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    Quote Originally Posted by ji-li View Post
    ThabisoMhlaba: yea it's been like two years since I did figure drawing with an instructor, it's free in our school, but cause of my work schedule I don't get to go to the free life drawing sessions anymore ;-; But I think at the time I did it, I remember the teacher showing me how to draw lightly then.
    But I try to practice off posemaniacs and other gesture practice sites when I can.
    I think also I been thrown off track cause last year got into an incident where both my hands were injured so I stopped drawing all year for recovery and had to get used to using my hands in general again starting last December.
    As for how I hold my pencil, I think I change around with it at times, I use the violin bow grip sometimes (also I was an actual violinist for 8 yrs so I kinda feel that isn't exactly a violin bow grip lol. )
    thank you for all your advice and thanks for welcoming me here and coming to my sketchbook
    Yeah no problem. I've never played violin so I'll trust you on that. I always call it the underhand grip. =D.

    A good way to help that line control also is to draw with things that don't let you erase. or that look terrible if you erase. Charcoal and Pen. You'll feel bad for a while when you're drawing things and you mess up a line and have to live with it.


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    Draw fast, a lot and dont look at details at the start. Good luck.

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    oh haha ew I don't like pens x.x for either drawing or writing, but I'll try to do some of that next time.

    Here some anatomy studies, today, I work on the arm some.
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    Good stuff! I am a beginner so i can relate. What i will say (not that i have room to talk, but i'm another pair of eyes) is that many proportions are wrong. Feet and heads too big, and legs too short. Even in this drawing above, the below muscular drawing looks good. But above, the forearm and even upper arm are much to short. The hand should start at the end of the below drawing.

    It's a long, long process so I understand what you're going through!
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    haha yea my proportions are horrible x.x;;
    I'm gonna try to get better at that soon as I can though.

    loomis studies, attempt at drawing my bf and me using photo ref...., and random reffed poses in 30 seconds, 1 min, 2 min, and 5 min time limits.
    Sorry for horrible quality... but if I do some serious shading studies I'll try to scan it either partially with my scanner on a weekend when I see daylight at home or find a way to get in the scan lab at school... so it can be seen in better quality then the studies I'm doing now.
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    anatomy study and shading practice.
    Sorry for weird stuff showing from back of the page, I draw during work = using scrap paper to draw on LOL (I am a math tutor so I always carry around scrap paper that I get from work)
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    gesture studies before bed.
    Used photoshop and tablet cause it's easier for me then trying to hold my sketchbook to the camera for each page if I did it by hand >.>
    besides easier to see
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    Nice studies. Just remember : you need to practice allot each subject you study, for example, you draw the arm but believe me in one week you would not remember most of what you learned. Choose one subject, practice it allot for at least 2 weeks (you can also draw other things), an after that keep practicing it regularly.

    Also when you copy a study from a book, try drawing it a second time without the reference, it will help you to see and understand things you didn't remark.

    I'm also NOT with the quick studies, when your learn any discipline that requires precision, you begin in slow motion, step by step,learning the basics to build on it, like for dance. Don't be obsessed with the speed, take your time, it's one of the things that gave me a huge boost when I understood it.

    Keep practicing, you'll surly progress.
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    Great advice, Geek, thanks, that will help me too.

    And great studies, Ji-li. Keep rockin'.
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    alright will try to do that

    might not be drawing much for a while though >< programming classes getting difficult cause we're past middle of the term.
    :p so here are drawings I do during work, the only time if I am not stuck with tutoring, that I draw. My students took a test today so I drew while they were testing ^^
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    I been a bit busy with school but I do still draw when I can
    here are some studies I did during the math classese I sit in as a tutor (cause I can't do anything when they take tests >.> lol )

    I been drawing out of the book:
    "ANATOMY: A Complete Guide for Artists" by Joseph Sheppard
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    Not much today, programming projects getting heavy on me. Teachers are rushing and it's just not cool D:
    But I always get to draw during math tutoring classes some

    anyways studies, um...trying to draw my cup, and a cookie partially reffed, and partially imagination. (Cookie + Pi represents me and my bf's love)
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    I drew yesterday but passed out last night, also leading to me actually waking up early today so I'm scanning now yesterday's stuff

    studies again and I drew flowers from refs and drew the necklace my bf modeled for me in soft image/ zbrush
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    Studies from yesterday and today
    started looking at vilppu too

    sorry for cut drawings, sketchbook doesn't fit in scanner x.x
    x.x my proportions and anatomy always so off, I need to get better!
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    you are getting better, i can defenitely see it! just keep doing what you are doing

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