perspective?
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    "A structural drawing, a type of technical drawing, shows information about architectural foundations, roof, or other structural details." from wikipedia

    if they dont mean architectural design, i think they mean anatomical structure of bodyparts and the whole body... just an idea
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    Tell you what always give me a kick when im feeling down about work is just look at lots of super amazing work. it shows you what can be done, and makes you want to get back on the horse. remember this is supposed to be fun, not a chore. i always fucking hated that put everything in a box way of drawing. its hard, boring and looks poo. i mean, important to understand vanishing points, buttheres a limit. maybe look up Craig Mullins or Maciej Kuciara, they have a lovely loose way of working that is the absolute shit, I think. Or James Jean, he's a master.
    and If you want some really good advice, talk to DarkEyes, hes a wise man and knows a lot about the ups and downs of it. check out his daily speed pose thread.
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    Hey Brandon, thanks for stopping by I see you're into anatomy studies recently ... one thing I can recommend to get a feeling for correct proportions is to stick with these dynamic stick figures you are already drawing. Its easier to focus on the length of each extremity while not having to worry about details ... besides that you can still do studies on certain bodyparts as a whole.
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