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    Hey Satu thanks for your lovely comment in my sketchbook. I've really enjoyed looking through yours and I can see that you are really progressing well despite being so hard on yourself. I see we share a love for buying art books although I haven't been able to get my hands on a Loomis here in the UK. No crits really just encouragement to keep up the good work.


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    the grayscale girl portraits are looking fiiine. even though the likeness isn't bang on, the form and values read well keep at it!

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    You are doing great. Keep it up.

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    Marian: Thanks very much for you kind words and encouragement! Glad you enjoyed looking through my sb and it is always nice to hear that there is some improvement Yeah I'm still fighting to get some distance to my overflowing self-criticism. Maybe time and this forum will eventually diminish it, hehe. You could order the Loomis from Amazon? I usually order all my artsy books from online since I live in a small town where the book stores have very narrow selection.

    henri: Wii thanks again! Hoping (and keeping my fingers crossed) the likeness will come eventually in time

    k2mountain: Thanks, glad you think so. I will!

    So stuff from magazines and skeleton stuff. Tried the sceleton practise on this video that Ismo linked here and it was pretty fun! But haaard. I think I'll do these more since it felt like a good figure practise thingie. Well I'm off to listen more Tori Amos and to draw some life studies.

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    Great sketchbook! I feel like I'm following your footsteps :> Since I'm studying anatomy and drawing portraits as well. Oh, and your still lives are so nice :> Subscribed.

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    Thanks Satu for the Amazon link I did a bit of looking and they are now available on Amazon.co.uk which saves me paying a lot of shipping fees, I have added them to my wish list already!

    Good update by the way.

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    JulyZerg: Thanks very much! And welcome aboard! Hope yall enjoy your journey as much as I've enjoyed mine so far!

    Marian: No problem! And thanks!

    Well here's second take on the skeletal practise. Hmm so I have this feeling that this could be easier after I've learned more muscles. Oh and these ref images are from characterdesigns.com. Also some shtuff from ref.

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    Hey there. Thank you for visiting my book.

    It looks like you have the patience and dedication to work on your craft, with all the bones studies. The path to improvement is there for you; just remember patience and try to avoid the video games If you remember how much you like drawing, and just draw for fun once in a while, it will give you a chance to get away from the games and do some work. Good luck.
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    p sage: Heyy, thanks for stopping by! And thanks for your kind words I will try to avoid games as much as possible, haha.

    So here's one life study of my monster mug which is usually hidden in the darkest depths of our kitchen closet and kept as a battery storage because SOMEONE in our household doesn't apparently like it. (Like who on earth wouldn't like a monster mug, like it's insane, don't you think?!) Also some random doodle. I should definitely do these more, its fun. I've been just somewhat scared to post my doodles here, don't know why really..

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    Those bone studies look really good, Satu. Good job with the overlays too. Haven't got to doing these myself yet. Thought I'd try to memorize the bone structure better first. Have always slacked with that. I'm currently taking on Perard, Szunyoghy and Barcsay books. Perard was totally new to me. The book has mainly simple line drawings, but because of that it's also very easy to take on. It's actually available online here.

    And do post more doodles too.
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    You've been a busy little bee, haven't you?
    Glad to see you have been drawing!

    It looks like your portraits are getting much better
    The progress from sept 27th, post #149 to oct 3rd, post #157 is obvious.

    I did also notice your lines in your bone/skeleton drawings are stiffer than the ones in the portraits. Try and keep loose lines in those studies as well - it helps you understand the shapes better and gives the drawings much more power.
    Keep up the good work!
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    ismo: Thanks for stopping by again! Glad you like the bone studies. And cool new book, thanks for the link. Me likes! Feel free to link me more cool videos and books if you find something new and awesome haha

    Harmageddon: Yes I've been kind of busy indeed, hehe. Thanks! Glad you see some progress. And thanks for the tip! I will try to focus more on the lines on skeleton drawings as well.

    Here's still-life, and the feet study process pic, as well as some studies from the "Figure Drawing Design and Invention" by Michael Hampton that I got on friday. I've just started reading it but I can already tell that the book is awesomeness! Thanks to dierat for pointing it out to me! Oh and sorry about rather bad pic quality.

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    Niiice studies You already have some idea about the human body, your figures from imagination are kinda nice too, they show the gesture and your linework isn't bad. {I'm sorry it's very late and my words are so clumsy.}
    Proportions are okayish, there's room for improvement at anatomy, no wonder, it's a quite long jorney for everyone, oh and sometimes I feel too little 3d in the figures and especially in the skeletons-above-photos. I'm very unpleased with the pelvis in them (I don't know about you but the pelvis is a very tricky part for me, I put way too much effort into it compared how bad I am at drawing it. very 3 dimensional, tilted, its shape is different from every angle and every person... but it's very important so we must win in this heroic battle), it's too flat and I don't think it's in the right position. And the guy is turned away from us a bit, no way his pelvis would be in front view... I try to do such things sometimes, it's not easy at all even when you're familiar with bones and muscles But at least fun, usually I have a strong feeling most beginner should do such things, I've seen zillion paintings in Critique Center where some thought about the underlying structure would help, no matter how much a beginner was the one in question. A simplified skeleton or a stick figure is harder to totally mess up.
    I liked your traditional enviros, I hope you will do some in the future too

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    Thanks for stopping by, shiNIN, and thanks for the great crits! I agree the pelvis is really tricky for me too! I still find really hard to draw it from different angles. The other really tricky part in skeleton is the scapula and clavicle and drawing them in movement. Like how they move when you raise your hands. I should definitely practise them more! I should also do some 3d practises, like trying to understand objects more in 3-dimensional. Glad to hear you liked my enviros, I will definitely be doing those more. Though maybe more again next summer, I'm not really comfortable with the idea of going outside to paint on a cold winter. Though might be doing some photostudies too, who knows

    Well I was visiting my parents past weekend and did this life study of my.. erm.. favorite pony that I had when I was a child It is unfinished though because didn't have time to finish it. Also started to do these sphere gestures that I saw on p sages sketchbook. It looked pretty fun and I thought It might help me to look things more in 3d and also improve my accuracy etc. so wanted to give it a try. It was fun but pretty hard. And I made them like really slow and they still suck. But I think I'll be doing them more. Also did this photostudy. Ref photo is from portraitphotos.org. The eyes are all wrong in it, but just didn't want to keep doing it.. I think I should learn to do these quicker studies from a face also where I try to focus on finding the right values and not concentrating on details. This wasn't one of those as this took pretty long :/
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    Cool! You're doing sphere gestures

    Those should help you loosen up, but what they really do is sharpen your ability to draw better ellipses, and ellipses are used to construct everything in the figure (the torso, the ends of the cylindrical limbs, etc).

    Keep looking for more and more answers, and try lots of things. The way you're going is good.

    And hey hey... this latest portrait is pretty good. Nice work
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