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    Stormslegacy's Domain

    Here's my little sketchbook/gallery area =3 I'm 24 years old, and mostly self-taught. I took Art 101 at the local college, but didn't have the chance to go any further. I read a lot of books on structure, anatomy, drawing, lighting etc and am always happy to hear recommendations! Constructive crit is also very welcome.

    My favorite subjects are animals. I do art in the anthro community as well, so there will probably be some updates with 'furry" work as well. Lately a lot of my drawings are of dogs--I'm a little dog-obsessed and also have access to a local dog park to take photos and draw =3

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    The fox is from 2013, I wanted to change the thumbnail for the post.

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    More Sketches!

    The dog is of an animal I had photographed at the local dog park. I looked over all the pics and chose a pose I thought would reflect his personality. I'm not quite happy with it, I think there would be more energy if I lifted the back rear leg and had him on one foot which is not an uncommon pose in excited dogs even if it looks strange =3

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    gestures

    I've been getting too tight and over-worked in my sketches so spent the past few days doing doggie gestures, here's my two favorite pages

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    The dogs are beautiful! I also love the background of the first piece.
    You seem to draw dogs so easily, they look like they are leaping off the page.

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    Figure Work

    Got a new book about drawing figures for my birthday "Figure Drawing: Design and Invention" so have been practicing my anatomy and my gestures. It's really improved my figurework, particularly without a model! I'm only on page 25 and it's really given me a boost of confidence. Here is a couple sketches made while I was out today, I was trying to come up with some nice pin-up poses for a project I'm working on.

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    Stormslegacy .. your art story is very similer to mine.. well exactly like mine expect i love cats

    if u do love to draw more of this subject (dogs) i recommend to u 2 books..

    - this if u want to draw step by step (beginner)
    http://www.amazon.com/Draw-50-Dogs-L...0070104&sr=8-1
    - this if u want to draw realistic dogs (advanced)
    http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Made-E...0070104&sr=8-2

    i saw them in a library and its all about dogs...

    by the way i liked a drawing that u made a horse-man .. like top part is a horse and rest is human.. i hope u go on with this.. u this is kinda of fantasy art... its lovely

    i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=203429

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    Thank you for your encouragement Rain, I hadn't seen the second book, I'll have to order it in my next amazon purchase =3 I love the first one, when I was a kid his books inspired me. They set me back a little bit (I'm not sure now, looking back, it's the best book for a true-blue beginner to start with) but I loved his drawings.

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    WIPs

    The WIP's watercolor illustrations for a character sheet I'm working on, and the sketch is the best from a batch I had done.

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    More Sketchwork

    Had some time for sketching, trying to come up with poses for a quickie wolf painting. I LOVE the dancing coyote on the left-hand side I think I will develop in further. The leaping wolf is nice too but needs a bit of anatomy work.

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    Keep doing the gestures and referenced work. It will pay off in the end

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    Thank you RyerOrdStar, I will definitely take that advice! BTW I LOVE the malinois in your avatar

    Here's a painting I finished recently, titled "Waterwolf." I'm not confident enough in the composition to post it elsewhere, I'm a bit intimidated by all the awesome on this site. I've been trying to loosen up with poses while trying to keep an eye on anatomy. I also experimented with lighting since I'm in the midst of Gurney's book on the subject (OMG SO GOOD)

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    Posted this into the critique center so i could get critique but I am fairly proud of it so am sticking it here too =3

    The pose for the zebra was challenging, I doodled in my sketchbook until I came out with a suitably dynamic pose. I wish I had used a differet paper though, I feel that may be responsible for a little bit of the muddiness of the color.

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    Hi!

    You do nice wolfs and dogs, they look amazing.

    The humans you draw are also good, but need a bit of improvement, i feel they're shy and small : ) Try doing more humans, big ones, at different poses and you will sure get better. The guys around here recomended me Andrew Loomis books, and i'm also on this journey, maybe you should give it a try, cause you already got talent.

    Keep going

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