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    NSFW (nudity)-Sketches by a mango

    hey all,

    I've dropped some occasional notes on the critique forum and am now ready to show off some stuff. In the first couple post I'm going to be dumping some of my old stuff. But after this point forward I have vowed to get more serious with art! I will practice and study the basics in order to improve my foundation.

    Anyway, here it goes.

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    another batch.

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    Ref here. But I wasn't really trying to copy it completely, just get some inspiration.

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    ref from here

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    Just some figure drawing pictures. All done with pencil and ballpoint pen.

    The last one is actually a drawing of a statue I found in some stock. I messed up the right side of her face XD but I kinda like it otherwise. Ref found here.

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    heeey, thanks for dropping by my sketchbook.

    It's good that you are getting serious about your work, so congrats on that.

    You got some good imaginative stuff, I think it would help though working from life, or doing some life drawing and gestures to get used to doing people. I know it's sometimes hard to get to life drawing sessions, so this website is pretty useful for practice, http://pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html Theres another one too, and I lost it (which blows cause I was gonna use it too >:/ )

    Anyway, keep rocking this sir.

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    Hey, that's great, it's a big step to decide getting more serious on this. Last year I was in the same point, just thinking on practice and, carry on, whatever people said to me (I'm sorry, that phrase was kinda shitty, english is not my main lenguage). I recommend to you, practice on what I'm mainly practice, that is; Anatomy. First of all, I explore some on shapes, and figure (before get into bones, muscles, etc) and then, that I can undersand some things, I added some anatomy, basic bones and muscles. But I didn't stop practicing shapes and all that, just add some studies without leaving the other ones before, hope you can understand me. Lot of shapes and figure practices, and just the basics, without colors and all that.

    BTW: Good sense of color on the "tattooed" girl, it's very nice!

    Hope that help you, see you around

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    Your last drawing looks like a big improvement. Keep at it!

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    While there are still some anatomy issues to be worked out, I really like your dog sketch!

    Keep up those studies to strengthen your obvious talent.

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    Thank you all for your encouragement and suggestions, I really appreciate it.

    @Pleon: I have started using Pixelovely this week, actually I am going to upload some studies from it tonight. The other one that you're thinking of, is it by any chance http://www.posemaniacs.com/ ?

    @Egg0: I understand what you mean. Begin with basic shape and form before getting to caught up with things like anatomy. And thankyou for the compliment on the tattooed girl, I used to throw too much colour down and now I try to use it more selectively.

    @Kmoeini: Thanks! It's amazing how quick one can improve when they really focus and practice.

    @Star Eater: Thank you! Not that this is an ecuse for bad anatomy but it was actually my first drawing of a dog, ever. SO I was pretty pleased with the end result. I was sort of scared when I started as to how it might turn out. That being said I will try again sometime soon and improve the anatomy.

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    And as promised some more studies. I work full time so at first I wasn't sure when I would have time to practice but a half hour every other day at least really makes a difference and is quite manageable.

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    and for fun, a half finished peacock

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    hey! great start to your sb!
    I can see some improvement in the peacokc drawing. The crosshatching worked really nicely on the feathers.
    I agree with what Pleon said, working from life is very helpful, still lifes are a great way to practice.
    Keep it up!

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    Thanks Voodoo Mama. I think this weekend I will try some still lifes.

    And now some more stuff. The first is an old piece of work that I kind of gave up on followed by some gesture drawings and then a figure study/playing with markers

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    Your work's really coming along nicely I can see a big difference between the last figure drawing pic and the first one you've posted

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    And just a fun little doodle I did on my lunch break.

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    and another doodle I did in pencil and brought home to do with dip pen and green ink. He could probably use some more scales...

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    Hey, thanks for stopping by! As everyones saying you're definitely making great progress so far, keep on studying, Can't wait to see where you go from here!

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    Hey, Thanks for the advice on my Sketchbook. Like others have said u can see the way u are improving. keep up the good fight

    Love, peace, Respect.....

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    Looks like you're working hard! Lookin' good Keep the studies up, more more more!

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    Good to see you've taken the anatomy advices into consideration, it really shows certain improvement, awesome. And that dinosaur is so goddamn adorable!

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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement! It really does help when things getting a little daunting and I'm like "it's too late! I'm too old! Wasting my time!" well..not exactly like that, but you get what I'm saying.

    @Pleon: thanks for checking up. and I'm glad you think the Dino is adorable. He's all fat and squiiishy.

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    Got a little discouraged with this one. Will probably try it again. I'm not sure I like pencil, I might go back to pen. Also, I totally need a bigger sketchbook for figure studies, 8X11 just isn't cutting it. Ref here

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    too old and too late? unless ur 90 .. it isnt too late.. and im glade u started.. u need a year anad half to be good.. and 3 years to be a pro artist... so if u have 3 years left to live.. ur ok

    thanks for stopping by my SB . .

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    hi there, youve got a good start going on in here! i like to see lots of anatomy, and studies when people start their sketchbooks! it means that your taking it seriously, and your not too content with your art at the moment, that is a bold statement! it means you want to progress, and in this corner of the internet is a really great place to do that. so my hats off to you! good luck, and keep working hard!!

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    Good improvement from first to last here, I like. Something that would help, I think, is to concentrate a little more on making solid 3D forms in your roughs. There are some exercises here that would help, even though some of it is directed to beginning animators.

    You might also benefit a bit from this site, especially if you're starting to concentrate on anatomy.

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    @ Rain Walker: Haha, you're right. Just sometimes I get a little discouraged you know? Especially when I read people's bios and they've been at in since 12. Or even yet, I see 16 year old's who have some pretty awesome stuff. But you're right, I am 26 and have plenty of time to improve. And my friend pointed out that as an adult I have the benefit of being more self aware and critical of my work rather than "just doing it one way because that's the way I like to do it"

    @Nickybeats: thanks so much! I really appreciate that.

    @ Neszumi Works: Thanks so much for the resources. I saw you post the shapes tutorial on another thread and had been considering trying it out. Also that anatomy one is great!

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    So the first one is a a portrait of my cousin. I was pretty pleased with at the time but now it seems pretty flat too me. Also? that was the worst paper choice for pencil XD

    The second is some 3D forms studies.. and some kissing robots.

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    I like the bold colours combined with surreal elements in the earliest work you've put up. As for the more recent stuff - the picture of your cousin is good, I recommend doing some more portraits if you get the chance. In regards to it being 'flat'.. this is tricky to critique without knowing what your cousin looks like but try paying attention to the shape of the face and slightly exaggerating the shadows - generally beneath the cheekbones, to the sides of the forehead, around the eyes, under the nose (and in thise case, parts of the hair too).

    Hope you don't mind but here's a paintover to try to show you what I mean.

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    Been awhile but here is some more shape drawing exercises, figure studies and still lifes

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