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    Hey Thanks AnthonyV! Yeah, my teacher also told me that I had trouble with masses and construction of the figure. I've also been meaning to do more from loomis but then I found out figure drawing for all it's worth was being reprinted so I pre-ordered it a while ago and have been waiting for it to arrive. And thanks for the gesture drawing link, I'll try it out later.

    So, now that we've decided to make a SSG, I'll try to do more studies and post more in everyone's sketchbook and my own.

    Here's a spine study I did a while ago.
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    And here's some stuff from drawing on the bus. Bus drawing is fun although a bit difficult when it gets bumpy or turns.(the leaves were drawn when I got off the bus if you were wondering.)
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    Hey KT!! Don't worry about replying to sketchbooks right away, we understand that life exists too outside of CA :p
    I really enjoy your skeletal studies. You seem very comfortable with the bones. I notice though that you are often not as confident/accurate with the lower half of the body though. I think doing some photo studies or master/book studies will help you with this. Sometimes just copying something an excessive amount of times will get your hand and brain familiar with the shapes and flow of those body parts. Then when you go to do your gestures and figure studies, your brain/hand will pretty much already know how the legs should be, and it's just a matter of putting what you see on the page.

    I know Anthony suggested Loomis already, but Loomis' basic anatomy book has wireframe anatomy figures that look similar to the ones you drew---I think you should take a look at them and see how he draws the hip and leg region. Right now you are putting the leg lines on the outside of the pelvis, which is making the joints and bends look a little off. The leg wires actually sit somewhat inside the pelvis. I've attached a pic to show what I mean. I hope it makes sense ^^;;; Not everyone makes wires this way, but I think it will help you get the bends and joints in the right place.

    (This is the worst wire frame ever, as I am a little sleep deprived ;p i apologize)

    Edit: i notice you put your lines on the outside because you're probably trying to capture the gesture. If that's the case, do some contour drawings of figures, to get yourself more familiar with the flow of the body from the outside lines.

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    Well, I think your spine studies are incredible. Were you looking a life size skeleton for the study?

    I am impressed that you can draw on the bus. I would end up really sick if I tried. I can also definitely see that your gesture sketches are getting better over time.

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    Great studies! Keep up the good work!

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    Digging your commitment! try some master studies or some cast studies! keep it up

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    @hala:Thanks for the illustration/diagram! I'll try both approaches and I'm still waiting for the loomis book to be delivered from amazon.com heh heh. Yeah, I haven't even got through the lower body in my anatomy book(it's Pecks anatomy book) just the sacrum, and I really need to get to it. For the master copies who would you suggest? I think I might have some Michelangelo stuff in a book somewhere....

    @Reutte:Hey Reutte. I just draw from peck's anatomy book. I wish I could afford a life size skeleton. I guess i'm cheating when I draw on the bus because I usually wait until it stops or slows down enough for me to draw

    @ranunkel:Thanks, I'll try!

    @Bing!:Thanks for the suggestion! I think I can attempt a master copy

    Really, Thanks guys for the critique and encouragement I appreciate it.
    I wish I had more to show you guy's. I was kinda sick this memorial day weekend so I didn't get to draw as much as I wanted too.(I also procrastinated and had to hurry to finish some non art related school work)
    First some composition/perspective stuff for my class.The first layout assignment is a high angle shot. I'm in the group that's doing the Aztec's and the ball game they played.For the first image's thumbnails I tried to emphasize the rubber ball as an important object.
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    These are for the parallel assignment to the first: a low angle shot.
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    And this is the close to final image before I expand it to 12". The blue pencil lines are where my teacher corrected my perspective.
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    And a page of bus drawing.
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    Haha, actually only drawing when you're not moving makes it seem more impressive. Your new bus sketch is better than the last one with the added texture of the hair.

    I like that you actually draw the vanishing point outside of the panel for your assignment. It's a great combination of gestureish stuff and perspective.

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    wow your line quality kind of resembles mine in a way. great studies and keep working hard at it!

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    @Reutte: Hey, thanks Reutte.
    @yogeshj25: Thanks I will.

    Well, this is a bit late guys. I'm sorry I don't post as much as you guy's but that's one of the reasons I joined a SSG, to motivate myself to post more and think more about critique. Also, if you think my critiques in your sketchbooks are convoluted or lacking, please tell me and I'll try to get better. Sorry for the whole spiel, I just think i'm not doing as much as you guy's and I want to, so I'll try and do better.

    I also got my loomis book on friday, which is really exciting, so I started going through it and did the male 8 head proportional model:
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    Here are some figure drawings from some weeks ago. These two I'm not proud of(the propotions on the neck are waay off ugh).
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    I like these I like better than the other ones, but they still suck:
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    Hi. Your studies are great, I can't recommend anything new, everyone elses comments are spot on. Just keep at it and check your proportions, oh and don't worry about mistakes just keep posting your stuff. The last ones show good progress, I like the half hour pose, good sense of depth.

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    Don't be so hard on yourself. It takes work and time. Your recent figures are pretty good, and your foreshortened pose is very good.

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    Well the loomis model is great though his calves look a little off. They seem kinda bulgy. The neck is off but since you're aware, just be watchful. I tend to elongate my torsos myself. Also the hip on the one reclining kinda seems to be sprouting from the side a bit.

    And they're better than what I can do, so I wouldn't say they suck per say. XD

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    Hey man, don't worry about posting. Your practice shouldn't be about getting something up to post, focus on you and what you need to do! Also, your comments are great, you put effort into providing feedback, that's all that counts.

    Keep studying Loomis, and really soak in what he writes about too. All I can suggest is to keep doing more, repeat things if you have to, until you are solid in them and can redraw them without looking back at the book.
    KEEP IT UP!!

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