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    SemperOne's Sketchbook

    Just starting up a sketchbook to keep track of progress, and hopefully one day other people can look back on it and be inspired the same way I was by MindCandyMan's journey thread.

    I started drawing today after not having touched a pencil for over a year and having very little serious art experience, so it's going to be pretty underwhelming for a while!

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    First entry, two drawings from today, around 15 minutes for each object

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    Another sketch, bananas, took around 20 minutes?

    I feel I could probably improve on my shading.. might try and take my time on the next drawing

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    Welcome Welcome!
    Off to a good start, I look forward to seeing more posts.
    From your first set of images. I'd say that when doing a still life (drawing of an inanimate object). Try to set up a scene Like this
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    For now keep it simple and try to stick to one or two strong light sources. Work first on getting the rough shapes accurately and in the correct perspective. Work at them for an hour or two. Really try to get everything sized and positioned correctly.

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    Thought I'd take a break from drawing from life and do a fun little sketch of Teemo, a character from League Of Legends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThabisoMhlaba View Post
    Welcome Welcome!
    Off to a good start, I look forward to seeing more posts.
    From your first set of images. I'd say that when doing a still life (drawing of an inanimate object). Try to set up a scene Like this
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    For now keep it simple and try to stick to one or two strong light sources. Work first on getting the rough shapes accurately and in the correct perspective. Work at them for an hour or two. Really try to get everything sized and positioned correctly.
    Hey, thanks for having a look and I'm glad you think I'm not THAT bad haha, I've done my 4 hours for today so unless I can't sleep I'm gonna wait until tommorow and then set up a scene like that one, and take a little longer

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    Welcome and Nice start on a sketchbook! Still- Lifes look great. I agree with ThabisoMhlaba. Just set the objects like the picture.

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    Another drawing before bed, technically my second day of work started..

    anyway I thought this came out pretty sluggish and messy, guess i need sleep for now, found it hard to do the head of the spoon and I'm not happy with it still

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    Couldn't sleep so I figured I'd try draw my hand, since hands are something I really struggle with, I was very disappointed with the outcome
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    Good on you on starting a sketchbook. We might see another MindCandyMan in the near future Keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vshen View Post
    Good on you on starting a sketchbook. We might see another MindCandyMan in the near future Keep it up.
    Haha thanks for the encouragement, I just hope I start improving!

    I'm only 17 now so I at least have the power of time on my side, who knows, I might even end up working in the art world!

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    Thought I'd doodle for a while before I go out today, felt like the sphere was a decent contribution, and I enjoyed doodling this little monster from my imagination so I put this up as well!

    Will be adding some more still lifes later on today
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    Feel like I neglected drawing yesterday so I'm picking it up today/tommorow, here's something from today, a 30 min sketch of my hand, I feel like my shading is improving, started trying to crosshatch, however i feel i could have improved the proportions and perspective a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by SemperOne View Post
    Feel like I neglected drawing yesterday so I'm picking it up today/tommorow, here's something from today, a 30 min sketch of my hand, I feel like my shading is improving, started trying to crosshatch, however i feel i could have improved the proportions and perspective a lot

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    Attached picture isn't showing up, the whole forums messing up for me, if anyone reads this can you reply and let me know if its attached or not, thanks

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    Tried using some lighter tones and shading with the side of the pencil, I really prefer this one to yesterdays.. and for some reason the proportions seem off, but I've put my hand against it and its exact, 1:1 guess I have weird hands..

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    Hey everyone, just in case anybody has been wondering (I doubt it) I haven't been able to update for a couple of days due to being really sick!

    I'm feeling a little better now so I'll hopefully be getting some work done tomorrow and uploaded

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    Decided to try something different, fine liner and shading through lines, my first ever attempt at this!

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    Haven't updated in a while, here's sopmething i started in photoshop earlier today, from scratch with no referances

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    not a bad start,i would advise you to take your time with the basics :3

    keep going!

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    Done a little more on this thing, really just to mess around with my imagination, step by step here

    struggling with giving the skin a texture, it looks too smooth as is

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    Shoudn't be neglecting my studies but I had a lot of fun with this!
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    Another picture from yesterday to work on shading, it's originally by a forum member called Jens, I really liked it and wanted to have a go at recreating it differently it's not up to level with his work but hey!

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    Been a while since I uplaoded, did this today, feel like I'm slowly getting better

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    And another for today, I got the proportions all wrong, and it looks pretty messy, but I suck at heads/skulls so thought I'd try improve


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    Quick mouth sketch, 25 mins

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    Something I did today, never tried sketching in pen before, or drawing trees, for that matter

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    A good start so far. I am wondering if you use a construction method, that is if you break things down into simple shapes, squares ovals etc first. THis method would especially help with the hands.

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    Hey, I haven't actually used construction before, I know I probably should be, I'll have to give it a go, I usually just try outline a specific part of the thing im drawing and go from there, thanks for the advice!

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    Yeah, I think construction would help you a lot. It can be hard breaking out of the outlining habit at first, but sketching out the simple shapes as a whole will help you out a lot with proportion issues.

    c: Great start to your sketchbook though. Goodluck!

    If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
    I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
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    Nothing big, just fooling around with a fine liner, been stuck for ideas lately

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