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    Ellyon's sketchbook-on the road of improvement

    Hello world, how ya doing?

    So I'm obviously a n00b here, I've been drawing for a while and now I'm obsessed. As of now, I'm sort of in a slump so I figured joining here would help and so far I really think it is! Also, I noticed a lack of bright colors on the site so maybe I can fix that! Although I do draw humans a lot, my favorite thing to do is nature studies so I'll post those after a while, just need to get my notebook back from art.

    Critique is totally open, I need to improve!!!

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    Hello there, looks like you're onto a nice start.
    Love the colours in the first post and the eyes , though, I think with a bit more definition/touching up it could look even better.

    But anyways, hope to see more soon, it'd be particularly useful if we could see some studies too, just to see where you're at on a more general level.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Here's some random things I sketched and a few studies. As well as two thumbnails (like the one in the corner is inspired by "King of anything" by Sara Bareilles, I might finish it). I'm going to try and update everyday with at least one study... or wip.

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    My goal right now is different faces and emotions. I'm starting with angry faces... tomorrow I'll work on open mouthed angry faces. Any help?? The second one looks a little odd. Random sketch design, it's just for reference, I know everything is off already hahaha. Looking at this for help: http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/#/d37hme5

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    I know I need to study more and practice but I love color sooo much...any tips before I finish this and spend hours smoothing it out D:? I really need to work on 3/4 but this was just so awesome I just had to work more on it! If you don't realize this already, I sort of go through periods of same style and then my style may take a 360 depending on my mood.

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    Gesture sketches (I'm so slow...), I need to work on guys next... From Posemaniacs.

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    My two hardest things to draw: men and animals... Baby animals aren't that bad though

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    I agree with you, drawing men is harder because of the muscles. But it looks like you are doing pretty good though. It looks a little abstract and cartoonish but other than that it's fine. For your animals, well I haven't done much animal studies myself but I will say they also look alright so far but try to draw more from life instead of photos.

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    Thanks for the advice, I sometime have a chance to draw humans but I can't say I have a Zoo in my backyard

    I said I would update everyday and I will!, I felt tired so just a very simple sketch.

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    WIP. Have you heard "I need a doctor"? Its one of the sweetest songs I've heard in a while go listen to it! It was the inspiration for this, I really hope I have the motivation to finish this, I really like it. I haven't draw the other arm yet, she is supposed sort of anguished and disoriented. I realized the neck was too long so I've edited it since this screenshot.

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    Hey!

    Welcome to this community.
    Great you opened a sketchbook!

    You did a great start.
    Nothing really to suggest.
    Just DRAW and PAINT more.
    This isn't that much for a day

    Keep it up, you got potencial!
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    A post a day can get tough but it's a great goal, keep going! you might want to use this instead of posemaniacs, it uses real people.

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    The key to getting better at anything is to do it a lot.
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    @Silwynar: Yeah, I know I need to draw more :/ I wish I could just stay home all day and draw, but I'm taking all advanced classes except for two, and one of them is intro to art. So much homework, it's awful.

    @Vertical: Thanks for the link, it's really cool that it has animals too!

    Maybe one day I'll take home some of my art that I did in school. I don't really like intro, not enough freedom and far too easy. Not to mention most are taking the class because they thought it was easy or failed the last class they took and art doesn't need a prerequisite.

    Anyways, here is another WIP.

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