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    E's sketchbook

    Hello conceptart.org artists.

    I'm just new here, and I actually found this site because of a link to a thread of a guy that was drawing stuff everyday, posting it here, and getting some critiques on his work. I also noted his tremendous pace of advancement.

    So I figured, I would also like to try this, as I need to acquire fairly good drawing ability in quite a short amount of time. Of course, as with all arts, one can only progress as much as you practice, but I'm going to be doing my best to add sketches/digital paintings as often as I can, in hope of some helpful critique, and hopefully within a fair amount of time, I'll begin to see some improvement.

    Of course once I've acquired a better confidence in my drawing abilities, I'd be glad to return the favour and critique other peoples' works.



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    And here is a sketch of a mercenary that just got assigned a contract to off himself. Name:  MercSketch.jpg
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    Here is a quick top view sketchup that i did of a spaceFighter ship concept. Name:  stingerSketch.jpg
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    And here are a few silhouettes I came up with to create a cool concept for a carrier class spaceship. Name:  silhouetteSketch.jpg
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    and finally for today I'm putting up the photoshop reworked silhouettes.
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    Thanks for caring if you do guys.

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    nearly forgot this.

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    starting a sketchbook is always a step in the right direction, now you just gotta make sure you practice the right things.

    the thing you need to do is STUDIES. don't draw from imagination, because you'll just be reinforcing some very bad habits you've got and never advance. you have to learn how to draw the right way first before you can get creative. that'll take time, even if you're dedicated. i'm talking about a year. there simply is no quick way.

    i'd recommend getting a book by andrew loomis (fun with a pencil is a good beginner's book) and working through that. try to understand the way he draws, and how he builds up his drawings from simple lines, shapes, and primitive shapes. stick to pencil and watch your lines - they should be smooth and clear instead of scratchy

    hope that'll get you started, what you need to do now is practice practice practice. always draw from reference - from real life if you can, photos/internet if you cant

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    thanks for the response neonDuck, I'll take that into account

    but I've had a look for Loomis' books on a local site (I'm south african) and they are only getting stock in like June. ><

    any other recommendations that I could work through while I see if I can get some of Loomis' books elsewhere?

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    many thanks deadlyhamster

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    quick question : I noticed these Loomis books are like almost a century old... Any particular reason why EVERYONE refers to these as a good starting point? They must be freakin amazing?

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    Darxx, Those books are freakin amazing... Loomis has a lot influence on artist because almost every beginner studied at least on book of him. Its the best manuel to use for a beginner

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    Helloo again conceptart.com artists.

    So for today I drew up two drawings, attempting to practice creature drawing and anatomy.. The person whos drawings I used as inspiration for this can be found on deviantArt here http://daveigo.deviantart.com/

    In no way think that I'm trying to steal an awesome artists thunder, just really like his style, and think that I can learn alot from it.

    Please do feel free to tell me what I'm doing wrong/need to work on?
    Thank you

    The first, a dragon with some really nice textures on it, feathers, scales, bumps and all... To see those really nice textures... Go look at the original artist. Lol

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    And second, an incomplete alien head, incomplete simply because I got angry with it because original artist's looked sooooo much better than mine.

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    try to make some contrast in your shadings, you can do that with using different pencils. I use 2h, HB and 2B. I think you are only using a H2.

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    Was using a 3H and a B pencil, but I think I'm not quite comfortable enough with using pressure to do shading nicely.. But I'll try get more shades, and practice more variation in my shading.

    Again, thanks so much for the advice deadly hamster.

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    As some people before said, start with studies. Even try to learn how to use basic shapes for more advanced drawings. If you practice the fundamentals, you will even learn how to draw shadows and which values you can use

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    doing so valyavande

    currently working through Andrew Loomis' "Figure for all it's worth" book..
    But at the same time, I don't think drawing things often can hurt, even if it's just to train my hand to be more agile with a pencil

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    sorry for posting so much crappy work guys, just really would like to keep alot of this stuff here for the sake of being able to observe my progress in a nice linear fashion.

    Also hopefully, if I get somewhere later in time, it might help other people to see how sketchy my drawings are now.

    And so I give you some really messy not so correct mannequins for weight/perspective/proportion practice that I was working on. And am still working on... And will probably be working on forever.

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    And here's a quick apple painting.

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    spaceship concept painting I did at 3D school

    please feel free to crit me hard

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    future car/space ship in perspective. not perfect, but practicing can only help



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    Just a few gesture sketches. Gonna try do more of these everyday, because they really seem to be helping me, along with the loomis book.

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    Try doing more fully rendered studies. It will help you alot

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    Thanks pete, I'll look up some shading theory and give it a proper go.

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    So here's my first study... I think. Upper leg study. Not really good, or very apprehensive, but I'll put some more into it I think.

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    and yesterdays gesture drawings.

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    Hello there, I can see that you are doing some studies already, well. It will serve you good Try making your images a little smaller, when you post in the future. It will make your sketchbook more readable. As far I can see you are on the right path, so draw, draw, and draw. Wish you luck. Cheers

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    oh are they too large? sorry, I have a pretty wide screen and zoom out with explorer so everything's scaled down, and I didn't notice. I'll be sure to remember in future.

    but thanks for the support ramalooke, I'll keep on keepin on

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    might want to try this instead of posemaniacs. You're on the right track, keep going!

    sketchbook blog tumblr

    The key to getting better at anything is to do it a lot.
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    male torso study

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertical View Post
    might want to try this instead of posemaniacs. You're on the right track, keep going!

    oh wow this is so much nicer than posemaniacs because there are clothed models in addition to the nudes.

    lovely.

    thanks so much for the link Vertical. I'll give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuraForsethj View Post
    There are definitely a number of particulars like that to take into consideration.
    I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by particulars Eura?

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